Our first Photo Rally fundraiser for the Charlotte County Special Olympics was a huge success. Participants and organizers alike all had a great time for a worthy cause.
The ghouls, witches, zombies, kings, queens, cowboys, and Indians were out in force at the Port Charlotte Yacht Club.
A group of rugged sportsmen and women participated in a friendly bowling competition in Port Charlotte.
A group of hardy corvettes braved a Florida downpour to enjoy a dinner at the Il Pomodor in Ft Myers. Followed by ice cream at the Love Boat.
On Saturday, June 18th a hardy group battled the traffic in Bradenton to make their way to the Sandbar restaurant on the beach in Anna Maria.
On June 10th 2022 the club held its 7th anniversary dinner at the Italia restaurant in Punta Gorda. Despite the downpours, we had a great turnout with a great meal and good company.
PRCC held a group lunch today at the Olde World Restaurant. The folks had a great time as usual. Pictures attached from Jim Dandy.
In attendance were: Jim Dandy and Mary Ortiz, Jerry Suminski, Steve and Rachel Schodowski, Alan and Janie Seals, Dave and Kim Phillips, Al and Kathy Bohling, Kevin and Linda Riley, Keith Riley, and Cliff and Linda Kelley.
A number of members attended the open cruise today at the Bell Tower Mall in Ft Myers sponsored by the South West Florida Corvette Club. We enjoyed the event and had a great lunch at the Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill.
In attendance were: Jerry Suminski, John Goodspeed, Tim Vandawalker, Keith Riley, Bob and Helen Keyes, Steve and Rachel Schodowski, and myself.
There was great participation with close to 300 cars. While there were many, many Corvettes, there were also a number of other fin cars and rods. They had a very healthy 50/50 with the winner receiving $375.
Congrats to Berna and Diego for securing 1st place.
Everyone had a great time cruising the Caloosahatchee River with the Goldtones.
We had an interesting event occur while we gathered for our cruise at Zoet’s. Some deranged individual stopped where we were parked and began yelling obscenities to us and told us to leave his parking lot or else. He said it was his parking lot and it was not for car shows and that we should get those f__ing junkers off his lot.
He left and returned a few minutes later with an even worse tirade loaded with verbal threats. He threatened to demolish our cars. That led to one member taking a video of the event and I took a picture of the guy’s license plate. Two members called 911 and deputies were dispatched to our location. Evidently, this guys was known to them as the dispatcher seen to already know the license plate. The deputies talked to all of us, took a copy of the video, and the names of some witnesses. They were going to visit the guy at his home to see what was his issue.
In any event, it made for an interesting cruise with many participants. We ended up going to have lunch at Zoet’s in two groups. I apologize to those members who didn’t make it in my pictures.
A enthusiastic crowd made their way to Fins in Venice for a terrific dinner and many laughs. Oh, it was also Jerry's birthday.
About 100 people in 51 cars attended this fun event. Besides the great cars, people also spent time in the Tiki lounge enjoying the food and drink.
The May "Tanner" Cruise took place at the Lighthouse in Ft Myers.
A group of members took in the Navy Seal Museum in Ft Pierce the weekend of April 23rd. The museum tour was followed by a Spectacular dinner at Tutto Fresco.
Thirty members gathered for a nice ride and lunch at the Nauti Mermaid Dockside Grill in Cape Coral.
Our first big event since covid hit. Sixteen cars participated in a road trip to Sebring for lunch at Don Jose's Mexican restaurant and a chance to watch the Porsche team practice for the Sebring 12 Hour. The final stop was at the Sebring Soda and Ice Cream Works.
Annie is a 99 year old currently restricted to the Veterans Home in Port Charlotte. The Peace River Corvette club responded to the call to join a parade of first responders and friends to make her birthday a memorable one. Of course lunch at the Twisted Fork followed.
Thanks to Bill and Wanda for once again hosting the annual Halloween Party.
On Sunday, October 20 the club hosted a cruise night at Culvers in Port Charlotte with some very special guests. We were joined by a group of Special Olympic athletes from Charlotte County. The athletes had a great time sitting in, and getting rides in the corvette of their choice. Plenty of smiles to go around.
On July 13 members visited the Revs Institute in Naples. Revs is dedicated to the study and history of the automobile both from technological and cultural contributions.
On 2/20 Tom Wissing led us on a wonderful road rally through the countryside of Florida. Thanks Tom.