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1  General Category / Newsletters / September 2011 Newsletter on: October 02, 2011, 07:54:29 PM
   
Corvettes of Dakota Territory
1976-2011
President Vickie Gunsch (527-2134): Vice-President Val Wangler (222-8563): Secretary/Newsletter: Chuck & Julie Horter (258-6616):  Treasurer: Bruce McCollom (471 6022): Trustee: Mike Neigum (258-5742). Mailing address: CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND. 58502
 
Newsletter
            September 2011   
 
 
Next Meeting
The next meeting is October 14th at A & B Pizza South @ 7pm but do come early and enjoy some pizza and suds.
 
CDT is 35 Years Old!!
Corvettes of Dakota Territory was founded in 1976 by area enthusiasts who had the insight, inspiration and passion to promote the experience of driving Corvettes.  CDT has established itself as one of the premier car clubs in the area and has been activley involved in community events through the years.  Happy birthday CDT!! 
 Upcoming Events
 .
September 30:  CDT Fall Run to the Black Hills.  Contact Al Braun for further information.
October 8th the Roughrider Chevrolet Association is celebrating 100 years of Chevrolet.  Come to the All Seasons Arena 11-3pm for a car show.
October 9th Run to Mobridge and dinner in Bismarck
October  Garage tours  Date TBA
January 14, 2012:  Annual CDT Christmas Party, Seven Seas 
Participation Incentive.
A participation incentive was recently approved to encourage and reward participation in club events.  Anytime a member and their significant other attends a club function their name will recorded and entered into a grandprize drawing at the end of the year.  This is a fun event and provides an opportunity to reward someone who makes CDT participation a priority!
Welcome New Members!
Welcome to CDT!! Claudia and Duane Stromberg.  Looking forward to haivng you join in the fun!!
Meeting Minutes:
Sunday, September 18,2011  Annual picnic
Meeting was called to order by President Vickie Gunsch @6:30pm.  40 members were in attendance. 
August meeting minutes were read.  Motion for approval was made by Gary Stefanovsky and seconded by Mike Neigum. 
Treasurer's report was presented by Bruce McCollum.  Starting balance was $4361.69 with $.17 interest and 1 new members were added with $30 in income.  Expenses paid out were for the BSC scholarship of $500 leaving a balance of 3891.86
New members are Claudia and Duan Stromberg.  Motion to approve the Treasurer's report was made by Mike Gunsch and seconded by Mike Neigum. 
Old Business: A hearty thank you went out to Jeff and Marcie Wuitschick for hosting a great picnic at their home last month. 
Glenn Siewert will look into reserving rooms for next year's Spearfish Rally at First Gold.
It was suggested that someone look into setting up a couple of different runs in the Black Hills next year to avoid confusion and add some variety.  Gary Stefanovsky will work on this concept. 
Fall Color Run to the Hills is 9/30/11.  Contact Al Braun for information.  We will leave the Seven Seas on Friday at 9am.
Voluteers are needed for this year's Garage Tour to be held in October weather permitting. Contact Vickie Gunsch to put together a day of visiting the garages of members.
Ross Haugeberg would like to look into a trip to Effingham, Il, for the September 2012 rally.
New Business: 
October 9th, Sunday, is the day selected to do a run to Mobridge and return to Bismarck for supper.  Al Braun will be the contact person.  Meet at 1pm at Kupper Chevrolet in Mandan for the departure.
Chuck Horter will make arrangements to have a similar dinner at the Deadwood social club for 2012.
We have been keeping attendance at meetings and events this past year, but do not have a set prize.  A couple of suggestions were gift certificates and/or memberships for the three selected members.  No decision was reached and will be open for discussion at the next meeting.
Next Tuesday run is to Wilton, last of the year.
Motion to adjourn was made by Gary Stefanovsky and seconded by Mary Bernhardt.
 
Corvette Humor
 
 A police officer pulls a guy over for speeding (in his C5) and has the following exchange:

Officer: May I see your driver's license?

Driver: I don't have one. I had it suspended when I got my 5th DUI.

Officer: May I see the registration for this vehicle?

Driver: It's not my car. I stole it.

Officer: The car is stolen?

Driver: That's right. But come to think of it, I think I saw the owner's card in the glove box when I was putting my gun in there.

Officer: There's a gun in the glove box?

Driver: Yes sir. That's where I put it after I shot and killed the blonde ^&%*# who owns this car and stuffed her in the trunk.

Officer: There's a BODY in the TRUNK?!?!?

Driver: Yes, sir. Hearing this, the officer immediately called his captain. The car was quickly surrounded by police, and the captain approached the driver to handle the tense situation:

Captain: Sir, can I see your license?

Driver: Sure. Here it is. It was valid.

Captain: Whose car is this?

Driver: It's mine, officer. Here's the registration. The driver owned the car.

Captain: Could you slowly open your glove box so I can see if there's a gun in it?

Driver: Gun ? What gun ?? ...there's no gun in it. Sure enough, there was nothing in the glove box.

Captain: Would you mind opening your trunk? I was told you said there's a body in it

Driver: I said what Huh? Trunk is opened; no body.

Captain: I don't understand it. The officer who stopped you said you told him you didn't have a license, stole the car, had a gun in the glove box, and that there was a dead body in the trunk.

Driver: Yeah - And I'll bet the lying SOB told you I was speeding, too!      
2  General Category / Newsletters / August 2011 Newsletter on: October 02, 2011, 07:51:10 PM
   
Corvettes of Dakota Territory
1976-2011
President Vickie Gunsch (527-2134): Vice-President Val Wangler (222-8563): Secretary/Newsletter: Chuck & Julie Horter (258-6616):  Treasurer: Bruce McCollom (471 6022): Trustee: Mike Neigum (258-5742). Mailing address: CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND. 58502
 
Newsletter
                  August 2011   
 
 Buggies & Blues 2011 is now history and the Corvettes of Dakota Territory truly made a great showing in terms of numbers and quality of cars.  Twenty nine Corvettes showed up for the event.  A terrific turnout!!! It was our day to shine and we made the best of it.  Thanks again to Darol & Nancy Hopfauf and Paul & Evie Klemetson for showcasing their awesome cars.  They were great ambassadors for the club.  Also a very special thanks to Jim and Mary Scott for hosting the CDT party at the George's Bakery location.  The food, refreshments and air conditioning were really life savers on such a hot and humid day.  Also it was a privilege to spend a portion of the day in one of Mandan's truly historic locations. Thanks again Mary and Jim!  What a great time to be a CDT member!!
Thank you Mike and Karen Lalonde for being such wonderful hosts at your home on Saturday for Buggies and Blues weekend.  Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and the food and refreshments.  A great time was had by all!!
Next Meeting
The next CDT meeting will be our annual picnic which like the past couple of years will be held at the Jaycee Park Club House on Century Avenue in Bismarck.  Festivities will start roughly around 4:00 PM Sunday September 18th. Therefore no meeting the second Friday of September.
 
CDT is 35 Years Old!!
Corvettes of Dakota Territory was founded in 1976 by area enthusiasts who had the insight, inspiration and passion to promote the experience of driving Corvettes.  CDT has established itself as one of the premier car clubs in the area and has been activley involved in community events through the years.  Happy birthday CDT!! 
 Upcoming Events
 .
August 19-21:  Wings 'N Wheels, Powell, Wyoming  featuring cars and Airplanes
August 20:  Picnic at Jeff & Marcie Wutschicks.  Festivities start at 4:00 PM.  Bring a dish or dessert to share.  Jeff and Marcie are providing meat, utensils and beer.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 258-7457.
September 18:  CDT Annual Picnic, 4-11pm, Jaycee Park on Centennial.
September 30:  CDT Fall Run to the Black Hills.  Contact Al Braun for further information.
January 14, 2012:  Annual CDT Christmas Party, Seven Seas 
Participation Incentive.
A participation incentive was recently approved to encourage and reward participation in club events.  Anytime a member and their significant other attends a club function their name will recorded and entered into a grandprize drawing at the end of the year.  This is a fun event and provides an opportunity to reward someone who makes CDT participation a priority!
Welcome New Members!
Corvettes of Dakota Territory is growing and we would like to extend a warm welcome to the following new members:
Gerald and Mary Bernhardt, owners of a 2004 C5 Convertible
Kent and Gail Jacobson, owners of a 2006 Coupe
Bill and Avie Peterka, owners of a 2005 C5 Convertible
Glenn and Jan Mueller, owners of a 1966 Sting Ray Convertible
Welcome to CDT!!  Looking forward to haivng you join in the fun!!
Meeting Minutes:
Friday, August 12, 2011 Dean's Restaurant 7:00 PM
Meeting was called to order by President Vickie Gunsch.  13 members were in attendance. 
July minutes were read.  Motion for approval was made by Gary Stefanovsky and seconded by Glenn Siewert. 
Treasurer's report was presented by President Gunsch.  Starting balance was $4479.28 with $.21 interest and 4 new members were added with $120 in income.  Expenses paid out were for the Website $72.00, Post Office Box $70.88 and picnic shelter for $95.00 leaving a balance of $4361.69. 
New members are Peterka, Mueller, Bernhardt and Jacobson.  Motion to approve the Treasurer's report was made by Val Wangler and seconded by Mike Neigum. 
Old Business:  Reviewed and discussed the events since the last meeting.  Riverdale run on 7/12/11 with 12 cars; local run to Bruno's 7/19/11 with 4 cars; Flasher run on 7/26/11 with 12 cars; Main Street 8/2/11 drag night unknown number of cars; Washburn run on 8/9/11 with 9 cars.
Discussed Spearfish rally which had 29 cars caravaning together.  Banquet at Deadwood Social Club was a great hit and should be reserved again for next year. 
The picnic at Mike & Karen Lalondes was great.  A huge thank you to Mike and Karen!  Buggies and Blues had a great turnout with 29 cars.  Mary and Jim Scott were wonderful hosts at George's Bakery.  Thank you Mary and Jim!
The Annual CDT Picnic will be 9/18/11 at the Jaycee Park Club House.  Discussion was held regarding catering the meat versus grilling.  Vickie will check into the catering.  Motion to approve catering was made by Glenn Siewert and seconded by Val Wangler. 
New Business:  The 9/18/11 picnic will also be the September meeting.  The Mobridge run will be discussed at that time.  Picnic at Jeff and Marcie Wutschicks on 8/20/11.  Bring a disch or dessert to share.  They will provide meat, utensils and beer.
Mike Lalonde will be taking pictures during the picnic at Wutschick's.
Glenn Siewert will look into reserving rooms for next year's Spearfish Rally at First Gold.
It was suggested that someone look into setting up a couple of different runs in the Black Hills next year to avoid confusion and add some variety.  Gary Stefanovsky will work on this concept. 
Fall Color Run to the Hills is 9/30/11.  Contact Al Braun for information.
Voluteers are needed for this year's Garage Tour to be held in October weather permitting.
Ross Haugeberg would like to look into a trip to Effingham, Il, for the September 2012 rally. 
Next Tuesday run is to Steele.
Motion to adjourn was made by Gary Stefanovsky and seconded by Mary Bernhardt.
 
 
Corvette Humor
Why Men Shouldn't Give Relationship Advice in Newspaper Columns.
Uncle Ray's Corner
DearUncle Ray:
I have been married to my husband for over 20 years and I am concerned about our relationship.  The other day I went out in the garage to talk to him and found him working on his Corvette.  All he would say to me was that it was missing and the engine was running rough.  Recently he has become very distant and I am concerned he may be having an affair with another woman.  Sometimes when the phone rings at home and I answer it the person on the other end hangs up.  He often works later than he ever has before and when I ask him about it he just shrugs it off as "just the way it is."  He guards his credit card expenses so that I cannot look and see if there are charges that are not explainable.  I think I may have found some lipstick on his shirt collar but I cannot absolutely verify that fact.  I am desperate and would like to know what I should do next to deal with this problem.  Can you help?
Glenda in Glendive
Dear Glenda
I am glad that you wrote in regarding this situation. This can be a complex problem for your Corvette because it can be caused by more than one system failure.  First, I would trace the fuel system and make sure that related fuel filters are not plugged.  I would then check fuel injectors which is especially important after the car has been stored all winter.  If the fuel system checks out than I would suggest that you check the electrical system.  This can be much more complex and could be caused by a bad spark plug or a bad spark plug wire.  At this point it will become necessary for you to have the engine "scoped" in an effort to pinpoint the problem.  If you follow this course of action, I'm pretty sure you will get the issue taken care of.  Thank you for writing.
Uncle Ray
 
3  General Category / Newsletters / July 2011 Newsletter on: October 02, 2011, 07:42:53 PM
   
Corvettes of Dakota Territory
1976-2011
President Vickie Gunsch (527-2134): Vice-President Val Wangler (222-8563): Secretary/Newsletter: Chuck & Julie Horter (258-6616):  Treasurer: Bruce McCollom (471 6022): Trustee: Mike Neigum (258-5742). Mailing address: CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND. 58502
 
Newsletter
                  July 2011   
We are quickly approaching the Buggies and Blues event scheduled for Sunday, July 31 in Mandan.  Corvettes of Dakota Territory is the featured car club this year and we will be on "center stage" for this years event.  All members are encouraged to participate in this event which focuses on America's true sports car.  All participating members must be at the Capital Credit Union's parking lot in Mandan by 9:00 AM.  This is the staging area for CDT and we will be going in as a group shortly after 9:15 AM.  This will be a fun event and it is a golden opportunity to showcase our club.  Please contact Paul Klemetson or any of the club officers for further information.  See you at Buggies and Blues!!
Get Your Buggies & Blues T-Shirt!!
This year's Buggies & Blues official T-shirts features Corvettes from two of our club members.  They look terrific!!  To obtain a T-shirt, contact Del Wetsch at 751-2983.  The editor believes the cost of the shirts run between $15-$18. Wear your T-shirt and bring your Vette to Buggies & Blues!!
Next Meeting
The next CDT monthly meeting will be held at Dean's Restaurant  (formerly the Prime Steer) on the strip in Mandan at 7:00 PM Friday, August 12th.  Come early around 6:00 PM and check out the great food at reasonable prices.  We've had  great experiences at Dean's for the past several meetings and they are excited to have us back.
CDT is 35 Years Old!!
Corvettes of Dakota Territory was founded in 1976 by area enthusiasts who had the insight, inspiration and passion to promote the experience of driving Corvettes.  CDT has established itself as one of the premier car clubs in the area and has been activley involved in community events through the years.  Happy birthday CDT!! 
 Upcoming Events
July 14:  Spearfish Corvette Rally.  July 14-17. First gold reservations @1-800-274-1876
July 29-31:  17th Annual All Corvette Show, Classic Corvettes of Minnesota, Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake.
July 31:  Buggies &  Blues, Main Street, Mandan.
August 19-21:  Wings 'N Wheels, Powell, Wyoming  featuring cars and Airplanes
September 18:  CDT Annual Picnic, 4-11pm, Jaycee Park on Centennial.
January 14, 2012:  Annual CDT Christmas Party, Seven Seas 
Participation Incentive.
A participation incentive was recently approved to encourage and reward participation in club events.  Anytime a member and their significant other attends a club function their name will recorded and entered into a grandprize drawing at the end of the year.  This is a fun event and provides an opportunity to reward someone who makes CDT participation a priority!

Meeting Minutes:
Friday, July 8th, 2011 Dean's Restaurant 7:55 PM
14 members present
Prior to the meeting a review of the new proposed club logos was conducted and members present at the meeting filtered the number of logos underconsideration down to three choices.  The three choices will be sent out to club members within the next few days for club members to vote on for their first choice.  One vote per membership.   
President, Vickie Gunsch brought the meeting to order.  A motion was made to approve last month's minutes by Gary Stefanovsky and seconded by Mike Neigum.  Motion carried.
Chuck Horter gave the Treasurer's report, prepared by Bruce McCollom, the current balance is $4,479.28.  A motion was made to accept the Treasurer's report by Mike Neigum and seconded by Mike Gunsch.  Motion carried. 
Old Business:
Paul Klemetson reported that Buggies and Blues T-shirts can be picked up from Del Wetch who is located on main in Mandan just west of the Native American store in the old depot (telephone number 751-2983).  He also said they can be picked up from Vern Cermak telephone number 426-3340. 
Paul Klemetswon introduced new members Bill and Avaline Peterka.  A warm welcome from the club was extended.
Paul Klemetson also reported on the trip to Bloomington Gold which is held in St. Charles,Il.  He recommended the trip to anyone who can make it.
President Vickie Gunsch said that departure for the Spearfisch Rally will take place at the Seven Seas parking lot at 9:00 AM. 
Chuck Horter reported that dinner arrangements have been made at the Deadwood Social Club for participating CDT members on Saturday night July 16 at 7:00 PM.  Individuals must submit their menu selections to Chuck and Julie Horter by Tuesay night July 12. 
Mike Neigum reported that at this time it appears that the best route to the Black hill will through Dickinson and down Highway 85.
Al Braun discussed the possible trip Saturday morning from the Selfridge parade.  Because of the unstabe weather it appeared that no one would be making the trip down to Selfridge.
Tuesday night cruise will be to Riverdale which will include a brief tour of the dam. 
Adjourn.
Corvette Humor
Corvette people tend to be avid church goers according to a recent poll conducted by the accounting firm Dewey, Screwum and Howe.  A minister had a widespread reputation of giving overly lengthy sermons to the dismay of some of his parishioners.  One Sunday he was in the middle of his lengthy fire & brimstone sermons when Fred one of his loyal flock got up and started to walk out.  The minister stunned by Fred's action called out to him and asked him where he was going.  Fred turned around and told the minister that he was going to get a haircut.  "A haircut?" boomed the minister "Why didn't you get a haircut before church?  "I didn't need one then." said Fred as he walked out.                                                                                                                                                 
4  General Category / Newsletters / May 2011 Newsletter on: May 14, 2011, 12:01:29 PM
   
Corvettes of Dakota Territory
http://www.newadvent.org/images/rosary.pdf1976-2011
President Vickie Gunsch (527-2134): Vice-President Val Wangler (222-8563): Secretary/Newsletter: Chuck & Julie Horter (258-6616):  Treasurer: Bruce McCollom (471 6022): Trustee: Mike Neigum (258-5742). Mailing address: CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND. 58502
 
Newsletter
                  May 2011   
We are quickly approaching the Buggies and Blues event in Mandan scheduled for Sunday, June 12th.  Corvettes of Dakota Territory is the featured car club this year and we will be on "center stage" for this years event.  All members are encouraged to participate in this event which focuses on America's true sports car.  All participating members must be at the Capital Credit Union's parking lot in Mandan by 9:00 AM.  This is the staging area for CDT and we will be going in as a group shortly after 9:15AM.  This will be a fun event and it is a golden opportunity to showcase our club.  Please contact Paul Klemetson or any of the club officers for further information.  See you at Buggies and Blues!!
Next Meeting
The next CDT monthly meeting will be held 7:00 PM Friday,  at Dean's Restaurant  (formerly the Prime Steer) on the strip in Mandan at 7:00 PM, June 10th.  Come early around 6:00 PM and check out the great food at reasonable prices.  We had a great experience at Dean's for the May meeting and they are excited to have us back.
CDT is 35 Years Old!!
Corvettes of Dakota Territory was founded in 1976 by area enthusiasts who had the insight, inspiration and passion to promote the experience of driving Corvettes.  CDT has established itself as one of the premier car clubs in the area and has been activley involved in community events through the years.  Happy birthday CDT!! 
New CDT Member
Corvettes of Dakota Territory welcomes new member Barry Kindsvogel.  Barry is an original member of CDT who has taken a leave of absence for a few years.  Barry has a 2004 C-5 black on black Corvette with a license plate name           "th bear."  Great to have you back Barry.  Welcome home!

Upcoming Events
May 14:  Acres of Iron Car Show in Mandan  Location is just west of the former John Iverson building just off of Collins Ave. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
May 21-22:  2nd Annual River Cities Speedway Gearhead Weekend @Greater Grand Forks Fairgrounds ( car show, swap meet & dirt track races).
May 22:  Roughrider Chevrolet Association Car Show.  Bismarck Elks Club Sunday       Afternoon.  Dine in the Roughrider Bar & Lounge.
June 3-5: Devils Run-Devils Lake, ND Info:greaterdakotaclassics.com
June 10:  CDT monthly meeting Dean's Restaurant on the Strip Mandan.  Social/dinner at 6:00 PM Meeting at 7:00 PM.
June 9-10: Classtiques Rod Run 2011 Bismarck/Mandan. Info: www.classtiques.com
June 11:  McLean County Parade in Underwood.  CDT has been invited to participate.
June 12: Buggies-N-Blues, Mandan, ND Info:  www.buggies-n-blues.org
June 17-19: Back to the 50's-St. Paul, MN
June 23-26:  Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA, St. Charles, Illinois.
June 24-25:  Cars in the Park car show in Glendive, MT.
July 9: JCCC Buffalo Rally-Jamestown, ND.
July 14:  Spearfish Corvette Rally.  July 14-17. First gold reservations @1-800-274-1876
July 29-31:  17th Annual All Corvette Show, Classic Corvettes of Minnesota, Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake.
August 19-21:  Wings 'N Wheels, Powell, Wyoming  featuring cars and Airplanes
January 14, 2012:  Annual CDT Christmas Party, Seven Seas 


Participation Incentive.
A participation incentive was recently approved to encourage and reward participation in club events.  Anytime a member and their significant other attends a club function their name will recorded and entered into a grandprize drawing at the end of the year.  This is a fun event and provides an opportunity to reward someone who makes CDT participation a priority!

Meeting Minutes:
Friday, May 13, 2011 Dean's Restaurant 7:20 PM
President, Vickie Gunsch brought the meeting to order.  A motion was made by Mike Neigum to approve last months minutes and was seconded by Al Braun.  Motion carried.
Bruce McCollom presented the Treasure's report and stated that the balance from last month was $4,698.68.  Dues income was $150 and interest income was $.23 for a new balance of $4848.91.
Bruce introduced Barry Kindsvogel as a new member and everyone welcomed Barry to the club. Bruce reported that with Barry's membership the membership total is now 53 paid members.
Bruce reported on information relating to establishing a IRS tax identification number for reporting purposes.  This process would recognize CDT as being a nonprofit organization and would require the completion of a lengthy form.  There would be also be a $400 one time fee to expedite the process.  It was noted that the only time the Tax ID may become necessary would be in situations where the club would take in a significant amount of outside income such as major sponsorships that would become a significant part of club revenue. Consensus from the members present was that the Tax ID registration process was not necessary at this time and would not be pursued.
John and Shelly Krebsbach were introduced as new members by President Gunsch and welcomed by all members present.
A motion was made to accept the Treasurer's report by Mike Gunsch and seconded by Thom Kapla.  Motion carried.
Paul Klemetson reported on Buggies and Blues and said that CDT members needed to stage their cars by 9:00 AM Sunday morning at the Captial Credit Union parking lot in Mandan.  The club will go in as a group at 9:15 AM and everyone needs to be on site to initiate this process.  Individuals who are late will not be able to come in later to join the rest of the group. The membership per Paul's recommendation preferred a "staggered" parking arrangement on main street as opposed to a "row" parking arrangement.  Consensus was that it would be easier to control access in and around the cars if we were "grouped" together. Paul also stated that we would need to provide 4 to 6 volunteers from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM for security purposes. All participating car clubs are asked to assist with this process.
Paul also reported that the before the 4th of July parade in Mandan there will be an attempt to set a world record of the number of people doing the Chubby Checker song "The Twist."  Advanced classic cars such as our Vettes would go ahead in the parade route and stop at intersections and turn up their radios so the crowd could here the music and participate.  More details to follow.
Paul also indicated that CDT needed to provide an article for the Mandan event that outlined the history and background of the club.  Consensus was that Mike Lalonde would be an excellent resource for this task and President Gunsch said she would approach him on this opportunity.
Paul passed around an order sheet for Buggies&Blues 2011 T-shirts that illustrated two member cars from our club.  Cost of the shirts range between $15 & $18, though exact cost is unknown at this time.  Individuals interested in purchasing shirts in advance are encouraged to contact Paul Klemetson.
Paul also stated that their will be a classic car parade Saturday night June 11 on Main Street Mandan.
President Gunsch said sponsorship ideas were still being pursued with Kupper Chevrolet.  New banner ideas were discussed and Mike Neigum shared some ideas for banner designs.  It was hoped to have a new banner in place for Buggies&Blues.
It was reported that 5 cars made the Tuesday night cruise to Prairie Knights despite the cool rainy weather. 
Chuck Horter asked if there was any interest in setting up a trip to Mystic Lake in the Twin Cities. This trip would be two weeks after the trip to the Black Hills. Not a lot of interest was expressed and the trip planning and exploration will be dropped.
Underwood has requested CDT to participate in their parade scheduled for Saturday June 11 which is the day before Buggies and Blues.  More information will be provided on this event. 
Discussion took place on inviting surrounding Corvette clubs to the Buggies and Blues event and joining CDT as the featured club for this year. Contacts will be made with Minot, Fargo and Jamestown to solicit interest.
It was reported that Mike Lalonde has secured the Jaycee park facility for the CDT picnic scheduled for Sunday, September 18th from 4-11 PM.
Next CDT monthly meeting will be Friday night June 10th at Dean's restaurant.
Adjourn.
   
Corvette Fun Facts:
NASA's Corvette Connection
When you are shot into outer space strapped to a rocket for a living, you have a slightly different threshold for excitement than most people.  So what kind of car do you drive when you come back down to earth?
For Alan Shepard, who was the first American to break free of the planet's atmosphere on May 5th, 1961 the choice was almost obvious: a Chevrolet Corvette.  The Navy test pilot owned a 1957 Vette when he was chosen for the space program in 1959, one of 10 he would own over the course of his lifetime.  After returning from his successful mission, GM President, Ed Cole presented the national hero with a brand new 1962 Corvette, helping to kick off a relationship between astronauts and Corvettes that has lasted ever since.
All told, six of the 7 Mercury astronauts would drive Corvettes during their time in the program, thanks in part to a special lease deal offered to them by Chevrolet dealer and Indy 500 winner, Jim Rathman.  According to GM, only John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, chose a Chevy station wagon over the sports car. 
Over the years others would follow, including the entire crew of Apollo 12, who had their matching 1969 Corvette Stingrays painted gold.  The Apolo 15 crew would do them one better on the patriotism front, with red, white and blue cars between them.  In fact, they liked them so much that they brought a GM product to the moon with them, in the form of the Lunar Roving Vehicle.
To celebrate this ongoing connection, the Cape Kennedy Corvette Club is bringing together 30 surviving astronauts and a collection of Corvettes from the past five decades on Saturday May 7th to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Shepard's flight with a parade near the Kennedy Space Center in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Printed from Fox News. 
Long live the Corvette!
Corvette Humor:
A woman was going through midlife crisis and wanted some new adventure in her life.  Mother's day was fast approaching and she was fascinated by the idea of getting a brand new Corvette.  She hinted to her husband that she wanted something that went from zero to 150 in three seconds.  He took the hint and bought her a new bathroom scale.  All heck broke loose after that.....
5  General Category / Newsletters / April 2011 Newsletter on: April 20, 2011, 07:35:22 PM
   
Corvettes of Dakota Territory
 1976-2011
President Vickie Gunsch (527-2134): Vice-President Val Wangler (222-8563): Secretary/Newsletter: Chuck & Julie Horter (258-6616):  Treasurer: Bruce McCollom (471 6022): Trustee: Mike Neigum (258-5742). Mailing address: CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND. 58502
 
Newsletter
                  April 2011   
The Minot Corvette Club has scheduled the annual Saturday dinner with the Corvettes of Dakota Territory Club for April 30th at the Stoney Inn Supper Club in Garrison.  This will be our first official cruise for the year.  As always it is a fun time with the Minot group and the fine food up in Garrison.  Time to rock & roll!   

New Meeting Location!!
The next CDT monthly meeting will be held 7:00 PM Friday,  at Dean's Restaurant  (formerly the Prime Steer) on the strip in Mandan at 7:00 PM.  Come early around 6:00 PM and check out the great new menu!!
CDT is 35 Years Old!!
Corvettes of Dakota Territory was founded in 1976 by area enthusiasts who had the insight, inspiration and passion to promote the experience of driving Corvettes.  CDT has established itself as one of the premier car clubs in the area and has been activley involved in community events through the years.  Happy birthday CDT!! 
New CDT Members
Corvettes of Dakota Territory welcome new members John and Shelly Krebsbach from Garrison!  John and Shelly are the proud owners of a red 1998 C-5 with a license plate name of "REDPEPR"  What a great name.  We are always looking for new people to "spice" up the club!

Upcoming Events
April 30:  Annual Minot Corvette Club/Corvettes of Dakota Territory Dinner at the Stoney Inn Restaurant in Garrison.  Dinner is from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Departure will be 5:00 PM from the K-Mart Parking lot.
May 13:  Monthly CDT meeting at Dean's Restaurant on the strip. (old Prime Steer)  Dinner at 6:00 and meeting at 7:00PM.
May 14:  Acres of Iron Car Show in Mandan  Location is just west of the former John Iverson building just off of Collins Ave. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
May 21-22:  2nd Annual River Cities Speedway Gearhead Weekend @Greater Grand Forks Fairgrounds ( car show, swap meet & dirt track races).
May 22:  Roughrider Chevrolet Association Car Show.  Bismarck Elks Club Sunday       Afternoon.  Dine in the Roughrider Bar & Lounge.
June 3-5: Devils Run-Devils Lake, ND Info:greaterdakotaclassics.com
June 9-10: Classtiques Rod Run 2011 Bismarck/Mandan. Info: www.classtiques.com
June 11:  McLean County Parade in Underwood.  CDT has been invited to participate.
June 12: Buggies-N-Blues, Mandan, ND Info:  www.buggies-n-blues.org
June 17-19: Back to the 50's-St. Paul, MN
June 23-26:  Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA, St. Charles, Illinois.
June 24-25:  Cars in the Park car show in Glendive, MT.
July 9: JCCC Buffalo Rally-Jamestown, ND.
July 14:  Spearfish Corvette Rally.  July 14-17. First gold reservations @1-800-274-1876
July 29-31:  17th Annual All Corvette Show, Classic Corvettes of Minnesota, Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake.
August 19-21:  Wings 'N Wheels, Powell, Wyoming  featuring cars and Airplanes
January 14, 2012:  Annual CDT Christmas Party, Seven Seas 

CDT Featured Car Club at Buggies and Blues
Corvettes of Dakota Territory will be the featured car club this year at Buggies and Blues.  This is the biggest car show event in the Bismarck/Mandan area and we are smack dab in the middle of it.  Planning for this event will begin as early as our next meeting.  We want maximum participation from our members and our club will be showcased on main street in the primary viewing area.  This is our day and we will certainly want to make a good impression.    Give us your thoughts and ideas and lets have some fun in June with America's true sportscar!!
T-shirt design has been finalized with two of our club members cars featured for this year. Shirts maybe pre-ordered through Paul Klemetson.  More details will be provided at the next meeting
Participation Incentive.
A participation incentive was recently approved to encourage and reward participation in club events.  Anytime a member and their significant other attends a club function their name will recorded and entered into a grandprize drawing at the end of the year.  This is a fun event and provides an opportunity to reward someone who makes CDT participation a priority!

Meeting Minutes:
Friday, April 8 2011
A&B Pizza South 7th
Member present: 16
Vice President Val Wangler called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
Motion was made to approve the previous month's minutes by Mike Lalonde and seconded by Don Sommerfield.  Minutes were approved.
Old Business:
Buggies and Blues.  Corvette is the featured car this year.  It would be nice to have a lot of club members participate in this event.  Our cars will be displayed on Main Street in Mandan during this event.
T-shirt selection was tabled until next meeting, more information to come from Paul Klemetson (he was not present at the meeting and therefore not able to give an update).
Discussion was held on meeting the Minot Club for dinner in Garrison.  More information will be provided when a schedule is confirmed with the Minot club. (See notes at the beginning of the newsletter).  Discussion also took place on inviting the Minot Club  to join us on the South Dakota run.
Discussion was held on organizing a run to Mystic Lake Casino at the end of July.
No new updates on Banff/Jasper.
Spearfish Rally datesare July 14-16.  Rooms are available at First Gold.  Contact number is 1-800-274-1876.
New Business:
Meeting Place:  Discussion took place on whether we should consider using Dean's Steakhouse (old Prime Steer Location) in Mandan as a possible meeting place for our CDT meetings.  Val will check this out with the new owners and report back to the club.
Tuesday Night Cruise Nights:
Committee members met to discuss and put a tentative schedule together.
Committee members are:
Mike Lalonde, Don Sommerfield, Darol Hopfauf,  Val Wangler and Mike Neigum.
Cruise night on Main Street will be the 1st Tuesday of each month starting on May 3, 2011.  Discussion took place on a meeting place, time to meet , and there was no formal eating planned for this night.
Our 1st scheduled out of town Tuesday Cruise will be Prairie Knights Casino May 10, 2011.  When the Tuesday Night Cruise schedule has been confirmed, this will be uploaded to the website and sent to each club member.  Departure location is changed, so watch for the update on Tuesday Night Cruises. 
Adjourn 7:50 PM.
Corvette Fun Facts: 
1966 Sting Ray
A bigger big-block option was the big news for 1966, as the 396 became a 427 offering 390 hp or a stout 425.  The 327 offered a 350 hp version.  Side exhaust pipes were again included and remained available for small block Sting Rays. 
Corvette sales kept climbing, reaching 27,720  for the model year which was up 4158 units from 1965.  The Sting Ray's grille switched from thin horizontal bars to a crosshatch pattern for '66 one of only a handful of subtle appearance changes made that season.   
Corvette Humor:
A guy gets to the Pearly Gates and Saint Peter says, "Now wait just a moment, before I let you in, I need to ask you, have you ever done anything to put others first, or defended the weak or innocent, things like that?"
The man answers, "Why yes, I saw this man with a Corvette by the side of the road and he was yelling at his wife, so I walked up to him and screamed at him to leave her alone, and if he didn't I'd kick his behind like this and then proceeded to kick a huge dent on his driver's side door on that Corvette."
Saint Peter answers, "Wow, that's pretty good, when did you do that?
The man answers, "Oh, about 4 minutes ago."
Rear-ended
I rear-ended a car this morning.  So there we were alongside the road and slowly the other driver got out of his car.  You know how sometimes you're so stressed out out that little things just seem funny?  Yeah, well I couldn't believe it...He was a DWARF!!!
He stormed over to my car, looked up at me, and shouted, I AM NOT HAPPY!!!
So, I looked down at him and said, "Well, then which one are you?"
and then all hell broke loose.....
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Corvettes of Dakota Territory
 1976-2011
President Vickie Gunsch (527-2134): Vice-President Val Wangler (222-8563): Secretary/Newsletter: Chuck & Julie Horter (258-6616):  Treasurer: Bruce McCollom (471 6022): Trustee: Mike Neigum (258-5742). Mailing address: CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND. 58502
 
Newsletter
March 2011
Great turn out of 24 club members attending the monthly meeting on Friday March 18th.  Everyone appears anxious to get their cars out for a spring curise.  Club officers are in the process of checking to see if another joint Saturday dinner social can be aranged in April with the Minot club.  Stay tuned!
Time to Pay Annual Dues
Another reminder that it's time to pay your annual dues for 2011.  Make sure that you continue to get the newsletter and the list of activities planned for the upcoming year.  If you are a current member, please get your dues payment of $30 to CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND 58502 within the next couple of weeks.  We want to do more fun things this year and memberships help us accomplish that goal.
If you have not paid your dues by the end of March, this will be your last issue of the newsletter.   Another great cruise year is on the horizon.  You don't want to miss out!!

New Meeting Location!!
The next CDT monthly meeting will be held 7:00 PM Friday, April 8th at A&B Pizza South, off Seventh Street.  .  Come early and enjoy food & fellowship     
CDT is 35 Years Old!!
Corvettes of Dakota Territory was founded in 1976 by area enthusiasts who had the insight, inspiration and passion to promote the experience of driving Corvettes.  CDT has established itself as one of the premier car clubs in the area and has been activley involved in community events through the years.  Happy birthday CDT!! 

Upcoming Events
Apr. 2-3:  Toppers Car Show-Fargo, ND Info: www.topperscarclub.com.
Apr. 9-10:  Prime Steel Car Show-Grand Forks, ND Info: www.primesteelcarclub.com.
May 22:  Roughrider Chevrolet Association Car Show.  Bismarck Elks Club Sunday       Afternoon.  Dine in the Roughrider Bar & Lounge.
June 3-5: Devils Run-Devils Lake, ND Info:greaterdakotaclassics.com
June 9-10: Classtiques Rod Run 2011 Bismarck/Mandan. Info: www.classtiques.com
June 11:  McLean County Parade in Underwood.  CDT has been invited to participate.
June 12: Buggies-N-Blues, Mandan, ND Info:  www.buggies-n-blues.org
June 17-19: Back to the 50's-St. Paul, MN
June 23-26:  Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA, St. Charles, Illinois. 
July 9: JCCC Buffalo Rally-Jamestown, ND.
July 14:  Spearfish Corvette Rally.  July 14-17. First gold reservations @1-800-274-1876
July 29-31:  17th Annual All Corvette Show, Classic Corvettes of Minnesota, Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake.
August 19-21:  Wings 'N Wheels, Powell, Wyoming  featuring cars and Airplanes
January 14, 2012:  Annual CDT Christmas Party, Seven Seas 

CDT Featured Car Club at Buggies and Blues
Corvettes of Dakota Territory will be the featured car club this year at Buggies and Blues.  This is the biggest car show event in the Bismarck/Mandan area and we are smack dab inthe middle of it.  Planning for this event will begin as early as our next meeting.  We want maximum participation from our members and our club will be showcased on main street in the primary viewing area.  This is our day and we will certainly want to make a good impression.    Give us your thoughts and ideas and lets have some fun in June with America's true sportscar!!
T-shirt design has been finalized with two of our club members cars featured for this year. Shirts maybe pre-ordered through Paul Klemetson.  More details will be provided at the next meeting
Participation Incentive.
A participation incentive was recently approved at the last monthly meeting to encourage and reward participation in club events.  Anytime a member and their significant other attends a club function their name will recorded and entered into a grandprize drawing at the end of the year.  This is a fun event and provides an opportunity to reward someone who makes CDT participation a priority!

Meeting Minutes:
Friday, March 18, 2011.  24 members attending.
President Vickie Gunsch brought the meeting to order at 7:15 PM.
Old Business:
Minutes for the February meeting were approved.
Bruce McCollum gave the Treasure's Report.  Current balance stands at $4,578.51  Current the club stands at 44 paid members which is two members more than the ame time last year.  Treasurer's report was approved.
Paul Klemetson gave an update of Buggies n' Blues and passed around samples of the T-shirt graphics being considered for this years event. The T-shirts feature Corvettes from Paul and Evie Klemetson and Darol and Nancy Hopfauf. Graphics were approved by the membership with sample T-shirt colors to be provided at the next meeting.
it was announced that the Cruise Night planning committee would meet right after the meeting to adjourn to consider options for Tueday and weekend cruises for the spring, summer and fall.
Discussion was held regarding another Spring rendezvous with the Minot Corvette Club.  No one was quite sure who the current officer contacts were in the Minot club and Vickie Gunsch said that the club would follow up on initiating contact. 
Note:  After the meeting a flyer was found with the Minot Club officers listed.  Val Wangler said he would follow-up to explore a joint social with the Minot group. 
Mike Lalonde reported that reservations had been made at the Seven Seas again for the annual CDT Christmas Party scheduled for Saturday, January 14th, 2012. 
Glenn Siewert reported that a block of rooms are again available at First Gold Motor Inn in Deadwood for the Spearfish Rally scheduled for July 14th through the 17th.  Room rates are $109/night for Thursday and $119/night for Friday/Saturday.  20 rooms have been blocked for CDT members.  Revervations at First Gold can be made by calling 1-800-274-1876.
Chuck Horter asked the membership if their was interest in another Saturday night banquet. The overall consensus was yes and Chuck said he would check on the avilablility of the Dining Facility over "Old Saloon No. 10" which gave us great service last year.
President Gunsch said that nothing had been finalized with respect to a caravan to Jasper.  She indicated that a trip to the Corvette Rally  at the Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake might be more of an interest becasue it could be done over a weekend.  A trip to Banff/Jasper would take about 10 days.
President Gunsch said that CDT has been invited to participate in the McLean County Fair Parade in Underwood.  It is scheduled for Saturday, June 11.
Adjourn.

Corvette Fun Facts: 
1965 Sting Ray
Some folks say the 1965 model was the best of the Sting Rays.  Refinement was the key word again in 1965.  The big news in 65' was the addition of four-wheel disc brakes as standard equipment.  The small block Vettes could always go.  Now they could stop! 
Styling changes were held to a minimum, but enthusiasts could always spot a new 65' by the fuctional front fender louvers, new wheel covers and restyled grille.  The 327 small block options continued but the introduction in April of 1965 of the 396-cid big block V-8 marked the beginning of a new era for the Corvette.  Rated at 425 hp and priced at $292.70 the 396 made the fuel-injected Corvette seem superfluous in those days of cheap high-octane gas. 
1965 was a vintage, memorable year for Corvette.  It was the only year you could buy a fuel injected, disc-braked Sting Ray.  It was the first year for the big-block and side mounted exhaust.  And with prices starting at $4,106, the 1965 Corvette Sting Ray was also quite a bargain.
Corvette Humor:
A squad car driver was covering his beat when he was amazed to find a former lieutenant on the police force covering the beat also. 
He stopped the car and asked "Why Irish Mike, this wouldn't be your new beat out here in the sticks , would it?"
"That it is, " Irish Mike replied grimly, "Ever since I arrested the judge driving his Corvette on the way to the masquerade ball."
"You mean you pinched his honor?"  asked Pat.
"How was I to know that his convict suit was only a costume?" demanded Mike.
"Well," mused Pat, "There's a lesson in this somewhere."
"That there is" replied Irish Mike..." 'Tis wise never to book a judge by his cover."
 
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Corvettes of Dakota Territory
 1976-2011
President Vickie Gunsch (527-2134): Vice-President Val Wangler (222-8563): Secretary/Newsletter: Chuck & Julie Horter (258-6616):  Treasurer: Bruce McCollom (471 6022): Trustee: Mike Neigum (258-5742). Mailing address: CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND. 58502
 
Newsletter
March 2011
Great turn out of 24 club members attending the monthly meeting on Friday March 18th.  Everyone appears anxious to get their cars out for a spring curise.  Club officers are in the process of checking to see if another joint Saturday dinner social can be aranged in April with the Minot club.  Stay tuned!
Time to Pay Annual Dues
Another reminder that it's time to pay your annual dues for 2011.  Make sure that you continue to get the newsletter and the list of activities planned for the upcoming year.  If you are a current member, please get your dues payment of $30 to CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND 58502 within the next couple of weeks.  We want to do more fun things this year and memberships help us accomplish that goal.
If you have not paid your dues by the end of March, this will be your last issue of the newsletter.   Another great cruise year is on the horizon.  You don't want to miss out!!

New Meeting Location!!
The next CDT monthly meeting will be held 7:00 PM Friday, April 8th at A&B Pizza South, off Seventh Street.  .  Come early and enjoy food & fellowship     
CDT is 35 Years Old!!
Corvettes of Dakota Territory was founded in 1976 by area enthusiasts who had the insight, inspiration and passion to promote the experience of driving Corvettes.  CDT has established itself as one of the premier car clubs in the area and has been activley involved in community events through the years.  Happy birthday CDT!! 

Upcoming Events
Apr. 2-3:  Toppers Car Show-Fargo, ND Info: www.topperscarclub.com.
Apr. 9-10:  Prime Steel Car Show-Grand Forks, ND Info: www.primesteelcarclub.com.
May 22:  Roughrider Chevrolet Association Car Show.  Bismarck Elks Club Sunday       Afternoon.  Dine in the Roughrider Bar & Lounge.
June 3-5: Devils Run-Devils Lake, ND Info:greaterdakotaclassics.com
June 9-10: Classtiques Rod Run 2011 Bismarck/Mandan. Info: www.classtiques.com
June 11:  McLean County Parade in Underwood.  CDT has been invited to participate.
June 12: Buggies-N-Blues, Mandan, ND Info:  www.buggies-n-blues.org
June 17-19: Back to the 50's-St. Paul, MN
June 23-26:  Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA, St. Charles, Illinois. 
July 9: JCCC Buffalo Rally-Jamestown, ND.
July 14:  Spearfish Corvette Rally.  July 14-17. First gold reservations @1-800-274-1876
July 29-31:  17th Annual All Corvette Show, Classic Corvettes of Minnesota, Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake.
August 19-21:  Wings 'N Wheels, Powell, Wyoming  featuring cars and Airplanes
January 14, 2012:  Annual CDT Christmas Party, Seven Seas 

CDT Featured Car Club at Buggies and Blues
Corvettes of Dakota Territory will be the featured car club this year at Buggies and Blues.  This is the biggest car show event in the Bismarck/Mandan area and we are smack dab inthe middle of it.  Planning for this event will begin as early as our next meeting.  We want maximum participation from our members and our club will be showcased on main street in the primary viewing area.  This is our day and we will certainly want to make a good impression.    Give us your thoughts and ideas and lets have some fun in June with America's true sportscar!!
T-shirt design has been finalized with two of our club members cars featured for this year. Shirts maybe pre-ordered through Paul Klemetson.  More details will be provided at the next meeting
Participation Incentive.
A participation incentive was recently approved at the last monthly meeting to encourage and reward participation in club events.  Anytime a member and their significant other attends a club function their name will recorded and entered into a grandprize drawing at the end of the year.  This is a fun event and provides an opportunity to reward someone who makes CDT participation a priority!

Meeting Minutes:
Friday, March 18, 2011.  24 members attending.
President Vickie Gunsch brought the meeting to order at 7:15 PM.
Old Business:
Minutes for the February meeting were approved.
Bruce McCollum gave the Treasure's Report.  Current balance stands at $4,578.51  Current the club stands at 44 paid members which is two members more than the ame time last year.  Treasurer's report was approved.
Paul Klemetson gave an update of Buggies n' Blues and passed around samples of the T-shirt graphics being considered for this years event. The T-shirts feature Corvettes from Paul and Evie Klemetson and Darol and Nancy Hopfauf. Graphics were approved by the membership with sample T-shirt colors to be provided at the next meeting.
it was announced that the Cruise Night planning committee would meet right after the meeting to adjourn to consider options for Tueday and weekend cruises for the spring, summer and fall.
Discussion was held regarding another Spring rendezvous with the Minot Corvette Club.  No one was quite sure who the current officer contacts were in the Minot club and Vickie Gunsch said that the club would follow up on initiating contact. 
Note:  After the meeting a flyer was found with the Minot Club officers listed.  Val Wangler said he would follow-up to explore a joint social with the Minot group. 
Mike Lalonde reported that reservations had been made at the Seven Seas again for the annual CDT Christmas Party scheduled for Saturday, January 14th, 2012. 
Glenn Siewert reported that a block of rooms are again available at First Gold Motor Inn in Deadwood for the Spearfish Rally scheduled for July 14th through the 17th.  Room rates are $109/night for Thursday and $119/night for Friday/Saturday.  20 rooms have been blocked for CDT members.  Revervations at First Gold can be made by calling 1-800-274-1876.  Mike Lalonde reported that their are rooms blocked at "The Lodge" in Deadwood under Dave Ressler's name but no other information was available.
Chuck Horter asked the membership if their was interest in another Saturday night banquet. The overall consensus was yes and Chuck said he would check on the avilablility of the Dining Facility over "Old Saloon No. 10" which gave us great service last year.
President Gunsch said that nothing had been finalized with respect to a caravan to Jasper.  She indicated that a trip to the Corvette Rally  at the Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake might be more of an interest becasue it could be done over a weekend.  A trip to Banff/Jasper would take about 10 days.
President Gunsch said that CDT has been invited to participate in the McLean County Fair Parade in Underwood.  It is scheduled for Saturday, June 11.
Adjourn.

Corvette Fun Facts: 
1965 Sting Ray
Some folks say the 1965 model was the best of the Sting Rays.  Refinement was the key word again in 1965.  The big news in 65' was the addition of four-wheel disc brakes as standard equipment.  The small block Vettes could always go.  Now they could stop! 
Styling changes were held to a minimum, but enthusiasts could always spot a new 65' by the fuctional front fender louvers, new wheel covers and restyled grille.  The 327 small block options continued but the introduction in April of 1965 of the 396-cid big block V-8 marked the beginning of a new era for the Corvette.  Rated at 425 hp and priced at $292.70 the 396 made the fuel-injected Corvette seem superfluous in those days of cheap high-octane gas. 
1965 was a vintage, memorable year for Corvette.  It was the only year you could buy a fuel injected, disc-braked Sting Ray.  It was the first year for the big-block and side mounted exhaust.  And with prices starting at $4,106, the 1965 Corvette Sting Ray was also quite a bargain.
Corvette Humor:
A squad car driver was covering his beat when he was amazed to find a former lieutenant on the police force covering the beat also. 
He stopped the car and asked "Why Irish Mike, this wouldn't be your new beat out here in the sticks , would it?"
"That it is, " Irish Mike replied grimly, "Ever since I arrested the judge driving his Corvette on the way to the masquerade ball."
"You mean you pinched his honor?"  asked Pat.
"How was I to know that his convict suit was only a costume?" demanded Mike.
"Well," mused Pat, "There's a lesson in this somewhere."
"That there is" replied Irish Mike..." 'Tis wise never to book a judge by his cover."
 
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Corvettes of Dakota Territory
 1976-2010
President Vickie Gunsch (527-2134): Vice-President Val Wangler (222-8563): Secretary/Newsletter: Chuck & Julie Horter (258-6616):  Treasurer: Bruce McCollom (471 6022): Trustee: Mike Neigum (258-5742). Mailing address: CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND. 58502
 
Newsletter
January 2010

A happy frosty New Year to everyone!  If you have thoughts about deep cleaning your Vette while it's safely tucked away for the winter now is the time.  If it works for you, think about cleaning the carpets and mats, conditioning the leather and wiping the interior dash and etc. with a good cleaner.  Also if possible pull off the wheels and bring them into a warm area where you can really work them over.  If your garage or storage area is heated, find some good tunes that make you think about summer, open the doors of the Vette and clean the dickens out of it.  It will get you in a mind set to think about Spring which really is just around the corner!

Time to Pay Annual Dues
OK everyone it's time to cough up your annual dues for 2011.  The club gained a significant number of new members this past year and our final tally for 2010 was 60 paid members.  Outstanding!  If you are a current member, please get your dues payment of $30 to CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND 58502 within the next couple of weeks.  We want to do more fun things this year and memberships help us accomplish that goal.
Bring another Corvette friend!  Know anybody who drives a Vette, likes to socialize and have some fun?  Bring them to the next meeting and have them meet other members!

New Meeting Location!!
The next CDT monthly meeting will be held 7:00 PM Friday, February 11th at the Pizza Ranch in Mandan.  The Pizza Ranch is located on the south side of main street in Mandan as you approach downtown from the east.  They have a great buffet so come early and lets dine as a group.  They have reserved a special area for us to conduct our meeting.     
Glacier/Jasper/Banff
Consideration is being given to a CDT Corvette trip to the US/Canadian Rockies this summer.  The trip to Yellowstone/Black Hills was a great adventure last year and this trip would be structured in a similar manner.  If you are interested in participating please let President Gunsch know.  Planning will begin once there is an assessment of the level of interest.
CDT is 35 Years Old!!
Corvettes of Dakota Territory was founded in 1976 by area enthusiasts who had the insight, inspiration and passion to promote the experience of driving Corvettes.  CDT has established itself as one of the premier car clubs in the area and has been activley involved in community events through the years.  Happy birthday CDT!! 

Upcoming Events
Jan. 29:  Winter Wheels Car Show Jamestown Civic Center.  Info: unclemonte@daktel.com or 701-320-9108.
Feb. 4-5:  Annual Cabin Fever Indoor Car Show-Riverwood RV, Corral Sales, and Moritz Sport and Marine in Mandan, ND.  Fri from 12-8PM, Sat. from 10am-4pm.  Free will donation to Mandan Heritage Plaza Project.
Feb. 5:  Dance to the Front Fenders-Seven Seas, Mandan 8pm.  Admission $5.
Feb. 11: CDT monthly meeting at Pizza Ranch in Mandan.  6pm Dinner. 7pm Meeting.
Feb. 25-27: Counts Car Club Annual Car Show-Rapid City Civic Center.  Info: www.countscarclub.com.
Mar. 19:  Wild About Wheels Car Show-Minot, ND Info: 701-240-6771.
Apr. 2-3:  Toppers Car Show-Fargo, ND Info: www.topperscarclub.com.
Apr. 9-10:  Prime Steel Car Show-Grand Forks, ND Info: www.primesteelcarclub.com.
June 3-5: Devils Run-Devils Lake, ND Info:greaterdakotaclassics.com
June 9-10: Classtiques Rod Run 2011 Bismarck/Mandan. Info: www.classtiques.com
June 12: Buggies-N-Blues, Mandan, ND Info:  www.buggies-n-blues.org
June 17-19: Back to the 50's-St. Paul, MN
July 9: JCCC Buffalo Rally-Jamestown, ND. 

Christmas Party Fun
The Christmas Party was held at the Seven Seas on Saturday, January 15th.  It was well attended with 38 people participating!  Hats off to the planning and decorating committee of Irene McCollom, JoAnn Wangler, Mary Neigum, Mary Siewert and Julie Horter.  The handcrafted Corvette centerpieces, chocolate Corvettes and table settings were simply awesome.  The Bingo games were fun and participants won some great door prizes.  The silent auction was very successful and proceeds will be used to fund the BSC automotive technology scholarship.  It was a great event.  If anyone has ideas for next years party, please share them with any of the people on the planning commitee or the officers.  What a great event!
CDT Featured Car Club at Buggies and Blues
Corvettes of Dakota Territory will be the featured car club this year at Buggies and Blues.  This is the biggest car show event in the Bismarck/Mandan area and we are smack dab inthe middle of it.  Planning for this event will begin as early as our next meeting.  We want maximum participation from our members and our club will be showcased on main street in the primary viewing area.  This is our day and we will certainly want to make a good impression.  Buggies and Blues T-shirts will feature some of our club members cars.  What a privilege!!  Give us your thoughts and ideas and lets have some fun in June with America's true sportscar!!

Meeting Minutes:
The January club meeting was held in conjunction with the annual Christmas Party at the Seven Seas.  The meeting was brought to order at 7:05 PM.  President Gunsch acknowledged the Christmas Party planning committee and sponsors who provided door prizes and items for the silent auction. 
A motion was made and apprved to accept the Secretaries report from last November. 
Bruce McCollom gave the Treasurer's report and said that the current club treasury balance was $3,085 with a final membership tabulation of 60.  A motion to approve the treasuer's report was made and approved by the attending membership.
Bruce McCollom covered the tax exempt status for the club and overviewed the IRS requirements to maintain our exempt status as a nonprofit organization. 
President Gunsch reviewed the club activities for the year 2010 and commented that it was probably one of the most active years  the club has had up to this point in time.  Cruise events increased significantly and were expanded from the traditional Tuesday nights to some weekends. 
New Business:
The floor was opened to the election of officers.  President Vickie Gunsch was nominated and elected to another term as President.
Vice President Val Wangler was nominated and elected to another term as Vice President.
Secretary Chuck Horter was nominated and elected to another term as Secretary.
Teasurer Bruce McCollom was nominated and elected to another term as Treasurer.
Trustee Mike Neigum was nominated and elected to another term as Trustee.
President Gunsch asked members who were present on the level of interest for a trip to Glacier/Jasper/Banff.  A number of people expressed interest and President Gunsch said that she would move ahead and gather additional trip information.
Meeting adjourned.
Corvette Fun Facts: 
1963  Birth of the Sting Ray
Virtually all-new from road to roof, the Sting Ray stunned the automotive world in 1963.  Like the very first Corvette, it was a "dream car" come true but more sophisticated than any previous Vette, blending world-class handling with unmistakable all-American style and performance.  It would have a great 5 year run that many still regard as one of the high points of Corvette history. 
The 1963 Sting Ray was an instant sensation and a certifiable blockbuster.  The inaugural Sting Ray ad read, "Only a man with a heart of stone could withstand temptation like this."  It was prophetic and Corvette sales would skyrocket to heights never imagined.  Drivetrains were carried over from the previous model consisting of four 327 V-8s and a trio of transmissions and received rave reviews. 
Ironically, the split back window for which the first Sting Ray would become so well known took a beating in the automotive press from both a design standpoint and because of the hampered rearward view.  Chevy listened and eliminated it after one year of production which only served to boost  the 63's value among future collectors.
Corvette Humor:
Reaching the end of a job interview, the human resource manager asked a young engineer fresh out of UND, "And what starting salary were you looking for?"  The engineer said, "In the neighborhood of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package."  The interviewer said "Well, what would you say to a package of 5 weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every 2 years--say a red Corvette."  The engineer sat up straight and said ,"Wow!  Are you kidding?"  And the interviewer replied "Yeah, but you started it."
 
9  General Category / Newsletters / December 2010 Newsletter on: April 20, 2011, 07:21:45 PM
   
Corvettes of Dakota Territory
 1976-2010
President Vickie Gunsch (527-2134): Vice-President Val Wangler (222-8563): Secretary/Newsletter: Chuck & Julie Horter (258-6616):  Treasurer: Bruce McCollom (471 6022): Trustee: Mike Neigum (258-5742). Mailing address: CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND. 58502
 
Newsletter
Decmber 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to  everyone!  The cars are tucked away and it is time to reflect on perhaps one of the busiest cruising seasons in recent CDT history. 
Reflections of 2010
The Tuesday night Cruise Nights were well attended and we went to new places the Brazilian Restaurant was great!  Virtually every cruise had more than double digit vehicles attending.  We even did some Saturday cruises!!
CDT cruised to Yellowstone and were graciously hosted in Bozeman by Dave and Gerri Ressler.  What a wonderful collection of cars to experience and the trip itself through the mountains was fantastic!  See the USA in your Chevrolet (Corvette)!
Bismarck cruise nights were started this summer and CDT was right in the middle of the action in cruising with classic muscle cars. 
The garage tour of CDT members was terrific and well attended.  It was so successful that it will be repeated again next year.  Jeff Wuitschick hosted a Christmas garage tour for CDT this December and plans to continue this venue next year.
CDT experienced a nice influx of new members this past year that brought  fun and energy to the club.  It has been a real privilege to meet and socialize with these new folks.  Great to have you aboard!
The CDT picnic was held indoors for the second year and was a big success.  What a great way to spend an early autumn evening with friends.
CDT continues to recognize the importance of community support as a nonprofit organization through the promotion of the BSC automotive scholarship and assistance for needy people.  A great mission for our club.
By-laws were revised and approved which acknowledges the club's responsibilities and obligations to members and our maintenance of our nonprofit status.  Great leadership by Mike Gunsch and the by-laws revision committee.
Vickie Gunsch did a great job in her first term as President of the Club.  She is a leader on and off the road.  In fact she can be very difficult to catch on any given cruise event.

Dues for 2011
January is fast approaching and dues for 2011 are now being accepted.  The $30 annual dues fee remains the same as last year and payment may be sent to CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND 58502.

Future Meeting Location
As many of you may have noticed, the Primesteer in Mandan is closed and no longer availalbe as a monthly meeting location.  For the past few months we have been meeting at A&B Pizza South.  If you have any ideas for a more permanent meeting location please email them to President Vickie Gunsch gunsch.mvc1@bis.midco.net.  The January meeting will be held in conjunction with the Christmas Party scheduled at the Seven Seas.  The February meeting site has yet to be determined.

Glacier/Jasper/Banff
Consideration is being given to a CDT Corvette trip to the US/Canadian Rockies this summer.  The trip to Yellowstone/Black Hills was a great adventure last year and this trip would be structured in a similar manner.  If you are interested in participating please let President Gunsch know.  Planning will begin once there is an assessment of the level of interest.

CDT is 35 Years Old!!
Corvettes of Dakota Territory was founded in 1976 by area enthusiasts who had the insight, inspiration and passion to promote the experience of driving Corvettes.  CDT has established itself as one of the premier car clubs in the area and has been activley involved in community events through the years.  Happy birthday CDT!! 

Upcoming Events
Saturday, January 15, 2011:  Annual CDT Christmas Party at the Seven Seas in Mandan 5:00 PM Social.  6:00 PM Dinner. Silent Auction, Prizes, games, etc. 
January CDT meeting will be held at the Christmas party.

Christmas Party Fun
Make sure that you and your significant other make plans to attend the annual Christmas Party scheduled for Saturday, January 15th at the Seven Seas.  Festivities begin at 5:00PM with the social.  A silent auction will be held again this year with a number items and prizes available for bid and giveways.  In addition the optional gift exchange will also be held this year with the maximum value being limited to $25 per couple. 
The Christmas Party planning committee is working hard and promises a fun evening with handcrafted decorations and a short version of bingo for prizes.  Some audio visual highlights will also be provided. 
It will be a fun, light hearted event perfectly tailored to fill a wintery January evening.  Cost of the event is $22, so please mail checks to CDT P.O.Box 625 Bismarck or contact Bruce McCollum for your reservation.  Plan on attending and to get your reservations in early. Please make a separate check for your dues as this simplifies the process immensely.  Merry Christmas!
Corvette Fun Facts: 
1962
The 1962 Corvette looked even cleaner than the previous year with a blacked -out grille, simple vents instead of chrome windsplits in the "coves," ribbed rocker-panel trim-- and no optional two-toning.  But the big news was a small-block V-8 enlarged to 327 cubic inches in four versions offering 250 bhp to a thundering 360.  Sales leaped past 14,000 in this final year for "solid axle" Vettes.  The legendary small block Chevy engine was alive and well!
 Humor:
A man decided that he was going to ride a 10-speed bike from Bismarck to Billings.  He got as far as Medora before the hills became to much and he could go no further.  He stuck his thumb out to hitchhike, but after 3 hours he hadn't gotten a single person to stop. 
Finally a guy in a Corvette pulled over and offered him a ride.  Of course the bike wouldn't fit into the car.  The owner of the Corvette found a piece of rope lying by the highway and tied it to his bumper.  He tied the other end to the bike and told the man that if he was going to fast , to honk the horn on his bike and that he would slow down. 
Everything went fine for the first 30 miles.  Suddenly, another Corvette blew past them.  Not to be outdone, the Corvette pulling the bike took off after the other.  A short distance down the road, the two Corvettes, both going well over a120 miles per hour blew through a speed trap.  The police officer noted the speeds from his radar and radioed to the other officer that he had two Corvettes headed his way at 120 mph.  He then relayed, " and you're not going to believe this, but there's a guy on a 10-speed bike behind them honking to pass!"


 
10  General Category / Newsletters / November 2010 Minutes on: April 20, 2011, 07:18:13 PM
CDT MEETING MINUTES FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010
7:06 PM A&B PIZZA SOUTH
8 Members representing 4 memberships (not a quorum) present.
The meeting was called to order by Vice President Val Wangler.
Chuck & Julie Horter were unable to attend tonights meeting: Burce McCollom will keep minutes.
OLD BUISNESS
The Minutes of the October 8th, 2010 Meeting were approved with a correction of the Christmas Party Date to Saturday  January 15, 2011. The motion for approval was made by Mike Neigum , seconded by JoAnn Wangler and carried by voice vote.
Bruce McCollom  gave the treasurer’s report.  Current membership stands at 59 members and the check book balance as of November 9, 2010 is 3619.56. The motion for approval was made by Marcie Wuitschick,  seconded by Mary Neigum and carried by voice vote.
The Christmas party to be held Saturday January 15, 2010 at the Seven Seas  was discussed. Photos of club events from this year should be sent to Mike Gunsch. Silent Auction items have been purchased. If the club wants to have some games at the party, a committee is needed. A decorations committee consisting of Irene McCollom, JoAnn Wangler and Mary Neigum was appointed by VP Wangler.
It was estimate that about 6 Corvettes and 100 cars total participated in the Dragging Main Cruise in Bismarck on November 2nd.
NEW BUISNESS
Bruce McCollom read a letter dated October 12, 2010 from Bethany Andrist Bismarck State College Foundation. The letter indicated that CDT made $500 donations for an Automotive Technology Scholarship in the fall of 2007 and 2008 and asked us to consider one for 2010. It was the consensus of those present that it is CDT’s intent that this be done every year, financial condition permitting. Bruce indicated that he had reviewed the Secretaries and Treasurers and found a reminder letter from BSCF dated July 2008 but no others until now. Bruce called Bethany today: She said that would still very much appreciate a donation and will still be able to award it to a deserving student. BSCF will send a reminder letter each year in July. A motion to donate $500 now was made by Bruce McCollom, seconded by Jeff Wuitschick and carried by a voice vote.
Bruce McCollom read a letter dated September 27, 2010 from the Secretary of State of ND regarding a federal tax exempt status deadline. Bruce will check into this further.
Jeff Wuitschick reported that he had tried to access the members only section of the CDT web site and was unable to.   Bruce will check further into this matter.
A motion to adjourn was made by JoAnn Wangler, seconded by Bruce McCollom and carried by voice vote at 7:45 PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Bruce McCollom, Treasurer


11  General Category / Newsletters / October 2010 Newsletter on: October 26, 2010, 10:01:55 PM

Corvettes of Dakota Territory
 1976-2010
President Vickie Gunsch (527-2134): Vice-President Val Wangler (222-8563): Secretary/Newsletter: Chuck & Julie Horter (258-6616):  Treasurer: Bruce McCollom (471 6022): Trustee: Mike Neigum (258-5742). Mailing address: CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND. 58502
 
Newsletter
October 2010

It's the middle of fall and we are still cruising!  Tuesday night cruises have been well attended and the venues have been great.  Draggin main was a big hit with a number of our Vettes present to represent our club. Rough estimates seem to indicate that hundreds of cars participated in this fun event.  Will there be a Draggin Main cruise night on Tuesday, November 2nd?  Stay tuned and lets hope for good weather!
 New members:
We would like to welcome Kelvin and Val Thompson of Mandan to Corvettes of Dakota Territory!  Look forward to seeing at an upcoming event.
Upcoming Events
November 2: Draggin Main Cruise Night, Bismarck.  Weather Dependent
November 12:  Club Meeting on Friday night at 7:00 PM.  A&B Pizza South
December 10:  Club Meeting on Friday night at 7:00 PM.  Location to be determined.
January 19:  Annual CDT Christmas Party at the Seven Seas in Mandan.

CDT Meeting Minutes Friday, October 8th, 2010   
 7:00 PM A&B Pizza South
21 Members present.
President Vickie Gunsch brought the meeting to order. 
Minutes were approved for the month of September.
No Treasurer's report was available for this month.
Al Braun reported that the the fall trip to the Black Hills was great and the weather was very cooperative.  A total of 7 cars participated in the event.
President Gunsch stated that she received an email from Gerri & Dave Ressler indicating that they were planning on bringing Tommy Cash and his Band to Mandan for the 4th of July celebration.  More details to come.
Arrangements for the Christmas Party at the Seven Seas in Mandan have been firmed up for Saturday night January 19th.
President Gunsch said that she ws still working on details for a club trip to Glacier National Park/Jasper.
Comments were made about the recent Tuesday night run to Underwood.  Food was excellent and a total of 18 cars participated. 

Corvette Fun Facts: 
1961
A "toothless" grille and a handsome new "ducktail" gave the '61 Corvette a cleaner look and more luggage space.  Performance remained sizzling, as powertrains were hardly altered.  Sunvisors were new additions and much appreciated.  Base price rose modestly to $3,934 and sales continued to climb to nearly 11,000. 
The Corvette was a genuine TV star by 1961, thanks to the weekly Route 66 television series, in which two young adventure seekers roamed the country in a brand new Vette.  The 1961 styling updates were the work of Bill Mitchell the new design engineer that replaced the legendary Harley Earl.  The distinctive new rear end was inspired by that of Mitchell's late fifties Stingray racer which was salvaged from the short-lived Sebring SS project and was later used as a show car.
 Humor:
A fellow bought a new Corvette and was out on the interstate for a nice evening drive.  The top was down, the breeze was blowing through what was left of his hair and he decided to open her up.  As the needle jumped up to 80 mph, he suddenly saw a flashing red and blue light behind him.  "There's no way they can catch a Corvette," he thought to himself and opened her up a little further.  The needle hit 90, 100....
Then the reality of the situation hit him.  "What the hell am I doing?" he thought and pulled over.  The cop came up to him, took his license without a word, and examined it and the car.  "It's been a long day and this is the end of my shift.  I don't feel like more paperwork so if you can give me an excuse for your driving that I haven't heard before, you can go."
The guy thinks for a second and says, "Last week my wife ran off with a cop, I was afraid you were trying to give her back!"
"Off you go," said the officer.   



 
12  General Category / Newsletters / September 2010 Newsletter on: October 26, 2010, 09:59:34 PM

Corvettes of Dakota Territory
 1976-2010
President Vickie Gunsch (527-2134): Vice-President Val Wangler (222-8563): Secretary/Newsletter: Chuck & Julie Horter (258-6616):  Treasurer: Bruce McCollom (471 6022): Trustee: Mike Neigum (258-5742). Mailing address: CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND. 58502
 
Newsletter
September 2010

Early fall means great driving weather!  Warm days cool nights and the bugs start to go away.  Take advantage of the Indian summer and go crusin!!
The picnic was fun and thanks to everyone who attended.  As usual the food was great and the indoor facility at the Jaycee Park complex took the edge of the cool weather.  We have some wonderful new members who have joined the club over the past few months. I encourage everyone to join us at our next meeting and have some fun and meet some of our new members.  Also, it's not to early to start planning fun for our annual Christmas Party!
 
Upcoming Events 
October 1-3:  Fall Black Hills Run.  Contact Al Braun for details.
October 5:  It's a Drag!  Draggin main just like the old days.  Start time around dusk.  All cars welcome!
October 8:  Club Meeting on Friday night at 7:00 PM.  A&B Pizza South.
October 9: Collector Car Auction Doug Ballard Estate in Laurel Montana.  (406-443--5658)
Check Out the CDT Website
Remember to use your  (www.cdtnd.com) website for club information.  Share your technical knowledge and interact with fellow members.  If you have ideas for enhancing the website, drop us a line.
CDT Meeting Minutes Sunday, September 19 Jaycee Park
5:00PM  Jaycee Park  28
28 Members present.
The meeting was brought to order by President Vickie Gunsch.
Bruce McCollom gave the treasurer's report and indicated that current membership stands at 57 members.  Bruce reported that the current balance stands at $3,709.10.  Al Braun moved to accept the Treasurer's report and it was seconded by Mike Gunsch.  Motion carried. 
Comments were made on the success of the garage tour conducted in August.  A favorable reponse was given to possibly doing the same event next year. 
Al Braun commented on the Kool Deadwood nights event and said there were more cars participating this year.  Val Wangler recommended that people who want to participate in this event next year should plan on making reservation now.     
Al Braun commented that the fall Black hill fun run is scheduled for October 1 and people may contact him for further information.  He also commented on the Ressler Chevrolet Military Appreciation Day.  There were 81 cars and 3 club participants.  The silent auction had over 4,000 participants. 
Mike Gusch overviewed the proposed by-law changes.  Bruce McCollom made a motion to approve the by-laws and was seconded by Val Wangler.  Approval of the by-laws passed on a unanimous vote. 
New Business:
Discussion took place on the date and location of the annual Christmas Party.  It was suggested that the party by held again at the Seven Seas on January 19th.  President Gunsch said that Kevin and Sandi Stayton sold their Corvette and were willing to sell Corvette collectible items for $150.  Val Wangler and Mike Koch made a motion to authorize the expenditure.  Motion passed on unanimous vote. 
A summer trip to Glacier National Park/Jasper was discussed for next year.  More information will be researched.
Layton and Renee Becker were introduced as prospective new members.
Adjourn   
 
Corvette Fun Facts: 
1960
The 1960 Corvette was unchanged outside but further improved inside.  The top "fuelie" V-8 went to a thumping 315 bhp, and a revised suspension gave all models the same handling prowness as the heavy-duty chassis option, which was dropped.  Some drivetrain components switched from steel to aluminum to save weight.  Corvette was adding competition trophies, winning at Pikes Peak and Sebring.  the Vette also claimed an important showroom victory as the 1960 sales broke the magic 10,000 barrier. 
 Humor:
This month's humor isn't car related but I think it's funny.  A concerned woman brought her listless pet duck "Cuddles" into the local Vet to see what was wrong.  The Vet looked at the duck and said "I'm sorry to tell you but your duck is dead. The distrought woman said "Oh no!  That can't be true!  There must be another test you can conduct.  I just can't accept your rationale that "Cuddles" is dead!"  "OK lady" said the Vet "I will get additional verification."  The Vet whistles and a black labrador comes in the room puts its paws up on the table, sniffs the duck, looks at the Vet, rolls its eyes, and shakes its head to verify it's dead.  The Vet reaffirms to the woman that the duck is dead.  She in turn still can't accept this and asks for another test.  The Vet says "OK" and lets a cat into the room.  The cat jumps up on the table licks the duck, looks at the Vet, rolls it's eyes and shakes its head.  The Vet tells the lady "That's it, your duck is dead." 
The woman graciously accepts the Vet's explanation and the Vet in turn gives her a bill for $150. "A $150 bill just to tell me my duck is dead, that is outragous!" said the woman.  The Vet said "Well normally it's $20, but with the lab report and the cat scan it amounts to $150."   


 

13  General Category / Newsletters / August 2010 Newsletter on: August 22, 2010, 07:17:54 PM
Newsletter
August 2010

The dog days of summer are upon us and for those of you that have convertibles, if aren't driving around in the evening with your top down I doubt you will do it for the remainder of the year.  Now's the time!
The Gararge tour event held on Saturday August 21 was a great success.  Approximaely 20 people participated in the event and we got to see some fantastic garage layouts.  Our thanks to the Klemetsons, Siewerts, Hopfaufs and the Horters for opening up their homes.  It was a great way to spend a summer Saturday afternoon and evening!
 
Upcoming Events 

August 27:  Kool Deawood Nights.  Departure at 9:00 AM from the Seven Seas.  Contact Al Braun for details.
September 3-6:  Motor Magic Labor Weekend, ND State Fairgrounds in Minot. www.motormagic.net.
September 11:  Military Appreciation Days at Ressler Chevrolet.  Contact Al Braun or Mike Lalonde for details.
September 11:  Mobridge Car & Motorcycle Show, Mobridge SD
September 19:  CDT picnic and meeting  4:00 PM Jaycee Park on Century Ave new. This replaces the meeting on the 10th.
September 24:  6th Annual Outkasts Car Club Cruise In & Hot Rod Show, Michell SD.  No factory original cars.  Sat. 11:00am-4:00pm.
October 1-3:  Fall Black Hills Run.  Contact Al Braun for details.

Next month's meeting will be held during the club picnic scheduled for 4:00 PM Sunday September 19.  A vote of the new bylaws will be taken at this time with advanced copies sent in advance for everyone's review. 

Check Out the CDT Website
Remember to use your  (www.cdtnd.com) website for club information.  Shre your technical knowledge and interact with fellow members.  If you have ideas for enhancing the website, drop us a line.
 Name Tags Still Available!!
  Name tags are especially helpful for new members who are trying to get to know everybody and for out of town events when club members are interfacing with other club organizations. The name tags are available through Capitol Trophy and can be made to match the back end of your model corvette C-1 through C-6 and would include your name, model and license plate name or number.  For an order form, contact Chuck Horter, Secretary or go to Capitol Trophy.
CDT Meeting Minutes Friday, August 13, A&B Pizza South
7:25 PM
Eight members, six spouses and 2 guests (Jeff & Marcie Wuitschick) were in attendance at the meeting.
President Vickie Gunsch called the meeting to order at 7:25 PM and asked for approval of the July 9th meeting minutes.  Motion for approval was made by Mike Lalonde, seconded by Mike Neigum and carried by voice vote.
Treasurer Bruce McCollom gave his report.  The current checkbook balance is $3739.10.  There are currently 56 dues paying members.  A motion for approval of the Treasurer's Report was made by Al Braun, seconded by Mike Gunsch and carried by voice vote. 
Old Business:
Al Braun volunteered to bring a grill to the picnic which will be held September 19th starting at 4:00PM at the Jaycee Park (4th & Century) shelter house. 
The August 21st garage tour will start at 2:00 PM at Chuck Horter's:  Then will proceed to Paul Klemetson's, Glenn Siewert's and Darol Haupfauf's.  The tour can be followed by dinner at a local restaurant if the group wants.
There was a follow up discussion to the suggestion of a "participation drawing." It will work by placing one ticket per member per event (all club sponsored events) in a barrel for a drawing to be held at the Christmas party.  It will start with the garage tour.  A prize will be awarded.  Further details to be determined by the officers.  A motion to start the participation drawing was made by Mike Gunsch, seconded by Gary Stefanovsky and carried by voice vote. 
It was decided to further investigate Mike Koch's suggestion for a "modified poker run(s)."
It was decided to further investigate a garage tour at Dr. Steffan Scherer's.
The legal review of the proposed By Law changes has been received.  The final proposed revised By-Laws will be sent out to all members. The changes will be voted on at the Club Picnic September 19.
Those planning to attend or wanting further information on the run to "Kool Deadwood Nights" should contact Al Braun or Val Wangler.  Departure will be from the 7 Seas at 9:00 AM, Friday August 27.
For further information on the "Fall Black Hills Run" (first week in October) contact Al Braun.
New Business:
Mike Lalonde volunteered to update pictures for the CDT website for those who wish.  This will be done in the afternoon before the picnic on September 19.
Mike Lalonde stated that the Pioneer Auto Club Annual Corn Feed at Buckstop Junction is Sunday, August 15, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Mike Lalonde & Al Braun stated that the Ressler Chevrolet Military Appreciation Day is September 11.
A motion to adjourns was made by Mike Neigum, seconded by Gary Stefanovsky and carried by voice vote at 7:56 PM.   
 
Corvette Fun Facts: 
1959
The 1959 Corvette looked cleaner and more purposeful , thanks to the removal of the decklid chrome and a hood shorn of the "58's" gimmicky "washboard" ribbing.  To Chevrolet's credit the busied '58 styling was cleaned up considerably for the otherwise little-unchanged 1959 model.
At about this time Chevrolet was working on a new and far more radical concept for America's sports car--the so called Q-Corvette.  This was a much smaller and lighter two seat coupe with very streamlined styling, an independent rear suspension, and a rear transaxel derived from the one being developed for Chevy's new rear-engine compact, the 1960 Corvair.  Unfortunately, the Q-model would be another false start on the road to a truly new second generation Corvette.
Production totaled 9670 units for the 1959 model year a slight increase over the year before.  Chevy still wasn't making much money on Corvettes, but it wasn't losing any either.
Corvette Humor:
One of our fellow Corvette owners in North Carolina was travelling along and experienced a flat tire.  Unfortunately for him he did not have a set of run flats on his vehicle.  Another  Corvette owner from North Dakota happened to pass by and noticed that the driver of the disabled vehicle was sitting in his car and that there were bouquets of flowers sitting in front of the car and behind the car.   
Honoring the Corvette creed of helping a fellow Corvette owner in distress the North Dakota owner stopped and approched the disabled vehicle.  The driver of the disabled vehicle thanked the North Dakotan for stopping but said he had already called for help and that a tow truck would be arriving shortly.  The North Dakotan was real curious and just had to ask why there were flowers around the stalled Vette. The North Carolinian replied  that "he was told to always put flares in the front and flares in the back whenever you were stalled on the highway but that he didn't really understand it neither!"

 
14  General Category / Newsletters / July 2010 Newsletter on: August 22, 2010, 07:16:16 PM
Newsletter
July 2010

Summer is in full swing and the Vettes are out cruising.  At least 13 Vettes made it down to the Spearfish Rally and 5 couples participated in the trip to Yellowstone.  The Tuesday night cruise's have been very successfull and participation is way up.  It's all about having fun! 

Upcoming Events 
July 28: ND State Fair Car Show & Oldies Concert.  Open to cars 1990 and older.  2 people in vehicle get in free.  Info: 701-240-6771.
July 31- August 1:  16th Annual All Corvette Show sponsored by Classic Corvettes of Minnesota.  Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, MN. Event includes car display, trophies, NCM display & merchandise sale, door prizes, women's forum (scrapbooking, jewelry, quilting demos) autocross, scavenger hunt, corvette cruise & dinner Saturday evening.  There is a $10 (1 day entry fee--$15 at the gate) or a $18 (2day--$25 at the gate) OR a $5 each day spectator fee to park adjacent to the show car lot.
August 2:  OK Tire Roundup Car Show 1144 Missouri Ave. (old Cedric Theel Building)  Set up time 5:00 pm to 6:00pm.  Showtime is 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
August 13:  Monthly CDT Meeting at A&B Pizza South.  7:00pm. 
August 21:  CDT Garage Tour.  See newsletter for details.
September 19:  CDT picnic 4:00 PM Jaycee Park on Century Ave new.
NEW MEETING LOCATION!!
Next month's meeting will again be at new meeting location of A&B Pizza on Friday,  August 13.  The meeting will be held at A&B South and will start at 7:00 PM.  Come early at 6:00 PM for pizza and refreshments.

Check Out the CDT Website
Member are encouraged to visit the CDT website (www.cdtnd.com) for not only membership information, cruise night schedules, meeting minutes etc. but also for tech and maintenance advice.  Under the General Discussion Forum discussion topics have been opened for related C5 maintenance and repair tips.  Members who have had experience in addressing a particular situation with their car are encouraged to share this information under the general discussion forum.  Ask a question about your car and see if someone can come up with an answer!!
 Name Tags Still Available!!
Glenn Siewert, CDT member has worked with Capitol Trophy in creating name tags for all members.  The name tags are especially helpful for new members who are trying to get to know everybody and for out of town events when club members are interfacing with other club organizations. The name tags can be made to match the back end of your model corvette C-1 through C-6 and would include your name, model and license plate name or number.  For an order form, contact Chuck Horter, Secretary.  at the Rally in Spearfish we got many positive comments.
CDT Meeting Minutes Friday, July 9th, A&B Pizza South
7:10 PM 
19 Members in attendance.
President Vickie Gunsch brought the meeting to order and asked for approval of the June meeting minutes.  Approval was given by unanimous vote.
President Gunsch gave the Treasure's report in the absence of Bruce McCollom.  Current Balance  for the club treasury is $3,719.35.  There are currently 55 members.  Treasury report was approved. 
Seven Corvettes participated in the Buggies and Blues event.  It was noted that adjustments are being planned for next year to provide for better coordination and timing for parking vehicles.  It was also noted that next year, Corvettes will be the featured vehicles at Buggies and Blues and that two club Vettes 1985 or older  needed to be chosen for publicity and promotional information for the event.  Chuck Horter and Darol Hopfauf nominated Paul & Evie Klementson's 1966 Convertable to be one of the club representatives.  Motion carried.  Chuck Horter and Mike Gunsch nominated Darol and Nancy Hopfauf's 1974 Corvette to be the other club representative.  Motion carried. 
Discussion took place on how well the participation was going for the Tuesday night cruises.  It ws mentioned that 26 people participated in the trip to the Harvest House in Linton and 26 people also attended the cruise to Washburn.  Al and Jean Braun overviewed the trip to Glenn Ullin and the new restaurant in town.  He said pictures were taken of the Vettes that participated in the run and can be seen on the Restaurants facebook site. Excellent participation!
Members were encouraged to make the run up to Wing for the next Tuesday night Cruise and it was mentioned that the restaurant Chat & Chew had excellent food. 
Al Braun overviewed the Carson parade and said that five Vettes participated in the event.  He said everyone had a good time.
Chuck Horter stated that the Jaycee Park building had been secured for the CDT picnic for September 19th 4 p.m. 
Members were asked about holding a Saturday "Garage Tour" at there homes.  Paul Klemetson, Chuck Horter, Darol Haupfauf and Glenn Siewert volunteered to "open" their garages for a club tour on Saturday August 21st. Schedule to be announced.
Paul Klemetson reported on the annual Bloomington Gold event held in Illinois.  He said it consisted of car displays, a huge presence of vendors and an auction.  He said the event is always held the 3rd weekend in June.  He said the car auction itself has over 400 vehicles and that there are also special events for the ladies. 
New Business
Mike Koch suggested that club members who participate in events such as Tuesday Night Cruises, club meetings and other special events should have their names placed in a barrel and a drawing held for a special gift at the annual Christmas party.  He said this heightens awareness and tends to increase participation.  There was consensus that the concept had merit and that there would be follow-up discussion at the next meeting. 
Paul Klemetson stated that Dr. Steffan Scherer would be willing to show his garage and car display if the club was interested.  It has a 50's theme and and very enjoyable to view.  Interest in a future tour was expressed by members. 
Meeting Adjourned. 


Garage Tour
A garage tour for all CDT members has been scheduled for Saturday, August 21.  If you have any interest in showing off your garage as part of the tour please contact President Gunsch for details.
Thank You Al & Jean!!
A deep thanks to Al and Jean Braun for the hospitality they shared with club members in opening their home Tuesday Night, June 29th.  It was a great evening for those who had the chance to attend and it turned out to be a super social.  Thank you again Al and Jean.  You are very special people and we are glad you are in our club!!   

Yellowstone Caravan
Five couples departed on Sunday July 11 for a tour of Yellowstone National Park, the Tetons, the Big Horn Mountains, and the Badlands. Mike & Vickie Gunsch, Ross & Jan Haugeberg, Bruce & Irene McCollom, Mike & Mary Neigum and Chuck & Julie Horter made the expedition way out west to experience some of our country's most natural beauty.  It was a great experience and driving the Vettes through the mountains was a real thrill!  Just ask us about the cattle drive!!!!
Thank You Dave and Gerri Ressler!!
The greatest experience however was the hospitality extended to us by Dave & Gerri Ressler at their home in Bozeman, MT.  They extended to us the privilege of seeing their Corvette collection first hand and unquestionably some of the rarest cars in the country.  It was an absolute jaw dropper and a life long memory for those of us who had the opportunity to make the trip. The hospitality extended to us by the Ressler's was truly appreciated.  Thank you again Dave and Gerri for making this the highlight of our trip!
Spearfish Rally
CDT had a great showing at the Spearfish Rally and were accompanied by representatives from the Minot Corvette Club.  A number of long and short runs were made through the hills with a variety of activites along the way.  A dinner was held Saturday night above the "Old Saloon No. 10" and over 25 people participated.  Great food, good times and fun people.   
 
Corvette Fun Facts: 
1958
The 1956-57 Corvette wa a tough act to follow.  For 1958 GM considered an all-new aluminum body design with out-of-this-world styling, but finally decided on a thorough makeover of the existing car.  Many thought the results were a step backwards , yet the 1958 represented genuine progress in many ways.  More importantly,, it ushered in a period of record sales that would assure Corvette a permanent place in the Chevy lineup. 
Initial "58 design work started with the 1956 Olds golden Rocket show car.
The design work came up with a "four lamp" nose which reflected the biggest change for "58.
Gauges were grouped ahead of the driver.
Despite a recession Corvette for the first time in 1958 earned a profit.   
 HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED THE DETROIT BILLBOARDS,  THEY TOOK THE PLACE OF THIS MONTH'S HUMOR SPOT!

 
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 Newsletter
June 2010

This is the busiest time of the year for those of us who share the passion of driving our Corvettes.  Take time to review the cruise night schedule and also the schedule of weekend car shows.  Summer is short so make sure you take the time to cruise and enjoy the wide array of events in our surrounding area.


Upcoming Events
June 11-12:  Classtiques Rod Run 2010, Bismarck-Mandan. Info: www.classtiques.com
June 13:  Buggies-N-Blues, Mandan. Info: www.buggies-n-blues.org
June 18-20: MSRA Back to the 50’s, St. Paul MN. Info: www.msra.com
June 25-26:  21st Annual "Cars in the Park" Glendive, Mt.
June 26:  Carson Centennial Celebration.  Corvette Caravan to Carson.  Meet at McDonalds on the Strip in Mandan at 9:00 AM.
July 9:  3rd Annual President's Run Bismarck State College Foundation.  $100 donation per vehicle for scholarship fund.  See details below.
July 10: JCCC Buffalo Rally, Jamestown. Info: 701-320-9108
July 11-18: Corvettes of Dakota Territory Tour of Yellowstone and Spearfish Rally.  See Newsletter for info.
July 12:  North Dakota Department of Transportation Exhibit at Buckstop Junction. 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM.  Bring your Vette and get to free meals.  See Newsletter for Details.  
July 28: ND State Fair Car Show & Oldies Concert.  Open to cars 1990 and older.  2 people in vehicle get in free.  Info: 701-240-6771.
July 31- August 1:  16th Annual All Corvette Show sponsored by Classic Corvettes of Minnesota.  Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, MN. Event includes car display, trophies, NCM display & merchandise sale, door prizes, women's forum (scrapbooking, jewelry, quilting demos) autocross, scavenger hunt, corvette cruise & dinner Saturday evening.  There is a $10 (1 day entry fee--$15 at the gate) or a $18 (2day--$25 at the gate) OR a $5 each day spectator fee to park adjacent to the show car lot.
August 21:  CDT Garage Tour.  See newsletter for details.
NEW MEETING LOCATION!!
A new location as been set for the Friday Night July 9th meeting.  The meeting will be held at A&B South and will start at 7:00 PM.  Come early at 6:00 PM for pizza and refreshments.
Corvette Caravan to Carson, Saturday June 26th
Carson, ND is one of a number of communities celebrtaing a centennial celebration and they have invited out Corvette Club to join them for their event on Saturday, June 26th.  Al Braun will be coordinating the caravan to Carson and is suggesting making a poker run as part of the festivities.  The parade starts at 10:30 AM Mountain time (an hour behind us) thus our departure from from Mandan will be around 9:00 AM Central time.  After the parade there will be time for lunch and socializing.  For those wishing to participate please plan on meeting at McDonalds on the Strip in Mandan.  For more information, please contact Al Braun directly.
ND Department of Transportation Car Show Buckstop Junction
The NDDOT is hosting the Western United States Highway Officials Conference and will have an evening dinner at Buckstop Junction on Monday evening July 12.  The Pioneer Auto Club will be organizing the car show with more than 400 conferencees attending from across the United States.  The plan is to have a variety of cars parked along the streets of Buckstop Junction.  CDT members have been invited to participate with no entry fee and each car entered will receive two complimentary catered meals.  
Participants are encouraged to arrive at the north "service" gate between 5:30 and 6:00 PM.  You will be parked in the manner you arrive.  Plan to stay until 9:00 PM and dinner will most likely be served after 6:30 PM.  Everyone is encouraged to come and share our great North Dakota hospitality with our out of states guests!

3rd Annual President's Run, July 9th 2010 (Repeat Announcement)
Steve Herman, a CDT member, requested that the club consider participating in the 3rd annual President's Run sponsored by the BSC Foundation.  This event is open to classic cars & motorcycles (including corvettes).  Cost to participate in the event is $100 which goes directly to the BSC Scholarship fund.
The caravan will leave from the Jack Science Parking Lot at BSC at 10:00 AM  and travel through Center and Hannover to Beulah for lunch at Hedahls.  The caravan will then proceed on to Golden Valley for a tour of the Lindermann Garage Museum, a private collection of vintage cars and motorcycles.  An optional tour of the Coal Gasification Plant will also be available. More information can be obtained from Christina Burns at 224-2486.
CDT Website Reinvigorated!
Member are encouraged to visit the CDT website (cdtnd.com) for not only membership information, cruise night schedules, meeting minutes etc. but also for tech and maintenance advice.  Under the General Discussion Forum discussion topics have been opened for related C5 maintenance and repair tips.  Members who have had experience in addressing a particular situation with their car are encouraged to share this information under the general discussion forum.  
 Name Tags Still Available!!
Glenn Siewert, CDT member has worked with Capitol Trophy in creating name tags for all members.  The name tags are especially helpful for new members who are trying to get to know everybody and for out of town events when club members are interfacing with other club organizations. The name tags can be made to match the back end of your model corvette C-1 through C-6 and would include your name, model and license plate name or number.  For an order form, contact Chuck Horter, Secretary.
CDT Meeting Minutes Friday, June 11, Prime Steer Restaurant  
7:10 PM  
15 Members in attendance.
President Vickie Gunsch opened the meeting by requesting a report from the Secretary, Chuck Horter.  Mr. Horter reported that the Cruise Night run scheduled to the Harvest Restaurant in Linton features a "Brazilian Style" menu if there are 12 or more reservations.  He encouraged everyone who planned on going to contact Julie and himself so that we could get an accurate count. The Brazilian style feast is $17.50 per person and is an excellent venue.  An email will be sent out to everyone to encourage their participation.  
Chuck Horter said that an effort has been made to encourage review and use of the website under the Corvette General Discussion Topic.  He said that three topics have been opned on the website pertaining to the C5model and encouraged all members to review and use the website.
Chuck Horter said that Al Braun was coordinating a Corvette trip to Carson to celebrate their centennial celebration.  (See details in this addition of the newsletter).
The minutes of the May meeting were approved.
The Treasure's report was given by Chuck Horter in absence of Bruce McCollom.  The opening balance in May was $3,674.21.  Four new members joined the club this past month and $75 was expended for shelter rental for the club picnic.  Ending balance for June was $3,719.35.  A motion to accept the Treasurer's report was made and carried.
Old Business
A brief discussion was held regarding the Cruise Night run to Riverdale.  Five cars participated and everyone said it wasa great experience.
President Gunsch said that there were still rooms available for the trip to Yellowstone but that they will be released shortly.  Anyone still interested in participating should make reservations ASAP.
The club picnic has been scheduled for September 19th at the Jaycee Park Shelter on Century Ave.  Festivities begin at 4:00 PM.
President Gunsch said that she has name tag order forms and license plate frames for any one who is interested.  
Val Wangler discussed Cool Deadwood Nights scheduled for August. He said rooms are full in Deadwood but accomodations could probably be found in Spearfish.
President Gunsch said that the by-law revisions will be voted on at the September picnic which usually results in maximum membership participation.
Paul Klemetson discussed details for Buggies and Blues and said that club participants needed to be at the Capital Credit Union parking lot no later than 9:30 AM on Sunday.  he said that two club members would have to volunteer as security representatives for a short period in the afternoon.  It was noted that in 2011, CDT will be the featured car club and that two Corvettes 1985 or older needed to be featured cars.  The cars will also have to participate in the Saturday night parade.  Any club member who has a Vette that they would like to display as a featured car should contact President Gunsch.
New Business
Discussion took place about finding a new meeting location for the month of July.  Mr. Horter said that he would contact A & B Pizza South as to their availability for Friday night July 9th.  
Darol and Nancy Hopfauf suggested a "Garage Tour" sometime this summer.  It would be a tour of approximately 5 garages on a Saturday afternoon.  The primary date was set for Saturday, August 21 with a secondary backup date set for September 11.  Members interested in showing their "garage" during this tour should contact President Gunsch.  Mike Koch stated that he had special poker chips that could be used instead of cards for any designated poker runs.
Meeting adjourned.  

Garage Tour
A garage tour for all CDT members has been scheduled for either the primary date of Saturday, August 21 or a secondary date of Saturday, September 11.  If you have any interest in showing off your garage as part of the tour please contact President Gunsch for details.

Yellowstone Caravan and Spearfish Rally
Join in the fun and make your arrangements now!  
July 11, Medora Baldlands Motel, Pitchfork Fodue and Musical.  Call 1-800-Medora1.
July 12, 2010 Best Western GranTree Inn, Bozeman, Mt
   Rate $119  Toll free number 406-587-5261
July 13, 2010 Brandin Iron Inn, West Yellowstone, Mt
   Rate $108  406-646-9411
July 14, 2010 Best Western Plaza, Thermopolis, Wy
   Rate $126.90 307-864-2939
July 15-17 First Gold, Deadwood, SD
   Rate $105 1-800-274-1876 or 605-717-7172 (Private parking has been secured).
Corvette Fun Facts:
1957
The big news for 1957 was a V-8 enlarged to 283 cubic inches and offered in five versions.  The 283 was a legendary landmark for Chevrolet and certainly made its mark in the early corvettes.  Two versions of the 283 featured Chevy's new "Ramjet" fuel injection, a pricey $500 option signalled by discrete lettering in the concave bodyside "coves."  Only 240 vettes got the 250 bhp"fuelie" or the landmark 283 bhp edition.  Ads touted the setup for making an impressive "1 hp per cu. in."  
Carbureted 57's offered 220, 245 or 270 bhp depending on the setup.  This year also introduced other  new performance options including Borg-Warner 4 speed transmissions, a variety of rear axel ratios and a heavy duty racing suspension that made the vette virtually track ready right off the show room floor.  Despite a base price hike of $316 to $3465, model year sales jumped over 80 percent to 6339 units.  The Corvette had found it niche.
You are most likely a Corvette owner if...
If you know the exact day you bought your car (April 3, 2005)... but forget your anniversary.
If you have 100% cotton towels for your car and you use old, worn-out ones in your bathroom.  
You have pictures of Vettes in your garage so she's not lonely.  If you've actually had a momentary twinge or worry at night, when you turn out the light in the garage about leaving your Vette "alone in the dark."
You spend more time vacuuming the 20 squae feet of carpet in your Vette than your 2000 square foot house.
Feel that you must scrub the underside, you never know, some mechanic may get the wrong impreesion of you if it's dirty.  
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