It's hard to believe, but it's almost election
time already. Time to start thinking about
how you can help make our excellent club
even better. Time to start imagining how it
must feel to hear the strains of "Hail to the
Chief" playing every time you enter the
room. Will Shawn make a play to
consolidate his hold on the reins of power?
Will a challenger rise and attempt to defeat
him with a bold attempt at buying votes?
Will anybody volunteer to do anything?
Come to the meeting and vote! Same
Vette-time, same Vette-channel!
Everyone should have gotten their NCCC
packages by now. Each packet comes with
a limited time offer for a free rule book.
Everyone should send this in, even if you
don't feel you need it, so we can have
some on hand for new members to look at.
Saturday, December 16, 1995, North
Coast Vettes had our annual Christmas
Progressive Dinner. There were three
parts to the progression; hors d'oveurs at
the Muzio's, dinner at Shawn Silva's, and
dessert/gift exchange at the Garry's.
The Muzio's in Vista had a selection of fine
cheeses, crackers, salmon, and various
veggies with dip. In the driveway, they had
their cars decorated with Christmas lights!
After a bit of socializing, we caravanned to
Shawn's place in Elfin Forest - at least
those courageous enough to brave the
(admittedly well-graded) dirt driveway.
There we were treated to a delicious
catered Italian dinner of salad, lasagna,
garlic bread, and veal parmigiana.
After dinner, we made a brief tour of
Christmas lights in east Vista. Then we
went to the Garry's house for a potluck
dessert bar. Chocolate cake, fudge, carrot
cake (with a Corvette emblem), pies,
cookies, Corvette crackers, and more! Last
came the gift exchange - much more
subdued than years past. Each person
who bought a gift drew a number, then
when all numbers were distributed, had the
choice of picking a gift from the pile, or
taking a gift from someone who previously
had one (who would then pick another gift).
There were some real nice Corvette models
that made the rounds to the limit!
Participating were: Shawn Silva, Mel &
Jessica Muzio & Chris, Frank & Gloria
Tecca, Ed & Helene Sheehan, Wes &
Kathy DeHoll, Don & Kay Wolfe, Ed &
Anita Fredendall, Owen & Carol
Rabourn, Bob & Jan Levers, Craig &
Anne Howlett, Syd Blake & Jeree, Dan &
Sue Hoskin, John & Charleen McMahan,
Joel & Laurie Garry, Mike & Judy Stark,
and Rick & Marilyn Otto. A wonderful time
was had by all!
North County Corvette Club held their
19th annual Plastic Fantastic Corvette Car
Show Concours D'Elegance on Saturday,
January 27, 1996. This year they changed
the venue from the mall in Mira Mesa to
Seaport Village. Corvettes on the grass
next to the bay always makes for a plastic
North Coast Vettes made a brunch run out
of the event, capably planned and
organized by Wes & Kathy DeHoll. We
met at Penny Lane in San Marcos and
took the scenic route west on Sunrise
Highway, ordered by color. We went south
on 5, east on 8, and south on 163 to the
Corvette Diner, where they let us park in
the valet area, lined up against the wall.
After our sumptous repast served by sassy
waitresses, and Gloria Tecca had her
birthday fete, we made a brief foray into the
new gift shop across the parking lot.
We caravanned to Seaport Village, slowly
at times due to the looky loos at an
accident. For $5, we got to park in the
special Corvette parking lot and admission
to the show, benefitting the San Diego
Center for Children Foundation. We saw
many familiar faces and cars, including
some of our own North Coast Vetters:
John Pawoll and his big block midyear
roadster; Ed Fredendall and the Vet 4 Ed;
Eddie Sheehan and his black Doo Wopp,
with newly tinted windows; Bob Wiltse with
the very Red Sled; Rick Otto bought both
the silver fuelie '65 and the black ZR1! Also
spotted at the show: Steve Montagna,
Marilyn Otto, Dan Hoskin and Mark
Making the brunch scene: Owen & Carol
Rabourn, Syd Blake, Helene Sheehan,
Joel & Laurie Garry, Frank & Gloria
Tecca, Mel & Jessica Muzio, Mike
Daniele & Gina, Merle & Lori Walker,
Daryl Walker & Kevin & Suzanne, Terry
Shrock & Kevin, Wes & Kathy DeHoll,
and Bill Schmidt & Susan.
Raining Vettes and Bobs.
By Helene Sheehan,
1048 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
West of I-5
North Coast Vettes
P. O. Box 188237
Carlsbad, CA 92009
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