Family and Friends Corvettes (FFC) came to existence in 2005. Anthony Thomas and Archie Lee, founding members, formed their own corvette club after leaving a club with too many restrictions and not enough driving. They wanted a club where other corvette enthusiasts can meet, everyone’s input is appreciated, promote an environment where “all are welcome”, and going on “runs” or riding together for pleasure and fun is most important.
Since its inception, corvette enthusiasts from all over northern California have joined (San Ramon, Vallejo, Sacramento, Fresno, Fairfield, Clovis, Elk Grove, Suisun, Martinez, Richmond, Hercules, Yuba City, Antioch, Oakland, Ceres, Modesto); and we’re growing.
Sure, we love to show our beautiful cars but FFC believes in giving back to our communities. Over the years we have been involved in many local charities in the northern California areas. The following is a short list of where we have contributed.
We send care packages to our troops, adopt families for the holiday, and participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Walks. We hold yearly Toy Give-Aways at the Omega Boys and Girls Club in Vallejo and we participate with the Sacramento Area Correctional Officer Association with their Toy Drive and annual Holiday Party benefitting the residents of the Oak Park Community. Countless numbers of children have received food and toys. Many holiday events included Santa with picture-taking, and a multitude of fun activities for their enjoyment. We’ve donated bicycles, play stations, and special food bags/baskets for parents who attended with their children. Everyone left with smiles on their faces. Fun was had by all and an immeasurable amount of joy from giving was felt by all who contributed and organized the events.
We continue to be involved in our communities by participating in medical awareness and fundraising events such as the annual Sister’s Network Breast Cancer Walk. We participate in parades, back-to-school backpack giveaways, and truck-a-treat events. We’ve chosen Foster Care Agencies who needed assistance with meeting their goals of supplying Christmas gifts to their children. In conjunction with the gift giveaway, we arranged a pizza party for all to enjoy. While at the event, an attending young lady left a heart-wrenching letter asking for help for her recently unemployed mother and 8 brothers and sisters; asking nothing for herself. We were not only honored that she asked us but very pleased to help each and every one of the family have a joyous Christmas.
Join us for our annual corvette show and competition event that is rivalled by none. Over 200 cars on show; huge raffle, live music, vendors, and a great time to be had by all.
There’s much more that we have organized and participated in than what you have read here. It’s a joy to put our corvettes on show, but it truly brings a deeper more heart-felt love to all our members when we participate in these special events of giving back. For the upcoming months and years, we’ll look for more ways to support various organizations and community activities while "Rollin' in the Fast Lane".