Central Valley Corvettes - May 2016

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - May 2016

OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (CHARTERED 11/12/91)


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)

559-801-7482

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

Mission Statement / Officers....2-3

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

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

Sunshine & Clouds..................6-7

Birthdays & Anniversaries...........8

New Members & Guests..............9

Cookin’ with Tom................10-12

Old Expressions.......................13

In the Garage w/Jeff...........14-15

CVC Activities.........................16

CVC Event Flyers................17-23

Laughlin Run......................26-29

Wine & Vintages Run.......... 28-35

Clovis Rodeo Parade........... 36-39

Our Sponsor Ed Dena...............40

RAFFLE TICKETS

Susan Walker (Del)

559-255-2613

delwalker@live.com

WEBSITE EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)

559-299-0547

Fosnaugh@comcast.net


Jan and I had the good fortune to be

able to go on the “Gamblers Classic”

run to Laughlin this year. The run is put

on by Corvettes of Bakersfield and they

do an outstanding job. Other than

some high winds that hindered the

poker run the activities were a lot of

fun. Some money was won, some lost

and we even managed to get in a game

of golf. I would highly recommend to

any newer members who haven’t been

to go next year if they put it on again.

It’s too bad the run was the same

weekend as the Clovis Rodeo Parade. I

really missed my annual doughnut!

By the time you read this the annual

picnic will have happened. It’s a great

reflection on the club that our treasury

is healthy enough to fund the picnic,

Christmas party and also make an

annual contribution to charity.

The money we have saved by doing the

Newsletter on line, (thanks Charlie), and

member support of the monthly raffle

have been instrumental in maintaining

our fiscal health. Thanks to the members

who buy tickets, those who donate such

neat prizes and Susan Walker who sells

the tickets for making the raffle such a

success.

I’m putting the finishing touches on the

Mystery Run. The cutoff for signing up

and paying the run fee, $650, is the May

17 th general meeting. Meeting time and

place will be provided when we get closer

to the run.

See you all at the next meeting.

October 22nd has been set as the date

for our Twenty Fifth Anniversary Party at

the Garrahan’s. Charlotte and her party

committee will be providing more info as

time goes on.

See you all at the next meeting.

GARY


Parliamentarian Craig Hansen stated that we

will have nominations in 5 months. Craig

also told us that preview of all the wonderful

places they are going, there is going to be a

meeting & slide show on May 28 th at 12:00

at Yosemite Falls.

Sgt. at Arms Chuck Laningham collected

$1.75 in missing badge fees.

Sunshine and Clouds report was given by Jan

Pflepsen.

Central Valley Corvettes

General Meeting Minutes

April 19, 2016

The General meeting was called to order at

6:30 by President Gary Pflepsen.

The minutes from the March meeting were

read by Debby Anderson, Secretary. Dick

Danielsen made a motion to accept the

minutes as read and it was seconded by

Del Walker. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report was given by Mike

Lebda.

VP of Activities, Skip Severance had the run

leaders report on the previous month’s

runs. The upcoming runs are the Kerman

Car Show April 30 th , Club Picnic May 1 st ,

Word from Home Car Show June 26 th

Presidents Mystery Tour July 6-9, North by

Northwest Tour Aug 27 to Sept 11 th .

VP of PR/Membership Charlotte Renna

gave the Birthday and Anniversary report.

Visitors tonight were Diane Tjerrild, Bob

Peluso, Dave & Lori Dukes for their second

meeting. First time visitors were Steve

Garcia, Kathy Renna and Ralph Morgan.

We voted in Bob, Diane, Dave & Lori as

new members tonight.

Old Business:

Charlotte informed us that the committee is

meeting and currently working on some

really special things for the 25 th Anniversary

party.

New Business:

Since we have more members in the club,

Mike thought we needed to increase the

Picnic budget so we voted to increase funds

to $1900 for the 2016 Club picnic. Keith

Garrison made a motion to accept the

increase and Scott Parkin seconded it.

Motion carried.

The next General Meeting will be Tuesday,

May 17, 2016

The next Board Meeting will be Tuesday,

April 26 th at Mike Lebda’s house at 7:00 pm.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made

by Craig Hansen and seconded by Jeff

Levine.

Meeting adjourned at 7:10

Respectfully submitted by,

Debby Anderson, Secretary


April 19, 2016

SUNSHINE & CLOUDS

Jan De Mello-Pflepsen

THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL THE MESSAGES! I KNOW YOU TOOK TIME OUT OF YOUR

BUSY DAY TO SEND ME YOUR INFORMATION……

1. FROM MARY ANN WHITSON: ON APRIL 1 ST (NO JOKE) ROY WAS TAKING THEIR DOG

Shadow FOR A WALK AND SHE BEGAN SNARLING AT A DOG ON THE OTHER SIDE OF

A GATED FENCE. ROY TRIED TO GET HER UNDER CONTROL, LOST HIS BALANCE AND

FELL INTO THE CURB, TAKING A LARGE CHUNK OF SKIN OFF HIS ARM. BEING ON A

BLOOD THINNER, HE KNEW HE HAD TO GET HOME TO HAVE MARY ANN BANDAGE

HIS WOUND. BY HE TIME HE GOT HOME THE ARM WAS QUITE SWOLLEN AND ROY

THOUGHT HE HAD FRACTURED THE ARM. SO IT WAS OFF TO THE ER FOR X-RAYS.

THE ARM WAS NOT FRACTURED, BUT 2 RIBS WERE. THE FOREARM HAD A LARGE

HEMATOMA. THE NURSES PATCHED HIM AND SENT THEM HOME. TWO DAYS

LATER, ROY AWAKENED WITH COUGHING AND SHIVERING, SO BACK TO ER WHERE

HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PNEUMONIA AND WAS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL

FOR A WEEK. MEANWHILE, THE HEMATOMA KEPT GETTING LARGER, SO THEY HAD

A SURGEON CUT IT OUT. NOW HE HAS TWO BROKEN RIBS AND A LARGE WOUND

ON HIS LEFT FOREARM TO HEAL UP FROM. AND YES, HE STILL LOVES HIS DOG AND

NO WE ARE NOT GETTING RID OF HER.

2. NOW FOR SOME HAPPY NEWS!! DAVID AND JULIE SONS RENEWED THEIR WEDDING

VOWS. THE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION WAS HELD IN THEIR BEAUTIFUL BACK

YARD. BEAUTIFUL FAMILY, WONDERFUL FRIENDS, MUSIC AND GREAT FOOD.

PASTOR DEAN RUTHERFORD OF NORTHSIDE OFFICIATED AT THE SERVICE. 30 YEARS

OF MEMORIES. CONGRATULATIONS. SUCH VERY SPECIAL NEWS FOR SUNSHINE

AND CLOUDS.

3. MIKE AND LYNN HENENFENT ARE ON THE GO AGAIN!! THEY WILL BE AWAY UNTIL

MAY 3 RD . UNFORTUNATELY, THAT MEANS THEY WILL MISS THE KROEKERVILLE

PICNIC THIS YEAR. THEY ARE FLYING TO FRANKFORT, KY TO MEET UP WITH FRIENDS

AND THEN TAKING A ROAD TRIP TO THE DEEP SOUTH. THE PLAN IS TO TOUR


3. (continnued) SAVANNAH, GA AND CHARLESTON, S. CAROLINA AND SEE ANYTHING

OF INTEREST. SOOOOO, HELLO TO OUR CLUB FAMILY AND SEE YOU ALL IN MAY.

4. AND NOW SOME SAD NEWS REGARDING MARCI JARVIS. IT SEEMS THAT MARCI

BROKE HER LEG (AGAIN) AND IS IN SAH WAITING TO MEET WITH THE DOCTORS TO

SEE IF SHE WILL NEED ADDITIONAL SURGERY. AS SOON AS THERE IS MORE

INFORMATION, IT WILL BE SENT TO ALL CVC MEMBERS.

5. AND NOW FOR THE LATEST UPDATE REGARDING OUR DEAR ED KROEKER. ED WAS

HAVING DINNER AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT AND FELL WHILE EXITING THE

BUILDING. HE WAS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL. HE STILL HAS LOTS OF PAIN

WITH BROKEN RIBS. HOME HEALTH CAR HAS BEEN HELPING WITH HIS CARE. PER

JOYCE; SHE SAYS THE NEXT TIME SHE MARRIES, IT WILL BE A SMALL LITTLE GUYS –

MUCH EASIER TO HELP AROUND. …ED HAD A SIX DAYS STAY IN THE HOSPITAL. HE

TAKES A LICKING AND KEEPS ON TICKING!!

6. AND FINALLY, SOME VERY EXCITING NEWS ABOUT OUR CVC ROOKIES, DEL AND

SUSAN WALKER. THEY TRAVELLED TO LAUGHLIN FOR THE BAKERSFIELD CORVETTE

CLUB EVENT. THEY INVITED GARY AND I TO PLAY GOLF WITH THEM. I MIGHT AD

THE WINDS WERE BLOWING AT 30 TO 40 MPH SO THIS WAS NOT GOING TO BE A

SIMPLE GOLF GAME. DURING PLAY, DEL MANAGED TO HIT AN EAGLE ON A PAR 4

AND A PAR 5. THIS MEANS HE HIT THE GOLF BALL IN THE HOLE 2 SHOTS LESS

THAN THE PAR 4 AND PAR 5. THEN, HE HIT A SHOT THAT LANDS LESS THAN 1

FOOT FROM THE PIN TO COMPLETE A HOLE IN 1 ON A PAR 4. NOW FOR AN

EXAMPLE ON WHY THEY ARE ROOKIES: THEY DID NOT REALIZE THAT THEY NEEDED

TO PREREGISTER TO ATTEND ALL ACTIVITIES OF THE BAKERSFIELD EVENT. AFTER

SOME DEGREE OF PANIC, AND FEAR THEY HAD TO GO HOME, DEBBIE GARRISON

MANAGED TO GET THEM REGISTERED. THE NEXT EVENING AT THE AWARDS

CEREMONY THE WALKERS WON $500.00 FOR FIRST PLACE IN THE POKER RUN.

CAN YOU BELIEVE THE LUCK??

7. OTHER MEMBERS WON RAFFLE PRIZES, INCLUDING FOUR PRIZES BY RUTH AND

DICK DANIELSEN. WOW! WHAT A FUN WEEKEND!!!

Jan


y Charlotte Renna

Lynne Henenfent, 4/04 – Terri Parks, 5/04 – Chuck Hall, 5/10 and Joyce Kroeker, 5/10

Keith & Debbie Garrison, 5/10/92 – 24 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 REGULARY

AT:

www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


New members Dave and Lori Dukes

New member Diane Tjerrild

New member Bob Peluso

Guest Ralph Morgan

Guests Kathy Renna and Steve Garcia


Cooking with Tom !

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Quick & Easy – Avocado, Roasted Corn & Shrimp


Special Ingredients: Stuffing Tomatoes

Start with your favorite: Shrimp, Chicken Salad, etc.

Buy @ Farmers market, Shaw & Blackstone, Fresno

Buy @ Clovis Farmers Market, Clovis

Grow it, Sierra View Nursery, 559-325-2929

Restaurant of the Month:

Pho 2006

Vietnamese Food

1468 Clovis Ave, Clovis, 559-322-8922

Corvette Foodies, please send me your comments on any above.

Kg6kyu@comcast.net

Thanks, Tom Jarvis


Some great old expressions from an old friend of mine!

Heavens to Murgatroyd!

Would you recognize the word Murgatroyd? - Heavens to Murgatroyd! Lost Words from our

childhood: Words gone as fast as the buggy whip! Sad really!

The other day, a not so elderly (65) lady said something to her son about driving a Jalopy

and he looked at her quizzically and said what the heck is a Jalopy? OMG -

he had never heard of the word jalopy!! She knew she was old but not that old.

Well, I hope you are Hunky Dory after you read this and chuckle - by R.L.

About a month ago, I illuminated some old expressions that have become obsolete because

of the inexorable march of technology. These phrases included "Don't touch that dial,"

"Carbon copy," "You sound like a broken record” and "Hung out to dry."

Back in the olden days we had a lot of moxie. We'd put on our best bib and tucker to

straighten up and fly right - Heavens to Betsy! Gee whillikers! Jumping Jehoshaphat! Holy

moley! We were "in like Flynn" and living the "life of Riley", and even a regular guy couldn't

accuse us of being a knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill. Not for all “the tea in China"!

Back in the olden days, life used to be swell, but when's the last time anything was swell?

Swell has gone the way of beehives, pageboys and the D.A, of spats, knickers, fedoras,

poodle skirts, saddle shoes and pedal pushers. Oh, my aching back. Kilroy was here, but he

isn’t anymore.

We wake up from what surely has been just a short nap, and before we can say, well I'll be

a monkey's uncle!/This is a fine kettle of fish! - we discover that the words we grew up with,

the words that seemed omnipresent as oxygen, have vanished with scarcely a notice from

our tongues and our pens and our keyboards.

Poof, go the words of our youth, the words we've left behind. We blink and they're gone.

Where have all those phrases gone?

Long gone: Pshaw/The milkman did it/Hey! It's your nickel. Don't forget to pull the

chain/Knee high to a grasshopper. Well, Fiddlesticks! Going like sixty. I'll see you in the

funny papers. Don't take any wooden nickels/Heavens to Murgatroyd!

It turns out there are more of these lost words and expressions than Carter has liver pills.

This can be disturbing stuff! We of a certain age have been blessed to live in changeful

times. For a child each new word is like a shiny toy, a toy that has no age. We at the other

end of the chronological arc have the advantage of remembering there are words that once

did not exist and there were words that once strutted their hour upon the earthly stage and

now are heard no more, except in our collective memory. It's one of the greatest advantages

of aging. See ya later, alligator! R.L.


‘In the Garage’ by Jeff Levine

The Origins of the Big Tank Corvette

Back in the 1960s, Chevrolet was not in the business of racing. The SCCA had a

ban on factory-sponsored racecars, but that didn’t stop GM’s Chief Engineer

Zora Arkus-Duntov. Duntov did his best to conjure up a high performance

package for Corvette that would enable the car to compete with Shelbys Fordpowered

Cobra at the racetracks. That package was designated RPO Z06

1966 Big Tank Corvette

When the all-new for ’63 Sting Ray debuted, the coupe (when equipped with

the L84 360 horsepower 327 small-block, a $430.40 option) could be

ordered with the Z06 Special Performance Equipment package. Shelling out

another $1,818 (on top of the Corvette’s $4,252 base price and that

aforementioned engine cost) got you a beefier-than-stock front sway bar, a

vacuum brake booster, dual master cylinder, sintered metallic brake linings,

power-assisted Alfin drums cooled by front air scoops and vented backing

plates, and larger diameter heavy duty shocks and springs. It also netted you

a 36.5 gallon fuel tank (stock tanks were mere 20 gallon units), ensuring

more track time and less refueling time. These Corvettes came to be known

as “Big Tanks”– ready for the racetrack right off the assembly line.


The Z06 package was initially available only on coupes, as the oversized tank

would not fit on the convertibles. Later in the model year however, the Z06

option package could be had on the soft top cars as well, sans the big tank. In

1963, just 199 Corvettes were ordered with RPO Z06. The option would not

be offered on a Corvette again until 2001. Although the Z06 option was not

available on any of the other mid-year Corvettes, you could check enough

option boxes at the time of ordering to get a similarly-equipped Sting Ray.

And after 1964, you could also order those goodies with a big-block engine.

Enter our feature car…

Roger Judski of Roger’s Corvette Center in Maitland, FL, has owned this 1966

427, 425 horsepower Big Tank Corvette since 1984. It has recently returned

from Texas where it received a full body-off restoration to NCRS standards

by the well-known Naber’s Brothers of Houston. It’s the final piece to Roger’s

collection of big-block Corvettes and what he refers to as the “Dream Team”.

This particular Sting Ray, finished in gorgeous Nassau Blue applied by the

experts at Burke Corvettes in Orlando, is extremely rare and valuable. It’s

one of only 66 Corvette coupes produced in 1966 with the N03 option – the

36.5 gallon fuel tank. The odometer reads just 42,030 miles. The additional

convenience option of power windows and the appearance option of factory

cast aluminum knock-off wheels make this one very special order Corvette.

The 425 horsepower 427 was a $312.85 option in ’66, and the 36.5 gallon

fuel tank stickered for $198.05. Expensive at the time, but comparatively,

those costs seem like pocket change today. Article from:Eckler’s Pitstop Blog


CVC Activities Schedule

Here are the runs that are currently scheduled. Call me with your run ideas.

May 1 Annual Kroekerville Picnic Board

May 28 Northwest Preview Meeting Hansen’s

Jun 11 Grizzly Den Mariposa Lunch Run Hall’s

Jun 26 Word from Home Car Show Hansen’s

Jul 6-9 Presidents Mystery Tour Pflepsen

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

Oct 22 CVC 25 th Anniversary Party Garrahan’s

Dec 8 Christmas Party Garrison’s

Dec 11 Hay Ride Renna

Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Lunch Severance

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 3 rd Annual Picnic at Kroekerville

May 1, 2016

Back by popular demand, good food,

music, desert contest, games & more.

It was a GREAT picnic again! Pictures next month!


CVC Preview

Lunch/Meeting

Saturday,

May 28th at Noon

Yosemite Falls Café

4728 W. Ashlan, Fresno

(Off Highway 99 at Ashlan)

Contact Craig Hansen

At 209-363-7811

For Lunch Reservation


Grizzlies Den Lunch Run

Saturday, June 11th

To: The Grizzlies Den in Mariposa

3125 Triangle Road, Mariposa, CA 95338

Meet at: Villagio Village Shopping Center

S/W corner of Blackstone & Nees in the West

end of the parking lot by Pismos at 10:30 am

We’re leaving by 11:00 – don’t be late!

Lunch will be Burgers, Sandwiches, etc.

Contact Run Leaders: Chuck & Sharon Hall

301-4795 or 259-0186 or squilla@comcast.net

Ummm-mmm...........GOOD!


9 th Annual Word From Home

Car Show to Support Our Troops

Over 2,300

care packages delivered!

Car Show &

Freedom Celebration

Sunday, June 26, 2016

5:00 P.M. til Dark

Lifetree

Assembly of God Church

35849 Ave 13 ½

Madera, Ca.

NW Corner of Road 36

and Ave 13 ½

Madera Ranchos

To enter your car call

Pam Hansen (559) 474-2330


9 th Annual Word From Home Car Show

and Freedom Celebra6on to Support Our Troops

Sunday June 26, 2016 5:00 P.M. 6l Dark

Lifetree Assembly of God Church 35849 Ave 13 ½ Madera Ranchos

Call Pam Hansen (559) 474-­‐2330 for more informaIon

FIREWORKS

BARBEQUE CHICKEN, HAMBURGERS AND HOTDOGS

BOUNCE HOUSE

Name _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Address_________________________________________________________City_________________Zip____________

Vehicle InformaIon – Year________________ Make_______________________Model ___________________________

Fee Enclosed $20.00 preregistraIon checks payable to Lifetree Assembly of God Church.

In considera,on of the acceptance of the right to par,cipate, entrants by the execu,on of this entry form release and discharge the sponsors and their representa,ves

from any and all known damages, injuries, losses, and/or claims from any causes whatsoever that may be suffered by entrant to his person or property. Further, each entrant

expressly agrees to indemnify all of the forgoing from any and all liability occasioned or resul,ng from the conduct of entrants or any par,cipant assis,ng or

coopera,ng with entrant under the discre,on or control of entrants. Sorry no Refunds on entry fee.

Entrants signature_________________________________________________Date_____________________________


PRESIDENT’S

MYSTERY RUN

JULY 6-9

COST: $650 PER COUPLE

DESTINATION: YOU’RE LOOKING AT IT!!!

SIGN UP AND PAY CVC BY THE MAY 17 MEETING

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READ ALL ABOUT IT !!

Central Valley Corvettes turns 25!

Come Celebrate on October 22, 2016

at Pat and Patricia Garrahan’

In 1991, a group of corvette enthusiast

gathered together to make a better world for

themselves & fellow corvette lovers. During

this year, up to Oct, when this wonderful event

happened, you will read articles to remind you

of how this came to be and you will hear about

events and the people that made them happen.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE!!


Thanks to Charlotte Renna for organizing this evening run and

providing the goodies and deserts afterwards!


This place was just packet with antiques! (and I don’t mean us)


We even had a serenade by a Barber Shop Quartet.

Click on the picture below for a song!


We hope to go back to this amazing establishment!

Thank you to Colonel Linder for this great evening.


Click below for a movie from Andy’s sister, Tammy!


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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