Rear View Mirror - August, 1991: Planning for 2nd annual Day at the Races; Planning for Tri-Club Picnic; Kaplan's Beach Party; COCSD's MCRD car show; Mystery brunch wound up at Marie Callendars on Miramar Road; Vista Town Center car show; Brunch run to Peohe's at the Ferry Landing Center; Happy Hour Jazz Concert in the Park; Planning for COCSD Sunset Spoon Scamper; Planning for El Cajon Speedway Tri-Club event after COCSD car show; and Chevrolet announces intent to donate one-millionth Corvette to the National Corvette Museum.

I managed to make it to this years Vista Rod Run 7 (August 4th) as a spectator. There were several Vettes there, ranging from Ed Daher's '60 (as seen in Vette Magazine) to a couple of midyears to Ted from Oceanside's NOS late-model. And lots of rods! Some strange things, too, like a '57 Auto Union rustbucket dragged over from the Steam Engine Museum. The Bel Air Guys (remember them from our show?) provided necessary doo-wop. Maybe next year, eh folks?

The cities of El Cajon and Poway are setting up cameras to take pictures of cars that run red lights. The cameras will take two pictures, one of the car in the intersection, and another that shows the front license plate and drivers face. The city of San Diego will do it in a few months. I would venture to predict this will cause more enforcement of the front license plate law. US Public Technologies, a San Diego company that makes the cameras, will process the film, identify the vehicle's owner through DMV records, and mail that person a citation on behalf of the city. If another person was driving the car, the owner would be obligated to identify that person to the city. Cities won't pay anything, but will get about a dollar from each $104 citation. In El Cajon: along Fletcher Parkway at Magnolia and Marshall Avenues and Navajo Road. In Poway: along Pomerado Road, at Twin Peaks and Poway roads and the Ted Williams and Scripps Poway parkways, and at Poway and Community Roads. Eventually, they will add more camera boxes, and move the cameras around so you don't know which is real. They're bulletproof, if you were getting any ideas. We all have our front license plates visible, right? $

Big Bear Bash '96

By Eddie Sheehan

Hats off to Corvettes West for another memorable Big Bear Bash. Beginning on Friday morning, the car show at the Elks Club parking lot was hosted by Anything Corvette's Ken & Sharon Hartley. North Coast Vettes members John Curie and Eddie Sheehan won trophies in their respective classes. That afternoon and early evening was followed by a hospitality party, lip-synch contest, costume contest, and yes, the famous volleyball tournament. The membership of North Coast Vettes are now the Big Bear Bash Volleyball Champions of 1996, thanks to Michael Danielle, Mary Linde, John Curie, Helene & Eddie Sheehan, and non-members Scott Davis of Apple Valley, and Chuck Colton of Los Angeles.

Saturday followed with autocross and matching time trials at the Big Bear Airport. Afterwards, a caravan in excess of 200 Vettes with police escort cruised around the lake, ending with dinner and an awards ceremony at the Big Bear Convention Center.

Sunday morning, five members from North Coast Vettes left with nine trophies in all. Thank you Corvettes West, see you at the Millard Fillmore on Labor Day Weekend.

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