Classic Corvette Club Keeps Cruising

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The Chevrolet Corvette is one of America’s finest sports cars. That’s probably why it has been produced for 67 years. Inspired by great European cars, Harley Earl invented and designed the Chevrolet Corvette in 1951 to be an American sports car that could easily compete with its counterparts. 

The Lone Star Corvette Club (LSCC) is a local organization dedicated to preserving the Corvette lifestyle and the people who drive this American original. Still going strong since its founding in 1982, the club and its Vette-loving members participate in various events ranging from road trips to open road racing, parades, and car shows.  

With more than 1,000 members in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you are sure to see a classic Corvette humming around the city.  

According to club president Ellie Mendez, the LSCC takes at least one long road trip each year. For example, the Texas group has driven to the Black Hills of South Dakota and Key West, Florida.  

Additionally, day trips are popular with members touring local wineries, attending car shows, and simply driving across the Texas countryside. Members also enjoy participating in area parades and car shows, always willing to chat about their Corvettes with fellow car enthusiasts.  

Currently, registration is underway for the North Texas Corvette Roundup on September 17-18. LSCC members will drive to Wichita Falls for the show, hosted by the Wichita County Corvette Association 

For Vette owners who like speed, open road racing and drag racing events are held, allowing members to fulfill their need for speed in a safe environment at nearby race tracks.  

Closer to home, the annual Lone Star Corvette Classic is the club’s featured event. This is held in May at the Texas Motor Speedway. The three-day event attracts Vette lovers from across the U.S. and Canada. Live and silent auction proceeds are donated to the National Corvette Museum, the Speedway Children’s Charities, and a third nonprofit chosen by club members. In 2020, the Classic donated $25,000 to charities. 

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