Central Valley Corvettes - January 2016

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - January 2016

THE OFFICIALNEWSLETTEROF CENTRALVALLEYCORVETTES (CHARTERED NOVEMBER 12,1991)

NUMBER I

VOLUME 25 JANUARY 2015

Volume 26 Number 1 January 2016


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, Charlotte Renna (559) 323-

0153 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

Charlotte Renna

559-323-0153

chrenna@aol.com

SECRETARY

Debby Anderson (Terry)

559-305-8589

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

Mission Statement / Officers..... 2-3

A Word from our President.......... 4

Secretary’s Minutes..................... 5

CVC Board History...................... 6

Christmas Scenery...................... 7

Sunshine & Clouds...................... 8

Birthdays & Anniversaries............ 9

In The Headlights.......................10

Member Spotlight...................... 11

Cookin’ with Charlotte................ 12

In the Garage w/Dale........... 13-17

CVC Activities............................ 18

CVC Event Flyers.................. 19-23

Christmas Hayride............... 24-29

New Year’s Eve Lunch Run... 30-34

From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 35

RAFFLE TICKETS

Susan Walker (Del)

559-255-2613

delwalker@live.com

WEBSITE EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)

559-299-0547

Fosnaugh@comcast.net


Runs remain the main reason for

the club and with 33 runs last year

we’re doing a good job putting them

on.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We put 2015 to

bed with another great Christmas Party

and Hayride. A wonderful job was

done by Debbie and Keith Garrison on

the party and Charlotte Renna on the

hayride. Also, thanks Keith (along with

Patrick Garrahan’s help) for the ride

portion of the hayride.

My first year as President is done and

with the assistance of a terrific board

it was a good year for the club. With

some loses and some gains our

membership remained steady at 89.

Two years ago we were at 78 so we

are up by 14 percent. Attendance at

meetings remains at a high level

which indicates the interest the

members have in the club.

You may have noticed that at the

December meeting we gave the

waitress, Claudia, who has served us

so well at the meetings a card. It

expressed our appreciation for her

great service and included a $50

VISA gift card.

This is a short letter as I have to go

lock myself in a room and start

working on this year’s Mystery Run,

which is still a mystery to me. HELP!

See you all at the next meeting.

GARY


Central Valley Corvettes

General Meeting Minutes

December 15, 2015

The General Meeting was called to order

at 6:30 by President, Gary Pflepsen.

The minutes from the November

meeting were read by Debby Anderson,

Secretary. Pam Hansen made a motion

to accept the minutes as read and it was

seconded by Leigh Ann Severance.

Motion carried. Treasurer’s Report was

given by Mike Lebda. The account is solid

going into 2016.

VP of Activities, Skip Severance had the

run leaders report on the previous

month’s runs. The upcoming runs are:

Dec 23 rd Star Wars @ the Maya Theatre,

Jan 22 nd Roger Rocka, Feb 7 th Super Bowl

Party, Mar 4-6 Space Shuttle.

VP of PR/Membership, Dick Danielsen

gave the Birthday and Anniversary

report. Dick stated that we have 89

members as of tonight. The Derringer’s

were voted in, Welcome Derringer’s!

The Birds will no longer be continuing in

the club due to not being able to get in

and out of their Corvette any longer. We

will miss them. This was Dick’s last

meeting on the Board.

Thanks Dick for all your hard work this

past year! Charlotte Renna took her

place at the table as the new VP of

PR/Membership. Welcome back

Charlotte! Sgt. at Arms, Chuck

Laningham collected $2.75 and paid all

the fines as a Christmas surprise. Thanks!

Sunshine and Clouds report was given by

Jan Pflepsen.

Old Business:

The club jackets have all been

distributed. Thanks Charlie for doing

that! Scott Parkin thanked everyone

again for coming to their reception and

for the generous gift of Money that was

given to him and Aimee.

New Business:

We are working on a new seating

arrangement, please bear with us as we

work out the kinks.

The next General Meeting will be

Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

The next Board Meeting will be Tuesday,

December 22 nd 7:00pm at Gary’s house.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was

made by Mike Henenfent and seconded

by Del Walker.

Meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted by,

Debby Anderson, Secretary

Raffle: Thank you to the following members

for donating raffle prizes: A&C Anderson,

T&D Anderson, Capurro, Danielsen,

Derringer, Fosnaugh, Garrahan, Garrison,

Hall, Hansen, Hayes, Henderson,

Henenfent, Jarvis, Laningham, Lebda, Null,

Olson, Parkin, Parks, Pflepsen, Piercy,

Renna, Severance and Walker. We made

$260 on raffle tickets tonight.


CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT V.P. ACTIVITIES V.P. PUBLIC RELATIONS SECRETARY TREASURER

1992 Chuck Vencill Terry Capurso Andy Anderson Charlotte Renna Mike Paul

1993 Terry Capurso Chuck Vencill Sondra Aniotzbehere Chuck Lanningham Clayton Olson

1994 Charlotte Renna Keith Garrison Richard Mullins Jerry Mitchell Sue Comer

1995 Andy Anderson Stan Qualls Richard Mullins Cheramay Qualls Debbie Garrison

1996 Keith Garrison Mike Curtis Steve Smitha Tanya Mitchell Mike Crafton

1997 Keith Garrison Mike Curtis Marilyn Goodall Linda Laningham Mike Crafton

1998 Mike Curtis John Bird Joyce Kroeker Linda Laningham Patrick Garrahan

1999 John Bird Skip Severance Joyce Kroeker Dorothy Gregerson Patrick Garrahan

2000 John Bird Skip Severance Tamanee Krazan Dorothy Gregerson Ed Hokokian

2001 Pat Garrahan Mike Curtis Tamanee Krazan Carrie Threet Ed Hokokian

2002 Tamanee Krazan Craig Hansen Dale Comer Pam Hansen Joe Renna

2003 Charlotte Renna Craig Hansen CJ Curtis Pam Hansen Joe Renna

2004 Debbie Garrison Rodney Ainsworth Julie Sons Diane Ainsworth Jill Kroeker Rosen

2005 Debbie Garrison Ron Miller Julie Sons Peggy Cook Jill Kroeker Rosen

2006 Peggy Cook Jim Agar Mike Curtis Lynne Agar Terri Parks

2007 Jim Agar John Johnson Andy Anderson Lynne Agar Terri Parks

2008 Jim Agar John Johnson Lynn Massingham Sheryl DeMello Debbie Garrison

2009 Charlotte Renna Keith Garrison Scott Parkin Sheryl DeMello Debbie Garrison

2010 Charlotte Renna Scott Parkin Mary Case Linda Laningham Dave Case

2011 Linda Laningham Particia Garahan Jan DeMello Sheryl DeMello Judy Capurro

2012 Linda Laningham Keith Garrison Jan Pflepsen Sheryl De.-Terri Parks Judy Capurro

2013 Craig Hansen Pam Hansen Jeff Levine Terri Parks Fred Parks

2014 Craig Hansen Pam Hansen Skip Severance Kim Fosnaugh Fred Parks

2015 Gary Phlepsen Skip Severance Dick Danielsen Debby Anderson Mike Lebda

2016 Gary Phlepsen Skip Severance Charlotte Renna Debby Anderson Mike Lebda


Dale and Sue Comer’s White Christmas

Scott and Aimee Parkin’s White Christmas


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SUNSHINE & CLOUDS

Jan De Mello-Pflepsen

Dec. 15, 2015

WE DON’T HAVE LOTS OF NEWS, BUT ENOUGH TO SHARE WITH ALL MEMBERS. AGAIN,

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS.

1. FROM JOYCE KROEKER WE LEARN THAT ED HAS JUST HAD CATARACT SURGERY

AND IS SCHEDULED FOR THE OTHER EYE SURGERY SOON. WE AS A GROUP WITH ED

WELL.

2. DEBBIE GARRISON HAS SENT A MESSAGE REGARDING OUR LINDA LANINGHAM. IT

SEEMS THAT LINDA AWAKENED THE DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING WITH A

DETACHED RETINA. THIS WAS VERY SCARY!! THE PHYSICIANS WERE ABLE TO DO

LASER SURGERY THE SAME DAY AND IT WAS SUCCESSFUL ENOGH THAT SHE DID

NOT HAVE TO HAVE MUCH MORE EXTENSIVE SURGERY. SO FAR SO GOOD AND

BECAUSE LINDA IS SUCH A TROOPER, SHE HAS NOT SLOWED DOWN TOO MUCH. SHE

WAS NOT ABLE TO HAVE THANKSGIVING WITH HER FAMIL BUT WAS ABLE TO CHAIR

HER GUILD LUNCHEON THIS PAST SATURDAY TO SUPPORT THE SELMA BETHEL

HOME. A LOT OF EFFORT AND WORK TO BE SURE CHUCK HAS ITCHED IN AND HAS

BECOME HER PILOT UNTIL SHE IS ABLE TO DRIVE. SO THIS HOLIDAY SEASON KEEP

GOOD THOUGHS FOR LINDA AND CHUCK, TOO.!

3. AND NOW SOME VERY GOOD NEWS FROM GLENN HENDERSON. AS OF OCTOBER30,

2015 GLENN IS RETIRED. HE SOLD THE SELF STORAGE BUSINESS AND IS NOW ABLE

TO DO WHATEVER HE WANTS (THIS IS IF LORRAINE SAYS IT IS O.K.!) HE HAS

PURCHASED A NEW CAR BUT IT IS NOT A CORVETTE. IT IS A 2016 MAZDA MX-5 CLUB

CONVERTIBLE. LOTS OF FUN TO DRIVE. GLENN HAS STARTED MEETING THE GUYS

FOR BEAKFAST AND THE MOVIES ON TUESDAYS, A FUN GROUP. LORRAINE IS

FLYING TO PALM SPRINGS NEXT MONTH WITH 4 OF HER SISTERS TO LAY BY THE

POOL. IT IS A GIRL TRIP. THE DAY AFTER SHE RETURNS HOME, GLENN AND

LORRAINE LEAVE FOR A 6 DAY TRIP WITH THE FIFTH WHEEL GROP TO CAMP IN THE

DESERT AT QUARTSIDE FOR THE RV SHOW AND SWAP MEET. IN FEBRUARY,

LORRAINE GOES ON A CRUISE WITH THE LADIES, MEN ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS

TRIP. GLENN IS NOT TOO SURE WHAT THEY WILL BE DOING, BUT HE ASKS NO

QUESTIONS.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND MAY YOUR HOLIDAYS AT THIS SPECIAL TIME BE FILLED

WITH HAPPINESS AND GOOD HEALTH. PROSPERITY WOULD BE GOOD TOO!!

JAN


BIRTHDAYS

ANNIVERSARIES

Tom Piercy Jan 8 th Mike & Diane Hayes Jan 3 rd 54 yrs.

David Sons Jan 10 th Charlie & Kim Fosnaugh Jan 17 th 41 yrs.

Debbie Garrison Jan 22 nd Dale & Sue Comer Jan 27 th 48 yrs.

Joyce Campos

Don Olson

Jan 28 th

Jan 31 st

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


NAMES:

Craig & Darlene Derringer

CORVETTE: 1998 Light Pewter Corvette Coupe

AGES: Craig - 65 Darlene - 66

MARITAL STATUS: Married

CHILDREN: Craig - 2 daughters, Darlene – 1 son

HOBBIES:

PETS: 3 dogs - Gypsy, Bella & Scout

OCCUPATION: Craig, retired plumber. Darlene retired hairdresser.

HOW DID YOU DISCOVER CVC: Andy & Connie Anderson

FAVORITE FOODS: Mexican / Chinese

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:

FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT: Beach


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‘In the Garage’ with Dale Comer

The 1954 Corvette Dream Cars!

For the 1954 Motorama shows, General Motors Styling Section created not one but three

distinct Corvette dream cars: the Corvair fastback coupe, the Nomad station wagon, and the

convertible coupe. All three shared some recognizable Corvette features, such as the front

grille and fascia treatment, but were given certain unique styling elements in order to set them

apart. The Corvair and the convertible coupe maintained the same wheel base and overall

length as the 1953 Corvette. The Nomad wagon had a longer wheelbase and was

approximately two feet greater in overall length.


1954 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Coupe dream car

The Corvette Convertible Coupe was the closest in styling to the production model. It was

painted in a muted yellow hue and it's main distinctive was a fiberglass removable hardtop

that gave the sports car new "all-weather utility" as touted in the Motorama brochure. This

feature would appear on production models as an aftermarket accessories beginning in 1955

and would officially become an option for the 1956 model year

1954 Chevrolet Corvette Corvair dream car


The 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Corvair concept was a 2-door fastback, 2-passenger coupe.

When it made its debut at the 1954 GM Motorama in New York City. It was a ruby red color but

was repainted light sea foam green for the Los Angeles show in March.

It was built with a fiberglass body and was touted as a "new aerodynamic design" for the

closed sports car class. The streamlined roofline swept back into the jet exhaust-type rear

opening. The Corvair used the Corvette front end, though it sported ribbed air intakes on the

hood that routed fresh air to the interior and fender vents that allowed heat to escape the

engine compartment. The Corvair had a wrap-around windshield and the roof was aircraftinspired

sweeping back into the chrome-trimmed licensed plate housing, which resembled a

jet-fighter exhaust port. Inside the body appeared to have the roof grafted right on to a

production Corvette, as there was no storage area behind the seats. The stock trunk area was

used with a deck lid contoured to the new roofline. The seats had the production fiberglass

divider between them, just like a stock Corvette roadster. The remainder of the interior was

largely stock, with custom white seats and chromed interior C-pillar trim pieces. The chassis

and power train of the Corvair was strictly Corvette. Sluggish sales of the 1954 Corvette

deterred GM management from moving forward with the fastback coupe. The time for a

Corvette fastback eventually did come, though nearly a decade later and on a new-generation

Corvette. The Corvair nameplate would be recycled later for the 1960 Chevrolet Corvair rearengine

compact car. The Corvette Corvair was rumored to have survived the crusher, but no

trace of it has shown up. Also rumored that there was actually more than one car built, but no

paperwork has surfaced that can verify this.

1954 Chevrolet Corvette Nomad dream car

The Nomad combined the sleek styling of a sports car with the versatility of station wagon.

Built with a "glass fiber reinforced plastic" body, the Nomad was two-door with space for six

passengers. It was built on modified 115-inch Chevrolet wagon chassis to give it the extra

space necessary for this seating capacity. The Nomad also had an electrically operated rear

window that automatically retracted into the tailgate when unlocked or could be remotely

controlled by a button on the instrument panel. The Nomad was most lauded of the three

Corvette dream cars for 1954. A larger version of this concept appeared for the 1955 model

year and the nameplate would appear on concepts in the late 1990s and 2000s.


The 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Nomad concept station wagon, designed by Harley Earl's design

staff, was introduced at the 1954 General Motors Motorama in New York City. Nomad was

another name that Chevrolet would tag onto a production vehicle in the near future. Although

resembling a Corvette, and in fact using many Corvette components, the Nomad was built on a

modified 1953 Chevrolet sedan chassis. From the windshield posts forward, the Nomad was

strictly stock Corvette. The silver-blue and white Nomad was fitted with a Corvette 150-

horsepower, 235 C.I.D., 6-cylinder engine with a 2-speed Powerglide transmission. This 2-door

fiberglass show car station wagon had room for 6 passengers. The tailgate had electricallypowered

glass. The interior was finished in blue and white leather with a fold-down rear seat

and a ribbed headliner. Pieces of the 1954 concept "Corvette Station Wagon" were actually put

into production in 1955, and the car became the Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Wagon.


A Trio of Corvette Motorama Cars for 1954

The production model, the Corvair fastback coupe, the Nomad wagon and the convertible

coupe Images Courtesy of General Motors Archive and The Nomad wagon Courtesy of the

Shane Collection. Click here for more pictures of the 1954 Corvette Dream Cars!


CVC Activities Schedule

Here are the runs that are currently scheduled.

2015 was a good year, let’s make 2016 even better.

Jan 20 Movie Night: “13 Hours” Fosnaugh

Jan 22 Roger Rocka’s 9 to 5 Henenfent’s

Feb 7 Super Bowl Party Anderson’s

Mar 4-6 Space Shuttle Capurro’s

Apr 14-16 Gamblers Classic Laughlin Garrison’s

April 23 Clovis Rodeo Parade Fosnaugh’s

May 1 Annual Kroekerville Picnic CVC Board

Jun ? Presidents Mystery Tour Pflepsen

Aug 27-Sep 11 North by North West Hansen’s

GENERAL MEETING ALWAYS 3 RD TUESDAY 6:30pm

BOARD MEETING ALWAYS 4 TH TUESDAY 7:00pm

Dominos 2 nd & 4 th Thursday of the Month


CVC NIGHT OUT!

January 22, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

‘9 to 5’ – Friday Evening

Details

Date: January 22, 2016

Time: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets

The blockbuster movie comes

roaring back to life as three

spunky women join forces to

outsmart their evil boss.

Rated PG-13.

Dinner begins at 5:30pm with the

Pre-Show starting at 7:30 pm

Lynne needs to get all the money into Roger Rockas right after the Dec

Meeting. Please bring a check for $ 52.00 per person, $ 104.00 per couple

made out to CVC to the Dec meeting. That includes dinner and the show.

Drinks and deserts are extra. If you know for sure you are going but also

know you aren’t coming to the Dec. meeting please mail a check early so by

meeting time she will have it all. Thanks and call Lynne direct if you have

any questions about the event at 978-4898.


Central Valley Corvette Run To Universal Studio

and The California Science Center

March 4 th Through March 6th

We will stay at the Hilton Hotel Universal Studio. The cost is $189 per night plus tax

and $24 per night for parking. This hotel in on the grounds of Universal and easy

walking distance to the theme park and City Walk as well as the Subway station.

The cost for Universal Studio is about $85 per person. I will include that in the trip

fee as that has to be paid in advance as a group.

We will take the subway to the Science Museum on Friday at a cost of about $5.

The museum is free but they will charge a nominal fee for the group tour that will

be included in the trip fee.

We will have Dinner as a group in a restaurant in Universal City Walk on Friday

night.

All other meals will be on your own.

Exact departure time and Trip fee cost will be given out at the January meeting.


C-CVT16


I WANT YOUR CORVETTE

In the Clovis Rodeo’s

Annual Parade !

Saturday, April 23, 2016

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 23, 2016

Caravan:

Waiting:

We leave at 8:00 am to the parade staging area (Jefferson, just west of Sunnyside).

We MUST be in place on Jefferson before 8:25 am as they close all of the streets

in that area at that time.

We will wait on Jefferson approximately ½ to 1 hour until we are called on to line up.

Wear/Bring: Your Patriotic Cap & CVC Shirt / American Flags & Decor, Water, Chair, Umbrella, 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

Or Co-Chair : Mike Lebda at mjlebda@comcast.net or 905-9971

Sign up by the April 19 st Meeting!


CVC 3 rd Annual Picnic at Kroekerville

May 1, 2016

Back by popular demand, good food,

music, desert contest, games & more.

More details to follow.


December Movie Nite!


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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