Corvette Club of Northern Delaware –  2017 Club Officers


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Steve Blanchies, President

Member since 2002

I enjoy traveling with my wife Lynn, whether it is by land, sea or air.  Cruise ships are a favorite but going to different events, shows or destinations in our 50th Anniversary Edition Corvette is the best!  It really has been a way of life – meeting and making friends with so many Corvette people from all over just can’t be beat. Another favorite activity of mine is performance boating. I enjoy participating in Poker Runs & Fun Runs.

MetcalfMike Metcalf, Vice President

Member since 2001

I am a retired engineer after 45 years in the commercial nuclear power and wireless communications industries. I now get to spend more time with my wife JoAnne of nearly 44 years of marriage, our children and grandkids. I enjoy playing golf, travelling, umpiring for high school baseball, playing with our Golden Retrievers, and driving my cars.  Always have had a passion for cars, especially Corvettes. The people in our club and those in classic cars are great people and have interesting stories about their cars. Our social events and club activities are fun and enjoyed by all.


Harvey SmithHarvey Smith, Treasurer

Member since 1992, Club Treasurer since 1995

He and his wife Alice own the oldest car in the club, a 1956 Venetian Red Corvette with Shoreline Beige coves and red interior. The car has a 265 cubic-inch engine with two four-barrel carburetors. Harvey is the co-owner of the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes in New Castle, Newark, and Delaware City. He is also an active volunteer with the Odessa Fire Company, and served as the company’s Deputy Chief for several years.Harvey and Alice live in the historic town of Odessa. They also enjoy their summer home on the Delaware Bay in Lewes.


Don Nayden, Secretary

Member since 2010

I am a retired technology manager who always wanted a Porsche but could not afford a sports car until my two sons graduated from college.  My good friend Jim McGoldrick invited me to go with him to the 2009 Corvettes at Carlisle show.  Once we arrived, it took about an hour for me to catch “the fever” and start to look for my first Corvette.  After researching and looking, I ordered a 2010 Torch Red Coupe with the options I wanted.  I still remember the feeling of driving my new “Red Rocket” home from the dealer the day I picked it up.  The best part of the Corvette experience is the friends Marcy and I have made and the fun we have at the club activities and outings.  


 

Gary Fitch, Business Manager

Member since 2015

Picture and Bio Coming Soon!!!!


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Paul Van Valkenburg, Member at Large

Member since 2014

I recently retired from the IT industry after 37 years.  My wife Diane and I live in Hockessin and have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.  I enjoy skiing, gardening, and playing the guitar.  I have been a huge Corvette fan since I was a kid.  My second Corvette is a 1994 coupe which is great fun to drive and bring to club events.  We really enjoy being part of the club and look forward to the social events.


 

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Bob Avery, Show Chairman

Member since 1993

I have been car enthusiast for as long as I can remember, and a member of CCND since 1993. My wife Patty and I have been married since 1972 and have one child, Rob, who lives in Kennett Square, PA with his wife Carrie and two children – daughter Ryleah and son Shepard. Although Patty does not share the same passion for cars as I do, she enjoys the social aspect of the club and is involved with many of the charity events. My life beyond CCND revolves around golf, photography, and of course our grandchildren. I currently have a 1966 Mosport Green Roadster 427/425hp and a 2013 Cyber Gray Grand Sport Coupe.

 


 

 

 

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Member since 2005

I came somewhat late to world of Vettes, but I’ve loved sports cars all my adult life, having owned a couple of Porsches, RX-7s and even a Fiat X1/9 that rusted right out from under me!  Of course, that first Vette (a black ’93 with the rare cloth interior, which I purchased in ’05) spoiled it for any other sports car.  I am now driving (every day – no “weekend warrior” for me) my fifth Vette – an Atomic Orange ’08 Z51.  What I’ve really enjoyed about my decade of Vette ownership (aside from how awesome these cars are) is the opportunity to make new friends and participate in some of the fun activities associated with membership in CCND.  Serving as our Newsletter editor is a great way to share many of CCND’s diverse Vette experiences with all of our members as well as fellow Corvette Clubs.  On a personal note, in 2013 Connie and I celebrated our 35th anniversary!  We have 2 grown sons (Kurt and Kyle).  We live in Chadds Ford, PA, and I try to keep out of trouble by working as a management consultant in the area of Decision Analysis.  My other interests include golf and tennis, and I am a BIG fan of all the Philly sports teams.


Dirk Harrington, Webmaster

Member since 2015

My first Corvette, a 2015 Laguna Blue/Kalahari 8 speed auto. I fell in love with the Corvette in 1960 when the TV show Route 66 debuted and always wanted a Vette since then. I finally decided to get one before it was too late. I’m retired from Verizon as a switching equipment software tech. I have 2 children, 3 grandchildren and I live just outside of Newark.

 


Lynn Adelman, Social Chair

Member since 2014

Picture and Bio coming soon!


John Daub, NCCC Governor

Member since 2014

Picture and Bio Coming Soon!!!!

 

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Bob Cook, Club Historian

Member since 1977

My wife and I moved to Delaware in 1977 and immediately joined CCND. We were transferred away from Delaware in 1982 but back in 1988 when we rejoined CCND. We left again in late 1990 and came back for good in 1999. Our first Corvette was a 1968 convertible that we bought off the “back lot” of a Chevy dealer in 1972. We still have the car but it really needs a restoration – has not run in over 20 years. Our “drive” Corvette is a 2015 Z51 coupe that we purchased in early 2015 from Thomas Chevrolet. We have a fuel injected 1959 that we purchased in 1974 that recently underwent a frame-off restoration. We have received two “top-flight” National Corvette Restorers Society awards since the car was completed. I have been a “car guy” for as long as I can remember. I am currently restoring a 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 that my Dad bought for me in 1967. It’s the car I had when we got married and is like one of the family. The restoration has been a slow process, but the car is now being reassembled. As we have moved around the country with my job in DuPont, we have been members in four other Corvette Clubs. I believe CCND is one of the best clubs in the country.

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