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Club Meetings are the first Sunday of every month (except when otherwise noted) at MeMaw's BBQ on Eau Gaullie Causeway, Indian Harbor Beach. Social and Dinner Start at 6pm and Meeting is at 7pm.
Next Meeting is January 4th 2015!
No Meeting in December!
Next Club Social Events:
No Events Planned at the moment
Upcoming Florida Area Car and Corvette Shows:
Friday, January 30th and Saturday 31st: River Ranch Rod Run
This show is very similar to St. Augustine, but on a Ranch with a Rodeo afterwards. The show/rodeo will be at the Westgate River Ranch Resort, located on Highway #60 between the Yeehaw Junction and Lake Wales. If you are interested in getting rooms, please let Pete know by January 31st. The resort bills itself as the best Florida's Dude Ranch. The show is on Saturday, Pete will be going just for Saturday. The flyer/registration can be downloaded from here, you need to register by January by 25th!
No Parades Planned at the moment
The Corvette Caravan was a blast!
We left Wednesday August 27th from the I-95 Holiday Inn and met the Caravan as it headed north, at the Okahumpka Service plaza. From there we continued on to Kennesaw Georgia and from there to Cave City. We arrived on Thursday, but decided to wait until Friday to go in to the Museum because of the number of people and Corvettes there. We did get the chance to do the the Corvette Plant Tour, which was very good!
Although we did have a great time, we can't ignore the fact that some hotels in the area chose to double, and in some instances triple their rates with their most rundown and dirty properties. I don't have a problem with higher rates during special events, within some bounds of decency, but some of the hotels around the area just jacked up their prices and provided very bad service on lower quality rooms. Our hotel in Cave City, the Econolodge, wasn't really a bargain. Just ask Pete, who we now call "Pete the Cricket Slayer" as he had to dissemble the A/C in the middle of the night because the unwanted visitors choir.
Activities shown on this section include Cruises or other events. These events may not be sponsored nor endorsed by the Space Coast Vettes Club and may not be Corvette related events. They are just provided for your information:
Sat. Feb 5th 2015: Panama Canal Cruise :
Pete is planning a Cruise to the Panama Canal on Feb 5th, 2015. This cruise departs from Ft. Lauderdale and it is a 12 day cruise. For more information contact Pete.
Corvette Museum Caravan
12th Annual "Vettes On The Ave" Show October 18, 2014
Space Coast Corvette Club held its Annual "Vettes on the Ave" Show this past Saturday October 18, 2014. Our show was tremendous success and we will like to thank all of you that came down to spend the day with us!
Because of your support, and that from our many donors, we were able to give the Wounded Warrior in Action Foundation a check for $2,000!
For this, we would like to say "Thank You" to all our donors and those who attended this year's show.
We hope to see you all back of our 13th Annual Vettes On the Avenue show next year! See the pictures on the Photo Section.
Corvette Stingray Wins Car of the Year at Detroit
Chevrolet Wins big at the Detroit Auto Show. The Silverado wins Truck of the Year award and the Corvette Stingray took Car of the Year winning over the Cadillac CTS!
Click here to read the story!
2015 Corvette to get Performance Data Recorder Option
The 2015 Corvette will add a feature that will integrate a HD forward facing cam on the windshield to provide a full featured Performance Data Recorder. It can record up to 200 minutes of video on a 8MB removable SD card. It can record 30 channels of information, including engine rpm, transmission-gear selection, braking force, and steering-wheel angle. Read the full article here.
Corvette Stingray may get 8-gear shitfbox by 2016
Although there is no official confirmation from GM that the Stingray will get a 8-speed gear box, Stingray's Chief Engineer seemed to focus on when - not if - the 8 speed is coming. Read the article here
2015 Corvette Z06 at same level as ZR1
The new Z06 engine is just an inch taller than the LT1 in the Corvette Stingray. The LT4 is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 producing "at least" 625 horsepower and 635 pound-feet of torque. Read the full article here.
Sinkhole at the Corvette Museum!
Something we thought only happened in Florida! A sinkhole at the Skydome of the Corvette Museum swallowed six of the Museum's precious (and irreplaceable) Corvettes, to include the 2009 ZR-1 Blue Devil. Thankfully, the perimeter of the Skydome has been declared as stable. The Museum is open, but the Skydome portion of the tour will be closed. If you didn't get the email from the Corvette Museum, you can get the detail from the coverage by CNN here. The Corvette Museum also posted videos and pictures.
The Space Coast Corvette Club was organized in 1973 by our first President Jerry Allen. He felt that the Melbourne area was ready for a dynamic Corvette Club and survived their first year by conducting car washes and other events to raise money. The Space Coast Corvette Club had later filed for incorporation with the State of Florida on May 19, 1977.
The club's constitution describes our purpose adequately: "To provide its membership an opportunity to participate in organized competition and promote greater enjoyment of their Corvettes." "To promote and participate in community activities in order to develop a greater understanding and spirit of cooperation between the community and all automotive enthusiasts."
Space Coast Vettes, a non-profit organization, has sponsored several fund raising events since 1973. Some of the organizations that have benefited are: Hacienda Girl Ranch, East Coast Zoological Society, Harbor City Volunteer Ambulance Squad, Florida Children's home, and many others.
Official Club Correspondence should be sent to:
Space Coast Vettes
P.O. Box 360438
Melbourne, Fl. 32936
Checks for donation or membership should be made payable to: SCCC
The Club meets the first Sunday of every month (unless otherwise noted) at Memaw's BBQ, located at 600 E. Eau Gaullie Blvd. in Indian Harbor Beach. Social and Dinner starts at 6pm, with meeting starting at 7pm. Visitors and Guests are encouraged to attend. The Club Board of Directors meets the Wednesday prior to the general meeting at Rosner Chevrolet. All club members are welcomed at the Board of Directors meeting.
Club dues are payable not later than the October Meeting. Current Space Coast Vettes Corvette Club (SVCC) dues renewal is $49 per year per family. These fees includes both SVCC membership and the National Corvette Club Council (NCCC) membership. New member fees are $69 ($10 one time charge for SVCC and $10 for NCCC). A $10 late fee will be charged for late payment of dues.
If you are interested in joining our club, we encourage you to come to one of our monthly meetings at Memaw's BBQ. Membership application and paperwork is not available from this website or via email, you must attend one of our regular meetings to obtain them.
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Use of the 2014 Corvette pictures, logos, and artwork were discussed at the September meeting. Since that meeting, we have been informed that members CAN use PHOTOS of their own PERSONAL 2014 Corvette on their personal web sites, club web sites, and social media. For example, if your club hosts an activity and someone has their own personal 2014 Corvette at the club activity, a photograph of the car can be used on your club web site, your personal web site or social media. To avoid possible confusion, I would recommend that you state that the photo was used with permission from the owner. We are not allowed to use the imaging of a 2014 model, or logos, that may be available through various media outlets, in conjunction with any NCCC club logos, club merchandise, club literature, club stationary, etc. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Important note about the use of 2014 Corvette Stingray pictures on our websites.
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4th of July Parade
July 4th, 2014
See the video from Florida Today here
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20th Anniversary Corvette Caravan
Bowling Green, KY
August 27th- 30th
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Viera High School
Viera High School
September 24th, 2014
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Eau Gallie Car Show
Eau Gallie High School
October 10th, 2014
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12th Annual Vettes on the Avenue Show
October 18th, 2014
We want to thank all that participated on our show this year! We had 139 Corvettes on what turned out to be a wonderful Saturday afternoon. Because of your support to our show and were able to donate $2,000 to the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation. We hope to see you all next year!
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Dinner at The Mansion
The Mansion Restaurant
November 1st, 2014
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Ancient City Auto Show
St. Augustine, FL
November 22nd, 2014
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Corvette Toy Run
Titusville to Cape Canaveral, FL
December 6th, 2014
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Holiday Inn Viera
December 12th, 2014
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Vettes On the Avenue XI
Space Coast Vettes Club
October 19, 2013
Our show was tremendous success this year. A record 138 Bright and Shiny Corvettes including 3 new C7's participated on a beautiful October day. Thank you to all that participated and worked to make this such a successful show.
Please mark your calendars for October 18, 2014 for Vettes on the Avenue XII. Get the Flyer here!
River Cruise-in Show
Stuart Corvette Club
Ft. Pierce City Marina
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Vettes On the Avenue X
Space Coast Vettes Club
10th Anniversary Edition
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Holiday Inn Convention Center
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