Central Valley Corvettes Magazine - November 2016

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Central Valley Corvettes Magazine - November 2016

Nov. 11, 2016 Nov. 24, 2016

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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

Birthdays & Anniversaries...........7

Cooking with Tom………………….8-9

In The Beginning………………..10-12

Mission at the Mission..……….13-15

In the Garage with Jeff……….16-17

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

CVC Event Flyers...................19-21

North X-NW Tour III (part 2) 22-40

Fireball Queen Haul...............41-46

Clovis East Queen Haul.……….47-50

CVC 25 th Anniversary Party…..51-62

Our Sponsor Ed Dena.................63

RAFFLE TICKETS

Susan Walker (Del)

559-255-2613

delwalker@live.com

WEBSITE/NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)

559-299-0547

Fosnaugh@comcast.net


What a great time we had last week

celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the

founding of CVC. We had a turnout of

seventy four people including those

charter members still in the club. We were

very fortunate in that a wonderful

gentleman, Larry Linder, opened up his

estate as a venue for the party. His eclectic

accumulation of collectables was truly

amazing. The party committee did a

superb job in working with Mr. Linder,

getting great food, decorating and putting

the whole thing together. Many thanks to

committee lead Charlotte Renna, her able

assistant Bob Peluso, Andy and Connie

Anderson, Patrick and Patricia Garrahan,

and Keith and Debbie Garrison. Also

thanks to David and Lori Dukes for

providing the drinks.

November 15th is our annual meeting and

we will vote on new club officers for the

coming year. In order to vote a member

must be present at the annual meeting

and not have missed more than four

meetings during the calendar year. We

have one nominee for each office: Andy

Anderson for President, Dick Danielsen for

VP Activities, Charlotte Renna for VP Public

Relations, Dick Johnson for Treasurer and

Terry Johnson for Secretary. I would like to

personally thank these folks for accepting

the nominations. I know doing one of these

jobs takes a commitment of time and talent

that most members won’t sign up for but

the club will cease to exist without people

willing to step up.

The holiday season is fast approaching with

our annual Christmas Party December 8 and

Hay Ride on December 11. We would like

those members who have signed up for

these events to make their payments by the

November meeting.

So far we only have two runs scheduled for

next year. The Anderson’s are hosting a

Super Bowl Party again and the Lebda’s,

Henenfent’s and Danielsen’s are putting on

a Tahoe Run May 17-20. It would be nice to

welcome the new board with more runs on

the schedule so if you have something or

somewhere in mind for a run go for it. After

all, the reason we belong to the club is to go

places and do things. Right?

Membership renewals are coming in with

about half of them in so far. We expect

some members will not renew but with our

new members coming in we should end up

with close to a hundred members. It’s sad

to see members leave, for various reasons,

but our new members are certainly a

welcome addition to the club.

See you all at the next meeting.


The General Meeting was called to order by

President Gary Pflepsen at 6:30pm

Minutes from the August meeting were read

by Kim Fosnaugh, filling in for Debby

Anderson, Secretary. Diane Tjerrild made a

motion to accept the minutes as read with a

correction to the date of the October meeting.

The motion was seconded by Leigh Ann

Severance. Motion carried.

Parliamentarian Craig Hansen reported there

are currently candidates for each Board

position and offered nomination forms for any

additional nominees. Voting will be held at the

November Annual Meeting.

Treasurer Mike Lebda gave the Treasurer’s

report stating it is a very busy time with checks

coming in and going out for the Anniversary

Party, Membership and other upcoming

events, and that our incoming Board will have

a nice balance to continue the annual member

events.

VP of Activities, Skip Severance had last

months’ run leaders give reports on their runs

which included; the Sanger, Firebaugh, Clovis

and Clovis East Queen Hauls, and a movie

night. Upcoming runs are: 11/2 Movie Night,

10/22 CVC 25th Anniversary Party, Santa &

Mrs. Claus Silent Sleigh, Christmas Party,

Hayride, 12/27 Coastal Zip Line, New Years’

Eve Lunch Run, 2/5 Super Bowl Party, 4/20-22

Laughlin Run, 5/17-20 Lake Tahoe Run and

7/26-8/11 2018 Colorado IV Run.

Charlotte Renna VP of PR and Membership

announced that ballots were handed out at

the beginning of the meeting and announced

the results and our new members, Sue & Fred

Rose. Annual Dues Renewals were mailed to

members and are due by the November

General Meeting.

Sgt at Arms Chuck Laningham collected $2 in

badge fines. Jan Pflepsen gave her Sunshine and

Clouds report.

None

A sponsorship invoice and letter have been

sent to Ed Dena for 2017 and an invitation to

our Christmas Party will be sent after the

sponsorship is renewed. Be sure to check

with Ed Dena if you are looking for a new car.

Lynn Henenfent has been working on a new

option for purchasing club shirts and will be

putting together an order. Let her know if you

are wanting to purchase a shirt.

Diane Tjerrild has found an interesting car

club. She asked that anyone interested in a

club that likes to drive fast to contact her for

information.

The next Annual Meeting will be Tuesday,

November 15, 2016.

The next Board Meeting will be Tuesday,

October 25, 2016 at Mike Lebda’s.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made

by Leigh Ann Severance and seconded by

Chuck Laningham.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15pm.

Respectfully submitted by,

for Debbie Anderson



1. FROM DEBBIE GARRISON: HER SAD NEWS IS THAT KEITH’S CLOSE COUSIN WARREN

(MANY OF YOU MET HIM AND HIS WIFE DORIS AT OTHER CORVETTE ACTIVITIES)

PASSED AWAY AFTER A SIX YEAR BATTLE WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE. OUR FAMILY IS

VERY SAD BUT WE KNOW HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE AND WITH HIS SON THAT THAT

PRECEDED IN DEATH FROM BRAIN CANCER. ADDITIONAL NEWS IS THAT AFTER

WORKING AT THE POWER PLANT IN SANGER FOR 11 YEARS, THE PLANT WILL BE

CHANGING TO A STAND-BY-SITE AND HER JOB WILL BE ELIMINATED. HER LAST DAY

OF WORK WILL BE JANUARY 27, 2017. THE VERY BEST PART OF THIS NEWS IS THAT

SHE WILL BE RETIRING AND IS VERY EXCITED. REMEMBER FOR EVERY DOOR THAT

CLOSES, A NEW ONE OPENS WITH A NEW ADVENTURE.

2. AND OF COURSE, SUNSHINE AND CLOUDS WOULD NOT BE WITHOUT A MESSAGE

FROM OUR DEAR ED KROEKER……..ED HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED FOR A SEVERE SKIN

DISEASE THAT WAS AS A RESULT OF ALL THE MEDS HE HAS BEEN TAKING FOR OTHER

HEALTH PROBLEMS. HE WAS ADMITTED TO A LOCAL, BURN UNIT WITH BLISTERS

SIMILAR TO A BURN PATIENT. HE HAS SINCE BEEN RELEASED AND HAPPILY ON THE

MEND. HE WAS ABLE TO ATTEND THE 25TH YEAR CELEBRATION FOR OUR CORVETTE

CLUB. IT WAS SO WONDERFUL TO SEE HIM!!!

3. I WAS VERY PRIVILEGED TO BE INVITED FOR A GIRLS ONLY WEEKEND IN CAMBRIA

WITH SUE COMER AND PAM HANSEN. WE ENJOYED SEEING THE MANY SCARECROWS

(WHICH WERE LIFE LIKE) WITH LOTS OF IMAGINATION USED TO PUT THEM

TOGETHER. THEN THERE WAS SERIOUS SHOPPING AND GREAT RESTAURANTS. – SO

MUCH FOR THE DIET I WAS ON. WE PLAYED DOMINOES AND DANCED TO 70’S AND

80’S MUSIC. AND THEN, BACK TO REALITY WHICH OF COURSE IS COMING HOME.

4. GARY’S BROTHER AND SISTER IN LAW, LEE AND CHRIS CAME TO VISIT US FROM

MINNESOTA. IT WAS A JOY TO HAVE THEM. THEY WERE BOTH A LITTLE FASCINATED

WITH CALIFORNIA. LEE WANTED TO KNOW WHY EVERYONE HERE WAS IN SUCH A

HURRY ALL THE TIME. THEY ALSO COULD NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THERE NO SIGNS

AT THE FREEWAY EXITS INDICATING RESTAURANTS AND GAS STATIONS. OH WELL, I

GUESS THE STATES ARE DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER.


y Charlotte Renna

Connie Olson, 11/01 – Pam Hansen, 11/01 – Dave Dawson, 11/15 – Sarah Decesari, 11/23

and Marilyn Goodall, 11/28

Tom & Emily Piercy, 11/02/03 – 13 Years

Gordon & Judy Capurro, 11/11/59 – 57 Years

Don & Sylvia Johnson, 11/11/61 – 55 Years

Scott & Aimee Parkin, 11/14/15 – ONE YEAR!

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME BADGES TO:

ALL MEETINGS, CLUB EVENTS AND RUNS (NOW a 50₵ FINE EA. without it)

CVC MONOGRAMED SHIRTS, JACKETS, ETC. (WITH YOUR FIRST NAME) ALSO COUNT!

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE!

AND BE SURE AND RECOMEND OUR WEB SITE REGULARY AT:

www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


Cooking with Tom !

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Quick & Easy – Chicken Breast, Boneless

Stuffed with Fresh Asparagus and Cheddar Cheese

The easy way: Savemart Grocery Stores, Butcher counter

Special Ingredient this month:

Duck Fat

Amazon (online)

Restaurant of the Month:

Andiamo “Ristorante Italiano”

1225 Shaw Ave. across from Sierra Vista Mall, Clovis

559-298-3196 – They catered our 25 th Anniversary Party!

Corvette Foodies, please send me your suggestions on all of the above.

Thanks, Tom Jarvis, kg6kyu@comcast.net

Charlotte’s Winning Cookies at the Fair – Ask her for the recipe!


CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

“THE BEGINNING”

IT HAPPENED IN OCTOBER OF 1991 AFTER CORVETTES OF FRESNO ELECTION

OF OFFICERS, WHERE SEVERAL FUTURE MEMBERS OF CENTRAL VALLEY

CORVETTES LOST THEIR BID TO BE ELECTED AS OFFICERS. A MEETING WAS

HELD AT THE HOME OF CHUCK AND SUSIE VENCIL WHERE 18 COF MEMBERS

DECIDED TO FORM THEIR OWN CLUB WITH A PHILOSPHY DIFFERENT THAN

THAT OF COF. OUR FIRST IMFORMAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING WAS HELD

ON OCTOBER 29 TH AT TERRY AND DONNA CAPURSO WITH 28 PEOPLE IN

ATTENADANCE. THE PURPOSE OF CVC WAS DISCUSSED AND INTERIM

OFFICERS WERE ANNOUCED. THEIR DUTIES, AS WELL AS VARIOUS

COMMITTEES’ DUTIES WERE COVERED. A NAME, OFFICERS AND CLUB

COLORS WERE CHOSEN. CHUCK VENCIL WAS CHOSEN TO BE OUR FIRST

PRESIDENT OF CVC.

CHARLOTTE HAD BEEN ELECTED AS SECRETARY ON COF’S BOARD. A SHORT

FEW DAYS LATER, CHUCK AND SUSIE VENCIL, TERRY AND DONNA CAPURSO,

ANDY AND CONNIE ANDERSON, MIKE AND SHERYL PAUL AND KEITH

GARRISON AND DEBBIE SILVA DESENDED UPON JOE AND CHARLOTTE’S

HOME TO PREVAIL (NO MAKE THAT BEG) HER TO RESIGN FROM COF AND JOIN

US AS WE STARTED A NEW CORVETTE CLUB. SHE JOINED US AND WENT ON

TO BECOME THE PERSON MOST ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF CENTRAL VALLEY

CORVETTES.

A FEW DAYS LATER THE BY-LAW COMMITTEE CONSISTING OF JOE AND

CHARLOTTE RENNA, KEITH GARRISON, DEBBIE SILVA, TERRY AND DONNA

CAPURSO AND SUSIE AND CHUCK VENCIL ALONG WITH JOE’S BROTHER VIC

AND HIS WIFE PAT MET AT THE RENNA’S HOME TO DEVELOP THE BY-LAWS

OF CVC. SUSIE VENCIL TOOK ON THE WORK TO PUT THE CLUB TOGETHER

LEGALLY AND CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES BECAME “REAL” IN DECEMBER

1991.

NOVEMBER 2, 1991 WAS OUR FIRST ACTIVITY WITH THE FIRST ANNUAL

HALLOWEEN PARTY AT EL RANCHO RUSTO. MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE

ATTENDED AND PRIZES WERE AWARDED FOR THE BEST COSTUMES. CONNIE

ANDERSON WON BEST FEMALE WITH HER GRIM REAPER, TERRY CAPURSO

BEST MALE COSTUME FOR FEMALE CHEERLEADER AND JIM AND DEBBIE

MONEY FOR BEST COUPLE WITH THEIR DICK TRACEY AND THE LADY IN RED.

ON SATURDAY DEC. 08, 1991 CVC HAD ITS FIRST RUN CHAIRED BY DON AND

CONNIE OLSON TO SHAVER LAKE FOR BRUNCH. DESSERT FOLLOWED AT THE


OLSON’S HOME. THE RUN WAS ATTENDED BY 14 CARS; 11 OF THOSE

CORVETTES.

ON DEC 15, 1991 CVC HELD THER FIRST CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE HOME OF

ANDY AND CONNIE ANDERSON. THEIR 5 CAR GARAGE WAS TRANSFORMED

INTO A WONDERFULLY DECORATED BANQUET ROOM WITH BEAUTIFUL

HANDMADE CENTERPIECES THAT CONNIE MADE. THEY EVEN HAD A

FIREPLACE WITH STOCKINGS HANGING FROM THE MANTEL. JOE AND

CHARLOTTE DONATED THE MEAT AND WE HAD A FEAST OF POTLUCK

DISHES. IT WAS 100% ATTENED BY EVERYONE THAT WAS IN THE CLUB.

PICTURES OF EVERY COUPLE WERE TAKEN BY THE ANDERSON’S SON CARL

AND PRESENTED TO THEM AT THE JANUARY MEETING.

ON THE 21ST MIKE AND SHERYL PAUL LED US THROUGH CANDLELIGHT LANE

ON HUNTINGTON BLVD, WITH PIZZA AND DESSERT AT THEIR HOUSE

AFTERWARDS.

IN JANUARY WE HAD 3 ACTIVITIES, A DINNER RUN TO BUDDY’S DINER, A CB

INSTALLATION PARTY WHERE WE INSTALLED 10 CB’S AND ANTENNAS AND

HAD A BBQ AT KEITH’S “EL RANCHO RUSTO” AND OUR FIRST ANNUAL

CENTRAL COAST CLASSIC CHAIRED BY THE RENNA’S AND THE VENCIL’S.

MANY FIRSTS WERE TO FOLLOW: OUR FIRST SUPER BOWL PARTY,

VALENTINE’S DAY SWEETHEART RUN, BUELLTON RUN AND OUR FIRST

CORVETTE WEDDING OF THE MARRIAGE BETWEEN KEITH GARRISON AND

DEBBIE SILVA THAT TOOK PLACE AT ANDY AND CONNIE’S BEAUTIFUL HOME.

LATER THAT YEAR WE WOULD HAVE OUR FIRST PRESIDENT’S MYSTERY RUN

TO MAMMOTH LAKES, CA. BY NOVEMBER OF 1992 CVC HAD 81 MEMBERS,

HAD PUT ON 40 ACTIVITIES AND MANY OTHER INFORMAL OUTINGS NOT

COUNTING MEETINGS AND HAD DEVELOPED AN INFORMAL CVC MOTTO

THAT EXISTS TODAY.

MAKE GUESTS AND NEW MEMBERS WELCOME,

SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER IN CELEBRATION OR TRAGEDY,

KEEP TOGETHER ON RUNS AND LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND,

RENDER AID AND SUPPORT WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN

WHETHER IT BE ON A RUN OR IN OUR PERSONAL LIFE!

CONGRATULATIONS & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL CVC MEMBERS

AND ON TO THE NEXT 25 YEARS!

Keith & Debbie Garrison


Mission at the Mission

On October 4, 2016 LeighAnn and I presented the CVC $1000 check to “Mission at the

Mission” a part of “Fresno Rescue Mission”. Aimee Parkin, who nominated this as a choice

for our charitable donation this year was sick and could not make it. We met with Karen

Gutilla, Director Community Engagement, and took a tour on the entire Rescue Mission.

Mission at the Mission brings in school kids of all ages to teach them about giving back to

the community, how to prepare and complete projects. They are there three days, spending

the night, eating meals there and everything. It is all about teaching them responsibility and

get them off the idea of welfare and other type of handouts as being a way of life. They learn

how to become responsible members of society. And they in turn work with other kids,

consequently the name Mission at the Mission. Here are a few pictures. You can be assured

your money went to a good cause. The entire Fresno Rescue Mission used to be a place to

feed those on the street two meals a day and give them a place to sleep. They still feed and

house them but are now working on teaching them how to become a viable part of society,

showing how to get jobs and be responsible. They are doing great work down there. As a side

note, they have to move across the street and build a new complex, our high speed train is

coming through there. Skip


‘In the Garage’ by Jeff Levine


CVC Activities Schedule

Nov is open except for the movie night early in the month if someone

would like to do a lunch or dinner run.

Nov 2 Movie Night -Inferno Fosnaugh

Dec 8 Christmas Party Garrison’s

Dec 11 Hay Ride Renna

Dec 27-30 Coastal Zip Line-Light House Hansen’s,

Comer’s & Pflepsen’s

Feb 5 Super Bowl Anderson’s

Apr 20-22 Laughlin Garrison’s

Apr 29 Clovis Rodeo Parade & Lunch Fosnaugh

May 17-20 Lake Tahoe Lebda’s,

Henenfent’s & Danielsen’s

July 2018 Colorado Rocky Mountain High 4 Hansen’s

GENERAL MEETING ALWAYS 3 RD TUESDAY 6:30pm

BOARD MEETING NORMALLY 4 TH TUESDAY 6:00pm

Dominos 2 nd & 4 th Thursday of the Month


CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

CHRISTMAS PARTY

THURSDAY-DEC 8, 2016

5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

PARDINI’S RESTAURANT

2257 W SHAW AVE-FRESNO

SOCIAL HOUR 5:30 PM-NO HOST BAR

DINNER 6:30 PM

SEMI-FORMAL (JACKET/TIE OPTIONAL)

DINNER CHOICES – BRAISED PAN ROASTED BEEF OR CHICKEN MARSALA

COST HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED BUT SHOULD BE BETWEEN

$12.00-$15.00 PER MEMBER

MORE INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE NOVEMBER MEETING

ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED BY

VJ MARK VIDEO SERVICE

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT-DEBBIE GARRISON-355-9548


Let’s get on the Christmas Wagon and tour

the lights. Yummy dinner, drinks and

dessert. Enjoy the hay ride! Good food!

Good friends! Fire pit and holiday cheer!


LAKE TAHOE AND VIRGINIA CITY!

MAY 17, 18, 19, AND 20, 2017

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17: DRIVE TO SOUTH SHORE LAKE TAHOE VIA SCENIC HWY

88 AND ENJOY A GROUP DINNER AT AS YET TO BE DETERMINED HOTEL.

THURSDAY, MAY 18: TAKE A LEISURLY DRIVE TO VIRGINIA CITY – HAVE

LUNCH AND SHOP UNTIL YOU DROP! GROUP LUNCH AT THE BUCKET OF

BLOOD SALOON. DINNER ON YOUR OWN

FRIDAY, MAY 19: CRUISE BEAUTIFUL LAKE TAHOE ON THE M.S. DIXIE

(LUNCH ON BOARD) AND ENJOY A DRIVE AROUND THE LAKE.

DINNER ON YOUR OWN.

SATURDAY, MAY 20: DRIVE HOME VIA HWY. 50

THE ABOVE IS A VERY GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE TAHOE/VIRGINIA CITY

RUN AND SPECIFIC DETAILS WILL BE FORTHCOMING AS PLANS ARE

FORMALIZED. IF INTERESTED, SIGN UP NOW AND RESERVE THE DATES!

QUESTIONS? CONTACT:

MIKE/MARY LOU LEBDA: 298-7993 MIKE/LYNNE HENENFENT: 897-9417

DICK/RUTHIE DANIELSEN: 298-5229


Firebaugh Homecoming Queen Haul, 10/07/16


Photos By Debbie Garrison


Clovis East Homecoming Queen Haul, 10/14/16


Photos By Debbie Garrison


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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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