The Carolina Classic Corvettes Club was started in February of 2012 by corvette enthusiasts to preserve the history of the early Corvette, 1953-1982 models also known as C1s, C2s and C3s Corvettes. The group begun on the Corvette Forum and at the first meeting of interest 24 corvette owners were present.Our club name was the Carolina Stingrays but after a majority vote it was decided in order to cover and represent all years the name Carolina Classic Corvettes was chosen. This group is made up of like owners to share knowledge and tips for keeping these classic vettes on the road. We respect and honor all Corvettes but we have a deeper passion for the early models. We are based out of the Charlotte, NC metro area but all early corvette owners are welcome to share and post information. Our members come from Hickory, Denver, Mount Holly, Shelby, Lake Norman, Huntersville, Waxhaw, Fort Mill , Pineville, Indian Trail, Concord, Kannapolis, Rockwell, Cornelius and surrounding areas.
When the club was formed in 2012 one of the goals was to be an on hands club and eventually purchase a project car and complete it. In October of 2012 a 1975 fell in our laps so to speak. One year later, Oct 2013 goal accomplished due to donations and time from the members. Also donations from members of the Corvette Forum, Vette Pros of Charlotte, N.C, Keen Parts, PPG and Keystone, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Freeman’s Stereo, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Solano Custom Painting , Vette Masters and Corvette Central. Thanks to the help and support of these vendors the Misty Project was done. A 1975 Stingray that would have mostly likely ended up as a parts car was brought back to life and returned to the owner Misty Davis of Concord N.C. Her inspiring story to complete this car upon the death of her father regardless of the hurdles set before her shows each and everyone of us that there is good in every situation. To read the story go to the C3 Corvette forum, General Discussion section and put in key word Misty in the search column.
Our next project is a road trip in August of 2014 to Carisle. The Grand Daddy of Corvette Shows! It will be a special caravan of only C1, C2, and C3 corvettes. This 500 mile trip one way will be as one member calls it, “Another Corvette Adventure”. All corvettes from 1953-1982 are welcome to join us as a guest or member and we will have a chase vehicle with us. We will depart from Charlotte with more details to come.