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     HISTORY OF THE COLORADO RIVER CORVETTE CLUB

The Colorado River Corvette Club was formed on December 14, 1995. Gordon Taylor, Don Laughlin's photographer, ran an article in the Bullhead City and Kingman newspapers asking anyone interested in forming a Corvette Club to meet at Nick's Restaurant on Hwy 95, in Bullhead City, on Thursday, December 14, 1995. There were 15 cars and 25 people in attendance.

That night it was determined that membership dues would be $25.00 per year and the Club was named. There were several names suggested. The two voted on, were the Mohave Vette Set and the Colorado River Corvette Club. Of course, the Colorado River Corvette Club won. Most of the attendees were from Bullhead City and were employees of the casinos.

The first official meeting was held January 11, 1996, at Dream Machines. Several meetings were held there, after which meetings began to rotate among the member's homes. After the first few meetings, Officers were elected (or volunteered), however, the elected Officers changed frequently because people would accept the office then not attend the meetings.

Unfortunately, within the first year most of the casino workers had dropped out of the club because they had to work weekends. The first outing for the Club was an overnighter to Williams, AZ and a picnic at the Grand Canyon National Park.

In 1996, a speaker from Las Vegas attended one of the Club meetings to talk about our Club becoming a member of The National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC). Some members were concerned about joining mid-year as they felt they would be losing money by paying a full year's dues. In 1996, if we had joined NCCC , we would have been members of the West Coast Region (California and Nevada). However, in 1997, when we finally did joined NCCC, the Roadrunner Region had been formed, which included Arizona and New Mexico, so the Club became a member of the Roadrunner Region. The Club continued to grow and became mandatory that all members of the Club also have membership in NCCC. The Club that started with a small group of Corvette enthusiasts back in 1995 has continued to grow in the Tri-State Area (serving Bullhead City, Laughlin, Kingman and Lake Havasu City) and currently has a membership of just under 100 corvette enthusiasts. 

 
 
*** If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to attend one of our outings    -   contact Steve Barajas at 928-278-7528 or at
   steveb0315@yahoo.com. You are always welcome to come and
check us out.