2021 Christmas Party

December 4, 2021

Our Over the Hill Gang-Phoenix Christmas/Holiday party was held at the American Legion hall in Scottsdale, and was a total blast from the past…optional period dress from the ’20s, ’30s, ’40s, or ’50, our cars’ eras…plus a couple of hippies. We had a fun band, did some Boot Scootin’ Boogie, had an auction with many fantastic items in baskets, a beautiful handmade quilt and table runner, beautiful handmade cigar-box guitar, all to benefit Hospice of the Valley. We did very well in the bidding department!! Most of us danced the night away!

Photos by Danise Cover and Betty Bailey.

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!!!! 

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. 

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.

Payson Invasion & Poker Run

Payson, Az

October 10, 2020

Photos by: Danise Cover

Quite a few members headed to Payson, Az. to take in the Rim Country Classic Auto Club’s 27th. annual Beeline Cruise-in and Car show. This year with COVID restrictions the event was changed to the Payson Invasion with several cruises and a Poker Run planned. Lunch was provided by many restaurants in Payson but some members brought their own picnic lunches. Everyone ended up back at Main St. for a parade ending at Green Valley Park for Poker Hand awards, 50/50 winner and door prizes.

Mike Rust Drawings

Phoenix, AZ

June 7, 2020

Photos by: Danise Cover

Today a few members cruised over to Elevate Coffee Company  at 2530 W. Happy Valley Rd in Phoenix Az. to see Mike Rust’s drawings. He is a former member of the club and has drawn a lot of members cars over the years. He is a super cool  artist and so creative, if you have the chance to see his work it’s well worth it !