Oregon Coast Car Shows

Here is my List of Coastal Region Oregon Car Shows Coming Up For The
2022 Cruise Season.

Click the Blue Links to see the Show Website

June 25Sweet Home Sweet Ride, Sweet Home
  … Roll with Rhody Cruisers, McDonalds Florence, Meet 5:45 Leaving 6:00 AM
June 26Toledo Car Show & Swap Meet, Toledo
  … Roll with Rhody Cruisers, Bi-Mart Florence, Leaving 6:45 AM
July 9   Crow Car Show, Crow (Veneta)
July 16   • Cars at the Coast, Bay City Cruisers, Newport FaceBook Link
July 16   • Back Alley Car Show, North Bend … FaceBook Link
July 23  Emerald City Shakedown, Springfield OR Facebook Link
August 6  Fireman’s Car Show & Steak Feed, Coquille
August 13 • Tower Motors, Coos Bay
August 19-21Sutherlin Blackberry Festival, Sutherlin OR
August 27Kool Coastal Nights, Winchester Bay
August 27Surf City Classics, Lincoln City
September 9-10Rods ‘n Rhodies, Florence
September 9-10Fall Blues Show & Shine, Yahats
September 10-11 •  Rod Run to the End of the World, Ocean Park WA
September 17Cruise the Coos, Coos Bay
September 24-25Salem Roadster Show, Salem State Fair Grounds
September 24Myrtle Point. Somebody send me a link…

Please send me info about your upcoming events
… Thanx to Don Erickson, Dennis Baker and Paul Plotkin for this list. 

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Rhody Days Show & Shine 2022

Saturday May 21, 2022
Show 9AM to 3 PM
Awards at 2 PM

Siuslaw Middle School
2525 Oak St., Florence OR

Classic Cars, Customs
Hot Rods, Rat Rods
Muscle Cars, Trucks
4WD, JeepsBritish Cars

Over 25 Award Categories

Fun Stuff and
Cool Cars all Day…
Classic Music with
   Russ Stromeyer 

• Old Town Evening Cruise thanks to Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue.

Hosted By Rhody Cruisers Car Club, Florence
• Host Cars for Display Only


This Car Show is a tradition of Springtime. Over 200 cars attend.
The weather will be perfect, the sky blue, and the Cars Bitchin’.
Watch the 2014 Video Again, and Again …HERE

’37 Chevy Restoration Project

Ready to Build a Car?
This Car is a Frame-Off Restoration Project. 
Only original parts and quality reproductions are used. 

• Most of the work to complete this Classic Chevy is done. 
Only Assembly and Detail work remain.

This is a perfect chance to build your own:
Classic Car, • Resto Mod, • Hot Rod, or • Lowrider Bomb

This Vehicle has not been Hacked, Hot Rodded or modified except as discussed. 
 Click Here for Details, Pictures, Video & ‘The Story’ .
See It Running: Video HERE

Reboot: Rhody Cruisers Year In Review


It’s redundant to say that 2020 has been an unusual year.

For a social club, it has been especially difficult, with social contact
being on the verge of criminal activity.

The Good News is that the prevailing conditions have caused greater self reliance. In the absence of Car Shows to attend, and Car Shows to Volunteer with, we came up with less complicated, maybe less legal ways to have fun. Instant Cruises popped up, along with a dramatic increase in the number of “Bay Street Roll” incidents. Let’s go to Yahats, and Mapleton, and Newport, and Toledo, and Bandon, and Coquille, and Winchester Bay, and North Bend and Lakeside. Let’s just drive and find someplace to take pictures. Let’s meet up with the US 101 Club, and Bay City Cruisers. Let’s hang out with the South Coast Cruisers, Mid-Valley Mustang & Ford Club, Over the Hill Gang, Stray Angels, and all their Friends. Lets BBQ and Picnic, and drive.

Our monthly Meetings have been outdoors, in the weeds at the ‘ol Lotus, and in the wind and cold at Miller Park. Still we munched A&W Burgers, while making plans for the next cruise, and settling club business.
Considering the limitations… I had a heck of a good time. 

Still, I hope each one of you can fabricate a Merry Christmas, and share your love with those close to you. A Happy New Year it will be …when when we can raise our hand and volunteer to help put on a Car Show. A Happy New Year …when we can meet early and Cruise the Coast… just to hang with friends and Strut our Stuff. 

Rods ‘N Rhodies 2018 • 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