October 7, 2017: We
have a couple of members picking up roots and moving to Arizona!
Mark and Donna, may you have safe travels and a great time in
your new home! And we hope to see you here again sometime!
August 30, 2017: Our
thoughts go out to everyone affected by the flooding in
southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. Several members
have family and friends living and working in the region - may
you all find safety and shelter.
August 20, 2017: My,
my have we grown! A warm welcome to the many new members who
have joined our fun group over the past few weeks! We are
now at over 120 members, and still growing! Thank you
everyone for making this such a fun and successful club!
Also congratulations go out to
several members for their wins at numerous regional Corvette shows!
And more congratulations to the
several members who have picked up new Corvettes! We hope to see
those new cars at our many events!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to
Curt & Nancy Baker, who are experiencing health issues, as well as Susan
Williams, who will undergo knee surgery this week.
June 1, 2017: More
winners! We had 13 club cars compete in the Route 66 CC
Corvette show, and 9 brought home trophies!
Congratulations to all of you!
April 12, 2017: And
we have some winners! Several member took trophies home
from the recent Mid Missouri Corvette Cup in Columbia:
Steve & Debbie Doak, 1st C7 Convertible; David & Patti hall, 3rd
C6 Convertible and Bobby & Billie Meyer, 2nd C5 Coupe.
Congratulations! Please keep David and Patti Hall in your
thoughts on the recent passing of his sister. And a big
welcome to our newest members: Jacob Peters, and Brent & Debi
March 24, 2017:
Please keep member Amy Pape and her family in your thoughts on
the recent passing of her father.
March 12, 2017:
Member Cheryl Krato recently was admitted to the hospital and
anticipates surgery in the near future. Please keep her
and husband Ron in your thoughts. Also, member Vince Gabrunas'
mother was recently diagnosed with cancer. Please keep her
and Vince in your thoughts as well as she begins treatments.
February 13, 2017:
Some more sad news: former member Francie Joice and founding
member Ron Reinhardt both recently passed away.
Additionally, member Barry Elam's parents were recently in a
serious car accident. Please keep them and their families
in your thoughts and prayers.
January 13, 2017:
BTCC is sad to report the loss of one of our own. Ray
Bedwell passed away Jan. 12. Please keep his wife Kay and
their family in your thoughts.
December 4, 2015:
And another 2017 is on the way! Here's a sneak-peak at the
next to join BTCC. Can you guess whose it is?
October 30, 2016:
It's official - BTCC has it's first 2017 Grand Sport! The
happy owners are none other than Steve & Debbie Doak!
Congratulations on your Torch Red on 3LT black convertible!
June 4, 2016:
Congratulations to Steve Doak, who took 1st in Class at the Fast
Lane Cars Car Show on Memorial Day!
May 23, 2016: Don
Wooten would like to thank everyone who sent cards, flowers and
support with the passing of his wife Julie. It really
helped him through the worst of it.
March 22, 2016:
Member Larry Smith's brother passed away early this morning.
Please keep him and his family in your thoughts. Funeral
services will be held in Springfield, MO. For those
wishing send cards, etc., you may send them to: Leroy
Smith, 150 Persimmon Road, Ozark, MO 65721.
March 15, 2016:
Visitation for Julie Wooten will be this Friday, March 18, at
Baue Funeral Home in St. Peters, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Graveside services will be Saturday the 19th, and those wishing
to attend should be at Baue Funeral Home no later than 10:15
March 14, 2016: it
is with great sadness we report the passing of a fellow member
this evening, Julie Wooten. Please keep her husband, Don,
and their entire family in your thoughts. Funeral
arrangements will be posted here as soon as they are available.
December 20, 2015:
Members & friends paid tribute today to Jesse Bizzell by
displaying 21 Corvettes and wearing Corvette clothing at his
memorial service. Again, we all send our sympathies and
fond memories to his family.
December 16, 2015: A
sad day for us all: our eldest member, Jesse Bizzell
passed away today. Please keep member Jerry Bizzell
(Jesse's son) and their family in your prayers. Jesse was
well-loved and respected, and will be missed. BTCC will
keep everyone informed once visitation and funeral arrangements
December 8, 2015:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to member Jesse Bizzell, who is
in the hospital with serious illness, and his family. They
also go out to Ron Krato, Marv Brinker, Ron Reinhardt, Don
Forden and Nancy Gowin, and Larry & Mary Smith (and their
families) who are all experiencing health issues of various
Congratulations to Kay Bedwell,
who has added a 2012 Crystal Red Grand Sport coupe to the garage!
October 13, 2015:
Congratulations to the Rosenthals on delivery of their 2014 Long
Beach red Z06 Coupe! We also extend a warm welcome to our
several newest members: Don & Sharon Ruble with their 2008 Torch
Red Convertible, Dennis & Ima Ferdig with their 2000 Torch Red
Coupe and our youngest member ever, Jacob Hoffmann and his 2004
Torch Red Coupe!
September 16, 2015: BTCC
welcomes our latest new members, Eric & Susan Rosenthal.
They currently have a 2013 427 Convertible, but have a 2016 Z06
due any day now. Thank you for joining!
September 1, 2015:
Several BTCC members have been experiencing health issues in
recent days, including Don Forden, Nancy Gowin, Larry & Mary
Smith, Jesse Bizzell and Marty Hodits. We all extend our
support, thoughts and prayers to all of them for quick
August 24, 2015:
BTCC extends a warm welcome to our newest members: Gary Mirka
and his 2006 Coupe, and Nick & Chris Flesor with their 2004
coupe. We're happy you've joined in the fun! Also,
on August 15 two members took awards at the Vettes on the Plains
Corvette show: David Hall took 3rd Place in the Late Model
C6 class, and Melissa Dean took 2nd Place in the same class.
August 6, 2015: Correction
to the previous entry: it was Steve & Debbie Doak who won Best of
Show in Hannibal. My apologies for the confusion.
August 3, 2015: This
weekend's Corvette show put on by Mark Twain Corvette Club in
Hannibal saw two winners from BTCC! Congratulations to
Steve Doak who collected First in Class for C7 Convertibles, and
Eric Holt who won first in Class for C4, and took the big one,
Best of Show! Quite an accomplishment with 170 Corvettes
competing. Good job, guys!
March 30, 2015: A busy
weekend for car show fans! Members Steve Doak, Terry Dean and
David Hall all won trophies at the Corvette Cup event in Columbia, MO.
Congratulations! Member Darrell Carnel had a chance meeting with
none other than Dennis Gage of "My Classic Car" TV fame while in
March 1, 2015: Welcome to
our newest members, Dave & Mary Sander! They bring their 2006
Convertible with them.
February 16, 2015: We offer
our sympathies to Vince Gabrunas, whose father recently passed away.
February 2, 2015: We wish
member Jesse Bizzell well while fighting a lingering illness, and hope
he improves soon! We offer our sympathy to Connie and Marty Hodits
in the passing of Connie's father.
January 10, 2015: We welcome
our first new member of the year, Ron "Jay" Leadford and his 2015 Night
Race blue Z51 coupe! We also wish member Ron Krato a speedy
recovery from surgery this past week and a positive result!
October 22, 2014: After 2
months in the body shop, Vince Gabrunas's '74 coupe returns from the
body shop this coming Friday! With a little final reassembly, it
should soon be back on the road.
September 22, 2014: Welcome
to another new member: Sam Moore and his 2004 Convertible! We're
happy you chose to join us!
September 14, 2014: Welcome
to our newest members: Tom and Diane Wilkinson! They bring with
them their first Corvette, a 2003 Electron Blue Convertible.
September 11, 2014:
Congratulation to Eric Holt for a 1st Place win at this past weekend's
OCC Corvette Show! His spotless C4 ZR1 well deserves it.
August 30, 2014: We have
another Stingray! Wayne & Joan Goodreau took delivery of a 2014
Stingray Z51 Crystal Red coupe this week. Congratulations!
We look forward to seeing it soon at upcoming events.
August 3, 2014: Several
members attended the Mark Twain Corvette Club Corvette Show on Saturday
the 2nd. Two came away with awards: Steve & Debbie Doak took
Second Place in the C7 Convertible Category, and Eric Holt took First in
C4 class as well as Best ZR1. Congratulations!
July 25, 2014: On July 14,
member Vince Gabrunas and his 1974 coupe had a bad day: a wheel
fell off the car while driving! Apparently the wheel's lug nuts
had not been properly tightened during a safety inspection on the 11th.
The wheel loss occurred less than 10 miles after the service work.
To avoid damage such as the '74 experienced, it is strongly recommended
to check lug nuts any time you have work done on any of your vehicles
before leaving the shop. In this instance, thankfully no one else
was involved, and there were no injuries, but it could easily have been
a far more serious event. And yes, the '74 will be repaired and
back on the road soon!
July 6, 2014: Our Corvette
family continues to grow! A big welcome to our newest members, Ken
& Darlene Bergman with their Millennium Yellow 2002 Convertible, and
John "Jack" Braznell with his Machine Silver 2010 Coupe! We're
very happy you all joined - and we've now reached 100 members! In
additional news, our 6th club C7 has been ordered - this one a 2015
Night Race Blue Coupe! For a hint to who the lucky members are,
June 17, 2013: And we keep
growing! Welcome to our newest members, Brian Main and his 1978
Coupe, and Roger and Karen Hoard with their Arctic White 2014 Stingray
May 23, 2014: Our sympathies
go out to Kay Bedwell, whose daughter just passed away unexpectedly.
Pease keep her and her family in your thoughts.
May 23, 2014: We have
another new member: welcome to Jim Wellinghoff! He brings
with him our 4th 2014 Stingray, a Cyber Gray Coupe. Thanks for
joining us! In other news, Don Forden won First Place at the OCC
Mile 277 Corvette Show on May 17th. Congratulations, Don!
May 19, 2014: Rumor has
member Vince Gabrunas's 2014 Stingray can be spotted in a post on
www.corvetteblogger.com featuring vanity plates seen
at the recent NCM Bash.
May 10, 2014: Congratulations to
Eric Holt, David Hall and Steve Doak! All three were runners-up at
the Capital City Corvette Classic this weekend!
April 23, 2013: More new
members: a big welcome to Russell & Yvonne Place and their shiny
new 2014 Night Race Blue Stingray Convertible!
March 23, 2014: Welcome to
new members, Jeff & Cindy Bemis! They just bought a 2008 Victory
Red convertible, recently owned by the Halls. Who in turn now have
a 2011 Torch Red Grand Sport convertible, formerly owned by the Doaks,
in their garage. Who in turn now have a new 2014 Torch Red Z51
their garage! Congratulations everyone!
March 20, 2014: And more new
members: welcome to Don & Alessandra Aulbert and their 1998 convertible!
We hope you have a lot of fun with us. Lots of big news today:
Steve and Debbie Doak have a bouncing baby 2014 Torch Red convertible!
Delivery was at a rather early 6:00am this morning.
Congratulations! Photos will be coming soon. And members Bob
& Susan Williams and Vince Gabrunas have their 15 seconds of fame, as
their cars can now be seen in the June 2014 issue of VETTE magazine!
They garnered a 1/2 page photo and caption in the Glass Menagerie
section, on page 78. Let's see how many other members can get
their cars in the magazine!
March 3, 2014: Welcome to
our newest members, Jim & Shirley Smith and their 2005 red convertible!
We hope you enjoy our good times. Thanks for joining! More
news on the next club Stingray: production is slated for the week
of March 10! Steve & Debbie should be able to enjoy their new car
by mid April.
February 13, 2014:
Congratulations are in order: Larry Smith and Mary Dexheimer announced
they will be wed Saturday, February 15 while attending our annual
Tan-Tar-A weekend! Member David Hall will perform the ceremony.
Here's to many years of happiness together! On a different note,
member Steve Doak received word his 2014 Stingray Convertible has
officially been picked up for build! It should only be a few short
weeks for his Stingray to be the second in the club, and the very first
convertible. And finally, a big welcome to our newest members, Bob
& Joanne Kinnison! They and their 2003 Torch Red Coupe will enjoy
the usual good time and good company. Thanks for joining!
January 26, 2014: Larry Smith
& Mary Dexheimer announced their engagement at today's planning meeting.
Congratulations! We take it we're all invited, right?.
January 24, 2014: Our wishes
for a speedy recovery go out to Jesse Bizzell, who broke his hip
December 2, 2013: This past
weekend Vince Gabrunas finally paid up in the wager made with friend and
club guest Dan Danahay - one 6-pack of Amber Bock has exchanged hands!
And two local Stingrays have finally met in person for some fun
comparisons, Vince's Cyber Gray 2LT Z51 and Dan's Laguna Blue 3LT Z51.
Click the thumbnails for a good look, as seen in Clayton on Saturday!
November 16, 2013:
Congratulations to all our new officers! They are: Wayne Goodreau,
President; Melissa Dean, Vice President; David Hall, Treasurer; Debbie
Doak, Secretary; and Ken Brinton, Governor. Congratulation, everyone!
And a big welcome to our guests, Bill Winkler, and Marsha & Glenn
Kendrick, who are visiting from Billings, Montana! While visiting
St. Louis relatives, they decided to stop in and say hello!
November 10, 2013: Rumor has
a SECOND 2014 Stingray has been ordered by a club member! This is
expected to be a Torch Red 3LT Black interior Z51 convertible.
Congratulations, Steve & Debbie! Let's hope your wait for delivery
isn't as long as Vince's was! Also, long-time member and racing
aficionado Larry Walker is moving to sunny California. We wish
Larry and Diana all the best.
October 13, 2013: Welcome to
new members Eric & Lisa Holt, and Barry Elam! We're happy you
joined and hope to see you at many of our events! Congratulations
to Vince Gabrunas for finally taking delivery of his 2014 Cyber Gray
Stingray! His nephew Nathan, and a number of club members were on
hand to partake in the event first-hand. Friends Scott & Heather
also joined in! Many thanks to everyone at the NCM for such a
great experience! Vince does owe friend and club guest Dan Danahay
a 6-pack of Amber Bock in a good-natured wager as to who would get to
sit in their new Stingray first - Dan won by a little over a week, but
Vince was able to take delivery and drive his before Dan could!
September 7, 2013: It's
official - the first BTCC 2014 Stingray has been assembled!
Vince's was born the morning of August 29, and is #196! Delivery
August 23, 2013: Terry Dean
wins "gold" at Vettes On The Prairie hosted by Kansas City Corvette
Association, Aug. 17. Note, he has a cool hat like David Hall. He also
purchased a C7 shirt to wear when he gets a ride in Vince's new car.
He and Melissa participated in the blindfold motocross. Melissa
drove blindfolded as Terry navigated. After she took out multiple cones
and ended up over a curb Terry realized she wasn't paying attention to
his hand signals. See photo below, video coming soon!
August 5, 2013: 4 out of 9
BTCC cars attending the Mark Twain Corvette Club show on the 3rd took
home awards: Bob Williams, Bob Bass, Steve Doak and Vince
July 26, 2013: More new
members: we welcome Barry Elam and his '88 coupe. Also, two
new cars join the club through current members: Don Forden picked
up a 2013 60th Anniversary Grand Sport Convertible, and Jerry Bizzell
takes delivery of his 2013 60th Anniversary Z06 this week.
Congratulations to both of you!
July 7, 2013: Welcome to our
newest members, Joe & Lori Cannito! Thank you for joining Boone
Trail Corvette Club! On a sad note, former member Sherri Adams
recently passed away fighting cancer. We offer her husband, Tim,
and all their family and friends our condolences.
June 16, 2013:
Congratulations to Larry Walker! He recently participated in the
Pan-American Masters Swimming Championships in Sarasota, Florida, and
won several medals. Good job!
May 24, 2013: 14 club cars
showed up for the first St. Charles Community College Car show, with
Wayne Goodreau, Larry Smith, Bob Williams, Neal McIntyre, Terry Dean,
Joe Maloney, Patti Hall and Debbie Doak all winners.
Congratulations! And this just in, Vince's 2014 Stingray order has
been picked up for the first consensus and production run! It's
April 28, 2013: It's
official - the first 2014 Corvette Stingray that will be sold through
our sponsor Lou Fusz Chevrolet has been ordered! BTCC member Vince
Gabrunas's new Corvette will be a Cyber Gray Z51 Coupe! Now the
long wait for production begins....
April 2, 2013: We're on a
roll! Welcome to our most recent new members, Chuck & Amy Grbcich!
We hope to see you, and all our new members, soon!
March 28, 2013: Boone Trail
Corvette Club welcomes another new member, Kevin Teckenbrock. Glad
to have you, Kevin!
March 5, 2013: Boone Trail
Corvette Club again welcomes new members, Teri & Allan Spector!
We're happy you joined us! We look forward to seeing all our new
members at upcoming events.
March 2, 2013: Boone Trail
Corvette Club would like to welcome its latest members, Gale & Joan
Adams! They have an Inferno Orange Grand Sport. Thanks for
February 18, 2013: After
just a few short weeks, a number of members have purchased or are in the
process of purchasing new cars form our sponsor, Lou Fusz Chevrolet.
Many thanks to all of you - the staff at Fusz are thrilled with the
response they've received! And they are especially excited about
the deposit placed to secure purchase of their very first 2014 Corvette
Stingray - by BTCC member and webmaster Vince Gabrunas (shameless plug,
I know)! More will follow on this as new info is made available.
Look for a future Member's Project article in the fall!
February 6, 2013: Ken
Brinton won top honors at the chili cook-off. He says it took him
5 trips through the Steak'n'Shake drive-thru to collect enough!
Coming in second was Susan Williams, and Lon Friesenborg garnered third
(or should that be garnished?). Some rumors float about that at
least two members have initiated the process for obtaining 2014
Stingrays. Good luck! And in another rumor, a certain member
who favors yellow Z06's let slip that the next one may NOT be said
December 31, 2012: Member
Ron Krato's mother passed away on the 28th. Visitation is January
2 4pm-8pm at Bucholz Funeral Home, 1645 Redmond Rd., St. Louis MO 63138.
The memorial service will be January 3 at 1:30pm at the same place.
Our thoughts are with you and your family, Ron!
December 21, 2012: 6
Corvettes and 2 steel cars caravanned to Children's Miracle
Network offices downtown to delivery our toy donation for this
year. 3 Corvettes and 1 steel then went on to Children's
Hospital to delivery the toys in the company of Santa and
Bearamy (the Build-a-Bear mascot). Santa traded his 8
reindeer for 430 horses with Don Wooten driving, Bearamy rode
with Jeff Craig, and Vince Gabrunas escorted Bearamy's helper.
Neal McInyre carried overflow toys that wouldn't fit on the fire
truck. See Event Media for photos. Thanks to Debbie
Doak for coordinating this event, and let's make it even bigger
December 9, 2012:
Congratulations to this year's award winners: Sponsor's
Award: Jeff Craig, President's Award: Bob Williams, Governor's
Award: Larry Walker, 100%: Lon Friesenborg, Ron Reinhardt, Neal
MacIntylre, Vince Gabrunas and special honor to Debbie Marler.
A special recognition was presented to founding member, Ron
Reinhardt for his roll in beginning Boone Trail Corvette Club in
1972, and who has not missed a single meeting in 40 Years!
Additional recognition went out to the 2012 officers, and
several other long-time members.
November 22, 2012:
Larry Walker has his '79 pictured on page 26 of the Summer 2012
issue of Blue Bars, as part of the Convention 2012 coverage.
Good show, Larry!
October 8, 2012: And
more members have new Corvettes! Congratulations to Ron &
Cheryl Krato on the purchase of their 2012 Crystal Red Grand
Sport Coupe, and to Larry & Brenda Walton for the purchase of
their 2012 Torch Red Grand Sport Coupe!
September 28, 2012:
BTCC has grown some more! We welcome the following new
members: Joe Maloney, Melissa & Terry Dean, Rick Green and
Pamela Freed. Thanks for joining us!
September 17, 2012:
Bandana's Charity Corvette show update: the official tally is in
- we collected a total of $3047.53 for Children's Miracle
Network, with 81 Corvettes registered, and 80 showing, making
this our largest and most generous show yet! Thanks to
everyone who contributed awards, prizes, money & time - we
couldn't have done it without all of you! Also, several
members won awards & door prizes at the AmVets charity car show.
Bryce Patterson and Marty Hodits both won Celebrity Choice
awards at this year's MidAmerica Motorworks Corvette Funfest.
Congratulations everyone! Finally, today Bob & Susan
Williams took delivery of their 2013 Grand Sport coupe at the
National Corvette Museum. We can't wait to see it!
HERE for a peek at it in the Museum lobby!
September 7, 2012:
President Bob Williams recently had the opportunity to bring his
2013 Grand Sport into the world! While he has yet to take
delivery, he is very excited! A full story of the
experience is coming in a few weeks to Member Projects.
August 26, 2012: Our
big show at Bandana's has now passed, and congratulations to all
the winners, but in the show and the various raffles! It
was also good to see member Gene Marler out and about and in
good spirits at the show after his surgery last week.
August 19, 2012:
Member Gene Marler will be undergoing neck surgery on Monday to
alleviate several nerve-related issues. Please keep him in
your thoughts, and here's to a quick recovery!
August 16, 2012: Our
deepest sympathies go out to Gary Collins, whose mother passed
away earlier this week. Please keep him and his family in
August 10, 2012: The
rumors have been confirmed! Three new Corvettes have
joined the ranks: Steve & Debbie Doak now have a 2011 Torch Red
Grand Sport convertible, David & Patti Hall now have the Doaks'
2008 Torch Red convertible, and Vince Gabrunas has added a 2002
Electron Blue Coupe to his collection! Congratulations to
all of you, and we want to see these cars at events soon!
August 5, 2012:
Several member of BTCC participated in the Mark Twain Corvette
Show in Hannibal this weekend. Marty Hodits won 2nd place
in the C6 class, and Gene Marler won 2nd in the C4 class with
Deb's '89. Congratulations to both of you!
July 29, 2012: Rumor
has several members have new cars - congratulations all of you!
We hope to see the new rides soon!
July 12, 2012: A big
welcome to new members, Don Jr. & Peggy Van! we're glad
you've joined us and hope to see you at many events! Also,
congratulations to Nancy Gowin for her recent purchase of a 2009
Convertible! We hope you enjoy it for many years to come!
June 4, 2012: Kay Bedwell
is still experiencing complications related to her emergency
surgery two weeks ago, and may require additional surgery.
Please keep her speedy recovery in your thoughts. Don
Forden won Best in Class at this year's Memorial Day Car Show
hosted by Fast Lane Cars. Congratulations, Don!
May 28, 2012:
Attention all members! We would like every current member
to join the club's Yahoo Group. This will offer the
officers an easier method of contacting you in the event of
changes such as meeting venue, weather postponements or any
other urgent news that could affect your enjoyment of any of our
events. It's free to join, and once joined you need do
nothing else - though we're always happy to hear from you!
There is a direct link on the Forms page to get the process
May 13, 2012: Kay Bedwell
is recovering from her emergency surgery, and has made it out to
a couple of recent events. Susan Williams is also out and
about after her foot surgery, and Bob Gale is progressing nicely
in his knee injury recovery. Here's to continued smooth
recoveries! We had a special guest attend our May meeting:
Brett Kavandjian, a college student from France who is attending
classes in Cape Girardeau. Welcome, Brett! We hope to see
you again in the future! His photo is in the May Meeting
April 22, 2012: Member Kay
Bedwell has undergone emergency bowel surgeries this weekend.
Our thoughts are with her and Ray. Also, member Susan
Williams underwent foot surgery this past week and is healing
nicely. And member Bob Gale recently underwent knee
surgery following a mishap while clowning around at the Shrine
Circus. While his recovery is slow, he is making progress
and has been to a couple of recent events. Get well soon,
all of you!
April 15, 2012: Welcome to
new members Jay & Celeste Gee and Roger & Ren'ee Hughes!
We're happy to have you with us! (My apologies to the Hughes'
for an earlier misspelling!)
March 25, 2012: Welcome to
new member Jim Lindberg and his 2003 Pewter Z06! Bob
Stelloh has a new addition in the stable, a 2007 Lemans Blue
Convertible. Congrats, Bob!
February 5, 2012: It is
with a heavy heart I report the passing of member Debbie Marler.
She suffered a fatal heart attack this past Friday evening.
Visitation is Monday, February 6 from 4pm to 8pm and the funeral
is Tuesday, February 7 at 10am. Both are at Baue Funeral
Home at 620 Jefferson in St. Charles, MO. We ask as many
members as possible to bring their Corvettes Tuesday in her
honor. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.