(San Antonio, Houston, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Victoria, McAllen)
Attention Corvette Enthusiasts:
Get ready for the 2019 caravan!! If you did not go to the 20th National Corvette Museum Anniversary in 2014, please don’t miss the 25th Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum in 2019. This will be a milestone event in National Corvette Museum’s history.
Mark your calendars for August 27 – September 1, 2019.
Hello, I’m Rick Creekmore and I’ll be heading up the August 2019 National Corvette Museum (NCM) Southern Texas Corvette Caravan! Here’s your chance to join other Corvette enthusiasts from Southern Texas for the 25th Anniversary of the NCM by participating in the 2019 Corvette Caravan. We will have exciting events planned along the way!
My wife, Cheri, and I went to the 20th Anniversary NCM caravan and had a super time. We also led a group of Texas Corvette Association members from the San Antonio area back to the NCM in 2015 for another fun filled road trip. I’m a retired Air Force Colonel who just loves to be with other corvette people. We have a 1964 silver corvette convertible, which we drove 1,000 miles on the 2014 trip to the NCM, and a 2011 black corvette convertible.
Captain Rick Creekmore and wife Cheri
Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2019southerntexascaptain/
Tentative schedule of events for the 25th Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum
Day 1 – August 27th
The initial plan is to form two caravans, one near San Antonio and the other near Houston, the morning of August 27th and travel to Little Rock Arkansas to stay the evening. We have 170 rooms booked for our two caravans at Four Points by Sheraton near I-630 in Little Rock. The Southern Texas Caravan and the Arkansas Corvette Caravan, will have an early evening event with food and beverages at Bales Chevrolet, very close to the hotel, then back to the Sheraton for a social.
Day 2 – August 28th
The combined caravan will depart, with a police escort, from the Four Points and travel to Bowling Green Kentucky.
Day 3-5 – August 29-August 31
This will be your opportunity to see the museum, go on daily driving tours to caves, distilleries, and other things the Museum has planned. There will also be tours available at the Corvette factory right across the street as well as hot laps and touring laps on the motorsports park.
We will have exciting and fun events during our four days at the NCM and Bowling Green.
Note: for the trip home, everyone is on their own but if someone would like to set up a tour back please let me know – we will advertise these tours to the Southern Texas members.
The Southern Texas Team
Several volunteers will be working with us to make this a fun and memorable trip. From the Houston, Beaumont-Port Arthur Area your Leader is Suzanne Ansley. Suzanne will be coordinating events and is heading up the Houston area Day 1 caravan.
Gary Blum is our sponsor chair (we need to raise a few thousand dollars – business card ads in the route book etc. to help defray the cost for the book and the other trip items).
Terri Butler will be our lead in preparing the route book, Flyers, etc.
Maureen Pisano is our Social Director – you have to have fun on a road trip! She will do a great job. br>
Lyn Blum is our recording secretary insuring records are kept to monitor our progress
Cheri Creekmore is our hotel manager
My wife, Cheri, is locating our lodging – besides the rooms in Little Rock she will be booking around 70 rooms in or near Bowling Green for the San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Victoria and McAllen group. Cheri has already booked another 100 rooms at the Comfort Inn (40 rooms), Days Inn (40 rooms) and Four Seasons Country Inn (20 rooms), I-65 exit 43 to Glasgow KY for the Houston, Beaumont-Port Arthur area group. We will be compiling all this and much more into a Route Book that will be available to registered participants in the spring of 2019..
If you would like to volunteer to help me in this venture, contact me as soon as possible. We will also be looking for sponsors to help defray some of the costs.
Registration for NCM 25th Anniversary will open in Spring, 2018.
Sign Up: If you are interested in joining our caravan please sign up at your local Corvette Club (sign up sheets will be available soon). You can also email Rick Creekmore if you live near the San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Victoria and McAllen area; or email Suzanne Ansley if you reside near the Houston, Beaumont-Port Arthur area.
Send check payable to:
141 Persia Dr.
Universal City, TX 78148
Please help us keep costs to a minimum. If you know of a local business in your area that would benefit from advertising their businesses in our Corvette Caravan Route Book, or on this website, please email Gary Blum. Your local Corvette Clubs are also welcome to advertise or you may also place a personal Ad in our Route Book. What better way for a business to reach this large and passionate group of consumers, The Corvette Enthusiast, than by advertising with us. Personal sponsorships are also very much welcomed and appreciated.
Super news!! Eckler’s Corvette Auto Parts based in Florida has agreed to be our primary sponsor. Eckler’s will be purchasing for our caravan members T-Shirts and Polo Shirts which we will sell beginning early in 2018. Our team is now designing these shirts with Southern Texas Caravan Themes.
Banners are popular and a great way for a business or club to show their support for the caravan. Banners are 3′ x 10′ on canvas with brass grommets for displaying. They can be printed with the business or club logo and signed by participants. Contact Gary Blum for information on pricing.