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August 2013 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  August 22, 7 PM
Emich Chevrolet
- 2033 S. Wadsworth near Jewell in Lakewood

Dinner at the Valley Inn Restaurant (Location is right next door to Emich Chevrolet) 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, and Kelly
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 August already. Where is the summer going? Some of us were not in town for our last meeting so I can’t write anything about the meeting. Busy time of the year so I understand there was not a quorum.  I look forward to our August meeting and seeing you all again. We have much to discuss so be sure to make it if you can!

Eight of us were on a road trip to Idaho during the last meeting. The only way the trip could have been better would have been to have more of you come with us. Everything went perfect. Boise was a little warm but not too bad. I think it was around 100 to 105 each day. Valley Corvettes did a good job with the event. I believe there were about 150 cars. The last day of the event we participated in a caravan to McCall Idaho. The caravan did have all 150 cars. This is the largest, longest caravan I have been in! The event ended at the Ponderosa State park in McCall. This park was at Payette Lake. Mike M. went for a swim in the lake. I don’t think he killed too many fish. While all the other cars when back to Boise, we went north to Orofino, Idaho. This was a drive made for Corvettes, Lots of twisty windy roads up and down mountains. We did not know what to expect in Orofino for lodging as it is a very small town. We had a very pleasant surprise. We stayed at the Best Western plus Rivers Edge motel. I think all of us agree that of all the places we stayed this one was by far the best. It is on the Clearwater river, and I mean right on the river. You could sit on the deck and throw a rock in the water. This motel is 8 years old yet appears to be brand new. The owner and staff went out of their way to make sure our stay was perfect. If your ever up that way put this on your list as a must stay!!!!

We left Orofino Monday morning and headed home via Montana. Everything went great. Perhaps next year can get many more members on a road trip.

We still have a lot of things going on this year. Les and Kelly’s mystery meal, DCA picnic, Grand lake and many more. We have a lot of things to discuss at the next meeting, the region is thinking about going for the 2019 convention and would like our thoughts. Are we going to host the April fools rally etc. Be sure to show up so we can get your input.

See you Down the Road!

National Corvette Museum Report:

MUSEUM EVENT PLANNING    At this year's Vettes on the Rockies, several people mentioned that they'd like more information for DtRC members about the Museum's Anniversary Celebrations held every year.  So I'm reminding you that this August 29-31 is NCM's 19th Anniversary Celebration Event, which will include induction of Werner Meier, Wil Cooksey and Johnny O'Connell into the Hall of Fame.  Registration is open till Aug. 16th, and costs $15 for museum members, $25 for non-members.  You can register by clicking on http://www.corvettemuseum.org, and selecting 19th Anniversary on the Events Tab.

Looking ahead to next year, the 20th Anniversary Celebration Event is August 28-30, 2014, and sure to be a special one.  Registration has opened and enthusiasts from all over will be caravanning to Bowling Green.  The Colorado Caravan Captain, Richard Loch, has provided info on the route, hotels, and combining with other caravans along the way.   Press Ctrl and click http://www.corvettemuseum.org/registration/celebration/20info.shtml to go to the NCM web page.  At bottom of page, use link “Check here for 20th Anniversary/National Corvette Caravan Registration”.  Click on Colorado on the map for current info, Event schedule and registration procedure.  I recommend that you register as soon as you can, as this event is not to be missed if you were ever planning on visiting the Museum!  I'll continue to remind you about this and have updates at our monthly meetings and in newsletters.

Submitted by Barrett Benson, Museum Ambassador

New Member Corner

IWelcome to our newest members, Walt Curtis and Michele Wensel. A little more about them is coming soon.


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 July 2013 Meeting

Meetings was held, no quorum, no minutes, Mike Davis presiding.

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
17-Kelly Rhoades

3-Carrie Ball
2- Les Rhoades


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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