I am new to the role of PNW Captain but have been on the 2014 and 2019 caravans in my 2006 C6 convertible. Both Robin in 2014 and Ken in 2019 as Captains did an outstanding job. We have big shoes to fill! You can follow Patty and me across the USA in our Arctic White C8. You’ll know it’s us because our Oregon license plate is 4EVR 39... trying to stay young at heart and doing a pretty good job at that!
Both Patty and I are members of Rogue Valley Corvettes and Southern Oregon Corvette Association. For years, I was Chairman of the Fall Classic Car Show in Southern Oregon and have good knowledge of planning... what can go right and what can go wrong. Some of the best-made plans don’t always go as you wish... like rain!
If you have any questions as time goes on, please contact me. If you wish to talk directly, please send me an e-mail with a phone number and we’ll talk live to discuss the trip and answer questions that you may have. We are very excited about this caravan and hope you will be also. We invite you with open arms to join us on the PNW caravan.
John and Ann have vast experience on past caravans and Corvettes as they have been on many and have owned many! John is a walking talking Corvette info machine! I am so very happy to have them as Co-Captains!
John is the founder of the Mid Engine Corvette Forum and has more knowledge of the C8 than anyone I know. They have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles across the USA and have a vast knowledge of our highway system. They just took a museum delivery of their new C8 Z06. I can't wait to see what his new license plate will say. John is also coordinating with Dick Hannah Chevrolet for our kick-off meeting in Sandy, Oregon.
Jim and Nancy live in Eugene, Oregon, and are members of the Cascade Corvette Club. Jim is Vice President and Nancy is Secretary while also taking on the responsibilities of co-editors of the club newsletter. In addition, they are Lifetime Members of the NCM and NCM Ambassadors.
2024 will be their sixth caravan, each one in a different Corvette. Jim owned 3 Corvettes before meeting Nancy, but Nancy holds the record of owning over 35 Corvettes between 1972 to 1985! That just makes my head spin! Together they have owned another 7 Corvettes since 1985! I simply don’t know what to say about that. It’s mind-boggling! They currently own a 2019 Shadow Gray Grand Sport Convertible with Blade Silver stripes. We are very blessed to have them on our team!
Jim and Nancy will also be arranging the hotel blocks for our reservations. Almost all hotels will not start taking blocks till about a year in advance. Stay tuned, more info to come as we get it. A huge “Thank You” to them for managing our hotel information.
This is Shaun’s first caravan and I’m so very happy that he has volunteered to lead and organize our Seattle area for the 2024 PNW Caravan. They are job sharing with Steve and Jean Yabroff. This job takes a lot of time and effort... so many thanks to them. BTW, Cheryl hopes to be retired by the time our caravan starts in August of 2024.
They own a brand-new Torch Red C8 HTC that arrived the day before Thanksgiving at their club sponsor, Evergreen Chevrolet. On top of that, Evergreen Chevrolet will be hosting the Seattle area send-off breakfast for the 2024 PNW Caravan. How cool is that! So, their brand new C8 will be starting the PNW Caravan in the very location where it arrived.
Shaun and Cheryl are members of the Corvette Marque Club of Seattle and he is the current President. They currently live in Sammamish, Washington. Please welcome them to our team!
Thank you for stepping up as state leaders and working with Shaun and Cheryl. I’ve only met Steve at a Zoom meeting, and he’s a doozy! Talking about a Corvette fan? He sent me pictures of his past Corvettes and I’m so very jealous!!! Don’t we all want those old Vettes back... like a 1967 427 Coupe with side pipes? Steve... what the hell were you thinking when you sold that Vette? Now they own a beautiful new C8 HTC.
They were on the 2014 NCM Corvette Caravan and visited the NCM four times and two of those were deliveries. He was the 2014 NCM Seattle Regional Caravan coordinator and helped on the 2019 NCM Caravan. Steve and Jean are also members of the Corvette Marque Club of Seattle. Steve is currently the CMCS liaison to their sponsor Evergreen Chevrolet who gave them the 2019 send-off and breakfast and will be doing it again in 2024.
Thank you, Steve/Jean for all your hard work in years past and in the upcoming years. They live in Woodinville, WA.
It is with pleasure to announce our Idaho Regional Leaders, Rendall and Violet Brushey.
Rendall stepped up to the plate recently and offered to help coordinate Corvette owners in Idaho. That is very much appreciated by our entire team. They live in Eagle, Idaho and are members of Valley Corvettes of Boise, NCRS and NCM.
They have experience with planning as this will be their second caravan across the country to the NCM. They have also visited the NCM two additional times for museum deliveries.
The Brushey’s are no strangers to Corvettes as their first was a 1992 C4 and have owned a total of six! They currently own a 2020 Torch Red HTC and a 1961 Roman Red C1.
Please welcome Marcie Christenson as our Montana Regional Leader as she now completes our entire PNW team. Marcie was born and raised in the Flathead Valley of Montana and knows the area quite well. She is one of the Charter members of the Funseekers Corvette and Yacht Club based out of Whitefish, Montana. Like most of us, she took a break from other activities in life to raise her family, but has been very actively involved in the club for the past seven years.
Marcie is new to the caravan scene, but very much looking forward to getting on the road to Bowling Green with other Corvette enthusiasts. She has previously owned three Corvettes and currently drives a 2006 Z51 triple black convertible.