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June 2013 Corvette of the Month

Chuck and Carolyn Marchand's 2008 ZO6 Machine Silver

Chuck and Carolyn Marchand

            2008    ZO6    Machine Silver

Is this your first Corvette? If not, list previous years, styles, and colors:
            1957                Convertible               Cascade Green         
            1962                Convertible               Roman Red
            1965                Coupe                         Nassau Blue
            1969                Coupe                         Monaco Orange
            1969                Convertible               Daytona Yellow
            1984                Coupe                         Bright Red
            1986                Coupe                         White
            1988                Coupe                         Charcoal Metallic
            1990                ZR1                             Bright Red
            1991                Convertible               White
            2003                ZO6                            Black
            2005                Coupe                         Machine Silver

What first attracted you to Corvettes? When was that or how old were you?
            Dad took me to see the new 1953 Corvette at the local Chevrolet dealer. 
            At age 11, decided a Corvette was for me.  (Never got the 53)

How did you come to acquire this Corvette?
            Looking online to replace our 2005 Coupe with a ZO6.  Found a 2008 ZO6 in the right color,        interior and right price.

What modifications, if any, have you done to this car?
            Shifter, console cover and exhaust control

What modifications, if any, do you have planned for this car?

What do you like best about Corvettes?
            Speed, handling, style and it's American Muscle.

How long have you been members of RCCC?
            Joined 19 years ago in 1994.

What offices have you held or runs you've put on?
             5 Years on Phone Committee and a San Jose Museum run.

What do you like about RCCC?
            RCCC has a long history of excellent leadership and being well organized.  We enjoy the Club   runs, activities, meeting new members and the many friends made over the years. Club members        volunteering to organize events, deserve a special “Thank You” and recognition for their efforts.

What other interesting facts might others enjoy knowing about you? (Occupation, hobbies, family, recent vacation, etc.  Feel free to add any other interesting Corvette related story.):

            When we got married in 1963, we had a Fuel Injected Roman Red 1962 Corvette Roadster, loved   it and never wanted to stop driving it.  We agreed then...“ One of these days we're going to take a       cross country trip and see the USA in our Chevrolet Corvette”.  After starting a business, career        and raising our family, we finally made the trip!

          Our two most memorable trips were the cross country Corvette Museum/factory celebration         Caravans in 1999 and 2003.  River City Corvette Club members joined thousands of other         Corvette Club members and owners caravaning to Bowling Green, KY from all over the USA    (some cars shipped from all over the world to join the caravan).  So much fun was had by all!