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chuck horter
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« on: August 22, 2010, 07:16:16 PM »

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.
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 ( 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: 
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.   

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