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June 2004 Corvette of the Month

Gary & Charity Smith's 2003 Millennium Yellow Z06

Name: Gary and Charity Smith

Current Corvette: 2003 Millennium Yellow  Z06

Previous Corvettes: It is Gary's 5th and Charity's 2nd. 1999 Torch Red Convertible, 1968 Orange Convertible, 1986 Metallic Red Convertible, 1992 Yellow Convertible

What first attracted you to Corvettes? When was that or how old were you? Its stylish lines and horsepower. Sporty reputation. Very young.

How was this Corvette acquired? We purchased it on-line at a dealership back east and had it shipped to our home and dropped off in front of our house. It was very cool.

Modifications: Corsa Indy exhaust, rear wing, air ram induction hood with custom paint, & chrome rims.

Modifications Planned: None. Only in Gary's dreams.

What do you like best about Corvettes?  Driving them!!! Then the styling and sex appeal.

How long have you been a member of RCC?  Charity has been affiliated with the club through her twin, who was a member, since 1992. Then Gary and Charity joined the club in April 2000.

What offices have you held or runs you've put on? We have held no office but Gary is the New Member person and is on the call around roster. Runs: 2 years consecutive organized the Central Coast Cruise which is usually the first big run of the year.

What do you like about RCC? We really like the friendships we've made and the way if feels to caravan together going on runs. It is always great to have friends that share in your passions. Just driving a Corvette can put you in a good mood.

Other Facts: We are celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary in June because last June 9th, we got married on Maui, barefoot on the beach, at sunset. It was magical and oh so perfect.

We have a 2 yr old Helequin Great Dane "Harley", a 6 yr old Doberman "Mensa", and a great cat "Rachel" that we have raised and love very much. We have no children so they are the chosen ones.

We enjoy traveling and have been many times to places in Mexico and Hawaii. We love both regions for their rich cultures, warm and friendly people and exotic locations. We enjoy theatre, wine tasting, music, good food and good company.

Charity is celebrating her graduation from the University of Phoenix this month.