October 2009 Newsletter
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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  October 22nd, 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.

2009 Down the Road Corvette Club Officers


Mike Davis

Vice President

Bill Schultz


Gail Krusen


Nancy Keyser
Joan Breher


Nancy Burritt
(303) 465-4664

Board Members

Mike Kelley 
Roger Less
Joe Breher


Newsletter Info (Deadline the 15th)

email: grandsport5@comcast.net
303 469-1521

Official Club Address
Down the Road Corvettes
13902 Detroit St.
Thornton, CO 80602


A few closing words from the Prez….



   Well, it’s hard to believe the year is almost over. We have seen many fantastic events and quite a few firsts this year. To  name a couple events of that made this year a real “CORVETTE SUMMER“, The Caravan & the Convention, (held in Co. Springs).  The Firsts’ for our club, but to name a couple, first time car show off site from the dealer, (19 club cars),  excellent attendance by club members for our show, and supporting other club events, and lastly, how about an Award for Club Attendance for a non-Corvette event, (all cars welcome), in Gunnison.


This months’ meeting brings a “full plate” to the agenda. We have last minute nominations for club officers, (last chance to get your name in). VOTING, better be there or you might not get your favorite elected. Also, we have to pick/vote on a deserving couple or family for “Tims’ Challenge”, what are we going to do? Lastly, how about them dues??? Time to pay up, this month!!


2009 has brought many changes, economy, lay-offs, jobs, retirement illness’s, new cars, (Roger & Maxima L., Tim & Pat B.), extra Corvettes, (Dave & Wanda C.) to name a few. We have all known or heard of some-one that has been affected by these changes, but like a friend told me once, “Spend it like there is no tomorrow, but, keep five dollars just in case”!!! Even though there are two months left this year, I would like to take a minute to thank all the committees and members for their support of your club officers. It would not have been possible to have such a good year without you guys!!!!


Generally speaking, hopefully, your officers have brought a level of humor and injected fun into our meetings. Let’s continue to have fun & not take everything so seriously, our club is by choice, none of us has to be there, we do it for the camaraderie, fun, excitement, and knowledge of others with the same interests as ours.


See you all at the meeting,




Miscellaneous ramblings from the Editor:

Where oh where did the Corvette summer go to? The calendar shows only 6 events left for the year! Our last club meeting of the year is here as well.

Even though this season is drawing to a close, I have to look back on it and realize that it seemed extremely short, the events that we did were a blast. I don’t know about you, but even though I didn’t get to do all of the events that I would like to have done, the events that Pat and I did do were way more fun than usual. I guess you could say that we replaced quantity with quality. I would have a great deal of trouble remembering a Corvetting season in which we had such a good time with such great friends.

In a few short weeks, the holidays will arrive. I think that by and large, all of us have made it through the tough times this year has brought to the world at least in as good a shape as we were in when the economy began its precipitous fall. During the holidays, please remember how fortunate we are to all have possibility in our lives and help others in whatever way you can to look forward and not back. Having hopes and dreams are what drives our lives and everyone deserves to have them.

As Mike pointed out above, remember that not only are club dues due, but officer elections are at this coming meeting too. It would be in your best interests to be in attendance at the meeting lest you suddenly be elected president.

Thanks to all of our club members for a truly awesome year. Remember, it took ALL of you to make it the great season it was.


Minutes of September 24, 2009 Meeting

 No guests or new faces.

 No visitors present.



 A quorum was present.



 The minutes were approved.



 There was a large turnout at the National Event. There is auto parts available on the website.



 the books are balanced and approved.



 The governor was not present.



The annual dues are due at the Oct. meeting. A change to the by-laws was motioned. The cost for minors(over 16) as defined by NCCC rules will be added to a members cost. This motion was approved.



 We need to narrow down the choice of club shirts.



 Thank You Nancie & Frank  for the treats. Pat B. won the raffle for Tim's Challenge.



An e-mail has been sent to the State Patrol, no answer has been received yet. Looking at dates in May & Sept.



 Drag racing is over for the season.




Car Show Comments There was very good feedback on the show. The money from the raffle was approved to go to     Tim's Challenge. Will talk about a date for next year at Oct. meeting. Check into price for new banner.


Tim's Challenge- Please bring info for families at next meeting.


Up-coming Events- The Snow Big Deal Rally was canceled for this year.


Meeting was adjourned.


submitted by Joan B.



Club News: 

November/December Birthdays:  
Tanya Roach               - Nov 2nd

Dave Burritt                - Nov 4th


Tech Tips with Bill!
By Bill Schultz


No tech tips this month. However, I would like to thank Bill for the articles he wrote over the last year. They were all top notch an well researched.


Thanks Bill – Ed.



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/ 



Sponsoring Club

Oct 25th

3 Low Speed Auto-X


Nov 8th

Sno Flake Rally


Nov 14th

9Cares Food Drive


Nov 14th

Veterans Day parade


Nov 22nd

Turkey Rally


Dec 12th

DtRC Christmas Party


A message to the club
From Richard and Fancy Loch

Our first year in retrospect:          


It hardly seems possible that it has already been almost a year since Fancy drug me to our first DTRC meeting. I went with her only because she would not take no for an answer. It is not like me to be a joiner, I never go along with the crowd! But I attended with her.


At the meeting everyone was friendly and Fancy convinced me it would be OK to join, I went along thinking with my work I had a built in excuse to never go to another meeting. Boy was I WRONG!


The next month she again talked me into going. While at the meeting, my dear wife volunteered me to be the museum ambassador (she told me get involved you will enjoy it more). Little did she know how right she was!


Shortly after that day I found myself looking forward to club dates, the next meeting and wow our first club event the April fools rally. I didn’t know what to expect, but we were excited to go. What fun! Everyone treated us like we had been around forever and we got our first trophy!


From then on I was hooked. Since then it's me telling Fancy hurry up let's go! All of you have treated Fancy and me great. From giving us tips that helped us win our first car show at the aquarium to showing me the proper way to lead the club members to Gateway, you have been very patient with me. Now I could never imagine myself not being very involved.


We know we have made many lifelong friends and look forward to many years of fun and adventures with our second family at DTRC! Fancy thanks all of you for helping change my mind about joining up and about only driving the car a couple hundred miles a year (we put 7500 on this year, a first by a long way)   Thanks again for a fantastic year!





September Mystery Meal
By Tim B.


The day dawned bright and beautiful. The Corvettes and a few tag-a-long motorcycles gathered at their appointed congregation point. And then the fun began! What a day it was!


The drive up I-25 was a zoo. And then, neither Richard nor I could remember exactly where the American Shelby Collection museum was!?!?! However, thanks to BlackBerry technology, after a couple of interesting maneuvers, the first destination was found.


After a very pleasurable hour or so inspecting racing history from the late 1950’s through the early1970’s, it was off to the second destination. Oscar Blues brewery gave us a very personal tour of their entire operation including some samples to quench our thirsts! I must admit that Richard was quite disappointed when he discovered the pallet of cans of what appeared to be TenFidy were really empty awaiting filling. The pallet was about twice as tall as Richard.


After collecting some beads and quenching our thirsts, it was off to our final destination, the birthplace of TenFidy, Oscar Blues restaurant in Lyons. Parking was a little sketchy, but all of us made it to a private dining area where they first canned their beers. Lunch was outstanding and so was the company.


I’d like to thank an old friend Mark Puzo and his grand-daughter Jillian for not only helping to make all the arrangements, but also accompanying us on our journey.


Richard and I hope that those of you who came along had a good time.






DtRC Club Bone-Head award 

I guess Bill has permanently claimed the bones or they’ve grown into his car….


Committee Updates

Social Committee
From Mary Kay, Mary and Cathy

Watch for spur of the moment events!

Governor’s Report - 
By Nancy B.

Nancy B


Drag Racing Report
Joan B.


One more to go! Let’s all hope Joan’s car is up to the task!


AutoCross Committee
Frank A.


No report this month.


Merchandise Report

Mike and Martha P.


Thanks to all of the members who support the Tim’s Challenge raffle!

NCM Ambassador’s Report

Richard Loch


For the latest news and events at the museum go to http://www.corvettemuseum.com/.



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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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Original and stock.  Good condition. Tell me what it's worth.

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(303) 543-1238 



2009 Committees:

Dealer Rep

    Mike K.

Membership & Directory

    Cathy S. / Nancy B.

Social Committee

    Mary Kay, Mary and Cathy   

Merchandise Committee

    Mike and Martha

Rally Committee

    Joan – Chair,

Show Committee


Corvette Museum Ambassador

    Richard Loch


    Mike P.


    Tim B    

Drag Racing Competition Director

    Joan B.

Autocross Competition Director

    Frank A.

Tim’s Challenge Representative


Sno' Big Deal Extravaganza


Roving Reporter/Photographer

    Bill S.