QCC members are understandably proud of their 20 year association
with Camp Quality
Members out 'n' about
Our 2013 fund raising team Jim & Ann are doing a great job with
the monthly club raffle. We were spoilt at the December
meeting with four great prizes on offer. A brilliant
Mothers car detailing kit including logoed wash bucket, a C3
size esky perfect for events during the warmer months, a lovely
basket of hand made soaps (the ladies prize) and one of Sally's
home made (just like your Mumma used to make) Christmas
Jaimes aka "the Pudding King" had the first winning ticket (who
would have thought???) and chose Sally's beautiful home made Pud.
Aaron's ticket was next and he gratefully chose the big Mothers
Brad snapped third spot and collected this great esky.
Pauline was our lucky lady and picked up her very first members
raffle prize - the beautiful selection of hand made soaps.
Thank you to all of our members who regularly attend the monthly
meeting. While that are set items of business that all
clubs must attend to, we certainly have our share of fun.
The Springwood Bowls Club staff are very welcoming, the meals
fresh and well priced and the company awesome. I encourage
members to come along as a means of getting to know your club,
fellow members and enjoying the marque we all love.
New members (and old members) are encouraged to email a recent
photo of their Vette and membership details along with any other
facts they would like to see posted on the members page or
printed in a Vetteletter issue. Of-course, existing members are
always welcome to email up-dated photos or details at any time.
Photos can be sent to JP for the website by clicking on the
parking sign for a convenient email link.
QCC Website Statistics for November
We welcomed 67,926 visitors during the month of
November. Thank you to everyone who visits, please feel welcome
to attend our monthly Club meetings or join us for a run when
you next visit Brisbane.
Our highest number of daily visits occurred on Wednesday
13th with 3,990.
Average busiest hours of day throughout the month:
02:00 - 03:00 4,652 visits
13:00 - 14:00 3,641 visits
Monthly visitor numbers:
Items of Interest:
406 Visits to the QCC Face book page direct from the
414 various editions of the Vetteletter were
downloaded during the month
62 Visitors checked out Keith Harper's beautiful Blue
1957 C1 Convertible - our most popular member web-car for the
23,346 visitors have the Queensland Corvette
Club website saved as a favourite. That's 34.70% of visits for
the month - thank you to everyone who saves us as a favourite.
It's the greatest complement a website can receive.
QCC Facebook Group
Currently 49 members
Top 30 visits by Country for November
1. Australia 21,611
2. US 18,295
3. US Commercial 14,524
4. Germany 624 (outstanding increase, thank you)
5. South Africa 406
6. Russian Federation 325
7. New Zealand 315
8. India 290
9. Viet Nam 279
10. United Kingdom 206
11. Netherlands 167
12. Singapore 149
13. Canada 143
14. Mexico 108
15. Italy 98
16. China 85
17. Japan 85
18. Turkey 75
19. United Arab Emirates 68
20. Greece 63
21. Brazil 62
22. Argentina 54
23. Spain 54
24. Poland 53
25. Czech Republic 52
26. Sweden 47
27. Finland 41
28. Thailand 40
29. US Military 39
30. Belgium 36
Our club is sponsoring one of a number of Cadillac's currently
raising money for Bravehearts by driving across the Nullarbor to
Perth. Our club sticker is worn proudly with fellow sponsors of
All members are invited to contact our club secretary for the
Queensland Corvette Club registration link to sign up for your
special Repco club discount card. Repco VIP Club members
benefit from a store wide 10% discount, invitations to members
only sales and other special members only offers.
Do you need to up-date your Club wardrobe in time for 2014????
Searching for a special Christmas gift for the person who has
everything? Look no further, Cheryl has a great range of Club
Polo's, Spray Jackets and Vests in popular sizes. Give Cheryl a
call on 0488 781 903 or catch her at our Club meetings.
Members are reminded that 2013/14
memberships are now
and must be paid directly to the Club Treasurer, returned by
post or direct deposited into the club account. If direct
depositing, please include your name as a reference and phone or
email the Club Treasurer advising of your payment.
Suncorp BSB: 484 799 / Acc No. 001670655
Members failing to renew their membership will not receive
copies of the Vetteletter Magazine and those enjoying Special
Interest Vehicle Registration will be in breach of the rules and
regulations pertaining to this scheme. Please renew ASAP.
Please be warned, the State Government is cracking down on Club
Registrations (Special Interest Vehicles) due to a perception
that some members of the community are abusing this very
welcomed scheme. QCC members utilising Special Interest Vehicle
Registration are reminded to visit the Queensland Government
link or collect a brochure from their local Qld Transport Office
and read, understand and comply with the current rules.
Due to the large number of members now seeking concessional
registration, the Committee has decided to make the following
changes to how such requests will be handled.
Cars that are already registered, or able to be transported, can
now make an appointment for a free inspection with either:
Southside, Peter Turner 0409 003 300 or Northside, Kevin
Silk 0418 722 987.
Corvette owners who require a home or workshop on-site visit
will be asked to donate $50 to the Qld Corvette Club.
This brings us into line with the current practice of other car
clubs in the region
Don't forget to visit our QCC Honour Board.
Chris Carson is one of Brisbane's foremost Corvette specialists who has
dedicated his professional and personal life to the Chevrolet Corvette.
Based on Brisbane's Bayside at Unit 5, 20 Enterprise Street, Cleveland,
Chris is a connoisseur of C3 model cars.
Chris' passion for Corvettes benefits owners with a depth and breadth of
knowledge that allows him to fault find with a precision others can only
aspire to. Mechanical repairs, servicing, restorations,
compliancing and fine tuning are handled professionally yet with a
personal interaction that is not possible at larger facilities.
All Corvette owners are welcome at Carson Automotive where Chris will
attend to the needs of your pride and joy with a passion only owners
know. Chris can be contacted by phone on 3821 3351, email at
carsonL88@hotmail.com or you're always welcome to call into the
workshop at Cleveland.
A timely reminder to members with convertibles to maintain them
in top condition through the use of world renowned soft top care
products from Renovo Australia. Neil McAllister has a full
catalogue available and offers a 10% discount to QCC members.
Products can be ordered on-line and will be shipped straight to
We continue our exclusive offer from Jimmy Gamble, proprietor of
"bolts nuts screws on-line," for members of the Queensland
Corvette Club to receive a 20% discount across his enormous
range of fasteners.
Don't forget our Special Members Only Deals page
Items of Vette
Please email the website co-ordinator with the details of
Corvette related items that other might be interested in seeing
and sharing a laugh with.
Sally found this great site that make beautiful posters and
display boards of your pride and joy. Looks very good and
quite reasonably priced too.
Ernie's forwarded an interesting link for C3 owners, who at some
stage of their ownership, will have to give thought to repairing
the clock in their Vette.
When you check it out, scroll to the bottom of the page and
click on "tips main page" for more handy C3 & C5 maintenance
Members looking for hard to find glass for their pride and joy
should contact Ralph with their details.
Ralph Moore Autoglass Pty. Ltd.
All Autoglass parts supplied & Installed, Prestige & Restoration
Model Specialists, Since 1964
6 John St., Mascot, New South Wales Australia 2020
(02) 9667 1933 or (02) 9669 1628,
(02) 9669 6605, ISD code (61-2)
National Corvette Museum C5 / C6 Build Sheets
If you own a 02 - 10 Corvette, you'll be pleased to know the
National Corvette Museum recently received an additional 85,000
original build sheets from the Bowling Green Assembly Plant.
Each build sheet went down the line with it's corresponding
Corvette while the car was being assembled. Some still
have masking tape on them while others show pen markings by
assembly line workers, grease, dirt or even footprints from when
they were discarded after vehicle assembly.
In total, NCM has approximately 185,000 original build sheets in
it's possession. Purchase price is $40 each for NCM
members and $50 for non-members.
For more information, contact the Museum's Library and Archives
or check the NCM website
Ernie has recently organised re-gassing the
gas struts for the rear hatch glass in his ZR1 and is very happy
with the results. For the benefit of fellow members,
details of the gas strut service are included;
"Gas Strut" Sales & Service 3890 4044.
3/1029 Manly Road, Tingalpa Qld 4173
Salesman is Ronnie
Is your vehicle registered under Qld Transport's
Special Interest Vehicle Scheme (SIVS) ?
utilising this great scheme are reminded to maintain their
knowledge of changing vehicle usage and club membership
requirements. Details are available from Queensland
Transport Offices or their website
"Failure to comply
with the conditions of the SIVS
is an offence and serious consequences may apply."
All QCC members driving SIVS Vettes are urged to familiarise
themselves with the regulations by clicking on this link.
are encouraged to have a look at our QCC Knowledge Base - click
on link, top right menu bar.
The idea of this initiative is to help share our understanding
of the beast that is Corvette, by providing contacts that
members can turn to for reliable local information.
Please email the website co-ordinator to volunteer your
assistance with this program. The more the better - then we can
become more specific with our knowledge descriptions and reduce
the likelihood of misdirected enquiries.
As an addition to the
Knowledge Base, we would like to know who has OEM service
manuals. Please let Jaimes know if you'd be happy to
volunteer reference to your manuals. You are certainly not
expected to hand over these important reference books but help
out by phone or maybe with a photo copy or scan of a needed
take the time to visit our QCC Sites of Interest page.
This can be found by clicking on Links and then choosing Other,
or by clicking on the chequered flags.
If you are a QCC member, have a permanent
commercial website and would like it added to this page, please
send our website co-ordinator a brief spiel and your web
There's no charge for including sites of
interest - this is a service to our members.
Alternate Motoring Events
Members and visitors are reminded to
regularly check our Auto Happenings Page and use the link to
Pinky's for information on all things Automotive in Queensland
and Australia for that matter. I'm constantly astounded by
the number and quality of events happening in Queensland.
Members are welcome to volunteer as leader for any of these
events, in conjunction with our Events Co-ordinator to plan an
official QCC run. Who knows, it's quite likely other
members will share your passion, so step up and plan a run in
The items on this page are included for the purpose of
maintaining and encouraging club communication and fostering
friendships. Any unintentional insults or errors are regretted and
will be addressed upon contacting the web site co-ordinator.
Intended insults and errors shall remain for the enjoyment of all.
Contributions to the News section of the website are always
welcome. Please email the website co-ordinator with your info &