Volume 52 # 03
Northern California Corvette Association
Americas Oldest Corvette Club
NCCA BOARD of DIRECTORS
President: Bob Ashbaker Publications: George Robinson
V.P. Events: Lloyd Peoples
510-278-7763 Public Relations: Don Henning
V.P. Drags: Rob Wigand
510-582-3219 Historian: Neal Golding
Secretary: Sandy Wigand email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org BMAL: Ken Rabello
Membership: Carole Robinson email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org WSCC Rep: Steve Bisset
Social: Lora Rapini email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Motor Sports Rep: Lori Brandt
Social: Dolores Peoples email@example.com
Charitable Doug Knudson
Treasurer: Mary Grodin Foundation: 925-855-0901
Treasurer: David Northrop Webmaster: Jim Wells
Assistant 925-250-0458 925-443-2707
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CORVETTE ASSOCIATION
GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
March 3, 2009
President Bob Ashbaker called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS: Carole Robinson
Carole introduced guests at tonight’s meeting: Tim Boone from Boardwalk Chevrolet.
INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS: Roll Call
MINUTES: Secretary: Sandy Wigand
Minutes from the February meeting were approved as published in the “K.”
Treasurer: Mary Grodin
Mary reported on the financial status of the Club as of 2/21/09.
VP Events: Lloyd Peoples
Lloyd reported that Legends is moving right along. Flyers are available. Plaques and name-
plates have been ordered. Ricky’s is paying for a full-page ad in the San Leandro Times. We are
still waiting to hear from some of the police departments regarding their participation. Lloyd asked
for all members help on the day of Legends. We have some raffle prizes, but still need more.
With regard to Vette Magic, we need help from members in getting new sponsors. Due to difficult
economic times, this has not been easy. Lloyd especially thanked Boardwalk Chevrolet and Tim
Boone for their generosity in supporting NCCA.
VP Drags: Rob Wigand
Rob echoed Lloyd’s request for help from members in getting new sponsors and donations. He
further reported that the T-shirt order is going in next week for printing. Raffle tickets are avail-
able tonight. Bruce and Bonnie Bourne will be in charge of ticket sales – thank you very much,
Bruce and Bonnie. And a big thank you to Doug for securing the generous donation for the raffle
from The Palace Poker Casino. Everything we make from the raffle will benefit the Charitable
Foundation. Trophies and plaques for Vette Magic are in the process of being ordered.
Membership: Carole Robinson
Carole reported she has had some requests for information regarding the Club, but had nothing
else to report at this time.
Social: Lora Rapini/Dolores Peoples
Dolores reported in Lora’s absence tonight. Recent events reviewed included: Daytona 500 at
Craigs (2/15). Good food as always and a great crowd. Thank you to the Craigs.
Bowling (2/21). Fun time. Great trophies made by Lloyd.
Upcoming Events include: Gamblers Run (3/14-15); Go-Karting (3/28); Skeet Shooting (4/11);
Winemaker’s Dinner (4/17); Golf Day (4/25); Legends Bag Stuffing (4/26).
SEE THE “K” AND THE WEB FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FLYERS REGARDING ALL
Public Relations: Don Henning
Don discussed publicity for Vette Magic and Legends.
Publications: George Robinson
Get your flyers to George by the end of the week for the March “K.” George asked members to
send him pictures and stories.
Historian: Neal Golding
Neal asked for additional pictures from Social/Social, Daytona, and bowling; and also for pic-
tures from upcoming events when he cannot attend.
BMAL: Ken Rabello (Absent)
MotorSports: Lori Brandt (Absent)
Bob reported that WSCC made some changes on autocross dates. See the website and/or the
“K” for updates. Santa Clara Corvettes is still working on a joint autocross with NCCA to be held
at the Coliseum or the old Alameda Naval Air Station.
WebMaster: Jim Wells
Jim reported that he created an E-Board E-mail address that can be used to reach E-Board
members, individually or as a group. See the website.
WSCC: Steve Bisset
Steve brought some flyers regarding the WSCC convention.
Charitable: Doug Knudsen
Doug reported we had a great raffle last month thanks to Bonnie Bourne who made a Corvette
quilt and donated it as a prize (which Sandy Wigand won). Thank you, Bonnie. Thanks to eve-
ryone for their support.
The Bylaws Committee: Steve Bisset reported that the changes in the bylaws were published in
the February “K” and there will be a presentation and a vote taken at the April meeting.
JJ King that arrangements have been made to hold our June GMB at Kasabian Motors at their
Discussion was held regarding the Bent Hubcab Award and criteria for awarding it. This discus-
sion will be continued.
Steve Bisset is collecting old cell phones for the troops overseas.
Next Meeting: E-Board 3/31/09 at Ricky’s
The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
Notes from the Editor
This month’s cover and back page are a concept design of what the C7 may
look like. There is also a page inside supplied by Buzz Marston showing pho-
tos and a short write up on the concept. That same page has a survey he
would like NCCA members to respond to on the engine for the C7. Don’t miss
this opportunity to get your opinion tabulated and submitted to the decision
makers at General Motors.
I added a Vettes & Pets page to the K this month. If people like it I’ll
run it again as I get pictures and info from members. Anyone who wants to
send me a photo of their pet with their corvette and some info on both will
have them worked in as I have space for them. The K is now done in a book-
let format which means I have to do pages in multiples of 4. For this reason
the content will vary from month to month as the number of flyers, event
photos and other information available is provided. If you are doing any
work on your cars and would like to document it with photos I’ll add this also
as we have room. If anyone has suggestions for other pages let me know.
There have been issues with print quality that I’m working on… hopefully I’ll
have a solution soon and that will improve the quality of our newsletter.
June NCCA Meeting will be at Advertise in the
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Half Page $200.00
6080 Dublin Blvd Quarter Page $100.00
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At the April meeting members will review bylaws changes presented in
the February K and vote on them… be sure you are at this meeting to
We are holding the JUNE meeting at Kassabian motors for something new
and different! Mark your calendars as this will be interesting to any car
I have also sent an email to the membership to encourage everyone to
help in our effort to attract new sponsors and donations for our raffle.
This is the support we need for our events.
Rob needs volunteers for Vette Magic, you drag racing junkies… please
contact him… Thank you in advance for volunteering.!
Tim Boone from Boardwalk Chevrolet was our guest at the GM meeting.
March & April Birthdays
Karen Gomes Mar 1 Bob Reynolds Apr 1
Ron Hall Mar 2 Connie Carlson Apr 7
Jason Clark Mar 3 Bonnie Bourne Apr 16
Steve Lamb Mar 9 Ken Rebello Apr 17
Connie Hall Mar 9 Marilyn Elwart Apr 17
Penny Bisset Mar 20 Ed Butzbach Apr 22
Frank Manibusan Mar 22 Bob Garcia Apr 18
Bob Ashbaker Mar 22 Chuck Gerughty Apr 3
John McWilliams Mar 27
Fun was had by all at the Craig's Daytona Party
Despite the rain a few brave NCCA members took their corvettes to
the Daytona 500 party graciously hosted by Kathleen and Rick.
Those not so brave took their metal cars, don’t they know they
rust? The food, wine, beer and company were GREAT!!! It also
rained in Florida shortening the race but not the good time.
Men’s High Game: Steve Bisset—176
Men's Most Strikes: Doug Knudson—12
Women's High Game: Sandy Wigand—110
Women's Most Strikes: Wendy Mathews—5
Most Gutter Balls: Aretha -22
Charitable Foundation: $75.00
Number of Participants: 13
Trophies donated by: Lloyd Peoples
Pre order your Vette Magic
Sweatshirts are available for Pre
Henley T Shirts can also be pre
ordered or purchased at the event
Bonnie Andreasen 925-828-1679
Fay McWilliams 925-837-5724
There will be a sign up sheet at the March Meeting
Vettes & Pets
Car: 06 Convertible
Owner: George / Carole Robinson
5 ft Ball Python—a heat
Car: 07 Z06
Owner: Dan / Patty
Chris Mullin of
Car: 70 Convertible
Owner: Lori / Eric
Pets: Maggie &
Future Vette –What do YOU want?
We are doing a club survey on the "next" Corvette, even though this may not be the actual C7 and that a
new body change might not be until 2014 the way things are going, but GM is looking as to what the
Corvette Community wants. The next Corvette as will all new GM vehicles need to make at least 27
mpg average, so what do Corvette people want in the next Corvette? The question was posed to me
while in Detroit:
A hot V-6 (possibly turbocharged) with higher hp than what the Powertrain has now..
A V-8 with something like a 5.3L with as much hp that they can get and still get over 27 mpg
Superchargers are out due to the mileage requirement
Buzz Marston—Motorsports West
NCCA Member Survey
Do you want to see the Next Generation Corvette with a:
1. High Performance V6—Higher horsepower than the current model
2. A V8 with about 5.3 ltr and as much horsepower as can be had maintaining 27mpg
Email your response to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The results will be tabulated and sent to Buzz who will pass it on to GM
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News You Can Use
While we do not have formal confirmation of this it seems to be pretty
good info that production will go down and prices will go up on Cor-
vettes after the Bowling Green plant resumes manufacturing the Cor-
The scuttlebutt we have received is that production will go down to
12,000 / 15,000 cars per year and as a result the prices may go up to
in the range of $70,000 for the C6 and $85,000 for the Z06.
There is currently a glut of inventory on the market and the shutting
down of the plant was to burn off some of that inventory. The deals
now are probably as good as they are going to get so if you are think-
ing of a getting an 09 or left over 08 you might want to really think
about it NOW…
Contact one of our sponsors for what they have in stock and tell
them you are an NCCA member
Board of Directors
First Tuesday of Every
LAST Tuesday of Every
Castro Valley Women’s
Ricky’s Sports Lounge
15028 Hesperian Blvd. San
18330 Redwood Road,
Lloyd & Dolores Peoples
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 7:30 Gen- 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Gambler’s
15 Gambler’s 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Kart
29 30 24 31 Board
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4
5 6 7:30 General 8 9 10 11 Skeet
12 13 14 15 16 Thunder- 17 Wine- 18 Onion
hill Corvettes maker Dinner Peel Auto-
19Nord Fjord 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCCA
26 Legends 27 28 Board 29 30
Bag Stuffing Meeting
PO Box 6332
Hayward, CA 94544
Northern California Corvette Association
Incorporated May 9, 1957