Official Publication of

February 2015
VOLUME 42, NO. 2
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Official
Publication of
Racing, Showing and Cruising around Fort Worth since 1974
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PRESIDENT’S REPORT
CTV Officers 2015
DONALD HICKMAN: President
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JO ANNE SMITH: Vice President
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MICHELLE AGGAS: Secretary
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RALEY SMITH: Treasurer
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GLENDA McMAHAN: NCCC Governor
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DOUG McMAHAN: Webmaster
[email protected]
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PAUL JACKSON: Newsletter Editor
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CTV Board Members
SCOTT WHEELER
Board Member (Term 13/15)
[email protected]
Hello CTV members and guests,
As I write this
report it is still
January 2015 and we are having to find a new location to
hold our monthly meetings.
Best Western Plus Fort Worth
South has decided they can no
longer host us, and the monthly meeting held 1/2/2015 was
the last one we could have
there.
We are in search of a new location and if anyone has a suggestion on where we might
meet, please let me know.
Our February 6th meeting
will be held at Spring Creek
BBQ, 8628 West Camp Bowie
Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76116.
They have offered us their
meeting room which will hold
up to 100. They are located on
Camp Bowie Blvd. at Las Vegas
Trail which is approximately ½
mile east of Loop 820 on the
west side of Fort Worth.
I know this will be a long drive
for
some members and guests
but I ask you to keep an open
mind and give this location a
try. It is my hope that we will
be able to find just the right
location to hold our meetings
and one that we can count on
using year after year.
The club continues to be short
a chair and co-chair for our
car show committee. Please
consider taking on this responsibility.
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Sunday
Monday
* Super Bowl
1
Party @ Pappas
Burgers, FtW
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9
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15
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17
Corvette Chevy
Expo in Houston
Fri-Sun
Sunday
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Practice
Autocross
@ tba
[email protected]
NCCC/SWR
Fundraiser LS
Autocross in
Waco
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JIM FORSYTH
Board Member (Term 15/16)
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NCCC Nat'l 27
Committee
Meetings
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* Membership 6
Meeting - 7:30 pm
Spring Creek BBQ
West Ft Worth
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Corvette Chevy
Expo in Houston
Fri-Sun
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Saturday
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NCCC
SW Region
Awards Banquet Frisco, TX
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* Membership 6
Meeting - 7:30 pm
@
TBA
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Ear Muff
Day
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NCCC/SWR
Fundraiser
-LS Autocross
in Waco
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National 24
Chocolate
Covered Raisin
Day
Bunsen
Burner Day
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Practice
Autocross
@ tba
Board Meeting
LOW-DOWN DEADLINE
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NCCC Nat'l 28
Committee
Meetings
Friday
3
16
Mardi Gras
Party-Boo Rays,
Boat Club Drive
Nat'l Peanut Month
2
Read
Across
America Day
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21
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* Denotes required attendance and participation for 100%er Award eligibility
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NCCC - CMCT;29
High Speed Time
Trials at TWS
ROBERT GEYER
Jr. Board Member (Term 15)
[email protected]
Friday
4
March 2015
SWR
Governor's
Meeting
DAVID GILL
IPP (Term 15)
Thursday
Board Meeting
LOW-DOWN DEADLINE
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Wednesday
National Grapefruit Month
mittee Mtg @
7:00 PM @ Bruce
Lowrie Chevrolet
Cowtown offers a variety of
activities for its members and
the more you participate the
more you will enjoy the club
and other members. It is our
members that make Cowtown
a great club.
DON WELLS
Board Member (Term 15)
Tuesday
2 NCCC Event Com-3
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Donald
Hickman
President
February 2015
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Goes Bowling
@ City Lanes
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MEMBERSHIP REPORT
CTV Committees 2015
AUDIT
Kim West: Chairperson
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CAR SHOW
tba: Chairperson
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CHARITIES
Jane Buehler: Chairperson
[email protected]
Cory Armes: Co-Chairperson
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CTV CRUISER
Carlanne Hickman: Chairperson
[email protected]
NEW MEMBERS
Steve & Debra Myers
1985 Corvette Coupe
1st Time Visitors Jerry & Phyllis Crim
2015 Stingray Coupe
Becky
Clark
Membership / Welcome Chairperson
[email protected]
CELEBRATIONS
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EQUIPMENT
Robert Geyer: Chairperson
[email protected]
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LOGO MERCHANDISE
Karen Watson: Chairperson
[email protected]
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MEMBERSHIP/WELCOME
Becky Clark: Chairperson
[email protected]
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CTV HISTORIAN
Mary Pittman: Chairperson
[email protected]
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The CTV Social committee met and discussed a number of new and exciting events for the coming year.
The plan is to have not only one 100%er event each
month, but some other social events just for fun most
months. Watch the newsletter and website for all that
is ahead this year.
Don & Nancy Wells
Murphy & Laura Randall
Allen & Judy Shanholtz
Fred & Donna Rosett
Bruce, & Yvette Lewis
MID-AMERICA
James West: Chairperson
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NCCC EVENTS
Doug McMahan: Chairperson
[email protected]
Donald Hickman: Co-Chairperson
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NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM
Kim West: Ambassador
[email protected]
The 100%er for March will be on Saturday, March 28 from 7.009.00pm when "Cowtown Vettes Goes Bowling" at Cityview Lanes,
6601 Oakmont Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76132. We will meet
around 6:45 PM. For $11 you will get 2 hours of bowling, and that
includes shoe rental. The bar and snack bar will be open, and for
those who aren't bowling, you are welcome to come watch and
cheer others on for no charge and enjoy the bar and snack bar.
There are a few pool tables, an air hockey table and some arcade
games as well. We will have signup sheets at the February and
March membership meetings and you will need to pay in order to
reserve your place. http://www.cityviewlanes.net/
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NEWSLETTER
Paul Jackson: Chairperson
[email protected]
[email protected]
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CTV Committees 2014
CTV Committees 2015
The Socials of 2015 are off to a quick start. By the time you read
this, we will have had the first 100%er for the year, the Super Bowl
Party at Pappa's Burgers on Feb. 1. In case you missed this one,
you have another chance to qualify for 100% in February: On
Saturday 21st we will have a belated Mardi Gras Dinner at BooRay's of New Orleans, 7255 Boat Club Road, FW. We will have
reserved tables for our group and be able to order off the menu.
Gather at 6 PM for a fun night. Feel free to wear Mardi Gras masks
or bring your Mardi Gras beads. Deadline to sign up is the Feb.
6 Membership Meeting. http://www.booraysofneworleans.com/
Jo
Anne Smith
2015 Vice President
02/01 - Linda Benware
02/08 - Tony Sokoloski
02/09 - Mo Wheeler
02/17 - Cheryl Hunt
02/18 - Dustin Duey
02/18 - Don Fowler
02/20 - Doc Lambert
02/24 - Wardner (Bud) Nice
02/24 - Kim West
02/27 - Gene Price
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VICE PRESIDENT REPORT
Kanye West's recent
music discovery
Sir Paul McCartney
regular tools around
Los Angeles in his
2005 C5 Corvette!
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NEWSLETTER DISTRIBUTION
Cydnie Geyer: Chairperson
Robert Geyer: Co-Chairperson
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PARLIAMENTARIAN
Barb Greenfeder: Chairperson
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SOCIALS
Jo Anne Smith: Chairman
[email protected]
Gwyn Hanna: Co-Chairperson
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TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Rick Garabedian: Chairperson
[email protected]
Scott Wheeler: Co-Chairperson
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TIMING
Becky Clark: Chairperson
[email protected]
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COWTOWN CRUISER
The Cowtown Cruiser Program
(CCP) began on January 1, 2015 but
it is not too late to get started.
If you have never participated in
this you are probably asking “How
do I get started?”
Most of the points you will accumulate over the
year will be obtained through cruising on your
own, and some will be collected on planned
Cowtown cruises. The main purpose of the program is to encourage you to drive your Corvette
more and enjoy traveling on the back roads at
a slower pace than just zooming down the interstate (not that zooming isn’t fun!). To get
the most out of the program you will need to
do some preplanning when you travel, such as
looking at a map (good old paper kind) to see
what alternate route you can take instead of
the interstate to reach your destination. The
map will also help you find county seats, county
lines, rivers, mountain ranges, forests, and national/state parks to include in your stops. I
always try to find some weird or funny names of
rivers or towns (how about Chunky, MS or Big
Foot, TX or Sugarnoochie River). That makes
the trip more interesting. Once you have your
route planned it’s time to hit the road and start
collecting those points!
Now that you have your Corvette, logo sheet, and point
sheets you are ready to hit the
road!
Several cruises are
planned at this time.
being
I am working on a trip to Mississippi to drive
“The Tail of the Lizard” which will be a 4-day
cruise leaving on a Thursday morning and returning Sunday. It is tentatively scheduled for
the last weekend in May. I will have more details in the coming month.
I am also considering a 4 or 5 day cruise to Cap
Rock Canyon and Palo Dura Canyon.
Doug is working on a “Heartland” day cruise to
Oklahoma to tour a custom Corvette facility. If
YOU have a place you would like to visit and
need help in planning a cruise please let me
know. Day cruises are especially enjoyed and
welcomed.
Don’t forget to capture your Corvette in unique
or interesting scenes for the Cowtown Cruiser
Photo Contest to share what you saw along the
way.
The first thing you need to have is the cruiser
logo sheet for 2015. This sheet will need to be
seen in each of the photos you submit to receive
points. To keep it clean and more stable I suggest you get it laminated. Keep it on a clipboard
or in a notebook in your Corvette so it’s always
with you when you are out driving. In addition
to this logo you will need copies of the point
sheets. These pages will be used to record the
date and name of the place you have visited.
Keep it with the logo sheet so you don’t duplicate places that begin with the same letter or get
too many of any category. It’s also helpful to
use it when planning your trip so you can make
sure you stop at places you really need. Read
over the sheets to get an idea of what you can
use to get points.
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COMPETITION PLANNING
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Happy Cruising!!!
Cowtown’s Competition Committee
NEEDS YOUR PARTICIPATION
Meeting: Tuesday Feb 3, 2015
7:30pm
Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet (upstairs)
This is event planning is for our premiere events we host each year!
Come find out how what is involved to plan these events.
These events include:
• March 14 or 15? – Practice Autocross
• April 18-19 – Joint Autocross Event w/CCT
• June 13 – Scramble Event (Car Show Funkhana, Rallyes)
• Sept 19-20 – 19th Annual Super Speedway Weekend @ TMS
Hope to CU There Doug McMahan &
Donald Hickman
Carlanne
Hickman
2015 Cruiser Chairperson
[email protected]
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2014 COOK'S CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS PARTY
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SW Region Clubs
DATE
LOCATION
BRAZOS RIVER CORVETTE CLUB (BRCC)
TBD
Your Club
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2/27-28
Granbury, TX • SW-540
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3/7
SWR Awards Banquet, hosted by the SWR Officers
Registration Deadline 2/23 (postmarked)
Frisco, TX Location: Mattitos Tex-Mex in Frisco, TX
Comfort Suites Room Cost: $109 + tax
Deadline 2/27 (block will be released)
3/8
SWR GOVERNOR'S MEETING - 9:00 AM
Frisco, TX
at Comfort Suites
Dallas, TX • SW-074
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CORVETTE OWNERS ASSOCIATION
OF SOUTH TEXAS (COAST)
San Antonio, TX • SW-143
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COWTOWN VETTES (CTV)
Fort Worth, TX • SW-055
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EAST TEXAS CORVETTE CLUB (ETCC)
Lufkin, TX • SW-577
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LONGHORN CORVETTE CLUB (LCC)
3/14 or 15?
pending
DFW
3/20
3/21-22
Austin, TX • SW-207
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MID-COAST CORVETTE CLUB (MCCC)
3/29
Lake Jackson, TX • SW-170
Fort Worth, TX • SW-555
Oklahoma City, OK • SW-131
Nat'l
Nat'l
Nat'l
SWR
SWR
Your Club
Nat'l Newsletter Contest - 1st Issue is Due
Nat'l
Waco, TX
1st CHOICE - SWR Fundraiser - 10 LS Autocrosses
Bryan / Col- 1st CHOICE - 3 High-Speed Time Trials (max per
lege Station, driver) run in conjunction with Track Guys at Texas
TX
World Speedway
4/11-12
Waco, TX
4/18-19
TBD, TX
ETCC &
CTCC
CMCT
1st CHOICE - 7 LS Autocrosses
CTCC
1st CHOICE - 7 LS Autocrosses
MCCC
1st CHOICE - 7 LS Autocrosses
1st CHOICE - 7 LS Autocrosses
CTV / CCT
(BRCC)
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SAN JACINTO CORVETTE CLUB (SJCC)
Houston, TX • SW-063
4/24-25
St Louis, MO NATIONAL MEETINGS
Nat'l
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SUN CITIES CORVETTE CLUB (SCCC)
Albuquerque, NM • SW-085
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TEXAS COMPETITION
CORVETTE CLUB (TCCC)
McGregor, TX • SW-569
5/2-3 pending
5/8,9-10
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TEXAS CORVETTE
MOTORSPORTS CLUB (TCMC)
Houston, TX • SW-568
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TEJAS VETTES (TV)
Plano, TX • SW-163
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TEXAS OUTLAWS CORVETTE CLUB (TOCC)
5/23-24
6/27-28
1st CHOICE - ? LS Autocrosses
Driving School / Track Day (non-sanctioned) Friday
8th
Hallett, OK Lapping Sessions available
1st CHOICE - 7 High-Speed Events
1st CHOICE - 7 High-Speed Events
OKC, OK
1st CHOICE - 7 Autocross Events
Noble, OK 1st CHOICE - Drags @ Thunder Valley in Noble, OK
LCC
SWR /
THT
OCCC
1st CHOICE - 7 LS Autocrosses
TVS
Sheriff's Fa1st CHOICE - 7 LS Autocrosses
cility
SCCC
OKC, OK
Graham, TX • SW-198
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TBD
TIN HALL TOYS (THT)
6/13
Mansfield, TX
1st CHOICE - Spring Scramble, Car Show,
Funkhana & 2 Rallyes
CTV (BRCC
/ CCT)
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6/13
TBD
SWR GOVERNOR'S MEETING - 7 PM @ TBD
SWR
Santa Fe, TX • SW-392
TULSA VETTE SET (TVS)
Tulsa, OK • SW-248
6/14
Ft Worth, TX 1st CHOICE - 7 LS Autocrosses
I am ready for some spring, after this past week and the temps
have been in the 60’s, even 70’s which encouraged us to get our
Corvette out and take a little road trip one Sunday!
Life is good!
CTV
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OKLAHOMA CITY CORVETTE CLUB (OCCC)
CLUB
Practice Autocross - non-sanctioned events
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NORTH TEXAS VETTES (NTV)
Nat'l Newsletter Contest - email required / due to
participate
Your Club
Oklahoma City, OK • SW-468
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Nat'l Club Website Contest - Contest Opens
3/1
CORVETTE CLUB OF OKLAHOMA CITY (CCOC)
CORVETTE CLUB OF TEXAS (CCT)
EVENT
St Louis, MO NATIONAL MEETINGS
CEN-TEX CORVETTE CLUB (CTCC)
Waco, TX • SW-200
GOVERNOR’S THOUGHTS
2015 SWR SANTIONED COMPETITION SCHEDULE
TOCC
The Southwest Region Awards banquet flyer is on the website and will be almost local, in Frisco. It is
March 7 with the Governor’s meeting on the morning of the 8th.
Sign up and come join us for a nice evening and celebrate the Top 10 Men and Women of the region.
Cowtown has a dozen people receiving awards.
It will be nice to see our regional friends that we have not seen over the winter.
www.ncccswregion.org
Remember if you or a loved
one wants to apply for the
scholarships offer, the Southwest Region or the National,
the details are on the websites
or see me. If it is a loved one,
they need to be involved in
some way with Cowtown, so
now is the time to encourage
them to find something that
they would like about our club.
Working a charity event or a
corner at one of our events is
always a great way for us to
get to know them.
The 56th NCCC convention in
Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, put on by the East Region, looks to be a great convention. Registration is open
Feb. 1, 2015.
Find the details off the national website www.corvettesnccc.org
It is a long ways from home but in August getting out of Texas for vacation is always welcomed! A link
can also be found on our website – lower right corner of home page. From what I hear, some members
will drive and some will be flying to convention – come join us.
...Autocross like you stole it!
Glenda McMahan
2015NCCC Governor
[email protected]
Complete schedule and flyers for these events can be found at
Southwest Region Schedule
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COWTOWN VETTES CARS & PARTS
COWTOWN VETTES MARKETPLACE
“I can get you Corvette parts
from a major Corvette parts
supplier for 10% off and
free shipping.”
1/2015
James West
Mid America Chairperson
[email protected] • 817-249-2855
WHO DOES WHAT
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AUTOMOTIVE SALES
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CTV Logo
Merchandise
DON WELLS • 817-706-9660
BRUCE LOWRIE CHEVROLET
[email protected]
Internet Manager
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DIGITAL ART & PHOTOGRAPHY
DOUG McMAHAN • 817-473-3837
Hello everyone. Welcome to the Logo Merchandise store.
There are lots of great things for sale with the Cowtown logo
on them. Here’s just a sampling of some of the things we have
for sale:
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MAC’S DIGITAL ART & PHOTOGRAPHY
www.macs.douglasmcmahan.com
General Photography, Custom Collages,
Digital Artwork, Posters, etc.
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ENTERTAINMENT
Men’s & Women’s Long Sleeve Denim Shirts.............$25.00
CRAIG’S KARAOKE & DJ CONNECTION
[email protected]
DJ for All Your Party Entertainment Needs
HOME DESIGN AND PLANNING
PROFESSIONAL DESIGN
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Polo shirts. All different styles......................................$25.00
(Please note that on all shirt orders,
2XL and up sizes are slightly higher)
If you want your name added to your shirt,
it’s only $3 more!
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www.45plans.com
Residential & Commercial: Design, Planning –
Stock, Custom & Remodel
Current club members enjoy a FREE
“Who Does What”
listing. Listings renew each December.
Contact the Editor for more info.
Sweatshirts....................................................................$20.00
(2XL and up slightly higher)
Short Sleeve T-shirts.....................................................$13.00
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BILL BUEHLER • 817-45PLANS
Visors.............................................................................$ 7.50
Long Sleeve T-shirts......................................................$15.00
(2XL and up slightly higher)
CRAIG MURPHY • 817-228-6595
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Caps...............................................................................$ 7.50
Or if you want a Cowtown logo or a certain year
Corvette on one of your own shirts it’s only $5!
Name tags....................................................................$ 12.00
We also have stickers, patches, koozies, and tumblers (only
two of these left!)
So stop by the Logo table before and after the meeting to place
your order. You’ll get your order by the next meeting.
Thanks!
Karen Watson
Logo Merchandise Chairperson
[email protected]
817-232-3871
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all correspondence should be sent to:
COWTOWN VETTES
P.O. Box 1974
Fort Worth, Texas 76101
August 22 - August 27, 2015
http://www.corvettesnccc.org/Convention2015.html
DO YOU HAVE A NEW ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL ADDRESS? HAVE YOU SOLD YOUR CORVETTE OR BOUGHT A NEW ONE?
If so, let Membership know so we can update your address on the various email lists. You can send any updates to Membership at: [email protected]
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