history

COM was formed in 1960 by a small group of Corvette owners and enthusiasts. From the beginning, the only requirement for member has been an enthusiastic interest in Corvettes. Early events included rallies and autocrosses. Most COM members are current or former Corvette owners.

 

The 1970's and 1980's saw the club grow to well over one hundred members. Many became active racing drivers and track staff at Brainerd International Raceway. Former COM member Jerry Hansen captured a record 27 national SCCA Championships, as well as being a top runner in the Trans Am, Can Am, and Continental Series. At one point four COM members were driving in the Trans-Am Series. COM began a long-time relationship with the Minnesota Air National Guard in 1973, putting on the largest autocross in the Twin Cities for many years until the 9/11 events and national security concerns ended access to the Twin Cities Airport location. During this period COM sponsored many autocross, rally, and concours events.

 

The 1990's and 2000's have seen COM membership stable at about fifty members, including some who have been with the club since the opening years. Current events include Met Council and NCCC autocross events, the all-GM car show held every June at the State Fairgrounds, an NCCC Rally late in the summer, and social events such as a holiday party, annual banquet, and participation with other Corvette clubs in a winter Chili Challenge. Many members also participate in a variety of autocross, rally, concours or car shows, and Corvette Cruise events throughout the Midwest, and attend races at Brainerd, Road America, and other tracks across the country. Corvettes currently owned by members range from the C1 to the latest C6, and all series in between.

 

Corvettes of Minnesota has been a member of the Metropolitan Council of Sports Car Clubs since the early days of the organization, and of the National Council of Corvette Clubs for over twenty years. NCCC offers well over a hundred events in the Minnesota-Wisconsin-Illinois Midwest Region. Two COM members have earned the annual top competition points award out of over 2000 Region members, and many have earned championships in Regional and National NCCC events.

 

COM contributed in past years to the Minnesota Parkinson Foundation and currently contributes to the Can Do Canines, and the NCCC raises funds nationally for the National Kidney Foundation.

 

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