In September 1977 a group of 10 Corvette owners met at a local restaurant and a club was born. The club started our as the W.I.F.E. Corvette Club, which were the call letters of one of the local radio sponsors. The club met at Circle Chevrolet and at WIFE until they ceased existence. In 1985 the club’s name was changed to Circle City Corvette Club after a merge with another local club. The club joined the National Council of Corvette Clubs (Nccc) which is a national organization of member clubs. Nccc clubs hold a variety of competitive events for members. There are speed events (low and high speed), fun rallies, gimmick rallies, drag races. Nccc also provides third party insurance coverage for meetings, socials, caravans, car shows and competitive events.
Each Spring our kick off event has been the overnight trip to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. During this trip members help the museum staff with projects that need attention. This helps the museum save on the expenses of operating the museum. Over the years our members have helped out by dusting the Corvettes on display, disassembled and reassembled lifts, did filing, cleaned windows, outside we have cleared brush from fence rows, planted flowers, spread mulch, cleared brush from fence rows and much more. After the work portion (approx. 4 hrs.) the members return to the museum for a catered dinner or cruise to a local restaurant.
Since 2001 the club has held an All Corvette Show. The show started out on the south side of Indianapolis at a Sears Hardware Store. It is currently held on the north side of Indianapolis at Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville, IN. Each year the show draws 100+ Corvettes from around the state and beyond. Proceeds from this show have been donated to several local charities.
From 2001 – 2013 some members of the club volunteered to work a souvenir booth the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was manned by CCCC members during the Indianapolis 500, The Brickyard 400 and the MotoGP Motorcycle races. This allowed us to contribute to the Corvette Museum, which is a 501c3 non profit organization) with a mission of celebrating the invention of the Corvette; preserving its past, present and future; and educating the public about the Corvette. Besides our yearly donation to the Museum, through the years we have donated to: Riley Hospital for Children, Second Helpings, Gleaners Food Bank, Wheelers Mission, Junior Achievement , the Julian
Center, Day Spring Center and Indiana Canine Assistant Network.
Since 2014 the club also supports the Toy Drive held each year by local ABC affiliate, WRTV6. Each December many members driving their Corvettes, loaded with toys to downtown Indianapolis at noon to unload the Vettes and have appeared on the Local News with WRTV6 Kevin Gregory the organizer of the event. Over the years the club has donated approx. Thirty Thousand dollars worth of toys for the needy children of Indiana.
The goal of the club has remained the same through the years; to further the interest in the Corvette, enjoy our cars, make friends and have fun. We invite you to come to one of our meetings or events and check us out.