Vette(s): Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.
I hope ken had a decent turn out. I knew I wouldn't be able to go but would have loved too. We went on a 200 mi trek thru the hills & hollars of Kentucky fer a visit.
Drove my truck down an was wishin we had drove the vette. Then on the way back we counted 6 deer in the median (kinda scary @ 75 MPH), 3 on the backroads, and 11 mi of fog thru the country. Suddenly the truck seemed like the right choice again.
Vette(s): 1975 C3 Red, T-Tops, Black Interior.
All I need is time and money! Getting there!
Actually, Japan had smaller bombs at the end of WWII.
At one point I was expecting over 20 cars and folks. Several canceled a week or so before. A total of 4 actually called that morning and cancelled. At least they called but I already had bought stuff. Granted not all of these were C3VR folks. There were 6 locals non members that were coming as well.
The Totals? Three C3s, including mine, and a C5. There was me, Brintt77 and his Dad, Ron, and Captn Bill. The C5 belonged to my daughter Meg's friend's father, Art. I know Hank would have made it but he had 30 inches of water in his basement. Very good reason not to show.
Meg and two friends stayed at the pavallion and watched or stuff and had a good time when we went on the cruise. 4 cars left, 3 finished. I don't know what happened to Art in the C5. About 1/3 the way through the cruise he went the other way.
Bottom line, the few of us there, total of 3 members, did enjoy the cruise, and the cook out. We had a good time, dispite the few numbers.
With the cash outlay for the pavillion and the food I didn't need I wasted a lot of money. We could have went to McDonalds and then the cruise, and still had a good time.
I thank Brintt, his dad Ron, and Bill. I enjoyed their company, and they made the day worth every bit of trouble and cash. Thanks Guys.
Vette(s): #1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks.
#2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.
We were going to Columbus, and stop by Ken. That went out the door when I got out of the hospital. Looks like we aren't going to even make it to Ohio this year to see Dave's parents and sisters. I'm happy that everyone that went had a great time......how could you not, with Ken around, right!??!
Vette(s): 1979, 350sb, as my kids affectionately call it "shit brown" Corvette purchased in 1996. 84,000+ miles. Not a show car, but I love her just the same.
Wow, bummer! I feel bad I wasn't able to make it. I'm not sure it should discourage you from doing it again, though. Perhaps if you plan it a little sooner next year and pick a weekend when C at C isn't happening you'll get a bigger turn out? Anyway, I hate to think all your time and effort (and your daughter's) went to heck like that, but at least you few had a good time.
I still hope to meet you in person someday, Ken! Sorry I couldn't make it happen this year. The vette is running good so hopefully she's gonna winter over well and I won't have to worry about making the trip.
Mark 1979 Dark Brown Metallic L-48
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