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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.

Easterseals is leading the way to full equity, inclusion, and access through life-changing disability and community services. For more than 100 years, they have worked tirelessly with their partners to enhance quality of life and expand local access to healthcare, education, and employment opportunities, from early childhood programs for the critical first five years, to autism services, to medical rehabilitation and employment programs, to veterans’ services, and more.

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

July 8th Plateau Corvette Club members embarked on a scenic, curvy ride through the mountains and hills of Tennessee, en route to the Stolen Coin Oyster Bar and Bistro in Gainesboro Tn. where they stopped for lunch before hitting the curves and enjoying the beautiful scenery as they made their way back home.

Thanks to Roger and Kathy for leading!

Thanks for the photos.

Saturday July 2 Plateau Corvette Club members took an Adventure drive and tour of the Coke Ovens Museum in Dunlap TN. A few rain drops did not dampen their trip! The Museum’s mission is to preserve the region’s cultural resources and educate local citizens and visitors that their coal heritage was important to Dunlap and region. The museum’s goal is to collect and document the history of the mining operations and the old coke ovens throughout the Sequatchie Valley- extending from Alabama to Kentucky. Artifacts from other states related to coal mining are maintained and exhibited in the museum.

Thanks to John and Reggie for the tour .

Thanks to Dennis and Carol for leading the drive on some of the best back roads in Tennessee.

Vintage Oldsmobile!!

CLUB MEMBERS TRAVELED TO THE BRUSHY MOUNTAIN STATE PRISON FOR LUNCH THEN DROVE TO THE DEVILS TRIANGLE FOR A SCENIC DRIVE!! THEY THEN RETURNED HOME BY WAY OF ROUTE 70 

Thanks to John and Reggie for leading the drive!

Thanks John for the pictures.

THURSDAY JUNE 23rd PLATEAU CORVETTE CLUB MEMBERS DROVE DOWN GENESIS ROAD TO LILLY BLUFF PARK WITH A SHORT HIKE TO THE OVERLOOK, THEY THEN TOOK LOTS OF BACK ROADS TO CLARKRANGE, MONTERY AND LUNCH AT SPANKYS IN COOKEVILLE, THEY ENDED THE DAY WITH A COOL RIDE BACK HOME!

THANKS TO JOHN AND REGGIE FOR A FUN DRIVE!!

Thanks to Bob C for the photos.

On JUNE 16 Plateau Corvette Cub members drove the back roads to the Science and Energy Museum in Oakridge TN. After their tour they drove to Jackson Square and had lunch at Dean’s Restaurant and Bakery. After lunch they visited the K25 Museum which is on the grounds of the original K25 building where the Atomic Bomb was developed. Very interesting tour.

Thanks to John and Reggie for a great drive!

June 11th 2022 the Plateau Corvette Club held their 7th Annual Cruisin’ into Summer Cruise In, in Fairfield Glade Tennessee. There were over 130 Custom Cars, Trucks and Corvettes on display, as well as a Hula Dance demonstration, Corn Hole Games, DJ Music and a Bake Sale.

Thanks to Dom J for arranging the event. Thanks to our sponsors, Fairfield Glade, Zurich Homes, Dave Kirk Automotive and Rock Auto.com for their support. Thanks to Noelani and dancers for the Hula demonstration.

Photos by Pam S.

Drone photos by Steve Kraft

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Dom J presenting Peoples Choice Trophy to Robin George for his 1970 Jaguar.
After the Cruise In club members drove past club founder and charter President Coy Watsons home as he is recovering from a recent illness

Drive Photos by Connie I
Kathy and Coy Watson