WELCOME TO SOVETTE.COM
As Chevrolet rolls out the Seventh-Generation Corvette, let us welcome you to the Second-Generation website for Southern Oregon Corvette Association (SOCA).
Like Chevrolet did with the Corvette, SOCA assembled a team to begin building the next generation of its website long before it was ready to hit the streets. We partnered with Accurate Design Services of Medford, OR to start construction from the ground up. Both teams had quite a task before them.
The new Corvette needed to be quicker, easy to operate and powerful, sovette.com needed the same qualities. The C7 had to reflect its 50 plus-year heritage. Sovette.com needed to reflect the 41 year history of our club. The C7 Corvette must compete globally. Sovette.com will also reach around the globe. The next generation of Corvette had to take the car to a new level. Our new website had to take us places we’ve never been before. And it will. In style.
"Our newly redesigned website, sovette.com, will be a tremendous tool for us as an organization," SOCA Past President Sandee Anderson said. "We’ll reach people now who otherwise would never have heard of us."
The new Corvette is not without controversy. You either like the headlights and taillights, or you don’t . Whether to build a totally new website also caused much discussion among our membership - in the end, the membership voted to allocate resources for the project.
"I don’t own a computer, I don’t go on-line," said founding member Don Hubbard. "But, I know a well-done website will benefit the club and I’m all for it." Hubbard said.
Hubbard, who was at the original SOCA meeting on June 12, 1974, used to follow Corvette owners home to tell them about the club. With sovette.com we can tell millions of people -- in the Northwest, across the US and around the world -- about us, about our activities, upcoming events, recent happenings, and all things Southern Oregon Corvette.
The anticipation surrounding the C7 was intense. Many SOCA members were also eagerly anticipating the new sovette.com. We hope those members -- and the rest of the world-wide web -- were not disappointed. Like the C7 Corvette, sovette.com will be easy on the eyes. The new Corvette will out perform the C6. Sovette.com will far out perform the website that preceded it.
Over time, Chevrolet will make modifications -- slight modifications, most likely -- to the C7, in an attempt to better their effort at redesigning the legendary car. Sovette.com, too, will be a work in progress. We will modify. We will ‘tweak’. We’ll take the feedback and response that we get to this website and try to better our efforts as well.
With interest and input from our members,
and a a lot of work by the committee,
this is what we’ve come up with so far.
This is sovette.com...
Enjoy the Ride!
JIM SIGEL SHOW
WOW IS ALL I CAN SAY FOR THE BIG JIM SIGEL CORVETTE SHOW HELD ON SEPT 17,2022
52 beautiful Corvettes attended this Jim Sigel sponsored show. Participants were provided a delicious Chicken or Beef Sandwiches on a special roll along with accompaniments of Potato Salad, Chips & Drinks provided by THE Corvette Bar & Grill located on 6th Street in Grants Pass. Thank you to the Corvette Bar and Grill for a great job.
A raffle was held to benefit Crossing Bridges therapeutic riding center for kids with disabilities. A $1000 was donated to this benefit for this cause.
THE FOLLOWING PARTICIPANTS RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING AWARDS
Jim Sigel's Choice - JOHN & SANDRA CASTLE
CLASS C1 - JOHN & SANDRA CASTLE
CLASS C2 - JAMES & KERRI JOHNSON
CLASS C3 - ANDY PETER'S
CLASS C4 - FLORIN BALDRIDGE
CLASS C5 - CARMELA McKay ANDREWS
CLASS C6 - DAN & KAREN CALVERT
CLASS C7 - STAN & SHANNON CZERNIAK
CLASS C8 - ROY & DIANE HAUSER
A shout out to each and every one of these award winners
A big thank you to all the volunteers & SOCA Members that provided all those special raffle prizes that helped make this show one of our best attended & successful shows ever.
Thank you to our chairman Kim Moore, Excellent Job.
A special thank you to all corvette owners who brought there corvettes to show.
CORVETTES ON THE COLUMBIA
Corvettes on the Columbia was held at Columbia Park on Sept 9th and 10th.
Hosted by Three Rivers Corvette Club. 12 SOCA Members participated in this exciting event located on the beautiful grounds of Columbia Park with the river meandering thru.
The night ended with a banquet where we were entertained by a tribute band. Entertaining us with the sights & sounds of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison & Jerry Lee Lewis.
Our club went home with 7 fabulous awards.
Union Local Plummers 598 | Choice Award
Len & Marga Atlas | Belt Buckle Award
John & Sandra Castle | 1st Place C1 & C2 State Patrol Award
Frank & Robin Miranda | 1st Place C4 ZR1
Ron Howard | 3rd Place C6 Convertible
Stan and Shannon Czerniak | 1st Place C8 Coupe
Roy & Diane Hauser | 1st Place C8 Convertible
Make a Wish Washington were the grateful recipients of $180,468 from this outstanding event.
Thanks to all for your participation.
Congratulations to the SOCA Winners.
29TH SOUTHERN OREGON CORVETTE WEEKEND
Southern Oregon Corvette Association had the pleasure of hosting the 29th annual Corvette Weekend July 15,16 and 17. A big shout out of thanks and appreciation to all of the sponsors and volunteers that helped put on our 29th anual Corvette Weekend.
Without you we couldn't have put on this awesome Corvette Event in order to raise money for Candlelighters a organization that Southern Oregon Corvette Association sponsors. Candelighters For Children with Cancer provides support every step of the way for families in Oregon and SW Washington.
Friday July 15th we hosted a car wash for all those Corvettes in need of a bath after being on the road. Saturday all those beautiful Corvettes came together for a Show and Shine on the grounds of Riverside Park, in addition to participateing in raffle drawings and a great lunch. More importantly new friendships were made and old friendships rekindled.
Saturday afternoon a lot of people enjoyed the jet boat ride down the Rogue River to cool off and enjoy a wonderful dinner. Later that evening we enjoyed classic rock music by Rob Hill and his live band by the name of Doc Rock and the Disorderlies.
Sunday breakfast was enjoyed at the Floral Building at the Josephine County Fairgrounds with a trophy presentation, Auction and "Candlelighters for Children With Cancer" Presentation.
To round out a truly beautiful summer weekend with an optional drive to Crater Lake National Park in our truly awesome Corvettes.
PEAR BLOSSOM PARADE
SOCA gathered at Sizzler parking lot on 7th at 8:00 am. We traveled as a group to Rogue Valley Mall to Macy’s parking lot in Medford to meet more fellow SOCA members.
We departed Macy’s between 930 and 10:00 am. We headed to Central Ave in Medford to the final staging area before entering in the Pear Blossom Parade at 11:00.
Our group was chosen to chauffeur 3 winning contestants that participated in the Every baby is beautiful contest.
Mom and baby had the opportunity to experienced a ride in Ron Howard, Carmela McKay Andrews and Wayne Shelford beautiful corvettes.
We completed our day by enjoying our lunch together at Orginal Road House Grill
In Medford with our corvette family.
It was a great day. Thank you all who participated.