OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (CHARTERED NOVEMBER 12, 1991)
2 ND PLACE
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
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.................. 5-6
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
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS - NEWS
WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER EDITOR
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
…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.
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
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
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
As a follow-up to recent held runs, Mike asked each
run leader to reflect on the highlights for members’
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
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
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.
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,
y Ruthie Danielsen
Art White, 6/01 – Terry Anderson, 6/07 and Jim Bandy, 6/07
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:
‘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
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-
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.
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BY JONATHAN LOPEZ, GM Authority, MAY 28, 2019
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
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.
"An epic musical fantasy about the
uncensored human story of Sir Elton
John’s breakthrough years."
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
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!
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
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
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)
Address City State Zip
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.
2641 E. Merced Falls Rd.
Snelling, CA 95369
I have read my rights:
Forms available online at
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
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.
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!