The Valpo Vette Club began in 1978 with 24 members. Today there are 30 active members and the club continues to grow. The club meets on the 1st or 2nd Monday of the month at the Valparaiso Public Library. They have an annual Corvette show downtown Valparaiso in June. This show attracts the attention of the public to the downtown area and has been supported by the merchants and the Tourism Board. The club has taken cruises as far north as Chatham, Canada and as far south as Bowling Green, Kentucky. In fact, when the National Corvette Museum celebrated their 5th anniversary, many of the members participated in the massive Corvette Caravan to Bowling Green. Club members have attended the Bloomington Gold Corvettes Show, the Mid-America Designs Funfest, Route 66 Corvette Show, The Corvette of Carlisle show, and the Chicago Corvette/Chevy show at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, both spring and fall shows. Club members have participated in countless restorations of their Corvettes with factory correct results.
For many years the Valpo Vette Club has helped show organizers with activities during the Midwest Chevy / Vette Fest held in Valparaiso each year. One past activity, the Valpo Vette Club helped to promote was the show’s super cruise through downtown Valparaiso and into Chesterton on the Saturday evening of the show. Club members have driven cars for the show’s auction as well. They have helped with the car show and awards presentations.
Throughout the years, the Corvette has been used as an official pace car for the Indy 500 race in Indianapolis and some of the club members own some of these same pace cars.
Whether out cruising, driving to long distances destinations, entering car shows or just helping out at car shows, Valpo Vette Club members all share an avid interest in America’s #1 sports car, the Corvette.