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Steeltown Corvette Club


Western Pennsylvania Corvette Club Council

Steeltown Corvette Club
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Article courtesy of the
Fourth Annual Gathering of the Western Pennsylvania Corvette Clubs, Sunday, July 13, 2003.

Many things have changed over the years since Steel Town Corvettes was founded in 1972. Original members of the club were primarily interested in the performance aspect of corvettes, i.e., roadracing, autocrossing, and rallies. As the membership expanded a more diversified club emerged. Today Steel Town is many things to many people.

For those members interested in performance, Steel Town sponsors several "Yenko" events throughout the year. These consist of fun rallies, day at the drags, and autocrossing. At Steel Town's holiday banquet in December the Don Yenko award is presented to the club member that has acquired the most "points" for the above events. Additional awards are given to members for their achievements throughout the year.

Many of us enjoy cruising during the warm weather months. Steel Town's monthly meeting begin at a predetermined location. A club member selects an eating establishment destination and leads the cruise. This is a great way for new and old members to become acquainted. Other events consist of brunch and dinner cruises once again sponsored by the club member. Additional social events of the past year consisted of a club picnic, Fourth of July parade and picnic, Halloween dance and a St. Patrick's Day dance.

July is the month that Steel Town holds its annual car show. This year marks the 22nd show, hosted by corporate sponsor, Colussy Chevrolet. The judged show is second to none and is open to all Chevrolets including trucks. Photo plaques are given to class winners (1 st, 2nd, 3rd place). A portion of the proceeds is donated to charities that are suggested by club members.

When the meetings move indoors in September, Steel Town arranges for guest speakers. This year there were talks by Tim and "Skip" Colussy, and Jeff Crane, Vice-President of high performance for Goodyear Tires. These special meetings were open to other car clubs.

Steel Town's 240 plus members are kept well informed of upcoming events and other pertinent information through the club's monthly newsletter. Steel Town's web site was started in the spring of 2000. Since its inception, there have been over 6500 hits from all over the World.

Steel town Corvette Club is many things to many people.  For more information log on to our website at: www.steeltownvette.com