Niagara Corvette Club
Celebrating Our 37th Year
Vision Statement: The Niagara Corvette Club is a friendly, safe and affordable car club dedicated to
learning, respect for all and enjoyment in all aspects of the sport of corvettes and fundraising.
Meetings: 8:00 p.m. 1st Tuesday every month Frado’s Italian Restaurant
535 Queenston Street St. Catharine’s, Ontario.
Niagara Corvette Club P.O. Box 30067
St. Catharine’s, Ontario
Trip to Pierce Arrow organized by Bill Colclough.
President: George Dalbergs
Phone (905) 682-2310
Vice-President: Harold Anders
Phone (905) 684-3025
Treasurer: Gloria Drake
Phone: (905) 692-9807
Secretary: Carol Hill
Phone: (905) 563-4212
Past President: Dave Drake
Phone: (905) 692-9807
Social: Lynn Mytroen
Phone: (905) 834-4442
Newsletter: Ian Bell
Phone: (905) 957-2167
Web site: Bill Colclough
Phone: (905) 371-0434
Membership: Gail Anders
Phone: (905) 684-3025
Historian: Stan Goosen
NCC Club members, if you have any item which may
be of interest to our club members please send the ar-
ticle to the editors. Ian & Jackie
A good day was organized at the Fort Erie Race Track by
Lynn & John Mytroen. Pictures further in the news letter.
An Electric Corvette?
C an a real Corvette have an electric motor, body panels made from carbon fiber and soy-based resin and carpet
made from recycled pop bottles? The people at Genovation
Cars sure think so. The company's G-Vette will have the
same frame that is used for stock Z06 and ZR1 Corvettes. An
electric motor and battery pack are expected to zip out 600-
hp, and the car's range on one charge is estimated to be 200
miles. The one-of G-Vette is supposed to be a test car for fu-
ture electric cars, but the company says they might make
more, if Chevrolet allows the move-and demand is high
50/50 Draw: Wendy Lindberg
Last month’s winner was Larry Schmor. Winner: Bob
From the President Pres
F all is finally here and it won’t be too long before we are complaining about the cold and that white stuff on the
ground. Before that happens, however, we still have an oppor-
tunity to have a few final flings with our favourite cars, so be
sure to take your “baby” out to enjoy the clear air and fall foli-
age. Also, it is time to make plans for the improvements / re-
pairs that your toy needs to prepare for next Spring.
Since our last meeting, we have held the annual Cruise
Night at the Lincoln County Fair in Beamsville. The partici-
pation in this event seems to be decreasing each year. This
year we had 28 participants of which 8 came from our club.
We did receive our donation from the Lincoln Agricultural
Society, but improvements need to be made to make this event
worthwhile. It starts with promoting the event - there was
only a one-liner in the West Niagara News. Also, we should
give some thought on how we distribute the trophies for this
cruise – a very plain stock ‘60s F-150 Ford Truck won a tro-
phy even though there were several beautiful antiques and
muscle cars present. Jack Hills black coupe won the first
place trophy – congratulations Jack.
On the 18, there were 5 cars that met at the Duty Free in
Fort Erie for our trip to Buffalo. The group first drove to For-
est Lawn Cemetery to view the final resting place for Rick
James, Millard Filmore (the 13th President of the U.S.) and
other celebrities. From there we visited the Pierce-Arrow Mu-
seum which is in a growth/expansion mode, which displays
several unique cars such as the Pierce-Arrows, Thomas Flyers,
etc. which were built in the Buffalo area – very interesting
museum. After viewing the cars, we all travelled to the An-
chor Bar, the birthplace of Buffalo Wings, to partake of this
fine delicacy. Overall, a very enjoyable day and our apprecia-
tion goes out to Bill Colclough for making all the arrange-
ments and also for acting as historian for the event. Thanks
September 23, we had 7 Corvettes put on a display at
Marks Work Wearhouse at the Ridley Mall in support of
breast screening for cancer. Sean, the manager, was quite
pleased with the turnout and everyone there received a Wind
River travel mug as well as flowers for the ladies. Good way
to promote our club. Thanks.
Sunday, the 26th, there were 28 members and friends
attended a day at the races. Lynn and John met everyone at
the entrance to the casino where we obtained our casino
vouchers as well as the lunch vouchers. From there we all
moved to the restaurant to enjoy a fantastic lunch – great
food with generous quantity – overlooking the race track.
We were also provided with a summarized racing form for
the day and an instruction sheet on horse racing wagering.
Also, the horses themselves were beautiful. I didn’t know
that our club has so many gamblers. At the end of the day,
it seems that almost everyone went home with some win-
nings in their pockets. What a great day! Great big thanks
to Lynn and John.
Nominations were held at the October meeting and although
we did receive nominations for each position, I was a little
disappointed that it was like pulling teeth with basically
only one nominee for each position. The following nomina-
tions were accepted:
It should be noted that none of the nominees for treas-
urer were present at the meeting. November is election
month and it is to the club’s benefit to have a strong execu-
tive, and as I stated before, it would be great to have a true
election with several candidates for each position. The slate
indicated above is a good slate of officers, but before we
hold the election in November, we will have one more op-
portunity to nominate additional candidates for these posi-
tions so that we can have a true election. Please give this
matter your serious consideration. Also, if you are un-
able to attend the November meeting, you can still vote by
proxy by filling out the proxy form included elsewhere in
this newsletter and forwarding it to any of the current ex-
ecutive. BE SURE TO VOTE!
Also, for the balance of the year, we have quite a few
social events remaining, including:
Our overnight fall cruise to Letchworth Park in NY
The Christmas Dinner at Johnny Rocco’s in St. Catharines,
Our December Supper Meeting at the Mandarin in St. Ca-
As you can see, there is still plenty of time to enjoy the
social events with our fellow members before Christmas
comes around, so check the rest of the newsletter for details.
Have a great Fall and enjoy your Corvette(s) while you still
can and the prepare to put them to bed for the season.
Happy Corvetting and remember to Save the Wave!
President – Harold Anders
Vice-president – Bill Colclough
Secretary – Chris Copeland
Treasurer – Wendy Bas, Jackie Bell, and Dave Fralick
Minutes from Last Meeting Pres
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 Attendance: 30
Meeting Started: 8:00 p.m
George Dalbergs welcomed out newest member Dennis
Webb who drives a 2010 Grande Sport Coupe.
George offered our clubs sincerest condolences to Mar-
garet & Larry Keighan for the loss of Larry’s brother.
President's Report: George Dalbergs
George read a very pleasant e-mail he received from
Larry Goelz, the V-P of Gate City Corvette Club in New
Hampshire regarding the members who attended the Me-
morial Day Week-end event.
There is an issue with the Cruise Night at Lincoln
County Fair. It seems that because of the way the Peo-
ples Choice Ballots are cast from the public there are cars
placing in the top three winners that clearly do not rate
against other entrants. We would like to see a method of
balloting that would better represent the excellence of
some of other entries. Bill Colclough suggested that the
membership should choose the winners. Any other sug-
gestions directed to George would be appreciated.
Marilyn suggested that we could have a better promotion
of the Car Show.
George thanked Bill Colclough for arranging the day
trip to the Pierce Arrow Museum. It sounds like it was a
Seven cars showed up at Marks Work Wearhouse and
Mark’s thanked all who attended with a car mug and a
bouquet of flowers for the ladies.
George thanked Lynn Mytroen for a fun day at the Fort
Erie Race track. The food was good and some members
even won money!!
John Mytroen gave a brief summation of the research
into flags for our cars. The flags can be purchased for
anywhere from $2000.00 for 100 from a Canadian dis-
tributer to $300.00 to $500.00/100 depending on design
by USA or China distributers or $3.00-$5.00 a piece.
Harold Anders cautioned that price would also depend on
what design and colour amounts we wanted on the flags.
Nomination Night: - President-Harold Anders was