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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 at 6:30 PM in the Red Devil Restaurant at 3004 East Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032.  Their phone number is (602) 493-0211. If you are in the Phoenix area, please drop by and say hello!

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

Debbie ThomasPresident azneutronstar@gmail.com

Teresa Way Secretary wayteresa6@gmail.com

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Al TurleyWebmaster agt@telus.net

Bartlett Lake Picnic 2021

Phoenix, AZ.

November 6, 2021

Photos by Charlie & Danise Cover, Margaret Maione and Phil Murray

Write up by Debbie Thomas

What a great day it was for our Gang picnic!  Our task was to get everyone  together for new club photos and the lake was a great place to do it.  We all arrived at  Bartlett around 10:00 am, the weather could not have been better.  The lake was calm and beautiful to see.  Charlie and Danise Cover started taking  pictures of members and the cars they drove.  They did a great job of getting everyone’s picture taken and this is No Easy task, you know this is true if you were still around  for the group photo!  Haha.  The club provided hamburgers and hot dogs and all the fixins’ with members brings sides and desserts.   We had a fantastic turn out, I believe somewhere around 44/46 members but we had food to feed an army.  Thank you to our grilling team, Art Thomas, Andy Yex,  Larry Besore and Mike Arney, the burgers & dogs were perfect. We have some great cooks amongst us.  The salads were all good and the desserts yummy!!!  It was so nice to see everyone visiting,  the laughter was loud and contagious.   In a year with many up’s and downs this was a great moment for the Phoenix Over The Hill Gang. Cars, Food and good times with fellow Phoenix Over The Hill Gang members. Thank you to everyone for making this a wonderful car club outing! It was a team effort.  Special thanks to Carol Dalton who got the burgers & dogs, and all the rest of the board members for your help!!!! 

October 2021 Breakfast Putt

October 16, 2021

Gilbert, AZ.

October’s Breakfast Putt was hosted by Art and Debbie Thomas at their home. Breakast items provided by the Thomases were biscuits, gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit bowl, donuts, coffee, orange juice and water. Debbie made about a hundred biscuits, 80 pounds of fruit salad, probably 10 dozen scrambled eggs. Members could also bring their own gravy and compete in a cook off contest. There was no clear winner as all the homemade gravys were very tasty.

Photos by Mike Arney and Larry Besore

GoodGuys Del Mar 2021

October 1-3, 2021

Del Mar, CA.

GoodGuys held their show this year in October, moved from April due to Covid restrictions. It was held at the fairgrounds in Del Mar as usual. A good number of members made the trek over from the Phoenix area to take in the show. A great time was had by all with wonderful weather for all three days.  The guys had lots of cars to look at and the ladies enjoyed a little shopping along with looking at the cars.

Photos by Margaret Maione and Mike Arney

Club Members Charity Opportunity

From Teresa Way

Photos by Danise Cover

Club members have the opportunity to purchase tickets on two items; a quilt and a table runner with hot pads/trivets.

The quilt, measures 73” x 97”, and the table runner measures 15” x 44” (the five hot pads/trivets each measure 8” square), they were made with the intent in raising funds for charity to benefit Hospice of the Valley Arizona. They provide top end of life care & focus on the whole person. Hospice Of the Valley Is Arizona’s Leading Provider of End-Of-Life Care.

The quilt, table runner and hot pads/trivets were designed and stitched by Teresa Way, using high end materials, and vintage collectable car t-shirts donated by members Larry Besore and Larry Way. 

Tickets for each item are currently available from September 1 through December 1, at each club meeting; and on December 4 at the Holiday Party.  Purchase your tickets for chances to win these one-of-a-kind quality items!  

Interesting Fact…a quilt has three layers, i.e., top, middle, and bottom. Different pieces of fabrics are stitched to give a complex pattern to the top layer of the Quilt. A sewing technique called “Quilting” is used to stitch all three layers together because of which they are called Quilts.

Larry and Mouse go Racing

Barona, Calif.

June 29, 2021

Write up and pictures by Larry Besore

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Larry and Mouse go racing… (Larry Besore and Ron Olmstead) Mouse driving his modified race car,  Larry providing encouragement and chauffer duties.We loaded up the Mouse Motor Special and headed for Barona California, just north of Lakeside/Santee area. The Indian reservation there sports a giant casino, and 5 miles north of that a nice drag strip and circle track.This race was the RPM national flathead drags. Focus on 4-bangers, flathead powered, and 1964 and older overhead motors.There were some very strong flatheads and a few overhead cars that were impressive.The Bangers ruled however!Stokers, overhead conversions, and modified flatty-bangers. Ron (Mouse) runs in the street legal flatty-banger class, a well-represented class.Mouse Motor Special ran good, winning the first 3 races. The semi race was a bit of a problem as the lights malfunctioned.  Starter had them stage and restage, Mouse was caught off guard when it went green quickly. Good race but he got beat.There a few exhibition runs by the original Drag-master car, and the world’s fastest 6 cyl dragster also. Both were very impressive.The races were 1/8 mile but still had some great times posted.It was hot, cars and drivers were overheating.

This race was full of honest Hot-Rods and Hot-Rodders, “run what ya brung” !

No posers or pretenders !

Dale’s Photo Shoot

Chandler, Az.

May 16, 2021

Words and pictures from Dale Judkins

I was privileged to participate in the National Charity Leagues Senior Recognition year end celebration at the Ashley Castle In Chandler, Az. I represented the Over the Hill Gang Car Club.  I provided my car for their vintage car shoot. It was an honor for me to meet the moms and daughters of this great organization. 

Breakfast Putt to Buffalo Chip Saloon

Cave Creek, Az.

April 3, 2021

The OTHG  enjoyed a beautiful pre-Easter Saturday morning  putt to the Buffalo Chip Saloon in Cave Creek on April 3. There were 44 members present along with 3 guests. The Chip staff had a hot buffet breakfast ready and the members dug in at 9:35.We were seated in the covered outdoor pavilion  There was plenty of food and great conversation as many of us had not seen each other for some time. The parking lot was filled with an Easter egg basket of colors of numerous fine vehicles belonging to our members. Quite a site for other Chip customers! John Carmody, who works at Speedway, was asked to bring some door prizes for the event. He really came through for us. He and Leah were the unofficial vehicle selection committee and picked some cars to be awarded prizes including: Speedway gift certificates, Goodguys passes, shirts, grease rags , coozies and more. Thanks to John and Leah. Also, special thanks to Larry and Teresa Way (east) and Ron and Carol Boen (west) for serving as the OTHG Road Captains. Another thanks to Steve Bryant, friend (and enforcer), who helped me collect the fees from the buffet participants. Will and Cindy Myers experienced some car trouble on the way and were unfortunately unable to attend but as of today their beautiful ’40 Ford coupe is at home and will be back on the road with only minor repairs needed. 

A great thank you to all who attended and made this event a success!

Write up by John Logsdon

Photos by Danise Cover and Phil Murray

March 2021 Club Meeting

Cactus Park, Phoenix, Az

March 3, 2021

We had a great turn-out for the March 3rd, 2021 OTHG – Phoenix business meeting. It was a very windy day but that didn’t deter us from an enjoyable time to get together at City of Phoenix Cactus Park. It is a really nice park with mature trees, a big parking lot and washrooms. Our new VP, Dawn Yex, did a great job presiding at her very first meeting of the club for this new year, with the assistance of grandsons, Charlie and Carter, who picked the winning car (“the orange car with flames”…AKA Steve Besore’s new ride) for the “drive-your-car” prize. Some of the women were sporting our new brown club shirts. As you can see, we had a feast afterwards with the club providing Italian sandwiches from Captain Bill’s Subs and the club members didn’t disappoint with their added side dishes and abundance of desserts! There were 47 members and 2 guests in attendance. Fun was had by all, in spite of the heavy winds!

Write up by Betty Bailey

Photos by: Betty Bailey and Danise Cover

2020 SoCal Christmas Toy Drive

Each year in December SO-CAL Speed Shop in Phoenix collects toys for CRS. The CRS Clinic provides care for children with special healthcare needs. Every year CRS hosts an all-day Christmas event at their clinic. The event includes a visit from Santa, a Christmas gift for every child in attendance, refreshments, crafts, and games. The party provides a safe and free event for patients and their families. Every year our club collects toys and games and delivers them to SO-CAL Speed Shop to then be taken to CRS.