Corvette owners from Illinois return to Janesville
JANESVILLE Barb has a husband who has owned Corvettes since he was a teenager. Harley has a wife who loves Corvettes, likes to ride in his convertible and helps out with organizing events for the local Corvette club.
It’s a match made in Corvette heaven.
Harley and Barb Veldhuizen of Elburn, Ill., were in Janesville Saturday for the annual Fox Valley Corvette Club’s annual dinner at the Prime Quarter. Hot steaks and hot cars—it doesn’t get much better.
“Five years ago we came here and really like it,” Barb said. “We’ve been coming back ever since.”
The annual dinner kicks off a season of activities for the club including parades, car shows and other social events.
Of the 200 families in the Batavia, Ill. club, 90 showed up for the dinner in Corvettes of all years and colors.
Harley and Barb brought their 2007 Corvette this year.
“It’s atomic orange, and I really like it the best of all the cars we’ve had,” Barb said.
Harley restores Corvettes and couldn’t resist a “small” modification.
“It’s bone stock except for the supercharger I installed, which kicks up the horsepower to 600,” he said.
It’s spring, and supercharged atomic orange Corvettes are in full bloom.
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By GAZETTE STAFF 04/10/13