LATEST CLUB HAPPENINGS, NEWS,VIEWS,PICS,ETC.
Welcome to the Village Vettes Corvette Club website. Here you will find a plethora of entertaining, informative, insightful, useful (or perhaps) useless information about our club and our beloved cars,
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C8 MID-ENGINE CORVETTE
THE VILLAGES WEATHER
For Details and to Register for Events click the LINK to the right of the event.
HONOR FLIGHT ESCORT CARAVAN - REGISTER
Toys-4-Tots Caravan to Santa's Warehouse
Holiday Dinner & Dance Party - REGISTER NOW!!!
As you can see by the club events listed above, we have a very, very active club, enjoying the camaraderie of our fellow members and our cars with lots of cruises, shows, dine&drive's. etc. on our agenda. Please visit our calendar page for details and links to our upcoming events. If, after perusing our entire website you feel an unrelenting urge to join our club, please click this button for an on-line registration form On-Line Applicattion Our club is open to all residents of THE VILLAGES who own CORVETTES. Thank you and please, enjoy our site and the rest of your day.
10/22-10/24: COLOR RUN to
TARPON LODGE, Pine Key
MUSCLE CAR CITY
08/17/19 Bay Steet Theater + Lunch @ Sol de Mexico
Thank you Tim & Teri for yet another great outing.
08/08/19 Membership Meeting: The Villages own fabulous DOVELS provide listining & dancing music for the group.
07/18/19 Stumpknockers on the River
07/11/19 Sonny's BBQ, Pre-meeting Dinner
06/29/19 Honor Flight Caravan
The Village Vettes Corvette Club was honored to have participated in the HONOR FLIGHT caravan from Colony Rec Center to the Legion post 347 (THE LARGEST POST IN THE NATION). The police escorts from Sumter, Lake, and Fruitland Park kept total control of the traffic situations. The NOMADS motorcycle club led the pack, followed by the VVCC followed by our Veterans. This was a "flightless" HONOR FLIGHT with a large majority of the participating Veterans in wheel chairs. In spite of the rainy weather everyone stood to honor these wonderful men. The playing of TAPS was especially moving with many in the room wiping tears away. Lamers buses allowed those veterans in need of assistance to enter and exit the buses easily. The wheelchair lifts are a work of art.
06/26/19 St. John's Riverboat Cruise
06/13/19 Sakura Pre-Meeting Dinner
06/07/19 Gator Joe's Lunch Cruise
05/23/19 Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe
04/07/19 Polo Tailgate party
03/30/19 Chris Cruz Artistry & Lunch
@ The Swamp House
03/17/19 Venice FL Vette Show
03/17/19 Muscle Car Museum
Punta Gorda, FL
02/26/19 Lake Harris Hideaway Dine & Drive
02/21/19 Old Spanish Mill Breakfast Cruise
02-14-19 Blue's Brothers Meeting
12-14-18 Holiday Dinner Party & Dance
IMPORTANT & URGENT
TECH INFO FOR
C5 - C6 & C7 OWNERS WHO STORE THEIR CARS
If you store your C5, C6 or C7 Corvettes for the winter/summer or whenever, you should watch this video from Paul Koerner, a GM World Class Technician who can be found wrenching on Corvettes at Jackson Chevrolet in Middletown, CT.
In the video, Paul highlights Chevrolet engineering’s recommendations for storing C5, C6 and C7 Corvettes with only a quarter tank of gas. And to demonstrate why, Paul is showing a fuel system out of a 2014 Corvette with the emphasis on the fuel level module that includes the float, fuel sending unit, and fuel pump.
When you store your later model Corvette with a full tank of fuel, Paul shows how the sending unit sensor card contact point on the float would actually be submerged in fuel. That’s not an issue with normal driving because the sending unit float moving up and down helps keep the contacts clean. However, should it remain submerged over long storage periods, sulfur contaminants in the fuel can change the resistance of the sending card, causing issues with the fuel system.
The reason why most people were taught to fill up their tanks before a long-term storage would be to keep moisture out of the fuel tank. Paul then shows how the Corvette fuel system is a closed system designed to keep moisture out and that’s why you can store your Corvette with just a quarter tank of fuel.
Sulfur contaminated fuel level sensors due to storing Corvette with a full tank can happen and create huge expense, so do NOT STORE your C5/C6/C7 with more than a 1/4 tank of fuel. Let’s see why!!!
As you may know, starting with the C5 Corvettes and continuing through C7, the Corvettes utilized a “saddle bag” design for the fuel tanks and you can see in the video what a pain it is to remove them. So take Paul’s advice and if you store your Corvette for an extended amount of time, make sure it only has a quarter tank of fuel!
The following video embodies what the
is all about, loving & driving our cars and taking care of our fellow man. Before you go any further, please take a moment to watch this really this great VIDEO