9/19/18 – 10/1/18 North to Alaska – COTV Princess Cruise


“Way up north, Way up north,
North to Alaska, Go North, the Rush is On”




1) It’s Going to Be a Fun Cruise!!
Cruise with COTV Members and have a great time.

A BON VOYAGE party will be held in the Wheelhouse Lounge!
Harry & Sharon, Doug & Marilyn, Dave & Karen,
Jim & Susan, Jim & Diane, Bill & Marilyn, Jeanette & Jay and Daryl & Rob


2) No need to wait to reserve your stateroom.
Book as soon as possible to take advantage
of the current promotions.


Reserving a stateroom as soon as possible is

For those of you thinking of joining the North to Alaska cruise in October be aware that the group rates and all amenities expired on Jun 8. All rates reverted to published rates.


3) Final payment is required.

Optional Travel Protection Policy

  • 1. Travel Protection-Standard coverage is 8% of cruise fare.
  • 2. Travel Protection-Platinum is 12% of cruise fare.
  • 3. Both are secured at final payment.
  • 4. If you have sailed 3+ Princess cruises you will pay standard cost and receive the
    Platinum Protection policy.


5) Yes, there will be an opportunity for:
Ice Berg Rapelling, Swimming with the Seals & Running
with the Bears (actually running from the Bears-but you get the idea):

(9/19) Port of San Pedro, check in 1pm-3pm
(9/20) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/21) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/22) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/23) Ketchikan, Alaska – 7am – 4pm
(9/24) Juneau, Alaska – 9am – 10pm
(9/25) Skagway, Alaska – 7am-8:30pm
(9/26) Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska – xam – xpm
(9/27) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/28) Victoria, British Columbia – 12pm – 7pm
(9/29) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/30) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(10/1) Port San Pedro 0615am

(Oh No – We Have To Go Home)


6) If anyone in the stateroom is either an Active, Retired or Honorably Discharged military veteran, they can apply for an additional $100 shipboard credit
(more FREE money) for this cruise. Proof
of service is required, and we will
assist anyone who may qualify.

Inside Cabin $1599
Ocean View $2399
Balcony $2799
Mini-Suite Balcony $3699

Prices published as of 1-15-18 per person
(add $220 for taxes, fees, port exp.)




Book your cruise reservation through
Karen Hellman, COTV member & sponsor.

As a THANK YOU, she provided a
$25 shipboard credit
for each stateroom.

Contact Karen
KH Travel 800-375-0863 KH Travel email


8/23/2018 – 8/26/2018 Vettes on the Rockies


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Vettes on the Rockies


Marilyn & Doug, Steve & Liz, Diane & Jim,
Sandi & Bill, Darlena & Curt, Daryl & Rob, Bev & Don, Ruth & Mark Harwell, Kathleen & Dave Regenhardt and Donna & Sam Rindskopf!


Meet at the IHOP
1688 North Perris Blvd j, Perris

Get there early if you want to eat!

Wheels turning at 0900.

It’s 940 miles or so to the

Steamboat Grand Resort
2300 Mt Werner Cir.,
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

8/20 Monday 330 mi – IHOP to
CasaBlanca Resort & Casino
950 West Mesquite Blvd, Mesquite, NV

8/21 Tuesday 330 mi – MESQUITE to
Holiday Inn Express & Suites,
925 Westwood Blvd, Price, UT

8/22 Wednesday 275 mi – PRICE to
The Steamboat Grand 2300 Mt
Werner Cir, Steamboat Springs, CO

8/23 Thursday Get used to the ALTITUDE
& Register at 1pm

Vetts on the Rockies Thu, Fri, Sat 8/23,24,25

Home on your own or plan a return trip later


23-26 August, 2018


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(If you look real close, you can see Rob in this picture!)



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No on-site registration. Registration is LIMITED. If you
wish to attend, or think you wish to attend,


Registration will cost $150 per person, which covers two evening receptions, two hot breakfast buffets, a plated, sit down 3 course banquet dinner with multiple menu options and administrative costs. Additional cars (bring that ’69 Custom or that ’86 Coupe) will be $25 each.


Hotel reservations are open NOW
(make your reservations-you can always cancel
48 hours prior for a $25 deposit fee)


The Steamboat Grand Resort
in Steamboat Springs, Colorado has been selected for the venue.

Call 1-877-269-2628

Ask for “Vettes on the Rockies” Room Rate


A hotel room with a rate of $129/night works out to $153.77 with resort fees and taxes added. If you don’t want travel insurance, make sure it is not added.

Reservations can be made by calling the resort central reservations desk in Steamboat Springs. Room rates are already set, and are deeply discounted, starting at $129 a night plus tax for a studio, a single queen or king, or a double queen. A one bedroom condo, which includes a large living area and separate bedroom, is $159 a night. 2, 3, 4, & 5 bedroom suites are available. The VOTR room rates will be available 2 days prior to and after the event- 21 to 28 August. Eligibility for the discounted rates is based on being registered for the event.

Space is limited for VOTR 2018, and we expect a waiting list.

Registrations and Resort reservations will be first come,
first served.

Not sure you want to attend…..
check out what happened last time!
Vettes on the Rockies starts at “Breckenridge”




· Thursday– Registration & Welcome desks open in early afternoon. “Meet & Greet” “under the tent” with hors d’oeuvres & cash bar around 5 – 7pm. Dinner on your own.

· Friday– Hot breakfast buffet. “Funkana” competitive driving event in the morning. Live auction at the hotel around 5 pm “under the tent” with hors d’oeuvres & cash bar, plus smaller items available for bid in a silent auction. Time in the afternoon for organized drives, shopping & sightseeing. Dinner on your own.

· Saturday– Hot breakfast buffet. A judged car show in the morning into the early afternoon. Banquet in the evening with a 3 course menu, cash bar, & awards presentation. Time in the afternoon for organized drives, shopping & sightseeing.

· Sunday– Goodbyes, local breakfast as desired, hit the road.

08/5/2018 COTV Mystery Lunch Run Hosted by Lou Long & Paradise Chevrolet


If you plan on attending RSVP Lou at




Up In The Sky……
Is It A Bird?
Is It A Plane?
It’s SuperDrone




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The Most Expensive Thing on the Menu is $15

Most Items are $10 or $11


Quiche: Ham & Cheese or Veggie = $9.25, Individual pies loaded with veggies and cheese! Served with a side of fresh fruit or summer pasta salad.


Breakfast Croissant Sandwiches = $10.25, Freshly baked croissants with 2 eggs, choice of sausage, ham or bacon plus choice of cheese! Served with side of fruit or summer pasta salad.

Ham & Sausage Breakfast Burrito: $11.95, Eggs, Meats, Red Onions, Roasted Potatoes, Tomatoes, Cheese on a Sun-dried Tomato Tortilla. Served with fruit.

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich = $9.75, Crispy Chicken Breast Tenders on a Pretzel Bun with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion with choice of Buffalo or Sweet BBQ sauce. Served with a side of fresh fruit or Summer Pasta Salad.

Chicken & Waffles = $12.75, Crispy Chicken Breast Tenders served over Belgian Waffles and served with syrup and a side of fresh fruit.

Chicken Salad Sandwich = $11.95, House Special Chicken Salad served on a freshly baked croissant with lettuce and tomato, and side choice of fruit or summer pasta salad.

Salmon or Grilled Chicken Salad = $12.75, Baked, Glazed Salmon served over bed of Mixed Greens with Almonds, Cranberries and Feta Cheese.

Quinoa Salad (with vegan option*) = $10.25, Our house Quinoa Salad served over fresh spinach with avocado and feta cheese. Add Grilled Chicken or Glazed Salmon for additional $3.00.

*Specify no Feta for a Vegan Friendly Option!



(This is VERY, VERY Important!)

RSVP By Thursday, August 2nd to


We are having problems at the Restaurants

because some members are not

RSVPing for Themselves or their Guests.

We’d Love To Have You There…. but,

Our MLRs have a lot of attendees.

We can’t just show up with more

folks and expect to be seated.

You need to RSVP.

7/29/18 COTV Goes To The Del Mar Races



(at least for us)



Sunday, July 29, 2018

Meet 0915 – Depart 0930

Contact Jim Sommars for details and to sign up
or send email to:



40 car limit with $25 Deposit (for two – $20 for one)
to Jim to reserve a spot. Reserved parking on the
INFIELD for the first 25 Deposits!
(Money Talks – The Rest Walk in from the Parking Lot)

Meet at Kohl’s & Pay the tab, $15.00 per car
and 5 bucks per person.
Receive preferred parking pass and admission
tickets and sign waiver form.
Make sure you’ve made food arrangements with Darlena.


Jim and Diane plan to be at the COTV meeting on the 12th,
as well as, the breakfast social on the 17th bring cash or check.


Oh yeah, one last thing bring lotsa $$$$$$$$$$ for the ponies.


Contact Jim at

to reserve your spot.

$25 total fee for Driver + Passenger
$20 total fee for Driver only
($5 / Attendee + $15 / Car)




Diane Sommars & Darlena Stevens
are coordinating the potluck.
Contact them for details.


Coffee and donuts will be provided.


BYOB (non alcoholic), although water will be available.


We Hit The Track and Bet The Farm!!!

Bring Your Pink Slips! (LOL)
Wear Two Sets of Clothing in Case
You Loose the Shirt Off Your Back!

You will need to sign a waiver for the track.

Jim needs your RESERVATION money no later than July 18.

If we have more than 25 cars, the
remainder will be parking in the lot just
outside the tunnel.

The first 25 to pay have dibs on the
infield parking.

Please make checks payable to:
James Sommars, 38847 Summit Rock Lane,
Murrieta, CA 92563

Contact Jim at
to reserve your spot.

There will be about 60 people and
you don’t need to bring enough for the
group, but be generous.

Water and a full bar are available
on site, be careful.

Contact Diane at



7/25/18 Sponsor Appreciation Dinner @ Guadalajara Mexican Grill





Wednesday July 25 at 6:00 PM at

Guadalajara Mexican Grill

27780 Jefferson Ave #2, Temecula.

Please plan to attend to show our support for this important sponsor.



7/17/18 Breakfast Social @ Country Kitchen, Wildomar





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Breakfast Social – July 17, 2018

Maybe we aren’t as “social” or as “hungry” or as interested in getting up early in these hot days of summer, because it was a slightly smaller than usual group of 24 who met at the very new Country Kitchen in Wildomar.

It was the usual suspects, with a few exceptions. Marilyn Glenore came alone to celebrate her 75th birthday, which is actually on Thursday. Doug was doing corporate tax work. Jim Sommars joined the bachelor group of Skip Hipp, Mike Marty and Bruce Mofford. The Finches brought their 20 year old granddaughter, Stephanie, who is visiting before work and school ramp up again. The Crooks and Mike Marty had actually done a “pre-run” on Sunday so were familiar with location and menu. Bruce apparently knew our waitress, Laura, from a previous stint at Applebee’s.

The food was good and Laura had a system of numbering each order so she could get her bills out correctly. She was surprised to see so many of us so early, but later understood that it was to her benefit to have orders placed and filled in waves instead of all at once.

Carol Buote said that she and Marilyn try to find new places to go. It fills a double bill of supporting new businesses and of getting our group into a restaurant before it becomes so busy that it can’t accommodate us. As always, we “thank them for their service” in organizing a new culinary adventure every other month.


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6/24/18 Mystery Lunch Run Hosted by Denise & Jeff and Vickie & Al



The Gang of Four


Mystery Lunch Run – June 24, 2018

A New, and Very High, Bar has been Set

Most of us have experienced an event organized by Vickie Hackworth (with Al’s assistance, of course), so when their friends, Denise and Jeff Kilpatrick, impulsively bought a new Grand Sport and joined the club, we probably should have raised our expectations for an initial MLR, because our expectations were met and exceeded with today’s run. Al and Vickie were there for support and guidance, but Vickie said all the marvelous details were due to Denise and Jeff’s planning.

It was an early morning departure for the 23 cars and 41 Corvette lovers as we met at 8:30 and left promptly at 9am. If Bill Watson hadn’t seen us on Temecula Parkway going in the other direction, he might have missed the whole day. When they said depart at 9, they meant it, as they had a full day planned. In addition to the usual suspects, we had two guest couples. First to join us were Terry and Steve Stuart from San Marcos. The Glenores, Stevens and Webers met them May 29 at the Apple Farm Inn in San Luis Obispo. Apparently we passed them on the road and so they stopped to talk to us at dinner. They told us they had a Corvette and we told them to come see a club event. Rob sent them a link to the website with their picture on it and we all moved on. Apparently they did come up to Monterey and saw all the cars at the MPCC event as well. We must have made a good impression on them since they signed up for the MLR and seemed to have a great time. The second couple was Gail and Randy Fitzpatrick, friends of the Hackworths, the Kilpatricks and known by anyone in the Women’s or Men’s Clubs in Temecula. They did the run in a borrowed Corvette and…..who knows?

Denise checked us in and gave us the secret instructions. Vickie, more importantly, gave us each a bag of trail mix for the road. Bob Clark loaned the Stuarts a walkie-talkie so they wouldn’t be left out if anything of real importance was said. And off we went, regrouping quickly at our usual spot on Temecula Parkway at Butterfield Stage and then heading east on 79. Let the guessing games begin – Julian? Idyllwild? San Diego? Anza Borrego? We turned on 371 so Indio was now looking like a good direction. Then we made a right onto Burnt Valley Road. You may ask where that is, as did most of us. It was a little scenic detour with lots of curves and some dust and very low traffic. The “race drivers” (Denise, Steve, Skip, Rob, and even Chuck C) were in heaven and reached pretty good speeds. Then the detour ended and we were back on 371. We turned left at the Palms to Pines Highway (74) and drove a little over 8 miles to Anglers Landing or the Hemet Market at the Lake Hemet Campground. Ever prepared, Denise and Jeff and handed out bottles of water as we all made a potty stop.

Then we hopped back on 74, turned right on 243 and headed out on the Banning Idyllwild Panoramic Highway , through Idyllwild and down into the Banning area. It sure lives up to its name as the scenery and the road are really great. So at the bottom of the hill, we get onto the 10 East and Vickie announces that in case we get separated we need to exit on 111 into Palm Springs. So all our minds are whirling and remembering that they told us to bring a jacket as the lunch restaurant was cool. Some brilliant minds figured it out and when we turned on Tram Way, even the not so brilliant minds put things together.

Just to show the excellent planning by the Kilpatrick/Hackworth team, the Aerial Tramway waived the $5 charge to park and we had a separate/private parking lot with our name on the sign and a ranger assigned to help us into the lot and onto the shuttle up to the Tramway. Our group was placed in one tram and even got an earlier time assignment. When we reached the top our ticket also gave us a buffet lunch. All in all it was a $47 value for $28, so how can you complain about that. In addition, Denise and Jeff had brought a special cake with actual Corvette models on it and our Club artwork.

For many this was the first time to the Tramway and for many more it was the first time in decades. For all of us, it was a trip to be remembered and talked about for a long time. They certainly set the bar very, very high for future MLRs. Let’s make sure to ask them to organize another one – from conversation at our lunch table, they just might be thinking about another one in the future. Three cheers for Denise, Jeff, Vickie and Al and all their hard work to make our day so very enjoyable!


06/10/2018 COTV Picnic at Bleak House

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The Annual COTV Membership Picnic





While it is certainly not Thanksgiving yet, let’s start off by giving thanks to a lot of folks. Thanks first and foremost to the Bleekers, who opened up their home and grounds to at least 70 COTV members, let us all wander through their house and use their bathrooms, cooked the food and set everything up. They did all this with welcoming smiles and hugs. They even marked the stairs with bright blue tape to make it easier for us old folks who might have missed a step.

Thanks to Curt and Darlena for turning up before the crowds to help set up and take photos. (Rob  really thanks Curt for stepping into the breach as Club Photographer). Thanks to Alma for working up a sweat in the kitchen before she even got outside. Thanks to all the members for bringing plenty of sides and snacks to go with the hamburgers and hot dogs. Special thanks to those who brought desserts as well, since we all have a sweet tooth .

We were very happy to see Terry and Wendy Converse and to note how well Terry is doing after the heart surgery. We know it must seem like a slow and  frustrating recovery, but you look great, Terry.

What a great day to spend with all your Corvette friends and what a great place to do it. Thanks again Terry and Simon!

Here is a great Pic from Harry Finch


Pics from Teresa & Simon

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Pics from Darlena and Curt

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05/29/18 – 06/9/18 Monterey Coast Corvette Cruise



2018 Monterey Coast Corvette Cruise

May 31, June 1 and 2

Hosted by Monterey Peninsula Corvette Club

Join Glenores, Pages, Priebes, Res, Stedfields, Stevens, & Webers


Monterey Coast 2018 Corvette Cruise Pictures Page


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 Canepa Motorsports on Thursday
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(Sorry, We Will Not Be Taking A Hot Lap – or 2 – Around Laguna Seca This Year.)

Friday = Tarpy’s Roadhouse

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Wednesday = Fish Hopper


05/20/2018 Plastic Fantastic


NCOCC 41st Plastic Fantastic

Plastic Fantastic XXXXI All Corvette Car Show

The Big Winner
Joe Priebe


The Other Winners

Daryl & Rob 3rd Place C6

Rose & Bob 3rd Place C5

Even More Winners!
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It was a cool and gray San Diego day, but COTV enjoyed the fun of the 41st Plastic Fantastic anyhow. We went from not knowing if anyone would be making the trip down to having 14 member cars plus one from the other Temecula Club and another with DJ and Claire, who plan on becoming members. If they had already been signed up we would have tied for 2nd largest club participation with North Coast Corvettes, although not being close to catching up to Pacific Coast who always run away with the title, this year with 35 cars.

The Crowthers, Sommars and Webers had made a long weekend of it, so were already either on-site or on the way when the group came into view. Although the gates were not scheduled to open until 8am, we were all in place about 7:30 and John and Fritzi were there even before the rest. We got good spots along the edge of the grass, set up our chairs and then went to get our free gifts and buy raffle tickets. Then everyone voted their People’s Choice ballots before hunger overcame us all after the early start to the morning.

A group of 26 headed to Harbor House where they had set up a nice long table on the upstairs deck and with a very efficient service team, took all our orders and got the first food on the table in less than 15 minutes. Bill Steed lost $1 to Rob Weber as he bet that would not happen (we may have failed to mention to Bill that we had ordered appetizers). After a good lunch we headed back to see if we had won any raffle prizes and then waited for the award ceremony.

The surprise was the third place in the C6 category as AIR ZR1 is a little past the prime of competition. Then Rose and Bob won third place in the C5 category – not a surprise. The next surprise was that neither Joe Priebe nor Bill Steed won in their classes, which is usually a given. Joe then redeemed the whole day by winning Best in Show. That meant we could all pack up and head out, although the Crowthers, Sommars and Webers will be on the road on Monday so have one more relaxing night in San Diego.


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