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Our Vettes

Paul & Joanne Jefferies

Updated: Sep 18 15
 Created: Jul 10 15


This is Paul and Joanne Jefferies' BRAND NEW 2016 C7 Z06/2LZ.  Car was picked up 24 Aug 15. Purchased new from Charlie at Butler's GM.  We could only get the stage 1 Aero package due to ordering constraints. The car has the black wheels, competition seats, carbon fibre dash, hood stinger stripe, black mirrors, nav/PDR and new 8 speed auto. Next week an ACS Aero 3 package with diffusers will be installed in Montreal by Joseph Taverna at ACS. This picture now shows the new ACS Stage 3 package with diffusers. Installed 2 Sep 15. Just waiting now for the stage 3 wickerbill for the rear spoiler. Full stage 3 wickerbills (including clear centre one) now installed 17 Sep 15. Front of the car had XPEL ultimate installed 1 Sep 15 at Goldwing Autocare in Ottawa. Outstanding jobs at both installers.  

Mac & Sherry Dewey

Updated: May 06 17
 Created: Jul 10 15


2016 Blade Silver Stingray Coupe/2LT

Love this car!!!

Fabulous ride, very manoeuvrable and definitely a head turner with more power than we need, but love.

We have considered the C7 since the release.  In our mind GM has addressed all the supposed deficiencies in previous series.  It is going  to take awhile to get up to speed on all the 2LT Tech stuff.

We believe the Blade Silver Metallic really shows off the black vents and ports.

We will definitely enjoy the drive.  

Rick & Mary Norman

Updated: Jul 31 15
 Created: Jul 13 15


This 2005 Corvette is stock with 400 HP and a automatic transmission.  The only modifications are ZR1 style wheels and decals. Both Mary and I drive it regularly.  The acquisition started with Don Goulet serving tea at the church supper.  He mentioned that he had just bought a new Corvette.  I replied dammit that's my dream.  Mary replied you can buy one if you put it in my name.  "DEAL".  Twenty four hours later we were the owners of this car.
 

Updated: Apr 29 19
 Created: Jul 14 15

Jeff Richardson

Updated: Jun 06 17
 Created: Jul 14 15


1964 Coupe

Kirk & Lynda Dobbs

Updated: Jul 31 15
 Created: Jul 29 15


Photo by G. Aragona

This is "Wild Thing".  It is a modified/customized 2007 Z06, originally Velocity Yellow.  The stock 505 HP LS7 was modified by CRD Engine Development (Concord, NC) and when they were done with this naturally aspirated powerplant and threw it on the dyno, it made 703 HP.  Other performance mods include a DeWitts rad, MAMBA carbon fibre cold air intake, Kooks long tube stepped headers, high flow catalytic converters and a Corsa Extreme catback exhaust.  All performance mods were orchestrated by Justin Abbott (VP at Zip Products in Mechanicsville, VA) who also performed the chassis dyno tuning.  It makes 610 HP at the pavement.  It is shod with Nitto Invo tires (285/30 ZR19 Front, 345/25 ZR20 Rear) wrapped around Forgeline SS3P chrome wheels.

Body mods include a MCM waterfall carbon fibre hood, a billet grille, a Ron Fellows Edition rear spoiler, a targa top conversion and interior makeover both by Caravaggio Corvettes (Concord, ON).  The body has been lowered.  The unique "UNSUBTLE" paint job was done by the brilliant artists at Voodoo Airbrushing (Pickering, ON).

This car is so much fun to drive, it remains my favourite!

Kirk & Lynda Dobbs

Updated: Aug 11 15
 Created: Jul 29 15


Photo by Andy Bolig, Amos Publishing

This is our 2009 ZR1.  Although I swore that I wouldn't modify this one for the first year at least, that didn't happen.  It just sounded too tame for a 638 HP car!  Within 6 months of taking delivery, which was in January 2009, it was down to Zip Products for Justin Abbott to have his way with it.  He installed Kooks stepped headers, a Lingenfelter supercharger snout and smaller drive pulley to up the boost and then performed his dyno tuning magic.  After that transformation, the ZR1 had a whole different personality...it now sounds nasty like it should, like it is.  It makes 610 HP at the tires and is a hoot to drive!

Rick & Nancy Armishaw

Updated: Aug 08 17
 Created: Jul 30 15


This is our second C7, a 2017 Long Beach Red Z06/2LZ with the stage two ground effects. It has the Competition seats in grey leather, 8 speed automatic, Navigation/PDR, carbon fibre dash and red seat belts, purchased new from one of our sponsors, Butler Chevrolet. Another bump up the horsepower chain is truly an awesome experience. 

John & Margo Blasko

Updated: Mar 30 18
 Created: Aug 11 15


We first saw the 2017 Grand Sport Collector Edition when we attended Corvettes at Carlisle in August 2016. GM released in early 2017 that of the 1000 to be built, 850 cars would be designated for US distribution and that no more than 50 would be destined for Canada.  Turns out that only a total of 935 were built.

We knew it would be a long shot to get one, but after an intensive web search and communications with various dealerships, we found what we were looking for at Paille Chevrolet Buick GMC in Berthierville, Quebec, the home of the famous Canadian race car driver, Gilles Villeneuve.

Our 2017 Grand Sport Collector Edition is definitely a head turner, with the Watkins Glen Grey exterior and Tension Blue Grand Sport hash marks and interior accents. Our car is Number 733, Automatic 3LT with the Z07 package including Competition seats and the Visible Carbon Fiber Ground Effects, Rear Spoiler and Roof Panel.

We are thoroughly enjoying our second Corvette and looking forward to many more road trips.

Owning a Corvette – it's not a lifestyle, it's an adventure!!

 

Don & Janet Goulet

Updated: Aug 15 15
 Created: Aug 15 15


Back in 2007, I went to Pembroke to look for a new “chaise lounge” for the sun deck at our house.  Stopped in to Butler Chev Olds in Pembroke just to see if they had a C5 Corvette (that was what I was interested in at that time).  No, they didn’t have a C5, but had a C6 in stock.  Why not take it down to Renfrew to show Janet, (who had stayed home that day).  Well, I drive up in a C6, Velocity Yellow Corvette!!  Yes, did eventually buy a chaise lounge, but the Big purchase that day was the C6.  With a 6 litre (400 hp) engine, and paddle shifters on the steering wheel, this car runs like the wind! Cashmere & ebony leather interior, with Sirius XM radio and Onstar complete the options on this Vette.  We have put on over 60,000 km on this vehicle since purchasing.  We enjoy our usual trips to Milton, Ontario to see two of our three grandkids, but the best was the run to Carlisle, PA  for Corvettes at Carlisle, the best Corvette car show in the world. We were there for the unveiling of the C7 Corvettes.

Charlie Butt

Updated: Aug 26 15
 Created: Aug 26 15


Shot in Petawawa, Ottawa River and Laurentian Mountains in background

This is my pride and joy...a beautiful  Nassau Blue 2000 Corvette with a white convertible top.  I have owned and thoroughly enjoyed this car for 8 years, racking up 62,000 kms.  I have driven it to Florida twice, where I escape for the winter, and what a sweet ride to make the trip in!

Modifications to the car include a rear wing spoiler, a K&N cold air intake, a Corsa catback exhaust, C5 Z06 chrome wheels and enough polished stainless steel bling to the engine bay, hood and trunk lid to cause you to grab your sunglasses.

The enjoyment of driving my Vette never dwindles.
 

Earle & Linda Brydges

Updated: Oct 13 15
 Created: Oct 13 15


This is our 2007 C6 Corvette Coupe that we purchased in the spring of 2013 from Myers Motors in Ottawa.  It is Atomic Orange and has an optional transparent targa top.  Its 6.0 L (LS2) engine makes an ample 400 HP and 400 LB-FT of torque.  It delivers this power to the road through an automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

We take it out on nice days and enjoy touring with our Valley Vettes friends.

Stevie and Leah Teschner

Updated: Oct 10 18
 Created: Oct 21 15


This is one fine restored example of a 1976 corvette. After much searching, Steve purchased this car from a small dealership in New Hampshire. At the time, the car had only 48,000 miles on the odo. The car was in storage for 25 years before a full frame off restoration was done in 2012. The original yellow colour was changed during the restoration to an eye popping GM inferno orange, a colour which shows extremely well with this vintage corvette. The car is still equipped with its original engine now tuned to produce approximately 400 hp. 

Jeff Wilcox

Updated: Dec 19 17
 Created: Jul 18 16


They have owned the "P" manufacturer for the last 20 years or so, and after seeing these new Vettes Jeff and Joan Marie knew it was something that would fit in the garage.  Ordered it in Feb 2016 from Reid Bros in Arnprior and had it early July with its "sick" 650hp, combined with its 8 speed paddle shifters, getting it all to the ground and with the top down it does not leave much for a hair doo.  Jeff and his wife are enjoying this car even though they have had it for only a short period of time and are looking forward to meeting other members and learning all there is to learn about vettes.

Bill and Heather Krueger

Updated: Jul 25 16
 Created: Jul 25 16


1993 C4, 40th Anniversary Convertible 

David Parker and Mary Jackson

Updated: Apr 29 19
 Created: Jul 25 16


2017 C7 Grand Sport. Write-up to follow. 

Wayne and Betty Heubner 1973 C3 Stingray T-bar Coupe with 454

Updated: Jul 25 16
 Created: Jul 25 16


Here is Wayne and Betty Heubner's 1973 C3 Stingray T-bar coupe with 454 on display at Merrickville 2016 

Bruce and Janet Oattes 1999 C5 Coupe

Updated: Jul 25 16
 Created: Jul 25 16


Bruce and Janet Oattes' slightly modified C5 Hardtop Coupe

Frank and Sandra Giroux

Updated: May 14 17
 Created: May 14 17


Frank and Sandra's 1980 C3.

Jeff and Nancy Filsinger

Updated: Oct 02 18
 Created: May 14 17


I purchased this beautiful 1976 Corvette Stingray, named "Charlize" as a "retirement" gift to myself. After 6 years I finally found the time, money and "LOCATION" to complete an interior restoration. Many thanks to Kirk for allowing me to use the space for over 5 months in order to have her back on the road for the 2018 season.

Mike and Diane Klobouk

Updated: Jul 23 17
 Created: Jun 06 17


 

2010 C6 Grand Sport Convertible with 3 LT

After renting a Vette in Las Vegas, we could not go on without one. Since acquiring "Cora", a  2010 C6 3LT Grand Sport convertible, we are often out for a drive on some of the fantastic roads in the Barry's Bay area, with HWY 515 between Foymount and Quadville and HWY 10 between Maynooth and Harcourt being a couple of our favourites.

Tommy and Shannon Dunfield

Updated: Sep 11 17
 Created: Jul 17 17


2014 Night Race Blue, C7 Stingray Convertible

My Corvette love affair started in the early ‘70s when my brother bought a 1964 Stingray Coupe, which he occasionally loaned to me.  It had a 327 cu. in. engine with a 2-speed automatic trans, & would do 100 mph in first gear! It was a great looking car which I had somewhat forgotten until that fateful Fall day in 2013 when I walked into Butler’s Chevrolet to buy some winter tires & rims for my wife’s car.  There, parked in the showroom, was a gorgeous, white 2014 C7 Stingray Coupe & I knew I needed to have one! Once I convinced my wife Shannon of this need, she was very understanding :), I was able to find a dealer (Budds’ Chevrolet in Oakville) that had an available GM allocation & I ordered my Corvette.  The car was built in April 2014 & I picked it up in May of that year. Since then the Corvette has had many enjoyable runs throughout Ontario & Quebec, & even an week long excursion into Maine & New Brunswick. Shannon & I continue to enjoy the car & look forward to some cruises with the club.

Edwin and Deborah Davies

Updated: Jul 23 17
 Created: Jul 17 17


2017 Long Beach Red, C7 Stingray Coupe

After waiting two years we finally got an opportunity to test drive our first Corvette. It was a short drive but we were hooked and shortly afterwards placed our order. Delivery took six months and we picked up the car in March, 2017. We have enjoyed visiting new locations each weekend and have had many compliments.

It is a 2017 coupe with a 2LT package. Long Beach Red with a grey interior. We added a navigation system, black rims and a performance exhaust.

We both enjoy driving and are looking forward to many road trips together.

 

Judy and Bob Lambe

Updated: Aug 09 17
 Created: Aug 09 17


1998 C5, Convertible

Member's picture and write-up to follow

Szilvia Gervais

Updated: Dec 18 17
 Created: Dec 18 17


1976 C3 Stingray Coupe with T-top and 350 engine

Since I was very young I found the '76 Corvette Stingray as the most beautiful sports car ever made. I was hoping that one day I would be the owner of one of these cars.

3 years ago I seriously started looking and found my car not too far from Laval, Quebec.   (Unfortunately I cannot remember the little town's name).

The car has the 350 small block engine in it with automatic transmission. 

The car does have quite a few updates, is in great shape and is an awesome ride.  

JAKE AND LORRAINE ROZEMA

Updated: Dec 07 18
 Created: Jul 09 18


2000 C5. Writeup and picture to follow

BILL AND BARB JAMIESON

Updated: Jul 12 18
 Created: Jul 12 18


2003 C5 Convertible

Triumph motorcycles, early Mustangs, Harley Davidson's and Corvettes - a natural progression in life.

At age 14 I sat in my uncles new 1957 triple black corvette convertible and vowed to own 1 or 3 of them.

In 1967 we purchased a 1960 convertible, a nice 327, 4 speed. #2 was also a solid axle buckboard (as my dear wife called it) purchased in 1986 - a 1961 convertible with matching hardtop. California all original car including the jewel blue paint.

Barbara loved the 61 jewel but, did not enjoy driving it. No air, no power things and very stiff seats and suspension. Advance the clock to 2018 and all problems solved by purchasing a new to us 2003 Torch Red with tan roof and interior corvette convertible from Wright Motors in Perth, ON.

This slick looking C5 Vette is living up to expectations of a stable easy, fun, exciting ride coupled with low maintenance cost of a 5.7 litre, 350hp, V8 matched to a 4 speed automatic overdrive transmission all the while blowing nice cold air  (unlike previous '67 mustang convertible). Only problem with the 2003 is deciding who gets relegated to the passenger seat.

We are looking forward to sharing the fun of being part of the Valley Vettes. Special thanks to Rick and Mary Norman and Mac and Sherry Dewey for the recommendation.