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February 2013 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  February 28, 7 PM
Emich Chevrolet
- 2033 S. Wadsworth near Jewell in Lakewood

Dinner at the El Tapatio (3601 S Wadsworth iin 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
Social Committee
Cathy, Mary, 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   June 2013
Feb 2013 - Burritt   July 2013
Mar 2013 - Gail Krusen   Aug 2013
Apr 2013 -   Sept 2013
May 2013 - Dave Cooper   Oct 2013

Miscellaneous ramblings from the President

Hi All,
The season is now officially open! Carrie, Sherman, Mike and Jackie have started on the April fool rally. Jani has the flier updated and we are all anxious to work with them to make this one rank right up there with our best.
Congratulations are in order to Muff and Ranae for their successful purchase at Mecum action. I can’t wait to see it!
Our next meeting is coming up soon. You might think about who we would like to sponsor (if anyone) this year at our car show. I have had a few members approach me with ideas and I will bring them to the membership at our next meeting. While most of us really liked Wounded warriors last year some are a little concerned with the underwhelming participation of the wounded warriors themselves. Think about this and we will discuss it at the meeting.
I for one am really looking forward to mystery meals this year! It is going to be hard to beat some we had last year! Anyone with any ideas is welcome to step up and host the mystery meal. The most important part is the gang getting together. Last year, if you remember, we went from a short drive around town all the way to Rawlins Wyoming. Anything you come up with will be great! I know Jani was talking about a trip to Oatman Az. I don’t know if this would be classified as a mystery meal but I guarantee it would be a blast!!!!!!!!!! Oatman is South of Vegas on route 66. And I mean OLD ROUTE 66!!!!
I’ll see you all at the meeting. If there is anything you want on the agenda please let me know.


National Corvette Museum Report:

CORVETTE INSURANCE    The NCM offers insurance for collectible vehicles, which includes classic autos as well as brand new models, and therefore covers our Corvettes.  I thought I’d tell you more about the NCM Insurance Agency as it might just be what you’re looking for.

I called NCM’s insurance rep, Adam Boca, who said NCM can insure for less than other companies because they focus more on customer service over advertising and the museum offers a single-liability premium. American Modern Insurance Group, Cincinnati, Ohio, underwrites and services the NCM Insurance Agency and only insures collectible vehicles.  While this insurance may not be for everyone, as there are some restrictions, the NCM Insurance Agency wants us to enjoy and drive our Corvettes, and therefore offers several options.  Here are some highlights to help you evaluate NCM insurance.

OPTIONS    The mileage option includes plans at 1,000, 3,000, and 6,000 miles per year.  If additional miles are needed to cover the Corvette, such as a trip back to the museum, extra miles can be added to the policy.  When fewer miles are used than those selected in the mileage option, the unused miles are added to the next year’s mileage.  …  Various discounts apply.  There is a multi collector-car discount, and up to 10% (State dependent) for being a member of a national car club (NCCC) or NCM, so you don’t have to be a member of the museum to get the discount.  Others include On-Star, theft deterrents, an accident prevention course, large collections, etc.  …  There is one single-liability charge, no matter how many collectible cars you insure.  Most insurance agencies charge liability coverage for each vehicle.  Also, the single-liability premium covers all approved drivers, even if two or more are driving at the same time in different collector cars.  …  The agent and you determine the agreed value of the Corvette, verifiable by publications such as NADA, or appraised prices used at events such as Barrett-Jackson, Bloomington Gold, or Corvettes at Carlisle.  …  The deductible ranges from $0 to $10,000, with increments of $250, $500, $1000, $2500 and $5000.  With the optional full safety glass coverage, the deductible is waived if the windshield requires replacement and there is no other vehicle damage. …  If you have spare parts (OEM or after market) such as an engine, transmission, or wheels that are stored in your garage, these can be covered.

RESTRICTIONS    The car is not covered for track events (races, autocross, drags).  Rallies and cruises, car shows, etc. are not restricted.  …  If the Corvette is used as a daily driver, it does not qualify for insurance.  But there is an option that allows you to drive the Corvette to work twice a week.  Your daily driver must be another vehicle less than 15 years old because a much older vehicle is considered a backup rather than a daily driver.  …  The Corvette is not covered when it is used to run errands.  A trip to a Corvette event, the DtRC meeting, a Mystery Meal cruise, a trip to the NCM, etc. is not considered an errand.  …  C5 and C6 Z06s and C6 ZR1 models have special premiums as they are considered exotic Corvettes because of limited production and limited/costly replacement parts.

OTHER BENEFITS    If another collector car is added, it is covered up to $50,000 for 30 days.  …  Roadside assistance is covered, and if there’s a breakdown more than 50 miles from home (trip interruption) the policy pays for transportation, lodging, and other expenses up to $600.  …  Coverage includes pets injured during an accident.

CLAIMS   American Modern Insurance Group is a national company with claim reps available for assistance.  Claims are handled by dedicated car experts who know collector cars.

You can visit www.ncminsurance.com and learn a bit more to determine if your Corvette and your driving habits qualify for NCM insurance, and call Adam (1-877-678-2626 or 1-800-538-3883) to get answers to any questions.  You just might save a bundle!

Barrett Benson

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 January 2013 Meeting

Down the Road Corvettes

DTRC January 24,2013

President Bill Schultz opened the meeting in the interdiction of Dan Webster our new  liaison between DRTC and Emich Chevolet.  Dan Webster is a corvette specialist with Emich.  Dan had a slide show introducing the new C7 Corvete Dan announced that Emich will unveil the new C7 Corvette to our club before everyone else gets to see it.  Thank You Dan,  he will be very much appreciated for all our Corvette questions , and help with the dealership. 

There was a quorum of 16 members present.

Minutes were approved from last meeting.

Treasurer Gail Krusen gave the financial report and was approved by vote of members.

Membership report, Nancy Burritt announced that  she will get a list of all members with information printed off for all the members for next meeting.  Dan Webster was handed a membership package, he is also a proud corvette owner so he will be joining our club soon.

Merchandise Report, Mary Davis announced that she is able to bring lots of samples of shirts to try on during meetings so if anyone would like to order a shirt we are able to see what kind of selection there is and the size they run.

Social Committee, Cathy Schultz thanked Mike Shoemaker for bringing treats to the meeting, club decided to have dinner before the next meeting at a Mexican Resturant, called El Tapatio location is 7301 W. Ave.  in Lakewood CO.  We meet about 5:30 before the meeting.  Bringing snacks for meeting in February will be Nancy and Dave Burritt, which will be February 28th. 
We have several members coming up with ideas for Mystery Meals and will discuss at next meeting, try to get some dates set for the new year.

Governor’s report, Nancy Burritt announced the the NCCC regional Banquet is in Colorado Springs on March 2nd, location is at the Crowne Plaza hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive, there is a registration form on the NCCC Rocky Mountain Region web site located under events, the next day Colorado Springs Corvette Club will be hosting a Scavenger hunt, which starts at noon in the same location as the Banquet.
Museum Ambassador Barrett Benson talked about the NCM Bash which is April 25th – 27th.  Anyone interested in going should get ahold of  Barrett, he also discussed the Corvette Museum’s 60th Anniversary, which will be a caravan going over to Bowling Green for the event, the dates are June 27th – June 28th. 

Final nominations for the year 2013 of officers for the Club were made, the only one was secretary, which was opened, nominated was Cathy Schultz.
Voting ballets were handed out to all members before break.
Voting results were:

President:    Bill Schultz
Vice President:  Mike Davis
Treasurer:  Gail Krusen
Secretary:  Cathy Schultz
Board of Directors:  Dave Cooper, Dave Chadwick, Bruce Kinney, Mike Shoemaker
Our new Governor is Mike Shoemaker
Social Committee:  Dave Cooper, Carrie Ball, Cathy Schultz, Jani Shoemaker
Membership Committee:  Cathy Schultz
Dealer Rep:  Mike Davis
Merchandise:  Mary Davis
Museum Ambassador:  Barrett Benson                 

New Business  

April Fools Rally will be April 7th   , Carrie Ball is the Chairwoman, and Assistant Chairwoman is Jacie Malouf.       They will be getting with everyone for volunteer positions to help out with the rally. This is a fun event to put on, so the Chairwoman will need all our help.
Father’s Day Car Show is set for Father’s Day at Heritage Square, there are no other events going on that day as far a Rocky Mountain NCCC, so the day if ours for the show.  Next meeting we will ask for volunteers for Chairperson to head this event up, this will take the whole club to help out.
Auto Cross Chairperson said that the Auto Cross will have to be later this year as the trailer is booked up for the beginning of the Corvette Season.

Meeting was adjourned.

submitted by Cathy Schultz


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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