Next Meeting: June 26th, 7 PM Go
Chevrolet - 7320 North Broadway near I25 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.
2008 Down the Road Corvette Club Officers
Newsletter Info (Deadline the 15th)
Official Club Address
From your Prez
From your Editor: If Tim sent something - I have misplaced it. If he sends it in after I post this I'll send it to the club via email, and will repost the newsletter.
ramblings from the Editor
Sorry - it's been too nice and I've been too busy goofing off to sit down and get to this. I did pass a high school on the way home tonight that did sum it all up. "Have a safe & fun summer". So that's the thought for the month, and hopefully we'll be able to see you all more the next couple of months than we have been able to lately - as you are all part of the definition of "fun". A lot of you were out having some of that fun this past month, and even sent in some info about it so we could share in the fun. Thanks to all who sent in articles.
See you all Thursday,
Minutes of Past Meeting
Down the Road Corvettes
Minutes of May 2008 Meeting
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Quorum was present.
The previous minutes were approved.
The treasurer gave her report. A motion was made and seconded to approve the treasurer's report. Motion passed.
NCCC events are listed on the website.
The Social Committee was looking for mystery meal volunteers for the next few months. The Sept. mystery meal will be done by Alex Nelson. The month of June will have a mystery meal on the 21st.
NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM
The club museum Ambassador, John Harnagel gave us all a detailed report of the museum ground breaking, the build out and of his trip. John had a wonderful time!
No new members this month.
The May 24th DtRC autocross was a great success and a lot of fun. The bake sale was a great fund raiser and earned big bucks for Tim’s Challenge. Thanks to all who baked and helped sell and cook the lunch barbecue!
DRAG RACE DIRECTOR
The next two races are May 30th and June 20th.
No report. Tonya was at the merchandise table, available to take any merchandise orders.
Members are looking forward to seeing some new merchandise for the summer
The April Fool's Rally was held on Apr. 6th and all went well with the rally. The annual audit of the clubs books was performed by Pat & Gail.
Justin Anderson Memorial Program was a huge success. Lots of volunteers and lots of kids got their bikes fixed up for summer. In addition, some of our ladies from the club showed up and helped with planting a garden for the school children. Thanks to all for all your hard work. Many cards were sent to the club showing appreciation from the students.
Car show in Loveland set for July 12 and 13th.
Annual summer picnic was date was set for July 12th. Directions and meat menu choice forms will be sent out this month.
Meeting was adjourned.
Pre-Meeting Eating: It is Mickey's Top Sirloin this month. Meet around 5:30. The restaurant is just south of GO Chevrolet about a mile (give or take) right on Broadway.
July Birthdays: 1 - Mary D.; 2 - Bill S.; 11 - John M; 19 - Dave C.; 28 - Don R.
Don & Tanya R. on their new red C6 - very snazzy - thanks for
sending the pictures Mikey M.
Pat B. for receiving her MBA
As we talked about at the meeting 9 News has started a area on their website to report on and report car club activities. You received these links via email - but I thought I'd also put them in the newsletter. Everything I've seen so far they have done a great job on, as have the people who have been submitting items to them. Thanks to those who have been doing that.
The Grand Junction Race. Even though it was a TORCA member that submitted it , it is our car, with me driving. See - I still do remember how to drive :) http://www.9news.com/rss/article.aspx?storyid=93711
Our May Autocross - http://www.9news.com/rss/article.aspx?storyid=92589
DtRC Hosted Events - Upcoming
DtRC/DCA La Junta Track Weekend - August 2 & 3
Bill M. has been working the logistics of this event with DCA - and they are ready to rock & roll. On Saturday there is a half day open track practice in the morning followed by a Low Speed Autocross in the afternoon. On Sunday there is a high speed autocross in the morning, followed by a Low Speed Autocross. The races are all National Sanctioned. The open track practice is regional sanctioned. The flyer has the pre-registration form on it. There is a substantial pre-registration discount - so if you are going you may want to pre-register. There will also be a BBQ Saturday night.
Remember a current schedule of NCCC events, access to flyers, event results and regional points standings can be found at www.rmrnccc.org .
Flyers are posted on the regional website for:
DCA's Fourth of July Events at Keystone:
PC Show on the 4th and 2 Low Speed AutoCrosses on the 5th. There is a golf tourney also for those that are interested in that. Check out their flyer for details.
CWC - 2 Low Speed Autocrosses - Casper - July 20th
CSCC - 2 Low Speed Autocrosses - July 27th. No flyer yet - so not sure of location - check the website soon.
As always - check out the region website - www.rmrnccc.org for all the upcoming regional events. Going out of state - check out www.corvettesnccc.org , scroll down almost to the bottom, click on the region you will be visiting, and see what is happening.
Justin Anderson Bike Repair Day follow-up:
Tim attended a school assembly where the presented him with a plaque and thank you cards for the part that the club and Tim's Challenge had in helping with the Bike Repair and Garden day. Some of the thank you cards were very touching, others cute. So I thought I'd share a few of them. -- Nancy B
- Thank you for coming to the
community garden and helping us with bike repair day.
- Thank you for the helmets! It wasn't possible for me to go on the bike ride with out you. I already went on the bike ride and it was really fun. I loved my helmet, it was green.
- Thank you for the helmet. I liked it because it was green. Than you for being so nice. You are the nicest guy I barely know.
- Thank you for the helmet that you gave me. I'm so so so happy that you did this for the kids and me. I got the cool red one. Do you like the color red? What's your favorite color? Mine's purple.
- Thank you for taking care of us. You are so cool.
- Thank you for the helmets... I also wanted to tell you about how you saved a life because A. fell on his head and luckily he was wearing a helmet. Well I hope that show you how important you are to me.
- Thank you for da cool cars
- Thanks for the cool cars and the helmets
- Safety Comes First! Thank you for all the helmet you got for us cause if someone didn't have one and they fall they could get hurt. And all the bikes you fix because if someone had a problem and they went to bike ride and got hurt really bad. It wouldn't be good but you stopped it from happening.
- Thank you for the helmets. Thank you for keeping our heads safe.
DtRC 2 Low Speed AutoCrosses – State Patrol Track – Golden – May 24th
Various wrap-up emails went out right after the event (I can't believe it was a month ago already) - so I just wanted to say great job all. Thanks to all who turned out to help with the event and the food. The results are posted on the regional website. I didn't race - but everyone who did said it was great - as usual.
June 1st - CWCC Autocrosses - Grand Junction Go-kart track.
It is a pretty time of year to make the trip "over the hill". That is a kick-*** track. Much fun to be had. And one of the best parts. No corner workers. One set of cones at the start/finish line. And other than that - it is twisty enough to keep you slowed down, and because it is so twisty - it is all visible from the paddock area, so no safety workers are need out there. The second best part - an air conditioned building you can sit in and watch the track and wait for your heat to be run. The track was fun too. Even though it is a go-cart track - it is as wide as let's say - Mead was - or there abouts. Plenty wide for a car. Lots of fun corners and elevation changes. Overall an excellent day.
June 14th – DCA – Vettes on Broadway – DCA’s annual car show.
DtRC was well represented here - way to go guys. Dave was out of town - so we didn't make it down. Thanks to Mike M. for sending the following:
Daddy Don won 1st in 05-08
Roger L won 2nd in 90 - 96
Six Pac Jackie won 1st in the 5 classes & Best Of Show
Yes all 5
6 solid days of work paid off for her
Love Jackie & Mike
Mike & Jackie have been on the road this summer. And the roads have no bounds. Mike sent in the following wish you were here "postcard".
Hey Kids Just wanted to say what a kool month. Lots &
lots of car shows. Two different NCCC Judged events, Concourse in
San Diego & Vegas. Then in New Mexico the Los Alamos Corvette car show.
WINNERS IN ALL SHOWS. We need new shelves for all the hardware.
Having too much fun!
Also Ft Collins and Stevenson in Denver. Even the cruse event up at Golden the first Sat. Night of each month.. The Burt Show and Fathers day up the hill with Alex... Now off to Lake Tahoe see ya!!! See ya Down the Road
Love you all Jackie & Mike
And then there was the Great 4000 mile road trip!!!
Submitted by Bill S.
New DtRC Club award – nominations open
I can't wait to see the bone-head necklace that Cathy S. said she'd make and that several pigs gave their life for. You can nominate others or yourself. Come on - see some "evil" - tell all. We want to hear your stories at the next meeting.
Anyone that is willing to organize a social event please contact MaryKay K., Deana D. or Carol A. They can also help with suggestions and date coordination.
By Nancy B.
Info from the last Governor's meeting.
The region has 613 members as of the meeting.
It is very important to get our Regional Membership Director any address changes (in addition to filling out the web form on the national NCCC site). Also - FCOA (Future Corvette Owners of America) has a large percentage of packets returned every year - please make sure to keep NCCC updated of any grandkids, nieces, nephews, etc. that are FCOA members address changes. There is info on who to send the info to on the NCCC site.
The rulebook clarifications that the competition committee rules on will be
posted on the rulebook page of the national site.
We also spent a lot of time on getting an update about the 2009 convention. A lot of work has been done and many committees are well under way. And there is a lot of work still to happen between now and next year. It is shaping up to be a great time.
50th Annual National Convention - August 7 - 14, 2009
- RMR -
And a permanent reminder for the next year’s worth of newsletters. Don't forget as you start making 2009 vacation plans - mark the following in your book. DtRC will be hosting the low-speed autocross at World Arena. I don't have the dates handy, but can get them if you need them this soon. Even if you can't join us for the whole week, we'll need lots of help the days of our events (it is over two days I believe).
NCCC RMR Events
Flyers are appearing on the regional website - www.rmrnccc.org - a copy of that calendar as it stands today is at the end of this newsletter. For Flyer info and to get the latest and greatest calendar info - check back on the regional website often.
Drag Racing Report
Race Nights are: July 18, August 15, Sep. 5,26. The gates open at 3p.m. Eliminations at 7p.m. Test & Tune nights are Wednesdays and start April 12.
Alex Nelson's Rocky Mountain Corvette has agreed to have a team we can race with this year. Thanks Alex. Joan would love to have anyone who want to join them up at the track to come on up. If anyone would like more info, or to join Joan up at the track - please let her know and she'll get you all the details. .
out the table at the back of the room during the meetings to see what is new and
to check out the catalogs.
NCM Ambassador’s Report
No report this month.
For the latest news and goings on at the museum go to http://www.corvettemuseum.com/ .
2008 EVENTS CALENDAR
(S) or Sanctioned - National Sanctioned - points awarded per NCCC rulebook
(R) or Region-sanctioned - Events that are listed as Region Sanctioned are the same as non sanctioned events for any out of region entrants and no national points will be awarded. Region members will receive region competition points.
(NS) or Non-Sanctioned - No points awarded to any entrants.
NOTE*** - this is a snapshot from the regional calendar the day I put together the newsletter. For up-to-date info and any revised flyers, please go to www.rmrnccc.org , click on the 2008 Events link on the left hand side of the page, and you will get an up-to-date calendar. Flyers don’t change often – but they sometimes do.
|07-04||PC Show Keystone Event||DCA||(R) 22-DCA|
|07-05||2 Low Speed Autocrosses, Keystone Event||DCA||(R) 23-DCA, 24-DCA|
|07-20||2 Low Speed Autocrosses||CWC||(R) 25-CWC, 26-CWC|
|07-26||Buffalo Bills Parade||CCC||Non-sanctioned|
|07-27||2 Low Speed Autocrosses||CSCC||Region-sanctioned|
|08-02||LaJunta Track - Open Track Practice||DCA||(R) 21-DCA|
|08-02||La Junta track - Low Speed AutoCross||DtRC||(S) RM-150-012|
|08-03||La Junta Track - High Speed AutoCross||DCA||(S) RM-114-011|
|08-03||LaJunta Track - Low Speed AutoCross||DtRC||(S) RM-150-013|
|08-09||Peach Rally (Gimmick)||TORCA||(R) 28-TORCA|
|08-09||Poker Hand Car Show||TORCA||(R) 27-TORCA|
|08-10||2 Low Speed Autocrosses||CWCC||(S) RM-294-006, RM-294-007|
|08-10||Low Speed Autocross||CWCC||(R) 2-CWCC|
|08-16||Gimmick Rallye - Pagosa Springs||CSCC||(R) 11-CSCC|
|08-17||PC Show - Pagosa Springs||CSCC||(R) 12-CSCC|
|08-23||PC Show in Kremmling||CCC||Region-sanctioned|
|08-23||Dealer PC Show||CSCC||Region-sanctioned|
|08-30 to 09-01||Round-Up Event Casper, WY||CWC||Region-sanctioned|
|09-12 to 09-13||National Governors Meeting St. Louis, MO.|
|09-13||Dealer PC Show (Date Tentative)||DTRC||Region-sanctioned|
|09-21||Regional Governors Meeting (Conference call meeting) 303-709-9388|
|09-28||2 Low Speed Autocrosses - CSP Track||DTRC||Region-sanctioned|
|10-04||2 Low Speed Autocrosses||CSCC||Sanctioned|
|10-05||Open Track Practice (am), Pueblo||DCA||Non-sanctioned|
|10-05||High Speed Time Trial (pm), Pueblo||DCA||Sanctioned|
|10-12||3 Low Speed Autocrosses||CWCC||Region-sanctioned|
|10-18||Regional Governors Meeting (Denver) 303-709-9388|
|10-19||All Hallows Eve Rally||TORCA||Sanctioned|
|11-07 to 11-08||National Governors Meeting St. Louis, MO.|
|11-08||9 Shares & Vets Parade||CCC||Non-sanctioned|
|11-17||CLUB NCCC RENEWALS DUE TO ELLOUISE|
|11-22||Sno Big Deal PC Shows||DTRC||Region-sanctioned|
|12-07||Regional Governors Planning Meeting (Denver) 303-709-9388|
Remember to check our website www.downtheroadcorvettes.org for even more events the club has been notified of and for events that may change (added/deleted) between newsletters.
DtRC Meetings are the 4th
Thursday of the month.
There are no club meetings in November or December, except the annual Holiday Party.
Don P (3 yr term - begins 2008)
Membership & Directory
Carol A Deana D Mary Kay K
Jackie M Tanya R
Tim& Pat B, Phil O
Don P Dave C
Drag Racing Competition Director
Autocross Competition Director
Frank A Bill M John M Roger L
Tim’s Challenge Representative
Sno' Big Deal Extravaganza
Bill S and/or Mike D and Don R
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