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Welcome to The Corvette Club of Orlando! 

As the Most Active Corvette Club in Central Florida, we welcome you to the Corvette Club of Orlando's Website! At CCO, our motto is simple - "Friendship, Family, Fun." Founded in 1992, we have been providing Corvette owners in Florida a truly premier membership experience for almost twenty-two years. We're owners of Corvette classics from the '50's to the ultra modern 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray! We are a social organization that enjoys fellowship, Corvette road-trips, Corvette car shows, activities & events and we all have a common bond of support for the communities we live, work and raise our families in. This Website serves our members with a portal for club news and information. We also feature our valued sponsors prominently and provide the entire world an opportunity to learn more about the Premier Corvette Club in all of Florida. Please come on in and browse around. Thank you for visiting The Corvette Club of Orlando!

 Notes and News 
CCO Annual Auction Shows Record Shattering Results
Don & Mike working for Kurt.

MetroWest Country Club, Orlando - On Monday, April 21, CCO VP Don Ianitelli announced record shattering news to the membership.  Don says “Our Treasurer, Susan King has published our final results and I can now say Our Live Auction netted $4882, and our Silent Auction added another $1208!  All along, my goal for this year’s auction was to surpass

Kurt getting a 'All-In' Top Bid

$3000 with the hope we’d get to $4,000.  Last year, by comparison, we raised just a bit less than $2000.  Yet, I'm not surprised that we surpassed our goal because of our people.  I am very grateful to a group of wonderfully generous members.  As a result we are looking forward to a more relaxed homecoming season, as our second major annual fundraiser now needs less intensity and will certainly be much less stressful.”

The Buffet Opens

On auction evening, April 16, nearly one-hundred CCO members arrived at MetroWest, auction items under arm and in boxes and bags.  Settling in — refreshments in hand, we began visiting and browsing the silent auction area, jotting our names and bids down when we found interesting items for bid.  Soon, the buffet was served.  Not long after, Elvis made his grand entrance, socializing and 

Silent Auction is underway

posing for photos with the ladies.  Then Elvis took his microphone and in hand and crooned out a few well known golden oldies!  At 7pm, Mike called a very short business meeting to order.  Business done, Kurt got the live bidding started and for almost an hour and a half, entertained us — raising ton of dollars to boot!  It was a long evening for our members and event organizers, and 

Elvis sings for CCO

we can’t thank everyone enough. When asked Don what he attributed our wonderful results to, he had the following to say: “The biggest of all ‘Thank you’ goes out to each of you, CCO members!  You donated more items, and many were more valuable than was expected.  There were more classy items and certainly many upgrades from last year.  Many of you were not afraid to reach out to the business community and ask for a donation.  Others of you let go of some of your favorite Corvette or even non-Corvette items for the good of the club.  We can't thank you enough!  And of course, lets not forget the members who were bidding on items including many overbids too. You’re the best!Thanks go to Susan King who was continuously busy all night handling the tally and collecting the monies.  She 

Marjean enjoys the evening

probably had the toughest job of all.  Thanks to Mike for helping me deal with all the live items and to John Bradham for sending out great emails as constant reminders of the event.

“ I want to extend special thanks to Jim and Joe Stoddard. You boys are the best!  These two raised over $300 bucks by auctioning themselves off for a Stoddard Lunch.  And Jim, you told me this wouldn't work!  Thanks for keeping the faith.  It had to be the shoes.  And finally, If I’ve forgotten anyone please know it’s not intentional!”

Don’s last thoughts were to say: “CCO Members, we just couldn’t have accomplished these results as a group without your kindness, loyalty and determination. You really have the will to win!  What we stand for goes beyond our basic love of the Corvette.  We are a group of active folks who love the club as if it was family. I’m proud to belong.”

Jim & Joe do lunch with the highest bidder
Jim's Green Wingtips - it must have been the Shoes
CCO Selects Corvette of the Second Quarter 2014

Congratulations to Steve & Darlene Misciagno as their 2013 60th Anniversary Grand Sport has been selected as CCO's Corvette of the Quarter! Please see the Misciagno's full BIO on this beautiful and very rare Corvette at our Corvette of the Quarter Gallery!

CCO Members, do you want to know more about how you can submit your Corvette for consideration?

See the Corvette of the Quarter Rules for Submission. 

Mystery Breakfast Drive

Lake Wales - March 29 - Thirty Corvettes meet at Champions Gate. Departing at 8:15 AM, with well prepared directions given by top-notch navigators, we drive generally south through rural Osceola & Polk Counties on damp yet picturesque country roads. Then, Bok Tower rises above the fog - long in the distance. Soon after, a stop at Race-Trac.

Two more miles... Mystery Solved. Chalet Suzanne. A really nice Breakfast!  After... shopping anyone? Thanks Ed! Thanks John. A big welcome to many of our new members for quickly joining 'Friendship, Family, Fun..!'

Giving Back...
Susan and Mike present our check to GKTW Representative Lauren..

Orlando - Wednesday, March 19 - CCO's 2013-14 Charitable Giving Campaign came to a big conclusion at our March Meeting of the membership. Our year-long efforts were rewarded with much success as President Mike Nostro confirmed we'd had a 'banner year.'  Initially announced at February's meeting, we were advised that our total gift this year would be split evenly between a donation to Give Kids the World, and the National Corvette Museum. A representative from GKTW was in attendance on the 19th and graciously accepted our gift - presented by Mike and Treasurer Susan King.

NCM Director Wendell Strode seated on CCO's Commemorative Bench..

Earlier in March, our gift to the National Corvette Museum was recognized by NCM Director Wendell Strode with a very kind letter of thanks sent our way.  Wendell also took the NCM photographer out into the courtyard where CCO's Commemorative Bench is located, sat down comfortably and posed with our check, being sure CCO's logo on the bench was visable and the trade-mark NCM red tower was in the background. Thanks to Wendell for braving the cold - we see the snow over his shoulder. Wendell wrote that CCO will be recognized in the Museum's America's Sports Car Magazine for our gift and representatives of CCO will be invited to Bowling Green to attend the 2015 Winner's Circle & Duntov Society Evening at the 'Bash' in April of next year!  CCO has much to be proud of knowing we made a difference this year!

Letter of Thanks from Wendell and the NCM..

March signals the beginning of Spring in Central Florida. Spring brings a new season of outdoor enjoyment and fun - and also the ramping up of CCO's new year of activities, events and yes, efforts that allow us to give back.  Up next:  CCO's Annual Charity Auction evening - Wednesday April 16. More information can be found elsewhere on this site about this exciting event. Please plan your active attendance now! 

CCO Attends Venice Florida Corvette Show

Venice, Florida - March 16, 2014 - Fellow Club, Venice Florida Corvettes, threw a great party at Centennial Park in downtown Venice this past weekend. Nine CCO cars made their way down the West Florida Coast on Saturday for this Sunday show. 

Venice Pier at Sharkies!

Some of us took a beach-side drive before checking in, while others gathered around the bar Saturday afternoon. Later, most of us made our way over to the event reception and buffet dinner between 5:30 and 7:00 PM. 

Seems we all regretted not bringing our suits, as the beach and pier area and the hotel pool & spa were very inviting and the weather was almost unseasonably warm. We'll have to make up for no watersports this weekend when we cross the state in early May for Derby Day!

Sunday, registration began at 7:30 AM and by 9:30 nine Corvettes were all lined up in CCO's parking area, and within an hour, despite the high winds and dust - were all shined and ready. The Venice Club has a great following on Florida's West Coast as this show attracted near 190 Corvettes, and including their Club Cars, there were approximately 250 Corvettes in downtown this day. Plenty of vendors, nice door prizes, and a healthy 50/50 approaching $900 was up for grabs at the awards ceremony!  

Two forms of awards were available - Participants Choice or Full Judging.  Congrats go to Don & Darlene Heber and John and Barbara Bradham for picking up a Participants Choice Award in their respective C5A and C1 Categories.  In the Judged Category, competition was really tough as the remainder of our group just didn't bring enough clean to bring home awards... Better luck next time to all! 

CCO owes John Bradham, VP of Events a nice round of applause for coordinating a really fun weekend down south!  Thanks John!

A sweet C7 at Venice Florida Corvettes - March 16, 2014
CCO Road Trip To History...
Nina & Pinta Replicas Sail Into Ponce Inlet

Ponce Inlet, Florida - This was another of Ed's great half-day road trips and billed as a 'Retiree's Only,' mid-week event. We think this may be the first of many similar new events, right Ed? Mike submitted a few photos below and the following comments:  The day started at Bob Evans  [at Lake Mary and I-4] and it was a rainy morning.

Fifteen CCO'ers in eight cars made the back road drive - another one of Ed's finest. The rain lifted just as we arrived at the docks where the Nina & Pinta were berthed, and the sun shone the rest of the day. The ships were awesome and really are great testament to the engineering of the day.  Thanks to Ed for organizing this new mid-week event idea!  

CCO Corvette of the Year - 2013
 - Craig & Bette Hallmark's 2008 Jetstream Blue Roadster -
 CCO Corvette of the Year
2013
 
Announced at CCO's Annual Christmas Holiday Extravaganza on January 4th, The Corvette of the Year 2013 Award is deservedly presented to Bette Hallmark.

See CCO's Corvette of the Quarter Gallery for a Photo and BIO on all our 2012 & 2013 Winners!

CCO Members: Click here to find out how to have your car considered for Corvette of the Quarter.

Not For Those Faint of Heart - A June 2014 Adventure...

RON FELLOWS PERFORMANCE DRIVING SCHOOL

A CCO Extraordinary Event

"No Guts, No Glory"

Coming June 2014

As of January 15 Event is Full

CCO Members Login to MY CCO if you are interested in being on the Wait List!

2014 CCO/National Corvette Caravan Page Now Open
The excitement is already building..! Our own John Bradham steps up to coordinate CCO's participation in the 2014 National Corvette Caravan & the NCM 20th Anniversary Celebration in Bowling Green Kentucky.  Members who will make the journey need to login to MY CCO and keep track of Johns' periodic updates.  Click Here to go to CCO's Member Exclusive 2014 Caravan Page. The Caravan is a long way off - but as anyone who attended the 5th, 10th or 15th NCM Anniversary and Caravan events knows, spots fill, slots fill, rooms get reserved early, So consider getting your reservations done! Will you make this historic journey?
CCO's Member Exclusive 2014 Caravan Page
CCO - "The Journey is the reward!"

Future Activities Review

CCO Breakfast Gatherings Start at 8:00 AM

Next Regular Breakfast is on 04-26-14 - Roc City Diner - See My CCO Calendar for Details


COMING SOON TO A GO-KART TRACK NEAR YOU....!  

CCO Race Fans - You must stay tuned for more on this super-fun upcoming event...

Ed is currently finalizing what may become an overnight trip that features a day of high performance karting for those of us who love racing and the thrill of competition.  Karting is how it starts for almost all serious racecar drivers!  Bring back your youth!  Go Karting!


April 26, 2014 - Redneck Wine Tour - See My CCO Calendar for Details


May 2-4, 2014 - Kentucky Derby - We're racing towards this Awesome Weekend...! See MY CCO Calendar and E-mail Blasts for Details


May 10, 2014 - CCO Sponsor Next Level Performance - DYNO DAY - See My CCO Calendar for Details


May 18, 2014 - Bowling and Dinner -"Even if you don't bowl come anyway, there'll be plenty to laugh about!" See MY CCO Calendar for details - Watch for Email Blasts and RSVP to our event planners!


May 31, 2014 - Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the ________, Ed does another Mystery Breakfast... Save the date and come back to My CCO Calendar for Details that will be forthcoming. 


RON FELLOWS PERFORMANCE DRIVING SCHOOL
A CCO Extraordinary Event
"No Guts, No Glory"
Coming June 2014
Currently the Roster for this event
is Full.
But.. Interested CCO Members should still
Check Roster for John Bradham or
Don Ianitelli's email and let them know you want
to be on a short WAIT LIST!
October 25, 2014 - It's a Murder Mystery Dinner - Ingrigued? We are for sure...!  Stay tuned, watch your email and listen up a meetings as we get closer to October - 'cause it's a MYSTERY!!

Always Check our My CCO Calendar for CCO Event details!

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Latest Happenings 

Mystery Solved - March 29 - 30 Corvettes roll on a mystery drive finally arriving for breakfast at Chalet Suzanne - Lake Wales, Florida.


Annual Christmas Holiday Extravaganza! January 4 - See more of this event on our Galleries Page!


See 11th Annual Vettes on the Avenue page for all the details on a Melbourne Florida Corvette Show attended by two CCO couples.


Back Roads to Crystal River's Plantation Inn for Brunch and some Sunshine!


Back Roads to MOSI - August 17, 2013


Mikey's Mystery Trip - 8-2 to 4-2013 The weekend at Lake Worth Beach!

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Friendship, Family, Fun!

MONTHLY MEETING LOCATION

((April 2014 Meeting Location Has Been Moved - See Calendar for Special Location Meeting Announcement))

Gators Dockside
8969 W Colonial Dr
Ocoee, FL
407-521-5525


 

CCO meets on the third Wednesday of every month except December. Dinner is 5:30 - 7:30, Meeting 7:00 - 8:30pm. At Gators Dockside, attendees enjoy Full-Menu Dining Options!

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Email: Mike Nostro for more information.
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