INDIAN RIVER CORVETTE CLUB
NEWSLETTER

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

June 2005

JUNE BIRTHDAYS

1st - Frank Esposito,  6th - Jane Weick,  10th - Ron Derby,  11th - Sharon Sperry,
19th - Nancy Murray,  22nd - Beth Butcher,  25th - Bonnie Pfiester,
26th - Tarie Harris,  28th - Betty Skelton Erde
 
JULY BIRTHDAYS

17th - Denver Sperry,  22nd - Jerry Weick,  27th - Joanne Wolfe,
30th - Dr Alan Erde,  31st - Eva Sandlin

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ALL!

On Friday  June 10, 2005  the Indian River Corvette Club held its 63nd regular meeting. Rob thanked Betty & Vi for hosting the May Mystery Dinner Run to Lobster Shanty.  With regrets, Rob announced the death of our former waitress, Dee on May 31st.  The museum brick has been confirmed by the NCM in Bowling Green, KY.  Sue outlined the coming activities.  Hollyann won the 50/50 and herded us all out to Ritas for dessert.

Sue, Crystal and Scott enjoyed a walk through McKee's Garden in June.

Keslers will be hosting the June Mystery Dinner Run on June 28th.  Hope you all can make it!

Steve Pfiester, co-owner along with his wife Bonnie of Longevity Fitness Club And Spa in Vero Beach, competed June 4th in the Central Florida District Bodybuilding & Figure Championships. 

The extremely tough competition was held over the weekend in Sarasota.

Steve won first place in the Men's Open Division, Light-Heavyweight Class.  Steve started competing about 13 years ago and enjoys the challenge along with the accountability for maintaining a healthy weight.

This year was extremely rewarding because not only did Steve win his weight class, but he trained 59 year old Josefina Monasterio (our very own local TV 10 personality) for her very first body building show (a long time dream of hers) and she too took 1st place in the Master's Women Over 40 Class. 

Longevity Fitness Club and Spa, an exclusively for women club,  is located at 650 12th Street, Vero Beach, FL. 32960 or check them out on the web http://www.longevityclubs.com/index.htm

SILVER SPRINGS SHOW ON NOVEMBER 5, 2005

Pre Register by 10/28/05    $25.00/car (includes 2 people)

Register after 10/28/05       $30.00/car (includes 2 people)

Additional Tickets              $15.00 Adults - $10 Children (3-10)

First 200 cars receive a commemorative dash plaque

Registration Form on Indian River Corvette Club website http://www.ircorvettes.com/Events/SilverSprings/silversprings.pdf 

Local Accommodations:

Holiday Inn Silver Springs (352-236-2575) across the street from Silver Springs
Special $69 rate for Corvette Show participants Registration deadline
10/21/05

Ocala Hilton 352-854-1400

Ocala Ramada Inn 352-732-3131

Marriot Courtyard 352-237-8000

Ritz Historical Inn 352-236-2891

Seven Sisters Inn (B&B) 352-867-1170

RACING AT BIG BEND TEXAS   BY HARRY BUTLER

I left Vero April 14 and returned on May 15.

I raced in the Big Bend Open Road Race, Fort Stockton, TX – 3rd place in 140 mph avg. (139.951 mph)

I raced in the Bonneville 100, West Wendover, NV – 6th place in 140 mph avg. (139.964 mph)

Distance driven – 7173 miles
Time actually driving – 120 hours
Diesel Fuel consumed – 633 Gallons
Avg Price of Diesel – $2.254
Number of flat tires on Trailer – 3

I want to thank Herb and Michele Garvie, Mitch Clark and Rick Vigue for helping out with my living costs on the trip either by putting me up, or paying for the motel.  Herb and Mitch also let me store the car and trailer at their place.

Texas had the lowest Diesel and Gas prices.  I actually saw Regular gas as low as $1.95 and Diesel at $2.08

Florida and Nevada have the highest Diesel and Gas prices, although I did pay 2.469 in Green River, Utah.  My opinion is we are getting ripped off by the oil companies and the federal and state governments.  I can guarantee that the gas tax is not going back into the road system.  There are parts of the Interstate system that are in terrible shape.  Also there is no reason why diesel fuel should cost as much as premium gas.

Found a shorter route from west Texas to northern Nevada thanks to Mitch and Dave.  Cut about 150 miles off the drive and the roads were better.

Next race is the Gamblers Run in July.

Take care, Harry

PHOTOS FROM CLUB EVENTS ARE POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE

Visit  www.ircorvettes.com

 EVENTS
June 18th Vettes @ the Village at World Golf Village
June 24-26 Bloomington Gold in St Charles, IL.
June 28 Mystery Dinner Run by Dick and Lucy 
July 2  Moroso Motorsports
July 8 Club Meeting  
July 9th Ecklers Casino Cruise
July 9th Corvette Show at Mercado in Orlando
July 26th  Mystery Dinner Run by Bill & Marlene

NEWS RELEASE ON THE NEW 505 HP  CORVETTE Z06

  • BASE PRICE  $65,000
  • 2LZ PACKAGE   $2900
  • 6 CHANGER CD  $1740
  • NAVIGATION SYSTEM $1600
  • POLISHED WHEELS  $1295        
2006 Corvette Z06 features include:
  • LS7 7.0-liter/427-cubic-inch Gen IV V-8 engine with lightweight reciprocating components
  • 505 horsepower (373 kw) @ 6300 rpm
  • 470 lb.-ft. of torque (657 Nm) @ 4800 rpm
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 7000 rpm redline
  • Aluminum body structure with one-piece hydroformed perimeter rails frame and magnesium engine cradle
  • Carbon-fiber composite front fenders, front wheelhouses and floors
  • Dry-sump engine lubrication system
  • Hand-built engine at GM’s new Performance Build Center
  • Unique design styling that includes a larger grille, cold-air scoop and lower air splitter, wide-body front and rear fenders and a taller rear spoiler
  • Engine, transmission and differential oil coolers and steering cooler