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August 2010 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  August 26th, 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 nancy@dburritt.com
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....

Wow, how time flies. It seems just yesterday that we were getting ready to run the April Fools Rally and now we're on the home stretch to Labor Day! This summer has been a great, fun filled summer of fantastic Corvette activities and definitely one for the record books for the number of events. As of the writing of this email, there's still 33 events on the region calendar, so there's no shortage of things to keep your weekends occupied.

Great job to all who worked to make our car show one of the best car shows that you'll ever attend. There were no shortage of comments about how well it went!

Our next event for Tim's Challenge is the Sno Big Deal event, and I hope that you'll all come help put that one together. It's a blast for all involved and you'll definitely be putting your time toward a great cause.

See you all soon!

John Maxwell
President, DtRC

Miscellaneous ramblings from the Editor:

I must say what an incredible little group we have. In the last 6 weeks, we've put on a great auto-x, put on a great car show and turned out 2/3rds of the club to a car show 200 + miles away. No other club I know of can pull off such feats and do it with such gusto!

How do we do it you might ask? Well, the answer is actually quite simple - contagous enthusiasm! I was reminded of this as we sat around the conference room at the hotel Friday night. I haven't laughed that hard since the Holiday Inn in Bowling Green last September when a similar group was assembled there. When we get together, even other people around us are drawn in and have a great time!

I do think that one of us pushed our luck just a little too hard and had their efforts backfire on them a bit. Someone kept insisting that it was Wanda's birthday (her actual birthday - just in case you are curious - is May 1st). To celebrate her "birthday" another member decided to get a shotski. Now I'd never heard of a shotski, but you can watch the video at: Wanda goes wild - part deux - check it out. Somehow, I don't think this is the celebration that was intended, but everyone else had a darned good time with it.

It's the time of year for office nominations. New energy is always a good thing and I encourage everyone who even remotely thinks they have a talent to offer the club to step up and give it a go. The one thing I can say for certain is that you will never fail when you are in the company of this marvelous group of people that comprise Down the Road Corvettes. Toss you hat in the ring, you might just like it!

Always remember - SAVE THE WAVE!


Minutes of the July 22, 2010 Meeting


No guests or new faces.




A quorum was present.


A motion was made and passed to approve the minutes.


The books balanced. A motion was made and passed to approve the minutes.


No report.


No report. The club wished Bill's Mom well.


Nothing new to report. Old merchandise is still half-priced.


There is a Xmas in July sale ongoing. It is time to renew membership. There are lots of new options on new orders.


No report.


Plan for a Sept. 10th race at Bandimere.


A mystery meal is planned for August 28th. Thank You Mary Davis for the treats.


Autocross Update

There were 49 cars. Thanks to everyone for all the help. The food sales raised money for Tim's Challenge.

Car Show Planning

Everything is set to go for the show.There will be a Chinese Auction to raise money for Tim's Challenge.


2011 Officer Nominations

Nominations are open. Gail was nominated for Treasurer.

Sno Big Deal

Nov. 13 was talked about, to be in tandem with 9Cares event. Mike P. will check on having the event sanctioned.

Meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by Joan B.

Club News:

September Birthdays:

Joan Breher
September 11th
Fancy Loch
Septmber 23rd

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/

August 28th

DtRC Mystery Meal


September 4th - 5th

Casper Roundup


September 11th

PC Car Show - Pagosa Springs


September 19th

Double low speed Auto-X


September 25th

High Speed and Low speed Auto-X


September 26th

Low Speed Auto-Xes


October 3rd

Triple Low Speed Auto-X


Ocober 16th

Triple Low Speed Auto-X


In the news section

DtRC Car Show

By Tim Barnes

Wow, what can I say! The members of DtRC did yet another outstanding job!

We had a great turn out for the event with more than 50 cars participating. As has been the case with many of our past shows, people who have never taken home an award before, took one home from our show. Jay's, our sponsor, did another outstanding job supporting the show with breakfast and drink specials all day long and everyone was highly complimentary of their efforts.

The raffle also raised $181.00 for Tim's Challenge bringing the Tim's Challenge balance to almost $800.00.

I can't thank all of the club members that helped with the show enough. Your efforts to make our paricipants feel appreciated paid off as I heard nothing but compliments from everyone I spoke to during the show. This might help explain why participation at our show was up this year when a vast majority of shows have been down this year.

Gunnison Car Show

By Tim Barnes

I can now understand why the members that attended this show last year came back with such great enthusiasm. The show was a blast!

As Bill pointed out in his email to the club, DtRC turned out 14 cars and 26 people for the show! Can you believe that? 26 out of 36 members made the beautiful drive down to Gunnison and no one that I know of even got a ticket! The weather was fabulous inspite of the way I'm told it was earlier in the week. The members of the Gunnison Car Club made us all feel welcome and were very pleased that we all came out to support Will Cooksey.

As you may know, the Gunnison club is permitted to give out the Lee Iacocca award to people who have made a difference in not only the automible hobby, but also to the communutity. No one is more deserving of the award than Will. I wasn't aware of everything that Will contributed to Corvette until he gave a talk about his time as the manager of the Corvette Assembly Plant. We have all benefitted greatly from Will's efforts to turn Corvette from a mass produced Chevrolet into a world class sports car. As part of the awards, Will also signed cars and posters to help raise funds for the Lee Iacocca Foundation the supports the fight against Type II Diabetes.

Did I mention that our club's efforts were rewarded as well? Both Richard and Mike Malouf managed to bring home hardware out of a field of over 100 Corvettes in three classes. You have no idea what kind of a feat this was unless you saw the competition they were up against. There were over 300 cars of all kinds in attendance and all of them were special.

This is definitely a show that deserves the support of our club in future years.

Committee Updates

Social Committee

From the Social Committee

Don't forget about the mystery meal on August 28th! We'll meet between 9:30 & 10:00 at the Outback (I-70 - Colfax - Indiana). Leave promptly at 10:00. The drive is roughly an hour & a half (quicker driving home unless you stop to gamble - no, we're not eating in Central City/Blackhawk).

Governor's Report

By Nancy B.

Hi Everyone,

Summer is quickly wrapping up, a few of the trees are starting to change up here in North Dakota even though it is going to be 101 degrees today. On the way up we did see a caravan of about 5 Corvettes and thought of all of you headed to Gunnison - I'm hoping to read your stories in this copy of the newsletter - you are sending them in right - since we couldn't be there.

NCCC stuff - events pretty much every weekend. A couple new events recently on the calendar - Torca is going have 2 autocrosses at the mall in Longmont on 9/19. The LaJunta DCA flyer is posted - there are high speeds and low speeds that weekend. High Speeds on Saturday. Remember that you need a high speed license from the RCD before you can participate in a high speed. That can be obtained after you do 10 low speeds or a certified driving school. There are 5 low speeds in the region coming up before then - 3 in Wyoming Labor Day weekend during their annual "Roundup". This year I think you can register for their events separately and not have to go to the whole thing. And then the two that Torca is having.

Regional officer nominations are open. The first nominations are due right about now and then I believe they need to be open for another meetings worth. If anyone is interested in any of the positions - please let me know.

The regional website is updated for standings, event results and flyers for the next several months. If you are looking for something to do or curious as to who is out there at the regional events - check it out at www.rmrnccc.org.

Safe travels to all, hope to see you soon.

Drag Racing Report

By Joan B.

No report.

AutoCross Committee

By Frank A.

No report.

Merchandise Report

By Mike and Martha P.

No report

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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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 L.
Merchandise Committee  Mike and Martha
Rally Committee  Nancy B.
Show Committee  Mike D. / Don R.
Corvette Museum Ambassador  Richard L.
Webmaster  Mike P.
Newsletter  Tim B.
Drag Racing Competition Director  Joan B.
Autocross Competition Director  Frank A.
Caravan Coordinator and Bones carrier  Bill S.
Sno'Big Deal Extravaganza  Mike Palomar
Roving Reporter/Photographer  Bill S.