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We are the Phoenix, Arizona chapter of the Over The Hill Gang.  Our club is dedicated to the promotion of the sport of street rodding and fellowship amongst our members. Our club meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of the month. If you are in the Phoenix area, please drop by and say hello!

If you wish more information on our club, please contact;

PresidentRuss Whitfeldt russnruth99@yahoo.com

Secretary – Teresa Way  wayteresa6@gmail.com

If you have any problems or would like to provide feedback about this website please contact:

Webmaster – Al Turley agt@telus.net

May Putt: Cruisin’ Under the Stars…. Benefitting….. Make-A-Wish……

Glendale, AZ

May 18, 2024

Pictures by Russ Whitfeldt

Write up by Russ Whitfeldt

It was Saturday May 18th 2024, 6pm till 10pm and it was held at Victory Lane Sports Park. There was 8 club cars and two visitors. Russ and Ruth arrived at the park just a little after 4pm and the Way’s were right behind them. They got there early so as when members showed up, they were able to park together in the outside parking lot. The gates were opened at 5pm and all the cars started to move in and onto the ball field. Russ pulled his car out and blocked all others so we could all park together. Once we were parked, the flag went up and Ron put up his baby pop-up. We all set around the flag and had good conversations and a lot of laughter. It was hot to start with but once the sun went down it was great. Always nice when you can park on grass. It should be mentioned that John and Ron were desperately trying to put a chair together in front of John’s car while Carol and Helen were doing the same thing at the back of the car. Don’t know who won but it took about 30 minuets and the chairs were together and stayed that way until it was time for them to leave. Needless to say, we had a few good laughs over that ordeal.
Due to being the hottest day of the year so far and Tom & Kathy not being able to show because Tom had last minute eye surgery, we had a good turn out, good times, with good friends.
Thank you Tom and Kathy for putting on our May Putt.

April Putt to Charlie and Danise’ Place

Scottsdale, AZ

April 27, 2024

Pictures by Danise Cover and Phil Murray

Write up by Charlie Cover

Great turn out with 53 OTHG members attending a hamburger feed at
our home on a beautiful springtime day in Arizona. The pot luck
provided salads, appetizers, fruit trays, and tons of deserts. Yum.

The neighbors and our mailman were ecstatic to be provided with a
free car show. Thanks to all who drove their hot rods. Really adds to the
fun. Danise and I were pretty busy burning burgers and organizing, and
apologize if we didn’t great you upon your arrival. Everyone seemed to
enjoy themselves and had a fun day. Hope our vicious Frenchie’s did
not bother you too much. Butch seems to be able to jump in your lap
on the blink of an eye.

Pictures by Danise, burnt burgers by Charlie

Ron and Harriet’s Shop Tour

Phoenix, AZ

March 24, 2024

Photos by Al Turley and Danise Cover

Members Ron and Harriet held an open house at their new shop on Sunday. Quite a few members attended as well as many other friends of Ron’s. Light snacks and refreshments were served. Ron had quite a collection of memories on display as well as his cars. It was an interesting afternoon.

Havasu Deuces 2024

Lake Havasu, AZ

March 7 – 9, 2024

Pictures by: Larry Besore

Writeup by: Larry Besore

Our adventure started on Thursday morning bright and early. We (Larry Way and I) were to meet up with some other hot rods in Wickenburg about 730am, 2 more 32 roadsters, one a topless version, a Factory  Five 33, and a very cool 36 roadster, and a 1956 Nomad.

We had our meet up and 6 cars left Mc Donald’s for Havasu. Just out of Wickenburg it started raining, then the Factory Five 33 had a computer problem. Back on the highway it continued to rain, steady but not too hard. The topless roadster pilot didn’t look to comfortable he was soaking up a lot of rain.

Inside my 32 our arms were getting some water but not too bad! So rain most of the way into Parker for our gas stop. At Parker the Sun was out and mostly blue skies.

We thought we were over the rainy weather.

Then between Parker and Havasu the heavens opened up and it “RAINED”, serious rain, couldn’t see the car in front of us, and frogs were looking for shelter. Yeah we got a little wet, the topless pilot was a soggy mess. So it was brief but memorable, then we arrived at the host hotel for registration. All in all, with stops and breakdown, time out to wring out shirts and stuff we were after 1PM by now.

We decided to not go downtown to park as they had been parking cars since before 10AM. We unpacked and went for lunch instead.

Friday morning we started the garage tours about 830AM, GPS gave good directions, but “there are no straight streets in Lake Havasu”! At least not in the areas we visited for the tours.

Uphill, Downhill right Roundy turn, left Roundy turn…Seemed like at times we were circling back on ourselves. All that was forgotten as we visited great, unbelievable garages and car displays. The attached photos do not do justice to the sites. At times I was so engrossed in looking I forgot to take pictures. Every site was filled with great stuff and friendly people. Havasu Deuces set up a super Friday of tours.

Saturday morning early we got inline for entry to the Rotary Park, 32’s go in first then everything else.  No bad parking spots easy entry, easy exit. Again the Havasu Deuces know how to organize stuff. There were an amazing assortment of Deuces from all over the country. As well as a lot of super non-32’s. good food vendor choices and a lot of spectators.

The trip home on Sunday was non eventful, just great cruising time cool but not cold, light traffic.

So my standard tag line… “Ya shoulda been there”

Midnight at the Oasis 2024

Yuma, AZ

February 29 – March 3, 2024

Pictures by: Art Thomas, Carol Boen, Russ Whitfeldt, Mike Arney and Al Turley

Close to 30 members drove to Yuma to enjoy the weekend put on by the Caballeros de Yuma. The fun started Thursday night with a downtown car show. The main show was held at Caballero Park on Friday and Saturday. There were close to 1000 cars in attendance and everyone had a reserved spot in the various fields. There was plenty of food to be had each day, included with your admission, and concerts in the stadium each night. A great time was had by all!

Barleens Dinner Show

Apache Junction, AZ

February 23, 2024

Photos by: Dawn Yex, Carol Boen, Danise Cover and Art Thomas

Write up by: Dawn Yex

Our outing to Barleens Dinner Show on February 23 was fabulous! We all had a wonderful time, enjoying the delicious food…..especially getting to eat the chocolate cake 1st BEFORE dinner! 

The entertainment was so good. They are a very talented bunch.
We had 40 people and I think everyone enjoyed it! It was so good for us to share the evening together.

2024 New Years Day Breakfast

Kimmyz on Greenway Rock & Roll Bar

Glendale, AZ

Pictures by Al Turley

Writeup by Ron Boen

Our 15th annual New Years Day cruise was a big success. We had to cap registration at 100 and sold out quickly. We only had one no show and I am currently hunting him down. Remember no shows will be shot! Just kidding.
Kimmyz on Greenway hosted the event  for the second year and they outdid themselves. They are really great hosts.
Thanks to everyone who came out. Good food and good fellowship. It doesn’t get any better than that!
Thank you from your co-hosts,

John Logsdon and Ron Boen

2023 Christmas Toy Donation

Phoenix, AZ

December 18, 2023

Pictures by Jim Dalton

Writeup by Dawn Yex

On December 18th several OTHG members participated in joining Brian Benzing from Vintage Parts Arizona in delivering toys that were collected for the Childrens Rehabilitation Services Clinic. We all went to the clinic to deliver the toys. The director was able to share with us about the party being held Dec 22 where the children and their families will come to see Santa and receive a gift and enjoy the party. Some of these children will only be getting these toys. The clinic is a wonderful outreach to families and we are proud to be able to help in this small way.

2023 Christmas Party

American Legion Hall, Sun City, AZ

December 2, 2023

Pictures by Danise Cover and Al Turley

Write up by Dawn Yex

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for ALL of you who participated and donated to our silent auction for the Foundation for Blind Children. I think it’s safe to say that we all had a wonderful time at the Christmas party on Saturday night. The food, music, decorations, and atmosphere and smiles on everyone’s faces was wonderful. Laughter filled the room as I watched people trying to out bid others. I just couldn’t be any prouder to be a part of this group of very generous, giving people. The silent auction raised $3200 for the Foundation!!! They were so grateful and appreciative when we brought them the check. We made a difference in some people’s lives and that’s what Christmas is all about!

Thank you and Merry Christmas


Bartlett Lake Picnic 2023

Carefree, AZ.

November 4, 2023

Photos by Danise Cover, Betty Bailey, Al Turley and Andy Yex

This year’s picnic was again held at the Rattlesnake day use area at Bartlett Lake. Everyone hauled their chairs and coolers down the steps to the three covered picnic tables. There was plenty of food for all; appetizers, salads and lots of desserts and of course BBQ’d Hot Dogs and Hamburgers. This year featured buns for the Dogs and Burgers! There was plenty of room for everyone to set up their chairs and have a great visit in the beautiful weather. We had a total of 42 people attend this year; 38 members, 2 guests and 1 applicant couple.