LAST BLAST 2023 will be a two day judging meet, judging schools, tech session, socializing, teaching, learning and so much more. Having a two day meet gives us more time to enjoy our time together with friends and Corvettes from around the midwest. Registration will open August 1, 2023. For more questions contact Brad Hillhouse Nebraska Judging Chairman.
We know it's a long and dusty trail to get to NCRS Nebraska Last Blast. Once you get all the way here, we want to welcome you with a hot burger, brats, cold beverages and all the fixins! Our gracious host for the B-B-Q is Mike McFarland and he opens up his warehouse for our opening night social. Its the perfect way to end a long day on the road - Friends & Food!
Following the social, there will be a 1 point judging school presented by Master Judge Brad Hillhouse on a fascinating topic of NCRS Judging. You wont want to miss it!
Due to the nature of this event, there is a SEPERATE REGISTRATION required on the NCRS Coming Events page. If you register for LAST BLAST 2023 correctly, you will have completed two different registrations: One for the B-B-Q Social and one for LAST BLAST 2023.
Any questions, just ask!
We begin our weekend with a tour of the world famous Duncan Aviation in Lincoln, NE.
Duncan Aviation is the largest privately owned business jet service provider in the world. With complete Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service offerings at three beautiful US facilities, strategically placed regional shops able to provide services worldwide, we help business aircraft operators get the most value from their aircraft ownership.
We will kick off our weekend with tours from 9am - noon on Friday October 13, 2023.
There is a $15 dollar per person charge for this private tour.
More information about Duncan Aviation can be found here:
One of the things that separates NCRS from other car clubs is our willingness to teach and share knowledge with fellow enthusiasts. NCRS Nebraska is excited to announce that we will have three judging schools at LAST BLAST 2023 including a presentation on 1953-54 Flint & St. Louis built Corvettes, How to judge original vs. restored Corvettes, and a engine pad & broach marking school describing the process used in Flint & Tonawanda producing both big and small block Chevrolet engines. These are schools you wont want to miss!
One of the huge benefits of having a two day chapter meet is we can devote more time to teaching and learning, instead of just jamming thru judging sheets as fast as possible. Nebraska Chapter is innovating by taking time to help you be a better NCRS Judge.
NEW FOR THIS YEAR is a "hands on" small group "intro to judging" school. If you are newer to NCRS and don't know where to start learning how to judge, this class is for you!
Judging Corvettes is fun, but the friendships that are built and rekindled at a NCRS Judging meet is why many of us come back year after year. This year at LAST BLAST 2023 we have several opportunities for friends to socialize with each other away from the rush of the judging field.
I know we all have been to judging meets where you get up at 3am to be at a judging meet by 7am, hammer thru judging 3,4 or 5 sections and then drive all night just to get back home. That's not fun, that is just work.
The beauty of a two day chapter judging meet is to put the "fun" back into a chapter event.
Our Friday night social hour and dinner is a fun break from judging where we can kick back and catch up with friends from around the Midwest while enjoying a meal with each other in a casual and relaxed setting.
One of the highlights of a judging meet is actually judging of Corvettes! This is a great opportunity for a Corvette owner to learn more about their car and for judges to study and learn from original Corvettes. At the end of the meet, the owner will have a thorough evaluation of their Corvette and an 18 page judging report of their car that they can use to better the car for future judging meets at higher levels.
NCRS Concours judging is a new and exciting Concours judging program. In Concours we give Corvette owners the opportunity to use their creative abilities to make the Corvette of their dreams become reality in NCRS Judging. All modifications are allowed and encouraged including color changes, engine upgrades or interior swaps. If you have a Corvette that has been modified to suit your lifestyle, Concours is for you!
NCRS Sportsman Award is designed to honor and recognize Corvette owners that drive their Corvette to a NCRS Judging meet. Many owners enjoy the getting there without having to worry about going through the judging process at a meet and NCRS Sportsman Award was designed for you. No judging, no cleaning, no stress required! Hop in your Corvette, take the back road and enjoy Corvettes as they were designed for: Driving.
The location of NCRS Nebraska LAST BLAST 2023 is on the Lincoln Airport in a private airplane hangar. Due to the location being quite a bit of a drive to any restaurants other than McDonalds or a gas station, the Nebraska chapter has arranged to have all meals at the judging meet right on the judging floor. This makes it easier for our guests to be able to have all meals and drinks right at the event instead of having to drive into town to find a restaurant. To offset the costs of the meals, we have a "meal package" available for you to purchase which includes Friday lunch, Friday night catered banquet, Saturday morning coffee & rolls and world famous Valentino's pizza for Saturday lunch. Your hotel will provide you breakfast as part of your room reservation. The cost of the meal package is $50 per person and you will need to register for that as one of your optional purchases when you register thru the NCRS system. If you do not want to eat meals with us, you will need to drive into Lincoln. The closest is McDonalds at the 399 exit, the next is the usual fast food BK, MCD, KFC 5 miles east on Cornhusker highway into Lincoln.
Another reason for a two day meet is more time for learning. Nebraska Chapter is excited to have NCRS master judges from around the Midwest come and share their knowledge with members eager to learn. In 2023 we will have several 4 Star Bowtie Corvettes on display and these are a fantastic learning opportunity for examining originality and learning how the cars left the Chevrolet assembly line.
One of the great things about having a two day judging meet is that we have more time for teaching and learning. When judging just on Saturday morning from 9-12, it is a rush to get everything done and there is no time to spend working with junior judges. At Nebraska Last Blast 2023, we will judge cars over two days which gives us more time to have senior judges work with junior judges, explaining how the process works. This gives people more understanding and confidence to want to participate more at the next event!
Isn't this what its all about??
What a tremendous amount of support the Nebraska Chapter has received from friends all across the USA. In this photo there is less than 10 people that live in the state of Nebraska, but we have chapter members and friends from everywhere.
WE thank you for your friendship and support!
This is the NCRS Coming Events page and these two links are the ones that you need to open to register for NCRS Nebraska LAST BLAST 2023 and the NCRS Nebraska Social & B-B-Q. You access this page using your NCRS member name and login and then the drop down tabs Coming Events, Event Registration.
Clicking on the drop down tabs and clicking on October 13-14 will take you to this page and you can begin your registration process. I know the NCRS system is "clunky" but you can do it! contact me with any questions if you need help registering. firstname.lastname@example.org