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, Dick Johnson (559) 940-5719
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......... 6-7
Sunshine & Clouds………………… 8-9
Indy Pace Car 2018.…………… 10-11
Mid-Engine Corvette…………… 12-13
CVC Activities............................ 14
CVC Event Flyers.................. 15-20
Kathy’s Retirement Pics………. 21-30
Gambler’s Classic Pics………… 31-34
From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 35
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS - NEWS
WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER EDITOR
…a word from our President!
We had a great meeting! Looks
like we have some great runs coming
up. Make sure to make our new
members feel at home with us. The
mystery run is coming up so please get
your run fee in must be paid by the
May meeting!! I think everyone will
have a great time. I HOPE!!!
Central Valley Corvettes
General Meeting Minutes 4-17-18
Before the meeting started – we had Don
Herzer, leader of the Pacific Central Caravan of
the 2019 National Corvette Caravan to
Bowling Green, Kentucky, give a well informed
synopsis of his plans and what to expect once
we get to Bowling Green.
The General Meeting was called to order by
President Andy Anderson at 6:32pm. Minutes
from the March meeting were read. Joyce
Kroeker made a motion to accept the minutes
as read. Ruthie Danielsen seconded. Darlene
Derringer gave the Treasurer’s report.
brought in $326.
Winner of the $50
bills were Deb West
and Lee Baumgarten.
VP of Public Relations - Dick Johnson - let us
know birthdays totaled 561 years and we had
5 anniversaries. The winner of the Panera gift
card were the Halls celebrating their 33rd or is
it their 34th year of wedded bliss. We better
ask Sharon. VP of Activities – Dick Danielsen –
Jeff Engleman let us know about the Annual
International Rocket launch on May 16-20,
located west of Riverdale. Jeff even brought a
1/5 scale of his rocket. Everyone (50 people)
had a great time at Kathy Marine’s retirement
party. There are several upcoming events –
make sure to check them out in the
newsletter. Craig Hansen reminded us it is
ONLY 100 days until we take off on our
Colorado Adventure. Final payment is due
May 1st. Chuck Laningham collected $4.50 in
badge fines. Debbie Garrison gave her
Sunshine and Clouds report. She welcomed
guest Rosemary Jacalone, Charlotte’s sister.
All the way from Hawaii. Gail Tavares also
joined us again.
Old Business: The Board voted at their
March Board Meeting to cancel the Club
Picnic. Patrick Garrahan made a motion for
the Club to earmark $2500 of Club Funds
towards the Christmas Party and the Party
fee will be $22 per couple. Charlie Fosnaugh
moved to accept the motion. Charlotte
Renna seconded. Passed by the Club.
New Business: Lynne Henenfent wanted a
show of hands, who would be interested in
the following – Roger Rocka’s performance
of Footloose in December, 4 day cruise at
the end of January 2019 for about $775 a
couple, and a 7 day cruise along the Pacific
Coastline in March 2019 for about $2400 per
couple. The club showed lots of support.
Lynne will pursue gathering more specific
information for the next General meeting.
Next Board meeting will be at the
Danielsen’s, Tuesday, April 24th at 7pm.
Debbie Garrison made a motion to adjourn
the meeting at 8:00pm. Tom Jarvis
seconded. Respectfully submitted,
Terry Johnson, Secretary
Thank you to the members for donating
raffle prizes. It is appreciated.
y Dick Johnson
Frieda Null, 5/03 – Terri Parks, 5/04 – Lynne Henenfent, 5/04 – Chuck Hall, 5/05 – Joyce
Kroeker, 5/10 – Connie Anderson, 5/13 – Dale Comer, 5/14 – Mike Hayes, 5/22 – Emily
Piercy, 5/26 – Glenn Henderson, 5/27 and Dick Danielsen, 5/28
Keith & Debbie Garrison, 5/10/92 – 26 Yrs.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR CVC NAME BADGE or a CVC LOGO SHIRT WITH
YOUR NAME ON IT TO ALL CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS!
(NOW a 50₵ FINE without it)
SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE!
AND BE SURE AND RECOMEND OUR WEB SITE REGULARLY AT:
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS
Apr. 17, 2018
Mike Crafton past member and officer of CVC past away peacefully with family at his side
on Sunday April 15, 2018. Mike and Joanne were members in the early days of CVC, he
was smart, capable and had a great sense of humor. Mike and Joanne along with Patrick
and Patricia put together our first run to Oregon, a run that still is remembered as one of
our best runs, it was so well organized and so much fun. I have so many memories that
have Mike in them. Rest in Peace, Dear Friend.
Dave and Lori Dukes are now proud grandparents of their eighth grandchild. Travis Ryan
was born on April 5 th , weighing in at 6 lbs. 4 oz. and was 19 inches long. Lori will be
babysitting him starting in June along with his big sister, 3-year-old Maisie. Lori is going to
be a busy grandma!
It was nice to see Del and Susan Walker at the meeting, Susan tells me and the treatment
Del is receiving now seems to be working well. Keep them in your thoughts.
Marcie shared with us that our own Tom Jarvis was awarded City of Clovis Volunteer of
the Year. There was a nice ceremony and it was quite the surprise. Kudos to Tom for all
his hard work!
Kim and Charlie are leaving on the 25 th for a trip to Japan. They will be going to Tokyo
then taking 8-day cruise around Japan. One of stops will be So. Korea then they will be on
8-day cruise at sea sailing to Alaska. They will fly home from Anchorage. Returning
around Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day Kim! The only downside is that they will miss
some local events; Clovis Parade will now be hosted by Dick Danielsen and our CVC movie
night will be hosted by Chuck Laningham. For the first time in 22 years Charlie and Kim
will miss the Annual Kiwanis Club’s Crab Feed.
Ed Kroeker is now able to ride his exercise bike almost 30 minutes and is now able to
stand up and walk with a little with his walker. A feat Joyce attributes to the strength he
has gained from using the exercise bike.
Ruth E Danielsen had a steroid shot in her eye to help reduce the swelling in her eye.
And speaking of eyes Keith had laser surgery on his eyes known as LPI or Iridotomy. The
space between the iris and the cornea is reduced, causing the pressure to increase and
can lead to glaucoma. So, using the laser they make a hole on the outer rim of each iris
and that should increase the natural drainage to normal. We have put drops in his eyes
for the next 6 weeks and he’s terrible about keeping his eyes open for the drops so wish
Patrick, Chuck and Keith traveled to Oceano to pick up Rick Tavares corvette for Gail and
bring it back to Fresno for a once over. The Guys stopped for a lunch of clam chowder
and then went over and of course it’s never easy as it should be. They finally got the
corvette charged up so they could to move it up on the trailer. But they had a great day.
Anytime Corvette Guys are together it’s a good day!
Your Sunshine Girl, Debbie G.
Iconic Supercar is 15th Corvette to lead
‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’
The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is the official Pace Car for the 2018 Indianapolis 500
presented by Penn Grade Motor Oil and will lead drivers to the green flag on
Sunday, May 27, for the 102 nd running of the legendary race. It marks the
15 th time a Corvette has served as the official Pace Car since 1978, and the
29 th time a Chevrolet has led the field dating back to 1948, when a 1948
Fleetmaster Six convertible paced the race. No other vehicle has served as
the Pace Car more than the Corvette. To celebrate the iconic supercar’s
connection to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the 2019 Corvette ZR1
and the other 14 Corvettes that have paced the 500 were on display on the
front straightaway today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “Chevrolet is
proud to once again pace the Indianapolis 500,” said Steve Majoros,
marketing director for Cars and Crossovers. “The ZR1 is the most powerful
and fastest Corvette ever made. It’s the perfect choice to pace ‘The Greatest
Spectacle in Racing.’”
The 2019 Corvette ZR1 Pace Car features:
• LT5 Small Block 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine with 755 hp and 715 lbft
• 8-speed 8L90 paddle-shift automatic transmission
• ZTK Performance Package featuring a stanchion-mounted adjustable
carbon-fiber high rear wing, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and
• Magnetic Selective Ride Control
• Brembo® Carbon Ceramic brake system
• ZR1 chrome-aluminum wheels, 19-inch front and 20-inch rear
• Standard Performance Traction Management and Electronic Limited-
• Unique Indy 500 graphics package
• GM Design fully integrated safety strobe system
• Performance Data and Video Recorder
The Corvette ZR1 Pace Car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.85 seconds
and reach a top track speed of 212 mph, the fastest Corvette in history.
Chevrolet has a storied history with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Chevrolet was founded in 1911, the year of the inaugural 500-mile race, and
company cofounder Louis Chevrolet, along with brothers Arthur and
Gaston, competed in early Indy 500 races. Arthur Chevrolet competed in the
1911 race, and Gaston Chevrolet won it in 1920.
“Chevrolet and IMS enjoy one of the longest-running and strongest bonds in
motorsports,” said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
president. “Seeing all of the incredible Corvettes that have paced the
Indianapolis 500 on the track today is an exciting reminder of the rich
history of this great relationship. This year’s Pace Car, the 2019 Corvette
ZR1, is an incredible fast machine that is a perfect fit to lead the 500 field to
the green flag.”
Chevrolet is pursuing its seventh consecutive IndyCar manufacturer
championship this year, building on a successful 2017 season that saw 10
wins out of 17 races.
Article by: National Corvette Museum, April 19, 2018
Picture & Article
from Car & Driver
Magazine, May 2018
On the eighth day, God created the Mid-Engine Corvette. Certain Mesoamerican
cultures offered the still-beating hearts of human sacrifices to Mid-Engine Corvette.
Medieval Europeans believed that Mid-Engined Corvette's horn could cure all maladies.
It is said that Kublai Khan kept in his personal zoo at Xanadu a Mid-Engined
Corvette of exceptional splendor. The phrase "mid-engined Corvette" means "goat
sucker" in Spanish, owing to the thing's propensity to drink the blood of livestock.
Inside the briefcase from Pulp Fiction? Mid-Engined Corvette. Mid-Engined Corvette
has always been with us, even when it totally didn't exist. And short of a few concept
vehicles over the decades, it has never existed beyond the realm of folklore, the
occasional conspiracy theory, and the fever dreams of automotive journalists. But as it
is written, so it shall be. Mid-Engined Corvette is real, and you'll see the official,
genuine article before the end of the year. And no, Chevy isn't playing any games with
the terminology: The engine will be bolted between the occupants and the rear wheels.
Those expecting a carbon-fiber spaceship powered by an antimatter machine will be
somewhat disappointed. Like the recent front-engined Corvettes, the mid-engined one
will remain an attainable sports car with supercar performance.
Surely some bits of carbon fiber and magnesium will be stirred into the mix, but Chevy
will construct the mid-engined car's spaceframe primarily from aluminum. And as in
the past, its body will be made largely of fiberglass panels. To contain costs, Chevy will
launch the new car with an updated version of the pushrod LT1 engine that powers
today's C7 Corvettes. We expect the mid- engined Corvette, or C8, to be a bit heavier
than the current car's roughly 3500 pounds, but it will compensate for that with about
500 horsepower from the LT1. And thanks to the increased traction of a rearward
weight bias and a quick-shifting transaxle, it'll be quicker than the C7. Oh, did we not
mention the transaxle? (Note that we used the singular form of the word.) There will be
only one gearbox, and it won't come with a clutch pedal. Chevy has been working with
Tremec on a new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic unit. The driver's involvement in
shifting gears will begin and end with the steering-wheel-adjacent shift paddle. But
there's some consolation: That engine bay will also eventually host even more
compelling mills. The first to follow the LT1 will be a naturally aspirated 5.5 liter
DOHC V-8 with a flat-plane crankshaft capable of a Ferrari 458-like maximum engine
speed of 9000 rpm. Sympathy for the transaxle, though, that means the engine speed
will be limited to several hundred rpm below that. That engine should be good for at
least 6oo horsepower. Then, because it is totally unnecessary, Chevy will bolt-two
turbochargers and two big air-to-water intercoolers to the 5.5 liter V-8. The turbo
engine will make about 8oo owner-maiming horsepower. You will not be surprised to
earn that this will be the fastest version around the Nuirburgring Nordschleife. But
hang on: What if we told you within a couple of years Chevy would add a 200-hp
electric motor to the mix? The twin-turbo 5.5 liter V-8 will abuse the rear tires while the
electric motor, housed in what would typically be a front trunk, will energize the fronts.
That's right: This mid-engined/front motor Corvette will have a horsepower rating at or
near the four-digit mark. To cool these nuclear furnaces, the mid-engined Corvette is
going to need massive amounts of airflow. So basically the entire leading plane of the
nose will be open to the air and packed full of heat exchangers. The C8 will extract
engine-compartment heat through vents below the taillights on the rear fascia.
Combustion gases will be fed through an exhaust that includes the familiar dual mode
system to maximize airflow and noise generation at high engine loads. There will be two
tips per side instead of the four center-mounted pipes on the C7. In a break from past
Corvettes, the mid-engined car will have a couple of active aerodynamic devices. In the
rear will be a conventional power-operated spoiler. Up front, the picture is a little more
complicated. We hear that Chevy will use the new Corvette's front-axle-lift system not
just to clear speed bumps and steep driveway approaches but also to change the car's
angle of attack, shifting the aero center of pressure fore and aft, depending on vehicle
speed. And, wonders never cease, the C8 will use coil springs in place of the old
transverse composite leaf springs. For an unspecified amount of time, the C7 will be
built alongside the C8 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. We're guessing Chevy will continue
to build the old car until the company is ready to start producing the Corvette
Hovercraft. by Daniel Pund for Car and Driver Magazine, May 2018.
Since January 1 st , including the below listed runs, we only have a total of 13 events. Please
“put on your thinking caps” and begin to formulate some good ideas for runs this year-----if
you have some thoughts for a run but maybe are a bit unsure as to how to go about putting
everything together, ask me or most any other “old” member for assistance as we would be
glad to help you. Remember, the more runs we do, the more fun we will have! Dick Danelsen
Date: Event: Time: Run Leaders:
April 28 Clovis Rodeo Parade 8:00 am Danielsen’s
May 9 CVC Movie Nite – Overboard ~7pm Laningham
May 16 Big Fresno Fair Museum 10:15am Renna
May 19 CVC Club Picnic – Kroekerville CANCELLED!
Jun28-July1 President’s Mystery Run TBA Anderson’s
Jul26-Aug12 Colorado Rocky Mountain High TBA Hansen’s
Aug 22-??? 6 TH National Corvette Caravan TBA Fosnaugh’s
to the Corvette Museum
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
I WANT YOUR CORVETTE
In the Clovis Rodeo’s
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Judy’s Donuts in The Trading Post Center on the SE corner of Herndon & Clovis Ave.
Time: N/H Donuts & Coffee from 7:45 to 8:00 am - No later than 8:00 am, Saturday, April 28, 2018
We leave at 8:15 am to the parade staging area (Jefferson, just west of Sunnyside).
We MUST be in place on Jefferson by 8:30 am as they close all of the streets
in that area at that time.
We will wait on Jefferson approximately ½ to 1 hour until we are called on to line up.
Wear/Bring: Theme: Mickey Mouse, wear ears & accessories, CVC Shirt / Water, Chair, Umbrella, etc.
ABSOLUTELY NO BURN-OUT OF TIRES. If one car spins its tires, we will all be escorted off
the parade route and never be invited back again. No throwing of candy or trinkets.
(Only walkers may hand out goodies). Yes, you MAY honk, wave, smile and sing!
We will meet up after the Parade at Red Robin, SE corner Shaw/Clovis for lunch / Ice Cream
Contact: Dick Danielsen for last minute entries at 859-3637
Overboard focuses on a selfish, spoiled,
rich playboy from Mexico’s richest family
and a working class single mom of three
hired to clean Leonardo’s luxury yacht.
on your own
about 7pm (not posted yet)
AT THE BIG FRESNO FAIR MUSEUM!
CHECK IT OUT ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 TH
MEET AT GATE 2 ON CHANCE AVE. (1121 S. CHANCE) AT
10:15 A.M. RUN LEADER CHARLOTTE RENNA WILL MEET
YOU THERE AND LEAD YOU TO DESIGNATED PARKING
BY THE MUSEUM. THE FREE TOUR WILL LAST
APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS (VOLUNTARY DONATIONS
ARE APPRECIATED). AFTER THE TOUR, PARTCIPANTS
WILL DRIVE TO CHARLOTTE’S HOUSE FOR LUNCH.
A $5.00/PERSON TRIP FEE FOR LUNCH IS DUE AT THE
CHARLOTTE RENNA 491 WEST ATHENS CLOVIS, CA
For SOUND, CLICK HERE->
PRESIDENT ANDY’S MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
JUNE 28 – JULY 1
Run Fee: $600 Due by the MAY Meeting!
SAVE THE DATES ------ MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW!
CVC tour IV
COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAIN
CRAIG AND PAM HANSEN
JULY 26 – aUGUST 12, 2018
DETAILS PROVIDED to those that have registered
2019 National Corvette Caravan
All roads lead to Bowling Green, Kentucky for the 25th Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum
Frequently Asked Questions, Lodging, Parking, Select a State, Outside USA, News, Caravan Merchandise
These are all still live links you may click on for more information!
Often referred to as the world’s largest moving automotive event, the National Corvette Caravan is a
celebration of America’s Sports Car, culminating in Bowling Green, Kentucky for the anniversary
celebration of the National Corvette Museum. Hosted only once every five years. The 6th National
Corvette Caravan is slated for August 28-31, 2019. Regional caravans will form and join other
caravans as they travel across the United States to meet in Bowling Green, Kentucky for four days of
festivities at the National Corvette Museum. An event such as this requires years of planning and
coordinating. All help is appreciated! The Museum is located at I-65, exit 28 in South Central Kentucky
and is open daily, 8-5 Central Time.
We had an informative meeting with the Northern California
Corvette Caravan leader, Don Herzer, at our April CVC
Meeting. I now have 14 CVC Cars that are very interested
in going to Bowling Green, Kentucky starting on August 22,
2019. Don will stay in touch with me and I will stay in touch
with you all. I am looking into a Super 8 Motel that is right
in the middle of the Plant, Museum & Track with it’s own
parking and access. I will block 15 rooms for now and let
you know when you can make reservations - for about $120
per night. Do not call them until I give you our Group
Reservation #. Let me know by email if you want to add
your name to my list. The More the Merrier!
Stay tuned for more information!
This article & photos submitted by Patricia Garrahan! Thanks!!