On September 16, 1971, ten Corvette owners met at Clark Howey and Bill DeFreese’s residence in Lafayette, Indiana for the purpose of forming a Corvette club in the Lafayette area. Two of the original charter members continue their membership in the club to this date. There are presently 82 members in our club and growing. Our club has been active in the local community participating in parades, making donations to several local charities, high-school homecoming events, spontaneous road trips and conducting our own NCCC sanctioned concours, rallyes, and speed events. We have at least one social event monthly where we drive our cars to different locations around Indiana to enjoy each other’s company and enjoy the menus of the establishments. In the fall of 2019, our club travelled to the Corvette Museum, tackled the Tail of the Dragon in the Smoky Mountains and toured the Gatlinburg, TN area.
We have teamed up with Star City Corvette Club to host Vettes for Vets since 2011. We have had as many as 150 Corvettes from around Indiana and other states participate in this event held at the Indiana Veterans Home in West Lafayette, Indiana. In 2019, we donated over $7,500 and 11 laundry carts of donations to the veterans residing at the Indiana Veterans Home along with greatly needed supplies for the veterans.
Our club member, Don Findlay, won the NCCC national title in 1972. Another member of our club, John “Critter” Osborn was the editor of Blue Bars magazine from 1984-1998.
Corvette people are the greatest and most fun people to be around! Our members have made lifelong friends with one another and started new families with second and third generations taking the club to the next level.