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, Ruthie Danielsen 284-6260
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
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
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS - NEWS
WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER EDITOR
…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
Save the wave!
Despite an internal
power failure, the
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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:
‘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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES GOES TO LAUGHLIN
APRIL 3-7, 2019
APRIL 3-7, 2019
AQUARIUS CASINO RESORT HOTEL
1900 S. CASINO DRIVE, LAUGHLIN, NV 89029
FLAT RATE INCLUDES ROOM RATE, TAX & RESORT FEE
RATES: SUN-THUR - $45.00
FRI-SAT - $80.00
CALL GROUP RESERVATIONS
1-800-662-5825 between 6 AM-12 AM
CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES - GROUP CODE: C-CVC19
MEETING -7:45 CARL’S JR-JENSEN & 99
LEAVING 8 AM
MORE INFO - KEITH & DEBBIE GARRISON
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE LAUGHLIN RUN APRIL 3-7, 2019
FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE JOINING US ON THE LAUGHLIN RUN IT IS TIME TO BOOK YOUR
FOR YOUR ROOM (IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY) EMAIL JAIME NOEL AT Jaime.Noel@TheAquarius.com
GIVE HER EITHER THE GROUP NAME CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES OR OUR GROUP CODE C-CVC19
WHEN YOU BOOK, SHE WILL EMAIL YOU BACK YOU A CONFIRMATION.
JET BOAT RESERVATIONS: THURSDAY APRIL 4, 2019
FOR THOSE INTERESTED I HAVE RESERVED A BOOKING FOR THE JET BOAT TOUR TO HAVASU-LONDON
IT IS A 6-HOUR CRUISE TO HAVASU - LONDON BRIDGE
TRAVEL 58 MILES DOWN COLORADO THROUGH THE BEAUTIFUL TOPOCK GORGE WHERE YOU'LL SEE
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FOR THOSE INTERESTED I HAVE RESERVED A BOOKING FOR FRIDAY APRIL 6, 2019 ABOARD THE
2-HOUR CRUISE, WITH A FULL SERVICE BAR, AIR CONDITIONED CABIN AND RESTROOMS-$45.00 PER
ALL ENTREES ARE PREPARED FRESH ON BOARD.
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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
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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
SAT APRIL 20 th
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.
Cream stop on the
Beautiful drive in
the foothills with
When ready we will head homeward to the Fresno, Clovis area.
FOR MORE INFO
I WANT YOUR CORVETTE
In the Clovis Rodeo’s
Saturday, April 27, 2019
This Year’s Parade Theme: AMERICAN PRIDE!
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-2876
Sign up by the April 16 th Meeting!
Please Join us
For our 6 th Annual
CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES
Saturday May 4 th
Starts 11:30 am to?
Lunch at 12:30 pm
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
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!