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Established 50 years ago, the Southern Oregon Corvette Association (SOCA) has grown from eight Corvettes in 1974 to a high of 120 cars in the late 1980s, to the current membership of about 105 cars.

Sponsored by GRANTS PASS CHEVROLET of Grants Pass, Oregon, SOCA club business meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month and guests are always welcome. Monthly “Socials” (dinners) are generally held on the third Saturday of each month at various eating establishments in the greater Rogue Valley. During the summer months, dinner is often preceded by a cruise or other Corvette-related activity.

"SOCA started off as a social club", said charter member Don Hubbard when interviewed years ago. "We’d see a Corvette downtown and we’d follow the Corvette home to tell the passengers we were starting up a Corvette club" he said. Hubbard, who attended the initial SOCA meeting on June 12, 1974, was elected SOCA President three times. "I’ve met some great people over the years and have had a lot of fun times" Hubbard said with a smile.

SOCA began attending the annual "V and T Tour" in Reno in the mid-1970s. "There’d be 400 to 500 cars there and we’d have a blast" remembered Hubbard. Dale Morgan, who joined SOCA in 1987, agreed with his friend of 60 years. "We always had fun in Reno" said Morgan. "In fact, one year the fun really got started before we got there – 13 of us running together were pulled over by the California Highway Patrol!" he said with a laugh. In typical SOCA fashion, the 13 members were able to quickly make friends with one of California’s finest – so no one was issued a ticket that day, some 48 years ago.


By 1979, SOCA members decided they could also put on a weekend Corvette event. The Corvette Weekend, SOCA’s signature event, was born that year and ever since has brought thousands of Corvette enthusiasts to southern Oregon’s greater Rogue Valley. In 1993, Corvette Weekend became a shared event with our sister Corvette club, the High Desert Corvette Club of Bend, Oregon. The two clubs alternate hosting the annual summer event, and SOCA will host the 30th Corvette Weekend on July 18-20, 2025, along the wild and scenic Rogue River in Grants Pass.
"Corvette Weekend is the greatest example of what this club is really all about" says current SOCA President Ron Howard. "It’s a wonderful social event and a unique Corvette-happening. We work very hard at making sure people from all over the country 
have a great time when they come to the Rogue Valley for Corvette Weekend" Howard adds. Corvette Weekend is just one of the ways SOCA members give back to community charities. At the conclusion of the 2022 Corvette Weekend, event Chairman Ron Howard presented a check for $18,000 to one of SOCA’s charities: Candlelighters For Children With Cancer.

In addition to Corvette Weekend, SOCA members enjoy many frequent club activities – attending monthly Socials, participating in area “Show ‘n’ Shine” Corvette shows, joining community parades, and taking day-cruises through the mountains or to the beach – or both!

Members also join area high school homecoming events, take overnight trips, and join other weekend outings, while enjoying time with each other and our Corvettes … and doing just about anything that involves America’s Sports Car - the one and only
Corvette … Come join us!

SOCA is a Member Club of the National Corvette Museum

Wendel K. Strode, Executive Director, said it best in his Welcome Letter on the NCM Web Site

“Since 1953 the Corvette has been America's Sports Car. The National Corvette Museum was established as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation with a mission of celebrating the invention of the Corvette; preserving its past, present and future; and educating the public about Corvette.

Corvette enthusiasts from all over the world kindly and lovingly refer to the NCM as their home... Their Mecca.” “We especially invite you to visit us in person (in Bowling Green, KY) and experience first hand the passion
and the excitement of America's Sports Car, the Chevrolet Corvette.


The GM Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant, the only place in the world where Corvettes are made, is located across the street from the National Corvette Museum at I-65, exit 28.”


We encourage you to visit the NCM Web Site and consider becoming a member of the Museum. And if possible, plan a visit to the Museum. I promise, it will be a great experience.

Our "Brick" located in the forecourt in front of the main entrance to the Museum.

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