Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - August 2019

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - August 2019

Pre-run to President Ronald Regan’s Library in 2000 (Must have been shorts weather!)


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

Membership Notice………………….. 7

Membership Letter & Form…….. 8-9

Birthdays & Anniversaries.......... 10

In the Garage w/Jeff……….…. 11-16

In the Garage w/ Charlie…………. 17

CVC Activities............................ 18

CVC Event Flyers.................. 19-25

Melodrama Run Pics…………… 26-28

From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 29

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Charlotte Renna

977-4982

chrenna@aol.com

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Chuck Laningham

304-7662

laningham@hotmail.com

SUNSHINE & CLOUDS - NEWS

Linda Laningham

304-7662

laningham@hotmail.com

Charlie Brown

WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh

299-0547

fosnaugh@comcast.net


…a word from our President!

It is beginning to sound like a broken record;

however, I am concerned about the low number of

runs we have had this year and the apparent lack of

interest a good many club members have in planning

and conducting runs. Fortunately, this year we have

had some of our members, who had not previously

participated in planning activities, step to the

forefront and put forth a real effort to carry out well

planned fun activities for the good of the

membership. To those folks, once again, on behalf of

CVC, a big THANK YOU. If you look back over time at

the runs the club has had, and the folks who were

the run leaders, you can pretty readily see that a lot

of the same people, year after year, have been

responsible for the bulk of CVC activities. I believe a

good many of those members are tired of

shouldering the work it takes to plan and conduct a

run (especially multi-day runs) and that is why we

don’t have the numbers we have had in the past.

AGAIN, I want to encourage members who have

never been involved with putting on a run to “jump

in” and give it a try! As we have stated in the past, if

you are unsure as to how to proceed, we have

written guidelines regarding conducting a run and we

have members who have had a multitude of

experience who would be willing to provide advice

and assistance. I am afraid that if we experience

fewer and fewer activities from year to year, we will

begin to see a drop in club membership and that is

not a goal we want to ascribe to! Just attending

meetings will get boring after a time!

As of this writing, we have only two runs scheduled

for August (not counting Charlie’s run to the

Corvette Museum). Jeff and Stephanie are leading

a mystery lunch run on Saturday, August 10th, and

Ruthie and I are leading a lunch run the following

Saturday to Harris Ranch. Regarding Charlie’s run, I

know he has worked long and hard to make his trip

successful and the people participating will surely

have a great time.

Thank you to all the members who voted at the July

meeting to contribute $2,000 to the Pediatric ICU at

Valley Children’s Hospital. That contribution will be

presented to Ed Dena at his Happy Hearts Car Show

at his dealership in Dinuba on September 7th. If you

have not signed up to participate in the show and

you don’t have something important keeping you

from being there, please show your appreciation of

Ed’s sponsorship and go. WE NEED TO HAVE A

GOOD TURN OUT. WE NEED TO SUPPORT OUR

SPONSOR! Save the Wave!

Dick Danielsen


Central

Valley

Corvettes

General Meeting Minutes 7-16-19

The 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

June General meeting. The June minutes were

approved. Joyce Kroeker made a motion to accept

the minutes as read; Glenn Henderson seconded the

motion.

Treasurer’s Report - In Lynn Henenfent’s absence,

Dick Danielsen gave the Treasurer’s report. He also

stated $240.00 was collect in raffle ticket sales.

When it comes to selling raffle tickets, Freida knows

how to “get ‘er done.” This may be a record breaker.

VP of Public Relations/Membership – Ruthie

Danielsen announced 3 birthdays and 3

anniversaries for July. Since Jan Pflepsen was the

only July birthday in attendance, members sung

happy birthday to her at the top of their lungs with a

few members howling

for enfaces. Andy and

Connie Anderson were

the lucky recipients of a

$25.00 Yosemite gift

card in celebration of

their wedding 57 years

ago. Congratulations!

In remembrance, July also would have been Ed and

Joyce Kroeker’s 60th wedding anniversary. Warm

hugs to Joyce who we are so happy to enjoy her

ongoing presence in the club. Ruthie introduced

two repeat guests: Mike King, who shares in a

collection of cars with members Larry and Janet

King (his brother and sister-in-law) that includes 10

corvettes ranging in years from 1965-2019; and

Mike Schwan, a friend of Tom and Emily Piercy,

who stated he has submitted his membership

application. We can expect to see Mike with his red

2005 Corvette more often. Fantastic and welcome

to both Mikes. Ruthie spoke to members stressing

the importance of the Club’s participation at Ed

Dena’s Happy Heart Car Show fundraiser for Valley

Children’s’ Hospital. Members should be showing

strong support for this event and our sponsor.

VP of Activities – – In Mike Lebda’s absence, Skip

Severance 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.

Skip reinforced Ruthie’s comments, emphasizing

Ed Dena’s Happy Heart Car Show fundraiser for

Valley Children’s’ Hospital on September 7 is for a

very worthy cause and encouraged members to

support our sponsor at this event. As a follow-up to

recently held runs, each run leader reflected on the

highlights for member’s enjoyment:

Glenn Henderson quickly reviewed the June 22

Bass Lake/Ducey’s Dinner Run he and Lorraine

organized. Approximately 51 people participated

on Hwy 41’s scenic drive to Bass Lake, where


participants enjoyed good food at Ducey’s while

admiring the beautiful lake views. It was a perfect

temperature to just hang out by the lake to socialize

afterwards.

Jeff Engleman commented on the July 14 Golden

Chain Theater run he and Stephanie coordinated.

Once again, members drove up scenic Hwy 41,

stopping at El Cid’s in Oakhurst for a delicious lunch

before continuing to the Golden Chain Theater

“Here Comes the Cows” show. Afterwards, some

members made a stop at Reimer’s Ice Cream. What

a perfect end to a wonderful day.

Parliamentarian: Dick asked Charlotte Renna for any

input or comments. She had no comments at this

time.

Old Business: Dick confirmed that a Nomination

Committee has been assembled. This committee

consists of Charlotte Renna, Chairperson; Darlene

Derringer, Member-at-Large; Linda Laningham, Past

President; Patrick Garrahan, Past President. A

Current Board Member Not Running for a 2020

Board position was not included on the Committee

since that information is unknown at this time. The

Committee will be soliciting nominations end of

August.

New Business: Dick announced that Club dues and

Proof of Insurance are coming due. Members may

find the CVC Membership Renewal form in future

newsletters. The deadline for paying dues is no later

than the December General meeting.

Dick opened discussions regarding a Club donation

to Ed Dena’s Happy Heart Car Show fundraiser for

Valley Children’s’ Hospital. The purpose of the

discussion was to determine an appropriate

donation amount. Members were asked to keep in

mind monthly Club carryover, donation to Club

Holiday Party, receivables from Membership dues

renewals, and, Club support of this event and our

sponsor. Discussions were held amongst present

members with suggested amounts between

$1,000.00 -$2,000.00 with considerations of

mentioned club fiscal responsibilities and the fact

the Club did not make a charity donation in 2018.

Dick asked for a vote by raise-of-hands. The

majority showed in-favor of an amount. A

$2,000.00 donation passed. Ruthie Danielsen made

a motion to accept. Dave Dukes seconded the

motion. Steve Garcia offered to make an over-sized

check for presentation to Ed Dena at his September

7, Happy Heart Car Show fundraiser.

Diane Tjerrild extended an invitation to members

who might be interested in the upcoming 35th Fly-

In and Car Show being held on October 19 (a non-

CVC activity). All are welcome to participate in the

show or attend the event. Admission is free. Please

contact Diane for more information.

Sunshine and Clouds: Linda Laningham manages

to extract exciting tidbits of information from

members about their life happenings and events.

Who can resist her warm and friendly smile that

always gets us to talk.

Sergeant-of-Arms: Chuck Laningham, lived up to

his name, a.k.a. “two-buck Chuck.” He successfully

collected $2.00 from two members when badge

fines are only 50 cent each.

Next General Meeting: To be held at Yosemite

Falls Café, August 20, 2019, at 6:30 PM.

Next Board Meeting: July Board meeting

postponed. Board meetings will resume August

through remainder of the year. 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 7:20 PM. Chuck

Laningham seconded the motion.

Respectfully submitted:

Kathy Marine, Club Secretary

Terry & Debby and Dave & Lori were winners of cash!

All raffle prize donations are appreciated. Thank

you to the following members for their donation:

Anderson, Bandy, Danielsen, Derringer, Dukes,

Engelman, J&S Garcia, S&L Garcia, Garrison, Hall,

Henderson, Laningham, Marine, Nulls, Severance,

Tavares, Tjerrild

Dear CVC Members...

Included in this Newsletter on page 8 is a letter to you concerning

membership dues. PLEASE read it carefully, as there is a change in

notification because there will be no Sept. newsletter, as Charlie will

be leading the Corvette Museum run.

Remember the Ed Dena car show on Sept. 7th! Let's all who can

support our sponsor!"

Ruthie Danielsen, V.P. Public Relations & Membership


August 1, 2019

CVC Members:

At the July meeting, it was discussed that the September and October

Newsletters would contain a notice and renewal form regarding CVC

membership. This has been changed a bit as Charlie will be on his

Corvette Museum run and will not be able to produce a September

Newsletter. Thus, this notice and a renewal form are in this

Newsletter and will also appear in the October Newsletter. Also, as

stated at the meeting, an invoice and renewal form will be mailed to

the membership in September.

As a reminder, dues and proof of insurance are due by the November

annual meeting. If not received by that time, they are considered

delinquent. However, if dues are received by the December general

meeting, club membership will not be terminated. As stated in the

By-Laws, anyone not renewing by the December meeting will no

longer be a member of the club.

To renew, please complete the membership/renewal form, include

proof of insurance, and a check for $67.00 (please remember to spell

out “Central Valley Corvettes” in full on your check). Renewals can be

handed in to our Treasurer, Lynne Henenfent, at a meeting or mailed

to:

Central Valley Corvettes

P.O. Box 26591

Fresno, CA 93729-6591

Thank you for renewing your membership in a timely manner.

CVC Board


NEW ________ RENEWAL ________ (Check one)

NO CHANGE_______

CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

MEMBERSHIP/RENEWAL APPLICATION

(Check if all information is the same since your last renewal, complete lines highlighted in yellow and return along with dues and a copy

of current proof of insurance)

MEMBER 1 __________________________________________________________DATE OF BIRTH _____________

LAST FIRST BADGE NAME (If different) PLEASE PRINT

MEMBER 2 __________________________________________________________DATE OF BIRTH _____________

LAST FIRST BADGE NAME (If different) PLEASE PRINT

ADDRESS _________________________________ CITY ___________________ STATE ________ ZIP __________

DATE OF WEDDING ANNIVERSARY _______________

MM/DD/YY

PHONE 1 _______________ _______________ ______________ _______________ ___________________________

HOME WORK CELL FAX E-MAIL

PHONE 2 _______________ _______________ ______________ _______________ ___________________________

HOME WORK CELL FAX E-MAIL

MEMBER 1 _______________________________ _____________________________ ______________________

EMPLOYER OCCUPATION DRIVERS LICENSE NUMBER

MEMBER 2 _______________________________ _____________________________ ______________________

EMPLOYER OCCUPATION DRIVERS LICENSE NUMBER

CORVETTES

YEAR _________ MODEL __________________ COLOR ________________ LICENSE _____________

YEAR _________ MODEL __________________ COLOR ________________ LICENSE _____________

YEAR _________ MODEL __________________ COLOR ________________ LICENSE _____________

THE UNDERSIGNED DESIRES TO ENTER AND PARTICIPATE IN CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES. IN CONSIDERATION OF THE

ACCEPTANCE OF THIS MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION THE UNDERSIGNED DOES HEREBY RELEASE CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES,

IT'S DIRECTORS AND ALL OTHER PERSONS AND ENTITIES INVOLVED WITH THE ORGANIZATION FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY

FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER TO PERSON OR PROPERTY THAT MIGHT OCCUR WHILE PARTICIPATION IN THIS

ORGANIZATION. THE UNDERSIGNED AGREES TO ABIDE BY THE CURRENT BY-LAWS OF CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES.

MEMBER 1 ______________________________ ________ MEMBER 2 _______________________________ ________

SIGNATURE DATE SIGNATURE DATE

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Remember to turn in the following:

1. Membership Form

2. Dues - (Check made to “Central Valley Corvettes”)

3. Copy of Current Proof of Insurance

The above is required for membership and must be received by the December General Meeting. Please give to membership

person or mail to:

CVC

P.O. Box 26591

Fresno, CA. 93729-6591

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INTERNAL USE ONLY

AMOUNT RECEIVED $ _________________ DATE RECEIVED _______________ CHECK # ___________

_________________TREASURER/ ________________MEMBERSHIP


Ruthie Danielsen

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

Julie Sons, 8/10 – Lydia Garcia, 8/12 – Mike Lebda, 8/13 and Diane Hayes, 8/16

AUGUST ANNIVERSARIES

Jeff & Stephanie Engelman, 8/08/92 – 27 Yrs.

Art & Nancy White, 8/17/63 – 56 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/Jeff Levine

A farewell to the front-engine Corvette

on Route 66

Only a few weeks remain before Chevrolet pulls back the curtain on its long-awaited

mid-engine Corvette. It will mark the first time since the Corvette’s 1953 debut that it

was anything but a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive two-seater, even if the mid-engine

design has been in the works since Zora Arkus-Duntov began testing the first layout of

the design in the late-’50s. For everyone who cares about Corvettes, this is a big deal.

To celebrate the last of these glorious high-tech fossils, I set out on a journey across

another of America’s bygone icons: historic Route 66. Behind the wheel of a 2019

Corvette Grand Sport, I motored from Chicago to L.A. on a road that doesn't really

exist anymore, in a car that almost doesn't.

Full disclosure: I don't fit neatly into the aged-in-place Boomer demographic that

makes up the Corvette's core buyers. I'm 40—as old as guys who had Corvettes were

when I was a kid. (Most Corvette owners are closer to 60.) As such, I'm not old enough

to remember anything about Route 66 other than the nostalgic images flashed on

television from time to time throughout my life. But I do know what both represent in

the broader context of American culture. Route 66 is America’s road, and the Corvette

is America's sports car. Just ask any of the dozens of foreign tourists I encountered

along the 2448 miles between Chicago and Los Angeles.


The Corvette became a Route 66 icon in spite of itself. The desperate Okie migrants in

John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath struggled along what Steinbeck called the

Mother Road toward California in barely-functional jalopies two decades before the

'Vette hit GM's glitzy Motorama shows. Jack Kerouac spent plenty of time on 66, but

the Beat novelist wasn't a Corvette guy either. Most vacationers during the highway's

glory days were pre-Corvette, too. Clark Gable was known to drive a fast car between

Hollywood and the rest of America on 66, but his ride was a '49 Jaguar XK120

roadster.

It was the Route 66 television series in the early ’60s that cemented the automobile’s

place in the annals of America's Main Street. The premise was simple: Two guys drove

around the country in a Corvette and got odd jobs, meeting people ensconced in

obscurity and helping them through whatever problems they faced. The irony is that—

unlike, say, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Rockford Files, or Starsky & Hutch—the car

was only a bit player in the show, which almost never took place anywhere near 66.

But that's all it took to crystallize the association. As I sped through crumbling, mostly

vacant towns, I saw little Corvette logos sprinkled everywhere. I didn't see many other

'Vettes, though.

By the time the chrome-mawed '53 Corvette arrived on showroom floors, 66 had

already hit its peak. Three years later, President Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid

Highway Act into law, sounding the death knell for old-fashioned highways like 66.

The interstate system was born, gradually increasing the speed of traffic by sending it

whooshing around all the little towns 66 had plodded through in the middle decades

of the 20th century.


Limited-access highways raised speeds and Corvettes got faster. In 1963—the year the

Corvette Sting Ray was introduced—it could be had with a 360-horsepower fuelinjected

327 cubic-inch V-8 that could get the little car to a top speed of 142 mph. By

the late '60s, Chevrolet was stuffing big-block engines rated at more than 400

horsepower between the car's narrow fiberglass fenders.

As muscle cars began to die after 1970, so too did Route 66. The interstate

construction juggernaut was well on its way by then, chewing up everything in its

path in the name of progress. Sections of old 66 remained, but where it was more

convenient to tear it up and lay down high-speed asphalt ribbons, the Mother Road

was subsumed. In 1985, ‘U.S. 66’ ceased to be an official route designation.

Fortunately, both Route 66 and the Corvette have rebounded since the dark days of

Detroit malaise, albeit in different ways. These days, the base Corvette engine—

including the one in the Grand Sport model I drove—is rated at 455 horsepower. On

top of that, it handles as well as or better than many Italian and German sports cars

that cost a lot more money.

For its part, 66 is enjoying a renaissance of sorts. Keen attention from travelers

foreign and domestic alike (it's one of the bucket list things to do) has led to a

number of restorations among the old motels, diners, and gas stations along the

route. Notable establishments include the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New

Mexico; the Phillips 66 gas station, feed store, and cafe in Spencer, Missouri; the

Tower Conoco & U-Drop Inn in Shamrock, Texas; and the Arcadia Round Barn in

Arcadia, Oklahoma.


Add into the mix the attractions that have sprouted amid the ruins—Red Oak II, just

outside Carthage, Missouri; the modern murals of Miami, Oklahoma; the McDonald's

museum in San Bernardino, California—and you have a rich cultural tapestry that has

to be the longest (by distance) living museum in the world. At the very least, it’s a

testament to the uniquely American knack for roadside attractions and a celebration

of nation of entrepreneurs who are willing to go to any length to bring in more

customers (I’m looking at you, World’s (Second) Largest Rocking Chair, Leaning

Tower of Britten, and Twin Arrows).

Even with the resurgence, things are changing. The old places are dying out. Even

among the success stories, there are many other places that no one had the funding or

the desire to bring back to life. On the more densely populated eastern end of the route,

many old motels and defunct filling stations unable to turn a profit languish as truck

parking or construction equipment storage. Nearby, abandoned lanes of the old

highway hide in the weeds. Out West, the mass migration of so many Americans

toward the same cities and suburbs is felt even more acutely, and signs of

abandonment—even of structures built in recent decades, far after Route 66 withered

from a state of practical use—are stark.

The two giant arrows that once stood showed motorists the way to the Twin Arrows

Trading Post outside Flagstaff, Arizona, are quietly rotting away. One day they’ll fall

and that will be that. The Roger Miller Museum in Erick, Oklahoma shut its doors for

good more than a year ago as the towns around it have lost their vital spark.


New things spring up where the old ones once were, though. In many places, weeds

live where restaurant patrons once parked. There are less desolate examples, too, like

the gleaming row of Tesla Superchargers standing behind the Tower Conoco in

Shamrock, Texas. Although the building has been restored, complete with a

mannequin-filled diner, it no longer sells gasoline.

As a platform for a trip down memory lane, the seventh-generation Corvette was

something of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it was fast and comfortable to

sit in for long stretches. On the other hand, it was difficult to get in and out of

repeatedly (even for someone like me, who is in reasonable physical condition) when

you want to see roadside curiosities every 15 minutes. It's a fresh-looking modern car,

but it's also anachronistic––a computerized dinosaur that, when driven as it's

designed to be driven, drinks a whole lot of dinosaur juice.

Still, it was the ideal car for a tour of America’s boom-years. After all, I was looking

back at a time when the Corvette was the come-to-life concept some of this country’s

most creative and industrious people were just dreaming up. Even in a car and on a

road that had each run its course, the nostalgic energy was palpable.

Plus, I had only a week to do the whole thing, so in typical American fashion it was a

fast-paced trip—drive, stop, photos, drive, stop, photos. That's when modern interstate

highways and a car designed to travel them quickly came in pretty handy. When the

road turned to dirt for 14 miles after crossing the Texas border into New Mexico, that

was fine, too—fat Grand Sport slicks be damned.


More than anything else, a trip down old Route 66 was a chance to think about where

things are headed. Not just with the Corvette, which is reinventing itself to compete

with the European supercars that have been tempting the young-wealthy to give up

their money for decades now.

Where are we headed? Looking for fragments of a now-obsolete roadway from the seat

of an archaic kind of car puts things into perspective. We've been doing the same

interstate highway thing for more than half a century, and if the traffic congestion and

decaying roads we're seeing now is any indication, the system is showing signs of its

age. Everyone likes to point toward technology as our ultimate savior—but whether

autonomous cars and better battery technology will improve life or create more

problems is very much an open question.

The Corvette thundered into Santa Monica at the end of my trip in the predictable

fashion—too fast, covered with splattered bugs and looking a bit downmarket

compared to the shiny Porsches and Lamborghinis you see scurrying all over the place

in L.A. I didn't care. It’s a fantastic car and bore proudly the battle scars of a

monumental trip down America’s memory lane.

I thought of all the people who had made it across the parched hell of the Mojave

Desert in the old days, without air conditioning or GPS, to the salty, welcome breeze

blowing off the Pacific. After all, finally getting there, fundamentally changed, had

always been the point of going west.

By: Benjamin Preston // July 04, 2019


‘In the Garage’ w/Charlie

I’m sure by now you have all seen the pictures and videos of the 2020 Mid Engine C8

Corvette Stingray but have you seen the official pricing? This page is going around the

internet, supposedly from a dealer. Not sure how official it is, FYI:


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:

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 Lebda

Sept 29 Snelling Car Show 7:45 am 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


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!!

Click here to view all the different videos & pictures

of the new Mid Engine Corvette Stingray from GM


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.


Golden Chain Theater

Melodrama

Sunday July 14, 2019

Thanks to Jeff & Stephanie for the run and the pictures!

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