The Duke’s on President
Dick’s Mystery Run at
St. Mary in the Mountains,
Virginia City, NV
Photo by Skip Severance
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
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
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS - NEWS
WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER EDITOR
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!
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
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
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.
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,
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
Skip Garrison, 7/05 – Jan Pflepsen, 7/10
and Lance Pitt, 7/24
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:
‘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
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
2013-2019 Cadillac ATS, 2013-2019 Cadillac CTS, 2010-2019 Chevrolet Camaro,
2005-2019 Chevrolet Corvette, 2014-2017 SS
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).
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.
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.
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
By Brake and Front End Staff,
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
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
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!).
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
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.
6/06/19 - 6/9/19
Photos by: Dick Danielsen, Skip & LeighAnne
Severance, Lori Dukes & Steve Garcia
Photos by Charlie, not him >
Bass Lake Dinner Run
Saturday June 22, 2019
Photos by: Glen Henderson,
Kathy Marine, the waitress & Me