Respectfully Submitted by Janice Dean
Eight members, Chris Espitia & Liz Zaninovich, Don & Jeanne Allen, Bill & Janice Dean
and Bruce and Veronica Powelson, and two past members, Roger & Lillian Buckles,
made the trek to Prescott Arizona last week to participate in the 15th annual Corvette
Car Show 2021 held in beautiful historic Prescott Arizona around the Prescott
We started out from Bakersfield on Thursday morning and arrived in Prescott in the
early evening. After checking into our rooms at the Hotel St. Michael on Whiskey Row,
we walked down to the historic Hassayampa Inn in time to enjoy the welcome dinner.
The next morning we all started up our cars and joined the Poker Run which highlighted
the entire Prescott area, what a beautiful place it is. Friday night we enjoyed a great
Italian dinner at Lemoncello’s, then patronized a few of the many historic bars and pubs
along Whiskey Row, reminiscent of the Old West. We were delighted to be joined by
Tom Jones, President of the host club, Prescott Vette Sette, along with his board of
directors and their spouses for some lively conversation and libations. What a great
group. Saturday’s car show was no disappointment. There were 275 Corvettes entered
and all classes were well represented with entries from all across the country. There
were no two cars alike, so many different body styles and colors made a very
That all being said, the highlight of the weekend for us was yet to come with the awards
presentation. Two out of the five cars in our group from Bakersfield earned awards! Bill
Dean was presented with the C6 Judges Choice Award and Liz Zaninovich earned the
C7 Best of Class Award. We were all very proud of them and celebrated at the
evening’s Concert on the Square and another delicious celebration dinner. It was an all
around fabulous time.
The fun continued Sunday with some local shopping after breakfast, then on to Laughlin
NV for a night at the Aquarius Hotel and Casino and dinner at the renowned Mojave
All in all it was a fantastic, action packed, fun trip. Can’t wait til next year’s event!!
Thanks to all the Corvette Owners we met and the hospitality of Prescott Vette Sette.
It’s a real pleasure to be a part of this group.
Corvettes of Bakersfield had its annual wine run to Paso Robles this weekend. What a great run this was. The club didn’t do a wine run last year due to Covid and things were still a bit subdued with mask requirements and a lower than normal turn out. We generally have 25 to 30 cars on this run but this weekend we just saw 11 cars plus a couple of support vehicles. Nonetheless, we had a great time and visited some beautiful and friendly wineries.
We left dirty and the sooty Bakersfield (due to wildfires) on a cool early Saturday morning and drove to Sculpterra Winery; quite possibly the most beautiful winery in Paso Robles. The whole landscape is beautifully manicured and speckled with metal sculptures and beautiful works of art and murals. We didn’t spend nearly enough time there to look around and enjoy the beauty of the scenery. Heck, even the roads were paved which is unusual with the many wineries that we have visited that have dirt roads leading to the tasting rooms. The Somaliers where very friendly and informative.
Then, onto Stillwater Vineyards where we tasted some great wines while informed and educated by the very friendly Paul Hoover, the owner of the Winery. He and his wife grew up and lived in Bakersfield and knew some of our members and talked about old times. We had our lunch there and enjoyed the lectures in winemaking.
Our last stop was Bovino Vineyards and, again, were treated to some excellent wine while sitting high in a patio overlooking the vineyards. The scenery was fantastic and the weather was perfect and breezy, albeit a bit smoky high in the sky; also due to the wildfires. The owner, Dan Souza, is very hospitable and generous in his approach to life.
By then it was around 3 o’clock and we headed for our motel where we had our drawings for a variety of prizes. We enjoyed each other‘s camaraderie and had our dinner late before turning in for the night.
Thank you Tony and Chevy for planning a great event. Always looking forward to the next one. Click here for lots more photos
COB member Betsy Slauson donates 2003 Corvette to National Corvette Museum in memory of her late husband Don Slauson.
At today’s Corvettes of Bakersfield Corvette Owners Breakfast we had quite a few members attend including some new members who have made this their first event. Thank you Boyd and Lorena for joining our club and we hope you have a great time with us. In other news we are planning events and runs for the coming months. Stay tuned with us.
For more photos, click on this Flickr link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/158760832@N02/albums/72157709209923297
We had 17 member Corvettes in attendance and 4 others who are not members or were members to be at the Chuy’s Thursday Night Cruisin. Root beer floats were served and a good time was had by all on this very warm evening. We got there early enough to have a very nice spot with shade from a large tree. One of our members to be even brought along a gorgeous ZR1. Thank you very much to Donna and Danny for supplying the delicious root beer floats and to Lillian for helping to serve. We will do this again soon.
For more photos of this event, click on this link to our Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/158760832@N02/albums/72157708978959467