From the Driver’s Seat – Jan2019
January 2019 President’s Message
Can you believe February is already upon us? It seems like it was just a year ago we were a month into the new year and here we are again.
While January was not our typical month in the SCVCC, there was still some action behind the scenes as our board transitions to its new configuration. I can report that our Activities Committee is taking the job seriously and working hard to get us rolling to many new events and destinations.
As you will read in a couple of pages, our new Secretary, Dan Clarkson is “right-on” with his pen and paper taking the minutes at our meetings. We should all show our appreciation to those who have stepped up to the plate mid-year to keep our board of directors running so smoothly.
While the winter rains are so appreciated with the several inches of moisture locally along with the many inches of snowpack added to our mountains, Corvette caravans are fewer in the winter months. We have time though to make sure our favorite cars are well maintained and detailed in the meantime.
Our SCVCC Webpage Events Section did have a couple opportunities for us to fire up the Vettes and get together in January. Our monthly Taste of the Town was held at Saddle Ranch Chop House and I must report a very good attendance of 25. TOT is every third Thursday at a local eating spot and if you haven’t attended in a while, you are missing out. The company is terrific and you don’t have to do dishes. What could be better?
January finished up with a Surprise Breakfast run on the 27th. We all like surprises and for sure runs are great too in our Corvettes, so when you put the two together you have the makings for a great turnout. That is just what we had when 42 members and guests showed up at 7:30 AM at our designated start place on the Old Road. Our Activities team briefed us on the basics of the caravan and we followed the leader away and south to parts unknown. The route took us through Pasadena on I-210, exiting at Myrtle Avenue to Jake’s Roadhouse. An awesome caravan of 22 Corvettes, with only one mishap – if anyone finds John Vega’s club flag, let him know!
We are looking forward to what February and the remainder of winter has in store, but with weather unlike the rest of the nation, we are in for more good Corvette times.
Time now to do serious planning for NCM Caravan 2019. If you haven’t gone before or want to check out more than CA-126, a cross country adventure in America’s Sport Car is a trip to remember.
Mike and Judy