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Im getting my Z in about a month and id like to find someone near me who owns one too. My friend has a 98 Z/28. I know they have c5 engines in them but he still wont be able to compete. I'f there is anyone on here near Sacramento, I'd like to find out about aa corvette club maybe. My dad has a 95 vette and after i get mine we might be looking for a good club to join and neither of us want to get in a club with a bunch of old guys. Let me know guys, thanks much.

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I think you have the only one. After the $5000 mark up over MSRP, the $5000 sales tax, the $1000 license plates and the $2000 insurance, nobody can afford one. Well nobody except for the older folks that you don't want to mingle with. I think it's your loss as you will find Corvette enthusiasts remarkably the same independent of age. jerboa
 

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On 2001-07-11 20:00, RedZ06Vette spewed forth this drivel:
Neither of us want to get in a club with a bunch of old guys.
/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_confused.gif Who?? ME?? /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_confused.gif
 

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On 2001-07-11 20:00, RedZ06Vette spewed forth this drivel:
Im getting my Z in about a month and id like to find someone near me who owns one too. My friend has a 98 Z/28. I know they have c5 engines in them but he still wont be able to compete. I'f there is anyone on here near Sacramento, I'd like to find out about aa corvette club maybe. My dad has a 95 vette and after i get mine we might be looking for a good club to join and neither of us want to get in a club with a bunch of old guys. Let me know guys, thanks much.

RedZ
Be at Sears Point Raceway next weekend for the SPEEDVISION.
,ALMS, GT RACING SERIES.Will be a Corverre Corral--and Race Drivers signing event too.Be lots of folks from the River City Vette Club--most arte from Sacto/Roseville
 

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Hey, I'm from California, didn't pay $5k over sticker, am not paying $2000/yr in insurance, and only paid $666 (bad omen huh?) for the plates.

And yes, I'm going to be at sears for the race.
 

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I agree with jerboa. But I also think Corvette clubs can be a big turnoff. I've been in a few over the years and they tend to be a bit stand-off-ish to "new comers" and certainly not very open to new ideas.

Sacramento area has a couple clubs. River City is one that has been going for quite some time. There's one or two others in the Central Valley and several in SF Bay Area.
There's one in Lake Tahoe and Reno as well.
I think there is around 1000 Corvette clubs in the USA altogether. Here in CA there are
two overseeing bodies of all the clubs, Western States Corvette Council (WSCC) and a national organization (NCCC) but forgot their full name.

The oldest Corvette club is the NCCA, Northern California Corvette Association which is based in the East Bay. They were first established in 1956 and have been in continuous operation ever since.

All "organized" Corvette clubs usually have monthly business meeting (very boring) and at least one annual event. Usually an all Corvette car show(s), autocross, drag race,
cruise, caravan, and/or rallye. A lot of these clubs have websites for information
with calendar of events and announcements.

I think the big club in Sacramento, River City Corvettes, has lots of members involved with Nevada high speed open road races. Now that's my idea of a fun club. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
 

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/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif Dont take all that personally frank. Sorry if I offended you cus I would drive with you any day. I just meant that it would be nice to find a club near me that has some guys in it who were near my age. Z11409 and dsinned, I appreciate all the information you guys just gave me. If I have the vette by then I'll definately be there and yes dsinned, that is my idea of fun. I know I'd love some high speed racing in the vette. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
 

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On 2001-07-13 17:54, RedZ06Vette spewed forth this drivel:
/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif Dont take all that personally frank. Sorry if I offended you cus I would drive with you any day.
No offense was taken at all...I was just having a little fun!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif I'm so old I knew Moses!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif
 

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/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif WOW!!!! really, what was he like. hehe.......Glad to see you have a sense of humor.
 

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I haven't ordered my 02' Z06 yet, but will have one by early 2002. Got the money but must dump the old muscle car... or my wife will kill me!

I'm only 30 minutes from Sears Point. Haven't been there in a while but once the Z comes in... things will change!

Ps. I'm so old I've already forgotten what I'm responding to... /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
 

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I guess I was wrong about the old vette owners. You guys are alright /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif When I get my vette it would be nice to meet up with all the guys near 916 and go for a little drive to Tahoe or something.
 

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Red, just did that on the fourth to attend the Harvey's Resort & Casino all Corvette carshow. Only two Z06s, but lots of C5s and older Vettes. Free food and live music, plus fireworks display. I believe this is an annual event. Hopefully by next year more Z06s will be in attendance.

BTW, I forgot to give you a link to the open road racing events: www.openroadracing.com

The Pony Express 100 and Pony II are my favorite events. These are also annual events. The PE100 just occurred last month. The latter will be coming up Sunday, September 9th. These events are a total blast. Hope to see you there.
 

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Thanks alot dsinned. Thats really good info to remember. I know I'll go check that out for sure when I finally get the car. where exactly are these pony express races?
 

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It's called the Pony Express 100 because the finish line is where the original US Mail Pony Express rider's route of the 1860s crosses the highway where this race takes place. That would be the highway known as SR-305 that runs 90 miles between Battle Mountain and Austin, NV. It intersects I-80 to the North (Battle Mtn) and US Highway 50 (loneliest road in America) to the South.

This is a beautiful long highway with nothing around but high desert. The race starts outside of Battle Mtn at 4500' and finishes near Austin at 6500' elevation.

I was a course worker at the last PE100 and the current record holder, a friend of mine driving a highly race prepared C4 blew by the radar station at 219.6 mph!!! He later went on to set a new record for the most unusual DNF in the seven year history of the event. He crashed.

Fortunately, & somewhat miracuously, my friend, the driver and his passenger (aka navigator) were not hurt. His car, OTOH, was almost totally destroyed. The car had a high speed blowout on one of the rear tires and that caused him to lose control and crash.

Crashes happen very seldom in these events. Statistically, no more often than they do under normal highway driving conditions.

Nobody has ever been killed or seriously injured at the PE100 since it's inception seven year ago. IMO, that's a great safety record for what may appear to be a potentially very dangerous sport.

I've done this event about 6 or 7 times and never had a problem in three diferent cars,
including two C4 Corvettes and a Z28.

These events appear to be suffering from lack of interest which is a shame because they are really so much FUN. What could be better than a weekend with your Z06 and a bunch of other car nuts who get to drive their cars as fast as they will go for a long distance and it is all perfectly LEGALLY!!!
 

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RedZ06Vette,
I live in Napa, not very close. I did go to the Black Vette Event in Auburn. There was another Z06 with alot of mods, nice guy, and I also saw him at Vette Magic. I think his lic# was Litsmup? He took my # trying to get a bunch of Z06's together to Xcross, and do runs.... Watch the local car shows & I'm sure you'll run into him. They also hang @ the Vette Shop over on Sunrise in Rancho.

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dsinned,
Thanks for all that information. I know for a fact I would participate in that event. when I get the car I'll be sure to drop you some email and we can try to meet up there.

Rwdyryd,
The sunrise area would most likely be the area I'd roll around in so when I do have the car I will be sure to stop by over there after I let you know about it. Maybe we can both drive over there and try to organize some kind of drive through reno just for fun or even drive through Tahoe and go around the lake. That would be a nice drive. Let me know when you find out more about it. thanks to both of you. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
 
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