May - Texas Corvette Association, San Antonio

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May 2014
C7 Z06 On Display at the Corvette GM Display at Sebring
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local charities and promote driving safety. The club web site and this newsletter keep
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Glen Leonard
Mark Horner
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Jim Cooper
Beth Horner
Jill Cook
Patti Birdwell
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Noel Osborn
Mark Horner
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As I am writing this message we are
only 11 days away from the start of
our Annual Car Show. All of the
planning and preparations are being
finalized and the last step,
EXECUTION is almost here. I would
hope that all TCA members have
already registered for the Car Show,
signed up to attend the Friday Night
Dinner/Dance and the Sunday Hill
Country Run. We also need everyone
to volunteer to work on one of the
Car Show Committees, the Parking
Crew could still use a bit more
staffing. The last thing we really need to make this year’s Car Show the best ever is a great sunny
weekend. All positive thoughts in this area are greatly appreciated. I hope to see everyone at all of
these fun Car Show events.
Wednesday, night April 2, we had a TCA ALL event at the San Antonio Raceway. The weather that
evening was perfect for racing. Six TCA members entered their cars in this Drag Racing event and we
had 12 members in the grandstands cheering on the drivers. Ken Reeves was the trophy
On Sunday, April 6, we attended the Relay for Life Car Show at Womack Chevrolet in Castroville. The
morning started out with some rain, which caused less than expected attendance. However, several
TCA members braved the weather and we had three Corvettes on display from Les Hobgood, Wayne
Eason and Jerry Hendley and all three cars won Awards. The Raffle Truck was also on display and ticket
sales were headed up by the Team Pisano group. A big Thank You to everyone that attended this show.
The TCA ALL event for May will be a trip to the Lone Star Corvette Club Car Show in Fort Worth at the
Texas Motor Speedway May 15-17. The Lone Star Car Club has committed to register 32 cars for our
April 26 Car Show. We currently have 8 TCA cars registered for their Car Show. There is still time to
register for this fun weekend so let’s return the support they have shown for our Car Show. The CEO for
this event is Paulette Petron. Please contact her to register.
The Texas Corvette Association is your club and the best way to get the maximum enjoyment out of
your membership is through PARTICIPATION in our events. So come out and get involved and have
some fun, drive your Corvette and meet some new friends. Our members make the TCA the best club in
The general meeting on May 6, will be the first time we get to hear a recap of how successful our Car
Show turned out. Please come to the meeting.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Limited: C7, Coffee and Cavender
This is one you need to sign up for! We are having a "C7, Coffee and Cavender" event on the morning of
May 3rd. Our sponsor, Cavender Chevrolet, would like to provide us with an introduction to the C7,
which will highlight all of the technical improvements from the C6 to C7 model, as well as field our
questions regarding the car.
Coffee and donuts will be provided - We anticipate the event will last approximately an hour or so.
More details to follow!
Tuesday – May 6, 2014 - TCA General Membership Meeting
TCA General Membership Meeting at Biff Buzby's Burgers, 12702 Toepperwein, Live Oak, TX 78233
Meeting starts at 7:30 PM. Come earlier for dinner.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 6th Bexar County Citizens On Patrol Car Show
The Bexar County Citizens On Patrol will be holding their 6th Annual Open Car and Cycle Show at
Raymond Russell Park, 20644 IH-10 West, San Antonio. Registration is from 7 - 11AM, and all proceeds
benefit the Bear County Sheriff's Cellular on Patrol and the Bexar County Sheriff's Explorer Post 401. For
registration and additional information, please click on the link below.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 16-18, 2014 - Lone Star Corvette Club Car Show
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Hey, Fellow TCA-ers! May 16 - 18 is the Lone Star Corvette Club Classic at Texas Motor Speedway. This is
their 25th anniversary show and have a lot of activities planned.
This is a super-fun weekend and hope you all are ready to join us! The Classic includes an autocross on
Friday. Then Friday night a bar-b-que and dance at a ranch near there. Saturday is the Car Show, which
includes a judged show, as well as a Show & Shine. That all ends at 3:00. That evening at the hotel there
will be a dinner, live auction, silent auction and poker night. On Sunday, we can drive our Corvettes
around the oval track at TMS and the road course. We have attended this in the past and had a great
We do need to know how many are planning on going so we can arrange a caravan up to the track. The
hotel is the Marriott Hotel & Golf Club right there across from the track. If you go to the web site for the
LSCC ( you will find information on the show on their activities pages, with
links to the hotel. Reservations must be made through their link, or by contacting the hotel directly
(1-817-961-0800) in order to get the preferred rate of $115 per night. Just mention you are with the
Lone Star Corvette Club Classic.
If you have any questions, just let me know @ [email protected] Come have some fun with us!
Paulette Petron, CEO
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Car For Sale – By John Lickvar
1970 Corvette Coupe (C3). Black on black, 454, 4 speed, 3:70 posi, A/C, P/S, Rally Wheels. Nice older
restoration "driver" quality. $26k obo. Contact John Lickvar at [email protected]
Y/O Ranch Tour
April 5, 2014
The Y/O Ranch, is a Texas Hill Country landmark with a long history. Y/O was originally the property of
the legendary Charles Schreiner, a Civil War Captain who staked his claim to over 500,000 acres of virgin
ranch land northwest of Kerrville and built an empire of real estate, banking and department stores
around this city. Today, the Ranch is principally a preserve for thousands of exotic animals of 50
different species and a haven for hunters who can test their skills over a 29,000 acre expanse. Some of
these animals are endangered or nearly extinct in their native environments, and Y/O has become
known as the rescuers of a number of species, returning valuable specimens to their former home
TCA members had the privilege of viewing some of the Ranch’s acreage and getting up-close and
personal with a number of these beautiful animals. Of special interest were some spiral-horned Kudus,
emus and ostriches, a handsome pair of zebras, and a beautiful giraffe family. In charge of our tour was
the very warm and hospitable Debbie Hagebusch, Director of Tourism and Wildlife at Y/O, who has
made the care and breeding of the animals her career for over a decade. Debbie drove us around (in a
giraffe-painted bus) for the 1 ½-hour viewing and introduced us to some of her “pet” species. (One of
the dama gazelles, named Sahara, loved to chase after our bus and cadge cookies. There was an ostrich
(nicknamed “Junior”) that sat down on command to get his neck scratched, and the mama giraffe,
named Carlita, had learned to gently fetch cookies that we held in our teeth. See photos attached.)
After the tour, we all sat down in the rustic Chuckwagon dining room for some brisket and sausage BBQ,
with a sauce that puts most commercial restaurants to shame.
Enjoying together this great experience were: Rick/Cheri Creekmore; Dan/Debbie Leimbach; Rick/Chris
Lindner; Noel Osborn/Carolyn Brandes; Lou/Maureen Pisano; and Paul/Renee Reed.
Dan & Debbie Leimbach; Rick & Cheri Creekmore; Lou & Maureen Pisano;
Chris & Rick Lindner; Carolyn Brandes & Noel Osborn (co-CEOs); Paul & Renee Read.
Debbie strikes a similar pose w/ Paul & Renee’s new C7.
The TCA Cars @ Y/O.
Noel & Carolyn @ the “Giraffe bus”, Dan at the rear.
Toby the zebra.
Debbie & “Junior”, the sitting ostrich
Sahara the dama gazelle.
The chow line @ the Chuckwagon: Carolyn, Chris, Cheri, Renee, Dan, Lou.
Noel & Carolyn @ the Giraffe Bus. Dan at the Rear
Debbie & Carlita, the giraffe.
Debbie preps the cookie grab with Carlita, the giraffe.
Debbie does the “cookie grab”.
Debbie’s poster pose w/ Renee & Paul
Poster: Debbie’ poster on display @ Carshow Silent Auction
THE APP CORNER – By Lake Ellis
THE APP CORNER is a great place to share your favorite smart phone or pad APPs with other TCA
I love racing, and I want current information on race schedules, drivers, and track facts. Lucky for me,
and you, there are some really great racing apps available and easy to access.
Here are some of my favorite "LET'S GO RACING" apps !
IMSA APP - IMSA stands for International Motor Sports Association and is the sanctioning body for
sports car racing. While attending the 12 Hours of Sebring, I found the app to be great in keeping me
up-to-date with all the details of the action. This is the official IMSA mobile app, and it features live
timing and scoring during every TUDOR United Sports Car Championship and Continental Tire Sports
Car Challenge race weekend. This is a free app.
FORMULA ONE APP - Now that we are having the Formula 1 race at the Circuit of the Americas, you
will want to keep up with the teams throughout the season. This is the official Formula 1 app and is
available for a free download.
NASCAR MOBILE APP - Are you a NASCAR fan? If so, you will like this app. This is for the 2014 season
and is designed to bring information directly to your phone or pad. You can follow news, highlights,
stats and much more. This is a free app.
INDYCAR 14 APP - Don't just watch the race, feel it with INDYCAR 14. This app has a lot of great
features to make you feel like you are at the track with the action. This is a free app.
NHRA Mobile - This is will allow you to follow your favorite NHRA drives as they compete for this
year's championship. Free app.
Send me your favorite APPs to be shared and included in future editions of THE APP CORNER.
"Save the Wave….Don't Save Your Vette…….Drive it!!!!"
All Dan Martin’s Cars…. And some of them are actually his….!
Most TCA members know Dan Martin, aka the head of TARGA (Technical and Restoration Group
Activities); also ex-president of TCA (2002 and 2003); owner and operator of Hill Country Vettes; and
spouse of Pat Martin, TCA’s Arch-duchess of Haderdashery. Dan and Pat routinely involve TCA members
in their very well-planned rallies and road events.
Dan grew up hanging around the Corvette Assembly Plant in St. Louis, where his uncle was an employee
on the assembly line. His knowledge of, especially, C1, C2, and C3 models is extensive and proven over a
lifetime of repairing and rebuilding these Corvettes. In testimony of this, Dan was recently recognized by
the NCRS (National Corvette Restorers’ Society) as a Master Judge, the first TCA member ever to gain
this recognition.
Dan and Pat own a total of 6 Corvettes themselves: a ’54 roadster, ’61 convertible, ’63 (split-window)
coupe, ’65 coupe, ’66 (big-block) convertible, and a 2010 Grand Sport coupe (NCM delivery). However, “
Dan’s Cars” are far more extensive than these and include a large number of Corvettes that have been
restored, rebuilt, or extensively repaired, and which belong to the following lengthy list of TCA members
Glenn Cook, ’66; Rick Creekmore, ’64; Zale Pletcher, ’66 big-block; Ron Grimwood, ’63 fuelie; Les
Hobgood, ’60 roadster (his dream car); Mark Horner, ’65; Bob Howell, ’64; Bernie Jensen, ’61, John
Lickvar, ’66; Paul Mery ,’66; Brad Mitchell, ’67; and Jim Reed, ’63 split-window.
Dan’s loyal clients also include Noel Osborn, the original owner of a pristine ’67 convertible that has
garnered more national awards than most cars in the TCA fold: Bloomington Survivor and Gold, NCRS
Top Flights (4), Performance Verification, Star Award (1 star for original interior), and the vaunted
Duntov Mark of Excellence Award. Noel recently added to the �67’s portfolio the Vette Vues “Tri-Power”
Award, a new distinction for Corvettes already holding Bloomington Gold and Duntov status and
achieving a score of at least 95 (of 100 points) for condition and originality at one of the 2 Vette Vues
expos held each year.
Noel credits Dan with keeping his car in show status and excellent running condition over the last few
years. “I won’t let anyone in San Antonio but Dan touch my car,” he says.
Dan Martin is one of those rare people who not only love Corvettes but also help other people love and
enjoy theirs. Congratulations, Dan!
Dan’s ’54 roadster
Dan working on Noel Osborn’s �67
More of “Dan’s cars” in his shop
Mark Horner’s ’65 on the rack
Noel (original owner) and new Tri-Power Award for the ’67
Care and Share – By Mark Horner
An update on three of our members follows:
Please continue to keep Rosa Reinert and Michael in your thoughts and prayers. You can also
email Rosa directly at [email protected] Rosa's surgery on Wednesday unfortunately
didn't accomplish all that was planned as the doctor was unable to complete the disk repair or
fusion. Due to a nerve blocking access to the path for the repair of the L3 & L4 disk, Rosa will
have to return for a second surgery on Tuesday, April 15th. While she has been moving around,
she continues to experience pain from the first surgery. Rosa thanks everyone for well wishes they are much appreciated.
In addition to Rosa, please also keep Ron Lang and TJ Hobbs in your thoughts and prayers. Ron
is still undergoing tests, with the next one scheduled this week; and TJ will undergo hip
replacement later this month, on the 28th.
We continue to look for better ways to keep everyone updated in a timely manner, and will
work toward changing our venue to utilize to keep
everyone updated with the status of our members.
Regards, Mark Horner
Vice President, Texas Corvette Association
[email protected]
2011 Black on Black Convertible (manual) 3LT with 9k miles
2013 Night Race Blue (grand sport) Coupe 3LT with 16k miles (automatic)
2014 Stingray Convertible Yellow automatic with Jet Black interior 3LT
2014 Stingray Convertible Black is in the production cycle
2014 Corvette Stngray Price increases Announced Effective March 5, 2014
The new starting MSRP including DFO for these models are:
Corvette Stingray Coupe (1YY07): $53,995
Corvette Stingray Coupe with Z51 Performance package (1YX07): $57995
Corvette Stingray Convertible (1YY67): $58,995
Corvette Stingray Convertible with Z51 Performance package (1YX67): $62,995
Dennis Steward, Sales Consultant Cavender Chevrolet. 210.477.8300
TJ Hobbs, Newsletter Editor
5102 South Presa St
San Antonio, TX 78223-2532
Meetings on first Tuesday at Biff's, 7:30 p.m.
Official TCA Sponsors
Cavender Chevrolet Boerne
Dennis Steward
[email protected] Phone 210-477-8300
Come see Dennis for your next purchase.
Discounts of 25% on parts, most accessories
TCA Supports