President’s Letter August 2018
The 13th annual “Fall Classic” Car Show is scheduled for September 8th which is practically upon us now. This year’s show at Bigham Knoll Campus in Jacksonville will be terrific as usual, however, it will require “all hands on deck” to make it the memorial event that it has become. Registration is 8:00 – 10:00 AM and the car show is from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Once again, we ask that car show participants do not leave the event until awards have been presented. Rogue Valley Corvettes will provide N95 particulate respirators and ice cold bottled water free of charge, but I have made an appeal to ”Mother Nature” for no smoke and less heat. I hope my prayer will be granted as the show must go on. North Valley High School Skills-USA will present the American Flag with a Color Guard at 10:00 AM. The National Anthem will be sung by the talented Dona Powers at that time and she will be accompanied by her daughter. RVC is Red, White, & Blue throughout and we ask that all hats be removed in respect for our country and flag. Steve Curry will be our Master of Ceremonies for this year’s event and he will present great music from the fifties and sixties. As many of you remember, Steve Curry, owner of Heritage Motors, was RVC’s original sponsor and helped us establish the “Fall Classic” in 2006.
Skills-USA students from North Valley and Eagle Point High Schools will be active again at this year’s event. Our local TV station, KTVL Channel 10, will be interviewing Rogue Valley Corvettes and presenting some of our members Corvettes at 6:00 AM on Friday, September 7th. That interview is expected to broadcast early that morning as they have been a strong supporter of RVC community efforts and charities. We anticipate that Rogue Valley Corvettes will present member’s Corvettes at this year’s Fall Classic as “host cars”, but they will not be judged for the event and will be so designated. All Corvettes are unique, but the C-7 Grand Sports and Z06’s are simply incredible super cars. RVC will only exhibit these vehicles if parking space is available at the event.
This year’s Fall Classic will have a new food vender, Sweet Tea Express, offering breakfast, coffee, hot dogs, and hamburgers. Papa Terall’s BBQ Catering will also be on site again this year with great food. In addition the Schoolhaus Brewhaus, a bit of Bavaria, will be providing German dining and adult beverages in the 1908 brick school house. You shouldn’t go hungry, or thirsty at the Fall Classic.
Any member’s good at “Rain Dancing” before the 13th annual Fall Classic? Come to think about it, I probably have more Indian blood than the rest of you and I know the chants learned at my reservation on Cow Creek.