Monthly Rhody Cruise-in


Put this on your Calendar…

Last summer everyone agreed it would be really cool to get together monthly. 
All Hot Rodders welcome. 
Rain or shine… Hot Rods or drivers.
FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Next Cruise-in October 5, 2017

Raffle & 50/50 keeps growing.
… Now Over $100
$ 5.00 Combo Meal Deals
WHEN: First Thursday, Monthly
WHERE: A&W Root Beer. 1690 Highway, Florence OR
TIME: 4:00 to 5:30 PM
Comments about this? email Gary at gary@oregoncoasthotrods.com

Florence Toy Drive

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The Rhody Cruisers  are again supporting the Soroptimist International of Florence with our Second Annual Toy Drive.

We invite the Oregon Coast Community to Donate New, Unwrapped Clothes and Toys for Girls and Boys. 
November 2nd 2017 4pm to 7pm

Invite your Neighbors, and Stop by the A&W in Florence with your Donations.. Get a FREE Root Beer Float.

Meet Mr. & Mrs.Santa and Volunteer Fire Fighters. It will be a good time for all.
Weather permitting there may be a few cool cars hanging out too. 
This is a Rain or Shine Event

 If you would like to be on the committee, or volunteer:
Contact: Gary Cargill (541)999-6513 …eMail gncargill@charter.net

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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

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.

Gary’s First Hot Rod…

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circa 1964

I started working on my first Hot Rod in about 1964. It was a ’17 Dodge bucket, model A frame and a 312 Thunderbird engine. It was someone else’s abandoned project… pretty much a piece of junk, but I got it going and drove it around anyway knowing I could build better.
As a young guy, freshly married and a couple toddlers, time and money was limited. That engine and 4 speed were transitioned, over the next 12 years into a pretty sweet glass body T roadster pickup. Hmm.. I must have a picture here someplace.

These pictures just turned up. Photos are circa 1975 or so. This is my second Hot Rod, and made partly from my first. It’s running that 312 Thunderbird with a “Police Interceptor” Intake setup. T-10 4-Speed, and an early Jaguar e-type rear end. Oh to be 30 again..

2011 Road Runner Trailer – SOLD

2011 Road Runner 21′ Enclosed Car Trailer. … SOLD !!
This trailer is in “as new” condition. Some of the details are:
— 10,000 Axels with 10 ply tires, plus spare.
— Leveling Hitch and Electric Brakes
— Interior Beaver Tail with Interior Lights and flow-thru Ventilation.
— Side Door with Porch Light.
— Tie Downs included

From The 2015 Rods ‘N Rhodies Invitational…

Another Rods ‘N Rhodies is in the books.
What a great weekend. We had 103 cars from all over Oregon, plus amazing cars from British Columbia, Washington, and California.
Best of Show is that little dark green ’36 Ford coupe. Great fun for me was getting a ride in the winner down to Mo’s where we did a photo shoot for next years poster. There were many well deserved Merchant awards, and lots of volunteers hustling around. Here are a few of my pictures.

Best Coastal Cruiser 2015…

Oregon Coast Hot Rods will again Award the coveted Best Coastal Cruiser at the Rods ‘N Rhodes Invitational Car Show on Sept 9-10.

From my Facebook Post 2015:
Previously on Oregon Coast Hot Rods {…Oregon Coast Hot Rods will be presenting a Merchant Award this year. “Best Coastal Cruiser”.} This was as tough as I had feared. I was close with a sweet Chevy II, a 51 Chevy hauler, and a few others. I love vintage cars, more than bling. I just kept coming back to the ’51 Chevy Suburban. It is owned by Dave Surmon and his wife Linda from Albany OR. This Suburban started life in the Air Force. After it was discharged it got a job as a School Bus. Then it dropped out and became a Hippie Hauler in Berkeley, with Rainbows and Flowers no doubt. The remnants were picked up, and taken to a farm where its new owners did extensive restoration and upgrades. Today, with Dave’s help, it is a fabulous cruiser with lots of room for family and fun. From the 2015 Rods ‘N Rhodies Invitational Car Show, presenting
Oregon Coast Hot Rods choice for “Best Coastal Cruiser”