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Corvette of the Month

APRIL 2024
Norma and Paul Heeter
2019 Grand Sport 8-speed automatic Silver/Black

As far back as 1954 when he was 11 years old, Paul saw his first Corvette, a 1954 Polo White Corvette. He decided then and there he would some day have a Corvette, never realizing that over the span of 57 years he/we would have 19! His first Corvette was a 1957 red Corvette convertible bought when he was 19 years old. From the time Paul and Norma were married in 1967 until the present, they have had 18 Corvettes together, some for personal use and others for selling eventually. In 2003, Heeter Corvette mania reached a height when the Heeters and six others formed their own Club, Corvettes of San Diego. 


The 2019 Corvette pictured here is the last, a 2019, a fitting year for our 19 th Corvette! If anyone is interested in a full on “novel” about the history of these 19 Vettes, look under Our Club, About Us, Norma and Paul and the history is there.

MARCH 2024
Chiko and John Briquelet
2016 Z06 coupe Long Beach Red metallic

I saw my first Corvette at a Chevrolet dealership in Seattle in 1953. It was white with a red interior, and I loved it! In 1963, I was totally smitten with a black Sting Ray, split window coupe. I wanted one! Unfortunately, life happened. Vietnam, the draft, marriage, kids, college, etc… I had to wait. But, in 2016, the moon and the stars aligned, and I ordered a 2016 Z06 coupe, with 3LZ and Z07 options. As the color combo, Long Beach Red metallic tint coat, and the Kalahari tan interior was very scarce at the time, I had to wait a little longer, but I finally became a proud Corvette owner!

Rex and Barb Whitmer
2016 Z51 Stingray Arctic White 
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  Isn’t she beautiful? She is a 2016 Arctic White Z51 Stingray with a 460HP 8 speed w/paddle shifter. She has Carbon Flash Black trim inside and out with Red Stitching trim on Red Leather interior and seats.

  Our journey to be her owners began with Rex owning his first 1966 Rally Red Vette. Then, in 2006 he influenced his wife Barb to replace her red 1996 T-Bird with a Monterey Red Vette. She was very happy she succumbed because this was her first vette to own and it would be her EVERY DAY CAR!

  That same year (2006) they went shopping for a Vette Club. First stop was the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot. Norma and Paul Heeter were hosting a COSD event with fun games including an autocross race which Barb won as she was the one driving that day. Norma’s excitement and friendliness lead to the next stop, Rex and Barb joined!

Larry Scarpa
 2017 C7 Corvette Grand Sport "black rose metallic"

  I happily own a 2017 C7 Corvette Grand Sport hard top / coupe. The color is "black rose metallic" with chrome rims. This is my first Corvette even though but I really liked them for a long time and so wanted a sports car.  I began my search in 2016 but just couldn't settle on a color.  With the 2017 year model came the Grand Sport and this rare color.  I began a search high and low and finally found a local dealer had one fresh off the truck and I bought it.  Maria and I love to spend the day zipping through twisty turns.

Steve Turkheimer
2009 Coupe Red Metallic/Black & Tan Interior
Steve Gaylor
Jet Blue/Ebony Interior
Jim Wellington 
1966 C2 Roadster 

50 years later
2016 C8 Convertible Roadster Red/Red 
Becky Vink
2014 Corvette Stingray Coup Black
Shelly Walker 
2016 Z51 Stingray Laguna Blue
JULY 2023
Chuck & Debbie Sharp 
1967 Corvette Coupe Sunfire Yellow
JUNE 2023
Ken & Carol Shuttleworth
2016-Z06-650HP SuperCharge Long Beach Red Metallic 
MAY 2023
Stan & Cindy Hayes 

2006 Calloway Coupe Machine Silver
MARCH 2023
Shawn Green

2009 Z06 Corvette Atomic Orange
John & Dee Heeter 
2018 3TL Corvette Sting Ray Red
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