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February 2011 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  February 24th, 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 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
Joe Breher


Newsletter Info (Deadline the 15th)

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

From the Prez....

Wow, how the last month has flown by and the weather has not cooperated with any idea we have had to get the Corvettes out!

The February meeting looks to be another busy one, but if we all arrive with good attitudes and ideas we should be able to get everything addressed easily.

Everyone remember to bring a list of all the DTRC items you have.

I look forward to seeing everyone on the 24th.

President, DtRC

Miscellaneous ramblings from the Editor:

Not much to report this time.

Rally planning is under way now. The rally committee can use the help of all of us to make sure it's a success.

Pat and I won't be at the meeting, but hope to see a lot of you at the next rally planning meeting!

Congratulations to Richard and Fancy! They've done something that I'll probably only ever get to dream about doing - watch your Corvette be assembled and get to start it for the very first time!

Remember - SAVE THE WAVE!


Minutes of the January 2011 Meeting


No guests


A quorum was present.


A motion was made and approved to accept the minutes.


Books balanced and were audited.


All events must follow the rulebook. Sanctioned events requests and flyers must be submitted at least 45 days before the event. Tenative dates were set for two events this year.
August 13th - Car Show
October 22nd - Auto Cross


Currently 33 members and no new members were reported.


New hats are available.
Prices have increased so they are going to search and accept bids from multiple vendors.


Congratulations to Richard and Fancy on winning the 2011 Corvette.
Raffle tickets are available from Richard.
Pepsi is giving away 50k, additional information is available on the Corvette Museum website.


Chair Tim, Co-chair Mike Shoemaker and is scheduled for October 22nd at the Colorado State Patrol track in Golden.


Meeting on Feb. 15th at the Marriott West 5-8pm.
Test and tune scheduled for every Wed. night and begins on April.


Mary Kay suggested the Old Neighborhood Restaurant again for our Holiday party.
Thank you Schultz's and Kelley's for tonights snacks. Richard and Fancy will provide snacks at the Feb. meeting


Mike P. won the tool set at tonight's raffle and $52 was collected.
The club donated gifts, food, and grocery gift certificates to a family for the Holiday. Fancy reported that the family was very thankful and the children really enjoyed the Corvette rides.

A motion was made and approved to close the current bank account and roll into our current club checking account. The treasurer will report and keep separate line items for Tim's Challenge.


No old business


A) April Fool's Rally - Chair Pat and Co-Chair Fancy.
Richard suggested the ┐In the Zone┐ end point.
A committee will meet and decide on a start point with flyer to be submitted by Feb. 15th.

B) Joe will submit bylaw changes for the newsletter and we will vote a the next meeting. Discussions were made about making them accessible online.
(Ed. note: bylaws are now online at DtRC-ByLaws)

C) Bring you list of DTRC equipment, or inventory to next month's meeting. We would like to consolidate everything if possible.

D) Car Show - Chairs are Mike Davis, Bill Schultz and Dave Chadwick

E) Dave Burritt asked for photos be sent to him from the Sno Deal.

Meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by Jani S.

Club News:

March Birthdays:

Joe Breher
March 25th

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/

March 5th

RMRNCCC Awards Banquet


March 27th

Triple Auto-X Fruita


April 2nd

Circle Drags - at CNS


April 3rd

April Fool's Rally/Show


In the news section

Update on the Beast!

By Richard and Fancy Loch

We thought we would give everyone an update on what is going on with our new Carbon car.

Richard got a phone call on Friday the 28th (of January) that GM would start building the car the following Thursday, February 3rd. We rushed and made plans for Richard to arrive in Bowling Green on Wednesday and for Fancy to arrive on Saturday (she couldn't get off untill then). I arrived at the assembly plant at 8:00 on Thursday morning, two hours before our car was to start, which made it possible for a visit to the body shop and frame welding areas which normally you are not allowed to see.

At 10:17 the frame and dash of our car came into view. I cannot begin to tell you all the excitement I felt seeing it for the first time! Right away the workers noticed this car was different as it was the first time they had seen the pedals that are in the car. Everyone from that point on had to stop, look and talk to us about the car. It didn't take long and word was thru the plant about what the car was and that we had won it. Talk around the plant only increased when it came time for the window sticker to be installed, the spot where the price was stated the cost was $0.00 and the destination for the car was Dearborn, Michigan, only prototype and mule cars have this info.

The excitement never eased for the 3 days that we stood and watched every nut, bolt and bracket installed on the car. The last few minutes are what seem to be the longest, the short 20 feet our car had to travel to the point where we would get to start it for the first seemed to take days ( Fancy tells me it was only 10 minutes). Finally I was able to get in and be the first to start the car, I remember pushing the button to start the engine, the engine starting but the next couple of minutes are fuzzy. The car was completed on Tuesday the 8th at 12:37.

It will be held in the plant for 10 days to do QC, then sent to the museum to be displayed untill we pick it up on April 26th.

We both highly recomend anyone who decides to get a new Corvette, order one and include the Buyer's tour option. It is well worth 10 times what it costs.

Richard and Fancy bringing life to their new baby Something few people ever see

Committee Updates

Social Committee

From the Social Committee

The 2011 holiday dinner is scheduled for Saturday, December 10 at the Old Neighborhood.

Governor's Report

By Nancy B.

It is a short report this month - our next governors meeting is March 6th - so I may have a longer report next month.

The Regional Banquet is Saturday, March 5th - at the Embassy Suites off of I-70. The flyer is posted on the regional website at www.rmrnccc.org. Please pay attention to RSVP deadlines and the request for meal choice, etc. as specified on the flyer.

The first competition event is March 27th - 3 Low Speed AutoCrosses at the Fruita High School hosted by Colorado West Corvette Club. Flyer on the events page of the regional website. There are many events on the calendar, several with flyers already - check it out. And if you use google calendar - you can add the regional calendar to your google calendar by using the google icon at the bottom of the calendar on the regional website.

Drag Racing Report

By Joan B.

First Club Clash meeting is in March.

AutoCross Committee

By Tim B.

Tim B. and Mike Shoe have volunteered or more correctly, been volunteered to take on this duty.
A date has been obtained from the CSP track and planning will get underway after the April Fool's Rally is over.

Merchandise Report

By Mike and Martha P.

No report

NCM Ambassador's Report

By Richard Loch

Not much from the Museum right not. Just, THANKS FOR THE CAR! And, BUY raffle tickets!
For the latest news and events at the museum go to 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  Mike D., Bill S. and Dave C.
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  open
Tim's Challenge Committee  MaryKay, Pat, Martha and Fancy
Roving Reporter/Photographer  Bill S.