Events

09/21/17 – 09/25/17 Prescott Vette Sette Car Show

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So…..

You’re Slappin’ yourself on the Forehead for Missing the Tahoe Trip

WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY

Kickin’ yourself in the Behind for not going to Plastic Fantastic.

So What….

You’ve Earned all the Self Abuse You Can Handle!

LUCKY FOR YOU…..

YOU HAVE ONE MORE CHANCE TO REDEEM YOURSELF

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Jim has arranged for another great COTV ROAD TRIP!.

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We’ll be driving to Prescott on 9/21

Some of us will be staying at the Hotel St. Michael & some
at the Grand Highland Hotel (both are on the show site).

SPECIAL HOTEL RATES have been arranged at
various Prescott area hotels for September
22nd & 23rd by mentoning “Prescott Vette
Sette Rate”. See the Flyer Below.

We’ll be Attending the Car Show at the Courthouse Square on 9/23

We’ll Be Going to Out of Africa on 9/24
(The VIP Behind-the-Scenes Tour-See Below-is Pricey,
$150
, But Worth Every Penny)

And Returning to Temecula 9/25

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To Register for the Event click on

2017 Registration Form

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To see the Car Show Flyer click on

2017Car Show Flyer

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To see the Car Show Hotel Information click on

2017 Car Show Hotel Information

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To see the Car Show Site Map click on

2017 Car Show Site Map

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To see the Car Show News Letter click on

2017 Car Show News Letter

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Here are some things you need to know:


1) There will be a “greet and meet” cocktail party Friday Nite, 9/22,” 5pm to 7pm, at The Holiday Court Sponsored by The Grand Highland Hotel. Those wishing to attend MUST indicate that on their application). There will be appetizers, Live music, and no host bar. $5.00 Per Person.

2) Saturday Car show (Bob & Rose are thinking they can go 5 for 6 and Leonard & Carol are a shoe in for another Judges’ Choice award)

3) Sunday we will travel to OUT OF AFRICA animal park about 40 mi. from Prescott. We will be returning to Prescott that evening for dinner with the car show folks. COTV members MUST make their own reservations for Out of Africa regarding which tour they prefer. Go to: OUTOFAFRICAPARK.COM and check out the different options). Contact person at Out of Africa is CINDY. Tell her your choice, so that she can group us accordingly. Her number is: (928) 567-2851 EX. 201. MENTION COTV.

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Interested in the Longer Way Home?
You’ll Need to Coordinate with Other Attendees!

(How About Sunday Dinner with the Car Show Folks,
Overnight in Flagstaff at the Little America Hotel
& the Traditional Sing Along Dinner
or
How About Overnight in Sedona with a room overlooking
the Canyon, Lunch at the Snowflake in Seligman
and an Overnight in Peach Springs)

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Email Jim & Let Him Know What You’d Like to Do

COTVEvents@Gmail.com

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TO SEE TO THE PIC FROM OUR LAST PRESCOTT TRIP, GO HERE

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You’ve Never Had Tongue, Until You’ve Been Kissed by a Giraffe

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TO SEE TO THE PICTURES FROM OUR LAST VISIT TO OUR OF AFRICA, GO HERE

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9/15/17 – 9/16/17 COTV Road Trip-Petersen & Nethercutt

COTV Road Trip

The Petersen Museum &

 

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The Nethercutt Collection

 

September 15-16, 2017

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Join COTV members for a road trip to The Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles in an area of a number of other attractions including La Brea Tar pits, The Original Farmers market (Food), The Holocaust Museum and The Grove (Shopping).

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COTV road trip Petersen and
The Nethercutt Itinerary
-Meet at Shell station, off the 15, at 23255
Temescal Canyon Rd, Corona at 9:00 am
for 9:30 am departure

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-Follow the 15 north to the 91 west to the
71 north to the 60 west. Coffee/ Potty break
at Starbucks 209 S.Hacienda Blvd Hacienda
Heights.

– Arrive at The Original Farmers market 6333
w 3RD ST LA, but park in Caruso Parking
structure at the Grove next block; Lunch at
The Original Farmers market at place of your  choice

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– Proceed to the Petersen 6060 Wilshire Blvd,LA)
for planned arrival around 1:30pm; Get ticket at
the Museum($12 seniors) including separate
ticket to the Vault ($20), is so desired (worth it)
www.petersen.org

– After Petersen, visit any of the close by
attractions at your own pace; this includes
The Grove; La Brea Tar pits, The Holocaust
museum and Museums on Wilshire Blvd.

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– Around 6pm proceed to Hotel, The Residence
Inn by Marriott at 321 Ikea Way tel 818 260 8787
(meat balls at Ikea)

– Dinner at THE STAGE 546  S.Fernando Rd at
7 pm; Please let me know during the day Friday
if you plan to go so I can give the correct headcount

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– At 10:30 am Saturday morning leave the hotel
for Sylmar. Tour the Nethercutt Museum (free)
and at 1:15 proceed across the street for the
private tour of the Nethercutt Collection.
www.nethercuttcollection.org  (free)
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Our tour starts at 1:30. The tour lasts about 2 hours.
As there are no eating places very close by, suggest
you bring a sandwich to eat just prior to the tour.

-Around 4:30 drive from Sylmar to Pasadena for
dinner at 1810 restaurant 121W.Colorado Blvd
Pasadena at 7pm 626 795 5658

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-After dinner drive home or other destination of
your choice
Hans 619 518 4091         Alma 619 618 6920

hansboers@verizon.net

 

 

7/30/17 Mystery Lunch Run Hosted by Teresa & Simon Bleeker

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We have some details for the July 30 MLR….


Lunch will be approximately $20

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 We will be meeting at the Kohl’s parking

lot at 0900 and departing

promptly at 0930.

Don’t be Late!

If you plan on attending,

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RSVP Teresa & Simon Bleeker

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teresa.bleeker@gmail.com

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RSVP By Wednesday, July 26

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(This is VERY Important!)

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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 MLRs have a lot of attendees.

We can’t just show up with more

folks and expect to be seated.

You need to RSVP.

7/23/2017 COTV Goes To Del Mar for the Races

 

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We Hit The Track and Bet The Farm!!!

(Bring Your Pink Slips!)
Wear Two Sets of Clothing in Case
You Loose the Shirt Off Your Back!

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017

Meet 0930 – Depart 0945

Contact Jim Sommars for details and to sign up.
You will need to sign a waiver for the track.

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Jim needs your money no later than July 9.

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Reserved parking on the INFIELD for the first

25 RSVPs!

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$15 DEPOSIT REQUIRED PLUS
$5 PER INDIVIDUAL
to Jim to attend.

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25 car limit (in the infield) with $15 Deposit to Jim
to reserve
a spot. Reserved parking on the
INFIELD for the
first 25 RSVPs!
(you can leave after the 5th
race if
you wish/need to).

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If we have more than 25 cars, the remainder will be
parking in the lot just outside the tunnel. 
The first 25 to pay have dibs on the infield parking.

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Please make checks payable to: James Sommars, 38847 Summit Rock Lane, Murrieta Ca 92563.

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Contact Jim at CotvEvents@gmail.com

to reserve your spot.

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Diane Sommars and Judy Venn are coordinating the potluck.   Contact them for details.

There will be about 60 people and you don’t need to bring enough for the group, but be generous.

Water and a full bar are available on site, be careful.

Contact Diane at LoveVettes@gmail.com

Contact Judy at judy@judyvenn.com

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BYO(non-alcoholic)B, although water will be available.

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07/19/17 Breakfast Social @ Richie’s Real American Diner

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Breakfast Social
 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
 
 
Richie’s Real American Diner
 
Temecula, CA
Amazingly, in the midst of an extended heat wave, we were greeted by heavy clouds and even rain for some.  According to Harry Finch, it depended at what altitude you lived.  On his hill, there was no rain.  Actually, there was no rain in Canyon Lake, either, but plenty on the freeway going south for those of us who live in the regions north of Temecula.
 
 
We have not been to Richie’s Diner as a group for some time, although we used to have Ice Cream Socials there in August for the 25 cent root beer floats a few years back.  Jamie, one of the waitresses at Richie’s, remembers us from those days.  We were again seated outside on the patio and early on had the overhead fans turned off because it was actually cool with the clouds.  As the group warmed up, the fans came back on.
 
We had a good turn-out with over 40 in attendance, including Harry and Sharon Finch’s grandson, Adam, and our newest members, Terry and Jan Munn who joined at the July General Meeting.  Bill Stedfield brought along one of his friends, but Chuck Sherman didn’t have either of his daughters with him.  Larry and Joan Thackwell were the first on-site and then the rest of the group started to arrive, in true COTV fashion, ahead of the planned meeting time.
 
 
As most of the plates were emptying of breakfast, we celebrated a birthday for a special member, Marilyn Glenore, with a card and cake, which we made her cut herself.  It is true COTV spirit to spend your birthday at a Club function and Marilyn and Doug (who was absent) have always been the first to welcome everyone and to show the true meaning of Save the Wave.
 
 

Thanks as always to Carol and Marilyn for arranging these opportunities to chat and eat together. Long may they reign!

 

Raindrops on a ’63
BR57BR58
Something You Don’t See Very Often


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6/25/17 Mystery Lunch Run Hosted by Karen & Dave Hellman

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A warm, sunny day saw 17 of COTV’s corvettes gather at KOHL’S for the June MLR that was hosted by Dave and Karen Hellman. Participation was a little smaller than usual due to many of our fellow members being on the Tahoe run. Those of us who went on the MLR were treated to a wonderful outing. At the safety meeting, Dave introduced our guests, Terry and Jan Munn as well as John Vara’s daughter, Heather and his mother, Barbara who was in town to celebrate her birthday (June 26). As an extra treat, Penny and Mike Healey brought fresh, home grown peaches to share with us (yummy and refreshing). As advertised, Dave led the caravan out of the parking lot promptly at 9:40. We travelled south on I-15 where we made a stop at “The Deer Park” near Welk Resorts. Here we toured an amazing museum that included everything from Barbie dolls to one of a kind cars (miniature and full size). After enjoying 11/2 hours at the museum we continued our journey to our lunch destination, Morgan Run Club and Resort which is located in Rancho Santa Fe. The service and food were excellent, but, as usual, the highlight was the camaraderie enjoyed with our fellow corvette lovers. A heartfelt thanks to Dave and Karen for a great job.


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6/20/2017 – 7/2/2017 Tahoe and Beyond

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13th
CORVETTES AT LAKE TAHOE

“WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, MY FRIEND”
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BEYOND

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JOIN YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
&
THIRTY TWO COTV MEMBERS

AS WE PARTICIPATE IN THE
LAKE TAHOE CORVETTE SHOW


AND THEN TRAVEL UP THE STATE TO,
WELL, WHEREVER WE WANT!


Click on the links below for all the pics!

Scroll Down To The Winners Below!!

CORONA TO BISHOP

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BISHOP to TAHOE

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TAHOE CAR SHOW

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TAHOE TO REDDING

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REDDING TO EUREKA

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EUREKA TO CRESCENT CITY AND THE TREES OF MYSTERY

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EUREKA TO WILLITS TO SACRAMENTO TO COALINGA

 

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2017 SECOND PLACE C5
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ROBERT SMITH AND ROSE STREETS

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2017 SECOND PLACE C6
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BILL AND SANDI STEED

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2017 SECOND PLACE C7
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DOUG AND MARILYN GLENORE

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2017 THIRD PLACE C7

2016 

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CURT AND DARLENA STEVENS

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2017 THIRD PLACE Z CLASS
2009 ZR1

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ROB AND DARYL ANN WEBER

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6/4/17 COTV Picnic

 

Annual COTV Membership Picnic
6/04/2017

We had a GREAT Time!

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Simon Took a Swim!

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There Was A lot of Food!

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 Read On…….

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COTV Annual Picnic 2017

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We have tried to substitute our annual club picnic for a Mystery Lunch Run, but when it falls on Memorial Day Weekend, it just doesn’t work very well. So, this year it was determined to hold it on Sunday, June 4, which of course was one of the hottest days in this recent period.

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Simon and Terry Bleeker, who last year rejoined the club after a long break to raise kids and who bought a new C7 just so they could have a great car to drive on MLRs, volunteered not only to organize the picnic but, silly them, to host it at their home in the Glen Oak Hills area of Temecula. They promised that their 8+ acres would be large enough to hold as many of the group as wanted to turn up and that there would be horseshoes and bocce ball, etc. for those who wanted to do something more active.

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We had decided this year to revert to our old-style picnic, which means the club pays for the main course and everyone brings something to add to the meal – salads, side dishes, snacks, desserts. When you have 106 RSVPs by the day of the event, the more food the merrier. Most of us met at the usual place, Kohls’ parking lot, and convoyed to the Bleekers house about 9 miles away. Some, like the Watsons who live “just around the corner” met us there. It was already pretty warm and sunny when we set off at 10:35, led by our fearless Jim Sommars, without Diane who was at family events in OC. There were obviously lots of beautiful Corvettes and a few other vehicles. Leonard drove his harem of Carol and Willie, so had the truck. Jerri Lynn drove her Jeep since John is still disabled from his surgery. The Patrons drove two cars since they brought the two kids.

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It is impossible to mention all 100 or so picnic fans individually, but we had Norm Luckuck, who has been a member since 2005 and came to celebrate a cancer-free birthday with all his friends. Samantha and Frank Caliandro joined us and literally joined the club at the parking lot. Hans and Alma are in town for a few days between trips and were there. The Glenores and Stevens were all back from their European travels, although the Glenores got caught up in the British Airways travel mess while the Stevens’ plane left just before the computer system crashed. The Priebes came in the Pace Car because it is a convertible. Chuck Sherman, who is alternating between his daughters, brought Debbie. We don’t often see Dayton and Pam Taylor but Dayton was helping the Bleekers’ son direct the parking and Pam was helping Terry in the kitchen. Stuart Bleeker had just graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering this week, all in preparation for parking and trash collection duties.

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Speaking of the kitchen … there was so much food that no one could possibly go hungry. There must have been 20 salads and you could get a chocolate high just from being in the room with all the desserts. People loaded up their plates with the first course of salads and snacks and took them back to their chairs under the old oak trees. Then Simon started cooking hamburgers and hot dogs, which could be topped with Terry’s chili if you wanted. By the time Simon had been at the barbecue in the sun for a while, he was ready for a fully clothed dive into the pool. Some ate their meats at the tables inside or out and others headed back to the shade.

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After lunch, there was more conversation and some attempts at group photos (so many people, so little space!) or there was always a continuation of the horseshoe matches. Finally people started packing up to head out with many thanks to the Bleeker clan for a wonderful relaxing day, with our favorite activity first on the list – EATING! See you all at the meeting this week, or on the way to Lake Tahoe with 18 cars, or on the Mystery Lunch Run at the end of the month. What FUN we can have!! Thanks again to the Bleekers. We loved it!


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05/25/2017 Breakfast at the Bombshelter

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Bombshelter Sports Bar & Grill

 

With 22 Corvettes on the edge of the runway and 47 hungry mouths to feed, COTV started another successful breakfast social, our 3rd in 2017. This was our second visit to the Bombshelter at Skydive Perris at the Perris Airport, but for some it was their first. Bill Stedfield, our retired Navy pilot, was in heaven with all the photos and planes on the ground and in the air! We bet he will be back, probably meeting up with Skip Hipp, who is the one who suggested this venue to Carol and Marilyn the first time around.

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The sky was very overcast and the temps pretty cool after our recent very warm weather. When Leonard spoke with the guys at Skydive Perris, they said that they were not sure the planes would be able to go up as the ceiling was too low. While the event had been described as “breakfast and a show”, the group was more than willing to focus on the food first with hopes of entertainment afterwards.

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The real early bird contingent consisted of Skip, John Meyer and Bruce the Bat, who got there before the staff even had time to clean up from last night’s party at the Bombshelter. As more early arrivals appeared, long tables were set and covered in red to celebrate our breakfast. Our newest member, Chuck Calagna, who joined at the last general meeting joined us for the meal. Some hungry members arrived solo for a hearty meal. We welcomed back the McIntoshes and Hans from their European travels and were glad to hear that their trips went well and that the weather generally held and they didn’t run into a terrorist event where and when they were there. Wayne York, who found us in an Internet search, brought along his soon-to-be wife, Janet, to see if we were enough fun for them. We hope that they will join.

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The drill at the Bombshelter is to stand in line by the menu board, place an order and pay and then listen for your number to be called and go pick up your loaded plates of food at the window. It works amazingly efficiently, although you might not feel that way if you were the last to get in the order line. As we all ate and chatted both the noise level and the cloud cover rose. By the time we were finished and the plates cleared, the plane had dropped streamers to determine the wind direction and then the Army plane was ready to take off with its first load. We got to see some more experienced jumpers and then some first-timers in their tandem jumps.

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Breakfast at the Bombshelter is a real experience, stick to your ribs food and lots to watch as well. Thanks again to Carol and Marilyn or Marilyn and Carol, and their other halves, for all their hard work and pre-eating to make sure we all have a good time.

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5/21/17 Plastic Fantastic

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We met at 0630 AM & Headed for the Park.

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NCOCC 40th Plastic Fantastic

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But We Got Even….


Joe & Bill Took Home
Some Awards!

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And If Eating Well is the Best Revenge……
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We Were All Winners!

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Plastic Fantastic 2017 – the 40th Anniversary for NCOCC

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There is always good news and bad news – the good news was that the 2017 version of Plastic Fantastic was just that, fantastic, and the bad news is that the City of San Diego and Port of San Diego, in their infinite wisdom, are planning to build retail and condos on the wonderful Waterfront Park within the next couple of years and NCOCC will have to find an equally wonderful site in the future for all of their fans.

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Well, the COTV group certainly enjoyed this 40th Anniversary event, both the veterans and the first-timers, and the Club won acclaim for being the second largest of the 400 Corvettes registered with 21 cars on the books. It seems we will never be able to catch up to Pacific Coast Corvettes who always field a group of 40-50 cars. The Webers made a long weekend of it, so some of the photos are pre-Plastic Fantastic itself and several are from the window of their 38th floor room overlooking the Park. They got to see the show being set up before 6am by the NCOCC members as well as many cars arriving as they waited to enter with the COTV early birds in the early vintage cars of the Club – Bill Steed, Joe Priebe and Steve Tidwell. These guys don’t like to push it as hard with the older cars, so left at 6am while the main group left at 6:45, led by Dave Hellman. The plan was to hold enough spaces for the whole group, but you know that saying…..the best laid plans, etc. COTV ended up in 3 different places, with Steed, Priebe, Tidwell and the Bleekers (on their first trip and pretending to be Jim Sommars to boot!), while the Webers and Dave Hellman were just across the path (but in the shade thank-you!) The main group was over the hill a little but actually had several shady spots and gazebos, so it worked out for them as well.

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Veterans to the event included the afore-mentioned Steed, Priebe, Webers, Hellman, as well as the Venns, the Pages, and Skip Hipp (who didn’t come as a registrant, but just for the fun). Newer faces who certainly had lots of smiles included the Varas, the Alewines (they came last year and then joined the club), Andrew Echols, Dave Richards, Tom Bryant, Don Sforzini (who won an award in 2016), the Bleekers, the Piericks, and the McDermotts. The Caliandros, who joined us on a previous MLR and who promise to bring their application to the picnic, were there in her red C5 and the Patrons came in their mini-van so they could bring the kids. Leonard and Carol Buote came for their annual lunch on the pier and to check out the 400 beautiful cars.

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Everyone wandered around to vote their participant’s choice ballots, to buy their raffle tickets and check the board to see if they won, to pick up their 40th anniversary gift of a nice red chair and check out the vendors. Bill Steed made his annual purchase of new baseball caps. We ran into people we knew from other clubs and made new friends. Some ate breakfast burritos and pulled pork sandwiches. A group of 20 went to the Harbor House for lunch on the patio.

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At 2pm, they announced the awards and did it in reverse order from C7 back to C1. With the tremendous competition from all the beautiful cars, it wasn’t until almost the end that COTV had success – not a major surprise since both Bill Steed and Joe Priebe have won many times in the past. Joe came first in the C2 category and Bill came second in the C1 category, so they have more crystal trophies to add to their huge stash. After the announcements were through, it became a true free-for-all to get out of the park, so some of us waited until the rush was over. The Varas and the Caliandros couldn’t bear to leave the lovely San Diego day behind so the shot of the yellow Vara car from the Webers’ room window is a fitting last shot for these memories of Plastic Fantastic 2017. Let’s give the Pacific Coast Corvettes a run for their money next year and get an even bigger group together.

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