TORCA is a member of the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC). As an NCCC club, we stay informed about Corvette events across the country. We also benefit by having standardized rules for our activities, we receive discounts from many businesses, and we are provided with liability insurance for our events.
We are part of the NCCC Rocky Mountain Region, which encompasses the states of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah. Check out the other clubs in our region.
NCCC Sanctioned Events
In 1965 the NCCC Sanctioned Competition Program began, and it has grown vastly since then. The purpose of the program is to encourage the members of different NCCC clubs to take part in activities together. The program provides uniform and fair standards under which individual Corvette clubs may sponsor competition events. These rules are outlined in the NCCC Rulebook, which you can link to from our web page.
The Sanctioned Competition Program depends entirely on voluntary participation by clubs and their members. If you decide to take part, please remember that NCCC events are sporting events to be conducted in a sporting spirit, that all events are organized and managed by amateurs who cheerfully give their time and do their best, that things might not go perfectly; and that, to a reasonable extent, these things are a part of the chance you take in entering competition in the events.
CHAMPIONSHIP POINT SYSTEM
Clubs and individuals participating in the NCCC Sanctioned Competition Program can compete for the annual Points Championship at the national and regional levels. After the competition season ends, the clubs and individuals who finish high in the national or regional point standings are recognized with awards for their accomplishments. You can earn points by either working or competing at a sanctioned event. In addition, if the event is not sponsored by your own club, you’ll earn an equal number of points for your club. The number and type of points earned depends on a number of factors, which you can read about in the NCCC rulebook.
Autocrosses come in two varieties:
- Low-speed races, which usually take place in a parking lot. A course is set up using pylons and is designed to test driving skills. Cars race one at a time against the clock. Typically the course is less than a mile long, and speeds are under 80 mph. No previous experience is necessary, and veterans are always willing to help you get started.
- High-speed races, which usually take place on a track. In these events, speeds typically exceed 80 mph. To participate, you must have a high-speed license, which generally means you have competed in a number of lowspeed events first. For details, though, talk with the club’s NCCC governor.
- A link to the Rulebook 2017-2018_Ch_2_Autocross
A rallye is something like the directions you give a friend for getting to your new house in the suburbs. It is more than a test of your ability to follow directions, more than intense observation. It’s enjoyable, and rallies can produce a piece of silverware to place on the bookshelf and then keep polished.
Most of the car shows in which TORCA participates are of the “Show-n-Shine” or “People’s Choice” variety. These shows don’t require thorough cleaning with Q-tips and toothpicks, since the judging is generally performed by the attendees of the show. There are separate classes for each Corvette generation, as well as classes for custom and specialty Corvettes. The judging criteria are very subjective, and the winning cars often have some type of customization that is unique or particularly eye-catching. Trophies are usually awarded to the top 3 in each class.