Gazette

August 2022

The Vette Set Gazette is a monthly publication of The Vette Set, Inc.

Articles from members are always welcome, and are to be submitted to the Newsletter Editor by 6:00pm Sunday, following the general monthly meeting.

These meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Guests are always welcome to attend any Vette Set event.

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Jack’s PineMountain Club Run
“Discovering Hidden Gems in the Local Mountains”

Officers and Appointees

 
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Outside contact can be made with:

1.President Rob Weimer, 310-941-7061, robert.a.weimer@me.com

2.Vice President Chuck Hammer, 310-874-6657, ballpien99@hotmail.com

3.Ambassador Chris Donlou , 310 245 9653, cdog34@msn.com

Chevrolet trademark(s) used with the written permission of General Motors

 
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Hi Vette Setters,


Another great month for the Vette Set. At our General meeting, we had 7 guests that are very interested in joining us. We also had a terrific turnout of our club members. Thank you all for making our club such a great success. Unfortunately, the ZADM roll up door wasn’t working, so we had to delay until next month, Bo’s and Lindsey’s presentation of their Corvettes to the club.


We have several activities planned including a go cart driving experience right in Carson, just off the 405. Thank you Bob Borge for investigating this and putting together the plan. The Vette Set is entering the El Segundo Main Street annual car show this year. Should be loads of fun with live music. Harry has found a new brewery for us to try for our activities dinner, looking forward to good eats and drinks.


I’ve ask Kim to provide club decal stickers, two for each Corvette you own. All I ask is if you take them, you promise to put them on your Corvette, one on each side toward the rear. You can get them directly from Kim for free, but only at one of our General meetings.


Save the Wave,

Rob

 
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VETTE SET ACTIVITIES CALENDAR

August 4 -- General Meeting at 6:30pm at the Automobile Driving Museum, located at 610 Lairport St, in El Segundo 90245 AND ON ZOOM with social time starting @ 6pm. ZOOM ID: 833-9353-3282. Password: CORVETTE (all caps). Heading to Slice ‘n Pint afterwards.

**BRING A CHECK for $34 to The Vette Set if you plan to drive the Go Karts on Aug 13. If you’re unable to attend the meeting, email Bob at bobdigidog@yahoo.com for options.

August 13 -- Bob Borge invites Vette Setters, friends & grandkids to Go Kart World, 12-2pm at

21830 Recreation Rd, Carson 90745 for an afternoon of fun followed by dinner at the BBQ truck on site. Prepayment required. Email Bob at bobdigidog@yahoo.com for options.

 

August 17 -- Activities Dinner Meeting at 6pm Yorkshire Square Brewery, 1109 Van Ness Ave, Torrance 90501. Bring ideas for activities and runs. PARK at the Moose Lodge.

 

August 20 -- Main St. Car Show 10-2 in Downtown El Segundo. For more info, contact Rob Weimer, robert.a.weimer@me.com or Dixie Foster, DixieKim@msn.com

 

August 21 -- (SUNDAY) Vette Set Annual Picnic celebrating 57 years & Yard Sale Club Fundraiser 11-2 at Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Bl, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275. Bring any yard sale items including car-related items. Bring tables or blankets for your items. Have things clearly marked with pricing and bring small bills for change. Lawn games and instruments/sing alongs also welcome.

August 25 -- (THURSDAY) Ladies’ Luncheon at 11:30am with the Vette Set Divas at The Brews Hall, 21770 Del Amo Circle E, Torrance 90503. No agenda. Just a get together to have fun enjoying the day, sharing stories or whatever!

If you have any questions, call Jeanette Weimer at (310) 941-7062 or email her at forjweimer@me.com

 

September 1 -- General Meeting at 6:30pm at the Automobile Driving Museum, located at 610 Lairport St, in El Segundo 90245 AND ON ZOOM with social time starting @ 6pm. ZOOM ID: 833-9353-3282. Password: CORVETTE (all caps). Heading to Slice ‘n Pint afterwards.

September 4 – Several Vette Setters including Dave and Jen will be attending The Big Meet: the 1st Annual Car Show at El Dorado Park in Long Beach from 11-4 with New Gen Vettes (a new club) headed by Rod Dixon, President of Southwest Corvettes. Info (562) 505-4677.

September 9-18 -- Vette Set ‘Reno to Redding’ California Cruise, led by former Club President, Hal Vatcher. Cruise will take us to Lone Pine, then to Reno to see Mammoth Lakes and the National Automotive Museum, continuing to Redding to see Shasta Park and Dam, Whiskeytown Lake, Lassen Volcanic National Park plus Lake Shasta Dinner Cruise.

Also included is a drive to Gilroy and touring the northern coastal areas of Monterey and Carmel. Shortened miles per day, multiple days in all key areas, group events and activities planned and group social time. Sign up ASAP by emailing hal@vatcher.com so he can email you a registration form. Spots are limited. Hal is also reached at (310) 594 4615.

September 21 -- Activities Dinner Meeting at 6pm at King’s Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant, 2808 W. Sepulveda Bl, Torrance 90505. Bring well-researched ideas for activities and runs.

September 29 -- (THURSDAY) Ladies’ Luncheon at 11:30am with the Vette Set Divas at The Brews Hall, 21770 Del Amo Circle E, Torrance 90503. No agenda. Just a get together to have fun enjoying the day, sharing stories or whatever! If you have any questions, call Jeanette Weimer at (310) 941-7062 or email her at forjweimer@me.com

 

October 27 -- (THURSDAY) Ladies’ Luncheon at 11:30am with the Vette Set Divas at The Brews Hall, 21770 Del Amo Circle E, Torrance 90503. No agenda. Just a get together to have fun enjoying the day, sharing stories or whatever!

If you have any questions, call Jeanette Weimer at (310) 941-7062 or email her at forjweimer@me.com

December 8 -- (THURSDAY) Vette Set Holiday Party and Awards Banquet at 4pm at the Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St, in El Segundo 90245. For more info or to volunteer, contact Dixie Foster, DixieKim@msn.com or Diane Feher, lee9diane@aol.com.

 

December 11 –-- (SUN) El Segundo Christmas Parade. Details TBA.

EXTRA ACTIVITIES NOT SPONSORED BY THE VETTE SET

                                         

1. Sunday, June 5 -- Classic car show called Cruzin 4 Brews ll from 10-3 in Downtown (Old Town) Torrance across from Honda HQ. Park next to Honda HQ on Van Ness.  There will be live music, vendors, a beer garden, and many restaurants. Register on line $30 per car. splegendscarclub.com.

2. Sunday, July 10 -- Inaugural Relay for Life Car Show. Benefits American Cancer Society.

Held 9-3 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Bl, Redondo Beach 90278.  INFO: Annette Porter,

3. Every Friday -- Season 21: Cruise to the Beach, Redondo Beach’s Legacy Car Show, formerly Ruby’s Diner Car Show, starts June 3 Sept 30, from 3-7pm at 245 N. Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, 90277. Show features live music, trophies, 50/50 Raffle, and great food.


4. Every Friday -- Garden Grove Car Show held on Main Street in Old Town Garden Grove 4 8pm. Entry $3/car. For info, call David Tavares at (562) 308 0390 or Jennifer Walton (562) 544 2670.


5. Every Saturday -- Caffeine Cruisers from 7 10am in Torrance, on SE corner of Artesia and Hawthorne, between Starbucks & Sizzler.


6. 1st Saturday of the month -- Morning Shift Cars & Coffee at 8am at Porsche Experience Center, 19800 Main St, Carson 90745.  All makes and models. Photographers & spectators are welcome.  For general info, call (888)204-7474.   No fees.  Free coffee. Call before going.


7. CORRECTION 1st Saturday of the month -- Cars & Coffee from 7:30 9:30am, at Peninsula Shopping Center, 67 Peninsula Center, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274. For more info, email club member Lee Williams at area51ufopilot@yahoo.com.

8. Last Saturday of the month -- Manhattan Beach Cars & Coffee from 7:30 10am located at ‘The Point’ Shopping Center, 850 S. Sepulveda, at the corner of Sepulveda and Rosecrans in Manhattan Beach. Enter from Rosecrans. Started by two high school students at Mira Costa HS. Lots of C8s, C7s, and earlier model Corvettes plus a huge array of other cars including old beaters. FREE!

9. Saturday, November 12 – Vettes for Veterans All Corvette Car Show in Carlsbad, hosted by North Coast Vettes to honor San Diego area veterans.  Proceeds go to Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Semper Fi America Fund.  Info: www.northcoastvettes.org.

NEW IDEAS FOR CLUB RUNS

1. Nethercutt Museum/Peterson Automotive Museum, Gary Gaffney
2. Filling Station/Antique Stores, Gary Gaffney/Jennifer Walton
3. Mullin Museum, Oxnard: Private tours T/Th plus two Saturdays/month, Hal Holzman
4. Central Coast Trip to Mullin Museum, Island Beach (?), Cachuma Lake, Solvang
5. Saturday run to San Antonio Winery in LA, Bill Molinelli /Dennis Chance

ONLINE VETTE SET CLUB PRESENCE

1. Visit our Vette Set WEBSITE https://www.thevetteset.com/
2. Visit our Vette Set FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/TheVetteSetInc/

Jennifer

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Road To Recovery: Renovation & Expansion
It's been a very active month with several updates on their Road to Recovery. They started the month with the completion of another portion of their long term garages allowing them to welcome back the remainder of their displaced renters. Additionally, they have reopened the restrooms in the Kimberlee A. Fast Pavilion, so guests can now enjoy air conditioned restroom facilities complete with running water and operational showers!


Perhaps the most exciting news is their recent announcement about the rebuild and expansion of our facility! In case you missed it, here are the highlights.

Holley Tower Expansion
• Rooftop Bar
• Expanded Observation Deck
• Additional Classroom Space
• Event Rental Space
• Fully Operational Catering Kitchen
• Redesigned Guest Check In & Retail Area
• State of the Art Amenities and Design


Kimberlee A. Fast Pavilion: Quick Service
Dining with Diverse Menu Options

• Fully Operational Kitchen
• Expanded Viewing for Spectators
• Track Side Patio with seating
• Restroom Facility

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Corvette Raffles

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2023 Silver Flare Corvette Coupe

8/18/2022
Price: $150.00, Limited to 1,500 Tickets
Drawing: August 18, 2022, 2:00 PM CT

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2023 Red Mist Corvette Coupe
Price: $20.00 Tickets: Unlimited
Drawing: Sept. 3, 2022 3:00 PM CT

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2023 Arctic White Corvette Convertible VIN
#0001

Price: $300.00 Tickets: 2023 Available
Drawing: September 2, 2022 3:00 PM CT

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2023 Artic White Corvette Coupe
Price: $100.00 Tickets: 2,000 Available
Drawing: Sept. 22, 2022 2:00 PM Central Time

George Person, Jr.

 
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As a refresher, I want to remind everyone that since the demise of the GTLM class last year, Corvette Racing is running the 2 race cars in separate classes and separate racing associations. The number 3 car, with Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor, is running in the usual IMSA racing series. Most of these races will be in the US. The number 4 Corvette will be run as number 64 in the FIA World Endurance Championship series with most of
their races overseas.


IMSA Series. For the IMSA race series, Corvette Racing participated in the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville Connecticut on July 16th. The number 3 car of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Tayler was doing quite well in this race until side-to-side contact with a Mercedes GTD car damaged the right rear suspension of the Corvette. Oh no! This required the Corvette to stop at the pits to repair the car. In the end, Garcia and Taylor finished five laps down to the race winning No. 9 Porsche.

Race Results: 1st: Porsche, 2nd: Aston Martin, 3rd:Lexus, 4th: Mercedes, 5th: Corvette, 6th: BMW.


In this IMSA series, the number 3 Corvette will return to the track at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin from August 5 7.


FIA World Endurance Championship Series. Corvette Racing also participated in the World Endurance Championship Series on July 10. The No. 64 Corvette of Tommy Milner and Nick Tandy drove for the first time in the Six Hours of Monza in Italy. The Corvettes competed in the LMGTE Pro (Le Mans Grand Touring Endurance) class. As usual the countryside was rooting for their home team champions, Ferrari.


Imagine everyone’s surprise when Corvette Racing shocked Ferrari and ended up winning the WEC 6 Hours of Monza! Tandy said, “With two laps to go, I saw a red car coming in (pits) and didn't know which one. I asked if it was the 52 (Ferrari) and the team said it was. Like Tommy said, we basically gave up with about 30 minutes to go because we had to hit a stupid fuel number to make it. But we did." The stupid fuel number they’re referring to was a fuel consumption number that apparently Corvette racing engineers calculated as necessary to complete the race without “pitting” for fuel. Looks as though the engineers were correct because it worked!

Race Results: 1st: Corvette, 2nd & 3rd: Ferrari, 4th - 6th: Porsche


Corvette Racing’s next event for the number 64 car in the FIA WEC, is the Six Hours of Fuji on Sept. 9-11.


Until next time, get out there and drive your Vette’s everyone!

David

 
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Happy

Birthday

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Yvonne Molinelli
Dalene Ficquette
Toni Whitford
Linsey Donovan
Emma De La Cerna

08/01
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08/11
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08/21

Happy

Anniversary

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Nelie & Henry Aguirre
Jennifer Walton &
               David Tavares
Gloria & Frank Tecca
Marci O'Brien & 
              Jerry Clement
Debbie & Paul Jackley

08/04
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08/31

Dixie

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