From the Driver’s Seat – February 2023
February started out with our monthly General Meeting occurring on Groundhog Day. Punxsutawney Phil was reported to have again seen his shadow, thereby predicting another six weeks of winter. Phil was right. Winter hung around not only Pennsylvania, but also here in Southern California. February stayed cold while our heating bills rose and the polar blast that we heard about arrived just ad the weatherman said it would. The Grapevine was closed as often is the case, and even the 14 too this time! Phil is only right 39% of the time, but he called it this February!
The February weather was beautiful however for our scheduled run to Boron on 2-4. It was sunny and smooth sailing for over 20 Corvettes on our morning run to the Mojave to visit the home of Borax. Our Activities team had a guided tour of the facility arranged at the Rio Tinto borax mining facility. The site has the largest open pit mine in the USA and runs 24/7 bringing borax out of the seemingly unending vein. We all have driven past the mine numerous times on CA 58 between Mojave and Barstow, but probably never gave it a thought beyond Death Valley Days. Mines do make you hungry though, and we were well fed and cared for at Domingo’s Mexican Restaurant. We then enjoyed hearing the locals tell us all about the town of Boron. It was a very good run!
Our Taste of the Town event was at one of my favorite spots, Lucille’s. Home cooking is what you want on a cold winter night in February.
We have lots more on the horizon with activities and planning is beginning for our All-Corvette Car Show. Many of you put your names on the interest list to serve in putting the car show together and your interest is much appreciated. The car show will have many jobs to fill to make it special to celebrate the 70th birthday of the Corvette. Everyone will bee needed to pitch in to make our 2023 event a success.
Our February meeting again had over 60 attendees and little by little our club is continuing to grow, now with 90 regular members. Be assured that your board is doing much behind the scenes to keep moving us in the right direction as we enter our 45th year.
Be sure to check out the Members page on our scvcc.org website. It has been updated with your new photos, and I must say, your cars look great…you do too!
Let’s hope Punxsutawney Phil will allow us to have a sunny day at the races in March. Hoping too to see you all once again at Santa Clarita Lanes for our March General Meeting. The weatherman promises a mostly clear sky for Thursday!