CORVETTES

OF MINNESOTA

est. 1960

Corvettes of Minnesota

COM was formed in 1960 by a small group of Corvette owners and enthusiasts. From the beginning, the only requirement for member has been an enthusiastic interest in Corvettes. Early events included rallies and autocrosses. Most COM members are current or former Corvette owners.

 

The 1970's and 1980's saw the club grow to well over one hundred members. Many became active racing drivers and track staff at Brainerd International Raceway. Former COM member Jerry Hansen captured a record 27 national SCCA Championships, as well as being a top runner in the Trans Am, Can Am, and Continental Series. At one point four COM members were driving in the Trans-Am Series. COM began a long-time relationship with the Minnesota Air National Guard in 1973, putting on the largest autocross in the Twin Cities for many years until the 9/11 events and national security concerns ended access to the Twin Cities Airport location. During this period COM sponsored many autocross, rally, and concours events.

 

The 1990's and 2000's have seen COM membership stable at about fifty members, including some who have been with the club since the opening years. Current events include Met Council and NCCC autocross events, the all-GM car show held every June at the State Fairgrounds, an NCCC Rally late in the summer, and social events such as a holiday party, annual banquet, and participation with other Corvette clubs in a winter Chili Challenge. Many members also participate in a variety of autocross, rally, concours or car shows, and Corvette Cruise events throughout the Midwest, and attend races at Brainerd, Road America, and other tracks across the country. Corvettes currently owned by members range from the C1 to the latest C6, and all series in between.

 

Corvettes of Minnesota has been a member of the Metropolitan Council of Sports Car Clubs since the early days of the organization, and of the National Council of Corvette Clubs for over twenty years. NCCC offers well over a hundred events in the Minnesota-Wisconsin-Illinois Midwest Region. Two COM members have earned the annual top competition points award out of over 2000 Region members, and many have earned championships in Regional and National NCCC events.

 

COM contributes each year to the Can Do Canines, and NCCC raises funds nationally for the National Kidney Foundation.

 

COM meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month (other than January) at 7:00 pm at Davanni's Pizza, Bloomington, located at the corner of Lyndale Ave. and 86th Street. If this sounds like a club you'd be interested in, please join us for a meeting, or contact one of the officers.

 

meetings & membership

Here are just some of the benefits to becoming a Corvettes of Minnesota Member:

 

Participate in Minnesota's first Corvette Club at whatever level you desire. Depending on your interests, be an officer, a worker at events, plan events, or participate as an entrant. Our club puts on autocross events, a road rally, and participates with other GM clubs in an annual swap meet and car show at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds.

 

Be a part of a club for those with a passion for Corvettes, and Corvette activities. We don't require Corvette ownership--just a strong interest in Corvettes, and Corvette activities.

 

Through our club membership in the Metropolitan Council of Sports Car Clubs, be made aware of autocross events put on by other sports car clubs in Minnesota.

 

For those with Corvette ownership, have access to membership in the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC). This national organization has nearly 20,000 members. The Midwest Region (Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin) has thirty clubs, and 2,000 members. The clubs host over 100 events (autocross, road rally, and shows) each year. Corvettes of Minnesota will pay at least part of your membership fees in the National organization. There are Regional and National awards each year based on points achieved in competition in NCCC events, as well as a National Convention and a Regional Championship event for those interested.

 

Opportunities for charitable contributions. COM is involved in the Minnesota Parkinson Foundation walk, and contributes financially to this organization. The National NCCC charity is the National Kidney Foundation, which receives significant donations from the organization.

 

Opportunities for social events with others sharing common interests. We have two winter social gatherings, participate in a "Chili Challenge" with several other Corvette clubs, some years have a summer picnic and/or cruise, and have groups of members who attend events together at Brainerd International Raceway, Road America, or other racing venues.

Meetings:

First Wednesday of each month; Feb. thru Dec.,

Davanni's Pizza

8605 Lyndale Ave S,

Bloomington, MN 55420

7:00pm

 

Become a member

Come to a meeting or fill out and mail this membership form, it's that easy! We would love to have you join in the fun!

Board of directors / Contacts

 

Charlie Hoffman Historian

Live the Corvette Lifestyle!

 

Join COM!

COM was formed in 1960 by a small group of Corvette owners and enthusiasts. From the beginning, the only requirement for member has been an enthusiastic interest in Corvettes. Early events included rallies and autocrosses. Most COM members are current or former Corvette owners.

 

Corvettes of Minnesota has been a member of the Metropolitan Council of Sports Car Clubs since the early days of the organization, and of the National Council of Corvette Clubs for over twenty years. NCCC offers well over a hundred events in the Minnesota-Wisconsin-Illinois Midwest Region. Two COM members have earned the annual top competition points award out of over 2000 Region members, and many have earned championships in Regional and National NCCC events.

 

COM contributes each year to the Minnesota Parkinson Foundation, and NCCC raises funds nationally for the National Kidney Foundation.

 

COM meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month (other than January) at 7:00 pm at Davanni's Pizza, Bloomington, located at the corner of Lyndale Ave. and 86th Street. If this sounds like a club you'd be interested in, please join us for a meeting, or contact one of the officers.