Join a Corvette Club
Why did I join a Corvette club? There are several reasons why I joined a club. I will also include a few more reasons why you should join one too! I’ve been a member of each of the two major Corvette club organizations. After experiencing both, I’ve chosen to stay exclusively with the National Corvette Restorers Society, the NCRS.
I can share my interest and enjoyment of Corvettes with other members.
By sharing my enjoyment and interests, I will also hear about what experiences my fellow club members have gone through or enjoyed with their cars.
Technical help is there when you need it.
Having repairs done on your SUV or family car is usually not a problem for your repair center. But when it comes to your Corvette, there is a great chance that your car was built ten to twenty years before your favorite auto technician was born. Even with some of the C4 and C5 Corvettes, most mechanics were either in pre-school or they may not have been born when your Corvette was built. As a result, your technician has never had the opportunity or the chance to work on your early LS1 or a Gen II LT1 engine.
Locating needed parts.
In today’s world, trying to locate and purchase a part for your car has turned into a challenge. Only a few years ago, auto parts were abundant and easily obtainable. Now, they are out of stock and your favorite stores don’t know when your needed part will be back in inventory.
Most members of Corvette clubs are very well networked and personally have a small supply of hard to find parts. The NCRS is networked with companied that specialize with Corvette parts. These companies are not located in your neighborhood. They ship all across the country.
Improve the return on your investment.
By being a member of the NCRS, you are in a community of experienced Corvette owners and enthusiasts. Many of these individuals have been members for thirty or more years. Being around experience members who have focused their knowledge on correct fit and finish of Corvettes can help you assess your own Corvette, at your pace. You can get a much better perspective of what correctly maintained Corvettes should or shouldn’t look like, run like, or sound like.
For those of you who are already members of the NCRS, if you haven’t already done so, PLEASE join your local Chapter. We would love to hear your input and share your knowledge and experiences with all of us.
Tell them that Dr. Pete sent you!