National Corvette Restorers Society

NCRS 2017 National Convention Seminars

San Antonio, TX, Judging Schools, Seminars & Tech Sessions

ALL sessions are FREE for registered Convention attendees!  Be sure to wear your Convention name badge as it is your admission ticket to these events.

Judging Seminars

Judging Condition - Shannon Urton, NCRS Judging Retreat Instructor
Monday, July 10 from 10:00am - 11:30am - 1 1/2 hour session

Condition judging will cover current judging guidelines for making accurate assessments while judging. We will look at guidelines for the judging process that will simplify and speed up your judging decisions. We will also discuss finish, deterioration and appearance. With this information, the average judge should be able to make reasonably accurate and consistent decisions.
Three (3) Judging Points awarded for this session.

Judging Radiator Caps and Horns - Joe Perri
Monday, July 10 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm - 1 1/2 hour session

This session will cover the differences between original equipment radiator caps and new old stock (NOS) as well as current reproduction caps available through after-market and restoration parts suppliers. Judging horns will cover correct date coding and location of date codes on original equipment horns and assist judges in determining original equipment horns.
Three (3) Judging Points awarded for this session.

Judging Keys and Locks - Peter Lindahl
Tuesday, July 11 from 10:00am - 11:30am - 1 1/2 hour session

Judging keys and locks will provide judges with the tools to correctly assess originality of keys and locks including correct marking of keys and orientation of the markings. It will also provide judges with the information regarding correct operation and orientation of both locks and alarm system switches.
Three (3) Judging Points awarded for this session.

Introduction to NCRS Judging - Carlton Colclough & KC Strawmyre
Tuesday, July 11, 3:00pm to 4:00pm - 1 hour session

An introductory session for NCRS members with little or no judging experience. Carlton and K.C. will discuss current NCRS judging guidelines and offer insightful information to aid members new to the judging process. The presentation will include an overview of the NCRS Judges’ Recognition Program and accumulation of NCRS Judging Points. We will also discuss score sheet originality and condition columns and how to properly score a car.
Three (3) Judging Points awarded for this session.

Advanced NCRS Judging Seminar – Terry McManmon
Wednesday, July 12 from 9:30-11:30 am (Session #1) and 1:00-3:00 pm (Session #2) and Thursday, July 13 from 9:30-11:30 am (Session #1) and 1:00-3:00 pm (Session #2)
Location: Judging Field

Terry McManmon, one of the most senior of NCRS Master Judges will lead this dual session Advanced Judging Seminar.  The purpose is to get you up close and personal with Corvettes selected from the judging field that are exemplary of high factory originality and/or unique in their parts and assembly techniques.  Lifts are often used to facilitate group viewing of the undercarriage aspects of the cars selected.

Five (5) Judging Points will be awarded to those attending BOTH sessions on the same day.
Ten (10) Judging Points awarded to those who attend BOTH sessions on both days.
Zero (0)  Judging Points awarded to those who do not attend BOTH sessions on the same day.

Technical Sessions

Corvette Chat with Past Corvette Chief Engineers Dave McLellan and Dave Hill
Wednesday, July 12 from  1:30-3:00pm

 We are honored to have these gentlemen and their wives attend our Convention. A discussion of past and current Corvette engineering procedures, past racing exploits, LeMans 24 Hour Race as well as a question and answer session following. Both gentlemen were instrumental in bringing the Corvette platform to where it is today.
No NCRS Judging Points are awarded

Early Corvette Motors - with Pat Lobbn
Wednesday, July 12. From 10:00-11:30am

Join us while Mr. Pat Lobb discusses the early 265 cubic inch Corvette motor with stamping 00001XX along with one of the Chevrolet Mystery Motors. These motors are part of his personal collection and will be part of a display on the show field and will be available throughout the convention for viewing.
No NCRS Judging Points are awarded

Corvette Racing - Jim Gessner
Thursday, July 13 from 10:00-11:30am

Join us while Jim Gessner discusses Corvette racing, in a “sitting around the campfire” theme with a powerpoint presentation of 1960-73 Corvette racing. Corvette racers/special guests will include Tony DeLorenzo, Doug Bergan and Davey Jordan. He has extended invitations to other Corvette racers, so this will be a event to remember! His seminar is a natural follow on to Pat Lobb’s Early Corvette Motors seminar.
No NCRS Judging Points are awarded