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June 2013 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  June 27, 7 PM
Emich Chevrolet
- 2033 S. Wadsworth near Jewell in Lakewood

Dinner at the Black Eyed Pea (Location is at 94 Wadsworth, Lakewood - just south of 1st & Wadsworth) 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
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 2013 - Jani Shoemaker   July 2013 - Barrett Benson
Feb 2013 - Cathy Schultz   Aug 2013 - LynnAnn Lamanuzzi
Mar 2013 - Gail Krusen   Sept 2013 - Malouf
Apr 2013 - Dave Cooper   Oct 2013 - Mary Davis
May 2013 - Dave Chadwick   Nov 2013- no meeting
June 2013 - Bruce Kinney   Dec 2013 - Holiday Party

Miscellaneous ramblings from the President

Hi all,
Well we just got home from our second annual Fathers’ day show at Heritage square. I had a great time and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all the work our club members did to make this thing another success. Mike Lindenberger took charge of the 50/50 again and with help from the DJ and other members, he raised over $1000.00! Mike Davis took charge of chairing the show with some help from Lewis. Mary Davis picked out and picked up the trophies. Muff and Renee (good to see you again Renee) brought two cars and allowed many people to have their pictures taken is his “special Vette”. I don’t think I would let anyone touch it let alone sit in it. A special thanks to Leo and LynnAnn, Mike and Jani, Dave and Wanda, Dave Cooper, Les and Kelly, Gail, Barrett, Bruce and Mary and Cathy. Don and Tanya Roach did a great job getting a great singer for the National Anthem, and Mike and Jackie for buying $100.00 worth of 50/50 tickets via telephone from Lake Tahoe. The majority of our club pitched in and it just proves what can be done when we all work together as a group. Once again “THANKS TO ALL!!!”

Our next meeting is in two weeks. I know some of you will be out of town so if you have anything you would like me to bring up at the meeting send me an email. I know we will be discussing next years show and who we may sponsor if anyone. Mike Davis mentioned a dealer appreciation show etc. Anything your interested in let me know.

We have the Auto Cross coming up  in July so we have that to look forward to.  This event is always a lot of fun! We have mysery meals and the “Road trip to the Boise show” I think we have 5 cars for sure going on this with 2 or 3 maybes.

I look forward to seeing all of you at the next meeting, be sure to let me know if you want anything on the agenda.


National Corvette Museum Report:


If you’re going to be at the National Council of Corvette Clubs’ annual convention in Bowling Green June 22-29, be sure to visit the Corvette’s 60th Birthday Celebration at the NCM June 27-28.    The C7 Coupe and Convertible will be on display along with seminars by GM personnel.  Another highlight will be the Museum’s groundbreaking on the 28th for the Motorsports Park, which will include the west race track thanks to a successful million-dollar special fund raiser.  And don’t miss the National Corvette Restorers Society exhibit  “Marque of Excellence,”  featuring Corvettes that have earned NCRS Top Flight and Bloomington Gold honors.  The event is free, but requires admission to the Museum for non-NCM members.

Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel site offering over 100 million candid travelers’ reviews, opinions and photos of hotels, restaurants, attractions and more, has awarded the NCM with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence.  The prestigious award places NCM in the top performing 10% of all businesses that consistently earn high ratings from travelers.  So why not see why NCM earns the high ratings by visiting the Museum in 2013?

I will be in Bowling Green at the end of June, so I will miss the June DtRC meeting, however, I’ll have $10 raffle tickets at the July meeting for the 60th Anniversary coupe, the last C6 regular Corvette coupe produced. 

NOTE:  For next month’s newsletter or web site, I hope to have photos of the 60 Corvettes selected for display at the 60th Birthday event, highlighting, of course, my 2002 coupe!

Submitted by Barrett Benson, Museum Ambassador

New Member Corner

I (Jack) have always had a love for cars and the Corvette has always been a dream car to have. So a few years back Ingrid and I went looking for a car, and found a 1992 Corvette, we bought it and fell in love with the car right away. After a nasty accident on our anniversary (long story) I knew that I had to get another car ASAP so we bought our 07 Vette.

We live in Parker we had a total of 4 kids 30, 25, 22, & 12. We actually met in a motorcycle club funny how things change..

We have been married 4 wonderful years. Ingrid and I like to Geocache, spent time in the mountains, and spend time with our great friends the Rhoades as well.. Ingrid likes to bake and is and avid scrap booker. I like most sports (football, basketball, NASCAR, and local races), I enjoy the outdoors as well. I also enjoy working on my car also. 

Ingrid is from back east Dover, DE and I am a native to Colorado was born and raised in Fairplay just 85 miles south west of Denver/  Ingrid works for Raytheon as a Computer geek and I work at Newmont Mining Corp as there Lab Operations Safety Supervisor 

Look forward to being part of our club and hope you will enjoy us as well.

Jack & Ingrid Tryon



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 May 2013 Meeting

Minutes for DTRC meeting on May 23, 2013
Meeting was open by Bill Schultz President.

Introductions of Guests
Guests at meeting were Tom Robbins with Looking Glass Association, “ Vettes on the Rockies” is July 31st through Aug. 3rd this year.  There are going to be great speakers this year, Harlin Charles and also they will have a C7 on display for the Car Show they have on Saturday, this is their 40th Anniversary.  For those who can go it’s well worth it.
Also guests Jim with WWIN:  He will have a booth set up and his banners they are having announcements on the radio station of our upcoming car show at Heritage Square.

Verify quorum   23 Members attended
Approval of minutes, voted as approved by all members
Treasury report was read by Gail Krusen  and approved
Membership report,   We have 2 more new members which will be introduced at our next meeting
Merchandise report  ,  Mary brought some demi shirts for everyone to try on , they are very sharp looking.

Social Committee:  This coming meeting the dinner will be at the Black Eyed Pea.  A mystery meal will be set up by our new members Les & Kelly Rhodes, August, 17th.  Also suggest meeting at Sonic on Hampton and Tower Road Friday night, they have a car show there which is always fun to just sit and visit.
Mike Maulof will set up a mystery meal in September, and upcoming mystery meals to come.

 Auto Cross will be July 14th, as of during the meeting we had 21 Pre-Register, and I’m cheating but as of today when I am writing these minutes we have 26 Pre-Registers, so it’s going to be a good turnout, the members voted and approved a check will be sent to pay for rental of the track.  Cathy Schultz volunteered for Chairperson to provide some food during the races.

Governors report, Mike Shoemaker discussed upcoming events for the Rocky Mountain Region

Museum Ambassador:  Barrett discussed that Jim Hardball gets to drive the C7 at the Indi tract. Also the 20th Anniversary caravan is open for registration.  They are selling club banners to hand up at the museum the cost is $350.00.

Break:  Thank You Dave Chadwick for the snacks during break, next meeting will be Bruce Kinney.

Sponsor update:  Mike Davis talked to Mike with Emich Chevrolet about the trophies and upcoming car show, Emich will be helping sponsor our show up at Heritage Square again this year,  Thank You so much for a wonderful  sponsor, Emich Chevolet is the Best!

Father’s Day Show :  Mike Malouf brought a couple of prints to be giving away at our car show.  Mike Davis set up a time for us to meet at Heritage Square to discuss plans for the show. Mike Davis needs more volunteers for the show,
Registration is Cathy and Barrett and Gail.
Scoring will be Mary and Kelly
Trophies Mary
Walking Rally is Mike and Jani Shoemaker
50/50 will be Mike Linderburger, (even though he’s not at the meeting)  J
Mary asked for $25.00 more for trophies for the Walking Rally during the Car Show.
Door Prizes, Dave Copper and Bill Schultz.
DJ will be $500.00. Motion passed.

Montrose trip, everyone going will meet at the Park n Ride on Morrison road at 10:00 am.  Those who cannot leave will get ahold of Les and Kelly Rhodes , they will be leaving on Friday.

Meeting Adjourned, submitted by Cathy S.

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
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

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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