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September 2010 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  September 23rd, 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 John Maxwell
Vice President Don Roach
Treasurer Gail Krusen Secretary Joan Breher
Governor Nancy Burritt
(303) 465-4664 nancy@dburritt.com
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

From the Prez....

Hello Fellow Corvetters,

It's about time again for another DtRC meeting and boy what a summer ender we had. From a fantastic show to many social events, we've definitely been hopping. It's not over yet...and we're always going to squeak out the last possible thing we can out of summer. Keep your eyes on the calendar, don't forget about our Sno Big Deal event and Tim's Challenge! It's always a great event and one of those experiences that you can't understand until you see it for yourself.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 23rd and bring your nominations for officers. If you're interested in a club volunteer position, don't hesitate to speak up.

See you all soon!

John Maxwell
President, DtRC

Miscellaneous ramblings from the Editor:

Where oh where did the summer go!?!?! It seems like it was just starting and now it's gone! It's been a very, very busy summer though and I hope all of you have gotten as much enjoyment out of it as you wanted to. There are a few events still on the schedule, so if you haven't gotten your fill, there is still time to get a few more in.

The Sno' Big Deal Rally/Show will break some new ground this year by combining two separate events that both support our community. By combining the Colorado Corvette Club's support of 9 Cares Colorado Shares with the Sno' Big Deal Rally/Show, we have an opportunity to have double the impact on our community. Start plannng now on how you can load up your Vette with items to donate to the food drive.

As I always say about this time of year, the one thing that distinguishes our club from others is the energy and enthusiasm we bring to all of our events. The reason we have that is that we are always encouraging our members to step into the ring and try their ideas out. The best way to get involved is to step up and take a leadership role in the club by volunteering to head up any of our events. With the pool of experience we have in the club, I can assure you that you will never fail in any leadership role you might choose to try.

I hope to see everyones smiling faces at the meeting Thursday night!

Always remember - SAVE THE WAVE!


Minutes of the August 26, 2010 Meeting


Introductions of guests and new faces.


No visitor presentations.


Quorum is present.


Mike Perito motioned to accept last months minutes and Tim Barnes seconded the motion.


A motion was made and passed to approve the minutes.


No Governor's report.


Dave Cooper has just joined tonight as a new member..


No Merchandize Report. (Mike and Martha are off getting into trouble. Ed.)


Richard and Fancy Loch are attending the 16th Anniversary next week. Richard also mentioned that he is going to receive the Master Ambassador Award. He will be the first Master Ambassador for our club and the only one currently in Colorado.


John Maxwell said he received a lot of emails from club member and partipants with great comments on our car show at Jay’s last month.


No Drag Race Report.


Mary Kay and Richard reminded everyone of the Mystery Meal this Saturday. Meet at Outback Steakhouse at 9:30am to leave at 10:00am

Bill will organize a dinner prior to the Bandimere Race on Sept. 10th.

Aharon and Chavah brought treats tonight.


Car Show

Mike Kelley said there were 67 cars including club cars which is quite a few more than last year. He received great comments from everyone. Richard Loch said Jay's is committed to next year. Our club will need to let him know by February. Jay's will work on getting all the information published in the Scoop. After much discussion we decided to make this decision by mid December. Tim's challenge made approximately $181 which was reported last month and our total is just shy of $800 for this fund.

2011 Officer Nominations

Tim Barnes nominated Richard Loch for President.
Gail was nominated for Treasurer last month.
Richard nominated Tim as the Vice President.
Tim nominated Phil for Governor and he said he would think about it.
Two board members are needed this year. Wanda nominated Dave Chadwick, Richard nominated Phil, and Pat nominated Mike Perito

Other Old Business

Discussion on an annual Treasurer's audit.

John Maxwell also reminded everyone of volunteer positions which are open.

Bill motioned to have Mike Malouf as trip coordinator and Richard seconded.


a. Phil discussed having a Time Speed Rally. They are technical and competitive. He will put together a short one this fall for the club to try out and see if there is an interest for next year.

b. Sno Big Deal – Chairman Mike Palomar was not present at the meeting.

c. Richard Loch proposed we go to Bruce’s Bar in Severence. He has talked to the owner and they would like to be involved in raising money for Tim’s Challenge or another charity for next year.

d. Gail mentioned the Ft. Morgan car show.

e. John Maxwell said the next 2 meetings may be a little longer.

f. Tim mentioned the Friday night best sound car show with Torca.

Meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by Jani S. on behalf of the missing Joan B. (Thanks Jani. Ed.)

Club News:

October Birthdays:

Aharon Brewer
October 6th
Mike Kelley
October 8th
Cathy Schultz
October 12th
Jackie Malouf
October 26th
MaryKay Kelley
October 28th
Nancy Keyser
October 28th
Martha Palomar
October 28th

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/

September 25th

High Speed and Low speed Auto-X


September 25th

Ivy Stockwell Elementary show

Club Event

September 25th

Mike and Jani's BBQ - Pueblo

Club Event

September 26th

Low Speed Auto-Xes


October 1st

Prairie View HS Homecoming

Club Event

October 3rd

Triple Low Speed Auto-X


October 10th

Triple Low Speed Auto-X


October 17th

All Hallow's Rallye and Show


November 6th

Veteran's Day Parade


November 7th

Sno Flake Rally


November 13th

9Cares Colorado Shares Food Drive


November 13th

Snow Big Deal Rally/Show


November 21st

Turkey Rally


In the news section

August 28th Mystery Meal

By MaryKay Kelley

Seven Vettes, seven couples, & two Corvette doggies drove to Black Forest Inn in Nederland for great German fare. When Mike was in high school, he bussed for Al at the Ridgeview Inn in Wheat Ridge, & Mike & MaryKay have followed Al over the years to Black Hawk & now Nederland. The photo includes Inn owner Bill & chef Al, birthday boy Roger Less & Maxima, Mike & MaryKay, Roger & Deanna, Tim & Pat, Richard & Fancy, Mike & Janni, & Mike & Mary Davis.

With a little luck, and the grace of the Gods, you may - or may not - see the picture below.

A very full motley crew

I can personally testify that the drive was fabulous and so was the meal. - Tim

Tim's Challenge - 2010

By Tim Barnes

Well gang, it's time to be thinking about what if anything we want to do for Tim's Challenge this year.

Because of your extraordinary efforts so far this year, we have $800 in the bank account for the challenge. We also have the Sno' Big Deal Rally/Show coming up to raise even more funds to support our efforts. What we need now are some efforts to support! Please be considering what we should/can do this year and let's get some ideas going. John (at least according to the minutes anyway) had already said the September meeting is likely to be a long one, so let's use the time wisely. If you have ideas on families to support or ideas on other things we could do, please bring them to the meeting!

Remember, this isn't about simply helping the needy, Tim's Challenge is about possibility - creating a space into which families that have lost sight of possibility are provided an opportunity to find it again.

Committee Updates

Social Committee

From the Social Committee

(See the write up on the August Mystery meal! Ed.)

Governor's Report

By Nancy B.

Hi All,

It's that time of year again. We'll be collecting your club dues at the October meeting. If you can't make the meeting in October please make sure to get Cathy your check prior to November 1st. For new members, those with new cars and/or those that just want a different picture of their car in the club directory - now is the time to get that picture taken and the photos to Cathy and I. In the driveway with a half-melted snow bank on a cloudy winter day doesn't make a Corvette look its best. So when you are out and about - grab a digital photo of the car and send it. Oh yeah - people pics also. If you have one of yourself that you want in the directory - email it to us. Otherwise - we get to choose.

It is also almost time for the Torca All Hallow's eve rallye - an event that our club usually gets the most non-host club participation mention. The date is October 17th. I used to be able to put this info in the October newsletter but they have moved it up a few weeks the last couple of years after getting bit by mother nature having it the weekend before Halloween. The start is at "The Sub Factory" in Longmont. And this year they are letting us know the start and end location are the same (vs. ending almost in Wyoming like last year ☺ ). If you are pre-registering - they must receive it by Oct. 13th. It is $5 cheaper if you pre-register, and lunch is included. See the flyer and registration form for all the details including a map to the start.

NCCC wise - the events/flyers/results and standings all get posted to the regional website - www.rmrnccc.org . There are several rule book changes that the governors will be voting on at the next meeting (most of us by proxy to our RE). Most are minor. The one that would affect members of our club the most is the RCD committee is recommending the rulebook change to remove the fire extinguisher requirement in a Group II car for low speed events. So if you have a group II car and aren't racing this year - but thinking about it for next year - and you didn't want the extinguisher anyway - hold off on it. It will still be required for high speed events in all cars and in group III cars at all races. If anyone is interested in seeing all the proposed changes let me know and I'll email them to you. Oh - and if you are buying a 2011 carbon edition Z06 or a 2011 z06 with the Z07 package (whatever either of these are ☺ ) - you'll be placed in class "N" with the ZR1's. Other than that - it is minor cleanup, and some relaxation now that there is electronic mail on the dates national sanction requests have to be in.

As always - have fun and be safe.

Drag Racing Report

By Joan B.

No report.

AutoCross Committee

By Frank A.

No report.

Merchandise Report

By Mike and Martha P.

No report

NCM Ambassador's Report

By Richard Loch

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

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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 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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2010 Committees:

Dealer Rep  Mike K.
Membership & Directory  Cathy S. / Nancy B.
Social Committee  Mary Kay / Richard L.
Merchandise Committee  Mike and Martha
Rally Committee  Nancy B.
Show Committee  Mike D. / Don R.
Corvette Museum Ambassador  Richard L.
Webmaster  Mike P.
Newsletter  Tim B.
Drag Racing Competition Director  Joan B.
Autocross Competition Director  Frank A.
Caravan Coordinator and Bones carrier  Bill S.
Sno'Big Deal Extravaganza  Mike Palomar
Tim's Challenge Committee  MaryKay, Pat, Martha and Fancy
Roving Reporter/Photographer  Bill S.