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.

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.

2023 Welcome Back Party

Boen’s Back Yard

October 29, 2023

Photos by Al Turley, Danise Cover and Andy Yex

After a 3 year hiatus, starting with Covid-19, the annual party was held in the Boen’s backyard.  This year we had a Jimmy Buffett theme with complimentary margaritas.  We don’t have a totally accurate count but it was in the neighborhood of 128.  A great crowd of good people, good drinks,  and more food than we knew what to do with, and a lot of fun renewing old friendships.  This party is for all car people, not just one particular club, The Over The Hill Gang was very well represented as well as members of the Dipsticks from Sun City West.

Thanks to everyone who attended and thanks to all those who brought so much delicious food.  Maybe it will happen again next year (no promises).

2023 New Years Day Breakfast Cruise

Kimmyz on Greenway Rock & Roll Bar

Glendale, AZ

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.

2022 Ronald McDonald House Donation

Phoenix, AZ

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.

2022 Christmas Toy Donation

Phoenix, AZ

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.