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 ENTHUSIATS 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
any 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.
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.
Gary Pflepsen (Jan)
Skip Severance (LeighAnn)
Debby Anderson (Terry)
Mike Lebda (Mary)
Craig Hansen (Pam)
Chuck Laningham (Linda)
Mission Statement / Officers....2-3
A Word from our President.........4
Sunshine & Clouds..................6-7
Birthdays & Anniversaries...........8
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 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!
Susan Walker (Del)
Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)
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
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
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
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
Meeting Adjourned at 7:15
Respectfully submitted by,
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
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
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
New members Steve and Lydia Garcia
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
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
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 !
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, email@example.com
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
Run for Lunch
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
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.
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
• Torch Red Convertable
• Jet Black Interior
• Fully Loaded
• less than 100 Miles on it
• MSRP $80,410
• CVC Price, only $73,637