October 2007 Newsletter
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Next Meeting: Thursday, October 25th, 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.

 

2007 Down the Road Corvette Club Officers

President

Rick Cavallaro
Rick@apollorealtygroup.com
 
303-452-3723

Vice President

Dave Burritt
(303) 465-4664
vintageslots@hypermall.net

Treasurer

Nancy Keyser

Secretary

Carol Perez

Governor

Nancy Burritt
(303) 465-4664 vintageslots@hypermall.net 

Board Members

Frank Arko 
Roger Less
Don Perez

Newsletter Info (Deadline the 15th)

email: vintageslots@hypermall.net
303 465-4664
Official Club Address
Down the Road Corvettes
13902 Detroit St.
Thornton, CO 80602

From the Prez

 Greetings All,

October is upon us which means fall is in the air and the temperature is dropping. But it is still not time to put those Corvettes away for the winter yet – we have a few functions left to go – The Sno’ Big Deal extravaganza is coming up in a few weeks and we hope to get a good turnout of Corvettes at that event. Plus, there are a few other NCCC events around town that you can still be a part of.

Well, this is my final "Letter From the Prez". It is kind of a sad moment because I have really enjoyed my time serving as your President for the past two years. I have gotten a lot and learned several things from this experience. First, being involved with this club at this level has really enabled me to learn the internal dynamics of this fine organization. This is a world-class group and we do things with a very high level of success. Second, as I have said in the past, it truly does take the efforts of more than just a few people to get things accomplished at the level that we do. This organization wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the help of everyone involved. Last, I have gotten to know most of you on a deeper level that I ever would have as just a club member…and to me that was the most important part of it all. I have made some wonderful and long lasting friendships from this experience.

As next years board members take office, please give them your support just have you have given it to me over the past few years. Remember, these folks are volunteering their time and efforts for you and for the success of the club.

On behalf of this year’s board members, we would like to thank you for all your support and for making 2007 a wonderful year to remember.

As always, I look forward to seeing you all at the next meeting on the 25th. (as it is an election meeting, this would be a good one to attend.)

Save the Wave! And one last final farewell……..

Rick Cavallaro
President
Down the Road Corvettes
"Denver’s Premier Corvette Club" (I truly mean this!!!)

Misc. ramblings from the Editor:

Hi Everyone,

What a strange weekend.  It was absolutely too nice to just sit inside on Saturday and do the newsletter.  Then 4 inches of snow and cold on Sunday.  A much better day to sit around.  My proofreader is out of town so I apologize in advance for the typos.

A big thanks to Bill S. for agreeing to be the roving reporter and assist with some of the newsletter articles. Now one word of warning - Bill has also designated himself as "investigative" reporter.  So if you see someone peeking in your car windows - don't say you weren't warned.  It's still not too late - if anyone wants to take over as editor next year - just give a holler (or a whisper for that matter).  I'm sure the club would love to hear from one of you instead of me.  

Very Important Items for this month with details further down in the newsletter:

- Dues are due at the October meeting.  
- Elections are being held at the October meeting - this is a good one NOT to miss.  Absentee ballot and instructions have been sent out.
- There is one DtRC hosted day of events (5 events) still to come - the Sno' Big Deal Extravaganza is Nov. 17th.

See you all Thursday.
Nancy B.


Minutes of Past Meeting

Down the Road Corvettes
Minutes of September Meeting

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Colorado Corvette Club
Bill & Jan F. & Kevin & Leslie B

QUORUM
Quorum was present.

PREVIOUS MINUTES
The previous minutes were approved.

TREASURER'S REPORT
The books balance.  Checks have been sent for all expenses for the last autocross. The amounts  for Tim's Challenge and the penny board were reported.  Motion was made, seconded and the treasurer's report was approved.

OLD BUSINESS
Autocross Summary
John M reported. Autocross went great. There was a profit.  It was a co-hosted day with DCA so the profit was split with them.

Car Show Summary
John M reported. Show went great. Jeff, GO GM, loved the show. They sold a C6 Z06.  Kool 105 was broadcasting from the show. Only 40 (non-club) cars showed up so the club cars were brought into the main show area - so it was still an impressive display.  Three other shows were the same day.   One was Muscle Car Madness with over 1000 cars.  Mentioned that it would be nice next year to work with GO on the dates more (it is pretty much set now by the off-site used car sale) to avoid the conflict with other major shows.  Due to budget constraints DtRC paid for the band.

Tim’s Challenge

Tim B. reported. Talked about making Tim's Challenge a non profit (501C3). Tim created a rough draft of the mission and read it to the club.  Colorado Corvette Club members are going to meet with Tim after the meeting about being part of the non profit organization.  People who are interested in being on the board will meet during the break.  Rick C. discussed an email from Carol P. which discussed 6 persons/families who were in dire need. These people were recommended by Interfaith Arms. Club agreed to support these people.  Pat B. mentioned at CCC might want to pick some of the recipients. . CCC said they were OK with the people that we picked.  Jan F. from CCC said they have about $300 from raffles for Tim’s Challenge.

NEW BUSINESS
School of Mines parade Oct. 13th. 5 people said they would be willing to participate.

Sno Big Deal Extravaganza

Bill S:  Nov.17 Southland  Mall (470 and Smokey Hill)  3 games have already been determined, need two more  All proceeds go to Tim’s Challenge  John M. made a motion to let Colorado Corvette Club take two of the sanctions and do two of the events.  Motion passed. Nancy B. needs to know their decision by 10/17.  Bill S. will send out an email about an organization meeting.

Nominations for 2008 officers

Volunteer Committees:
The following people either volunteered, or where suggested by others as being good candidates for these positions.  These are the volunteer committees.  If you see your name here and don't want it to be, bring it up at the Oct. meeting.  If you want to join one of the committees - just let the committee know - all of them would appreciated the help.

Dealer Rep (3 year term) - Don P
Membership/Directory - Open
Social Committee - MaryKay K, Carol A, Deana D
Merchandise - Tanya R, Jackie M
April Fools Rally - Tim & Pat B., Phil O
Car Show - Don P, Dave C
Corvette Museum Ambassador -  Bill M
Webmaster - Nancy K
Newsletter - Nancy B
Roving Reporter & Club Photographer - Bill S.
Drag Racing - Joan B
AutoCross - Frank A, John M, Bill M
Tim's Challenge - Carol P
Sno Big Deal - Don R., Bill S., Mike D.

The following are nominations for elected officers.  Rick will send out ballots for those who can't make the next meeting.  Elections at the October meeting or by absentee ballot to be turned in before the Oct. meeting.

President: Tim B.   Joan B.  Bill M.
Vice President: Joan B.  Roger D.  Phil O.  Don R.   .
Treasurer:   Pat B.   Nancy  K.
Secretary:  Pat B.  Mary D.
Governor:  Nancy B.
Board Members (filling one position):  Frank A.   Joan B.  Mike K.

MERCHANDISE COMMITTEE
Come check out the merchandise at break.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE
Dec. 15th is the date for the club Christmas party at the Old Neighborhood Restaurant.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Dues are due at the October meeting.  Renewal $80 couple; $50 single

AUTOCROSS DIRECTOR
Autocross wrap-up discussed during old business

DRAG RACE DIRECTOR
No Report

GOVERNORS REPORT:
Dues are due next month, bring check to the meeting or send to Nancy B.
Regional officers are up for nomination. If you are interested contact Nancy B.
Need an informal vote on where to vote for 2009 convention. Vote was for RMR to get DtRC’s vote

SOCIAL COMMITTEE:
Christmas party is 12/15
October Mystery meal is sponsored by Alex. Email will be sent out.
Bill S. is going to organize a corn maze trip. Email will be sent out

NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM
No news

ADJOURN
Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by
David Burritt
Substitute Secretary for  DtRC


Club News: 

Pre-Meeting Eating - from Deana D.  

Hi Everyone ~~ I'll set up a reserved table at Mickey's this Thursday evening at 5:30 if anyone wants to join us for dinner before the meeting.  All are welcome.  Just ask for the Corvette Club table.  ~~Deana

November & December Birthdays: - 11/2 - Tanya R.;  11/4 - Dave B.; 11/16 - Bill M.; 11/28 - Roger D.; 12/2 - Barb R; 12/9 - Russell W; 12/10 - Scott G.; 12/29 - Don P.

Members
As reported at the last meeting Donna B. is recovering from an ATV accident.  Donna - the whole club sends their best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Pat B. joined us at the last meeting - it was good to see you Pat and our best wishes to you also.

Membership Dues are Due
Make checks payable to DtRC.  $80/couple, $50 single.  One check covers both your club dues and your NCCC dues.  If you can't make the meeting - mail them to Nancy Burritt - my address is correct in the directory.  Drop me an email that you are mailing a check so I know to look for it.  I'd really like the dues by Nov 5th, so I have time to process them, and get them to our Regional Membership Directory in a timely manner.  I'll send out a couple of reminder emails over the next week or so.

Elections at the October Meeting
All club members should have received the absentee ballot from Rick.  If you didn't - please contact him.  If you are going to be at the meeting - you of course don't need to fill out the absentee ballot - but you may want to look at it - especially if you missed the last meeting and your name either is someplace you don't want it, or if you want to run for a particular position and aren't on there.  October is also where the volunteer committees and positions are "staffed" for next year - although you an always join a volunteer committee any time during the year.

Tim's Challenge Update
By Tim B.
Tim’s Challenge is now an official non-profit corporation! On October 16th, Tim’s Challenge became Tim’s Challenge, Inc. an official registered corporation. The current board of directors consists of John M, Mike K, Jan F & Leslie B (CCC) and Tim B. The corporation is now looking for officers and working on the by-laws before applying to the IRS for 501(c)(3) status. Once the application to the IRS has been completed, all contributions to Tim’s Challenge will officially be tax deductible. This will allow us to take Tim’s Challenge to new heights!  


Upcoming Events
Remember a current schedule of NCCC events, access to flyers, event results and regional points standings can be found at www.rmrnccc.org .  

DtRC Sno' Big Deal Extravaganza Charity Fund Raiser - Nov. 17th
By Bill S. (event co-chair)

We are well on the way to getting everything set up for the Sno Big Deal Extravaganza.
 
The event will be at Southlands Mall, E470 & Smokey Hill, November 17. We will set everything up at McCabe's which is located in the central plaza area.  After participating in the events they will have an area for us to order lunch off the menu.
 
We will have 5 shows total. Like last year we will be having a show with votes available at a minimal cost. We will also ask the employees of the restaurant to pick their favorite for the best of show host choice. We are trying to get the mall management to reserve parking by the fountain for our cars but we have no definite answer as yet. Regardless there is plenty of parking in the plaza. We do have the advantage of having Colorado premier parking chair person. (Mike M.) I'm sure he will figure something out.
 
The formal Flier is being updated by John Maxwell and should be out very soon.

Editors Note: This is our major Tim's Challenge fund-raiser of the year.  Entry fee is only $25 and that includes all 5 shows.  And don't forget your wallet and/or checkbook to "vote" for your favorite car in the buy a vote car show.  The show chairs will need help that day with registration, parking, running the games, etc.  Club members are encouraged to enter the event but will have time to help out also.  Bill will update us at the meeting as to where he needs help that day and what time setup is.

Governors Note:  All 5 events are Regional Sanctioned 3 points per entrant per event regardless of where you place  in any of the events.  You must have your Corvette there and be entered to earn entrant points.  Club members who just come to help but don't have their Corvette there or don't pay the entry fee will receive worker points for the events.  Remember - you must sign the waiver to earn either entrant or worker points.

TORCA Nov. 4th Autocrosses - Cancelled
TORCA has cancelled their 2 autocrosses scheduled for November 4th.

DCA Fun Rallyes - November 18th
This is currently the last scheduled event of the NCCC competition season.  It is a mega-weekend with our Sno' Big Deal Extravaganza on Saturday and their Rallyes on Sunday.  Official Club Weather Goddesses - start doing your dance for good weather on that weekend.


Past Happenings

Colorado School of Mines Parade - Oct. 13
By Bill S. - Official Roving Reporter

The Colorado School of Mines parade was a great success, we had 8 cars. Cathy and I, Mike and Mary D, Mike and Jackie M(two cars), Russell and Pam W, Bruce K and his guest, Don and Tanya R (known to Cathy as "Big Daddy" and Mike and MaryKay K.
 
It was raining Saturday morning in North Denver so we weren't sure what kind of turn out we would have. Bruce called at 6:30 to say "its raining", Cathy ask him what his point is? We were pleasantly surprised to leave the park and ride with 3 cars and show up at the parade line up lot with 5 cars there. The rain had stopped before we arrived in Golden. Just before the parade started, the sun came out giving us a warm sunny start.
 
The Vipers were staged next to us in the parking lot. Our insider (spy) walked over to them and did a little undercover investigation. I can't tell you who she was but her initials are PW. She did come back to us with very closely guarded information about Vipers. "Their paint is dull"!  We had a float between the Vipers and Corvettes. As lead car with our top down, Cathy and I were aware of how quiet the crowd ahead of us was. Cathy leaned over to me and quietly said "you can lite em up if you want but just a little bit". I did. Next thing I knew, 7 Corvettes behind us were lighting them up a little except Mike M, he doesn't know what a little means. (I'm sure Jackie does). The crowd went nuts. Little old men and women were motioning for us to lite em up.
 
We had a great time! We went to the Sonic after the parade for a snack. I can't tell you how nice it was to get together with old friends in such an environment. This was the first time we had the opportunity to be around Pam and Russell, what great people! I look forward to seeing them more often.
 
Oh, I should mention that there were 9 Vipers. Seven were red and the others were custom colors, all dull. We had 8 Corvettes, six different colors all shining like new.
 
Bill

Committee Updates

Social Committee 

DtRC Christmas Dinner -The Old Neighborhood, December 15th,

Our holiday dinner is Saturday, December 15th at The Old Neighborhood Restaurant (7923 Allison Way, Arvada – south of 80th Avenue, west of Wadsworth, & west of Target).  Meet early in the bar (cash) to visit.  Dinner is at 7:30.  $26.95 per person pays for salad, entrée (prime rib, steak diane, chicken cardoon, or salmon), break, vegetable, rice or potato, dessert, tax & gratuity.  Bring a gift to exchange (one per person or one per couple) with a $25 limit.  Deadline for reservations is December 1st.  Bring a check to the October meeting or send it to Nancy K.

This years social committee is Deana D. & Mary Kay K.  So please contact them if you have ideas for activities or are willing to lead a mystery (or non-mystery) meal, or activity.  

Governor’s Report
By Nancy B.

Membership Dues due at October meeting

I have to turn in the membership renewals by mid-November.  As such - dues collection will be at the October meeting.  Renewal dues are $50 for a single, $80 for a couple.  If you can't make the October meeting please mail a check to me at the address in the directory.  Try to do this by around November 5th.  Call or email if you don't have my address. Make checks payable to DtRC. 

There will be a new NCCC rulebook for 2008.  Information should be in your membership packets.

NCCC pins and planners will come through the Regional Membership Director to the club governors and then to you all.  So don't look for them in the membership packets you get after the first of the year.  I'll distribute them at the first meeting held after I receive them.  This will probably be the January meeting.

Christmas is coming, your loved ones helmet is another year older.  Check your helmet and those of anyone else in your family.  They must be no older than 10 years from date of manufacture.  If you check before Christmas - this would make a perfect gift for that person who has everything else but whose helmet is expired.

Drag Racing Report
Joan B.

Club Clash is over for the year.  

Merchandise Report

The merchandise committee had a lot of cool new samples for sale last month.  Make sure to check it out.  There are several items ready to take home. Need an easy to shop for gift for the Club Christmas Party gift exchange  - stop by the merchandise table at the meeting - the ladies would be thrilled to help you out.

This year's merchandise committee is composed of Patty C., Jackie M and Tanya R.  If you need any merchandise or have any ideas - let them know. 

NCM Ambassador’s Report
Tim B - National Corvette Museum Lifetime Member

The season has pretty well wound down for this year. However, there are still a few raffles going on.|

Below is a list of the current raffles available, the give away date, number of tickets available and prices.  Raffle tickets can be purchased by visiting our website or by calling the NCM at 1-800-53-VETTE.

-  Alaskan Cruise Raffle:  $100 per ticket, limited to 300 tickets.  There are 124 tickets remaining and the drawing will be held on October 26, 2007 
-  Build Your Own C6 Coupe Or Convertible:  $100 per ticket, limited to 2008 tickets.  There are 1094 tickets remaining and the drawing will be held on November 14, 2007.
-  2008 Artic White Raffle:   $250 per ticket, limited to 500 tickets.  There are 391 tickets remaining and the drawing will be held on December 19, 2007.    
-   Build Your Own 2008 Z06:  $500 per ticket, limited to 500 tickets.  There are 500 tickets remaining and the drawing will be held on January 23, 2008.

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


ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION
2007 EVENTS CALENDAR
Please check the Regional Website - www.rmrnccc.org for the latest regional schedule.  If events are added or dates changed - it will be current there.  The regional website will also contain links to the event flyers as they become available.  

Event

11-4

Sno-Flake Rally (Colorado Springs Corvette Club) Region-sanctioned (NCCC non-sanctioned) 719-302-5472

11-4*** *** Cancelled *** Autocrosses (Top of the Rockies) Region-sanctioned (NCCC non-sanctioned) 303-532-7619

11-9&10

National Governors Meeting St. Louis, MO.

11-17

Sno Big Deal Shows (Down the Road Corvettes) Region-sanctioned (NCCC non-sanctioned) 303-465-4664

11-18

Fun Rallys (Denver Corvette Assn.) Sanctioned 303-781-4896

   

12-2

Regional Governors 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.


2007 Committees:

Dealer Rep

     Mike Davis until 2008 nominations

Membership

     Pat Barnes

Directory Publication

     Pat Barnes

Social Committee

     Deana Delozier     Mary Kay Kelly     

Merchandise Committee

     Patty Cavallaro    Jackie Malouf    Tonya Roach

Rally Committee

     John Maxwell, Nancy Keyser, Dale & Tammy Billingsley

Show Committee

     Don Perez   Dallas Adkins 

Corvette Museum Ambassador

     Tim Barnes

Webmaster

     Nancy Keyser

Newsletter

     Nancy Burritt     

Drag Racing Competition Director

     Joan Breher

Autocross Competition Director

     Frank Arko    Bill Mount    John Maxwell

Tim’s Challenge

     Carol Perez

Sno' Big Deal Extravaganza      Bill Schultz     Mike Davis

 

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.

Advertising
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For Sale:  *** Price Reduced ***
Set of four wheels off a 1996 corvette, very good condition complete with lug nuts and covers. Sold as set only $300.00.
Please call Bill or Cathy Schultz at 720-872-1259 or email
CWING85B@AOL.com

For Sale:
From Bruce K.
For Sale:  73 Corvette coupe, L82 250 hp, runs strong. 66,000 original miles. Almost a 1 owner, new brakes, carb. Needs paint and TLC.            $9,000.00
yelovetbruce@yahoo.com   (303) 543-1238

 


FOR SALE
  
CONTACT: MIKE DAVIS  
                    HOME:  720-981-9796   
                    CELL:   303-204-4  E-MAIL:   mmdavis01v@aol.  
 
                    1 ea.  #618-837  C-5 Mid America Car Cover   $125.00  Red & Black (With Bag) 
                    1 ea.  #611-812 C-5 Mid America Car Cover    $50.00  
                    1 ea.  C-5 "Wolf" Full Mask (Bra)                    $100.00