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January2010 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  January 28th, 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....

No words of wisdom from our new president this month. I'm sure he'll have something illuminating to say in coming months. (Ed.)

Miscellaneous ramblings from the Editor:

Well, a new year is upon us. There are new experiences waiting, not that the ones we've already had were less than great mind you.

My new experiences are already underway. First up is attempting to learn enough HTML to actually get the newsletter to not only look right, but also to allow it to have a consistent look. It's taken me a lot of hours to clean up at least some of the formatting issues that I've noticed - mostly induced by my attempts to edit the newsletter in MS Word. The size of this newsletter should be about half of what it has been in terms of the amount of garbage that was in the document hidden from view. It's getting leaner and meaner and should take less time to load. At the same time, I should now also be able to include pictures in the newsletter which will be a nice surprise.

In other news, there are some really fun opportunities coming our way. Richard is working on setting up a trip to California's Monteray Peninsula for the ALMS race at Laguna Seca. This will be a chance to enjoy not only a great race -as the Corvette Racing team attempts to make inroads into the GT2 class, but also to participate in the Corvette Corral sponsored by the NCM. It should be a lot of fun! Or, what about an open track day out at High Plains Raceway?

No matter what your taste, I'm sure that we'll have opportunities to enjoy a broad spectrum of experiences this coming year!


Minutes of October 24, 2009 Meeting


    A quorum was present. Nominations were closed for officers. Votes to counted at break.


   Bylaw changes for the newsletter/minutes.

     2.0  Dues (Old)

The annual dues for active members will be established at the annual meeting and will cover one fiscal year which will be from November 1st to October 31st. Dues will include single and double memberships and will also include NCCC dues. Membership will lapse 45 days after the beginning of the fiscal year or on the deadline for filing NCCC renewals; which ever date is first.

     2.0 Dues (NEW)

The annual dues for active members will be established at the annual meeting and will cover one fiscal year which will be from November 1st to October 31st. Dues will include single and double memberships as well as children’s memberships, and will also include NCCC dues. Membership will lapse 45 days after the beginning of the fiscal year or on the deadline for filing NCCC renewals; which ever date is first.
Dues for children, over the over the age of 16 as defined by the NCCC rules, will be added to a single or couple’s membership.


Raffle tickets were available to buy. The is a sale on t-shirts at the website.


No report, treasurer not present.


A new regional club Southern Co. Corvette out of Pueblo. Merchandise profits for DtRC is roughly 7% from the National Convention. A motion was made and approved for the money to go back to the region.


Renewals were due. Please send pictures of new cars to Cathy S., for a new directory.


The Christmas party will be Dec. 12th, at The Old Neighborhood Rest. There will be a gift ($25 max.) exchange. A motion was made and approved that the club will pay for dinner.Mike P. won the Tim's Challenge Raffle. Congrats to Bruce and Mary on their engagement.


A vote was made on a new club shirt. A choice of colors will be e-mailed and voted on at the Jan. meeting.A motion was made and approved that the club will pay for the shirts. A motion was made and approved to purchase a new club banner.A motion was made and approved to pay for name tags for new members.


Nothing to report


Nothing to report


President- John Maxwell
Vice-president- Don Roach
Treasurer- Gail K.
Sec.- Joan B.


A family was selected for this year.

Meeting was adjourned.

submitted by Joan B.


Club News:

January/February Birthdays:

Pat Barnes                 - Jan 4th 

Mike Davis                 - Feb 12th

Mike Palomar             - Feb 12th

Mike Perito                - Feb 15th

Richard Loch              - Feb 19th


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

Mar 6th

RMR regional Awards Banquet


Mar 28th

Triple low speed Auto-x - Fruita


Apr 11th

April Fools Rally


Apr 24th

Auto-X Driving School


Apr 25th

Double low speed auto-x - PPIR


May 8th

Fun in the Sun Concours Show


Tim's Challenge Update

By Tim B.

A huge than you to all of you who invested your time to make Tim's Challenge a success again this year.

Thanks to your tireless efforts, the Montour family of Commerce City is warmer, better fed and very touched by your support. By focusing on a single family this year, we were able to make a much larger difference than normal. Those of you who were there for the delivery know how much of a difference we made.

To those of you who helped shop, the family wants you to know that your selections were absolutely spot on. They are very, very grateful for the shoes and clothes.

After looking at their home, I'm wondering if there isn't a way we could raise some more money and spend a day at their house doing some simple maintenance like tacking back up broken siding shingles, weather stripping doors and windows and other small things to help them be in a much more affordable situation. We can discuss this at the meeting if there is any interest.

We should all feel good about what we made happen for this family.

Committee Updates

Social Committee

From Mary Kay, Mary and Cathy

A new club directory is in the works. Please make sure you get pictures of new additions to the Corvette family to Nancy B or Cathy S. (Ed.)

Governor’s Report

By Nancy B.

No report this month.

Drag Racing Report

By Joan B.

No report this month.

AutoCross Committee

By Frank A.

No report this month.

Merchandise Report

By Mike and Martha P.

Thanks to all of the members who support the Tim’s Challenge raffle!

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.


*** Member Ad ***

For Sale:

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.

Bruce Kinney

(303) 543-1238

*** Member Ad ***

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


*** Non-Member Ad ***

1969 Corvette Sting Ray

Black Paint (painted last summer)

Red interior (needs carpet kit. Interior is not bad being its still original)

T tops, rear window removable

Small block 350 motor, Automatic transmission (motor and transmission have been rebuilt, it runs GREAT)

94,000 miles on odometer

Air conditioning

Phone 970-402-6060 for more details

Make offer.



2010 Committees:

Dealer Rep

    Mike K.

Membership & Directory

    Cathy S. / Nancy B.

Social Committee

    Mary Kay, Mary and Cathy   

Merchandise Committee

    Mike and Martha

Rally Committee


Show Committee


Corvette Museum Ambassador

    Richard Loch


    Mike P.


    Tim B    

Drag Racing Competition Director

     Joan B.

Autocross Competition Director

    Frank A.

Tim's Challenge Representative


Sno'Big Deal Extravaganza


Roving Reporter/Photographer

    Bill S.