Corvettes of Lake County



As of January 2016, COLC has about 20 family members.
Below are a few of the member's cars & their stories.
In alphabetical order by Last Name.

Club Officers: See List of Past & Present



Mike Beall & Patty Howard

2002 Torch Red Coupe, Black interior
5.7 Liter, 350 horse power
This was Patty's 29th. Birthday present, and YES, she does let me drive it if I wash it.


Richard & Sherry Centanni

1998 C5
Black with Black Interior
62,000 miles

Richard & Sherry


Kevin & Susan David

Z51, 3LT preferred equipment group
Chrome Aluminum wheels
Magnetic ride control w/ptm
6 Speed paddle shift
Drive mode selector - 5 modes
Exhaust, multi-mode performance
Custom caliper red color

2005 C6
Millennium Yellow


Tony & Franny Defatte

2012, 100th Anniversary, fully loaded, 440 HP, Automatic transmission, completely stock, Metallic Fiber in color, convertible.




1968, C-3 early edition, ignition on dash, Convertible with hard top, 454 ci big block with a 4 speed Muncie.

This picture is "before" a wash job!!!


Larry & Susan Durnil

Larry & Susan


2007 Corvette Z-06
Atomic Orange

Larry & Susan


Susan now has her own 2004, C-5 Spiral Gray, Convertible with an automatic transmission and custom wheels


Larry “Dusty” Duskin

1997 C-5  Automatic Coupe
Sebring Silver Metallic
C coil overs, three point roll bar
vortex intercooler supercharger,
Magna-flow exhaust system
aftermarket wheels with 295X18 inch front / 335X19 inch rear tires.


C-5, 2003 Anniversary Red convertible
with a shift kit, & Borla exhaust


Martin & Jacinda Franusich

Martin & Jacinda

1990 L98 Coupe
6 Speed
Triple Black
Super Charged
Coil Over Suspension
Daily Driver
2010 WSCC Class X Autocross Champion
Owned since 1993


2001 Convertible
Color: Pewter


Patrick Franusich

2005 C-6, Z-51
Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic (only one year color)


Chuck Gillingham

Red, White (silver), & Blue

08, C-6 Victory RED Convertible, chrome grill, LS3 engine, wood grain dash, and some LED lights
1986 Silver Coupe
Removable Top
2003 Electron Blue


WELCOME BACK! >>> Jeffery & Jackie Hansen

Pictured: Jackie, Olivia, & Jeff.

Left to Right:
> 2006 Z06 Daytona 500 pace car. Driven in the race by Jay Leno... only one if its kind..Sports the LS7 motor.
> 2008 Gatorade Duels at Daytona Pace car. This is one of the two original track cars used in the race. Sports the LS3 motor.
> 2003 Anniversary Indy 500 pace car. This car was a festival car at the Indy 500 race and the decals were removed and the car was hand painted.
> 2004 Brickyard 400 pace car. This car was used in the 2003 Nascar Brickyard race as a festival car. The car was driven by Al Unser Jr. There were 8 of these festival cars made. 6 sold to the public. 2 red, 2 yellow 2 white and 2 blue. It is also a commemorative corvette for the 24 hours of lemans where Corvette finished 1st and 2nd.
> 2007 Orbitz 300 at Daytona Busch Series pace car. This was the original track used pace car and the only one of its kind. Sports the LS2 motor.
> And finally the 2008 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona Pace car. This is the actual track driven car for the race. They made two of these cars. It sports the LS3 motor.


2014 Corvette Stingray, Z-51 Coupe
7 speed manual transmission
LT-1 engine, Crystal Red

2014 TL-3, Z51 package
Arctic White, Carbon fiber trim, with an LT-1 Engine

Surprise custom, under hood graphic from Jeff

2016 Z-06,   Black on Black on Black & ON BLACK


Red Herman

1997 C-5
Six Speed Manual
Tarja Top


Andr'e Huck

Artic White 2015 Coupe


WELCOME BACK! >>> Gail & Dennis Layton



Carl & Mary Etta Ries

1962 C-1
Roman Red 327, 5 Speed
4:11.1 posi. rear end
Completely rebuilt like new or better
Owner since June 2006

2012 C-6 Grand Sport L-3
436 HP, PPG exhaust
Supersonic Blue
Paddle shift


NEW>> Doug Shipley & Brian Shriver

1998 Sebring Silver Convertible
Six speed manual transmission
LS1 engine, 345 H.P.
Leather Interior
100 % Stock
32,000 miles


George & Kathy Spurr

1967 327 c.i., White
Two speed Power-guild transmission
ALL numbers car with both tops
Owner since 1985


Richard Steinbach

His 4 Corvettes:

1992 Quasar Blue Metallic, LT-1, 350 ci, Automatic, with 223,000 miles



1991 ZR-1, 405 H.P.
Black with ghost flames

1993,  40th Anniversary Convertible, Ruby Red on Ruby Red,  350ci, 330 ft. # torque.
One of 2,043 Produced


Sandi Thompson


2003 Z-06
Yellow with Black Interior


Jon & Cheryl Trapani

2007 Z51 Package
Paddle Shift
Silver with Black Interior


Jack West & Lorina Whiting

1988, C-4

Dark RED Metalic Convertible,350/350

All stock except for added on wood Maple dash


John & Gail Yde

John's Gallery (18 pics)

2005 C-6 Convertible, R8C, Custom
Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic
(only year paint color/metallic)

1962 Corvette " All Weather", Roadster that I purchased in 1966 after getting out of the Air Force. It now has Now has 355,000+ miles on the original 327 cubic inch , fuel injected, 360 horse power block, ( sleeve in number seven cylinder), a five speed transmission with 0.64 overdrive, 4.11:1 posi rear gears, big 62 racing fined break drums, 255x60-15 BFG tires on American, color painted, Mags, 11.5 to 1 compression ratio, Nostalgia 30.30 Comp. cam., 2.02 X 1.64 valves, roller tip rockers, 600 cfm Edelbrock carburetor on an Offenhouser duel-port, 360 degree aluminum intake manifold, Mallory Unilit ign., Hedmen long tube headers. Now putting out close to 400 horse power, same as the 05, LS2 engine. Getting 23.5 miles to the gallon of fuel, in the flat lands, not quite what the C6 gets on mileage.

Between the two, 62-05 Corvettes, there are many firsts, same, and lasts. I call the "owner mix" color, Plum/ Pearl, with Black overspray in the coves and Gold pin stripping that matches the rare early original Gold grill.

The old Black/yellow, 1960’s California  license plates, were brought back to the public this year. (2015) “FREDM C1”  & "FREDM C6", stands for “FREEDOM”, the C1 & C6 is the Corvette Generations. ( 7 1/2 spaces) 


Chuck Young & Betsy K.

 C-5, 2003 Z-06
Shift Kit
Black on Black


Steve & Colleen Cleveland

Colleens Red 2000 Coupe:
Motor is stock, A4 stock transmission
Mods: VBP performance springs, C6 Z51 sway bars, Penske 7500 shocks, Adjustable End Links, Front wheels 18x10.5 with 285/30 Hoosier A6s, Rear 18x11 with 315/30 Hoosier A6s

#1 2003 Electron Blue Z06
Mods: Forgeline wheels: front 18x10 with Michelin PS2 295/30, rear 18x12 with Micheilin PS2s 335/30. Custom short antennae, stock shifter shortened with C6 Z06 shift knob, 2008 Z06 seats

#2 2003 Electron Blue Z06
Mods: Forgeline wheels: front 18x11 with Hoosier A6s 315/30, rear 18x12 with Hoosier A6s 335/30, MSI drop spindles, QA1 double adjustable coil over shocks, Hardbar camber kit, RSG Tranzilla close ratio 6 speed. 2008 differential 390s built/strengthened by RSG, C6 Z06 flywheel/clutchshortened stock shifter with C6 knob, C5 sport seats, MSI harness/stiffener bar, Crow 6 point harness, 2002 headliner, Stainless Works headers, Random Technologies 3" high flow cats, Corsa Titanium exhaust, 1/4" tunnel plate, Callaway Honker intake, Custom tune


Ray Scavino






Ray's Galley

This is a 1961 Corvette owned by Ray Scavino, from Ukiah, CA. He bought his "Jewel Blue" Corvette in Oakland from Val Stroll Chevrolet in September 1961. There is 266,000 miles on the odometer. He is in the Mid America "High mileage Club". "BELTA" in Italian, means "BEAUTY"

He wanted it without a white cove, it had the base 283ci. single four barrel carburetor engine, with a 3:36.! posi. rear gear ratio, soft top delete, with a removable hard top, a four speed T-10 transmission, wonder-bar AM radio, heater/defroster,whitewall tires, and sun visors.

Last year the 61 received a "numbers" soft top and hardware install.

Ray's Corvette had undergone a complete refurbishment two years ago. Looks, and drives almost like new today. He places first in some of the WSCC car shows most of the time and does well in "All car shows" also. Ray is a member of the "Corvettes of Lake County", a long time member of The "Solid Axle Corvette Club", and a member of the National Corvette Museum.



Mike & Sandi Thompson



Randy & Marsha Wharff

After a long absence, Randy and Marsha Wharff have rejoined the COLC.
Welcome back!

A Black on Black, 2016 Corvette 'STING-RAY', right off the new car lot, with an 8 speed automatic, 2 cameras in front and 3 in the rear, with HUD, NAV., WIFI, Z-51 Magnetic suspension




John & LindaMike & Karen