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toy-drive-16The Rhody Cruisers are supporting the Soroptimist International of Florence with our First Annual Toy Drive.

We invite the Oregon Coast Community to Donate New, unwraped Clothes and Toys for Girls and Boys. 
December 8, 2016 4pm to 8pm

Stop by the A&W in Florence with your Donations and join the fun. Meet Mr. & Mrs.Santa and Volunteer Fire Fighters. It will be a good time for all. Weather permitting there may be a few cool cars hanging out too. 
This is a Rain or Shine Event

 If you would like to be on the committee, or volunteer:
Contact: Gary Cargill (541)999-6513 …eMail gncargill@charter.net

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Closed For The Winter …

The Car Shows are over for the year…
This is time of year is when we light up the shop, get out a bunch of tools, and get some stuff done before Rhody Days.
… Now its a stormy, sunny, rainy, windy, Sunny Day on the Oregon Coast. Perfect!

I still see sweet cars out for a run, and Classics passin’ thru.
… Rollin’ thru Town, Lookin’ Good!

The HotRod Calendar is empty of new upcoming events.
Portland & Salem Indoor shows are coming up. 

Add an Event? Let me Know.

 

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reRun… Leno’s Hot Rod MG TD

mqdefaultSunday afternoon, after Football… Checking all my email addresses, hoping someone would write… YouTube did, so I’m checking out
Jay Leno and his ’52 MG TD HotRod… This MG is all HotRod.
I love the classic Fendered Roadster look, and american sound.

I’m a small car guy, and I have HotRodded British cars before… They really are small.
Jay Leno gets a little bitchy about the legroom as he hangs out with the builder.
— It’s a well produced Hot Rod Story. Crank up the volume! … WATCH IT HERE

Show Your Car • Tell Your Story

From The 2015 Rods ‘N Rhodies Invitational…

Another Rods ‘N Rhodies is in the books.
What a great weekend. We had 103 cars from all over Oregon, plus amazing cars from British Columbia, Washington, and California.
Best of Show is that little dark green ’36 Ford coupe. Great fun for me was getting a ride in the winner down to Mo’s where we did a photo shoot for next years poster. There were many well deserved Merchant awards, and lots of volunteers hustling around. Here are a few of my pictures.

Best Coastal Cruiser 2015…

Oregon Coast Hot Rods will again Award the coveted Best Coastal Cruiser at the Rods ‘N Rhodes Invitational Car Show on Sept 9-10.

From my Facebook Post 2015:
Previously on Oregon Coast Hot Rods {…Oregon Coast Hot Rods will be presenting a Merchant Award this year. “Best Coastal Cruiser”.} This was as tough as I had feared. I was close with a sweet Chevy II, a 51 Chevy hauler, and a few others. I love vintage cars, more than bling. I just kept coming back to the ’51 Chevy Suburban. It is owned by Dave Surmon and his wife Linda from Albany OR. This Suburban started life in the Air Force. After it was discharged it got a job as a School Bus. Then it dropped out and became a Hippie Hauler in Berkeley, with Rainbows and Flowers no doubt. The remnants were picked up, and taken to a farm where its new owners did extensive restoration and upgrades. Today, with Dave’s help, it is a fabulous cruiser with lots of room for family and fun. From the 2015 Rods ‘N Rhodies Invitational Car Show, presenting
Oregon Coast Hot Rods choice for “Best Coastal Cruiser”

Kool Coastal Nights – Burnout Review

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This from my 2015
Facebook Post
–Gary McDaniel

I invited everyone to join me, but even with no takers, I fired up the old Vega, and had a great run down to Winchester Bay for the Kool Costal Nights Burnouts Contest. When I arrived there were lots of show cars settled into their parking spot ready for Saturday morning. Some guys told me the action was across the marina. There were lots of bikers, families and kids. The action was already underway with all the tall people crowded up against the barricades. It turns out there were only 6 vehicles. 3 Camaros, and 3 pickups. With only a couple stoplight style burnouts, it mostly involved locking down the front, water the pavement, and fry the tires until they exploded and burst into flame. This takes a couple minutes to reach the conclusion, creating a very large cloud of rubber smoke, sure to qualify as an environmental disaster. After the offending vehicle limped away on blackened shop wheels and the crowd cheered, the Fire Department ran out with extinguishers and raked up the smoldering debris. …It was something to do, but I think for next year… I’m just going down to the Beachcomber and have a couple beers.

Beachcomber Days – The Movie

What a great day. About 17 Rhody Cruisers met up early, and rolled to Waldport for the US 101 Car Club show Beachcomber Days. It was a fabulous turnout by the club with about 25 cars. Happy faces and shiny cars were everywhere. There were many awards to club members (even me). The public admiring the cars, wanted more stories and kept us on our feet talking cool cars. Rhody Cruisers… Best club participation award.

Beachcombers 15 from Gary McDaniel on Vimeo.

Bring A Kid To A Car Show

IMG_6667Spending quality time with a kid is the greatest gift you can give them.
Sharing your appreciation for Hot Rods and Classic Cars is a great way to grow their interest. Its a hobby that you can share together for years to come.
This is one of my favorite pictures from Rhody Days ’14

Rhody Days Car Show… The Movie

Rhody ShirtsIt was great seeing everyone at the Show. The day was perfect. I had a wonderful time buzzing around, meeting people, taking 250 pictures, and a bunch of video. I know I missed a lot of cars, I even missed my own…

If you have pictures to
share, or Cruise Video,

please send them to me.

The Movie is a bit too long at 15 minutes, but I just couldn’t cut anyones car.
The Cruise is only the last 1 minute. Take Pictures or save a Biker? Hmm…
ENJOY THE MOVIE.   Permanent location: “Past Events”    …Please Comment.