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May 2010 Newsletter

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

Hi Everybody,

I feel like I've been out of touch, missing the April meeting. Don did an exemplary job and he can take the job any time he wants. I'm back, recovered from jet lag and ready to get on with the Corvetting season. It's already a busy season with everything on the calendar and I think it will be a lot of fun.

One thing I've determined when I got involved with this club, is that the amount of fun that you have is directly proportional to the events you go to and get involved with. I love nothing more than to hang out at events with my Corvette Family...and I really hope to see you all out there this year.

Save the wave

John Maxwell
President, DtRC

Miscellaneous ramblings from the Editor:

Holy cow! The Corvetting season is underway!!!!

Gotta run! Another Corvetting event is underway!.


Minutes of April 22, 2010 Meeting


Ron Collins

Mike and Jani Shoemaker

Alex and Susanne Nelson (Rocky Mountain Corvettes)


Amy Corwin (CCC) provided information about the June 12th car show at Stevinson Chevrolet benefiting 9 Cares Colorado Shares (bring canned goods)

Alex Nelson (Rocky Mountain Corvettes) is moving his shop effective June 1 to a location near Lincoln in Parker.  Call for an appointment & exact location,

Alex has designated May as Service Club Month.  Club members get a 10% discount on labor that goes back to that club in the form of a check.  Alex also noted he is seeing leaking shocks in C-5 magnetic ride cars, and suggested owners be aware of this potential problem and have their cars checked.

Rocky Mountain Corvettes again hosts the Father’s Day Show (June 20th) at Heritage Square benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Lamborghini Club is hosting an autocross in Snowmass July 23-25 and is opening up registration to select clubs.  Call Alex for more information if you are interested.

Alex is hosting Introduction to Track Driving at the High Plains Raceway for $350 (half day in the classroom, half day on the track).  Call if you are interested.


A quorum was present.


The minutes of the March meeting were approved.


The report was approved.


The June 13th TORCA autocross has been cancelled.


No report..


Contact Mike or Martha P. if you are interested in a small club banner (18” X 6”) for personal use.


Contact Richard if you are interested in any East Coast events.


No report.


No members will be racing at the first club event April 30th.


Gateway caravan – meet at 12:30 at the Morrison Park & Ride Friday the 6th. Contact Richard for information about Grand Junction lodging Friday & Saturday nights.

Holiday Dinner date has been set for Saturday, December 11th at the Old Neighborhood Restaurant.

Gunnison Car Show (August 20-22) – Mike Malouf has reserved seven rooms at Island Acres

Mystery Meals – contact MaryKay or Richard to host a mystery meal. Mike & MaryKay will host one August 14th.

Club Picnic – Scheduled for August 31 at Tim & Pat’s house.


Car Show

Our club’s car show is scheduled for August 7th at Jay’s (76th & Washington). Mike Kelley & Don Roach will chair this event. Tim’s Challenge Committee will host games to raise money for our charity.

Bike Repair Day

The bike repair day is set for May 1 (9:00 to noon). Bring bike stands if you come.

April Fool's Rally Wrap up

The rally was a great success. Proceeds benefit Tim’s Challenge. Everyone was thanked for their hard work & support.



Meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by MaryKay K. substituting for Joan.

Club News:

June Birthdays:

Nancy Burritt
June 3rd
Tyler Perito
June 8th
Mike Malouf
June 18th
Nancie Arko
June 22nd

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/

May 22nd

ALMS Race - LagunaSeca


May 23rd

May Flowers Gimmick/Poker Rallies


May 28th

Big Sky Meet - Great Falls


May 29th

Memorial Day Parade


May 29th

Double Peoples Choice Show


May 31st

Double Low Speed Auto-X - Blackhawk


June 5th

PC Show - Driving School


June 5th

PC Show - Poker Rally - Funkana


June 6th

Triple Low Speed Auto-x


June 12th

PC Car show


June 15th

Father's Day Show


June 19th

9 Cares Food Drive


June 19th

PC Car Show


June 20th

Triple Low Speed Auto-x


June 20th

Double Low Speed Auto-x


Committee Updates

Social Committee

From the Social Committee

The date for the Christmas party has been set. It will be on December 11th at the Old Neighborhood.

Thanks to Richard for stepping in to help with the social committee!

Governor’s Report

By Nancy B.

First I'd like to congratulate all of you who took home trophies from the Aquarium show and say great job all - DtRC had a great turnout.

If the roofers in Montana don't call Dave before then - we are seriously thinking about going to the Colorado Springs Rallye on Sunday the 23rd. We'll drop out an email before then. Let us know if you are interested.

There is a big event down at PPIR - the Rocky Mountain Muscle Car Classic - the weekend of June 4th. It spans all the major domestic car manufacturers, but for the first time - the Pueblo club and the Colorado Spring club are having several sanctioned events over that weekend. There will be vendors and the Richard Petty driving experience will be there, etc. You can get the NCCC flyer on the http://www.rmrnccc.org/ website - but you do need to follow the link on the flyer to the Muscle Car classic to get the detailed info. That link is http://www.rmmcc.org/home.html. Perusing the links on that site have several conflicting pieces of information out there as to rally vs. show, etc. I plan to send some emails out and see if I can see what is really going on that weekend from an NCCC standpoint. I do believe they do get a huge turnout from all the muscle cars - so it is a good chance to see some of the other cars.

I am checking into hotels for the Grand Junction autocross. The races are on June 20th - and this is at the Grand Junction Go-Kart track - a perennial favorite of many of you - and worthy of being one of the one or two races a year that is all most of us do anymore. NCCC has a special discount number with Choice Hotels - and in the limited checking I've done it is even slightly cheaper than AAA. I'll let you know when I get some prices written down.

I did have a governors meeting during the car show this weekend. The regional membership has surpassed what it was last year (the year always starts lower and increases as it goes along - and we've recovered from the end of year decrease and then some). The RCDs are in the process of finalizing what changes the want in the Rulebook for next year so that the governors can vote on them this fall. One item of note is that currently there is a discrepancy between the AutoX tech form in the rulebook and the rulebook section on autocrosses. The rulebook supercedes the tech form - and passengers (as well as drivers) must have closed toe (and I believe closed heel) shoes. In general - it is business as usual and we've got some very dedicated regional officers making trips to St. Louis to represent the region.

Lots of events this summer, both NCCC and non-NCCC - so lots of choices for everyone, and hopefully summer will actually get here and we will all be going out and having some fun.

Drag Racing Report

By Joan B.

First test 'n tune is April 28th. First Club Clash is April 30th. Remaining Club Clash dates are: 5/21, 6/4, 7/30, 8/27, 9/10, and 9/24.

Come out and support our racers.

AutoCross Committee

By Frank A.

We have reserved the Colordo State Highway Patrol track for an auto-x July 17th. (Ed.)

Merchandise Report

By Mike and Martha P.

New shirts are in. Make sure you get yours at the meeting. (Ed.)

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.


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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

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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



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.
Tim's Challenge Representative  Open
Sno'Big Deal Extravaganza  Open
Roving Reporter/Photographer  Bill S.