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TCA HISTORY

We have a long and proud history with many dedicated members. Over the years they have worked very hard to make the TCA the great organization it is today. As outlined in the TCA bylaws, "The purpose of the TCA shall be the promotion of Corvette enthusiasm, planned road trips, social gatherings, support of local charities and the promotion of driving safety on the public highways.

The TCA was co-founded by Air Force members Craig L. Main and William H. Clower in 1979. They discussed the formation of an organization in San Antonio which would cater to the needs of Corvette owners. Together they designed the flyers which they distributed to friends. They thought that when they were stationed elsewhere that the group might fade...but they were determined to offer services to the Corvette owners of our city. They did well, and the original bylaws bear a striking resemblance to the ones we are using today.

There were eight members at the first meeting in Landa Park in New Braunfels. Also, in 1979, the TCA had a run to Wimberley and the Pioneer District near San Marcos which attracted 47 cars and had a convoy three miles long. People followed them on the road, crossed the median to join them, drove ahead to get a vantage point on the next bridge, and caused a traffic jam at San Marcos.

The club, over the years, has had many outstanding events that have encouraged Corvette enthusiasm and fun among our members. Here are our presidents:



YEARS

PRESIDENT(s)

1979 & 1980

Craig Main

1981

Carol Bates

1982

Jim Farrrar & Diana Farrar & Kathy Karlstadt

1983

George Cooper

1984

Victor Sundquist

1985

Pam Warinner

1986 & 1987

Don Lothringer

1988 & 1989

David Kayloe

1990

Gil Dvoracek

1991

Robert Spinks

1992

Buck Buchanan

1993

Malcolm Orr

1994

David Lara

1995

Elise Dixon

1996

Brad Mudgett

1997 & 1998

John Steinbauer

1999

Gene Skillrud

2000

Bernie Jensen

2001

Dennis Stepanik

2002 & 2003

Dan Martin

2004

Ken Reeves

2005

Gary Hendley

2006

George Haile

2007 & 2008

Bob Howell

2009 & 2010

Dave Schutz

2010

Jerry Hendley

2011

Mark Griffin

2012 & 2013

Tom Marazzi

2014 & 2015

Glen Leonard

2016 & 2017

John Lickvar

2018

Gary Blum


We've been fortunate to have had great sponsors from local Chevrolet dealerships: 1986-87 Mission; 1991 Smith and Tom Benson; 1992 Smith; 1993-97 Tom Benson; 1998-2000 Ancira-Winton, 2001 Don Maxwell; 2002 - 2006 Gunn Chevrolet; 2007 - present Cavender Chevrolet.

We've met at a variety of locations since 1979: 410 Diner; Malibu Grand Prix; Apron's Restaurant; Good Time Charlie's, Northern Hills Country Club, Selma City Hall Grill, El Tehano's, Clear Springs Restaurant, and currently Biff Buzby's Burgers.

The future is bright for the TCA...now with over 300+ members, we have the potential to have more participation than our "first" event back in 1979 that attracted 47 cars and almost brought San Marcos to a standstill.

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