Story: Mike Woodings
Photos: Judy Woodings
Suppose if you will, Highway 126 was closed or worse, didn’t exist. How would we get to Santa Paula or Ventura or points beyond? Where would we caravan as a Corvette Club? Would our well-shined ‘Vettes just stay parked in our garages remaining low mileage for the next buyer? NO, I say! We have to Drive. We Have to Caravan. And, we HAVE to EAT!
And so it was on August 26th. No, Highway 126 wasn’t closed, but we found there is plenty for the Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club to do right here in the Santa Clarita Valley.
It doesn’t matter if it is Saturday morning, Thursday night or in this case Sunday evening. Our well-shined Corvettes are ready to go and are NOT going to remain parked for the lucky next buyer!
We have lots to do right here in the area without having to pay Sacramento those crazy taxes any more than we have to. After all, we live in Los Angeles County’s third largest community and have plenty of roads to travel and along the way, plenty of places to EAT. So, I and 40 others were all in agreement on August 26th. Our Activities had a local caravan and destination planned. None of us knew the details but were all willing to forego an evening of summer re-runs to put the tops down on our Corvettes for a Cruise Night through our own backyard.
We still had Walmart as our gathering place, and gather we did. Corvette after Corvette rolled in at the appointed time.
Even Russ Obarski came out with his spanking new black/black 2019 Stingray. Then, onward we all rolled, taking over Newhall Ranch Parkway and then an unbroken file outbound on Bouquet Canyon Road.
A right on Vasquez Canyon Road took us through some curves and another right onto Sierra Highway and a left onto Sand Canyon got us Soledad Canyon Road and into our “Corvette Corral” at Route 66 Classic Grill for what else, food!
The Route 66 staff must be applauded for their excellent service, taking great care of all of our dining needs. We appreciate it and are looking forward to our next big event coming up on September 29th, our All-Corvette Car Show.
The almost autumn evening air then called us for ice cream at the nearby Cold Stones and then some more hanging out with friends before heading to our nearby homes. It was a great call by our Activities people and by the way, a great caravan lead by Steve and Judy Turkheimer.