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Emerald Coast Corvette Club

Emerald Coast Corvette Club

The Emerald Coast Corvette Club was founded by a small group of Corvette owners/lovers in 1996. The club was originally organized because there were no Corvette clubs in this area and a small group of owners wanted to get together and discuss Corvettes and take their Corvettes to car shows. Membership started out with 10 members the 1st year and then in 1997 started growing to about 60 member families and holds around that number at this time. Membership goes up and down because we have several members that are in the military (Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard). Our beautiful area is blessed with a base for each of these branches of the Armed Forces.

The first meetings of the club were at The Cheese Barn, then we moved to the Pizza Hut, then to Loco's, on to the Golden Coral, then to the Panama City Country Club, to Fire Mountain back to Golden Corral and currently at the Holiday Inn Select, 2001 Martin Luther King Blvd..

Over the years we have assisted other car clubs in sponsoring car shows to raise money for local charities. In 2001 we decided to do a Corvette only show. We called it The Corvette Beach Odyssey. We held three of these on the third weekend of September each year. In 2004 we were forced to postpone until October because of hurricanes. We did not host the Corvette Beach Odyssey again until April 2011 and 2012. We have not held the Corvette Beach Odyssey since.

The club's main goal is to have fun with our Corvettes. Some have said the main thing we do is Cruise to Eat, and Eat to Cruise. We support the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY.

Club Officers are elected each December. Daniel Whitman was our first/founding President. Starting the club was mainly his idea and we owe him a special thanks for his hard work in putting it all together along with Mark Pittman and a few others.

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Meeting Information

Meeting Information: The club holds monthly meetings the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm
Dinner starts at 5:30 pm - $16 per person, if you wish to dine with us

Meetings are at:
Holiday Inn Select
2001 Martin Luther King Blvd
Panama City, Florida.

We invite potential members to come to a meeting or join us for a club cruise.