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 !
Photos by Betty Bailey
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.
May 1, 2020
Photos by: Carol Dalton and Larry Besore
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.
March 23, 2020
Words by: Tom Harris
Photos by: Danise Cover
Our Hot rod community recently lost one
of our own, a genuine hot rodder, Eddie Aston.Eddie, born and raised in Southern California, was involved in Hot
Rodding as soon as he was able to drive, (and secretly before that). There are
so many great stories of Eddie, including him hot rodding his dad’s brand new
56 Ford pickup to driving cross country with Jack Stewart in a 1923 Dodge
roadster. Eddie and Joanne met in 1964, Eddie joined the LA Roadster club in
1965 and they married in 1966. Eddie’s family (his two children and wife of 53
years, Joanne), were always supportive and involved in Eddie’s hot rodding
pursuits. Joanne even had a few Hot Rods of her own as daily
drivers, like the Corvair with the chevy V8 in the front, ‘Old Hessie’ a
1956 Ford Truck and ‘Harriet the Charriot’ a 1951 Chevy Styleline coupe.
Eddie started his professional career at the LA times (don’t tell his boss but
Eddie even hot rodded his company car). In his professional life Eddie
pursued a variety of careers, owning a mobile home park in Bend, Oregon and as
a motor home company executive in Knoxville, Tennessee. Eddie and Joanne put
together and held a large annual hot rod event in Bend that drew many in the
hobby. Eddie at one time was the president of the LA Roadsters.
Eddie’s taste in Hot rods ran the gamut from mild to wild, he loved being
different. Eddie loved driving fast (hence the name Fast Eddie), being
busy, and always ready to go at the drop of the hat.
Eddie was and will be remembered as a great friend and consummate Hot Rodder
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!
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Sun City, Az.
By: Al Turley
Vintage Vehicles of Sun City held their 4th Annual Spring Fling. They had a great turnout with approximately 320 vehicles. Quite a few members of The Over The Hill Gang took in the show. Here are a few pictures.
By: Al Turley
We had a tour of the new Distribution Center and were treated to a great lunch!
October 4-5, 2019
By Conrad Monroe
Hard to believe that this was the 25th edition of this car show. Over the years it has changed and evolved. It is one of the best shows that we regularly attend. This year Larry & Brenda Besore, Steve & Terri Besore, Steve & Cindy Bryant, Jerry Elliot & friend Julie Ann, Paul & Judy Nolte, Ken Schaff & Dee Giuntoli and Michelle and I. Page Barnes drove up with his daughter in the grocery getter.
The city of Winslow has a fairly large community of drag racers that support the show with their cars and participation.
On Friday afternoon they have a Poker Run which pays through the best 4 hands. $400, 300, 200 and 100.
Friday evening they have a Burn Out Contest which is always well attended. As it turns out Show Low was playing at Winslow and our granddaughter is the captain of the Show Low Varsity Spirit Line. After supper Mimi and I went to the Bulldog’s stadium to surprise her and see our girls perform. Shortly after we were in our seats the smoke from the Burn Out Contest had followed us! Most of the spectators from Show Low had no clue as to what was going on!
The awards were handed out on Saturday afternoon and several club members received recognition for their cars. Steve Besore also won the 50-50 and paid for his trip. In past years the Over The Hill Gang Phoenix club was a huge supporter of the show, This year we only had 7 cars at the show, kind of sad. Times change as do interests…
For the next three months Mimi and I will be involved in a lot of family activities which don’t allow much time for car shows. Hoping we can make a few shows in 2020.
Stay safe and have fun!
PINETOP, AZ September 27, 2019
By Conrad Monroe
Once again we missed out on being drawn for the Run to the Pines car show at the Pinetop Country Club. We had some family business to take care of Saturday AM so we didn’t get to the show until later in the afternoon. Steve and Terri Besore were at the show as was Terry and Barb Scott. Also in attendance as spectators were former club members Rod and Nancy Downs who were driving a late model Corvette.
We wandered around a bit and talked with folks we hadn’t seen for awhile, then head down to Lakeside for an early supper.
Next up Just Cruisin – Winslow, Az
Show Low, Az
June 1, 2019
By Conrad Monroe
1st weekend of June and we are on Frontier Fields in Show Low for our annual car show. This tradition goes back to 2003 with the car show a major part of the Show Low Days town celebration, which includes an Arts and Craft Show, The Derby Down the Deuce gravity car race, stick pony races and our Wiener Dog race. We also have the Show Low Main Street Farmers Market at the down town Festival Market Place Park.
In recent years all of the activities have grown larger so the decision was made to have the event span two weekends, with the Car Show taking the first weekend and the Derby gravity car races and other events the following weekend.
Cruzin the Rim Car Show
In past years the Show Low Days Car Show was very well supported by the club, however in recent years club attendance has been down. Bob Bailey drove his 40 Ford Coupe, Dave and Ann Bennett in their 1937 Cadillac Sedan, Steve and Terry Besore drove their 50 Chevy Pick Up in from their Ranch in White Mountain Lakes and Michelle & I drove our 56 Dodge wagon down the street to Frontier. Also attending was Charlie and Danise Cover who drove their daily driver over from Heber.