Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - April 2019

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno

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, Ruthie Danielsen 284-6260

or any officer on the following page.


PRESIDENT

Dick Danielsen

298-5229

redanielsenr@aol.com

VP-ACTIVITIES

Mike Lebda

905-9971

mjlebda@comcast.net

VP-PUBLIC RELATIONS/ MEMBERSHIP

Ruthie Danielsen

284-6260

ama2two@aol.com

SECRETARY

Kathy Marine

408-712-8902

teed4u@yahoo.com

TREASURER

Lynne Henenfent

978-4898

mhenenfent@aol.com

Mission Statement / Officers..... 2-3

A Word from our President.......... 4

Secretary’s Minutes..................... 5

Membership Message………….……. 6

Birthdays & Anniversaries............ 7

In the Garage w/Jeff….……...… 8-18

CVC Activities............................ 19

CVC Event Flyers.................. 20-29

Shanghai Dinner Pics ……..…. 30-32

Chukchansi Brunch Pics ….…. 33-34

From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 35

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Andy Anderson

977-3387

ancon545@yahoo.com

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Chuck Laningham

304-7662

laningham@hotmail.com

SUNSHINE & CLOUDS - NEWS

Linda Laningham

304-7662

laningham@hotmail.com

WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh

299-0547

fosnaugh@comcast.net

Charlie Brown


…a word from our President!

Wow----April already! Time flies when you’re

having fun. I have started writing this message

pretty early but by the time you read this, a

number of us will be preparing to leave for

Laughlin. It should be fun as Keith and Debbie

Garrison always put on a great run to Laughlin!

After that, we can look forward to the Henderson’s

lunch run to Mariposa and to Charlie and Kim

Fosnaugh leading us in the Clovis Rodeo Parade.

I have been working on plans for the President’s

Mystery Run. No need to worry about climate

where we are headed as it normally does not

exceed 110 degrees in Amboy during the month of

June. As I think I mentioned at one of the meetings,

if you are rusty on your desert camping techniques,

you may wish to practice a little.

As I said at the March meeting, on March 6th, Mike

Hayes, Charlie Fosnaugh, and I had lunch in Dinuba

with Ed Dena and we were finally able to present

him with the great “plaque” Steve Garcia made. It

was our way of thanking him for his years of

sponsorship and he was most appreciative of the

gift. He has asked us to participate in two

upcoming car shows that will take place in

Dinuba—one in June and one in September.

Information on both will be available in the

newsletter and at meetings. The June show is at

the same time as the mystery run but if you are

not going on that run, please consider doing the

car show. We need to make every effort to

support our sponsor, so, if possible, please plan to

participate in these two runs.

I would like to thank the members present at the

March meeting for voting to approve a change in

our By-Laws. A revised edition of the By-Laws has

been sent via e-mail to all club members and now

the duties and responsibilities of the Vice-

President/Public Relations and Membership are

accurately reflected in that document.

We still have one major issue to deal with and

that is finding a person willing to step up to the

plate and help Charlie with the newsletter! As

most of you know, he has been the newsletter

editor for a long time and he is ready to step

down. If someone was willing to learn from

Charlie and eventually take over producing the

newsletter, they would be making a MAJOR

contribution to the club. I really would hope we

never find ourselves in the position of not having a

club newsletter!

Save the wave!

Dick Danielsen


Central

Valley

Corvettes

General Meeting

Minutes 3-19-19

Despite an internal

power failure, the

General meeting

was called to order

by Dick Danielsen

at 6:37 PM.

A couple of mini-reading lights provided a soft glow

to the room as Dick opened the meeting by having

the Minutes read.

Secretary – Kathy Marine read minutes from the

February General meeting. The February minutes

were amended as

noted. Ruthie Danielsen made a motion to accept

amended minutes; Bob Peluso seconded the

motion.

Treasurer’s Report - Lynn Henenfent gave the

Treasurer’s report. She also stated $227.00 was

collect in raffle ticket sales.

VP of Public Relations/Membership – Ruthie

Danielsen announced birthdays and anniversaries.

March was a very busy month for birthdays.

Birthday celebrants were serenaded by members

joyfully singing Happy Birthday. In recognition of

wedded bliss, the Rosen’s would have been the sole

winners of a $25.00 Yosemite gift card but were

probably out celebrating and not present to win!

Congratulations to them anyway!

Ruthie also introduced guests, Rosemary and Bob,

sister and brother-in-law, of Charlotte Renna, who

don’t own a Corvette but traveled the skies over the

Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to visit. Aloha!

Ruthie also recognized Jeff Levine’s attendance. Jeff

has been missed by the club. It was great to see him

again and we hope to see him more often.

VP of Activities – Mike Lebda informed the

members of upcoming runs and activities. Each run

leader gave a brief synopsis of their run and

provided members with any updated information.

See Run/Activity Schedule published in the

newsletter for planned runs or contact run leaders

with any questions regarding their run.

Dick Danielsen kept the “mystery” in the President

Mystery Run planned for June 6-9, 2019. A sign-up

sheet is now available. Early sign-up is encouraged

since the run is limited to only 20 cars. It is

important that cars have a CB radio for this trip.

Payment options are available. Dick confirmed

trip is accessible for those with disabilities.

Clothing, accessories, and supply suggestions were

made by Ruthie. Um, was her suggestions a clue?

Old Business: Old Business: Dick Danielsen, Mike

Hayes and Charlie Fosnaugh presented Ed Dena

with the plaque expressing the Club’s appreciation

of his sponsorship. Ed was very grateful for the

plaque and will be hanging it on his “Wall of

Fame.” Ed will be hosting a fundraising Car Show

on September 7, 2019, to raise donations for the

Valley Children’s Hospital. There will be contests,

awards, and prizes to win. It would mean a lot to

Ed and Valley Children’s Hospital if the club

showed a big presence at this event for a very

worthy cause.

New Business: March 19, 2019 General meeting

was designated as a “Special Meeting” to vote on

changes to bylaws. A copy of the current bylaws

that were being affected along with the proposed

changes were made available to members. Dick

provided a background review of the current

bylaws and the proposed changes to update them.

Dick opened discussions for members’ comments.

Charlotte made a motion to accept bylaws

changes as printed, Bob Peluso seconded the

motion. A brief discussion was held regarding the

method of voting. A vote was taken with more

than a majority 2/3 raised hands from club

members accepting the changes as provided.

Dick asked members for any additional new

business. No comments were offered.


Sunshine and Clouds: Linda Laningham wandered

the room, visiting each table so members can

update club on life happenings and events. Lots of

information was shared.

Sergeant-at-Arms: Chuck Laningham collected

$3.00 in badge fines ($1.00 was donated by the

Dukes)

Next Board Meeting: To be held at Lebda home,

March 26, 2019, at 7:00 PM. Members are

welcome to attend Board meetings. Please inform

Club President of your attendance.

General Meeting Adjourned: Joyce Kroeker made a

motion to adjourn meeting at 7:33 PM; Leanne

Severance seconded the motion. Respectfully

submitted:

Kathy Marine, Club Secretary

Thank you to the following members for donating

raffle prizes. It is appreciated! Danielsen, Dukes,

Engelmans, Fosnaugh, J. & S. Garcia, S. & L. Garcia,

Garrison, Henderson, Laningham, Lebda, Nulls,

Severance, Tavares.

Winners of this month’s $50 raffle:

Andy & Connie and Rosemary

Hello Fellow CVC Members!

In the coming weeks, I noticed, that we have several car shows in the planned Activities for the club.

When and if you are planning to attend any of these car shows, it is natural for you to find yourself interacting

with folks who are avid Corvetter’s. This is the time for you to solicit interest in joining a Corvette

club (specifically, Central Valley Corvettes!) if they are not a member in another club. At the Membership

sign-in table you will find a pile of CVC business cards. Take a few and have some handy to give to a

prospective member. Put your name and phone number on the back as a contact person for them to call

if they want to follow up on your invitation to attend a meeting.

If they accept your invitation and show interest in joining, you will need to fill out a Sponsorship

document and track their attendance at meetings and runs.

Remember, if you sponsor a prospective member and they are inducted into the Club, you will receive a

$50 gift card.

Let’s find new members to share in the fun! Go Get ‘Em!

Ruthie Danielsen, V.P. Public Relations & Membership


y Ruthie Danielsen

APRIL BIRTHDAYS

Kathy Marine, 4/01 – Rodger Merritt, 4/04 – Valerie Merritt, 4/06 – Dave Dukes, 4/10

Jeff Levine, 4/28 – Leigh Anne Severance, 4/29

APRIL ANNIVERSARIES

David & Julie Sons, 4/12/86 – 33 Years

Emilio & Lori Garcia, 4/14/07 – 12 Years

Gary & Jan Pflepsen, 4/15/11 – 8 Years

Chuck & Sharon Hall, 4/20/85 – 34 Years

Steve & Lidia Garcia, 4/30/16 – 3 Years

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 RECOMMEND OUR WEB SITE REGULARLY AT:

www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


‘In the Garage’ w/Jeff Levin

Recreating the Corvette Sport Wagon that Never Was

Out of all the memorable concept cars shown at the GM Motorama, none have had as much

impact as the Corvette and its sport-wagon variant, the Corvette Nomad. The latter design,

an odd yet compelling pairing of sports car and station wagon, is a unicorn of sorts for Chevy

fans—elusive, alluring, mythological. It had a complete first- gen Corvette’s fiberglass front

end, a hunkered-down profile and aggressive, muscular styling. Well ahead of its time, sadly,

the Corvette Nomad was never put into production and the one and only original is now lost

to mists of time.

Despite its practical carrying capacity, the Nomad wagon had swept, muscular lines.


Gone, but not forgotten, as many enthusiasts have built a number of clever reproductions.

Before getting into the details of the one in particular shown here, some background on both

the event and designer, along with another key supporter, is in order.

The Motorama was an auto show staged by GM from 1949 to 1961, where many famous

concepts were rolled out as a marketing device to gauge the public’s response. Some of the

better known designs included the ’51 Le Sabre, ’54 Buick Wildcat, and ’54 Chevrolet

Corvette Corvair, among many others.

The show officially became known as Motorama when it began to travel around the country

in 1953, the same year that the first Corvette debuted. The Motorama started the year in

January in New York, and traveled to Miami in February, Los Angeles in March, San

Francisco in April, and Boston in May.

At the 1954 GM Motorama, held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, the Corvette Nomad

created such a sensation that it was dubbed “The Waldorf” for stealing the limelight at the

show’s location. While early Corvettes could barely hold a candle to the performance of

today’s Stingray, this sport wagon version nonetheless wowed the crowds as a sporty yet

practical concept.

The nose is fiberglass, mounted on a custom subframe with the same diminutive proportions

of the Corvette.


Despite this initial enthusiasm, sales of Corvette roadsters were initially so miniscule that a

wagonized model could not be justified by GM execs, and the design died on the vine. Not

only that, but also the ’55 Bel Air Nomad built on a Chevy sedan eclipsed hopes of any further

Corvette versions.

While the Waldorf was merely a shimmering, evanescent vision, Ray Camacho was not one

to let it disappear entirely. Drawing on his skills as a shop-school instructor, and his decades

of experience in building and modifying Tri-Five Chevys (one of which won Best in Show title

at the prestigious Grand National Roadster Show), he created his own hot-rodder

interpretation of the Nomad.

Before providing further details on this “Vetterod,” let’s go back to the Corvette Nomad’s

roots, and relate some intriguing details about the visionary behind the design, Harley Earl,

who served as GM’s vice president of design from 1940 to 1958. Additionally, we should also

include another pivotal player in the history of the Corvette, Ed Cole.

While attending Stanford University, Harley Earl left before graduating and began his

automotive career in the 1920s working as chief designer for his father’s custom

coachbuilding business near Hollywood, California. The senior Earl started out with horsedrawn

vehicles in 1889, and eventually moved onto custom bodies and parts for the

burgeoning automotive business.

The Ram Jet 350 crate engine has old-school touches such as a side-draft intake and finned

Corvette valve covers.


Partly due to their proximity to the movie studios, Earl’s son began designing custom auto

bodies for movie stars. He pioneered the use of freeform sketching and sculpted clay models,

both as a tool for the design process and clever marketing approach, so customers could

see what their future vehicles would look like.

During this time, Earl developed a friendship with Lawrence Fisher, who became president

of the Cadillac Division of General Motors in 1925. Fisher asked Earl for some development

help on the new LaSalle Cadillac. His design caught the attention of GM Chairman Alfred B.

Sloan, and in 1927 Earl relocated to Detroit in order to style the LaSalle. His work was met

with wide acceptance, and nearly 50,000 LaSalles were sold over the next couple years.

The success of the LaSalle convinced Sloan to create the Art and Color Section of General

Motors, and to name Earl as its first director. This move was historically significant, since

before that time, American automobile manufacturers did not put much emphasis on

appearance, and were guided more by functionality and production costs. In fact, at the time

GM didn’t even make bodies, but instead shipped chassis platforms to coachbuilders chosen

by buyers.

For a time, Earl’s design concepts met with resistance within GM, as they were viewed by

company execs as flamboyant and impractical. They derided him as one of the “pretty picture

boys,” and his Design Studio as being the “Beauty Parlor.” But he prevailed, and in 1937,

Earl’s Art and Color department was renamed General Motors Design Staff. Among Earl’s

most memorable designs are the Chevy Nomad (the Bel Air sedan-based version), the

Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, all of the early 1950s Buicks, and of course, the Corvette.

Backing up the Ram Jet 350 is a 700-R4 transmission.


As much as we are in Earl’s debt for creating the Corvette, his impact was even more far

reaching in making automotive design not only an essential aspect of manufacturing, but also

intrinsic to American car culture. He put flair and excitement into the auto business, and in

so doing, defined an entire era. He was the first man to design a car with a wraparound

windshield, cars without running boards, and the first to tantalize the motoring public with

dream cars like the 1938 Y Job (the first concept car ever done), and the Buick LeSabre.

Introduced to a world audience in 1951, the LeSabre was loaded with a number of

innovations that were all electrically powered, such as the windows, folding hide-away top,

seats, thermostatically controlled seat warmers and door openers. The top and windows

would automatically close if the car was parked and rain fell on the console-mounted sensor.

The engine heads and crankcase were made of aluminum, and a blower was fitted to the

engine. When full power was needed a second carburetor would feed the combustion

chambers with methanol.

Body features reflected his design culture of long and low, and included features influenced

by aircraft designs of the period. His use of tail fins was influenced by the twin rudders on

Lockheed’s P-38 Lightning fighter.

The interior captures the flavor the original Nomad, but is much more modern and plush in

execution.


This approach of adding all sorts of unique elements would serve as the mode for all future

GM concept cars. After showing them off, and seeing how the spectators reacted, features

from concept cars would evolve to production cars.

The LeSabre would also play an unexpected role in the development of the first Corvette. In

September 1951, Earl was asked to drive it as the pace car at an auto race in Watkins Glen,

New York. There he saw a gathering of European

racing cars—Jaguars, MGs, Ferraris—and decided right then that there needed to be one

made in America.

With an odd yet compelling pairing of sports car and station wagon, the Corvette Nomad had

a first-gen front end, along with a hunkered-down profile.

It was this pivotal experience that led Earl to design the Corvette. He felt America needed its

own sports car and he convinced GM to develop its own, inexpensive two-seater. It was all

his idea (even though later on many others such as Ed Cole and Zora Arkus-Duntov, would

take the design to a whole new level). Originally code-named “Project Opel,” Earl kept the

Corvette program close to his vest. Only a special small studio with a handful of people

worked on the innovative design.

At first, Earl was uncertain about which GM division should offer the car, but with close ties

to Ed Cole, chief engineer at Chevrolet (and later GM president), he decided that the Bowtie

Division would make the most sense. Smart choice, since Cole’s motto was, “Kick the hell

out of the status quo.” Which he did—and then some. Cole’s contemporaries described him

as charismatic and brilliant, with both verve and a volcanic temper at times. He thought big,

talked big, and was able to get people to do big things. Even more important, he was also a

maverick, with a quick wit, quirky grin and uncanny automotive instincts. He thought cars and

trucks should really get up and go with some dash and daring.


The chassis rides on a Corvette C4 suspension, with slightly enlarged wheel wells to allow

for bigger rims. No surprise then, that Cole was sold on the Corvette from the moment he

saw the prototype. It was just what the stodgy Chevrolet division needed—an ideal symbol

of a soon-to-be reborn Chevrolet marque. While the Corvette was exciting, what really fired

up Cole was that such an unexpected, innovative design—a two-seater with a fiberglass body

that could go from drawing board to the driveway in half a year—would come from GM’s

conservative car division. The practical engineer in him certainly appreciated that the tooling

cost for the Corvette was about 10 percent of what steel-bodied cars cost back then. No

doubt he also realized this car would be the ideal platform to promote his then-new smallblock

Chevy V8 as well, which he and Zora made an option on the ’55 model.

The molded exhausts are a distinctive feature of the original concept car.


So, what was the response to the Corvette when it debuted in 1953 at the GM Motorama?

The crowds were wowed. Demand was so intense that a mere six months later the Corvette

went into production, the first concept car ever to be produced essentially as shown. It was

the start of a sports car legacy that continues to this day.

The Corvette C4 suspension components requires enlarged wheel wells to make room for

bigger rims with modern brakes.

The fiberglass product was new, and new production facilities and methods were also part

of the development process. While a number of technical hurdles had to be overcome quickly

by Chevy engineers, Earl realized the great versatility of fiberglass in producing both concept

and limited-production cars. Thus he directed Corvette styling design engineers to produce

variants of the new Corvette for the 1954 Waldorf show. This versatility is what enabled the

creation of the Corvette Nomad.

Before that occurred, however, during the 1953 year a Corvette Coupe was created featuring

a changed windshield frame, a removable hardtop, and roll-up windows, whose mechanism

was designed by Zora Arkus-Duntov. The Corvette Corvair (not to be confused with the ’60s

car of the same name), with a fastback roofline, was also created. The Corvair name was

derived from the combination of Corvette and Bel Air. The Corvette Nomad was then built

using a modified and lengthened Corvette frame.


Note the shifter for the 700-R4 transmission. The original ’54 Corvette had a Powerglide

automatic.

The impact of fiberglass technology on the number and range of concept cars was extremely

significant. In addition to the Waldorf, on display for the 1954 touring Motorama show was a

wide array of concept and experimental cars: the Oldsmobile F88 and Cutlass, Buick Wildcat

II, Corvette Nomad, Corvair, Corvette Coupe, Firebird XP-21, Pontiac Bonneville Special,

Cadillac El Camino, Cadillac La Espada and Cadillac Park Avenue—all of them with

fiberglass bodies.

While the first Motorama Corvette was completed in December of 1952, the Corvette Nomad

was ordered built in October 6, 1953 using a modified version of the first Motorama Corvette’s

frame. Sans an engine, it was made of clay and balsa wood, for use as a promotional vehicle.

After its promotional use in the 1954 Motorama show tour, it was scrapped on July 8, 1955.

Norm Brown of Chevrolet assisted in its dismantling on that very date (but unsubstantiated

rumors have circulated about other Nomad concepts that lasted several years beyond this

date, since GM normally built three concepts at a time.)

Although now lost to history, the Waldorf was never forgotten, and many re-creations have

been attempted over the years. The one shown here from Ray Camacho began with some

help from Hot Rod Fabrications of Auburn, Washington. They began by hacking apart a fullsize

’55 Nomad.


In building a Corvette Nomad from a full-size ’55 Chevy Nomad, about the only piece left of

the original car was the roof, “About the only piece left of the original car was the roof,” he

notes. The rest required fabricating a fiberglass and steel body to the proportions of the

diminutive Corvette by channeling and sectioning the sedan body, two and three inches

respectively.

While the nose is fiberglass, and mounted on a custom subframe, the rest of the body was

pounded out by hand from flat steel, right down to the molded exhausts—a distinctive feature

of the original concept car.

The chassis rides on a ’95 Corvette C4 suspension, and slightly enlarged wheel wells allow

for bigger rims. It runs a Ram Jet 350 crate engine, which is fitted with old-school touches

such as a side-draft intake and finned Corvette valve covers, and is backed by a 700-R4

transmission.

All of which makes this Waldorf-inspired rod a solid driver, an actual wanderer that the original

Corvette Nomad concept never became.


Converting the fiberglass and steel body to the proportions of the ’54 Corvette required

channeling and sectioning Bel Air sedan.

By STEVE TEMPLE

(HTTPS://WWW.CORVETTEONLINE.COM/AUTHOR/STEVETEMPLE/)

Steve Temple has more than three decades of experience as an automotive photojournalist.

He has as editor of several automotive enthusiast magazines, and also as director of

marketing for She American. As such, he is intimately familiar with a wide range of vehicles,

ranging from vintage street and classic musclecars to modern sports cars. Steve has handled

tech and install features on all ty aftermarket upgrades for both cars and trucks.


CVC

Activities

Schedule

Corvette Runs for 2019 have seen brand new people and people who have not put on runs

for a while putting on runs. We are also going to new places and places we haven’t visited

for quite some time. Other people talk to me about putting on runs for the first time. If you

are thinking about a run, our board is here to help. You may also think about teaming up with

one of our members who has experience in putting on runs. If you are ready to announce a

run be sure to run it by me to make sure there are no conflicts with other events.

Mike Lebda, VP Activities, Central Valley Corvettes

Date(s): Events in 2019: Time: Run Leaders:

April 3-7 Laughlin Run 7:45 am Garrison’s

April 20 Mariposa Lunch Run 10:15am Henderson’s

April 27 Clovis Rodeo Parade 7:45 am Fosnaugh’s

May 4 6 th Annual CVC Picnic, Kroekerville 11:30am Null/Henderson

June 6-9 President’s Mystery Run TBD Danielsen’s

June 8 Dinuba Car Show in the Park TBD Hayes

June 22 Bass Lake Dinner Run 3:30 pm Henderson’s

8/22 – 9/13 6 th National Corvette Caravan to 7:00 am Fosnaugh’s

The 25 th Annual National Corvette Museum Celebration!

Sept 7 Happy Hearts Car Show at Dena’s 7:00 am Hayes

Sept 29 Snelling Car Show TBD more to come

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


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DINNER SELECTIONS-CHICKEN MARSALA, SALMON, PASTA TORTELLINI OR PRIME RIB OF BEEF ($3.00

MORE)

INCLUDE CEASAR SALAD, RICE OR POTATOES, VEGETABLE MEDLEY, DINNER ROLLS AND DESSERT.

SERVICE FEE WILL BE ADDED TO RESERVATIONS.

YOU CAN BOOK FOR BOTH TOURS AT THE NUMBER BELOW:

YOU MUST BOOK FOR YOURSELF AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO GUARANTEE A

RESERVATION-SEE NUMBER BELOW

CALL 1-702-298-1047 GIVE THEM OUR GROUP NAME - CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES (TO ENSURE SEATING

TOGETHER)

OR YOU CAN BOOK ONLINE AT www.laughlinrivertours.com IN THE COMMENT SECTION PUT OUR NAME-

CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

LOOKING FORWARD TO A FUN-FILLED TIME IN LAUGHLIN WITH ALL OF YOU!

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL DEBBIE 559-355-9548


Lunch at the 1850

restaurant in

Mariposa at

11:30am

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SAT APRIL 20 th

CVC CORVETTE

RUN

We will leave from the Sportsman’s Warehouse parking lot at

Friant Road and Fresno St (8468 N Friant Rd, Fresno) at 10.15 am

and journey North on Hwy 41 to the town of Oakhurst. Turn left on

Hwy 49 North and drive 26 miles to Mariposa. Along the route you

will pass through the towns of Ahwahnee, Nipinnawassee and

Bootjack. We will park in the large parking lot in the center

between the restaurant and the museum. We eat first, then walk

over to the museum. When everyone has seen enough, we will

head back down Hwy 49 to Hwy 41 to Reimer’s ice cream.

Mariposa Museum

and History

Center

────

Reimer’s Ice

Cream stop on the

way home

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Beautiful drive in

the foothills with

Corvette Friends

────

Fun Springtime

Event

When ready we will head homeward to the Fresno, Clovis area.

FOR MORE INFO

Glenn Henderson

559-786-9781

Kayakman27@gmail.com


I WANT YOUR CORVETTE

In the Clovis Rodeo’s

Annual Parade!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

This Year’s Parade Theme: AMERICAN PRIDE!

Meet at:

Judy’s Donuts in The Trading Post Center on the SE corner of Herndon & Clovis Ave.

Time: Donuts & Coffee from 7:45 to 8:00 am - No later than 8:00 am, Saturday, April 27, 2019

Caravan:

Waiting:

We leave at 8:05 am to the parade staging area (Barstow, just west of Sunnyside).

We MUST be in place on Jefferson before 8:30 am as they close all of the streets

in that area at that time.

We will wait on Barstow approximately ½ to 1 hour until we are called on to line up.

Wear/Bring: Your Patriotic Cap & CVC Shirt / American Flags & Decor, 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: Charlie Fosnaugh at fosnaugh@comcast.net or 281-2876

Sign up by the April 16 th Meeting!


Please Join us

For our 6 th Annual

CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

Fiesta Picnic!

At “Kroekerville”

Saturday May 4 th

Starts 11:30 am to?

Lunch at 12:30 pm

Kroeker Inc.

4627 S Chestnut Ave

Fresno, CA 93725

There will be a salsa contest and a dessert contest with prizes!

Balloon Toss, Corn-Holer (Bean Bag game) and other games and Prizes

Includes a Catered Mexican Lunch

$5.00 per person by April meeting

Sign up at the Club Meeting

Info: 269-2283 Freida Null

786-9781 Glenn Henderson


2019 PRESIDENT’S MYSTERY RUN

WHEN: THURSDAY, JUNE 6 TH – SUNDAY, JUNE 9 TH

WHERE: DID YOU REALLY THINK THAT INFO WOULD BE HERE??

COST HAS NOT BEEN FINALIZED YET; HOWEVER, IT WILL BE IN THE

NEIGHBORHOOD OF $700 PER COUPLE AND WILL INCLUDE 3 NIGHTS LODGING,

BREAKFAST ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY, 1 DINNER, AND 1

ATTRACTION. ALSO, THERE WILL BE A 5 OR 6 DOLLAR RUN FEE PER CAR. OTHER

ACTIVITIES/ATTRACTIONS ARE INVOLVED BUT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR

PAYMENT---NOTHING EXPENSIVE HOWEVER.

IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THE TRIP AND FIND YOU NEED TO CANCEL LESS THAN 30

DAYS FROM THE START OF THE RUN (THURSDAY, JUNE 6TH), THERE IS NO

REFUND! YOUR ONLY OPTION WOULD BE TO GET SOMEONE TO TAKE YOUR

PLACE. FACILITIES WHEREVER WE ARE GOING REQUIRE A FIRM ROOM COUNT

AND PAYMENT 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF ARRIVAL (YOU WOULD NOT THINK A

CAMPGROUND IN DEATH VALLEY WOULD BE SO PICKY....BUT THEY ARE!)

A SIGN-UP SHEET WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE MARCH MEETING AND THE APRIL

MEETING WILL BE THE CUT-OFF FOR SIGNING UP AND PAYING FOR THE RUN.

VERY IMPORTANT----BECAUSE OF ROOM AVAILABILITY AT THE LOCATION

AND TIME OF YEAR OF THE RUN, THIS TRIP IS LIMITED TO 20 CARS

(THERE ARE TWO RUN LEADERS WHICH LEAVES 18 SPACES)


Bass Lake Dinner Run

Saturday June 22, 2019

We will leave from Fresno at 3:30pm from the Sportsman’s

Warehouse parking lot at Friant Rd. and Fresno St. (8468 N.

Friant Rd. Fresno) and drive to our destination at Ducey’s on

the lake at Bass Lake Pines Resort. (39255 Marina Dr. Bass

Lake CA 93604) They have a great atmosphere with a view

of the lake, and wonderful food.

It is a pretty drive, and since we will be eating at 5:00pm,

and the days are the longest then, we should be home

before dark.

For more information call Glenn Henderson at 786-9781


2019 National Corvette Caravan

All roads lead to Bowling Green, Kentucky for the 25th Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum

We now have 7 Corvettes booked and registered from CVC!

And here is our Caravan Captain's new ZR1

National Corvette Caravan added 2 new photos — National Corvette Museum - Bowling Green, KY

Who is ready for the 2019 Corvette Caravan? We can tell you Captain Don Herzer is! Check out the

graphics he has on his brand new 2019 ZR1 that he picked up at the National Corvette Museum through

the R8C Delivery program! Congrats and Thank You Don! We will be following this Corvette to B.G. KY!

All roads lead to Bowling Green!

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