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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.
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Written and posted by Tom Hiltz  aka ( redvette )

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