Events

09/19 – 10/01/18 North to Alaska – COTV Princess Cruise

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“Way up north, Way up north,
North to Alaska, Go North, the Rush is On”

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Were Having a Great Cruise!!

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Highlights on the Cruise Include
Ice Berg Rapelling, Swimming with the Seals
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Running with the Bears
(actually running from the Bears-but you get the idea):

 


TO GO TO THE PICTURES PAGE FOR (9/19) Port of San Pedro
(9/20) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/21) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/22) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
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TO GO TO THE PICTURES FROM KETCHIKAN,GO HERE


TO GO TO THE PICTURES FROM JUNEAU, GO HERE

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TO GO TO THE PICTURES FROM SKAGWAY, GO HERE


TO GO TO THE PICTURES FROM GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK, GO HERE

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(9/27) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea

 

TO GO TO THE PICTURES FROM VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, GO HERE

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(9/29) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/30) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(10/1) At Home  At Home At Home Home

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TO GO TO THE PICTURES FROM SUSAN LOKKEN, GO HERE

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9/17/18 Breakfast Social @ French Valley Cafe

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Corvettes of Temecula Valley

September Breakfast

We Ate!

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French Valley Café


Usually when the breakfast bell rings, the COTV crowds rush forward to eat, but this September found a smaller than usual group on the outside patio at the French Valley Cafe. Could it be that we are not ready to EAT? Heaven help us!!!!

Twenty plus hearty appetites turned up. For the McDermotts and the Becks, this was the scene of their first experience with COTV and look at them now – all on the Leadership Team in one role or another. The Res are another couple of more recent converts who are now stepping up to the Leadership plate as well. Then there are the oldies but goodies – the Weeks, the Sommars, the Buotes and the Webers – always up for a good meal after all these years. Not to leave anyone out – we can’t forget Bruce and Skip, the first to sign up and the first to arrive. The Finches and the Crooks were in the back corner. The Meyers were sitting with Skip and Bruce, too. The Randalls turned up a little late. Marilyn Watson did her hosting job sans Bill, who was on a consulting gig before a group of us leave for Alaska on Wednesday.

The group enjoyed their meals – along with getting a shower from the extra heavy misting system that has been installed and also fighting off the hordes of flies who wanted their share of the food. We look forward to the next adventure in eating and as always, give our thanks to Marilyn and Carol for their years of service in helping to keep us fat and happy.

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9/12/18 COTV goes to Fontana for Lefty’s Track Day

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Lets Hit The Track!

 

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08/26/2018 COTV MLR Hosted by Skip Hipp & Kim and Val Sparks

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COTV Mystery Lunch Run Hosted by

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Val and Kim Sparks along with Skip Hipp want to thank the 53 members/guests that showed up with 33 Corvettes to join the thundering herd through the back roads in our area. Thank you Val for taking the roll for attendance and Bill Stedfield for keeping notes on new member and guests. Marty brought along her brother-in-law Patrick McConnell. Wes Carroll and Carole Schartoff are newer members and Wes handled all the camera work today, thanks again Wes. Tom and Ellen Ramsey new members were here today along with John and Barbara Rider and Phil and Karen Hughes. Visitors today were Bill Mc Donald and Rhonda Burt along with Tony Lucas and Son Tony. We are sure our visitors liked what they saw and will become members soon.
 
Our run took us out 79 east to Anza Road and then along De Portola to Glen Oaks. Right turn out Mesa to Sage then down through those nice curves, we all took care and behaved – I think? We tuned west on Domeniconi Parkway then left past the science center and up the hill we all went to Diamond Valley Lake for a short break and photo ops. All went well until we came to a HUGH road block at Winchester Rd. at Newport. I heard there was a commercial being filmed so we took a detour and all made our way back to Newport Road and Bj’s Restaurant on Haun Road in Menifee.
 
Doug Wallace is the manager who set up the large side room just for COTV. We had a total 5 servers and 3 additional helpers so considering our large group service went well. The menu allowed for many choices and I am sure everyone left with a full tummy. Skip had a little surprise in the sealed directions for tokday’s run. Two of the directions had a little caption. “keep your shiny side up”. Bill Stedfield and Larry & Joan Thackell were the winners of some auto detailing merchandise.
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08/23/18 – 08/26/18 Vettes on the Rockies

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Vettes on the Rockies

Join

Marilyn & Doug, Steve & Liz, Diane & Jim,
Sandi & Bill, Darlena & Curt, Daryl & Rob, Ruth & Mark Harwell, Kathleen & Dave Regenhardt and Donna & Sam Rindskopf! 

23-26 August, 2018

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(If you look real close, you can see Rob in this picture!)

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TO GO TO THE PICTURES PAGE, GO HERE

8/21/18 Sponsor Appreciation Dinner @ Pizza Factory

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In spite of the absence of many of the usual suspects who were on their way to participate in “Vettes on the Rockies”, a sizeable COTV presence was made for our annual sponsor appreciation dinner at The Pizza Factory. As usual, the “Bat” was first to arrive. He led our group of 27 to the party room which was fairly full. The group included many of the old timers and newer members like Wes Carrole and Carol Schartoff. The service was excellent, as usual, and the food was very good, ranging from salads to sandwiches and pizza. There was no shortage of conversation topics. It was, at times, so loud that even Al Hackworth couldn’t be heard. the Bat asked the manager to come in so we could thank The Pizza Factory for another great year of their support. It’s been many years of a good relationship and COTV thanks them for it. Thanks, also, to our members who attended to show their appreciation. Please take a look at the pictures below;

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08/5/2018 COTV Mystery Lunch Run Hosted by Lou & Paradise

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TO SEE A MOVIE MADE BY LOU & PARADISE, GO HERE

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TO SEE THE BLUE DEVIL RACE THE BLUE ANGELS, GO HERE

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Up In The Sky……
Was It A Bird?
Was It A Plane?
No!
It Was SuperDrone
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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…….!!!!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thanks again, Lou (and Julee) and we will see if you can top it again in 2019!

 


TO GO TO THE PICTURES PAGE, GO HERE

7/29/18 COTV Goes To The Del Mar Races

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OPENING DAY!!!
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Sunday, July 29, 2018

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We Hit The Track and Bet The Farm!!!

Thank Goodness Jim Left His Pink Slip At Home

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Report by Darlena
A great time was had by COTV at the Del Mar horse races Sunday, July 29th.  The weather cooperated and there was sun shine and a cool ocean breeze.  The group gathered in the private infield area where their vettes were parked together for other race fans to enjoy.  As always there was wonderful food to enjoy, and even better company.  Along with the food there was much laughter and of course, betting on the ponies.  The big winner was Terry Bleeker and she will likely never let Simon live that down.  Simon thought is was a great strategy to bet every horse in the race, but after the first race Terry threatened to divorce him if he did that again.  So did he?  Of course not!  Others won a little and lost a little.  Lets just say no one lost the shirt off their back or the wheels on their ride.  A big thanks to Jim and Diane Sommars for organizing this outing. (Report by Darlena)

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7/25/18 Sponsor Appreciation Dinner @ Guadalajara Mexican Grill

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Wednesday July 25 

Guadalajara Mexican Grill

Sponsor Appreciation Dinner

When you pulled into the parking lot at Guadalajara in Temecula, you might have guessed that they were having an event. Every space was taken and not necessarily by Corvettes, so lots of others had the bright idea of having someone else do the cooking on this day of “Extreme Heat Warning”. Bruce Mofford, being the early bird, had a prime spot, but many of us parked in lots for other buildings. Knowing how tight the parking lot actually is, we hope that we remember to go next door to the Charter School lot next time….so much easier.

It was a relatively small but still “eager to eat” crowd of 22 in the back room. The Boers, Bruce, Bill Stedfield and the Lokkens grabbed the first booth. The Watsons and Finches followed. Then the Pages and then the Webers and Re’s, which left the longer table for the Sommars, the Crowthers and Chuck Sherman. Leo Biller squeezed another chair in with the first group. Service was good and food was plentiful.

We give our congratulations to Mike and Denise Re over the birth of their lovely grand daughter, Summer Ann, and hope, for her parents’ sake and sanity that she starts to sleep through the night soon.

We want to thank Dave Hellman for planning the dinner, even though he was out-of-state and didn’t attend. We also want to thank Guadalajara for being such a long-term sponsor of COTV.

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7/17/18 Breakfast Social @ Country Kitchen, Wildomar

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Breakfast Social – July 17, 2018

Maybe we aren’t as “social” or as “hungry” or as interested in getting up early in these hot days of summer, because it was a slightly smaller than usual group of 24 who met at the very new Country Kitchen in Wildomar.

It was the usual suspects, with a few exceptions. Marilyn Glenore came alone to celebrate her 75th birthday, which is actually on Thursday. Doug was doing corporate tax work. Jim Sommars joined the bachelor group of Skip Hipp, Mike Marty and Bruce Mofford. The Finches brought their 20 year old granddaughter, Stephanie, who is visiting before work and school ramp up again. The Crooks and Mike Marty had actually done a “pre-run” on Sunday so were familiar with location and menu. Bruce apparently knew our waitress, Laura, from a previous stint at Applebee’s.

The food was good and Laura had a system of numbering each order so she could get her bills out correctly. She was surprised to see so many of us so early, but later understood that it was to her benefit to have orders placed and filled in waves instead of all at once.

Carol Buote said that she and Marilyn try to find new places to go. It fills a double bill of supporting new businesses and of getting our group into a restaurant before it becomes so busy that it can’t accommodate us. As always, we “thank them for their service” in organizing a new culinary adventure every other month.

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