Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - July 2019

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - July 2019

The Duke’s on President

Dick’s Mystery Run at

St. Mary in the Mountains,

Virginia City, NV

Photo by Skip Severance

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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...................5-6

PR, Birthdays & Anniversaries...... 7

In the Garage w/Charlie….……..8-11

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

CVC Event Flyers.................. 13-20

Pres Mystery Run Pics……..…. 21-29

Kings Klassic Kars Pics………… 30-42

Ducys Lunch Run Pics………… 43-47

From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 48

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


Happy Fourth of July! Not sure you would want to

do this to your corvette; however, what a great way

to celebrate both the Fourth and America’s only true

sports car. Well……………June was the month for the

President’s Mystery Run. We had a total of 16 cars

(32 people) who were very disappointed that it was

much too hot to travel to the original destination of

Amboy, California (and the grilled rattlesnake dinner

had to be cancelled). A quick substitution was made,

and we had to make do with a trip up the east side of

the Sierras and a ride on the V & T Railroad from

Carson City to Virginia City. Maybe if the run is

planned for earlier in the year, Amboy could be a real

possibility next year??!

…a word from our President!

A big thank you to Larry and Janet King for hosting

the club on June 15th and showing us their “Klassic

Kar” collection. After viewing cars in two different

warehouses, run participants enjoyed lunch at the

Triangle Drive Inn.

Glenn and Lorraine Henderson planned and

executed another successful run……..this time a

dinner run to Ducey’s at Bass Lake on June 22nd.

We had a major turn out for the event, and it was

very impressive to see all those Corvettes in a line

on Highway 41! Thanks Glenn and

Lorraine………….a good run and a great time!

Looking ahead, I am a little concerned as it is pretty

slim pickings regarding runs for the remainder of

the year. It is great that we have had several club

members who have not previously planned runs

step up to the plate and plan activities for members

to enjoy. I would encourage others to think about

doing the same thing. As I have said many times

before, if we only went to meetings, it would not be

much fun! Save the Wave!

Dick Danielsen


Central

Valley

Corvettes

General Meeting Minutes 6-18-19

The June General meeting was called to order by

Dick Danielsen at 6:30 PM. Dick opened the meeting

by having the minutes read.

Secretary – Kathy Marine read minutes from the

May General meeting. The May minutes were

approved. Charlotte made a motion to accept the

minutes as read; Linda seconded the motion.

Treasurer’s Report - Lynn Henenfent gave the

Treasurer’s report. She also stated $225.00 was

collected in raffle ticket sales which incited a loud

round of applause. Despite a slightly smaller

meeting attendance, Freida still managed to

maximize raffle ticket sales. Keep up the good work

Frieda!

VP of Public Relations/Membership – Ruthie

Danielsen announced 3 birthdays and 3

anniversaries for June. Since Gail Tavares was the

only June birthday in attendance, she experienced a

grand serenade as the members sang “happy

birthday” to her. In celebration of 53 years of

married devotion, and luck of

the draw, Mike and Mary Lou

Lebda were the winners of a

$25.00 Yosemite gift card.

Congratulations and happy

anniversary!

Ruthie stated that the CVC website is generating

some interest from potential new members. She

has encouraged those that have contacted her to

attend a meeting. Ruthie also reminded members

to sign-in on the attendance sheet each meeting.

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 are

available at meetings. Be sure to check

Run/Activity Schedule published in the newsletter

for planned runs or contact run leaders with any

questions regarding their run. As a follow-up to

recently held runs, each run leader reflected on the

highlights for members’ enjoyment.

Dick Danielsen described his June 6-9 President

Mystery Run. He apparently was very successful in

keeping the “mystery” and deceiving the run

participates on their destination which included a

stop at the Western Film Museum in Lone Pine, a

scenic drive along Hwy 395 to Bishop, a visit to the

Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center,

then onto the Gold Dust Casino in Carson City

where some tried their luck during their stay. While

in Carson City, participants hopped aboard the

Virginia and Truckee Railroad train for a day ride to

Virginia City and back. Patricia Garrison tried her

luck and was the winner at guessing the total run

mileage of 789 miles (Dick registered 790 miles).

Great guessing Patricia! There were numerous

comments by run participates stating this was a

spectacular trip. Thank you to Dick, Ruthie, Chuck,

and Linda. Charlie Fosnaugh regularly plans a

Movie Night each month at the Mayas Cinema

theaters. 20 people joined Charlie and Kim on June


12 to watch Rocketman; a movie worth seeing

about Elton John’s life and music career.

Larry and Janet King had a good size group attend a

tour of their car collection on June 15. In Larry’s

words, the group “went to a couple old buildings to

see some old cars. Corvettes got dirty but had fun.

Then drove to Triangle Burger and ate some good

food.” This was Larry’s and Janet’s first time in

planning a Corvette run and did a great job!

Old Business: Dick queried the floor for any old

business discussion. None was offered.

New Business: Dick announced that Andy Anderson

has stepped down from Parliamentarian duties.

Charlotte Renna has accepted the Parliamentarian

position. Charlotte has also taken on the

responsibility of suppling “goodies” at each meeting.

Dick also informed the club that a Nomination

Committee will be established in August in

preparation for the 2020 Board members’

nominations and voting later this year. Lynn brought

in a few non-personalized CVC clothing items up for

sale that were donated by a previous club member if

anyone was interested. Dick queried the floor for any

additional new business. None was offered.

Sunshine and Clouds: Linda Laningham has an

inquiring mind as a lot of us do. She visited each

table to extract life happenings and events from

members. Linda does have a knack of getting

people to talk.

Sergeant-of-Arms: Chuck Laningham earned his

nick-name – “two buck Chuck” as he routinely

collects $2.00 in badge fines. Wear the badge or

pay the fine!

Next General Meeting: To be held at Yosemite

Falls Café, July 16, 2019, at 6:30 PM.

Next Board Meeting: To be held at Danielsen’s

home, July 23, 2019, at 7:00 PM. Members are

welcome to attend Board meetings. Please inform

Club President of your attendance.

General Meeting Adjourned: Tom Piercy made a

motion to adjourn meeting at 7:23 PM. Frieda Nulls

seconded the motion.

Respectfully submitted:

Kathy Marine, Club Secretary

All raffle prize donations are appreciated. Thank

you to the following members for their donation:

Anderson, Danielsen, Derringer, Dukes, Engelman,

Fosnaugh, J&S Garcia, S&L Garcia, Garrison,

Garrahan, Henderson, Henenfent, Jarvis, King,

Laningham, Marine, Nulls, Renna, Severance,

Tavares

Marci Jarvis & Mike Lebda were winners of cash! Jeff & Stephanie showed off a cool print donated by Steve Garcia


Dear Friends: I can't emphasize the importance of supporting our sponsor, Ed Dena, enough. He

has been steadfast in his support of our club for many years without asking much of us other than

our occasional participation in a car show (which are fun events). He is having a car show on the

morning of SEPTEMBER 7th at his dealership in Dinuba. It is to be a fundraiser for Valley Children's

Hospital. I understand that quite a few car clubs have been invited to attend. We should all make

every effort to participate in this event, not only to show our appreciation to Ed Dena for his

support of our club, but also to help raise funds for a very worthy cause (not bad PR for CVC!). The

sign-up sheet for this event will be available to you for the next 2 meetings! I look forward to

seeing your name on the list and to sharing a good time with you at Ed Dena's on Sept. 7th. Bring

your chairs. See you then! Ruthie Danielsen, VP Membership/Public Relations

JULY BIRTHDAYS

Skip Garrison, 7/05 – Jan Pflepsen, 7/10

and Lance Pitt, 7/24

JULY ANNIVERSARIES

Andy & Connie Anderson, 7/14/62 – 57 Yrs.

Steve & Jill Kroeker, 7/17/59 – 60 Years

Fred & Terri Parks, 7/21/2001 – 18 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/Charlie

Last front-engine Chevrolet Corvette

Sold for $2.7 million at charity auction!

The last front-engine Chevrolet Corvette won't be built until September, but it was sold

on Friday night, June 28 th , for an astonishing price. The next-generation Corvette

coming in 2020 will be a mid-engine model, the first in the history of the iconic sports

car.

The rights to the last of the current Corvettes were auctioned for charity at the Barrett-

Jackson Northeast event in Connecticut, where the high bid was $2.7 million.

The identity of the buyer has not been revealed, but the price paid set a record for a

Barrett-Jackson charity auction.

The entire amount will be donated to the Steven Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation

to build mortgage-free smart homes for service members who have suffered

devastating injuries in the line of duty.


An identical stand-in for the car that will be the last off of the line was on the block for

the event. It's a black Corvette Z06 with a red-trimmed interior, seven-speed manual

transmission and top of the line 3LZ trim that would normally cost around $90,000.

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

GM news coverage. By Gary Gastelu | Fox News, June 28, 2019


‘In the Garage’ w/Charlie

GM Tech Tip: Car with Wide and Low Aspect

Ratio Tires Pulls, Wanders or Tramlines

Models

2013-2019 Cadillac ATS, 2013-2019 Cadillac CTS, 2010-2019 Chevrolet Camaro,

2005-2019 Chevrolet Corvette, 2014-2017 SS

Condition

Some customers may comment their vehicle has a tendency to pull left or right

depending on road conditions. Typical descriptions may refer to the vehicle not

tracking properly or that the car wanders. Additional comments may include that the

car follows grooves or inconsistencies in the road to the extent that the vehicle must

be steered or directed with additional force to overcome these roadway characteristics.

What is Tramlining?

“Tramlining” is an industry term used to describe a vehicle’s tendency to follow the

longitudinal ruts and/or grooves present in the road (also called “trough wander”). The

name comes from the feeling on a tram or trolley as the vehicle follows along the

tracks. Any vehicle can exhibit tramlining due to uneven pavement or severe rutting in

the roads surface. All vehicles tramline to some degree, however vehicles equipped

with low aspect ratio, wide tires tend to be more sensitive to this condition. Turning the

steering wheel left or right slightly may give a “scrubbing” feel like rubbing up against

a curb (only not as pronounced). Vehicles experiencing this condition can feel “pulled”

in both directions depending on the positions of the tires in the trough (ruts).

Driving Characteristics

A test drive with the customer to duplicate the concern and driving a comparably

equipped vehicle over the same roads may be beneficial before any repairs are

attempted. For further information on diagnosing vehicle leads/pull issues, refer to the

latest version of Corporate Bulletin Number 05-03-07-009.

Test driving over road surfaces, like smooth concrete, the vehicle may be less

susceptible to pavement inconsistencies due to the fact that concrete can be less

susceptible to developing troughs and other variations in the road surface.

Additionally, since troughs may or may not be visible in a given lane, it is

recommended to drive the vehicle within the lane, but on each side of the lane to verify

if the vehicle is reacting to the road surface variation due to the steering precision of

vehicles in this category. If a similarly equipped vehicle experiences the same

condition as the customer’s car, the customer’s car is most likely experiencing

tramlining, which is a normal characteristic of a car with low aspect ratio, wide tires.


Tires

Verify that all tire pressures are set to the specification listed on the vehicle’s tire

placard prior to driving and verify there is no uneven tire wear.

Tire pressures should be maintained at the recommended pressures. Increasing tire

pressures above the recommended pressure will further stiffen the sidewall of the tire

and may increase tramlining. Swapping tires from a known good vehicle can be used

to determine if the condition is tire related.

Verify that the tires and suspension setting have not been modified from the production

standards. GM accessory wheels and tires are an acceptable modification.

Alignment

While alignment may be thought to be a contributing factor, it has NOT been found to

affect trough wander or tramlining complaints and therefore a wheel alignment check

is NOT recommended for the condition. Reference the latest version of Corporate

Bulletin Number 05-03-07-009 for GM Corporate policy information on wheel

alignment.

By Brake and Front End Staff,


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:

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

Aug 10 Mystery Lunch Run 10:15 am Engelman’s

Aug 17 Harris Ranch Lunch Run 10:30 am Danielsen’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

The C8 Mid-Engine Corvette will debut on July 18 th !


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


Mystery Lunch Run

Now scheduled for Saturday, August 10 th !!

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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!

Sign up at the July meeting

For more information contact:

Jeff Engelman 907-1200

Stephanie Engelman 907-3501


HARRIS RANCH

LUNCH RUN

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 th

- MEET AT JENSEN AND HWY. 99 AT

10:30AM ON AUGUST 17 th .

WE WILL LEAVE PROMPTLY AT 10:45AM SO THAT WE CAN ARRIVE AT

HARRIS RANCH BY OUR RESERVATION TIME OF 12 NOON.

OUR ROUTE WILL BE SOUTH ON HWY. 41 AND THEN WEST ON HWY.

198 TO HARRIS RANCH AT THE INTERSECTION OF 198 AND I-5.

THERE WILL BE SOME TIME AFTER LUNCH TO BROWSE IN THE GIFT

SHOP.

AFTER LUNCH, WE WILL UPHOLD

THE DEEPLY INGRAINED

TRADITION OF CVC AND DRIVE

TO HANFORD AND SUPERIOR

DAIRY FOR DESSERT (IF WE CAN

GET THROUGH THE DOOR!).

DON’T FORGET

YOUR CB RADIO!

THERE WILL BE A SIGN-UP

SHEET AT THE JULY MEETING.

IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THE JULY MEETING AND WISH TO GO ON THE

RUN, CONTACT DICK OR RUTH DANIELSEN AT 298-5229 PRIOR TO

THE CUT-OFF DATE OF AUGUST 8 TH .


2019 National Corvette Caravan

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

We now have 6 Corvettes booked and registered from CVC!

And here is our Caravan Captain's new ZR1

BREAKING NEWS! IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY THE NCM THAT THERE WILL BE A C8 MID-

ENGINE CORVETTE ON DISPLAY ALONG WITH A GM TRAILER OF INFORMATION ABOUT IT

DURING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! 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.


President Dick’s

Mystery Run,

6/06/19 - 6/9/19


Photos by: Dick Danielsen, Skip & LeighAnne

Severance, Lori Dukes & Steve Garcia


Photos by Charlie, not him >

ME!


Bass Lake Dinner Run

Saturday June 22, 2019


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Photos by: Glen Henderson,

Kathy Marine, the waitress & Me

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