LI – History

L.I. Region History

In July of 1978, George Grantmyre sent a letter to the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America (V.C.C.A.), asking to form a Long Island, New York Chapter.

Over that summer George and his Chevy enthusiasts started to form their club and on November 19, 1978, held the first meeting of the Long Island Region of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America.

That first meeting held in the garage area of the Van Buren GMC Truck Dealership had 19 people at it, and by the end of the night the treasury had $5.82…..The club was on its way. Through the years the club has maintained a current membership of about 35. The meeting place has now moved to the Oyster Bay Community Center where the club meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at 8:00 pm.

As the region reached its 37th Anniversary our founding member George Grantmyre passed away. George will be surely missed as he was very active in the hobby throughout his entire life. The club still continues to host car shows through the spring summer and fall seasons. Various activities are planned throughout the year to include brunch and dinner runs and a yearly picnic which is funded by the club for members.

The largest undertaking and the biggest event in the club history was putting on the 1997 East Coast Regional Meet. A three day event that included everything from Dinner Socials, Tours and a National Judged Car Show. The event was a great success and many new friends were made from the New Jersey, Connecticut and New England Regions.

The club and its members have a variety of Chevrolets from the 1930’s to the 1990’s. Ownership of a Chevrolet is not mandatory to become a member, just an interest in Chevrolets.

If you find yourself in the area stop by and say Hello.