Rear View Mirror - November/December,
1991: Don Wolfe discovers his car is
supposed to be Corvette Bronze;
Thanksgiving Dinner at the Walker's; One
Corvette races the Del Mar Grand Prix;
Laughlin Run with COCSD; Brunch run to
Culbertsons Winery, followed by NCCC
Pool Party with Charger Girls;
Membership Picnic; MSRP of a convertible
a "staggering $40,145;" Oceanside
Christmas Parade; Homecomings at USD,
Vista High, Carlsbad High, and Santa Fe
Christian School; Streetmasters Toy
Drive; Progressive Christmas Dinner at the
Sklar's, Johnson's, Wolfe's and Walker's;
'69 ZL1 auctioned for $300,000 after being
confiscated from a cocaine dealer; And
Callaway produced Twin-Turbo number
Well, another year has blown on by us like
a Gran Sport in sixth gear. The holidays
are here and it's time to get in gear and buy
presents for those so dear. What does one
get for the Corvette owner who has
everything? Submit your funny
ideas/articles/parodies for our April Fuel
You should all know by know that we are once again changing our meeting place. It is always difficult to find a place to meet, as we have our own lives, schedules, and ideas on what good food is. An ongoing problem is, if we meet at a restaurant, the restaurant and its servers may have different expectations as to how much we should spend than we do. I urge you to patronize our new hosts by ordering food and tipping well. As always, it is optional, but we want to start out on the right foot! Once they decide we aren't worth it, it's only a matter of time before we're out on the street. Personally, I don't understand why anyone wouldn't want us, even if just a few people order, it's not like we're obnoxious. But restaurants are businesses and have business criteria for such things. So eat lots of pancakes! Yummy!
By Helene Sheehan
11/6/96 - Meeting:
At our November 6th meeting we were
pleased to welcome two guests. William
Knooihuizen, who lives in Carlsbad, joined
us. He has three Corvettes (must be
competing with Anne & Andrew L.), a '72
roadster, '81 Coupe and a 92 'ZR1. William
heard about our club from Terry Shrock.
Terry left a card for him and he called with
interest. So glad; thanks Terry as William
has decided to join our club. Welcome and
we hope to see you often at upcoming
meetings and events. We do have fun.
Our second guest was Ed Whitney, also
from Carlsbad. Ed has a '68 convertible.
he was previously a member of North
Coast Vettes and I believe he saw Don
Wolfe who encouraged him to come to a
meeting. We hope we see you again, Ed,
and that you consider rejoining.
11/20/96 - Meeting:
We had one guest at our November 20th
meeting, but not a potential new member.
Jeremy Webster from Bob Stahl
Chevrolet joined us to talk about the
elusive '97. Everyone found it interesting.
He also shared some information about the
Bob Stahl dealership. Please speak with
Frank Tecca if you would like a flyer
Jeremy left or more details about Jeremy's
very informative presentation.
November 6th we had our second name
badge drawing. Ed Fredendall's name
was pulled from our basket but
unfortunately Ed was not at the meeting
wearing his name badge to collect his
$10.00. Therefore, the pot increases to
$15.00 and rolls over to the first meeting in
December. Now it's beginning to look a
little interesting! Hope to see a lot of you
Decmber 4th, wearing your badges. Good
We decided to have our Holiday Party
December 14th and as always, a
progressive one. Trish & Richard Eaton
generously offered their new (beautiful)
home in Vista for the main meal and Gloria
Tecca offered to take the action to get
volunteers for a home for
appetizers/wine/beer/soft drinks and a
home for desert and the gift exchange.
We're hoping many of us will be able to
attend. We always have a great time.
Update: Frank Tecca made up a beautiful flyer including a road map to each home. John & Sally Pawoll offered to have appetizers, etc. at their home (hope you like Cheeze-Wiz!) and Wes & Kathy DeHoll offered their home for desert and gift exchange. Thanks a lot to all you guys.
Malibu Grand Prix
By John Pawoll
On November 17, 1996, eight Corvettes
and 15 "Race Car" drivers went to Malibu
Grand Prix to test their abilities at the track
in San Diego.
We caravaned down I-5 to Malibu and the
"race" began. Rick Otto could barely see
over the wheel. Richard couldn't keep on
the track. Ed tried 3 different cars. Wes
had a constant smile. Trish had a sore
back. Syd was "flying." At the end, Rick
got low lap time for the men, and Syd was
the fastest woman.
We then rolled over to El Torito
Restaurant and devoured a massive
brunch. Syd and Rick got a free brunch
from the group for the lowest lap times. All
had a great time. We should make this a
yearly event! A special thanks to Sally,
Marilyn, and Cathy for keeping times, a
very difficult task! Fastest individual laps
Bob W. 60.33
Bob C. 58.44
North Coast Vettes
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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