Corvettes of Bakersfield had 18 Corvettes and, ahem, one Porsche converge at the Mamma Mia‘s Italian Restaurant where we enjoyed our choice of steak or chicken dinners. Mamma Mia‘s is located at 1804 18th St. in downtown Bakersfield. They were voted the best new restaurant in the 2019 Bakersfield Californian readers poll and the quality of the food confirms this prestigious honor. The food was served very efficiently by the friendly staff who served our 46 or so COB members that attended.
A big thank you to Liz and Chris who arranged for Mamma Mia‘s to open on Sunday to cater to the Corvettes of Bakersfield Brunch of Corvettes event. They were also great at parking cars as the club members were arriving.
After a very filling meal which included ice cream as dessert, a small group of ice cream fanatics enticed other members (a total of 18) to go to Rosemarys Creamery for more ice cream. Boy this club sure knows how to have a good time. Everyone had a great time as there was lots of loud conversation and laughing at both locations.
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This past Saturday was an eventful evening for the Corvettes of Bakersfield club members who celebrated their annual Christmas dinner and gift exchange held at the Brighton Estates Clubhouse. The drinks were flowing and after dinner, there was a lot of nefarious thievery going around as we were allowed to steal a chosen gift from one other person as your number came up as an alternative to grabbing a new gift from under the tree. Once that item was stolen, it could not be stolen again. The thievery was all in good fun, though. All I know is that a lot of liquor changed hands. After the gift exchange, a variety of gift baskets and poinsettias were raffled off as well as all the centerpieces on the tables.
The dinner was catered by Too Fat Catering and consist of prime rib, chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, rolls and cheese cake. Wow, was it ever good! Everyone had a great time and boy was the Corvette camaraderie ever present.
Unfortunately, many members couldn’t make it for a variety of reasons and hopefully they will enjoy going through these pictures. Thanks to Gregg Brott and Adrian Medina for all the photography. If you click on the link you’ll see over 440 pictures on our Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/158760832@N02/albums/72157712224502361
Bakersfield toy run. What a wild morning it’s been as we waited for the toy run to begin at 10 AM. We get up early in the morning and discover that it’s been raining all morning long. It continued pouring down as as Mark and Tina and Chris and I were driving to Beach Park. We were amongst the few earlybirds at the park in what is, normally, usually starting to pack up with bikers and other vehicles.
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We had another fine COB/COB at the Links at Riverlakes Ranch clubhouse on this fine, rainy Wednesday morning. Three brave souls brought out their Vettes to share with us. Lots of talking and information was exchanged and on top of that we had a fine breakfast. Everyone is invited. Join us every third Wednesday for our COB/COB. Corvettes of Bakersfield Corvette Owners Breakfast.
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What a totally awesome and fun way to honor our local veterans by participating in the annual Bakersfield Veterans Day parade. 20 Corvette owners from the Corvettes of Bakersfield carried veteran friends and family amongst the thousands of people lining the streets of downtown Bakersfield showing love and respect to these men and women for their service and sacrifice for the great USA.
We started out with a breakfast at the American Legion Hall where veterans can be overheard swapping stories of their youthful endeavors. Later on, the Vettes were all decked out with American flags and red, white and blue decorations. As we proceed with the parade, it’s always a joy to see the kids shouting “Thank you” and waving to the passing veterans.
After we ran the parade route, we took a quick drive to Mexicali on 18th Street and had a delicious lunch. A special thanks to Rod and Bev Hayden for the wonderful gift they gave to those who attended the lunch at Mexicali. They are truly special people.
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The Wings and Wheels airplane and car show was hosted by the Minter Field Air Museum and the California Pinups and Patriots at the Minter Field Airport in Shafter, California. Proceeds from the charity event go to the Minter Field Air Museum and the a the Pinups and Patriots. Over 300 cars and a variety of airplanes including a vintage C47 transport were on display. Lots of food was available and several bands including the Rockabilly band Three Bad Jack’s entertained the attendees.
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