This year’s Christmas party will be at The Masthead Restaurant on Saturday, December 3rd. Bring your White Elephant auction items and a Gal or Guy Gift. Social hour at 4 PM, Dinner at 5 PM. Hope to see everybody there!
2016 LCC Scholarship
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-lcc-scholarship/thumbs/thumbs_50a799ee-ab27-4932-b930-ebb872912cbb-copy.jpg]2016 LCC Scholarship winner Heather Varner
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-lcc-scholarship/thumbs/thumbs_806c8bb7-1bd5-4663-8e49-1e73fadd19b2-copy.jpg]Alan at the 2016 LCC Scholarship luncheon
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-lcc-scholarship/thumbs/thumbs_8725f426-e0f7-4e17-b1a2-5ac203904db5-copy.jpg]TomKat and Alan at the 2016 LCC Scholarship luncheon
On Wednesday November 2nd several club members attended the Lower Columbia College Scholarship Social and met this years recipient of The Columbia River Corvettes LCC Scholarship, Heather Varner. Heather is a second-year automotive student. She carries a high GPA while working full-time. Heather eventual would like to own her own automotive shop.
Congratulations, Heather, and good luck on all your future endeavors!
It was our pleasure to participate in the 2016 Homecoming festivities at R. A. Long High School in Longview!
2016 RA Long Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_7d4165a1-9313-472d-8660-661f05eff162-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_8fa51130-98b0-46ba-ab10-441889643d9a-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_9b5b128d-ce0d-4642-a15c-1750d52650dd-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_91e735f6-e7c0-47f8-a93c-00bd262d4598-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_619aa9ff-981a-4ca5-844a-a28641cff3b2-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_666b012a-728b-453d-ad54-7d4d5cb7f0ab-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_882d5e43-b895-4b45-9ebc-e3aa038ebbf6-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_c194f7c0-952f-4911-b634-feadc825c132-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_0092-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_0093-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_0094-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_0095-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_0096-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_0097-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_0098-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_0100-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_0101-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_0102-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-ra-long-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_0103-copy.jpg]R. A. Long 2016 Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley
It’s a perfect match: football, royalty and Corvettes! Hat-Tip to Cheryl and Bonnie for the photos.
2016 CRHS Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl Sharkey[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-crhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_baaa02c9.jpg]2016 Castle Rock High School Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl Sharkey[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-crhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_e8cfaf9a.jpg]2016 Castle Rock High School Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl Sharkey[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-crhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_e269b1be.jpg]2016 Castle Rock High School Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl Sharkey[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-crhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_lr-0260.jpg]2016 Castle Rock High School Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-crhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_lr-0266.jpg]2016 Castle Rock High School Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-crhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_lr-0267.jpg]2016 Castle Rock High School Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-crhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_lr-0270.jpg]2016 Castle Rock High School Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-crhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_lr-0274.jpg]2016 Castle Rock High School Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-crhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_lr-0287.jpg]2016 Castle Rock High School Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-crhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_lr-0286.jpg]2016 Castle Rock High School Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-crhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_lr-0281.jpg]2016 Castle Rock High School Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-crhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_2ca46b52.jpg]2016 Castle Rock High School Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl Sharkey[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-crhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_7ba78e94.jpg]2016 Castle Rock High School Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl Sharkey[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-crhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_39c4342a.jpg]2016 Castle Rock High School Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl Sharkey
Congratulations to the 2016 Toutle Lake Royalty. (Hope you enjoyed the cars!)
2016 TLHS Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_02380-copy.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_02390-copy.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_02400-copy.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_02410-copy.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_02420-copy.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_02430-copy.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_02440-copy.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_02440-copy1.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_02450-copy.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_02460-copy.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_02470-copy.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_02480-copy.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Bonnie Heartley[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_1b6a3b9a-abff-4523-8705-5954cfb895b10-copy.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl Sharkey[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_1ffe6d64-0cd2-4670-b152-b8ca801f9ae70-copy.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl Sharkey[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_51b220ac-ff36-4dd9-b485-03fa50d33d850-copy.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl Sharkey[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_61b4c195-79cb-4caf-9bc2-a847368c891d0-copy.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl Sharkey[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_b5e9d543-98dc-466b-909b-d5649dc17d1b-copy0-copy.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl Sharkey[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-tlhs-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_b76c878a-b143-4662-bdf8-5cdc06744ce90-copy.jpg]2016 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo Cheryl Sharkey
Once again, Columbia River Corvettes provided the rides for the Mark Morris Homecoming royalty. Thanks to Marvin Pierson for the photos!
2016 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_2016-mm-homecoming-003.jpg]2016 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_2016-mm-homecoming-004.jpg]2016 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_2016-mm-homecoming-005.jpg]2016 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_2016-mm-homecoming-006.jpg]2016 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_2016-mm-homecoming-009.jpg]2016 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_2016-mm-homecoming-008.jpg]2016 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_2016-mm-homecoming-001.jpg]2016 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_2016-mm-homecoming-007.jpg]2016 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson
Eight of our club members made the trek east last weekend to attend the annual Corvettes on the Columbia event. This is an incredible event that attracts a lot of people from all over AND raises mega-bucks for charity.
Thank you Cheryl for the photos!
2016 Corvettes on the Columbia
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-corvettes-on-the-columbia/thumbs/thumbs_img_6552-copy.jpg]At the 2016 'Corvettes on the Columbia' event.
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-corvettes-on-the-columbia/thumbs/thumbs_img_6562-copy.jpg]At the 2016 'Corvettes on the Columbia' event.
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-corvettes-on-the-columbia/thumbs/thumbs_img_6563-copy.jpg]At the 2016 'Corvettes on the Columbia' event.
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-corvettes-on-the-columbia/thumbs/thumbs_img_6564-copy.jpg]At the 2016 'Corvettes on the Columbia' event.
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-corvettes-on-the-columbia/thumbs/thumbs_img_6565-copy.jpg]At the 2016 'Corvettes on the Columbia' event.
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-corvettes-on-the-columbia/thumbs/thumbs_img_6568-copy.jpg]At the 2016 'Corvettes on the Columbia' event.
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-corvettes-on-the-columbia/thumbs/thumbs_img_6569-copy.jpg]At the 2016 'Corvettes on the Columbia' event.
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-corvettes-on-the-columbia/thumbs/thumbs_img_6570-copy.jpg]At the 2016 'Corvettes on the Columbia' event.
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-corvettes-on-the-columbia/thumbs/thumbs_img_6576-copy.jpg]At the 2016 'Corvettes on the Columbia' event.
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-corvettes-on-the-columbia/thumbs/thumbs_img_6577-copy.jpg]At the 2016 'Corvettes on the Columbia' event.
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-corvettes-on-the-columbia/thumbs/thumbs_img_6583-copy.jpg]At the 2016 'Corvettes on the Columbia' event.
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-corvettes-on-the-columbia/thumbs/thumbs_img_6584-copy.jpg]At the 2016 'Corvettes on the Columbia' event.
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-corvettes-on-the-columbia/thumbs/thumbs_img_6588-copy.jpg]At the 2016 'Corvettes on the Columbia' event.
2016 Craps Night
Thanks to Randy and Goldie for putting on a fantastic Craps Night, and to Cheryl and Dyarle for hosting it! Holy Crap, it was a lot of fun! (And Randy, you are a superb bartender!)
On the weekend of February 20-21, 2016 several club members took a run up to Bremerton to sample The Garage’s Bloody Marys. They did NOT disappoint!
The route followed backroads through Cowlitz, Lewis, and Thurston counties, then followed Highway 3 from Shelton to Bremerton. It was overcast but didn’t rain.
Thank you Randy and Goldie for putting on this run!
2016 Bremerton Bloody Mary Run
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-bremerton-bloody-mary-run/thumbs/thumbs_dscf2499.jpg]Club members stayed at the Best Western in Silverdale. It's right on the water.
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-bremerton-bloody-mary-run/thumbs/thumbs_dscf2504.jpg]The hotel had a Martini Bar.
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-bremerton-bloody-mary-run/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9351.jpg]Annamae had a new Selfie-Stick
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-bremerton-bloody-mary-run/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9352.jpg]The Selfie-Stick in action
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-bremerton-bloody-mary-run/thumbs/thumbs_img_4452.jpg]Goldie had a Selfie-Stick, too.
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-bremerton-bloody-mary-run/thumbs/thumbs_img_4446.jpg]The Beast Mode Bloody Mary
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-bremerton-bloody-mary-run/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9354.jpg]At The Garage, sampling the Bloody Marys
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-bremerton-bloody-mary-run/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9363.jpg]This is the BIG one!
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-bremerton-bloody-mary-run/thumbs/thumbs_img_4449.jpg]Annamae and Bill working their way through their Bloody Mary.
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-bremerton-bloody-mary-run/thumbs/thumbs_img_4453.jpg]Randy preparing to hoist their Blood Mary.
Here is another wonderful example of how your Bow-Tie Bash entry fees (and raffle ticket purchases) support our community! As you know, we donate the proceeds from the annual Bob-Tie Bash to various local charities and other good causes. We’re particularly proud of the Automotive scholarships we donate to Lower Columbia College.
In a letter dated January 22, 2016, LCC Assistant Director of Foundation Scholarships & College Development Sheila Burgin had this to say:
I would like [to] express my gratitude for the gracious support of LCC students by the Columbia River Corvette Club! As requested, the LCC Automotive Instructors selected a hardworking and dedicated student to receive the additional award funding for the 2015-2016 academic year, his name is Jeremy Reed. Jeremy stopped by my office today and delivered a letter he wrote to the Corvette Club expressing his thankfulness to you all for supporting his education and future career.
It is truly humbling for me to see the difference that gifts like these make to our students. When they come into my office, stunned and overwhelmed that someone cares so much and wants them to succeed in their endeavors, even I have a difficult time being able to express the emotions that I see in their faces. Thank you for your wonderful gift of education!
This is from Jeremy’s letter:
Dear Columbia River Corvette Club,
I am writing to thank you for your generous $800 automotive scholarship. I was truly stunned and very happy when I heard I was selected to be the recipient of the scholarship and know that it is really going to assist me in my passion, the automotive field.
I am an Automotive major with a passion to turn wrenches and gain the knowledge to diagnose, service, and fix vehicles to make them safe for customers and everyday drivers. With the knowledge I am learning I have been able to identify and solve my family’s as well as my own vehicles diagnoses and corrections with great confidence in doing so. I plan to do a double major in diesel mechanics also and in my future be able to work on and service Harley Davidson motorcycles. Which all works to my 10 year goal of owning a custom hot rod, rat rod, and custom motorcycle shop here in Southwest Washington. Thanks to you I am one step closer to my goals.
By awarding me the Automotive Scholarship, you have helped lighten my financial burden and made me able to focus on my learning as well as helped me to get the tools and literature I need to make my life easier. Your generosity has inspired me to pay it forward and do what I can to be a positive member in our automotive society. I hope one day to help others exactly as you have helped me to achieve my goals and pursue my dreams. Thank you very much.
Now, doesn’t that make you feel good? We do.
Several club members made a day-run down to Wilsonville, OR to visit the World of Speed. But first we stopped at the nearby Ram Restaurant for sandwiches and adult beverages.
The World of Speed includes almost 100 vehicles, featuring cars raced by Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Danica Patrick — and many more well-known names in the world of racing.
They have a LOT of displays, but one of the most impressive was the Daytona Banking Wall. This is a 15-foot tall, 44-feet wide display with the exact incline of the original speedway, complete with four cars driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jim Vandiver, Terry Labonte and Cale Yarborough.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and recommend it highly to everyone. And take the kids … there are three race car simulators! Admission is only $10 (discounts for seniors, military, kids).
2016 World of Speed
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-world-of-speed/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9269-crop.jpg]2016 World of Speed Museum
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-world-of-speed/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9273-crop.jpg]2016 World of Speed Museum
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-world-of-speed/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9276-crop.jpg]2016 World of Speed Museum
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-world-of-speed/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9277-crop.jpg]2016 World of Speed Museum
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-world-of-speed/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9277.jpg]2016 World of Speed Museum
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-world-of-speed/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9286.jpg]Jan. 23rd 2016 club run to the World of Speed in Wilsonville, OR
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-world-of-speed/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9301.jpg]Jan. 23rd 2016 club run to the World of Speed in Wilsonville, OR
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-world-of-speed/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9300-crop.jpg]2016 World of Speed Museum
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-world-of-speed/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9337-crop.jpg]Leaving the World of Speed Museum
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2016-world-of-speed/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9341-crop.jpg]Club members after visiting the World of Speed Museum
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Annual trip to Fred Meyer to shop for the Salvation Army’s Giving Tree. Thanks to Goldie Valentine (Charitable Giving Committee Chair) for setting this up, and Linda from Fred Meyer for helping us get the most bang for our bucks!
2015 Angel Tree Shopping
Club members with empty carts, ready to SHOP![img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-angel-tree-shopping/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9240-1.jpg]
Chris and Annamae in the big boy's department[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-angel-tree-shopping/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9242-1.jpg]
Checking to see how much in the budget is left[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-angel-tree-shopping/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9244-1.jpg]
Robin, Randy, Gary, and Dyarle[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-angel-tree-shopping/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9247-1.jpg]
Linda checking us out, Randy signing the tax stuff[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-angel-tree-shopping/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9248-1.jpg]
Don and Cheryl with the skateboards[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-angel-tree-shopping/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9249-1.jpg]
Goldie plunking down the plastic[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-angel-tree-shopping/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9251-1.jpg]
Dyarle and Robin confer, while Gary listens in[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-angel-tree-shopping/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9253-1.jpg]
Bagging it all up[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-angel-tree-shopping/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9254-1.jpg]
After all the sales discounts and other deductions, the total spent for gifts for the Salvation Army Giving Tree[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-angel-tree-shopping/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9256-1.jpg]
Thanks to everyone who helped make this another success!
Here are some snaps from the 2015 Christmas Party at The Masthead. Enjoy!
2015 Christmas Party
Bow-Tie Bash Chairman Randy Rodahl examines his plaque of appreciation[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-christmas-party/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9208-1.jpg]
Out-going President TomKat gets his plaque.[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-christmas-party/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9209-1.jpg]
TomKat signing Christmas cards going out to Bow-Tie Bash jacket sponsors.[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-christmas-party/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9211-1.jpg]
Annamae and Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-christmas-party/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9214-1.jpg]
Randy and Goldie[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-christmas-party/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9216-1.jpg]
TomKat displaying his just dessert.[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-christmas-party/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9225-1.jpg]
Cheryl displaying handmade Corvette bag by Chris[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-christmas-party/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9227-1.jpg]
Vick and Chris[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-christmas-party/thumbs/thumbs_dscf9235-1.jpg]
Cheryl and Dyarle got the Chord of Wood
After several years of funding a Lower Columbia College scholarship, Columbia River Corvette Club members got to see first hand how their efforts are helping one local woman turn her life around.
The scholarship is just one of several donations made annually by the club from monies raised at the annual Bow-Tie Bash car show. “We work so hard every year on that show,” Bow-Tie Bash Chairman Randy Rodahl said. “It’s great to get a chance to see where the money goes. Those kids are gear-heads, just like us. They’re car people.”
Club members Randy Rodahl, Goldie Valentine, Annamae Bryan, and Cheryl Sharkey met this year’s scholarship recipient, Terryn Glenn, at the November 4th LCC Scholarship Social. They were blown away by the young woman’s resolve to forge a better life for herself and her four children. “It was quite an emotional, awesome experience,” said Annamae Bryan. “I know this lady is going to make it. I feel it in my heart.”
Terryn is completing her second year in Automotive Technology. When she was 14-years old her two uncles challenged her to repair a car. Undaunted, she successfully completed the task and knew right then that she liked working on automobiles. Her dream is to own her own shop one day.
Terryn has been steadfastly working her way through several difficulties, including getting clear of an abusive domestic relationship and providing for four young children. One child is autistic and another has a speech impediment. The dream Terryn has isn’t just about owning a shop, it’s about providing a safe and secure future for her family.
Annamae Bryan was so touched by Terryn’s story that she approached her own employer, Steelscape, about sponsoring Terryn and her four children for Christmas. The wheels started turning and this holiday season is going to be a happy one at the Glenn household. Steelscape is taking care of the children’s Christmas Wish List, as well as some holiday decorations. Bryan and her husband are providing a Thanksgiving dinner, and a friend is contributing centerpieces for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
“This young woman has pulled herself up by the bootstraps and we are so proud to be able to help her in her efforts,” Bryan added.
“Of the many charities we donate to, the LCC Scholarships and the Lower Columbia School Gardens are two that are near and dear to my heart,” said Goldie Valentine, Charitable Giving Committee Chair. “It’s really rewarding to see how our donations help change lives and help provide a long lasting learning experience.”
We were happy to be asked to participate in RA Long’s Homecoming activities this year. (Thank you, Cheryl, for the photos!)
2015 RA Long Homecoming
Mark Morris Royalty, our cars.
Thanks to local photographer Marvin Pierson for these great shots! )He owns Photo Flash Art.)
2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_dsc7847.jpg]2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_dsc7853.jpg]2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_dsc7854.jpg]2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_dsc7860.jpg]2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_dsc7861.jpg]2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_dsc7865.jpg]2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_dsc7866.jpg]2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_dsc7867.jpg]2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_dsc7868.jpg]2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_dsc7872.jpg]2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_dsc7873.jpg]2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_dsc7874.jpg]2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_dsc7877.jpg]2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_dsc7878.jpg]2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_dsc7905.jpg]2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_dsc7907.jpg]2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-mark-morris-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_dsc7908.jpg]2015 Mark Morris Homecoming
Photo by Marvin Pierson
They crowned the Royalty, we brought the cars.
2015 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Toutle Lake student photographer[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-toutle-lake-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_7103-copy.jpg]2015 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Toutle Lake student photographer[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-toutle-lake-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_7109-copy.jpg]2015 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Toutle Lake student photographer[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-toutle-lake-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_7098-copy_0.jpg]2015 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Toutle Lake student photographer[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-toutle-lake-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_7103-copy_0.jpg]2015 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Toutle Lake student photographer[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-toutle-lake-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_7109-copy_0.jpg]2015 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Toutle Lake student photographer[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-toutle-lake-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_7116-copy.jpg]2015 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Toutle Lake student photographer[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-toutle-lake-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_7709-copy.jpg]2015 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Toutle Lake student photographer[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-toutle-lake-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_7710-copy.jpg]2015 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Toutle Lake student photographer[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-toutle-lake-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_7712-copy.jpg]2015 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Toutle Lake student photographer[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-toutle-lake-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_7714-copy.jpg]2015 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Toutle Lake student photographer[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-toutle-lake-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_7717-copy.jpg]2015 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Toutle Lake student photographer[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-toutle-lake-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_7719-copy.jpg]2015 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Toutle Lake student photographer[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-toutle-lake-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_7720-copy.jpg]2015 Toutle Lake Homecoming
Photo by Toutle Lake student photographer
They provided the Royalty … we provided the cars.
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-cathlamet-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_5078.jpg]2015 Cathlamet Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-cathlamet-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_5084.jpg]2015 Cathlamet Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-cathlamet-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_5085.jpg]2015 Cathlamet Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-cathlamet-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_5087.jpg]2015 Cathlamet Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-cathlamet-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_5099.jpg]2015 Cathlamet Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-cathlamet-homecoming/thumbs/thumbs_img_5103.jpg]2015 Cathlamet Homecoming
Photo by Cheryl
We are switching October’s TGIF! to October 16th to avoid a conflict with High School Corvette Duty. (We provide cars and drivers for the homecoming royalty at local high schools who put in requests.)
Soooo, we’ll be at Teri’s Restaurant (3225 Ocean Beach Hwy) on Friday Oct. 16th around 5-ish. Come and join us!
All of the Winners Jackets from the 2015 Bow-Tie Bash have been either hand-delivered or mailed out. If you haven’t received yours, please contact us.
We mourn the loss of Verlan Clark, long-time participant in the Bow-Tie Bash. He passed away a few days after the Bow-Tie Bash. Annamae reports that she was able to deliver his jacket to his hospital room the day before he passed.
On another, much happier note, we received this lovely thank you note from Jerry Taketa:
Hi. Thank you very much for the beautiful jacket at the Bow-Tie Bash.
Thank you Country Folks Deli for picking my beautiful 2012 Chev. Camaro. Best trophy ever.
Best wishes to all of you in the Columbia River Corvettes Club.
Have a supper summer.
God bless you all.
Here’s Jerry’s car:
And here is Verlan receiving his winners certificate for his winning Nomad:
August 13, 2015 | Jackets are being distributed as we speak/write! (If you are a 2015 Bow-Tie Bash Jacket Winner and don’t get your jacket soon, contact us!)
2015 Corvettes in the Park
Photo by Goldie[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-corvettes-in-the-park/thumbs/thumbs_img_4920.jpg]CRC goes to the 2015 Corvettes in the Park event
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-corvettes-in-the-park/thumbs/thumbs_img_4921.jpg]CRC goes to the 2015 Corvettes in the Park event
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-corvettes-in-the-park/thumbs/thumbs_img_4926.jpg]CRC goes to the 2015 Corvettes in the Park event
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-corvettes-in-the-park/thumbs/thumbs_img_4929.jpg]CRC goes to the 2015 Corvettes in the Park event
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-corvettes-in-the-park/thumbs/thumbs_img_4931.jpg]CRC goes to the 2015 Corvettes in the Park event
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-corvettes-in-the-park/thumbs/thumbs_img_4932.jpg]CRC goes to the 2015 Corvettes in the Park event
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-corvettes-in-the-park/thumbs/thumbs_img_4934.jpg]CRC goes to the 2015 Corvettes in the Park event
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-corvettes-in-the-park/thumbs/thumbs_img_4937.jpg]CRC goes to the 2015 Corvettes in the Park event
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-corvettes-in-the-park/thumbs/thumbs_img_4939.jpg]CRC goes to the 2015 Corvettes in the Park event
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-corvettes-in-the-park/thumbs/thumbs_img_4941.jpg]CRC goes to the 2015 Corvettes in the Park event
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-corvettes-in-the-park/thumbs/thumbs_img_4946.jpg]CRC goes to the 2015 Corvettes in the Park event
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-corvettes-in-the-park/thumbs/thumbs_img_4947.jpg]CRC goes to the 2015 Corvettes in the Park event
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-corvettes-in-the-park/thumbs/thumbs_img_4949.jpg]CRC goes to the 2015 Corvettes in the Park event
Photo by Cheryl[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-corvettes-in-the-park/thumbs/thumbs_img_4951.jpg]Goldie & Randy ... WINNERS !!!
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-corvettes-in-the-park/thumbs/thumbs_img_4954.jpg]Goldie & Randy ... WINNERS !!!
AUGUST 3, 2015 | Cheryl reports that she has talked to Terri at Little Indian, and Terri thinks she’ll have the jackets done either at the end of this week or the first of next week. Once we have them in hand, we will send them out to all you lucky winners!
2015 Astoria Run
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-astoria-run/thumbs/thumbs_astoria-run-002.jpg]July 19, 2015 Astoria Market Run
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-astoria-run/thumbs/thumbs_astoria-run-003.jpg]July 19, 2015 Astoria Market Run
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-astoria-run/thumbs/thumbs_astoria-run-004.jpg]July 19, 2015 Astoria Market Run
[img src=http://columbiarivercorvettes.com/wp-content/flagallery/2015-astoria-run/thumbs/thumbs_astoria-run-005.jpg]July 19, 2015 Astoria Market Run
On Sunday July 19th a few of the club met and made a run to Astoria, Or. We went up the Washington Side of the river and by the time we reached the rest area by the Astoria-Megler Bridge, we’d gone from roasting-hot outside to cold-and-overcast. The tops on the cars couldn’t get up fast enough! Then, by the time we crossed over the bridge into Astoria, the sun came out again. Typical fickle Northwest weather.
We had lunch at The Baked Alaska Restaurant and even sang ‘Happy Birthday’ backwards to Debbie. After enjoying our wonderful meals we explored the Sunday Market before heading home.
Some of us took the windy scenic road that has Corvette written all over it. It tested our driving skills for sure.
Needless to say (but we’re saying it anyway because that’s how we are), everyone enjoyed the heck out of the run and we are all looking forward to the next one!
Thanks to Cheryl & Dyarle for organizing the run, and Cheryl for the photos.
162 galleries, 946 photos … but who’s counting?
Anyway, the photos are up. Thanks to everyone who brought their car, posed for pictures, helped out, and just in general enjoyed the 2015 Bow-Tie Bash. We’ll see you next year, but until then enjoy the photos!
The 2015 Bow-Tie Bash is over with and in the books: Goodbye, Farewell; Vaya con Dios; Easy Come, Easy Go … where are you when we NEED you, George Strait?!?
Anyway … the photo galleries are coming soon.
It was a scorching-hot day and a photographic challenge, so we bracketed our shots and took well over 1,000 photos to capture the event. Yes … you read that right; over 1,000. In fact, over 1,200. The fancy digital camera was wilting and over-heating, and we were forced to go to back-up camera #1 for the Parade of Winners.
Several club members headed over to Pasco, WA for the June 5-7, 2015 “Corvettes on the Columbia.” This great event raises money for the Make-A-Wish Washington organization. Here are the photos Cheryl sent back.
Larry restored, drove, showed and was very proud of his classic car collection, especially the Corvettes. He became very active in several Corvette organizations. For more than 40 years, he attended car shows and shared stories about his various cars.
We extend our heart-felt condolences to his wife Alice and the rest of the family.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So here’s 3,000 words for ya!
It rained, but we were there!
2014 Cahlamet Homecoming
And the Royalty Rides were Corvettes!
2014 TLHS Homecoming
It’s Homecoming Season for Columbia River Corvettes. This year we are providing the “Royalty Rides” for RA Long, Tootle Lake, and Cathlamet high schools. The RA Long royalty is featured in the photo above. Hopefully, we’ll have more photos to post from the other homecomings.
Cheryl & Dyarle Sharkey are on their way to Bowling Green. They’re part of the Pacific Northwest Caravan and will be sending back photos and dispatches during their trip. Here’s a link to their Bowling Green Excellent Adventure page! And here’s a short video about the Caravan:
On Saturday July 5th, Columbia River Corvettes held their 22nd Annual Bow Tie Bash Car Show on Commerce Avenue. The show is open to all hot rods, corvettes and American muscle cars.
With the support of the City of Longview, the Longview Downtowners and the following businesses, the show was another success:
Bob’s Sporting Goods, Red Canoe Credit Union, Hot Locks Hair Studio, Country Folks Deli, Longview Tire Sales, C & L Auto Licensing, Columbia Funeral Services, Stirling Motors, J. H. Kelly, Waite Specialties, Solid Rock Cruisers, Vernies Pizza, Speedy Litho/Copies Today, Prographyx, Valley Bugler, Clary Chevrolet, Castle Rock Car Show, Clary Chevrolet Collision Center, C & L Burger Bar, Sloan’s Floor Covering, Lynn’s Ice Cream Yogurt and More, Right way RV, Kim Bowl Restaurant, Country Village Nutrition Shop, Fibre Federal Credit Union, Castle Rock Eagles, Lil Indian Embroidery Shop, Day Wireless, PT Northwest, Gearlords Car Club, ConnieMac Design, Teri’s Restaurant, Express Employment, Estetica Day Spa, Papa Pete’s Pizza Parlors, J & M Fabrication, Papa Murphy’s, Masthead Restaurant, Art’s Automotive, Castle Rock NAPA, Washman Car Wash, Old Sub Shop, Les Schwab Tire Centers, Superior Tire, Silver Star, Evergreen Paint, Untouchables Car Club, CarQuest, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, McCormack Tire Factory, Audio Express, NAPA auto parts on Tennant Way, Bob Beal State Farm Insurance, Corvette Central, Candy Bouquet, Banda’s Bouquet, Ye Ole Creekside Café, SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso, Bruno’s Pizza, United Way of Cowlitz County and Fat Moose Bar and Grill.
During the car show, a Treasure Walk was held with the following businesses participating:
Guse’s Coffee Shop, Hospice Thrift Shop, Red Hat Thrift Shop, 2nd Generation Treasures, Catalina’s Cache, Tammy’s Treasures, Teaque’s Interior and Boutique, K Creations, Urban Chic, Red Rooster, Scoops Ice Cream Shop, Candy Bouquet, Kristi’s Custom Cakes, Hole-E-Rollers Café, Banda’s Bouquet, Kim Anh’s Antiques and Collectibles, Commerce Corner Collectibles, and Adena’s Delight’s Bakery. Thank You for your support.
Also thank you to Teaque’s Interior and Boutique for framing our “Best of Show” award, John and Mary Chilson for their continued support and Bobbi Davis, our go-to-guy.
The proceeds from the car show will be donated to local charities.
Thanks again for your continued support.
Randy Rodahl/Gary Wohl, co-chairpersons,
and all the members and friends of Columbia River Corvettes.
Committee Chair Randy Rodahl reports that the 2014 Bow-Tie Bash was the smoothest show has ever been involved with. A lot of that has to do with super-organizer Gary Wohl! And a hearty ‘thank you’ to all the committee members who put in a lot of hours and hard work.
There was a show in Vancouver and another in Centralia the same day, so our numbers where down. We had 192 cars this year as versus 304 last year. But we did real well with the raffle, so thanks to everybody who bought tickets, as well as all the generous folks and businesses who donated the prizes. Club member Chris Pruett notes, “Next year we may want to give away a generator plus 1 gal. of gas instead of the air compressor. Then if Longview has another power blackout at awards time we could run the microphone.”
We also want to give a shout-out to past club members who came and helped out at the show. We could not have done it without them.
The winners’ jackets are all ordered and hopeful will be in by the 7th of August. Cheryl says she’ll start delivering them as soon as they arrive.
Cheryl also reports that we got a good amount of canned goods in from the food drive. “It was inspiring to drop off the can goods that had been donated to our car show to Bill Ammon’s Barber Shop for him to distribute. As he told me, there is so much need in our community. Every little bit helps. We have been asking for donations of canned goods for several years in conjunction with our BTB and it’s really inspiring to see people donating items.”
“We had 8 Corvettes that left the Target parking lot in Kelso on Sunday morning June 6th 2014. We met up with eight more Corvettes in Troutdale OR and proceeded to The Dalles, OR.
“Gary, Kimber, Bill and MaryEllen lead us on a beautiful scenic route, taking in parts of the old highway, past the beautiful Multnomah and Bridal Falls, up to the observatory at Vista Point, and even crossing over into Washington across the Bridge of the Gods, then back to HoodRiver and The Dalles, and lunch at The Clock Tower Ales.”
This was a lovely day-run through the wine country near Portland, OR that included two stops for tastings. Add in lunch at a half-Irish pub and you have the perfect day. (If you’re reading this on the News page, make sure you go to the actual post to see the photos.)
2014 V-Day Run
Columbia River Corvettes with the generous help and discounts from Fred Meyer Shopping Center was able to donate more than $1200.00 of clothes and toys to The Salvation Army Angel Tree this Christmas.
The club always enjoys the evening of getting together to shop and see how much we can actually end up to donate with all the generous help we get from Fred Meyer.
21st ANNUAL CAR SHOW AND SHINE
When: SATURDAY – JULY 6, 2013. 9 AM – 3 PM
Where: Beautiful Downtown LONGVIEW, WA, COMMERCE AVE
REGISTRATION – 9 AM
“BEST OF SHOW AWARD” & Sponsor Awards
Dash Plaques – Music — 50/50 Split – Raffle Prizes
Pre-registration $15.00 entry fee per car (until 6/22/13)
Registration after June 22, 2013 or at show – $20 per car
(Additional Fees for NWACC Judged Corvettes)
Driving directions: from I-5: Exit 36, West on Hwy 432 & Tennant Way.
Turn Right onto Commerce Ave.
For more information – www.columbiarivercorvettes.com
Contacts: Mike 360-270-5005 Randy 360-578-2563
Yes…it’s true. We updated the website so some things are gone and others may be in different places. But any page that has a right sidebar will have a Search form you can use to find what you’re looking for.
The main reason we updated was to go with a responsive design–which means the site will now look great on tablets and phones, as well as your desktop!
Plus, you can view selected photo galleries directly from that sidebar.
Yep…we are totally cool.
The 20TH Annual Bow Tie Bash car show held on the first Saturday of July had over 270 entries this year on Commerce Avenue. Our area has a fantastic collection of vintage, classic, high performance and special interest vehicles that reflect a commitment to quality and expert craftsmanship that are second to none anywhere. We would like to thank all our participants and sponsors who once again made this event a great success and a fun time in downtown Longview. Every year the show brings in several hundred people to Commerce Avenue. As a result of this year’s show, our accumulative donations will exceed $50,000 to several local charities such as Community House, Hospice, Salvation Army Angel Tree and many more.
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