From the Driver’s Seat – September 2022
September is gone, and none too soon. It was way too hot for this Northwest raised boy. That ‘61 Corvette I desired at age 19 would have been perfect in the summer heat of Washington. Now though, my ’62 in 110˚ SCV temperatures is way too uncomfortable. Fall has arrived on the calendar, and I am soon to be a happy top-down driver once again.
If the weather was our only concern, we would have it made. Now we have to worry about the California ban on sales of gasoline-powered new cars after 2035. I suppose my Grand Sport will only be 18 years old then, so what am I worrying about? It at least has great air conditioning, and besides, my kids will probably take my fob away by then.
Then, there is the issue of an electric Corvette coming on the market. Corvette broke from tradition when the C8 hit the market with a mid-engine and now it seems we are facing another modernization when a fully electric version is added in 2025. Will the electric Corvette owners be eligible for club membership? Will our by-laws need to be changed? These are interesting times. At least I have the Solid Axle Corvette Club to provide me with some stability!
Speaking of summer heat, it was indeed a hot trip to Menifee to visit the Motte Historic Car Museum at the beginning of the month. We still enjoyed the getaway with our AC equipped gas powered Corvettes though. September also included a Taste of the Town at a new place in town, Gyromania on Soledad Canyon for a “Taste the True Mediterranean Cuisine.” If you are craving gyros on the west-side there is another in Stevenson Ranch as well.
The strange September weather also included a hurricane off our coast which led to the postponement of the Patriots Day Car Show from Sep 10th to Oct 1st. The sponsors promise the same agenda and even better weather. It will still be a great way to remember 9/11, just a few days later.
October will bring the famed Lasagna-Night at the Ceo home. You are urged to drive your Corvettes per special request from the Ceo’s neighbors! Then Taste of the Town will offer steak at the Outback Steakhouse in Stevenson Ranch. The other Gyromania is close if you choose.
November then is not far off. That means voting. No matter what your persuasion, voting is not only your right, it is your duty. Typically, less than one-third of registered voters vote. Election results can be close, so make YOUR voice be heard in the polls in November.
Then, there will be December. We will again be conducting a food drive for the SCV Food Pantry. Please come and spend a couple hours at Sam’s for those in our community needing some help. The Sam’s shoppers are probably tired of seeing the same SCVCC faces! Then, let’s party at our club Christmas party.
Time does fly, but it is great to fly along with our fellow SCVCC people!