Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno May 2018

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno May 2018

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

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 ENTHUSIAST 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 a

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 as per CVC

Bylaws.

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.


PRESIDENT

Andy Anderson

977-3387

ancon545@yahoo.com

VP-ACTIVITIES

Dick Danielsen

298-5229

redanielsenr@aol.com

VP-PUBLIC RELATIONS/ MEMBERSHIP

Dick Johnson

940-5719

rejohnson1142@gmail.com

SECRETARY

Terry Johnson

940-0876

purplegal54@gmail.com

TREASURER

Darlene Derringer

647-1577

darlenemoats@sbcglobal.net

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

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Gary Pflepsen

999-2957

pgpflep@aol.com

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Chuck Laningham

304-7662

laningham@hotmail.com

SUNSHINE & CLOUDS - NEWS

Debbie Garrison

875-0800

keithgar@aol.com

WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh

299-0547

fosnaugh@comcast.net


…a word from our President!

Hi Corvetter’s:

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.

Tonight’s raffle

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.

WE HAD

< WINNERS

AND

LOOSERS >

LOL


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:

www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


SUNSHINE & CLOUDS

Apr. 17, 2018

Debbie Garrison

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

me luck!

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

of torque

• 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

performance suspension


• 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-

Slip Differential

• 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.


CVC

Activities

Schedule

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

2019

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

Meet at:

In the Clovis Rodeo’s

Annual Parade!

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

Caravan:

Waiting:

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.

Rules:

Lunch:

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'

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.

WedMay9, 2018

on your own

about 7pm (not posted yet)

uck L.304-2525


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

MAY MEETING

CHARLOTTE RENNA 491 WEST ATHENS CLOVIS, CA

977-4982


For SOUND, CLICK HERE->

Magical Mystery

Tour.mp3

PRESIDENT ANDY’S MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

TO ??????

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

HIGH

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!

Charlie


This article & photos submitted by Patricia Garrahan! Thanks!!

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