HISTORY:
In 1974 six Corvette fanatics got together and started a club for Corvette owners in the Inland Empire. Corvettes West is still based out of the Inland Empire in So Cal, we currently have over 100 members. Corvettes West hosts the largest ALL Corvette event in the Western United States, Big Bear Bash.
 
2015 will be the 33rd anniversary of this event. It is also the oldest ALL Corvette event in the Country still being host by a Corvette Club.Our club not only sponsors events, attends other Corvette events, but supports various charitable organizations. Wounded Warriors, National Corvette Museum,
The Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House, Compassion Center of San Bernardino
and the Inland Temporary Homes are our current charities.
 
Corvettes West is a member of NCCC (National Council Corvette Clubs).
 
Past Presidents:
Bob Tommer, John Hughes (1986), Kathy Kivley (1987 & 1988), Harold Kelvington (1993),
Terry Goodman (1994 & 1997), Ron Peake (1998), Cindy Lyon (1999, 2000 & 2004),
Eric Goodman (2001, 2002, 2010 & 2011), Cliff Caldwell (2003), Mark Guizlo (2005),
Sally Wendt (1995, 1996 & 2006), Debbie Goodman (2007 & 2008),
Bob Tiberi (2009) & George Swift (2012-2016).
 
President's Award recipients:
Joe La Greca (1999), Eric Goodman (2000 & 2003), Lou Winget (2001), Cliff Caldwell (2002), Pete Erickson,
Bob Tiberi, Dee Dee Guizlo (2007), Dan Flanigan (2008), Lenette Kaplan (2009), Rick MacGillivray (2010),
The Gilliam's (2011) & The Morris's (2012), The Northrops (2013), Richard Kaplan (2014).
 
Member(s) of the Year:
Kathy Kivley, The Goodman's (1989), The Wendt's (1991), George Swift, Bob Tommer, Kathy Moon (1995), Madeleine Meyer (2006), Joe La Greca, The Flore's, Lois Bryant/Stan Tomsic, Debbie Goodman (2002),
T.C. McNett, Doug Lyon, Cliff Caldwell (2000), The Clark's, The Bailey's (2007), Eric Goodman (2008),
Richard Kaplan (2009), Carolyn Miller (2010), The Snows (2011) & Diane Swift (2012),
Frank Valdez (2013), John Blackledge (2014)
 
Big Bear Bash Chair:
Bob Tommer, Terry Goodman (1991, 1992, 1993 & 2012), Wendt's (1996), Frank Lazio (1996),
George Swift (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007 & 2012, 2013), Cindy Lyon (2002), The Bailey's (2008 & 2009),
Eric Goodman (2010), & Ralph Snow (2011), John Blackledge (2014-16)
 
NCCC President's Award:
George Swift
 
Club Members with 30+ years:
Gail Flores & George Swift
 
25+ years:
The Clarke's, Franke and Kathy Clarke
 
Big Bear Bash Themes:
1982- 1st annual
1983- 2nd "Cant bear it without you"
1984- 3rd
1985- 4th
1986- 5th "Cowboy"
1987- 6th
1988- 7th "Ski lift"
1989- 8th 1990
9th "9 was fine"
1991- 10th "Circus"
1992- 11th "Eleven is heaven" (Landers 7.2 Earthquake)
1993- 12th "Big Bear if you Dare" (Year after Earthquake)
1994- 13th "Toga party"
1995- NCCC Convention "West Coast Comes alive in '95"
(No BBB)Corvettes West hosted NCCC annual Convention
1996- 14th "Follow the yellow brick road"
1997- 15th Speakeasy "Seen at Fifteen"
1998- 16th "Sweet Sixteen"
1999- 17th "California gold"
2000- 18th "Return of the Vetti"
2001- 19th " Safari"
2002- 20th Homecoming "Come back to School, 20th reunion"
2003- 21st "Celebrity Challenge"
2004- 22nd "Big Bear Survivor"
2005- 23rd Roaring 20's "23 Skidoo"
2006- 24th "Rhinestone Round up"
2007- 25th "High Society 25th Anniversary"
2008- 26th "Sprit of 26"
2009- 27th "Heaven in Big Bear 27"
2010- 28th "Pieces of eight, 28"
2011- 29th "Catch the Fun"
2012- 30th "Behind the mask"
2013 - 31st - "Best is Yet to Come"
2014 - 32nd - "Heaven in a C7"
2015 - 33rd - "33 1/3 - Rockin n' Rollin Around Big Bear Lake"
2016 - 34th - 
 
For more information on Corvettes West history please contact our CLUB HISTORIAN