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July 2012 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  July 26, 7 PM
Emich Chevrolet
- 2033 S. Wadsworth near Jewell in Lakewood

Dinner at the Hacienda Colorado, 5056 S. Wadsworth Blvd. 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.

2012 Down the Road Corvette Club Officers
Bill Schultz
Vice President
Mike Davis
Gail Krusen
Joan Breher

Nancy Burritt

Board Members
Dave Chadwick
Bruce Kinney
Mike Shoemaker


Newsletter Info (Deadline the 15th)
Jani Shoemaker
Official Club Address
Down the Road Corvettes
15875 Quandary Loop
Broomfield, CO 80023


2012 Committees
Dealer Rep
Mike Davis
 Rally Committe
Dave Cooper, Dave Chadwick
Membership & Directory
Cathy S. / Nancy B.
 Show Committee
Mike Malouf
Social Committee
Cathy, Mary, Dave Cooper & Jani
Drag Racing Competition Director
Joan. B.
Merchandise Committee
Tanya & Jackie
 Roving Reporter/Photographer
Bill S.
Corvette Museum Ambassador
Dave Chadwick
 Autocross Competition Director
Dave B. & John M.
Jani & Dave B.
 Caravan Coordinator and Bones carrier
Bill S.


Meeting Snacks
July 2012 - Cathy Schultz Jani 2013 - Jani Shoemaker
Aug 2012 - Mary Davis Feb 2013 - Burritt
Sept 2012 - Mike Lindenberger Mar 2013 - Gail Kruzen
Oct 2012 - LynnAnn Lamanuzzi Apr 2013 - Norma Jean
Nov & Dec - No Meetings May 2013 - Dave Cooper

Miscellaneous ramblings from the President

Well here it is,  July 2012 already! I don’t need to tell anyone how busy we all have been.
Let me start with the car show at Heritage square. Many members gave their time and greatest effort to make sure this show stood out as one of the best. We met at the site several times and went through “dress rehearsals” many more times. While the show wasn’t perfect, it was darn close and we learned what perhaps we can do to make it better and what not to do.

As I said in an earlier email, my hat is off to Jeri who won the 50/50. I think the pot was around $350.00. Without being ask, she donated all the winnings to WWIP. Now that shows character. I know many members that donated selflessly to make the show a success and I want each of you to know that it was noticed and will not be forgotten. When you get a group of people that go to this amount of work for no reason or reward other than the satisfaction of doing a good job, you have a winning group.

I believe we counted 69 cars being shown, this number does include our club cars but not any that “stopped by”. If we decide as a club that this is something we want to do next year I feel very comfortable in expecting more than double that amount. We received a few letters from people that attended the show, all extremely positive. I have been to a few shows lately where people have come up to me unsolicited, singing our praise. “Best show I’ve ever been to,”  “Your club works together better than any I have seen” , “Most organized show we have attended at Heritage” just a few comments I have heard.

A special thanks to Emich for great trophies, to Daddy Don for making the Denver police car available, to Dave Cooper who (under great pressure) got a $500.00 gift card from Discount Tires, to Mike L. for an OUTSTANDING job with the 50/50, and to everyone that donated goods and time for this show. There are far too many to list them all.

We had a pretty good turnout for the toy run even with HOT temps. We had a good time then left for breakfast. That evening some of us went to Purifoy for their cars under the stars. There we quite a few cars there and we saw some old friends. All in all it was a very successful and fun filled day.

Lots of things are coming our way! Mark your calendars.  Dave Cooper hosting a mystery meal the end of this month. Dave Burritt is working on the auto X in August. Mike and Mary are hosting a mystery meal in August and some of us ask Jani to organize a run to an event the end of August.

Several of us took a run over Trailridge road a couple of weeks ago. What a great drive. This one was to reward ourselves for the Heritage show. We took our time and stopped for (late lunch) in Grand Lake.

Unfortunately, we did have a couple of members that ran into bad luck at the NCCC convention in Topeka. Mike M and Daddy Don had their cars broken in to at the Hotel. I don’t know all the details but it was not a good experience for them I’m sure.

We had a “spur of the moment” event today, Saturday the 7th to an “all American car show” in Loveland. It was a great show with all types of American made cars. There were a bunch of cars there and Mike and Mary still won a trophy. We’re not talking a few cars with 2 or 3 in each class, there were a whole lot of cars to compete with. Congrats to Mike and Mary.

I’m sure I left something out but we have had so much going on it is hard to keep track.

See you all at the July meeting if not before.



New Member Corner

DtRC would like to welcome Mike Lindenberger and Jerri Lovato to our club. We look forward to many great moments together.

Mike Lindenberger recently joined DtRC and found out about our club through a google search. He was searching for a summer criuser, took his first Corvette ever owned for that test drive and well the rest is history. He was born and raised in Corry, Pennsylvania where he joined the Air Force. He has an Associates Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Associates in Education and Training plus a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. He retired over 2 years ago from the Air Force and besides driving his Corvette he also enjoys snowboarding, jogging, lifting weights and the outdoors. He is currently working for the railroad BNSF. If he won the lottery tomorrow he would buy DtRC a ZR1 for the club. Each month the club could vote on something to customize on the car. The members could also take the ZR1 home and return to the next event. (Maybe we should start buying him lottery tickets each month?) He has no children, no pets, single and dating Jerri Lovato.

Jerri Lovato joined the club with Mike Lindenberger and enjoys riding with him in his Corvette. She has an Aunt and Uncle that owned a 65 Corvette when she was a kid and has always liked the nice sleek look. She keeps busy with 2 sons, a daughter and works for Omni Hotels in Broomfield.. Darian,18, just graduated high school and is going to Metro in the Fall.  Kianna,14, will be a Freshman at South and loves to play soccer.  Daniel, 12, will be a 6th grader at Merrill Middle School and plays baseball. They have a dog, Kitty, and a cat, Rasin. She loves to dance, go to professional sporting events, watch her kids play various sports, walking and go to the mountains for a nice drive, camping and fishing. Oh yeah, loves to hang out with friends and the best guy ever, Mike (no not you, Mike Lindenberger). Here are her plans if she won the lottery tomorrow - She would pay off her bills, buy a house, pay off her parent's house, buy a stingray, and take a family vacation then another vacation with that special guy ;). " I have really enjoyed getting to know everyone in the club.  Everyone is so nice!  I love going to the various events and especially enjoyed the Father's Day event.  Working with everyone was fun.  Thanks for welcoming Mike and I into the club with such open arms.", Jerri.

From the Editor:

Summer is here with weekends packed - Corvette shows, rallyes, autocross and other events. Congratulations to all the DtRC members that have recently won trophies. Be sure to post your photos on our facebook page to share with everyone.

Upcoming events and a calendar have been included in each newsletter. Just let me know if you have anything else to add to our list of ideas.

DtRC has always enjoyed an out of town trip to Gunnison in August for the past few years. I would like to suggest the Pagosa Springs Car Show and Rallye - August 24 - 26. Both are sanctioned events. I will start looking at hotel rates and let you know more about the trip at our July meeting.

Mike Lindenberger has suggested we sell Autcross Shirts this year. We could purchase for $5 each and sell for $10-$15. We are working on a design to share with everyone at the July meeting.

Our club jackets and shirts are really nice. Thank you to everyone who worked on getting these out to all of us.



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 June 2012 Meeting

Down the Road Corvettes

Minutes from June 26, 2012

Meeting was held at Emich Chevrolet in Lakewood. 

Jim Lockard, WWIN, visited our club tonight with his daughter who sang a special song she wrote for Wounded Warriors. The club presented Jim with a check from the Father's Day Corvette Show.

A quorum was present of 13 members.

The minutes were approved

Jim Lockard and his daughter, Wounded Warriors Impacting Neighbors. Leo and LynnAnn Lamanuzzi, Barrett Benson.

The treasury report was approved and balanced as of end of May 2012.

Regional calendar exists now and a link will be added to our website for easy access.

Club jackets have been handed out to most members. Contact Mary Davis to get your jacket.
Most members also have their club shirts now. Contact Jackie Malouf to get your club shirt.

Thanks to Shoemaker's for bringing snacks tonight. Cathy Schultz will bring snacks next month.
Dave Cooper has joined the social committee and is planning a mystery meal in July.
Mark your calendars for our Christmas Party on Dec. 8th. Reservations have been made for the Old Neighborhood Restuarant in Arvada.
Corvette Toy Run is this Saturday. Meet at Mile Hi Stadium 7:30-8:00 and delivery toys in everyone's car to the Children's Hospital on Colfax.
Purifoy car show is thie Saturday night. Bill Schultz will send an email for a meeting place.
Mike and Mary Davis are planning a mystery meal in August
Discussion on summer picnic and will have ideas next month.

13 pre-registered through online. A check was given to Dave Burritt for delivery to the Colorado State Patrol for use of the track that day ($1,000). Driver's are encouraged to bring their own lunch but the club will have something there. Frank is going to help with the race and will be driving for free that day as club approved tonight. Extra cones are needed and Dave Burritt will borrow from another club.

.Membership directories will be printed and distrubuted in the fall. Discussion on printing wallet size cards again.

Heritage Square Father's Day Show - emails were received with wonderful comments from participants. Mike and Jani visited shops and they really liked the show, are anxious for next year. Jim Lockard thanked us for all the hard work.
Club was interested in having the show there next year but must be sanctioned. Let's get the flyer in early to NCCC. Discussion on not having as many games.


Meeting Adjourned

submitted by Jani S.


Club Members Birthdays






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
25-Joe Breher
11-Joan Breher
April   October
12-Cathy Schultz
26-Jackie Malouf
28-Nancy Keyser

1-Wanda Chadwick
11-Sherman Ball
19-Gail Krusen


2-Tanya Roach
4-David Burritt

3-Nancy Burritt
3-Norman Jean Brandell
13-Dave Cooper
18-Mike Malouf






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