We left from Whataburger at 9am, and took back roads zig-zagging west and then south until we got to highway 81 toward the Red river.
There were about a dozen of us, Tom and Terry both drove their 55 Chevys, Van in his corvette, Bill andJoyce in "THE-RIV", Amanda and her family were in the VW "Cheryl", as well as on a bike, Roy and Jon were in his big Parisienne, Jo Nell and Gary drove their white 1950's Pontiac, Vince and June drove the classic red T-Bird, Philip was in his new Nissan 300, Carol and Jim in the big bad Buick (which Jim reported an amazing 18.8 mpg for the trip. Marilyn and I were in our Audi convertible, top down. Ron and a friend were in gosh- I forgot, maybe his Buick Grand National?
After a little sputtering with Amanda's VW, which came down with an intermittent case of vapor-lock, we managed to get separated from the group (Amanda, John, Jennifer, Abagaile, Marilyn and Dave) and so we took a different route (actually we missed the turn and got lost), but found our way and arrived a few minutes late at the restaurant - pictured above. Yes that is a very good bbq restaurant. Make that "excellent" bbq restaurant........we fed the troops first. Stomachs first, cars after....
You ordered at the counter and absorbed brisket smells while they prepared your order. One day, I want to go into a place like this, order a pound and a half of whole bbq brisket, take it home and sit down, slicing piece after piece off and just eating the brisket until it is no more. Clogged arteries and a heart attack are sure to follow in short order.
Clockwise, Joyce, Bill, Philip, Van, Jon, Roy, Gary, and Jo Nell......
If you missed this one, you missed the best one yet! It seems that Carol finds a more fun cRuise each time. Let's wait to see what she comes up with next.
SATURDAY April 20, 2019 we leave from coffee call- 9am.
We plan to leave Norman from and drive to NOCONA, Texas on US 81 out of Oklahoma (we will take a short break twice on the way down, it is about 2-1/2 hours down there (130 miles) and then US 82 east in Texas to Nocona where we will find the highly rated Horton car museum. We will tour the museum and their 138 plus vintage cars and then to lunch in town. ( Note: the restaurant does not accept credit or debit cards) Following lunch, you are free to head back to the museum, or return to Norman at your own pace. Admission to the museum is free to Veterans and active duty military with proper I.D. otherwise it is $10.
The Horton Classic Car Museum is housed in what once was the town's Ford dealership. Over 138 cars are contained in the collection in 37,400 square feet of space. The Museum largely focuses on American vintage, classic and muscle cars. Over 40 Corvettes are part of the collection, featuring nearly every year of production between 1953 and 1978. Several 1950's era convertibles are also included, along with many 1950s Senior Award winners from the Chevy and Pontiac Nationals. Different models of Chevrolets, Fords, Pontiacs, Packards, Plymouths, Oldsmobiles and even a Studebaker are featured in the collection, which is always changing and growing.
To put it into perspective, the total horsepower of all the cars at the Horton Classic Car Museum is 46,347 hp - that equates to over 46 megawatts, enough to power over twenty-three thousand homes! Imagine the gas mileage if all those cars were running at peak power.
The Museum also has many automobile-related items on display, including a wide array of gas pumps, signs, motors, tools and memorabilia.
The cRuise to Eichen's........chicken for the masses! We came, we ordered, and we ate, and we ate, and we ate some more. Then we took home the leftovers.
Thanks so much to our cRuise directress Carol and her hubby Jim.....they do a great job for our club.
Thanks to the hard work of Carol and Jim Hoffman, club members have been able to enjoy cRuises to Medicine Park and Mount Scott, an adventure to Davis, Oklahoma to a nearly world famous bbq spot and unique combo-motorcycle and sewing machine museum, as well as a trip down Route 66 to the historic Rock Cafe in Stroud.
It is not easy to organize and run one of these events. Unexpected things happen, like people get lost, cars break down, potty-stops you scouted 3 weeks ago have suddenly filled up on cRuise day and there is no room to park an additional 18 cars!
These things happen and the club "rolls with the flow" The important thing here is that a group of us are together and enjoying our hobby - classic cars, and eating. It is what we do best, enjoy our vehicles and eat......and eat, and eat.....
The intrepid members of the cRc cRuisers left Boomarang and headed on surface roads up Route 66 and Stroud, Oklahoma. The following club members made the trip:
Carol and Jim Hoffman, Ken Dewbre, David Palmer, Dan and Flo Haggerty, Van Harrington, Bob and Nancy Thompson, Roy Sherry, Gene and Debra Paulus, Terry O'Dea, Billy and Mary Henry, Philip Scott, Chuck Norris, and Duane Brosowske.
Below are some photos of our spring cRuise from Norman to Stroud and Oklahoma Route 66.....a fun time with beautiful weather. We lunched at "The Rock" Cafe in Stroud. More photos will be posted when received.