Club History

The Corvette Club of Texas (CCT), which is one of the Friendliest Corvette Clubs in the Lone Star state celebrated their 65th Anniversary in 2023!

The club was established in October of 1958 when four Corvette owners/enthusiasts held the first organization meeting at Mohr Chevrolet in Dallas with a vision to form the best Corvette club in Texas history.  Joe Pike, the Chevrolet Director of Marketing, Jerry Kagay from the Mohr Chevrolet dealership in Dallas, and Corvette enthusiasts Ken Bradley and Virgil Stephens formed the bylaws and constitution and laid the groundwork for what would become one of the most admired and successful clubs in NCCC.

In 1959, the annual club membership dues were set at $5.00, Jerry Kagay became the first president, and Jeannette Bradley was the club’s first secretary.  Both Ken and Jeannette Bradley, Lifetime Charter Members, remained actively involved in CCT until Ken passed away several years ago.  In 1962, Friendly Chevrolet in Dallas became CCT’s official sponsor and has continued to support CCT throughout the years. By November of 1962, a CCT Board of Directors was formed, and the club had 67 members.

During the 60’s and 70’s, the club’s personality began to crystallize as they became known as a highly energetic and enthusiastic club focused on autocrosses, racing events, and social gatherings.  By 1965, the membership had grown to over 280 members! In 1969 brothers Donny and Keith Amendson became the first two CCT members in the Southwest Region to join NCCC. In 1971, CCT joined NCCC and hosted the first NCCC National Convention in Dallas in 1972.  By 1973, CCT was the third largest club in NCCC! Throughout the remainder of the ‘70’s and into the early ‘80’s, CCT won numerous awards and national recognition for their participation in NCCC. 

In 1983, the club celebrated its 25th anniversary by finishing first in the nation in NCCC points and won second place with their newsletter, The Corvetter, in the NCCC Newsletter contest.  The 80’s and 90’s were filled with road trips, parades, low speed autocrosses, racing events, and car shows.  In 1994, CCT participated in the first national caravan to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 

CCT’s presence on the internet was established in 1996:  During the past 65 years, CCT has continued to broaden the scope of their club’s interests to include supporting local charity organizations such as the Gill Children’s Charity and the Speedway Children’s Charity (SCC). For the past 25 years CCT members have adopted underprivileged children at Christmas. Members then purchase and gift wrap presents consisting of iPads, electric scooters, bicycles, clothing, shoes, etc.

Club members participate in SCC fundraisers by driving their Corvettes on the 1½ mile Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) racetrack and socializing in one of the CCT member’s TMS condos. During the year, you will find CCT members still enjoying a broad range and full calendar of interesting activities such as drives through the Hill Country, “Drive and Eat” social events, car shows, displaying their Corvettes at events, participating in 4th of July parades just to mention a few. CCT hosted one of the parties at the June 2008 NCCC Convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma and one of our members was the Concurs and People’s Choice chairperson at the 2018 NCCC convention hosted by the SWR in New Orleans.

CCT monthly meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of each month. Please check our website for meeting time and location. Visitors are welcome to share the experience, excitement, and enjoyment of Corvette ownership with The Corvette Club of Texas!

Continuing to Save the wave!

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