The year is 1967, The 427 Corvette is the King of the Road, Lyndon Johnson is President, The Beatles, Supremes, and Doors dominate the radio waves, and a group of enthusiastic, and unsuspecting Corvette owners unite to form Corvette Troy, a club destined to success. Officially, Corvette Troy was established and organized on July 1, 1967, when our Constitution was ratified. By the end of 1967, C-T had an ambitious, active membership.
The early years were spent learning about what Corvette clubs do, with the help of existing clubs in Southwest Ohio. In 1968 the "VETTE GAZETTE", our club newsletter, was born, and word of our club spread to persons from all around. By the end of 1968 there were 56 Corvettes in the club. In 1969, C-T became affiliated with the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC), a sanctioning body for Corvette clubs everywhere. By the end of the year the membership had approached 60, and the activity was even more intense. Club events varied to the point that everyone from the Autocrosser to the devout Rallyist had his fill of his favorite type of event.
Since our humble beginning in 1966, with ten members we have grown in terms of quality and quantity. Currently our membership stands at 132, making us one of the largest clubs in the NCCC. The quality of a Corvette Troy event is recognized locally and regionally, often attracting participants from Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.
Corvette Troy has always been one of the most active clubs in NCCC. Our efforts earned the award for #1 Club in the Nation in 1976, 1979, and again in 1991. C-T has won the West Ohio Region every year except three, and finished in the top 12 nationally every year except one (13th) since 1970. C-T has returned from National Convention, with awards for attendance, mileage, and the Newsletter Contest many times over the years. One of the big highlights was co-hosting the NCCC Convention with our good friends from Tiretown Corvette Club in 1987.
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