May 29, 2005
Anheuser Busch Brewery
Starting out for Merrimack, in bright sunshine.
(And a very dirty dash. Good thing I'm not showing the car!)
The sun was gone within
20 miles. Sprinkles 10 miles later, then just
overcast with dry roads until
10 miles from Merrimack, where
there evidently had been a shower recently.
Arrival at the Budweiser Brewery.
The unsettled weather cut attendance to about
half what this show
usually draws. A total of 97 Vettes were entered for
At the table next to me, Gate City was selling
tickets and promoting
their August 13 Fundraiser for the American Cancer
Spirit Night - Hawaii '05.
Then the sun came out, and I had to dig out the
sunblock - it actually was hot.
With Paula Beauregard: friend, who started the
fundraiser in Nashua, and future sponsor!
It was not to last, however. After nervously
watching the thunderhead approach at
a snail's pace, I decided to pack up.
Fortunately a bunch of Gate City folks helped,
because even then, we barely
finished before the rain started.
The diehards stayed for the trophies.
After packing up the show site, the Gate City
crowd retired to Jim Ecke's house
a couple miles away for the traditional pizza
The police line-up awaits the opening of the
garage door to get out of the rain.
Thoroughly stuffed, and with a check from Gate
$250 for the American Cancer Society, I started for home.
Home. Still raining.
Thanks to the Gate City Corvette Club
for their hospitality,
friendship and support.
I will be sending the $250.00
American Cancer Society's Bedford, NH office
Relay for Life.