|April 2002 - by
is here and that can only mean the Birthday Bash is right around the
corner! We will be
celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Birthday Bash on April
18-21 (Thursday through Saturday) . . . it is going to be a blast!
We have people coming from all of the
and possibly even
. Corporate Members and
other vendors will also be joining us for the weekend.
Tuners will be there for the big Corvette Tuner Shoot-out along
with a host of GM engineers and dignitaries.
If you haven’t already made plans to attend, do so now!
At the Birthday Bash, we
will debut the 4th Maroone Chevrolet sponsored C5 Registry
Show Corvette! As I
mentioned in the last Dan’s Say, this 2002 Millennium Yellow Z06 is
being “Mallettized” by Chuck Mallett and his crew with a new package
designed for Z06s (‘01 & ‘02 Z06s).
Walt Thurn recently visited Mallett’s shop and penned the first
of several articles on the Registry’s Show Corvette and the Mallett
modifications. We do not
have any final hp numbers yet but we are sure this C5 will scream!
Follow Walt’s articles in future newsletter issues for more
information on this fabulous Corvette!
have been waiting for this all my life!
And I am thrilled that the C5 Registry and I hope all of its
members will be there to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of
Sports Car! The PARTY kicks
June 27, 2002
, for the
anticipated arrival of the historic Motorama at the
’s kickoff event
on June 30th.
year-long celebration will have lots of “hot spots” along the way
(we’ll keep you posted!) and will culminate on
June 26-28, 2003
, where all roads
for the grand
finale of the year-long 50th Anniversary event! Corvette
enthusiasts from round the world will gather in
for a look back
at Corvette's first 50 years and a look ahead to the next 50. The
promises something for everyone. The night of
June 26, 2003
will feature a
gathering for those already in town. The event officially begins June 27
and lasts until
June 28, 2003
. These two days
will be filled with activities, displays, concerts, parades, club
functions, special guests, clinics, talks,
tours and much,
much, more. For more
information and details on every aspect of this once-in-a-lifetime
celebration, check out www.corvette50th.com
Members ~ The C5 is at the “head of the table” as the 50th
anniversary model! I know we
are all proud of this distinction! This only happens once in a lifetime
and there is only one 50th anniversary model! Mark your
C5-R Race Team started their season off at Sebring.
They have decided to race almost the full American LeMans
Schedule (ALMS). The
Corvette Corrals this year will be administered by the
(led by Dick Yanko [C5R# K6372]) along with General Motors and will be
on a first come-first serve basis. As
of this writing, we have not yet finalized all the details for these
corral events so keep checking the Events Page on a regular basis for
In this Spring 2002 issue of the C5 Registry newsletter, there is an
article about Maine2001, a regional event organized and hosted by Russ
Caron [C5R# X2678]. He is
putting together another trip this year and it looks to be equally
exciting. Everyone who
attended last year had only “thumbs up” remarks for the great trip
Russ put together. Contact
Russ if you are interested in attending Maine2002.
The C5 Net http://www.c5registry.com/Members/C5Net/C5Net.htm
, along with the BBS http://www.chazcone.com/bbs/
moderated by Chaz Cone [C5R# W0526], are two of the C5 Registry
mainstays. When posting to
either site, sometimes our emotions take over and replace our good
common sense and civility. I
am once again asking all the members to talk to each other as friends
and think twice before hitting the “send” key.
We all think we have the best looking or fastest C5 around but
that is no reason to forget we are all friends and treat each other with
respect. I am also asking
our Corporate Members to use the C5 Net for what is designed ~ an
exchange of information ~ and not a podium to tout your wares.
There is fine line between information and advertising.
I ask that you ere on the conservative side.
Nothing is wrong with a new product announcement but we only need
One observation I have made concerning the C5 Net is the quality of
input many of our members have. The
amazing part is that it keeps getting better!
This is a pretty special “craze” we have . . . and it is all
because you ~ the members ~ have nurtured it over the last five years.
I can’t thank each one of you individually but a BIG C5 THANK
YOU to ALL for your input and your “help each other” attitude.
There is information on our C5 Net that is not available anywhere
else. So don’t forget we
have a great search feature as part of the C5 Net.
We get emails on a regular basis with questions that could be easily
answered with a post to the C5Net or the BBS.
Over 4000+ members participate in one or both and have a wealth
of information and experience they are ALL very willing to share!
If you are a new member and haven’t yet experienced the C5Net
or the BBS ~ you are missing out on a GREAT source of information!
You can search any subject or thread and pull up anything that
has been written on that subject. You
can even request a specific time frame!
One of the biggest changes in our events this year is the C5
Registry’s commitment to attend Bloomington Gold, June 14-16, in
, in STYLE. The recent
change of venue from
to the Pheasant Run Resort in
is GREAT news and allows us to have a traditional C5 Registry event.
We plan to be there in full force!
We are arranging a host hotel with a block of rooms, a C5
Registry dinner, a Registry Corral and other Registry events!
Be sure and check the Events Page http://www.c5registry.com/events.htm
for the latest on this event.
Bloomington Gold, along with Monterrey del Oro (August 9-14) and
Corvettes @ Carlisle (August
23-25) will round out another fabulous C5 Registry summer!
Mark your calendar and make plans to join us at one or all of
It is going to be one HOT Corvette Summer!