There are many great car events out there . . . unfortunately, our Events Calendar isn't really designed to hold them all . . . so the general policy will be that you will find club, Corvette, and NWACC events on the Events Calendar (remember, these are color-coded - check the Legend). You will also find local car events that may be of interest - it is our belief that there is a need to support our local car communities and festivals or we may lose these events in the future. Many of them have Corvette awards or other related awards such as Best Convertible as well as fun events like cruise-ins. The area covered will be approximately Yelm to Centralia/Chehalis to Grays Harbor . . . there is not a strict boundary . . . Although these are not official club events, if you take advantage of the "Registration" button you will be able to see who else from the club is going and make your own plans to caravan and/or park together (utilize the club roster to make contact with other members).
Here are the definitive listings of 2017 car shows, swap meets, and cruise-ins around the Northwest:
Please note a couple of dates for Corvette-specifc events appear to be wrong. They are listed correctly in our CdeO calendar of events, so check there too.
Also check these sites:
http://www.triplexrootbeer.com (XXX Root Beer in Issaquah, last surviving original XXX stand in the world)
Griot's Garage in Tacoma hosts car events for all manner of marques and clubs. Check their event calendar here:
Exotics at Redmond Town Center is a regular cruise-in for high end sports and classic cars. See this web site:
You may attend as a spectator, but if you want to enter, check the info and FAQ sections
and also contact the hosts directly to see if your ride will be eligible to participate.
Western Rally Calendar for 2018:
If you enjoy road rallies, either driving/navigating, working, or just spectating, check this spreadsheet, and especially browse the host club's web links shown.
This is an early draft, updates added as available.
2018 Western Rally Calendar
Autocross and track day racers can check these organizations:
Western Washington Sports Car Council: http://www.wwscc.org/schedule.html
Bremerton Sports Car Club: http://www.bscc.net
Northwest Region SCCA: http://nwr-scca.org/solo/
Oregon Region SCCA: http://www.oregonscca.com
Sand and Sage Sports Car Club: http://www.ssscc.org
There are several great car museums in our area:
LeMay - America's Car Museum (Tacoma): https://www.americascarmuseum.org
LeMay Family Foundation Collection (Spanaway): http://www.lemaymarymount.org
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (Hood River, Oregon): http://www.waaamuseum.org
World of Speed Museum (Wilsonville, Oregon) http://www.worldofspeed.org/about/
These race tracks and their denizens will help satisfy your need for speed:
The Ridge Motorsports Park: http://ridgemotorsportspark.com
Bremerton Motorsports Park: http://bremertonmotorsportspark.com
Pacific Raceways: http://pacificraceways.com
Portland International Raceway: http://portlandraceway.com
Oregon Raceway Park: http://oregonraceway.com
International Race Drivers Club: http://www.irdc-racing.com
Northwest Hillclimb Association: http://www.nhahillclimb.org/index.html
Corvette Racing opened the 2017 IMSA season in the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28-29. Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller led Corvette Racing’s effort in the GT Le Mans class of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R placed fourth in a battle that saw the top seven entries separated by 7.5 seconds after a grueling opening race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C7.R, the class-winner in 2016, placed ninth in GTLM after suffering a loss of power and a broken right-rear lower control arm following contact with another GTLM competitor near the six-hour mark. Gavin, Milner and Fässler all cycled through in the cold and wet conditions to help support the team’s strategy for the No. 3 Corvette.
Corvette Racing stormed to a stunning class victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida on Saturday March 18 – its third straight in North America’s oldest endurance sports car race. Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller drove the winning No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R to a 4.453-second victory for the team’s 11th Sebring class victory. It ended an amazing comeback for the No. 3 Corvette, which ran sixth as late as the eight-and-a-half-hour mark of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s second round. The No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C7.R was forced to retire with water temperature issues that arose in the opening hour. The root cause remained unclear, and it brought an early end to the day for defending class winners Tommy Milner, Oliver Gavin and Marcel Fässler.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 8, 2017) – Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner won the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class at Saturday’s Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach in the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. It is the sixth class win for the team and Chevrolet at the historic Long Beach street circuit.
Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen, coming off a GTLM victory at Sebring three weeks ago, placed fifth in class Saturday with their No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. Garcia seemed headed for certain victory until a multi-car incident at the final turn blocked the track and brought a handful of cars to a stop – including both Corvettes. Garcia became trapped on the left-hand side of the track while Milner, on the right-hand side, was able to slip through the traffic jam and won by 1.830 seconds.
AUSTIN, Texas (May 6, 2017) – Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen won their second race of the season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday with a GT Le Mans (GTLM) victory in the Advance Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner, winners last month at Long Beach in the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, saw their race Saturday effectively end at the first corner of the opening lap. Milner couldn’t avoid another spinning GTLM car and also was hit from behind after the initial impact. The No. 4 Corvette Racing crew worked quickly to replace several suspension and brake components at the front and rear. Despite the setback and multiple trips to the garage, the No. 4 Corvette finished seventh in class.
24 HOURS OF LEMANS
Corvette Racing has experienced highs and lows in its 18 appearances at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. America’s premier GT racing team added to that Sunday with a dramatic third-place finish in the GTE Pro category with Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Jordan Taylor climbing onto the podium together for the second time in four years. (Behind Aston-Martin and Ford.) The No. 63 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R came back from an early-race puncture and clawed its way back into contention before barely missing out on its ninth class victory at Le Mans since 2001.
Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Marcel Fässler placed eighth in the No. 64 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C7.R. The trio had a fight-back of their own after Milner lost a wheel in the opening half of the race. It proved to be the only mistake by that trio but the four laps lost proved costly as the GTE Pro race was as much as a seven-car fight into the last six hours.
JUN 29 TO JUL 02 - SAHLEN'S SIX HOURS OF THE GLEN
WATKINS GLEN, New York (July 2, 2017) – Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen placed third in the GT Le Mans class at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday – a nice boost in their run for the GTLM Driver’s Championship. The duo in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R extended their points lead, and Chevrolet maintained its lead in GTLM Manufacturer’s points.
Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner, driving the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, finished fifth in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s annual trip to Watkins Glen International. The team had hopes of scoring a second victory in four tries at the historic New York road course.
JUL 07 TO JUL 09 - SPORTSCAR GRAND PRIX
Track: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen retained their Driver’s Championship lead in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) class Sunday with a fourth-place finish in the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner were classified eighth in class after the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R was involved in a heavy crash late during the event. Milner went hard into the outside tires but walked away uninjured.
JUL 21 TO JUL 22 - NORTHEAST GRAND PRIX
Track: Lime Rock Park
Corvette Racing extended its lead in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) standings Saturday with a fourth-place finish for Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen in the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.
The No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R of Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner finished eighth after early-race contact on the rough-and-tumble circuit.
AUG 03 TO AUG 06 - CONTINENTAL TIRE ROAD RACE SHOWCASE
Elkhart Lake, WI
Track: Road America
Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen extended their GT Le Mans (GTLM) Driver’s Championship lead Sunday with a fourth-place finish at Road America in the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase.
An early strategic call and some late-race luck propelled the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R from eighth at the start to just off the podium in the seventh GTLM round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner were fifth in their No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R despite late-race contact that sent Milner off track on the final lap.
AUG 25 TO AUG 27 - MICHELIN GT CHALLENGE AT VIR
Track: Virginia International Raceway
Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen won for the second straight year at Virginia International Raceway on Sunday as the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R claimed victory in the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. Garcia crossed the finish line to win by 12.031 seconds.
The victory increased the pair’s lead in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) Driver’s standings. The result also moved Chevrolet back into first place in the Manufacturer’s Championship with two events left. It also marked Corvette Racing’s 106th all-time victory dating back to 2000 – three of those coming at VIR.
Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin appeared set to join their teammates on the podium of the GT-only race before late contact knocked the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R from second-place. Milner was able to rejoin the field, but a punctured tire as a result of the collision added insult to injury. He and Gavin eventually finished sixth.
SEP 22 TO SEP 24 - CONTINENTAL TIRE MONTEREY GRAND PRIX POWERED BY MAZDA
Track: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
MONTEREY, California (Sept. 24, 2017) – Corvette Racing’s pairing of Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen took a huge step toward the GT Le Mans (GTLM) Driver’s title in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Their fourth-place class finish in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R at the America’s Tire 250 means they only need to start the season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in two weeks to officially claim the GTLM championship.
Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin had another run of bad luck in the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. With aims of moving up through the field like the sister Corvette, the Gavin/Milner pairing placed ninth in GTLM after Gavin was hit from behind at the first corner of the opening lap. The contact damaged the Corvette’s rear diffuser, which impacted the handling and performance throughout.
OCT 04 TO OCT 07 - PETIT LE MANS
Track: Road Atlanta
Corvette Racing capped its championship-winning season Saturday with a runner-up finish at Road Atlanta’s Petit Le Mans for Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. It put a Bowtie on a day that saw Corvette Racing and Chevrolet sweep the GT Le Mans (GTLM) Manufacturer, Driver and Team titles in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R of Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Marcel Fässler placed fourth in a stellar late-race comeback. Garcia ended one second back from the winning BMW with Milner only 21 seconds further back.