Rear View Mirror - June, 1992: New meeting place, Marie Callendars; Weseloh Car Show and Wine Run a great success; Memorial Day trip to Las Vegas included a lunch with Vegas Vettes and a run to Red Rock Canyon; Cafe Del Rey Moro and San Diego Auto Museum brunch run; 3rd annual Big Bear Bash with COCSD; Assembly Bill 758 attempts to levy a tax on collectible automobiles.

Go y Callaway! The Augusta C4 took third fastest GT2 at Le Mans pre-qualifying. Less than 1 1/2 seconds separated first (a 911) and fourth - Vipers were second and fourth. Better racing than the 1960's! Of course, Le Mans is not won by speed alone...

From Road & Tracks 50th Anniversary issue: "'Cross Fire Injection' is emblazoned across both fender panels. One test driver commented that this sounds more like a malfunction than a sales feature ('Stand back, kid, that engine's about to cross-fire!"), but the system works very well nevertheless. -- Peter Egan, Chevrolet Corvette Road Test (November, 1982).

Websurfing highlight: Go to and select the search function, search for Corvette. Good stuff includes a new intake system for the LT4, and an article about Vic's racing '63 split window. Interesting history of the Edelbrocks, too.

The latest issue of Automobile has a cover story pitting the new Vette against the Ferrari 550 Maranello. Check it out!

Membership News

By Shawn Silva

Membership Chairman

President's Message

On May 21 our board of Directors met prior to our regular meeting. We discussed several issues of importance to the Club, including a proposal to change our monthly meeting schedule and meeting place. Several members have expressed the opinion that a single monthly meeting would

generate better attencance at the meetings and that a return to Denny's in Carlsbad would help to promote a healthier club atmosphere for those of us who do attend regularly. I felt that this was important enough to delay a vote until the membership can be appraised and the proposals discussed. I would like to bring this up for a vote at the second June

meeting on the 18th. I probably will not be able to attend on June 4 since that is Kevin's High School Volleyball Awards Banquet night which I will attend. If we do decide to meet just once per month I would like to see a monthly event as a substitute for the second meeting. Perhaps we can plan a cruise-in at a park and then improvise. It could be open to all Corvette owners as a way to stimulate membership. On the subject of membership, our renewal date is approaching and it is my

understanding that several of our long-time, active members are not planning to renew. I hope that all current members do so, even if they take a less active role in the Club. When I was approached prior to the

last election about becoming President, I assumed that long-time members would continue their support. I hope that we can do whatever is necessary to attract new members and keep the current roster involved.

The Classic Car Smog Exemption Bill - SB-42, carried by Sen. Quentin Kopp I, San Francisco goes to the Assembly Transportation Committee on June 9

at 1:30 p.m. Please let your State Representatives know of your support.

Terry Shrock




SECTION 5050-5052

5050. The Legislature finds and declares that constructive leisure pursuits by California citizens is most important. This article is intended to encourage responsible participation in the hobby of collecting, preserving, restoring, and maintaining motor vehicles of historic and special interest, which hobby contributes to the enjoyment of the citizen and the preservation of California's automotive memorabilia.

5051. As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) "Collector" is the owner of one or more vehicles described in Section 5004 or of one or more special interest vehicles, as defined in this article, who collects, purchases, acquires, trades, or disposes of such vehicle, or parts thereof, for his or her own use, in order to preserve, restore, and maintain such vehicle for hobby or historical purposes.

(b) "Special interest vehicle" is a vehicle of any age which is unaltered from the manufacturer's original specifications and,

because of its significance, such as an out-of-production vehicle, or a model of less than 2,000 sold in California in any model year, is being collected, preserved, restored, or maintained by a hobbyist as

a leisure pursuit.

(c) "Parts car" is a motor vehicle which is owned by a collector to furnish parts for restoration or maintenance of a special interest vehicle or a vehicle described in Section 5004 or 5004.6, thus enabling a collector to preserve, restore, and maintain a special interest vehicle or a vehicle described in Section 5004 or 5004.6.

(d) "Street rod vehicle" is a motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, manufactured in or prior to 1948 which has been individually modified in its body style or design, including through the use of nonoriginal or reproduction components, and which may

include additional modifications to other components, including, but not limited to, the engine, drive train, suspension, and brakes in a manner that does not adversely affect its safe performance as a motor

vehicle or render it unlawful for highway use.

5052. Except as otherwise provided by local ordinance, a collector may maintain one or more vehicles described in Section 5051, whether currently licensed or unlicensed, or whether operable or inoperable, in outdoor storage on private property, if every such vehicle and outdoor storage area is maintained in such manner as not to constitute a health hazard and is located away from public view, or screened from ordinary public view, by means of a suitable fence, trees, shrubbery, opaque covering, or other appropriate means.

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