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August 2011 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  August 25th, 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.

2011 Down the Road Corvette Club Officers
President Richard Loch
Vice President Tim Barnes
Treasurer Gail Krusen Secretary Jani Shoemaker
Governor Nancy Burritt and Phil Olbert
303-465-4664 and 303-929-3960
Board Members Mike Perito
Mike Shoemaker
Joe Breher


Newsletter Info (Deadline the 15th)

303 469-1521
Official Club Address
Down the Road Corvettes
13902 Detroit St.
Thornton, CO 80602

From the Prez....

Now that our Corvette show is over and what a grand success it was. It is time to have some fun. This weekend at Gunnison was the start. We discovered new places to eat, made a ton of new friends and laughed until our faces hurt. For those of you who did not make the trip, just imagine 25 of us in the conference center at the Comfort Inn, telling stories of old adventures and making memories that will last a lifetime until the wee hours of the morning. There also is the fact that members of our club that have never won an award at a show, did so at Gunnison. It was a fantastic trip for all. I look forward to seeing you all this Thursday at the meeting.

President, DtRC

Miscellaneous ramblings from the Editor:

Good grief, where has the summer gone?!?!?!?

For me, the months of July and August simply must have vanished. After breaking the old girl in South Dakota, it was a mad thrash to get her running again for our car show in between all of the other activities going on in life.

Even though the list of remaining events for the year is beginning to wind down, the pace of them hasn't lessened at all.

Good grief, I've gotta get this newsletter posted. I hope to see everyone at the club meeting Thursday night!

Remember - SAVE THE WAVE!


Minutes of the July 2011 Meeting


Two guests were present - Jerry and Mickey - who are the proud owners of a red 76 coupe.


A quorum of 19 members were present.


The minutes were approved.


The treasurer reported the account balances. The report was approved.


The schedule of events is on the RMR NCCC web site.


Nothing to report.


Nothing new to report.


All notes are in the July newsletter.


Organization meeting to be held soon.


Nothing to report.


a. Picnic - September 3rd at Richard and Fancy's house
b. Car show - August 13th at Jay's Bar and Grill
c. Saratoga - August 27th and 28th.
d. Gunnison Car Show - August 19th - 21st. Richard is making reservations for Friday
    and Saturday night dinner. Please let hom know if you are going.
e. September 14th - leaving for Monterey California ALMS race. Contact Richard for reservations.
f. December 10th - Club Holiday dinner at Old Neighborhood in Arvada.
g. Snacks - Thank you to Nancy and Dave for brining snacks tonight. August - Gail
h. Dinner at Jay's for the August meeting.
i. There is some interest in seeing Cars2. Fancy will send out an email


a. Tim won the tools set and $60 was raised for Tim's Challenge.


a. DTRC flyers are available to post and hand out.
b. $200 approved over and above Jay's donation for trophies and Jay's wants dash plaques
c. Joe will be the DJ and will be paid by Jay's.
d. Bring door prizes and donations to the car show.
e. Baskets will be part of the Chinese auction.
f. Corcour de non-elegance award will be given and Richard is going to make the trophy and Tim will judge.
g. Martha won a drawing to have her car's picture on the dash plaques and will get a picture to Richard.





Meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by Jani S.

Club News:

September Birthdays:

Joan Breher
September 11th
Fancy Loch
September 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 27th - 28 th

Saratoga, WY road trip!!!!


August 27th



September 3rd - 4th

CWC Labor Day Roundup - Casper


September 14th - 18th

Road trip to ALMS - Monterey


September 17th



September 18th

Double LS Auto-X


September 24th - 25th

Low and High speed Auto-x Lajunta


September 25th

Low speed Auto-x


September 24th

DtRC Mystery Meal - Shoemaker's


September 24th - 25th

Low and High speed Auto-x Lajunta


October 2nd

Double Low speed Auto-x


October 9th

Triple Low speed Auto-x - Fruita


October 22nd

Double Low speed Auto-x CHP track


October 23rd

All Hallows Eve Rally


In the news section

Down the Road Corvettes simply awesome car show!

From Tim Barnes

I simply don't know what to say! In a year in which every show I've been to had much lower attendance than in prior years, how can you explain our attendance going up - significantly? Anyone have a clues?
I do, - ALL OF YOU!!!
Every single person I spoke to during the show told me almost exactly the same thing. "We're having a great time here today!".
Do you know why they were having a good time? I do - ALL OF YOU!!! All of you were out mingling with the participants. There were things for them to do too thanks to the efforts of ALL OF YOU!!

I'm also told that we raised about $270 for Tim's Challenge. Again, this couldn't have been done with out all of you pitching in to put everything together and then sell it to the participants. What a job you all did!

In all fairness, the excellent service on the part of the wait staff at Jay's certainly didn't hurt the show either.

All in all, another excellent job by all of you!

Gunnison Car Club's most excellent show

From Tim Barnes

As Richard pointed out, this show was a great time for everyone!
New friends were found, new winners were crowned, many stories were told and great drives were the norm.

Here are a few pitures from the event.

Some of the gang

A great surprise!

The award

Cars2 - dinner and movie night

From Pat Barnes

A group of 8 club members gathered at Red Robin before heading out to the movies.
The movie was full of laughs and everyone who attended had a great time!

Committee Updates

Social Committee

From the Social Committee

See the notes from the club meeting and the DtRC schedule for a list of what's coming up.

Governor's Report

By Nancy B.

Nothing from the Gov this month.

Be sure to track the calendar on the regional website - www.rmrnccc.org.

Drag Racing Report

By Joan B.

Remaining Club Clash dates are: July 29th
August 12th
September 9th
September 23rd

The gates open at 3:30, trials start at 4:00, racing starts at 7:00. No price was listed but last year was $35.

AutoCross Committee

By Tim B.

I have been in contact with the CHP and have the information needed to move forward with the event.

Merchandise Report

By Mike and Martha P.

No report

NCM Ambassador's Report

By Richard Loch

For the latest from the museum, check out the Museum web site at: http://www.corvettemuseum.com/

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2011 Committees:

Dealer Rep  Mike K.
Membership & Directory  Cathy S. / Nancy B.
Social Committee  Mary Kay K.
Merchandise Committee  Mike and Martha P.
Rally Committee  Pat B. and Fancy L.
Show Committee  Dave C.
Corvette Museum Ambassador  Richard L.
Webmaster  Mike P.
Newsletter  Tim B.
Drag Racing Competition Director  Joan B.
Autocross Competition Director  Tim B. and Mike S.
Caravan Coordinator and Bones carrier  Bill S.
Sno'Big Deal Extravaganza  open
Tim's Challenge Committee  MaryKay, Pat, Martha and Fancy
Roving Reporter/Photographer  Bill S.

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