Central Valley Corvettes Magazine - September 2014


Monthly newsletter of the Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno, California

Caboose Motel, Dunsmuir

President Charlotte Renna’s

Mystery Run

The Central Valley Corvette Club was

chartered in 1991 for the owners of the only

real AMERICAN sports car, the awesome

CORVETTE. It's a social organization with

activities that provide enjoyment for the true

Corvette lover.










Club activities include monthly meetings,

car shows, weekend Club activities,

overnighters, picnics, road rallies, summer

cruises, holiday get-to-gathers and more!

Eligibility for membership in CVC is

defined in Article III, section 1 of the

bylaws in part as follows: "Membership in

Central Valley Corvettes shall be open to all

Corvette owners who are sponsored by a

member in good standing. Additionally, a

prospective member must, within a three

month period , attend two consecutive

meetings, participate in two club sanctioned

social activities, pay current membership

dues and initiation fees, and be approved by

two- thirds vote of membership present at

any general membership meeting by secret


Sponsors shall be responsible for advising

prospective member of results. All members

must submit proof of personal insurance in

accordance with California State Law upon

application for membership, and all

members must be a member of the

association providing club liability

insurance for CENTRAL VALLEY


A prospective member who does not have a

sponsor will be provided one by the

membership committee. Non-members may

not participate in more than three meetings

or two sanctioned activities.

CVC membership dues are $67.00 plus an

initiation fee of $35.00. Membership entitles

two members at the same address voting

privileges at meetings (provided they are in

good standing) and membership rights.

Please feel free to contact the membership

chairperson, Charlie Fosnaugh (559) 299-

0547 or any officer on the following page.


Craig Hansen (Pam)




Pam Hansen (Craig)




Skip Severance (LeighAnn)




Kim Fosnaugh (Charlie)




Fred Parks (Terri)




Linda Laningham (Chuck)




Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)




Lupe Dawson (Dave)




Leigh Ann Severance (Skip)




Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)




JUNE 15 th

missed too many meetings to vote or seek

office. That’s right, over 40% of the club has

already missed at least five of the first eight

meetings of the year. Who knows how many

more people might become ineligible over

these next three or four meetings. That is really


Election season is upon us.

Parliamentarian Linda Laningham will be seeking

people at the September and October general

meetings to run for a spot on the 2015 Central

Valley Corvettes executive board.

Three of your five existing members will be

termed out and the remaining two board

members are willing to stay on pending your

nomination. Fred Parks will be stepping down as

your treasurer and Pam Hansen completes her

second year as vice-president of activities. As for

me, I too have completed two years as your

president and it will be time for someone else to

grab the reins.

Kim Fosnaugh is willing to accept another year as

the CVC secretary and Skip Severance is very

interested in shifting over to vice-president of

activities. That means we need someone for

president, vice-president of public relations and

treasurer as well as anyone else interested in the

other two positions.

However, we have one big glaring problem. Of

the 82 members in CVC, only 48 people are

eligible to vote in December, let alone run for

office. Anyone who misses more than four

meetings during a calendar year cannot vote.

Here we are going into September, the ninth

month of the year, and over 40% of the club has

At the request of several club members in 2013

we moved the meetings up thirty minutes to

6:30pm and we have done our best to keep the

meetings moving and complete the raffle by

7:45pm. So saying the meetings drag on is no

excuse not to attend. It may be too late to vote

or seek office for many of you this year, but

please try and improve your attendance the rest

of this year and certainly in 2015. CVC has a lot

of really good dedicated long standing members

and we are all excited to have the big crop of

new members. Aside from staying active and

involved in the club, it is important we maintain

our attendance. I really think the vast majority

of us are capable of making eight out of the

twelve meetings each year. If some of you are

missing meetings just to avoid serving on the

board, please come to the monthly meetings

and simply decline a nomination should one


In closing, Pam and I are really excited and

looking forward to hosting the five day, four

night CVC President’s Mystery run September

29 to October 3. If you are not one of the

twenty-eight people going, you can read all

about it in the next edition of the president’s



Presidents Mystery Run, Christmas Party were


Lupe Dawson, Sergeant at Arms collected .75


Debbie Garrison shared current news from our

members, as Jan Pflepsen was absent.

Our Parliamentarian, Linda Laningham reminded

everyone to be prepared to nominate members

for Board positions at our September meeting.

Old Business:

Central Valley Corvettes

General Meeting Minutes

August 19, 2014

The General Meeting was called to order at

6:31pm by President Craig Hansen.

The minutes from the July general meeting

were read by Kim Fosnaugh. Corrections were

noted that Freida Null collected $1.25 in

badge fines instead of $1.50 by Lupe Dawson.

Julie Sons made a motion to accept the

minutes as read with the corrections and was

seconded by Chuck Hall.

Treasurer Fred Parks gave the Treasurer’s

report. There were no questions.

Membership Chairman, Charlie Fosnaugh was

absent, so Craig had Debbie Garrison

introduce her visitors, Keith’s Cousins, Tom &

Deanie Allen and Doris Moyer.

Skip Severance, Vice President of Public

Relations reviewed the August Birthdays and

Anniversaries and important happenings on

their dates. Skip also shared information on

black rubber tips for CB Radio Antenna bolts

that Glenn Henenfent had available.

Pam Hansen, Vice President of Activities had

run leaders report on their pervious runs of

Shaver Lake Car Show & Mystery Dinner Run.

Future runs of Diciccos Dinner Run, , Day at

the race track, Oakhurst Car Show, Sanger

Queen Hall, Domino Day, Pizza, Poker &

Domino Party, Firebaugh Queen Haul and

Craig Hansen told those who will be attending

the Presidents Mystery Run to make sure they

have a CB Radio for the trip, and clothing for

warm and cold temperatures.

New Business:

Election of new Board Members will be held

next month and Craig Hansen reminded

everyone that he and Pam Hansen have served

2 terms and are not eligible to remain in their

positions, and that Fred will not be seeking a

2 nd term as Treasurer.

The next Board meeting will be held August

26th at the Lanninghams’.

The next General meeting will be September


Joyce Kroeker motioned to adjourn the

meeting and was seconded by Tom Piercy.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:14 pm

Respectfully submitted by,

Kim Fosnaugh, Secretary

Raffle: Thank you to the following members

for donating raffle prizes; Anderson, Bird,

Campos, Danielsen, Dawson, Fosnaugh,

Garrahan, Garrison, Hall, Henderson,

Henenfent, Kroeker, Laningham, Lebda, Null,

Olson, Parkin, Parks, Severance, Sons &


August 2014

Saturday 8/29/14

September 2014

Wednesday 9/3/14

Saturday 9/6/14

Saturday 9/13/14

Saturday 9/20/14

Monday 9/29-10/3

October 2014

Friday 10/10/14

Saturday 10/11/14

Friday 10/24/14

December 2014

Thursday 12/11/14

Sunday 12/14/14

May 2015

Sunday 5/3/15

CVC Run Schedule

Here are the runs that are currently scheduled.

DiCiocco’s Dinner Run in Sanger – Garrisons

Day at the races – Sierra Vista Mall Clovis – Lebdas

Classic Car Show in Oakhurst –Fosnaugh’s RUN CANCELLED!

El Cid Restaurant in Oakhurst – Garrahans & Andersons

Fairwinds Woodward Park Corvette Show – Pam Hansen

A combination of COF + CVC + High Serra Corvette Clubs

President’s Mystery Run

Firebaugh High School Homecoming Queen Hall – Andersons

Poker, Pizza & Dominoes - Phlepsons and Walkers

Sanger Homecoming Queen Hall - Garrisons

Christmas Party at Piccadilly Inn – Halls

Christmas Hay Ride – Renna, Garrisons

Annual CVC Board Picnic – Board Members

Pending Zoo Run– Walkers

And don’t forget Dominoes for the Ladies (Thursday 8/28 10:00 a.m.

Connie Anderson Hostess)

And Movies

for the Men (Tues, Sept 2 nd @11am - Contact Charlie Fosnaugh)

Club meets third Tues of the month @ 6:30 and Board meets fourth Tues @ 7:00



Don Johnson Sep 6 th Dick & Ruth E. Danielsen Sep 4 th 43yrs

Lorraine Henderson Sep 7th Roy & Mary Ann Whitson Sep 5 th 6 yrs

Patrick Garrahan Sep 11 th Skip & Vickie Garrison Sep 22 nd 41 yrs

Paula Fam Sep 13 th John & Linda Bird Sep 24 th 48 yrs

Keith Garrison Sep 17th Bob & Peggy Cook Sep 27 th 45 yrs

Glenn & Lorraine Henderson Sep 29 th 40 yrs





AT: www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com




Corporate Meetings


Annual Parties

Product Launches

Business Luncheons

Staff Appreciation

CVC day at MB2 Race Track

Located at the east end of

The Sierra Vista Mall in the

Old Gottschalks

We will meet September 3 rd at noon at the east entrance to

the Race Track. The actual race will take less than 10 minutes.

10 racers will be able to race at the same time. Depending on

how many show up to race, it could take about 30 minutes for

all of us to race. Following the race we will walk over, if you

are able after racing, to Good Times for lunch.

The cost to race is $23 per person. If you have a full face

helmet, with face shield, you might want to bring it. If you

haven’t signed up yet, please do so at the next meeting.

If you have any questions, email

me mjlebda@comcast.net

Mike Lebda

Dinner Run


September 13,


Meeting @ 2:45 P.M. in the parking lot behind

Huckleberry’s on Bullard just west of Fresno St.

We’ll cruise around Bass Lake for ice cream


There will be a sign-up sheet at the next meeting

or you can contact:

Andy or Connie Anderson @



Patrick or Pat Garrahan @


Fairwinds Woodward Park Corvette Show

Saturday, September 20 th

Fairwinds Woodward Park

9525 N. Fort Washington Rd.

Fresno, Ca 93730

Contact: Nick Jones @ (559) 434-6444

or e-mail: njones@leisurecare.com

2014 Presidents Mystery Run

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Central Valley Corvette Club

Thou art invited to the 2014 President’s Mystery Run

Monday September 29th - Friday October 3 rd .

We the people shall travel to an undisclosed location.

We shall leave early 9/29 at 6:15 a.m.

Be well fed and groomed because the ride is a long one.

Dress is casual, hot and cold.

Bring walking shoes , swim suit and sunscreen

plus an umbrella and rain coat.

We shall meet at the Chevron Station at 99 & Ave 7,

a few miles north of Herndon.

Salad with Honey-Yogurt Sauce

You can prepare and refrigerate the yogurt sauce up to a

day in advance. You can also combine and refrigerate the

fruit mixture (except the banana) up to three hours ahead;

stir in the banana just before serving to prevent


Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2004

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups fruit mixture


1 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt

1 tablespoon honey

1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime rind

3 cups cubed pineapple (about 1 medium)

1 1/2 cups chopped Braeburn apple (about 1


1 cup orange sections (about 2 oranges)

1 cup chopped peeled kiwi (about 2 large)

1/3 cup flaked sweetened coconut

1 medium banana, sliced

1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted


Combine yogurt, honey, and lime rind in a small bowl.

Combine pineapple and next 4 ingredients (through coconut) in a large bowl; toss gently

to combine. Just before serving, stir in banana. Top fruit mixture with yogurt sauce;

sprinkle with almonds.

*I prepare a fruit wash of 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice and

1 tablespoon honey. Combine in a bowl and stir in the

chopped apples and bananas. Drain and add to fruit mixture.

This wash will keep these vulnerable

fruits from turning brown - I also toast

the coconut flakes before adding and I

stir in the honey-yogurt sauce just

before serving as the salad will not keep

well once dressed.)

-Contributed by Pat Garrahan

Mike and C. J. joined CVC in June of 1994 and were

very active members until they moved to Idaho in


We used to go to dinner together

most Friday nights. When our

little group grew to six couples

someone started calling us the

“Dirty Dozen”. The name stuck

even though at times our group

sometimes numbered two dozen.

C. J. was our club “character”. She could find

something funny about most situations and was pretty

flamboyant at times. Wherever the action was, you would find her right in

the middle of it.

She loved antiques and was a dealer. Traveling as far as Hawaii or Oregon to

sell her wares; Mike was her faithful companion

through all of her escapades.

They put together lots of fun runs…to Hawaii

(what a great trip that was), to the Gunn Hotel

in Sonora (which was haunted…ask Ed Kroeker

about the ghost that visited him!), Placerville

(another neat old historic hotel), and lots of

other places and nice dinner outings.

She loved Disneyland and was ready to go

there at the drop of a hat! She collected and

sold most of the Disney characters.

In the spring of 2002, C.J. underwent a

double mastectomy because she had breast

Cancer. The club had a cruise to Mexico

planned for two or three weeks later. Her

doctor told her she wouldn’t be well enough

for the cruise. But C.J., never one to be left

out of the fun, proved him

wrong. She put off her chemo

and she and Mike went on the

cruise with the club.

Over the years her cancer would go into remission, only to return and

spread. C.J. was a fighter and although I’m sure she shed her share of tears,

for us she was always upbeat even when fatigue would get her down.

C.J. and Mike were high school

sweethearts and were married 52


She left those of us who knew her

a ton of great memories.

For those of you who would like to

call Mike or send a card,

his contact info is:

559 Silver City Dr.

Boise ID 83660

Cell Phone:


Home Phone:


E-mail Address:


Q: Who opened the first drive-in gas station?

A: Gulf opened up the first station in Pittsburgh in 1913.

Q: What city was the first to use parking meters?

A: Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935.

Q: Where was the first drive-in restaurant?

A: Royce Hailey's Pig Stand opened in Dallas in 1921.

Q: True or False?

The 1953 Corvette came in white, red and black.

A: False. The 1953 Vette’s were available in one color, Polo White.

Q: What was Ford 's answer to the Chevy Corvette,

and other legal street racers of the 1960's?

A: Carroll Shelby's Mustang GT350.

Q: What was the first car fitted with an alternator,

rather than a direct current dynamo?

A: The 1960 Plymouth Valiant

Q: What was the first car fitted with a replaceable cartridge oil filter?

A: The 1924 Chrysler.

Q: What was the first car to be offered with a "perpetual guarantee"?

A: The 1904 Acme, from Reading, PA. Perpetuity was disturbing

in this case, as Acme closed down in 1911.

Q: What American luxury automaker began by making cages

for birds and squirrels?

A: The George N. Pierce Co. of Buffalo, who made the

Pierce Arrow, also made iceboxes.

Q: What car first referred to itself as a convertible?

A: The 1904 Thomas Flyer, which had a removable hard top.

Q: What car was the first to have it's radio antenna embedded

in the windshield?

A: The 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix.

Q: What car used the first successful series-production

hydraulic valve lifters?

A: The 1930 Cadillac 452, the first production V16

Q: Where was the World's first three-color traffic lights installed?

A: Detroit, Michigan in 1919. Two years later they experimented

with synchronized lights.

Q: What type of car had the distinction of being GM's

100 millionth car built in the U.S. ?

A: March 16, 1966 saw an Olds Tornado roll out of Lansing,

Michigan with that honor.

Q: Where was the first drive-in movie theater opened, and when?

A: Camden, NJ in 1933

Q: What autos were the first to use a standardized production

key-start system?

A: The 1949 Chryslers

Q: What did the Olds designation 4-4-2 stand for?

A: 4 barrel carburetor, 4 speed transmission, and dual exhaust.

Q: What car was the first to place the horn button in the center of

the steering wheel?

A: The 1915 Scripps-Booth Model C. The car also was the first

with electric door latches.

Q: What U.S. production car had the quickest 0-60 mph time?

A: The 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409. Did it in 4.0 seconds.

Q: What's the only car to appear simultaneously on the covers

of Time and Newsweek?

A: The Mustang

Q: What was the lowest priced mass produced American car?

A: The 1925 Ford Model T Runabout. Cost $260, $5 less than 1924.

Q: What is the fastest internal-combustion American production car?

A: The 1998 Dodge Viper GETS-R, tested by Motor Trend

magazine at 192.6 mph.

Q: What automaker's first logo incorporated the Star of David?

A: The Dodge Brothers.

Q: Who wrote to Henry Ford: "I have drove fords exclusively

when I could get away with one. It has got every other car skinned,

and even if my business hasn't been strictly legal it don't hurt

anything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V-8"?

A: Clyde Barrow (of Bonnie and Clyde) in 1934.

Q: What car was the first production V12, as well as the first

production car with aluminum pistons?

A: The 1915 Packard Twin-Six. Used during WWI in Italy, these

motors inspired Enzi Ferrari to adopt the V12 himself in 1948.

Q: What was the first car to use power operated seats?

A: They were first used on the 1947 Packard line.

Q: Which of the Chrysler "letter cars" sold the fewest amount?

A: Only 400, 1963, 300J's were sold (they skipped "I" because it

looked like a number 1).

Q: What car company was originally known as Swallow Sidecars

(aka SS)?

A: Jaguar, which was an SS model first in 1935, and ultimately

the whole company by 1945.

Q: What car delivered the first production V12 engine?

A: The cylinder wars were kicked off in 1915 after Packard's chief

engineer, Col. Jesse Vincent, introduced its Twin-Six.

Q: When were seat belts first fitted to a motor vehicle?

A: In 1902, in a Baker Electric streamliner racer which crashed

at 100 mph on Staten Island !

Q: In January 1930, Cadillac debuted it's V16 in a car named

for a theatrical version of a 1920's film seen by Harley Earl

while designing the body, What's that name?

A: The "Madam X", a custom coach designed by Earl and built by

Fleetwood. It featured a retractable landau top above the rear seat.

Q: Which car company started out German, yet became

French after WWI?

A: Bugatti, founded in Molsheim in 1909, became French

when Alsace returned to French rule.

Q: In what model year did Cadillac introduce the first electric sunroof?

A: 1969

Q: What U.S. production car had the largest 4 cylinder engine?

A: The 1907 Thomas sported a 571 cu. in. (9.2liter) engine.

Q: What car was reportedly designed on the back of a Northwest

Airlines airsickness bag and released on April Fool's Day, 1970?

A: 1970 Gremlin, (AMC)

Q: What is the Spirit of Ecstasy?

A: The official name of the mascot of Rolls Royce, she is the

lady on top of their radiators.

Q: What was the inspiration for MG's famed octagon-shaped badge?

A: The shape of founder Cecil Kimber's dining table. MG stands for

Morris Garages.

Q: In what year did the "double-R" Rolls Royce badge change

from red to black?

A: 1933

Trivia... Ford , who made the first pick-up trucks, shipped them to

dealers in crates that the new owners had to assemble using the

crates as the beds of the trucks. The new owners had to go to the

dealers to get them, thus they had to "pick-up" the trucks.

And now you know the "rest of the story". (submitted by Mike Henenfent)

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