News & Press: General

President's Message - April 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018  
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Happy Spring!

Let’s hope those Spring showers don’t dampen too many car shows and meets!

We are practicing what we preach: get involved, help promote the VCCA in nontraditional venues, get more Regions started and participate in tours and shows.

For example, we had a VCCA booth at the King Collector Car Auction in Atlantic City, NJ early in February. Thanks to VCCA members Sally & Jim Batchelder, Theresa & Steve Jones and Franklin Gage for volunteering to join me in staffing it. We met some current members and many Chevy owners who were surprised to know a club existed with an interest in ALL Chevrolets & GMCs. We need to familiarize all Chevy enthusiasts with the VCCA!

We will be at upcoming Mecum Auctions as well; members with current email addresses already know Mecum is providing VCCA members with free entry and bidder passes, and a VCCA booth at their auctions. If you are interested in helping staff booths at Mecum Auctions, please let Franklin Gage ( or me (jgebhardt@ know, and keep your email address updated with us by sending a note to

The VCCA seminar at the Annual Meeting of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) in February featured VCCA Tech Advisor #109 Verne Frantz’ presentation, including GM factory photos of 1957-1966 assembly lines. Several AACA members were impressed and plan to join us!

I didn’t have a VCCA meet or tour scheduled to attend in July, but the National Corvette Restorers Society invited me to their National Meet in Las Vegas July 15-19. I will promote the VCCA, and share in their detailed judging process. It will be a great opportunity to see great Corvettes and explore how the VCCA and NCRS can work together!

The Vintage Chevrolet Heritage Foundation (VCHF) appreciates your generous financial contributions to preserve and digitalize manuals, sales training materials and catalogs. THANK YOU! The VCHF is how we save our Chevrolet and GMC history for future generations while providing access to rare information now to aid us in our restoration and preservation activities.

The VCHF is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization to which donations can be tax deductible. For more information on how you too can help “save the past for the future” please go to the new VCHF website or contact VCHF Treasurer Jim Amos (see p. 5 of this G&D).

Spring is finally here! Please look through all the meets and tours featured throughout this issue of the G&D, then let’s get out there and SEE the USA! I hope to see you on my travels this season!

Yours through Chevrolet (and GMC),

Jim Gebhardt