March 2008 Fox Valley Corvette Club
Next issue will be
published April 2008.
News and Views
2008 Board Of Directors
President: FVCC's 10th Annual Bowling Party
Dominic Fracasso 630-242-4888,
email@example.com By Karen Erd
Bob Sinclair 630-879-5126,
S aturday, Feb. 16th marked
the 10th Anniversary for
FVCC's Bowling Party. This
196: Butch & Eileen Novak;
2nd game of Scotch Doubles
with a high score of 162:
were our winners.
A BIG THANKS to everyone
firstname.lastname@example.org year’s party found itself back Dave & Mia Berna. The Cra- that attended! Your participa-
at Bowling Green Sports Cen- ziest Bowling award went to tion made it a fun evening!
ter in West Chicago where 44 Chris & Lynda Jacobs with
Carolyn Higgins 630-715-9092, Club Members signed in for a high score of 84.
email@example.com an enjoyable evening of bowl-
ing, prizes and fun! We can’t forget to mention
Secretary: the low score for Crazy
We had a handful of members Bowl. This year’s award was
Jan Miller 630-420-7957, just be spectators and cheer a miniature bowling set so
firstname.lastname@example.org their fellow members through the winning couple can prac-
2 games of Scotch Doubles tice their “crazy bowl” tech-
Membership : and then watch everyone niques for next year’s event.
Karen Weston 630-761-8070,
bowl a game of Crazy Bowl With a low score of 33,
and look pretty silly! Many Darci & Jeremy Davito All bowling photo’s by
door prizes were handed out Karen Erd.
Director-At-Large/Editor: during bowling. Members
received a variety of Corvette
Paul E. Weston 630-761-8070, items including posters, charm
email@example.com bracelets, matchbox Cor-
vettes, magnets, flashing pins,
a Corvette telephone and
Inside this issue:
“Bowling Pin” awards were
handed out to the following
FVCC Minutes 2 winners: 1st game of Scotch
Bloomington Gold Club Parking, 3 Doubles with a high score of
Will I Live to be 80?, Bowling
General Club Info, FVCC Depart-
ments, FVCC Merchants List,
By Dominic Fracasso
For Sale, Vettes Eat Out, Bloom- 5
ington Gold For Sale Space,
I ’m sure all of you are as
tired of this weather as I
am. During the course of a
until then, think about all the
fun events coming up in the
season ahead. Thanks to all
tered to show their cars this
spring at Chevy Vettefest. I
hope all of you come out to
Bowling Photos, FVCC Upcoming 6
Events normal day I talk to many of you who volunteered so support your fellow mem-
customers & vendors & it is far to help with the Country bers in their Quest for gold.
Bowling Photos 7 unreal how many people are Car Show in July. The meet- Mr. Sinclair, thanks for the
sick with the flu or a cold. I ings that were held were washer solvent-would you
Corvette America Orders, FVCC 8
Membership News hope all of you get well more like an impromptu consider gas cards next
soon! I don’t know about FVCC meeting with all the month? For more info on
Calendars 9 you but I could use a shot of members that showed up- what is coming up this sea-
partly sunny & 50 degrees! GOOD JOB! Thanks also son, check out the events
I’m sure it’s coming, but to the members who regis- calendar & join in the fun!
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Fox Valley Corvette Club Minutes February 2008
By Jan Miller Membership: Other:
Karen Weston thanked everyone for their Bob Sinclair told Bob Erd the club re-
T he meeting was called to order at 7:35
P.M. President Dominic Fracasso
thanked our greeters Brent and Ted from
cards and get well wishes after her recent
back injury. There is a problem getting the
ceived a warning ticket from the Kane
County Sheriffs Dept. Something to do
hanging tags for our club pins. Johno’s is about an 89 red Corvette doing burnouts.
table #6. The minutes were approved and
trying to get them for us. Karen introduced Bob E. denied the car in question belongs
seconded. Dominic thanked everyone
one guest Robert LaDieu who has a 2002 to him?
who donated door prizes. Bob Sinclair
made a huge donation of windshield Bob also announced we need volunteers to
washer solvent. Corvette Clothing: chair the Christmas Party this year.
Treasurers Report: Karen Erd has nothing new at this time, If you didn’t receive your hard copy of the
but this would be a good time to order a news letter last month contact Paul Wes-
Carolyn Higgins reported a present balance
new jacket or chair. ton. Six copies were returned sans the ad-
Ande Hawks is $150.00 short of the
Bob Sinclair called on those who are chair-
$500.00 minimum needed before she can Name Tag $10.00 Susan Fiedler
ing an event in the next six months.
place an order.
50/50 $80.00 Denny Hawks
Details are on the club website and in the
Newsletter. Meeting adjourned at 8:55 P.M.
Bob Sinclair called on the following people
3/5-Vette’s Eat Out-Salerno’s On The
to report on past events.
2/13-Vette’s Eat Out-Citizen Kane in Ge-
4/5-6 Chevy Vette Fest- Rosemont-
neva-Rich Hatteberg. He reported a good Acting Secretary
turn-out despite the extreme cold and
4/6- Dinner at Niko’s Huntley Sunburst windy night.
Club outing-Barb Veldhuizen (FVCC)
2/16- 10th FVCC Bowling Party- Karen
Dick and Ann Skinner
Erd reported 44 club members participated
4/12-Dust Off Your Corvette-Harley in this fun outing. She also had a birthday
Veldhuizen. More information to follow. that day as well and thanked everyone for
the cake and birthday cards.
Harley also stated that more volunteers are
needed for the Bloomington Gold Road
7/12-13- Road Trip to Par-A-Dice Casino Official Printer of the Fox Valley Corvette News & Views
in Peoria-Dave Berna
7/19-Country Car Show-Elburn (Picnic in
Director at Large:
Paul Weston thanked Doug Jones who
submitted an article and asked for more
articles and pictures. Dave Berna professes
to be the Mystery Guy in the January
Newsletter? Check the Bloomington Gold
website to see Bob Erd doing burnouts.
March 2008 Page 3
More FVCC Fun Bowling Photo’s
Bloomington Gold Club Parking
O nce again our club will be attending Bloom-
ington Gold Corvette Show in St. Charles.
And, as in the past, Lynda Jacobs has consented to
act as coordinator for our entry forms to insure we all
get to park together. So if you are planning on at-
tending, be at the March FVCC meeting and get the
details from Lynda.
Will I Live to be 80?
R ecently I turned 60 and had to
choose a new primary care physician
for my age. After two visits and exhaus-
"Do you have many friends and enter-
"No, I don't," I said.
"Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have
I said, "No, I usually stay home and keep a lot of sex?"
tive lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairly
well' For my age. A little concerned "No," I said. "I don't do any of those
about that comment, I couldn't resist ask- "Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbe- things."
ing him, cued ribs?"
"Do you think I will live to be 80?" I said, "No, my other doctor said that all
red meat is unhealthy!"
He asked: "Do you smoke tobacco or
He looked at me and said, "Then why do
drink alcoholic beverages?" "Do you spend a lot of time in the sun,
you give a sh_t?"
like playing golf, tennis, sailing, hiking or
"Oh no," I replied. "I don't do drugs,
Page 4 Fox Valley Corvette Club
General Club Information
FVCC Merchants List The Fox Valley Corvette Club was
Name Phone Number What Product % Discounted founded in 1973 by a small group of
Corvette owners located in the Aurora,
Bob Jass Chevro- 630-365-6481 Auto Parts 25% in most
Illinois area. The club was and still is
independent of all national organizations,
Ron Westphal 630-898-9630 Auto Parts 25% in most thus keeping annual dues very low.
Annual dues are only $30 per/year for a
Thomsons Auto 630-879-6363 Auto Parts 10% in most family. To qualify, you must attend two
Parts cases, not on functions, submit an application to the
performance parts Membership Chairperson and be voted
in by the Board of Directors.
Chuck Greenberg 847-498-7730 Financial Services 25% for FVCC Membership reached 200 families in
members September 1997 with more than 220
cars and some 2nd generation club
Team Chevrolet 630-986-8000 Auto Parts Up to 25% off on
Advance Auto 630-406-6838 Auto Parts 20% Monthly activities include charity fund
Parts raising, parades, rallies, cruising, picnics,
workshops, road trips, car shows and
Woodfield Chev- 847-882-2200 Auto Parts Up to 25%
swapping stories with friends.
Avenue Chevrolet 630-879-1255 Auto Parts 25% in most Do you know someone who has an
cases interest in Corvettes? Invite them to
Performance 630-553-0220 Full Restoration 10% attend any event or the next meeting at
Powder Coating the Lincoln Inn on Route 31 in Batavia,
Single Items 5% Illinois.
• Fox Valley Corvette Club Departments
• Clothing & Pennants Karen Erd handles
the ordering for our club clothing, hats,
visors and pennants. See Karen at the
meetings to place an order, or call her at
• Name Tags Karen Weston handles the
ordering for our club name tags. With
the club getting larger every meeting, it’s
a good idea to order a name tag and
wear it at all club functions. See Karen
at the meetings to place an order, or call
her at 630-761-8070.
• Webmaster: Mike Hill is our club Web-
master. Please contact Mike with any-
thing you feel would improve our WEB
page. Call him at 630-471-2780 or E-
• Corvette America Ande Hawks does the
ordering for the club at Corvette America.
Be at the March FVCC business meeting and find-out if you are correct. Contact her via email at
March 2008 Page 5
For Sale, 1994 C-4 Corvette 6 Speed Stick shift, 34.5K miles Black [Editor’s Note: At the end of each For Sale Ad there appears a number in ( ).
on Black Convertible, runs great, battery and tires like new. Asking The number indicates when the Ad first appeared in the newsletter. Example: (4)
indicates April. We run Ads for 3 months unless otherwise directed.]
$18,900. CALL 847-515-8089 E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org.(1/2)
By Harley Veldhuizen
EPA Auto Body Paint Rule
Looking for ‘63-’67 Corvette Coupe with
T he Environmental Protection Agency released a final rule to
regulate paint stripping, surface coating and auto body refin-
Contact: Nick Sinclair 630-205-6425
The regulation does not apply to paint stripping and surface coating
performed by individuals as part of a hobby or for maintenance of
their personal vehicles – so long as those activities do not exceed
two motor vehicles (or the equivalent in pieces) per year. Also, the
rule does not apply to painting done with an airbrush or hand held,
non-refillable aerosol cans.
Bloomington Gold For
A number of our club
members are putting to-
Vettes Eat Out March 5th gether an idea for Bloom-
ington Gold that is very
interesting. We would like
T he restaurant is SALERNO’S ON THE FOX,
located at 320 North 2nd St., St Charles, IL,
60174. We have eaten there before and it has always
to have a ‘For Sale’ space at
the event that anyone in the
club could bring parts for
sale. This would give us a
large audience and we
been a good restaurant. They have a wide menu of could all absorb the cost of
sandwiches, salads and entrees, as well as pizza. Be- the space equally. We
sides the owner has a corvette also. We will be would have a rotating sale
staff made up of the mem-
seated at 7pm. Please sign up so we can save you a bers who have parts for
seat. Questions call Rich or Kathy at 630-851-7275. sale. If this idea appeals to
you and you are interested
in being apart of it please
contact Dominic Fracasso
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FVCC Upcoming Events
By Bob Sinclair
March 5th – Vettes Eat Out Contact Dominic Fracasso at Dust Off Your Car on the way
630-242-4888 to the Upper Crust Pizza &
This month we will be going
Pub for lunch on Saturday,
back to Salerno’s on the Fox
in St. Charles. It is located at April 12th. The Upper Crust has
April 6th – Dinner at Nikkos great pizza, sandwiches, etc.
320 North 2nd Street. They
have a wide menu of sand- We will join members of the Please be sure to sign up at
wiches, salads and entrees, as Sunburst Corvette Club for a our March meeting or call us at
well as pizza. 7 pm reserva- Sunday afternoon dinner at 630-365-6167 so we have a
tion. Nikkos. Meet at the restau- count of how many will be go-
rant at 3:00 pm. Please sign- ing.
Contact Rich or Kathy Hatte- up at the next club meeting,
berg at 630-851-7275 Details as to the time and
March 18th or call Dick/Ann place to meet will be available
Skinner or Barb Veldhuizen. at the March meeting and also
April 2nd -- Vettes Eat Out – Dick/Ann Skinner: 815-385- be posted on the FVCC web-
TBD 3770 site.
Barb Veldhuizen: 630-365- Contact Harley Veldhuizen at
April 5th and 6th – Chevy
VetteFest April 12th – Dust off Your
Many club members will be Vettes!
showing their cars at the Please keep this date open.
spring show. Come join in the Sign-up sheet will be available
fun! at the next club meeting,
More FVCC Fun Bowling Photo’s
March 2008 Page 7
More FVCC Fun Bowling Photo’s
Page 8 Fox Valley Corvette Club
Corvette America Orders FVCC Membership News
By Karen Weston
By ANDE HAWKS
P lease feel free to contact me with any changes/updates you may have to your mem-
bership info. Below you will find a listing of members with either birthdays or club
S ince 2001, the FVCC has been part-
nered with Corvette America of
Pennsylvania, to provide discounted
anniversaries for this month. Congratulations and Happy Birthday to all. If your name
doesn’t appear in either list (and you feel it should be there), please contact me via my
email. My email address is:
parts and accessories for our club mem-
bers. Corvette America has created a
special program for our club, where we
get dealer pricing on all the items that Anniversaries Birthday’s
they sell, and special shipping rates. Last Name First Name Spouse Date Join Year Join Last Name First Name BDay
Free catalogs are available by calling 1- Betz Ron 03/01 1993 West Gerry 03/01
800-458-3475 or requesting one online Hill Mike Carla 03/01 1986 Bartnik Cathy 03/02
at www.corvetteamerica.com. For the McLane Jim Pamela 03/01 1987 Hess Marty 03/02
latest in product offerings, consult the Tillett Tom Susan 03/01 2003 Baker David 03/03
online catalog. Please note that the Walter Richard Merrily 03/01 1995 Meister Terry 03/04
prices online and in the catalog represent Hnilo Robert Robbie 03/17 1998 Stypolkow ski Carol 03/04
the retail prices, not our club discounted Doerr Richard Nancy 03/18 2003 LaRocco Jackie 03/05
pricing. Jacobs Tom Sue 03/18 2003 Tillett Tom 03/06
Cox Jim Tammy 03/19 2002 Salw ach Joseph 03/07
To obtain the club discounted price, e-
Banw eg Tony 03/20 2007 Schafer Ralph 03/09
mail, fax or call your list to Ande Hawks,
email@example.com , fax 630- Steel Brent Renee 03/20 2003 Layman Jack 03/10
365-1539 or phone 630-365-9198. Brandes Jim Rhoda 03/21 2000 Cox Jim 03/11
Hinds Don Mary 03/21 2006 Radman John 03/11
Orders can also be brought to the Salw ach Patrica 03/11
meetings. We get the largest savings on Banw eg Tony 03/13
items from the interior parts section. Miller Jan 03/13
Corvette America manufactures more Stark Barbara 03/14
reproduction interior components than Tyk Jana 03/14
all other sources combined, and their Clayton Ruth 03/18
customer service is outstanding. When
Grunw ald Dan 03/18
club orders total $500, they are sent to
Clausen Gary 03/19
Corvette America. Most orders ship out
Marasco Ralph 03/20
in one or two days.
Hill Mike 03/21
Jones Mary 03/28
Sw anson Robert 03/29
Weston Paul 03/30
Haw ks Denny 03/31
Please note that this is a club group dis-
count only. Orders must be submitted
through the club to get the discounted
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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Vettes Eat Out
Daylight Saving 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
St. Patrick’s Day 1st Day of Spring Good Friday
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Articles detailing the events in these calendars, may be found throughout this newsletter.
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5
April Fool’s Day Vettes Eat Out
Nikkos dinner 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Chevy VetteFest Dust off your Vette’s
13 14 Tax Day 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 Earth Day 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Fox Valley Corvette Club
327 W. Wilson Street
Batavia, IL. 60510
March 2008 Address Label Goes Here
Feel free to drop-in and stay awhile.
Meetings are the third Tuesday of each
We meet at the Lincoln Inn on Route 31,
Meetings start at 7:30PM. Come early and
join us for the social hour.
WE’RE ON THE WEB!