The Tri Cities Camaro Club is in Washington State and is entering its third year, growing and looking for additional friendly and helpful members. The group is for Camaro owners of ALL years, ALL models and in ANY condition. If you would like to join the club, just click on the “Join” button, send your check for your $20 membership dues. Better yet you can attend a meeting and join up in person!
The Tri Cities Camaro Club (TCCC) was started in January 2017 and is a 501 C3 Non-profit organization. Throughout the year we may have some events where funds are collected through raffles and event entry fees, and those funds are used right here in the local community for charities that the club members vote on.
The TCCC is more than just cruise-ins and car shows. We also had a full day trip cruise that was an absolute blast last year! Weather permitting we currently hold a monthly “Cars & Coffee” event where we invite all the other Tri City car clubs to attend. We also plan local car cruises and attend events through the Pacific NW.
Club members are invited to help with other member’s car restorations and repairs, thus we can network for information, parts, and learn a lot from each other. Although we are brought together by our cars, it is the car owners and family members that keep this club fun and interesting!
We meet the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Joker's Casino in the Comedy Room (no joke, lol). Jokers Casino is located at 624 Wellsian Way, Richland, . (Jokers also has a bowling alley and a video arcade for the kids in a nearby section of the casino). Please note that there is no minimum attendance required.
If you have any questions, please contact us through our website or Facebook. A Board member will do our best to respond to you within 48 hours.
We look forward to meeting you (and your car)!
Greg Tripp, President Tri Cities Camaro Club 2019
New to our website - each month we will select a club member to get to know a bit better.
Julie's birthday is September 21st.
Julie married her high school sweetheart, Marvin, in July 1971. She has lived in Pasco since she was 4 years old. Julie and Marvin have 2 children, Jill and Jason, and 5 grandchildren ranging in age from 16 to 23.
Marvin retired last year, but Julie is still working at Snyder Chiropractic Center in Kennewick in her 28th year there. She previously worked for the Pasco School District while her kids were going to school. There is also a cat named Bonkers that adopted them.
In her spare time, she loves to read (28 books last year), do crossword puzzles, go antiquing, visit Starbucks way too often and do crafty projects. She previously spent her free time volunteering with the Kennewick Police Department for 12 years and worked on many Special Olympics events.
Her first car was a 1966 Mustang coupe, orange with a white interior. She did not take Driver's Ed in school when it was offered as a class. She just figured "How hard can it be?"" - gas pedal to go, brake pedal to stop, speedometer to see how fast you are going, blinkers for turning, keep an eye on your gauges, stay in your own lane. Easy Peasy! She didn't get her driver's license until she was 20 and has only gotten 1 ticket when she was 21. Her daily driver now is a Dodge Caliber.
Her Camaro is a 2016 2SS that she bought new in October 2017. The color name on the invoice is Red Hot, but some auto accessories websites list it as "Arrest Me Red".
Julie's favorite food is meatloaf....no, pizza...no, macc & cheese...no, spaghetti. Favorite dessert for sure is cheesecake.
Favorite music is classic Rock and Roll - the 50's, 60's and 70's, especially the early Beatles, but no Elvis!
Her favorite movie is Wizard of Oz and It's A Wonderful Life, and most anything with Tom Hanks in it.
Favorite vacations - the Oregon Coast is always fun, but mining for sapphires in Montana was exciting and successful.
Some of the places she has traveled to that were memorable - Oklahoma City/visited the tragic bombing site, Dallas/visited the grassy knoll and the library depository site of JFK assassination/, Niagra Falls/both USA and Canada sides, Boston/Paul Revere's house and The Cheers location, Minneapolis/visited the Mall of America, Long Beach CA/dined on the Queen Mary, Calgary, Alberta/went up to the top of their tallest building that has a glass floor observation deck!
Something on her bucket list - go to Washington DC and attend Barrett Jackson just once to buy a souvenier t-shirt.
Hi Julie. It's great to meet you!
A check for $2174.00 was presented to Make-A-Wish Foundation from proceeds from the 2nd Annual Atomic Car Show hosted by the Tri Cities Camaro Club and Joker's Casino in Richland on May 19th.
Pictured from left to right are Carrman Bills (Joker's Event Mgr), Mike Wise (Tri Cities Camaro Club car show Chairman), Angela Geiss (Make-A-Wish) and two Joker's employees who were very helpful that day.
A wish gives children renewed energy and strength, brings families closer together and unites communities. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. This can have a real and tangible impact on a child’s health. In fact, research shows that wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival. Doctors and social workers use wishes as part of their treatment plan because wishes are that important. We believe that a wish experience can be a game changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to partner with you and create wishes that change lives. Right now, more than 500 children in our local chapter territory are waiting for a wish and your support is helping us get closer to granting a wish for every eligible child.
To learn more about our local Make-A-Wish Foundation you can contact Angela Geiss at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once a month (usually April - October) on a Saturday morning we get together with other local car clubs at Country Mercantile and socialize. We talk cars, share our beautiful rides of every make, model and year, enjoy a beverage and some stay for lunch. At our October gathering we filled the side parking lot plus more. We find out about different local car clubs all the time and always invite them to join us.
Next Cars & Coffee is tentative for April 2019 - always depends on the weather. Stay tuned!
We always have a little something as a giveaway at each monthly Cars & Coffee. Winner in October was Phil Lemley. Congratulatations to Phil.
Once or twice a year we try to incorporate a Tech Night into our monthly meeting. These are usually Q&A sessions with awesome demonstrations. Pictured here is our Tech Night at KaizenSpeed where they can add performance equipment to your car.
During the car show season it is fun to meet up and travel to car shows. Parking together, visiting and sharing car stories (the one that got away or we wish we had back).
Happening soon - For club members only....so join us and find out what it's all about!