So Cal / Arizona Joint Club Event
March 16 - 18, 2012
We have invited Arizona to So Cal to team up and participate in the
Annual Corvette Charity Auto-X in Indio on
Riverside County Fairgrounds
Which Benefits the ALS Lou Gehrigs Disease
and The Boys and Girls of Cathedral City
Proceeds from both events will be split
We will have a cocktail gathering at the Fantasy Springs Hotel on Friday evening. The 12th Floor Lounge sits high atop the hotel with great views of the valley. We will meet up with our Arizona guests and plan our strategies for setting the low time at the Auto-X. Fantasy Springs Resort [84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy, Indio CA 92203/color]
ALL VIPERS will meet in the west hotel parking lot at 8:00 am on Saturday morning. We will put #'s on the cars and take care of all the registration paperwork BEFORE heading to the Fairgrounds. This will eliminate having to wait in the line with everyone else at the Fairgrounds to register. We will leave the Hotel promptly at 8:30am
We have made special arrangements with the organizers to restrict the first couple of hours to Vipers and Corvettes ONLY. This event is open to the public....but we will get our own time block to run in so we won't have long wait times. The course will go hot at 9:00 am sharp and we have 2 hours to get our runs in. It will be a tight battle between the Vipers and Vettes. A special trophy will be presented to Team Viper or Team Corvette based on a cumulative time from the lowest 5 times of each team.
We will leave the Fairgrounds around 12:00 and head for lunch.
After lunch, we will take a nice little cruise up Hwy 74 to the lookout and then drop back into the valley and stop off at Shields Date Garden for date shakes.
Later that evening, the Vipers and Corvettes will meet for a big group dinner close to the Fantasy Springs Hotel
Sunday morning we will check out of the hotel and head to the Palm Springs Tram at 10:00 am. We will have lunch at the top of the hill and enjoy the magnificent views.
JUST HEARD FROM THE PALM SPRINGS CORVETTE CLUB:
They have an exciting Traveling Trophy that someone will win at this event... sharpen up your cone skills, Viper-boys, 'cuz they claim it's not travelin' far!
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE AUTOX
Please bring yours, or borrow one if possible. The Corvette Club has a few loaners available.
We had a great turnout despite the bad weather which completely surrounded us out in Palm Springs. Good news is that we had excellent weather out there and ran the entire event without a single drop of rain.
The best news is that we helped raise a lot of money for the ALS and Boy & Girls Club in the process of beating the Corvettes on their own Auto-x course.
They really stacked the cards in their favor with some very good drivers, Auto-x specific set up Corvettes and a full day of practice on the course before we showed up.
The Vipers still proved to be superior and set the fastest lap time. The Team event was determined by using the top 5 driver's times from each side.