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Established 1983     149 Members

Club Events Other Events 
May 5 Valley Vettes Club Board Meeting April 28-30 National Corvette Museum
May 12 Valley Vettes Club Meeting April 28-29 HPDE. Motorsports Park
May 22 Road Rally May 1 MiM Dragon Run at Biltmore Estate
June 2 Valley Vettes Club Board Meeting May 12-14 C4 Gathering
June 4 Little Chute Cheese Fest/Parade May 14 8th Annual  Freedom H.S. Auto Club Car Show
June 5 Trip Around The Lake May 13-15 SVRA Spring Vintage Weekend - Road America 
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Valley Vettes News
                                                             
Annual Spring Cruise                            
                   
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
Well as luck would have it we picked a rainy Sunday we had a few
cancellations ended up with 12 cars. Left Seymour headed north a short distance to see a pedal car-tractor and toy collection next stop was the Red
Lewis auto gallery downtown Green Bay we were greeted by very friendly people happy to show us around . We then went across the street to the
captains walk winery for a tour and wine tasting . After a little wine tasting we headed to thorn berry golf course for food and drink. Thank you
to every body who came out hope you enjoyed the day 
Debbie and Dave
                                                             

Triple Threat
Callaway’s SC757 proves that good things really do come in threes
“I enjoyed seeing how the conversion was done,” he relates. “It was great fun talking to the folks working on the car.” But he was squeamish about one aspect: “They had a…template for the supercharger opening, and though the precision was evident, I was still glad I hadn’t been there when they cut into my carbon-fiber hood.”
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Corvette Magazine
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Robert F. Driessen Obituary
Bob Driessen

Bob Joined the Valley Vettes in 1994, it’s hard to believe that was 22 years ago. Over the years Bob and his Wife Bonnie put on numerous events. Bob was a very passionate Corvette enthusiast and truly enjoyed spending time with his Vett family. Some of his favorite runs and ours to were the fall runs to a cabin near Waubee Lake. Bob always found some excellent Corvettes roads to stretch out our legs and enjoy the scenery.  Sometimes the run would take us to the DeYoung Family Zoo, often times leaving early in the morning to enable a stop for brunch and a Bloody Mary on the way. 
One rather eventful run had Bob and Dale running a group from the Valley Vettes and a few cars from Texas Up to Waubee Lodge, at the same time we had a group of Vettes coming home from Michigan lead by Phil and Donna both meeting up at the Lodge.

As part of Michigan group, we made the lodge about 10 minutes ahead of Bob’s group but not from of lack of effort on Bobs part. Bob was leading his group on a spirited run along his favorite back roads, from the tales told it was truly a ride to remember. Even so when everyone meet up Bobs run was the talk of the Texans and one they were going to go home and retell often.
Bob was truly committed to our club would always offer to fill in for someone in a moment’s notice, or offer some help and advice in repairing an ailing car. We often relied on Bob to host the Cheese fest Parade in Little Chute or participate in the Flag Day event. Yes Bob enjoyed driving and spending time with his Corvette Family as we enjoyed having him along. Driving his car was not the only way Bob had fun. Bob also enjoyed entering his car in shows and going out for Ice cream. If you were in Green Bay during the week you could stop in at his shop and find his car all polished and ready to go to a show. Monday afternoon’s Bob would meet us at Culvers in Neenah other days it was Culvers in Appleton or a different drive in show. If there was not an evening show going on he was known to host one of our ice cream rides starting somewhere in Appleton and headed to Points unknown as long as there was Ice cream to be had there would be Corvettes in tow. I had the pleasure of meeting Bob in 03 shortly after joining the club. He always wore a smile with a tint of smirk in it. When you saw it you knew he was up to something and you also knew it was going to be fun. Bob just had the way about him. He would light up the room and he always had a story to tell or advice to help out a fellow member in destress.
Bob could even talk the hair of a deer at least that’s how he put it. You see Bob decided to take a shortcut on the way home from a Halloween event and ended up sliding a deer up the front of his new Corvette sending it flying over the top. The amazing thing was all the Corvette showed was a scratch in the paint and a tuff of hair in the headlight. Bob took it in stride and as always wore a smile on his face every time he told the story.
Bob It was a pleasure and an honor to be able to call you a friend and a family member you will truly be missed but never forgotten.

Sincerely Your friends the Valley Vettes.


  

April 1, 2016
March madness is in the box its April showers to wet your socks. I’ve talked about trips to do with your Corvette this month I just want to look at what to do around town. A quick look at our web page gives you plenty to choose from. April 1st to the third might be a bit early for the Vett but you could attend the Northeast Wisconsin Motorama. This is a great event held in Green Bay. Maybe the Spring Cruse on the 24th is more your style, a nice cruise in the car with some wine and an Auto Gallery then off to dinner. Contact Dave and Deb to be included in the event. May 14th there is a car show at Freedom High School or spend the weekend at Elkhart Lake and the Spring Vintage weekend. May 16th.  The cruise in shows kick off the season at Neenah Culvers starting at 5:00 or take the morning of Friday the 20th off and support the Menasha High School car show. Spending Saturday May 21st in Hartford WI would make a nice cruise enjoy the car show and shopping during the day and dinner at the Mineshaft that evening. Memorial Day offers many different car show supporting our Veterans. June brings about many cruises and shows enough to fill anyone’s calendar.  June 14th is Chees Fest and the Oshkosh Thunder in the Park car show in South Park. You can circle the Lake with the Jahnke’s and the Fond De Vettes held June 5th.

This is a great event and an awesome way to enjoy your favorite ride with like-minded enthusiast. Tuesday the 7th Charlies Drive in in Hortonville kicks off their weekly Tuesday night cruise in. June 11th is Appleton’s annual Flag Day event, if you are not entered in the parade please go down and support our local members during the parade and then meet them in Kaukauna for the Catulpa Race for a reason at WIR. Those who want to relive the 50’s can head to the Minnesota State fair grounds for Back to the Fifties held June 17th to the 19th. If that’s not your cup of tea there is always the 41st annual St Ignace car show held from June 23rd to the 25th. That will put you back in town just in time to Join Mike at the Appleton Harley Davidson for the Car and Bike night on June 29th. Yes I would say there is a lot to do this summer and this is just some of the events to look forward to.
http://bayfield.org/bayfield-activities/ice-caves/
Rob McCarry  
Sitting in the right seat and I hope you all enjoy the ride!

 

                             Valley Vettes   P O Box 2555   Appleton, WI  54912-2555