President's Address - Spring 2022

I have decided to its past due time to put out a President’s Address.

Finally it seems that Winter has broke and now we have had our weekend of Spring (this last weekend) and this week we jump straight to summer. We took our first Corvette ride this weekend which let me know how bad some of the streets in La Crosse are- but that is another story.

We have some fun stuff going on this season. The next event is the Celebration of life for Rocky at Classic Garage in Eau Claire. The Schaper’s hosting a Game Night/Meeting for the May Meeting, Ride N Dines, Catfish Days Parade, Stibbe Trip, Meyer’s August Meeting Pot Luck. We are always looking for more ideas ( please let Mark and Mary Swingle know) but again you are part of this club and we need you to not only show up we need you to sign up..

So time for some Tech Talk, and I am not going into details on the 71 which is starting to look like a car and it is so far looking better than I ever dreamed when I started. No, not only did we have member with a Key Fob battery failure on the first Ride N Dine of the year but I could not get into my car with my primary key. I pulled my car cover off last weekend and started getting the car ready for the season. When it was time to open the door I couldn’t and the alarm went off! I had to pull the metal key out of the fob and use it to open the rear hatch and use the cable to open the door to turn it off…..I start it with the key a few months ago with no issue. So even though Key Fob Batteries on the C6/C7 are supposed to last 3 years my Key Fob Battery only lasted 2? So I would recommend for the cost of a 2032 watch battery it is worth replacing them every 2 years so you don’t have any issues.

The other Tech tip I would like to recommend is that our 2015 and newer members know they have very reliable cars. But if something unforeseen happens and you need a Tow it is difficult to tow or winch late model Corvettes onto a truck. I purchased an iron tow ring that screws right into the threaded bung behind front grille and in a worse case scenario pop out the plug in the rear bumper and screw in the tow receptacle.

With that said.

Let’s get out and Drive!

Charlie Britten

President-RCC