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July 2010 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  July 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 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....

Hello Everyone,

I hope that you are all having a fantastic Corvette season. It's been really hot outside and definitely top-down weather. I want to thank all of you for coming out to help work the autocross at the Colorado State Patrol track. I know that it's hard to give up your weekends, but as you know, we can't do it without you. Because of your generosity with your time and all of your excellent planning skills, we are known for the quality of our events.

I wish I could be at the meeting myself to thank all of you personally for your time and hard work, but a prior engagement is requiring my attendance. It's a pleasure being associated with such a great group and I am proud of my 10 year association with this group.

Keep up the great work and remember, picnic time on Saturday the 31st. It's always a great time, just remember your rain slicker.

Save the Wave.

John Maxwell
President, DtRC

Miscellaneous ramblings from the Editor:

Based on the comments I heard at yesterday's Auto-X, I think it's fair to say that our little club still knows how to put on an event! Other than an inconsiderate participant and some 4 legged critters that wanted to participate too, the event went off without a hitch. This is entirely due to the fact that we as a club all pull in the same direction and stay focused on our participants. I am very proud to say that I am a member of Down the Road Corvettes and all of you are the reason.

Say, did I mention that the yummy food prepared by all of you really differentiates our Auto-X events from most of the others and raised nearly $300 for Tim's Challenge? When you do the right things for the right reasons magic generally happens. And so it did Saturday on many different levels. Congratulations to all members who assisted with the event.

Always remember - SAVE THE WAVE!


Minutes of the June 24, 2010 Meeting


Dave Cooper, John H., Alex & Susanne Nelson


Alex of RMC- The Father's Day Show was a success and had a great turnout from DtRC. The proceeds were for Make-a-Wish Foundation.
A motion was made and approved for the club to donate $500 to Make-a-Wish.


A quorum was present.


The minutes were approved.


The Treasure's report was approved.


A couple of rule book changes are being talked about. There are lots of upcoming events.


New members are Mike and Jani Shoemaker, welcome to the club.
Nancy B. will e-mail the discount number for the hotel(#00800794).
The weekend of August 22nd is the Gunnison Car Show, for info Gunnison-CarClub.com


Martha will sell back stock merchandise for half price.
A motion was made and approved to spend $300 for new merchandise.


The museum does sell the flags yearly. Richard will revisit buying one for 2013.


Frank reports everything is ready for the July 17th Autocross.
Anyone who wants to donate Baked Goods would be great.
Lots of bodies needed to help.


No report this month.


The summer picnic is July 31st at Tim & Pat's house.
A mystery meal is planned for August 28th.
Tim B. won the raffle.
Thank You Richard and Fancy for the treats.


Car Show

The car show is August 7th, the fliers have been sent out.
Mike K. will talk with Jay about the trophies.
An e-mail has been sent out on door prizes. Alex donated 4 $75 gift certificates (Thank you Alex).


A new position was created to organize meeting for events. Bill S. is now our Caravan Coordinator.

Meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by Joan B.

Club News:

August Birthdays:

Bruce Kinney
August 17th
Phil Olbert
August 18th
Roger Less
August 28th

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/

July 22nd - 24th

Vettes on the Rockies

non-sanctioned LGCA

July 24th

Buffalo Bill's Day Parade

non-sanctioned CCC

July 31st

DtRC picnic anniversary birthday party

DtRC members only event

August 1st

Hill Climb - 7 events


August 7th

Show, parade, rally


August 7th

People's Choice Show


August 7th

Circle Drags @ CNS

non-sanctioned - DCA

August 15th

Triple Auto-X - Fruita


August 21st

PC Car Show


August 22nd

Triple Low Speed Auto-X


September 4th - 5th

Casper Roundup


September 11th

PC Car Show - Pagosa Springs


In the news section

Purifoy's 50th Anniversary celebration

By Tim Barnes

DtRC was well represented at the Purifoy 50th Anniversary celebration and what a celebration is was!

The small own of Fort Lupton was invaded by somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 cars - mostly Corvettes. Thanks to good planning by our new Caravan Captain (don't get a swelled head Bill), those of us who joined in the DtRC caravan got to park on Main Street right in front of the dealership's main showroom. It took a tour of a three block area to see all the cars and what a selection there was. It was also great to run into old friends and former club members, some I haven't talked with in over 10 years.

The shindig included dinner from Santiago's (a local Mexican restaurant) that was darned good. The awards ceremony was very nice as well. Local dignitaries presented Rollie numerous awards and there was even a ballad written just for the occasion that everyone got to sing to the tune of "Davey Crockett". There also were a large number of door prizes handed at the end. While none of the club cars took home a trophy, our own Richard L. managed to snag a free half day driving class with Go4It Racing School. Needless to say, Richard's award will likely cost several club members some dough as well since who can turn down the opportunity to tag along and improve their own driving skills.

All in all, though it was a hot day, the event was excellent. Congratulations to the Purifoy family and Rollie for making it 50 years in a very tough business!

Committee Updates

Social Committee

From the Social Committee

Don't forget about the club picnic July 31st!

Governor's Report

By Nancy B.

Hi All,

Not much to report on the NCCC front. Everybody is busy hosting and attending events, it is a busy time event wise, but a slow time of year policy wise. There are lots of events and events results posted on the regional website - http://www.rmrnccc.org/ - check it out.

Speaking of events - we got many many great comments on how well of an event you put on today. Even the deer enjoyed it - I think they just wanted to come play with the Vettes. I hear the trailer thermometer hit 107 degrees for the outside temp (those in the trailer were in nice air conditioned comfort - although even that air conditioner was not as cold as it normally is). Official Denver temp reached 103 - so I can believe 107'ish up on that hill. Big thanks to Chairs Frank and John - wonderful job with the course, setup and making sure things ran smoothly. They work extremely hard and were there a long time before I got there (and I was the 3rd person there). Then a huge pat on the back to all of you - whether you worked corners, grid, cooked, etc. Great turnout by the club and another great event. Dave says we had 49 drivers in race one, and then a few only registered for race 1 - so roughly 45 drivers in race 2. And we were done and torn down by 4:30. Thanks for showing up and sticking it out in the heat.

Take care - we won't see you at the meeting this week - but we'll definitely be at the picnic.

Drag Racing Report

By Joan B.

No report.

AutoCross Committee

By Frank A.

I just wanted to say "Thanks" to everyone that helped yesterday at Autocross.

Merchandise Report

By Mike and Martha P.

Old merchandise was going fast at the meeting. Hopefully, we'll have some new items to drool over and the July meeting(Ed.)

NCM Ambassador's Report

By Richard Loch

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

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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.