OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (CHARTERED NOVEMBER 12, 1991)
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
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 ENTHUSIAST ARE
MORE THAN WELCOME TO
ATTEND THE MEETINGS AND MEET
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 a
general membership meeting by secret
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 as per CVC
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.
VP-PUBLIC RELATIONS/ MEMBERSHIP
Mission Statement / Officers..... 2-3
A Word from our President.......... 4
Secretary’s Minutes..................... 5
Birthdays & Anniversaries............ 6
It’s A Girl! ................................. 7
Sunshine & Clouds…………………… 8
New Members, Engelman…………. 9
Things About Flag Day……..… 10-11
2018 Corvette Special Editions12-18
CVC Event Flyers...................20-24
CVC Picnic Pics…….……………..25-29
Dukes Potluck/Dance Pics…….30-40
Tahoe/Virginia City Run Pics...41-57
From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 58
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS - NEWS
…a word from our President!
Hi Fellow Corvetter’s,
HOPE EVERYBODY IS HAVING A GREAT TIME!!
Your president, Andy
Old Business: Craig Hansen heard back from
the 49ers. There were no takers after the dates,
teams and cost were presented.
New Business: None
Central Valley Corvettes
General Meeting Minutes
May 16, 2017
The General Meeting was called to order by
President Andy Anderson at 6:32pm. Minutes
from the April meeting were read. Diane Hayes
made a motion to accept the minutes as read.
Diane Tjerrild seconded. Dick Johnson gave the
Treasurer’s report. The raffle brought in $266
VP of Activities, Dick Danielsen went over
several upcoming events – Ficklin Winery, Races
at Madera Speedway and Snelling Car Show.
The Dukes have announced another potluck for
October 22. Dick also received announcements
of upcoming events through our web site, that
we can attend – June 23 rd Woodward Park Car
Show, also June 23 rd , Miss California Parade in
downtown Fresno is looking for drivers 11am-
1pm. Andy Anderson is finalizing the planning
of the Mystery Run with the help of the
Garrisons. He believes the cost will be around
$600 - $650. Craig Hansen is finalizing the
contracts for our Colorado trip. If you have any
questions about the above, contact Dick
Danielsen for more information.
VP of Public Relations, Charlotte Renna – Guests
present tonight were, Peggy & Jim Bandy and
Mike Jerosa. It was good to see Dave & Lupe
Dawson tonight. Keith Garrison acted as Sgt at
Arms and collected $1.50 in badge fines.
Debbie Garrison gave her Sunshine and clouds
The next General meeting will be Tuesday, June
20 th . The next Board meeting will be Tuesday,
May 23, at Andy Anderson. A motion to adjourn
the meeting was made by Keith Garrison and
seconded by Lupe Garcia.
Meeting adjourned at 7:25pm
Respectfully submitted by
Terry Johnson, Secretary
Raffle: Thank you to all the members who
donated raffle prizes: The name tags did not
make it home to acknowledge you by name.
y Charlotte Renna
Art White, 6/01 – Craig Hansen, 6/03 – Terry Anderson, 6/07 – Mary Ann Whitson, 6/18 &
Aimee Parkin, 6/25
Joe & Sarah Garcia, 6/04/78 – 39 Years
Herb & Freida Null, 6/05/70 – 47 Years
Craig & Pam Hansen, 6/14/79 – 38 Years
Mike & Mary Lou Lebda, 6/18/66 – 51 Years
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR CVC NAME BADGE TO ALL CLUB MEETINGS!
(NOW a 50₵ FINE without it)
SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE!
AND BE SURE AND RECOMEND OUR WEB SITE REGULARLY
Announcing the delivery of
2017 C7 Grand Sport LT2
Convertible – Manual Transmission
May 26, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Via transit from Pennsylvania - Mileage @ delivery 12
Weight: 3,487 lbs. - Length: 106.7 inches
Color: Black Rose
Dick and Terry Johnson
Carmine has found a great new home in Newman, CA
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS
MAY 16, 2017
Great time at the Dukes Country Potluck! Thank you, David and Lori! Great People, good food and
outstanding entertainment performed by John Pemberton. I think we might have even turned our
resident Rock enthusiast Skip Severance to a Country Music fan.
A little news from Gary and Jan Pflepsen. They are in New Orleans, eating Gumbo and dancing in the
streets, will expect a report when they get back.
Linda and Chuck Laningham are still on trip RV trip, have been to Colorado, Kansas, Tennessee, Georgia,
through Louisiana to Texas and then will be on their way home. Unfortunately, they had some bad luck
after leaving Georgia, the highway workers were mowing the median and a rock flew up and broke the
windshield on Linda’s side. They are going to try and get it fixed in Texas otherwise they Chuck will put
plastic on it and drive it back home.
Glenn and Lorraine sent us a little update on their beautiful new red car, all 3,487 lbs. of her. As
reported last month, her birthdate was March 7, 2017 born in Bowling Green, KY and delivered on
March 30, 2017 in Dinuba. She has been named Cherise and so far, has been a very good girl.
They also mentioned that they went on Panama Canal Cruise with some of the other Corvette couples.
They left on April 17 and returned on May 4 th , had a fun trip but they’re glad to be home.
Ruthie Danielsen is still at Rehab, still very weak; some days are better than others. At the time of our
General Meeting she was being treated for dehydration and is back on an IV drip to replenish her fluids.
Please keep those cards, calls and visits coming.
Joyce sent me an update about our dear friend Ed. So far, he still out of the hospital and at home,
hoping to keep it that way. Not able to walk yet, but hoping that the home therapy will correct that. You
would think that lying in bed all day and being waited on would be fun but he would much rather be out
and about making memories. Our hope is that will happen soon too.
Many of you have probably wondered what has happened to our friend Jeff Levine. We have received
this update to his current health issues. He has developed a low blood platelet count and some other
blood irregularities. The problem is ongoing and has been going on now for over a year. He has been to
Hematologist and Oncologist, had tests run but have found nothing to explain the problem. He will be on
B-12 shots and iron for a month and retested. If his blood platelets are still low they will probably do a
bone marrow biopsy. Let’s keep good thoughts for Jeff.
Received an update from Susan Walker on Del. They wanted to Thank all of their Corvette Friends for
your concern, your calls, your cards but most important your prayers. She said it really helps knowing
that there are so many in your corner. Del’s treatments are progressing and they are very hopeful. He is
strong and a fighter. She said to tell you all they miss you and again a “Big Thank you and Hugs” and they
hope to see us all soon. Thank you all,
Your Sunshine Girl, Debbie G.
New Members Jeff & Stephanie Engleman with
Sponsors Dave & Lori Dukes 5-16-17
They drive a 2009 Victory Red Coupe!
10 Fun Facts About Our Flag
Flag Day, celebrated on June 14, is the perfect time to get out your flags
and show your American pride! You don’t have to wait until Independence
Day to get started; National Flag Day is a great opportunity to display the
American flag on your home. You will also see the flag proudly displayed
on all government buildings during the week of June 14. You may even hear
of a parade in your city or other events that will honor the American flag.
The American flag has played a big part in the lives of Americans. We have
grown up admiring the flag and learning about the flag in school. We have
seen it displayed on holidays such as Memorial Day and Independence Day.
The flag is very important in American culture, but it’s easy to forget all of
the interesting facts of how the American flag came to be.
In honor of Flag Day, here is a list of 10 fun facts about the American flag
and the history of Flag Day. After you read these fun facts, check out 10
myths about the American flag too!
1. Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the American flag on June
2. For a while, the U.S. added stripes and stars to the flag when
welcoming new states. At one point, the flag has 15 stripes and 15
stars. As the country continued to add new states, they decided to go
back to the 13 stripes for the original 13 colonies.
3. The colors of the flag have important meanings. Red symbolizes
hardiness and valor, white symbolizes purity and innocence and blue
represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.
4. The first Flag Day observance was on June 14, 1885, when 19-yearold
school teacher Bernard J. Cigrand placed a 38-inch star flag in a
bottle on his desk. He assigned essays about the flag and its
5. In 1894, the governor of New York directed that the flag be displayed
on all public buildings on June 14.
6. On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential
proclamation establishing Flag Day as the anniversary of the Flag
7. On August 3, 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress that
would designate June 14 of each year as National Flag Day.
8. When the flag can no longer be repaired or used, it must be destroyed
in a dignified matter, such as a burning cermony.
9. If dirty or soiled, an American flag may be washed and dry cleaned.
10. If a flag touches the ground, it does not have to be destroyed. Instead,
just wash it if it’s dirty.
It may have taken a while to officially declare June 14 as Flag Day, but
now that it’s a reserved holiday, take your American flag out and wash
it if you have to. Make sure you show your American pride on June 14!
2018 Corvette Carbon 65 Edition Marks Milestone
Ultimate carbon-fiber package for Grand Sport, Z06 salutes 65 years of Corvette
CORVETTE SPECIAL EDITIONS
The new looks of a legend
Take the appearance of your Corvette Stingray, Grand Sport or Z06 to the next level with one of these
unique design packages. Each was carefully crafted to give your Corvette a distinct, customized
appearance, while elevating its already unparalleled presence on the street or track. Offered in coupe
and convertible models with 3LT or 3LZ trim levels.
Carbon 65 Edition
With the 2018 Carbon 65 Special Edition, Grand Sport and Z06 weave a striking next chapter in their performance
heritage. Their distinct visible carbon-fiber components up the ante not only on design, but also on performance, thanks
to a spoiler, rockers and more that add style and downforce. Available Summer 2017 and limited to a run of only 650,
each with a unique VIN sequence and interior numbered plaque, this package boldly celebrates 65 years of powerful
New Ceramic Matrix Gray body color
New visible carbon-fiber quarter intake ducts (Coupe)
Visible carbon-fiber rear spoiler
Convertible features a Blue top and visible carbon-fiber tonneau cover
Unique fender stripes and door graphics
Visible carbon-fiber ground effects, hood section and roof (Coupe)
Carbon Flash badges and outside mirrors
Jet Black leather with sueded microfiber inserts and Blue stitching
Carbon-fiber steering wheel rim
Gloss carbon-fiber interior trim
Competition Sport seats
Carbon Edition sill plates
Black with machined-groove cup-style wheels paired with summer-only tires † (Grand Sport) Black
with machined-groove blade-style wheels paired with summer-only tires † (Z06) Center caps with
Carbon Edition logo
Blue brake calipers
Grand Sport Collector Edition
An Icon Reborn. 1 2 The 3 limited-production Grand Sport Collector Edition comes in all-new Watkins Glen Gray Metallic
body color with Tension Blue fender hash marks and full-length Satin Black stripe, all sitting atop unique cup-style
Black wheels. Step inside and you’re greeted by a unique, driver-centric Tension Blue leather-and-suede-wrapped
interior with Blue accent stitching. Limited to a run of 1,000.
Tension Blue Hash Fender Hash Marks
Satin Black Full Length Stripes
Available Z07 Performance Package
Available carbon fiber ground effects
Watkins Glen Gray Metallic with Carbon Flash Badge Package
Unique Tension Blue full leather and suede-wrapped interior
Two-tone seats with Blue accent stitching
Seat and Steering Wheel emblems
Brushed aluminum interior hash marks
Custom Grand Sport sill plates Carbon
Fiber Interior Trim
Grand Sport logo floor mats
Black Blade Style Wheels
Spice Red Design Package
1 2 3 4
Offered in Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat, Watkins Glen Gray Metallic, Blade Silver Metallic and Arctic White
Convertible features unique Spice Red top color
Watkins Glen Gray accent vents (except on Long Beach Red exterior)
Leather-wrapped Spice Red-dipped interior with full-color instrument panel, console and doors
Polished motorsports wheels (Stingray)
Machined aluminum wheels (Grand Sport) Pearl
Nickel blade wheels (Z06)
Spice Red brake calipers (Z06)
Twilight Blue Design Package
1 2 3
Offered in Watkins Glen Gray Metallic, Blade Silver Metallic, Arctic White and Admiral Blue Metallic exterior colors
Convertible features a Blue top and Watkins Glen Gray tonneau cover inserts
Watkins Glen Gray accent vents
Optional tricolor stripe package
Leather-wrapped Twilight Blue-dipped interior with full-color instrument panel, console and doors
Polished motorsports wheels (Stingray)
Machined aluminum wheels (Grand Sport)
Pearl Nickel blade wheels (Z06)
Black or Gray brake calipers
Jet Black Suede Design Package
1 2 3 4
Offered in Watkins Glen Gray Metallic, Blade Silver Metallic, Arctic White and Torch Red exterior colors Black
Carbon Flash exterior badges Optional Satin
Black hood graphic
Black suede accents on Instrument panel, doors and console Sueded
microfiber-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
High-gloss carbon-fiber interior trim plate
Satin black wheels with Red stripe Red brake
Make it personal
With Corvette Accessories, you can mold your Stingray, Grand Sport or Z06 to meet your unique design and
performance preferences. From aggressive spoiler kits to bold custom wheels, there are dozens of
available accessories so you can brand your Corvette a true original.
WE NEED TO GET
SOME MORE RUNS BOOKED FOR 2017. BETWEEN JUNE 10 TH (MADERA
SPEEDWAY) AND THE PRESIDENTS MYSTERY RUN IN SEPTEMBER, ONLY ONE
RUN IS SCHEDULED---THE SNELLING CAR SHOW. PLEASE CONSIDER PUTTING
ON A RUN AND, AS I HAVE PREVIOUSLY STATED, IF YOU NEED HELP, JUST
ASK! REMEMBER, THE MORE RUNS WE DO, THE MORE FUN WE WILL HAVE!
June 4 Ficklin Vineyards Danielsen’s
June 10 Madera Speedway Baumgarten
July 9 Snelling Car Show Renna/Peluso
Sept 12-15 President’s Mystery Run Anderson
July 2018 Colorado Rocky Mountain High Hansen’s
GENERAL MEETING ALWAYS 3 RD TUESDAY 6:30 PM
BOARD MEETING IS THE TUESDAY FOLLOWING THE
GENERAL MEETING AT 7:00PM
Dominos 2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month
SPEND AN AFTERNOON ENJOYING A GREAT
LUNCH AND SAMPLING SOME OF THE BEST
PORT IN THE U.S.!
WHEN: SUNDAY, JUNE 4 TH
WHERE: FICKLIN VINEYARDS, AVENUE 7 ½, MADERA
TIME: 11:00AM, JUNE 4 th , HERNDON & HWY. 99
(TACO BELL PARKING LOT)
PRICE IS $35 PER PERSON WHICH INCLUDES LUNCH,
A WINERY TOUR, AND PORT SAMPLING (REMEMBER WE
ARE DRIVING CORVETTES—THE DESIGNATED DRIVER
SHOULD BE SOMEWHAT JUDICIOUS WHEN SAMPLING!)
CUT OFF DATE IS MAY 16 (MAY CVC MEETING DATE). PAYMENT IS ALSO DUE BY THAT DATE.
CONTACT DICK DANIELSEN
Remember your CB radio!
LUCAS OIL MODIFIEDS AT THE MADERA SPEEDWAY
WHEN: SATURDAY, JUNE 10 TH
WHERE: MADERA SPEEDWAY, MADERA, CA.
TIME: MEET AT 5:00PM, HERNDON AND HWY. 99
(TACO BELL PARKING LOT)
SPEND A FUN SATURDAY EVENING AT ONE OF AMERICA’S
GREAT LITTLE SHORT TRACKS FEATURING A TOUR VISIT
BY THE LUCAS OIL MODIFIED SERIES OF THE SOUTHWEST
A SPECIAL FOOD AND DRINK OFFER IS AVAILABLE TO
CVC MEMBERS WISHING TO PARTICIPATE. YOU MAY
PURCHASE A HOT DOG, FRENCH FRIES, AND A SOFT
DRINK FOR $5.00!
CONTACT LEE BAUMGARTEN
ONLY THE SHADOW KNOWS……………………
WHERE ANDY WILL BE LEADING US ON HIS
PRESIDENT’S MYSTERY RUN,
TUESDAY, SEPT. 12TH,
THRU FRIDAY, SEPT. 15TH.
SNELLING CAR SHOW
HENDERSON PARK, SNELLING, CA
SUNDAY, JULY 9 TH
10:00AM – 2:00PM
THIS SHOW IS OPEN TO ALL MAKES AND ALL YEARS OF
VEHICLES. PRE-REGISTRATION FEE IS $30 PER CAR IF
PAID BY JULY 1 ST AND THE FEE IS $35 ON THE DAY OF THE
SHOW. ONE MEAL TICKET IS INCLUDED IN THE ENTRY FEE.
A DEEP PIT BAR-B-Q LUNCH WILL BE AVAILABLE AND ADDITIONAL
MEAL TICKETS COST $12 PER PERSON. LUNCH INCLUDES BBQ BEEF,
BEANS, SALAD, ROLL AND COFFEE. DESSERTS AND COLD DRINKS
ARE AVAIABLE FOR PURCHASE.
CALL BECKY AT (209) 652-3771 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND
REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT: WWW.YosemiteCorvetteClub.net
RUN LEADERS ARE CHARLOTTE RENNA AND BOB PELUSO
COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAIN
CRAIG AND PAM HANSEN
DETAILS PROVIDED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE