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April 2013 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  April 25, 7 PM
Emich Chevrolet
- 2033 S. Wadsworth near Jewell in Lakewood

Dinner at the Brothers' BBQ (Location is at 105 Wadsworth, 1st and Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood) at 5:30pm

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.

2013 Down the Road Corvette Club Officers
Bill Schultz
Vice President
Mike Davis
Gail Krusen
Cathy Schultz

Mike Shoemaker

Board Members
Bruce Kinney
Dave Chadwick
Dave Cooper
Mike Shoemaker


Newsletter Info (Deadline the 15th)
Jani Shoemaker

Official Club Address
Down the Road Corvettes
c/o/ Mike Shoemaker
3468 S. Otis Ct.
Lakewood, CO 80227


2012 Committees
Dealer Rep
Mike Davis
 Rally Committe
Carrie Ball, Jackie Malouf
Membership & Directory
Cathy S. / Nancy B.
 Show Committee
Mike Davis and Lewis Kilbourn
Social Committee
Cathy, LynnAnn, Dave Cooper & Jani
Drag Racing Competition Director
Merchandise Committee
Mary Davis
 Roving Reporter/Photographer
Bill S.
Corvette Museum Ambassador
Barrett Benson
 Autocross Competition Director
Dave B. & John M.
Jani & Dave B.
 Caravan Coordinator and Bones carrier
Bill S.


Meeting Snacks
Jan 2013 - Jani Shoemaker   July 2013 - Barrett Benson
Feb 2013 - Cathy Schultz   Aug 2013 - LynnAnn Lamanuzzi
Mar 2013 - Gail Krusen   Sept 2013 - Malouf
Apr 2013 - Dave Cooper   Oct 2013 - Mary Davis
May 2013 - Dave Chadwick   Nov 2013- no meeting
June 2013 - Bruce Kinney   Dec 2013 - Holiday Party

Miscellaneous ramblings from the President

 Hi all,
Here it is, April 2013. Where has the time gone. It seems just like yesterday that Cathy and I ran the April Fools rally before joining Down the Road Corvettes in April 2001. We were so proud!  We won our first Horses ass trophy, the first of many. We keep them proudly on a special shelf in the shed just behind the lawn fertilizer. This years’ rally was no exception. Once again DtRC put on a great event. Thanks to all those that helped make this thing a success. I had many participants tell me they had a great time. Did anyone notice the turn out from Looking Glass? There was a time when you very seldom saw any Looking Glass members at any event. They are great people and I am thrilled to see them enjoy our functions.

Many participants said they were looking forward to our Fathers’ day show. I have the flyer done and will make copies. I would encourage everyone take a few flyers and hand them out at any event they may attend before Fathers’ day. This year it appears that there are no competing events going on that weekend so our turnout will probably be exceptional. We are also sanctioning the show year. I hope to see more Colorado springs cars this year. I don’t remember seeing many TORCA members last year either. Hopefully we will see more of them also. All the surrounding clubs have several great members that I always look forward to seeing. Last year CCC even donated door prizes for us. Speaking of door prizes, kind of keep your eyes open for someone that you see that may be interested in donating. I am going to “hit up” a few of my business vendors for some goodies. Mike D and Lewis are chairing the event this year and I am sure they will welcome all the help they can get.

As always I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting.


National Corvette Museum Report:


On Thursday, at 8:04 a.m. February 28, 2013, the last 2013 Corvette rolled off the line at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant.  A total of 215,100 C6 generation Corvettes were made since production began in 2005.  The last C6, an exclusive 427 Convertible Collector Edition outfitted with the 60th Anniversary design package, will join other historic GM vehicles at the GM Heritage Center in Warren, MI.

The celebration was short lived as less than 30 minutes after the last C6 was built, workers began remodeling the plant to prepare for the launch of the all-new C7 Stingray.  The task of tearing down and re-tooling will require about four weeks.  Assembly plant turn-arounds usually require months, but the workers are expected by March 25th to begin learning the entirely new process required to build the Stingray.

The Assembly Plant, which hosts up to 50,000 visitors each year, is temporarily closed to the public, but tours are expected to resume in late fall.  The museum has, however, arranged an exclusive tour on June 27th during the 60th Anniversary Birthday event.  I wish all of you were accompanying me as one of the 250 enthusiasts taking this special tour.  I’m anticipating it will be even more fun than previous tours I’ve taken! 

Submitted by Barrett Benson, Museum Ambassador

New Member Corner:


Here are just a few of the upcoming events. Let us know if you have one to add.

Rocky Mountain Region Calendar - lists all car shows, rallyes, and autocross.

Minutes of the March 2013 Meeting

Meeting was open by Bill Schultz President.

Introductions of Guests
Guests at meeting was Ben Sarsozo, the executive Director for WWIN, also volunteers of WWIN and 2 gentlemen Whom are Wounded Warriors.  They were at our meeting to help get us familiar with their cause, and awareness of there mission

Verify quorum   18 members attended the meeting

Approval of minutes, voted as approved by all members

Treasury report was read and approved

Membership report, Les and Kelly Rhodes has our membership package and will turn end at the next meeting in April, ready to join.

Merchandise report  , nothing to report.

Social Committee: Dave Copper  announced we will have dinner before our next meeting which is  April 26th, 2013, at Brothers BBQ (Location is at 2589 S Lewis Way Unit A, Lakewood)

Also had a little discussion about our Christmas Dinner , location and voted on having it a different night instead of a weekend as weekends in December there are a lot of other Christmas parties going on and family gatherings.

Mike Maulof will set up a mystery meal in September, and upcoming mystery meals to come.

Auto Crosswill be July 14th, club voted on going with Pay Pal for early registration like last year, also voted on going Pay Pal early registration will be$ 30.00 and day on site registration will be $40.00 with Car Show .  Voted on allowing the Mustang club to join us again in the Auto Cross, it will be Corvettes only till June 1st if we do not have the track filled.  It was discussed to get a better sign up to the road of the Auto Cross as it’s hard to find the entry to the auto cross, some of the guys suggested on checking out the road up there make sure there isn’t as many holes and dips, see if there is a way to fix the road or get someone to grade it.

Governors report, , Mike Shoemaker brought an award back  for Nancy Burritt for doing the website for RMR, and talked about the class for Auto Cross at PPR.

Museum Ambassador: Club was presented with possibly selling merchandise from the National Corvette Museum at our car show, the club decided not to do this as it would take away  the focus on sales to raise money for WWIN.

Sponsor update:   Dan Webster is no longer our Rep for Emich anymore as he has moved on so in the mean time it will be Mike again, Mike has another man in mind.  Also during the sponsor update discussion of the Father’s Day Show was brought up  by Mike Davis suggesting to sponsor WWIN again this year.   It was brought up to have Jim with WWIN come to a meeting to discuss his charity.

Break: Gail Krusen  brought goodies for the break, thank you Gail.

Mike Malouf brought up the Montrose Car show this summer, he brought flyers and would like us all to travel together up there, possibly staying the first night in Grand Junction, the dates of this event will be  June 7th – June 8th, lots to do and it will be a fun event for our club to attend.  Mike Malouf has all information, he also saved 10 rooms in Montrose.  Those interested can get ahold of Mike.

April Fools  Rally: The April Fools Rally will be April 7th, everyone has their assignment, and Dave Burritt will take the pictures of the clues and will get the movie together for us….. Thank You Dave.
Check Point 1 will be hosted by Dave and Leo.
Goodie Bags will be done by Cathy Schultz and club voted on helping her with a $100.00 to purchase goods for these bags.
Trophies will be Mary Davis and club voted on up to $200.00 for the trophies.
Registration will be Jani and LynAnn also they will make sure waviers are signed.
Checkpoint 2 will be hosted by Bill and Cathy Schulz, helpers are Gail Krusen and Bruce Kinney, this will be the Poker hand.
Parking is Mike Maulof and Mike Shoemaker, and whomever else wants to help this is parking for beginning of the rally and the end of rally.
Tech, will be Mike and Bruce.

Father’s Day Show chairmen this year is Mike Davis and Lewis Kilbourn.

WWIN brought some door prizes the a drawing at the end of meeting,  Jackie Maulof wont the T-shirt, Bruce Kinney and Dave Burritt won a bracelet.  Thank You WWIN

Meeting Adjourned, submitted by Cathy S.

Club Members Birthdays


14 - Renee Roberts




1-Mary Davis
2-Bill Schultz
11-John Maxwell
19-Dave Chadwick
28-Don Roach
31-Jani Shoemaker
31-Mike Shoemaker


12 - Mike Davis

17-Bruce Kinney
3-Carrie Ball
11-Joan Breher


2- LynnAnn Lamanuzzi
12-Cathy Schultz
13 - Mike Lindenberger
26-Muff Davis
26-Jackie Malouf
28-Nancy Keyser

1-Wanda Chadwick
7-Lewis Kilbourn
11-Sherman Ball
19-Gail Krusen
31-Barett Benson


2-Tanya Roach
4-David Burritt

3-Nancy Burritt
13-Dave Cooper
18-Mike Malouf



19-Leo Lamanuzzi



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