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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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 …

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ANNUAL BOATNIK PARADE

May 25, 2024
 

It was a cool crisp Saturday morning where 25 SOCA Corvette cars met up to take part in the Boatnik Parade Event in downtown Grants Pass. The SOCA Members waited patiently for our turn to take our place in the giant parade down 6th Street.

 

Our group was number 41 in the parade route. We slowly made our way to join the other groups before us.

 

The parade route was packed with parade spectators watching, waving, pointing and smiling enthusiastically, talking to us as we slowly ambled our way through the crowded streets.

 

Oohing, awhing, pointing and asking questions as we passed by the massive crowds lining the streets, all the way from near the courthouse to the 6th street bridge. It was truly a heartwarming experience to have such a fantastic turn out and support from the residents and visitors alike of Grants Pass and surrounding areas.

 

Thank you, organizers of the Boatnik Parade, for having SOCA be an important part of the Boatnik Parade with our Corvettes.

A Big Shoutout To Kerry Raza SOCA Parade Coordinator for making sure we were apart of this annual Boatnik Parade Event.

Thank you to Barney Burgers for our after parade lunch meet-up location.

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TC CHEVROLET'S 2ND ANNUAL SOCA EVENT

Saturday May 11, 2024
 

Grants Pass members met at 7:45 AM bright and early at Corvette Bar & Grill on 6th street. There were approximately    25-30 members who came to caravan down Interstate 5 to TC Chevrolet in Ashland. Where we would meet the Medford area SOCA members. The trip down to Ashland went as smoothly as one would expect. Truely a spectacular sight to see this long single file line of beautiful glistening in the sun those beautiful Corvettes.

The weather was absolutely spectacular blue skies slight breeze it couldn't have been a nicer day for this annual picture perfect event.

When we arrived, we were greeted by the parking crew that did a superb job parking . A big thank you to those volunteers that helped everyone park. 73 Corvettes in total participated in this TC Chevrolet Event. 

 

A big thank you goes to our SOCA Member Kim Moore for working in cooperation with TC Chevrolet Management putting this Annual Show @ TC Chevrolet together certainly a job well done.

Carmie, one of our SOCA Members, was kind enough to provide 70 delicious cupcakes for us to savor. A big thank you for your contribution, Carmie, your efforts do not go unnoticed.

Thank you, TC Chevrolet, for being an integral part of this annual event. Your support and efforts in hosting this event do not go unappreciated. Thank you to TC Chevrolet & its owners for providing us with a special lunch provided by The Melt Food Gourmet Grilled Cheese Truck who provided us with an array of very tasty, toasted cheese sandwiches along with the necessary condiments to select from to complete our tasty lunch. Gourmet Grilled Cheese Food Truck did a great job feeding everyone in attendance. 

We appreciate everyone coming out to take part in this event to support our truly amazing club. 

Thank you for supporting Sparrow Clubs with the 50/50 raffle which generated $676.00. Bob Silverman won the 50/50 raffle & generously donated his winnings to TC Chevrolet's charity.

 

A special shout-out to Bob Silverman, from Rogue Valley Corvettes, the winner of the 50/50 raffle for donating his winnings back to Sparrow Club.  

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PEAR BLOSSOM PARADE

Saturday April 13th
Pear Blossom Festival
Medfords Oldest Tradition.

SOCA members met @ Corvette Bar & Grill on 6th Street & left for Rogue Valley Mall to meet up with other SOCA Members staged in front of Macy’s.


22 SOCA Corvettes proceeded to the Pear Blossom Parade route to participate.
Luncheon was held @ the Orginal Roadhouse Grill In Medford.

Thank you Orginal Road House Grill for hosting the Southern Oregon Corvette Association.


We had a total of 38 SOCA Members for lunch and just plain old comaradery amongst fellow Corvette enthusiasts.


Thank you to our members that participated in Pear Blossom Parade.

Information on all these events and more can be found by clicking on the button below.

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