The Central Florida Corvette Association's Calendar of Events 2003



Events marked as CFCA events are those officially supported by CFCA and our NCCC insurance coverage. All NCCC and NCM events are considered CFCA events. All others are for information, only. For info on NCM events, visit the NCM website.

Fri 17 DRAG RACING AT ORLANDO SPEED WORLD. Cost is $10 per person to race or watch. Meet at the parking lot next to Krystal's on Colonial (Hwy 50) and Rouse Road at 6:00 PM to depart at 6:15 PM. Event chairperson: Bill Manes (email NOTE THE NEW DATE!
Sat 11 CFCA ANNUAL BOARD MEETING at Lisa Lafferty's home, beginning at noon. Review of ByLaws, SOPs, and annual events. Open to all club members. Contact for more details.
CORVETTE FORUM WINTER EVENT. Adams Mark hotel in Daytona Beach. Socials, Autocross, NASCAR winter testing w/pit passes at Daytonal International Speedway. More details TBA. Read the thread on the Corvette Forum website at
NCRS WINTER REGIONAL MEET at the Orlando Hyatt, SR192 in Kissimmee. CFCA will visit the show on Saturday, Jan 25th. Meet at Cracker Barrel off Kirkman road at 8:00am to leave at 9:00am for Kissimmee Hyatt. For a schedule of events at this year's meet, visit
Fri 24 NCM MEMBERSHIP DINNER at the Race Rock on I-Drive, 7 PM. Email Stephanie at the NCM if you plan to attend.
Sun 26 WONDERFUL WORLD OF CORVETTES. Corvette show sponsored by Classic Corvettes of Orlando to be held at the Orlando Hyatt, SR192 in Kissimmee, in conjunction with the Winter NCRS meet. $20 Pre-Registration ends Jan 7th; $30 afterwards. For registration details, see
- ANNUAL RUSSELL HOME FUN RUN - CANCELLED. Sadly, there will be no Russell Home Fun Run this year due to organizational problems and unsurmountable insurance issues. Perhaps next year...

Sat 8 REFLECTIONS IN GLASS CORVETTE SHOW. Coconut Creek, Florida. Sponsored by America’s Corvette Club. See event flyer at Mark Gustetter - chairperson.
CFCA 30TH ANNIVERSARY CRUISE. Join us on the high seas aboard Carnival Cruise Lines to celebrate the 30th Anninversary of CFCA. Contact chairperson Herk Neokleous at for more info. Reservations and advance payment required.

MARCH 2003
8TH ANNUAL AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS. Near Jacksonville, FL. Featuring a first-time-in-history appearance of all five original Grand Sport Corvettes. For advance ticket sales ($35 adult), visit Gary Dzikowski - chairperson.
Sat 8 TITUSVILLE CONCOURS, NCCC Corvette Show. Opens 7:30 AM. Registration $60.00. Sponsored by the Titusville Corvette Club. Mark Gustetter - chairperson.
Sat 15 OPEN CAR SHOW, 5 - 9 P.M. at Calico Jack's in Casselberry (this is the same show that used to be held at Lindy's in Winter Park). Trophies and door-prizes. No entry fee. Sponsored by the Florida Corvette Club.
Sat 15 CRUISERS FOR KIDS CAR SHOW. Waterford Lakes Town Center, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Proceeds support Orlando area children's charities, including The Russell Home. Pre-register for $12 per car at CFCA will meet at Home Depot across the street from Waterford Lakes at 7 AM so we can all park together. BJ LaMontagne - chairperson.
Sat 15 12 HRS AT SEBRING. The Saturday Superticket is $60.00 General Car Parking $10.00. For more information, see the Sebring Raceway website Duane Pavlic - chairperson. More details TBA.
Sun 16 NCCC REGIONAL MEETING, 12 noon at the Hyatt Hotel in Kissimmee.
Sat 22 CORVETTES AT THE VILLAGES 2. The Villages (Lady Lake), Florida. All Corvette show hosted by Corvette Club of Orlando. Limited to the first 150 Corvettes. Early registration ($20) ends January 31. For more information email Mike at or by phone at 407.877.3304. Visit for flyer and registration form. CFCA will meet at Classic Chevy at 6 AM to leave at 6:30 AM. Mark Gustetter chairperson.
DAYTONA SPRING SPECTACULAR. Huge car show and swap meet at Daytona Speedway. CFCA will meet at Lake Mary reststop on Sunday the 23rd at 8 AM. Lisa Lafferty chairperson.
NCCC Florida Region Autocross TRAINING DAY, Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, FL. $40.00 per person. Morning session limited to NCCC members only (includes all CFCA members). Afternoon session open to all. Contact the North Florida Corvette Association (Manny Montgomery) at 904-880-1621 for more info. Click here for a registration form.
DINNER WITH RUSTY, has been CANCELLED due to family illness. We hope to reschedule at a later date.
NCCC FLORIDA REGION AUTOCROSS, Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, FL. 14 NCCC sanctioned Low Speed Autocrosses Package price $130.00, or by the Event @ $10.00 each. Register before Mar 10, 2003, special price of $100.00. Contact the North Florida Corvette Association (Manny Montgomery) at 904-880-1621 for more info.

APRIL 2003
Sat 5 CORVETTES AT DAYTONA, sponsored by the Florida Corvette Club. NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
Sun 6 CORVETTES AT THE FAIR, Spring Jubilee 2003, Riverview, FL. Corvette Show - 11 AM to 3 PM. Fair open - Rides, Entertainment and Food: Noon - 8:00 PM. Registration is $5.00. First 75 cars to REGISTER will receive a FREE Corvettes at the Fair dash plaque. To Pre Register e-mail Sponsored by Tampa Bay Vettes.
Sat 12 CFCA GARAGE SALE & CLUB FUNDRAISER. At Oakland Motorsports (Neil's new business) at 16415 West Colonial Drive, Oakland. Driving directions at CFCA members may drop off items for sale the entire week before the sale. Meet at 7AM. Bring as many folding tables and chairs as you can. Clean out your garage and help us earn money to support future CFCA events. Neil has secured a food vendor to be present on site. Chairperson - TBD.
Sat 26 DINNER AT DIXIE CROSSROADS. Can you say ROCK SHRIMP??? Meet at Krystals parking lot on East Hwy 50 and Rouse Rd at 2:30 PM to leave at 3 PM - dinner at 4 PM. Chairperson - Arlene Pavlic.
Sat 26 NCCC CONCOURS, Naples, Florida. 14 NCCC events. More details TBA. Chairperson - Lisa Lafferty.

MAY 2003
Sat 3 ECKLER'S SPRINGFEST. Corvette show, swap meet, and more at Eckler's Corvette Parts and Accessories, Titusville, FL. Meet at Krystal's (old Builder's Square Parking Lot) on Rouse Road and Hwy 50 (Colonial) at 6 AM to leave by 6:30. Chairperson - Hutch.
Sat 3 ST. ARMAND'S CIRCLE SHOW, Sarasota, FL. Class-act Corvette show on the Circle. Meet at the Kirkman Road Cracker Barrel at 5:00 AM to leave by 5:30 AM. Chairperson - Mark Gustetter.
Sat 10 CFCA 30TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY BLOW-OUT at Westgate Dude Ranch, River Ranch, FL (near Yeehaw Junction). This will be a biggie for CFCA Members Only! Depart from the Cracker Barrel at OBT near Town Center Blvd (417 and Hwy 441) at 10:30 AM. Hayride and cookout with Cowboy Bar $18.95 per person. Chairpersons - Shelley & Roger Schwartz, and Tammy & Eric Schwartz. Click here for Westgate River Ranch brochure. Click here for a map. Attendees bring $15.00 per person in cash or check (made out to CFCA). CFCA is paying a portion of the cost to benefit its members.
Sat 10 CORVETTE RIVER CRUISE-IN, Ft. Pierce Marina & Waterfront Complex. People's Choice Corvette car show sponsored by Stuart Corvette Club. Pre-registration $20. After May 1st, $30. For info visit
Sat 10 OPEN CAR SHOW sponsored by Central Florida F-Bodies at the Wing House of Winter Park located at 227 South Semoran Blvd. Show starts at 6:30 PM.
Sat 17 PORT CANAVERAL NCCC CONCOURS. 2nd annual NCCC sanctioned event sponsored by the Cape Kennedy Corvette Club. Pre-registration $25. After May 10th, $30. For details visit Depart from Courtesy (World) Chevrolet on S. 436 near airpot at 7:00 AM. Chairperson - BJ Lamontagne.

JUNE 2003
Sun 1 CFCA 30TH ANNIVERSARY CLUB PHOTO at the new Orange County Convention Center. Plan now to participate. We hope to get EVERY CFCA member and their Corvette(s) in this historic photo. Chairpersons - Mark Gustetter & Duane Pavlic. Meet at the Kirkman/I-4 Cracker Barrel at 1:00 PM for a 1:30 PM departure to the Convention Center. MEMBERS PLEASE PLAN NOW TO BE PART OF CFCA'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY PHOTO!
Sat 7 DAYTONA SPEED PARK. Min-drag racing and go karting. $25 per person discounted price for ride tickets. Depart from the Lake Mary rest area on I-4 at 11 AM. Chairperson - Jon Gardner.
Sat 14 VETTES AT THE VILLAGE, World Golf Village, near St. Augustine. Huge NCCC show in a gorgeous setting. More info and registration form at CFCA Chairperson - Kim Cole. For those wishing to go up on Saturday (June 14th), we will be meeting at the Lake Mary Rest area at 4:30 AM and leaving at 5 AM.
NATIONAL CORVETTE CARAVAN. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Corvette, the National Corvette Museum will have it's third National Corvette Caravan to Bowling Green, Kentucky. National Caravan Event Registration through the NCM is required. Register at The FLORIDA contingent will have stops at Lake City, FL (overnight 6/24), Atlanta Motor Speedway (registration required for "hot laps"), and the Atlanta area (overnight 6/25), arriving at the NCM on 6/26. See for specific details on the FLORIDA caravan. This will be a historic event. Don't miss it!
NASHVILLE EVENTS. General Motors sponsored anniversary events at Adelphia Stadium, Nashville, KY. Registration required. See for details.
BOWLING GREEN EVENTS. The culmination of the celebration at the National Corvette Museum. See for details.

JULY 2003
Sat 12 CORVETTES AT THE MERCADO, Corvette Show from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Mercado Village. $15 registration fee prior to June 15th, $20 afterwards. Email Carl Smith (Florida Corvette Club) for info at or click here for a flyer.
Sat 12 ECKLER'S CASINO CRUISE, Port Canaveral. FREE but you might want to bring some gambling money! You must RSVP with Cozette at Eckler's by calling 1-800-327-4868 x425.
Sat 19 HOOTERS CAR SHOW, 5300 Kirkman Road, Orlando, meet at 10 AM. Wear your club shirt or badge to get discounts on lunch. Click here for a map.
Sun 20 DEAD RIVER VIC'S BBQ LUNCH, depart from Classic Chevy at 11 AM.
Sat 26 CFCA MIDNIGHT BOWLING PARTY. Aloma Lanes. Meet at Gators on Aloma at 8:30 PM to eat and bowling alley at 10:15 PM. Cash awards, lots of fun, and sore muscles the next day! Chairpersons - Patti and Hutch.

Sat 9 NEW SMYRNA CAR SHOW & SEA HARVEST DINNER, depart from Lake Mary rest stop off I-4 at 2:30 PM. Chairperson - Gary Dzkowski.
Sun 17 RUSSELL HOME VISIT. Our semi-annual visit to the Russell Home for Atypical Children. Meet at Courtesy (formerly World) Chevrolet on SR436/OIA at 10:00 A.M. Chairpersons: Gary & Lucy Dzikowski. More details TBA.
Thu-Sat 21-23 CORVETTES AT CARLISLE, Carlisle, PA. One of the nation's largest Corvette shows! Huge swap meet, vendor displays, Corvette give-away, and much more. Visit for more info.
Sat 30 CORVETTES ON THE PIERWash and shine show at St. Petersburg, FL. $10 day of show, no pre-registration required. Meet at the Kirkman Road Cracker Barrel at 5:30 AM and leave at 6:00 AM.

Sat 13 CHARITY POKER RUN & CAR SHOW, sponsored by Cape Kennedy Corvette Club. Poker Run: 9AM - 4 PM, Car Show: 5PM - 9 PM, Registration $25.00, deadline Sep 5th. For more info visit
Sat 13 SOLIVITA CORVETTE EXTRAVAGANZA CAR SHOW, judged show, trunk lids down. Registration from 9AM - 11:30 AM, Judging begins at noon, awards & 50/50 at 3 PM. Early Registration $15.00, day of show $20.00. Send name, club affiliation, t-shirt size, phone #, and car year with entry fee to Solivita Corvette Extravaganza, 8854 Oak Landings Court, Orlando, FL 32836.
Sat 20 LOW SPEED AUTOCROSS, St. Augstine, FL. Contact the North Florida Corvette Association (Manny Montgomery) at 904-880-1621 for more info.
Sat 20 6TH ANNUAL DIMMITT CHEVROLET CORVETTE SHOW, People's Choice car show. T-shirt & dash plaque to first 100 registered. $12 per car, $10 preregistered. Sponsored by Bay Area Corvette Club. Contact Darlene Larkins at at 904-880-1621 for more info.
RUSSELL HOME FUNDRAISER AT OTTERS RESTAURANT IN SANFORD, It is from Friday September 26 to Saturday the 27th. Hours are 5 to midnight Friday and 1 pm till midnight on Saturday. They will have 2 different bands on Friday night and 5 different bands on Saturday. Drink specials on Margarita's and Corona's, Burgers and hot dogs cooked on the grill outside by the pool. Its a $20 donation. Contact Lisa at if you need directions.

Sat 11 OCTOBERVETTES, Old Town, Kissimmee. Huge Corvette show. FREE entry. Meet at WinnDixie Hunters Creek at 5:30AM, leave at 6:00AM. Chairperson - Patti Hutchinson.
Sat 18 ECKLER'S 24th ANNUAL REUNION. Corvette show, swap meet, and more at Eckler's Corvette Parts and Accessories in Titusville. Meet at old Builders Square next to Krystal's Restaurant on Rouse Rd & Hwy 50 at 7:30AM, leave at 8:00AM. Chairperson - Lisa Lafferty.
Sat 25 FALL FESTIVAL & CORVETTE SHOW, Savanah, GA. Food, Music, trophies, & door prizes. EARLY REGISTRATION: $15 ($20 AFTER 10/10). Click HERE for flyer.

Sat 1 ROGER'S CRUIZ'IN, Corvette show at Roger's Corvette Center, Maitland. A fun charity benefit for the Russell Home. Sponsored by Roger's and CFCA. Separate People's Choice show for CFCA Members only ($10 day of show to enter); Judged Show for all others ($20 before Oct 18th, $25 after). CFCA members may not enter the judged show. Music, door prizes, 50-50, BBQ lunch, lots of great awards. Gates open at 7:30 AM. Awards around 2 PM. Visit for registration form and more details. CFCA volunteers needed to work the show. Contact CFCA Chairpersons B.J. LaMontagne or John Hutchinson to volunteer.
Sat 8 SILVER SPRINGS CORVETTE SHOW, Ocala, Florida. Sponsored by the Corvette Club of Marion County (visit http// for an entry form. Early registration prior to October 31, 2003 is $20.00 per car, which includes admission for your car, driver and 1 guest. Registration after October 31, 2003 is $25.00. Ten trophies will be awarded by Peoples Choice. (at 3:00 PM) This year we are happy to announce "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, world renowned drag racer, will present the "Best of Show" award. Last year 163 Corvettes participated. The Holiday Inn Motel at Silver Springs (352-235-2575) is directly across the street from the park and offers a special Corvette Show rate of $69.00. Reservation deadline is October 8, 2003. Other local accommodations are listed on the registration form. For additional information call Bob Kuperberg (352-245-4030) E-mail
Sat 8 10TH ANNUAL CORVETTES IN PARADISE, Islamorada, Florida Keys. Sponsored by the Florida Keys Corvette Club. CLICK HERE for an entry form. CFCA members, click here for info on the CFCA caravan and route information. Big Corvette Show and more FUN than you can handle! Many CFCA members extend their fun by spending a few days after the show in Key West. This is one of CFCA's BIGGEST events of the year and NOT to be missed! More details TBA. Chairpersons - Hutch & Patti.
Thu-Sun 13-16 TAMPA BAY INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW, Tampa Convention Center. See for details.
Sat 15 BAY AREA CORVETTE SHOW, sponsored by Northeast Exchange Club and Bay Area Corvette Club, downtown St. Petersburg, Vinory Park, $10 registration includes ticket to 2003 Ribfest. Call 727-531-4297 for info.
Sat 15 HOLIDAY VETTE FEST, sponsored by The Mid Florida Corvette Club, Old Town-Kissimmee, FL. NCCC Sanctioned Peoples Choice Concours Show. $10 Registration from 8 a.m to 11 a.m for Show cars. Display cars are Free. Door prizes and give-a-ways. Awards will at 2 p.m. Email for a flyer. For more information call Chuck Deal at 407-498-4923.
Sat 22 THE ULTIMATE CORVETTE PARTY, Ferman Chevrolet, Tampa, Florida, presented By Tampa Bay Vettes (visit Not only a Corvette show but also a birthday party celebrating Corvette entering the next 50 years. For cars entered in the show, there will be People's Choice, first, second, and third place trophies in five judged classes plus a beautiful Best in Show and Club Participation Trophy. For the "gear heads" there will be technical seminars. A live band will perform, and popular Live Radio Broadcasts will be on hand. The event will feature food, lots of door prizes, vendors, FREE food samples all day, FREE Ice Cream and games for children of all ages. A silent auction will be held with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Preregistration: Entry in the car show is $15, and includes a T-shirt, commemorative show plaque, food ticket, chances for door prizes, and other Corvette goodies. November 22, 2003 - 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Ferman Chevrolet, 9751 Adamo Drive (Hwy. 60 in Brandon) Tampa, Fl 33619. To pre-register send check for $15.00 to: Tampa Bay Vettes, 9435 Larkbunting Drive, Tampa, FL 33647.
Wed-Sun 26-30 CENTRAL FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW, Orange County Convention Center. See for details.

Sat 6 CFCA CHRISTMAS PARTY. Our big formal event of the year! Fine dining, member recognition, awards, prizes, fun! More details TBA.
Sat 6 CYPRESS GARDENS NCCC CORVETTE SHOW. At Michael Holley Chevrolet, Lakeland, FL. 6 NCCC Sanctions. $50 preregistration prior to Nov 24th, $65 after. Click here for a flyer/registration form.
Sun 14 RUSSELL HOME VISIT. Meet at Courtesy Chevy S. 436 at 10 AM to depart by 10:30. Bring gifts for the children and household supplies for the home. Click here for their Christmas wish list. Come help us play "Santa" with these loving children. Your hearts will be touched and it will really help get you into the Holiday spirit!
Wed 31 CFCA NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY. Help celebrate 2003 and ring in 2004 with your fellow CFCA members at Patti and Hutch's place. Beer, wine, soda, chips provided. Bring a pot-luck dish to share and your swimsuit, if you dare. Map & Directions are in the Members Only section or call us at 407-281-3874. Just look for the \\ Hashmarks on the door! CFCA chairpersons - Patti & Hutch.

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