EVENTS

Autocross, Rallyes, Cruises, Social Events, Holiday Parties

2024 Events

Autocross, Rallyes, Cruises and Social Events.

We will add to and update these as the summer approaches as well as when more info is available. Please keep checking back.

Our two autocrosses for 2024 are set as well as the GMCCA Car Show dates. Other events and cruises will be posted as we lock those dates in, in early 2024; so keep checking back!

Additional Events

Twin Cities & Area Events /
Autocross Calendar 2024

Schedule revised: April 12, 2024

NCCC MWR Events

COM is a member of the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC). As a member we are in the Midwest Region (MWR). Other clubs also host Rallyes, Concours Events and Autocross Events. Many of our member travel and run in the MWR points series by attending any number of these events in our region.

PLEASE NOTE
For 2024, our NCCC insurance allows hybrids but not EVs at our autocross events. Check with the eventmaster for possible changes to this restriction.

PLEASE NOTE
Non-NCCC members are not covered by NCCC insurance. This includes all of our COM events. Become a member and be covered at any of our local, regional and national NCCC events.

NCCC Midwest Events Calendar; updated 5 March 2024

COM Cruises

This year COM will be hosting two cruises. These are open to Club members and others, and no restrictions on the make of vehicles. Each will start near a McDonald’s, include interesting stops, and end at a bar/restaurant near the starting location. Routes will be roughly 100-120 miles, and each will last about 4 hours, including the stops at destinations along the way. We are asking for a $5 per car donation to cover costs of route set-up and printing. Participants will sign waivers and get Route Directions at the start. These are Cruises/Caravans, and are not competitive events. Flyers for each will be posted below.

GMCCA 2023

GMCCA Car Show

MN State Fair Grounds

Sunday, June 2, 2024

From 8am to 2pm. All GM Car / Truck Show and Swap Meet

Spectator Gates open at 8am.
General Admission: $10/Adult
Children under 12: FREE
More info on flyer and at www.gmcca.com

2023 Event Photos

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Super Sunday Autocross

Dakota County Technical College

June 23, 2024

Dakota County Technical College
Rosemount, MN
(3 miles east of Rosemount, MN 55068 on Cty Rd. 42)

Pre-Registration at motorsportreg.com (Opens 30 days prior to event)

REGISTRATION 08:00-09:00
TECH 08:00-09:15
DRIVER’S MTG 9:30
FIRST CAR OUT 10:00

Local rules and classes apply
Limited to first 100 Drivers
No Open Exhausts
No Go-Karts Allowed
M or SA Snell Helmets Req. (less than 10 years old)
Pre-registration on-line only; no registration at event

For 2023, our NCCC insurance allows hybrids but not EVs at our autocross events. (check with event master for possible changes to this restriction)
Non-NCCC members are not covered by NCCC insurance.

For more information contact: Wally Mahlum at 952-431-0630 or Don Gettinger at 651-439-6997

Event Flyer to come

Course Map available to event

Events Gallery has photos from the 2023 event!

Event Flyer

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COM Summer Cruise - Saturday, July 27

Cruise to St. Cloud area, and Munsinger Gardens

July 27, 2024 – Saturday

We’re planning a combined Summer Cruise and Picnic for July 27. Here’s the pertinent information. We hope you’ll be able to join us. This is open to everyone–club members and families, plus any others who want to attend. We’re asking for a $5 donation per vehicle to cover the cost of printing and checking out the route.

1-Sign Waivers and receive Route Instructions at 9:30 am, and leave from the Fridley McDonald’s at 286 57th Ave. NE in Fridley (just NW of the University and 694 interchange, off University Ave.) around 10:00. Arrive before 9:30 if you want to have coffee or breakfast inside.

2-Caravan to St. Cloud, and the Munsinger and Clemens Gardens, on the east shore of the Mississippi (just west of the St. Cloud Minnesota Department of Corrections Facility). The Gardens started around 1915, and were developed as an FDR WPA project in 1930’s. There are around 20 acres total, with lots of beautiful walks, ponds, thousands of flowers including rose gardens, etc., tables to sit and rest, and a couple of buildings. Lots of great photo ops. Free admission, and plenty of on-street free parking adjacent to the Gardens. An estimated 350,000 visitors come to the Gardens each year. We’ll spend an hour or a bit more. Leave around noon. Note-I’ve been there, and in the summer this should be a beautiful spot!

3-Then a quick stop at a Lincoln General Stop Deli and Grill about 6 blocks away, in a Casey’s Station for those who want to pick up food for the picnic stop, or bring your own.. From there, about a 5 minute drive down Hwy 10 to the Minnesota Welcome Center, very close to the Minnesota. Highway Safety Center. Back in our NCCC event days at St. Cloud, we went there once for post-event pizza. Lots of parking, rest rooms, picnic tables, plus brochures for places to visit in Minnesota, etc. We’ll have a club and friends picnic at this location, and relax for an hour or so. Again free parking, and no cost for the facility.

4-We’ll plan to leave around 1:00, and for those interested make a stop at the Ellingson Motorcars Museum in Rogers. They have about 100 classic cars and some memorabilia in what many years ago was the Ellingson Car Museum. Now it’s a combination of their own cars, and some consignment cars, with primarily classic and muscle cars. Cost of visiting there and seeing the cars inside is listed at $10 for adults. Times listed on their sites are 10:00 am to 4:00. Plan to spend an hour or so there. This could be an option for those who wish to see the facility, and will pay the fee.

5-From there, return via I-94 to Twin Cities on your own.

Don Gettinger
Your COM Governor and Cruise Director

ph 651-439-6997; e-mail gettvett@yahoo.com

Meet 9:30am: meet to sign waivers and get route directions
Cost: $5 per car
Driver’s Mtg: 9:45am
Departure: 10:00am

Event Slide Show from 2023

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Super Sunday Autocross II

Dakota County Technical College

August 18, 2024

Dakota County Technical College
Rosemount, MN
(3 miles east of Rosemount, MN 55068 on Cty Rd. 42)

Pre-Registration at motorsportreg.com (Opens 30 days prior to event)

REGISTRATION 08:00-09:00
TECH 08:00-09:15
DRIVER’S MTG 9:30
FIRST CAR OUT 10:00

Local rules and classes apply
Limited to first 100 Drivers
No Open Exhausts
No Go-Karts Allowed
M or SA Snell Helmets Req. (less than 10 years old)
Pre-registration on-line only; no registration at event

For 2023, our NCCC insurance allows hybrids but not EVs at our autocross events. (check with event master for possible changes to this restriction)
Non-NCCC members are not covered by NCCC insurance.

For more information contact: Wally Mahlum at 952-431-0630 or Don Gettinger at 651-439-6997

 Course Map
2023 Event Photos

Event Flyer

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COM Fall Color Cruise - Saturday, October 19

Saturday, October 19, 2024

We’ll also have our Annual COM Fall Colors Cruise on Oct. 19. This year we’ll be leaving from the McDonald’s in Cottage Grove, and driving on scenic roads from there to the Lark Toy Store in Kellogg, Mn. Thousands of toys from around the world, a carousel ride, mini-golf, lots of displays of toys from your childhood, a petting zoo, full snack shop, thousands of puzzles, Free admission, and lots of parking. This will include a drive through beautiful bluff country and along the Mississippi. Depending on availability, we may also include a stop in Winona at the Redlinger Auto Museum. On the return trip, we’ll make a stop for an afternoon lunch, tentatively at King’s Place Bar and Grille in Meisville. Check our website, for more information and a flyer as we get closer to the date, and also the Fall/Winter Checkered Flag for more information.

Meet: 8:30am to sign waivers and get route directions
Driver’s Mtg: 8:45am
Departure: 9:00am

For more information contact: Don Gettinger at 651-439-6997

See Events Gallery page for a slide show of last years super cruise!

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Holiday Party

Hanna's Festive Super Holiday Party

December 16, 2023
5:00 p.m. Cocktails; 6:00 p.m. Dinner
@ Jan and Shawn Hanna’s House
7402 75th Circle N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

COM Holiday Party, December 16, at Hanna’s
Shawn and Jan Hanna hosted our annual Holiday Party at their home again this year. Very festive decorating throughout their home really added to the Holiday atmosphere. There were no complaints about the lack of snow, or the comfortable temperatures outside this year, which made getting there an easy trip for everyone. Read More on our Events Gallery page.

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COM ANNUAL LUNCHEON/BANQUET

Fireside Restaurant (Warming House Room)

Saturday, April 20, 2024 • NEW Date!
Noon to 3:00 PM

Fireside Restaurant (Warming House Room)
3410 150th St W, Rosemount, MN 55068

The restaurant is in a small strip mall on the south side of County Road 42. We will be able to order off the menu with separate checks and no charge for the room .

Please RSVP to Shawn or Jan Hanna by January 8th, in person or via telephone or e-mail.

Shawn (763) 425-6550 | Z06fastssh@comcast.net
Jan (612) 237-4174 | dogmomindy@gmail.com

For a preview of the menu and/or directions on the internet, go to:
firesiderestaurantmn.com. Phone: (651) 344-7651

This annual awards banquet is being pushed from January 2024 to April, due to schedules and snow bird vacations! We hope you will join us for fun and friendship, as well as annual awards and door prizes!