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Dave R.

Dave R 2009 Corvette
2009 Blade Silver coupe LT4 with Z51 package
My Corvette Story

My Ex and I inherited a 1982 Corvette from her father’s estate (along with 3 other trucks).  When I retired from Jeffco schools I wanted another, newer Corvette. I thought 2 in the garage would be awesome. So after about a year of research & shopping around I found my 2009 Blade Silver coupe LT4 with Z51 package in Fort Worth. My daughter and I flew down to look it over, decided it was just what I was looking for, bought it and drove it home.

My Story

Born & raised in the Denver area. Throughout High School (Westminster “76”), I worked at the “Scotchman motor restaurant” at 50th & Federal Blvd. Just being there, working, and I was hooked on cars. After graduating I started in the Auto Body & Paint field and over the next 9 years I worked at a wide variety of shops from the “in by 9 out by 5” shops to the full custom restoration and paint places. I decided painting cars would be a great hobby and it was time to find another vocation. I worked at Jeffco Schools for 26 years, then retired.

Skills

Working at the Scotchman I learned how to cook. I’ve spent many years finding and fixing many cars, auto body, paint and mechanical. The older I get it seems to take longer to get the latest project done. Working at the schools doing custodial and building maintenance, lawn care and snow removal.

Hobbies/Special Interests

When I was working at an auto body shop in early 1977, one of the shag boys came in (he was from Ohio and going to Denver Automotive and Diesel College), and fanned out about 15 tickets to the Indy 500. He asked “Who wants to go?” Oh yeah, what an experience!!!  I started going every year from 1977 to 1997. I missed only the 1982 race. But I went twice in 1985 because the first weekend was rained out. Over the years I learned a lot of the ins and outs of the track and race. Getting tons of photos in the garages and hounding autographs. What a Blast!!

Auto Body and Paint as above.

Going to car shows to see what’s new & talk to people about what they’ve done to their cars. 

I’m on a weekly Bowling league.

Coin collecting and Elongated coins.

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