Central Valley Corvettes - March 2015 Magazine

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - March 2015

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.

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

OUR MEMBERS.

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

ballot

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.


PRESIDENT

Gary Pflepsen (Jan)

559-298-7241

gpflep@aol.com

VP-ACTIVITIES

Skip Severance (LeighAnn)

559-299-3550

skipseverance@att.net

VP-PUBLIC RELATIONS/ MEMBERSHIP

Dick Danielsen (Ruthie)

559-298-5229

redanielsenr@aol.com

SECRETARY

Debby Anderson (Terry)

559-801-7482

Debbydoo64@yahoo.com

TREASURER

Mike Lebda (Mary)

559-298-7993

mjlebda@comcast.net

PARLIMENTARIAN

Craig Hansen (Pam)

559-645-0513

hansenrt66@att.net

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Chuck Laningham (Linda)

559-304-2525

laningham@hotmail.com

RAFFLE TICKETS

Susan Walker (Del)

559-255-2613

delwalker@live.com

WEBSITE EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)

559-299-0547

Fosnaugh@comcast.net

TO THE

MEETING


It will include the opportunity to take your

car on the track for a spin. Should be a

blast.

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

food.

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

the club.

See you all at the next meeting and at the

upcoming runs.

GARY


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.

Old Business:

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

Joyce Kroeker.

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

follow.

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.

New Business:

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,

Walker, Whitson.


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!

JAN


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

Ed Kroeker

March 31 st

ANNIVERSARIES

Steve & Jill Rosen - March 19 th

- 15 yrs.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME BADGES TO:

ALL MEETINGS, CLUB EVENTS AND RUNS (25µ FINE EA.)

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE!

AND BE SURE AND RECOMEND OUR WEB SITE REGULARY

AT: www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


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

Porsche Cayman.

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.

URL: http://www.automobilemag.com/features/magazine/1505-the-chevrolet-corvetteprobably-goes-mid-engine/#ixzz3T5hVsb6Z

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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

And Movies

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


&

Saturday

April 18th

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

Meet at:

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

Caravan:

Waiting:

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.

Rules:

Lunch:

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 fosnaugh@comcast.net 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: jimkozera@gmail.com or joankozera@gmail.com

Or sign up at the CVC meeting.


C7

3LT

Z51

• Torch Red Convertable

• Jet Black Interior

• Fully Loaded

• less than 100 Miles on it

• MSRP $80,410

• CVC Price, only $73,637

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