The Vette Set Gazette is a monthly publication of The Vette Set, Inc., sponsored by Win Chevrolet, 2201 E. 223rd Street, Carson, CA 90810.
Articles from members are always welcome, and are to be submitted to the Newsletter Editor by 6:00pm Sunday following the General Meeting. These meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at Win Chevrolet.
Guests are always welcome to attend any Vette Set event.
"David & Ken's Excellent Adventure"
at Buttonwillow Raceway
Hi Vette Set Members,
First, I would like to welcome our two new members voted in this month, Eddie Lomeli and Jesus Lomeli.
I would like to thank the club officers for taking the time to get together on a Sunday afternoon to firm up our balanced budget for 2020. It took us a couple of hours and thanks to John and Linda Tully for hosting the meeting. It looks like we can afford our new club brick at the museum and now that we have our new logo, George is going to inquire with the museum to get the details on making it happen.
It’s a great time to start planning a run if you would like to host one. They really aren’t difficult to put together, just come up with a destination, plan the route, rest and eating stops, that’s about it. Then get with Jennifer to coordinate a date. If you need help or advice, there are many people that would be glad to help, just ask. Also, I would like to thank Kim Foster for putting together the clubs new logo incorporating the new C8 logo. He has worked on it for several months and it looks great. He has used the very original C1 logo utilizing the US flag on the left and the checkered flag on the right. The club voted on whether they liked the silver or gold borders and we were evenly split, 18 for each. It was decided that members could order the border color they like and no one objected.
I truly appreciate the members that set up and take down the chairs for our monthly meetings. I know it’s a pain but thank you all very much for your efforts.
The Treasurer will keep and maintain adequate and correct books of accounts showing the receipt and disbursement of Club funds, and an account of the Club’s assets, if any. Such ledgers shall at reasonable times be open to inspection by any member or Director. The Treasurer shall deposit all moneys of the Club with such depositories as are designated by the Board of Directors with the approval and signature of the President and shall render to the President or the Board of Directors, upon request, statements of the financial condition of the Club. Books are to be audited once a year.
The Treasurer will chair a budget committee that is responsible for preparation of annual budget to be presented to the Membership by the Board.
Any check written by the Treasurer for more than $250 must be approved by the president, or by the Vice President, if the President is unavailable.
First 2020 Corvettes Ship
Shipping of the 2020 Stingray Corvettes officially started on Wednesday, March 4 with the National Corvette Museum receiving two truckloads, 12 Corvettes total, on Thursday afternoon. Of those cars were the VIN 25 Corvette that was raffled at the Museum's 25th Anniversary Celebration last August, and one of seven Corvettes ordered for guests to drive on track at the NCM Motorsports Park. The customer cars will begin the PDI process on Friday, with cars going on display on Corvette Boulevard Friday, too! The hues of the cars included Torch Red, Arctic White, and Sebring Orange.
HPDE Offered Week of Michelin NCM Bash Coming to the Michelin NCM Bash. The NCM Motorsports Park is offering a High Performance Drivers Education course
Monday/Tuesday of that week, so come early and get a little track fun in before the event's festivities!
Their program focuses on 3 keys to becoming a better driver: Education, Safety, and Fun!
Students are separated based on road course driving experience and assigned driving instructors. Along with on-track instruction, this program includes classroom sessions which fine-tune the technique of high performance driving.
Pricing is $499 for instructed students and $450 for solo approved intermediate and advanced drivers.
Welcome New Board Member Norm Rose
A family member of the Museum since 2017, Norm Rose is also a member of South Valley Corvette Club, which is under the umbrella of Western States Corvette Council. He joined the WSCC board four years ago as Vice President primarily handling memberships.
He has been to the Museum several times, including the five-year anniversary, and most recently the 25th anniversary where six Corvettes from their club traveled together. Currently Norm and husband Ed own a 2017 Special Edition Corvette Grand Sport Convertible in Watkins Glen Gray with Tension Blue accents and interior.
Win a Corvette While Supporting a Great Cause!
2020 "Build Your Own" Corvette or $60,000 Cash Option, Raffle Drawing 04/24/2020
Tickets $250 / Limited to 1,500 Tickets
2020 Black Corvette Coupe Raffle Drawing 4/25/2020 Tickets $20 / Unlimited Tickets
Next Generation Corvette Display Returning to NCM
If you visited the Museum during the 25th Anniversary Celebration last year, you likely got to experience the Next Generation Corvette building / display that was in their parking lot. The large structure featured some 2020 Corvettes, as well as samples of each interior color, seat options, interiors, wheels, and other customer selectable features. They have some exciting news - that same display will be available during the Michelin NCM Bash thanks to General Motors! If you haven't already, make plans to attend - April23-25, 2020.
George Person, Jr.
THE VETTE SET, INC.
BY-LAWS AMENDMENT FORM
ARTICLE: iv Members
Section: 1. Classification of Members
D. Life Member - Effective with renewals for 2018, any active member after completing 15 consecutive years of membership shall be deemed a Life Member, and their dues will be $20.00 for the first member and $5 for a spouse or significant other, and all other requirements of membership still being in effect. Life membership attained before 2017 shall pay no dues.
D. Life Member - Any Member meeting the requirements of Article IV, Section 1, Subsection A. above, and after completion of 15 consecutive years of membership, shall be granted a Lifetime Membership Status with no annual dues.
Note: Per the by-laws, this proposed change is printed in the newsletter and will be placed on the agenda of the next meeting for discussion. At the end of the discussion, a motion will be entertained to vote on this proposed by-law change.
Dixie & Sharon
As the newly appointed procurement representative, I pledge to keep club members looking great.
Our supplier is Cactus Threats Embroidery Inc. located at 16704 Hawthorne Blvd., Lawndale, CA 90260. If you want to see pictures of the apparel available for club members, contact me at the next monthly meeting. At monthly meetings, I also have caps with the Vette Set logo embroidered on the front for sale. Remember, all new members get a free polo shirt with the club logo.
CORVETTE RADING AT COTA
Corvette racing decided to enter one of the new C8R corvettes in the six hours of the Circuit of The Americas (COTA). The race took place in Austin, Texas on Feb. 23, 2020. Car
# 63, the C8R, ran in the GTE Pro category with drivers Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller. Jan was replaced by Fassler for the 2020 season as a regular driver. This was the first time Rockenfeller drove the C8R and neither driver made any mistakes. That was the good news. The bad news was the Corvette ended with a 6th place finish.
Magnussen admitted there was an unfortunate issue during qualifying. Drivers admitted being down on power during the race. It appears the Balance of Performance (BOP) rules for the new Vette put the car in a less competitive position. Corvette’s fastest lap time was 1.5 seconds slower than the best car. With 170 laps, you can see why the Corvette was far behind. The Corvette would have been in last place if not for Porsche issues. Corvette made one less pit stop than any other car in the class. But to no avail.
However, the Corvette ran trouble free and the team collected a lot of good data.
The next race is Super Sebring weekend at Sebring International Raceway in Florida on March 20-21. Corvette Racing will compete in both series:
Twelve Hours of Sebring for IMSA
1,000 Miles of Sebring for FIA WEC (World Endurance Championship).
Sanctioned events are in red
West Coast Region events are in blue
Other events are in black