Corvettes of
   Hamilton


Club History

Corvettes of Hamilton was organized in October 1978. At the November, 1978 meeting, decisions were made concerning club patches and jackets. By May 1979, the jackets were ready!
In July 1979, we designed business cards and ordered club T-shirts, printed membership applications and secured Kihm Chevrolet as a sponsor and meeting site.
 
Some "FIRSTS"
   
First annual Vette Show, Middletown City Centre Mart, June 1979
First water activity/canoe trip July 1979
First car wash for charity, $2/car & Vettes Free! August 1979
First caravan to McDorman’s Corvette Show/Swap Meet September   1979
First homecoming parades October 1979

First Club Participation at a car show at Americana, July 1980
First yard sale August 1980
First fun rally November 1980
First binder for club history purchased November 1980

First incorporation registration & non-profit status with State of
  Ohio, 1981
First window decals for members February 1981
First Holiday Dinner December 1981
First PO Box 103 at $10/6months December 1981

First Open House at dealer & Charity Raffle, April 1982
First Brookville Lake activity/COH Picnic July 1982
First Bowling Green KY trip & display of club patch at Corvette plant
  September 1982
First Fire Prevention Parade October 1982

First progressive dinner February 1983

First joined National Council Corvette Clubs, Spring 1984
First weekend trip to Brown County Indiana Fall 1984

First Gatlinburg Vette Fest, October 1986

First time co-sponsor Fairfield Indian Summer Days Car Show June   1987

The 1990’s saw Corvettes of Hamilton at the Bowling Green NCM Grand Opening caravan, Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry & Crook & Chase TV Show,
Natural Bridge KY, Brookville Lake, and meetings at Pusch’s Restaurant.
For fun, there was a covered bridge tour, parades, a scavenger hunt, and lots of restaurants, and the ever-popular Valley Vineyards cookout! 
For the holidays, the club Vettes made an appearance at a local nursing home (along with an Easter Bunny), attended Hamilton’s 4th of July parade, attended Hamilton’s Labor Day weekend Dam Fest, and adopted a family as Santa’s helpers. 
And we won attendance awards at Friendship Days.

First White Elephant auction, February, 1994

First weekend trip to Longaberger Baskets June 2000

First COH website February 2001
First Toys for Tots Road Tour November 2001

First co-sponsoring of DARE Car Show at Butler Co. Fairgrounds, June   2002

First NCM Caravan Ohio Co-captains from COH - Darel & Carole, June   2003
First 50th Anniversary Corvette Celebration, Nashville, TN, June 2003
First "sister" club, Corvette Association of Hamilton, Ontario, August 2003
First attendance at Corvette Show at Ohio State Fair, August    2003
First 25th Anniversary Lapel Pin design, September 2003

First Weekend Get-together with our Sister Club from Canada, Ashtabula, OH, June 2004
First time membership hits 100, June 2004
First picnic & Cruise In at Lake Lorelei, September, 2004
First try at Go-Carting, December 2004

First time website total pages viewed hits 8000!!, January, 2005
First Cruise-In Alliance hosted by COH, Grand Victoria Casino, April   2005
First "Cruzin Under the Stars" Drive-In Movie charity event, May 2005
First time traveling to Niagara Falls, Canada for Sister Club weekend
  June, 2005
First "Tom & Jerry" Christmas Party, December 2005
First re-association with Rose Chevrolet, December 2005

First Sister Club Visit to Kentucky, Indiana, and Hamilton, Ohio!, June,   2006
First Proclamation by Mayors of Hamilton & Fairfield of "Corvette Days
  June 16-18, 2006"
First Somernites Cruise to Somerset, KY, August, 2006
First Cruise to MidAmerica Motorworks FunFest in Effingham, IL,
  September, 2006
First "Tom & Jerry" party compliments of Dale & Alta, December 2006

First Scenic Road Rallye LLC scavenger hunt, June, 2007
First caravan to Black Hills, SD Corvette Classic, July 2007
Honored West Side All-Stars with parade, September, 2007
Brown County Cruise September, 2007
First Tour the Troops cruise, Ft. Campbell, KY November, 2007

Updated NCM with new brick display & Flint wall brick, May, 2008
Rose Chevrolet 10K Heart Walk - Fitton Center, September, 2008
Cruise to Somernites, Somerset, KY, September, 2008
Celebrated 30th Anniversary with a party, October, 2008
LJ Charters Tour to Boggstown, IN for dinner & show, November, 2008

Games and Bingo at Chesteerwood Village clubhouse, March, 2009
Sister Club Trip to Geneva on the Lake, OH and
 tour of Molded Fiber Glass Co, Ashtabula, OH, June 2009
Hot August Cruise to Madison, IN, August 2009
15th Annniversary NCM Caravan to Bowling Green, KY, August, 2009
3rd Annual Car Show @ Whitewater Methodist Church in Harrison, OH,
September 2009
Tom & Jerry Holiday Party, December 2009

Started COH Facebook group February, 2010
Sister City trip to Nappanee IN and Auburn IN to tour auto museums,
  June 2010
American LeMans Race @ Mid-Ohio Racetrack in Lexington, OH, August 2010
Vets 'n Vettes @ NCM in Bowling Green,KY, November 2010


Maple Syrup Festival, Hueston Woods, Oxford March 2011
Bourbon Trail Tour - distillery tours, Shaker Village, and
   Keeneland April 2011
Round 8 - Sister City Trip to Dearborn, MI May 2011
Community Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 2011
Nascar Sprint Cup Race, Sparta, KY, May 2011
NCM Brick Unveiling – Bowling Green, KY, August 2011


Round 9 - Sister City Trip to Ohio Amish County, May 2012
LaComedia "Happy Days", June 2012
Woodward Dream Cruise, Detroit, MI, tours of Lingenfelter Collection, 
GM PBC and GM Heritage Center, August 2012
Tail of the Dragon, Smoky Mtns October 2012.
Visited Detroit Auto Show, January 2013
Toured Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 2013
Round 10 - Sister City trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake May 2013 
Visited NCM & Sinkhole & The Great Eight May 2014
Round 11 - Spring Fling with Sister Club - Holland, MI May 2014

 


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