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
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
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
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS - NEWS
WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER EDITOR
…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!
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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,
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
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
Central Valley Corvettes
P.O. Box 26591
Fresno, CA 93729-6591
Thank you for renewing your membership in a timely manner.
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CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES
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PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR CVC NAME BADGE or a CVC LOGO SHIRT WITH
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(NOW a 50₵ FINE without it)
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‘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
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
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
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:
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
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!!
Click here to view all the different videos & pictures
of the new Mid Engine Corvette Stingray from GM
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
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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.
Golden Chain Theater
Sunday July 14, 2019
Thanks to Jeff & Stephanie for the run and the pictures!