Mike Finlay

When did you join CCCC:  2015

How did you meet: We met at the Wheat Ridge police station. Her boys had been dumpster diving and throwing what they didn’t need over the back fence. The owner of the “back fence” property called the police and they found an envelope with my address on it (amongst others). We all got summoned to the police dept and were offered a choice of fine or go to jail. Jackie and I both opted for jail so they just let us go and I had to pick up the trash. (Alice’s Restaurant?) True story.

Where are you from originally: where have you lived other than Colorado: Me – born in Hotchkiss,CO and lived the typical military life. San Diego: Vallejo; Yokota, Japan; Tacoma, WA; Misawa,Japan; Gulfport, MS; Tucson, AZ; Chandler,AZ; New London, CT; Pearl Harbor, HI;Bremerton, WA; Ogden, UT; Aurora, CO; Independence,MO; Omaha, NE; Wheat Ridge, CO;Littleton, CO

Jackie – Born Denver, CO and been here all her life. Lakewood, CO; Wheat Ridge, CO, Littleton,CO

Employment: Currently retired but spent most of my working years with an independent exploration firm as a geophysicist. Jackie still working for Jefferson County – 28 years and counting.

Kids: Jackie – 3 boys (now grown men)

Pets: None

What Corvette(s) do you currently own: 2017 Corvette Grand Sport convertible white/red interior

What is your dream Corvette: Pretty much the one I’ve got.

What notable Corvette(s) have you owned in the past: 2014 North American Car of the Year - Corvette Stingray Z51 Arctic White Convertible with Adrenalin Red interior known as "BEAUTY". 

Favorite club activity: So far the snacks at break time!

Hobbies: Jackie and I like to go out to breakfast on the weekends then tour the foothills in the ‘vette.

What is the best vacation you ever took (with our without your Corvette): Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  Had a great time. Jackie parasailed with the help of a couple of the Mexican guys…she had been diagnosed with MS a year or two earlier and was pretty unsteady. We also got to sink a boat out in the ocean and I had to emergency dive to capture her purse. Just barely got it. The food was fantastic and the whole experience great until I had a drink on the plane home that had water in it…..Montezuma’s revenge. Still a great time.

How did your love of Corvettes come about: I have always been a car nut and I remember when the ’53 came out. The first Corvette I drove was a black ’57 with read interior. I was 15 at the time. What a trip.

Anything else you would like to add: Jackie and I are both looking for a group to socialize with along with participating in what events we can handle. She isn’t able to do much physically but really enjoys the car and getting out. Jackie’s dream is to drive the ‘vette to Buffalo,NY to visit her son and granddaughter. We’re working on it…

Jackie and I have tried to give you a glimpse into our psyche. Curious that we don’t have any pictures of Jackie and I together....I keep telling her we aren’t really married. 

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