Wings and Wheels • Florence OR

The Mike Groshong Memorial
Wings and Wheels Show is scheduled for July 6, 2019 at the Florence Airport.

NOT JUST A CAR SHOW

In addition to 100 really cool cars, there are many antique, and Hot Rod airplanes… plus Military, Police and Fire Displays. It is a full day of Action with over 20 local and regional groups involved with displays and activities. Plus… Central Oregon Coast British Car Club will be holding their show all day.
Details and Registration Here

Mike Groshong Rememberance

Mike Groshong was of one of the Car Community’s SuperStars.  
Mike could be seen announcing Raffle Winners, Parades, having fun,
and selling Burgers for the Lions Club.
Mike was the Producer of the Wings & Wheels Car Show,
and an unforgettable Rhody Cruiser. …Video clip from Rods ‘n Rhodies 2014

A Memorial for Mike Groshong to be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 (Mike’s Birthday) at 1 p.m. at the Florence Elks Lodge.
Rhody Cruisers members, Family and Friends are invited. 
Please bring any memorabilia or stories that you would like to share with the group. We would love to see some cool cars in the parking lot as well.

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

 

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:

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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 Rod/Classics welcome. 
Rain or shine… Hot Rods or drivers.
FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Next Cruise-in February 7th, 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!
WHEN: Next Cruise-in February 7th, 2019
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