Our monthly club meetings are held at 7:30pm on the last
Wednesday of each month at the Beenleigh Tavern, 114 distillery Rd,
Beenleigh, QLD 4207. Check our event calendar for exact
The bistro serves delicious pub meals and our private room is
spacious and well appointed.
Our 2017 AGM was held after the August club meeting with all
committee and delegate positions open for renomination.
The successful candidates are:
President: Glenn Miller
Vice President & Events Co-ordinator: Stephen Ellis
Secretary: Elaine Lamont
Treasurer: Vicki Hewitt
Editor: Ray Newell
Merchandiser: Jayne Miller
Fund Raiser: Sue Webro
Website Co-ordinator: Uwe Buechi
Please support these
members who have volunteered to take-on roles and
responsibilities so that we all may benefit from continuing to
be part of this exciting club.
Volunteering your time, efforts and credibility as an event
leader can be a very rewarding experience and many of us certainly
appreciate that some runs are simple to co-ordinate while others
can be more complicated. Often, the level of complication
is within our own control and you'll find that with a little
planning and sometimes assistance from fellow members, even the
most difficult event can appear to have run itself.
We all think about evens as requiring prior planning, attention
during but few give thought to follow-up after. It's often
follow-up that encourages members who missed out to participate
on future occasions while serving as a fond reminder of a great
day to those who attended.
Follow-up can be as simple as emailing a brief summary of the
event along with a handful of photos to the club editor, events
co-ordinator and website co-ordinator. These members have
accepted the responsibility of serving the club as communicators
and cannot fulfil this role without your support. In-fact,
contributions from all event participants are always welcome,
even if this is just a few photos.
We can't all take the position of "someone else will do it," and
at present we seem to be suffering from a lack of event
follow-up and unfortunately, the website has suffered as a
result. We all look forward to seeing photos of fellow
members and their cars and reading about the day. Please
feel welcome to share your photos and thoughts when you next
attend a club event so members and our greater internet
can appreciate the wonderful people, beautiful scenery and
exciting Corvettes that we've been blessed to share.
Logan House Fire Support Network
Louie & Christine from the Logan House Fire Support Network were
guests at our December Meeting and spoke about a number of very
important topics including the need to check your household
Louie is very passionate about protecting lives and is
instrumental in the process of introducing changes to State
Legislation that will see an end to the use unsafe Ionisation
units and the mandated use of Photo Electric Smoke Detectors in
Queensland and Australian homes.
Louie & Christine asked all attendees to check their smoke
detectors and replace any ionisation units with photo electric
detectors as a matter of urgency. If you're unsure, open
the unit and look for a radiation symbol which identifies the
Please visit the website and consider donating to this worthy
cause and please up-date your smoke detectors.
New members (and old members) are encouraged to email a recent
photo of their Vette and membership details along with any other
facts they would like to see posted on the members page or
printed in a Vetteletter issue. Of-course, existing
members are always welcome to email up-dated photos or details
at any time.
Photos can be sent to UB for the website by clicking on the
parking sign for a convenient email link.
Special thanks to our members for sharing the following very
This is one of the most interesting videos I've watched in a
Corvette Engine plant for 2015 LT4 6.2 Litre made by robots at
Lingenfelter Corvette Collection
Interview with Rick Hendricks and a tour of his Private Car
Bill Mullis, Corvette Collection
The first video takes us to Texas where a team from Hennessey
Corvette attempt to reach 200mph in a C7 Vette. 5 minute
This video takes us into the private car collection of Rick
Hendrick. 6 minute duration
Do you need to up-date your Club wardrobe?
Searching for a special Christmas gift for the person who has
everything? Look no further, Jayne has a great range of Club
Polo's, Spray Jackets and Vests in popular sizes. Give
call on 0403 261 300 or catch up at our Club meetings.
Members are reminded that
memberships are now
and must be paid directly to the Club Treasurer, returned by
post or direct deposited into the club account. If direct
depositing, please include your name as a reference and phone or
email the Club Treasurer advising of your payment.
Suncorp BSB: 484 799 / Acc No. 001670655
Members failing to renew their membership will not receive
copies of the Vetteletter Magazine and those enjoying Special
Interest Vehicle Registration will be in breach of the rules and
regulations pertaining to this scheme. Please renew ASAP.
Please be warned, the State Government is cracking down on Club
Registrations (Special Interest Vehicles) due to a perception
that some members of the community are abusing this very
welcomed scheme. QCC members utilising Special Interest Vehicle
Registration are reminded to visit the Queensland Government
link or collect a brochure from their local Qld Transport Office
and read, understand and comply with the current rules.
Due to the large number of members now seeking concessional
registration, the Committee has decided to make the following
changes to how such requests will be handled.
Cars that are already registered, or able to be transported, can
now make an appointment for a free inspection with either:
Southside, Peter Turner 0409 003 300 or Northside, Kevin
Silk 0418 722 987.
Corvette owners who require a home or workshop on-site visit
will be asked to donate $50 to the Qld Corvette Club.
This brings us into line with the current practice of other car
clubs in the region
Don't forget to visit our QCC Honour Board.
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QCC members are understandably proud of their 20 year
association with Camp Quality
We continue our exclusive offer from Jimmy Gamble, proprietor of
"bolts nuts screws on-line," for members of the Queensland
Corvette Club to receive a 20% discount across his enormous
range of fasteners.
Don't forget our Special Members Only Deals page
Items of Vette
Please email the website co-ordinator with the details of
Corvette related items that other might be interested in seeing
and sharing a laugh with.
Sally found this great site that make beautiful posters and
display boards of your pride and joy. Looks very good and
quite reasonably priced too.
Ernie's forwarded an interesting link for C3 owners, who at some
stage of their ownership, will have to give thought to repairing
the clock in their Vette.
When you check it out, scroll to the bottom of the page and
click on "tips main page" for more handy C3 & C5 maintenance
Members looking for hard to find glass for their pride and joy
should contact Ralph with their details.
National Corvette Museum C5 / C6 Build Sheets
If you own a 02 - 10 Corvette, you'll be pleased to know the
National Corvette Museum recently received an additional 85,000
original build sheets from the Bowling Green Assembly Plant.
Each build sheet went down the line with it's corresponding
Corvette while the car was being assembled. Some still
have masking tape on them while others show pen markings by
assembly line workers, grease, dirt or even footprints from when
they were discarded after vehicle assembly.
In total, NCM has approximately 185,000 original build sheets in
it's possession. Purchase price is $40 each for NCM
members and $50 for non-members.
For more information, contact the Museum's Library and Archives
or check the NCM website
Is your vehicle registered under Qld Transport's
Special Interest Vehicle Scheme?
utilising this great scheme are reminded to maintain their
knowledge of changing vehicle usage and club membership
requirements. Details are available from Queensland
Transport Offices or their website.
"Failure to comply
with the conditions of the SIVS
is an offence and serious consequences may apply."
All QCC members driving SIVS Vettes are urged to familiarise
themselves with the regulations by clicking on this link.
take the time to visit our QCC Sites of Interest page.
This can be found by clicking on Links and then choosing Other,
or by clicking on the chequered flags.
If you are a QCC member, have a permanent
commercial website and would like it added to this page, please
send our website co-ordinator a brief spiel and your web
There's no charge for including sites of
interest - this is a service to our members.
Alternate Motoring Events
Members and visitors are reminded to
regularly check our Auto Happenings Page and use the link to
Pinky's for information on all things Automotive in Queensland
and Australia for that matter. I'm constantly astounded by
the number and quality of events happening in Queensland.
Members are welcome to volunteer as leader for any of these
events, in conjunction with our Events Co-ordinator to plan an
official QCC run. Who knows, it's quite likely other
members will share your passion, so step up and plan a run in
The items on this page are included for the purpose of
maintaining and encouraging club communication and fostering
friendships. Any unintentional insults or errors are regretted and
will be addressed upon contacting the web site co-ordinator.
Intended insults and errors shall remain for the enjoyment of all.
Contributions to the News section of the website are always
welcome. Please email the website co-ordinator with your info &