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January 2014 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  Jan. 23rd, 7 PM
Emich Chevrolet
- 2033 S. Wadsworth near Jewell in Lakewood

Dinner at the Valley Inn Restaurant (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


2013 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 2014   July 2014
Feb 2014   Aug 2014
Mar 2014   Sept 2014
Apr 2014   Oct 2014
May 2014   Nov 2014- no meeting
June 2014   Dec 2014 - Christmas Party & Gift Exchange

Miscellaneous ramblings from the President

Well, here we are!!!!! Headed in to a new Corvette season!! Its been a long winter but I think I see light at the end of the tunnel. Events are already lining up. Keep an eye on your emails as things are popping up all the time. Les and Kelly are putting together a trip over Memorial Day weekend. CSCC and SCCC are putting together go cart races etc. Les and Kelly are really working hard on the April Fool rally, let’s all help them when they need it. This is not an easy event to host so I know they will appreciate input from all of us.

I am really looking forward to a great Corvette summer with all our “premier” members. A couple of road trips are in the works, some have already questioned mystery meals, it sounds like it is going to be very busy!

We are having elections at the January meeting. Be sure to come out and vote. The following are the nominees as of our October 2013 meeting. You will notice that Gail is not running for treasure this year. Gail says it appears she is going to be very busy next summer and is not sure she can perform the job as treasure the way she would like. I commend her for making this decision. Gail has done an outstanding job over the years and leaves mighty big shoes to fill!

Vice President----------Les and Leo
Treasurer---------------Lynn Anne
2- Board members  Offices now held by Dave Chadwick and Bruce Kinney.
Nominees Mike Malouf-----Don Roach
Volunteers for:                                 
Social Committee----------------Cathy, Dave Cooper, Jani

Merchandise Committee----------------
Museum Ambassador--------------------Barrett
Sponsor liaison----------------------------Mike D.
I will open nominations once again at the Jan. meeting then we will vote.
I look forward to seeing all of you at the January meeting!



National Corvette Museum Report:

Premiere Corvettes … the 500-unit Premiere Edition Coupe was revealed at the National Corvette Museum’s  60th Birthday Celebration June 28, 2013.  On December 3, 2013, Chevrolet announced that the 2014 Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition Convertible will be available in early 2014.   The convertible, limited to 550 units, promises to deliver an enthusiastic Premiere encore!

The convertible's Lime Rock Green exterior and tan top will be complemented by a Brownstone suede interior with suede-wrapped trim and carbon-fiber accents.  Abundant features include a variable tuned performance exhaust system, Z51 performance package, magnetic selective ride control, Stingray-logo center cap wheels, unique VIN sequence and dash plaques, and 5-piece Corvette-branded luggage.  The $77,450 cost includes destination and delivery fees.  The Premiere Editions can't be ordered, but will be shipped to select dealers. 

Chevrolet  introduced the 2015 Corvette Z06 at the North American International Auto show in Detroit in January.  It will be the most track-capable Corvette ever, designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamics.  According to NCM personnel, the Z06 may be on display at the  Museum's annual bash next April.

NCM has announced the three inductees to its Hall of Fame for the 20th anniversary celebration over Labor Day 2014:  Jerry Burton, John Heinricy, and Dave MacDonald.... more details next month.

Submitted by Barrett B.


New Member Corner

IWelcome to our newest members. We will have more information about each of them coming in a future newsletter.

Coulette Moger and Tony Abeyta

Russ and Lanoe Steinhaus.


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 October 24,2013 Meeting

Quorum- A quorum was present with 24 members.
Minutes- The previous meeting’s minutes were approved.
Treasure’s Report- Treasure report was read and approved.
Old Business-   Talked about our trip to Purifoy to see the C-7’s.
New Business- April Fools Rally was discussed by Les Rhodes they have a route picked out, starting at Parker and E470.
Les Rhodes talked about finding decals of our club logo, found a place for reverse window stickers.  We will have to order 250, sell them to help cover some of the cost to club members.   Club voted to go ahead and order the decals at a cost of $250.00.
Les Rhodes ordered a car club flag with our logo, he said the cost would be $16.50 each he will order some for whomever wants one just to let him know , email him ect and he will place an order.
Club voted on John Maxwell to be an honorable club member, as the club will pay for his membership to club and NCCC.
Dave Burritt talked about the Auto Cross a little, possibly throwing the ideal of having a high speed auto cross, working on a date to reserve the Colorado Highway track in Golden.
Governor’s Report -  Sunday is the Torca Rally . Snow Flake Rally some are interested and Turkey Rally will be on November 24th.
Museum Ambassador- Barettt still has tickets for the C-7 , discussed the 20th Anniversary at the museum, possible not to have to caravan offering caravan breaks.  Talked about the motor sports park, offering high speed track for corvettes.  Mike Shoemaker wanted to ask if we can donate to the Motor Sports Track , club voted to donate $100.00.

Dealer Report-  Possibly have a car show at Emich around Memorial Day .
Membership Committee-   All club members were told that yearly dues are due for 2014, please pay at this meeting or mail check to Cathy Schultz. 
Merchandise Report- Mary Davis took coat sizes of all our new members , she is ordering their coats and will have them soon.
Social Committee-    Dinner for Christmas is reserved, Lyn Ann read menu off and asked for ideal for gift exchange, maybe as seen on TV gifts?  Thank You Mary Davis for bringing snacks.  Saturday morning is a little car show at 7:00 am we will meet for breakfast at Cracker Barrel car show starts at 8:45 meet on Hwy 36 & 104th at Town Center Drive possible 14 cars.  Les is looking for a breakfast place instead of Cracker Barrel and will send out email to let everyone know. 

Elections will be the first meeting of the new year, which will be January 24th, 2014
Nominations that were brought up at this meeting goes as
President:  Bill Schultz
Vice President:  Leo Lamanuzzi and Les Rhodes
Treasurer, Lyn Ann Lamanuzzi, and Gail Krusen
Secretary:   Kelly Rhodes
Board Members:  Mike Maulouf, Don Roach, and Fred Davis (Muff)

Volunteer offices: 
Social Committee, Cathy Schultz, Dave Cooper, Jani Shoemaker
Membership Committee, Cathy Schultz
Museum Ambassador:  Barrett Benson

Meeting adjourned .

Submitted by Cathy S.           

Club Members Birthdays


6 - Ingrid Tryon
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
28-Michele Wensel

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


2-Tanya Roach
4-David Burritt
17-Jack Tryon

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



19-Leo Lamanuzzi



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