Below is our calendar of events.  Please check for upcoming events such as club meetings, charity events, board meetings, autocross or racing events and road trips.

Riding the Rails @ Kroger
Mar 8 – Mar 9 all-day

Riding the Rails
Texas State RR – Palestine to Rusk and Back
March 8-9, 2019

Become immersed in the romance of train travel as we ride relaxed inside historic first class 1920’s rail cars, being pulled behind a diesel locomotive. The experience is like none other, through scenic pine and mixed oak and Dogwood trees (hopefully in bloom.) Join us and create a memory that will last a lifetime.

We have a group rate of $65.05 per passenger for the 4-hour train trip, and a special flat rate of $8.68 for a pre-ordered box lunch at the Rusk turn around. TSRR does not allow for individuals to call in for group individual payment. I have prepaid for 30 train reservations and box lunches. If you would like to go, please get me your check. Right now I have 28 seats left – don’t hesitate.

Make check payable:
Mike Kochanowsky
17297 Canyon Springs
Houston, Texas 77090

Palestine is approximately 2.5 hr. drive from Houston, my thought is to leave Friday afternoon to make the drive. I have an area reserved for the cars at the train depot, but we have to be there at 9:00 am. to park. If you choose to get up at O dark thirty and get to the depot, bear in mind, we have to board the train at 10:00 am. I will be happy to send you the map and route.

Departure: Kroger (parking lot) 2222 I45 N (exit 88), Conroe, 77301
Driver’s meeting: 3:30 pm depart 4:00 pm

Host Hotel
Holiday Inn Express
1030 E. Palestine Ave.
Palestine, Texas 75801
King $85.00/2 Queens $90.00
Under San Jacinto Corvette Club
(Prior booking rates will be adjusted)

Mike Kochanowsky

Return to the Tour de Fleur @ Buc-ee's - Waller
Apr 19 @ 9:00 AM – Apr 21 @ 12:00 PM

Return to the Tour de Fleur

Part Twenty-two

“Still cruising after all these years”

April 19 – April 21, 2019

Host Hotel
Sunday House

Phone: 800.274.3762 or 830.997.4484
Room Rate: $150.00 plus tax King
$155.00 plus tax 2 Queens
Rooms will be released 3/25/19

Friday – April 19, 2019
Meet @ Buc-ee’s
Hwy 290/FM 362
Driver’s Meeting
9:00 am, depart 9:15 ish

Saturday – April 20, 2019
Driver’s Meeting 9:00 am
Let’s run scenic Hill Country roads with some spirited driving, excellent lunch and be back in time for an afternoon winery.

Saturday Night
Dinner @ 7:00 pm
Chef’s select salad w/ 2 dressings
Chicken Stroganoff w/ cognac, sautéed mushrooms & bacon
Sliced pork loin w/ sweet berry glaze
Buttered egg noodles
Haricot Vert. Sautéed
Assorted rolls and butter
Upside down Pineapple cake
Fresh brewed ice tea and water
$55.00 person, includes taxes and gratuity
Dancing to music by “The Flashbacks”

Sunday – April 21, 2019
Aspirin, breakfast, and head for home

Mike Kochanowsky

Saturday Night at the Bijou @ Member Meeting Location
Apr 27 @ 7:30 PM

Date Night

“Saturday night at the Bijou”

April 27, 2019, 7:30 pm

Club meeting location
9426 Katy freeway. Bldg. #8
Houston, Texas 77050

 A special screening of

 Cat Ballou

One of the funniest western spoofs from 1965.  A film which won Lee Marvin an academy award for his dual roles as gunslinger Kid Shelleen for hire and Jane Fonda who hires the gun slinger to avenge her father’s death and to save the ranch.  Singers Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye, together add to the movie performing the movie’s theme song, onscreen, throughout the film.

$5.00 a person with popcorn and soft drink
Turning back the clock to 1960’s prices


SJCC A Day At The Brewery @ Texas Leaguer Brewing Company
May 4 @ 2:00 PM


A Day At The Brewery!

WHEN: Saturday, May the 4th Be With You  2:00 – 4:30 or whenever

WHERE: TX Leaguer Brewing 13503 Pike Rd, Missouri City

WHAT: Drink, Eat, Games & Star Wars movies!
Bring a snack to share OR food for purchase

Game Day – best or outfit wins a prize from Texas Leaguer Brewing!

Left, Center, Right Competition!

Bring (6) $1 bills per person to compete!

Cheri & Charlie Payne

Flag Change Ceremony Honoring America’s Soldiers @ Member Meeting Location
May 18 @ 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM


Flag Change Honoring America’s Soldiers

Please RSVP at 713-255-7000 ext 1
Daniel Vincent at

Memorial Day commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in military service. First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War, it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who died in all wars.

Mattingly Brothers and their company employees invite you and your family to join us for our annual pre-Memorial weekend luncheon to show appreciation for our service men and women.

The commemoration is about 45 minutes.

Saturday Night at the Bijou @ Member Meeting Location
Jun 8 @ 7:30 PM

Date Night

“Saturday night at the Bijou”

June 8, 2019, 7:30 pm

Club meeting location
9426 Katy freeway. Bldg. #8
Houston, Texas 77050

 A special screening of


This 1968 release stars ladies heartthrob, Steve McQueen portraying
Lt. Frank Bullitt, all guts, no glory San Francisco cop. Bullitt is determined
to find the underworld kingpin who had the witness in his protection killed.
It goes without saying this movie has one of the best car chase scenes in
American cinematography. Also starring Jacqueline Bisset and of course
bad guy Robert Vaughn.


$5.00 a person with popcorn and soft drink
Turning back the clock to 1960’s prices


COCH Event @ Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land
Jul 20 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Corvette Owners Club of Houston is hosting an Event, no a Gathering, well it will be a Party at our sponsor Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land.

We are inviting all Houston Corvette Clubs and interested Corvette owners.
Guests Welcome

DATE: Saturday, July 20, 2019

TIME: 6pm – 10pm

PLACE: Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land
13115 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX, 77478

Live Band / Food & Beverage

Please RSVP to Mr. Bill Hoffman at or 713-289-9081

Our membership would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Classic Chevrolet and their new Houston Corvette Super Center. Preparation for the new 2020 C8 Mid Engine Corvette will be complete. The evening will feature a viewing of the July 18th launching of the C8 in California. You will also have the opportunity to visit with the sales & technicians regarding the assets of the C8.

Back 40 Pool and BBQ Party @ Back 40
Jul 27 @ 2:00 PM

Welcome to The Back 40
Pool and BBQ Party

July 27, 2019
2:00 pm – “till the cows come home”

Grab your swimsuit, towel and your “adult beverages” and join us for an afternoon of fun, and some great BBQ. If you haven’t been down to The Back 40 you are in for a real treat, a great pool, and some of the best BBQ you will have ever eaten. Please bring $10.00 a person to help offset the food cost, if you want to bring a small appetizer or dessert – (like carrying coals to New Castle.)

Please RSVP:  David Graham

8420 Ave. C, Santa Fe, Texas, 77510

From Houston take exit 15 FM2004. Do not take the 646 exit. Stay on the feeder, go through the light 2004 is just past the Whatabuger. Once you turn, its 6.3 miles to Ave C. Turn right on Ave. C 8420 is approximately ¼ miles down on left. Take asphalt road back to the house, the house is not visible from the road

Mike K –

2019 National Corvette Caravan
Aug 27 – Sep 1 all-day

Get ready for the 2019 National Corvette Caravan!!

Often referred to as the world’s largest moving automotive event, the National Corvette Caravan is a celebration of America’s Sports Car, culminating in Bowling Green, Kentucky for the anniversary celebration of the National Corvette Museum. Hosted only once every five years, the next event is slated for Labor Day Weekend 2019 and will mark the Museum’s 25th Anniversary

If you did not go to the 20th National Corvette Museum Anniversary in 2014, please don’t miss the 25th Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum in 2019. This will be a milestone event in National Corvette Museum’s history.

Check the link below for more information!
2019 National Corvette Caravan – Southern Texas

Southern Texas Caravan Captains
Rick and Cheri Creekmore
Phone: 210-215-0193
Facebook group page:

SJCC 62nd Birthday Party @ Club Meeting Site
Sep 7 @ 11:00 AM


You are invited to the SJCC annual Birthday party.

11 am with food served around 12 noon, Cake and abridged monthly meeting
at 13:00 hrs For catering purpose please RSVP indicating attendance.

RSVP to:

(Club Members only)

River Rat Trip @ Shell - Waller County Line BBQ
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day

River Rat Trip!

WHEN: September 13-15, 2019
WHERE: New Braunfels, TX

Are you up for a leisurely drive to the hill country and a relaxing ride down the Comal River? If you are off work and wish to caravan, we will be leaving Friday at 10:00 am from the Shell Station/Waller County Line BBQ on 290 in Waller at the 362 exit.  The Shell is on the south side of 290 (20727 FM 362, Waller, TX 77484) across from Bucc-ee’s. There will be 1 pitstop on the way at Buc-ee’s in Bastrop. If you can’t make that time, then come up on your own.

Usually, when we get to New Braunfels it is too early to check in so we go to The Phoenix Saloon in downtown New Braunfels for a bite and some drinks.  This trip is pretty flexible.

Accommodations: River Run Condos 500 N Market St New Braunfels TX 78130 Phone: 830-629-0077 Website:
Make your reservation now!
1 bedroom $140 a night only 3 available
2 bedroom $170 a night many available
3 bedroom $200 a night only 1 available

Friday night is eat out on your own-Krause’s Café and Biergarten is fun-they have live music outside.

Saturday is the river trip, meet at 10:00 am at the tube rental place or if you don’t want to tube, shopping in Gruene is fun!

Saturday night dinner at Krause’s or Gruene River Grill or other at 7:30

Sunday leave at check out. Possible day at Schlitterbahn.

Saturday Night at the Bijou @ Member Meeting Location
Sep 21 @ 5:00 PM

Date Night Special
Dinner and a Movie

September 21, 2019
“Saturday Night at the Bijou”

5:00 pm serving @ 5:30 pm

9426 Katy freeway. Bldg. #8
Houston, Texas 77050

We’re turning back the clock
$5.00 a person

Dinner Pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw with avocado dressing.
Movie, popcorn, drinks, and dessert at intermission
Special screening of

Cannonball Run

Based loosely on an actual race started by Brock Yates in the seventies the movie stars a cast of everybody’s favorite actors as they race across America. All bent on winning by whatever it takes, dirty trick and/or contending with the police, not only for the prize but also for the glory.

Trailer: Lamborghini chase scene