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RIVERSIDE, CA 92516
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members sending in pictures . . . General Membership Meetings are held @ 7:00pm
on the first Wednesday of each month
@ Marie Callender’s—160 E. Rincon, Corona, CA
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for
May’s Dinner Meeting on the 4th
Yes, those are sea elephants
and Plastic Fantastic on the 15th
Imagine, food on our trip . . .
This is room service
Marveling at sunset, oops it’s behind us
Silence cell phones during the performance
Just give me some duct tape What’s Happening for May 2011
Support our Club Sponsors
News from our Leader . . .
As President of the club, I hereby declare that Suz-
anne, my best friend, is our Club Member of the
Month. I’m doing that in appreciation for the wonder-
ful job she did in organizing such a fabulous spring
trip to Cambria. For further explanation, please see
the pictures and article “Spring Getaway to Cambria”,
you will see what I mean.
Now onto what’s in store for May: I look forward to our May 4th GM meet-
ing, going to the May 7th NCCC Governors meeting in Victorville, Cara-
vanning down to the May 15th Plastic Fantastic Car Show in San Diego. (I
Think of Corvette Specialties & Singh Chevrolet for any of your hope that all of you have registered to attend this event), and of course
automotive needs. They support us, so please support them.
our May board meeting. Finally: We are so relieved that Bob Chafin is
Official Charity of Millennium Corvettes doing well and of course Happy Birthday Wishes to Glynn & Bernie.
In operation since 1972, Riverside Meals on Wheels mission is to provide hot, Safe & Happy Vetting to all. Tony Smeerdyk
nutritious meals to elderly and disabled residents in Riverside who are unable to
prepare meals for themselves due to physical, mental, or financial limitations.
They provide 120± meals a day (26,000±/year) via 9 delivery routes.
Last Month it was OLDS, now it’s Chevy itself
Official Charity of Millennium Corvettes There was that beautiful
Concept Rocket F88,
In 2003 the Homeless Task Force assumed responsibility over the operation of we showed you last
the Circle of Hope Family Shelter. The shelter is primarily for women, single month that could have
parents with children, and families. The shelter’s open 24/7. And is the only been the downfall of the
emergency shelter serving families, women and children in the Inland Empire . . corvette we drive today.
It was inspiring, but so
Millennium Club Items For Sale butt ugly, that it would
Polo Shirts are $35.00 - men's with pocket/women's without have had us running for anything else (even a Rice Rocket). This was GM’s
Baseball Hats and Sun Visors are $15.00 XP-700 concept car that was displayed at the 1960 New York Auto Show.
Lap Blankets are $15.00 - available in navy, red and white.
T-Shirts with club name and logo are only $12.00.
From the side it’s easy to see it was based on the 1960 Corvette and its rear
Club Jackets—Special Order Item & cost is “Subject to Change” end gave a pretty good picture of what was to come with the 1961 & 1962 Cor-
See Tom Roach at the General Meeting for any club item needs. He’ll be glad to assist you! vettes. But what was up with the front end? Motor Trend Magazine described
it as resembling a ‘botched plastic surgery” and of course aircraft canopy-style
Newsletter Articles “bubble tops” were the rage soothe XP-700 got one of those too. They thought
Articles and Pictures (Club event or personal travel) for the newsletter are welcome, appreciated, that it looked like the designers had just randomly added air intakes to the front
and needed. Publishing deadlines don’t allow time for stories to be researched for accuracy.
(Mail-out has to happen prior to end of the month, so submit articles a.s.a.p.) and sides. The wire wheels and side exhaust appeared to be inspired by the
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. The coolest detail (or strangest) was the “periscope
Millennium Corvette’s 2011 Officers rearview mirror” which provided an unobstructed view of the road behind.
President = Tony Smeerdyk Prime Minister (VP) = Tom White Thank God the GM bosses pulled their head out of their (you know what) and
Treasurer = Tom Roach Secretary = Nancy Clarke wisely choose to overlook the XP-700 and gave us the 1963 “split-window”
NCCC Governor = Keith Clarke Officer At Large = Art Cook coupe instead. A big thanks to Tom Roach for finding this in a 2002 Motor Trend Magazine.
“Spring Getaway to Cambria” Mystery Meals Still a Big Hit
It’s 9am in the morning on April 15th (your normal tax Everyone continues to enjoy the monthly mystery
day), when Keith & Nancy, Art & Dickey, Art & Judy, meals. The trips are enjoyed best in person and not just
Mike & Sandy, Tom & Ruth, and Tony & Suzanne reading about them. One of our members takes us on a
depart on a 6-hour tour to the Sea Otter Inn on Moon- nice cruise (duh-we’re a car club) to one of their favorite
stone Beach in Cambria. Stomachs started getting eateries (if you don’t already know about this club and
strained (at least Tom’s) about ½ way down the road, eating, you soon will). For everyone’s benefit, the member hosting the
so we stopped to have a wonderful lunch at the scenic Beachside Restaurant in event provides a “little tease” by letting everyone know the general direction
Goleta. By 5pm, we’d finally checked in at the Inn and were able to gather in and distance we’re going along with what type of food we’re having (we wouldn’t
the presidential hospitality suite for libations, snacks and stories. Later that want to go somewhere a member can’t eat due to allergies or anything else).
evening we strolled across to the beach’s cliff side to marvel at a spectacular
sunset, and then finished the day having dinner at the Moonstone Bar & Grill. And the Vice President says . . .
With his constant concern for our members health, our VP
Fast forward to Saturday morning, the beginning of an provides the following advice; Having a colonoscopy is the
action packed day: Starting with a continental break- most effective way to screen for colon cancer. It enables doc-
fast at the Sea Otter, the ladies checked out a few of tors to spot and remove precancerous lesions (polyps) before
the quaint downtown stores, we then toured Cam- they develop into malignancies. A study published earlier this
bria’s Annual Car Show & Chili Cook-off. Afterwards year compared 1688 adults (age 50 or over) that were diag-
we set off on a gorgeous scenic drive through the nosed with colorectal cancer with 1932 cancer free adults. It found that having
pristine hillsides of Paso Robles to visit and have lunch at Justin’s Vineyards. a colonoscopy in the previous 10 years cut the risk of developing this cancer by
We returned in time to experience a gourmet dinner menu prepared especially 77%. As of 01/01/11. the new health-care reform law has Medicare covering
for our group by David, Master Chef/Owner of Madeleine’s Restaurant. The this and after September, private insurance plans are required to do the same
evening’s crescendo was seeing a delightful live stage production featuring Lori (no co-payments or deductibles). You should have this exam done every ten
Cunningham in “Becky’s Car” at the Pewter Plough Theatre. years if you’re over 50. They’re really fun!! Tom White (the Snake Chaser)
It’s now Sunday morning, our last day in this little
portion of paradise, preparing for the trip home, we Some of the 5001 facts I’ll share this year:
gathered to have a wonderful breakfast at the • The official beverage of Ohio is tomato juice
Creekside Café, (a Cambria local favorite). This trip • A comets tail always points away from the Sun
was really special because Suzanne had all accom- • There are 1,525,000,000 miles of telephone wire strung across the U.S.
modations and activities meticulously planned and • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair
organized. She’d arranged for the most spectacular weather possible and she • An ounce of platinum can be streached 10,000 feet
made sure the scenery was pure eye candy. It all translated to a weekend of • Bluebirds cannot see the color blue
great fun and good memories. (more pictures on mailing page) • 40% of women have hurled footwear at a man
• A chameleon’s tounge is twice the length of its body
• All the gold ever mined could be molded into a 60’x60’x60’ cube
SPECIAL NOTE FROM KEITH & NANCY • If you add together all the numbers on a roulette wheel (1-36) you get 666
For the RECORD, our Corvette did not break down. • In 1985, the most popular men’s pants size was 32. In 2003 it was 36.
I left the heater fan running for 2 days and it drained • Every year we produce more transistors than grains of rice
the battery!!!! When you turn off the ignition, the fan • Enough beer’s poured across America on Saturday to fill the Orange Bowl
keeps running until you turn it off separately (you’d • There are 41,806 different spoken languages in the world today
think I’d remember this since I own the car). Our • A snowflake takes up to an hour to fall from a cloud to the Earth’s surface
baby vette ran great throughout the whole trip (that’s their story and they’re • MLB umpires must wear black underwear in case their pants split.
sticking to it). We had a fabulous time. The weather was amazing and our • 22% of twins are left-handed. It’s less than 10% for the non-twins
friends in the Club were too much fun! Thanks Suzanne for arranging this trip. • 1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on television
If I miss your Birthday—Let me know (I go by what’s listed on our roster)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Calif. State Chili & IE Menudo
Championship @ Orange Show
MC Dinner Meeting NCCC Governor’s Mtg.
Temecula Corvettes Show National Teachers Day @ Marie Callenders Cinco de Mayo in Victorville
Mother’s Day 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Airshow in Chino
Los Angeles Motorexpo
Corey Jector B of A Plaza @ Bunker Hill Rail Festival in Perris
Your just a kid if you
don’t know what this is . . Corvette Dreamin’ Show
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Airshow in Chino
Rail Festival in Perris Glynn Johnson Danielle Duran
Board Meeting Calif. Strawberry Festival
Plastic Fantastic Show at Tom & Ruth’s House in Oxnard
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Bernie Berndt Mike Keller
Sicilian Festival Food & Wine Festival Food & Wine Festival
in Little Italy, San Diego in Newport Beach in Newport Beach
29 30 31 REMEMBER . . .
Keith let me know that
There’s no Mystery Meal Run this month due to the Art really appreciated
California Dreamin’ and Plastic Fantastic Car Shows it when he offered to
Food & Wine Festival down in San Diego. But be ready for the one in June jump his car.
in Newport Beach Memorial Day