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NCRS ST. LOUIS CHAPTER EVENTS

 

The St. Louis Chapter of the NCRS hosts many Corvette related events throughout the year.  Many events are related to the NCRS judging of the preserved or restored Corvette but, many more are simply driving and enjoying the tradition of America’s Sports Car.  Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend at our Chapter events.

 

NCRS JUDGING EVENTS

 

Chapter Judging Events

 

The St. Louis Chapter holds two local NCRS Judging events each year; one in the spring and one in the fall.  These events allow for the local Flight Judging of 1953 through 1999 Corvettes to the standards of the NCRS Judging Manuals specific to the year of the Corvette being judged.   Owners of cars to be judged must be members of the NCRS but are not required to be members of the St. Louis Chapter.  Pre-registration for Flight Judging is required.  Check our calendar for dates and locations of the St. Louis Chapter judging meets this year.

 

As defined in the NCRS Corvette Judging Reference Manual, “Cars are to be judged to the standard of vehicle appearance and as equipped at the time and point of final assembly by the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors Corporation.  Presentation of the cars being judged is to be in the condition normally associated with that of a Corvette which has undergone the then current standard Chevrolet dealer new car preparation for delivery to a purchaser, exclusive of any dealer or purchaser inspired additions, deletions, or changes.”

 

The St. Louis Chapter has many experienced NCRS judges, several experienced to the Master level.  St. Louis Chapter Flight Judging is conducted to the same level of judging as is judging at the regional or national levels.

 

Regional and National Judging Events

 

The St. Louis Chapter has hosted or co-hosted many regional and national NCRS events over the years.  Most recently St. Louis co-hosted with the Kansas City Chapter the 2014 National Convention in Overland Park, KS; co-hosted with the Kansas City and Oklahoma Chapters the 2013 Heart of America Regional Meet in Joplin, MO; and co-hosted with the Kansas City Chapter the 2008 National Convention in St. Charles, MO.

 

Sportsman Awards

 

Sportsman cars are displayed not judged at NCRS chapter, regional and national judging events.  The Sportsman Award has two purposes: Encourage member participation in NCRS events and to demonstrate the NCRS commitment to recognize a member who actively attends and drives a Corvette to chapter, regional and national meets.

The NCRS Sportsman Award may be presented to NCRS members who own and drive a 1953 through current model year Corvette, is registered for the Sportsman Award and parks in the designated Sportsman display area or owns and drives a “stock appearing” 1953-1999 Corvette and are willing to leave the car on the judging field with the judged cars during the event judging as space permits.  “Stock appearing is defined by NCRS as “no body, bumper or driving light modifications.”

 

A handsome NCRS Sportsman ribbon is awarded to the member for their participation.  The owner may further pursue a Sportsman Award Plaque provided by the National NCRS by displaying a stock appearing Corvette at Chapter (2 points), regional (3 points) and national (5 points) judging events, earning 20 sportsman points within a three year period, including at least two regional level events.

 

JUDGING and TECHNICAL SEMINARS

 

The St. Louis Chapter hosts several judging and technical sessions each year.  The goal is to further the knowledge of Corvette hobbyists about Corvettes as well as the NCRS judging process.

 

Technical sessions cover a myriad of Corvette related topics from fiberglass and mechanical repair to restoration of components.

 

Judging seminars are intended to develop the judging skill of NCRS members who volunteer to judge cars at all levels of NCRS judging.  NCRS members participating in Chapter judging seminars may earn one judging point.  “Master Judges” must earn a minimum of 100 points through judging seminars and judging experience at chapter, regional and national events.  The NCRS also recognizes at the national conventions those Master Judges who go on to earn 200, 300 and 400 points.  Our Chapter has a number of members who have achieved these advanced levels.

 

SOCIAL EVENTS

 

The St. Louis Chapter holds a number of social events each year including a dinner meeting on the second Thursday of each month, a BBQ in conjunction with each chapter judging meet and an annual Holiday & Awards Dinner Party.

 

ROAD TOURS and GARAGE TOURS

 

St. Louis Chapter members enjoy driving their Corvettes.  They may be found caravanning a string of vintage Corvettes through the country side to visit Pere Marquette State Park on the Great River Road near Grafton, IL, Bob’s Gasoline Alley in Cuba, MO, a Corvette restoration shop or other interesting excursions.

 

CAR SHOWS and SWAP MEETS

 

St. Louis Chapter members regularly participate in many local automotive events including the Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri Easter Concours d’Elegance, Cars and Coffee at Westport Plaza and various car club shows.  Members also band together to attend the Bloomington Gold, Corvettes at Carlisle and Mid America Motorworks Funfest.  In addition, Chapter members are always looking for a swap meet in hopes of finding buried Corvette treasure.

 

CHARITY PARTNERSHIP

 

The St. Louis Chapter is currently a sponsor of Nurses for Newborns, a local organization that provides a safety net for families most at risk in order to prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect by providing in-home nursing visits which promote healthcare, education and positive parenting skills.  Chapter members also support the organization by volunteering at the Nurses for Newborns facility where they sort, organize and even repair donated goods and by spending a day each Christmas Season wrapping shopper’s gifts at Plaza Frontenac for nominal donations to Nurses for Newborns.

 

A 50 / 50 raffle is held at most Chapter events with proceeds going toward our annual donation to sponsored charities.

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Joplin NCRS Regional Meet


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 Easter Show

 

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Outside of the National Corvette Museum is a memorial to Marvin Burnett.

 

NCRS Judging Event and Tech Session


 
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Route 66 Road Trip

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NCRS Tour of Hunter Engineering

11250 Hunter Drive Bridgeton, Missouri 63044 -

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NCRS 2009 Club Tour of Hunter Engineering

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NCRS Fast Lane Tour


by Mark Markel

Club Tour of Fast Lane Classic Cars - <http://www.fastlanecars.com/Public/FastLaneHome.aspx>

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  • Judging Event at Steve's

    • Topics covered:

        • Paint by Bill Williamson (Master Judge with 35 years experience).
        • Judged the undercarriage of Steve's 64 and 76 vettes on a lift
        • Judging - the Do's and Don’ts
        • Pictures by Kelly and John F

National Convention

We had a great 2008 National Convention.  The St Louis and Kansas City NCRS clubs would like to thank all of the people that worked at the event and our sponsors that helped make this a huge success.  Check out some of the pictures from the convention - Note that there are two sets - general 2008 NCRS Convention pictures  and the participant pictures.

 

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