INDIAN RIVER CORVETTE CLUB
NEWSLETTER

President
  Rob Callery   Vice-President Bill Ulisky    Secretary Sandy Ericsson    Treasurer Amy Harp

November 2004

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  2nd - Brenda Horne & Dick Kesler,  7th - Steve Pfiester,
10th - Linda Dicken, 11th - Brad Schearer,
13th - Bonnie Steene, 18th - Gary Auberry,
23rd - Edie Thrasher, 27th - Michael Vitrano,
28th - Mason Simpson, 29th - Harry Butler & Mary Derby

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ALL!

On Oct 08, 2004  the Indian River Corvette Club held its 56th regular meeting. Twenty-one members gathered at Bombardiers to discuss club business.  Some members were attending OctoberVettes and others were still fighting damage from the second hurricane named Jeanne.  It was great to see everyone who could make the meeting.

The Mystery Dinner Run, on October 26, 2004,  attended by 30 members, took us to Culinary Capers and a wonderful buffet in the Bosrbroom.   Dan and Kurt went all out for the club.  We all enjoyed Kurts Corvette model collection.  The dinner was also Tom Quinas birthday party and we enjoyed some great carrot cake.  Thanks to  Rob and Cathie for arranging the dinner. 

  October 16, 2004 found several members heading North to Ecklers for their fall homecoming. It was a beautiful day.  Callerys, Quinas, Ericissons, Uliskys, and Keslers attended.  85 cars were in the show and lots of others were on display including 3 or 4 2005 C-6 coupes. 

Rob and Cathie Callery attended the big ''Rogers Cruz'In on Oct 30th.  Cathie reported that it was a very long hot day on the parking lot.  Rogers is not a Chevrolet dealership but seems to have no problem getting late model Corvettes. His show is a judged show and featured music by ''Derek and the Slammers'' 

November 6th found some of us in Islamorada at the 11th Annual ''Corvettes in Paradise" show sponsored by the Florida Keys Corvette Club.  Marie and Tony CuCulino put on a great show at the Holiday Isles motel.  Dave McLellan lives in Islamorada and is always on hand to help with the judging and is happy to sign autographs.  He also spoke, mostly about the new C-6,  at the 7:30 pm '' Dinner with Dave McLellan''.  Rob Callery walked away with a special mention trophy and some nice autographs!  Congratulations Rob.  Callerys, Quinas, and Keslers enjoyed the gigantic seafood buffet at '' Whale Harbor'' which is just a short walk from the show site. 

PHOTOS FROM CLUB EVENTS ARE POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE

NOVEMBER   EVENTS

13  Brevard Co Poker Run
20  Vettes On The Avenue
     20  The Ultimate Corvette Party
25-28  Turkey Rod Run 
25th Happy Thanksgiving to all our members !  
 
DECEMBER EVENTS
4 Toys for Tots
11  CHRISTMAS PARTY
25 CHRISTMAS

CHECK www.ircorvettes.com  for details

Dues notices have been distributed either by mail or E-mail so write your check early and while you are writing the check, include the cost of the CHRISTMAS PARTYDon't miss it!   Call Ro for details.

Visit  www.ircorvettes.com 

DID YOU KNOW THAT..............

In January of 1956 Zora Arkus-Duntov drove a modified 240hp V8 Corvette 150.583mph in Daytona

In July of 1956 Dick Thompson raced a production Corvette to first place in the Seattle Seafair race, the first SCCA National title for Corvettes. 

At the 12 Hours of Sebring race that year, a Corvette in SCCA C/modified class finished first in class and 9th overall.

In March 1957 Chevrolet entered Corvettes in the 12 Hours of Sebring and drivers Dick Thompson and Gaston Andrey placed 12th, the first time for any car in GT class.

One way to tell a 56 Corvette from a 57, without opening the hood ,is to look at the inside rearview mirror.   On the 1956 model, the mirror adjusts with a thumbscrew and on the 1957 model a wrench is required for adjustment.