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July 2011 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  July 28th, 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....

I have several comments I would like to make, but the First lady informed me I should save them for the meeting as they may not be appropriate for this format. I encourage everyone to attend the meeting Thursday night as there are only a few days until our Car Show and there are several items that should have been taken care of months ago and as of now have not been addressed. I fear not for as a group we can accomplish anything. I close by saying, doing the right thing is not always the easiest or most popular, but it is the best way.

President, DtRC

Miscellaneous ramblings from the Editor:

I can't believe that the car show is only three weeks away! I've had a couple of calls from new people interested in coming to the show, so it has all the makings of being another fantasic event!

At the same time, it appears that there is some unfinished business for the car show and I hope to see everyone at the club meeting so we can tie up the loose ends and make sure that we are able to put on our usual excellent event. I know that when we all pull together, awesome things happen and I know this event will be no different.

The month of August will be busy for our club with the car show and the trip to Gunnison on the 19th. If you are planning to go to Gunnison and you haven't already registered for the show, now would be a good time to get that registration in.

It's also time to start serious planning for the Auto-X on October 22nd. I've been in touch with the State Patrol and our date is firm, so the Auto-X leaders will be setting up a meeting soon to begin getting things organized. Mike and I hope that we can out on as good an event as has been done in the past, but it will take a lot of help to make it happen.

Remember - SAVE THE WAVE!


Minutes of the June 2011 Meeting


No guests this month.


A quorum of 17 members were present.


The minutes were approved.


The treasurer reported the account balances. The report was approved.


The schedule of events is on the RMR NCCC web site.


No report.


New DtRC Travel Mugs are available for $13.75..


Raffle trips are now being offered and tickets are around $75.


a). Save the date of October 22nd!
b). Dave Burritt said he received a phone call from John Maxwell and asked if how much of an interest there was in the Autocross. The majority of the members are interested and will help or participate.


Nothing to report.


a. Picnic - September 3 rd at Richard and Fancy's house
b. Car show - August 13 th at Jay's Bar and Grill
c. Snacks - Thank you to Joan and Joe for bringing snacks tonight! July - Nancy and Dave, August - Gail
d. Dinner location will be announced at each meeting for the next month.


a. Mike Perito won a condiment set.


a. DTRC flyer had a couple of mistakes however Jay's is printing tomorrow.
b. Baskets - $200 approved to purchase items split with club and Tim's Challenge money.
c. Everyone is encouraged to visit businesses to collect prizes. Mike Kelley will send example letters he used last year to all members.
d. People's Choice - 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
e. Trophies - $100 was approved and decided on 6x8 plaques.


By Law Changes re Governor's position - Joe hasn't had time to work on these yet.



Meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by Jani S.

Club News:

August Birthdays:

Bruce Kinney
August 17th
Phil Olbert
August 18th
Roger Less
August 28th

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/

July 31st

Hill Climb (Doube Auto-X)


August 4th - 7th

Vettes on the Rockies


August 6th

Cobra Ferrari Wars

Cobra Museum

August 6th

DCA Circle Drags (non-sanct)


August 13th

DtRC PC Car Show


August 14th

CWCC Triple Auto-X (regional)


August 19th - 21st

Gunnison Car Show

DtRC club event

August 20th



August 27th



September 3rd - 4th

CWC Labor Day Roundup - Casper


September 14th - 18th

Road trip to ALMS - Monterey


September 17th



September 18th

Double LS Auto-X


September 24th - 25th

Low and High speed Auto-x Lajunta


In the news section

Black Hills Corvette Classic - 40th Annivarsary

From Tim Barnes

What a great trip - well, at least for some of us.
The trip to Deadwood, S.D. was a great drive! The leader and his navigator did a mostly excellent job of routing us around constuction and finding great back roads to drive across the desolate Wyoming wilderness. The views were great!
The trip wasn't without incident as our progress was halted due to a very bad accident on Highway 85. During the 1 1/2 hour wait for the road to be cleared, we did manage to make some friends of some carnies that were traveling in an old painted up school bus. We did however, make it to Deadwood without issues for us.

Thursday those of us who had already arrived took a trip to see Crazy Horse and for a beautiful drive through the Black Hills. The picture below is from the trip.

Friday, Pat and I decided to spend a quiet day and drove through Spearfish Canyon which was simply beautiful. However, the GrandSport let us down and instead of spending a quiet afternoon back at the hotel as planned, we wound up sitting in the local Chevy dealer with a broken car. The dealership couldn't get parts to fix the car until the following Tuesday, so we had a mad scramble to find a suitable way to get the old girl back to Denver. Instead of enjoying a hopefully memorable "Breakfast with the Presidents" on Saturday with the group, we spent it in a Budget rental truck hauling the broken beast home.

We heard that the trip Saturday was great, but that the car show that afternoon was terribly hot.

I'd like to try the trip again and get to enjoy the things we missed.

A great shot!

Committee Updates

Social Committee

From the Social Committee

Nothing from the Social Committee this month.

Governor's Report

By Nancy B.

Nothing from the Gov this month.

Be sure to track the calendar on the regional website - www.rmrnccc.org.

Drag Racing Report

By Joan B.

Remaining Club Clash dates are: July 29th
August 12th
September 9th
September 23rd

The gates open at 3:30, trials start at 4:00, racing starts at 7:00. No price was listed but last year was $35.

AutoCross Committee

By Tim B.

Nothing to report yet, but it's still early.

Merchandise Report

By Mike and Martha P.

No report

NCM Ambassador's Report

By Richard Loch

From now until July 31, you can get $10 off membership. Just use code100OFFMEM. The Museum store is offering free shipping on orders over $75 until August 7. And last but not least Corvette sales in 2011 are up 11.5% over 2010.

Be sure to check out the Museum web site for the latest information at: 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.