On September 10th, a small group of our members got together for a Drive and Dine to the Top of the Rock restaurant in Jasper, Tennessee.  We set out under cloudy skies, which briefly turned to rain, but it didn’t stop us from having a good time!  The restaurant has good food, great service and OUTSTANDING VIEWS!  After lunch, we headed over to the Lodge Factory Store for a little shopping.  If you are looking for an idea for a nice place to go, it won’t disappoint – and if you pick a sunny day, the views will be even better – the Tennessee River and the Nickajack Dam!

Thanks to Roger and Kathy for the drive and Photos!!

Just a Little Rain!!!!

Saturday September 17th Plateau Corvette Club members participated in a Car Parade around Fairfield Glade to support “MAKE ALZHEIMER’S A MEMORY” After the drive club members enjoyed lunch at Spike’s Sports Grille on Peavine road.

Thanks to John and Reggie for leading the drive!!

Yes that is “Elvis”
Best Dog Contest
Cameron Sexton with 2020 Ms. Senior Cumberland County and 2022 Honorary Ms. Senior Queen

It was a Wet and Rainy weekend when several Plateau Corvette Club members joined the East Tennessee Corvette Club in Gatlinburg Tenn. for their 43rd Annual Vette Fest. The theme this year was Corvette Pirates. They held a car show with judging for best of class. On Saturday night they had a live band playing songs from the 70’s and 80’s.

Dr. Seuss described the weather in Crossville Friday, “The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house, all that cold, cold, wet day.” – That was true for our members living in the Crossville area that were unable to meet early Friday morning in Monterey to join us for a spirited ride along some twisty Tennessee backroads on our way to eat the award winning, #1 – “Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken” – their motto – “If you haven’t eaten at Gus’s, you haven’t eaten fried chicken”. For the 15 members who traveled with us, we enjoyed picture perfect weather all the way to Knoxville and almost all the way back before the skies opened up and it rained, but just briefly.

The curvy roads were fun (see the short video Kathy posted on the Plateau Corvette Club FB page) and enjoyed by drivers and passenger’s alike; the staff at Gus’s was friendly and served us promptly; the chicken was delicious and seasoned well – a stop at Gus’s is in order if you are ever in the area (or near one of the other 34 locations across the United States). After lunch, we had an opportunity to drive by the University of Tennessee, saw a starship delivery bot (see the picture), Neyland Stadium, World’s Fair Park, and Kingston City Park. The ride ended when several of us stopped for Ice Cream at the Custard Cabin in Crossville.

Thanks to Roger and Kathy for leading and the photos

A small group of Plateau Corvette Club members got together last Friday for a beautiful drive through the countryside headed towards Murfreesboro. On the way, we stopped to see the Twin Falls and then the Great Falls at Rock Island State Park – we even took a drive around the beach area – did you know that they truck in sand so that there is an actual beach to enjoy?

Back on the route, we enjoyed some hills and curves along the way to Cathay Asian Bistro where some of us ordered their all you can eat sushi which was very good, and some of us ordered traditional Chinese – which was also very good. Our route back home was a spirited drive though the curves – stopping in Cookeville for – you guessed it – ICE CREAM! Is there any better way to end a great day with friends?

Thanks to Roger and Kathy for a fun drive and the photos

August 8 the Plateau Corvette Club members began their Epic Road Trip to Bristol Tennessee where they will spend the week. They will be visiting and touring Bristol Motor Speedway, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, attending a live concert, visiting a winery, and perhaps a mystery dinner theater

They are off to Conquer some of the rides of the Southern Dozen!!

Thanks to Roger and Kathy J for leading!

Day three: It’s Bristol Baby! Toured Bristol Speedway today, drove 3 laps (not in our cars 😩), visited the owner’s suite and ended up on the finish line! We also went into the town of Bristol, toured a Distillery, a brewery and The Home of Country Music Museum. Also some great food at The Mad Greek ! Back to driving tomorrow. Thanks to Laurie P for the photos.

The Plateau Corvette Club was invited to join the East Tennessee Corvette Club’s Poker Chip Run for Charity on August 6, 2022.

Six of our club members went along and had a BLAST! The drive went through the Devil’s Triangle and some beautiful scenic, smooth, twisty roads. If you weren’t able to make it, you missed a good time!

Thanks to Roger and Kathy and John and Reggie for leading. Thanks to Sheryl for the photos!

On Wednesday, July 20th, twenty-one Plateau Corvette Club members traveled in Corvettes and steel cars along beautiful Tennessee backroads first to view TVA’s Watts Bar Dam.  After leaving the park, we continued on along the hills and curves to our destination,  Sweetwater Valley Farm in Philadelphia, Tennessee.

Sweetwater Valley Farm has the latest technology in the dairy industry – they milk cows with robots – Tennessee’s first “Lely XL” robotic facility.  They also make and sell their own cheese.  Our group took the “Red Cow Tour” to learn all about how its all done.  They pride themselves on their “Seed to Sandwich” philosophy – they start by planting a seed which grows in the ground and this produces the food that the cows eat.  The milk from the cows goes to Mayfield Dairy as well as being used onsite where Sweetwater Valley Farms makes their own cheese.  The  cheese they make is used in their sandwich shop at the dairy where we enjoyed a sandwich with freshly made cheese – they also serve some pretty good milkshakes!  The tour was very interesting!

After lunching at the sandwich shop, visiting the fresh cheese shop where you can sample and purchase of all of the cheeses they make, and then touring the robotic facility, we headed to the “Live & Let Live Old Fashioned Soda Fountain” –  Rockwood, Tennessee’s oldest existing business, complete with its original green marble counter from the 1890’s.  The ice cream was very good and enjoyed by all.

Thanks to Todd and Pam for leading, Thanks to Kathy J for the write up.

Drivers Meeting before hitting the road!

Stop at Bars Lake

Start of the Tour
Automatic Milker
Inside the robot!
Cows lining up to be milked
Enjoying some Ice Cream

Saturday July 16th several Plateau Corvette Club members drove to the Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, TN to participate in the Easterseals Charity “Day at the Track” where they were able to drive their Corvettes on the Speedway for four laps. After the drive around the track they drove to Monell’s at the Manor for lunch.

Thanks to Roger for planning and leading and Dom for the photos.

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Saturday July 16th several Plateau Corvette Club members attended the Swing on Brewing Company’s First annual car Cruise In in Crossville. Live music and great weather made for a fun day.

Thanks to Norm and Gail for leading