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March 2004 Corvette of the Month

Paul and Christy Lasich's 1999 Artic White Convertible

Names: Dr. Christina Lasich and Capt. (Ret.) Paul Lasich

Corvette: 1999 Artic White Convertible with white top

Previous Corvettes: None

What first attracted you to corvettes? My feature article in Vette magazine (Sept 2001) explains quite clearly that I was not attracted to Corvettes until the C5 came out in 1997. I was 27 when I fell in love with the lines of the Corvette which is also the same time I married Paul.

How did you come to acquire this one? We located it at a dealership in Lodi. I called the dealership to say, "we're on our way with check in hand". Two hours later, we drove it off the showroom floor. I regret to this day that I did not take a picture of it in the showroom.

What modifications were done to this car?

I try to stay true to the C5 image with all my upgrades.

Corsa Indy Exhaust (used in the '98 Indy Pace Car)
Z51 sway bars to go with my F45 suspension package
RM Racing twin flow air intake with K&N Filters
Baer Rotors with Hawk Brake Pads
Michelin Pilot Sports
What modifications are planned for this car? Actually, I am pretty happy with the way things are except …. I would like some wheels just to put the icing on the cake, so to speak. Wheels are like art that you "hang" on your vehicle.

What do you like best about corvettes? The Corvette life-style is wonderful and enriching in many ways. To paraphrase a commercial:

Corvette 50K
Club Shirt $30
Endless Smiles Priceless

How long have you been members of RCC? Since 1999. Thanks to Rudy for inviting us to join.

What offices have you held or runs you've put on? Christy: I've been the Secretary since … "forever" … I've helped/sponsored at least 6 runs.

What do you like about RCC? The website !!! The great friends we have met and the future friendships yet to form.

What other interesting facts might others enjoy knowing about you? I should talk about Paul a little. He has two daughters who live in Sacramento. Paul's family settled in Carmichael many years ago when it was still orchard land. We live on family property in Grass Valley that has been in the Lasich family since the 1800's. Before that, our home site was a mine. The gold may be gone, but the memories and family heritage continue.