It’s always nice to meet people who are interested in what you are interested in – and if you are interested in all things Corvette, you are in the right place.
The Colorado Corvette Club currently includes over 40 Corvette enthusiasts. Look below to meet some of our wonderful people, and their beautiful Corvettes.
Featured CCC Members:
Gary and Penny S.
Our Corvette Story
My first Corvette drive was in 1964 – on Saturdays in Pontiac, IL. It was a professional bowlers car – it started as an Olds Starfire, then became a 63 Dark Blue 340 / 4 speed. After washing it, I got to drive it the rest of the afternoon. Fast forward about 35 years and we bought a 79 – L82 / 4 speed, followed by an 85 4+3, followed by another 79 – L82 / 4 speed car. That car was sold to a buyer in Puerto Rico – his wife wanted a RED Corvette for her birthday. It took a few years but we bought our 2000 Dark Bowling Green Metallic convertible 4 years ago. I bought the car near Louisville, KY and my first drive in the car was to the Corvette Plant in Bowling Green. It’s been a great ride.
Penny and I met in the spring of 1969 and were married in December 1969. For the first 11 years after college I was a high school football coach / athletic director. Penny initially worked as a receptionist in a Dr’s office – and then Jeff was born. My coaching saw us move to 3 different high schools – all in Illinois. My last teaching job at Quincy High School ended when a tax referendum failed, and all the non-tenure teachers were “riffed.” I went to work for County Insurance at that time and remained with them – moving into management over the next several years. Our daughter Gina was born in Quincy. I attended Millikin University in Decatur, IL and played football and baseball. I was honored to be inducted into Millikin’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010. Our son Jeff is a surgeon living in Denver. Our daughter, Gina, is a teacher / administrator at Steamboat Mountain School in Steamboat. We have 2 grandsons.
I was in the insurance industry for 38 years. My last several years, I spent most of my time in the Sale & Service of Life & Health business. We were fortunate that Penny was able to stay home with our children, and after they moved on, get involved in volunteer projects.
I am fortunate to still be able to ski and play golf. We enjoy walking and I enjoy the many bike trails in the Denver area. I can sort of play the guitar – Penny spends as much time as possible with our grandson, helping our son’s family. For several years I was an instrument rated private pilot, but have become inactive as a pilot since retirement. We enjoy traveling as time & other commitments allow.