Activity Heads … Update

imagesThe Rhody Cruisers Activity Heads met to review 2014, and plan the upcoming 2015 Season. Many suggestions were made for shows, local and overnight cruises, stand arounds, races and group adventures. It will be a fun year. We hope all members participate and offer ideas that all can enjoy.

These Activity Committee members reaffirmed their commitment to
the Rhody Cruisers and a successful 2015. 

1. – Gary McDaniel (541-590-0717):
Our web site is giving the Cruisers… Member News, Info about upcoming events, event updates, stories, and more.  Get your stories and news to Gary.  Check in often for ALL Club news, upcoming shows and updates.
NEW! Facebook Group OregonCoastHotRods
2.  COMMUNITY AGENDAS – Bob Brown (541)997-3320 or  Les Schwab Annual Party, Veterans Parade, Rhody Days Parade
3.  CAR SHOWS – Reid Ransom (541)997-8539 or
A Year long list of the seasons Car Shows will be sent to all members.
4.  STAND AROUNDS – POSITION presently open.  Monthly activity event for cruisers to meet for a breakfast, lunch or dinner as a social get together to catch up with car news and getting to know and share with fellow cruisers.
5.  PINK SLIPS – Jan Brandow (541-997-0105) or ( Ladies sharing in local activities including a movie, bingo, lunch, social events, etc.
6.  ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES – Jim and Sonja Adie (541)997-4971 or   Spruce Point/Shorewood and any other support to the Senior Citizens.
7.  SOCIAL ISSUES – Sonja Adie (541-997-4971 or
Picnics, special club events including meetings, notices of deaths, funerals, prayer requests, etc.  i.e. Hat Show for Linda in April
8.  TELEPHONE – Jan Brandow (541-997-0105)Informing cruisers who do not have access to internet.

Bonneville Racer… The Build

Shop Tour… Reid & Martha Ransom, Member: Rhody Cruisers, Florence OR.
At the last meeting I was invited by Reid to visit his shop and check out his race car, still on jack stands. Heck yeah… I’ve been trying to figure out what he is building.

IMG_7250Reid is now 10 years into this elaborate project. What started as a 1985 Nissan 300 ZX is now bound for  Bonneville Speed Week next September. Running in D/Modified Sports Class, Reid is looking at an existing D/GMS record of 246.55

Reid designed and fabricated the tube frame, chassis sheet metal, suspension, and a million details per class requirements. The front body section has been extended 15 in. to extend the wheelbase and improve aerodynamics. The engine is a SBC 283 at 305ci. The former race engine has Iron Eagle Heads, Dry Sump, 750 Holly and a ton of internal mods you can ask Reid about.

The body is nearly ready for paint, which Reid plans to shoot himself. Then reassembly of hundreds of components and all the details… (where the devil resides).

The car is scheduled to run at Bonneville Salt Flats this year.
GO Reid…

Learn More about Land Speed Racing:
Salt 101 – Bonneville Racing Guide … (Hot Rod Magazine.)

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