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April 2010 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  April 22nd, 7 PM Go Chevrolet - 7320 North Broadway near I-25 and the Boulder Turnpike.
Guest Presenters - Limit of 2 presentations per meeting, please make arrangements with the President at least a day in advance to be placed on the agenda and to see if the limit has been reached for this month.

2010 Down the Road Corvette Club Officers
President John Maxwell
Vice President Don Roach
Treasurer Gail Krusen Secretary Joan Breher
Governor Nancy Burritt
(303) 465-4664 vintageslots@hypermall.net
Board Members Mike Kelley
Roger Less
Joe Breher


Newsletter Info (Deadline the 15th)

email: grandsport5@comcast.net
303 469-1521
Official Club Address
Down the Road Corvettes
13902 Detroit St.
Thornton, CO 80602

From the Prez....

Happy Spring Everyone!

Well, we did it again! We were very lucky this year to have perfect weather for the rally. With a devious route worked out and all of the rally sheets printed, we just needed the attendees. We were not disappointed! 35 cars turned out, with lots of DTRC friends ready to rally. This route was really tough this year and took people through North Denver, Downtown Denver and the Capitol, Five Points and Northwest Denver. For many years, we'd talked about a route to run through Downtown, but Nancy Burritt, AKA "The Rallymaster" actually made it happen.

With your help and fantastic turnout at the event, we made it a truly enjoyable event. From the start line at Taco Johns, to the endpoint at Pifler's Sports Bar, and every checkpoint in the middle, DtRC members made it a memorable and fun time for everyone.

I know that several people came up to me to tell me how much fun they had and that they will be back next year, including several rally newbies! You should be proud of what we accomplished, it was a fantastic time and I'm glad I get to work with each and every one of you.

Looking forward to a great Corvette season with you all.

John Maxwell
President, DtRC

Miscellaneous ramblings from the Editor:

I've heard it more than once over the last week, the April Fool's Rally is over and the Corvetting season is underway!

And so it is. Just look over the number of events on the calendar below. There is something there for everyone and that's just in the month of May! Whether your taste is in car shows, auto-x, drag racing, road trips or watching serious professional racing with the Corvette Racing team, it's all in there. Your job, should you accept, it is to get out there and enjoy your car and the people that come with it.

Hope to see all of you at the meeting and out enjoying all our Corvetttes have to offer.


Minutes of March 25, 2010 Meeting


    Alex Nelson of Rocky Mountain Corvettes.


Alex gave another talk about the Father's Day car show at Heritage Square with proceeds that Rocky Mountain Corvette is sponsoring with proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


A quorum was present.


A quorum was present.


The report was approved.


Check your helmets, must be under 10 years old Autocrosses may be jacking up cars to check bearings.

John Maxwell should be reimbursed for printing directories for $100. APPROVED Convention stuff donated to use for ralley prizes.




Club shirts are in. Shirts paid for by club. Club treasury has not yet paid for them.

If you have not ordered a shirt talk to Martha or Mike P. Badges are also in.


$10 raffle tickets for a 2010 convertible are available.


One autocross this year. 7/17/2010 State Patrol Track.

Breakfast and lunch to be served. Profits of breakfast and lunch to go to a charity. Particular charity to be decided at a later point in time (see below).

Flyer will say that breakfast and lunch will be available. Breakfast will be breakfast burritos Lunch will be brats, hotdogs, and burgers

All group 2 cars are required to have a fire extinquisher

No news on High Plains.

Tim is going to talk to Ron Bauer at Torca about possibly working with us for a possible High Plains event next year.


An effort is going to be made to support drag racing


MaryKay asked for more help and Richard volunteered.

Christmas dinner will be at Old Neighborhood.

Dave & Wanda will bring treats for April meeting.

Proposed road trip: Caravan to Gateway on May 7th, stay in Grand Junction and then on to Gateway May 8th. Possibly go to Lake Powell (Bull Frog Marina) that afternoon. Rent a boat and have a picnic. 19' boat is $350 per day + gas. Stay two nights at the lodge and return on Monday.



Mike and Jason will take pictures.
Workers should show up at 7:30 on the day of the rally.


Car Show

Mike K reported that Don R. will work with him on the car show.
Jays wants to do it again.
Club (Mike K) will ask dealership if they want to host a car show on 8/7. If they don't we will do it at Jays.

Charity for 2010

The club decided to do a charity this year.
A ballot vote was held to either support Tim's Challenge (individual family) or an organized charity.
Tim's Challenge was chosen as the charity for this year.

Meeting was adjourned.

submitted by Dave B. substituting for Joan

Club News:

May Birthdays:

Wanda Chadwick
May 1st
Tim Barnes
May 11th
Gail Krusen
May 19th

April Fool's Rally

By Nancy B.

What an absolutely beautiful day - and you all looked super sharp in the new club shirts. We had 35 cars go out, and we had 35 cars come in - so that is always a bonus. We had a lot of good comments and it seemed that everyone had a good time. So you all deserve a big kudos and a huge thank you for the part you all did in putting on this great event. Thanks again. Nancy B - co-chair.

For those entrants that may be reading this. Pictures from the capitol (along with the photo used on the trophies) are available at www.flickr.com:80/photos/49362700@N04/sets/72157623746277933/detail/?page=1

You can bring up the photo, right click on the picture and do "Save Picture As" - and it will copy it to your hard drive. Some cars we have multiples of, and some cars - well I can't tell them apart - hopefully you can. Anyway - feel free to download to your computer as many of the pictures as you want and do whatever you want with them. This is breaking news and this article is being written right after they were posted, but I'll let our webmaster know and hopefully he'll have a link up from our home page shortly. But you can always get there with the link provided above.

Bike Repair Day

By Tim B.

I just got word the other day that the bike repair day at Western Hills Elementary will be held on May 1st. I'll bring the flyer to the club meeting.

Upcoming Events

Rather than try to put the entire schedule in here, I've opted to include items both NCCC and otherwise into a close up schedule. If you want to see the entire NCCC schedule, please go to the Rocky Mountain NCCC regional site at http://www.rmrnccc.org/



Sponsoring Club

Apr 24th

Driving School


Apr 25th

Double low speed Auto-x - PPIR


May 1st

Bike Repair Day - Western Hills


May 8th

Fun in the Sun Show


May 8th

Gateway Show


May 9th

Triple Low Speed Auto-X


May 15th

Denver Aquarium Show


May 16th

Double Low Speed Auto-X


May 22nd

ALMS Race - LagunaSeca


May 23rd

May Flowers Gimmick/Poker Rallies


May 28th

Big Sky Meet - Great Falls


May 29th

Memorial Day Parade


May 29th

Double Peoples Choice Show


May 31st

Double Low Speed Auto-X - Blackhawk


June 15th

Father's Day Show


Committee Updates

Social Committee

From the Social Committee

The date for the Christmas party has been set. It will be on December 11th at the Old Neighborhood.

Thanks to Richard for stepping in to help with the social committee!

Governor’s Report

By Nancy B.

You can check the events calendar at rmrnccc.org for all the events - but a couple I know we usually get good attendance at are coming up. The first one is the TORCA car show- it is at the Downtown Aquarium again this year. Date is Saturday May 15. Registration is 9 - 10:30. The second one is the CWCC AutoCross at the Grand Junction Go-Kart track. We don't have a lot of autocross enthusiasts left in the club - but even for some of us once-in-a-whilers - this one (along with ours) is the one to do. It is on June 20th - so you've got some time to think about it. CWCC asks that you click on the registration link on the form and let them know you are coming. There is no need to send any money - they just want to get things into the timing system and to figure out their run groups ahead of time as it makes things more efficient that day.

Drag Racing Report

By Joan B.

First test 'n tune is April 28th. First Club Clash is April 30th. Remaining Club Clash dates are: 5/21, 6/4, 7/30, 8/27, 9/10, and 9/24.

Come out and support our racers.

AutoCross Committee

By Frank A.

We have reserved the Colordo State Highway Patrol track for an auto-x July 17th. (Ed.)

Merchandise Report

By Mike and Martha P.

New shirts are in. Make sure you get yours at the meeting. (Ed.)

NCM Ambassador’s Report

By Richard Loch

For the latest news and events at the museum go to http://www.corvettemuseum.com/.

Want to Advertise?

If you are a member of Down the Road Corvettes, you may place a For Sale or Wanted Ad for any Corvette related items in our newsletter for free. Submissions must be received via  E-mail to the editor no later than the 15th of each month.

Disclaimer: All prices listed here are not guaranteed. You will need to confirm any and all prices with the selling party.


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1980 Corvette 4 Sale, Automatic, 60K miles. glass tops, Silver / Dark Blue,True Spoke wheels & new tires, + original wheels.

Original and stock.  Good condition. Tell me what it's worth.

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(303) 543-1238

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For Sale:

2003 50th Anniversary Corvette convertible, 52K miles. 2 more years on GM bumper to bumper warranty.

Going cheap - $24K.

Mike and Jackie Malouf



2010 Committees:

Dealer Rep  Mike K.
Membership & Directory  Cathy S. / Nancy B.
Social Committee  Mary Kay / Richard
Merchandise Committee  Mike and Martha
Rally Committee  Nancy B.
Show Committee  Open
Corvette Museum Ambassador  Richard L.
Webmaster  Mike P.
Newsletter  Tim B.
Drag Racing Competition Director  Joan B.
Autocross Competition Director  Frank A.
Tim's Challenge Representative  Open
Sno'Big Deal Extravaganza  Open
Roving Reporter/Photographer  Bill S.