COFFEE & DONUTS WERE WAITING.
IF YOU GOT THERE LATE
YOU HAVE ONLY YOURSELF TO BLAME!
Mystery Lunch Run
August 5, 2018
And the winner is…….!!!!!
Once again, Lou Long outdid himself, and with the able assistance of his wife, Julee, organized the largest Mystery Lunch Run of the year. We know there are a few months left on the calendar, but we doubt anyone can top this one. At 8:30am, he expected 52 cars and 104 people but we were unable to get either a car count or head count since everyone was milling around at the dealership, starting at different times, arriving at lunch at different times, and you guessed it….. we gave up and accepted the initial figures.
What made it even more complicated, in a good way, was the large number of new faces and, therefore, new cars. Barbara and John Rider, from Homeland, who have already sent in their application and whose badges will be ready for them at the Thursday meeting, joined us for the first time. Pretty gutsy to join without a test run, but they seemed to be having fun. Phil Hughes, from Temecula, says he has been thinking about joining, contacted John McDermott, arrived at the dealership, got an application and said he is 100% sure now and will bring the check to Thursday’s meeting. There was a whole contingent from Fallbrook – Michael and Brandi Moran, Allen and Aleta Weins, and Tom and Elle Ramsey. We hope they had enough fun to come again and become part of the COTV party. As always, Norm Craig and Ronette Garduno brought two cars and two friends, their neighbors, Crystal and Cory Hume. We have met Jason and Joe’s youngest daughter, Krista, several times and on this occasion one of her other sisters, Jasmine, who was visiting from AZ, also joined us. They came for the donuts and went on for the ride, with Jasmine in the car with Mom and Krista on the back of Dad’s motorcycle. Mike and Penny Haley’s son, Tim Philips, came to pick up his daughter, Ella, and told us all he had purchased a Corvette from Bill Steed when Bill got the anniversary edition model. He recognized Bill right away. Pete Callaway, from Callaway Automotive was at the dealership to check on Glenn Crowther and the work they did on his ZO6. This is his second ZO6 to go through the Callaway process, so he must really love that extra power.
When we finally got rolling and found our way out of the Paradise lot, things got a little more complicated again. Large groups are difficult to manage to start with and when you get all that power and testosterone on the road, things can get fragmented pretty quickly. Some went one way, others went another way. The end result is that we all ended up at the same place, just not necessarily all together or at the same time.
The lunch destination was Cute Cakes on W. Grand Avenue in Escondido. Jill Reilly, the owner and cake maker, was kind enough to close her restaurant/bakery to the general public today and have our club for brunch/lunch, with a special menu. Lou and Julee had their wedding cake made at Cute Cakes a few weeks ago and we can see why. Not only did we enjoy our lunch right there, but lots of folks had the opportunity to buy cupcakes and other baked goods to take home for later.
Thanks again, Lou (and Julee) and we will see if you can top it again in 2019!