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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 


Congratulations
First C8 delivered to a club member
03/20/20
Tom & Elaine SWIERS

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THE VILLAGES WEATHER
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For Details and to Register for Events click the LINKs to the right of the event.

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10/27-10/29 Tue-Thu:

Cat-Boat Tour of Lake Dora - Registraton & Event InfoCANCELLED
Pre-meeting Club Dinner - TBD (all are welcome but please register) Dinner Details & RegistrationCANCELLED
General Membership Meeting - MEETING INFOCANCELLED
TOM GIBBS 13th. ANNUAL SHOW- EVENT INFO CANCELLED
7th Annual BLESSING OF THE VETTES - EVENT INFOCANCELLED
NCM Michelin BASH 2020 - EVENT INFOCANCELLED

Club Corvette Show @ Sumter Landing - SHOW INFOCANCELLED
TVCAC Monthly Car Show Marion Market - EVENT INFOCANCELLED
24rd ANNUAL CORVETTES ON THE CIRCLE:- SHOW INFO & REGISTRATION 

Vettes @ one-DAYTONA (Vette show)
 Event Info & Registration
NCM THE GATHERING 2020 - EVENT INFO
Pre-meeting Club Dinner - TBD (all are welcome but please register)
 Dinner Details & Registration

General Membership Meeting - EVENT INFO
TVCAC Monthly Car Show Marion Market - EVENT INFO
NCM Branson Experience - EVENT INFO

9th ANNUAL VETTE MASTERS OF J-ville VETTE SHOW - SHOW INFO & REGISTRATION
21th NFCA Annual World Golf Village Corvette Show -
 Show Info & Sign-up
TVCAC Monthly Car Show Marion Market - EVENT INFO
STUMPKNOCKERS On The RIVER - EVENT INFO & REGISTRATION

NCM 26TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION- EVENT INFO
Festival of Speed-Mission Inn - 
Show Info
19th Annual CORVETTES @ THE BEACH, FLAGLER BEACH - SHOW INFO & REGISTRATION 

2020 VVCC Color Run
 - Cruise Info 


10/27/20 - 10/29/20
2020 COLOR RUN
EVENT INFO

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. 

HAPPENINGS


 

02-13-20: Meeting Entertainment:
Rising followed by a show, Biloxi Blues.




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2020-02-07 NIGHT TO SHINE





02-07-20: NIGHT TO SHINE : 
7 member Vettes were "limos" for the special needs attendees at this yearly event.  The ladies acted as greeters cheering each participant as they entered the decorated party room. It is always a moving experience for everyone involved.  We dined at Mesa de Notte, one of the area's finest Italian ristorante's.

 

 






02-05-20: Dinner & a Show

Members Tim & Terri Berthiaume hosted a fantasticisces Rising followed by a show, Biloxi Blues.

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2020-02-05 Dinner & a Show Mt.Dora

 


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2020-01 ROLEX 24 HOURS






01-2020: Rolex 24 Hours
Members Ron&Marty Tanner and Chris&Barbara Vinson  enjoying the sights & sounds of the ROAR @ DAYTONA







01/22/20: Dine&Drive to 
SIPs Jazz&Blues in Leesburg

Our huge group pretty much took over the restaurant.  Good food, good friends, good time for all.

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2020-01-22 SIPS D&D

 


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2020-01-19 Grand Oaks Cruise
              
                                             
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01/19/20: Grand Oaks Cruise-in 

In spite of the threat of rain (which never materialized) everyone in attendance had a great time.

 




01/16/20: Mystery Dine&Drive to
"A Hole in the Wall" eatery

Our thanks go out to Tim & Terri Berthiaume for finding this really great place for local (and non-local) seafood.  Having eaten there this simply proves "Don't Judge a Book by its Cover".

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2020-01-16 HOLE IN THE WALL

 


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2019-12-12 Holiday Dinner Party






12/12/19: The club's Annual HOLIDAY DINNER PARTY
Our thanks go out to Roger Stokes, Cindy Jaudon Mike & Linda White and all those who stepped up to make this year's HOLIDAY DINNER PARTY the absolute best yet. 









12/04/19 "TOYS FOR TOTS" 
CARAVAN
"SANTA IS IN THE HOUSE..."

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2019-12-04 CARAVAN

 


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2019-11-22 HONOR FLIGHT
       
"FLIGHTLESS HONOR FLIGHT ESCORT"
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019
WAS A TOTAL SUCCESS

Our Village Vettes Corvette Club members (pictured above) joined The Villages "Nomads" motorcycle club and the "American Legion Riders" motorcycle club to escort two buses of Veterans from Colony Cottage Recreation Center to the American Legion Post in Lady Lake. Thank you to Bob Kerfin, VVCC member and Nomad President, for inviting our club for the second year in a row. Depending on the time of the "count", we had well over 30 Corvettes from our club and as many motorcycles participate.
The route was Colony Cottage to 466A, to 441, and 466 to the American Legion post. Local law enforcement for each jurisdiction blocked every intersection to ensure the caravan was uninterrupted.

At the legion, Honor Flight "Flight Director" Liza Waters recognized each individual Veteran by name and thanked the Honor Flight staff, entertainers, volunteers, local law enforcement and escorts for their dedication and participation

 


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2019-11-02 Fly-In "John's Hanger" Wiersdale




11/02/19: Vintage Air Show/Fly-In  @ "John's Hanger", Wiersdale

 



10/25/19: Prime Rib night @ RED WING

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2019-10-25 RED WING D&D




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2019-OCT COLOR RUN





10/22-10/24: COLOR RUN to

TARPON LODGE, Pine Key

&

                  MUSCLE CAR CITY
                                        Punta Gorda

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2019-OCT MUSCLE CAR CITY







8/17/19 Bay Steet Theater + Lunch @ Sol de Mexico

Thank you Tim & Teri for yet another great outing.

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08-17-19 Bay St. Player&Sol de MEXICO



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08-08-19 Membership Meeting


 




08/08/19 Membership Meeting: The Villages own fabulous DORELS provide listining & dancing music for the group.











07/18/19 Stumpknockers on the River

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07-18-19 Stumpknockers on the River



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07-11-19 SONNY'S BBQ Pre-Mtg DINNER











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.


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06-29-19 HONOR FLIGHT CARAVAN

 



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06-26-19 St.Johns Riverboat Cruise

  






06/26/19 St. John's Riverboat Cruise










06/13/19 Sakura Pre-Meeting Dinner

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06-13-19 Sakura Pre-meeting Dinner

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06-07-19 Gator Joe's Lunch Cruise







06/07/19 Gator Joe's Lunch Cruise




05/23/19 Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe



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05-23-19 HOLLERBACH CRUISE


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04-07-19 POLO TAILGATE PARTY







04/07/19 Polo Tailgate party






03/30/19 Chris Cruz Artistry & Lunch
@ The Swamp House
400x400
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Chris Cruz & The Swamp House

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VENICE 03-17-19






03/17/19 Venice FL Vette Show






03/17/19 Muscle Car Museum
Punta Gorda, FL

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2019-03-17 MUSCLE CAR MUSEU


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02-26-19 LAKE HARRIS HIDEAWAY







02/26/19 Lake Harris Hideaway Dine & Drive
 






02/21/19 Old Spanish Mill Breakfast Cruise
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02-21-19 Old Spanish Mill

 
NPD Museum Tour 02-21-19





02-21-19 NPD Museum Tour
  






02-14-19 Blue's Brothers Meeting

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02-14-19 BLUE'S BROTHERS MTG


 

NEWS


The Surprising Legal Ramifications of Having a Dashcam in Your Car

Want to make sure your mechanic isn't messing with your car? Be careful, a dashcam could actually get you in trouble too.


We've all seen the hilarious footage of a customer car being taken on a joyride by a mechanic, with the whole ordeal recorded by the customer's dashboard camera. Hapless technicians and porters flog cars, often with the dash cam right in front of them preparing to make them YouTube stars.

Are there any potential legal ramifications to the car owner for any of this? Believe it or not, yes. Here is what you need to know about your dash cam, from a legal perspective.

Many states have eavesdropping statutes. And this means I have to insert the normal caveat here: This WILL vary wildly from state to state. But in general terms, eavesdropping statutes govern whether you can record a conversation without the consent of some or all of the participants to the conversation.

While most people get their dash cams so they record the view through their windshield, dash cams often record audio from inside the passenger compartment as well. In Michigan, courts have ruled that a person can record a conversation to which they are a party regardless of the other parties to the conversation knowing or giving consent in advance. So, if you have a dash cam in your own car and it is recording while you drive, you have no problem since you are a "party" to any conversation going on in your car.

The issue arises when you are not in your car. Like when you drop off your supercar for minor warranty work and leave it in the hands of professionals for the day. If your dash cam records a conversation between people in the car that you are not a part of, it would be considered "eavesdropping" in many states. Eavesdropping statutes often carry harsh penalties: In Michigan it is a felony, carrying possible prison time and a steep fine. As an attorney, I advise you to avoid eavesdropping.

There are a couple of points to be made here, however. The obvious one is that all of these statutes tend to address "conversation." As in, people talking. If the dash cam is only recording video but no audio, you would be fine. Does the camera have a mute function? If so, mute it when you will not be in the car.

If you didn't mute the recording and got some juicy footage–including audio–of your car being thrashed, you might still have some decent defenses. The obvious one is that the camera is in plain sight. Did the miscreants really not know what the dash cam was doing while they were beating on your car? If the recording was not secret, then it might not be considered eavesdropping.

It might also help you that the people abusing your car are likely breaking the law. [Fun fact: The authorization I signed to let you test drive my car did not give you permission to joy ride in it. And I HAVE litigated that issue before.] Courts often look askance at people who come before them with unclean hands, asking for help. "He eavesdropped on me while I was whipping his car!"

Of all of the cases I've seen so far–and I've seen a few–I have yet to see someone get in trouble for "eavesdropping" in their own car. But, it is just something I need to point out. I'm sure we'll hear of it one of these days. In the meantime, mute the microphone on the camera when you drop the car off – just in case. The footage will be just as funny without sound.

Here's even more that you need to know about dashcams:


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!




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