INDIAN RIVER CORVETTE CLUB
NEWSLETTER

President
  Rob Callery   Vice-President Bill Ulisky    Secretary Betty Brousseau   Treasurer Ro Bryant

April 2005

May BIRTHDAYS

7th - Marlene Ulisky,  12th - Teunie Kranenburg,  14th - Sue Smith,  26th - Nan Dunne
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ALL!

On April ,  2005  the Indian River Corvette Club held its 61st regular meeting.  35 members and guests were in attendance.  Thanks go out to Wayne and Eva Sandlin who presented a great design for the club brick at the NCM in Bowling Green.  The club will also be sending a plaque to Service Chevrolet to thank them for their sponsorship of the club.  Service Chevrolet will also pay the first years dues to the club for any person who buys a Corvette from Service Chevrolet.  Thanks Service Chevrolet.


55 cars were entered at the Ecklers Spring show on April 9.  Quina, Smiths, Keslers and Bill Ulisky attended the show.   Several 2005 Corvettes were entered in the show.  The weather was perfect

Congratulations go out to our president, Rob Callery, for his second place finish in his class at the SCCA-Solo II Event at Indian River Community College on April 10th.  Had he not received a small penalty for  ''touching'' the last pylon, he would have won his class.  The winner, a very experienced driver, won by four/tenths of a second

April 16 was a bit windy but over 100 cars were entered at  ''Vettes At The Port''  in Port Canaveral.  Quinas and Keslers attended.  Every car entered received a very nice door prize.  There are several interesting places to each lunch at the port


PHOTOS FROM CLUB EVENTS ARE POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE

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 EVENTS
April 26 Mystery Dinner Run --Karl and Bonnie Steen
MAY 7 Corvettes On The Circle -Sarasota FL
May 7  Corvette Challenge Moroso  Palm Beach Gardens
May 13 General Membership Meeting
May 14  7th Annual Corvette River Cruise-In  Ft Pierce
May 21  McKee Botanical Garden tour and lunch
May 31  Mystery Dinner Run - Betty and Vi

AUTO DEVELOPER DeLOREAN DIES AT 80

        John DeLorean, a Detroit native, who left GM to develop his own sports car died in New Jersey at age 80.   In 1964, while at GM, he was instrumental in developing the first ''muscle car'', the Pontiac GTO.  During the development of the 1968 Corvette, DeLorean became General Manager at Chevrolet, replacing Pete Estes.  To his eternal credit, DeLorean immediately appointed Duntov to the official position of Chief Engineer-Corvette. DeLorean was on his way to becoming president of GM when he quit in 1973 to launch DeLorean Motor Car Co. in Northern Ireland.  Eight years later the DeLorean DMC-12 hit the street.  Only about 8,900 DMC-12's were built. The car was used as a time-travel vehicle in the Michael J. Fox series, ''Back To The Future''.  In 1984, he was acquitted of the drug charge, conspiracy to sell $24 million of cocaine.  He used entrapment as a defense.