Florence Cars & Coffee

Next C&C August 10th, 2019
Florence Cars and Coffee happens every month on the second Saturday at 10 AM and goes until it’s over.

Show your cool ride and meet area car fans. All Classics, Hot Rods, Foreign Cars, Bikes, and Trucks are welcome.

Donuts, Coffee & Burgers (Maybe Breakfast) prepared fresh by the Lions Club, Weather permitting, For Donations Only.


Hosted by O’Reilly Auto Parts and
Rhody Cruisers.
4615 Highway 101, Florence OR

Rods ‘N Rhodies Car Show – Florence

The Rods ‘N Rhodies Car Show for 2019 is gearing up for another spectacular Car Show in Old Town Florence.
September 13th, & 14th 2019

Rods ’N Rhodies attracts some of the West Coast’s most gorgeous, amazing, awe-inspiring hot rods. Cars come from California, Oregon, Washington and Canada to be part of this Show. 

New this year, we are inviting high end Rat Rod builds in addition to those
Fabulous Kustom Cruisers, Muscle Cars and Dream Car Classics.

FRIDAY Sept 13 — An “All Cars Welcome” Pre-Show Stand-Around is from 12:00 to 6:00. Location will be the Port Parking area at 1st and Nopal in Old Town Florence.
Show your car, and hang out for a great kickoff to the Big Show on Saturday
• This Free event will have Vendors, Music by Russ Strohmeyer, Tee Shirts and raffle tickets on sale.

SATURDAY Sept 13 — Rods ‘n Rhodies Car Show. Music with Russ Strohmeyer, Raffles. 4:00 Awards, and Old Town Florence Cruise. 

We are only inviting 125 of the Hottest Rods and Coolest Kustoms.
If your Car has what it takes, you can apply now. APPLICATION HERE

A Lot More Details HERE

Rods ‘N Rhodies • Rear View Mirror

The Big Show Is Over…
After almost a year of planning, topped by 2000 miles of walking in 3 days, the RnR show is now history.
Rhody Cruiser members have worked on the Committee, came down early to setup, provided “Visitor Services” for Friday’s Show, and even more staffed entry gates, Raffle Tables and helped with dozens of things that needed doing all weekend. Without rolling out a big list of names, I just want to thank those Volunteers who made this possible. I am proud, and feel like this is a Rhody Cruisers event almost as much as Florence Area Chamber of Commerce.     …Thanx for playing with us.

Rods ‘n Rhodies Best of Show.
I almost fell over every time I walked by this Little Red Hot Rod. It is a 33 Ford 3 Window Coupe. A period correct dry lakes racer, from back in the day. The detail is amazing, and the overall look just knocks me out.
I doubt it has ever seen much salt, as it is a new build.

Everyone I talked to said…
“Yeah, Best of Show.”
Hey Dan… Mind if I take it around the block?
Owned and Built by:
Dan & Connie Kimball
… Dexter, Oregon

R ‘n R • Best Costal Cruiser

OregonCoastHotRods.com presented its coveted “Best Coastal Cruiser” award Sunday afternoon. This was NOT a tough choice for me, as I knew on Friday who won. As the moment arrived, I asked Russ to let me do the presentation. I wanted to explain that the award is not for the flashiest paint or most horsepower. I look for a car that has a family, a job, and takes care of the family, getting them home safe, …and looking really good doing it. … This winner joins a growing list “Coastal Cruiser” recipients now in the 4th year. 

 

“It is my pleasure to present an award, that I didn’t pay for, to a car that was not entered.” and the winner is …..
A car that was workin’ at the show for 3 days. It pulls a 5800 pound trailer around and runs the best outdoor sound system ever. 
This 1969 Chevelle Wagon, was built in the memory of his son. Owned and built by Russ Strohmeyer.
It was the Stro’s Show that kept everything grooving. 
Russ Strohmeyer is President of the
Willamette Valley Street Rods

 

Monthly Rhody Cruise-in

Put this on your Calendar…
This Cruise-in has grown. every month we fill the parking lot and take over the A&W. We enjoy Great American Food, and Chatter. We have a brief meeting for announcements and discussion.
New Members or tourists welcome.
All Hot Rod/Classics welcome. 
Rain or shine… Hot Rods or drivers.

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH  … Next Cruise-in August 1st, 2019
50/50 Rolls On. Ticket sales at 4:00. Winner every Month
A & W offers $ 5.00 Combo Meal Deals. Anything on the wall $5 Bux!
WHERE: A&W Root Beer. 1690 Highway 101, Florence OR
TIME: 4:00 to 5:30 PM
Comments about this? email Gary at gary@oregoncoasthotrods.com

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”