President, Bob Atwell, in SCOOTS - 60th Anniversary Founder's Day Picnic at Big Cork

My name is Bob Atwell, President of the Corvette Club of America (often known as CCA). We feel that Corvette Club of America is the oldest Corvette club in the world and we celebrated our 60th Anniversary on July 17, 2016. We held our first meeting on July 17th, 1956 -- only three years after the Corvette came out for sale in 1953. Back then our club members raced against other sports cars such as those that belonged to the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the Porsche Club of America. As you can see it seemed right at the time to call ourselves Corvette Club of America.

CCA has always been about pursuing our automotive passions and having fun with our Corvettes. We do this by planning fun activities that appeal to a broad range of interests. We offer social events, car shows and speed events. Our Social events include brunch, winery, dinner cruises and Holiday parties. CCA sponsors fun car shows as well as participating in shows sponsored by other clubs. CCA sponsors speed events including Autocross Primer Classes, for those new to Autocross, holding Autocross Competition events as well as High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) events.

We are a non-profit organization and we like to give back to the community by supporting local charities. Among our current charities is the Wells/Robertson House, Hospice Caring of Montgomery County, and Toys for Tots. In addition we sponsor an endowment for students of mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland. We are a lifetime club-level member of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky as well as "One Acre Club" member club for the NCM Motorsports Park.

The Corvette Club of America, Inc. encourages the ownership of Corvettes and provides the opportunity for our members to exchange information and knowledge on how to best maintain and enjoy our Corvettes. CCA has a strong relationship with our sponsor Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring, MD. We gather once a month for Shop Night at Sport where we help each other with maintenance such as oil changes, brake replacement, tire rotation, and just about anything you can get done in two and half hours. We usually end the evening by enjoying the company of our fellow members at a local restaurant.

Our members are mostly from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. area; however, we also have long distance members in other states as well as international members in Queensland, Australia and Quebec, Canada! Membership requires a strong interest in Corvettes. Please feel free to check out the rest of our web site to learn more about CCA. We have a long, rich history and we are always interested in hearing from others who share our passion for Corvette as much as we do.

If you like to have fun, enjoy Corvettes and would like to be part of our historic club, then please consider joining us and become a member.

I hope to hear from you and look forward to meeting you soon.

Sincerely,
Bob Atwell, 2016-2017 President
Corvette Club of America

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