By Janet Curran, Registry Number W0477

Way Out West

by Janet Curran [C5R# W0477], Yucaipa, CA  Email

Another year has passed that included both sad and happy occasions. Several friends and loved ones have been lost, but also babies have been born and new friends have been made. We have had horrible fires and floods here Way Out West. Let’s hope that 2008 has fewer disasters.

There were gatherings of Corvette people throughout the year, and during the holiday season these events were especially joyful and generous. The Corvette community rallied throughout the West to participate in toy runs where both donors and recipients had a great time.

Many of our Registry members were part of the 65 Corvettes that participated in a Christmas cruise to Camp Pendleton (near Oceanside, CA) where they joined the Men’s Ministry of Cypress Church to share Christmas with Marines about to deploy overseas. These young men and women were thrilled to see the beautiful Corvettes, which made a great backdrop for the day’s FUN and games. Donations in excess of $2,300 were raised for the dedicated Marines and their families.

In November, the National Corvette Museum brought it’s much anticipated High Performance Drivers Education (HPDE) to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada. One hundred instructors and students spent two days learning about and enjoying their fabulous Corvettes. NCM Events Manager, Roc Linkov did a wonderful job coordinating and instructing this event. Roc pulled instructors from all over the country, including Corvette’s own Vehicle Line Executive, Tom Wallace and Exterior Design Manager, Kirk Bennion. The left coast Corvette Community was certainly pleased to have the NCM bring this FUN and educational event Way Out West.

The Los Angeles Auto Show has moved from the very beginning of the year to November. Only the future will tell if we will be allowed to preview new automobiles as much as we did in the past. Previously, the LA Auto Show was held in January, at the same time as the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) was held in Detroit. In previous years we were able to see the new 2005 C6 and the new 2006 Z06 the same day that they were unveiled in Detroit. There was no special Corvette unveiled at the LA Auto Show in November, but we did get to see the Jay Leno Pratt & Miller C6RS that was unveiled at SEMA in
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