We woke up this morning with 2 new members! We welcome Rick Cordwell of Oklahoma City and Billy Sisemore of Jones, Oklahoma. Information about their classic rides will be posted as soon as it is received. Both new members joined at one of the cRc preferred car shows. Thanks Ray!
Posted Sunday, September 15:
Gary Miller took the photos above at the Harrah Daze car show, as Big-Jim, Mean-Gene and Gary Miller represented CRC at the Harrah Daze Car Show. Jim and Gary won top ten awards , Mean Gene left early.
Thursday, 12 September saying goodbye to a friend.
A celebration of life for cRc member Lucinda "Cindy" Gage will be held Friday, 13 September at 10:00 AM at the Primrose Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow at the I.O.O.F Cemetery on North Porter. Primrose is located at 1109 North Porter. Pallbearers from the cRc are Terry O'Dea, Dan Haggerty, and Lawrence Terry. The entire membership of the cRc are honorary pallbearers. Our hearts go out to Walt and family for their loss.
Tuesday, September 10th a new member joins the club, and laying cRc member Chuck Norris to rest.
First we would like to welcome new cRc member Michael Patterson and his red hot 2019 Mustang Bullitt, 50th Anniversary Edition with a whopping 475 HP.......
Welcome Michael, we can't wait to admire your fine ride. Michael was a proud member of the United States Army and his name is now posted with other cRc service members on our military service page.
In honor of Sgt. Chuck Norris, deceased club member....
Yesterday, almost 20 cRc members made the drive up to El Reno to the Trinity Baptist Church to pay final respects to longtime member Charles "Chuck" Norris. As most of you know, Chuck has been in the Norman VA Center for the past several months. The service was also attended by members of the Patriot Guard. It was a heartfelt service with daughter Debbie talking about her father's life. Debbie's former husband spoke about Chuck as did his grandson.
Six cRc members served as Pallbearers as other members looked on. We will miss the nitty-gritty of Chuck Norris, watching the various improvements in his classic cars over the years and his many up and down health days. The takeaway from all of this was that above all, Chuck was an American Patriot. As daughter Debbie aptly said, "Chuck left Vietnam, but Vietnam never left Chuck.
By the way, Chuck published an autobiography of his war days before he passed. I have read it and it certainly makes interesting reading. It is available on Amazon....the title is TWO FEATHERS by CHUCK NORRIS.
Chuck, we will always remember your Purple Heart Jacket and your creation of all of our "CHUCK PLAQUES".....may you rest in peace.
Your Monday briefing.....a good turnout at the Cleveland county free fair on Saturday, a cRc community event. Another good turnout at the cRc car show pick this one at the Moore Walmart. Monday at 1PM at the Trinity Baptist church in El Reno, the cRc will pay our respects to charter member Chuck norris who passed away last week. Patriot Honor guard will be present and cRc members will serve as pallbearers.
The club is pleased to welcome Sherrill Spears and his unique custom 1957 Chevy delivery van. See youtube below.
In other club news, congratulations to Zac the younger and his beautiful Olds for being selected as the transcript Rig my Ride for September. The article, courtesy of the Transcript, appears below the photos of the american Legion cars. Well done Zac, nice article.
Below is the article on Zac the younger.......and his cute 1941 Oldsmobile.
makes! A very enthuiastic group of cRc members began gathering at Rudy's beginning around 0730 and the parking lot was crowded by 8:30. Today was our annual "who has the longest car in the club?" That dear reader has been a subject of warm debate ever since we launched the contest, about 4 years ago.
We had 10 entries, some of which we we recruited only for measurement practice. Cars in the 206-210 inch range probably would not win, since we knew we had cars in the 220 inch range.
Before we began, we received a number of protests........
Would a continental tire kit be allowed? Yes, if was installed on the car....
Would fender feelers be counted if they were pointed forward and backwards and lengthened the car. Yes, if you had to resort to that to win....
Would Dave be allowed to open the trunk on his Model A Ford and count the additional 16 inches? Maybe, because he couldn't win anyway.
Was Lani's ranchero a car or a truck? Yes.
Would we accomplish anything by measuring Wayne's Smartcar? No, but we measured it at 107.5". Two Smartcars end to end would still be short.
Would Bill Mcbee be disqualified with his Rivera if he showed up late? It was 8:53 and the final measurement was to take place at 0900. Maybe, depending on whether or not he brought a homemade fruitcake for the judge. (Sadly he did not but arrived within the given time)
If I put 3-foot-long tail pipe extensions on my car will I qualify? Get serious here...
And so on and on it went and the results are below....
Lawrence Terry's 1957 Chevy with fully extended continental kit was 215",
Lani's 1975 Ranchero measured 218" and she ws in the lead for a while.
Several members tried to talk Lani into a remeasure with her tailgate down, but she would not hear of it. And at 8:53, Bill and Joyce drove up in the biggest challenge of the day. Carpenter's right angles were brought out of nowhere and the semi-precise measurement began......223-3/4" ......later, the winner of the $25 Rudy's gas or food card was declared: 1st place again to Jim Hoffman with Bill McBee winning a $5.00 gift card for O'Reilleys. Special thanks to Philip, Van, Lawrence, and others who helped with the measurement. As always, the club proved again what a fun time we have at Rudy's.
Well of course there will be a smallest car contest a bit down the road......
Terry O'Dea strikes again! In addition to his duties as the cRc contact with the city of Norman for parades and such, Terry was invited to become a member of the Christmas Parade Committee! Way to go Terry! The club now has a very active voice to assist in guiding the city toward making the Christmas parade better and better. Thank you Terry for stepping up on this.
August 3rd - I can't believe July has slipped past us. The cRc car show was fantastic with more than 200 cars, trucks, and bikes. We donated a record $7,600 to our homeless shelter. We were amazed at the turnout. Thanks to every person who played a role, big or small, in making this a big success.
And now August - it was comfortable this morning as a little cool front came through. We started out slowly at Boomerang this morning with only a handful, but the place was packed by 9AM. Nicole and her staff gave us the usual great table service that we are accustomed to there. The video below tried to capture the moment.
Several longtime club members returned today. Members who we have not seen in a while. Panelman a.k.a. Jim Reinish was there and it was good to see him. Kaye and Dale Cook returned. Kaye has been recovering at home from eye surgery for several weeks. Ruckus Bob Summers came in today and visited. Ruckus Bob is the club's oldest member, a World War 2 Vet. He looked great!
Charlie Lundsford was collecting entries for our participation in the Norman Veteran's Day Parade, November 10th - he got 25. If you want to participate but didn't get a chance to sign up, please call Terry O'Dea at 405-641-7718. The city is preparing special signs to designate each car, driver, and branch of service (GO NAVY!).
We were also looking for 5 cars to go to Arbor house in late September for the folks there - we got 'em! Dan, Terry, Charlie, Billy, and Lawrence all agreed to display their classics for the elderly. Friday September 27 at 5PM.
Harlan was busy out front, talking with the head of the American Legion on East Main. We have been invited to come to coffee call there one Saturday and tour their remodeled facility. Watch for it to be substituted for one of the Whataburger time slots. I will let you know in our pages here.
Bill and Roy have a discussion about the inner workings of a Pontiac fuel injection system, while we catch Keith, apparently nibbling on a napkin. Sorry Keith!
The photo below is of the fisherman's table....lies, all lies!