April 20 2019 Drive to Kohl's Ranch in Payson for lunch - WeKoPa Resort to Kohl's Ranch in Payson
April 20, 2019, dawned a beautiful day just perfect for a drive in a Corvette. We met at We Ko Pa Resort on the Beeline Highway to begin our adventure to Kohl’s Ranch located 17 miles East of Payson just below the Mogollon Rim. Eighteen Corvettes and two non-Corvettes met in the parking lot for the 70 mile drive. We were joined by one more member driving a Corvette in Payson so it was a great turnout. The tall pine trees, cool mountain air, clear blue skies, and the log buildings of the old “ranch” only added to the atmosphere. Thirty nine Corvette aficionados sat together in the dining room talking about what else!! Corvettes!
March 8 2019 Chapter Flight Judging Event - Barrett-Jackson Showroom
On March 8 and 9th, the Arizona NCRS Chapter held a very successful 2019 Spring Judging School and Judging Meet. On March 8th, the Judging School was attended by twenty one members with a lively discussion regarding Judging Etiquette – Do’s and Don’ts which was very apropos to the Judging Event the following day. Seven cars were Flight Judged, 5 were awarded Top Flight and 2 were awarded Second Flight. The area in front of the Barrett-Jackson facility was full of very nice Corvettes, see pictures.
December 9 2018 Social Gathering - Casino Arizona in Scottsdale
We had 74 attendees, gifts in the form of gift cards, folding chairs, fire extinguishers, boxes of cookies, and other items for every attendee plus tickets to the Barrett-Jackson for 8 couples. The centerpieces were given to the person at the table who had the next birthday and the person who most recently had a birthday. There were 24 centerpieces, 2 per table.
October 20 2018 Judging Event - Barrett Jackson Showroom
On October 20, the Arizona NCRS Chapter held a very successful Fall Judging Meet. Six cars were Flight Judged with 5 receiving Top Flight and 1 receiving Second Flight. We also had on display a Duntov Award car, a 2 Star Bowtie car, and several sportsman cars. The area in front of the Barrett-Jackson facility was full of very nice Corvettes.
September 22 2018 Chapter Meeting, Tech Session and Parts Exchange - Van Chevrolet
On Saturday, September 22, the Chapter held a "TECH SESSION" on the Rochester fuel injection system at Van Chevrolet. John Marsh, the Chapter "expert" on this topic, led the discussion. What a complex system! After a short Chapter meeting, the chapter hosted a "parts exchange" where members were able to sell some of their un-used Corvette parts. A great time was had by all!
July 15 2018 2018 National Event - Las Vegas, NV
The AZ NCRS Chapter was well represented at the recent NCRS National Convention in Las Vegas in July, 2018. The Chapter received its 12th consecutive TOP FLIGHT award. This award is presented annually recognizing the top performing chapters in NCRS.The Chapter was also recognized as a 'Diamond' level supporter of the NCRS Educational Foundation.
Follow this link for a full slideshow of the event.
June 16 2018 Judging School - Barrett Jackson Showroom
On June 16, the Arizona Chapter held a chapter meeting and judging school discussing usage of CDCIF on a 1969 Corvette. The judging school was held at the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom in Scottsdale. Even though the day started with the first major rain of 2018, the school was well attended by 21 members. At the chapter meeting, Dave Talley thanked Pete Bergmann for the years of service as the Chapter Judging Chairman and announced Pete’s replacement – Gary Craig. After the chapter meeting, the members then spread around the 69 Shark and table with representative parts and discussed the various seeded fault items that were presented.
This was followed by a very good discussion on the usage of CDCIF on the presented items as compared to how they were scored at the 2015 Arizona Regional. The discussions were lively and everyone looked like they enjoyed the school.
May 16 2018 Arizona Regional Judging Meet - We-Ko-Pa Resort
The 2018 Arizona Regional was held May 16-19 at the We-Ko-Pa resort in Fountain Hills, Arizona and was a huge success. Everyone loved the welcome reception dinner on Thursday night (lots of good food and drinks) and the all-you-can-eat $10 lobster dinner on Friday night. There were 172 families and 62 Corvettes that attended the Regional. The weather was good, not too hot, less than 100 degrees… we’ll take it!
Garry Mion and his crew made the job of pushing the cars in and out of the We-Ko-Pa ballroom look easy. There was no backup of cars at the entry ramp and after the judging was complete, the Ballroom was cleared in only 34 minutes with plenty of time to setup for the awards banquet.
We could not have had such a successful Regional without our volunteers at registration and photos as well as the fabulous Tabulators. Oh, and of course, we couldn’t have a Regional without all of our judging teams and team leaders. Thank you all for your time and efforts. We had 6 of 7 cars pass the dreaded Performance Verification test. Friday and Saturday were busy days with 25 cars judged on Friday and 14 cars judged on Saturday.
We were well represented by Arizona Chapter members at this Regional with 18 Corvettes entered.
October 21 2017 Fall Chapter Judging Event - Scottsdale AZ
On Saturday, October 21, 2017 the AZ Chapter held its Fall Judging Event at the Barrett-Jackson showroom facility in Scottsdale Arizona. The event hosted 6 Flight Judged cars and 7 Sportsman Display cars. 44 chapter members were in attendance and the event was a great success!
September 16 2017 Vintage Sun Distributor Machines Demo - Gilbert AZ
On Saturday September 16, 2017 the AZ NCRS chapter held a tech session at Garry Mion's garage in Gilbert. Garry conducted the session, demonstrating the use of his two "vintage" SUN distributor/timing machines in setting the points on a single and a dual point distributor. 23 chapter members were in attendance for a very interesting session!
July 9 2017 Arizona Chapter at the National Convention - San Antonio TX
The AZ Chapter was well represented at this year's NCRS National Convention in San Antonio with 25 members in attendance. The Chapter, once again, won a 2016 "Top Flight" award for its level of activities making it one of the best NCRS Chapters in the country. The members attending also won recognition as new Duntov award winners, Master Judges, "300 Level" Master Judge and Founder Award recipient. Overall, the chapter distinguished itself at this event.
June 17 2017 Flight Judging Unrestored, Original Corvettes
It seems that the majority of Corvettes we typically encounter during Flight Judging have undergone some degree of restoration from "mild" to "body-off/extensive". We are usually dealing with new paint, shiny replacement parts and glistening chrome. The judging process is fairly straight-forward in these situations. However, if we encounter an unrestored original car, Flight Judging can become more challenging especially in assessing the aspects of "condition". Garry Mion will be hosting this judging school with input from Pete Bergmann and Gary Craig. He will be using his original, 2-Star 1966 roadster as the discussion example for this session.
April 29 2017 Road Tour to Payson
We had 25 people in attendance, 13 Corvettes and a few folks driving non-Corvette "modern iron". The C2's led the procession of Corvettes up AZ Highway 87 followed by the newer models with the C7's bringing up the rear..... There were a lot of smiles and "thumbs up" from the people we passed as we tooled up the 60 miles to the Buffalo Chip cafe in Payson. Everyone made it - no breakdowns, no over-heating and no drama.... just nice, easy cruising. The food and the service at the Buffalo Chip was really good. Rumor has it that the Bison Burgers were outstanding. Thanks to JR Richards for taking the time to organize this!
March 25 2017 Spring Chapter Judging Event - Scottsdale AZ
On Saturday, March 25th the Chapter held its Spring Judging event for the first time at the Barrett-Jackson Showroom in Scottsdale. The event was a great success! There were five Flight Judged cars and six Sportsmen vehicles on display. Fifty-one chapter members were in attendance. The location is convenient to much of our membership prompting the strong turnout for the event. We had great weather, great cars, great food and a great time was had "by all"....!
December 11 2016 Holiday Brunch and Annual Meeting - Scottsdale AZ
Some scenes from the 2016 Holiday Brunch and Annual Meeting. 45 members in attendance and a great time was had by all! The Chapter also collected food donations for a Scottsdale-area food pantry. Over 100 items of non-perishable food was collected from the membership.
October 8 2016 Chapter Judging Event - Surprize AZ
Sands Chevrolet Fall Judging event October 8th 2016.