Lone Star Corvette Club Rotating Charity
Lone Star Corvette Club is proud to announce that Heroes on the Water has been chosen by the Membership as our 2016 Rotating Charity. HOW will share in the proceeds of the Live and Silent Auction at the 2016 Lone Star Corvette Classic.
Heroes on the Water serves returning service men and women in the DFW area; their mission is "To help warriors relax, rehabilitate, and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors.” Over 23,000 warriors and their families have been served to date.
Heroes on the Water was nominated by Club Member Jason Foshea. We are proud to partner with such a fine organization. Read more about their great work at www.heroesonthewater.org.
It is time to start planning for the spring and summer. Check out a few of the events and activities LSCC has scheduled for the next few months. Some of the activities have limited capacity, online sign-up recommended.
Events, activities, trips and volunteer opportunities can be found on the Club’s online Recreation Event List. Check back often for new activities, trips, events, shows, and volunteer opportunities.
Always something fun to do when you drive a Corvette!
Lone Star Corvette Club
Just bought a new Corvette? Or just love them? You have come to the right place! TheLone Star Corvette Club is dedicated to the Corvette lifestyle and the people that own them. Our Club slogan says it all:
Good Friends… Great Cars!
Founded in 1982, the Club now has over 1,000 members – each with his/her own story to tell of how they found that perfect “Vette.” Based in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex, it offers just about any activity an owner of “America’s Sports Car” could want: Road Trips, Day Trips, Open Road Racing, Drag Racing, Autocross, NCRS (National Corvette Restorers Society), Car Shows, Displays and Parades, the Lone Star Corvette Classic, Club Meetings, and most of all, fun times with good friends.
The Club takes at least one significant road trip each year, usually in conjunction with a Corvette event. To get an even better feel about what this Club is all about, click on the “Newsletter” button and read the latest issue of our award winning, online, newsletter.
6stones Run for Hope
The vision of 6 Stones is to be a catalyst of hope that transforms lives, homes and communities.
Here is a great opportunity for LSCC members to display their cars and help raise funds for disadvantaged kids in our area. Our Club sponsor, Classic Chevrolet/The Thompson Group, has asked our Club to provide Corvettes for a display at the site of the Annual Run for Hope in Bedford. Although this date, May 14, is also a Club Meeting date, the location of the display is only about a 20-30 minute drive from Texas Motor Speedway where the Club meeting will be held. You bought that Corvette to drive, didn't you?
Proceeds will support the Dr. Gene and Mary Kay Buinger Scholarship Fund, and two scholarships created by Ken Thompson for students pursuing vocation careers.
Time: Corvette set-up 7 - 7:30 am; end time no later than noon. Plans for the display are being finalized and will be available soon.
Cars for CASA
It is time once again to start preparing for the Cars for CASA Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show. We hope that you will put Cars for CASA on your calendar and help us spread the word. Feel free to forward this event information to anyone that you think may have an interest.
We could not do this without you and though your help we were able to raise $60,000 for Lone Star CASA, Inc. with the 2015 Car Show. This puts the total over $300,000 for the first ten shows. Help us get this number to $75,000 this year and we can raise the same amount to assist abused and neglected children in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties in the next four shows!!!
Who is CASA?
CASA volunteers are people like you. They are teachers, business people, retirees, stay-at-home moms, grandparents, college students; extraordinary people who want to make certain the voices of abused and neglected children are heard.
What do CASAs do?
CASA volunteers get to know the child and speak to everyone involved in the child’s life, including their family members, teachers, doctors, lawyers, social workers, and others.
The information they gather and their recommendations help the court make informed decisions. CASA volunteers commit to a child until the case is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home.
Judges truly value the observations and recommendations of CASA volunteers, knowing that they have the child’s best interests at heart.
Lone Star Corvette Club 27th Annual Corvette Classic
The Annual Lone Star Classic is an amazing 3-day event where participants have the opportunity to spend time with hundreds of other Corvette owners from a multi-state area, as well as have time to take their own car on the NASCAR track at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). Our venue for the Classic is unique among car shows as we not only have access to a world class racing facility at TMS, but we also have a variety of activities spread over the 3 day period that offer opportunities beyond just a car show.
Where else can a Corvette owner have this much fun, meet up with old friends, make new friends all while knowing their efforts are raising money for so many good causes?
Cruise to Nocona
Nocona, Texas is the home of the Pete Horton Car Collection. The collection has surpassed 200 cars, almost half Corvettes. Last year we were only able to see about 100 cars, as the addition to the museum building was not complete. It is finished now and we will view the entire collection.
Last year, a few folks came up early on their own and had a great time. This year I was able to block 22 rooms in the Veranda Inn, so we are offering an option to expand the cruise. We will go up on Friday and have a cookout Friday evening. Saturday morning we will meet up with the cruisers from Denton. Tentative plans for Saturday evening is a dinner cruise to one of the steakhouses near Nocona.
If you are interested in the expanded event, the hotel information follows. If by the time you call, all the rooms are taken, (room block expires 3/31) ask to be put on the waiting list.
Corvettes Cruisin’ Galveston
Mix all of the History of Galveston with 1000 beautiful Corvettes and their proud owners for an entire weekend and what do we have? We got the makings for one heck of a “Corvette Block Party” with great entertainment and gatherings that will make Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez (the person whom the island was named after (Galvez-Town) by the Spanish explorer José de Evia in 1785) come to life and dance through the streets!!!! The last day of the event will be a massive 80 mile round trip cruise along the Texas coastline from the bustling port and tourist center of Galveston to the sleepy beach town of Surfside Beach. Imagine the sound of hundreds of Corvettes making their way down the Galveston Seawall, across San Luis Pass Bridge, down the Blue Water Highway to Surfside, Texas and back. AWWWESOME!!!!!!
You MUST register on the Corvettes Cruisin' Galveston link http://corvettescruisingalveston.com/ to take part in the Friday Gala, Saturday Car Show, and Sunday Cruise. Click REGISTER HERE, click Event Registration Form , enter the data requested and make sure you select LONE STAR CORVETTE CLUB as your club.
The host hotel is the Moody Gardens Hotel. 200 Rooms Available Rates: $199/Night + Tax If registering by phone,1-888-388-8484 you must mention “CORVETTE WORLD” for your discount. If registering online registration code is “CORVETTE16”
Other hotels are available, check the event website for more information.
We will be leaving Friday morning, June 3 at 0830 from the Shell station at exit 270 Belt Line Road off I45 south of Dallas. Planning on 2 stops between here and Galveston so we can get through Houston before traffic gets too bad Friday afternoon. More information to come in an email.
Oklahoma Corvette Roundup
The Central Oklahoma Corvette Club is having an event and the Lone Star Corvette Club is invited.
The Central Oklahoma Corvette Club is an active supporter of the Lone Star Corvette Club Classic, and they will be participating
again this year.
If you are looking for an out of town, close to home, fun event then you may want to consider the Route 66 Corvette Roundup.
4th Annual Corvette Invasion
Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24
This year's event will be at the world famous F1 track, the Circuit of the Americas.
Registration opens Monday March 21 at 9PM. Go to www.CorvetteInvasion.com for details. The first 300 registrants get to take Parade Laps on the COTA Track.
Lone Star Corvette Club Trip 2016
Here is a rough idea of the 2016 Club trip:
- Leaving July 31 and returning August 10
- This year we will be heading north to Michigan and Wisconsin. The trip destination is the Road America Racetrack located in Elkhart Lake, WI. The IMSA Weather Tech Sports Car Championship Series is scheduled. They will have a Corvette Corral for us to be a special part of the event.
- Special stops we are looking at include the GM Heritage Center, Pratt Miller facility, Mackinaw Island, and more.
More details to come; email Phil Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Always something fun to do when you drive a Corvette!
Want to find out when and where future events are coming up? Keep informed at the following web sites located on the Competitive Events Tab:
Open Road Racing
Contact Dennis Corder, Competitive Events Officer, with any additions or corrections.