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!
Our May Putt to Bicuits Cafe was a great success. Lots of club members attended joined by friends and friends of friends. We sat outside on the patio and social distancing rules were followed, wait staff wore masks and the menus were disposable as were the condiments, etc. No more than 10 people in a group and the tables were spaced 6 feet apart. Food was great and the wait staff was friendly and efficient! Thanks go to Gene and Margaret Maione for putting this together.
OTHG Phoenix decided to have a Social Distancing putt. Parking at the restaurant in a circle and maintaining social distancing. Meals were ordered for take out. A pretty decent turnout considering the times we are in.
This is a slideshow of the members that made it to this years photoshoot. Good participation this year! Note: Michelle is standing next to my Tundra 4×4 pick up since the snow was around a foot deep in front of our shop. I guess one of the days I will need to build a 4×4 COE truck with a Dodge Turbo Cummings engine so we can get out in the winter in a proper ride!
By Conrad Monroe
Photos by Mike Rust, Sharon Burdett and Conrad Monroe
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Hot Rods Meet Star Wars!
Last Saturday, the club met at Star Bucks on Central Ave for a cruise down Central to South Mountain City Park for our what is becoming annual Picnic and Photoshoot. The weather leading up to Saturday was not looking real great for either activities. El Niño had been visiting Arizona with a vengeance leading up to Friday. All week long the forecasters had been predicting a break in the weather for the week end, and for once they were spot on! Saturday came with blue skies, puffy clouds and temperatures in the 70s.
We had a total of 29 club cars show up, Michelle & I decided to take my 4×4 Toyota Tundra since we had just received a foot of snow. ADOT was out early and had the roads clear and mostly dry so our trip to the valley was our usual under 3 hour excursion. Ken & Carol DuBois showed up in Ken’s truck since the battery in their ’37 Chevy was kaput. It took Michelle and I around an 1 hr 45 min to shoot the club cars and occupants. Larry Besore helped with keeping the line full so we didn’t have any gaps waiting for cars.
After lunch we had the down hill coasting drag race which Dave & Anne Bennett won in their 1937 Cadillac. To be noted the Caddy was by far and away the heaviest car in the race. I would bet that Dave replaced the wheel bearing with a set of super low friction ceramic bearings just to get an edge! 😉
Just about the time that the race awards were wrapping up a whole group of cosplay folks arrived at the picnic area next to ours. Of course they were all decked out in Star Wars costumes that were hand made and really looked great! The name of the group is the Shonare Vhekadla Clan Arizona of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club. Mike Rust invited them to pose with our cars and they gladly accepted. They are a really great group of people that know how to enjoy themselves!