2018 Model Year Corvette Production Announcements
· Begins June 5.
· Ceases, temporarily, July 28.
· Last day to order car for build before July 28 is June 12.
· Plant will be closed 13 weeks for assembly line renovation.
· Plant tours will cease June 16 for 12 to 18 months.
The 2017 Corvette model year will end on Friday, June 2. 2018 Corvette production starts up on the following Monday (June 5).
Assembly Plant Tours will cease the following day, June 16. Production of the 2018 Corvettes will continue through June and July, and will come to a stop on July 28.
The Bowling Green Assembly Plant closes for three months as upgrades to the plant are performed. The plant’s closure is expected to run August, September, and October. 2018 Corvette production will resume from where it left off on 1 November.
One important date that is still unknown is the official pricing for the 2018 Corvette models. That usually comes in May or June.
Lone Star Corvette Club
Just bought a new Corvette? Or just love them? You have come to the right place! The Lone Star Corvette Club is dedicated to the Corvette lifestyle and the people that own them. Our Club slogan says it all:
Good Friends… Great Cars!
Founded in 1982, the Club now has over 1,000 members – each with his/her own story to tell of how they found that perfect “Vette.” Based in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex, it offers just about any activity an owner of “America’s Sports Car” could want: Road Trips, Day Trips, Open Road Racing, Drag Racing, Autocross, NCRS (National Corvette Restorers Society), Car Shows, Displays and Parades, the Lone Star Corvette Classic, Club Meetings, and most of all, fun times with good friends.
The Club takes at least one significant road trip each year, usually in conjunction with a Corvette event. To get an even better feel about what this Club is all about, click on the “Newsletter” button and read the latest issue of our award winning, online, newsletter.
Check out the events and activities LSCC has scheduled for the next few months. Some of the activities have limited capacity, online sign-up recommended.
Events, activities, trips, and volunteer opportunities can be found on the Club’s online Recreation Event List. Check back often for new activities, trips, events, shows, and volunteer opportunities.
Lone Star Corvette Club 2017 Rotating Charity
Organization: Patriot PAWS Service Dogs (PPSD) - a 501 (c) (3) organization established in 2006, and based in Rockwall, TX. PPSD is an accredited member of Assistance Dogs International; the only certifying service dog organization in the U.S.
Mission: To train and provide service dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled veterans with mobile disabilities in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence.
Patriot PAWS Service Dogs
PPSD developed a partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice teaching volunteer inmates to train service dogs for disabled veterans. This program not only increases the number of dogs in training at PPSD, but gives inmates a valuable skill when released back into society.
Navigating New Members
LSCC would like new members to feel welcomed and become involved. A proposal from the February 25th Brainstorming Meeting was to implement a “Navigator” or “Buddy” Program” to help new members get all the support and enjoyment that comes from being part of our LSCC family. We also recognize that new members bring new ideas to our Club, and we want to benefit from their input. Helping new members find their way benefits all of us. Remember, all of us had or still have friends who made us feel welcomed.
The role of the Navigator or Buddy is make sure the new member feels welcomed, to inform and educate them about Club activities that are available, and to make sure they meet all of the respective coordinators. The Navigator would ensure new members understand how to access and use the LSCC website. Perhaps the key role of the Navigator is to encourage new members to have fun attending meetings, participating in events and making good friends. With all being said, the Navigator should display passionate salesmanship based upon experience as well as knowledge.
We want to geographically match Navigators with new members so that their “face time” outside of meetings is more readily accomplished. This means Navigators will be recruited from all areas of the Metroplex and greater north Texas.
This is a dynamic program requiring the number of Navigators needed as well as the intensity and the length of the mentoring to be fluid. The time served, as a Navigator can be open either ended or limited to perhaps a year. More than likely, a Navigator may find that mentoring multiple new members simultaneously works well. Ultimately, our goal is to build new and lasting friendships. We are currently recruiting Navigators and using this time to address questions and to take suggestions.
Direct any questions you may have to Phil Key, email@example.com
Members may register as Navigators on the LSCC website.
NCM Motorsports Park HPDE Track Day
NCM MOTORSPORTS PARK
The National Corvette Museum embarked on one of the most exciting and significant expansion projects in the nearly 20-year history of the Museum when on June 28, 2013 it broke ground on a 184-acre Motorsports Park. The $20 million, dual-track attraction will provide motorsports enthusiasts with a new favorite destination. The two circuits, “East” and “West” can be combined into multiple configurations ranging from a high-speed loop of 1.96 miles to an extended 3.15-mile technical course. The teams at Corvette Racing and Pratt and Miller advised the Museum on the layout, incorporating features from their most challenging track, the Le Mans circuit.
LSCC was instrumental in donating land during the construction of the NCM Motorsports Park and earned several private track days in the process. So, we will be traveling to Bowling Green to "cash-in" on two of those days. We will have the entire park to ourselves. Repeat - We will have the entire park to ourselves! Imagine traveling to Disney World and having free run of the Park. It's kind of like that, but only better. These track days were provided by the generous donations from the Lone Star Corvette Club and from individual donors within the Club.
So mark June 5th and 6th on your calendar for this unique opportunity to experience a world class track. Stayed tuned for more information or contact Mike Krieger, Mike Bell or Johnny Downs for more information.
Register for Track Day at the NCM MOTORSPORT PARK event.
Track Day At The National Corvette Museum (NCM
Corvettes at the Grand
Corvettes At The Grand
EUREKA SPRINGS CORVETTE WEEKEND
October 5 - 8, 2017
If you have never been on a LSCC caravan, I would like to reach out and invite you to a super fun trip this October. After all, who does not like to drive the best car made on some of the most beautiful roads in America, enjoy lies with friends during a nice meal and sharing in a well-run, activity-filled weekend with other Corvette enthusiasts. If this has a spark of interest, well all you need to do is sign up on the LSCC website and save the date. We are shooting for 50 cars with the hope of finally getting the #1 club participation award, so every car counts!!
As usual, we will have two departure dates. The shortest, most direct route leaves on Thursday, October 5th, and the other leaves Wednesday, October 4th, and will visit the Walmart Museum and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on the way to Eureka Springs, stopping overnight in Rogers, AR.
Registration and Information