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Inside this issue:
President’s Message 2
Kustom Car Show 4
Bakersfield Run 4
NCM Ambassador 5
4th of July Parade 5
Activities Report 6
May Minutes 8
June 2011 Volume 5, Issue 6
Meetings are 1st Tues-
day of each month at
6:30PM . The meeting
is held at Woody’s
Roundup Bar & Grill
3400 Calle Real, (Earl
5th Installation Picnic
7th General Meeting
25th Barrett Jackson
4th Parade & Party
5th General Meeting
10th Motorsports Gath-
Installation Picnic Sharon Smith
CCSB Installation Picnic, a washout!
God loves Corvettes, but Mother Na-
ture….not so much!
Mother Nature and I have to have a talk.
What are the odds that a 20% chance of
rain dumps a good share of that 20% on
Stowe Grove Park, and turns the park-
ing lot into a swimming hole in less than
½ hour? And did I say that this was in
June, in sunny California, where it never
rains, in June, in sunny California, on
Corvettes, in June, in sunny California. You get the picture. It was a very wet
one. This is the first time in CCSB history that our installation picnic suffered a
Fred and I arrived to find set up and barbeque crew members Wayne Reddoch,
Roger Hoyt, Jerry Livers, Bryce Lovett, Peter Mackins, and Al Rotella soaked
to the bone. Everyone scrambled to get the supplies and food loaded into vehi-
cles and left the flood plain. I made a ―red alert‖ call to Ray Seider with the list of
attendees to notify of the cancellation. Jim Purcell had also been in communica-
tion and started dialing members as well.
Wayne Reddoch, in his last hurrah as our vice president, had not a trial by fire, but
a trial by water. Wayne put on his Superman cape once more to bring calm to
chaos. So we are set up to do an indoor version of the picnic with a buffet style
service at our general meeting Tuesday, June 7. Woody’s will be cooking our tri-tip
and chicken and setting up a buffet for us. Here is the scoop. We will be in a
mother nature friendly facility. We will have the drawing for the prizes from raffle
tickets given to members who have paid their dues. Tickets to be given out at the
meeting. If you have not paid your dues yet, be sure to bring your $72.00 to the
meeting Tuesday night so you can get your ticket. We will have three absolutely
delicious cakes for you to indulge your sweet tooth.
Instead of ordering off the menu for this meeting, we will be having buffet tri tip and
chicken barbeque for the cost of $10 ―using our club food‖ fee person. Remember
they provide the food storage, the facility, the serving utensils, wash the dishes,
and clean up. There is no senior discount for this meeting.
There will be a very short business meeting starting promptly at 6:30 PM with din-
ner to follow at 7:00 PM with prizes and fun for all.
So I look forward to a good participation by the membership for this meeting to
start our new year.
Editor and Publisher
Fred Smith Publicity
Another Corvette Club Santa Barbara year of activities is in the history books, and
here we go again with a new year filled with more fun and adventures in new and
exciting places and old and familiar ones.
The year certainly started out with a new experience with the first rainout of our
installation picnic in our club history. There might have been a time when we all
enjoyed stomping around in water puddles, but I think that most of us no longer
find that to be the attraction it once was. So everything was packed up by the hardy, but soggy barbeque
crew to be used for an indoor installation picnic/general meeting on June 7. We certainly do owe a huge
thank you to all of the members, that I mentioned in the article on the picnic, who were out there in the rain.
We have some one-day events on the calendar in the next couple months which should make it easier for
some of you to participate. The Barrett-Jackson Auction this month is an easy drive and a great car enthusi-
ast venue. In July we have our traditional appearance in the Santa Barbara 4th of July parade followed by a
picnic at Frank and Barbara LoMonacos'. Then a short run on July 10th to Ventura for a Motorsports Gather-
ing in a nice setting by the beach. August gives us a chance for a road trip as we have the run to Pleasanton
for the Good Guys Car Show. Pleasanton not only has the car show, but there are several great wineries as
well as other venues to experience while you are in the area. A sign up sheet for the Pleasanton run will be
at the June meeting, but I would encourage you to get your hotel room booked ASAP if you plan to go. See a
prior email that I sent out for hotel details or call or email me.
Come September the Activities committee will be looking for suggestions for the activities calendar for 2012.
If you have a special place that you like to travel to that you think the club would enjoy, let us know. Also we
are always looking for members willing to lead the runs.
So thanks to the CCSB board members for your leadership, and thanks to all CCSB members for making this
last year a great one by your participation in club activities. We look forward to seeing more members take
time out in the new year to have fun with your Corvette family.
Remember without ―u‖ there is no club.
Page 2 Volume 5, Issue 6
President’s Message Sharon Smith
Page 3 Volume 5, Issue 6Corvette Club Santa Barbara
2009 Forged Polished Aluminum Wheels. Fits P245/40ZR18 tires on the front,
P285/35ZR19 tires on the aft. One is slightly scuffed, other three in excellent condition.
Contact Fred Lopez 805 964-9546 firstname.lastname@example.org
Factory Reproduction C4 Chrome ZR-1 wheels—2 wheels 8.5 x 17, 2 wheels 9.5 x
17 +56 Offset - On '94 Vette for 4 months, always garaged. Never driven in the
rain! Like new condition. Includes short chrome stems, center caps and chrome lug
nuts with 4 locking nuts. $375
Contact Bob Szalay at email@example.com
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction – Orange County, Saturday, June 25
Saturday, June 25 is the Barrett-Jackson run to Orange County. The caravan will start from Carl’s Jr. in
Carpinteria with drivers’ meeting at 8:45 AM and departure at 9:00 AM. You will meet
up in Ventura with Fred and Sharon and we will lead you to Orange County. We
should arrive at the Orange County Fairgrounds by 11 AM. You will have time to view
the cars that will be going across the auction stage, view some of the auction, shop the
vendor booths and enjoy the total auction experience.
We are planning a late afternoon departure from the
event with a dinner stop on the way home for those
who are interested in joining us. Sign up sheet at June
meeting or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call at 805-701-9686 if you want to join us.
2 Goodyear Corvette Tires. P255/50ZR16 tires in good condition. (Early C4)
Contact Bryce Lovett 805 448-0039
Volume 5, Issue 6
WE ARE ON THE WEB
Saturday, May 28 Roger Hoyt, Jerry and Dotty Livers, Fred Markley and Rustie Van Buren, Linda Peter-
sen, Ray and Mary Sue Seider, and Fred and Sharon Smith headed north to Santa Maria for the West
Coast Kustoms Car Show. I have been to several car shows over the years, but I realized very quickly that
there are car shows and then there are ―car shows”. This definitely was all about showing off individual
style in both the car’s and owner’s appearance. The word ―custom‖ puts it mildly. The imaginative work
shown brightly in flames, swirls, chrome, stripes, graphics, and eye popping custom colors. How low can they
go? Many of the cars were literally resting millimeters from the ground.
Then there were the whitewall tires. I have never seen so many white walls as-
sembled in one place, and they were beautiful to behold. When Fred and I were
walking through one of the vendor buildings we met up with Dennis and Sandy
Higgins, who were staying in the area for the weekend. Dennis was shopping
for more signs for his garage. Is that kind of like a woman needing more
shoes??? Despite the cold winds we all were impressed with the variety of auto-
motive artistry displayed and the passion of this genre of the automotive world.
Saturday May 14 Ed Clerkin, Thore Edgren
& Shirley, Hib & Sandy Halverson, Roger
Hoyt, Frank & Barbara LoMonaco, Dennis
& Lynne Merenbach, Jim & Judy Purcell,
Ray & Mary Sue Seider, Steve & Bonnie
Sidwell, and Fred & Sharon Smith took to
the backroads towards Bakersfield. We made
our way through the Los Padres National For-
est and were in the Ventucopa area when the
unthinkable happened. Steve Sidwell radioed
that his Corvette was sounding very bad and they needed to stop. One look at the