Gazette

July 2021

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.

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

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Hi Vette Setters,
We held our first in person general meeting this month after over a year of using Zoom.  We had a great turnout at The Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo.  We met at 6:30 instead of at 7.  This time slot seems to work well for most members.  There was some discussion about trying the Torrance airport as a meeting location but it was eventually decided by member vote to stay at the ADM. 

 

Members have great parking, lots of meeting space, nice clean chairs, and ice cream is available at break time.  We are even allowed to tour the museum during break if we want.  Several members proceeded to Slice n Pint for beer and pizza after the meeting.
 

Gary Gaffney has decided to step down from the Sergeant at Arms officer position, Harry Kenyon has volunteered to take over for Gary and has been appointed by me to the position. 

Thank you, Gary, for your 3 1/2 years of service.
Hope to see you at our next general meeting on August 5th at 6:30 at the ADM.  And at our dinner night out at The New York deli in Torrance.


Stay Safe and Save The Wave. 

Rob

 
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VOTE NCM Best Attraction For Car Lovers

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Each year, USA TODAY holds its 10 Best Readers Choice Awards! A panel of experts and 10 Best editors choose twenty nominees for each category and then allow readers to cast votes and narrow it down to the best ten! Last year, the National Corvette Museum won the first-place spot in the 2020 USA TODAY 10 Best Readers Choice travel award contest for Best Attraction for Car Lovers. The museum was nominated again for 2021 and voting is now live on the 10 Best website!   

Museum to Raffle 2021 Silver Flare Corvette Coupe

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Win a 2021 Silver Flare Corvette Coupe! Tickets are $100, and the raffle is limited to 2,000 tickets. The drawing will be on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 2pm CT.

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Mid-Engine Corvette Forum

Want to join already the 2nd largest C8 forum, certainly the friendliest and fastest growing Corvette C8 forum community in the world, the MidEngineCorvetteForum would welcome you.

It has been cited by over 35 major auto media for breaking C8 facts and news. Some information remains uniquely there! Please visit them, of course free at MidEngineCorvetteForum.com

Join the Lifetime Legacy Program

Lifetime members of the NCM can carry on their membership through their children/grandchildren by providing them with the Lifetime Legacy. This allows their loved ones the opportunity to continue with their Lifetime membership and all benefits after their passing, carrying on the passion for Corvette and the Museum.

For a onetime, tax deductible donation of $1,000, your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews will receive the same benefits as the Family membership level until the sponsoring Lifetime membership is passed down.   

George Person, Jr.

 
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Corvette Racing was been busy since our last club Zoom meeting. The first race was at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, on June 12th.  This race was a battle of Corvettes since they were the only two GTLM entries.  This was a non-points GTLM round.  Corvette Racing chose this event for a few reasons.

This was the first race since March. 
This was a nice refresher on operations and procedures. 
It was also the first street race for the C8-R.  Corvette Racing will collect valuable data for the upcoming Long Beach Grand Prix.

 

The #4 car of Tommy Milner & Nick Tandy beat their team-mates, Antonio Garcia & Jordan Taylor in the #3 car.  They placed 7th overall just behind the faster Dpi class.  Car #3 with Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor were in 8th place, right behind the #4 car.

 

The next race was at Watkins Glen International in New York on June 27th. In this race Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor claimed victory in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.  Pole winner Garcia won for the 2nd time and Taylor claimed his first victory at this racecourse.  Tommy Milner and Nick Tandy led the majority of the race in their #4 car.  However, Tandy reported having a mechanical issue during his stint that severely handicapped their car. This caused him to just miss a podium finish.

 

Race Results:

First place was the #3 Car with Jordan Taylor & Antonio Garcia.

Second and third place were the BMWs.

Fourth and final place was the #4 car with Nick Tandy & Tommy Milner.

 

Next Races:

Corvette Racing will be back in Watkins Glen, NY for the WeatherTech 240 on July 2nd.
On August 8th, Corvettes will be racing the IMSA Sportscar Weekend at Road America in Wisconsin.
The 24 hours Le Mans will be coming up on August 21-22nd. This was a schedule change from its traditional mid-June running.

 

In other racing news, Corvette Racing will soon complete construction of a new Corvette C8.R chassis.  The new race car will first be raced at Road America before being flown to France where it will serve as the team’s backup car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Or as the French say “Vingt-quatre La Man”.  The new #4 C8.R is set to fly to France via air freight the day after competing at Road America.  Technically, this will be the fifth C8.R chassis overall when counting the team’s original test car.  This wraps up my race report for this month.

 

Until next time, get out there and enjoy your Vettes everyone!

David

 
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Happy

Birthday

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Linda Glaza
Reata Chance
Oscar Amaro
Patrick Cowley
Darlene Ockerman
Martha Arredondo
Kelly Donlou
Dixie Foster
Tom Malone
Adele Masuda

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Happy

Anniversary

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Sharon & Patrick Cowley
Cindy & John Noel
Pami & Jerry Hilty
Stephanie &
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Karen & Jim Dahl

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John LaBella

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