Rods ‘N Rhodies Weekend – Florence

The Rods ‘N Rhodies Invitational Car Show for 2018 is gearing up for another spectacular Invitational Car Show.
September 7th, 8th, & 9th, 2018

Because Rods ’N Rhodies is an Invitational Event, you know you’ll see some of the West Coast’s most gorgeous, amazing, awe-inspiring hot rods at different venues all weekend.

If you would like to participate, you must apply, and be approved. We only have room for 125 cars in Old Town Florence. You provide the necessary information, attach 3 photos of your car, and pay the entry fee. This year you can download your application, and mail it in as usual, or take advantage of the New Online Application. Its easy, and you can do it with your computer or mobile device.
— Its not too late to register your car. Make your plans and arrange your lodging early while rooms are available, and prices are low. 

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

Optionally, you can use this Online Application HERE.  Quick and easy, with no photo prints or stamps involved. 

The event starts Friday Sept 7, at 12:00 with Registration & Check-In.
An “All Cars Welcome” Show-and-Shine is from 4:00 to 7:00. Location will be the Port Parking area at 1st and Nopal in Old Town Florence. 
Check the Hottest Rods, and Koolest Kustoms as they arrive for check-in. Show your car, and hang out for a great kickoff to the Big Show on Saturday and Sunday. This Free event will have Vendors, music and more. 
— Invitational Car Show is Saturday and Sunday in Old Town Florence

Cruiser Newser Archive

I bet you’ve noticed… There has been little new content for a while in the Rhody Cruisers Section.
Here is my excuse, and what I’m doing about it. 

The problem with an actual website is that the “User”, that’s you, has to navigate to it. It doesn’t come to you. Its great for display, and archive, but it dosen’t come to you. 
… eMail comes to you. So that seems the best way for me to reach you and keep you informed. 
The CRUISER NEWSER was born, and has been well received. 
I create the Newser in MailChimp, a graphics and eMail management software, separate from OregonCoastHotRods, built in WordPress. If I were to include all the news in the website, I would have to recreate it from scratch. Ummm… No.
But I can give them to you here, for you to browse. It’s really fun to go back in time and see what we were doing. I will update this list with each new one. 

Here are the Archive of all Cruiser Newser Issues So Far:

1953 Chevy Bel Air – SOLD

Here is a totally original and complete 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air. This car is unmolested, and ready for restoration or a drive in the country. Numbers matching 6 Cylinder engine and 3 speed transmission. Floorboards and trunk are solid, but some rust on rear quarter panel. New Battery, water pump, fuel pump, plugs, wires and points, new wheel and master cylinders. It starts right up and you can drive it home. It sounds good and runs smooth. Current Oregon tags. For more info, talk to Bob… the owner. Text or Call for Best Response (541)961-2688. …eMail bigred068@gmail.com checked daily.
SOLD

Toledo Show. Hot Day ..Cool Cars

It was a great day for a car show in Toledo Oregon. It was warm but the shade from our canopies made it bearable. It was the 25th anniversary for the car show and there was a good turnout of cars from all makes and models, stock and modified, even some ratted out vintage motorcycles.  The Rhody Cruisers were well represented with 5 cars in attendance. Of the 5 cars, 4 received awards, a pretty good haul for the club. Gary Neil’s 1935 Ford won 2nd Place Best 30’s, Sandy’s pick up won Best Ford, Wiley Files’s ’60 Pontiac won 1st Place Best in Class 1960’s, and Brian Avery’s 55 Packard won the Ace Hardware Larry Hart Award. Larry Hart was the original owner of the local Ace Hardware store and the founder of the Toledo Car Show some 25 years ago. Also representing the Rhody Cruisers was Paul with his 1956 Chevy. A great time was had by all.
— Photos and Story By: Brian Avery

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.
All Hot Rodders welcome. 
Rain or shine… Hot Rods or drivers.
FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Next Cruise-in October 4th, 2018

50/50 Rolls On.  


A & W offers $ 5.00 Combo Meal Deals. Anything on the wall $5 bux!
WHEN: Next Cruise-in October 4th, 2018
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

1947 Mercury Town Sedan – SOLD

As an active member of the Rhody Cruisers, this amazing Mercury Town Sedan has competed in hundreds of local and regional car shows, consistently winning awards for Best of Show, Best 40’s, Best Stock, and Peoples Choice. The car has been driven about 1,000 miles per year to Shows and Parades. It is always clean, serviced, and ready to roll down the road on a moment’s notice.

This 1947 Mercury Town Sedan was completely restored by the current owner. The frame off restoration took 7 years, of finding the correct parts, chasing all the details, and maintaining a high level of craftsmanship. The restoration was finally completed in 2005. The car is completely stock, with the exception of a few upgrades to enhance reliability and safety. More Restoration Story: 
http://oregoncoasthotrods.com/2014/08/1947-mercury-town-sedan/

  • 239 Cubic Inch flathead V8 59 A-B 100 HP Engine
  • 3 Speed Transmission with Columbia 2 Speed Rear End
  • Original Monsoon Maroon Exterior Color
  • LeBarron Bonney Interior in Tan with Green Trim
  • Heater
  • Pertronix Electronic Ignition
  • Cooker Radial White Wall Tires
  • Most Trim Polished and Rechromed during restoration
  • All Systems and Accessories are Fully Operational
  • Originally assembled in Richmond California, May 1947. It is believed to have stayed on the West Coast since.
  • Many Technical Manuals, Catalogs, and Reference Materials Included
  • Restoration Receipts and Spare Parts Included

Please contact the Owner/Builder, Jim Adie for more detailed Info, or an Appointment to see this amazing Classic American Vehicle. Call (541) 997-4971

$20,000 .. SOLD .. SOLD .. SOLD

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

1930 Ford Highboy Coupe

Owned By: Steve Whaley    City; Eugene, OR
Club Member: Loose Nuts

Steve’s favorite cruise Spots:
Any open road, whether its in the valleys, on the coast, or in the mountains….wherever there is a destination and others who wanna go there too ….in THEIR hot rods.

Steve… Tell me the story
My brother in law Tom had just begun rebuilding the car in Mira Loma California, and had not got very far with it when he died in 1997, the year after we first met him at Hot August Nights and he told me of his passion and his dream for this car and how much he was looking forward to driving it. It had been a full fendered hot rod back in the 60’s and he was going to completely redo it into a “Full On STREET” rod with new fenders, power everything, fancy paint…etc. As it turned out I was looking for a coupe at the time, and his widow (my wife’s sister) offered the remains of the car to us if we could come down and take it away. Continue reading