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Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

A little over a week ago I had the awesome chance to be the photographer and co-pilot to Ken Deken on our quest to take an aerial photograph of the Corvettes in our club.

But this was not just any aerial photograph, no not for our Corvette Club!

We decided to arrange all 46 Vettes into the initials of our club, C C A and it all started late last year from an idea of Sue and Gary Maddle for a new home page for our website,

With all of the engineering, design and many hours of planning we actually pulled it off!!  The night before we laid down a chalk diagram of the letters hoping we had enough room and enough Vettes!  Then on Saturday morning our chief engineers, Gary, Bill, Phil, Don and others, called out their needs for specific cars as part of our plan.
Then after a couple of hours or work, Ken and I crawled into his plane and took off to the friendly skies of the Lost Nation Airport.We made several circles around the runway and I was snapping non stop pictures at a rate of 3 per second as we flew over the cars and members in their bright red club shirts.  This was possible with the amazing Nikon Camera that was Ted Huddle’s.  Donna was gracious enough to trust me with putting it through its paces.  Thank God I decided to buy that 32GB memory card because I took over 450 photos!
Finally after making several passes I asked captain Ken to do some amazing flying and to try one last parallel pass and ripped off another 20 shots hoping to catch the winner!
Sure, no pressure here, a new camera, an unknown aerial shoot, and  yes, let’s throw in some wind and turbulence for good measure!
Nervously going through the photos after at our afternoon lunch cooked to perfection by the Lost Nation Airport staff, I got a chill when I found a couple that made it all worth the effort.After a little cropping I fixed one that made it into our club’s history and on to the front page of our website!

Our sincere thanks to all that participated to pull this one off!

Monthly Meeting & Tour of the OEX Manufacturing Facility – 09/08/10

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

We held our September 2010 monthly meeting at the manufacturing plant of OE Exchange on Tyler Blvd in Mentor. 
Fred Dugach arranged to have a tour of the facilities for our CCA club members.  We actually had one of the best turn outs for any monthly meeting!  Might be a good idea to have more “show and tells”.

The principals Peter Mooney, Bob Boley, and Brian Boley welcomed us with an in-depth description of their patented manufacturing process prior to our meeting. 

Brian showed us how they take a new or repaired rim and prepare it and powder-coat it for an extremely durable “chrome” or “colored” finish.

This process is becoming more and more valuable due to the caustic manufacturing problems of the more familiar chrome plating process.

In fact if you ask for an upgraded set of wheels on a new or even used car, chances are good that you will own a set of OEX coated wheels.

Fred Dugach can attest to the durability of the wheels because unknown to him, he received two OEX rims from Pat O’Brien Chevrolet and another two OEX rims from Conrad Tires.  All of which came through another OEX retail distributor Motomotion, Inc

You can learn more about the OEX process on their website at .

If you are interested in having your rims repaired and/or refinished by OEX, (or anything else like intake manifolds, rocker covers, etc), then please contact either Peter Mooney at peter@oexllc.com440-266-1639, or Bob Boley through their retail store, Wheel Medic, Inc. at 800-826-5795, or
Our sincere thanks to our gracious hosts!

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Thank you!

Concord Township Community Days Parade – 09/05/10

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Once again the members of Concord Township Community Days asked our club to show up and provide the rides for the Concord Princess and her court of beautiful young girls! 

We all had fun en route to the event from the Strout’s residence to the staging area and then finally to the actual parade in front of the entire township.  It was a nice chance for our proud members to show off their Corvettes!

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Our many thanks to all that helped (and to the people that brought the candy – yum!).

Non-Mystery Dinner at Debonne’ Vinyards – 08/26/10

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

We had a great turn-out for our annual non-mystery dinner cruise to Debonne’ Vinyards.  Thanks to Gary and Sue Maddle and the weather, we enjoyed an extremely nice ride though the back-roads to Debonne’. 

Most of us usually take the faster route on the freeway to Route 528 but these back roads were really an enjoyable appetizer before our dinner with some good Ohio wine!

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