November 2020

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.

We are using ZOOM for our monthly General meetings until further notice


Hi Vette Setters
Yet another month of COVID-19, and another Zoom general meeting.  I would like to thank Chuck Hammer, our Vice President, for filling in for me this month.  At the last minute, I had a family emergency, my oldest stepson Frank had a heart attack and later a minor stroke.  Jeanette and I rushed to the hospital only to find out that we weren’t going to be allowed in to see him and be by his side.  Frank is recovering well and is expected to be released and coming home Saturday.  The doctor says he should make a full recovery.  Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes, we truly appreciate your support.

On a brighter note, last month for the first time in many months, we were able to have a dinner night out (thanks, Jennifer) and two club runs, one led by Jack and another led by Harry.  Thanks, guys, for putting these together as they will keep our club thriving. 

I was concerned about membership renewals this year but Chuck has done a wonderful job encouraging all but a few to renew and we just welcomed two new members, Pat and Tom, two wonderful people who will make our club even better.

The current club officers were voted in for another year of service.  We are all hoping next year will be more fun and exciting for our members.  However, we believe that we will need to continue holding Zoom General meetings.  When our governor opens up restaurants for inside dining, we will consider having our meetings back at WIN.

As always, if you have any club improvement ideas, please call me or send me an email.


I would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving, please be safe.




Tips from the Pros: What to Know About the C8

The Delivery Team trains new Corvette owners every day on the features and options of their new car as part of the R8C Museum Delivery Program. You, too, can learn from their pros! They offered some tips as part of an event virtual stream, and now they are offering it to their email subscribers and on their website. For more in-depth 'how tos' on your Corvette they offer the Corvette 101 program, giving you one-on-one time with one of their pros.


Vets 'n Vettes Next Week

While their Vets 'n Vettes event may look a lot different this year from year's past, it will be just as special. Next week, November 12 - 14, they continue the tradition of honoring our veterans with three days of activities.


Thursday will once again be focused at the NCM Motorsports Park with laps around the track and complimentary lunch courtesy of Don Franklin Chevrolet of Somerset, KY.


Friday will give participants the opportunity to socially distance with a choice of road tours, taking guests to enjoy some of the finest Kentucky fare.


Saturday offers a morning car show with awards followed by a wave parade honoring veterans and lunch at the VFW.


On site registration is available.

Sponsor a Stadium Bench in the E. Pierce Marshall Memorial Performance Gallery

They have just three "stadium benches" remaining that can be sponsored in the E. Pierce Marshall Memorial Performance Gallery in the Museum!


Bench sponsorship are a one-time tax-deductible donation of $750 each. Sponsors will receive a silver plate featuring the wording of their choice, recognizing their contribution to the Museum.


To secure your bench, contact Bobbie Jo Lee at 270-467-8833 or via email.


Corvette Raffle

Your next chance to win a Corvette is Thursday, December 3 when they raffle off a 2021 Arctic White Corvette Convertible!

Tickets on this raffle are $200 each and the raffle is limited to 1,500 tickets.

George Person, Jr.


Since last meeting, Corvette Racing has competed in three events. The first was on Oct 10th at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor claimed victory in their No. 3 C8-R.  Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin finished in fourth place in their No. 4 C8-R.  Taylor started on the pole position Saturday for the 2nd race.  But steady rain pelting the track since mid-afternoon made the race difficult. The first 15 minutes included two full course cautions.  Both Corvettes came into the pits at just twenty minutes, as they needed fuel, tires and driver changes.  Milner in the #4 Corvette was making a move during his driving stint when part of his right rear suspension broke, sending him hard into the outside wall. But Milner walked away with no injuries.
Garcia and Taylor have now won 4 of the last 5 races this year in the C8-R. 

Race results:
       1st: #3 Corvette with Garcia/Taylor
       2nd: BMW
       3rd: BMW
       4th: #4 Corvette with Milner/Gavin
       5th: Porsche
       6th: Porsche

The next race was the 10 Hour Petit Le Mans on Saturday, Oct. 17th.  Normally this would have been the last race of the season. But since the late start this year, a couple more races were scheduled. Nick Catsburg rejoined Garcia/Taylor for this 10 hour race in the #3 Corvette C8-R. 

Marcel Fässler rejoined Gavin/Milner in the #4 Corvette C8-R.
The #3 Corvette almost had their 6th victory of the season. But they were runner up instead. Gavin/Milner/Fässler placed 4th.  Both C8-Rs led the field multiple times during the race.  Unfortunately, a yellow flag with 5 minutes remaining, prevented the #3 car from having a chance to get back into 1st place.

Race results:
       1st: Porsche
       2nd: #3 Corvette with Garcia/Taylor/Catsburg
       3rd: BMW
       4th: #4 Corvette with Fassler/Gavin/Milner
       5th: Porsche
       6th: BMW

The last race was at Laguna Seca on November 1st. Garcia/Taylor in the #3 car placed 2nd in this race for the 2nd race in a row.
This win clinched the Drivers and Team titles this year for the duo.
The # 4 Corvette of Gavin/Milner finished third.  Unfortunately, the #4 car was found to be out of technical compliance in post-race inspection and was moved to 6th place.

Race Results:
      1st: Porsche
      2nd: #3 Vette with Taylor/Garcia
      3rd: Porsche
      4th & 5th: BMW
      6th: #4 Vette with Milner/Gavin.

Next and last race of the season: Twelve Hours of Sebring from Nov. 12-14

Until next time, Vette On everyone!

David Tavares




Howell Jaynes
Jim Dahl
Bill Kovacs
Maritza Rodriguez
Henry Aguirre
Gerri McManis
Bruce Gaines
Kim Foster




Dennis & Reata Chance
Bill & Yvonne Molinelli

Anton Wijenayake
Darlene & Jerry Ockerman

Wilma Nagle
Bonnie & Santiago Chavez
Raul & Maritza Rodriguez




Kelly & Sharon

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