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
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 February 6th, 2020
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
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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:
- 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
- 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
Sunday 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
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
Owned By: Don Stone City; Florence, OR
Don Sez… I’ve always enjoyed the ‘art deco’ style exhibited by my 1940 Pontiac and now my 1940 Buick. This Buick for the moment, is BONE stock. However, I’m leaning towards keeping the body stock and upgrading the chassis to more modern and safer running gear.
Club Member: Rhody Cruiser
Time will tell..
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Tim and Pat, along with Kim Shelton and his family attended the Portland Roadster Show.
Tim brought his Double Trouble, and Kim with his ’34 Chevy Sedan. Looks like a great way to start the year… Hey, what you guys win?
Gary McDaniel spent a lot of the winter with his son, Mark, at his shop in Modesto. Lots of mechanical improvements to the Vega and a new interior…
Good Guys in Pleasanton? Really? Close the shop. Got to go!
Look for Don Stone and his new 1940 Buick. Its a great looking car, and Don will whip it into shape.
A trip up the coast in the winter is always interesting. Braving the tail of a storm for the promise of good friends and a yummy buffet, we picked up Sonja and Jim and charged into the wind, rain and hail. When we arrived, the Resort was all decked out for the holiday, and the staff was friendly and efficient. While still early, there were a lot of Cruiser’s jackets and hot coffee. Soon there were about 60 members and family standing around, greeting in a holiday spirit. The buffet was open with custom omelets, sliced beast and all manor of lovely edible delights. The sea was crazy mad, making a great spectacle for us all, cozy and warm behind the glass. Everyone had a great time eating and chattering, telling stories and making plans. Too soon, people began filtering out. It’s always great to see the Rhody Cruisers family, and to share another good time.