We had a totally awesome time under the most perfect weather imaginable at the Streets of Bakersfield car show. Many thanks to David Kielty, Bill Dean, Larry Young, Richard Villanueva, Mitch Townsend, Virgil Miller, Dale Frye and Adrian Medina for the hard work of chalking and numbering the streets for the gorgeous cars being displayed. Corvettes of Bakersfield had 12 members show up in their Corvettes as well as other members bringing their other prized cars. Many friends were made and possibly new members for the club. In spite of three other car shows going on in town, we had a record 400+ cars registered at the Streets of Bakersfield show. Our charity of choice was the Wounded Heroes Fund among five other charities benefiting from the proceeds of this show. Plenty of vendors and entertainment was available and lots of food. This show gets better every year.
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3/5/2019 at Lorene’s on 23rd St.
6:19 PM Meeting called to order.
Present: Bob Vella, Danny Ellison, Don & Betsy Slauson, John Silliman, Virgil & Kim Miller, Adrian Medina and Dick Compton
Absent: Larry Young and Carl Lange III
Minutes – Danny moved to approve the minutes from the last board meeting. Betsy seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Treasurer Report: Carl was not here. He’ll email one out when it is ready.
Dick asked if we were doing an event in Laughlin, NV in 2020. No one has stepped up yet. This subject will be added to the agenda for the general meeting next week. He also asked about a flyer for the November car show to go in the Cruzin’ 4 Charity show bags in two weeks. There is hesitancy on this subject because we don’t have a confirmation from the property manager yet.
Events – Danny did a prerun for the Cayucos Pier Run on 3/23/2019. All looks good. Jack & Yolanda Atkinson did a prerun for the Parkfield Run on 4/6/2019.
Virgil suggested that someone do a brief write-up on each event to be posted on the website
Dick inquired about the bylaws. Current bylaws are on the website under the About Us category. It was also suggested to make about 15 copies of the insurance information to have available at the next general meeting.
Nomination Committee – per the bylaws, this is to be comprised of an incumbent Vice-President and two board members. Betsy volunteered to be a part of the committee and prepare a nominating card (ballot) to hand out at the general meeting to take nominations.
Dick suggested a clay-shoot to bring in moneys for members.
Membership – Betsy advised we have one new member, Boyd Smith.
Webmaster – the website has been updated and some items rearranged.
Dick would like to see a calendar of events for the next board so they know what has to be done and when.
Vettes For Vets – No progress to report as we are still waiting for the landlord to approve the event.
Bylaws – it was suggested we follow our existing 2014 bylaws and make them available to entire membership.
Meeting adjourned at 7:34 PM.
Sunday, March 10 was a great day to have a Corvette car show and brunch at the Tower Bar and Grill on Truxtun Avenue. Under Puffy clouds and cool weather, 21 Corvettes gathered for our first “Concours De’ Brunch of Corvettes”. All the Corvettes were lined up with their hoods up to show off exquisitely detailed engine bays and special accessories. Each Corvette was judged on several criteria and three trophies were given out. First place was awarded to Jack and Yolanda Atkinson for their wildly modded C6; second place went to Gregg and Carol Brott for their elegant Z06 and third place went to Virgil and Kim Miller for their well preserved vintage 1954 Corvette.
The Tower Craft Bar and Grill was first established as the First Baptist Church in 1932. The steel reinforced structure survived a major earthquake in 1952 and has seen several different businesses and restaurants occupy it over the later years as well as concerts. It is registered in the U.S. Department of Interior National Register of Historic Places. The elegant bar and grill served a delicious lunch to all the COB members by friendly and helpful staff and a good time was had by all. For more photos of this event, click on our Flickr page.