Events

10/01/17 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance

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PV Concours d'Elegance

Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance
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Sunday Oct. 1st

10 until 4

Torrance Airport

Cost is 40 bucks per person plus

$10 for parking and

gourmet food trucks are available.

Lots of beautiful rare old cars
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including a few C-1 and C-2 Vettes
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In addition there will be some very

interesting planes on display
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and it is a the site of
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For more information go to
www.pvconcours.org

and then RSVP to me.. cotvevents@gmail.com

We will meet at the Shell station at

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Temescal road at 9 and leave at 9:30.

The run will take a little over an hour.

9/24/17 Mystery Lunch Run Hosted by Bruce Mofford

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We have SOME details for the September 24 MLR Hosted by Bruce Mofford

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We will be meeting at Paradise Chevrolet

at 0930 and departing at 1000.

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If you plan on attending, and….

especially, if you want to eat lunch

 

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RSVP Bruce “The Bat”

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bruceakathebat@gmail.com

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(This is VERY, VERY Important!)

RSVP By Wednesday, September 20

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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.

9/21/17 – 9/25/17 Prescott Vette Sette Car Show

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So…..

You’re Slappin’ yourself on the Forehead for Missing the Tahoe Trip

WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY

Kickin’ yourself in the Behind for not going to Plastic Fantastic.

So What….

You’ve Earned all the Self Abuse You Can Handle!

LUCKY FOR YOU…..

YOU HAVE ONE MORE CHANCE TO REDEEM YOURSELF

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Jim has arranged for another great COTV ROAD TRIP!.

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We’ll be driving to Prescott on 9/21

Some of us will be staying at the Hotel St. Michael & some
at the Grand Highland Hotel (both are on the show site).

SPECIAL HOTEL RATES have been arranged at
various Prescott area hotels for September
22nd & 23rd by mentoning “Prescott Vette
Sette Rate”. See the Flyer Below.

We’ll be Attending the Car Show at the Courthouse Square on 9/23

We’ll Be Going to Out of Africa on 9/24
(The VIP Behind-the-Scenes Tour-See Below-is Pricey,
$150
, But Worth Every Penny)

And Returning to Temecula 9/25

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To Register for the Event click on

2017 Registration Form

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To see the Car Show Flyer click on

2017Car Show Flyer

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To see the Car Show Hotel Information click on

2017 Car Show Hotel Information

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To see the Car Show Site Map click on

2017 Car Show Site Map

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To see the Car Show News Letter click on

2017 Car Show News Letter

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Here are some things you need to know:


1) There will be a “greet and meet” cocktail party Friday Nite, 9/22,” 5pm to 7pm, at The Holiday Court Sponsored by The Grand Highland Hotel. Those wishing to attend MUST indicate that on their application). There will be appetizers, Live music, and no host bar. $5.00 Per Person.

2) Saturday Car show (Bob & Rose are thinking they can go 5 for 6 and Leonard & Carol are a shoe in for another Judges’ Choice award)

3) Sunday we will travel to OUT OF AFRICA animal park about 40 mi. from Prescott. We will be returning to Prescott that evening for dinner with the car show folks. COTV members MUST make their own reservations for Out of Africa regarding which tour they prefer. Go to: OUTOFAFRICAPARK.COM and check out the different options). Contact person at Out of Africa is CINDY. Tell her your choice, so that she can group us accordingly. Her number is: (928) 567-2851 EX. 201. MENTION COTV.

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Interested in the Longer Way Home?
You’ll Need to Coordinate with Other Attendees!

(How About Sunday Dinner with the Car Show Folks,
Overnight in Flagstaff at the Little America Hotel
& the Traditional Sing Along Dinner
or
How About Overnight in Sedona with a room overlooking
the Canyon, Lunch at the Snowflake in Seligman
and an Overnight in Peach Springs)

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Email Jim & Let Him Know What You’d Like to Do

COTVEvents@Gmail.com

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TO SEE TO THE PIC FROM OUR LAST PRESCOTT TRIP, GO HERE

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You’ve Never Had Tongue, Until You’ve Been Kissed by a Giraffe

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TO SEE TO THE PICTURES FROM OUR LAST VISIT TO OUR OF AFRICA, GO HERE

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9/15/2017 – 9/16/2017 COTV Road Trip-Petersen & Nethercutt

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**Sorry, the Tour is Full**

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COTV Road Trip

The Petersen Museum &

 

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The Nethercutt Collection

 

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Join COTV members for a road trip to The Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles in an area of a number of other attractions including La Brea Tar pits, The Original Farmers market (Food), The Holocaust Museum and The Grove (Shopping).

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COTV road trip Petersen and
The Nethercutt Itinerary
-Meet at Shell station, off the 15, at 23255
Temescal Canyon Rd, Corona at 9:00 am
for 9:30 am departure

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-Follow the 15 north to the 91 west to the
71 north to the 60 west. Coffee/ Potty break
at Starbucks 209 S.Hacienda Blvd Hacienda
Heights.

– Arrive at The Original Farmers market 6333
w 3RD ST LA, but park in Caruso Parking
structure at the Grove next block; Lunch at
The Original Farmers market at place of your choice

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– Proceed to the Petersen 6060 Wilshire Blvd,LA)
for planned arrival around 1:30pm; Get ticket at
the Museum($12 seniors) including separate
ticket to the Vault ($20), is so desired (worth it)
www.petersen.org

– After Petersen, visit any of the close by
attractions at your own pace; this includes
The Grove; La Brea Tar pits, The Holocaust
museum and Museums on Wilshire Blvd.

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– Around 6pm proceed to Hotel, The Residence
Inn by Marriott at 321 Ikea Way tel 818 260 8787
(meat balls at Ikea)

– Dinner at THE STAGE 546 S.Fernando Rd at
7 pm; Please let me know during the day Friday
if you plan to go so I can give the correct headcount

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– At 10:30 am Saturday morning leave the hotel
for Sylmar. Tour the Nethercutt Museum (free)
and at 1:15 proceed across the street for the
private tour of the Nethercutt Collection.
www.nethercuttcollection.org (free)
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Our tour starts at 1:30. The tour lasts about 2 hours.
As there are no eating places very close by, suggest
you bring a sandwich to eat just prior to the tour.

-Around 4:30 drive from Sylmar to Pasadena for
dinner at 1810 restaurant 121W.Colorado Blvd
Pasadena at 7pm 626 795 5658

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-After dinner drive home or other destination of
your choice
Hans 619 518 4091 Alma 619 618 6920

hansboers@verizon.net

 

8/27/17 Mystery Lunch Run Hosted by Lou Long & Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GREAT SPONSOR!

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Paradise, For the Third Year in a Row, Named
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CHEVROLET DEALER OF THE YEAR
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By GM!

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We have SOME details for the August 27 MLR….

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WE ARE CELEBRATING COTV’S 15th ANNIVERSARY!

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We will be meeting at Paradise Chevrolet 
at 0845 and departing
just in time for lunch.

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There will be a drawing held in which 10
participants 


will get a gift certificate for
 
auto detail at
Paradise Chevrolet
(Must Be Present to Win)

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You will receive a raffle ticket and at the same time need to sign a  waiver that allows Paradise
to use  any  pictures  of
you
(taken by the  drone or
humans)  on their
website.

 

If you plan on attending, and….

especially, if you want to eat lunch

 

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RSVP Lou Long

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This month Paradise Chevrolet through the Leadership of Lou Long is hosting our Mystery Luncheon Run. We would like to use this occasion to help celebrate 15 years of COTV and thank our great sponsor, Paradise Chevrolet.

We would like to give special recognition to Paradise Chevrolet by having a very large turnout for our Sunday August 27 gathering at the dealership. Let’s target over 60 COTV Member Corvettes. So bring all your Corvettes for the photos even I you are not going on the lunch run.

For our enjoyment, on that day, Paradise Chevrolet will be displaying vehicles typifying the best GM performance vehicles.

 

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(This is VERY, VERY Important!)

RSVP By Wednesday, August 24

This is going to be a

BIG ONE!

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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.

7/30/17 Hystery Mystery Lunch Run Hosted by Teresa & Simon Bleeker

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Saw some roads we’ve never been on before and had a grand old time!

 

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Thanks to Teresa & Simon Bleeker!

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Mystery Lunch Run
July 30, 2017

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Simon and Teresa Bleeker weren’t content to just give their all for COTV by hosting a fantastic annual picnic at their home, they also stepped up to provide us with a great July day on the roads. We have to make sure they stick around so we can have more fun days together.

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The group was set to meet at the usual spot (Kohl’s on Temecula Parkway, in Temecula, for any new members) at 9am and depart at 9:30. Of course, by 8:30 there were already 3 or 4 cars in place, with Bruce Mofford acting as a welcoming party for some early bird visitors, Beverly and Walt Kuchler. They had been on a previous MLR about a year ago, but decided to come over from their home in Garner Valley near Lake Hemet, to give us another look over. In a prior life they were members of Orange County Corvettes, but we are hoping they will come over to the fun side and since they asked for an application during lunch, chances are good.

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A number of our new to newer members were on hand for the fun and for many, their first Mystery Lunch Run. Among them were Chuck Calagna, Jan and Terry Munn, Jason and Joethal Marshall, and Rahul Bharadwaj. A blast from the past came in the persons of Rick Suviate and his wife (sorry I forgot your name!) who joined in 2005 when Don Weeks was president, were quite active for a couple of years and then dropped out when life got busy (happens to the best of us.) They are considering rejoining and since they kept their badges, decals and shirts, they are all set. Tom and Ann Lontz & Tom and Ruth Pierick, who are all relatively new, were there, although Ruth was among the “walking wounded” sporting a broken foot from their recent trip to Colorado. Some faces we don’t see as often as we would like, Karen Hellman and Dayton and Pam Taylor, joined the fun as well.

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We were ready to depart pretty close to “on schedule” and Hans and Alma volunteered to bring up the rear of the caravan of 35 cars and about 60 folks. Simon promised our rest stop would be at an “interesting old building” and sure enough, about 35 miles along Highway 79, just before Warner Springs, we made a left turn where we didn’t even know there was a street – because it wasn’t really a street but more of a dirt road. We did a semi U-turn and climbed a dusty hill to the Saint Francis of Assisi Chapel which was constructed as a Mission Chapel by the Cupeno Indians in 1830 with the supervision of the Verona Fathers from the Santa Ysabel Mission. It is known for its open beam work ceiling and, are you ready, paranormal activity. For over a century it has been considered one of the most active paranormal sites in western America. The chapel is considered the beginning of the “trail of tears.” We arrived as they were preparing for the Sunday service and had a quick peak inside and used the “facilities.” Then we left via the same dusty road from the dusty parking lot, after seeing a place most of us didn’t even know existed. Our question, as always, is how the MLR hosts even find some of these places.

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We regrouped a little further along 79, with Hans acting as road captain by standing in the middle of traffic until we all got out onto the road. After about 13 miles, we turned right on Mesa Grande Road, which most of us were completely unfamiliar with (although Bill Steed has been there and even recently, so he doesn’t count). We wound through the hills of what the Bleekers called gorgeous ”cattle country” in our gorgeous Corvettes and made a short stop for a photo op. We stayed on Mesa Grande for about 12 miles and then caught up with a real numbered road, CA-76. After 1 ¾ miles we ended up at the Lake Henshaw Market and Cafe, the Round Up Grill. We filled the parking lot and most of the seats in the cafe, much to the dismay of all the motorcycle riders who count it as a lunch stop as well.

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As lunch drew to a close, some left on their own trek home and some stayed to caravan with the Bleekers over Palomar and into Temecula the scenic back way. What another successful and fun day, meeting new friends and chatting with old ones as well. Let’s do it again! Much thanks to Simon and Terry for all their planning.

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TO GO TO THE PICTURES PAGE , GO HERE

7/23/2017 COTV Goes To Del Mar for the Races

 

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We Hit The Track and Bet The Farm!!!

Jim Brought his Pink Slip!

And now he’s lookin’ for a good deal on a used Vette!

 

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017, Bev Reports on a Day at the Races

On a bright sunny Sunday, twenty-eight Corvette
s met at Kohl’s, all excited, because the big horse powered engines were going to watch the power horses run the track at Del Mar.

What a sight, traveling in a line of Corvettes as far as the eye can see. Greg Grajek and Cindy Hart joined us on the 15 at hwy 76. Living in Bonsall, they didn’t feel the need to meet us at Kohl’s. Good planning.

First timer, Rahul Bharadwaj, went to Kohl’s in Murrieta. Nobody told him it was in Temecula! Not a problem, his 2016 Blade Silver coupe caught up in no time. Thanks for no Highway Patrol presence. Welcome to COTV, Rahul!

The Corvettes arrived at Del Mar and were led through the tunnel under the race track. As always, the engines revved high and the sounds reverberated off the walls. What fun!

Parking the cars was a treat, as always, small area for drivers and their toys. Mission finally completed.

Unloading the food from the cars was a thrill. Judy Venn set up areas for the food, nice and organized. When Judy announced APPETIZERS and showed us where they were, a line formed. You know how we are, no attention to appetizers. Plates were loaded with food and by 11:15 we had eaten everything. Breakfast, lunch and dinner! We were hungry! The rest of the day was spent eating SWEETS…

The races were taken seriously, as many members pored over racing forms, odds maker
forms, etc. Mostly, it was Greek to everyone.

The big winner, as I can figure, is Simon Bleeker. He won $230 on the 1st race with a $4.00 bet! Wow! How much of that he took home is anybody’s guess. Later, he bet $2.00 on every horse in one of the races. That could be 10 to 13 horses. He netted $3.00 on that race, good pay out!

In the RLC, (Right, Left, Center) game that was played before the races, Marilyn Watson won $30.00. Good show, Marilyn, that was a good payday!

Everyone had a great time! Good company, food and weather had been served all day!

Another successful day for COTV. THANKS TO JIM and DIANE SOMMARS and JUDY VENN FOR ARRANGING AND ORGANIZING THE OUTING.
 


TO GO TO THE PICTURES PAGE , GO HERE

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07/19/17 Breakfast Social @ Richie’s Real American Diner

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Breakfast Social
 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
 
 
Richie’s Real American Diner
 
Temecula, CA
Amazingly, in the midst of an extended heat wave, we were greeted by heavy clouds and even rain for some.  According to Harry Finch, it depended at what altitude you lived.  On his hill, there was no rain.  Actually, there was no rain in Canyon Lake, either, but plenty on the freeway going south for those of us who live in the regions north of Temecula.
 
 
We have not been to Richie’s Diner as a group for some time, although we used to have Ice Cream Socials there in August for the 25 cent root beer floats a few years back.  Jamie, one of the waitresses at Richie’s, remembers us from those days.  We were again seated outside on the patio and early on had the overhead fans turned off because it was actually cool with the clouds.  As the group warmed up, the fans came back on.
 
We had a good turn-out with over 40 in attendance, including Harry and Sharon Finch’s grandson, Adam, and our newest members, Terry and Jan Munn who joined at the July General Meeting.  Bill Stedfield brought along one of his friends, but Chuck Sherman didn’t have either of his daughters with him.  Larry and Joan Thackwell were the first on-site and then the rest of the group started to arrive, in true COTV fashion, ahead of the planned meeting time.
 
 
As most of the plates were emptying of breakfast, we celebrated a birthday for a special member, Marilyn Glenore, with a card and cake, which we made her cut herself.  It is true COTV spirit to spend your birthday at a Club function and Marilyn and Doug (who was absent) have always been the first to welcome everyone and to show the true meaning of Save the Wave.
 
 

Thanks as always to Carol and Marilyn for arranging these opportunities to chat and eat together. Long may they reign!

 

Raindrops on a ’63
BR57BR58
Something You Don’t See Very Often


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6/25/17 Mystery Lunch Run Hosted by Karen & Dave Hellman

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A warm, sunny day saw 17 of COTV’s corvettes gather at KOHL’S for the June MLR that was hosted by Dave and Karen Hellman. Participation was a little smaller than usual due to many of our fellow members being on the Tahoe run. Those of us who went on the MLR were treated to a wonderful outing. At the safety meeting, Dave introduced our guests, Terry and Jan Munn as well as John Vara’s daughter, Heather and his mother, Barbara who was in town to celebrate her birthday (June 26). As an extra treat, Penny and Mike Healey brought fresh, home grown peaches to share with us (yummy and refreshing). As advertised, Dave led the caravan out of the parking lot promptly at 9:40. We travelled south on I-15 where we made a stop at “The Deer Park” near Welk Resorts. Here we toured an amazing museum that included everything from Barbie dolls to one of a kind cars (miniature and full size). After enjoying 11/2 hours at the museum we continued our journey to our lunch destination, Morgan Run Club and Resort which is located in Rancho Santa Fe. The service and food were excellent, but, as usual, the highlight was the camaraderie enjoyed with our fellow corvette lovers. A heartfelt thanks to Dave and Karen for a great job.


TO GO TO THE PICTURES PAGE , GO HERE

6/20/2017 – 7/2/2017 Tahoe and Beyond

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13th
CORVETTES AT LAKE TAHOE

“WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, MY FRIEND”
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JOIN YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
&
THIRTY TWO COTV MEMBERS

AS WE PARTICIPATE IN THE
LAKE TAHOE CORVETTE SHOW


AND THEN TRAVEL UP THE STATE TO,
WELL, WHEREVER WE WANT!


Click on the links below for all the pics!

Scroll Down To The Winners Below!!

CORONA TO BISHOP

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BISHOP to TAHOE

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TAHOE CAR SHOW

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TAHOE TO REDDING

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REDDING TO EUREKA

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EUREKA TO CRESCENT CITY AND THE TREES OF MYSTERY

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EUREKA TO WILLITS TO SACRAMENTO TO COALINGA

 

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DOUG AND MARILYN GLENORE

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CURT AND DARLENA STEVENS

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ROB AND DARYL ANN WEBER

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