In 2003, Ron Mornea, a proud corvette owner and member of the Second Corps Cadets Veterans Group, asked the Corvette community to help support our country's veterans.
Twenty five Corvette owners began, what is now, one the largest Corvette Community events to aid our country's local veterans. Every year V2V now collects and delivers much-needed personal supplies.
Now, Corvette clubs from many states and even from our Northern Friends, Canada, have joined and represented in support. God bless them all.
In 2013, after ten successful years of growing the event's awareness throughout the Corvette Communities, Ron passed the torch to his close friend, Karen Blandini, who has aided him for many years in coordinating this large scale event.
The V2V Cruise is always on the last Sunday of September, which is also Gold Star Mother's Day. It is rain or shin.
There is no admission to join the cruise but we ask that you bring a "goodie bag" (no limit to size of the bag) of items (see Details) that are much needed by our Veterans.
Cars begin gathering at 7:30am at the cruise's starting point, the Marriott Hotel, 270 Concord Rd, Billerica, MA.
At approximately 11:30, the caravan begins the cruise to its destination, the Bedford Veterans Hospital, Bedford Ma.
The cruise through Bedford is now a much anticipated event by the town's residents! The route is lined with American-Flag-waving residents en-masse, who love a parade of beautiful cars but who also know the caravan's mission to aid our Veteran's. However, the people most excited for the arrival of the Vettes are the residents of the Bedford Veterans Hospital.
Some of the residents will come out to see the cars and greet the owners, while others have a bird's eye-view from their rooms of the hundreds of Corvette Owners that have come to support and honor of them.
Contact Info and Links:
Karen Blandini: 781-858-1810
Bedford VA Hospital: https://www.bedford.va.gov/features/VettestoVets.asp
HOTEL SPECIAL RATES: Contact the Marriott at 978-670-7500 by September 1st, and mention Vettes to Vets for a special room rate. Ask about cancelation policies, and specials on evening dinner buffets and breakfast.
AWARDS: Veterans Choice Trophy presented to one car.
FOOD: Free BBQ Provided. Donations are graciously accepted. All proceeds go to the hospital.
DONATION ITEMS REQUESTED
If you have any question about donating an item please contact the Bedford VA Hospital or Karen Blandini.
Often referred to as the world’s largest moving automotive event, the National Corvette Caravan is a celebration of America’s Sports Car, culminating in Bowling Green, Kentucky for the anniversary celebration of the National Corvette Museum.
Hosted only once every five years, the 6th National Corvette Caravan is slated for August 28-31and will mark the Museum’s 25th Anniversary.
Leading the charge will be Jeffrey Duda of Hainesport, NJ, a Lifetime Member of the Museum and previous co-captain of the New Jersey 2014 and 2009 Caravans.
Regional caravans will form and join other caravans as they travel across the United States to meet in Bowling Green, Kentucky for four days of festivities at the National Corvette Museum.
An event such as this requires years of planning and coordinating. All help is appreciated! If you would like to volunteer to be a Caravan Captain, please email Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Museum is located at I-65, exit 28 in South Central Kentucky and is open daily, 8am to 5pm Central Time.
Randy Flock, Captain of the 2017 Caravan New England and his First Mate, Ann Goulas were guest speakers.
They told the membership all about the 25th Anniversary of the Museum in Bowling Green and the Caravan to KY which will take place over Labor Day 2019.
The NE groups will meet at Gettysburg, PA and will start the Caravan from that location. Groups from across the USA and Canada will merge along the way and caravan together.
Many EMCC members will be attending.
A lot of information was passed out at the meeting. https://www.corvettecaravan.com/new-england/
Check it out.
Most questions are answered on
Q. What are the dates of the event?
A. August 28-31, 2019.
Please visit the caravan for your area for complete details and when it begins.
Q. How do I register for Caravan?
A. Online Registration is closed.
Onsite Registration is open on Tuesday August 27th.
Q. Do I have to be a member of the National Corvette Museum to participate in the Caravan?
Q. How do I change or cancel my registration?
A. Online or call 270-467-8804 or 270-777-4506
Q. Will Corvette Assembly Plant Tours be available?
A. The Plant is open for tours weekdays.
Q. Will the NCM Motorsports Park be open for the Caravan event?
Q. How can I find a hotel rooms?
Q. What else is there to do in the Bowling Green area?