1048 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
West of I-5
North Coast Vettes was formed in 1978 by
people who shared a common interest -
their cars - and who wanted to have fun
and participate in community functions.
Since that time, the club has grown to
involve activities with clubs and
organizations of various types, all directed
toward using our cars for enjoyment by us -
individually and as a group.
We like to think that the members are
"family." While we enjoy many varied
events such as caravans to interesting
destinations; participation in parades, car
shows, inter-club poker runs, and different
events; brunches; parties, making new
friends; car racing; etc., we always keep in
mind that we join the club to enjoy it!
Our club seems to have passed the magic
50-member mark! Welcome to all the new
faces. You have some great events to look
forward to coming up in the next year.
Palm Springs Vintage Car races; Loads of
car shows, not the least of which is our own
show in April, and the big regional show in
May; Gamblers Classic in March; I hear
rumors the Big Bear Bash will be back in
Big Bear in June; More car shows; Brunch
runs; And just driving around enjoying the
best cars in the best part of the best
country on Earth! The holiday season is
probably the least active for Corvette
events, yet there is something on the
Calendar for almost every weekend that
isn't a holiday (and I'm sure something will
pop-up on the weekend of December 10th -
when is Toys for Tots, the big hotrod show
where the entrance fee is a donated toy?).
As a North Coast Vettes member, you can
pitch in and help. Have an idea for a
brunch run? Want to be a club officer?
Want to be a published automotive
journalist? Have a favorite community
function? This is your big opportunity! Just
don't take a step back when people ask for
volunteers! It's easy, fun, and rewarding!
Rear View Mirror: November, 1990: Santa
Fe Christian and Vista High Homecomings
(with a late dinner at T-Bird Diner); Pea
Soup Andersen's is a dramatic
improvement in meeting place;
Thanksgiving Dinner at the Wolfe's; Brunch
at the Grove and Pumpkin Run to Bates
Nuts Farm; Salmon House brunch run;
Supercharged '89 Vette becomes world's
fastest vehicle with two operating doors;
Insurance woes predicted to end high-performance automobiles; 20 inch wheels
with 25-series tires predicted in "a couple of
years"; Chevy has enough engines to build
4000 ZR-1's in 1991; Earl writes a letter
from the middle of Saudi Arabia.
Looking around in Autoweek, I noticed
there seemed to be a number of vintage
racing Vettes for sale. Drool. J. D. Power's
Automotive Performance, Execution, and
Layout study rated the Corvette as the
"Most Appealing Sports Car" (They get the
cover of DUH magazine).
Thought for the month: The Z16 option -
Grand Sport Edition package lists for
almost as much as a base '63 listed when
By Helene Sheehan,
At our October 4th meeting we started out
with three guest and ended up with one
guest and two new members. Chuck &
Andrea Guernsey from Solana Beach
came as first time guests. I asked them to
fill out our questionnaire in order to
introduce them to the members. They filled
it out and asked; how much for the dues?
Was I pleasantly surprised. Chuck &
Andrea have a red '95 coupe and a white
'89 coupe. His & Hers. Chuck & Andrea
heard about our club from a salesman at
Harloff Chevrolet. Welcome, welcome. We
are delighted to have you both as our
newest members. They're hoping to join us
at our Julian run October 28th.
Our other guest that evening was Mark
Francois from Cardiff who has a '67 L79
convertible. Just before our meeting ended
Mark relayed a great story, to the best of
my recollection. The first time he rode in a
mid-year Vette was in 1974 while in college
in Santa Barbara. He hitched a ride from a
fellow student who volunteered after Mark
stated he needed to get to LA.
Unbeknownst to him before our meeting,
Mark stated that fellow student was "in this
room"; our very own Joel Garry. Surprise,
surprise! Mark said that was the scariest
ride he ever took [yeah, you shoulda seen
what the pieces looked like when I finally
rebuilt the front end - Editor]. Several
people in the room said "some things don't
change." What a trip, for Mark & Joel.
Mark heard about our club from Ed
Fredendall at North County's Endless
Summer car show at Bob Stall Chevrolet in
We had three guests at our October 18th
meeting and all were return visitors. Steve
Shaeffer from San Marcos joined us again.
He was a guest at our May 3rd meeting.
Steve & Julie have a '91 coupe, metallic
turquoise. Warren & Phyllis Cummings
also came to our meeting, having been to
our May 3rd meeting as well. They have an
'87 red coupe and a '91 white coupe. We
remember seeing them in Buelton. We're
hoping they will all become new members.
That would bring our membership to a
grand totoal of "54." Not bad for a little
Let's all keep up the good work and have
By Frank Tecca
If you missed our Julian Fun Run this year,
you missed Popeye, Olive Oil, Raggedy
Ann and Andy and the Three-Legged man;
not to mention the sweet young
strawberries in high heels and hot pants.
Eat your heart out!!
Our caravan started at Penny Lane in San
Marcos with Corvettes driven by Frank and
Gloria Tecca, Michael Daniele and Mary
Linde, Bill Schmidt, Wes and Kathy De
Holl, Joel and Laurie Garry, Dan and Sue
Hoskin, Roger Falcone and Diane, and
Bob and Jan Levers. Shirley Giltzow
followed in her MercedVette. Anne and
Andrew LaMache, John and Sally
Powell, and Eddie and Helene Sheehan
met us in Julian. Altogether a great turnout
for a great annual event.
We retraced the trail originally blazed by
Don Wolfe through Hiland Valley Road to
Highway 67. From there we wandered off
to San Diego Country Estates where we
found the natives waiting at the San
Vicente Inn with great repasts for our
palates. It was ordered from the menu
which contained superb salads and
After finding our way back to the main
wagon trail, we sped up to Julian with all
those Corvette horses galloping in unison.
We roared into the Julian Lodge and staked
out cars among the beauties and the
beasts from the Vette Set. Forsaking all
diversions, they had arrived at Julian ahead
of us by a nose.
The call to arms came at five o'clock: "All
glasses shall be filled and all elbows shall
be bent." The parking lot was to be the
battlefield. There we joked and cavorted
until it was time to hobble off to mess at the
American Legion Hall. BBQed steaks for
all, sized to hide a dinner plate. Salad,
vegetable and dessert were the
accompaniments for only seven dollars.
At 9 PM characters, cartoons and goblins
congregated at the Hall for a night of
revelry to the tunes of a live 3 piece band.
With loaded tommy guns, the Godmother
and Godfather greeted the Grim Reaper, a
San Diego Chargers Cheerleader, Mr. and
Mrs. Dargon and the Strawberries; who, by
the end of the evening, found themselves in
a real jam.
The sun actually came up on Sunday
morning (for most of us) and chased away
all the spooks. As heads cleared, we paid
our dues to the local economy, revved up
our waiting chariots and aimed for the old
homestead. Down, down, down from the
land of make believe into the pragmatic
toils of the everyday mortgage maker.
Another Julian gone by and another Julian
to look forward to next year. Have you
made your reservations yet? Hurry Hurry
By Korvette Kat
You've heard the official line - now, the
Krazy Korvette Kat purrrrsues the rumors
dogging (excuse my French) the not-so-boaring (sorrry) Trip to Julian and Gomorra.
This Krazy one got a pink fuzzy parabolic
earful of juicy overheard gossip, innuendo,
and just plain drunken disorderly
tomcatfoolery from the pines to the palms.
Who will turn beet red when they read
these quotes? Meeeoowwww...
"Pull my udder...now pull my other udder." "He threw it first!" "It's amazing how fast the nausea comes back." "I bet I know why that Corvette slowed down all of a sudden!" "Hey, this booze really works clearing up my sinus infection!" "Here honey, take this sinus medication." "...And then they came back into the bar with their underwear in their teeth." "He has his pants on right side out today." "If I see you throwing food again you'll have to clean it up." "He wouldn't use my first idea for a costume..." "My mother said if you can get through the first seven years you'll probably last." "I don't care as long as the Corvette gets a garage." "Jack drives a '61 Vette." "We know who the passengers are." "Which preacher are you supposed to be?" "Do you know any Blues Brothers?" "G'night Whoopie!" "I invited all those Corvette people in the parking lot, but they just came in and left again." "Hike...WHOA! watch the mirror!" "Dogpile on the skinny blonde!" "If you want something really scary, ride that coaster at Magic Mountain where your feet dangle in the air." "Why don't we get that big room next year?" "Decaf? HAHAHA! Next they'll be wanting a capuccino machine." "And a fern bar." "Those people are just too loud." "Could you play Strawberry Fields when we come out in costume?" "Ah! Ah! I'm having a baby!" "It's interesting being the only sober person in the room." "We were playing Spin the Bottle and the same people kept winning." "Women on the stairs! All women on the stairs!" "Congratulations! You hit the pregnant woman in the face with a football!" "All men face front!" "Where's the trash?" "Is it too late to register for the contest?" "Wow, they had Swedish Meatballs last week." "What a good dog! Now go lay down." "You have an amazing power." "This soda tastes like sewer water." "I took off work to go on your trip." "...And when I went to go look at it, it was my old car." "Check out the Stude." "I saw you with a whole armload of pies and I waved but you didn't see me." "I can't believe all these people park in this bank parking lot." "It's a Volkswagen." "I don't know who's van that is, last week there was an old car club here, I try to keep people out of the parking lot." "I don't want to walk there in heels." "I don't know how to drive a stick." "Your steak was definitely better than mine." "I never did that in my life." "I had a whole group of kids hypnotized." "We'll leave for dinner at Seven." "He broke a fanbelt." "Skunk." "Those people in the pie shop are eating Mexican food." "Damn motorhomes."
"It's much warmer than I expected." "My
pager went off and read 'Out of service
area'." "Well, I thought we were cute." "I
want to go in the antique shop."
So remember, scratch the kitty behind the
ears. When you do it right, the motor will
North Coast Vettes
P. O. Box 188237
Carlsbad, CA 92009
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