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June 2012 Newsletter

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

Dinner at the Valley Inn 5:30pm (located next door to Emich)

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 & 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.


Miscellaneous ramblings from the President

Hi everyone!

It is hard to believe that we are in June already. Arguably we are almost half way into the Corvette season. We have been very busy and I am sure things will be getting busier in the next few months.

A very special thanks to Mike and Jani for having us all over for dinner before our last meeting. I know we all appreciated their work and thoughtfulness. They beat going to any restaurant in town! Thanks you guys!

We had 14 members show up at the TORCA show. I don’t know how many cars were at the show but I believe about 50% of them were TORCA members. Our own Dave Chadwick won 1st place in the C4 category. Dave seemed surprised because the “Rose” C4s were there in force. For those that are not familiar with the “Rose” cars, they usually win it all. I personally was not surprised what so ever that he won. His C4 stands out in a crowd. Congratulations Dave! A good friend of ours, Roger Less, won best engine, also well deserved.

Our Fathers Day Super Corvette show is just around the corner. I have had the privilege to work with many of our members on this project. Too many members to mention names. We have visited the venue twice and gone over everything we can think of. If there is a glitch it will not be because of lack of effort. Flyers have been handed out all over the place. Mike M. put a great add in the Scoop and has been one of us that has handed flyers out at shows etc. Lets keep our efforts up and cross our fingers for a great turn out. I have received some goodies from Corvette Central and hopefully will have some from Ecklers, Mid America and West Coast Corvettes in the next few days.

I don’t know who all is going to Topeka for the convention. It sounds like a good time but Cathy and I were on the fence do to work load. When we found out that the only event we could enter (maybe) was the peoples choice car show we decided that perhaps the trip was out of our price range. (and bill needs new wheels------just saying)

Well, in the next couple of weeks Down the Road Corvettes will don a new image. Our club will be second to no one in appearance. We will have our new jackets and shirts. I for one really appreciate Emich for stepping up for us on the jackets and trophies for our show.

Next project-----------Auto Cross.  We probably have the “premier” auto cross members in the Corvette arena. Dave Burritt and John Maxwell always do an outstanding job with few problems. I would hope a great turn out to help them. I have already talked to many members that are looking forward to this event and will do anything Dave and John ask. I understand that some past “auto cross gurus” will be helping also.

See you all at the show.
Save the Wave.



New Member Corner

Each month we will add information about our members. Here are a few notes from a recent interview with new members Sherman and Carrie Ball.

Carrie is very excited to own her first Corvette which is a 1995, 6 speed man car with 215,000 miles. As Carrie said, "Strong enough for a man but made for a woman". Wow! To look at the car you would never know it has that many miles. Obviously another well cared for Vette and a garage baby.

They are proud parents of 17 year old Andrew. Someday soon they will need to bring him to a club event or meeting so we can all meet him.

They own "On the Ball Automotive" on Broadway, a mechanic shop for all makes and models. Sherman is there full time while Carrie is graduating June 4th and is working as a Vet Technician.

Pets, pets, pets.... imagine that with Carrie studying to be a vet tech. Max and Bella Grace are Basset Hounds, Sophie-the Blue Tongued Skink Lizzard, Charlie-a 4 ft Ball Python Snake (the coolest cat in the neighborhood) and he likes to massage her neck.

They enjoy the outdoors with riding ATV's and camping. Sherman also has a Kawasaki Mean Streak he likes to ride.

Winning the lottery would give them enough acreage for all the current critters plus exotic chickens, pigmy pigs, potbelly pigs and more. Sherman could also build a huge play barn for all of his big boy toys plus metal and wood working tools.

From the Editor:

Mike and I really enjoyed having the club over for a Santa Maria BBQ at our house prior to this month's meeting. We were a little disappointed that more of the house didn't get painted as planned.

We are looking forward to the Father's Day Car Show at Heritage Square. I didn't realize how many rides are out there for kids which looks like alot of fun. I would like to thank everyone for their donations
on raffle items plus encourage each of you to see about getting more for the show. A donation letter is available and I can email to you.

Let's get a few more mystery meals planned. I'm sure everyone has an idea for a great drive and eating spot.


Minutes of the April 2012 Meeting

Down the Road Corvettes

Minutes from May 24, 2012

Meeting was held at Emich Chevrolet in Lakewood. 

Jim Lockard, WWIN, visited our club tonight to discuss the upcoming Father's Day Car Show. He will have 5 judges that are vets and tables selling product (shirts, wristbands, and more). He said there is a possibility of a Bronco visiting the show and Fox 31 may broadcast live that day too. He told the story about Nick Ochnowski who will be attending as a judge. Our club shared a completed trophy which he really liked and wanted the image emailed to him so he can share with others.

A quorum was present of 13 members.

The minutes were approved

Jim Lockard, Wounded Warriors Impacting Neighbors

The treasury report was approved

Mike Shoemaker discussed upcoming events. This Saturday we will meet at Emich, June 2 Colo.Spgs car show, June 9 CCC Car Show at Stevinson

Tanya brought items for sale and shared the new shirts that were just picked up. A motion was approved for $1,000 to purchase club shirts for all current members. All members have their choice in color (red, black or blue). We are hoping to have shirts ordered and ready for the Father's Day Car Show.

Thanks to Dave Cooper for bringing snacks tonight. Jani and Cathy will bring next month.
Thanks to Mike and Jani for a meal at their home tonight prior to the meeting.
Saturday May 26th Emich will host a BBQ and would like members to attend for lunch. Meet at 9:30am for breakfast at the Valley Inn.
Club photos will be taken by Isaac just following the Father's Day Show. Individual photos are also available by taking to him that day.
NCCC Convention - it appears that you have to pay the full registration and then for each daily judged event.
Congratulations to Dave Chadwick on his 1st place win at the Torca Car Show this past weekend.

No report

Brochures will be printed and available by the Father's Day Car Show. Membership directories are being compiled and should be available soon.

Gateway Car Show - attendance was down and all agreed that it is a beautiful drive but may not plan for next year
Torca Show - discussion on allowing club cars to participate and voting when it's a people choice.
Club Shirts - new shirts were available to try on and additional sizes are needed. Club agreed that each member can select their own color (red, black or blue). A motion was approved for $50 to purchase the large logo embrodiery file which will be placed on our website server for easy access.


Bill and Cathy will get an inventory list of all DtRC items. Discussion on where to store coming later.
Father's Day Car Show - meet this Saturday morning at 7:00am Heritage Square to finalize items.
Raffles vs prizes? - Jani will bring a list of items on Saturday
Scoring - each class will be color coded (C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, Speciality(ZR1, ZR6, Custom(6+), Modified(1-5))
Bill will MC

Meeting Adjourned

submitted by Jani S.



June 17 - DtRC Father's Day Car Show

June 23 thru 29 - NCCC National Convention (registration deadline is March 31)

August 5 - DtRC Autocross


January July
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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If you are a member of Down the Road Corvettes, you may place a For Sale or Wanted Ad for any Corvette related items in our newsletter for free. Submissions must be received via  E-mail to the editor no later than the 5th of each month.

Disclaimer: All prices listed here are not guaranteed. You will need to confirm any and all prices with the selling party.


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