May 2011 Volume 5, Issue 5 May 3rd General Meeting Corvette 2018-04-07آ  Bondurant School 4 NCM Ambassador

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    Corvette Club Corvette Club

    Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara

    Inside this issue:

    President’s Message 2

    Club Runs 2

    Club Runs 3

    Classifieds 3

    Bondurant School 4

    NCM Ambassador 5

    Activities Report 6

    Membership 7

    April Minutes 8

    May 2011 Volume 5, Issue 5

    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

    Warren Showgrounds) Santa Barbara


    3rd General Meeting Santa Barbara 14-15th Bakersfield 28th Kustoms Show Santa Maria


    5th Installation Picnic Goleta 7th General Meeting Santa Barbara 25th Barrett Jackson Orange County

    Spring Wine Run Tony & Paula Megowan

    On a clear beautiful April day, a group of us headed north for some wine tasting. The group was led by Tony & Paula Megowan and in- cluded Thore Edgren & Shirley, Sandy Halverson, Dennis & Lynne Merenbach, Frank & Barbara Lo- Monoco, Steve & Linda Petersen (&Teddy), Jim & Judy Purcell, Steve & Bonnie Sidwell and Bob &

    Inge Stallings. The drive up 101 was smooth and easy going until the lead car (that would be Tony & Paula) had a bird strike the windshield. Feathers went flying. Unfortunately, the bird did not survive, but the windshield did. The investigation is still ongoing. It has not been decided if this is a homicide case or a suicide. Moving on, Ed Clerkin joined our group just south of Pismo Beach and led us to Sextant winery located in the Old Edna section of San Luis Obispo. Sextant (named after the old world navigation instrument) offered a good variety of both red and white wines. They were obviously enjoyed by most of us, as 2 cases plus mul- tiple bottles were purchased. Our next stop was Hansen Winery in Paso Robles. Owner and wine- maker Bruce Hansen is a character to say the least, but he does make some superb Cabernet Sauvignon. He grilled sausages for us that he purchased ―from the back of the gambling hall downtown‖ and we also ate potato salad & turtle brownies while we relaxed and were entertained by Bruce’s stories. You can ask Steve Sidwell what Bruce thought about the wine Steve had purchased at Sextant and brought into his winery. Once we were all full and relaxed, we headed off to Caliza Winery (Caliza is Spanish for the word ―limestone‖) which is a very new winery but they also make some wonderful wines – their specialty being Syrah’s. We sat outside under the umbrellas and trees and talked to owner and winemaker Matt Bowker. We then headed to the hotel to relax a bit be- fore walking to Big Bubbas Bad BBQ for dinner. Unfortunately (or fortunately for Jim Purcell), the mechanical bull was out of or- der, but dinner and drinks were all good, as was the company. Continued on page 5

    Editor and Publisher

    Fred Smith Publicity

  • May is the last month in our club year and elections for the officers to lead us in the 2011-2012 year will take place at this month’s meeting. Thanks to the current board for their contributions to CCSB this year. Our incoming board nominees in- clude returning board members along with new co-vice president nominees, Jim and Judy Purcell. We have some old favorites and some new events on the calendar for the remain-

    der of 2011. Although our Activities Director, Ray Seider, needs to take a short sabbatical, we do have a full calendar of events that he planned on the agenda. Never fear! The activities will be coordinated, and you will be receiving emails and the newsletters advising you on what you need to do to participate. First thing that you need to do to take part in all the fun starting the new club year June 1 is to pay your dues, sign the waiver of liability form, and provide proof of insurance. Pat Bloom’s membership article tells you all the details on where and when you can accomplish this. Looking forward to seeing you all at the installation picnic on June 5th. The club will provide all the food in- cluding dessert. You do need to bring your own beverage. As we close out this club year, I want to thank all club members for your participation in our general meetings, club events, and continued support of Corvette Club Santa Barbara. Remember, without “u” there is no club.

    Bakersfield Run, May 14 and 15 Sharon Smith Ray needs to have your final choice from the three entrees (see his article) ASAP so he can get that informa- tion to the Crystal Palace. Fred and I will be the leaders of the run over to Bakersfield. Those who are signed up will be meeting at the Carpinteria Carl’s Jr. parking lot for our drivers’ meeting at 8:45 AM, Saturday, May 14. We will depart via Carpinteria Ave. at 9:00 AM. We will travel the back roads to Bakersfield on Hwy 33 through Ojai and Taft. From Taft we will pick up Hwy 119 (Taft Hwy) across to Panama Ln. for lunch at In-N- Out Burgers. After lunch we will drive to the Kern County Museum to explore some of the 16 acres of exhib- its. Admission is $10 for Adults and $9 for Seniors 60+. The Kern County Museum features a pioneer village with historic buildings and railroad equipment; Black Gold: The Oil Experience, a technology and history exhi- bition of the oil industry; The Bakersfield Sound with costumes, instruments, and memorabilia related to coun- try music; Historic Neon Signs, and more. After our visit to the museum we will all be ready for a visit to De- war’s Candy Shop and Soda Fountain. You can indulge the kid in you at this venue with ice cream and candy. After checking in at the hotel you will relax until it is time to go to the dinner show at the Buck Owens Crystal Palace. Cost is $45. We need to be there by 6 PM for dinner and the show starts at 7:30 PM. Sun- day will be a free day and your return home. Route book will be distributed at drivers’ meeting. If for any rea- son you need to cancel, please let me know by phone (805) 701-9686 or email

    West Coast Kustoms Car Show, Santa Maria Saturday, May 28 Sharon Smith This is the West Coast Kustoms 30th Annual Cruisin’ Nationals event, held at the Santa Maria Fairpark. Cost is Adults $12, Seniors 60+ $6.00. The day will include a show-n-shine, swap meet, tons of vendors, model car show, live music, etc. We will be there as spectators, but if anyone wants to show their car, go to for the application to participate in the car show. We will be meeting at The Tim- bers Parking Lot, 10 Winchester Canyon, Goleta at 8:45 AM for the drivers’ meeting and departing at 9:00 AM. Sign up at the May general meeting or call me at 805-701-9686 or email

    Page 2 Volume 5, Issue 5

    President’s Message Sharon Smith

  • Page 3 Volume 5, Issue 5Corvette 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. $500 OBO. Contact Fred Lopez 805 964-9546

    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


    Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction – Orange County, Saturday, June 25 Sharon Smith This close to home and at an admission price of Adults $15 and Seniors (55+) $12, the Barrett-Jackson Auc- tion at the Orange County Fairgrounds is a real bargain. The venue has great parking, plenty of room for dis- play of auction cars, vendor booths, a car show area, food booths, and an indoor auction arena. Fred, Mike and Linda Wolfe and myself went last year for the inaugural event in OC and knew we would return again this year. Unlike some automotive events where all you can buy are car parts and automotive accessories, Barrett-Jackson gets it that the women who attend these events have money to spend and they provide the opportunity to do so. There are vendor booths to attract both male and female buyers. Also appealing is the fact that the cars being auctioned actually are in a price range that I could afford to bid if I fell in love, and I came real close last year. So if you are not attending the May meeting and want to sign up for this event and join us for a great day trip, then call me at 805-701-9686 or email Final details will be in the June newsletter.

    Ventura Motorsports Gathering – Ventura, Sunday, July 10 Sharon Smith Corvette will be the featured marquee along with General Motors powered sports and race cars at the 4th An- nual Ventura Motorsports Gathering at Marina Park, Ventura the weekend of July 9 and 10th. CCSB will be making a day run on Sunday, July 10 to view the display of classic American and other countries sports and race cars, a special tribute to Woodie Automobil