About Rhody Cruisers Car Club

Welcome to The Rhody Cruisers…
The Rhody Cruisers are a Social Club of people who love Classic Cars and Hot Rods. 
If you have a Cool Car of any vintage and like to Show and Cruise, please come along.
We are located in Florence Oregon, on the beautiful Central Oregon Coast.

The Rhody Cruisers and our Members produce Several Car Shows and
Charity Cruises every year in Florence, including Rhody Days Show & Shine in May, and Rods ‘n Rhodies Car Show in OldTown Florence in September.
We also produce a Cars & Coffee event every month in the summer at AutoZone.
… Coffee, Donuts, 50/50, Gift Cards, Cool Cars and Music.
We often gather on a Saturday morning and roll to regional Car shows and Events. 

Communications:
… I publish my newsletter, CRUISER NEWSER at random times, whenever there is something you should know. To Subscribe, CLICK HERE … Over 430 Subscribers
… Our Facebook Group is Oregon Coast Hot Rods. Get the latest News, Events, Updates, and Chatter. We have over 500 members now.
… Rhody Cruisers Member meeting is the first Thursday of every month.
… Thursday mornings we meet for Coffee, Updates and Friends.
              … Check The CRUISER NEWSER for Details.

The Rhody Cruisers is managed by:
OregonCoastHotRods.com ….Where you are now.
Gary McDaniel, President     … More about Gary Here
    Call/Text (541)590-0717     … 
eMail: gary@oregoncoasthotrods.com

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

Around the Club…

IMG_8922Tim 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?

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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! 

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Look for Don Stone and his new 1940 Buick. Its a great looking car, and Don will whip it into shape.

 

Christmas at the Adobe

Adobe-XmasA 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.

Stand-Around at Pops Smokehouse

Thursday Morning 8/24 …I just made it to the end of my driveway when Jim Adie blew by in his ’47 Mercury. The Flathead humming and Sonja waving. Following him was a string of 22 cool cars piloted by long time members and local characters.. I jumped in on the tail end, adding yet another local character. Parking was plentiful and we had a sweet car show going on. Everyone Stood-Around and “WhatsSupp?ed” for a while. Once inside the staff was ready for us with plenty of servers and booths for 54 people. Menus went around, and the buffet was ready to dig in. Sonja made a couple announcements, Bill Files proposed we rename “Stand-Around” to “Cruise-In” and it passed. I announced the opening of the Rhody Cruisers Store, and Gary Neal pitched the Rods ‘N Rhodies Show. We were so glad to see Tony Androsky after a couple of years of health issues, along with many folks we don’t often see. A guy named Bud, visiting from Alaska, announced that  it was great we had a car show just for him, and mentioned his two ’57 Chevys at home. All together it was outstanding to have the family together. When I got done snapping pictures, everyone was gone.  I hope we can do this together often.

Cruisers Parade For Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, A group of Rhody Cruisers met in Florence for a short cruise to Reedsport. When we arrived there was a lot of people, trucks, marching bands, kids, and military vehicles all trying to organize some kind of line. We backed up, moved over and turned around until everyone moved on. The bands marched, the spectators cheered, and everyone honored those who have defended our freedom. After the parade, the group met up at Don’s for Sandwiches and Pie… Thanks to Bob Brown and all those who helped organize the event.