Feb. 3-5, 2023
Write up by Larry Besore. Pictures by Larry Besore and Val Muyers
Early Friday morning Feb 3rd.
Ron Olmstead, Larry way, Val Muyres, Steve Besore and myself headed out for Pomona and the GNRS. This year our rides were Val’s 40 and Ron’s 35, Steve’s 32 all Fords. Nonmember but good buddy Chip and his co-pilot Judy went with us in the Model A P-up. By the time we got on road out of town I think Val had already burnt a tank of gas. Long way from Sun Lakes to meet with us. Lunch at Cheriako summit (SP) , Then on in to San Dimas.
We checked in our hotel, and then supper at the Roady House restaurant a few doors down from the Early Ford store.
GNRS never disappoints, whatever your hot rod/custom interest, it’s there! And it’s there in multiples and every color combo possible. Vintage builds and new builds some exotic some retro and all perfect. AMBR cars to drivers of every flavor it’s just boggling!
Interesting that some former AMBR cars show up being driven to the event! Love that. Each of the building are a different venue, hard to pick a favorite.
Then there’s about 800-1000 cars outside on Saturday the “big daddy drive in’s”.
Just a spectacular event!
We spotted Terry Scotts x-roadster there, took a photo and talked to new owner (sorry Terry doesn’t sound like you could get it back)
Got some rain in sunny California before stopping for breakfast. Steve’s getting the full Roadster road trip experience.
Other than a nagging valve cover oil leak in the 35, and a dead battery in the 32 we had a reasonable trouble free run to and from.
Ya shoulda been there!
January 21, 2023
January’s Breakfast Putt took us to Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q for something different. They have a breakfast menu to create your own wraps or you could order items off the main menu. We had 30 members join in for good food and good company.
Kimmyz on Greeway Rock & Roll Bar
Write-up by Ron Boen
Pictures by Al Turley and Andy Yex
After a 2 year Covid pause, the annual “Ron & John’s New Year’s Day breakfast cruise” resumed on January 1, 2023.
This year we tried a new venue…Kimmiz’ Bar and Grill in Glendale. The staff went out of their way to make sure the nearly 90 folks in attendance were treated to a tasty and hot buffet breakfast. If anyone left hungry it was their own fault!
Because of the rainy weather there was only one lonely street rod in the parking lot. Most were too smart to drive in the rain. It was a great time to kick off the new year and we hope to use this venue again.
Cohost John Logsten (sp) gathered a bunch of swag and had a goodie bag for every one. Thanks John, very thoughtful.
John and Ron thank everybody who attended. It makes all the work putting this together a pleasure.
Writeup by Dawn Yex
Back in March 2022, the club voted that the Ronald McDonald House Phoenix would be our charity that we would raise funds for this year. So at our Christmas party we did a silent auction with over 40 items to bid on. The party team worked for months getting donations from restaurants, museums, zoos, and many other items. I am so proud to say that this club really shined and was so generous! A total of $2600 was raised for RMH!
They were so appreciative for this great donation! The RMH Phoenix has three facilities in the Phoenix area, and they are affiliated with several hospitals. The houses provide free lodging and meals for families that have children in the hospitals. The are a respite for these families at a very difficult time in their life. The RMH operates totally on donations. My family has been one of the families that they have helped and I can tell you 1st hand just how wonderful the RMH foundation is. Thank you ALL for your generosity and support.
December 15, 2022
Writeup by Dawn Yex
On December 15 the club delivered all the toys that were collected along with Brian and his group at Vintage Parts (previously So-Cal). Just like we have done in the past several years we collected these for the Children’s Rehabilitative Services. It is an out patient clinic. This year we delivered the toys directly to the clinic along with Vintage Parts. We were able to tour the clinic and learn more about what they do. The following week on 12/22 they had the Christmas party for all the patient’s and their families. It was then that all the kids (even siblings of patients) received toys and also free books. Debbie and Art Thomas and Dawn Yex had so much fun being elves and helping at the party by handing out free books to the children. It was so heartwarming and humbling to share in this day. Thanks again to the club for their generosity! I’m proud to be a part of this club.
December 10, 2022
The OTHG Christmas party was held at The American Legion Hall in Scottsdale. We had about 45 people in attendance. We all had a fantastic time celebrating together with good food, great music and dancing, and also watching and bidding on our silent auction items. Lots of laughter and smiles for sure…..
November 18 – 20, 2022
The club had a good turnout at GoodGuys this fall, 15 cars were parked together as well as a few scattered throughout the show field. The weather was great all weekend!
November 12, 2022
On Saturday, November 12th members Charlie & Danis Cover, Art & Debbie Thomas, Phil & Sharon Murray, Paul & Judy Nolte and Ken Schafer attended Kearny Car Show and Fall Festival. The event was free to enter and all got a dash plaque. There were food vendors, a pie eating contest as well as a hot dog eating contest. There were merchant vendors, music,games and a poker walk. About 100 cars were in attendance, sounds like a fun day!
November 5, 2022
Beautiful drive through Arizona’s finest flora and fauna, little over an hour from our house in Surprise. Everyone hauled food, chairs, harmonica (in Gary’s case), charcoal, meat, side dishes, lots of desserts down the steps to the three covered picnic tables. There was plenty of room for everyone to sit, eat, fellowship, and enjoy the great weather. John L. counted 38 members on the signup list. The lake was down but still beautiful. Wish more would come, a great time had by all. Oh, yah, where were the hot dog and hamburger buns? Mike is still looking.
Photos By: Al Turley and Margaret Maione
Writeup by : Phil Murray
September 10, 2022
Today’s putt was to Jimbo’s Sports Bar and Grill. We had 36 member show up, a good time was had by all.