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September 2011 Newsletter

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

2011 Down the Road Corvette Club Officers
President Richard Loch
Vice President Tim Barnes
Treasurer Gail Krusen Secretary Jani Shoemaker
Governor Nancy Burritt and Phil Olbert
303-465-4664 and 303-929-3960
Board Members Mike Perito
Mike Shoemaker


Newsletter Info (Deadline the 15th)

303 469-1521
Official Club Address
Down the Road Corvettes
13902 Detroit St.
Thornton, CO 80602

From the Prez....

The club picnic was a great success with lots of food and fun for all! The Corvetting season is rapidly coming to an end so take advantage of the short time we have left this season to get out and enjoy them.

President, DtRC

Miscellaneous ramblings from the Editor:

The last few months have been an intersting period for our club to say the least. However, we should never lose sight of the fact that the club's focus has always been on having a good time free from issues. Let's get back to that!

The California road trip has been a blast so far and the stories that will be told are many! I hope everyone else is having as good a time as we are!

Remember - SAVE THE WAVE! (You'd be disappointed at how many out here don't.)


Minutes of the August 2011 Meeting


Four guests were present - Joan and Gene and Muff and Renae (spelling?)..


A quorum of 16 members were present.


The minutes were approved.


The treasurer reported the account balances as of July 31st and the report was approved.


The schedule of events is on the RMR NCCC web site.


Nothing to report, someone needs to update the brochures.


Nothing new to report.


All notes are in the August newsletter, $10 raffle for 100th Anniversary car.


Lots of discussion and was decided that the club is not ready to run a safe autocross. Governor Nancy will contact other clubs to see if they would like to have the track and date.


Dates are in the August newsletter.


a. Picnic - September 3rd at Richard and Fancy's home, up to $350 approved
b. Saratoga - August 27th and 28th.
c. September 14th - leaving for Monterey California ALMS race. Contact Richard for reservations.
d. September 24th - Mystery Meal with Mike and Jani Shoemaker - cost is $10
e. Sno Big Deal - Nov 19th - Tim and Pat will chair
f. December 10th - Club Holiday dinner at Old Neighborhood in Arvada.
g. Snacks - Thank you to Gail for brining snacks tonight. September - Chadwicks
h. Dinner at Las Delicious for the September meeting. (Notes say August meeting - but its September - Ed.)


a. Gail won a car cleaning kit and $70 was raised for Tim's Challenge.
b. Bring family ideas to next month's meeting.


a. 91 cars (includes Corvettes who stopped to check the show out - Ed.)
b. $270 raised for Tim's challenge at the Chinese auction
c. Baskets will be a part of Chinese Auction
d. Concour de non-elegance award was a hit
e. Pre-registration form would be nice on our website for next year
f. Jay's would like to have the car show again




a. Nominations

  i. Richard - President
 ii. Gail - Treasurer
iii. Tim - Vice President
iv. Joan - Secretary

Meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by Jani S.

Club News:

October Birthdays:

Aharon Brewer
October 6th
Mike Kelley
October 8th
Cathy Schultz
October 12th
Jackie Malouf
October 26th
MaryKay Kelley
October 28th
Martha Palomar
October 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/

September 14th - 18th

Road trip to ALMS - Monterey


September 17th



September 18th

Double LS Auto-X


September 24th - 25th

Low and High speed Auto-x Lajunta


September 25th

Low speed Auto-x


September 24th

DtRC Mystery Meal - Shoemaker's


September 24th - 25th

Low and High speed Auto-x Lajunta


October 2nd

Double Low speed Auto-x


October 9th

Triple Low speed Auto-x - Fruita


October 23rd

All Hallows Eve Rally


November 5th

Veterans Day Parade


November 6th

Sno'Flakes Rallye


November 12th

9 Cares / Colorado Shares Food Drive


November 19th

Sno Big Deal Car Shows


November 20th

Turkey Rallye


In the news section

Saratoga Road Trip with the Usual Suspects

From Tim Barnes

It was a beautiful day for a drive, so we did!

Seven members of DtRC headed out for a new adventure to Saratoga, Wyoming and we're happy to report that it was a great time. The drive was beautiful, heading up 287 to Laramie and then over the Snowy Range Road into Saratoga. A picture is included below.

Once in Saratoga and settled into the motel, we headed out for a good meal at a local resort and returned to the motel just about in time to head to Duke's Bar and Grill to listen to The Usual Suspects. We closed down the joint and surprisingly, were even invited back for New Year's Eve and the Chariot Races in February.

One the way back to the motel in the wee hours of the morning, we were greated by two buck deer out munching on the local weeds. The deer paid absolutely no attention to us what so ever.

Saratoga was a very nice little town and all of us who enjoyed the trip are looking forward to another excuse to head up there. However, next time, we want to stay at the Saratoga Resort. It was an incredibly neat place with its's own hot springs on site and would make a great place for a get-a-way.

Along the way!

Along the way

Down the Road Corvettes Annual Picnic

From Tim Barnes

Well, for those of you who missed out on the club picnic this year, too bad for you!

The picnic was hosted by the Loch's this year who did a knock out job! Much fun and laughter was had by all who attended. The picnic even included a bonfire and toasted marshmallows with Reese's Peanut Butter Smores which were a big hit. I must admit however that not all marshmallows that got toasted made it to eager mouths as certain toasters occasionally got a little over zealous with the toasting.

Here are a few pitures from the event - including the guest of honor...

Guest of Honor!

Guest of Honor

What a party!

What a party!



Committee Updates

Social Committee

From the Social Committee

See the notes from the club meeting and the DtRC schedule for a list of what's coming up.

Governor's Report

By Nancy B.

Nothing from the Gov this month.

Be sure to track the calendar on the regional website - www.rmrnccc.org.

Drag Racing Report

By Joan B.

Remaining Club Clash date is: September 23rd

The gates open at 3:30, trials start at 4:00, racing starts at 7:00. No price was listed but last year was $35.

AutoCross Committee

By Tim B.

Well, so much for the Auto-X this year for us. I have been in contact with the CHP and our date has either been returned to the CHP or taken over by TORCA. There will be no cost to the club for returning/transfering the date.

The CHP has allowed us to stay in their good graces and will notify us when the schedule for next
year is open.

Merchandise Report

By Mike and Martha P.

No report

NCM Ambassador's Report

By Richard Loch

For the latest from the museum, check out the Museum web site at: http://www.corvettemuseum.com/

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2011 Committees:

Dealer Rep  Mike K.
Membership & Directory  Cathy S. / Nancy B.
Social Committee  Mary Kay K.
Merchandise Committee  Mike and Martha P.
Rally Committee  Pat B. and Fancy L.
Show Committee  Richard L.
Corvette Museum Ambassador  Richard L.
Webmaster  Mike P.
Newsletter  Tim B.
Drag Racing Competition Director  Joan B.
Autocross Competition Director  Tim B. and Mike S.
Caravan Coordinator and Bones carrier  Bill S.
Sno'Big Deal Extravaganza   Tim and Pat B.
Tim's Challenge Committee  MaryKay, Pat, Martha and Fancy
Roving Reporter/Photographer  Bill S.

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