Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - August 2016

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - August 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)

559-801-7482

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………………………….9

How to put on a Run………….10-11

Cookin’ with Tom.................12-14

In the Garage w/ Skip……….…...15

In the Garage w/ Jeff…………16-17

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

CVC Event Flyers.................19-25

President’s Mystery Run.......26-48

Soup ‘n Scoops Lunch Run….49-50

Our Sponsor Ed Dena................51

WATCH OUT FOR THE CHILDREN!

RAFFLE TICKETS

Susan Walker (Del)

559-255-2613

delwalker@live.com

WEBSITE/NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)

559-299-0547

Fosnaugh@comcast.net


My second President’s Mystery Run is now

history and I hope future presidents have

as much fun putting them on as I have.

The hardest part is coming up with a run

that includes some new and unique places,

roads and experiences. It’s a real

challenge because in twenty five years it

seems like the club has been everywhere

and done everything.

We started out by taking the back way via

Highway 41 to Morro Bay for lunch at the

Bayside Café. They were nice enough to

reserve the whole patio for us even with a

long line of folks waiting to get in. We than

took the back roads to The Luffa Farm in

Nipomo. I think we all learned some new

and exciting things about Luffa. We

proceeded from there on Highway 1

through Guadalupe to Santa Maria and our

hotel, the Santa Maria Inn. After evening

Margaritas (provided every evening by our

intrepid bar maids, Freida Null and Kim

Fosnaugh), we enjoyed a Santa Maria style

BBQ meal at the hotel. The next day we

drove back roads to Lompoc and toured

the few flower fields that are left in the

Lompoc valley. After a drive to the ocean

we had a box lunch at a gem of a park,

Miguelito Canyon, in the hills behind

Lompoc. That afternoon we toured La

Purisma Mission and took some more neat

ba ck roads back to the hotel. We saw a silly

but entertaining show that night at the

Melodrama in Oceano. Friday we headed

out through back country roads to Los

Olivos for a stop at Clairmont Farms, which

is a lavender farm, and some shopping in

town. We had lunch at the Cold Spring

Tavern and did a tour and some wine tasting

at the Cambria Winery back in the Santa

Maria area. Dinner that night was at the

historic Hitching Post in Casmalia. Great

food and service. The next day we headed

home. It was a fun trip with a couple

exceptions. Mike Lebda got sick the first

night and headed home. Nothing serious

but we hated to see them leave. Keith and

Debbie Garrison’s Corvette had a major

malfunction on Friday and they had to rent

a car to finish the trip. With the help of

Patrick Garrahan and Chuck Lanningham,

Keith got the car home and repaired.

I must once again express my thanks to my

bride Jan and Dale and Sue Comer. Jan’s

ideas and encouragement really helped me

through the whole process. Dale and Sue

sacrificed both time and money helping me

put the run together and their help was

invaluable. The group director at the Santa

Maria Inn, Kristen Palera, was a sweetheart

to work with. She gave me some great ideas

(think luffa and lavender farms) and made

our stay at the Inn a great experience.

As you guys know, putting on a run like this

is a lot of work but having members telling

you that they enjoyed it makes it all

worthwhile. Check out the pictures on page

26-48. See you all at the next meeting.


were Walt & Lyn Slocomb, Lee & Holly

Baumgarten, Fred & Sue Rose.

Charlie filled in for Sgt. at Arms Chuck

Laningham in his absence. He collected $1.75

in missing badge fines.

Sunshine and Clouds report was given by Jan

Pflepsen.

Charlotte reported that the plans for the

Anniversary Party are coming along very

nicely thanks to her committee. More

information to follow.

The General Meeting was called to order at

6:30 by President Gary Pflepsen.

The minutes from the June meeting were

read by Debby Anderson, Secretary. Leigh

Ann Severance made a motion to accept the

minutes as read and it was seconded by

Charlie Fosnaugh. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s report was given by Skip

Severance in Mike Lebda’s absence. Still

undecided about this year’s donation. We

need to talk more about what the Christmas

party and Anniversary Party are going to

cost.

VP of Activities Skip Severance had the run

leaders report on the previous month’s

runs. Upcoming runs are: Movie night 7/27,

Soup and Scoops 7/31, Buddy Holly Story

8/7, North by Northwest Tour 8/27 to 9/11,

Pot Luck 9/17, Huntington Lake 9/24, Clovis

East Queen Haul 10/14, 25th Anniversary

Party 10/22 and Poker & Pizza 11/11.

VP OF PR/Membership Charlotte Renna

gave the Birthday and Anniversary report.

We voted in new members Steve & Lydia

Garcia into the club. They will be installed

at the August meeting. Visitors tonight

Board Meeting time has changed to

Thursday, July 28 at 6:00 pm at Charlotte’s

house.

The next General Meeting will be Tuesday,

August 16 th .

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made

by Leigh Ann Severance and seconded by Jeff

Levine.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:15

Respectfully submitted by,

, Secretary


1. OUR DEAR ED KROEKER HAS SHARED THE LATEST NEWS REGARDING HIS HEALTH.

ED IS HAVING MORE TESTS DONE. THE DOCTORS IN HIS CARE HAVE DISCOVERED HE HAS

EARLY STAGE LUNG CANCER. TYPE OF TREATMENT IS TO BE DETERMINED AT A LATER DATE.

PER JOYCE: I TELL YOU, OLD AGE IS NOT FOR SISSIES. WE ALL WISH HIM WELL; HOPEFULLY

THE NEXT MESSAGE WILL BE MORE POSITIVE. ANOTHER REFRESHING THOUGHT FROM

JOYCE: FOR THE PAST 29 YEARS, JOYCE HAS ATTENDED THE CIRCUS WITH HER SON KEVIN.

THEY HAVE NEVER MISSED ONE SINGLE CIRCUS PERFORMANCE. WHAT A GREAT MEMORY

FOR BOTH.

2. DEBBIE GARRISON HAS LOTS TO SHARE WITH US! FIRST AND FOREMOST, SHE AND

KEITH HAVE LEARNED THAT THE SPOT ON KEITH’S KIDNEY IS JUST A CYST AND HE WILL NOT

NEED ANY TREATMENT. AFTER BEGINNING THE MONTH ON THE PRESIDENT’S MYSTERY

RUN, WE WANT TO THANK GARY FOR ALL THE HARD WORK IN PUTTING TOGETHER SUCH A

GREAT RUN. THERE WAS ONE UNWELCOME SURPRISE ON THE TRIP – THEIR VETTE BROKE

DOWN AND THEY HAD IT BROUGHT BACK TO THE HOTEL, RENTED A CAR AND WERE BACK

WITH THE CVC GANG FOR LUNCH. A BIG THANK YOU TO THE COMERS, GARRAHAN’S THE

OTHER GARRISON FOR STOPPING WITH US WHILE WE WAITED FOR THE TOW TRUCK. AND

ANOTHER BIG THANK YOU TO PATRICK AND CHUCK FOR TRAVELING BACK TO SANTA MARIA

WITH KEITH IN THE TRUCK AND CAR TRAILER TO PICK UP THE CAR FROM THE HOTEL.

ANOTHER THANK YOU TO MIKE HENENFENT FOR GIVING THEM THE INCENTIVE TO MAKE IT

BACK BY 09:00 ON SATURDAY NITE. IT SEEMS HE AND CHUCK MADE A BET WHETHER THEY

COULD MAKE IT BACK BEFORE 9. HE LOST AND I HEAR HE WILL HAVE TO PAY CHUCK’S WAY

INTO THE NEXT MOVIE!! DEBBIE AND KEITH’S SON AND FAMILY CAME FOR A VISIT FROM

KENTUCKY. THEY WERE ALL ABLE TO VISIT THE CHAFFEE ZOO AND THE WONDERS OF

YOSEMITE. THEY ALL ENJOYED A BBQ TO CELEBRATE THE VISIT AND THEIR GRANDSON

CORBIN’S 14 TH BIRTHDAY. AND SOME GOOD NEWS TO REPORT FROM DTR IN LAW

SHANNON. SHE HAS COMPLETED HER FIRST YEAR OF MEDICAL SCHOOL IN THE TOP 5% OF

HER CLASS. THE FAMILY IS SO PROUD OF SHANNON.

3. ART AND NANCY WHITE ARE IN PORT TOWNSEND, WA FOR THE SUMMER ENJOYING

MUCH COOLER WEATHER. THEY ARE SPENDING TIME ON THEIR LITTLE TUGBOAT “PUFFIN”

AND REALLY ENJOYING THEMSELVES. WITH THAT, THEY MUST BOW


OUT OF THE NORTH x NORTHWEST RUN THAT IS LEAVING IN AUGUST. THEY ARE

PARTICIPATING IN A 4K RUN AND RETURNING TO WASHINGTON FOR A TUGBOAT RALLY.

BASICALLY, THEY JUST CAN’T DO IT ALL. THEY WISH CRAIG A VERY SUCCESSFUL RUN AND

KNOW THAT IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL TRIP. THEY WILL BE THINKING OF ALL OF US!

4. OUR PRESIDENT GARY, RETURNED FROM HIS FISHING TRIP TO JUNEAU, ALASKA ON

JUNE 23. THE FISHING EXCURSION ACTUALLY TOOK PLACE AT ADMIRALTY ISLAND. HE AND

HIS FRIENDS CAUGHT THEIR LIMIT OF HALIBUT, LINK COD, YELLOW EYE AND ROCK FISH. HE

MANAGED TO LOAD OUR FREEZERS WITH 50 POUNDS OF FISH! THE WEATHER WAS

WONDERFUL AND THEY ALL HAD PLENTY OF SEAFOOD TO EAT NOT TO MENTION THE GREAT

BONDING OF ALL THE FISHERMEN. WE HAVE PREPARED THE HALIBUT BY BBQ AND ALSO BY

BAKING IN THE OVEN. IT WAS ALL JUST WONDERFUL……

5. AND FINALLY A VERY FUNNY MESSAGE FROM ROY AND MARYANN WHITSON. THE

TWO OF THEM WENT TO VISIT A FRIEND IN SHERIDAN, WYOMING. THEY BOOKED A ROOM

AT A CHEAP HOTEL BECAUSE THEY WAITED TOO LONG TO RESERVE A ROOM ELSEWHERE.

WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT THE HOTEL THEY WERE TOLD THE THERE WAS NO RESERVATION

FOR THEM AND THAT THE LAST RESERVATION HAD BEEN TAKEN BY SOMEONE ELSE. THE

CLERK FINALLY SAID THEY HAD A “BRIDAL SUITE” AVAILABLE. THE ROOM WAS A REGULAR

ROOM BUT HAD A 4 POSTER BED WITH LACE ON THE TOP AND LIGHTS AND THANKFULLY,

NO MIRRORS. WHEN IT CAME TIME TO GO TO BED THEY DISCOVERED THE MATTRESS WAS

ABOUT 4 TO 5 FEET OFF THE GROUND. SO FOR 5 PLUS FEET MARY ANN AND ROY HAD TO

JUMP HIGH TO GET ON THE BED. MARYANN ACTUALLY HAD TO CLIMB ON, HER BELLY AND

HER FEET TOWARD THE PILLOWS AND THEN SPIN AROUND ON THE BED. IN THE MIDDLE OF

THE NIGHT MARYANN DECIDED TO GO TO THE BATHROOM AND FELL OFF THE BED WITH A

‘THUD’ LIKE A BAG OF SAND. IT WOULD TAKE SOMEONE THAT IS 6 FEET 5 INCHES TO EASILY

GET IN THAT BED. TO USE THE SHOWER, THE SHOWER HEAD WAS DESIGNED FOR SOMEONE

5 FEET OR LESS. THE MANAGEMENT INFORMED ROY AND MARYANN THAT THEY WOULD

HAVE TO LEAVE THE ROOM BECAUSE IT WAS AVAILABLE TO THEM FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY.

THEY DECIDED TO FIND ANOTHER HOTEL ROOM AND PUT THE SITUATION BEHIND THEM.

THEN, MANAGEMENT CALLED THEM FROM THE FIRST HOTEL AND SAID THEY OWED

PAYMENT FOR PREVIOUS NIGHTS BECAUSE THEY DID NOT GIVE 24 HOUR NOTICE THAT THEY

WOULD NOT BE USING THE ROOM……ROY EXPLAINED THAT WHEN HE SAID THEY DID NOT

HAVE RESERVATIONS AND NO ROOM WAS AVAILABLE. THAT EFFECTIVELY CANCELLED THE

RESERVATION THAT HE SAID NEVER EXISTED. WOW! WHAT A MISERABLE STAY IN

SHERIDAN, WYOMING!!!!


Renna

by Charlotte

Gordon Capurro, 8/1 – Scott Parkin, 8/05 – Julie Sons, 8/10 – Lydia Garcia, 8/12 –

Mike Lebda, 8/13 – Diane Hayes, 8-16

Dave & Lupe Dawson, 8/09/80 – 36 Years

Art & Nancy White, 8/17/63 – 53Years

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME BADGES TO:

ALL MEETINGS, CLUB EVENTS AND RUNS (25₵ FINE ea. without it)

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE!

AND BE SURE AND RECOMEND OUR WEB SITE REGULARY

AT: www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


New members Steve and Lydia Garcia

Charlotte’s Introductions


CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

HOW TO PUT ON A RUN

Decide what you want to do, coordinate dates and details with the VP of Activities

and then feel free to ask for help from some more experienced members.

Call the destinations cities visitor bureau and get recommended hotels and

restaurants and any known scheduled activities in the area for that same date. On

the pre-run give yourself enough time to visit some of these. Also check AAA travel

books and the internet. When arrangements are finalized with the hotel and

restaurants, try to get a group discount, get prices including taxes, types of rooms

and get a contract if available.

Establish a run fee based on everything that will have to be paid for like hospitality

room, food, refreshments, gifts, raffle prizes, bottle water, snacks, etc. You don’t

want to have to come up with the money yourself. If you go over, the money can be

put in the treasury.

Get with the Newsletter person and get a flyer in the newsletter a few months in

advance and talk it up at the meetings. Have a sign up sheet and collect any money

in advance of the run. Checks should be made out to CVC.

Depending on the run you may want to put together a tour packet that includes

maps, time lines, scheduled stops, cell phone numbers of leaders and sweep and

give it out the first morning. Make sure your sweep has everything you have just in

case he has to take over the run. People get sick, cars break, etc.

When you pre-run it, if necessary, keep track of distances and times between rest

stops, gas stops, food stops, alternate routes, etc. If you are getting help see if they

want to go with you on the pre-run.

A few days before the run call all hotels, restaurants, tours, etc just to make sure

everything is still a go.

Remember doing runs is what this club is all about, do your best to plan everything,

ask for help and have fun.

AND REMEMBER FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR MEMBERS, WE SHOULD NOT DRINK

AND DRIVE.

WHEN YOU ARE READY TO PLAN A RUN OR IF YOU

NEED A MORE DETAILED VERSION OF THIS WRITE-UP

CONTACT THE VP OF ACTIVITIES

IF YOU NEED HELP, ASK ANY MEMBER

HAPPY CORVETTEING


CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

HOW TO PLAN FOR A RUN

The Hansen’s, Comer’s and Fosnaugh’s were Pre-running the Costal Zip Line December Run,

last month and checking out some places to visit. One thing you want to be sure of when preplanning

is that you’re not going to be in the middle of a wedding ceremony when visiting an

old California Mission, such as the beautiful Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, a Spanish

mission founded in 1772 by Father Junípero Serra in the present-day city of San Luis Obispo.

Here’s a couple of wedding crashers caught on camera in SLO!

CLICK THE PICTURE TO SEE THE VIDEO!


Cooking with Tom !

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Quick & Easy – Chicken Cordon Bleu

The easy way: Savemart Grocery Stores, Butcher counter

Take home & cook, add Rice and veggies.

Special Ingredient this month:

Tin Mustard Dry Spice, TINMUSTARD.COM - Great on chicken wings!

Restaurant of the Month:

Elephant Lounge, 80 E. Shaw, Clovis – 323-1300 – Indian & Italian Fare

Discounts in Deal Savers. Should be on your must try list.

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

Thanks, Tom Jarvis, kg6kyu@comcast.net


Here’s Patricia’s Green Bean Recipe that was left out last month:


‘In the Garage’ by Skip Severance

2017 Corvettes Delivered and 2016 Numbers Released

It's like Christmas in July as

General Motors has not only

released the final counts for the

2016 model year Corvette, but also

started delivering 2017 models

(including the new Grand Sport) to

dealerships and the Museum.

The Museum received our first shipment of seven Grand Sports on Tuesday

offering 360 possible color combinations to choose from. Four new

exterior colors were debuted at the NCM/Michelin Bash in April - Admiral

Blue, Black Rose, Sterling Blue and Watkins Glen Gray. They join the carryover

2016 colors of Long Beach Red, Arctic White, Blade Silver, Black,

Corvette Racing Yellow and Torch Red. The Heritage Package offers six

colors for the hash-mark fender graphics (Hyper Green, Yellow, Volcano

Orange, Torch Red, Gray and Carbon Flash Metallic), and five colors for the

full-length stripes (Satin Black, Red, Gray, Blue and White).

Production for 2017 began on June 23 with approximately 48 units being

completed prior to the plant's two-week summer shutdown. It is estimated

that a total of about 2,000 Stingrays and Grand Sports have rolled off the

line so far this model year. Read more about the new 2017s and check out

some photos here.

Last Friday GM provided to us the final counts for the 2016 model year.

According to Harlan Charles, Chevrolet Corvette Product Manager, 2016

Corvette production was the highest since 1984. A total of 40,689 Corvettes

were produced (up 19% over 2015). The highest selling model was the

Stingray Coupe and the most popular color was Arctic White. How did the

other stats line up? Check out our article here, and be sure to click and

download the complete spreadsheet in the article.


‘In the Garage’ by Jeff Levine

The secret code to a race-ready

Corvette in the late 60s. Code L88 – Part 2

Nasty con men have been known to

machine off the original RPO non-

L88 numbers and re-stamp new

ones. Your best bet is to find a

reference source that shows if the

RPO code matches the casting

number. We’d also highly

recommend investing in an NCRS

Specification Guide covering the

model years you’re interested in. The rarest and most valuable item to

document a Corvette is the car’s build sheet, which was applied to the gas

tank during assembly. It’s not easy to get at, but obviously worth searching

for if it means authenticating the car.

Chevrolet tried in every way possible to discourage ordinary street drivers

(who just wanted to be top dog on their street) from buying the L88-

equipped Corvettes. First of all, there was the lower-horsepower rating

trick we previously mentioned. Then, Chevy also made the price tag much

higher (an extra $947.90). Seems like chicken feed now, but at the time it

was equivalent to almost 20% more for the car than the L71. A third way of

discouraging “café racer” types was to make it impossible to order with a

heater, radio, or fan shroud that first year. Dick Guldstrand, who raced a ’67

L88 at the 24 Hours of LeMans, likes to tell about picking up a L88 Corvette

at the factory new and having to drive it through a wintry landscape of snow

and ice without a heater or defroster. Chevy even forbade you from

ordering a radio in ’67! That cut out a certain amount of “street cruisers”

who would have been buying too much car right there.

Another off-putting feature was the warning label that came on all L88s that

mandated the use of really high octane fuel (“103 Research Octane and 95

Motor Octane, or engine damage may result.”) That probably scared off any

buyers who knew their neighborhood didn’t have Penske’s favorite race

fuel – Sunoco 260.


Then there was the price tag. That extra $947.90 got you the engine, but

didn’t include all the other options you had to buy with it as mandatory

equipment. In extensive testing, Duntov had decided which options the car

couldn’t live without. For instance, the heavy duty brakes placed the

maximum braking effect at the front to account for the weight transfer

(due to the big-block’s extra heft) under braking. The brake shoes had

increased rigidity. The front calipers had dual long cotter pins.

Surprisingly, the L88 wasn’t the be-all-and-end-all of big-block Corvettes

during the ’60s. The possibility of an aluminum block 427 finally reached

the option list in ’69, but only insiders knew how to order it. This engine

package was called the ZL-1. It was basically an L88 427 big-block V8 in allaluminum,

which made it 20 to 25 pounds lighter than a small-block. Thus,

the ZL-1 was considerably better balanced than the L88. You would think

these things would have been ordered like gangbusters, right? Wrong.

Incredibly, only two of the 585-horsepower ZL-1s were produced for

model year 1969. Compare the number “two” to the number of L88s made,

and you see that it was the much rarer animal, hardly worth talking about

on these pages because they are so unobtainable.

How much is an L88 worth? In 2007 at a Mecum auction, a one-owner car

with 2248 miles on the odometer sold for over $400,000. Of course, that

was a low mileage one-owner with the original window sticker, tax and

license receipt, Protect-O-Plate, order form, owner’s manual and other

documentation – enough to fill a loose leaf binder several inches thick.

When you are dealing with a car that rare, excessive documentation is

what makes the difference in value at an auction. In fact, add a racing

history and you could say the sky is the limit on value.

“Corvette Mike” of Anaheim, CA, prides himself on having a wide spectrum

of vintage Corvettes for sale. We had only to call him to have him roll out a

1968 red coupe as a representative example of the breed. “I feel that the

well-documented L88s will not only hold their value, but increase,” says

Corvette Mike Vietro, “because the total number is so small and because

they represent a mindset: this is a factory-prepped race car for the street”.

And so it goes. In that golden era before emissions tests and mileage

requirements, Detroit automakers could actually build a limited run of

special cars to indulge our fantasies (would you believe sixty-nine ’69

Camaros were also made with ZL-1 engines?). Chevrolet created the L88,

and for that we are grateful, even if they did so almost “behind closed

doors,” with the result that they were off the market before most of us even

knew they were available.

Article from:Eckler’s Pitstop Blog


CVC Activities Schedule

Runs scheduled for the rest of the year. With what is listed below we

will have had 31 runs this year. Great job everyone.

Aug 7 Buddy Holly Story Hall’s

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

Sep 17 Pot Luck at the Dukes Dukes

Sep 24 A Day at Huntington Lake Tjerrild

Sept 30 Queen Escort, Sanger Garrison’s

Oct 14 Queen Escort, Clovis East Severance

Oct 22 CVC 25 th Anniversary Party Garrahan’s

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

Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Lunch Severance

Feb 5 Super Bowl Party Anderson’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


Lunch & a Show Run,

Sunday , August 7, 2016

Meet at SE corner of Shaw & Blackstone in the Lifestyle parking lot at 11:15 am

We will travel to the Schoolhouse for lunch, 1018 S Frankwood, Sanger.

After lunch it’s on to the Reedley Opera House, 1720 10 th Street, Reedley

for the Buddy Holly Story. Show begins at 2:00 pm.

The Buddy Holly Story is $24 per person in advance (including dessert)

Contact Chuck & Sharon Hall if you have not already paid

and want to come with us at 226-0168 or 301-4795


Another great CVC road trip is now booked and we will be

on our way August 27 th 2016. Here’s part of the preview show.

This marks our third great road trip. The first adventure with 10 Corvettes was to the Southwest in October

of 2011 where we visited Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches National Park, Durango and the Silverton Railroad,

Mesa Verde, Canyon de Chilly, Monument Valley and our old friend Angel Delgadillo in Seligman. In April

of 2014 with 13 Corvettes in tow, we ventured into Sedona, Santa Fe, New Mexico, the 1945 Trinity site where

the atomic bomb was first tested in 1945, Carlsbad Caverns, Tombstone, Tucson, Yuma and more.

Now, the direction heads to the great Northwest with over 20 Corvettes signed up to explore Canada, Glacier

National Park, Custer Battlefield, Yellowstone National Park and Golden Spike National Monument as some

of the highlights. For those that have been on all three trips, you will have driven your Corvette into all 11

western contiguous states (California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado,

New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada) plus the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.

Southwest Tour I

Southwest Tour II


Huntington Lake

Run for Lunch

and Smores

Saturday,

September 24,

2016

Leave Pismo’s in Fresno, CA at 9am | Saturday, Sept 24, 2016

Bring folding chairs and a camera!

***BEWARE: Elevation is 7,000 ft. so please consider that if you have health concerns.***

We will park on pavement and walk 100 ft. to the cabin.

Lunch is included, plus you can do many things in the area:

• Take walks to the Point and to the Lake

• Porch sitting

• See the Indian grinding stones (a 10 minute walk on fairly flat ground)

• Hunt for obsidian (get your feet wet)

• Take a nap (5 tiny bedrooms) and couches galore

• Eat lunch (buffet sandwich line and salads with all the fixin’s, plus water and sodas)

• Feed the blue jays on the porch

• Excursion to White Bark in 4wd vehicles if we can get some people to bring them!

• Sailing perhaps, if we can find a willing sailor

• Ice cream at the store next door

• Tour the lodge and saloon next door

• Make smores by the fire (if it’s a fire day)

• We have 2 kayaks if someone wants to carry them to the lake

• Relax and just enjoy the cool weather and beautiful blue skies

Sign up at the

next meeting!

Use a QR Scanning App to

scan this code into your

smart phone and

automatically add this

event to your calendar.

Leave back for home around 4pm roughly.

Questions? Call/text Diane Tjerrild (559) 696-6553 Email: DTjerrild@HarrisConstruction.com


QUEEN HAUL FOR HOMECOMING

JOIN ME AND HELP CLOVIS EAST ESCORT THEIR QUEEN AND

HER COURT AROUND THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FIELD

DURING HOMECOMING ON OCT 14. THE EVENT WILL

ACTUALLY BE AT CLOVIS HIGH. THEY NEED 7 CARS AND ARE

REALLY HOPING WE CAN HELP THEM OUT. WE CAN USE

CONVERTABLES OR COUPLES. SIGN UP AT THE MEETING.

THANKS.

SKIP


Central Valley Corvettes turns 25!

Come Celebrate on October 22, 2016

Interesting how the months slip right on by. When we started

planning for our 25th Anniversary Party, there were months ahead

of us to plan, acknowledge people, write articles for our newsletter

& brag about our wonderful club. Here we are in August and

except for the planning of the party, I have accomplished none of

the other. So thankful for our committee, Keith, Debbie, Patrick,

Patricia, Andy, Connie, & Bob for putting together our party. The

date is still Oct. 22, 2016, at the residence of Col. Larry Linder .

Next month everything will be finalized & all information passed

on to membership. There will be a $10 cost to members (no guest

for this one, unless they are completing requirements for

membership). Please mark your calendars for this special event,

you won't want to miss it. Charllotte


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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