2017 Columbia River Region Officers
The Columbia River Region of the VCCA has eight officers that provide skills in a number of areas to support our club: Director, Assistant Director, Treasurer, Secretary, Royal Mail Editor, Historian, Membership Secretary, and Tour Coordinator.
In addition, there are several committees that are responsible for activities, including the Banquet Committee, Elections Committee, Swap Meet Representatives, Finance Steering Committee, Membership Projects Committee, Website Committee, and several ad-hoc committees. Members who serve in these capacities provides the leadership to make our club a well-run and fun organization for all.
Area #3 Director, Vintage Care Club of America: David Gowan
I have always been interested in old cars. When I was in high school, I bought a 1964 Jeep with a blown engine and I changed the old Jeep 6 cylinder with a 327 Chevy small block. In 1999, I had an opportunity to buy a 1930 Chevy farm truck that needed a total restoration. A couple of friends of mine told me that I should join the Vintage Chevrolet Club, which they were members of. So in 2000, I joined the VCCA and it has been a great experience for me. The technical help on that restoration and the friends that I've made have truly been a blessing. I have seen more interesting things and been to so many cool places, that I wouldn't have been to if I had not been a part of this club. My wife Lynn has been a great supporter in this old car hobby, and she enjoys the outings as much as I do.
I joined VCCA and the Columbia River Region in 1996. I’ve held various positions on the Board over the last 12 years. I have a rather large collection of 25 Chevrolets. My favorites are a 1963 Impala SS 409 with many factory options and my 1964 Chevelle Malibu SS, also heavily optioned. I really enjoy the comradery and our club’s work on the Portland Swap Meet.
I purchased my 1926 Chevrolet Touring the first year I was out of college…a few years ago! I had been interested in old cars since high school when I helped a friend pull a late ‘30’s Dodge (can’t remember for sure) out of the blackberries. I joined the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America in 1974. Life got in the way with work, watching our children’s soccer games…all those things that make life worthwhile, but little time for the old cars. I rejoined the club in 2007 and have enjoyed the friendships, technical help, and fun ever since.
I have owned my 1935 Chevrolet 3 window standard coupe since 1961. It’s been rebuilt twice. We found her in Southern Oregon between Myrtle Point and Coquille. I’ve enjoyed being part of VCCA and our region for the last 10 years.
I purchased my ‘68 pickup in 1973 and sold my ’62 Impala because it didn’t work as a truck. I joined VCCA in 1980. I needed parts for a ’32 Special Deluxe Sedan, which I bought after my mother-in-law took me to see an old Hudson dealer’s car collection in Wyoming.
Norm & Barbara Lemly
Norm and I decided to be the Club Historians because we have always enjoyed looking at the club photos in the big albums that were always brought to the meetings. The pictures date 20, 30, and over 40 years ago. It's fun to try and figure out who-is-who in the older photos. We love touring in the Chevys and capturing the fun times in photos.
But there is no stopping the march of time, so even this aspect of the club is changing. So now, we will enjoy the photos on this website. Please enjoy these photos that we share and come join the fun.
ROYAL MAIL EDITOR
We purchased the 1936 4dr Sports Sedan in 1977 from my wife’s brother. Our ‘36 has been in her family since it was brand new. We joined the VCCA in late 1977.