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April 20th Plateau Corvette Club members took a drive to Bell Buckle, great crew, awesome roads, tasty food and ice-cream. Always nice to get together and spend time with other club members. Oh, did I mention the food was extremely tasty!!! 😅 Also the Ice Cream on the way home is a perfect ending to the day!!

Thanks to Roger and Kathy for leading the drive!!


Friday April 14 2023, 20 Plateau Corvette Club Members escorted the MS Senior Tennessee Contestant from their hotel to their banquet location in Fairfield Glade, The parade of Corvettes were led by the Cumberland County Sheriff Department up Peavine Road to the Fairfield Glade Convention Center. The Ladies were greeted by Marines who then escorted them to the banquet room. Saturday Night a new MS Senior Tennessee for 2023 was crowned at the Palace Theater in downtown Crossville.

Thank You to all the Volunteer Drivers and those who took the pictures

Plateau Corvette Clube members took a “Pop up Flash Ride” to Williamsburg, Kentucky and Torres Mexican Steakhouse hosted by Jerry and Marsha. At the driver’s meeting, Jerry told us that he picked the roads with the “most curves he could find” and we can tell you he wasn’t lying! Most of us drove with tops down (convertibles) or tops off (coupes) to take full advantage of the beautiful weather and the sunshine. After an hour and a half of cruisin’ through the curves, hills and switchbacks, we stopped for a break at the Big Southfork Overlook – it was fantastic! The restaurant was top notch and the food was delicious. Great choice if you are in the area and need a nice place to eat!

A BIG THANKS to Jerry & Marsha for putting this together and heading it up! Thanks to Les & Kelly for sharing their pictures for all to enjoy and thanks to Kathy for her pics too!

On Saturday, April 8th, a small group of Plateau Corvette Club Members braved the rain and cool temps to gather at the Brass Lantern to participate in the Sgt. Chris Jenkins Memorial Benefit Ride. Ten members in 5 Corvettes made the journey from Crossville to Louden Municipal Park to register and stage for the ride to Smokey Mountain Harley Davidson.

When we arrived at the Park we were greeted with cheers and applause for showing up with the Corvettes. There was a very large presence of Police vehicles from many different departments – Louden County Sheriff, Louden City PD, Maryville PD, Alcoa PD, Oakridge PD and several other departments. The police vehicles were at the head of the group ride and they blocked side streets and traffic lights the entire route from the Park where we began to Smokey Mountain Harley Davidson

Traffic was stopped and people were sitting in their cars on the side of the road (some people even exited their cars while we passed by) to show respect in true Tennessee fashion. There was a band at the Shed (the entertainment venue for Smokey Mountain Harley Davidson) – “GreyBeard” who provided entertainment for several hours during the event.

February 3, 2022 at approximately 8 a.m., K-9 Sgt. Chris Jenkins responded to I-75 at mile marker 74 in the northbound lanes near the Tennessee River bridge to the report of debris in the roadway. As Sgt. Jenkins was removing the debris from the roadway, he was struck by a semi-truck. Sgt. Jenkins succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Thanks to Roger and Kathy for leading and the photos.

On Saturday April 1st, following storms Friday night, 40 of our club members in 21 Corvettes showed up to participate in the car show and Benefit for Samuel Neal held at the Wildwood Stables in Fairfield Glade. Little Samuel who was 13 months old at the time of the accident (3 years old now) was there with his family and people were encouraged to come up and meet him.  The family was very thankful for all who turned out to help them raise funds for their trip to Panama where Samuel will received stem cell therapy to help him in his recovery. Live music was played by Jake Hoot who played a few songs that he recently recorded, they will be released this summer and the Bluegrass band “Silverpoint” from Wilder, Tennessee took the stage and sang a few of their songs before wind knocked out the power for their equipment. 

Thanks to Ron and Jean for leading the group and collecting donations for the family!!

March 24th several Plateau Corvette Members drove to Loretto Kentucky to tour Maker’s Mark Distillery which is a National Historic Landmark located at Star Hill Farms. They took a tour of the Distillery were they are still making Kentucky bourbon just like they did in 1953. From the old letterpress to the way they hand-rotate every barrel and hand-dip every bottle.

After their tour they drove on in the rain to Ragettis Italian Restaurant in Lebanon, KY for a nice meal then a scenic drive back to Crossville.

Thanks to Roger and Kathy for leading and planning the drive!!

March 15 and 16th several Plateau Corvette Club Members drove to Ball Ground Georgia to visit the Famous Gibbs Gardens featuring over 20 Million + Daffodil flowers, 100 + Varieties covering 100 + acres of hillsides and valleys. It was an overnight trip with plenty of scenic drives along the way. They spent the night in Cummings Georgia then visited the gardens on the following day for the breathtaking view of the massive gardens. After their tour they took a relaxing drive back home of course with stops along the way to eat at some great restaurants.

Thanks to Ron and Jean for planning and leading the group.

OH NO they are being followed!!

February 14 Several Plateau Corvette Club members drove to Cookeville TN for a Valentines Day luncheon at Mauricio’s Italian Restaurant. At the restaurant flowers were presented to all the Ladies.

A true friendship is like a Valentine,
Where your lives regularly intertwine,
It matures like a fine wine,
And feels like a ray of sunshine!

Thanks to Frank for leading!! Thanks to Laurie for the photos!

February 4th was a beautiful sunny Saturday morning when a group of 8 Corvettes with 15 members met at the Monterey Shell for a “come out and play” cruise to Edley’s BBQ in Chattanooga. It was crisp and cool (38 degrees) so they had their driver’s meeting inside. They headed out and hit the River Road, TN 84 – headed towards Sparta. It was a great way to start the day – beautiful curvy mountain roads along rolling hills that eventually tapered off into rural farmland, then winding along the Calf Killer River as it snaked its way to downtown Sparta and the beautiful White County Courthouse. From there they headed to Twin Falls at Rock Island State Park. Of course, they ended the day with Ice Cream – at the Udder Yum Ice Cream Shop in Dayton. Sunshine, Corvettes, Curves and friends, what could be a better day?  Thank you to the group that came out to play!

Thanks to Roger and Kathy for leading and photos!!

Tuesday, January 24th several Plateau Corvette Club members took a Cruise and headed towards East Tennessee to the Hot Rod’s Diner in Alcoa near Maryville. This is one of the best places to eat in the area!

Thanks to Roger and Kathy for leading the way and the photos.