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
MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE HELD
AT 6.30 P.M. ON THE 3 RD TUESDAY
OF EVERY MONTH AT YOSEMITE
FALLS CAFE, 4278 W. ASHLAN AVE,
FRESNO CALIFORNIA. INTERESTED
CORVETTE ENTHUSIATS ARE
MORE THAN WELCOME TO
ATTEND THE MEETINGS AND MEET
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 CORVETTES.
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, Dick Danielsen (559) 298-5229
or any officer on the following page.
Gary Pflepsen (Jan)
Skip Severance (LeighAnn)
VP-PUBLIC RELATIONS/ MEMBERSHIP
Dick Danielsen (Ruthie)
Debby Anderson (Terry)
Mike Lebda (Mary)
Craig Hansen (Pam)
Chuck Laningham (Linda)
Susan Walker (Del)
Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)
It will include the opportunity to take your
car on the track for a spin. Should be a
The new year is off to a great start for the
club. Membership is holding steady, the
treasury is very healthy and there are quite a
few runs scheduled.
A house full of club members enjoyed the
Super Bowl at Andy and Connie Anderson’s
home. The food, drink and fellowship were
all in abundance. Mike and Lynne Henenfent
put on a run February 5 th to Kingsburg for
dinner and the Jeremy “Elvis” Pearce show.
The turnout was great and the show, venue
and food were first class. Last Saturday Keith
and Debbie Garrison put on a run to Di
Cicco’s restaurant in Sanger. About twenty of
us went and had some mighty fine Italian
We have quite a few runs already scheduled
for the rest of the year and new ones keep
popping up. On March 14th Skip and Leigh
Ann Severance have a run to Cat Haven with
a stop for lunch on the way. It’ll be a good
time driving the Vettes through the foothills.
Chuck and Sharon Hall are putting together a
run on April 18-19 to the races at the Kern
County Raceway Park in Bakersfield in
conjunction with Corvettes of Bakersfield.
In May we’ve got the Cam Twisters Show,
the CVC Picnic and a foothill run/lunch with
the Corvettes of Fresno club. I know it’s a
lot of work to put on a run and the effort
put forth by members to sponsor one is
really appreciated by the club.
We are having new club business cards
printed and should have them available at
the next meeting. Take some and give one
to Corvette owners that you run into and
talk up the club. Our membership is holding
steady but we can always use new folks in
See you all at the next meeting and at the
Parliamentarian, Craig Hanson had nothing
new to report.
Sgt. of Arms, Chuck Laningham collected
$2.00 in badge fines.
Sunshine report was given by Jan Pflepsen.
Skip has located all of the clubs inventory
and has made a list for future reference.
Central Valley Corvettes
General Meeting Minutes
February 17, 2015
The General Meeting was called to order
at 6:30 by President Gary Pflepsen.
The minutes from the January general
meeting were read by Debby Anderson. A
motion to accept the minutes as read was
made by Pam Hansen and seconded by
Treasurer’s report was given by Mike
Lebda. VP of Activities, Skip Severance
announced that the April 17 th to 19 th
Space Shuttle run is going to be
rescheduled. Instead, there will be a run
on April 18 th to the Kern County Raceway
in Bakersfield. In addition, there is also a
run on May 16 th which will be for both
CVC and Corvettes of Fresno. More info to
VP of Public Relations/Membership, Dick
Danielson gave the Birthday and
Anniversary report for the month. Dick
reported that one couple didn’t renew so
we are at 79 members to date and there
were no guests tonight. CVC is now listed
in the Tuesday edition of the The Fresno
Bee’s Club Calendar.
We will have new business cards at our next
meeting for members to take and hand out.
Next General Meeting will be March
17 th 2015.
Next Board Meeting will be Feb. 24 th 2015 at
Dick Danielsen’s at 7:00 pm.
Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by
Don Condley and seconded by Tom Piercy
Meeting was adjourned at 6: 59
Respectfully submitted by,
Debby Anderson, Secretary
Raffle: Thank you to the following
members for donating raffle prizes: A & C
Anderson, Byrd, Capurro, Condley,
Danielsen, Garrahan, Garrison, Hall,
Hansen, Henderson, Henenfent, Kroeker,
Laningham, Lebda, Marine, Olson, Pflepsen,
Feb. 17, 2015
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS
Jan De Mello-Pflepsen
Thanks to all of you who have contributed to our information requests.
1. Connie and Andy have great news regarding their family. They are now the
happy great-grandparents of Luke Patrick. Luke weighed in at 7# 20oz. This
birth is very special; they have 6 granddaughters; this being the first boy.
2. From Joyce Kroeker: they are off to Nashville for the Demolition Convention
on March 20th for 5 days. Ed, Jill, Joyce and Steve will be traveling together
with other family members. Son Jeff is president of the National Demolition
Association. They will be staying at the Gaylord which is a fantastic hotel.
All are praying that Ed will be up to travelling.
3. Per Charlotte: Charlotte says she wishes she had some good news: her
brother in law has been in the hospital for over a week with pneumonia.
Hopefully he will be released soon. Joanne has had a virus of some sort also
so they can certainly use some prayers and good thoughts coming their way.
4. And this message comes from our dear Debbie Garrison: they have some
good news and bad. The good news is that Keith finally has a scheduled
surgery date to have his knee replaced. The good news is that their dtr-inlaw
has been asked to interview at several medical schools. She has been to
Pikeville, Kentucky and they are interested in her. The bad news is we realize
she will be going away to the medical school of choice and we are going to
miss them so much, yet we are very proud of her but oh so sad the family will
leave Fresno, possibly California.
And now for some grandfatherly news from Gary. Gary’s grandson, Vincent
Logoluso placed 2 nd in the Clovis West Area science fair. Vincent’s project was
“how do different rates of water effect plant growth?”
Thank you again all for your contributions to Sunshine and Clouds!
Fred Parks March 3 rd Patricia Garrahan March 4 th
Sylvia Johnson March 7 th Bob Marine March 8 th
Debbie Anderson March 8 th Mike Henenfent March 11 th
Andy Anderson March 14 th Vickie Garrison March 20 th
Del Walker March 26 th Jill Rosen March 29 th
March 31 st
Steve & Jill Rosen - March 19 th
- 15 yrs.
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Cooking with Charlotte!
During the month of March we are
all a little bit Irish! Enjoy the recipes
Maybe you will win the complete
product at the March Raffle!
y Charlotte Renna
‘In the Garage’ with Charlie Fosnaugh
The Chevrolet Corvette (Possibly) Goes Mid-Engine
By Arthur St. Antoine, Automobile Magazine - February 25, 2015
It seems a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette has been in the works ever since, well, ever since
there was a Corvette.
After joining GM shortly after the ’Vette’s debut in 1953, Corvette chief engineer Zora
Arkus-Duntov soon began scheming for a mid-engine version. He understood the
responsive handling afforded by such a layout, but despite numerous internal design studies
over the ensuing decades, some development stops and starts, a few mid-engine Corvette
concepts, and always-rampant rumors that a mid-engine package was “right around the
corner,” no such car ever materialized. During development it seemed the
current Chevrolet Corvette C7 might finally take up the mid-engine mantle until budget
considerations axed the project.
Now the rumors are alive again, especially since the introduction of the mid-engine Ford
GT at the Detroit auto show. An intriguing prototype has been spied, and Chevy insiders
aren’t swatting aside the giddy conjecture it’s caused. More to the point, a mid-engine
Corvette at last makes business sense. As evidenced by our track drive in the Corvette Z06,
650 hp is nearing the limits for a front-engine design to handle. What’s more, a younger
generation of potential buyers doesn’t care that “a ’Vette has to look like a ’Vette.” Probably
they’d rather its proportions more closely resembled a McLaren. Or a Ferrari. Or even a
Due date? If the project doesn’t stall, look for a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette to bow as a
top-tier model of the Corvette C8 in 2017. A version of the current small-block V-8 is almost
assured; a dual-clutch transmission with shift paddles on the steering wheel will likely also
appear. Were he still around, the “Father of the Corvette” would love the rumored name for
the mid-engine car: Zora ZR1.
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CVC Activities Schedule
Here are the runs that are currently scheduled.
Mar 14 Lunch & Tigers, Lions, Cheetahs Severance’s
Apr 18 Kern County Raceway Hall’s
Apr 25 Clovis Rodeo Parade Fosnaugh
May 2 Cam Twisters Car Show Renna
May 3 CVC Picnic Kroekerville Board
May 16 Corvettes Foothill & Feed Run Kozera
July 24-26 Ventura Anderson’s/Garrahan’s
Oct 25-29 Presidents Mystery Tour Pflepsen’s
Dec 10 th Christmas Party Garrison’s
Dec 13 th Hay Ride Renna
Aug 27-Sep 11 2016 North by North West Hansen’s
GENERAL MEETING ALWAYS 3 RD TUESDAY 6:30pm
BOARD MEETING ALWAYS 4 TH TUESDAY 7:00pm
And don’t forget Dominos
for the Ladies (Contact Frieda Null)
(Contact Charlie Fosnaugh)
LUNCH THEN LIONS AND TIGERS
Sat March 14th
We will drive up to Twin Valley’s Restaurant in Dunlap for lunch. After lunch
we will take a short drive up to the Cat Haven on Hwy 180 for a tour of the
Lions, Tigers, etc. Cost is $8.00 per person if we have 20 or more. Tour is
about 1 and ½ hours. Wear tennis or hiking shoes. Following the tour we
will head down the hill and stop at Bear Mtn. Pizza for ice cream, then
home. Be sure and sign up at the meeting. We will start at the gas station
at the SE corner of Hwy 180 and Academy since we have some coming
from different directions. Must enter the gas station off of Academy. No
entrance from Hwy 180. Be there at 10:45am and we will leave at 11:00am.
Cat Haven web site if you want to check it out: www.cathaven.com
Skip & LeighAnn
A 120 acre multi-use facility in Bakersfield, CA at Enos Lane and I-5.
Meet up with the Hall’s at Denny’s parking lot, Jensen & 99 before 1:30 pm
We will leave at 1:30 sharp for Hwy 41 south to I-5 south to Taft Exit near track.
Corvettes will do 2 laps around the track between 5:00 to 6:00. Race is at 7pm.
Each member receives Nascar tickets for the race. Pulled Pork, Hamburgers,
Hot Dogs, etc. available for purchase for dinner at the track. No food may be
brought in. Overnight hotels 3 miles north at Best Western ~$85 (800-528-1234)
or Vagabond Inn ~ $50 (661-764 -5221) available per nite. There is an IHOP and
a Chevron Station nearby also. COB is doing a 50/50 raffle as a fundraiser.
For more information call Chuck Hall @ 301-4795
I WANT YOUR CORVETTE
In the Clovis Rodeo’s
101 st Annual Parade !
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Judy’s Donuts in The Trading Post Center on the SE corner of Herndon & Clovis Ave.
Time: Donuts & Coffee from 7:45 to 8:00 am - No later than 8:00 am, Saturday, April 25, 2015
We leave at 8:10 am to the parade staging area (Jefferson, just west of Sunnyside).
We MUST be in place on Jefferson before 8:30 am as they close all of the streets
in that area at that time.
We will wait on Jefferson approximately 1 hour until we are called on to line up.
Wear/Bring: Your Patriotic Cap & CVC Shirt / American Flags & Decor, Water, Chair, Sunscreen, etc.
ABSOLUTELY NO BURN-OUT OF TIRES. If one car spins its tires, we will all be escorted off
the parade route and never be invited back again. No throwing of candy or trinkets. (Only
walkers may hand out goodies). Yes, you MAY honk, wave, smile, & rev your engine in neutral!
We will meet up after the Parade at Red Robin, SE corner Shaw/Clovis for lunch / Ice Cream
Contact: Charlie Fosnaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-2876
Sign up by the April 21 st Meeting!
CVC 2 nd Annual Picnic at Kroekerville
Sunday May 3 rd at 1:00 pm
Back by popular demand, Mexican buffet by Corina,
DJ music, desert contest, games & more.
More details to follow.
CORVETTE ONE DAY EVENT
SAVE THE DATE - Saturday May 16, 2015
You will not want to miss this day of CORVETTE enthusiasts enjoying their cars.
What: Corvettes Speed & Feed Run. Not really a race, just a lower foothill run to enjoy the
views and our favorite cars, OUR CORVETTES! Then some free food, drinks, car ogling,
conversation, and maybe even some activities to participate in or enjoy watching.
Where: Start at Hwy 168 & Temperance (Park & Ride lot)
When: Saturday May 16, 2015 ----- 11 am
IMPORTANT! Please arrive a little early as we will leave at 11 am sharp!
Cost: NONE – ALL FREE! -- Just Show Up With Your CORVETTE
REQUIRED FOR ATTENDANCE: YOUR CORVETTE AND RSVP
We must have a notice of your attendance to be able to make sure that we have enough food and
drink for all that attend so please let us know if you plan to attend ……. Thank You.
RSVP by Wednesday May 6, 2015 by calling: 559 260 0304 or 559 876 2519
OR email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Or sign up at the CVC meeting.
• Torch Red Convertable
• Jet Black Interior
• Fully Loaded
• less than 100 Miles on it
• MSRP $80,410
• CVC Price, only $73,637