Jeff Williams – NCM Ambassador for Capitol City Corvette Club
The first thing I did after I bought my Corvette in 2005 was join the National Corvette Museum. Evie and I picked up our C5 convertible from a little Vette store in Atlanta called American Sportscar Center or otherwise known as BUYAVETTE.NET The salesman gave me a brochure for the NCM and I checked out the website. Ever since then, I have used the monthly calendar as my computer screen background. Evie and I bought the car to go on weekend trips to the mountains, beach, and national landmarks. The NCM is one of the first trips we took. I got to park my car in the “Corvettes Only” parking. It was cool. I had actually been there once before, but I was in my Infiniti, so I had to park in general parking. It was a treat to get privileged parking in the Vette.
I started going to the C5/C6 Birthday Bash at the museum in 2006. I have only missed one since then and it was last year. I really enjoy the trips. It usually rains, being April in Kentucky, but I also get to meet some interesting people, like Harlan Charles, chief designer. I get to see the new features for the following year’s Corvettes, and there is some great aftermarket stuff that I can see & touch. This is where I first saw the C6 Z06, the Ron Fellows Z06, the ZR-1, and the Grand Sport Corvettes. This year, I intend to spend some time looking at the 427 Convertible. There are a lot of great things to see in Kentucky, and the museum dies a great job of organizing cruises, tours, autocross, and drag racing during the weekend events.
In addition to the Bash, there are several other events at the museum. Take a few minutes when you can a browse the website (linked graphic above).
Some of you may know that this is not my first office in a Corvette club. I was the 2008 president of our sister club in Birmingham, Mid Alabama Corvette Club. I can tell you from experience, that Larry is doing a wonderful job, and we are blessed to be led by such an man as he. I am very excited about my “run” as NCM Ambassador, and I aspire to do great things while I can. I don’t expect to fill OJ’s shoes, but I will tell you this. I will do my best to represent the club to the museum and the museum to the club. I have been in touch with the Gulf States captain for the 2014 Caravan, Glenn Johnson. We will be meeting in February to go over some details of the event and I will share these with the club at the March meeting.
If anyone has any suggestions for the coming year, please share them with me.
Jeff Williams, Capitol City Corvette Club National Corvette Museum Ambassador