Member’s Car Colors
This is a partial listing.
Ahonen, Janette | Aurora, CO
Owner of a 2009 Artic White C6 convertible; club member since 2012. She says white is her favorite car color and she’d love to own a 1963 split window (her favorite Corvette year). This is her first Corvette and it was love at first sight, although her Great Dane, Shelby, doesn’t fit in the car. She has been on many of CCC’s club trips and reports being so glad to get to know other club members on these special adventures. After the club’s trip to the National Corvette Museum, she was instrumental in creating a video to share the experience.
Berumen, Tony & Alacey | Denver, CO
Owners of a 1995 coupe and a 2004 ZO6, both Admiral Blue; club members since 2007.
Brandell, Norma Jean | Centennial, CO
Owner of a 2006 Daytona Sunset Orange C6 convertible, which she says is by far the best color and best year of all Corvettes ever made (she also loves the “color of the year” cars); club member since 2010. She is a 4th generation Colorado native with ancestors who arrived in the U.S. in 1620. She likes CCC’s meeting day of Saturday (a non-school day!), caravanning, the “wave” and dining out. She gives credit for her love of sports cars to Smokey and the Bandit’s fast driving and stopping along the way for a bite at home style places. Her first sports car arrived right after college (even if there was little room for groceries, skis or boxes when moving). She reports owning an impractical sports/sporty car with a stick shift, no back seats or storage to speak of for all her adult life. She loves the challenge of participating in local rallyes and has served as CCC’s secretary for more than six years.
Burns, Les & Mary Ann | Littleton, CO
Owners of a 2011 GS Jetstream Blue coupe; club members since 2013. They have owned three Corvettes and the current car will not be their last. Mary Ann serves as CCC’s Vice President, overseeing what she defines as “thoughtful and purposeful” selection of charities where our community contributions will make the most.
In the 1970s, Mary Ann was a MG driver. Now, with four kids grown and gone, it’s Corvette time. Mary Ann is a retired Douglas County teacher and Les is a retired Lockheed Martin Mechanical Engineer. CCC is all about Corvettes, friends and sharing.
Corwin, John & Amy | Commerce City, CO
Owners of a 2004 LeMans Blue coupe; John is a founding member of the Club, joining in 2005; Amy joined in 2007. John’s first Corvette was a white 1980 Stingray with maroon interior (Amy says it was a beauty!). They married in 2009, having met at FedEx, and spent a year searching for their perfect, first Corvette together (it had to be blue with a light interior). John (along with Vern Nelson) championed and organized the club’s largest charity event, Corvette Mountain Madness, which is now celebrating more than 10 years. The couple has organized two Club road trips: the first to California (with seven cars) and a second trip to Bowling Green (again, with seven cars). They share six daughters and five grand daughters (with one on the way). Amy is the Chair of CCC’s Board and John oversees the merchandise/logo wear available for members.
Crabtree, Richard & Cole, Candyce | Scottsdale, AZ
Owners of a 2008 Black pace car and a 1998 Purple and Yellow pace car; club members since 2008. Candy says the 1998 is her little girl (owned since 2000 and Candy is its second owner). They purchased the 2008 new. Candy owned two other pace cars: a 1978 and a 1986 (and she wants them back, too!). The picture of the 2008 is from a road trip to Napa with the Greens; they were surprised and pleased how much wine could fit in the car!
Candy and Richard split their time between Arizona and Colorado (Richard loves warm winters and cool summers). Who says you can’t live in two states so you have more Corvette-driving opportunities? The picture of the 1998 is from a winter weekend at a Corvette Club of Arizona show just before a return to Colorado to catch up with their CCC friends. Candy and Richard sum up their feelings about the club with this, “Came for the cars, stayed for the people.”
Eckert, Paul | Denver, CO
Owner of a 2015 Z06 coupe (his fifth new corvette that was picked up in Bowling Green; see the video); club member since 2015. In total, Paul has owed 14 Corvettes. The new ones, picked up in Bowling Green, include a Dark Green 1992 ZR1, a White 1990 ZR1, and a Pewter 2002 Stingray. He even picked up a Silver 1975 Stingray in St. Louis (before the factory moved to Bowling Green). Before those new Corvettes, Paul owned these: a 1959 (bought for $500 in 1972 from a guy who wrecked it; fixed up, it sold for $850), a 1962 ragtop, two 1967s, a 1972, a 1974, a 1968 red convertible Stingray (bought in 2002 and totally restored for a young man who is very much like a son to Paul), and two identical 1986 Vettes (his and hers) bought for his birthday by his wife.
Paul is a Marine and after college he was an engineer/team leader at Ford (helping to develop the Boss 429 Cleveland motor for Ford Racing). After moving to California in 1972, he owned service stations and a machine shop, built homes on spec, got his broker’s license, and built dry cleaning stores. He moved to Denver in 1993 after being widowed and continued his remodeling and home building business then branched out into commercial tenant improvement and commercial buildings. At the 2015 Summerfest Show, Paul met Jim Jackson and was invited to visit the CCC; he has stayed with the Club due to the warm welcome and easily forged friendships with members. He also likes the member’s common bond about charitable activities. He says the road trips have been memorable too, including the one to Sedona (he drove back a day early with Bob and JJ Jackson) and the Fredericksburg trip when he and Bob Jackson bought the same boots.
In 2017, Paul became the driving force behind CCC’s Corvette Mountain Madness car show in Grand Lake. As the show chair, he works with local charities and other support groups in this small mountain community. He says nothing has made him feel more content and at home in Denver than his friends in the Colorado Corvette Club; he is glad he found all of them.
Frogge, Bill & Kay | Lakewood, CO
Owners of a 2018 Torch Red Grand Sport; club members since 2011.
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Galowitsh, Jeff | Dillon, CO
Owner of a 2019 Sebring Orange ZR1 (see the video); club member since 2015. This is Jeff’s 4th corvette; he has also owned a 2014 Cyber Gray C7, a 2013 Racing Yellow C6, and a 1984 Bronze C4. As a Viet Nam veteran and committed to giving back, Jeff is generous with his support of CCC and he is also on the board for Adaptive Services. His creative ideas and support of CCC’s Corvette Mountain Madness car show in Grand Lake started in 2017 and still continues.
Garnett, Brodie & Sherron | Littleton, CO
Owners of a 2015 Torch Red coupe; club members since 2015. Garnetts checked out several clubs before settling on CCC. Sherron and Brodie have organized a variety of events for club members, including visits to the Brown Palace, Breckenridge Brewery, the Forney Museum and a road trip to Leadville and Breckenridge. They also head up CCC’s collection of small “spa products,” paper and canned good donations for the Corvette Mountain Madness car show in August.
Green, Chuck & Carrie | Mesa, AZ
Owners of a 2013 Anniversary Red coupe; club members since 2016. Greens split their time between Colorado and Arizona, making the most of Corvette-driving weather in two states.
Gruenwald, Joe & Chris | Golden, CO
Owners of a 2016 Artic White coupe; club members since 2017.
Hill, Jay & Kathy | Brighton, CO
Owners a 2016 Yellow Z06 coupe, complete with an “IMPULSE” license plate; club members since 2017. That license was inspired after Jay went to get an oil change and they came home with a Corvette. The couple met on a history-making double date and became high school sweethearts at Highland High School in Thornton CO (she was 15; he was 16). It was the camaraderie at CCC’s Corvette Mountain Madness car show in Grand Lake that was a tipping point for Jay and Kathy and pushed them join the club. Jay also enjoys racing stock cars with his boys.
Jackson, Janet “JJ” | Arvada, CO
Owner of a 2018 Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic Z06; member since 2011.
Jensen, Ken & Tian | Commerce City, CO
Owners of a 2013 Torch Red Grand Sport; club members since 2017.
Katz, Stan & Sandi | Highlands Ranch, CO
Owners of a 2003 Black Z06 coupe; club members since 2018. This Z06 is Stan’s 3rd Corvette, having previously owned 1989 and 1985 models. “Celebrating Life Has No Age Limit” is their favorite quote as they approach their 50th wedding anniversary. Before retiring, Stan was a pharmacist with a lifelong love of photography. So CCC is lucky to have Stan as the club’s official photographer to document charity and other fun events.
King, Bob & Holly | Golden, CO
Owners of a 2008 Crystal Red Metallic coupe; club members since 2008. Holly and Bob are fearless world travelers, having been to Ecuador, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan and more. Holly has served as CCC’s treasurer for more than four years.
Krieger, Mike & Teresa | Thornton, CO
Owners of a 2001 Magnetic Red coupe and a 1969 Burgundy convertible; club members since 2018.
Livermore, Jeff & Marian | Littleton, CO
Owners of a 2016 Laguna Blue C7; club members since 2012. This is their 6th Corvette and a 7th is waiting in the wings. Jeff guided the Club as its president and both he and Marian serve on CCC’s Board of Directors. Marian is also on CCC’s Charity Committee, helping to find and continue the Club’s commitment to giving back to the community.
Mahr, Glen & Martha | Franktown, CO
Owners of a 1999 Light Pewter Gray coupe; club members since 2007.
Malouf, Mike & Jackie | Denver, CO
CCC’s most prolific Corvette owners with a 1959 Crown Sapphire convertible, 1967 Silver convertible, 1969 Metallic Red convertible, 1969 Metallic Blue convertible, 2000 Anniversary Red convertible, and a 2015 Artic White ZO6 coupe; club members since 2005.
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Nelson, Vern & Pam | Silverthorne, CO
Owners of a 1995 Bright Aqua coupe; club members since 2005. As charter club members of CCC, they embody the spirit of the club’s mission to give back. Vern (along with John Corwin) championed and organized the club’s largest charity event, Corvette Mountain Madness, which is now celebrating more than 10 years. Until just recently and since its inception, Pam oversaw registrations for the car show.
Plude, Harold & Sandi | Littleton, CO
Owners of a 2015 Torch Red Z06 coupe; club members since 2006.
Rowe, David | Lakewood, CO
Owner of a 2009 Blade Silver coupe; club member since 2014.
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Schopp, Gary & Penny | Denver, CO
Owners of a 2000 Dark Bowling Green coupe; club members since 2019. This is their 4th Corvette. They previously owned a 1979 L82/4 speed with brown and tan interior and a Silver/Grey 1985 4 + 3 Trans. After selling the 1985 Corvette, they filled the void with Harleys (averaging 10,000 miles a year, visiting Sturgis, Colorado, Florida, and Cody, WY). In 2015, the last Harley was traded for a Red 1979 L82/4 speed with an Oyster Interior. In 2015/2016, their unofficial Wednesday afternoon car club toured portions of the Hot Rod Power Tour. Lack of AC got the 1979 vette listed on eBay and sold to a buyer in Puerta Rico whose wife wanted a red vette. Gary then searched for a C5 convertible which he found and bought in Louisville, KY (after confirming it was Dark Bowling and not black). He picked the car up at the Louisville airport and took the scenic route home via Bowling Green (of course).
Gary and Penny met at Bill’s Pub in Mundelein, Illinois (they met in April, were engaged in June and married in December of 1969), and will shortly celebrate their 50th anniversary. Gary attended Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and was elected to their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010. He was a high school football coach and athletic director in Illinois, before getting into the insurance business. The couple moved to Colorado in 2017 to be close to their grown kids (Jeffrey, an orthopedic surgeon and Gina who works at the Steamboat Mountain School) and their grandchildren. Finding CCC online, Gary reports immediately liking the group.
Skarda, Kim & Holly | Englewood, CO
Owners of a 2019 Shadow Grey ZR1 (see the video); club members since 2014. They also owned a 2014 Laguna Blue C7 Stingray coupe, picked up at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY (this pre-retirement gift for Kim was their first Corvette; see the video). They learned about CCC as they drove their 2014 car home and figured out how it worked. From the very first club meeting and at the monthly lunches, the warm and inviting folks of the club have become a true family for the Skardas. They report enjoying every one of the club road trips they have been on to South Dakota, Sedona and Fredericksburg, Texas. Kim was even inspired to run for President of the club, carrying on Jeff Livermore’s legacy of leadership, fun and passion for Corvettes.
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Wheaton, David & Anne | Denver, CO
Owners of a 2016 Long Beach Red coupe; club members since 2016.