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Schedule

(Updated 2/7/2023)

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Noon – 6:00pm Check in & Entry parking Parking Lot
4:00pm – 7:00pm Appetizers, entertainment, dancing, & raffle/silent auction preview Starview Room
10:00pm Parking Lot Closed and Locked (No Access) Parking Lot

Friday, March 3, 2023

6:00am – 6:00pm Check in & Entry parking Parking Lot
10:00am – 4:00pm 2 Fun Runs – Kingman or Oatman (you choose, details below) Parking Lot
6:00pm – 7:00pm Social Hour & Cocktails Starview Room
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner Starview Room
8:00pm – 9:45pm Entertainment, Dancing, Group Photos Starview Room
9:45pm – 10:00pm Silent Auction Winners Starview Room
10:00pm Parking Lot Closed and Locked (No Access) Paking Lot

Saturday, March 4, 2023

6:00am – 9:00am Car Show Clean & Prep Parking Lot
9:00am – 9:15am Opening Ceremonies Parking Lot
9:15am – 11:00am Poker hands still for sale Parking Lot
9:30am – 12:30pm Car Show Judging Parking Lot
12:30pm – 3:30pm Poker Run (details below) Parking Lot
4:00pm – 6:00pm Awards Ceremony, 50/50 & Raffle Drawings Starview Room
10:00pm Parking Lot Closed and Locked (No Access) Parking Lot
Gambler's Classic 2023 FAQs

Gambler’s Classic 2023 FAQs

Arrival and Parking

You should temporarily park at hotel registration and get registered with the hotel. Consider moving your luggage to room or use the bellhop service. Then you can move your Corvette to the special fenced parking lot for Corvettes and check in for the event. Registration check in will be in the Corvette lot. Everyone will be required to read and sign the NCCC’s “Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement” in order to participate in the event. (You need to sign whether you are an NCCC member or not). Please use the resort’s other parking lots if you will need access to your Corvette during locked hours. You will be given a dash card with your event number and assigned a parking spot. You are required to display your dash card while in the Corvette lot and parked in your assigned spot for the car show.

The Corvette lot hours:

Thursday noon – 10:00 PM (Check-in closes at 6:00 PM) Lot closes and is locked at 10:00 PM (No Access)

Friday 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Check-in closes at 6:00 PM) Lot closes and is locked at 10:00 PM (No Access)

Saturday 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Check-in closes at 9:00 AM) Lot closes and is locked at 10:00 PM (No Access)

Sunday 6:00 AM

Trailers. If you are bringing a trailer, after you unload, the Resort requires the trailer be moved to the employee parking lot. Maps will be available at check in.
King of Clubs Players’ Club Card. You should receive a Players’ Card with your hotel check in. The card gets you into the Car Museum on the 3rd floor for FREE. It’s a must see! The card also gets you other discounts and rewards throughout the Resort. If you do not receive a Players’ Card, they are available next to hotel check in for free.

Hotel Restaurants

The Gourmet Room – The Gourmet Room is Laughlin’s Finest dining, providing you with a choice of French, Italian or Steakhouse cuisine, skillfully prepared by Chef Torren McClure and his talented team. Sit back and relax while overlooking the beautiful Colorado River. Reservations suggested, limited seating.

Prime Rib Room On The River – Sit back and relax while enjoying the view of the beautiful Colorado River and dining in the Prime Rib Room on the River. Our menu offers your choice of our famous slow-cooked Prime Rib, delectable Chicken Cordon Bleu or Fish of the Day, with an array of fresh fruits, vegetables, salads, creamed spinach, potato of the day and our dessert bar. Reservations suggested, limited seating.

Riverview Restaurant – Casual dining located on the banks of the Colorado River offering a large variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner items with spectacular daily specials.

Riverside Buffet – Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this local’s favorite offers a wide variety of dishes while overlooking the beautiful Colorado River. Plus, join us every Sunday for our famous Champagne Brunch featuring a carving station and, of course, unlimited champagne!

The Sidewalk Cafe – Sit back and relax at the Sidewalk Cafe. Located in the South Tower. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Casa Serrano – The Mexican tradition of Casa Serrano and El Palacio Restaurant & Cantina will wonderfully satisfy any appetite. From appetizers to amazing desserts, you will enjoy authentic Mexican Cuisine at its best. Sip on a Margarita and relax as you dine on an amazing meal.

West Side Snack Bar – Famous Krispy Krunchy Chicken.

Thursday Evening 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Meet & Greet – Starview Room

Appetizers, entertainment, dancing, & raffle/silent auction preview in the Stairview Room. In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Corvette, we are going to stay with the 70 theme and flash back to the 1970’s for some nostalgic fun. Seventies attire suggested, but is optional. Please wear your name tag.

Friday 10 AM – 4:00 PM

Fun Runs – We have two fun runs this year. You can choose!
We will have a lead corvette for each caravan to follow leaving from the parking or you can go on your own, as we will have maps.

Oatman Run (30 miles/45 minutes each way) – Once you arrive in Oatman you are on your own to find a parking spot, explore, have lunch, and find your way back. Running right through the middle of Oatman is a stretch of the historic Route 66, the famous road that was the main highway route across the United States from the 1920s through the 1950s. The Oatman Ghost Rider Gunfighters put on two free shows daily. The friendly performers ask the crowd to gather around in the street while they act out a heist, complete with loud gunshot blanks. Learn more at https://www.oatmangoldroad.org/.

Kingman Run (33 miles/40 minutes each way) – Our lead corvette takes you to the Kingman Visitors Center and then you are on your own to explore, have lunch, and find your way back. We have secured free entry into the museums, just show your Gambler’s Classic lanyard with your name. Kingman is a city along Route 66, in northwestern Arizona. The historic road’s role in American history is celebrated at the Route 66 Museum, set inside the Powerhouse Visitors Center. Murals, dioramas and a library at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts trace local history. Locomotive Park, featuring a 1928 steam engine, and the Kingman Railroad Museum document the city’s past as a 20th-century railway hub. Learn more at https://www.explorekingman.com/. When returning from Kingman, as you enter Bullhead City on AZ-68, there is a downhill section of road where the posted speeds go from 65 mph down to 45 mph. Law enforcement actively works this area using radar.

Friday Night – Starview Room

Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Corvette with us. The Corvette’s Platinum Anniversary is the theme, dress to impress is suggested, but is optional. Please wear your name tag.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Social Hour & Cocktails Starview Room

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner Starview Room

8:00 pm – 9:45 pm Entertainment, Dancing, Group Photos Starview Room

9:45 pm – 10:00 pm Silent Auction Winners Starview Room

Saturday 

Car Show – Parking Lot

6:00 am – 9:00 am Car Show Clean & Prep Parking Lot

9:00 am – 9:15 am Opening Ceremonies Parking Lot

9:30 am – 12:30 pm Car Show Judging Parking Lot

The Car Show voting will be a Participant’s Choice Vote for the Corvette classes and COB Corvettes. We will have a judging panel for all special award categories. Tabulation will be done using computer car show software. *Participants may only receive one award. The number of award places will be determined by the number of entries in each class. Corvettes of Bakersfield will be in their own category, so they don’t compete against you. The awards presentation will be in the Starview Room at 4:00 PM Saturday following the Poker Run.

Gambler’s Classic 2023 Award Classes
Participant’s Choice Vote
Gambler’s Classic 2023 Special Awards
Judging Panel Vote
C1    1953-1962
C2    1963-1967
C3    1968-1982
C4    1984-1996
C5    1997-2004
C6    2005-2013
C7 Early   2014-2016
C7 Late    2017-2019
C8    2020 – Present
COB    Host Club

Best in Show

Best License Plate

Club Participation

We will have a few fun awards

Poker Run – Saturday 

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm  Parking Lot

Each entry receives one poker hand included with their registration. Participants may purchase extra poker hands during the registration process. Participants may buy additional poker hands during the event. Additional poker hands will be on sale in the parking lot and in the Starview room during all event times. Poker hands are $5 each.COB members are NOT eligible to participate in the Poker Run.

Poker run maps will be in your welcome package along with your poker hands. At each stop participants will blind draw one chip for each card. Volunteers will punch a hole in the poker hand envelope on the corresponding number. If a participant has more than one hand, volunteers will hold all drawn chips until that participant has completed all their hands. If a participant draws a chip number that has already been punched, they will draw again. At the last stop all poker hands will be collected.

Any tampered or opened envelopes will be disqualified. Winners will be announced after the awards on Saturday evening. You must be present to win.

Raffles

Silent Raffle (Drawing Friday Night) – Great prizes to bid on. Drawing held Friday night.

Prizes Raffle (Drawing Saturday Evening) – Tickets are on sale all weekend. You choose which prizes you want a chance to win by dropping your tickets in the corresponding raffle bag. Drawings will be at the awards ceremony Saturday evening. Must be present to win.COB members are NOT eligible to participate in the prize raffle.

50/50  (Drawing Saturday Evening) – Tickets are on sale all weekend. Drawing at the awards ceremony Saturday evening. Must be present to win.COB members are NOT eligible to participate in the 50/50 drawing.

Event Contacts: Virgil Miller 661-303-7075 or Diane Wallace 661-333-2339

Oatman Fun Run

Running right through the middle of Oatman is a stretch of the historic Route 66, the famous road that was the main highway route across the United States from the 1920s through the 1950s. Be sure to explore the road in the afternoon, as the Oatman Ghost Rider Gunfighters put on two free shows daily. The friendly performers ask the crowd to gather around in the street while they act out a heist, complete with loud gunshot blanks. Learn more at https://www.oatmangoldroad.org/

Kingman Fun Run

Kingman is a city along Route 66, in northwestern Arizona. The historic road’s role in American history is celebrated at the Route 66 Museum, set inside the Powerhouse Visitors Center. Murals, dioramas and a library at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts trace local history. Locomotive Park, featuring a 1928 steam engine, and the Kingman Railroad Museum document the city’s past as a 20th-century railway hub. Learn more at https://www.explorekingman.com/

Poker Run

Poker Run – Saturday
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Poker run      Parking Lot

Poker Run Instructions

Each entry receives one poker hand included with their registration and you may buy additional poker hands during the event. COB members are NOT eligible to participate in the Poker Run.

At each stop participants will blind draw one chip for each card. Volunteers will punch a hole in the poker hand envelope on the corresponding number. If a participant has more than one hand, volunteers will hold all drawn chips until that participant has completed all their hands. If a participant draws a chip number that has already been punched, they will draw again.

Stop #1 – Boat Rental/Water Taxi

When leaving the Riverside parking lot, make a right onto Casino Drive. Use the right lane to turn right onto NV-163 E. Stay in the right lanes and turn right onto AZ-95 S. Turn right into the large parking lot directly across the river from Don Laughlin’s Resort where the water taxi goes back and forth. You should see the large free boat rides sign. This is your first stop.

Stop #2 – CoVeu Drinkery and Eatery 2247 Clearwater Dr, Bullhead City, AZ 86442

Turn right out of the first stop onto AZ-95 S and continue south on AZ-95 S/Topock-Davis Dam Rd for about 6 miles. Turn right onto Riverview Dr, go about 1.5 miles and the road will curve to the right. Turn left onto Riviera Blvd and go about 0.2 miles. The road will curve to the right and become Clearwater Dr, but you will go straight into the parking lot of the restaurant. This is stop #2. The Coveu has a lunch special for us, cheeseburger, chips, and one of their famous Bloody Marys. They have lots more on their menu to enjoy.

Stop #3 – Findlay Chevy Buick GMC 2565 Laughlin View Dr, Bullhead City, AZ 86429

You will return to AZ-95 the way you came. From the parking lot, take Riviera Blvd for about 0.2 miles. Turn right onto Riverview Dr and go about 1.5 miles. Turn left onto AZ-95 N and go about 0.1 miles. Turn right onto N Oatman Rd and go about 3 miles. Turn left onto Bullhead Pkwy and go 5 miles. Turn left onto Laughlin View Dr. Findlay Chevy will be on the right. The stop is in the back parking lot (North of the showroom building)

Stop #4 – Laughlin Chamber of Commerce 1585 S Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV 89029

You will return to Bullhead Pkwy N by heading east on Laughlin View Dr to Bullhead Pkwy. Turn left onto Bullhead Pkwy and go about a mile. It will become AZ-95/NV-163. After you cross the river, turn left onto S Casino Dr. The Laughlin Chamber of Commerce will be on the right in about 0.2 miles.

Stop #5 – Don Laughlin’s Resort Corvette Parking Lot

Head south on S Casino Dr for about 0.2 miles. Use the left lane to turn left into the resort and continue to the Corvette parking lot. At the last stop all poker hands will be collected. Please make sure your entry number is on each poker hand envelope. Any tampered with or opened envelopes will be disqualified. Winners will be announced after the awards on Saturday evening. You must be present to win.

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