Congratulations to our raffle winners at tonight‘s Corvettes of Bakersfield members meeting. They are Tony Ennis, Skip Schipper, Myna Stewart, Michael Rouw and Kathy Telese. Raffle prizes included two very good sized pumpkins as well as movie tickets, wine and a gift certificate to the Guild House. A couple of videos were shown of our most recent events edited by Danny Ellison and Gregg Brott. Good work guys! Thank you to all who attended our meeting. As always, it was very fun and productive.
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We are a hardy bunch! We had COB members with nine Corvettes braving the 103° heat tonight as we tried to scramble to find shade in Chuy’s parking lot for the weekly Chuy’s Cruise-in. In spite of the hot weather, we got to enjoy our root beer floats handily served by our beautiful Corvettes of Bakersfield ladies. These hard-working girls served up some mean root beer floats and made the gathering all the more bearable. Lots of Corvette talk of the new C8 that was revealed in Tulare the day before and lots of camaraderie as friends and families got together and had a great time.
Thanks to Lugnut Larry for his hard work in putting on this event every week as well as the Fire House event on Friday nights.
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We had a nice run up to Tulare less than an hour north of Bakersfield this past Wednesday to view the brand new 2020 C8 Corvette. Nine intrepid travelers plus a guest drove north on the 99 to Merle Stone Chevrolet and were met up by several other members of our club (16 Corvettes in all) that showed up later. The object of our trip was to see the local unveiling of the new mid engine C8 Corvette and boy were we impressed. Many minds were changed and who knows how many members took the plunge to get on the ordering list for the new mid engine Corvette. At least three members have committed to get on the waiting list and put in an order.
Many thanks to the managers and sales people at Merle Stone Chevrolet for hosting this event. We had a great time taking turns getting into the driver’s and passenger’s seat of the gorgeous Elkhart Lake Blue Corvette and asking a multitude of questions about its capabilities.
Food was provided by Mariscos Colima of Fresno, Hanford and Oakhurst. The tacos were delicious and were provided the whole day for all customers coming to the dealership in conjunction to its grand opening.
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Many thanks to Danny Ellison for organizing last night’s club event where over 30 Corvettes of Bakersfield members enjoyed an evening of Corvette Camaraderie at Firehouse’s Friday Night Graffiti.
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Much thanks to John and Cher for putting on a great run to Ventura and Camarillo. Our adventure began with a pitstop at the Santa Barbara Pistachio company on 3380 Hiway 33 in Ventucopa. The Santa Barbara Pistachio Company is well known as “the Original Home of the Flavored Pistachio”. The naturally tree ripened organic pistachios are grown in Santa Barbara County in a farm solely owned by the Zannon family. This wonderful little business had the best tasting flavored pistachios.
As we proceeded on our way to Ojai, an incident happen to one of our fellow travelers. Stephan and Rachel, prospective members of COB, ran over a rock and bent their oil filter leaking oil all over the road. Not a very good memory too have on their first run. Fearing their oil pan was cracked, they called a tow truck and were towed back to Bakersfield. Thankfully, it was a minor fix and they proceeded to become full-fledged members of Corvettes of Bakersfield.
The rest of the gang proceeded to Ventura to the Aloha Steakhouse right on the Ventura Pier. The service was outstanding and the food… delicious! A funny incident occurred when we were enjoying our meal in that there was a rumor that a man was sitting on the bench observing the ocean in the nude. After much debate Tina Pucilowski decided to go out and see for herself if he was, actually, nude. Of course, he wasn’t. He was wearing khaki colored shorts and everybody had a good laugh about it.
After the meal, some members headed out to the Camarillo Premium Outlet Shopping Center to look around and shop. Others decided to split up and go sightseeing or visit friends and even spend the night in the Central Coast.
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We had another full house at our monthly meeting tonight. We are preparing for our Camarillo run this weekend and making big plans for our Annual Wine Run to Paso Robles and our Vettes for Vets car show to be held on November 9th benefiting four of our local veteran charities. A nice video of our run to Greenhorn Grill was presented by Danny Ellison and was enjoyed by all. Annie Bailey supplied the snacks tonight consisting of deviled eggs and drinks and fruit salads. Tony Sparano also brought some cookies. Congratulations to raffle winners: Brad, Tony (twice), Myna, Michael R., Tom, Matt, Kathy and Mike. Boy did we have a lot of prizes. A big thank you to Dale for supplying the raffle prizes.
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