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Meet the 2022 Board

President - John Kummers

Always wanted a Corvette, used to have a picture of a '78 Corvette Indy Pace Car on my dresser - but life and family take over and the dream goes on hold.  Purchased our first Corvette a 2009 Coupe, Jetstream Metallic Blue, 3LT - black with titanium interior, A8 in May of '09, on our way to graduation of our youngest daughter from college @ JMU.

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We joined the Beachcombers Corvette Club (BCC) the summer of '09.  Presently retired with 37 years of government service, 30 of which were with the United States Coast Guard.  Served as the BCC Treasurer for six years before being elected as your President.  Sold the '09 in May of 2018 and purchased new the 2017 Grand Sport, Arctic White, 3LT - spice interior, A8.  Come out and join your other club members and corvette enthusiasts at our Beachcombers Corvette Club events.

Vice President - Events and Activities - Joe Wryk

My wife and I have been members of the Beachcombers Corvette Club for about 10 years. In that time, we've owned two different C5's, a C6 and currently a C7. When we joined this club we weren't sure what to expect other than spending time with other Corvette owners. Since joining the Beachcombers we've met some of the most wonderful people all of whom enjoy one thing - Corvettes. The Beachcombers are truly a group of "Great People Driving Great Cars".

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The Beachcombers especially enjoy the opportunity to get behind the wheel of their Vettes and travel to other locations whether it be local or a trip to Florida or to Kentucky or anywhere in between. Seeing new sights or revisiting old ones in our travels is something we don't get tired of. As we travel, the Beachcombers have been known to find some of the best Mom & Pop restaurants in the country as eating seems to be the second most popular pastime in the club. Hope to see you soon.

Vice President - Membership/NCCC Governor - Preston Powers

I didn't know I wanted to own a Corvette until I sold my 1st one for Hendricks Chevrolet in 1996. After many years watching others drive away in their dreams and even judging car shows at Janaf, I decided to start living mine. After purchasing my 1st 92 C4 in Polo Green, I joined the Beachcombers and was in line with 30-day tags at Pungo to Autocross. Later, I would upgrade to an 04 C5 Z51 5-speed in Spiral Gray.


I've loved my journey so far with the club, heading up and participating with countless events; it really has been a club enjoyed by my family. With my son I've recently got to track my 09 Z51 6-speed in Cyber Gray at VIR for a weekend and am looking forward to more HPDE events. I may be retiring from the Car business but my car still lives in the fast lane. Thanks for being part of my corvette family. I look forward to tracking many new adventures with you as your VP of Membership/NCCC Governor!

Secretary - Melissa Farrar 


Treasurer - Mike Ware


Upcoming Local/NCCC Events (listing updated: 2 Jan 2022)

Upcoming Local/NCCC Events

This page will be used to post upcoming National and Eastern Region National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC) sanctioned and non-sanctioned events which BCC members may be interested in attending or participating in.  There is normally one or more events being held every weekend throughout the year, so check back often as new events will be posted as the information is received.  The events will be listed in date of event order.

 "click on event for event flyer"

13 Feburary - BCC Annual Valentines Fun Run

25-27 August - Corvettes at Carlisle 






Also, for events not listed above which are more local you can check out these websites:

Car Club Council of Hampton Roads:

Virginia Peninsula Car Club Council:

Car Happenings in the Tidewater area and beyond:


East Region NCCC Events - "click on web link for event calendar"

"The Beachcomber Store" (Apparel & Things)

"The Beachcomber Store" (Apparel & Things)

OK's an opportunity to purchase apparel and other items with the Beachcomber Corvette Club Logo.  Click on the links below to view the various items currently available.  You may contact me, Michele Suttle, directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have additional questions.

Beachcomber Satin here! 


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Beachcomber Name Tag, Window Cling, here! 



Corvette Owner or Corvette Enthusiast
Corvette Owner or Corvette Enthusiast
by Jimmy Clemmer 

Which one are you? If you need to think about this question very long to answer, then you’re probably the first, a Corvette Owner. If you didn’t hesitate, then it’s likely that you are the second, a Corvette Enthusiast. Let’s take a look and see if there’s a difference. I’ll share some history of my own that relates to the topic as you will soon see. By the end of this, you too can determine if you are an owner or enthusiast. The intent is not to change you, because after all, we are who we are and no one should change…certainly not for the car they drive anyway. So as you read on, think about the question, “Corvette Owner or Corvette Enthusiast, which one are you?”