WELCOME TO SOVETTE.COM
Welcome to SOVette.com – the website for the Southern Oregon Corvette Association (SOCA).
Whether you are a Corvette enthusiast who … grew up with the first-generation Corvettes from 1953 to 1982 … are a fan of the next generation redesigns from 1984 to 2004 … or get excited by the latest generations from 2005 to the present day … you are always welcome to join us at SOCA.
For nearly five decades, SOCA has brought together fans of Corvettes - people who wanted to drive together, socialize together, and participate in local, statewide, and out-of-state Corvette car shows, “show ‘n’ shines,” parades, and Corvette-related events.
“Back in the old days” the founding SOCA members used to see Corvettes drive by and follow the Corvette owners’ homes to tell them about the club.
Sometimes a card left on the windscreen of a parked Corvette brought new members to a club drive through scenic southern Oregon, to a monthly dinner at a local restaurant, or to the SOCA monthly members’ business meeting. We may come from hundreds of different backgrounds, but we all have a common enthusiasm for Corvettes.
Charitable giving back to our community has also been a common interest among SOCA members. The SOCA “Corvette Weekend” has been a bi-annual three-day summer car show, jetboat excursion, and charity breakfast, which has generated thousands of dollars for local charities. Corvette enthusiasts attending past Corvette Weekends – folks coming from Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, and even as far away as Arkansas – have helped SOCA support charities for children with cancer, and children with therapeutic needs.
For photos and information about our latest activities, continue to scroll down this page.
Check out the About SOCA tab for more about the club, the Events tab for our monthly schedule of activities, the Gallery tab for photos of SOCA members having fun, and the Newsletter tab for past copies of our monthly newsletter.
We welcome you again to SOVette.com, and we invite you to check out the Southern Oregon Corvette Association – we hope you like what you see, and …
VETERANS DAY PARADE IN ROSEBURG
SOCA received an invitation from Timberland Corvette Club in Roseburg Oregon to participate in their Veteran's Day Parade.
A group of members from SOCA left Corvette Bar & Grill @ 7:30 AM to participate in the parade.
We had great participation from Timberland & Southern Oregon Corvette Clubs coming together in support of our Veterans.
The community came out in great support of the Veteran's that have served our country. Everyone had a great time & best of all it didn't rain.
Thank you Timberland Corvette Club for the invitation.
Let’s do it again.
31ST ANNUAL SEA CRUISE
The location for this great annual event was Crescent City along near the beautiful coastline of Northern California. Our 12 members made the trek over to the coast too represent our club.
Of course, our club had some outstanding winners.
John Castle First Place 1953-1967 Corvette Stock Category
Dan Calvert Second Place 1968 -2023 Stock Category
Scott and Lisa Tannehill First Place 1984-2023 Modified Corvette
A big congratulations to each of you for being winners in these classes.
A big congratulations is due too each of our Raffle Prize Winners
Lisa Tannehill was happy when she was announced the winning ticket of the 50/50 drawing of $250.00!
John Castle won a couple of Raffle Prizes in addition to First Place Trophy for his car.
Robin Miranda scored a 40 inch color TV for having that one winning ticket.
A big shout out to each and every one of you who participated in this annual event.
Write up by Elaine Ellis
1ST ANNUAL CORVETTE SHOW WITH GRANTS PASS AUTOMOTIVE
Southern Oregon Corvette Association had a fabulous turn out on a beautiful sunny day.
Grants Pass Automotive Dealership on 7th street formerly known as Jim Sigel Chevrolet, hosted our event.
80 Corvettes participated in the show.
Entry fee into the event was a $25.00 raffle prize.
C1: John Castle
C2: James Johnson
C3: Will Howard
C4: Florin Baldridge
C5: Dave Wills
C6: Dan Calvert
C7: Stan Czerniak
C8: Darrell Miller
GP Automotive/Chevrolet Sponsor Award:
Russ Robinson for his Red 1962 C1
Soca choose Crossing Bridges to donate the auction proceeds of $2210.00.
Crossing Bridges Mission statement is: To enrich the lives and hearts of individuals and families thru the healing power of equines. At Crossing Bridges students are given the tools and support they need to overcome obstacles and bridges in their own lives.
We want to give a big shout out to Grants Pass Automotive Dealership for hosting this big event. A special thank you goes to Corvette Bar and Grill for supplying us with an excellent lunch for this event. Also, a big thank you goes out to SOCA Member Kim Moore for his fantastic help in coordinating this annual event. We owe a big thank you to our volunteers who were instrumental in making this show such a big success. To all who were involved thank you for your help, without you this successful show would not have happened!
24TH VETTE FEST 2023
IN BOISE IDAHO
8 Corvettes and 11 members made a 5 day trip to Vette Fest in Boise, Idaho.
191 Corvettes were at the show in Kleiner Memorial Park . What a beautiful park that provided lots of shade for a hot summer day.
Our Southern Oregon Corvette Member Tom Agee won 1st place in class C convertible. Congratulations Tom Agee. The Charity was Muscular Dystrophy. The amount that was raised was 10,520.00.
Thank you to the hosting Corvette Club, Valley Corvettes for a great show.
29TH ANNUAL CURRY COUNTY CRUISER BENEFIT SHOW AND SHINE
The Curry county benefit show was in the harbor in Brookings.
Classic cars, Hot Rods and Motorcycles. We had 7 corvettes from the SOCA attend. Our winner for 1st place Corvettes best of show was John Castle. Congratulations John Castle.
Live music ,raffles every hour and silent auction. Great time for all.
The full amount made for the charity was $ 458.00. Thank You Curry Country benefit show. Great Job.
1ST ANNUAL TC CHEVROLET
CORVETTE SHOW AND SHINE
Our first TC Chevrolet Show & Shine was held on the grounds of TC Chevrolet for a very successful turn out of 56 beautiful Corvettes. There weren't any classes or trophies given out at this show.
Thank you Kim Moore for creating & coordinating this very successful event (GREAT JOB) A big thank you also goes out to all the SOCA Members that were responsible for assisting with the parking of all 56 Corvettes. I might mention it was opened up to other Corvette Clubs in the surrounding area. Particpation from Rogue Valley Corvettes,Pacific Coast Corvettes and from North Bend Corvette Clubs. Thank you to those 3 clubs for participating in our event & helping to making this first time event a huge success.
Toasted Cheese Food Truck provided us with a awesome lunch hosted by TC Chevrolet.
We did a 50/50 Raffel that brought in over $500.00 in contributions. The charity was TC Chevrolet's choice of the Sparrow Club.
THE CLUB'S MISSION IS TO EMPOWER KIDS TO HELP KIDS IN MEDICAL NEED THROUGH COMPASSION
KINDNESS AND SPONSORED COMMUNITY SERVICE.
The raffel was won by Summer Underwood also a Corvette owner. Summer Underwood out of her kind generosity donated back her winnings of $250.00 to the Sparrow Club. A big shout out to Summer for helping make the donation to the Sparrow Club a total of $500.00.
The day ended in a total success thank you again to Kim Moore & eveyone else that helped in making this first time event such a success.
Thank you all who particpated in helping to make this First Anual TC Chevrolet such a huge success. A big Thank You goes out to all the people at TC Chevrolet that opened their doors and their grounds and hosting this awesome very successful event.
ROSEBURG ROD AND CUSTOM SHOW
On Saturday the 22nd Southern Oregon Corvette Association met at the Corvette Bar & Grill on 6th Street in Grants Pass, Oregon.
28 beautiful Corvette’s went to Roseburg, Oregon to participate in the Roseburg Rod & Custom Show held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Corvette’s lined the building wall on the outside. It was an outstanding show with Corvette’s, Hot Rods & Collector’s Cars on display. No judging of the cars for this event. Lunch was provided by the Elks Club.
Thank you all for participating in the Roseburg Rod and Custom show.
PEAR BLOSSOM PARADE
Southern Oregon Corvette association had such a fun day in Medford at the pear blossom parade. Turned out to be a beautiful day with 20 beautiful corvettes in the parade and then a great turnout for lunch at the Original Roadhouse for lunch.
Thank you all for participating in pear blossom parade.
Thank you all for the nice pictures.