You`re Invited! - Rochester Corvette Club

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You`re Invited! - Rochester Corvette Club
Kitty Van Bortel hosted another Corvette Car Show, at the Van Bortel Chevy store in Macedon NY,
that is second to none! The weather was beautiful - a little hot - another great day for a car show.
There were 220 corvettes, from a 1954 white corvette to the latest 2017 Grand Sports. Food,
beverages and ice cream were provided as well as prizes, gift bags, and a DJ.
The Corvette Clubs of Buffalo, WNY, and Syracuse had representatives attend. Everyone had a
great time. Also, the Macedon Fire Department brought their ladder truck for some of us to go up
and take pictures. Thanks again to Kitty, Nate, Matt, and John for a great day!
Next Meeting 7:00 pm
President Report ....................................... 2
Meeting Minutes ........................................ 3
Racing Report ............................................. 4
Upcoming Events ........................................ 6
Car Show Report......................................... 7
National Corvette Museum News ............... 10
Monday, September 26
“You’re Invited!”
Trinity Emmanuel Church
761 Elmgrove Road
Rochester, NY
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by Ed Steier, 2016 RCC President
Well, July and August have come and gone. Everyone who complained about the cold winter got their
wish as we had a long period of hot and dry weather. Bad for the crops, but great for getting the corvettes
out as much as we wanted. It’s been a pretty busy two months with several shows, cruises, parades, and
our summer picnic to fill the days and nights.
Let’s start with our own show, Wheels in Motion. Dave Kuchman and his team did an outstanding
job of pulling off our most successful show yet. The date was perfect and the weather cooperated. We
had a great turnout of 200 cars with contingents from both the Buffalo and Syracuse clubs as well as
support from several local clubs including the Rochester Volkswagen club joining us.
For our racing fans, John Och coordinated groups for both the Sahlens 6 Hours at the Glen as well
as the Mosport Grand Prix.
We had the largest turnout ever, for our club, at our summer picnic held at Shadow Lake Golf Club.
Over 70 cars and 140 guests enjoyed a great afternoon.
We can’t forget the many parades that the RCC was asked to participate in. Many of our club
members were there to support our National and Local holidays with Carmella doing her usual great
job of keeping us all in line.
Follow all of that up with groups going to the Syracuse Corvette Club’s Corvettes at the Beach show,
Corvettes at Carlisle, and the Buffalo Corvette Club sponsored Caravan, as well as Van Bortel’s Sponsor’s
Appreciation All Corvette Show. Plus several local shows and cruise-ins. We had a full, but enjoyable series
of events to keep anyone who was interested busy.
There are too many to name, but I want to thank everyone who helped to organize and coordinate
all of this activity. Without our members help, we would not come close to doing all of this every year!
Churchville Country Fair
Parade Saturday (8/13)
George Werner and Nadine Jopson took their vette
on the parade route through Churchville NY! Our
own club member and Mayor of Churchville NY,
Nancy Steedman, led the corvettes. Children were
thrilled to see these beauties as well as catch the
candy that was tossed to them!
You will find advertisers on other pages as well…
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R O CH ES TE R C ORV ET TE C L UB
National Corvette Museum News
by Dave Kuchman, National Corvette Museum Ambassador
On September 3, 2016 the NCM will raffle a 2016 Black Convertible for $10 a ticket. A ticket and a dream! Check
out the NCM website for more information about each Corvette.
Registration is now open for the 22nd Anniversary Corvette Celebration and Hall of Fame being held on September
1 - 3, 2016.
On your next visit to the National Corvette Museum, check out the “Indy 500 Exhibit” with 12 Indy cars on display
in the Exhibit Hall through October 14, 2016.
For anyone interested in joining the National Corvette Museum, contact me for more information. Family
Membership is $100 with a $50 annual renewal. Individual Membership is $50 annually. Other membership rates
are also available including a Lifetime Membership for $1,500. All are tax deductible.
Checkout the NCM Store on the NCM Website for many unique Corvette items and new C7 items and Motorsports
Park items that are For Sale. Checkout the National Corvette Website for future Corvette raffles.
www.corvettemuseum.org & Facebook
RCC at the Corvettes of Buffalo Caravan
In the early, early morning of August 21, eight corvettes from the RCC met at Tinseltown to caravan up to Boston,
NY for the 12th annual escorted caravan and luncheon put on by the Corvettes of Buffalo Club. Another group of
six RCC corvettes caravaned to join the rest of us from the Leroy exit. The caravan started at Cappellino Chevrolet
in Boston, NY and traveled 85 miles to the Grapevine Banquet Hall in Depew, NY.
The New York State Police, Sherriff’s Departments, and local police blocked all intersections as the 140 car caravan
rambled through the countryside in single file.
Breakfast was served upon our arrival at Cappelino’s Chevy and a very nice luncheon was served at the end of the
caravan at the Grapevine Banquet Hall. Everyone received a door prize and could participate in the 50/50 raffle.
MINUTES 8/29/16 - 7:00 pm at Trinity Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Over 100 people were present and over 75 cars!
President’s Report – Ed Steier - Ed called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. He welcomed everyone.
Vice President’s Report – George Werner - George welcomed new members. He stated that he is still taking money for the
September 1st Red Wings game.
Secretary’s Report – Nadine Jopson - The minutes from the June 27, 2016
meeting were approved with a motion made by Steve Finn and seconded by
Ron Brown. No correspondence received.
Treasurer’s Report – Jim Boshears (Glenn Williams- co-chair) - Jim reported
on the July and August treasury. The full details are available after the meeting
and on the member’s area of our website.
Social Report – Bud Thayer - See website for the listings of social events.
Welcome New Members !
Sunshine Report - Karen Coast - Karen reported that get well cards were sent to Bonnie Voll, Ed Steier, Angelo Ciresi, and Janice
Mahoney.
Club Store - Dick Laglewski - See him after the meeting if you would like to order anything.
Liaison (Van Bortel) Report - Carmela Gallinat - Matt thanked everyone for attending their Sponsor appreciation corvette cruisein. They have 50 cars both new and used. Kitty is now offering Supplier Pricing which will give members an additional $500 off on
corvettes. Van Bortel’s Victor NY store will now be moving to Macedon NY. He thanked Barry Alt for designing their new website.
Racing Report - John Och - John’s report will be in the newsletter.
Car Show Report - Dave Kuchman - Dave stated this was a huge success with
Meeting
194 cars participating. He thanked everyone who volunteered to help.
Host/Hostess
Charity Report – (Patriot Guard of NY) Bob Harter - Bob stated that the
September
Patriot Guard is in desperate need of furniture as they have been finding
John & Becky LaDuca
living quarters for homeless veterans. They made almost $1,200 at Van Bortel’s
October
John & Pat Och
cruise-in. Bob thanked Kitty for donating $340.
November
OLD BUSINESS: Ed thanked Patti and Brian Impson who hosted our meeting
Bill
& Peggy Clark
tonight. NEW BUSINESS: Next month will be Charity proposals for 2017
and nominations of Officers. 50/50 Raffle: $166 went to Pat Cocchiara.
Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm. NEXT MEETING: September 26 at Trinity Emmanuel.
Respectfully submitted,
Nadine Jopson, Secretary
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Corvette Racing Summer 2016 Corvette Racing has participated in five races
during July and August, three of them within a short day’s drive from the Rochester area.
Watkins Glen While the race outcome for Corvette Racing at the Sahlens Six Hours
at the Glen race was less than stellar ( 4th and 7th place), the event itself was terrific! In
the three short years that Corvette Racing has participated in the race at WGI and GM
has sponsored a Corvette Corral, it has grown to the best attended corral in the series. This year’s head count was 400 people.
That’s a lot of Corvette fans! Many thanks to those who volunteered. A red, white and blue Corvette parking display was created
in honor of Independence Day.
Mosport / Canadian Tire Motorsport Park The Mosport race in Canada was the weekend following WGI. Mosport is also
an old school race track like Watkins Glen and also a favorite of many drivers. The Corvette Corral is sponsored not by GM but a
local Chevy dealer and is much smaller than Watkins Glen. Corvette Racing, whose wins to date had totaled 99, was hoping for a
victory - especially since some of the engine restrictions that had been placed on them had been lifted. We ran consistent and
competitive but did not capture race win #100. The Ford had a better pit stop near the end of the race that allowed them to cross
the finish line ahead of us. Corvette Racing placed second and third for a podium finish.
Lime Rock
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THE ANNUAL RCC WHEELS IN MOTION CAR SHOW submitted by Dave Norton
The weather was perfect at Charlotte Beach on July 23, 2016 for the annual RCC Wheels in Motion Car Show.
Dave Kuchman and staff did a remarkable job considering there were only 80 pre-registered vehicles but another
120 or so showed up! After some early monring logistics were figured out, the show was a real success.
The Corvette Clubs from Buffalo and Syracuse showed up with a contingency. Thanks to them for coming to our
show. The VW Club also showed along with the Street Machines and the Mustang Club too.
Best Show Car - 1954 Chevy
The #4 car claimed the 100th win! The #3 car came in second for a 1-2 finish.
Road America As stated on the Bad Boy Vettes website “The green flag came out with 5 minutes left and all hell broke loose.”
The #4 Corvette was in 5th place. ( For those who have never seen a race, this is a good one to watch. IMSA.com has rebroadcasts
available to see ). Lots of expensive bumper car contact and Corvette Racing sailed through to win #101!
Virginia International Raceway (VIR) The #3 car qualified first and stayed that way through the entire race! Victory #102!
The #4 car had a good run but had a tire barrier incident late in the race.
Upcoming Events
Lone Star Circuit of the Americas 9/17, and Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta 10/1
Rumble on the Niagara
photos by Bud Thayer
Saturday, August 6
The vettes lined up along the Niagara River as the
hydroplanes raced up and down!
OUCH!
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submitted by Dave Kuchman
The Rochester Corvette Club would like to thank the following sponsors of our Wheels In Motion Car Show. We would
also like to thank the Ontario Beach Park Program Committee, the City of Rochester and Wegmans for sponsoring
this car show and the Lakeside Summer Celebration at Ontario Beach Park on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
National Corvette Museum
Corvette America
Corvette Central
Eckler’s
Mid America Motorworks
ZIP Corvette
Mother’s Polish
Ted Voll Jr.
Carlisle Events
Jeg’s
Summit Racing
Eagle One
Meguiar’s
Painless Performance
Splat Bug Remover
Stoner
National Parts Depot
J. C. Taylor Insurance
North Greece Automotive
Twilight on the Erie RV Park
Mark’s Pizzeria
Seabreeze Amusement Park
Griot’s Garage
RockAuto
CharBroil House
Pino’s Deli
Select Eurocars
Carmela’s Cosmic Degree
Bill & Peggy Clark
Happy 100th Anniversary of the City’s annexation of the Village of Charlotte and the 100th year since Wegmans was
founded. It was a wonderful day-long celebration.
RCC at Charcoal Corral - Perry NY submitted by Dave Norton
Tuesday August 16 started out very wet in Rochester NY, but the folks who signed up to travel to the
Charcoal Corral persevered and all met at the Lowe’s parking lot in Henrietta to caravan to Perry NY. As we
headed south, the skies cleared and it turned out to be a beautiful day for lunch and miniature golf afterwards.
The newly formed JULIET Group (Just Us Ladies Inclusively Eating Together) joined the ROMEO Group
(Retired Old Men Eating Out) for some fun and games. We finally found Jim Totsline’s exclusive reserved
parking space (picture included). Jim Boshears, Jim Carroll, Steve Finn, Jerry Giacoman, Jim Hill, Rick Martin,
Dave Norton, Dan Riccardi, Bud Thayer, Jim Totsline, Ted Voll and Larry Weingartner made up the Romeo part
of the group. The founding members of the JULIETs group are Terri Giacoman, Roseann Lucania, Sue Norton,
Maryann Riccardi and Paula Weingartner.
Lunch was great and I think the most popular meal ordered was the steak supreme sandwich. They also had
a fried bologna sandwich which was ordered too. Jim Totsline arranged for us to have a private room in the
back for our group. The entire facility is top notch place to have a gathering. After lunch ten of us hung around
and played 18 holes of miniature golf. Everyone threw in a dollar for the top three prizes. The winners were Jim
Hill, Roseann Luciana, and Dave Norton. Guess who ended up in the stocks? We ended up in the ice cream
parlor for ice cream and presentation of awards.
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Events
September 9. Friday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival - Contact John Och for further details [email protected]
September 9 - 11. Friday 8:00 AM. Tour deMarque Stone Bridge Driver tour of the Finger Lakes - Watkins Glen. For information and
registration form go to www.grandprixfestival.com. Lodging for this event will be in the Microtel in Bath NY 607-776-5333. You must mention the CanAm club for reservations. If interested, don’t wait! The Corvette Tour de Marque will sell out as fast as your corvette is in a quarter mile!
September 11. Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Middleport Fire Dept End of Summer Super Cruise - 28 Main St., Middleport, NY. Cruise is
from noon until 4:00 PM. Street closes at 11:00 AM for cars to begin to line up. Hots and hamburgers, music by Crazy J Entertainment, 50/50, pull
tabs, and beer available in fire hall.
September 17. Saturday 9:00 AM. Main Street Auto & Fast Eddie’s Car, Truck and Bike Show - Main Street Auto, Cato NY. Registration
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from 9:00 AM to noon - $10, or $30 for two people with pork dinner.
September 17. Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Palmyra Canal Town Days & Show - Main St., Village of Palmyra, follow car show signs off
RT 31 detour. Plenty of food and beverages, live music, art show, horse drawn wagon rides, flea market, huge craft show! GCC Club judging from
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Awards 3:00 PM. Parade 4:00 PM - All show vehicles invited. Due to space limits: ONLY cars welcome are years 2001 and
older.
September 17. Saturday 9:30 AM. Walk to Defeat ALS - Ontario Beach Park. One mile walk starts at 11:00 AM. Check-in at 9:30 AM. We are
joining the Rochester walk as our Rochester Corvette Club, along with Paul’s family and friends, show support for our long time member, Paul
Dentinger.
September 18. Sunday 8:00 AM. Jordan Fall Festival & Car Show - 5 North Chappel St, Jordan NY. Early registration $8. Day of show $10.
All entries are required to have a fire extinguisher on board. Favorites are picked. Top 40 awards given. If interested in caravanning to event, contact
Bud Thayer at lth[email protected] Caravanning from Eastview Mall Food Court at 7:30 AM.
September 25. Sunday 7:00 AM. South Butler Drags Cruise-ins and Swap Meets - 33225 Butler-Conquest Rd, Savannah, NY. Drag and
cruise cars must be 1988 and older. All cars must have a fire extinguisher secured within reach of the driver. Rain date Saturday, October 1.
September 25. Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Stokoe Farms Cruise In - 656 South Rd, Scottsville NY. Pumpkin Patch / Harvest Cruise In.
Cars get a free entry to the festival. Trophy for the Farm Guest Favorite.
October 1. Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Hilton Applefest Car Show - Village Elementary School, 100 School Lane, Hilton NY. Rain or
shine! Registration from 8:00 AM to noon. No vehicles admitted after noon. NO EXCEPTIONS! Awards at 4:00 PM. Special awards for Club
Participation, Hilton Mayor’s Choice, and Parma Town Supervisor’s Choice. Goodie bags and dash plaques for first 500 entries. No alcohol on
grounds!
October 8. Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. The Windmill Custom & Classic Car Show - The Windmill Farm & Craft Market, 3900 New York
14A, Penn Yan NY. Gates open at 8:00 AM. Cost $10. Show runs from noon until 3:00 PM. If interested in caravanning to event, contact Bud Thayer
at [email protected] and we will set up a time and place to meet.
October 23. Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. RCC Fall Picnic - Braddock Bay Park, BB Lodge, 199 East Manitou Rd, Hilton NY (also known as
the Donald Schlieter Pavilion. Lunch served at 2:00 PM. Charbroil is doing BBQ. Make checks payable to Rochester Corvette Club, and mail to PO
Box 23972, Rochester NY 14692. Note that payment is for the 2016 FALL PICNIC. Cutoff for registration is October 15.
Time for a Laugh…
Cars & Coffee - Sunday’s 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Tim Hortons, 649 Long Pond Road, AND Dairy Queen, 3644 Dewey Ave. All cars welcome!
9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16.
MONDAY
Ferris Goodridge Post #330 - 691 Trimmer Rd Spencerport; Carmine’s Family Restaurant 671 Maiden Lane; Village of Victor 60 E Main St.
TUESDAY
Burgundy Basin Inn 1361 Marsh Rd Pittsford, NY; Bill Gray’s Brockport 4647 Lake Road;
Tom Wahl’s Newark 585 W Union St Rt 33; Greenway Grill and Bar 2771 Scottsville Rd.
THURSDAY
Wegmans Canandaigua 345 Eastern Blvd;
Wegmans Eastway 1955 Empire Blvd Webster;
Perinton Square Mall 6720 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd Fairport;
Silver Lake Drive-In 7037 Chapman Ave Perry NY starts 6/16, 7/21, 8/18
and the Super Cruise is every third Thursday;
Sullivan’s Charbroil 4712 W Ridge Rd Spencerport (2nd Thursday each month).
FRIDAY
Damascus Shrine 979 Bay Rd Webster;
St Paul Exempt Club Cruise 6980 Thomas Ave Irondequoit; Hot Shots 1046 University Ave.
SATURDAY
Olcott Beach Rt 18 & 78 Olcott NY; Hilton Cruise 54 Hovey St.
Our Wheels in Motion Car Show on July 23, 2016 held in conjunction with “The Lakeside Summer Celebration”
was a great success this year! Events scheduled for that day by the City of Rochester and the Ontario Beach
Program Committee were a huge success for all. Wegmans celebrated their 100th Birthday and the 100th
Anniversary of the City’s annexation of the village of Charlotte. Honor Flight and The Patriot Guard had displays at
the show. The cars started arriving about 8:00 AM to be a beautiful day for a car show at the beach. The
park/beach atmosphere was a great setting for a car show with 194 vehicles on the grass under the trees. Several
bands played in the gazebo through out the day. The day ended with a spectacular fireworks display.
Judging began at 11:00 AM and Class Awards were given out about 3:30 PM. Many Best Awards, Favorite Awards
and a tall Best in Show trophy was won by Scott Martin with a 1954 Custom Chevrolet. We also had a Kid’s Choice
Award won by Jason Haag with a 1968 VW Bug Top Bus, Best Club Participation Award won by the Finger Lakes
Region Volkswagen Club and Longest Distance Award which went to the Syracuse Corvette Club.
Nine unique, handmade awards were built by Ed Steier. They were won by:
Best C1 Corvette – Jim Kronenwetter
Best C2 Corvette – Stan Slade
Best C3 Corvette – Bill Mutt Sponsored by Carmela’s Cosmic Degree
Best C4 Corvette – Chad Fella
Best C5 Corvette – Jim Gallo
Best C6 Corvette – Cal Kennerly Sponsored by Bill & Peggy Clark
Best C7 Corvette – Bill & Kathy Menzel (Syracuse Corvette Club)
Rochester Corvette Club’s “President’s Choice Award” – Dick Streeb – 1948 Buick
“Ladies Choice Award” chosen by the Ladies of the Rochester Corvette Club went to Leonard Kmiecik, Jr. with a
1956 T-Bird.
Cruise Nights (5 - 8 pm)
WEDNESDAY
Log Cabin Rt 31 F 2445 W Walworth Rd Macedon;
Stoney’s 2005 Lyell Ave;
Webster Fairport Elks Lodge 1066 Jackson Rd.
by Dave #1 Kuchman
Eight “Volkswagen Favorites Awards” were made by Joyce Crispino from the Finger Lakes Region Volkswagen
Club and awarded to Volkswagen recipients.
Several of our Best Awards were sponsored this year. They were:
Time for a Laugh…
Best Antique sponsored by Twilight On The Erie RV Resort – Don Brown, Ford Woody
Best Street Rod sponsored by Mark’s Pizzeria – Tim Smith, 1923 Ford T-Bucket
Best Muscle Car sponsored by North Greece Automotive – Mike Servas, Dodge Hemi
Best Street Machine sponsored by Mark’s Pizzera – David Goff Jr. – 2007 Mustang
Best Air Cooled sponsored by the CharBroil House – Lewis Lenz
Best Truck sponsored by Pinos Deli and Café – John Mattle, 1962 Chevrolet Truck
Special Interest sponsored by Ted Voll Jr. – Joyce & Steve Crispino, VW Baby Buggy
“Chairman’s Choice Award” sponsored by Mid America Motorworks chosen by Dave #1 Kuchman was won by
Steve Bicker with a 1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Wagon.
Our 50-50 raffle made it possible to contribute $230 to the “Patriot Guard Riders”, our 2016 charity.
Thank you for helping to make the Wheels In Motion Car Show a great success!
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Upcoming
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Events
September 9. Friday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival - Contact John Och for further details [email protected]
September 9 - 11. Friday 8:00 AM. Tour deMarque Stone Bridge Driver tour of the Finger Lakes - Watkins Glen. For information and
registration form go to www.grandprixfestival.com. Lodging for this event will be in the Microtel in Bath NY 607-776-5333. You must mention the CanAm club for reservations. If interested, don’t wait! The Corvette Tour de Marque will sell out as fast as your corvette is in a quarter mile!
September 11. Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Middleport Fire Dept End of Summer Super Cruise - 28 Main St., Middleport, NY. Cruise is
from noon until 4:00 PM. Street closes at 11:00 AM for cars to begin to line up. Hots and hamburgers, music by Crazy J Entertainment, 50/50, pull
tabs, and beer available in fire hall.
September 17. Saturday 9:00 AM. Main Street Auto & Fast Eddie’s Car, Truck and Bike Show - Main Street Auto, Cato NY. Registration
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from 9:00 AM to noon - $10, or $30 for two people with pork dinner.
September 17. Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Palmyra Canal Town Days & Show - Main St., Village of Palmyra, follow car show signs off
RT 31 detour. Plenty of food and beverages, live music, art show, horse drawn wagon rides, flea market, huge craft show! GCC Club judging from
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Awards 3:00 PM. Parade 4:00 PM - All show vehicles invited. Due to space limits: ONLY cars welcome are years 2001 and
older.
September 17. Saturday 9:30 AM. Walk to Defeat ALS - Ontario Beach Park. One mile walk starts at 11:00 AM. Check-in at 9:30 AM. We are
joining the Rochester walk as our Rochester Corvette Club, along with Paul’s family and friends, show support for our long time member, Paul
Dentinger.
September 18. Sunday 8:00 AM. Jordan Fall Festival & Car Show - 5 North Chappel St, Jordan NY. Early registration $8. Day of show $10.
All entries are required to have a fire extinguisher on board. Favorites are picked. Top 40 awards given. If interested in caravanning to event, contact
Bud Thayer at [email protected] Caravanning from Eastview Mall Food Court at 7:30 AM.
September 25. Sunday 7:00 AM. South Butler Drags Cruise-ins and Swap Meets - 33225 Butler-Conquest Rd, Savannah, NY. Drag and
cruise cars must be 1988 and older. All cars must have a fire extinguisher secured within reach of the driver. Rain date Saturday, October 1.
September 25. Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Stokoe Farms Cruise In - 656 South Rd, Scottsville NY. Pumpkin Patch / Harvest Cruise In.
Cars get a free entry to the festival. Trophy for the Farm Guest Favorite.
October 1. Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Hilton Applefest Car Show - Village Elementary School, 100 School Lane, Hilton NY. Rain or
shine! Registration from 8:00 AM to noon. No vehicles admitted after noon. NO EXCEPTIONS! Awards at 4:00 PM. Special awards for Club
Participation, Hilton Mayor’s Choice, and Parma Town Supervisor’s Choice. Goodie bags and dash plaques for first 500 entries. No alcohol on
grounds!
October 8. Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. The Windmill Custom & Classic Car Show - The Windmill Farm & Craft Market, 3900 New York
14A, Penn Yan NY. Gates open at 8:00 AM. Cost $10. Show runs from noon until 3:00 PM. If interested in caravanning to event, contact Bud Thayer
at [email protected] and we will set up a time and place to meet.
October 23. Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. RCC Fall Picnic - Braddock Bay Park, BB Lodge, 199 East Manitou Rd, Hilton NY (also known as
the Donald Schlieter Pavilion. Lunch served at 2:00 PM. Charbroil is doing BBQ. Make checks payable to Rochester Corvette Club, and mail to PO
Box 23972, Rochester NY 14692. Note that payment is for the 2016 FALL PICNIC. Cutoff for registration is October 15.
Time for a Laugh…
Cars & Coffee - Sunday’s 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Tim Hortons, 649 Long Pond Road, AND Dairy Queen, 3644 Dewey Ave. All cars welcome!
9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16.
MONDAY
Ferris Goodridge Post #330 - 691 Trimmer Rd Spencerport; Carmine’s Family Restaurant 671 Maiden Lane; Village of Victor 60 E Main St.
TUESDAY
Burgundy Basin Inn 1361 Marsh Rd Pittsford, NY; Bill Gray’s Brockport 4647 Lake Road;
Tom Wahl’s Newark 585 W Union St Rt 33; Greenway Grill and Bar 2771 Scottsville Rd.
THURSDAY
Wegmans Canandaigua 345 Eastern Blvd;
Wegmans Eastway 1955 Empire Blvd Webster;
Perinton Square Mall 6720 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd Fairport;
Silver Lake Drive-In 7037 Chapman Ave Perry NY starts 6/16, 7/21, 8/18
and the Super Cruise is every third Thursday;
Sullivan’s Charbroil 4712 W Ridge Rd Spencerport (2nd Thursday each month).
FRIDAY
Damascus Shrine 979 Bay Rd Webster;
St Paul Exempt Club Cruise 6980 Thomas Ave Irondequoit; Hot Shots 1046 University Ave.
SATURDAY
Olcott Beach Rt 18 & 78 Olcott NY; Hilton Cruise 54 Hovey St.
Our Wheels in Motion Car Show on July 23, 2016 held in conjunction with “The Lakeside Summer Celebration”
was a great success this year! Events scheduled for that day by the City of Rochester and the Ontario Beach
Program Committee were a huge success for all. Wegmans celebrated their 100th Birthday and the 100th
Anniversary of the City’s annexation of the village of Charlotte. Honor Flight and The Patriot Guard had displays at
the show. The cars started arriving about 8:00 AM to be a beautiful day for a car show at the beach. The
park/beach atmosphere was a great setting for a car show with 194 vehicles on the grass under the trees. Several
bands played in the gazebo through out the day. The day ended with a spectacular fireworks display.
Judging began at 11:00 AM and Class Awards were given out about 3:30 PM. Many Best Awards, Favorite Awards
and a tall Best in Show trophy was won by Scott Martin with a 1954 Custom Chevrolet. We also had a Kid’s Choice
Award won by Jason Haag with a 1968 VW Bug Top Bus, Best Club Participation Award won by the Finger Lakes
Region Volkswagen Club and Longest Distance Award which went to the Syracuse Corvette Club.
Nine unique, handmade awards were built by Ed Steier. They were won by:
Best C1 Corvette – Jim Kronenwetter
Best C2 Corvette – Stan Slade
Best C3 Corvette – Bill Mutt Sponsored by Carmela’s Cosmic Degree
Best C4 Corvette – Chad Fella
Best C5 Corvette – Jim Gallo
Best C6 Corvette – Cal Kennerly Sponsored by Bill & Peggy Clark
Best C7 Corvette – Bill & Kathy Menzel (Syracuse Corvette Club)
Rochester Corvette Club’s “President’s Choice Award” – Dick Streeb – 1948 Buick
“Ladies Choice Award” chosen by the Ladies of the Rochester Corvette Club went to Leonard Kmiecik, Jr. with a
1956 T-Bird.
Cruise Nights (5 - 8 pm)
WEDNESDAY
Log Cabin Rt 31 F 2445 W Walworth Rd Macedon;
Stoney’s 2005 Lyell Ave;
Webster Fairport Elks Lodge 1066 Jackson Rd.
by Dave #1 Kuchman
Eight “Volkswagen Favorites Awards” were made by Joyce Crispino from the Finger Lakes Region Volkswagen
Club and awarded to Volkswagen recipients.
Several of our Best Awards were sponsored this year. They were:
Time for a Laugh…
Best Antique sponsored by Twilight On The Erie RV Resort – Don Brown, Ford Woody
Best Street Rod sponsored by Mark’s Pizzeria – Tim Smith, 1923 Ford T-Bucket
Best Muscle Car sponsored by North Greece Automotive – Mike Servas, Dodge Hemi
Best Street Machine sponsored by Mark’s Pizzera – David Goff Jr. – 2007 Mustang
Best Air Cooled sponsored by the CharBroil House – Lewis Lenz
Best Truck sponsored by Pinos Deli and Café – John Mattle, 1962 Chevrolet Truck
Special Interest sponsored by Ted Voll Jr. – Joyce & Steve Crispino, VW Baby Buggy
“Chairman’s Choice Award” sponsored by Mid America Motorworks chosen by Dave #1 Kuchman was won by
Steve Bicker with a 1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Wagon.
Our 50-50 raffle made it possible to contribute $230 to the “Patriot Guard Riders”, our 2016 charity.
Thank you for helping to make the Wheels In Motion Car Show a great success!
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The Rochester Corvette Club would like to thank the following sponsors of our Wheels In Motion Car Show. We would
also like to thank the Ontario Beach Park Program Committee, the City of Rochester and Wegmans for sponsoring
this car show and the Lakeside Summer Celebration at Ontario Beach Park on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
National Corvette Museum
Corvette America
Corvette Central
Eckler’s
Mid America Motorworks
ZIP Corvette
Mother’s Polish
Ted Voll Jr.
Carlisle Events
Jeg’s
Summit Racing
Eagle One
Meguiar’s
Painless Performance
Splat Bug Remover
Stoner
National Parts Depot
J. C. Taylor Insurance
North Greece Automotive
Twilight on the Erie RV Park
Mark’s Pizzeria
Seabreeze Amusement Park
Griot’s Garage
RockAuto
CharBroil House
Pino’s Deli
Select Eurocars
Carmela’s Cosmic Degree
Bill & Peggy Clark
Happy 100th Anniversary of the City’s annexation of the Village of Charlotte and the 100th year since Wegmans was
founded. It was a wonderful day-long celebration.
RCC at Charcoal Corral - Perry NY submitted by Dave Norton
Tuesday August 16 started out very wet in Rochester NY, but the folks who signed up to travel to the
Charcoal Corral persevered and all met at the Lowe’s parking lot in Henrietta to caravan to Perry NY. As we
headed south, the skies cleared and it turned out to be a beautiful day for lunch and miniature golf afterwards.
The newly formed JULIET Group (Just Us Ladies Inclusively Eating Together) joined the ROMEO Group
(Retired Old Men Eating Out) for some fun and games. We finally found Jim Totsline’s exclusive reserved
parking space (picture included). Jim Boshears, Jim Carroll, Steve Finn, Jerry Giacoman, Jim Hill, Rick Martin,
Dave Norton, Dan Riccardi, Bud Thayer, Jim Totsline, Ted Voll and Larry Weingartner made up the Romeo part
of the group. The founding members of the JULIETs group are Terri Giacoman, Roseann Lucania, Sue Norton,
Maryann Riccardi and Paula Weingartner.
Lunch was great and I think the most popular meal ordered was the steak supreme sandwich. They also had
a fried bologna sandwich which was ordered too. Jim Totsline arranged for us to have a private room in the
back for our group. The entire facility is top notch place to have a gathering. After lunch ten of us hung around
and played 18 holes of miniature golf. Everyone threw in a dollar for the top three prizes. The winners were Jim
Hill, Roseann Luciana, and Dave Norton. Guess who ended up in the stocks? We ended up in the ice cream
parlor for ice cream and presentation of awards.
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Corvette Racing Summer 2016 Corvette Racing has participated in five races
during July and August, three of them within a short day’s drive from the Rochester area.
Watkins Glen While the race outcome for Corvette Racing at the Sahlens Six Hours
at the Glen race was less than stellar ( 4th and 7th place), the event itself was terrific! In
the three short years that Corvette Racing has participated in the race at WGI and GM
has sponsored a Corvette Corral, it has grown to the best attended corral in the series. This year’s head count was 400 people.
That’s a lot of Corvette fans! Many thanks to those who volunteered. A red, white and blue Corvette parking display was created
in honor of Independence Day.
Mosport / Canadian Tire Motorsport Park The Mosport race in Canada was the weekend following WGI. Mosport is also
an old school race track like Watkins Glen and also a favorite of many drivers. The Corvette Corral is sponsored not by GM but a
local Chevy dealer and is much smaller than Watkins Glen. Corvette Racing, whose wins to date had totaled 99, was hoping for a
victory - especially since some of the engine restrictions that had been placed on them had been lifted. We ran consistent and
competitive but did not capture race win #100. The Ford had a better pit stop near the end of the race that allowed them to cross
the finish line ahead of us. Corvette Racing placed second and third for a podium finish.
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THE ANNUAL RCC WHEELS IN MOTION CAR SHOW submitted by Dave Norton
The weather was perfect at Charlotte Beach on July 23, 2016 for the annual RCC Wheels in Motion Car Show.
Dave Kuchman and staff did a remarkable job considering there were only 80 pre-registered vehicles but
another 120 or so showed up! After some early morning logistics were figured out, the show was a real success.
The Corvette Clubs from Buffalo and Syracuse showed up with a contingency. Thanks to them for coming to our
show. The VW Club also showed along with the Street Machines and the Mustang Club too.
Best Show Car - 1954 Chevy
The #4 car claimed the 100th win! The #3 car came in second for a 1-2 finish.
Road America As stated on the Bad Boy Vettes website “The green flag came out with 5 minutes left and all hell broke loose.”
The #4 Corvette was in 5th place. ( For those who have never seen a race, this is a good one to watch. IMSA.com has rebroadcasts
available to see ). Lots of expensive bumper car contact and Corvette Racing sailed through to win #101!
Virginia International Raceway (VIR) The #3 car qualified first and stayed that way through the entire race! Victory #102!
The #4 car had a good run but had a tire barrier incident late in the race.
Upcoming Events
Lone Star Circuit of the Americas 9/17, and Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta 10/1
Rumble on the Niagara
photos by Bud Thayer
Saturday, August 6
The vettes lined up along the Niagara River as the
hydroplanes raced up and down!
OUCH!
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R O CH ES TE R C ORV ET TE C L UB
National Corvette Museum News
by Dave Kuchman, National Corvette Museum Ambassador
On September 3, 2016 the NCM will raffle a 2016 Black Convertible for $10 a ticket. A ticket and a dream! Check
out the NCM website for more information about each Corvette.
Registration is now open for the 22nd Anniversary Corvette Celebration and Hall of Fame being held on September
1 - 3, 2016.
On your next visit to the National Corvette Museum, check out the “Indy 500 Exhibit” with 12 Indy cars on display
in the Exhibit Hall through October 14, 2016.
For anyone interested in joining the National Corvette Museum, contact me for more information. Family
Membership is $100 with a $50 annual renewal. Individual Membership is $50 annually. Other membership rates
are also available including a Lifetime Membership for $1,500. All are tax deductible.
Checkout the NCM Store on the NCM Website for many unique Corvette items and new C7 items and Motorsports
Park items that are For Sale. Checkout the National Corvette Website for future Corvette raffles.
www.corvettemuseum.org & Facebook
RCC at the Corvettes of Buffalo Caravan
In the early, early morning of August 21, eight corvettes from the RCC met at Tinseltown to caravan up to Boston,
NY for the 12th annual escorted caravan and luncheon put on by the Corvettes of Buffalo Club. Another group of
six RCC corvettes caravaned to join the rest of us from the Leroy exit. The caravan started at Cappellino Chevrolet
in Boston, NY and traveled 85 miles to the Grapevine Banquet Hall in Depew, NY.
The New York State Police, Sherriff’s Departments, and local police blocked all intersections as the 140 car caravan
rambled through the countryside in single file.
Breakfast was served upon our arrival at Cappelino’s Chevy and a very nice luncheon was served at the end of the
caravan at the Grapevine Banquet Hall. Everyone received a door prize and could participate in the 50/50 raffle.
MINUTES 8/29/16 - 7:00 pm at Trinity Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Over 100 people were present and over 75 cars!
President’s Report – Ed Steier - Ed called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. He welcomed everyone.
Vice President’s Report – George Werner - George welcomed new members. He stated that he is still taking money for the
September 1st Red Wings game.
Secretary’s Report – Nadine Jopson - The minutes from the June 27, 2016
meeting were approved with a motion made by Steve Finn and seconded by
Ron Brown. No correspondence received.
Treasurer’s Report – Jim Boshears (Glenn Williams- co-chair) - Jim reported
on the July and August treasury. The full details are available after the meeting
and on the member’s area of our website.
Social Report – Bud Thayer - See website for the listings of social events.
Welcome New Members !
Sunshine Report - Karen Coast - Karen reported that get well cards were sent to Bonnie Voll, Ed Steier, Angelo Ciresi, and Janice
Mahoney.
Club Store - Dick Laglewski - See him after the meeting if you would like to order anything.
Liaison (Van Bortel) Report - Carmela Gallinat - Matt thanked everyone for attending their Sponsor appreciation corvette cruisein. They have 50 cars both new and used. Kitty is now offering Supplier Pricing which will give members an additional $500 off on
corvettes. Van Bortel’s Victor NY store will now be moving to Macedon NY. He thanked Barry Alt for designing their new website.
Racing Report - John Och - John’s report will be in the newsletter.
Car Show Report - Dave Kuchman - Dave stated this was a huge success with
Meeting
194 cars participating. He thanked everyone who volunteered to help.
Host/Hostess
Charity Report – (Patriot Guard of NY) Bob Harter - Bob stated that the
September
Patriot Guard is in desperate need of furniture as they have been finding
John & Becky LaDuca
living quarters for homeless veterans. They made almost $1,200 at Van Bortel’s
October
cruise-in. Bob thanked Kitty for donating $340.
John & Pat Och
November
OLD BUSINESS: Ed thanked Patti and Brian Impson who hosted our meeting
Bill & Peggy Clark
tonight. NEW BUSINESS: Next month will be Charity proposals for 2017
and nominations of Officers. 50/50 Raffle: $166 went to Pat Cocchiara.
Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm. NEXT MEETING: September 26 at Trinity Emmanuel.
Respectfully submitted,
Nadine Jopson, Secretary
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by Ed Steier, 2016 RCC President
Well, July and August have come and gone. Everyone who complained about the cold winter got their
wish as we had a long period of hot and dry weather. Bad for the crops, but great for getting the corvettes
out as much as we wanted. It’s been a pretty busy two months with several shows, cruises, parades, and
our summer picnic to fill the days and nights.
Let’s start with our own show, Wheels in Motion. Dave Kuchman and his team did an outstanding
job of pulling off our most successful show yet. The date was perfect and the weather cooperated. We
had a great turnout of 200 cars with contingents from both the Buffalo and Syracuse clubs as well as
support from several local clubs including the Rochester Volkswagen club joining us.
For our racing fans, John Och coordinated groups for both the Sahlens 6 Hours at the Glen as well
as the Mosport Grand Prix.
We had the largest turnout ever, for our club, at our summer picnic held at Shadow Lake Golf Club.
Over 70 cars and 140 guests enjoyed a great afternoon.
We can’t forget the many parades that the RCC was asked to participate in. Many of our club
members were there to support our National and Local holidays with Carmella doing her usual great
job of keeping us all in line.
Follow all of that up with groups going to the Syracuse Corvette Club’s Corvettes at the Beach show,
Corvettes at Carlisle, and the Buffalo Corvette Club sponsored Caravan, as well as Van Bortel’s Sponsor’s
Appreciation All Corvette Show. Plus several local shows and cruise-ins. We had a full, but enjoyable series
of events to keep anyone who was interested busy.
There are too many to name, but I want to thank everyone who helped to organize and coordinate
all of this activity. Without our members help, we would not come close to doing all of this every year!
Churchville Country Fair
Parade Saturday (8/13)
George Werner and Nadine Jopson took their vette
on the parade route through Churchville NY! Our
own club member and Mayor of Churchville NY,
Nancy Steedman, led the corvettes. Children were
thrilled to see these beauties as well as catch the
candy that was tossed to them!
You will find advertisers on other pages as well…
Kitty Van Bortel hosted another Corvette Car Show, at the Van Bortel Chevy store in Macedon NY,
that is second to none! The weather was beautiful - a little hot - another great day for a car show.
There were 220 corvettes, from a 1954 white corvette to the latest 2017 Grand Sports. Food,
beverages and ice cream were provided as well as prizes, gift bags, and a DJ.
The Corvette Clubs of Buffalo, WNY, and Syracuse had representatives attend. Everyone had a
great time. Also, the Macedon Fire Department brought their ladder truck for some of us to go up
and take pictures. Thanks again to Kitty, Nate, Matt, and John for a great day!
Next Meeting 7:00 pm
President Report ....................................... 2
Meeting Minutes ........................................ 3
Racing Report ............................................. 4
Upcoming Events ........................................ 6
Car Show Report......................................... 7
National Corvette Museum News ............... 10
Monday, September 26
“You’re Invited!”
Trinity Emmanuel Church
761 Elmgrove Road
Rochester, NY

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