Skyline Drive Corvettes
July 12, 2003
This was a late addition to our schedule, thanks
to an invitation from Ron Grove, President of Skyline Drive Corvettes. Sandy and
I first became
acquainted with Skyline Drive in the late '70s when we started
going to the "Octobervettes" weekend in NH in our '63. Several members
came up to that event for many years. A few also came to the
"Oceanside" weekend we put on in Maine for many years. We went down to
their 5th Anniversary weekend in the Poconos in 1989 (we got the "Longest
Since the show was held from 2-7pm on Saturday,
and the NCRS National Convention started the next day in nearby Hershey,
an easy decision to go. I was able to drive down from Maine on Saturday and get
there promptly at 2:00.
It was great to catch up on what the old members
we knew were doing. Unfortunately, only one, Dan Keppley, was there for the
As the show wrapped up, Ron told me that when
they closed out the books on the show, they would be sending me a contribution.
He said they usually did quite well financially, but I had no idea what to
expect. I was utterly astounded when
Conquer Cancer received a check from Skyline Drive Corvettes for
We, in turn, sent $1000.00
the American Cancer Society's Reading, PA office.
Starting out, at oh-dark-30.
Actually, now that I look at the photo, it's oh-dark-21!
Arrival at show site in Reading.
I'm not sure how many cars they had on the
show, but there were hundreds.
They even had a couple of "Hooters
selling 50/50 tickets and awarding the trophies.
After the show wrapped up, I headed for my
parents' house in Philadelphia,
about 60 miles east. I would be commuting from
NCRS convention in Hershey for the next 5 days.