Events

5/26/19 Mystery Lunch Run Hosted by Diane & Jim Sommars

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Hosted by Diane & Jim Sommars

Sommars, Jim & Diane

Almost needed our Snow Chains!
22 Cars
One Rainy Day 
 
We Needed That FULL Tank
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As the Sun Rose Slowly in the East
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It Did NOT Rise Over the MLR

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Wow! What an amazing and mysterious lunch run this was! Remember, before you read further, that the Memorial Day weekend is the “unofficial” start of summer. Jim and Diane took that into consideration while planning this trip into an unknown (and invisible) world, but Mother Nature didn’t play fair with them at all.


We had 22 cars at the meeting place, with all of us standing around shivering under umbrellas, hats and extra jackets. Jim had warned that we needed full gas tanks and since most of us have experienced a “Sommars Special” MLR before, we took him at his word. It was the usual group, although Norm and Ronette brought along Christian and Alexis, newly wed folks who are a rare exception to the current younger generations and seem to have the “car gene.” The Erhardts, relatively new members, were literally getting their feet wet in the MLR experience.


The general directions to the group, with Jim in the lead and Bill Stedfield in the rear guard, were to go north on the 15 to the 215 and then keep going. Marilyn Glenore was the only wise one of the group as she changed direction part way through and headed home, thinking that she didn’t want to drive in the rain for a long way without a co-pilot. Smart decision, Marilyn!


The weather didn’t get any better except for brief breaks in the rain as we headed northbound on the 215, zigging and zagging through Riverside as required, then continuing uphill onto CA 18 and Waterman Avenue. Because we were so spread out, we lost three cars who missed the Waterman exit, but they found us later. At the Carl’s Jr potty stop, we had 18 cars so we knew we were shy a few, but unsure exactly who. Remember that if you are out of line of sight, you probably can’t hear the radios either, so we had no way to talk to the little lost lambs. That is why we have the secret instructions and that is how the group ended up in the same place.


Actually, it is amazing that any of us ended up in the same place. As we climbed higher we got into FOG, FOG and MORE FOG, so could hardly see the car in front of us on the tight, curvy roads up to Crestline, Blue Jay and Lake Arrowhead. Our lunch destination was in Lake Arrowhead Village and we did all end up at the Lake Arrowhead Deli. A lot of other folks were in the Village and also in the Deli as they had gone into the mountains for a fun in the sun long weekend and ended up in the rain, with the potential for snow (which did actually fall in the later afternoon!).


The Deli serves pizza, hot and cold sandwiches and salads. As Diane said, it was amazing that on a day like this, they had no soup available. The servings were sizeable. Ask Marti about her gigantic calzone! Lots of to-go boxes went back down the hill with the departing Corvettes.


Well, it was not we expected, not what the Sommars planned, but it certainly was an adventure. As Darlena said, we should do this run again but in better weather so we could actually see the Lake and also see where we were going. Thanks to Jim and Diane for all their planning, but obviously you can’t control Mother Nature.

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05/23/19 Breakfast Social @ The Bombshelter

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COTV

Breakfast Time

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Look at them Jump! Its Bombshelter Time!

Carol and Marilyn say its Breakfast Time at the Bombshelter!!!

9am, Thursday, May 23. 2019

2091 Goetz Rd., Perris, CA 92570

(take Ethanac off ramp)

951-943-4863

RSVP

Carol Buote 909-615-2416

or carol.buote@yahoo.com

Marilyn Watson 909-709-5419

or mwatson@michellesplace.org

 

See you there!

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RSVP NO LATER THAN MONDAY, MAY 20

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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.

05/19/2019 Plastic Fantastic

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NCOCC 42nd Plastic Fantastic

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SATURDAY – NICE AND SUNNY

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SUNDAY – NOT SO MUCH

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The New C8 was there – Without Bodywork

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Corvette Announced the Only C8
Color that will be Available

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And Marilyn & Doug Were there
Signing Up Caravanners

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Sunday May 19, 2019

It was a much more “intimate” group from COTV than in past years and did not put us in the running for the prize for club participation which was won, of course, by Pacific Coast Corvettes and Simi Valley Corvettes.

Rob and Daryl and Dave were waiting by the side of the road on Kettner and led the rest of the group into the park. Due to the impending rain storm several members (Chuck Calagna and Gary Miranda) opted not to come down for the event. Bill Stedfield had car problems, although he said his car was clean and ready. Curt Stevens had become a regular at Urgent Care so was unable to make it either. That meant there were 7 cars and 12 members registered and among the first cars to get in the gate. That allowed us to get a primo parking area. Doug and Marilyn had their own spot near various vendors and the raffle booth so they could make their best effort to add cars to the list going on the NCM caravan. Mike Re attended his first Plastic Fantastic.

Unfortunately, just after everyone had cleaned their cars again, the sky opened up. We had a series of light showers and then some heavy rain. Because of the weather, overall attendance was probably 50% of registration. Then as the rain came back on and off, about 50% of those who came started to leave. As we all found out it did give us a better chance at winning raffle prizes. However, it was disappointing for North Coast Corvettes who put so much time and effort into organizing the event.

We all voted our ballots and went over to Harbor House for our annual lunch, but this time indoors. By the time we got back at 12:15 they were moving the raffle drawings up and planned on giving out the prizes just after 1pm. Rob and Daryl were the last of the COTV members so watched to see if they needed to collect trophies for anyone in the club, but alas it was not our lucky year.

As this is being written later in the afternoon, the sun is out. No matter what happened with the weather or the prizes, we had a good time together at Plastic Fantastic for another year.

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05/04/2019 Cars & Coffee

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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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See the New C8

Anyone can drive up with a Car

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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04/28/19 Mystery Lunch Run Hosted by Darlena & Curt

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4/28/19

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Hosted by Darlena & Curt Stevens

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A Nice Long Sunday Drive

When you want something done right, leave it to the pros. That’s what we did for this month’s run. Curt and Darlena had originally planned an even longer route, but that idea had to be revised when the Idyllwild to Banning Panoramic Highway was put out of commission by a huge landslide. Somehow they still found about 100 miles of curves and straightaways and, to top it all off, they ended up with lunch right in their own community so, for once, they did not have the longest ride home.

It was a lovely day for a long drive in the countryside, enough sun but not too much heat. We had 25 cars and about 45 folks at the meeting place. It was basically the usual suspects with the addition of a new couple, Jack and Donna Price, in their silver convertible with the red interior. Norm Craig and Ronette Garduno came with both their cars and their usual friends. Lana Jenkin brought her daughter, Kimberley, and Dave Hellman brought his daughter, Dana. George and Carole Nix, who we don’t see often enough, were also with us and so were Ray and Judy McIntosh, recently back from their trip to Portugal and Spain.

Our revised route went east on 79 and then onto Sage and Cactus Valley through the farms and nurseries. We took Domenigoni Parkway past the Water Museum and north on Winchester, with a rest stop at Winchester Farms. From there we wove west through Perris and over to the 15 North to exit at Lake where the Superbloom caused so much chaos. The route then went up Temescal Canyon on both sides of the freeway until we turned on Cajalco, to go all the way back east to the 215 North.

Our destination was Woody’s Brewhouse in Moreno Valley where we shared the restaurant with several other large parties. We could pick from the menu of salads and sandwiches and hamburgers or the buffet, so everyone could find exactly what they wanted. After much food and conversation, everyone thanked Curt and Darlena for a great Sunday on the road and headed in whatever direction they had to go.

 

Pics from Murray Gruber

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04/25/19 Anthony’s Sponsor Appreciation Dinner

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24630 Washington Avenue Suite 100, Murrieta

 

Sponsor Appreciation Dinner

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3/31/19 MLR Hosted by Wayne & Daphne Grigsby and Murry Gruber & Eva VanLeuven

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Hosted by Wayne & Daphne Grigsby
Grigsby, Wayne and Daphne
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Murry Gruber & Eva VanLeuven
Gruber, Murray & Eva VanLeuven

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Sunday morning was beautiful as we met for the MLR hosted by the Grigsby’s and Gruber’s.  The Captain brought Eric, Missy, Ed and Annette along as guests.  Also DJ and Clare were guests driving a 15 C7 Red coupe manual.  They all were looking forward to the mystery run. 
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After a few people had to cancel we ended up with 52 people and 27 cars.  We left Kohl’s a little different than we usually do and were out of town and up into the mountains in no time. 
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We went up mountains, down mountains, thru green fields past farms, under trees that had formed a canopy.  We weren’t the only people out enjoying the beautiful day as we passed a bicycle club and a group of motorcycles on the ride.  We passed a familiar breakfast spot with COTV the Rainbow Oaks Restaurant and we ended up at the Casa Estrella in Fallbrook. 
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They had a buffet set up for us in our own private room.  The staff was very attentive to our group and everyone enjoyed the lunch.  After a good meal and good conversation everyone said goodbye and thanked our hosts for the great MLR.

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03/16/2019 Precision Alignment & Brake Customer Appreciation Day

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It Was A Great PARTY!


At Precision Alignment & Brake in Temecula

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Scot ‘O Dittmer, his Wife Stephanie & Family,
Proud Sponsors of COTV,

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Invited Corvettes of Temecula Valley, the
Drifters Car Club & the Axle Draggers to the 3rd Annual,

“CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Sodas were grilled
by the Big Irish (For a Day) BBQer himself,
Scot O’Dittmer

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The DJ was Spinning Tunes, well….punching computer
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Third Annual Precision Alignment and Brake Customer Appreciation Day

March 16, 2019

Almost Saint Patrick’s Day!

We appreciate Scott Dittmer and Precision Brake for being such a great sponsor for COTV and we make an effort to do as much business as possible with him in return, taking both our Corvettes and our other vehicles for various services. Scott has started a new trend, by reversing things and having a Customer Appreciation Barbecue for COTV and the Drifters. He opens up his service area and brings in a major barbecue grill to provide hot dogs, hamburgers and all the drinks. The two clubs provide the side dishes and desserts, generally enough to feed all of Temecula. Scott also somehow finds enough “spare time” to make a number of items of “horseshoe art” and license-plate bird feeders to use as raffle prizes after the feeding frenzy is over.

Scott set up a number of hot rods and even Corvettes on display in the service area and had a beautiful Pantera there, which was started up periodically, to everyone’s delight. Various Corvettes and hot rods were arrayed in the front, side and back parking areas for everyone to look at. Our own Glenn was the DJ, as usual, and had his son, Mark, along to help set up the equipment. Skip arrived early to help out and went on an ice run. Daryl and Marilyn W. were enlisted to help get all the side dishes and desserts unwrapped and cut and managed to finish just before the hungry hordes stampeded over them.

COTV had a good turn-out. We were glad to see some faces we haven’t seen as much lately: John Olivas and Linda Wilson, Manny Macedo (hopefully recovered from his January health issues) and Bob Smith and Rose Streets. Other members in attendance included Leo Biller, the Crowthers (father and son), the DeMarcos, the Glenores, Dave Hellman, Skip Hipp, Jim Lokken, Mike Marty and Diane DeFigh, John McDermott, John Meyer, Bruce Mofford, Joe and Barbie Orsini, the Randalls, Mike Re, Marti Schoeman, Don Sforzini and his friend Diane Jensen, Chuck Sherman, the Sommars, the Stevens, the Thackwells, the Watsons, the Webers and the other Weber, Lisa, and Roger Johns.

At 2pm, the sale of raffle tickets ended and the calling of winning numbers began. Right off the bat, COTV had a winner with Glenn. This was followed by: Daryl (horseshoe sunburst), John Meyer (bird feeder), Linda Wilson/John Olivas (6 various items), Ted Carli (horseshoe art), Doug (another bird feeder), Marilyn G. (horseshoe dragonfly), Bruce (horseshoe cactus), and Barbie Orsini (horseshoe shamrock.) Then came the big prizes and COTV was a BIG winner. Doug and John Meyer each won a $150 gift certificate from Precision. The final winner was Joe Orsini who won the 50/50, a total of $152.00.

All in all it was a great day with great weather for a change, great food and great conversation with a group of like-minded, car-oriented folks. We want to send a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Scott and Chris Dittmer and their staff for hosting such a fun event and also to the club representatives who did a lot of the work on our side.

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Pictures from Darlena & Curt

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3/09/19 Palm Springs Autocross

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Contact
COTV Events
if you plan on attending, & Join the Boers,
the Hackworths & the Kilpatricks,
Caravaning to…..

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The C8 we saw on the Ortega will be there!
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TO Get a Birds Eye view of the 2018 Event, GO HERE

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Join Your Friends and Hone Your Driving Skills
Driving your car on the closed course (one at a time)
will reinforce how much better the car’s handling & tires are
than your driving skills. It will also give you the option to improve those skills.

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While this is a Two Day Event – We’re only Going on Saturday

Come & Drive

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Come and Cheer On your fellow COTV Members

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You are only competing with yourself.
Don’t worry about being the low
time of the day.
Some 16 year old in a pick up with a camper shell
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remind you why you will want to keep your day job.

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PRICE: $20 entry fee per car at the Gate
which includes one free run

$8/run or 3 runs for $20

18 runs for $100 (includes special staging lane)

NOTE: There is a $5 parking fee for cars not in the event.

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DRIVERS SHOULD BRING:
Helmet – solid part has to cover your ears
(they have loaners-but who wants to put on someone else’s sweaty helmet)
Tire Gauge and Compressor to fill your Tires
(Yes, street tire pressure is too low for autocross)
A note pad and pen to record your amazing times
Chair (to rest your weary bones between sessions)
Something to Drink (you will be thirsty)
Your Lone Ranger Lunch Box & a couple
of Sandwiches & maybe some chips

(or purchase at track)
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SPECTATORS SHOULD BRING
Chair (who wants to sit on the ground anyway)
Something to Drink (it can get hot out there)
Your Hello Kitty Lunch Box & a couple of
Sandwiches & maybe some chips

(or purchase at track)

Bring a Shade, a Pop-up & Sun Screen

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REMEMBER IT’S

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3/07/19 Breakfast@Rainbow Oaks

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Breakfast Social at the Rainbow Oaks Restaurant

March 7, 2019

 

The weather gave us a little break from heavy rain as we all headed down to Rainbow for breakfast together. Of course, by 8:30am, which is the COTV version of 9am, we already had a small crowd waiting for a table and the wait staff had to scramble to set things up. They took our 9am start time literally, imagine that!

 

We had a good group of 38 big appetites to match the big plates of food they serve at Rainbow Oaks. Many of us have been there for lunch or the Wednesday night prime rib dinner (think one dinner feeds two people!) and we all know how much food is crammed on your plate. Lots of wives will be relieved of dinner duty today.

 

Lana, sporting a lovely shorter hair look, brought her now familiar friend Cathy and Leo brought along a newer face. The rest of us wore our same old faces. As always, it was a social whirl as folks moved from table to table visiting with each other since it has been a whole week and a half since we were last together at the February MLR.

Also, as always, we thank Marilyn and Carol for putting together a great get-together with good food and good company.

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