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04.09.16

2nd Annual Spring Fling

Ocala, FL
What a great day, weather wise.  Days like this are why we all moved to Florida, right.  Great participation from VVCC member cars, even picked up 2 new members.  
 

  

 

 

 


04.02.16

VETTES AT THE VILLAGE
Sandestin, FL
Two members, two Vettes, 3 trophies:
Mike & Linda White: BEST IN CLASS WINNER
Ron & Marty Tanner: SECOND IN CLASS WINNER
+ "LONG DISTANCE AWARD"
 
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01.23.16

WONDERFUL WORLD OF 

CORVETTES

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01.23.16

NCRS

JUDGING 

Lakeland, FL CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE ALBUM


12.16.15

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This year we absolutely shattered all previous records for this worthy cause collecting and delivering over

 Two Thousand Toys

and over

$10,000

in cash

Our sincere thanks to Jon Cohan and the entire staff at

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without whose help and assistance we'd not have been able to make this happen for needy area kids.  

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12.11.15

HOLIDAY DINNER & DANCE

Catered by Riccardi's of Brownwood with entertainment by Suzie Castro.  A good time was had by all.

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12.08.15

MT. DORA

CHRISTMAS LIGHT WALK

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DINNER

Our sincere thanks to Dick & Linda Ford for organizing such a wonderful day in Mt.Dora.  The lights were spectacular as was our group dinner at the historic Lakeside Inn.  IMG_20151208_184159293

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11.14.15

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Another very interesting visit to one of the club's favorite destinations, EARS followed by a dinner at the historic YEARLING RESTAURANT right down the road.  The club thanks Stan & Peggy Cranston for their efforts in putting together this great cruise & dinner.  

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11.01.15 - 11.04.15

SEMA LOGO

CORVETTES GALORE AT SEMA 2015

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11.07.15

Touch of Glass Lake Cty

ALL GM SHOW

Eustis, FL

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11.05.15

GRAND OPENING

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The show at NAPA in Wildwood on 11/05 was fantastic. Free burgers & drinks. Great door prizes including a smoker, IPad & a 40 inch flat screen TV. Shown above is Bud and Mary Ellen Fisher, recipients of one of the many trophies handed out.  Our sincere thanks to Alan Stone, head of TVAACA for including VVCC member cars in this great event.  

A link to a really cool video of the cars on display

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10.16.15VillageVettes_logoANNUAL CORVETTES AT THE LANDING SHOW

LAKE SUMTER LANDING, THE VILLAGES

The "LOADING OF THE LANDING"

suggest watching this @ low resolution (240p, 360p or 480p) to prevent "jerky" viewing

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OCT 17 2015

VETTES ON THE AVENUE

MELBOURNE FL

Six cars from the Village Vettes in attendance. Mel Zeiger, Mike White, Tom Swiers, Tom Rohan and Pete Paisley, & Ray Lake. Top 25 trophies were received by Mike White and Ray Lake.

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OCT 2015

FLAGLER BEACH CORVETTE SHOW

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OCT 2015 piper-label

Piper Aircraft Factory Tour Cruise

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Sept 2015

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A great time "role playing" and a very fun show.

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JULY 2015 VVCC MEMBER OPTS FOR M-- USEUM DELIVERY

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Our congratulations go out to members Dan & Annette Breit on their newest "TOY", a BLADE SILVER, BLACK TOP, RED INTERIOR 2016 Z06 with all the bells and whistles. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE ALBUM


07-13-15logoGRAND OPENING

Lots of Vettes, Lots of Heat, Lots of Humidity, Lots of Pizza, Lots of Classic Cars.  A great time in spite of the heat & humidity.  Our thanks to Alan Stone and The Villages Antique Automotive Club of America for including us.  

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GRAND OPENING

Lots of Vettes, Lots of Heat, Lots of Humidity, Lots of Pizza, Lots of Classic Cars.  A great time in spite of the heat & humidity.  Our thanks to Alan Stone and The Villages Antique Automotive Club of America for including us.  001

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE ALBUM


06-25-15

DUCK DAM DINER BRUNCH CRUISE

32 Corvettes, 30 members ate to excess.  Great food, great service, all at a fair price.

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06-20-15

St. Augustine Corvette Show

Fifteen member cars attended from Roger & Cindy's 1998 Indy Pace Car to Dan & Pam Sabo's 2015 C7 with at least one winner in the group.  

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06-16-15

ELVIS "The King" LIVES

Our sincere thanks to Joe and Pauline Apichella for their continuing efforts to raise money for "The Kids in The Forest" and the BACKPACK PROGRAM via his church.  It certainly seemed that everyone in attendance had a great time.  

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06-05-15

STETSON MANSION LUNCH CRUISE

The club's sincere thanks goes out to Tony and Penny Badolato for organizing and executing this wonderful lunch cruise.  A great turn out, great trip, great tour, followed by, what I'm told was, a great lunch.  The pictures are spectacular. Postcard quality.  

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05-30-15

CEDAR KEY LUNCH CRUISE

53 out of 58 cars that were signed up & scheduled made the trek to Cedar Key through the forests and to the GULF. As usual, 4 members decided not to RSVP, they just didn't show up. HOW RUDE IS THAT??? Anyway, 53 CORVETTES made the trek to Cedar Key through the forests and to the GULF.  No one broke down, no one complained, no one pee'd their pants (as far as I know), everything went according to plan - UNTIL - our promised secure reserved parking upon arrival on Cedar Key magically evaporated, thanks to our host, Ms. Leslie Valens with the Chamber of Commerce who, from day one, promised me she'd have said parking for us but, as happens most times, people just don't do their job. Not to be discouraged, we pulled into Cedar Key anyway, parked all over the damn town, and all made their way to STEAMER CLAM BAR & GRILL for a very nice lunch.  Our thanks goes out to Dennis, the manager, and his entire wait staff who tolerated and accommodated our motley crew with a smile and provided complimentary lunches for 40 of our members.  Lesa Meade and her husband, owners of the Cedar Key RV Park are also to be thanked for providing us parking space and a location to stage our cars before heading into Cedar Key.  The break was perfect. 

photo CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ENTIRE ALBUM


05-23-15

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Pickin' Parlour Cafe & Sound Shop

Out sincere thanks to Tim & Terri B for coming up with this clever idea, A MAGICAL MYSTERY LUNCH TOUR.  Have never heard of this establishment in Weirsdale but it looks like everyone had a great time. FullSizeRender


05-16-15

Ponce Inlet Corvette Show

Stewart & Susan Feinberg captured the First Place in the C7 Category with their "new car".  Unfortunately, they were the only VVCC members in attendance but it didn't dampen their fun.  According to Stewart, it was a really great show.  

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05-07-15

LAKE HARRIS HIDEAWAY 

LUNCH CRUISE

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Once again, Bud & Mary Ellen Fisher outdid themselves by pulling together this great lunch cruise at the last minute.  Wonderful drive, wonderful venue, wonderful time by all 44 members (22 Vettes) that made the trip.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ENTIRE ALBUM


05-02-15

Sarasota Corvette Show.  The Club had 7 Cars entered and we walked away with 4 trophies.  Not bad work for one afternoon

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICS OF THIS GREAT EVENTS


04-25 & 26-15

The Stuart Corvette Club's 17th Annual River Cruise-In Corvette Show held at the Beautiful Ft. Pierce City Marina

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04-19-15

60's BASH CAR SHOW & SOCK HOP

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In spite of the thunderous storm, everyone survived and danced the night away while raising money for Operation Homebound.  Our thanks to everyone that participated.  


04-18-15

OLD SPANISH SUGAR MILL CRUISE

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04-12-15 thru 04-19-15

Village Vettes 10th Anniversary 7-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise. Departed Port Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 04-12-15 and cruised to the port locations of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Basseterre, St. Kitts; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten.

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Click here to see the entire album

03-21-15

2nd . ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE VETTES
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03-15-15

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The Venice Corvette Club graciously posted these unique pdf picture files which include ALL ENTRANT CARS WITH A REALLY COOL BORDER.

  1. SELECT a file to browse thru to find your car
  2. Find you car
  3. Print ONLY THE PAGE that holds your car's pic,
  4. Now you've got a smokin pic of your ride.  
  5. Wanna save it, click SAVE in the tool bar and it'll save the entire document to YOUR computer.  
  6. Don't have ADOBE, click here and I'll help you: http://www.villagevettes.com/vv-com-for-dummies/

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Click here to see the entire album

03-12-15
MEMBERS MEETING 
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02-28 & 03-01-15
PUNTA GORDA CORVETTE SHOW 
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Click here to see the entire album  

 02-18-15
YUENGLING BREWERY TOUR & LUNCH CRUISEyuengling_black_and_tan_artca5fc
Tim & Teri organized a wonderful tour of the YUENGLING BREWERY located in Tampa followed by lunch at a selection of restaurants followed by dinner (almost) at Ah SHUCKS in Wildwood but, due to a heating issue, moved to CODY's Brownwood.  Their guests from down-under, Australia, Barbara and Janene were delightful additions to our rag-tag group.  

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02-12-15
MEMBERSHIP MEETING - VALENTINE'S

Again this year, all the attending women received a long stem red rose as a thank you for sharing our never ending love of AMERICA'S FIRST AND ONLY SPORTS CAR, The Chevrolet Corvette.  The FABULOUS DORELS entertained us with many songs from our past that, hopefully, lit "the fire of love" for many of our members.  

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01-24-15
CCO World of Corvettes, Lakeland

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01-21-15
CARMINE'S ITALIAN CAFE DINNER CRUISE 
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 Click here to see the entire album


  01-08-15
MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

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12/17/15
TOYS-4-TOTS CARAVAN

Santa Vette w-o VVCC Logo   Click here to see the entire album


11/29/14  
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Corvette Club of the Palm Beaches
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11/22/14  
  STINGRAY CHEVROLET, Plant City
Ultimate Corvette & Chevy Show
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11/14&15/14  
      17th Annual Corvette Club of Marion County
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 11/02/14
Windle & Becky Brown Wedding  20141102_154114a
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11/03/14-11/06/14  
SEMA Show in Las Vegas
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 11/01/14    
Touch of Glass GM Show, Eustis, FL
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 11/01/14        
Tommy Small's Museum Cruise with TVAACAEAS_6902
Click here to see the album 

 10/28/14    
CORVETTE WEB MAGAZINE
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 10/18/14
Vettes on the Avenue Melbourne, FLIMG_4726
Click here to see the entire album

 10/17/14
Sumter Landing Village Vettes Corvette Show
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 10/12/14
FLAGLER BEACH VETTES @ THE BEACH
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 10/09/14
MEMBERSHIP MEETING MOTOWN SHOW
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 10/03/14
RON PERELLA MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
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 09/01/14
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 09-2014
20TH ANNIV. NATIONAL CORVETTE M-- USEUM CARAVAN
The club was honored with the
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Click here to see the entire album

08/09/14
YALAHA BAKERY & LAKERIDGE WINERY CRUISELogosClick here to see the entire album

08/02/14
CLARK'S PUMP & SHOP GRAND OPENINGPicture19Click here to see the entire album

 07/11/14
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  06/29/14
THE GREAT AMERICAN RACE FINISH LINE SUNDAY IMG_0068-1-XLClick here to see the entire album

   06/28/14
THE GREAT AMERICAN RACE
VILLAGE CAR CLUBS SHOW
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   06-2014
THE GREAT AMERICAN RACE
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   06/10/14
INDY
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      06/10/14
STRA Program Race @ INDY
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       06/09/14
NCM SINHOLE CARS
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       05/10/14
MEMBERSHIP MEETING & LUAU
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       05/02 & 05/03/14
St.ARMAND CIRCLE CORVETTE SHOW
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        04/26 & 04/27/14
Ft. PIERCE MARINA CORVETTE SHOW
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         04/17/14
HOLLERBACH WILLOWTREE CAFE CR-- USE
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   04/10/14
KEITH MANSON ENTERTAINMENT & MEETING
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   04/06/14
STREET ROD SHOW, CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
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  04/02/14
GOLDEN FLAKES POTATO CHIP FACTORY TOUR
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   03/29/14
THE BLESSING OF THE VETTES
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CLICK HERE FOR: The Village Vettes Shutterfly Site

See all pictures, videos, etc of club events, meetings, shows, cruises, etc.  Additionally there's some really neat albums of CORVETTE STUFF to brows through.  ENJOY!!!!


A REALLY GREAT C6 VIDEO 10/8/14

A MUST SEE. . .


June 2014: The Great American Race VIDEOS

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SOMETHING YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT CORVETTES

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Corvette Hall of Famer Betty Skelton Passes at Age 85

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Most Villagers are unaware that living among us for many years was Betty Skelton, the former acrobatic pilot and Corvette test driver who was known as the “fastest woman on Earth”.  Betty died Wednesday August 31,2011 at the age of 85. For her contributions to Corvette which included roles as a test driver, car show technical narrator and one of the founders of Corvette News (which later became Corvette Quarterly), Betty was inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame in 2001.

Betty was born in Pensacola, Florida and made her first solo flight at the age of 12. By 18, she held a commercial pilots license and was a certified flight instructor. Her father organized an amateur air show in 1945 and Betty was asked to do some basic stunts. Having mastered some aerobatic maneuvers, Betty became a professional aerobatic pilot and performed at air shows across the country.

Betty’s most impressive stunt during this time was cutting a ribbon strung between two poles with her propeller while flying upside down 10 feet off the ground.

Skelton held the title for the US Female Aerobatics Championship from 1948-1950. In 1949 she set the world light-plane altitude record of 25,763 in a Piper Cub and two years later broke her own record with a flight of 29,050 feet.

In 1953 after retiring from aerobatic flying, Betty was piloting charter flights when she met NASCAR’s Bill France Sr. Bill invited Betty to Daytona Beach in 1954 where she drove the Pace Car. She then took a Dodge sedan to 105.88 mph on the beach, setting a stock car speed record for women.

It was in 1956 that she joined Campbell-Ewald, the advertising partner of General motors. She became the first woman technical narrator at the major auto shows where she would talk about the cars and demonstrate their features. Zora Arkus-Duntov put her to work as a test driver where she set numerous speed records with Corvettes. In 1957, Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell designed a special translucent gold Corvette which Betty drove to Daytona in 1957 to serve as the NASCAR pace car. It was also during this time that Betty Skelton became the official spokeswoman for Chevrolet.

Her career in advertising was moving just a quickly. While at Campbell-Ewald, Skelton helped launch the internal magazine called Corvette News which later became known as Corvette Quarterly. She became VP of Campbell-Ewald’s Women’s Market and Advertising departing in 1969 and retired in 1976 after 20 years in advertising.

Skelton was the first woman to drive an Indy car and she repeatedly set records for speed and acceleration at Daytona Beach and on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah. In 1956, she broke a transcontinental speed record, driving from New York to Los Angeles, covering 2,913 miles in 56 hours, 58 minutes.

In 2001, Betty Skelton was inducted in the National Corvette Museum’s Corvette Hall of Fame for all her contributions to Corvette. She is also a member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame as well as the Motorsports Hall of Fame.

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