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August 2012 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  August 23, 7 PM
Emich Chevrolet
- 2033 S. Wadsworth near Jewell in Lakewood

Dinner at the Black Eyed Pea,. 94 Wadsworth Blvd. at 5:30pm

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.

2012 Down the Road Corvette Club Officers
Bill Schultz
Vice President
Mike Davis
Gail Krusen
Joan Breher

Nancy Burritt

Board Members
Dave Chadwick
Bruce Kinney
Mike Shoemaker


Newsletter Info (Deadline the 15th)
Jani Shoemaker
Official Club Address
Down the Road Corvettes
15875 Quandary Loop
Broomfield, CO 80023


2012 Committees
Dealer Rep
Mike Davis
 Rally Committe
Dave Cooper, Dave Chadwick
Membership & Directory
Cathy S. / Nancy B.
 Show Committee
Mike Malouf
Social Committee
Cathy, Mary, Dave Cooper & Jani
Drag Racing Competition Director
Joan. B.
Merchandise Committee
Tanya & Jackie
 Roving Reporter/Photographer
Bill S.
Corvette Museum Ambassador
Dave Chadwick
 Autocross Competition Director
Dave B. & John M.
Jani & Dave B.
 Caravan Coordinator and Bones carrier
Bill S.


Meeting Snacks
  Jan 2013 - Jani Shoemaker
Aug 2012 - Mary Davis Feb 2013 - Burritt
Sept 2012 - Mike Lindenberger Mar 2013 - Gail Kruzen
Oct 2012 - LynnAnn Lamanuzzi Apr 2013 - Norma Jean
Nov & Dec - No Meetings May 2013 - Dave Cooper

Miscellaneous ramblings from the President

lWell, July 2012 is history. Time is going too fast this year. It seems that the season just began. We had a busy July and first week of August!

As usual, Dave and Nancy Burritt did a tremendous job putting the Auto  X together. I can’t thank them and John Maxwell enough for making things run perfect.  We also had several members give up their Saturday and Sunday to help pull this thing off(some of us got stuck with a broom-------AGAIN.) I want a special mention to go out to the Arkos. Even though these guys are no longer members of DTRC on paper, they are still outstanding members at heart. Frank, Nancy and Jason all gave up their busy weekend to help us put the race on. It was a very strange but welcome experience to be sitting at a check point and hearing them on the radio. I found it kind of fun to see quite a few metal cars show up. Several Shelby GT 500s were there and did a great job. Sitting at my vantage point although they looked and sounded good, they are not Corvettes.

We had a Mystery??? Meal in July by Dave Cooper???? After a great 2 hour drive, we ended up at a surprise birthday party for Shoe. He said it was a surprise but I don’t know, when you get his age (as I may learn in several years) you just sense a birthday party. Good Job Jani and Dave. Oh, Dave got an early gift from the Morrison police dept. I believe the offer was named Barney.

Mike and Mary hosted the August mystery meal. We had 10 cars attend. Now when you tell people that we went to Rawlins Wyo they go “OOOOOHHHHH”. But it really was a good time! The 10 cars were pretty impressive going down the highway. We visited and toured Mikes “roots” while there. (I let you guess which Mike). When you tour an OLD state prison you realize how things have changed in our prison system. Some things have changed for the worse. No electricity for many years. No hot water until the late 70s etc. I found it strange that they had steam heat but no domestic hot water. Perhaps cold showers kept the prisoners in line? Anyway  good job Mike and Mary! Oh, we also toured the City of Rawlins and every street in it a time or two. No more “Chief Red feather” .

We have a busy August coming up. Next week, the 17th and 18th is Gunnison, this is always a good time. Cathy and I can’t make it this year. Then the 23rd several of us are headed to Pagosa springs for a few days for the CSCC rally and show. Dave and Wanda will meet us there.  I think some are headed to the Grand lake show by CCC. This is always a good one.  Where ever you are going be safe and let us know how things went. Anyone is encouraged to write an article for the newsletter about the event they attend.

Oh, I don’t want to forget to tell you that we had a small birthday party for Jani (we did not want to leave her out after Mikes surprise) at Brunos. We had a fantastic dinner and many members and friends showed up.
Thanks all, have a good month of August. We will see you “down the road”.



From the Editor:

The DtRC Autocross was a lot of fun not only for ourselves but all the participants from other clubs and metal cars too.. Thank you for letting my son, Joshua, race his BMW around the track. He had a great time and can't wait for the next one. He also helped me out in getting my time just a little bit better. Honestly I may have had a faster speed but on one corner he did a "Oh my god...." so mom slowed it down a bit not to scare him.

Be sure to post you photos from any events you attend and be sure to mention any trophies or special honors too on our facebook page.

Thank you Mike and Mary Davis for a wonderful mystery meal trip. They gave us a lot of hints and would buy lunch for anyone that guessed what we were visiting but no one guessed a prison. Maybe you have a special place to eat or visit and could lead the next mystery meal?

Be sure to get your room reservered at the Pagosa Lodge for the Rallye and Car Show in Pagosa Springs on Aug. 25th. We will leave on Friday Aug. 24th and return on Sunday Aug 26th. We currently have four couples planning this trip.

Upcoming events and a calendar have been included in each newsletter. Just let me know if you have anything else to add to our list of ideas.

Our monthly snack list has also been added to the newsletter with each member's name that is bringing snacks this month.

We sold our C5 White Corvette with mixed feelings. Such good times in our first corvette and fond memories that I'm sure all of you understand. The garage looks empty now.



Here are just a few of the upcoming events. Let us know if you have one to add.

Rocky Mountain Region Calendar - lists all car shows, rallyes, and autocross.

Minutes of the July 2012 Meeting

Down the Road Corvettes

Minutes from July 26, 2012

Meeting was held at Emich Chevrolet in Lakewood. 

A quorum was present of 11 members.

The minutes were approved

Leo Lamanuzzi just purchase a beautiful 2011 Grand Sport.

Barrett Benson has offered to be our Museum Ambassador if another member isn't interested. He also sold a few raffle tickets for the 2013 Black Convertible.

The treasury report was approved and balanced as of end of June 2012.

Regional calendar exists now and a link will be added to our website for easy access.

No report but please send logo artwork that club owns to John Maxwell to store on our server

Thanks to Cathy Schultz for bringing snacks tonight. Mary Davis will bring snacks next month.

Discussions about a Summer Picnic and is scheduled for September 22nd. Everyone will bring a dish to share.

33 pre-registered through online. Driver's are encouraged to bring their own lunch but the club will have hotdogs, chips and drinks for a donation. All members can race free that day. Registration is 8:00 with a start at 9:00am. Members are encouraged to come out early (7:00am) since alot of driver's show up early. Motion and approve for refund will be given to Mike Lindenberger for his registration fee. Motion and approve for a portable potty will be brought in for $170.

No new members yet but two that will be coming in soon.

Dave Cooper talked about his mystery meal planned for the Sunday.

Mike and Mary Davis mystery meal is planned for August 12th. Meet at 120th and I25 with a full tank. Be ready to leave at 7:00am sharp with a full tank and plan for a full day.
Motion and approved to order Autocross T-Shirts and sell them for $12.

Meeting Adjourned

submitted by Jani S.


Club Members Birthdays






1-Mary Davis
2-Bill Schultz
11-John Maxwell
19-Dave Chadwick
28-Don Roach
31-Jani Shoemaker
31-Mike Shoemaker


12 - Mike Davis

17-Bruce Kinney
3-Carrie Ball
25-Joe Breher
11-Joan Breher
April   October
12-Cathy Schultz
26-Jackie Malouf
28-Nancy Keyser

1-Wanda Chadwick
11-Sherman Ball
19-Gail Krusen


2-Tanya Roach
4-David Burritt

3-Nancy Burritt
3-Norman Jean Brandell
13-Dave Cooper
18-Mike Malouf






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