Cascade Corvette Club celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2014.
Cascade Corvette Club split from Capitol Corvette Club of Salem in 1964 because of the number of members from the southern Willamette Valley. When CCC was formed and incorporated as a non-profit organization, meetings were held at Lew Williams Chevrolet. Some years later Joe Romania took over the dealership (1980-1981) and permitted CCC to continue to hold meetings at the dealership. When Kendall Auto Group took over from Romania Chevrolet, they
continued to be our sponsor.
CCC as a non-profit organization collects dues, sells club-related items (such as t-shirts), and holds fundraisers for the many charities it has supported over the years. Some of those charities include Meals on Wheels, Ronald McDonald House, Greenhill, Relief Nursery of Eugene and Cottage Grove, South Lane Family Resource Center, Toys for Tots, National Corvette Museum, backpack and school supplies for foster kids (through CASA), Adopt-A-Highway north of Jerry’s for two miles on the east and west side of Hwy. 99, Bags of Love, Veterans Legacy, and various fundraisers held at Papa’s Pizza. We have held several events in Cottage Grove called Corvettes in the Park with the profits going to local causes.
Our members come from many walks of life but met because of their love of the great American sports car, the Corvette. Gatherings for members have included tours -- to wineries, the coast, museums, to other car-related events, and general sightseeing. Members of CCC have attended several of the National Corvette Museum sponsored Caravans that travel to Bowling Green, KY, the home of the Museum and the GM Corvette Assembly Plant.
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