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!
So much has happened this year it's hard
to believe it is just one year! Laurie and I
are going to have a baby boy, the warranty
on the ZR1 expired (yikes!), we bought a
house (some of you have seen it, many
more will on the progessive dinner), still
need to sell the old one (yikes!), Plastic
Fantastic, Lawrence Welk, Laughlin,
Weseloh show, Expo, Superbash, Brunch
runs, Chandler Museum, Vette Set show,
Deer Park, Palm Springs, Happy Hours,
Baseball, Millard Filmore, Rod Run, Doo
Wopp, Endless Summer, Day at the Races,
Little Guys, Julian... and that's just the half
of it! A reminder to our newer members -
some of these things are traditions, some of
them are new, we are always open to new
ideas and suggestions, and we can always
use help planning and executing events.
We have our elections for club officers in
March - participate! Being an officer of a
non-profit organization might look good on
your resume, eh? The members make this
club what it is, a growing, dynamic, fun
place to be!
Rear View Mirror - December, 1990: North
Coast Vettes drops out of NCCC; Brunch at
Salmon House; Thanksgiving dinner at the
Wolfes; Callaway Corvettes run to Callaway
Winery; Oceanside Christmas Parade;
Cruise for Kids; Steve Montagna buys a '67
Vette; Corvette is only American car on Ten
Best Cars in the World list.
I had fun at a couple of events this past
month. John & Sally Pawoll and I went to
the Palm Spring vintage races and car
show. Spotted Dick Guldstrand in his
racing outfit (as well as his GS-90), and
saw some exciting midyear racin' Vettes.
One big-block '67 coupe was giving a real
GT40 Ford a run for its money. There were
also some solid-axle Vettes racing too -
what a handful! There was also a car show
(the Pond collection), which, of course, had
a Vette in it (a '61, if memory serves).
Went to the CARS swap meet and saw
several old Vette aquaintances, including
Mark Francois and his shiny red '67
smallblock roadster. Nice car Mark!
Had a bit of sad news too. Paul Morgan, one of the founding members of North Coast Vettes, passed away after having had surgery on his knees. Our sincere condolences to Dee Morgan on the loss of her beloved. Paul and Dee helped found the club in 1978, with their new 1979 coupe. They were very active in the club until a couple of years ago, when they moved to Ramona. Paul was always rarin' to hit the road early!
By Helene Sheehan,
We enjoyed welcoming two guests at our
December 6th Meeting. We were very
pleased to welcome Guy Charbonneau to
our club meetinmg. Guy is the proud owner
of two Corvettes, as well as a '95 Impala
SS. He has an '84 black coupe as well as
a '94 black ZR1. Guy, who is a real
Corvette enthusiast, shared with us his
ownership history, etc. Joe Leveque from
COCSD told Guy about our club while he
was attending the Corvette Expo last May
(in which he won 2nd place in his category,
without even trying). We hope we'll be
seeing Guy again in the not too distant
future. We also welcomed Ernest Phelps
to our club. Ernest has a '91 Polo Green
coupe that he bought from Weseloh
Chevrolet and that is where he was told
about our club. Thank you, Weseloh.
Ernest shared with us that he has wanted a
Corvette ever since he was a little guy with
a toy Vette. Again, we were so pleased to
welcome Ernest and sure hope to see him
at our next meeting. Both 'guys' would be a
great addition to our club.
'Tis the season for our annual progressive
Holiday party. We will be starting out at
Jessica & Mel Muzio's house for
appetizers, progressing on to Sean Silva's
(Mr. Pres.) house for our main dish, then on
to Laurie & Joel Garry's house for dessert
(shared) and the gift exchange (I am
looking forward to seeing the Garry's new
house in Vista). Thanks, Jessica, for doing
such a great job with the handout. Not only
very festive looking but informative as well.
I, for one, am looking forward to it. We've
always had such a good time in years gone
by. Sure is nice that some are coming
forward to volunteer their homes so that we
can go to different homes each year.
Because of the holidays, Corvette activities
generally come to a screeching halt, or at
least slow way down, but from mid-January
on, different events will be coming up and I
feel real good about the group of members
we have, with a lot of great new members.
The next year should be filled with some
great events and we know for sure we'll
enjoy the company.
Again, if anyone has any ideas for events,
please don't hesitate to come forward and
plan them. Some prefer to get initial
feedback from the club first before planning
an event, others just do the research then
pass around a sign-up sheet at a meeting
to firm up a count of people wanting to go.
Caravaning during an event is always a fun
activity, particularly through the
countryside. The looks from the bystanders
and the thumbs up are great.
Thanks for all your input and let's have
Mother Goose Parade
By Anne Lamache
The Mother Goose Parade and Pancake
Breakfast, November 19, 1995, was hosted
by COCSD. All Corvette Clubs were invited
to participate. 34 decorated Corvettes
graced the parade. Ed & Helene
Sheehan, Wes & Kathy DeHoll, Ed &
Jordan Fredendall, and Anne & Andrew
Lamache comprised the group from North
Coast Vettes. Bob Wiltse escorted his
daughter Molly and friend, stayed to have
breakfast, but had another commitment.
We missed your pretty red convertible in
the parade, Bob. Maybe next year.
Everyone enjoyed a pancake breakfast,
hosted by Ken & Sharon Hartley, owners
of Anything Corvette. The parade was a
success as usual. As we cruised El Cajon
Boulevard, a bystander said "that is the
smell of money!"
The Hooters girls, wearing Santa Claus
hats, rode in open Corvettes at the rear of
the parade. The girls looked great.
North Coast Vettes
P. O. Box 188237
Carlsbad, CA 92009
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