Below Reflects the results of October Election (Roles Effective 1/1/20)
Chairman, North Central Chapter NCRS
I joined the North Central Chapter in June of 2013, because I wanted to meet people who restored Corvette’s, or know people who do. I have enjoyed the Technical Sessions and Judging Events even if I am still working on a Corvette to judge.
We have a 1958 Corvette that I have taken completely apart to do a nut and bolt frame off restoration. When complete it will be Regal Turquoise, White Coves, Charcoal Interior, with White Convertible Top. The options will include, 283ci x 270hp, 4-Speed Transmission, Heater, Courtesy Lights, Power Windows, Wonder Bar Radio and Positraction.
Vice Chairman/ Asst. Tech Director
I own a 1962 roman red roadster that I bought from my dad over ten years ago. I really enjoy working on the car, from engine rebuilds to small paint jobs. I have hosted a couple of NCRS tech sessions, including installing a new wiring harness and then an engine dyno session. I recently added to the stable with a 2002 Coupe.
I joined the North Central Chapter in 2006 and became a board member in 2010. It has been a very enjoyable experience meeting many new friends that share the same Corvette interests that I have. I particularly enjoy the tech sessions where we work on a member’s Corvette and learn a thing or two that can be used later on.
I have completed a body-off restoration on my ’63 split window coupe and have had it judged at the chapter and national meets.
I joined NCRS National back around 1975 when I bought my first Corvette. It’s a 1964 silver blue fuel injected convertible. I have completed a body-off NCRS restoration on this car and achieved a Top Flight award at our chapter meet in August 2011 and at the North Central regional meet in Rochester in June 2012. I have been working on Corvettes for over 40 years. I bring my knowledge to our chapter as the Technical Director for our chapter. I currently own many mid-year Corvettes and try to drive them as much as possible.
I am relatively new to the vintage Corvette hobby. Although I’ve wanted to own a Corvette since high school, I finally stopped entering raffles trying to win one, and just bought one several years ago. It’s a 1965 coupe. I’m the fifth owner of this California car and have talked with all four previous owners. Shortly after buying the car I began looking for a local club to join, and met Jerome Lardy at a local Corvette show. He encouraged me to join the North Central Chapter of NCRS. I’ve met some great people and have received lots of help on my car. The 1965 coupe received a Top Flight Award at the August 2014 North Central Chapter judging event, and again in 2015. Recently I purchased a second Corvette, a 1967 Silver Pearl/Teal top convertible, which is currently undergoing a body off total restoration. The C2 Corvette bug has bitten me.
I am an enthusiastic Corvette owner. My ’67 convertible has undergone a complete body-off restoration and has been through the Flight judging system of NCRS. The level of knowledge in the NCRS organization and the friendships I have formed have helped propel my car to earn the Top Flight award, the Performance Verification Award, and pursuit of the Duntov Award. Being involved in judging has helped me restore my car to a higher level of authenticity and I encourage any owner to get involved in judging. I am delighted to help any owner with advice about their car and invite anyone to contact me.
Secretary / Assistant Judging Chair
There I was, driving a Triumph sports car and looking for a hobby. I joined the club and everyone kept asking me where my Corvette was. Thanks to a great friend, I found my Corvette in Pipestone, Minn. and began to learn about Corvettes. It’s been a great learning experience and I would not miss any event for the world. The club is a great place to meet Corvette enthusiasts, so please come to some of our events and meet our members.
My Corvette is a ’66 Nassau blue small block air Roadster. Thanks to our club members, I have learned an incredible amount about my car. My first car showing was a Sportsman, followed by a 2nd flight, and finally Top Flight. So come for the fun, knowledge, and fantastic camaraderie.
A 1966 Corvette Roadster.
I joined the NCRS in January of 2013. I was working with my uncle restoring a 1964 corvette coupe and had purchased some parts via craigslist. I met Bob Lund and he turned me on to the North Central Chapter. My love of corvettes goes back to grade school, where I built dozen of models after seeing my uncle’s 1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette. On May 30, 2008 my dream came true when I purchased my first Vette, a 1980 red coupe. In the years since I did an engine rebuild, switched to a 3.55 rear end and in 2017 upgraded to a 200r4 overdrive transmission. On July 21, 2012 my wife Annie and I expanded our family with the addition of Henry. The math did not work out as there were now three of us and only two seats in the corvette. So the saint that my wife is, gave me the best wedding anniversary gift there could be when on August 29, 2012 she allowed us to purchase my dream corvette, a red 1969 big block roadster. Since then we have been blessed with little Josie and we take both cars out to shows, the kids exchanging rides in the big block roadster and the other in the fulling enclosed, nice and warm, coupe. In October of 2017 Maddie joined our family, and car shows don’t happen as often, but she too enjoys a ride in either Vette. The kids don’t call them coupe or convertible, or 69 or 80, but rather, “Big Block” and “Small Block”.
I grew up in Cottage Grove, and have had the Corvette bug since 1979 when my high school friend, and our fellow NCRS member, Al Loosebrock purchased a 1963 Corvette SWC – and he took me for a ride.