Rear View Mirror - September, 1992: 38
people from our club at the tri-club picnic;
Planning for Otis Chandler Museum run,
"no gimmick" brunch run, and Laughlin;
Joel & Laurie Garry show up with a ZR-1
at Cruise Nite at the 101 Cafe; Day at the
Races; Craig & Anne Howlett visit the
Corvette Factory in Kentucky; Sting Ray
III concept car has an LT1 front-engine and
the transmission just behind the rear
wheels; and flyers for American Corvette
Association Funkhana at the Roy Rogers
Museum and the 10th Corvettes For Fun
show at Hibbard Chevrolet.
Now it's five years later, and the battery
died in the ZR-1 at this years Day at the
Races. L So I spent a significant
portion of the rest of the long weekend
discovering how much damage an old
battery can cause after 33,000 miles. The
positive had welded itself on, so I had to
break it off the battery to get the battery out.
The acid had attacked various things near
the battery, for example, the vacuum hoses
coming off the cruise crumbled at a touch.
So, its off to the dealer to get things fixed
right. LLL Now I understand why
there is almost nothing about the battery in
the owners manual - it's tougher to work on
than even my old '63 (where you had to pull
out the radiator overflow to get at the
battery - and the location was so hot, it ate
batteries). Hopefully, it won't be a problem
for another 5 years.
The Day at the Races was fun as usual,
although our turnout was quite a bit lower
this year than in years past. I came out
about 75 cents ahead.
Flash!! Sen. Kopp's smog exemption Bill
passed the Appropriations Committee and
may be before the Assembly by Sept. 8.
Bill exempts pre-1973 vehicles for 5 years
and then go to 30 years or older.
Snake-Eye's Revenge--Thanks to Ann and
Andrew for a great Day at the Races, '97
version. Good time had by all the big
Looking ahead, we have our calendar to fill
up with Monthly Events, the replacements
for the 2nd meeting. Sept. 13 brings us
Bell Gardens and the Julian Run takes care
of October. (contact Frank Tecca)
We are planning a November brunch at the
Four Seasons Resort in Carlsbad-$20.00
Buffet-no shorts, sandals or tennis shoes
allowed. Details to come.
Mel and Jessica have offered their new
digs for a Christmas party.
The New Year still has some open dates. I
would like to see the Club adopt the St.
Patrick's Day Parade for March with the
Weseloh Show in April.
I need to hear from the membership about
a 20th Anniversary Club Photo for the
members and to send to the national mags
in hopes of getting a club layout. We need
to have a professional photographer do the
shoot somewhere in Carlsbad near the
Next meeting October 1--Let's all come out
to discuss these important issues
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