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Local Corvette club celebrating 25 years

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The Eastern Carolina Corvette Club, based in Wilson, will observe its 25th anniversary in 2019. The club, formed in 1994, is sanctioned by the National Council of Corvette Clubs and has 85 members from eastern North Carolina.

To start the 25th anniversary celebration, the Eastern Carolina club hosted the National Council of Corvette Clubs Carolina’s Region 2018 annual awards banquet, held during the local club’s holiday dinner in Wilson. The attendees included ECCC members, NCCC regional officers from North Carolina and South Carolina, members of the Caro-Vettes Corvette Club of Jacksonville and Corvettes International Corvette Club of Raleigh.

Awards were presented in the following categories:

• Regional club championship — Eastern Carolina Corvette Club

• Overall regional ladies’ points champion — Judy King, Eastern Carolina Corvette Club

• Overall regional men’s points champion — Clifton Perkins, Caro-Vettes Corvette Club

• Regional concours champion — Judy King, Eastern Carolina Corvette Club

• Regional street/show champion — Clifton Perkins, Caro-Vettes Corvette Club

• Regional wash/show champion, Fletcher Bizzell, Eastern Carolina Corvette Club

• Regional modified champion — Jim Roddy, Caro-Vettes Corvette Club

• Regional People’s Choice champion — Terry Herberle, Eastern Carolina Corvette Club

Throughout the past 25 years, the Eastern Carolina Corvette Club has hosted many concours (shows), road rallies and autocross events, with proceeds going to different charities in Wilson and eastern North Carolina.

More than $100,000 has been raised to assist charities such as the Community Soup Kitchen of Wilson, Hope Station, Wounded Warrior Project, Disabled American Veterans, Boy Scouts of America, Beddingfield High School’s auto technology program and various eastern North Carolina Chamber of Commerce community improvement projects.

The Eastern Carolina Corvette Club’s 25th anniversary Corvettes and Classics show tour will include six events starting in April and running through November.

Corvettes and Classics car shows are hosted by the Eastern Carolina club and sponsored by eastern North Carolina Chevrolet dealers. The shows are open to all makes of cars and trucks, foreign and domestic. Awards are presented according to the age of the entry and manufacturer. Corvette class completion is sanctioned by the National Council of Corvette Clubs.

The national council and its affiliated clubs’ purpose is to promote interest in Corvette ownership and operation, to publish information on the use and operation of the Corvette and to promote community involvement and charitable support through the sponsored events.

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