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May 2011 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  May 26th, 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....

     As I sit here, thinking about everything that is going on in the next month, my mind keeps going to what I have discovered is the most important thing this wonderful car brings to all of us. Friendship! Corvette gives the chance to meet people we would of normally walked right by and made them lifelong friends. The countless number of people that stop to talk with us still to this day surprises me. The bond that this car offers to us is strong because it shows us all that we can be different but still can have something in common.

     Dave and Wanda, I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say you are in our thoughts everyday. If there is anything we can do, we are here for you.

     With that said, there are alot of things going on from now until fall. Enjoy and as always I look forward to seeing you all.

President, DtRC

Miscellaneous ramblings from the Editor:

First, I'd like to reiterate Richard's thoughts for Dave and Wanda. Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you. Get Well soon Dave and if there is anything that any of us can do to assist, please let us know.

The TORCA Aquarium show was a pretty darned good time. It's good to get out and see eveyone again where you actually have time to sit and visit with people. As Richard pointed out, friendships are what Corvetting is all about and the show was a great opportunity to catch back up with people again. See the article below for a list of how DtRC members did.

The newsletter is still a bit sparce of contributions, so, don't be afraid to put your fingers to the keyboard and whip out an article! It's really pretty painless. If Bill can do it, so can you! By the way Bill, where have you been with the articles?

I hope to see everyone at the meeting Thursday night!

Remember - SAVE THE WAVE!


Minutes of the April 2011 Meeting


No guests this month.


A quorum was not present.


A motion was made and approved to accept the minutes (though since a quorum wasn't present, I'm not sure the vote counted - Ed.)..


Approved (again, not sure if the vote counted - Ed.).


No report as neither of the governor's were present.


No report.


DtRC Travel Mugs should be available at the next meeting for $13.75..


No report.


Nothing to report.


Nothing to report.


Mike and Matha are hosting a mystery meal on June 11th.
Dave Cooper is on the hook fro treats for the May meeting.


Mike Kelley won the coffee and mugs for the Tim's Challenge raffle,but then
regifted them and Jani Shoemaker was the winner.
We collectd $42 from the raffle.


No updates on the car show. It's still scheduled for August 13th at Jay's Restaurant.


April Fool's Rally wrap up.

- 32 Cars attended.
- Photos are available on our website.
- Mary Kay exchanged rally sheets with the Van Club.


No new business was brought forth.

Meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by Jani S.

Club News:

June Birthdays:

Nancy Burritt
June 3rd
Tyler Perito
June 8th
Mke Malouf
June 18th

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/

May 27th - 30th

Big Sky Meet - Whitefish


May 28th

Memorial Day Parade


May 28th

People's Choice Show


May 29th

A-May-zing Gimmick Rallye


May 30th

Double Auto-X - Keystone


June 4th

People's Choice Show


June 4th

Concours Car Show


June 4th

People's Choice Show


June 5th

Double Auto-X


June 5th

Double Auto-X


June 11th

People's Choice Show - Stevenson Chevrolet


June 11th

Poker Rally


June 12th

Triple LS Auto-X - on kart track


June 17th - 25th

NCCC National Convention


June 18th

9 Cares Colorado Shares (non-sanct)


July 2nd - July 4th

DCA Keystone Events


July 10th

Double Auto-X


July 14th - 16th

Black Hills Classic

DtRC club event

July 24th

Double Auto-X (Regional)


July 31st

Hill Climb (Doube Auto-X)


August 6th

DCA Circle Drags (non-sanct)


In the news section

12th Annual Justin Andersen Memorial Bike Repair Day

From Tim Barnes

The Adventure Elementary at Western Hills principal would like to thank those of us who came out and helped repair bikes. About 60 bikes were repaired, some in absolutley unridable condition. It was a great time and the kids and the parents of the kids whos bikes were repaired were all grateful for the time spent repairing them and the donated bikes to replace those in such bad shape they couldn't be fixed.

TORCA Aquarium Show

From Tim Barnes

TORCA did their usual great job of putting on a show. There were probably around 100 Corvettes there and as a nice touch, there were a handful of street rods and Mustangs as well. The weather, while a little windy at times was cooperative especially in light of the lousy weather we've had over the last few weeks.

It should come as no surprise that our club took home some nice hardware as well.

Mike and Martha Palomar - 2nd place C6 Stock
Fancy Lock - 2nd place Specialty Corvettes (all Z06, ZR1 and other limited editions were in the class)
Richard Lock - 1st place Specialty Corvettes (some how I'm not surprised by this, but Richard seemed to be)
Roger Less- 1st place Modified Corvette
Jani Shoemaker - t-shirt
Pat Barnes - Fox and Hounds Party! I guess you can guess what will be happening soon with this...

Congratulations to all who brought home hardware!

Committee Updates

Social Committee

From the Social Committee

(Nothing from the Social Committee this month, but Mike and Martha have a mystery meal still scheduled for June 11th as far as I know. - Ed.)

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.

Club Clash dates are: May 5th
May 27th
June 10th
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

As always there are several raffles going on and you never know, you may win one. Also for those of you who have not already have seen the news, GM announced that they are going to spend 131 million dollars to improve the Bowling Green assembly plan for production of the C7.

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.