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May 2012 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  May 24, 7 PM
Emich Chevrolet
- 2033 S. Wadsworth near Jewell in Lakewood

Dinner at the Shoemaker's 3468 S. Otis Ct. in Lakewood 4:30-6:30pm

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 & 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

Where to begin. This has been a busy month. It is hard to believe it is only the beginning of the Corvette season.

We had 10 Corvettes and 2 metal cars for our April mystery meal! We left at 9:00 and headed to Westcliff. What a beautiful drive. Everyone was well behaved speed wise. Well almost everyone (I won’t mention any names but one person ((news letter editor)) really got into things until her “navigator” took over.) We had lunch in Westcliff where the food was good but the service was lacking. After lunch we headed to Bishops castle. If you have never been there it is worth the trip just to see the castle. As I remember only a couple of us climbed to the top. The “older members” viewed from the bottom.

Last week we met at Northglenn middle school to help celebrate their 50th anniversary. We had 12 cars show up! We had a good time and the kids loved the cars. Many pictures were taken with the kids in the cars.

Six of us went to Gateway this weekend. We just got back a couple of hours ago. We had a great time despite the fact that Gateway itself was less than 50% of what it normally is. Just goes to show you, it doesn’t matter how many of us go to an event we still have a great time with our fellow club members. Although some may argue, we even kept our speeds down going and coming from Gateway. The only people that exceed the speed limit a little were, well, EVERYONE but only for a very brief time. I realized just as we were pulling into my drive that I still have that little gizmo that my insurance company sent me that plugs into the car and send them data on my speed, braking etc. I am going to claim that it is defective.

We have a lot on our plate coming up very soon. I would like to see a great turnout at the TORCA rally next weekend! TORCA usually puts on a good event. It would be nice to show up in force to show them our support. They are having the show at a new venue for them. It is at the Boulder fair grounds. I have heard we will be parking on grass although I cannot promise that. We have a our show Fathers day therefore our support may be returned.

I look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting.


New Member Corner

Why would anyone join the “Down the Road Corvettes” club? 

Everyone has there own reasons for joining and not all are shared among members.  Some may be looking for adventure and others may join to meet fellow enthusiasts. 

For me, joining is a combination of making new friends, experiencing new adventures and the joy of learning from like minded people.  The club is a great blend of personalities with different tastes.  You can however, count on a shared interest of people that wake up in the morning looking for an excuse to crank the engine.  The thrill of stepping on the gas and letting the seat absorb your body, it is the thrill of quick response and hugging the curves.  Cruising with the top down or simply buffing out that last fingerprint on the door.  The DTRC members share a passion, a desire and a youthful heart; it is as if there is a secret we all know but never need to talk about, there is a light in our eyes that shines brightest when we do what we love...  We drive Corvettes......

Mike Lindenberger

From the Editor:

"Down the Road Corvettes" - Driving On Windy, Narrow Roads.

I realized what a truly fitting name for the group as I tried to hold the camera steady on the dash, the dog in my lap, and white nuckles following a line of Corvettes through the canyon between Grand Junction and Gateway. Hwy 141 is a beautiful drive through stunning red rock canyons and spectacular views. The Gateway Resort, Museum and drive should be on everyone's bucket list.

Mike and I would like to invite everyone to dinner at our home before our next meeting from 4:30 - 6:30pm. We hope that all of your will come. Pleaes RSVP to jani@habervision.com or shoe@habervision.com the evening before so we sure to enough food and drinks.

I'm looking forward to a fun filled summer with everyone and a chance to get to know our new members.


Minutes of the April 2012 Meeting

Down the Road Corvettes

Minutes from April 26, 2012

Meeting was held at Emich Chevrolet in Lakewood. 

A quorum was present.

The minutes were approved

Isaac Minon came concerning a group photo of the club. It will be taken on Father's Day (either at Heritage Square or Red Rocks). He is also available for personal phptos.

The treasury report was approved

A thank you was recieved from Joshua Station. Plans were made for the TORCA show at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.

A motion was made to approve $100 for Jackie M. to purchase a variety of new merchandise. The motion was approved.

Thanks to Gail and Mary for the treats. Dave Cooper will bring next month.
Thanks to Bill and Cathy for the Mystery Meal.
Saturday May 26th Emich will host a BBQ and would like members to attend for lunch.


We have 5 new members and wish a warm welcome to all.

Convention deadline is May 23rd and a meeting will be set up for all those going.
Dave Chadwick thanked everyone for alltheir help with the April Fools Rally.

AUTO CROSS Dave B. has set up a web page for on-line registration. The cost was decided: 2races $30 pre, $40 on the day of, a limit of 45 cars.A full refund if cancelled before June 15, 75% after July6. If race is cancelled a full refund.

Heritage Square Show
Set up committees
Registration- Jackie M./ Nancy B.
Parking- Mike M./ Bruce/ Don R./ Dave Cooper
Scoring- Mike Davis
Award Presentation- Wounded Warriors with help from Dave& Kerri
Trophies- A choice trophies was presented and agreed upon. A motion made to buy a trophy for up to $50 for the dealership. The motion was approved.
Door Prizes- Jani S.
Games- Jackie and Jani are organizing a Treasure Hunt with the merchants. Dave B. will handle the Poker Hand. Mike L.the 50/50 raffle.

The club is going to check on owning the DST file for club logo.

Meeting Adjourned

submitted by Joan B.



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
25-Joe Breher
11-Joan Breher
April October
12-Cathy Schultz
26-Jackie Malouf
28-Nancy Keyser
1-Wanda Chadwick
19-Gail Krusen
2-Tanya Roach
4-David Burritt
3-Nancy Burritt
13-Dave Cooper
18-Mike Malouf


Want to Advertise?

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 15th 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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For Sale: 1998 Corvette Convertible with only 43,xxx miles for $18,900. See Mike Shoemaker if you or your friends are interested.


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