We try to have one social event a month, either a fun run to some local attraction or on rural roads where we can operate our cars in an “enthusiastic” manner. We also put on one Corvette centric event a year we call the Blast. We invite Corvette owners from all over the area to join us for two days of fun. This includes an evening of socialization, food, drinks and games, a car show, a poker rally, funkhanna, a gimmick rally, raffles and an awards banquet.
On March 30, 2019, we joined members of the Central Coast Corvettes for a run down to the Ronald Regan Library. Members toured the exhibits the library had on his life and accomplishments and the special exhibit on Pompeii. The library sits on a hill overlooking the Simi Valley and it was decked out in its best green. We all enjoyed the change from the dead brown that has been the norm in recent years. The exhibit covered his life from the early years and family, through his Hollywood days, being the governor of CA, Presidency and final years. The tour through the Air Force One and Marine One he used was a personal highlight.
On March 17, 2019, members gathered for a run out to Shell Beach Road to see the flower blooms and enjoy the winding roads in the area. Although the blooms hadn’t reached superbloom status, the viewing was great. After seeing the blooms, a quick run to Creston for lunch at the Loading Chute. The lunch was good as usual and the socialization was great. Then another drive to Santa Margarita, where we enjoyed a sampling of the fine wines at Ancient Peaks Winery.
We started 2019 off right with a fun run through the local hills and ended up at Charlie’s in Los Alamos for lunch.
Everyone had a great time at the 2018 Christmas party.
In conjunction with the local VA Clinic’s celebration of Veterans Day, club members displayed their cars. The veterans enjoyed looking and talking about the cars and the owners (many who are veterans also) also got a kick out of it.
On October 5 & 6, 2018, we held the 14th annual Blast. This year’s activities were enjoyed by folks from across southern California and Monterey.
The August, 2019 fun run was to Pine Mountain, where members took in the car show.
The club participated in the 4th of July, 2018 parade in Solvang.
In June, the club drove down to Santa Barbara to see the Botanical Gardens
The April, 2018 fun run was to attend the Cobra Club’s BBQ in Paseo Robles.
In February, the fun run was to the Mullin Motor Museum in Ventura.
The first Fun Run of the year was through the hills south of Santa Maria, ending up in Los Alamos for food and conversation.
To start 2018 off right, On January 1st, gearhead club members joined the annual Garage run, visiting private and commercial garages around the central coast.
The club celebrated the season and another great year with a Christmas party.
To honor our Veterans, the club and SLO Vettes put on a car show at the Santa Maria Veterans Clinic