Celebrates 38 Years
Thirty six years ago a local physician and an automobile mechanic who had a love for Corvettes ran an ad in the local newspaper which said " Attention Corvette Owners, any year, interested in starting a local club please give either of us a call. From that ad, a group of twenty-five Corvette owners came together to form the Lancaster County Corvette Club (LCCC), which is currently celebrating its thirty-sixth anniversary.
Shortly after its formation the club voted to join the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC) and continues as a 100% club to this day. The current membership is 167 of which several are founding members. Club members own Corvettes ranging from a 1953 model to 2013 models and most years in between, pace cars, race cars, anniversary cars, and custom cars. LCCC member vehicles cover the Corvette spectrum.
This year club members will conduct 10 national sanctioned events and 4 regional sanctioned events consisting of 6 low speed autocrosses and 8 people choice fun shows. Club members actively participate in both high and low speed events, drags, and concours, plus numerous parades, homecomings, charity events, and at least one social activity each month. This year two of our club members participated in the Tire Rack sponsored One Lap of America event and several members of the club attended the 2013 NCCC national convention held in Bowling Green, KY.
When the club was formed a decision was made not only to support Corvette related activities but also to be an active supporter of local charities. From the very first event a commitment was made to donate either twenty-five percent of the proceeds to a selected charity or $25.00, which ever was greater. The commitment to support the selected charities continues to this day. In fact in past ten years alone the club has raised and donated over $260,000 to charity and in the process has won the Golden Eagle Award presented by Eagle One twice for this region. Additionally for the past 10 years club members have taken part in the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, Adopt-A-Highway program and have collected over 1100 bags of trash along our adopted section of highway.
Each year the club schedules a Christmas Dinner plus an Awards Dinner and Dance. With 2013 being the clubs thirty-fifth anniversary the decision was made to also hold a club picnic at the Lancaster Liederkranz and to have group photo taken. A general club meeting is held on the second Wednesday of each month at the East Petersburg, PA fire hall followed by an Executive Board meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Visitors are always welcome and we believe that anyone who has an interest in Corvettes can find an activity within LCCC to satisfy their interest.
So when you think of Lancaster County, PA think of more than the Amish, buggies, and whoopie pies . Think of those fiberglass beauties with the horses under the hood - Corvettes and the Lancaster County Corvette Club.