A special congratulations to Chuck and Sharon Fast for becoming a member of the NCM “One Acre Club” and to be the first NCM members to join the “Four Acre Club” dedicated and to honor their daughter Kim. Kimberlee loved autocrossing in her Corvette and was a big part of the National Corvette Museum, attending many events there until she was diagnosed with AML leukemia in January of 2007. What a wonderful way to honor her legacy. In September the CCM girls will have their annual autocross in Kim’s honor.
June will be slot car racing in Livonia: date is TBD. Just be sure to see Karen’s article.
On May 11th CCM will have a Test & Tune event at the GM Hamtramck Plant and on the next day (May 12th) will be our second autocross of the year. This will be a “Corvettes Only” event. This event will be dedicated to one of our long time members and a great autocrosser, Barb Bush, who passed away with pancreatic cancer. So come on out and join other NCCC members. We can always use workers if you do not want to autocross.
FYI: In 1969 at Marineland in Florida a dolphin was born ant they named it “Vette” as a tribute to the enjoyment they experienced from NCCC visitors.
Mary Wentzel, 2013 CCM President
Our first competition event of the year was Gordon McCann’s rallye. We had 18 vehicles and enjoyed seeing the country side. Next we had our March CCM General Membership meeting with chili and subs provided by CCM member Don Pal. A special thanks for feeding all of us. Our guest speaker was Gary Oakie from The Vette Shop in Clinton Township.
On Saturday, April 13th we will be having our Annual Drivers School at the GM Hamtramck Plant. This will be a great day for all of you to come out and enjoy your Corvette. Then on Sunday, April 14th we will have the “Second & Third Generation” autocross. We can always use workers at our autocrosses. This will be our first autocross of the year and a DCSCC event. Everyone is invited to come out and participate.
The deadline for NCCC receiving scholarship applications is April 27th. This deadline is when received not postmarked. Check the NCCC website for information regarding this program. Several of our CCM members kids have received these $1,000 scholarships.
Mark your calendar for the Annual Motor City Corvette Concours (MCCC) for September 14, 2013.
On March 10th we will have our second social of the season. First social was the CCM Annual Banquet in January. The Social event on Sunday, March 10, 2013 will begin at St. Clair Inn, 500 N. Riverside Avenue, St. Clair Michigan. We will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Inn and after lunch we will travel to Marysville, Michigan to the Wills St. Clair Museum located at 2408 Wills St., Marysville.
Admission cost is $5.00 per person and is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please join us for a fun day. Check the website for all future Socials.
What better way to start out Spring than to participate in Gordon McCann’s rallye on Sunday, March 24th. Gordie always puts on a good rallye. There will be 2 game rallyes, also. So come on out and have some fun. A great way to start the competition season. You don’t need to run the event in a Corvette for CCM points unless you plan on running for Michigan Region points in that case you need to run in a Corvette.
The Michigan Region calendar for the year was set up on February 19th at the Lansing Michigan Region meeting. Be sure and check out the region schedule. It looks to be a very busy season.
On a sad note, I would like to inform you that Jack Pringle a former long time member of CCM passed away on February 23rd. A memorial for Jack will be held in the spring. Also, Vern Roberts of Southern Motors passed away earlier in February. CCM had several meetings out at Vern’s place of business. He was a good supporter of CCM.
CCM donated $100 worth of can goods to “Forgotten Harvest” thru Pratt & Miller the end of February. Pratt & Miller asked for help with their charity and CCM was glad to respond.
At the Wednesday, March 27th CCM General Membership Meeting we will have the chili and subways donated by Don Pal which was postponed due to snow at the February meeting. This will be a great event and the meeting for food will start at 7 p.m. So mark this date on your calendar.
This is your club and we hope that you will want to participate in some of the upcoming events.
If you have any ideas for a Social Event please let our Social Director, Karen Phillips know.
Looking forward to having a great 2013.
Also, mark your calendar for the Motor City Corvette Concours (MCCC) which will be held on September 14th at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn. If you are interested in a new or used vehicle be sure and contact our dealership rep, Dennis Tap. I am sure he can help you out.
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Our January CCM General Membership meeting, which is our Annual Corporate Meeting as defined by the State of Michigan corporation laws, was well attended.
Our guest speaker for the meeting was Mike Bailey, Vehicle System Engineer-Chassis/Powertrain Integration on the C7. His presentation was enjoyed by all and we learned a lot about the C7.
Our new Social Director, Karen Phillips, was introduced and noted that an e-mail will be going out regarding socials. Tentative plans are to have a movie party at the AMC on Haggerty Rd. and 7 Mile to see “The Last Stand” and possibly a dinner afterwards. Be sure and check your e-mails for future Social updates.
At the February 27th General Membership Meeting Don Pal will be having a “chili night” at the start of the meeting. If you missed out in November be sure and come and enjoy the February meeting. Also, Harlan Charles will be our special guest if he can bring a 2014 C-7 to the meeting. If a C-7 isn’t available Harlan will be at our March meeting. Be sure and read your e-mails for updates.
CCM came in 4th in the National Council of Corvettes points for 2012. A special thanks to all our members who competed or worked at our NCCC events. Without you this would not have been possible. John Phillips came in 13th, Karen Phillips was 14th and Mary Wentzel was 11th in the National Points for 2012.
Be sure and mark your calendar for March 24th to participate in Gordon McCann’s rallye. This will be our first competition event for 2013. It will be a NCCC event, but you can run it in a metal car for CCM points as long as you plan on running the October rallye in a Corvette. If you run the March rallye in a Corvette you will receive NCCC points. Come on out and get involved. Everyone is welcome to participate. Look for Gordon’s flyer in SlipStream.
Just an FYI: Ken Sumner will be putting his Corvette in Autorama this year.
A special thanks to Paul & Gary Stanford for furnishing the coffee and donuts at our CCM general membership meetings. The club does appreciate this act of kindness.
If you would like to chair a social event please contact our Social Director, Karen.
We need to support the club and what better way than to host an event. Also, mark your calendars for August 18th for our annual CCM picnic/concours. It will be held at Camp Dearborn which has a lot of fun things to do. They have a golf course, lake for swimming, paddle boats, miniature golf plus many other things to do. Also, let’s support the Motor City Corvette Concours which will be held on Saturday, September 14th at Les Stanford Chevrolet. It is not too early to start putting your 2013 calendar together. At the Michigan Region meeting on February 19th CCM will put together their competition calendar for 2013.
The National Corvette Museum (NCM) inductees for 2013 are: Will Cocksey, Johnny
O’Connell and Werner Meier. Congratulations to all of them.
CCM has a lot of fun things coming up in 2013. Our official competition schedule will be published in February. Our first Rallye will be held on March 24, 2013. This is a great way to get the season started. Our famous rallye master, Gordon McCann, has volunteered to put on this event.
Again, a special thank you to our retiring Board members: Carl Dutch, Glenn Grace, Ted Hou, Brett Watson and Paul Yuska. We really appreciate all the time and effort you have given CCM. Hopefully we will see you returning to the Board in the near future. A special welcome to our new CCM Board members for 2013: William Dee, Roy Giacomazzi, Rhonda Kralemann, Kirk Luckscheiter and Chris MacKay. We still have the SOCIAL DIRECTOR position open. If you are interested please let me know. This is not a difficult position and the Board will be helping with events. Below is a list of suggestions for Socials for 2013 that CCM members thought would be fun:
Midwest Motor Club Drives (facebook group) Informal drives during the summer months
Howell Winery Trips to Canada, Pointe Pelee, Windsor, etc.
Detroit or Toledo Zoo Hines drive-cruise
Chrysler Museum Lingenfelter Car Collection
National Auto Show Progressive Dinner Rallye
Back roads to Caseville, dinner & return Kart 2 Kart
Gilmore Museum (Michigan Region Banquet will be held there on May 5, 2013)
Wills St. Clair Car Museum in Marysville followed by a meal in St. Clair
Autorama in March Mystery Cruise/dinner
Slot car racing Bowling, Putt-putt, Movie night
Horseback riding, Digital rallye, Beach Day at Kensington Park
If any of these ideas appeal to you and you would like to chair the event please let me know. Also, any other ideas are welcome. This is your club and your participation is needed to keep us the number 1 club in the Michigan Region.
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We want to thank Les Stanford Chevrolet –Cadillac for their support in 2012 and the past years.
Thanks to all the Board members for doing such a great job in 2012. A special thanks to Don Pal for the chicken/chili dinner at our November CCM General Membership meeting. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the CCM Banquet and at our CCM General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, January 23 (remember the 4th Wednesday-NOT ON 1/30/13).
Be sure and mark your calendars for Saturday, September 14, 2013 for the Motor City Corvette Concours. Just bring your Corvette out to the event and enjoy the day.
Also, if you go on line to the National Corvette Museum they are starting to take reservations for the 14th NCM Caravan.
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Your new officers for 2013 are:
Mary Wentzel, President Chris MacKay, Vice President
Pat Jutras, Recording Secretary Dyan Janowitz, Corresponding Secretary
William Dee, Treasurer Dave Krom, 2nd Year Board Rep
Roy Thayer, 2nd Year Board Rep Roy Giacomazzi, 2nd Year Board Rep
Rhonda Kralemann, 1st Year Bd. Rep Kirk Luckscheiter, 1st Year Bd. Rep
Diane Watson, 1st Year Board Rep Bruce Wentzel, Past President
Chris Scafero, Competition Director & Michigan Region Rep
Dave Orton, DCSCC Rep Joe Scafero, NCCC Governor
Al Chan, Points Director Rodney Slusher, SlipStream Editor
Bruce Wentzel, Program Director Fred King, Public Relations
Jim Rees, Membership Director Joe Thomas, NCM Ambassador
Welcome new CCM Board members: Chris MacKay, William Dee, Roy Giacomazzi, Rhonda Kralemann and Kirk Luchscheiter.
OPEN BOARD POSITION: SOCIAL DIRECTOR (if interested please contact me)
I have a
list of Socials that members would like to see happen.
This is your club and we need your help to remain the best Corvette Club in the
country. CCM offers a big variety of events.
The Motor City Corvette Concours was a big success. The weather did not cooperate in the beginning, but the day ended up being really nice. A special thanks to Paul and Gary Stanford for sponsoring this event. The winner of the Zora Arkus-Duntov trophy was Howard Hoover of Commerce Township with a 1967 Rally red Corvette convertible.
Congratulations to Howard!
The “Kim Rules” autocross put on by Dyan Janowitz, Pat Jutras, Diane Watson and Mary Wentzel to benefit children’s leukemia in Kim’s name was a big success. A special thanks to Sharon and Chuck Fast for providing t-shirts with Kim’s picture to all pre-registered entrants.
On October 14th CCM will have their final DCSCC Champ event. Al Chan and Ted Hou will be co-chairing this event. Come out and see what autocrossing is all about and you can even work a turn. Hope to see you on the 14th.
You can still get worker hours at this event. October 21st will be an NCCC event with Flint Corvette Club.
IT IS TIME TO NOMINATE OFFICERS FOR 2013. THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS ARE OPEN:
PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, RECORDING SECRETARY, CORRESPONDING SECRETARY, TREASURER, 1ST YEAR BOARD REPS. We had very few nominated at the CCM General Membership meeting in September. At the October CCM Board Meeting (October 12, 2012) the final nominations will be presented. We sure could use your help for next year.
Also, all other Board positions are open. This is a great way to support YOUR CLUB. Without your help we cannot continue to put on such quality events. Contact any Board member to offer your services. Check the CCM website (By-Laws) to read about the duties of the different positions. WE NEED YOU!
Our SlipStream Publisher will be coming home from Switzerland. Rodney Slusher will be back in the United States and has offered to continue on as our publisher. Thanks, Rodney. It will be great having Rodney here.
Keep your eyes open for our upcoming CCM Banquet flyer.
At our November 28th meeting (4th Wednesday) Don Pal will be furnishing a chicken dinner for all CCM club members. Be sure and come to this meeting to enjoy the food and camaraderie.
SAVE THE WAVE!
The website is: www.motorcitycorvetteconcours.com Bring your Corvette to the event and support your club.
The People’s Choice Car Show in conjunction with the Motor City Corvette Concours will be an NCCC sanctioned event. If you need further information regarding this portion of the concours please contact Joe Scafero, Governor for CCM at 734-513-6003.
A special thank you to everyone who donated funds to support the Ted Godett Memorial Brick, which will be a 24 x 24 brick at the National Corvette Museum. The Corvette Club of Michigan was basically Ted’s family.
Hope everyone had a good time at the WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE. We saw license plates from: Alabama, BELGIUM, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin and thousands from Michigan plus many other states. BACK TO THE BRICKS in Flint had a whole week of events and lots of Corvettes. Bruce & I even participated in a Channel 12/Flint (TV) photo shoot at 5 a.m. on Friday.
The NCM Corvette Induction was on Thursday, August 30, 2012 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Again, CONGRATULATIONS to Gary Claudio (CCM) and Patrick Dolan (RCWM).
Be sure and check the website for CCM future events. “Kim Rules” autoX event will be held on Sunday, September 23rd at the GM Hamtramck Plant put on by the girls (Diane, Dyan, Pat, Mary) . Guaranteed to be a fantastic event. This will be a children’s leukemia event in Kim’s memory.
Reminder that nominations for 2013 CCM officers will be held at the September General Membership Meeting (9/26/12). The following positions will be available: President, Vice President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer and 3- first year Board Rep positions. Please have someone nominate you for any of these positions. Also, if interested in other Board positions please let me or someone on the Board know. This is your CLUB and what better way to get involved.
Hope everyone enjoyed the CCM Picnic this year held at Camp Dearborn. We had lots of food, games and a fun time. The picnic is always in August so keep that in mind for next year.
Interested in a new or used car please see our CCM Club Rep-Dennis Tap.Mary Wentzel, President
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CCM was basically Ted’s family. Ted’s memorial will be August 18th. We are in the process of collecting donations for a 24 x 24 brick at the National Corvette Museum. Ted was a member of the NCM (#4418). Donations toward the brick may be sent to: Mary Wentzel-13599 Commerce Rd.-Milford, Michigan 48380. Checks should be made payable to the National Corvette Museum. I want to thank everyone that has and will be making a contribution.
A special thanks to everyone that came out to the Annual Gary Griffith, Sr/Ken Watson Memorial Time Trails and Matching Times event on July 4th. CCM has been putting this event on at Waterford Hills Race Track for over 50 years on July 4th. Without your help this event would not be such a big success. Thanks Bruce for being co-chair.
Chris Scafero and Alan Johnson put on a great CCM/NCCC event on July 22nd. A big thank you to all of those that came out to support this event.
By the time you read this article the drags will no doubt be over. Thanks to Fred King for chairing this event. Hope you came out to support the club and have some fun.
Our CCM Picnic/ Concours and People’s Choice Car Show will be held on August 12th (Sunday) at Camp Dearborn in Milford, Michigan. CCM will furnish hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, chicken along with corn and beverages. We ask that you bring a dish to pass. This will be a great event. Bring your kids and grandkids. Registration for People’s Choice Car Show will be 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The Woodward Dream Cruise is on Saturday, August 18th. Reserve your spot by contacting Kerry Hlady 734-502-7103. Also, that evening at 6:00 p.m. will be Ted Godett’s memorial.
On August 19th CCM will be hosting a CCM/DCSCC autocross. If you have not been to an autocross come on out and see what it is all about. We can always use turn workers.
Unfortunately, Jerry Burton had to cancel at the last minute for our July Membership Meeting, but we look forward to Jerry being at our August 22nd meeting to talk about his trip to Russia and experience at the Zora Arkus-Duntov tribute.
On Thursday, August 30, 2012 Gary Claudio will be inducted into the National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame. Congratulations, Gary! Several CCM members will be attending this wonderful event in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
As you can see, CCM has a lot of things going on in August. This is YOUR CLUB and we hope that you will come out and participate.
Be sure and go on line to the CCM website and read the great experience Rodney Slusher had at the 24 hours of LeMans 2012.
Mary Wentzel, President SAVE THE WAVE!
We have a new location: CAMP DEARBORN in Milford, Michigan. Besides enjoying the picnic there are a lot of things to do. They have an 18 hole golf course, a miniature golf course, paddle boats and lake & beach to swim in. We just ask that you bring a dish to pass. The club supplies beverages, hot dogs, hamburgers, etc. Hope to see you there.
The following CCM members attended the NCCC Convention in Topeka, Kansas:
Paula and Art Fulkerson, David Johnson and his friend Rose, Vi and Bob Oleszkiewicz, Carolyn and Carl Polomski, Joe Scafero, Mary and Bruce Wentzel.
Rene Cardenas and Carolyn McLemore were there on Saturday to receive their #1 NCCC awards for 2011. Rene proposed to Carolyn on the site after the presentations were made. Mary Wentzel received the #2 award and Bruce Wentzel received the #5 award for the year 2011. They were all presented with shirts and jackets for their achievements. NCCC presents awards annually to the top 15 men and lady competitors in the country. Congratulations to Rene and Carolyn for your awards. To compete in the NCCC program it takes a lot of time plus funds to be able to run events throughout the country. Our own CCM member John Firment was the first to receive the #1 award back in 1966.
Just a reminder that Gary Claudio and Patrick Dolan will be inducted into the NCM Hall of Fame on August 30th. Members from CCM and Corvette Legends will be attending the event. If you are interested in going please contact Dave Krom. I understand that the Corvette Race Team will be there. Again CONGRATULATIONS to our CCM member Gary Claudio.
Be sure and attend our JULY 25TH CCM MEMBERSHIP MEETING to hear about Jerry Burton’s trip to Russia regarding Zora Arkus-Duntov (cited as father of the Corvette, but that title properly belongs to Harley Earl, the visionary who was the first head of the G.M. design staff). Zora was born in Belgium and grew up in St. Petersburg as a child of Russian revolutionaries. This is one meeting you won’t want to miss.
The Corvette Hospitality event at Waterford Hills Roadrace Track will be on Saturday, July 28, 2012. Join the Corvette fun with racing, displays, door prizes, meet the drivers, parade laps (donation $5.00) etc. For special entry pricing e-mail: www.djrace.com for complete details. This weekend will be presented by the Waterford Hills Road Racing in partnership with The Concours d’Elegance of America. Watch some of the most exciting racecars from the past, racing and on display. DJ Racing will be paddocked outside of turn 2. You are invited to join them at their transporter. Arrive early, as parking in the turn 3 area will be “first come-first serve”. Plan on a full day of fun with your Corvette friends.
Check the Michigan Region website for future events.
Be sure and stop by Les Stanford Chevrolet to order yours. It is a beautiful car and surely will be a collectors dream.
Our CCM JUNE MEMBERSHIP MEETING ((6/27/12) WILL BE THE ANNUAL CRUISE/EAT MEETING HELD AT THE PLYMOUTH ELKS LODGE at 41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth, Michigan. The Plymouth Elks Lodge is on Ann Arbor Rd., just ½ mile west of I-275. If you need additional information contact Jim Rees at 734-673-4921 or jrees1957Zyahoo.com
Bring your Corvette, camera and enjoy the food and camaraderie. Any time from 7:00 p.m. on……….
CCM had a great autocross event on Mother’s Day put on by Merideth Seidelman, Gordon McCann and Ted Godett. It was a NCCC/CCM event dedicated to Barb Bush and we raised $350 for the pancreatic cancer foundation in Barb’s name. Thanks to everyone for supporting this great event.
On Father’s Day we will be having another great autocross chaired by Brandon Lincoln and Bruce Wentzel. What better way to celebrate the day. This will be a DCSCC/CCM event.
The NCCC Convention will be the end of June (6/23-29) in Topeka, Kansas. Good luck to all the CCM members who will be attending the convention.
Here is a list of the qualifying shows for the Motor City Corvette Concours which will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Les Stanford Chevrolet on Michigan Avenue in Dearborn.
The dates are as follows: June 2 Flint Corvette Club – June 9 Team Corvette – June 16 GMC Corvette Set – June 23 V-8 Estate Corvette Club – July 14 Corvette Legends Club – July 21 Suski Corvette Vette fest – July 28 Trend Settas Corvette Club – August 11 America’s Corvette Club-
August 12 Corvette Club of Michigan –August 18 Back to the Bricks (Flint) . There are 10 qualifying shows. The website is: www.motorcitycorvetteconcours.com
Be sure and check the Michigan Region calendar for all other Corvette events.
CCM will be hosting events:
June 17th CCM/DCSCC autoX
So bring your Corvette out and enjoy the events that CCM has to offer. Come out and watch or work the event. SUPPORT YOUR CLUB. Enjoy belonging to one of the biggest and greatest Corvette Clubs in the country. CCM was one of the 6 clubs that helped organize the National Council of Corvette Clubs. We have a lot of history behind us and look forward to making more lasting memories.
Corvettes on Woodward Food Drive & Cruise will be Wednesday, August 15th to Friday August 17th. Radisson Hotel on Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Tours of: GM Heritage Center, GM Performance Build Center, Katech Engines, Advances Automotive Technologies, Race Car Replicas, Alternative Automotive Technologies, Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Walter P. Chrysler Museum and Morley Chocolates more to be announced. Organized by Larry & Verna Courtney email@example.com 586-876-6923. Email us to sign up for more information. Last year they had 563 Corvettes.
Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day Holiday week-end.
At our July 25th meeting our guest speaker will be Jerry Burton who will be talking about his recent trip to Moscow to attend the opening exhibit honoring Corvette patron saint ZORA ARKUS-DUNTOV, an expatriate of Russia. Jerry co-authored with Ralph Kramer the 100 Years of Chevrolet book.
Mary Wentzel – 2012 CCM President
It was, also, windy for the 2012 Autocross School and Test & Tune. It was well attended and the entrants got a lot of practice time.
On another subject, let’s thank the VOLUNTEERS that work and do not run.
They give the club a lot of support and I want to thank them for all of their help.
Some of our competitors need to show a little more respect and kindness.
A lot of you may not know but the official NCCC mascot is VETTE, a dolphin from Marineland in Florida. At the September Governors Meeting in 1969 a Standling Rule was passed to declare “VETTE” as the official mascot of NCCC. During the 1969 NCCC Convention at Daytona Beach, Florida, some of the attendees visited Marineland as part of the Convention week. A dolphin was “born” and Marineland decided to name the dolphin “VETTE” as a tribute to the enjoyment the attendees experienced from their visit.
CCM has had two events (3/25 rallye & 4/22 autoX) this year and many more to come. On Mother’s Day (May 13th) we will have our second autocross. It will be a Corvettes Only Autocross. This autocross will be very special, since it is in memory of our own Barb Bush who passed away of pancreatic cancer last year.
Please come out and support this event and our charity in Barb’s memory. She drove a red very fast C-5. Looking forward to seeing you at this event. There will be 7 low speed autocrosses.
Mark your calendar for September 22, 2012 for the Motor City Corvette Concours. This event will be held at Les Stanford Chevrolet.
"Save the Wave”Mary Wentzel, 2012 CCM President
APRIL is here and our first autocross is Sunday, April 22, 2012. Gordon McCann put on our first rallye of the year and had a beautiful day. If you missed his rallye it was unfortunate because everyone had a great time. The weather was perfect and it ended at Compuware Arena. Gordie did a great job.
CCM is, also, doing a driver's school on Saturday, April 21st. Bring your Corvette out and enjoy driving it on that day. This will be a perfect opportunity to try autocrossing. We can always use members to work turns at our events and earn worker points.
We have had some great programs this year at our general membership meetings. In January we had Dan Binks from Pratt and Miller. In February we had Jerry Burton formerly of Corvette Quarterly and his new Corvette book. In March we had Bill Rietow who put on a great program regarding the “Silver State Classic” which he ran with John Townsend in Nevada. Our April program will be Randy from the Michigan Gumball Rally. If you are interested in a particular type of program please let me know and I will try and arrange it.
If you are interested in any CCM club apparel contact Glenn Grace, Vice President. Glenn is handling the ordering of club apparel. He will be happy to help you.
I would like to welcome our newest Board member, Carl Dutch. Carl is our new Social Director and has some fantastic ideas. He is just starting to make arrangements for an exciting CCM Social year. Be sure and support Carl and the Club by attending these new events. Further information will be forth coming. This is YOUR club so come out and enjoy the many events which will be available to you.
Remember that the Michigan Region NCCC Banquet will be on Saturday, April 15th in Battle Creek.
Also, the 2012 NCCC Convention will be in late June in Topeka, Kansas. If you need any additional information I am sure our NCCC Governor Joe Scafero will be more than happy to give you an update.
Our May 13th autocross will be an NCCC event. It will be dedicated to our own Barb Bush who fought a hard battle with pancreatic cancer. Please attend and offer your support to a great past CCM member.
I’m looking forward to seeing all of you at our April CCM General Membership Meeting at Les Stanford Chevrolet-Cadillac.
Check the Motor City Corvette Concours website for qualifying Corvette shows for 2012. Support the other Corvette Clubs.
It was nice seeing our SlipStream Publisher Rodney Slusher at our last General Membership Meeting. Rodney was visiting us from Switzerland.
“Save the Wave”
Mary Wentzel, 2012 CCM President
It isn’t that far away. Daylight Saving Time begins on March 11, 2012.
It won’t be long before we all have our Corvettes out of storage.
The DCSCC Banquet will be held on March 18, 2012 at Kart to Kart.
Check Al Chan’s article for information. Our first CCM rallye will be Sunday, March 25th. Gordie promises that it will be a fun rallye. For Michigan Region/NCCC points you need to drive a Corvette, but for CCM points you can drive your regular street vehicle. The rallye starts at Chase Bank, 235 N. Sheldon in Plymouth, Michigan. Registration opens at 11:00 a.m. EST. It will be 3 rallyes (TSD Rallye & 2 fun rallyes).
The Michigan Region Banquet will be held on April 14, 2012 at the Riverside Country Club, 245 Columbia Avenue, Battle Creek. The guest speaker will be from the Gilmore Car Museum. Support your club and attend the Michigan Region Banquet.
A special thank you to Les Stanford Chevrolet/Cadillac for providing pizza and pop at the CCM February General Membership meeting. Our special guest was Jerry Burton. Jerry co-authored with Ralph Kramer the 100 Year history of Chevrolet book. He put on a nice presentation for our members.
In May, Jerry is going to Moscow for a special dedication to Zora Arkus-Duntov. He will give us an update of the trip in the fall. Jerry Burton will be at the Motor City Corvette Concours in September with his book plus he will be one of our celebrity judges.
Dennis Tap, Sales Consultant, from Les Stanford Chevrolet/Cadillac was also at
our meeting. Dennis will be our sales contact with the dealership. Be sure and
contact Dennis if you are looking for a new or used vehicle.
Our guest speakers for the March CCM General Membership meeting will be John Townsend and Bill Rietow. They will be talking about the “Silver State Classic” which they participated in last year. Plus Bill will be bringing a Regal with him.
If you are interested in purchasing CCM logo apparel please contact our Vice President Glenn Grace. Glenn has graciously volunteered to handle all of our club logo wear.
CCM is still looking for someone to volunteer for the position of Social Director and Program Director. These positions do not take a lot of time and all volunteers are very much appreciated. This is YOUR CLUB and we need your assistance. Social Director handles coordinating Socials for the club. For 2012, we have the June Cruise, August Picnic/Concours/PC Show scheduled and usually don’t have a social for December. Any member that would like to do a cruise, social event please let us know. The Program Director contacts guests as speakers for our CCM General Membership Meetings. Please consider giving us your help.
Looking forward to see ALL of you at our next CCM General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, March 28th at 7:30 p.m. at Les Stanford Chevrolet/Cadillac service area behind the Cadillac dealership.
A special congratulations to Gary Claudio for being elected into the National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame. He will officially be induced into the Hall of Fame over the Labor Day week-end. This would be a great time to visit the NCM.
Just want to let you know that the CCM Picnic/Concours/PC Show will be held Sunday, August 12th at Camp Dearborn this year (not at Maybury State Park). Bring your family and grandkids to this fun event. Be sure and mark this date on your calendar.
Save the Wave!
A special thank you to Pat Jutras for chairing our 53rd Annual CCM Banquet. Sadly, the club had to pay for our members who made reservations, but did not show or call Pat letting her know that they would not be there.
Congratulations to our 2011 CCM winners.
Mary Wentzel, 1st place, 1ML class, AutoX & Rallye award
Elizabeth Antois: 2nd place, 2JL class, AutoX & FTD award
Dyan Janowitz: 3rd place and 1SEL award
Sherry Weiser: 4th place and 1SKL award
Marty Firment: 5th place and 1SHL award
Chris Scafero: 1st place, AutoX, 2 A/B class and FTD award
Bruce Wentzel: 2nd place, !M class and Rallye award
Darren Erspamer: 3rd place and 2J class award
Gordon McCann: 4th place award
Brett Watson: 5th place award
Brandon Lincoln: 6th place award
Jim McLaughlin: 7th place and 1SJ class award
Ken Sumner; 8th place award
Alan Johnson: 9th place and 2E class award
Kris Watson: 10th place and 1SG award
Fred King: RP class award
Eric Schiebold: 1 SM class award
John Firment: 1SH class award
Chris Mackay: 2 K class award
Paul Yuska: 1J class award
William Dee: 2H class award
Tony Cecchini: 1SK class award & Rookie award
Ray Horenstein: 2G class award
We have a new award and to qualify for this award you must not be in the top 15. The recipient of this new award, C.A.R.S., needs to participate in the following four events: Concours, Autocrosss, Rallyes and dragS. The winner for 2011 was: Fred King.
(Bruce gets a pass on doing a points report this month )
The Most Valuable Member Award was given to Ted Hou and the President’s Award was given to Pat Jutras.
A special thanks to Les Stanford Chevrolet-Cadillac for having a new Corvette Grand Sport on display at the banquet.
Our E-SlipStream will be published monthly by Rodney Slusher who is currently living in Switzerland. He was the previous E-SlipStream publisher and has volunteered to lend his expertise again. I am sure that Ted Hou will also be available.
A special thank you to David Orton for volunteering to fill our 1st Year Board Rep position. We still have a Program Director and Social position available. If you have any ideas for a program for our CCM General Membership meetings please let me know. If you would like to chair a Social don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an e-mail.
Just thinking ahead-----our first CCM Rallye will be on Sunday, March 25th and chaired by Gordon McCann.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at our CCM General Membership meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd. Remember that there are 5 Wednesdays in February, but we always meet on the 4th Wednesday.
A program for February is TBD, but for March we have some past/present CCM members coming to talk of their success in the 2011 Silver State Classic.
SAVE THE WAVE!
Mary Wentzel, 2012 President
The CCM autocross
season is over. I want to thank Jim Rees for coming out to the events and
taking pictures. He has done a wonderful job. Also, Tom Dunn a big thank you
for pulling the CCM trailer to the events. Dave Krom for taking care of our
staging lines. The club really appreciates all of your time and efforts. Also,
thanks to everyone for helping out at the club activities.
If you are
interested in one of our appointed positions please give me a call at
248-685-7145. Those positions are:
November 23 (the night before Thanksgiving) we will be having a chicken
dinner starting at 7:00 p.m. at our CCM General Membership Meeting in the
service area behind the Les Stanford Cadillac dealership. A big thanks to Don
Pal for furnishing this feast. This will be a fun time. So be sure and mark
The CCM Banquet
will be on January 14, 2012 at Laurel Manor. The banquet is for ALL CCM
members. It doesn’t matter if you compete in our events or not. Please
contact Pat Jutras ASAP and make your reservation. The club will be paying for
the dinner and drinks will be on you. Nice way to start the new year with your
CCM friends. Pat can be reached at 734-397-6942. She will need to have a head
count, so don’t delay.
I would like to express our condolences to the Bush family, Godett family, Groves family, McIntosh family and Willard family.
We still have lots of events left for this year. Autocrosses, rallyes, drag racing and the Motor City Corvette Concours to be held on Saturday, September 24th at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac in Dearborn. Pre-registration is encouraged. Concessions, dee-jay, door prizes and a free concert featuring Steve King & The Dittilies plus a lot of spectacular Corvettes. There will be a Corvette Concours, Judged Competition and People’s Choice. Help support our sponsor and club by bringing your Corvette out to this event.
I am sure some of you have heard rumors regarding Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac sponsoring another Corvette club. It is true that they are now sponsoring the Corvette Legends Club, but they are still sponsoring CCM.
CCM has a long relationship with Les Stanford Chevrolet and that will remain.
We wish the Corvette Legends the best with their new sponsorship. So don’t panic and think that CCM is being left behind.
I want to thank Sharon McCann for sharing the following valuable life lessons as taught to her by Barb Bush and the characteristics that made Barb so very special.
FASHION: You can never have too much black or black and white in your wardrobe. Shopping for clothes is an art form.
A CCM member confided to Sharon that the only reason she attended the Awards Banquet was to see what Barb was wearing.
Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel are a way of life.
Somerset really isn’t that far away.
Barb was truly high maintenance, but she was worth it.
TRAVEL: If leaving early in the morning you could always count on Barb to bring the coffee and donuts. When traveling with Barb add at least an hour and a half for bathroom breaks. You can never pack too many shoes.
COOKING, EATING AND DRINKING: When you are a beautiful blonde cooking is not a necessity. If you don’t cook you don’t have a messy kitchen. When Barb wants to go out to eat we all go out to eat. Barb never ordered anything from the menu without eliminating several ingredients or adding others. Sending cards is easier than making a casserole. Barb never completely finished a beverage. Barb liked Sharon even better after Sharon had consumed at least two margaritas.
MISCELLANEOUS: Barb could wear beautiful jewelry better than anyone. Her perpetual even tan was far superior to Sharon’s amateur farmer’s tan. Even though she couldn’t see, she preferred stylish boutique reading glasses over Granny Bifocals.
The McCann’s and the Seidelman’s were very fortunate to have had Barb, Don, Tammy and now Dave as part of their family for so many wonderful years. Barb was a fantastic “Honorary Aunt” to Josh and Ryan Seidelman. Like everyone we will miss her everyday.
A reminder that CCM meets in the service area of Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac every fourth Wednesday. The next CCM General Membership meeting will be On September 28th. At this meeting we will be taking nominations for 2012 officers. The following offices are available:
President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and 3 Board
If any of your have any ideas for a social please let someone on the Board know. On October 1st Carol Glowacki will be hosting a Cruise to Frankenmuth for CCM. She does a great job and you are sure to have a wonderful time. On Saturday, October 8th Bruce and Mary Wentzel will be putting on a TSD Rallye starting at Baker’s of Milford along with several game rallyes. We welcome all CCM members and friends to participate in these events.
Past President’s addendum:
We had a very nice turnout for the garage crawl and Ed Micol’s garage was so full of automobile trivia that you’d have to visit many times to see it all.
Just one example was this very old autographed Dale Earnhardt picture.
July found CCM pretty busy. On July 4th we had our annual Gary Griffith, Sr./Ken Watson 4th of July Time Trials at Waterford Hills Race Track. A special thanks to Brett & Ryan Watson for helping me chair this event. Some of us headed to South Bend, Indiana to run 14 events the following weekend. On July 24th “the girls” (Dyan Janowitz, Pat Jutras, Diane Watson, Mary Wentzel) put on the “Kim Rules” event. This year it was an NCCC event, and we had a record number of Corvettes participate. Thanks to all of my co-chair ladies and everyone that worked that day and did not run. We had 14 runs and it was a hot day, but we supplied cold water on the turns along with a pizza lunch. Also, thanks to Sharon and Chuck Fast for supplying special t-shirts in Kim’s memory to all pre-registered participants and workers. CCM is matching the donations we received for the Children’s Leukemia Foundation in Kim’ name.
July 29th Concours In The Park was held in Depot Park in downtown Clarkston. This was a benefit for SCAMP. Vintage Races took place at Waterford Hills Race Track on July 30th and 31st. At St. John’s in Plymouth the same weekend was the famous elegant car show previously held at Meadowbrook.
On August 6th, CCM will host the drags at Lapeer. Shiawassee Corvette Club will host 6 low speed events at Owosso Speedway on the 7th. ACC will host a car show on 8/13 at Alpine Valley on M-59 and CCM will have their annual picnic/concours at Mayberry State Park off of 8 Mile Rd. on 8/14. To complete CCM’s schedule for August we will host an autocross champ event on 8/21 at GM Hamtramck plant. So as you can see there is something for everyone coming up in August. Everyone is invited to participate in the above events and enjoy their Corvette.
Some late sad news to add. This past week we lost Jim McIntosh and Barb Bush to long illnesses. May they rest in peace and rejoice in their reunion with other CCM’rs we have lost.
Bruce is working on setting up a garage crawl for Wed Aug 17. Info will be sent via the CCM mail list. If you have suggestions send them to him.
Membership meeting on the fourth Wednesday, August 24th.
CCM has lots of events coming up for their members. If you missed our May (5/25/11) CCM General Membership Meeting it was unfortunate, since we had two 2012 Corvettes and a fantastic program by Harlan Charles. Harlan had a wonderful computer program with lots of pictures of upcoming Corvette accessories and information regarding the Corvette. The weather wasn’t the most cooperative with the rain, but it was well worth coming out in the rain.
Our June General Membership Meeting (6/22/11) is our annual Corvette Cruise. This year the cruise will be headed by Jim Rees Starting at Les Stanford and ending up at Station 885 in Plymouth. Jim will get out additional information. This will be a fun event. Unfortunately several of us will be at the National Corvette Convention in Illinois.
Also, on June 11th we will be hosting our Corvette Encounter at Les Stanford Chevrolet-Cadillac in Dearborn. This will be a fun event so be sure and bring your Corvette out. Pre-registration is available on line.
On July 4th CCM will host the Annual Ken Watson-Gary Griffith Memorial event at Waterford Hills Race Track. Be sure and check our Competition Director's report in this issue. Chris Scafero has done a wonderful job. We can always use help at our autocrosses. This is a great way to participate with other Corvette enthusiasts.
If you have any ideas for social events please contact a Board member. The Board is more than willing to help with your event.
Mark your calendar for the 2011 Motor City Corvette Concours hosted by CCM, Corvette Legends Club, Flint Corvette Club, GMC Corvette Set, Rainbow Corvette Club, Team Corvette, Trend Settas Corvette Club and V8 Estate Corvette Club on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac. It will be three shows in one and open to all Corvette owners. Check our website for additional information.
Barb Bush-1401 Ross-Plymouth, Mi 48170-2120
SPRING is finally
here. At least that is what the calendar is saying. Our first competition
event was held on Sunday, March 27th. Hope you all had a good time.
I want to thank Glenn Grace for taking over while I was in Florida.
Remember this is YOUR CLUB. We welcome suggestions for social or competition events. We are in need of a new Social Director. Come to our general membership meetings each fourth Wednesday of the month at Les Stanford Chevrolet. This is the best way to meet club members. Share your Corvette stories and bring a friend to our next meeting. We meet behind the Cadillac dealership on the south side of Michigan Avenue in the Service Area. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m., but there is usually someone there at 7 p.m. Coffee and donuts are provided by our sponsor, Les Stanford Chevrolet.
Much of what CCM does would not be possible without your support.
Our big CCM Corvette Car Show (Corvette Encounter) will be on June 11, 2011. This would be a great way to get involved. Jim Rees does a great job as Chairman. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 734-421-0664. He will be back from Florida on March 6th.
A special Congratulations to all of our top 15 Competition Award Winners for 2011. A special congratulations to Jim Rees and Dave Krom for receiving the Presidents Ken Watson Memorial Most Valuable Member Award.
Also, Congratulations to our 2011 new rookies: Rhonda Kralemann and Barry Saunders. Great job!
Our extra special car show “Motor City Corvette Concours” will be held on September 24, 2011 (Saturday). This show involves 8-10 Corvette Clubs.
Look for other information in the SlipStream. You will need to attend 3 Corvette Car Shows to qualify for the top 30 which will be presented to the committee. Flyers will be coming out shortly.
Our programs for the following months per Gary Claudio are:
23rd Pratt & Miller (@ Stanford’s)
Keep involved and be sure to use our website: http://www.corvetteclubmi.com or check facebook: CorvetteClub-of-Michigan
New member orientation/Drivers school class on Friday April 15th at 7:00 p.m. at Les Stanford Chevrolet in the lunchroom on the north side of Michigan Avenue. Food will be provided. See you there!
Greetings from sunny Florida…..or at least almost sunny. There is a tornado watch in central Florida at the present time. We are staying at the Island One Resort about 6 miles west of Disney. This sure beats the snow.
It won’t be long before we all have our Corvettes out again. Our first competition event will be on Sunday, March 27th. This is a perfect opportunity to participate with your fellow Corvette enthusiasts and enjoy yourself. Since it is a March rallye you do not need to drive your Corvette. We have a novice class for those of you who have not run 5 rallyes. It just takes two people ( a driver and navigator). Gordon McCann will be the rallyemaster and he puts on a fun event.
A special thanks to Pat Jutras for doing a nice job with the CCM Banquet. Thanks also to Kerry Hlady for helping get door prizes. Hopefully Kerry will continue to help CCM with door prizes, but any and all assistance with getting door prizes is welcome.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 9th when CCM will be hosting the Michigan Region Annual Banquet. Contact Joe Scafero to make your reservation. We would like to have a good showing of CCM members at this event. Joe definitely promises that you will have a good time. If you have any door prize to donate it would be appreciated. This event will have members from 15 Michigan Corvette Clubs.
See you at the next General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, February 23rd at 7:30 p.m.
If you are looking for a slightly used or new vehicle be sure and contact Les Stanford Chevrolet-Cadillac. They have a good selection and will definitely give you a good deal.
Hope everyone had a great holiday. I want to welcome the two new CCM Board members: Lynn Bannister, Corresponding Secretary and Jennifer Aiken, Social Director.
Annual Awards Banquet is on Saturday, January 15th. This will be the first free banquet in CCM history. Due to the Board of DiOur rectors wanting to give back to our members for their support we hope you will be there. Our top 15 competitors will be honored along with class winners and CCM workers. Pat Jutras does a wonderful job of coordinating the banquet each year. Without the workers we would not have had such a successful season. Thank you to all of our workers. A special thanks to Jim Rees for coming to our autocross events and taking pictures of our competitors.
Bruce and I will be heading for Florida again and have been asked to work at the Mecum Auction in Orlando. It didn’t take much time to make a decision. The auction starts on Wednesday, January 26th and runs thru Sunday, January 30th.
We are looking forward to a great 2011 for CCM. If you have an idea for a Social event please let Jennifer or a Board member know. We sure can use all of the help of our membership. This is your club so get involved. Remember that our meetings are always on the fourth Wednesday of each month and we meet in the service area of Les Stanford Chevrolet-Cadillac on the south side of Michigan Avenue.
Our January 26th meeting will be our Annual Business Meeting. Your new Vice President, Glenn Grace, will be presiding at this January meeting while the President is in sunny (I hope) Florida.
Reminder: CCM will be hosting the Michigan Region Party this year on April 9th.
President: Mary Wentzel
That’s how many people stepped forward to be nominated to lead your club for 2011. I suppose the club may just run on autopilot next year. Nominations will reopen at the Oct 13 Board Meeting. You can attend (it’s at Kerby’s Coney on Haggerty north of 8 mile at 7:30) or have any current board member place your name in nomination for any of these elected positions:
review their job descriptions at
very pleased to report that Glenn Grace and Roy Thayer have been approved to
fill in the open first year Board of Directors seats. Glenn was a member many
years ago and has rejoined with an interest in giving back for the fond memories
and Roy has been a member for a few years and has mostly been seen at our
membership meetings and social events. We welcome them to the Board. We still
have an opportunity for someone to become the full time e-SlipStream publisher.
I am very pleased to
report that we have people who have offered to take the open board seats. Once
they are confirmed I will report to you regarding them. One of those seats was
vacated by Mary Wentzel when she offered to accept the Vice Presidential vacancy
to which she was confirmed at the last Board meeting. What does not please me is
the lack of support for any social events. CCM has the reputation of being
the competition club. That we are, but we have a lot of members who do not
run our competition events. I would expect that either the show events or social
events would then be what is of interest to you, however I sure can’t see it by
· Be very careful about using commercial wheel cleaners. Most contain acid and will very quickly stain your chrome wheels.
· In 2011 the Ctek battery tender will be an option
· In the not too distant future Murray’s Auto Parts (now O’Reillys?) will have a TPS reset tool for about $35.
I’m sure I have
forgotten something, but it will have to wait until another time.
Last month in revue: Regretfully, Mary and I were out of town when the Feather Bowling event took place, but reports back on this unique event were favorable. Our monthly cruise to eat (Baker’s in Milford) had a nice turn out and great food. Nice job Rodney. With more favorable weather on the horizon there should be more people and more Corvettes at these events. A spontaneous event was the tour of the Ken Lingenfelter car collection in South Lyon/Brighton area that we informed you of via our email list. If you love cars of all sorts this was the event to attend. Probably 200 cars in a non-museum setting. Everything from Bugatti Veyron to the 1955 Corvette that Zora Duntov set speed record with, well, its hard to pick a low end car from the bunch. My antique digital camera would only hold 40 pictures. See them here on CCM’s flickr page Lingenfelter.
Not a CCM event, but of great interest to all Corvette lovers was the ALMS race at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Full details can be read and seen here: Sebring. Hopefully you made it to the meeting at Pratt & Miller for a first hand viewing and chat with the race team.
As of now April events are focused on “New Member Orientation” April 16 and the Test & Tune April 17 followed by our first autocross of the season on April 18 chaired by Brett & Kris Watson. This is, also, the Detroit Council Champ Series season opener. Be sure to sign up for the champ series. Full series info at DCSCC. I expect another cruise to eat later in the month, but you’ll have to check elsewhere in the e-SlipStream for details.
Hopefully there will be a May social event. Plan it and we will come! It really takes very little effort, just a fun idea. Contact me or any Board member to get it publicized.Bruce
Gathering at Pure-Simple Services in Howell for a Super Bowl Party (thanks Marty Firment)
Slot car racing (thanks Jim Rees)
Feather Bowling in March (thanks Ken Sumner)
Additional information can be found elsewhere in this issue. Do you have an
idea for a social gathering? Just contact Jan, Mary or myself for tips to git
Then at the membership meeting Jan 27th
I sit here Thanksgiving morning feeling so
fortunate to be waiting for family to join us for dinner today, yet so concerned
for our dear friends Ray and Sharon Meesseman. For those who don’t know, Ray had
a heart attack at an NCCC event in Florida on Oct 31 and has been hospitalized
there ever since. A second heart attack, pneumonia and ARDS are threatening his
life. It is just unfathomable to me that he is struggling this way. Please keep
them in your prayers.
Latest Club news is the results of the officer nominations. Not elections but nominations as we had no elected positions that were contested. I will continue on as your President, Rodney Slusher will be the new Vice President; new first year Board representatives will be Fred King, Dave Krom and Mary Wentzel. There were no nominations for Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary or Treasurer. The bylaws do not permit running for an office for more than two terms, however they do allow for a person to continue in those positions in the absence of any nominees so Dyan Janowitz, Pat Jutras and Ted Hou have agreed to continue to fill those positions.
Next order of business in anticipation of 2010 is the appointment of the other Board officers. I have some who have indicated an interest in continuing, but every office is open for consideration. Most significantly is that after 6 years Kerry Hlady is stepping down as Social Director. I’d like to see our social programs continue to grow but by involving more members in the process of planning individual events. The more successful we can be at this, the easier the Directors job is. In an ideal world the Director would be able to just co-ordinate all the offers of events that you the members would like to have and are willing to organize just one.
We are in discussion and testing phase of establishing a listserv for the distribution of club information. This will allow the select few officers granted administrator status to directly send information to the membership. It will expedite that dissemination of information and eliminate the dependence on an intermediary. More information to follow. Thanks to Ted Hou for the idea and setting it up.
If you did not notice in last month’s SlipStream there is a picture of the beautiful new Trophy Case in place in the Stanford Service area. Thanks to Fred King for being on call to get trophies into it and keeping it freshened with new trophies periodically.
I got a surprise at the last Board meeting. Apparently someone, I presume a club member, anonymously donated two nice aluminum jacks for use at tech inspection as a memorial to Ken Watson.
See you November 25th