Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - June 2019

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - June 2019

OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (CHARTERED NOVEMBER 12, 1991)

CVC WON

2 ND PLACE

FOR MOTOR

VEHICLES

AGAIN THIS

YEAR!

Lining Up for the Clovis Rodeo Parade 4-27-19


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

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

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

Secretary’s Minutes.................. 5-6

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

In the Garage w/Charlie….……. 8-11

CVC Activities............................ 12

CVC Event Flyers.................. 13-23

CVC Picnic Pics…..…………..…. 24-30

Movie Nite Pics ………………..……. 31

From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 32

TREASURER

Lynne Henenfent

978-4898

mhenenfent@aol.com

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


Wow----June already! Hard to believe 2019 is half

over. The good news is only six more monthly

columns to write!

I would like to thank Charlie for putting together (on

short notice) another movie night for us in May. We

had fun watching Avengers Endgame at the Maya

Cinema on May 1 st . Charlie also snuck in another

movie night on May 29 th to see the Disney movie

Aladdin.

…a word from our President!

The Null’s and Henderson’s really put forth a lot of

good planning and hard work to provide club

members with another fun picnic at Kroekerville on

May 4 th . Thank you for making the 6 th annual picnic

a huge success! Additionally, we owe Joyce, Jill, and

Steve a big thank you for allowing us to again hold

the event at their facility!

Coming up this month are the President’s Mystery

Run, June 6 th through June 9 th , the Bass Lake Dinner

Run on June 22 nd , and a mystery lunch run on June

29 th .

Despite the record breaking May rainfall, summer is

almost here…………drive your Corvette. Get out

and participate in CVC activities (feel free to plan a

few also) and have some fun!

Be safe and save the wave.

Dick Danielsen

16


Central

Valley

Corvettes

General Meeting Minutes 5-21-19

The General meeting was called to order by Dick

Danielsen at 6:28 PM. Dick opened the meeting by

gleefully reading the Corvette Prayer.

Secretary – Kathy Marine read minutes from the

April General meeting. The April minutes were

amended as noted adding omitted donors of raffle

prizes. David Dukes made a motion to accept

amended minutes; Gary Pflepsen seconded the

motion.

Treasurer’s Report - Lynn Henenfent gave the

Treasurer’s report. She also stated $240.00 was

collect in raffle ticket sales. Freida Nulls is excellent at

selling raffle tickets. Go Freida!

VP of Public Relations/Membership – Ruthie

Danielsen announced birthdays and anniversaries.

As the saying goes… April showers bring May

flowers… what does May bring? Eleven birthdays.

Happy birthday to all eleven! May wasn’t as busy in

the Marriage Department as it was in the Birthing

Department. Only one lucky couple, Keith and

Debbie Garrison, were celebrating their anniversary

and are the winners of this month’s $25.00 Yosemite

gift card. Congratulations on 27 years of marriage!

Ruthie reminded members to take advantage in

sponsoring new members when the opportunity

arises. $50.00 is awarded to the sponsor of a new

member who joins CVC.

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.

New runs are being planned. Sign-up sheets will

soon be available. So be sure to check Run/Activity

Schedule published in the newsletter for planned

runs or contact run leaders with any questions

regarding their run.

President Mystery Run – June 6-9 - Dick thanked

Chuck and Linda Laningham for helping with the

President Mystery Pre-Run and disposing of the

huge rattlesnake population. Due to the high

availability of rattlesnakes, they may be a menu

option -- tastes like chicken. Just kidding… I think. So

as not to get lost in the desert, CB radios are

required.

Cars in the Park Dinuba Car Show – June 8 -

Members were strongly encouraged to participate

to show support for Ed Dena and his sponsorship.

Ed Dena’s Happy Heart Fundraiser Car Show –

September 7 – Members are again strongly

encouraged to participate to show support for Ed

Dena and Valley Children’s Hospital, a charitable

cause.

As a follow-up to recent held runs, Mike asked each

run leader to reflect on the highlights for members’

enjoyment.

Glenn Henderson described the April 20 Mariposa

Museum and Lunch Run. 47 members

participated. The first stop after a beautiful scenic

drive to Mariposa was at 1850 Restaurant for a

delicious lunch. Across the road, Docents lead

several groups through the Mariposa Museum

explaining the various indoor exhibits, as well as

telling stories of Mariposa County from the Native


American and Spanish, California Gold Rush, and

early 1900s. We were on our own to explore the

outdoor exhibits of mining, blacksmithing, other

equipment and buildings. After, we were back in the

Corvettes, on are way to Reimer’s Ice Cream parlor.

What a way to end a fun run.

Charlie Fosnaugh stated 13 cars participated in the

April 27 Clovis Rodeo Parade designated as an

“American Pride” parade theme. The CVC club was

awarded a second-place ribbon again. Guests of

Tom and Emily Piercy, Mike and Judy Swan also

participated. Everyone enjoyed their lunch at Red

Robin.

Freida Nulls spoke about the May 4, Annual CVC

Picnic, Kroekerville. 50 members participated and

had a great time. They enjoyed good weather, good

food, played fun games – Left-Right-Center being a

big hit, and lots of prizes won.

Old Business: Dick queried the floor for any old

business discussion. None was offered.

New Business: Dick queried the floor for any new

business. None was offered.

Sunshine and Clouds: Linda Laningham has her

ways as she wonders the room, visiting each table

getting members to fess up on their life happenings

and events. She manages to dig up a lot of

important news.

Sergeant-of-Arms: Chuck Laningham peacefully

collected a lonely $1.00 in badge fines. But

BEWARE - He will be on the hunt again at the June

meeting. Wear your club badge or pay up!

Next General Meeting: To be held at Yosemite Falls

Café, June 18, 2019, at 6:30 PM.

Next Board Meeting: May board meeting

postponed. Will re-adjourn in June.

General Meeting Adjourned: Chuck Laningham

made a motion to adjourn meeting at 7:26 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! Anderson, Danielsen,

Derringer, Dukes, Engleman, Fosnaugh, J&S Garcia,

S&L Garcia, Garrison, Henderson, Henenfent’s,

Jarvis, Laningham, Lebda, Nulls, Piercy, Renna,

Severance.


y Ruthie Danielsen

JUNE BIRTHDAYS

Art White, 6/01 – Terry Anderson, 6/07 and Jim Bandy, 6/07

JUNE ANNIVERSARIES

Joe & Sarah Garcia, 6/04/78 – 41 Years

Herb & Freida Null, 6/05/70 – 49 Years

Mike & Mary Lou Lebda, 6/18//1966 – 53 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 RECOMMEND OUR WEB SITE REGULARLY AT:

www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


‘In the Garage’ w/Charlie

Why the Corvette Grand Sport Exists

Some have labeled the C7 Corvette Grand Sport as nothing more than a “fake” Z06.

On the surface, this assertion isn’t entirely misguided. After all, the C7 Corvette Grand

Sport is equipped with the same GM 6.2L V8 LT1 engine as the base-model Stingray,

producing the same output of 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. However,

the Grand Sport also comes with Z06-style body and aerodynamic components,

including wider hips and tons of extra vents. With Z06 looks, minus the 650

horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque created by the Z06’s supercharged LT4

engine, one can see where the “fake” Z06 accusations are coming from. Which leads

us to one question – why does the Corvette Grand Sport exist? To answer that, we’ve

gotta start by taking a trip down memory lane.


Back in 1962, Chevrolet launched the Grand Sport program, which sought to create

a lightweight C2 Corvette that could take the fight to the Shelby Cobra in GT-class

racing. Zora Arkus-Duntov was the driving force behind the creation of the Grand

Sport program. Lightness was key to the formula; in fact, a light car was so important,

that the program was originally known as “The Lightweight” inside of GM. The

namesake was justified too, as early prototypes managed to shave a full 1,000

pounds from production Stingray models thanks to lightweight

components like aluminum, magnesium, and ultra-thin fiberglass.

The resulting vehicle boasted very impressive specs, while being complemented by

a bevy of aero components, large intakes, and vents across its reshaped body.

Providing the motivation was a 6.2L V8 engine producing upwards of 485

horsepower. The plan was to create 125 examples for homologation purposes.

But as soon as GM execs caught wind of the project, it was quickly canceled. Luckily,

before it met the axe, five units of the C2 Corvette Grand Sport were produced. Today,

these vehicles are considered to be some of the most valuable Corvettes in

existence. Fast forward to modern times, and the spirit of the original Corvette Grand

Sport runs through the present-day car. It’s track-ready, it looks the part, and – more

importantly – it’s light. First and foremost, the upgraded aero and body components

certainly help it look the part, especially when equipped with the optional stripes and

fender markings that provide a direct throwback to those early 1960s racers. For

apex-hunting duties, the Corvette Grand Sport comes with Z06-style suspension

tuning, although the tune for the anti-roll bars, Magnetic Ride Control suspension and

springs are unique to the Corvette Grand Sport. The Magnetic Ride

Control suspension is also standard equipment, as is an electronic limited-slip

differential.


The Corvette Grand Sport sits on larger 19-inch wheels up front and 20-inch wheels

in the rear, all of which are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. It also

features upgraded, Z06-style cooling for track use.


Perhaps more importantly, the Corvette Grand Sport is lighter than the Z06, tipping

the scales at 3,252 pounds. Compared to the 3,350-pound Z06, that’s almost a 100-

pound difference.

At the end of the day, the Corvette Grand Sport is most certainly not a “fake” Z06 by

any means. Instead, the vehicle is its own type of (very unique) animal that bridges

the gap between the Stingray and the Z06 as a lean, mean track-ready performer that

is perfectly capable to deliver on the fun factor in a big way, even without the Z06’s

650 ponies under the hood.

Subscribe to GM Authority for more Corvette news, Chevrolet news and around-theclock

GM news coverage.

BY JONATHAN LOPEZ, GM Authority, MAY 28, 2019


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:

June 6-9 President’s Mystery Run 7:45 am Danielsen’s

June 12 Movie Nite: Rocketman 5:00 pm Fosnaugh’s

June 15 King’s Klassic Kars / Lunch Run 8:30 am King’s

June 22 Bass Lake Dinner Run 3:15 pm Henderson’s

June 29 Mystery Lunch Run 10:15 am Engelman’s

July 14 Golden Chain Theater Melodrama 10:30 am Engelman’s

8/22 – 9/13 6 th National Corvette Caravan to 6:45 am Fosnaugh’s

The 25 th Annual National Corvette Museum Celebration!

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

Sept 29 Snelling Car Show TBD Renna

Oct 26 Pot Luck Dinner 5:30 pm Dukes

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


2019 PRESIDENT’S MYSTERY RUN

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

WHERE: DID YOU REALLY THINK THAT INFO WOULD

BE HERE??

FOR THOSE SIGNED-UP FOR THE MYSTERY RUN, WE WILL BE

MEETING ON JUNE 6 TH IN THE PARKING LOT FRONTING MC DONALD’S

IN THE NEW SHOPPING CENTER ON HERNDON NEAR HIGHWAY 99.

PLEASE ARRIVE BY 7:45 AS WE WILL BE LEAVING AT 8:00AM SHARP!

FYI, IF YOU WISH TO GET SOMETHING TO EAT PRIOR TO LEAVING,

MC DONALD’S IS OPEN EARLY AND THERE IS ALSO A JUDY’S DONUTS

AT THE SAME LOCATION.


A

to see:

ROCKETMAN

"An epic musical fantasy about the

uncensored human story of Sir Elton

John’s breakthrough years."

Wednesday,June 12th

Maya Cinemas, 3090 E. Campus Pointe Drive

Dinner at Fat Jacks @ 5:00 pm

with our Corvettes near the Theater at

625 W. Shaw Ave, Clovis, CA 93612

starts about 7:00 PM

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Attention CVC Members!

Here’s a last minute Run that

many of you have been asking for;

Join me on a trip to my Klassic Kar warehouse

Saturday, June 15 th

Meet in Walgreens parking lot, West & Herndon

At 8:30 AM - Leaving at 8:40 AM

Traveling to Klassic Kar Warehouse, B-1C,

5621 w. McKenzie Ave. by 9:00 AM

Then to lunch at Triangle Drive Inn,

1310 W Belmont Ave by 11:30 AM

Please RSVP to LarryKing10@yahoo.com

Or call me at 908-0495

so I may plan the run properly!

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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


Mystery Lunch Run

Cancelled due to a memorial service !

This event originally scheduled for Saturday June 29, 2019 will be rescheduled !

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We will leave from Fresno at 10:30 am from the parking lot of Carl's Jr. at Jensen and Hwy 99 in

Fresno. From there we will have an approximately 45 minute drive to our destination. This restaurant is

not fast food or anything unusual like sushi. They excel in traditional fare as well as some great unique

dishes and daily specials. You will be able to order from the full menu and a full bar is available. Menu

items average $22 per person including a drink, tax, and tip. You can share a plate. This is a very nice

venue, you will enjoy it ! We will have a large area to ourselves that can easily handle 70 plus people.

Another bonus is shaded parking should be available for all. There are also ice cream and coffee drinks

available a short drive from the restaurant if we so desire. Remember to bring your CB radio !

For more information contact:

Jeff Engelman 907-1200

Stephanie Engelman 907-3501


Golden Chain Theater Melodrama

Sunday July 14, 2019

We will leave from Fresno at 10:45 am from the parking lot of Sportsman's

Warehouse at 8468 N. Friant Road, Fresno. From there we will travel to

Oakhurst and have lunch at El Cid Mexican Restaurant. Reimer's ice cream is

right next door for desert. Then we travel a short distance to the Golden

Chain Theater to see the 2 pm matinee Melodrama “Here Comes the Cows”.

We will have a reserved section for our group at the restaurant and theater.

Cost is $14 per person for the Melodrama payable by the June 18 th meeting.

Be ready for a fun time!

About the Melodrama:

In the grand tradition of old fashioned western melodrama, ‘Here Come The

Cows’ has heroes to cheer, villains to boo with the added bonus of a

“genuine” cattle stampede live on stage! What could be more fun? Audience

participation is encouraged, making for an interactive theatre experience. So

come meet the townspeople of Mesa, AZ where it is so hot the cows are

producing evaporated milk and the chickens are laying hard-boiled eggs!

For more information contact:

Jeff Engelman 907-1200

Stephanie Engelman 907-3501


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!


Yosemite CORVETTE Club

of Merced

P.O. Box 930 * Merced, CA 95341

Snelling Car Show

Car Show Registration Form

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Pre-Registration entry fee $30 per vehicle, $35 per vehicle day of event

One meal ticket included per entry

Registration 7:30 am to 10:00 am—Car Show 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Make Check payable to: Yosemite Corvette Club

Mail to: P.O. Box 930, Merced, CA 95341

Extra meal tickets may be purchased with pre-registration.

Please include extra meal tickets total in your payment.

# of Extra meal tickets $12 per person: .

Please Print (one entry form per car)

Name

Club Affiliation

Address City State Zip

Phone #

E-Mail

Car Info: Make Model Year Color

Waiver: (The following must be signed to enter the car show)

By signing this, I certify that the information is correct to the

best of my knowledge. In consideration of your accepting entry

I, intending to be legally bound, do hereby for myself my heirs,

executors, and administrators waive and release forever any

and all rights and claims or damages I may accrue against the

Yosemite Corvette Club, Snelling Community Building Foundation,

Snelling Homecoming Committee, Merced County Department

of Parks & Rec, or against any and all organizations,

sponsors, and/or individuals connected with this event, their

representative, successors and assigns for any & all injuries

suffered by me in connection with this event including pre and

post car show activities. I also grant Yosemite Corvette Club,

Inc. the right to use images of me taken at the car show. All

drivers must have a valid driver’s license and insurance.

Henderson Park

2641 E. Merced Falls Rd.

Snelling, CA 95369

I have read my rights:

Signed:

Date:

Forms available online at

www.YosemiteCorvetteClub.net


TIME FOR A

POTLUCK AT THE DUKE’S

It has been awhile so lets have another party at the

Duke’s and of course some great entertainment.

OCTOBER 26 TH

5:30

As usual, drinks and paper goods will be provided.

There will be a signup at the next meeting so think

about what you want to bring to the potluck including

main dishes or deserts.

ENTERTAINMENT

THE RICHIE BLUE BAND

Again Lori and Dave have lined up great entertainment

from 6pm to 9pm. There will be a fee of $5 per person

to help cover the cost.


Our next Movie Night was

changed from June 5 th to June

12 th due to the President’s Run

leaving early on June 6 th

See you at the Movies!

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