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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy New Year from RVV

Members of River Valley Vettes like to wish everyone out there a Happy New Year ! Looking forward to the 2012 corvette season !
Published by Tom Hiltz aka redvette

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Santa Comes Early to Dawn Garwood

Old man Santa came early to RVV member Dawn Garwood this year. He dropped off this beautiful 2009 yellow C6 convertible  in her driveway .Apparently it has some very nice features such as the power roof and the very cool dual mode exhaust...!  I guess Dawn was a real good girl this year. Now , ya only got to wait a few months to hit the pavement.. Hopefully winter will come and go fast ! Unfortunately not fast enough for me !!! Congratulations Dawn , I know you're gonna have fun in this puppy !!!
Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Merry Christmas from River Valley Vettes


Sunday, October 23, 2011

VP Mystery Run 2011

Saturday , October 22nd  was RVV's last run of the year. It was VP, John Thompson's  Mystery Run. It took us from Oleary's through to Vanceboro ,Maine and onto Houlton for a very fast shopping session. We met up with Danny Calhoun and Pat and Harley Smearer in the Mardens parking lot. Than on to Woodstock for dinner at John Gilles Restaurant. Going on the run were Ron and Anne Gould, Kelly Kelly and Linda MacDonald, Wayne and Eleanor Robertson, Wanda and Mark Gadd, Vernon and Julia Patriquin, John and Pauline Thompson, Jerome Connors, Peter and Marilyn Wood, Malcom and Simone MacDonald , and Tom and Lois Hiltz . Meeting us at the restaurant were John Johnston and Jim and Fran Good.
Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )
For a slideshow of the day click below !
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

RVV Covered Bridge Tour 2011

Corvettes from the" Maritimes" : RVV, CSNB, GMCC and the Nova Scotia Club were participants in a "Covered Bridge Tour" on Saturday. Weather was great for October and there was a total of 39 corvettes taking part in the run.Lois and I never participated unfortunately. I decided the day before to check the tire tread on my vette and  there was none !!!!! I took these photos off a Facebook account ( Kelly's and Pat Smearer's ) and hope you enjoy them !
To view them on SkyDrive click below : If you can not access, may have to use a different Browser ( try Firefox)
CLICK HERE !  
Posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )


Hi all,
To those members who participated in the GMCC President's run yesterday, thank you !
It was fantastic to see 39 corvettes in a row on the roads in the Sussex/Hampton/Norton areas.   If the colors in the trees didn't generate ooo's and aaaa's, our corvettes certainly did.
I apologize for the delay in getting your playing card at the first bridge and for not having a "bio" stop before heading to Norton, but I hope everyone got through that ok.  The restaurant sends their apologies to the couple of tables that were late getting their food.  Marty did the best he could in letting them know the numbers ahead of time and I don't think it was for lack of servers (who took the orders to the cook, one table at a time). I think they just fell behind with the quantity of food we were consuming.   Not sure how that could have been handled differently other than to split us up.
But I hope that the day was considered a success.... lots of friends from the NS and 3 NB clubs.   It is great when we can all get together like that.
Thank you again for coming on our run.
Roger Bourgeois GMCC

Monday, October 10, 2011

River Valley Vettes 2012 Executives

The new RVV 2012 club Executives : President : Vernon Patriquin
                                                         Vice President : Kelly Kelly
                                                                 Secretary : John Johnston
                                                                 Treasurer : Julia Patriquin 
Posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )







Friday, October 7, 2011

Thanks

Kelly and I would like to thank everyone that came out to our Birthday Party last Saturday for the lovely cards and gifts ! I know the weather wasn't the best but that didn't stop the big crowd that we had. Roger and Angie Bourgeois even traveled from Moncton in the rain in their new beautiful Grand Sport Corvette. By the way Angie it sounds great ! Raymond and Kathleen Cromwell, Donnie Watson , Fred and Joyce Godwin, Calvin and Paula Seward, Bob Cromwell and Joanne Campbell from CSNB . From RVV were Ron and Anne Gould, Vernon and Julia Patriquin , Wanda and Mark Gadd, Mac and Simone MacDonald, John and Dawn Garwood , Harley and Pat Smearer and of course my neighbors and friends and Kelly's friends made a fun day and night.
Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wasn't that a Party !

Wasn't that a Party ! "Could have been the whiskey , might have been the gin , could have been the 3 or 4 six packs , I don't know but I think everyone had a good time , despite the rain ! Party celebrating my and Kelly's  birthdays.
Saturday, Oct 1st  night's birthday party....Wicked Cry entertained in latter part of evening...some super celtic music...wow..and the day started off with -Theresa Malenfant and Katey Day and that super band - The Instigators...Mr Nichols did a super job on the 'pig on a spit....Leigh cooked up a lot of bacon wrapped scallops,mussels , corn and friends brought salads,appetizers, rolls, etc etc etc...........
Written by Tom Hiltz and Kelly Kelly, posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )
Pictures taken by Logan Hiltz ,( my grandson), Kelly Kelly and John Garwood
For a slideshow of the day click on below
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Trip to Tabusintac

Tour to Tabusintac and Linda & Alfred’s Cottage
One thing can be said by all about this tour is it was one of the most enjoyable trips that the club has had in years.  Weather great and company enjoyable.  We started out expecting a big turnout of members to meet up at City Hall in downtown Fredericton, but as John and Pauline waited for the 9 am departure only one car showed up, and that was Vern and Julia, so the two cars departed for the North side to meet up with Ron, Anne and Malcolm and Simone.  Ironic there were two coupes, one white and one black and met up with two convertibles, one white and one black.  Leaving Targett’s on St. Mary’s road where Vernon took the lead and it was decided to change leaders each half hour.  This made driving interesting, (and we would not want to say who made a wrong turn).  On our way, we met up with Jacques and Monique Bossy in Blackville, who drive a black convertible, keeping up with the color scheme.  After stopping in Miramichi, we contacted Alfred at his cottage and arranged to meet at the Catholic church in Tabusintac.  Alfred’s friend Mark from Neguac also joined us with his Blue 08 Z06.  From there Alfred led us on a great tour of Tabusintac area of historical sights and points of interest with a full documentary and many stops along the way.  Mark brought up the rear. (Color co-ordination had to be kept, red, black, white black white, black and blue).  Most of us were not familiar with this area and were all impressed.  We ended up at Alfred and Linda’s outstanding cottage on the Tabusintac riverfront with a million dollar view. With financial contribution from the RVV coffers Alfred and Linda put on a great barbeque, preceded by a tray of appetizers, with good and healthy salad and lots of fattening desserts, the open bar was very much appreciated but the lucky prize was a complete hit.  A contest about the guided tour was won by Simone & Malcolm with second prize going to Pauline & John and third prize to Vern and Julia.  I am sure if we had known ahead of time more notes would have been taken. Shortly before we left we had a surprise visit by Linda’s father and he picked out his choice of car and donated a great C5 leather jacket to the winner.  Shortly after 4:30 pm we departed for home and had a good run home with a couple of pit-stops.  Jacque and Monique left us in Blackville and thanked us for including them in the trip as they really enjoyed the trip as we did with their company.
Anyone who did not make the trip really missed out on and exceptional day.
We want to thank Alfred and Linda for opening up their cottage to the club and arranging a fantastic tour and making us feel at home.  We are all invited back again at any time.  We are happy that John T. came up with the great idea for the trip.  
p.s.  All the leftover hotdogs were eaten by Vern…….
 For a slideshow of the trip click below !
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Written by Ron Gould and posted by Tom Hiltz


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fred's Fall Frolics 2011

Sunday, Sept.25th , Fred Holland's "Fall Frolics" in Kars on Belleisle was the place to be. Weather was perfect , sunny and hot ! Members fom River Valley Vettes that were there were : Tom and Lois Hiltz , Harley and Pat Smearer , Rick Kelly, Charles Gormley, Alfred Kenny, Jim Good and Peter and Marilyn Wood !
For a slideshow of the day click link below !
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Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Houlton Car Show 2011

Saturday, Sept 10th, River Valley Vette members traveled to Houlton,  Maine to a car show ! Lois and I missed this one but I guess you can't be in 2 places at same time. Looks like the RVV members had a good time and weather was great !
For a slideshow of the day , click on link below !
Pictures supplied by Kelly Kelly and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Corvettes in Carlilse 2011

Some pictures from Corvettes at Carlisle.  The Number 3 car (a 1960 Corvette
racer) was the original car that ran Lemans that year.  It was found after
many years searching for it and purchased by the Miller's who own the
Carlisle Fairgrounds.  It was completely restored and it did a lap at Lemans
a year ago with the winning driver of 1960 behind the wheel.  I believe that
his name was John Fitch.  He's no longer a young man!  There are also some
pictures of the new 2012 Carlisle Blue Corvettes....I think that colour is
gorgeous.  I have one on either side of me.  My car made the front page of
the local paper, but you have to look hard to see it.  There is a picture of
Will Cooksey and I in front of the grandstand.  Will took Joanne as his
guest to the GM executive banquet.  She was thrilled.  Will was Plant
Manager at the Bowling Green facility for years and was loved by all.  He
did a burnout at Carlisle a year or two ago with a new GM owned Corvette.
He literally tore it up.  Tire came apart and it destroyed the rear fender.
GM will no longer authorize a car for the burnout event!  We also got to
meet and spend a little time with Lance Miller the son of Chip Miller (who
passed away at 61 years of age) who created the car events in Carlisle and
owns the fairgrounds.  You can also see the marquee with Carlisle in lights
and a few shots of the parade.  One picture shows the Palmer's '71 with
Joanne cheering them on and another of Betty May Madden's '85.  She won a
trophy for one of the celebrity cars.  There are also some shots of the
Saint John crew that caravanned down.  There are a couple of shots of retro
cars....for the years 1963 and 1967.  Some nice pictures of T REX 03.  It's
incredible the work that some people put into their cars.  It was a great
time.  Hurricane Irene made her presence known on Saturday and the event was
closed on Sunday with many tents having been removed, others blown down but
no cars damaged as most everything had been taken away.  Our Vettes were
nicely stored in underground parking at the Holiday Inn Express.  We still
lost power for half of Sunday however.  Bill Brown made a purchase but it
wasn't a Corvette.  Vern and Julia were the only Fredericton folks that we
saw during the event.  I encountered no one from my Florida clubs.
For pictures click below 

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Written by Bob Cromwell and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Corvettes in Carlisle Parade

As most of you know 13 Corvettes just got back from Carlisle, another great trip, most of us are looking forward to next years.
If you missed this year or you were in the parade like us and did not get to see the parade this video is just like you were there.
Enjoy the video.
Debbie and I (1971) are at the 2:24 and so is Chris & Candace White (1975) Betty-Mae (Red 1985) is at 3:35
Written by Debbie  & Brian Palmer & posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )                                                       

Friday, September 2, 2011

RVV member Lois Hiltz's Birthday

The August 30th Ice Cream Run
Well, it was a bit different run than usual.........but there was ice cream - a couple different flavours and there was a delicious cake.....following a few other nibbles and pop, wine or beer. No coffee because the coffee pot is packed away in some warehouse for a couple months......(long story)
Lois Hiltz was having a birthday, so we decided to do an impromptu surprise party.............I was hoping to see the ‘regulars arrive for ice cream run..planned to lead the ‘crew on a short run to 338 Golf Club Road ! Those who did the run to ‘338 were :Vern and Julia, Ron and Anne, Wanda and Mark and, Linda MacDonald. ....special guest, Lois was accompanied by her favourite chauffeur, Tom. )))
A pleasant evening was spent on the deck until those flying critters decided to join us...then we were forced inside to enjoy the cake and ice cream. A tour of the empty basement was given by Leigh. A good time was had by all.
For a slideshow of the night click below !
Written by Kelly Kelly and posted by  Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Sunday, August 28, 2011

RVV members at Jemseg Classic Car Show

Weather was perfect on Saturday when members from River Valley Vettes traveled to Jemseg for their 3rd Annual Lion's Club Classical Car Show. Attending from RVV were John Johnston , Peter and Marilyn Wood, John and Dawn Garwood, Charles Gormley, Kelly Kelly, Tom and Lois Hiltz and John Pattison. Lots of   great prizes were given out , some great food and  entertainment was the order of the day. A small tour after and a corn boil after the show was offered to any who wanted to participate.A nice drive around Grand Lake and a stop for an ice ceam rounded up the day.
For some pics of the day click below !
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Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aha ( redvette )

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

RVV members in New Hampshire, USA

Here is a picture of RVV members in North Conway, New Hampshire. From left to right are : Peter Wood, Pat Smearer , Harley Smearer , Vernon and Julia Patriquin , Jean and John Johnston , and Lois and Tom Hiltz. Taking the picture is Logan Hiltz , my grandson. Thanks to John Johnston for sending me the pictures and the rest I added to the set " RVV Members Conquer Mt Washington".
Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Kelly wins Mayors Trophy at CSNB Show & Shine

River Valley Vette member Kelly Kelly wins Mayor Trophy in this past CSNB Show and Shine. Congratulations KK on the win . A beautiful 2002 torch red roadster done up very nicely !!! It was the car that "if he could take any one vette home with him" , out of 88 corvettes, was the one he chose ! Kelly took the win calmly ,,,,,,, NOT !!  Needless to say she was quite excited and why not !
Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Monday, August 15, 2011

Harvey Community Days 2011

What happens in Harvey, stays in Harvey. ( not all )
The Saturday weather was perfect as 3 Corvettes met at O'leary's and made their way to Harvey to join 3 more R.V.V. Corvettes for the Harvey Community Days Parade. Participating members included Wanda Gadd, Tom & Lois Hiltz, Vernon & Julia Patriquin, John & Pauline Thompson, Peter Wood and Granddaughter and Arnie Adams & Grandson. The 9:30 form up at the High School was very well organized as was the entire parade!! We threw candy to the kids, had each car acknowledged at the reviewers stand, glowed with pride at all the envious comments from the hundreds of spectators and arrived at the Fair Grounds at 10:45. We viewed some incredible antique engines, crafts, lots of games etc. and eventually made our way to the Thompson residence. Because of threats of bodily harm I can't reveal too much about the next 4 hours except to say that food was involved as was wobbly pop, a party barge tour of Harvey Lake, a topless person and a very, very giggly female from Geary. All of that plus a memorable run home in time to go the stock car races!! You will have to consult a participant for details.
For a slideshow of the day click below ! 
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Written by Vernon Patriquin and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Monday, August 8, 2011

CSNB 2011 Show & Shine

Will post winners when I get update from Raymond Cromwell !
 For a slideshow of show click on link below !
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Posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Thursday, August 4, 2011

RVV August Meeting

John Thompson chaired the meeting with John Johnston sitting in as Secretary – both looked quite comfortable in those seats ! Had a couple new members approved ! 
Written by Kelly Kelly and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

RVV Members Conquer Mt Washington

This past long weekend members from River Valley Vettes travelled to New Hampshire, USA for gathering in North Conway . Making the run were Pat , Harley and Tanner Smearer , Tom , Lois and Logan Hiltz , Vernon and Julia Patriquin , John and Jean Johnston and Peter and Marilyn Wood. It was a perfect long weekend and the weather couldn't have been better. Sunny and temperatures in the 80's were much appreciated when deciding to ascend Mount Washington.At 6,288 feet, Mount Washington is the tallest point in the Northeastern USA. It's location at the convergence of three major storm tracks means that it gets battered year-round by some of the most extreme conditions on the planet. In fact ,the fastest wind speed ever observed by man --231 mph --- was recorded here in 1934 by the crew of the Mount Washington Observatory. Nowhere else on earth is readily found such a consistant combination of sub-zero temperatures, hurricane- force winds , freezing fog and blowing snow.Mount Washington is so unique that even though it is located in a temperate climate zone , it acually experiences the conditions of a sub-arctic environment ! The mountain's average days of fog per year is 237 , so we struck it there the right time as you could see for miles.Highest possible visibility is 130 miles.Thanks to Vernon Patriquin and Peter Wood for driving us all up the mountain and down again with no incident as the road is very narrow with no guard rails . When meeting another vehicle , there is not much room , and there's nothing there but air.
For a slideshow of the weekend click below
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Written and posted by Tom Hiltz  aka ( redvette )

Monday, July 25, 2011

RVV member's car on display in Regent Mall



In conjunction with River Valley Vettes fund raising efforts for Junior Daibetes there was Regent Mall Corvette display. Raffle tickets were sold on Donna McMicking's hand crafted Teddy Bears by various members on June 3rd. and 4th. 2011. Sincere thanks to Donna Mc., Pauline T., John T., Peter W., Marilyn W., John J. and especially Julia P. for organizing the event. Vernon and Julia's " FUN CAR " was used to attract the shoppers.
Written by Vernon Patriquin and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fiberglass Alley 2011 Award Winners

For a slideshow of the award winners of RVV's Fiberglass Alley 2011 click below !
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Posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Friday, July 15, 2011

Corvette Club of Nova Scotia Show and Shine

Let's not forget that Saturday, July 23, 2011 Corvette Club of Nova Scotia is putting on their "Maritime Meet" Show & Shine. Registration is from 10:00am -Noon Show goes to 3:00 pm. Entry fee by donation or by purchase of show shirt.For more info contact bdcorvettes@ns.sympatico.ca  I-902-548-2068
Posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cars at the Nationals in HDR

This is a slideshow of some of the cars that caught my eye at this years Atlantic Nationals in Moncton. Done in HDR to enhance and exagerate the car's beauty.Also pictures of the GMCC Show and Shine award winners.Click below to view slideshow of the event.
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Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

GMCC Awards

C2: Gary & Suzanne Gaskin, 1966 Blue Roadster
C3: James Burline with a 1979 red
C4: Wornick Price, 1987 red convertible
C5 (convert): Dwight & Libby Rayworth, 2001 red convertible
C5 (coupe): Tom & Lois Hiltz, 1998 silver coupe
C6 (convert): Marks & Donna Lockarts, 2011 red Grand Sport convert
C6 (coupe): Doug & Gloria MacDonald, 2010 red coupe
C5/C6 (ZR1 & Z06): Leon & Jocelyn Caissie, 2009 yellow Z06 GT1
People's Choice: Leon & Jocelyn Caissie, 2009 Yellow Z06 GT1
Club Participation: with 10 corvettes, Corvette Club of Nova Scotia
Thank you all for braving he wet weather and making our day a success. Total of 60 corvettes registered, and 44 folks for supper.
Roger Bourgeois GMCC President
Posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Atlantic Nationals 2011

Cars had to be turned away on Sunday this year at the Atlantic Nationals as there was just not enough room to park more cars.Friday and Sunday were both super days for weather but Saturday was a full day of rain. Winners of the Moncton Corvette Show and Shine will be posted later as well as more pics.
For a slide show of the weekend click below !
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Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Monday, July 11, 2011

River Valley Corvette Club Donation

On Saturday, June 18th the River Valley Corvette Club held their annual Corvette Show in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association and Camp Dia-Best. Each year the club raises funds through selling tickets on home made real fur bears and through their annual show and shine. In the photo is Kelly Arseneault, Canadian Diabetes Association volunteer, Donna Mc Micking Maker of the bears, Julia Patriquin Corvette Club Treasurer.
Posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Minto 2011 Canada Day / Hillbilly Parade

Saturday , July 2nd , Minto held their annual Canada Day Parade and this year the theme was Hillbilly ! River Valley Vettes took part in the parade  and once again weather held up turning quite warm in the afternoon.Cars from our club who participated were Vernon and Julia Patriquin, Peter and Marilyn Wood,Harley and Pat Smearer , John and Jean Johnston, Kelly Kelly and Harleigh and Tom and Lois Hiltz.After the parade the Smearer's invited everyone out to a BBQ.
For a slideshow of the day click on the link below !
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Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette)

RVV and Canada Day Parade 2011

The rain held off and members from River Valley Vettes once again participated in the annual Canada Day Parade and celebrations. Terry Blackburn and the "Legend" once again carry Oromocto's mayor Fay Tidd. Rick Kelly , Vernon Patriquin , Kelly Kelly and myself were the other members taking part in the parade. Kelly was carrying PC,MP, Keith Ashfield and got quite a few digs from the crowd for riding in a red car ! After the parade we had a few people stop over at my place for a BBQ and refreshments.
For a slideshow of the day click link below !
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Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka  ( redvette )

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

RVV Members Tuesday Night Ice Cream Run

Five cars from RVV meet at Kelly's Court in Fredericton to go on an ice cream run.Ron and Anne Gould , Vernon and Julia Patriquin, Malcom and Simone MacDonald, Jim and Fran Good and Kelly Kelly with Harleigh were the members on the run. Beautiful evening with warm temperatures was a nice change from the rain !
Click here for slideshow of pics
Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette ).Pictures supplied by Kelly Kelly 
Finally - a Tuesday night without rain.....actually,it was a warm night when four convertibles and a coupe met in front of Kellys Court office. All tops were down ! the Patriquins, Goods, MacDonalds, Goulds and the Kellys........(HDK and I) We headed downriver to the Big Pumpkin for our weekly treat - there was a bit of fighting with mosquitoes.... we soon discovered that they were after ankles and arms, not ice cream. We talked, laughed and solved many of the world`s problems. Looking forward to many more Tuesday night ice cream runs and we hope to see more corvettes out. Every Tuesday (except meeting nights) during the summer.
Written by Kelly Kelly and inspired by HDK.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Meet and Greet 2011 with RVV

This years Meet and Greet was held at Royal Canadian Legion on Queen St and participants had a great time at Casino Night , gambling the night away.  Meeting old  friends and having a few laughs was in order and I think everyone had fun playing the wheels and trying to bankrupt the bank. A dance followed with a local Minto band the "Dave McNeil Band "supplying the music.
Click here to see a slideshow of the event
Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Fiberglass Alley 2011

This Father's Day weeked was also River Valley Vettes  "Fiberglass Alley 2011" in Fredericton and everything went off well except for Mother Nature and her mean ways ! Yes , RAIN again but we had to make do with what she gave us .In total we had approximately 40 corvettes. Several cars from NS, PEI ,Moncton , Saint John and the US. Nice to see Hank and Mary Ellanbast and their beautiful Corvette Calloway, Wilfred and Tina Thibodeau with their hot C4 coupe and also Barry and Debbie Sheppard with their new sleek C6 Roadster.Wilfred had a bit of  mechanical problem with their  C4 but Ron Gould and Malcom MacDonald came to the rescue................ Ron finding the part at Auto Machinery and Malcom installing it ! Mayor Brad Woodside was in attendance to say a few words on behalf of the city. We had 3 official judges this year to judge the cars and to decide which was the best of each class.From Oleary Buick GMC, part owner Aubrey Ward , from World Class Auto , Jamie Wheaton and from Moncton , Doug MacDonald, MacDonald Corvettes was on hand to pick their favorite cars .I'll be posting the winners a little later when I get the offficial list .
Click here to see sideshow of event
Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Monday, June 13, 2011

1976 Corvette Stingray for sale

Stephen Bass from Bathurst , NB has this beautiful  1976 Corvette Stingray for sale.
It is in great shape and runs great also. He uses it for trips and cruising on nice days.
Reason for selling is to upgrade to a Z06.He can be contacted at stepmarg@nb.sympatico.ca
 Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Doug MacDonald's "Corvettemania"

Saturday June 11th, Doug MacDonald held is annual "Corvettemania" in Moncton . Corvettes from the Maritimes traveled to Doug's show and weather was great ! River Valley Vette members who attended the event were Vernon and Julia Patriquin,  John Johnston, Charles Gormley, Ron and Ann Gould and Bonnie and Kevin Douglass .A good turnout and fun for all. I took these pictures off of Gord Christie's Facebook page as Lois and I never made the trip.If anyone from RVV has some pictures and would like them to be added in this posting , forward them on to me and I will add them to this link !
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Written by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Appreciation Certificate

President of RVV , Bonnie Douglass and vice president John Thompson present Aubrey Ward of Oleary Buick Gmc Ltd with an appreciation certificate for being the clubs major sponsor for 2011. Presentation was made at the clubs monthly meeting on Tuesday at the Royal Canadian Legion on Queen St.
Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Cheque Presentation to River Valley Vettes

Here , Aubrey Ward, part owner of "Oleary Buick GMC" which is River Valley Vettes major sponsor , makes a contribution to RVV president Bonnie Douglass and vice president John Thompson at the clubs monthly meeting.
Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Sunday, June 5, 2011

20 Year Participation & Active Membership Certificate

Here, 2011 President of River Valley Vettes ,Bonnie Douglass presents John Thompson with a " 20 Year Participation and Active Membership Cetificate".
Posted by Tom Hiltz aka (redvette )

20 Year Membership Certificate

Jerome Connors presented with " 20 Year Membership Certificate " at Oleary Show and Shine on Saturday !
Posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Corvettes at Oleary's

Saturday , June 4th River Valley Vettes and a few members from the Saint John Club all gathered at Oleary , Buick ,GMC on the Hanwell Rd for a show & shine  and a BBQ. Weather wasn't the best but at least it never rained ! Raymond and Kathleen Cromwell brought  Ian Joyce and  Frank, Juanita and Karl from CSNB.Kevin Douglass's 64 roadster got the trophy for best car and Bob Cromwell won the draw for the Oleary jacket ! Jerome Connors was presented with a "20 Year membership Certificate " I believe we had 18 vettes in total for the day and after the show Kevin and Bonnie Douglass invited us all down to their beautifull home for  food and fun . Thanks Kevin and Bonnie for opening up your home and putting on a fun event to start off the vetting season ! Ron Gould also showed the beautiful clock he made for "Presidents Choice Award". Also Bonnie presented me with a beautiful wine kit and bottle of Merlot for my work on the posters and our site . Thanks Bonnie !
For a slideshow of the event click on the link below !

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Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Prizes for Fiberglass Alley

Here , Kevin Douglass and his little friend look over one of the Poker Run prizes for the upcoming RiverValley Vettes Fiberglass Alley Corvette Show !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Gearing up for Fiberglass Alley

Here Kevin Douglass and Sam Dow holds up RVV  T-shirts for this coming June Corvette  Show !

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kevin Douglass at Oleary's and The Trophy Man

                                                            Kevin Douglass seen here at Oleary's Buick, GMC and to the right at The Trophy Man is working hard towards this years 20th Anniversary  of  River Valley Vettes , "Fiberglass Alley".This year O'leary's Buick,GMC - Click here for link   will be pulling out all the stops to make our event a HUGE success !
Many people have been busy working towards this huge event !O'Leary's will be bringing down the big truck, and setting up a booth to display numerous auto items ++++++. They will also be doing a cheque presentation at the official opening of the car show at 11 am June 18th. Mayor Brad Woodside will be welcoming our participants at the grand opening as well.On the right - Bonnie and Kevin took 2 of Donna's beautiful handmade bags to the Trophy Man, who is doing the T Shirts and Dash Plaques ---he is going to put RVV's logo's on the bags...They will be part of Casino night that Kelly and Peter are heading up. Donna made 4 of these bags in total...Thanks Donna.
Written by Tom Hiltz & Bonnie Douglass -Pictures by Bonnie Douglass
Posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Corvette Show & Shine at Oleary's

Saturday , June 4th Oleary's Pontiac,Buick, GMC is putting on a "Corvette Show and Shine" between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00pm. Everyone welcome to the free BBQ at 1135 Hanwell Road , Fredericton. Oleary's will also be doing  a "People's Choice Award" !
Let's hope for good weather and have a great turnout as O'leary is a major sponsor for River Valley Vettes !          Click here for link  to Oleary's Buick, GMC   
Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

Monday, May 16, 2011

20 Year Membership Certificate


Saturday ,May 14th, Terry and Jacquie Blackburn were  presented with a 20 year membership certificate by this years president  of  River Valley Vettes, Bonnie Douglass.Standing here in picture is Kevin Douglass , Terry and wife  Jacquie Blackburn and behind is their 76 corvette , "The Legend".
Posted and written by Tom Hiltz aka "redvette".

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bowling Trophy stays with River Valley Vettes


Saturday RVV members made their way to Saint John to participate in the annual Bowling Challenge, as it was CSNB 's turn to host the event. This year there were 3 clubs atending .... CSNB , RVV and
GMCC. There were 30 members in attendance and although Moncton only had Roger and Angie Bourgeois from the Moncton club they came in a respectable 2nd place. CSNB came in 3rd place and RVV got to take the trophy back home to Fredericton. John Thompson accepted the trophy on behalf of RVV president ,Bonnie Douglass as she was out of town. Next year Moncton will be hosting the event.RVV members who made the event were:Vernon & Julia Patriquin, Kelly Kelly, Tom & Lois Hiltz , Kevin Douglass , Mac & Simone MacDonald, John & Pauline Thompson , Donna McMicking , Rick Kelly , Peter and Marilyn Wood and Linda MacDonald.
A great time of bowling and getting together was had by all. After the bowling ,Raymond had pizza and cake waiting for everyone ! On behalf of RVV , I'd to thank Raymond and CSNB for putting on 1st class event !
For a slideshow of the event click on the link below !
http://www.flickr.com/photos/redvette/sets/72157626239764611/show/
Written and posted by Tom Hiltz aka ( redvette )

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