Central Valley Corvettes - August 2015 Magazine

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - August 2015 Magazine

The Central Valley Corvette Club waschartered in 1991 for the owners of the onlyreal AMERICAN sports car, the awesomeCORVETTE. It's a social organization withactivities that provide enjoyment for the trueCorvette lover.MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE HELDAT 6.30 P.M. ON THE 3 RD TUESDAYOF EVERY MONTH AT YOSEMITEFALLS CAFE, 4278 W. ASHLAN AVE,FRESNO CALIFORNIA. INTERESTEDCORVETTE ENTHUSIATS AREMORE THAN WELCOME TOATTEND THE MEETINGS AND MEETOUR MEMBERS.Club activities include monthly meetings,car shows, weekend Club activities,overnighters, picnics, road rallies, summercruises, holiday get-to-gathers and more!Eligibility for membership in CVC isdefined in Article III, section 1 of thebylaws in part as follows: "Membership inCentral Valley Corvettes shall be open to allCorvette owners who are sponsored by amember in good standing. Additionally, aprospective member must, within a threemonth period , attend two consecutivemeetings, participate in two club sanctionedsocial activities, pay current membershipdues and initiation fees, and be approved bytwo- thirds vote of membership present atany general membership meeting by secretballotSponsors shall be responsible for advisingprospective member of results. All membersmust submit proof of personal insurance inaccordance with California State Law uponapplication for membership, and allmembers must be a member of theassociation providing club liability insurancefor CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES.A prospective member who does not have asponsor will be provided one by themembership committee. Non-members maynot participate in more than three meetingsor two sanctioned activities.CVC membership dues are $67.00 plus aninitiation fee of $35.00. Membership entitlestwo members at the same address votingprivileges at meetings (provided they are ingood standing) and membership rights.Please feel free to contact the membershipchairperson, Dick Danielsen (559) 298-5229or any officer on the following page.


PRESIDENTGary Pflepsen (Jan)559-298-7241gpflep@aol.comVP-ACTIVITIESSkip Severance (LeighAnn)559-299-3550skipseverance@att.netVP-PUBLIC RELATIONS/ MEMBERSHIPDick Danielsen (Ruthie)559-298-5229redanielsenr@aol.comSECRETARYDebby Anderson (Terry)559-801-7482Debbydoo64@yahoo.comTREASURERMike Lebda (Mary)559-298-7993mjlebda@comcast.netPARLIMENTARIANCraig Hansen (Pam)559-645-0513hansenrt66@att.netMission Statement / Officers..... 2-3A Word from our President.......... 4Secretary’s Minutes..................... 5Sunshine & Clouds................... 6-7Cookin’ with Charlotte................. 8In The Garage with Skip S........... 9In The Garage with Charlie.... 10-11Birthdays & Anniversaries........... 12CVC Activities............................ 13CVC Event Flyers.................. 14-15Snelling Run........................ 16-19Ventrua Run......................... 20-51From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 52SERGEANT-AT-ARMSChuck Laningham (Linda)559-304-2525laningham@hotmail.comRAFFLE TICKETSSusan Walker (Del)559-255-2613delwalker@live.comWEBSITE / NEWSLETTERCharlie Fosnaugh (Kim)559-299-0547Fosnaugh@comcast.netAug. 21 st is Senior Citizens Day!Be sure to do something nicefor a person older than you.


... a word from our President!The attendance at the generalmeetings has been great. Also theraffle has been pulling in over $200.Many thanks to all who donate theneat prizes and to Susan Walker whodoes such a good job hustling, I meanselling, tickets.I would like to start out by once againthanking Charlie Fosnaugh for hisoutstanding effort in getting us throughthe whole logo/shirt process. Hedesigned the alternate logos, workedwith StitchMaster to get us a great dealand is handling the ordering of the clubsubsidized shirt for all members. Greatjob Charlie!I’m sure everybody had a good timeon the Ventura run. We were inMonterey with Jan’s family those daysso had to miss it. I really wish wecould have made it, especially thedrive through the Ojai countryside.See you all at the next meeting.GARYHopefully everyone who wants to go onthe President’s Mystery Run has signedup by the time you read this. Thecutoff for signing up was August 1 st andthe trip fee, $550, is due by the August18 th meeting. You can turn in yourcheck at the meeting or mail it to me.We will start at 7:30 AM on Sunday,October 25 th and be home about 5:30PM Thursday, October 29 th . Theweather on the trip should bemoderate so no parkas or bikinisrequired. Think layers. If you have anyquestions, other than where we’regoing, please give me a call or emailme.


Central Valley CorvettesGeneral Meeting MinutesJuly 21, 2015The General Meeting was called to orderat 6:30pm by President Gary Pflepsen.The minutes from, the June generalmeeting were read by Debby Anderson,Secretary. Joyce Kroeker made a motionto accept the minutes as read and it wasseconded by Chuck Laningham. Motioncarried.Treasurer’s report was given by MikeLebda. From now on there will be no 2 ndparty checks to the club. All checks will bemade out to CVC only.Skip Severance, Vice President of Activitieshad run leaders report on their previousruns. Future runs of Movie night, BassLake lunch, Sugar Pine Railroad and thePresidents Mystery Run were discussed.Dick Danielsen, Vice President of PublicRelations gave the Birthday andAnniversary report. New members Tomand Marcy Jarvis became official tonight,their sponsors were Glenn and LorraineHenderson. New members Joe and SarahGarcia also became official tonight. Theirsponsors were Keith and Debbie Garrison.There were no guests tonight and we nowhave 88 members in the club.Craig Hansen, Parliamentarian remindedus we will have nominations for new officersin two months. Sergeant of Arms, ChuckLaningham collected for missing badges.Jan Pflepsen gave a very extensive Sunshineand clouds report.Old Business:The club voted YES on subsidizing $10 pershirt per member. Keith Garrison made amotion to accept the vote and Tom Piercysecond. $17.00 each per shirt including theLogo for Regular size shirts. Plus $2 for 2X,$3 for 3X, etc. and $1 extra for Tall. Hats are$19.50 and will come with the Logo as well.New Business:Skip addressed the idea of the club making acharitable donation to the charity of ourchoice and suggested it should be at least$1,000. Charlotte had been wanting to bringthat up as well. Skip suggested we go homeand think about a charity we are passionateabout and we will discuss it and have a voteat the next meeting.Ed Dena is giving some great deals on 2015’sso stop by there and check them out if youare interested in a new car.The next General meeting will be August 18,2015. The next Board Meeting will be July28 th at Dick Danielsen’s at 7:00 pm. ScottParkin made a motion to adjourn themeeting and Joyce Kroeker seconded it.Meeting was adjourned at 7:18 pm.Respectfully submitted by,Debby Anderson, SecretaryRaffle: Thank you to the following membersfor donating raffle prizes: A &C Anderson,Bird, Comer, Danielsen, Dawson, Fosnaugh,Garrahan, Garrison, Hall, Henderson,Henenfent, Jarvis, Johnson, Laningham,Null, Parkin, Renna, Severance, White &Whitson.


July 21, 2015SUNSHINE & CLOUDSJan De Mello-PflepsenTHANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SUNSHINE AND CLOUDS. THERE WAS ALOT OF GOOD INFORMATION SENT AND I CAN’T WAIT TO SHARE.1. IT SEEMS THE WHITSONS HAVE BEEN ON A 10 DAY TRIP IN THEIR CORVETTE TOWYOMING. THEY DECIDED TO SEE THE USA IN THEIR CHEVROLET!!!! THEY WENTTO SEE A SCHOOL FRIEND OF MAYANN’S AND ATENDED A PANCAKE BREAKFAST.SAW A BED RACE, A PARADE AN INDIAN POW-WOW AND A RODEO ALL IN ONEDAY IN SHERIDAN, WYOMING. THEY RETURNED TO FRESNO THROUGHYELLOWSTONE AND BIG TETON NATIONAL PARKS. THEY HAD RAIN ALMOST EVERYDAY ON THE TRIP SO THEY WILL TAKE CREDIT FOR BRINGING THE RAIN BACK WITHTHEM ON SATURDAY. WELCOME HOME…2. THE NULLS, THE LEBDAS AND THE HENENFENTS JUST RETURNED FROM 8 DAYSCRUISING ON THE COLUMBIA AND SNAKE RIVERS. THEY SPENT SEVERAL HOURSJET BOATING ON THE SNAKE RIVER INTO HELL’S CANYON. THE WEATHER WASPERFECT. THEY WENT THROUGH SEVERAL LOCKS WHICH WAS QUITEINTERESTING. ALL IN ALL EVERYONE HAD A GOOD TIME.3. PATRICK AND PATRICIA SPENT THE LAST WEEK AND A HALF TAKING CARE OF THEIRDAUGHTER’S DOGS. SHE HAS BEEN ON QUITE AN ADVENTURE. SHE TRAVELEDALONE TO COSTA RICA WHERE SHE RODE PUBLIC PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ONNARROW WINDING MOUNTAIN ROADS. SHE ZIP LINED THROUGH THE RAINFOREST, WENT ON AN EXOTIC BIRD WATCHING TOUR, WENT CANYONING(REPELLED DOWN A WATERFALL), WHITE WATER RAFTING AND JUST HAD A VERYGOOD TIME. SHE IS NOW HOME AND I AM RECOVERING FROM DOGGIE DAY CARE.


4. ART WHITE (OUR NEW MEMBER) CLOSED LAST WEEK ON A PROPERTY IN PT.TOWNSEND, WA AND LOOK FORWARD TO SPENDING SOME TIME IN COOLERWEATHER NEAR THEWATER IN THE SUMMERS. THEIR DAUGHTERS FAMILY LIVEABOUT ONE HOUR AWAY ON BAINBRIDGE ISLAND WHICH WILL MAKE IT NICE TOVISIT. ART SAYS THEY WILL DRIVE UP THE END OF THIS MONTH AND ON THE TRIPBACKWILL BE MEETING THE MIATA CLUB IN OR FOR A ROGUE RIVER 7 HOUR JETBOAT TRIP.5. CHARLIE AND KIM FOSNAUGH ARE ON THE GO ALSO! THEY VISITED INDIANAPOLIS,INDIANA FOR THE INTERNATIONAL KIWANIS CONVENTION WHERE CHARLIEPLAYED HOOKY FOR A DAY AND VISITED THE INDY 500 AND THE BLOOMINGTONGOLD CORVETTE EVENT. THEY HAD A GREAT TIME AND HAD THUNDERSTORMSWITH A LOT OF RAIN WHICH WAS A NICE CHANGE FOR THEM. THEY TOOK KIM’SDAD TO NAPA FOR 4 DAYS TO CELEBRATE HIS 83RD BIRTHDAY. RELAXING WITH ALOT OF WINE TASTING AND 80 DEGREE WEATHER. THE LAST 4 DAYS THEY SPENTIN SAN FRANCISCO ENJOYING THE 65 DEGREE WEATHER.6. ED KROEKER IS FINALLY OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AND REHAB. HE STILL HASDIFFICULTY WALKING BUT IS REALLY HANGING IN THERE. HE IS GOING TOTHERAPY ON A REGULAR BASIS TO KEEP THINGS MOVING. STEVE AND JILL(KROEKER) ROSEN ARE OFF TO SAN FRANCISCO TO WATCH THE GIANTS AND PLANTO MEET UP WITH OTHER FAMILY MEMBRS AND STEVE’S COUSIN FOR DINNER.7. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, GARY AND JAN SET UP THEIR HOME FOR DAY CARE ONBEHALF OF JAN’S SIX YEAR OLD AND 8 YEAR OLD GRANDCHILDREN. IT WASTOTALLY UNBELIEVEABLE TRYNG TO KEEP UP WITH THEIR ACTIVITIES AND ENERGYLEVELS. THEY BOTH WERE ENROLLED IN SUMMER CAMPS, NOT TO MENTIONTHEIR EVENING BASEBALL/SOFTBALL GAMES. WHEN NOT IN THE POOLHARRASSING EACH OTHER, THEY WERE EATING (VERY PICKY I MIGHT ADD) ORRACING INTO THE BEDROOMS TO GET CHANGED FOR EVENING ACTIVITIES. OURTWO DOGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. OUR BICHON IS STILL HIDING UNDER THEBED, AFRAID FOR HER LIFE. I DON’T THINK OUR HOME WILL EVER BE THE SAMEBUT ALL IN ALL I GUESS YOU COULD SAY IT WAS JUST ANOTHER FAMILY MEMORY.JAN


Cookin’ with Charlotte!`by Charlotte RennaHere are two recipes youmight enjoy!See you at the nextmeeting where you mightwin these in the Raffle!


‘In the Garage’ with Skip Severance2015 Corvette Production Stats ReleasedLast Friday we received the final production statsfor the 2015 model year Corvettes. The final 2015rolled off the line on Wednesday, June 17, and thefirst 2016 started on June 22. Here's a quick look athow the year stacked up:• 34,240 Corvettes Produced• 1,049 R8C Museum Delivery Cars, the 2nd highest number delivered• when compared to Chevrolet Dealerships• Stingray Coupes 60.6%; Z06 Coupes 20.4%; Stingray Convertibles• 14.1%, Z06 Convertibles 4.9%• 68% had automatic transmissions• Black wheels and black interiors were the most popular• Arctic White was the top selling color, though if you combine Torch• Red and Crystal Red then "red" is #1.Skip


‘In the Garage’ with Charlie FosnaughLittle Known Facts about the C7 CorvetteFirst of all, some people have heard of battery drain deaths linked toCorvette owners. From the C6 Corvette to the current model, there havebeen more than six cases of people dying in their cars. In all instances, theelectric door locks didn't work because the battery was dead. Too badthose poor souls didn't know that there's an emergency release handle bythe driver's seat. If the battery dies on you, remember that a lil' handle isthere for you to get out safe and sound.For the first 500 miles (805 km), even the base C7 Corvette rev gauge willdisplay a yellow bar between 3,500 and 4,500 rpm. During the enginebreak-in period, please try to shift gears between those guides and ignorethe 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine's 6,500 rpm redline if you want a trouble-freeCorvette with a manual.Remember the day you've used a DVR for the first time? The C7 Corvettehas something similar to a DVR, more specifically a Pause Live Radiofeature. Thanks to the hard drive buffer, you can catch up with that radioshow you've paused while taking a phone call by pressing the rewindbutton. Nifty feature, isn't it?An industry-first feature pioneered by the C7 Corvette is a cabin pressurerelief valve that helps with opening and closing the rear hatch. This buggeris made from shape-memory polymers and alloys. It's the red-paintedthingy in the fourth picture featured in the adjacent gallery, the rectangularelement located just below the hatch door. When you open the hatch,current is sent to a nickel-titanium alloy wire that causes the cabin pressurerelief valve to contract and open its vents. When you close the ChevroletCorvette's hatch door, the current is removed, and Venetian blind-likelouvers close more silently than a puny electric motor doing the samething. It's intelligent engineering that's hideously underrated.


Did you know that your C7 Corvette's LT1 V8 can run on only fourcylinders in Eco mode? Active Fuel Management is to thank fordeactivating a bank of the eight-cylinder tower-of-power. Some ownersreport that in 4-banger mode, the 6.2-liter brute returned over 30 mpg (7.8liters per 100 km). Variable valve timing and direct fuel injection are thereto help with fuel economy, but who are we kidding? They're even better atproviding instant performance at the touch of the loud pedal. The sameengine in 455 horsepower guise animates the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS,the newest muscle car from General Motors.There are a lot of bells and whistles on the C7 Corvette. One of the mostinteresting comes in the form of tires with asymmetrical sidewalls. Yes,ladies and gents, the C7 uses those to improve on handling whenaccelerating or when the going gets twisty. The asymmetrical sidewallsoffer smoother turn-in and better control. Despite their go-fastercredentials, these C7 Corvette-specific tires boast with a durableconstruction, increased sidewall thickness, versatile tread components, and150 different constituents.On a side note, there are some common problems with C7 Corvette wedeem necessary to point out. First of all, if you hear a rattling sound in thetorque tube, replace it because it's most likely bent. If there's creakingsound coming from the dash pads when driving over uneven ground, don'tpanic. But if the creaking is heard when driving on a smooth road, preparefor a visit to the dealership. The satellite navigation system goes haywirefrom time to time, a condition that can be treated by doing a reset. Easy asthat.URL: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/little-known-facts-aboutthe-c7-corvette-97721.html


AUGUST BIRTHDAYSby Dick DanielsenGordon Capurro – Aug 1 st Scott Parkin – Aug 8 th Julie Sons – Aug 10 thMike Lebda – Aug 13 thDiane Hayes – Aug 16 thAUGUST ANNIVERSARIESDave & Lupe Dawson – Aug 9 th – 35 years!Art & Nancy White – Aug 17 th – 52 years!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 REGULARYAT: www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


CVC Activities ScheduleHere are the runs that are currently scheduled. Be thinking of a run youwould like to do and let me know. Most of Aug and Nov have nothingplanned at this time.Aug 5 Movie Nite – MI: Rogue Nation FosnaughSep 12 Bass Lake Lunch Run Comer’sSep 26 Sugar Pine Railroad Danielsen/LevineOct 25-29 Presidents Mystery Tour Pflepsen’sDec 10 Christmas Party Garrison’sDec 13 Hay Ride RennaFeb 7 2016 Super Bowl Party Anderson’sAug 27-Sep 11, 2016 North by North West Hansen’sGENERAL MEETING ALWAYS 3 RD TUESDAY 6:30pmBOARD MEETING ALWAYS 4 TH TUESDAY 7:00pmAnd don’t forget DominosAnd Moviesfor the Ladies (Contact Frieda Null)(Check with Charlie Fosnaugh)


Join the Levine’s and Danielsen’s for a fun filled train ride back in history.More information to followSaturday September 26, 2015 5:30 PMDeparting from Ticket OfficeMoonlight Special - $55 per person – Must contact Sugar Pine Railroad in advance tomake reservations with CVC @ 559-683-7273 or online at www.YMSPRR.comYour evening begins with a BBQ dinner with a choice of New York Steak, chicken, or avegetarian substitution. The meal is complimented with a summer corn salad, ranchstylebeans, sourdough dinner roll, and dessert. Complimentary juice, coffee, andwater is offered. There is a bar with sodas, beer, and wine for an additional cost. Youwill then board the logger steam train for a ride to the campfire sing-a-long programhosted by the Sugar Pine Singers. At the conclusion of the evening, you will re-boardthe train for a memorable trip up the mountain in the night. The event lastsapproximately three hours.


C73LTZ51• 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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