June 2016 - Newsletter


Mother Nature smiled on us once again for our dinner meeting at the Admiral’s Inn.  The main streets of Alex Bay were lined with our Corvettes.  Many thanks to Mike at the Admiral’s for reserving all those parking spaces for our Vettes!


We had a record turnout of 65!!  Everyone knows Mike will treat us right.  Quite a few of our Canadian members came and brought guests from the Eastern Ontario Corvette Club.

What a fun night!



A drawing for a donated Corvette Book was won by Wayne Harris.


Speaking of Wayne, he and Bucky Beerman were big winners at the Mexico Car Show earlier this month.  Wayne also reminded everyone about the cruise-in at Highway Legends on Starbuck Ave. every Thursday.

Later this summer, Cheney Tire will sponsor a Corvette night.  We’ll let you know when.


New Members:

Dave Campbell-1999 Red Convertible

Jan & Reza Hasselaar-2004 Black Conv.

Rick & Anneliese Kohar-2016 White Coupe


Our trip to Watkins Glen on the 18th was great fun!   We had 19 Vettes and one Hellcat (Don DiMonda) on the track.  After turning laps, a friend of Stuart Price, Jim Herne (sp?) led us on a tour of the old Grand Prix road course through the hills around Watkins Glen.  What a thrill ride that must have been back in the day!

The only sour note for the day was the horrendous traffic in the village and the ensuing parking fiasco.  But don’t get me started on THAT!  After lunch some of us headed for the Three Brothers Wineries and their wine slushies.  What a treat on a hot day!

Then Ron and I joined the Ottawa group for dinner in Syracuse and we enjoyed that thoroughly.


We have just learned that the Comfort Suites in Lake George is still holding 5 rooms for us in the name of the Eastern Ontario Corvette Club, for the weekend of the Adirondack Vette Fest, Sept.9-11.  The hotel is otherwise completely booked for that weekend.  I will be sending out the details again shortly, so that anyone who is interested can call and make reservations. 


If you’ve been wondering what ever happened with the drone video Jeff Weldon took of our 20th Anniversary celebration at Davidsons, Tom tells us Jeff hasn’t processed the video yet.  As soon as he has it finished, he will post it on Newz Junky and let us know.


A night at the Evans Mills Speedway will be on the agenda again this summer, with a stop for ice cream afterwards.  Any arrangements will be announced by email, as it will be weather dependent.


There was some interest expressed in a wine cruise on the St. Lawrence River some week-day evening.  Tom will look into it for us.


Tom is also working on booking us a Saturday morning at Tin Pan Galley in Sackets Harbor for breakfast.  This event is a highlight of our summer season.


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Roger Preston will be offering computer tuning for club members’ Vettes this July.  We will let you know the details as they become available.


Our July dinner meeting will be Wednesday, July 27th, at Bonnie Castle, in Alex Bay.  Dinner will be a buffet.  Betsy Jacobs is the contact person.  Bjacobs002@twcny.rr.com

Phone: 315-482-4610




Non-Club Events of Interest:

6/27-1st Monthly Cruise-In at Morrisons’ on

          Arsenal St.

6/30-7/3 - Sahlens 6 Hours at the Glen

                 & Corvette Corral

7/8-10 – Car Wash for Autism, 9AM to 5PM

          At the Tilted Kilt, Watertown

7/16 – Car Show at the Jefferson County Fair

7/31 - Automotion – Brockville, ON – TISMA

8/27 – Sackets Harbor Car Show

8/25-28 – Corvettes at Carlisle

9/9-11 – Adirondack VetteFest, L. George



 Club Sponsors:

 Davidson’s Automotive Group, outer Washington St., Watertown, NY www.Davidsonautonet.com


Clarence Henry Coach LLC

Marble St., Watertown, NY



Website & Sponsor:


Email: NNYCorvetteClub@gmail.com

Kris Allen and Creg Systems



Club Contacts:

 President: Tom Cheney

Email: Tom@CheneyTire.com

Phone: 315-783-6840       


Vice President: Darren Smith

Email: dwsmith381@gmail.com

Phone: 315-788-5498


Secretary: Betsy Jacobs

Email: bjacobs002@twcny.rr.com

Phone: 315-482-4610


Treasurer: Kathy Cheney

Email: kccheney@verizon.net

Phone: 315-783-8108


Webmaster: Joe Coniglio

Email: JCONIG@hotmail.com

Phone: 315-788-8059


Goodwill Ambassador: Lori Chase

Email: dave.l.chase@gmail.com

Phone: 607-760-7729


New Membership Chairman: Dave Chase

Email:  dave.l.chase@gmail.com

Phone: 607-760-7729


Photographer: Ron Jacobs

Email: bjacobs002@twcny.rr.com

Phone: 315-482-4610


Parade Coordinator: Wayne Harris

Email: dorway99@yahoo.com

Phone: 315-681-4642


 If you have any Corvette cars or parts to sell, or are looking to buy, contact Joe at JCONIG@hotmail.com and he will put it on our website.