The Queensland Corvette Club was formed after
the “Corvette Owners Association of Queensland” dissolved
in mid 1980’s. Our founding member, Con Milos, had been an
office holder and dedicated member of that club since he was eighteen
had started a registry of Corvettes and their owners many years
prior to 1989. In October of that year he contacted every Corvette
owner and placed an ad in the Courier-Mail with the hope of gathering
enough interest to start another club. The response was positive
and the first unofficial meeting was held in McDonalds where Con
was elected as President. Fourteen dedicated enthusiasts and their
family attended the club’s first official meeting, some of
whom are still active in the club today.
grew quickly and the club became incorporated in 1991. The club
has had 535 members over the past fourteen years with our current
financial membership being 122 not including partners and family. The club has always been active in promoting the Corvette marque
providing varied and exciting displays at Motor & Hot Rod
Shows as well as attendance at numerous motoring events and parades
open to the public. In 2006, Corvettes were the Marque for
the prestigious "Noosa Classic Car Show" and their committee was
thrilled to draw the biggest crowd in the history of the event.
The Club’s involvement with “Camp
Quality” has enriched the lives of all the members that
support these events and offers them the opportunity to share
their Corvettes and hearts with others. The Club also
helps their charity to fundraise, with the Chandon Supper Club being an
annual event on our club calendar.
of the many highlights for the Club was the 1998 Club Concourse
held at Sanctuary Cove with 127 Corvettes on display attracting
more than 22,000 visitors on the day. The Club’s 10th Anniversary
Dinner in 1999 was held at the Chifley and had many of the original
members in attendance. Likewise, a 15th Anniversary Dinner
was held in Robertson, Brisbane and was another good re-union
opportunity for some of our original members.
The 13th Annual Corvette Convention,
"Fun in the Sun," hosted
by the Club in 2001 was a huge success with entrants from every
state in Australia and an entrant from New Zealand. The
Club hosts this National event every six years and we repeated that
success at Easter this year with the "Corvette Heaven-2007"
Convention being held at the Radisson, Gold Coast.
In 2002, the
Club held an Official Indy Support Event on the Gold Coast combining
the Concourse and Gymkhana to provide a memorable weekend. 2003,
being the 50th Anniversary of Corvettes, we were again involved
with the Indy 300 and to celebrate this milestone we had the honour
of doing the Drivers Parade Laps on the Gold Coast with 39 Vettes
for the V8 Supercar Drivers and 24 Vettes for the Indy Champcar
Drivers. It was great to see our cars on National
2007 sees us again
hosting our Indy Muscle Car Show 'n' Shine / Gymkhana (our 6th year)
at the Broadwater Car Park, Southport, on the week-end before Indy.
We have also invited numerous other like-minded Car Clubs to join
us, to make it a true "Muscle-Car" gathering.
of 2008, has been an invitation to one of our members to bring their
highly modified Gold 1962 C1 Corvette to attend the "Carlisle
Corvette Car Show," in Pennsylvania, USA. This is the largest
gathering of Corvettes in America and our member's car is considered
to be one of the "Top 12 Modified" Corvettes in the world at the moment.
www.qldcorvetteclub.com.au links Corvette enthusiasts World Wide and the Club
continues to grow from strength to strength with the PASSION and
ENTHUSIASM of Corvette Owners, the comradeship of members, the dedication
of the many hardworking committees and the support of sponsors.