August 2010 Volume 4, Issue 8 Event Calendar
Corvette Club August
3rd General Meeting
Santa Barbara 15th Brunch Run
20—24th Route 66
Mullin Museum Ray Seider Grand Canyon
7th General Meeting
25th Adamson House
& Santa Monica Pier
Malibu & Santa Monica
Thank you to everyone who went on my inaugural run July 10th. Those of
you that missed it really need to go on your own.
Meetings are 1st Tues-
While rubbing elbows with a large contingent from the Southern California day of each month at
Rolls Royce Club, we were treated to a great display of automobiles. 6:30PM . The meeting
is held at Max’s Res-
taurant, 3514 State St.
The Mullin Automotive Museum is, Santa Barbara
in a word, FABULOUS. It is a hom-
age to the art deco and the machine
age-eras that produced exquisite art Inside this issue:
and magnificent automobiles. The
museum is home to examples of the President’s Message 2
finest of historic French automobiles
from the Bugatti to the Voisin as well Membership 3
as significant and representative
decorative art from this same period. Ventura Brunch Run 3
Along with the cars are examples of Redline Car Show 4
Art Deco furniture that was designed
and manufactured by the Bugatti
family back in the day. On the upper NCM Ambassador 5
floor, reached by a nicely designed
stairway or by elevator, are a replica Bob’s Back Roads 6
of a 1920/30's Le Mans pit area with
a great display of vintage Bugatti Build your own engine 6-7
race cars against a backdrop of an
actual replica pit row. Activities Report 7
Further along are some more current examples of the Bugatti from the Route 66 Grand Canyon 8-9
mere $250,000 example all the way up to the $1,000,000 supercar.
July Minutes 10
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President’s Message Sharon Smith
July’s events were all about automobiles and the
pride and pleasure that they bring to their owners.
We started out with our annual participation in the Privacy Reminder
Santa Barbara 4th of July parade with a tremen- Old Club Rosters should be
dous showing of our CCSB Corvettes. Chatting shredded not just thrown in
with members and spectators while in the pre pa- the trash when replaced.
rade staging area is fun, and we are always a pa-
rade crowd favorite with Corvette being a true
American icon. Thanks again to Mike LoMonaco for his continued coordination
of this event with the parade organizers. Our post parade BBQ at Frank and
Barbara LoMonaco’s found over 60 people enjoying a beautiful afternoon with
great food while enjoying conversations with new and old friends. Thanks Frank
and Barbara for providing your home for our BBQ. We know it is a huge under-
taking to prepare for the Corvette invasion, but I know I speak for everyone when
I say that your hospitality as well as the awesome reserved parking area for our
Corvettes is always appreciated and we all are grateful for your time and effort to
provide a perfect setting for our BBQ.
The Mullin Automotive Museum run organized by Ray and Mary Sue Seider
opened the doors to a magnificent display of automotive and art deco history.
This ―have to see it to believe it‖ display was enhanced by the awesome vehi-
cles in the parking lot owned by visitors to the museum. Rows of the Southern
California Rolls Royce Club vehicles combined with a healthy distribution of vin-
tage and modern era automotive excellence and passion (our Corvettes) made
the parking lot a bonus tour. I was happy to see members Mario & Sandy
Nargi and Richard & Mary Nohr join us on this run. We don’t get to see them
that often, so I am glad they were able to participate and visit with us for a few
In the Spotlight: Whenever I find out something interesting about our club
members, I plan to share (with their permission of course). Richard and Mary
Nohr have another creative venture besides their automotive expertise. Read
about them in the following links: www.syvjournal.com/article.php?a=5071 Check out Club website
―Artist Couple Creates Glass Work‖ and www.syvjournal.com/archive/6/3/1139/
―Mary Nohr Under the Hood‖. If the links won’t take you there, just Google Santa Www.corvetteclubsan
Ynez Valley Journal and search by the article name. Those of us who have tabarbara.com
been to their home for past Corvette events have seen several examples of
Mary’s very impressive stained glass work. So nice to see both of you being
recognized for bringing so much pleasure to others in your creations.
Jim and Judy Purcell will be leading a popular Sunday brunch run to Ventura
Sunday, August 15, and Sandy Halverson is putting the finishing touches on our
run to the Grand Canyon August 20-24. September 25 brings a run led by Ray
and Mary Sue Seider to the Historic Adamson House in Malibu. Seeing the tile
work in the house alone is worth the visit. Then onward to the Santa Monica Pier
with its National Historic Landmark 1922 Looff Hippodrome Carousel. Just being Jacques Bellesiles
on the pier is magical and just plain fun. PARTNER
5601 Lindero Canyon, Suite 210
Put October 3 on your calendar for the run to the Reagan Library. I don’t care Westlake Village, CA 91362
how many times you visit, it is never the same. Huge display of celebrity motor-
cycles is there now plus the White House in Miniature exhibit (50’ long by 18’ (818) 338-8160 - (805) 626-4221
wide). Don’t miss this. Ray and Mary Sue Seider leaders. (800) 320-6364 - (818) 338-8155 FAX
Remember without ―u‖ there is no club! www.crowellweedon.com
ALL MAJOR FINANCIAL EXCHANGES
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Membership Column Pat Bloom
Two members re-joined in July. Leif & Dana Petersen have a 2008.
Our club total is 92 members and 73 cars which includes the count after the July 15th
Please remember to put a CCSB Interest Card on any Corvette. I will have some avail-
able at the monthly meeting and if you are unable to attend, let me know and I will mail
some to you.
Please review the roster and let me know of any needed changes or updates
Ventura Brunch Run Jim & Judy Purcell
Hold open August 15th for a Brunch run to Ventura.
The Purcell’s have been working on a few different venues for
lunch and will be sending out an email to those that sign up at the
August 3rd meeting.
If you are unable to attend the meeting and want to participate be
sure to send an email to them (see the roster).
Factory Reproduction C6 Chrome Wheels— Two fronts and two rears off a 2006.
two wheels have minor curb damage the other two still look new. Includes center caps
& chrome lug nuts $250
Contact Dennis Higgins at (805) 659-1071 or email@example.com
Factory Reproduction C4 Chrome ZR-1 wheels—2 wheels 8.5 x 17, 2 wheels 9.5 x
17 +56 Offset - On '94 Vette for 4 months, always garaged. Never driven in the
rain! Like new condition. Includes short chrome stems, center caps and chrome lug
nuts with 4 locking nuts. $400
Contact Bob Szalay at firstname.lastname@example.org
High Performance Crossover Pipe (X-Pipe) 1997-2004 C5 Corvette
Balances your engines exhaust pulses for a Scavenger effect that pulls ex-
haust from the cylinders. This boosts power & promotes faster revving. 3 - 5
HP increase. Make Offer
Contact Fred Markley (805) 684-4049
Volume 4, Issue 8
WE ARE ON THE WEB
Corvette Club Snta Barbara.
If you are interested in registering for the Redline Show go to their
website at www.redlinecorvettes.com/carshow and select the P.O. Box 40340
―2010 Entry Form‖ in the upper Santa Barbara, CA
Left corner of the page
If you are interested in registering for the Redline Show go to
their website at www.redlinecorvettes.com/carshow and select
the ―2010 Entry Form‖ in the upper Left corner of the page
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NCM Ambassador Frank LoMonaco
Here is an article that appeared on the MSNBC website. It lists 12 car museums in the United States worth
seeing and our Museum is one of them.
12 car museums worth a detour
by Harriet Baskas
America’s love affair with the horseless carriage may have more to do with style, speed, status and ingenuity
than with actually getting from here to there. Or so you might conclude after seeing the Model Ts, Corvettes,
concept models and other prized automobiles on display at car museums around the country. If you’re hitting
the highway this summer, we found a dozen temples to transportation that are definitely worth a detour.
National Corvette Museum: Bowling Green, Ky.
The National Corvette Museum is just down the road from the General Motors
plant that’s been assembling Corvettes since 1981. On display are more than
80 examples of this classic American sports car, including the only 1983 Cor-
vette in existence, race cars, milestone cars (including the 500,000th, one mil-
lionth and 1.5 millionth Corvette cars made) and many one-of-a-kind concept
vehicles that never reached production.
Get a ticket: The National Corvette
National Corvette Museum
Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., is open daily and includes many interactive
Corvette Museum opened in 1994 and exhibits and a Corvette ―nursery‖ where new Corvette owners can arrange
includes automotive memorabilia, the delivery of their cars.
Corvette Café and, of course, plenty of
vintage and brand new Corvettes.
Here are the other Museums listed in the article. Please note that our club has visited two of these – actually
three, including the National Corvette Museum.
Owls Head Transportation Museum: Owls Head, MA
Mullin Automotive Museum: Oxnard, California *** CCSB has visited
National Automobile Museum, The Harrah Collection: Reno, NV
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum: Fairbanks, Alaska
Antique Automobile Club of America Museum: Hershey, PA
Muscle Car City Museum: Punta Gorda, Florida
Petersen Automotive Museum: Los Angeles, California *** CCSB has visited
The Henry Ford Museum: Dearborn, Michigan
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame and Museum: Indianapolis
Crawford Auto Aviation Museum: Cleveland, OH
Lane Motor Museum: Nashville, Tennessee
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Bob’s Back Roads Bob & Inge Stallings
Oct 16 and 17, 2010
Mission San Antonio de Padua and Hearst Hacienda on Fort
We travel some of Bob’s favorite back roads to the ―Valley of
the Oaks is a Land That Time Forgot‖ with Mission San Anto-
nio de Padua founded in 1771 by Father Junipero Serra and
stay at the 1922 Hearst Hacienda.
William Randolph Hearst built his California Hacienda in
1922, asking future San Simeon Castle architect Julia Mor-
gan to design it as a working ranch house. Hearst enjoyed the place so much that he kept it after he finished
his "little something" at San Simeon, building a private road between the two houses. Like his famous Castle
on the coast, Hearst's Hacienda is open to the public, but there's a difference. At the Hacienda, you can
spend the night, in the same place where the famous million-
aire and his glamorous friends partied and slept in the 1920s
and 1930s. The scale and ornamentation of the Hacienda
are more comfortable and intimate than the Castle, but this
not a simple ranch house, it is an elegant, uncluttered style
with mission-style arches, creating rooms for the ranch's
cowboys and more spacious accommodations for Hearst
and his friends … and us.
Some of the roads we will enjoy are 150, 33, 198, Jolon
Road, Nacimiento-Ferguson and Coast Route 1.
We have reserved all the rooms for October 16, 2010. The
Hacienda has 11 rooms.
Please sign-up at the August meeting or send us an e-mail. Hacienda Housing details will be forwarded to
GM says Corvette buyers can build their own engine
General Motors is offering Corvette buyers the ultimate in hands-on experiences: The ability to build the en-
gine for their new car.
Customers who order a 2011 Corvette Z06 or ZR1 can choose an option to help assemble the LS7 or LS9
engines at GM's high-performance engine plant in Wixom, Mich. The option comes with a hefty price tag,
"In a way, this is a dream program for a Corvette customer. I would have jumped at the chance to build the
427 in my '67 'Vette, and that didn't have half of what goes into one of these modern precision engines," said
Tom Stephens, GM vice chairman of global product operations, who probably has enough cash to blow
nearly $6,000 on a one-time trip to an auto plant, not that he has to.
In addition to building their own engines, Corvette buyers can attend driving school in Arizona or Nevada,
take delivery of their vehicles at the National Corvette Museum or watch their vehicles being built at the Cor-
vette assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky. Continued on page 7
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Activities Report Ray Seider
It's time for the upcoming fall extravaganza of runs. Be prepared to take off in your small
highway rockets to the following events.
August 15th. Run to Ventura for lunch/brunch (location TBD). A small bird told me that
Fred and Sharon will be leading this Purcell event and "I think" we will meet in Carpinte-
ria for a run through the mountains and out to the restaurant.
August 20-24 is the Grand Canyon run for those of you that signed up.
September 25th. Meet in Carpinteria for a run down the coast highway to the Adamson House for a tour and
then on to the Santa Monica Pier for lunch and fun
October 3rd. Meet in Carpinteria for a run to the Reagan Library for an 11:00 private tour, then 1 1/2 hours of
private time followed by lunch somewhere TBD
October 16-17 Run to Ft. Hunter Liggett just north of King City followed by a night Hearst Hacienda with din-
ner TBD by Inge, followed by a Sunday run to Cambria for lunch. (see Stallings article in this edition)
November, no date picked as yet, but I would love to hear from you all. My thoughts are the drive to Holly-
wood for the double decker bus tour and then over to Universal City Walk OR the two day Bakersfield trip I
mentioned in my last email. Opinions please. I have a bunch of ideas for next year but will go over them in
October when I form a committee to discuss (volunteers please come forward). I'm excited about putting runs
together for next year and want to hear some ideas.
GM says Corvette buyers can build their own engine continued from page 6
The experience includes the help of a concierge, who contacts the customer to help coordinate
travel arrangements (which is not included in the option price.)
But GM promises the experience won't just mean you hang around watching while someone else builds the
engine. The customer will build it under supervision and support from skilled technicians. A personalized
nameplate is added to the engine. It is then sent to the Corvette assembly plant to be installed in the cus-
Don't worry if you mess up: All engines built will be covered by Chevrolet's five year/ 100,000 -mile powertrain
For a long time, German automakers have allowed customers to come pick up their vehicles at the plant, go-
ing for a factory tour before shipping their car home. This takes that experience to a whole different level.
Corvette hosts some similar plant tours, allowing customers to take delivery of their car at the Bowling Green,
Ky., assembly plant or at the Corvette Museum delivery, also in Bowling Green. Customers can also attend
ZR1 driving school in Arizona, or Corvette Performance Driving School near Las Vegas.
"Simply put, no other sports car manufacturer can match the level of personal customer involvement that Cor-
vette offers," says Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet marketing.. "The Corvette Engine Build Ex-
perience takes this personal involvement to an unprecedented level."
-- Sharon Silke Carty/Drive On
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Five Day Trip
August 20-24, 2010
DAY 1 ~ Friday, August 20, 2010 ~ Leave SB to Kingman, AZ
DAY 2 ~ Saturday, August 21, 2010 ~ Kingman, AZ to Williams, AZ via old Route 66
DAY 3 ~ Sunday, August 22, 2010 ~ Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon, AZ
DAY 4 ~ Monday, August 23, 2010 ~ Grand Canyon, AZ to Sedona, AZ
DAY 5 ~ Tuesday, August 24, 2010 ~ Sedona, AZ to HOME
Well its just about time for our great adventure. I will be emailing all who have
signed up with more instructions and meeting place for Friday August 20th. We
will be caravanning to Kingman together.
ROUTE 66/GRAND CANYON TOUR
August 20-22, 2010
Day 1 – Friday, August 20th
Your Home to Kingman, AZ
1:00-5:00 PM Tour Registration & Check-In Inside Powerhouse Visitor Center @
120 W. Route 66, Kingman, AZ 86401
Afternoon Check into Kingman Hotels
6:00-10:00 PM Route 66 Cruise Night – Dine & Gather at Kingman Route 66 Drive-Ins
Activities TBA - Downtown Kingman
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Day 2 – Saturday, August 21st
Kingman to Williams via Route 66
9:00-10:00 AM Staging for Route 66 Tour in Downtown King-
man at Powerhouse Visitor Center
9:55 AM National Anthem & ―Gentleman & Ladies…Start Your
10:00 AM Route 66 Tour Departs Kingman
11:30 AM Route 66 Tour Arrives in Seligman, AZ
11:30 AM-2PM Lunch on Your Own in Seligman
2:00 PM Route 66 Tour Departs Seligman
2:45 PM Route 66 Tour Arrives in Williams, AZ
Afternoon Check into Williams Hotels
6:00-10:00 PM Route 66 Corvette Display in Downtown Williams
Evening Dinner on Your Own. Activities TBA - Downtown Williams
Day 3 – Sunday, August 22nd
Williams to Grand Canyon National Park
8:00-9:00 AM Staging for Grand Canyon Tour on Railroad Ave. in Downtown Williams
8:55 AM National Anthem & ―Gentleman & Ladies…Start Your Engines.‖
9:00 AM Grand Canyon Tour Departs Williams
10:00 AM Tour Arrives at IMAX Theater in Tusayan – Get Park Passes Here
Mid-Day Explore Grand Canyon National Park & Have Lunch on Your Own
1:00-3:00 PM Arrive at Desert View Lookout (East Entrance) to Receive Your Tour
Memento (allow a ½ hour if driving from Grand Canyon Village) The Bloomington Gold Afternoon Tour Ends
Corvette Club Santa Barbara stays in the Grand Canyon Sunday night then leaves for Sedona, AZ Monday
morning August 23rd. Sandy will be sending the participants more details of Day 4 & Day 5 by email
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Minutes of July 6, 2010 General Meeting
1. Meeting called to order by Sharon Smith tonight at 6:30 pm. Quorum established.
2. Introduction of Officers. No Guests tonight.
3. Secretary’s Report distributed and approved.
4. Treasurer’s Report passed out and approved.
5. Membership Report: Pat Bloom reports 102 members and we now have 80 cars. Nine members still
have not renewed their membership.
6. NCM Ambassadors Report: Frank LoMonaco reports on raffle for Black Convertible are $10.00. Too
be held Sept 4th. Remind everyone to support museum and that we get points to have an Ambassa-
dor. Our newsletter for June will be sent to the museum for a competition for Best Club Newsletter.
7. Activities Report: Ray Seider reports ―No one told me this was a lot of work!‖
07/10/10 – Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard.
08/15/10 – Brunch run to Ventura. Judy and Jim Purcell
08/20 - 08/24/10 – Route 66/Grand Canyon Tour. Hib and Sandy Halverson.
09/24/10 -- Hoover Dam trip cancelled.
10/03/10 – Reagan Library run.
10/16 – 10/17/10 – Mission San Antonio and Hunter Liggett run. Bob and Inge Stallings.
October ? – Tony and Paula planning another wine run in Paso Robles and SLO. More to follow.
We will have a committee meeting in October for any ideas for runs next year.
8. Old Business:
Thanks to Barbara LoMonaco & Jim & Judy Wafer for a great party at their hanger in the Santa
Thanks to Diane and Bob Szalay for a fun run to the PCPA Theatre.
Still have flags for sale $15.00 each.
9. New Business:
Happy Birthday to Linda Petersen and Al Rotella.
Frank LoMonaco reports ―It’s a BOY‖.
Had Board meeting on July 4th. Budget considerations to improve cash balance in club treasury
were recommended and approved. To send out email and will discuss at August meeting.
To charge a $5.00 fee for food at events rather than have it club subsidized was discussed. There
were 62 people at the 4th of July party at the LoMonaco’s.
We want to encourage everyone to wear CCSB attire to events.
Members need to wear their membership tags.
To advertise in the newsletter is $24.00 a year. Just need a business card.
Fred Smith to work on getting Graham Chevrolet or Paradise Chevrolet to sponsor the club.
Change signers on bank account to Sharon Smith and Tony Megowan.
Treasurer will be the officer to annually report the Form 990-N and maintain records.
10 Tech Talk:
Ray Seider talked about CB mount that he got done from Sacramento.
Fred Markley discussed problems with sway bars and noise.
11. Trivia question.
50/50 Raffle $48.00.The pot of $24.00 was won by Bob Szalay.
12. Next meeting August 3rd at Max’s.
13. Members reminded to check correspondence table. Information on Redline Car
14. Meeting adjourned at 7:30.
Sandy Rubel Halverson, Secretary
For clothing embroidered with WE ARE ON THE WEB
Swarovski Crystal/Metal the Corvette Club Santa Bar- www.corvetteclubsantabarbara.com
Studded Corvette Wear bara logo contact Frank or Bar-
For clothing that is silk screen
printed with the Corvette Club
Santa Barbara logo contact
Helen Jensen advises that she has
found a source for the studded Cor-
vette Jackets, hats & purses since the
Solvang source has gone out of busi-
MAZi of La Jolla has stock and is able
to order items. They can be reached at
(858) 454-0151 or
Helen suggests you use her name and
Corvette Club Santa Barbara when Crescent LoMonaco
calling and they will know the type of Stylist
merchandise you are talking about.
Salon for Men & Women
Corvette Club Flags
21 W. Victoria #C
We now have CCSB Club Flags. Santa Barbara, CA
CCSB Members receive
50% off first haircut.
10% off services thereafter
They are 12"w x 8"h and are $15
Alan E. Emslie, P.E.
Please contact Frank LoMonaco
to purchase one or more. 5290 Overpass Rd., 805-683-1233
Goleta, CA 93111 Cell 805-340-4921
PO Box 40340