4/10/2012RVC Presidents Letter - APRIL 2012
Things happen – sometimes, for a reason.
For four years, Rogue Valley Corvettes has held its Annual Fall Classic All Chevy Show at Airport Chevrolet. They have been good partners. It has been a great location for our show.
A month ago we were informed that changes at the dealership dictated that we find a new home for the Fall Classic. It looked like ‘a situation’ – it was actually a break we hadn’t counted on.
TC Chevy in Ashland is the new home of the Fall Classic – and the new dealership of Rogue Valley Corvettes. TC is a recently remodeled Chevy-only store. They sell and service Corvettes like no one else in Southern Oregon. Corvettes are a ‘niche’ for TC. They have a knack for selling them.
TC Chevy wants the Fall Classic and they want the relationship with RVC. TC made this apparent long before we needed a new home. Ralph Emerson, TC’s General Manager, made it very clear that they wanted to host the show and be RVC’s dealer. TC’s Director of Operations, Derek DeBoer, and owner Alan DeBoer, have also expressed their willingness to partner with RVC.
Kristine West is our contact at TC. She is an experienced Corvette sales person and has worked with Corvette clubs in the past. You will like her.
John Warren, 2012 Fall Classic Chairman, is already working with TC on the show. Through John’s tireless efforts and commitment to putting on the best Fall Classic ever, we’re virtually back on schedule with Fall Classic preparations. I don’t think the Fall Classic could be in better hands.
And I don’t think our club could have a better dealership behind us. We’re lucky to have TC. Ours is a relationship that should be good, strong and mutually beneficial to us both.
Let’s get the car show season underway! In April, we have two great local high school shows and a very cool out-of-town event.
North Valley High School in Merlin and Eagle Point High School each host their Skills USA Car Shows this month. NVHS is on April 14th – EPHS is on April 28th. Both are great events. At both shows we will have numerous cars, and at both shows we will have a cruise and a BBQ afterwards. I would encourage all RVC members to attend these two events. The shows directly benefit our chief charity – Skills USA.
The weekend between the two high school shows, April 18-22, RVC has a contingent heading to Redding for the 23rd Annual Kool April Nites – one of Northern California’s biggest car events. The Friday night cruise is a sight to see, with over 2000 cars participating. Rest your wrists – there’s going to be a lot of waving going on.
Cyndi and I will have the Official Camaraderie Trailer of RVC set up in the parking lot of the La Quinta upon the arrival of the rest of the gang. If you’re not signed up to go, we’d love to have you!
We will see a lot of each other this month. We’ll drive and show our cars, have fun together and help make a difference in our community.
It’s time for the sun – and RVC – to shine. Camaraderie, Corvettes and Community will sparkle.
See you this month!
Rogue Valley Corvettes
Written By: Dan RichardsBackList All News