From the Driver’s Seat – July 2022
July was the first month of our club’s 44th year. Some thought that with the challenges we faced the SCVCC would only be a memory. Wring they were. Our club is still here and growing. We are inducting new members almost monthly. We are experiencing excellent turn-outs for meetings, events, and get-togethers. Your board members are doing a fine job, but it is you, the membership who we all have to thank. You clearly have other things you can do on Thursday evenings and on weekends, but you can do them in any old car. Corvette events and Corvette friends add that extra zest we seem to enjoy. Keep it up!
July is also an important month for our country. We celebrated our nation’s 246th birthday this past month and our community witnessed a terrific showing by the SCVCC in the SCV July 4th Parade along the streets of Newhall. It was the best turn-out of Corvettes AND spectators I have witnessed. Thanks to all who participated and to those who watched.
Our Taste of the Town took us a bit out of town to Acton and the La Cabaña Restaurant for another delicious get together. Our Antelope Valley members had an easy drive while we in the SCV had decisions to make, the traffic on CA-14 or the several backroads. I chose the latter and enjoyed the easy and scenic drive. The attendance was excellent, and the food was too. For me, the evening still held another bonus with a top-down drive home enjoying the balmy summer temperature. All in all, the Acton choice was one I enjoyed.
As we come into August, we still have some hot weather ahead. We have Movie Night at the Shavers’ on the calendar. It is always a fun time enjoying a summer activity with friends, so I hope to see many there. The beach is close too and there is no excuse for not grabbing a friend and heading out for cooler air and an enjoyable drive out on the 126. If you have an idea for an event, don’t be bashful, put together your plan and present it to Activities and let’s make it happen.
As of this writing, a few still have not renewed their membership for the 2022 – 2023 club year. I encourage you to do so and keep active with the club. If it has been some time since you turned out for a run, come and join us. Your Corvette was made to be driven. Speaking of Corvettes, who read this month about which Corvette colors were the biggest sellers for the 2022 models? Corvette Blogger published the article and reported Torch Red, Arctic White, Hypersonic Gray, Red Mist, and Black as the top five colors. Having owned four red Corvettes, I concur with the report.
Have a great August. Fire up your Vette and do something, even in the heat. Smile and look forward, October is not far away.