RCCC September Newsletter 2013.pub



RCCC September Newsletter 2013.pub
September 2013
Volume 19 , Issue 8
River City Corvette Club E-News Letter
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Cruzin’ is the E-newsletter of the River
City Corvette Club of the Chattanooga,
Tennessee and surrounding area;
created by appointed members for the
benefit of the membership. All rights
reserved except where expressly
The E-newsletter of the River City
Corvette Club of Chattanooga, TN
2013 Officers
Robin Peterson
[email protected]
Vice President:
Ron Kellogg
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Nancy Price
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Mike Nabors
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2013 Board of Directors
Ron Hasting
[email protected]
Norma Harless
[email protected]
Table of Contents
From the President’s Desk
Cherokee Memorial Park Car Show
Chattanooga Market Cruise In
Knights of Columbus Labor Day
Car Show
Hixson Flight Museum Show
Joe Rath
[email protected]
Mountain City Corvette Association
Show and Drag
Evie Usalis
High School Homecomings
Tim Nutz, President 2012
[email protected]
Annual UTC Homecoming/Tailgate 11
Membership Chairman
Annual RCCC Picnic
Jerry Ray
[email protected]
Car Shows, New Members and
Christmas Party
Supported Charities for 2013:
Mailing Address:
River City Corvette Club
P.O. Box 1061
Hixson, TN 37343
Teen Challenge
Room in the Inn
Vietnam Veterans Chapter 942
Chattanooga Food Bank
10 - 11
Our Sponsors
Integrity Chevrolet
#1 on Automotive Row
2110 Chapman Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Sales: 866-475-3976
Service: 866-543-1020
Certified Corvette Technician
Twenty Two Years
Our meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each
month at O’Charlies on Hixson Pike. Dinner at 6 pm
and the meeting starts at 7 pm. Visitors are always
welcome. Come and see what we are all about.
With 130 members we are one of the largest
Corvette Clubs in southeast Tennessee.
What do our members enjoy?
Chris Williams Insurance Agency
Chris Williams-Agent
Auto * Home * Life * Business
7161 Lee Hwy. STE 600
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Email: [email protected]
Organized road trips to the Corvette Museum,
Maggie Valley, Gatlinburg, State Parks, etc.
Cruises on scenic roads, including the annual
spring and fall weekend trips.
Participation in local events like cruise-ins, cookouts, the annual club picnic, local parades, homecomings and other community activities.
Friday night lights, an informal gathering on
Friday evenings, at a different restaurant each
week to kick off the weekend.
The club has fund raisers throughout the year
and donates the money to local charities. Giving
back to the community is a high priority with the
Dairy Queen
5433 Highway 153
Hixson, TN 37343
O'Charley's - Hixson Pike
(423) 877-8966
Southern Restaurant - Hixson Pike
(423) 842-5649
West Coast Corvettes
1-888-737-8388 ext 201
From the President’s Desk
We have been having a wonderful time attending some great
car shows and I'd like to congratulate all the RCCC members
who have been bringing home the "hardware". One of these
shows was exceptional to say the least. The Mountain City
Corvette Association’s Annual Show and Drag at Brainerd
Optimist Drag Strip. We had a fantastic time and brought
home 19 awards and now have two 2013 Drag Racing Champions! Alice Seiter is the 2013 Powder Puff Drag Racing
Champion and Joe Rath is the 2013 Open Drag Racing
Champion. Congrats to both of you on a job VERY well
Other RCCC winners at this show included Ron & Carol Kellogg: Best In Show and Best Vanity Plate, Larry & Norma
Harless: 1st in Class and Best Engine, Jerry and Judy Davis:
3rd in Class, Denton Henderson: 3rd in Class, Terry Phillips:
1st in Class, Ron Hasting: 1st in Class, Bob, Emily, Alice and
Thomas Seiter: 1st in Class, 2- 2nd in Class Trophies and 3rd in
Robin Peterson
Class: Alice Seiter: 2nd in Open Drag Racing, Sammy (Alice's
friend): 2nd in Powder Puff Drag Racing, Tim and Jean Nutz: 1st and 2nd in Class, and
RCCC won Best Club Participation with 13 cars in attendance.
Our 1st Annual Fall "Show Your Ride" at Integrity Chevrolet is September 21st. Volunteers are needed for Registration, 50/50 Ticket Sales, Parking Cars and Judging. We
need the Volunteers to be there by 8:00 am to help set up.
The Nominating Committee is accepting nominations until the adjournment of our Monthly
Business meeting on September 19th. If you would like to run for Office or nominate
someone who has agreed to run for Office, please contact Ron Kellogg, Ron Hasting,
Anna Lane or Kima Wilcott.
We have a fun calendar of events planned this Fall that includes "Homecoming" at the
area High Schools, the UTC Homecoming, our annual Club Picnic, the Fall Fling to
Maggie Valley and much more.
I look forward to seeing everyone at our regular Monthly Meeting September 19th at
O'Charley's in Hixson, 6:00 order dinner and social hour, 7:00 meeting.
Robin Peterson, President River City Corvette Club
Cherokee Memorial Park
Car Show
Carol & Ron Kellogg, Al Cerasi, Mark &
Robin Peterson with grandson Liam, Jerry
& Judy Davis, Gene Talley and Marsha &
Dennis Doebler made the trek up to the
Cherokee memorial Park to the car show
hosted by Southeast Street Toys Car Club.
Map of the Trail of Tears at the
Cherokee Memorial Park.
RCCC will soon be rolling up the
welcome mats on the car show season.
After settling in and listening to the soft
music of a summer breeze playing through
the mystic limbs of the weeping willow it
could put a baby to sleep. Ahh the solitude
of a summer afternoon.
After a very enjoyable ride up and a tour of
the memorial it was a very successful day
for RCCC.
Bringing home the hardware.
Chattanooga Market’s
Annual Cruise In
Even the highly overcast skies could not
deter nine brave RCCC Vettes from
making the trip to the annual Chattanooga Market’s Annual Cruise In. Well perhaps stopping for breakfast at the City
Café did play a small role in it. Just sayin
We did have one celebrity created before
we left. Anna Lane was interviewed by
news channel 9. What a great job she did
representing RCCC. Very articulate and to
the point. Great job Anna!! Even though
you did not mention the Ole Colonels
name one single time. Just sayin …
At 8:15 we met at the Northgate Library
and headed to the Cruise In. At 8:18 the
clouds opened up and the rain began.
We proved Corvettes will not melt when
exposed to rain.
Another great time kicking back and just
chillin’ at the cruise in.
After a small healthy breakfast at the City
Café we headed off to the Cruise In about
8 blocks away. With reserved parking we
pulled into the pavilion area. The reserved parking was because we were the
only ones there.
We did have one celebrity created before
we left. Anna Lane was interviewed by
news channel 9. What a great job she
did representing RCCC. Very articulate
and to the point. Great job Anna!! Even
though you did not mention the Ole
Colonel’s name one single time. Just
sayin …
Knights of Columbus
Labor Day Car Show and BBQ
The Knights of Columbus annual Labor Day
BBQ and car show was held Monday Sept 2nd
for the 71st time. The event raised money for
the Children’s Cancer Dept. at Erlanger. What
a great turnout.
They served up BBQ beef, pork and chicken
with all the fixin’s for a very reasonable price.
They also had a variety of games for children
and grown ups alike. It was truly a family
event. I saw several folks that I had not seen
in years and had an opportunity to chat a bit
about back in the day.
RCCC members displaying their hard earned
Norma and Marsha like the pig races.
Alice Seiter and her friend Sammy DeRogtis
displaying the Peoples Choice Award for Bob’s
The cake walk was also a hit. These folks
really put a lot of effort into their event and it
Representing RCCC were Marsha & Dennis
Doebler, Norma & Larry Harless, the Seiter
family with Bob his daughter Alice Seiter,
Sammy DeRogtis (a family friend), Bob’s son
Thomas Seiter, and Charlie & Ginger Seiter.
All RCCC participants took top 25 awards and
in addition Bob's C4 also took peoples choice
and RCCC won the club participation trophy.
This was Charlies and Ginger's first award. But
the biggest winner of all was the Children's
Oncology Dept at Erlanger.
Marsha Doebler and Norma Harless accepting
the RCCC car club trophy.
Hixson Flight Museum
Car Show
The Hixson Flight Museum held their annual
fund raiser and RCCC was proud to attend.
Nothing like things that fly, such as Planes and
It was great fun checking out all the airplanes
and watching the fly overs. We even got an
opportunity to run the Corvettes down the run
way and back. Only one word to describe that
and that word is AWESOME!!! But the stories
that were derived from this little adventure
have grown by immense proportions. Of
course my version is the factual one.
This plane was on the first carrier that picked
up the NASA astronauts. A lot of history here
and some nice airplanes at the museum. This
was another unique fund raiser. A lot of fun
Mountain City Corvette Association’s
All Corvette Car Show and Drag Races
One car show that RCCC always look forwarding
to attending is the Mountain City Corvette
Association’s all Corvette Car Show and Drag
Races. The weather was a perfect fall day with
blue skies and mild temperatures. Who could
have ask for better weather.
What a great day of fun both in showing the cars
and especially watching the drag races Great job
Mountain City Corvette Association.
Once again RCCC members brought home the
hardware and the club received the Club Participation trophy and Ron & Carol Kellogg took best of
show with their 2013 Red Grand Sport Corvette.
Today’s drag races had a very unique touch.
Two young ladies representing RCCC were challenged. Alice Seiter and her friend Sammy
DeRogtis accepted the challenge. What a great
job they did. Great job girls!!
Two familiar faces to River City Corvette Club
were also at the show. Ronnie and Connie
Steele brought their Vette up for the show and
took first place in their division. It was great to
see these two again.
Ronnie was a past RCCC Vice President. Good
job as usual Ronnie and Connie.
Joe Rath Drag Race Champion
Sept 27th Ooltewah High School (Half-Time)
Volunteers: Jerry Ray, David Mahoney, Terry Phillips, Chuck Logan, Dennis Doebler, Al Cerasi, Robin &
Mark Peterson, Tim Nutz, Bill Wiencke, Bob Seiter, Larry Johnston, Emily Seiter.
Meet at 6:45 pm at Publix parking lot 5958 Snow Hill Rd, Ooltewah. Directions take I-75 N to exit 11 turn
left under I-75, go 2 tenths of a mile Publix is on the left. Leave Publix at 7 pm as a group and go to the
Oct 3rd and 4th Hixson High School (Parade and Homecoming)
Volunteers: Ron Hasting, Robin & Mark Peterson, Jerry Ray, Bill Wiencke, Guy Morgan, Larry Johnston,
Larry Harless, David Mahoney, Dennis Doebler, Jerry Davis
Oct 3rd (Thursday)” Hixson High School Parade” @ 5 PM Line up behind Hixson Middle School then
cruise to the High School - (When you signup for Homecoming you also do Parade)
Oct 4th Meet at the Super BI-LO on Hixson Pike at 7 pm and go to Hixson High School for half time show.
Oct 11th Tyner Home Coming (Pre-game)
Volunteers: Jerry Ray, David Mahoney, Dennis Doebler, Larry Johnston, Larry Harless, Bob Seiter
Meet at 6:00 to 6:15 pm at Tyner United Methodist Church about ½ mile from the school, then travel as a
group to the school between 6:15 and 6:30.
Oct. 11th Central High School (Half Time)
Volunteers: Jerry Ray, David Mahoney, Bob Seiter, Larry Johnston, Emily Seiter, Howard Roddy
Meet in the parking lot across from Ace Hardware on 58 Hwy at 6:45 pm. Leave as a group at 7 PM and
travel to the back side of the football field
Oct. 11th East Ridge High School (Half Time)
Volunteers: Ron Kellogg, Bill Wiencke, Dennis Doebler*, Tim Nutz, Larry Harless*, Al Cerasi, Chuck
Logan, Ron Hasting, Bill Ross
Meet at 6:45 pm behind the Sonic on Ringgold Rd and go as a group at 7 pm to the school.
* Denotes doing Tyner then coming to East Ridge.
Oct 18th Soddy Daisy Home Coming (Pregame and Half Time)
Volunteers: Ron Kellogg, Larry Harless, Ron Hasting, David Mahoney, Guy Morgan, Tim Nutz, Jerry Ray,
Chuck Logan, Robin & Mark Peterson, Jerry Davis
Meet at the upper side of the school at 5:30 pm and take the girls down to the 50 yard line and let them out.
Then go behind the end zone until half time.
Nov 1st Boyd Buchanan High School (Pregame)
Volunteers: Jerry Ray, Larry Johnston, Dennis Doebler, David Mahoney, Larry Harless, Tim Nutz, Ron
Hasting, Al Cerasi, Bill Wiencke, Ron Kellogg
Meet across the street from the school at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church @ 5:30 pm then go to the
school as a group at 5:45 pm
UTC Homecoming & Tailgate Party Oct 12th
The annual RCCC - UTC Homing coming game and tailgate party vs. Furman University Saturday, October 12th.
Kickoff at 6 pm.
We usually arrive around 2 pm park and tailgate in the parking lot just north of the stadium. Parking was $5 last
year. We'll let you know about food soon.
The reserved chair back tickets which are normally $25 each will be $15 each with a purchase of 10 tickets or
more. We always have a great time. If you wish to attend and sit with the group please let us know and get your
money in by the end of the business meeting at O'Charley's September 19th. Make checks payable to RCCC and
put UTC Homecoming in the memo field. Checks may be mailed to:
River City Corvette Club, Inc.
PO Box 1061
Hixson, TN 37343
RCCC Annual Picnic
Oct 20th Veterans Park Collegedale. This is always a great time and an opportunity to combine RCCC favorites … food and fun. See you there.
Welcome New Members
Car Shows:
Sept 14 Hixson Flight Museum Wings and
Wheels Car and Airplane Show 10 am to 5 pm
Sept 15 Mountain City Corvette Club Show and
Drag at the Brainerd drag strip.
Sept 21 Integrity Chevrolet Annual Fall Show
Your Ride Car Show, hosted by the River City
Corvette Club $10 entry fee.
Sept 28 North River Civic Center, Hixson Car
Oct 4 thru 6 Vettefest Gatlinburg
Oct 12 RCCC annual UTC homecoming and
tailgate party
Marino and Terri DelBello, 1969 Silver ‘T’ Top
Dale McCloud, 2007 red coupe
* New members may want to purchase two way
radios and folding chairs to take on trips and cruise
ins. The club uses the two way radios to
communicate with each other on cruises and trips
and the chairs are handy to sit in at cruise ins.
Oct 19 Hospice of Chattanooga car show. 411
Oak Wood Drive.
Oct 18 -19 Corvette EXPO Sevierville, TN
Oct 20 Annual RCCC picnic, Veterans Park
Oct 25 – 27 RCCC Fall Cruise to Maggie Valley
Nov 2 “3rd Annual Toys for Kids Show” Courthouse Dayton TN
The River City Corvette Club
Christmas Party
Friday, Dec. 6 at Bessie Smith Hall. Social
hour begins at 6 p.m. A buffet dinner will
be served at 7 p.m. There will be a DJ
playing music all evening. We will have a
gift swap for anyone who wants to
participate. Each person should bring a
gift valued at $15 or less for the swap.
The cost is $25 per person. Please send
your check as soon as possible, made out
to River City Corvette Club, address: RCCC
P O Box 1061 Hixson, TN 37343 or give it
to Nancy Price at a meeting.