Yearly Archives: 2019

9/8/2020 – 9/14/2020 Laguna Seca

Posted September 20, 2019

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2020 Run to Laguna Seca

Hi everyone. The car you see above could very well be the new Corvette C8.R that could be running in the 2020 Weathertec Sports car series. I think it would be fun to see it run at one of the worlds great race tracks and that would be Laguna Seca.

Corvette Racing is currently developing the new C8R race car and we should be able to see it run. This race is the last of the years series and often championships are determined at this race. It should be a fun week of traveling, eating, sleeping, eating, watching races, checking out Monterey, Carmel, and did I say eating.

To his end, I am organizing a run. I am in contact with IMSA, the race track, and the Embassy Suites in Monterey. I will get a block of rooms at an inn in Pismo Beach for one night and a block of rooms at the Embassy Suites for the balance of our stay in Monterey.

I will let you all know all the final rates at that time. I will also supply you with information on how to get race tickets and tickets to be in the Corvette Corral at the track, so you can talk about everything Corvette with all the other Corvette enthusiasts.

I will also make lunch reservations for the first- and second-day’s journey and dinner reservations nightly for the balance of our stay. Lunch’s in Monterey will be on our own and the Embassy Suites provides breakfast.

The following is the intended schedule for our trip to the races. Our run will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 and we will head home on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.

Here is the schedule in brief form, I will update as we get closer, but it is of paramount importance that I have your firm commitment to attend no latter than the end of September, 2019. If I do not hear from you by then, I will presume you do not wish to attend.

You will need to make your own room reservations, purchase your own tickets to the race, and purchase your own Corvette Coral passes when they go on sale. They are currently not available, but I will let you know all the information you need to secure rooms and tickets at a later date.

Day 1, Tues, 9/8/20, we leave Temecula and go north to Oxnard and have lunch at the Olive Garden. After lunch we head north to Pismo Beach and stay at the Cottage Inn by the Sea, $139 per night. Dinner will be at McLintocks.

Day 2, Wed, 9/9/20, we travel north along old Hwy 1 to Nepenthe for lunch and then on to our hotel in Monterey, hotel yet to be determined. Currently the Embassy Suites wants $324 per night.

Day 3, Thurs, 9/10/20, open to explore the Monterey, Carmel area. Early dinner at the Baja Cantina.

Day 4, Fri, 9/11/20, track opens, practice and qualifying begins for all class of cars (WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca) or whatever you want to do. Early dinner at Tarpy’s Roadhouse.

Day 5, Sat, 9/12/20, Qualifications and practice continues at the track or whatever you want to do. No planed lunch but early dinner at yet to be determined restaurant.

Day 6, Sun, 9/13/20, Race Day. Race goes on into evening, so no dinner arranged. There is food at the track.

Day 7, Mon, 9/14/20, head for home and for those who want to do home over two days, stay at Chumash Casino and have dinner at Hitching Post in Solvang.

Day 8, Tues, 9/15/20, head for Temecula.

Note: If you are at the track all three days, there are several choices for food at the track. Some of you may wish to shop in Carmel or Cannery Row and get lunch there.

We might even be able to take our cars out on the TRACK. We won’t go fast, but it will help give you a better appreciation of what the drivers face driving at blistering speeds. If you haven’t driven down the Corkscrew, you need to (A Blind Crest and a 3 Story Drop).

So, think it over, look at your calendar, and let me know if you are all in.

A question came up at our member meeting last week that I would like to address and that is the cost of the trip.

I have secured rooms at the Cottage Inn by the sea in Pismo and those rooms run $140 per night including breakfast. I estimate that our rooms in Monterey will run around $240 per night including breakfast. The room in Solvang at the Chumash Casino will run around $140. So, here is what rooms should cost us:
Pismo – 1 night at $140 $140
Monterey – 5 nights at $240 $1,200
Solvang – 1 night at $140 $140
Total for rooms (not including tax, room fees) would be approximately $1,480

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Food and gas costs should not be over $1,000.
Race tickets are $100, advanced price, $140 at the gate for 3 day gen. admission & paddock .
Corvette Corral is $40 for Fri, Sat, & Sun.
So, the total cost of this event should be around $2,500.

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There is a lot of things to see and do so it doesn’t seem like a bad price for a lot of fun and Corvette fellowship, plus we will see the new Corvette Race Car in action.

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Remember, Lifes a trip, enjoy the road, don’t be shy, step up and make the commitment to a good time.

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Your obedient servant, Glenn C.

951-533-4373

Glenn@corvetteglenn.com

11/09/2019 Vettes for Veterans

Posted September 20, 2019


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LAST YEAR’S WINNERS

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TO PARK TOGETHER WE MUST ARRIVE TOGETHER

TO ARRIVE WITH THE REST OF US,

YOU MUST BE IN THE CARAVAN LEAVING FROM KOHL’S

THE CARAVAN LEAVES AT 0730!
(Don’t be Late-Wheels turning at 0730)

TO PARK WITH EVERYONE ELSE WHO PRE-REGISTERED,

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER
(BECAUSE NON PRE-REGISTER ENTRANTS GO IN A DIFFERENT LINE).

We had a GREAT TIME Last Year!

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For COTV Caravan info contact
MIKE at
COTVEvents@gmail.com

LET MIKE KNOW YOU’RE COMING!

That way the caravan won’t leave without you
(presuming you are on time).

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

At The Shoppes at Carlsbad


Once again we will split the net proceeds between the Semper Fi Fund and the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Cal-Diego chapter. To date these car shows have raised over $147,000.

 


This year the event is on Saturday, November 9, two days before Veterans Day. Again this year the event will be at The Shoppes at Carlsbad with lots of patriotic red, white and blue, a DJ, prizes, spectacular raffle baskets and extraordinary silent auction items. And this year we are anticipating about 300 Corvettes.

 


**Note that this year we will have goodie bags only for the first 150 to pre-register. So, get your registration in early. And please spread the word.


Please see our flyer and registration form (below) for more information, and for even more, you can email event Chairman, Carm Finocchiaro, 760.889.4840 or carmfino@roadrunner.com.


GO TO THE LINK &
CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR A PRINTABLE FLYER


2019 Vettes for Veterans Car Show Registration

 

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VETTES for VETERANS

 

An ALL CORVETTE car show Honoring
San Diego Area Veterans.

All proceeds will go to Paralyzed Veterans of America,
Cal
Diego Chapter, and the Semper
FI Fund
of San Diego.


This year’s show is dedicated to the memory of
North Coast Vettes member ED REARDON,
who epitomized selfless service to others.

DJ….Raffle Prizes….Silent Auction….Dash plaques and goody bags for the first 150 pre-registrants ….Sign up now, space is limited!

Cash Awards…1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in ALL Generations.

Best of Show ”….TROPHY & $200.00.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

WHEN.….SATURDAY, November 9th.
No rain date—No refunds

WHERE…The Shoppes at Carlsbad,
2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad

TIME…….REGISTRATION FROM 7AM-9AM,
car show 10AM-3PM

If you want to park together, you must arrive together

For more information, you can email event Chairman, Carm Finocchiaro,
760.889.4840 or carmfino@roadrunner.com.

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Mail $35.00 payment payable to NORTH COAST VETTES, care of:
C/O John Boyd, 4153 Marcella Street,
Oceanside, CA 92056

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Cost…….Advance Registration $35. Advance Registration ends Thursday, October 31.
Day-of-Show Registration $45.

VETTES for VETERANS
DJ….Raffle Prizes….
Silent Auction….
Dash plaques ….
Goody bags to first 150
Pre-registered cars….
Trophies…1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in ALL Generations.
“Best of Show ”….Trophy & $200.00.
Hosted by North Coast Vettes – Sponsored by Weseloh Chevrolet of Carlsbad
WHEN.….Saturday, November 9th. No rain date—No refunds
WHERE…The Shoppes at Carlsbad, 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad
TIME…….REGISTRATION FROM 7AM-9AM, car show 10AM-3PM
If you want to park together, you must arrive together

Name:______________________________________________________ Phone:_________________________
Address:____________________________________________________

City:___________________________
State:_____________ Zip:_____________ Club:______________________________________________________
E-mail:__________________________________ __________________
Year of Vette:_____________ Color:___________________________ If you are a veteran check here:
As a participant in “VETTES for VETERANS”, the undersigned agrees to hold harmless North Coast Vettes, Weseloh Chevrolet, Elite Finish, and The Shoppes at Carlsbad from any known or unknown damages, injuries, losses, judgements, and/or claims of any kind that may be suffered by/from any entrant to his person or property.
Signature:_____________________________________________________ Date:________________________
For information contact Chair Carm Finocchiaro, 760.889.4840 or carmfino@roadrunner.com.

10-5-19 Cars & Coffee

Posted September 20, 2019

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40754 Winchester Rd, Temecula
First Saturday of the Month

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Starting around 8am or So
Very Informal

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Look for Us Right Around Here
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Breakfast at the Lazy Dog or Pancake House
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Cars & Coffee

Early Arrivals May Win…

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09/29/2019 MLR Hosted by Judy & Ray

Posted September 10, 2019

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9/29/19

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Hosted by Judy & Ray McIntosh

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Meet at 0900
Depart at 0930!

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For the September lunch run, we will meet at our normal
meeting location near Kohl’s in Temecula.

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We meet at 9:00 AM leaving at 9:30 AM SHARP!

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Lunch is reasonably priced, order off menu with separate
checks,
tip will be included in your check.

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We will end up just a little over an hour from Temecula.

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Please RSVP to Judy
No Later Than Sep 22

judymc6@gmail.com

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Don’t Forget, New Parking Place!

X MARKS THE SPOT WHERE WE’LL BE


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(This is VERY, VERY Important!)

RSVP By Sunday, September 22

We are having problems at the Restaurants

because some members are not

RSVPing for Themselves or their Guests.

We’d Love To Have You There…. but,

Our MLRs have a lot of attendees.

We can’t just show up with more

folks and expect to be seated.

You need to RSVP.

09/16/19 Breakfast Social @ Casa Jimenez

Posted September 10, 2019

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LET’S DO BREAKFAST

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9 AM
Monday September 16, 2019

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Breakfast @

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Casa Jimenez

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40535 California Oaks Rd

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Murrieta, CA

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951-677-4579

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RSVP

Carol Buote 909-615-2416 or
carol.buote@yahoo.com

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Marilyn Watson 909-709-5419 or
mwatson@michellesplace.org

See you there!

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RSVP NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH

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We are having problems at the Restaurants

because some members are not

RSVPing for Themselves or their Guests.

We’d Love To Have You There…. but,

Our Breakfasts have a lot of attendees.

We can’t just show up with more

folks and expect to be seated.

You need to RSVP.

9/7/2019 Cars and Coffee

Posted August 14, 2019

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40754 Winchester Rd, Temecula
First Saturday of the Month

CC3
Starting around 8am or So
Very Informal

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Look for Us Right Around Here
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Breakfast at the Lazy Dog or Pancake House
CC4

Cars & Coffee

Early Arrivals May Win…

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8/25/19 Mystery Lunch Run Hosted by Lynne & John Vara

Posted August 1, 2019

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Hosted by Lynne & John Vara

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We met at 9:30 and it was already 85 degrees, everyone was seeking the limited shade but looking forward to another MLR.  Lynne and John collected $14 a person and handed out directions with meal choice tickets.  There were 23 cars and 41 people.  We departed at 10:00 and headed down Rt 79 to our normal regroup location.  We lined up Lemans Style, thanks Leo for the terminology, it was a flawless execution once John McDermott, the last car, blocked the 79.  
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We continued down Rt 79 for 35 miles and went to Warner Springs Golf Course for our bathroom break.  Everyone liked the pace and was enjoying the scenery.  Again John stopped traffic with his Black C6 as we all exited the parking lot and continued down 79.  After 3.5 miles we turned left on San Felipe rd and regrouped.  The group was intact in less then a few minutes.  This road was wide and very interesting in how far you could see in spots but the road had many blind dips.  After 16 miles we turned on Rt 78 West. 
I know many people in the group wanted to step down hard but we refrained as we climbed into the mountains.  The wide open road became windy and narrow with quick turns, and slow speeds to keep it on the road.  We then turned on Wynola rd and the turns were even tighter then the last road.  The vegetation was thick and many trees.  At the end of this road we intersected Rt 78. 
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Our destination was Wynola Pizza and Bistro, in Julian.  We sat down, put our meal tickets out and within minutes we were served various sandwiches and salads with unlimited soft drinks.  As usual we had great conversations, enjoyable food with excellent service.  Everyone enjoyed the run. 
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Forgot to mention the restaurant was out of apple pie and since we are in the Capital of Apple Pie, how can we leave without a slice?  So Robert and Maria Erhardt, Joe and Barbie Orsini, John and Lynne Vara headed to Julian with the Erhardt’s leading, the parking was minimal, and we ended up in various spots with the Erhardt’s in front of the Julian Pie Company.  They grabbed a table while we parked and walked over.  The line was long, but we had some delicious pie, some plain and some a la mode, everyone enjoyed it.  See the last picture of the Vara’s car in Julian. 
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8/21/19 – 8/31/19 National Vette Caravan to Bowling Green

Posted July 22, 2019

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New Meeting Place for Caravanners Heading for Pasadena 

 

TOM’s Farms
2399 Temescal Canyon Rd,
Temescal Valley 

NOON on 8/21
(No Host Lunch)

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BRING YOUR RAIN JACKET AND AN UMBRELLA
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TO GO TO THE CARAVAN PICTURES PAGE, GO HERE

 

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Museum Route

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Its Gonna Be a Great Trip!

The SECOND Time Your’s (or Anyone’s) Eyes will see the
C8 in person
(Visual Sighting) Will Be at the
Museum in Bowling Green!


TO SEE THE C8 YOU’LL SEE AT THE MUSEUM,
ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK, GO HERE

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Eighth Generation Corvette Display Will Be at the Museum AFTER it leaves Paradise

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The highly anticipated eighth generation Corvette will be making an appearance at the National Corvette
Museum as part of the 25th Anniversary Event
festivities. General Motors has confirmed
that they will be bringing a new traveling
display that will feature a number of
items related to the latest model
Corvette, as well as SAMPLES
of the car itself.

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Check the COTV Calendar for Where We’re Headed.

CONTACT MARILYN & DOUG at
MLGLENORE@YAHOO.com

Glenore

(the Southwest Section Caravan Commanders)
for Details & to let them know you’ll be
joining the COTV group.

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Read the Latest

Events at Bowling Green

Check Out All The Events Here!

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Southwest Section Newsletter #20

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Read All The Southwest Section Updates Here!

(Go To The Bottom of The Page)

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The National Corvette Museum has CLOSED
registration for the ’19 Caravan.

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Please review ISSUE 16 of the Southwest Section Newsletter
for the correct HOTELS and GROUP CODES….or go to the


Southwest Corvette Caravan Hotel List

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We suggest you make your reservations
at the following HOTELS

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PASADENA, WESTIN PASADENA, AUGUST 21,2019
Corvettes Limited of Los Angeles
is Host Club for Departure Night
“Meet-and-Greet”
Departure Night at the Westin in Pasadena will cost $10.00 per person, payable by check or cash only. You can pay in advance by mailing your check to CFO Paula Megowan at 7511 Wilson St, Ventura CA 93003 or you can pay at the door. No credit cards will be accepted.

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HENDERSON NV, FIESTA HENDERSON HOTEL AND CASINO AUGUST 22,2019

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ST. GEORGE UT, ABBEY INN BEST WESTERN AUGUST 23,2019

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GRAND JUNCTION CO, DOUBLETREE BY HILTON
AUGUST 24, 2019

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COLBY KANSAS, HAMPTON INN COLBY AUGUST 25, 2019
(Use Senior Discount or AAA)
COMFORT INN, COLBY,
SUPER 8 by WINDHAM, COLBY,
DAYS INN by WINDHAM, COLBY

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KANSAS CITY MO, HOLIDAY INN & SUITES AIRPORT
AUGUST 26, 2019
National Airline History Museum
Kansas City Classic BBQ dinner in the Museum’s Hanger 9
next to its restored, Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation
The Constellation Dinner at the Airline History Museum in Kansas City costs $35.00 per person and must be paid in advance by August 10.  Make checks payable to
Paula Megowan and mail them to:
Paula Megowan,
7511 Wilson St,
Ventura CA 93003
No credit cards will be accepted.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU MO, AUBURN PLACE AUGUST 27, 2019
“Show & Shine” & Dinner
Organized by the Cape Girardeau Visitor’s Bureau &
Southeast Missouri Corvette Club

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NASHVILLE TN, GAYLORD OPRYLAND AUGUST 28, 2019
615-889-1000 No Block of Rooms, Do the Best You Can

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Other Suggestions for Nashville:

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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES
2461 McGavock Pike, Nashville
615-829-7777 $144

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HAMPTON INN
230 Rudy Circle, Nashville
615-620-2500 $152

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Other Suggestions for:

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BOWLING GREEN,
CAVE CITY/HORSE CAVE:

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Clarion Inn & Suites
4700 Scottsville Rd., Bowling Green
270-282-7130

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Once we leave Cape Girardeau we drive straight to
Bowling Green to the Museum
where we can
pick up registration packages & T-shirts.

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We can see all the displays and decide what
we want to come back and see.

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And then everyone can drive to their Hotels
in Bowling Green or Nashville and check in.

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In Nashville we’ll be Going to the Wildhorse Saloon
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Some Folks are going to the USO Bowling Green
Canteen Dinner Theater Variety Show on 8/30
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Some are going on the General Jackson Showboat on 8/31

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If you want to participate in the

“After Trip to The Big Easy ”
(New Orleans)

(9/1/19 – 9/2/19)

Join
(on the after trip to New Orleans)

LOKKEN, Jim & Susan
STEDFIELD, Bill & Sandy
WATSON, Bill & Marilyn
Were Staying at:
Royal Sonesta
300 Bourbon St
New Orleans, La
1-504-586-0300
Parking is covered
and secure & $43/day

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Contact Mike @ COTVEvents

or

Marilyn & Doug

Contact the Commanders (Marilyn & Doug) at mlglenore@yahoo.com

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Join
(on the Caravan)

BUOTE, Leonard & Carol
CALAGNA, Chuck
CARROLL, Wes & Carole
DeMARCO, Rick & Donna
GLENORE, Doug & Marilyn
GRIGSBY, Wayne & Daphne
LOKKEN, Jim & Susan
NAGLE, Willie
PRIEBE, Joe & Rosemary
RANDALL, John & Jerri Lynn
STEDFIELD, Bill
STEED, Bill & Sandi
STEVENS, Curt & Darlena
WATSON, Bill & Marilyn
WEBER, Rob & Daryl


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8/15/19 Lefty’s Track Day

Posted July 22, 2019

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Join COTV & the North Coast Vettes in Carlsbad
for an exciting afternoon day trip to the
Auto Club Speedway in Fontana
for a very special event.

On Thursday, August 15, members from
our club will caravan to the track,
joining the North Coast Vettes.

Join John Beck, Jim & Susan Loken,
Mike Marty & Diane Defigh
Daryl & Rob and
6 Folks from North Coast Vettes!

Meet at Shell station, off the 15, at
23255 Temescal Canyon Rd, Corona

at 1130

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Get to the speedway around 1230

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That should give you plenty of time to get
settled beforeyour reserved 1:30 lap time!

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If you plan on attending, RSVP MIKE at CotvEvents@gmail.com

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There will be free professional photos taken
on the track and then you get to drive
2 – 3 laps around the track
with a pace car.

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That’s Leonard on the big oval.

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Afterwards, you can hang out with NCV & COTV if you like
while we display our cars during Lefty’s Track Day.

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Bring your canopy because it can get Hot out there
and bring some food in case you get the munchies.

Think of it as a track day POTLUCK!

We’ll hang out while the general public races around
the track; and, if you chose to, you
can get back on the track.

100% of your track lap and pace car ride donations benefit
local schools and Lefty‘s Reading Challenge.

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Convertibles are allowed. Seat belts and headlights
required. Drivers must be at least 18 years old.

Note: Last year everyone got to go faster than highway
speed – around 80mph. We have not yet been
assigned a time, but it will likely be around
1 or 2. NCV will stop for lunch on the
way, maybe in Temecula.

Remember

  • CASH ONLY
  • Drive the track in your own car for only $15 per car
  • Take a high speed lap around the track in a pace car for only $20 per person
  • Car displays – take pictures with the ACS NASCAR show car
  • Food & Drink for purchase
  • Enter to win tickets & cool prizes
  • Special appearance by Kids Club mascot, Lefty
  • And more!

Track Lap Rules

  • No motorcycles
  • Cars will travel at highway speeds
  • No passing of other vehicles at any time
  • Driver must be 18 years of age or older
  • Seatbelts must be worn at all times
  • Headlights must be on at all times


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8-3-19 Cars & Coffee

Posted July 22, 2019

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40754 Winchester Rd, Temecula
First Saturday of the Month

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Starting around 8am or So
Very Informal

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Pics & Report from Skip Hipp & John Vara

HUGE turnout today biggest in many months.

Close to 100 cars.

Jeff Kilpatrick had his Polaris Slingshot, pretty cool.

 

All types, exotic, muscles and lots of Corvettes. 

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ROAD TRIPS

SOCIAL Gatherings

Community SERVICE

MYSTERY LUNCH RUNS

TALK about CORVETTES

SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

Maintain an Active WEBSITE

Monthly MEMBERSHIP Meetings

Participate in CAR SHOWS & Events

Support CHARITIES Involving Children

Publish an AWARD Winning NEWSLETTER

Have FUN with FELLOW CORVETTE OWNERS

Welcome MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATION in all We Do

Manage the CLUB ACTIVITIES Through the Leadership Team

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