POSTED JUNE 14 - CRC TO SPONSOR THE ANNUAL NORMAN VETERANS SHOW. It was obvious to everyone in attendance this year that the annual car show to help fund Veteran transportation needs, was in trouble. While the DAV ( Disabled American Veterans) has worked hard to make it a good show, and the venue is nice, we just can't seem to get the turnout to make it a big show. So they asked the club to take it over and we agreed. In 2020 it will become the CRC-VETERANS CENTER CAR SHOW and we will do the show. 


Unlike our July CRC-FOOD AND SHELTER SHOW, some of the VA show proceeds will be channeled to assist local Veterans with their transportation needs. Both shows are for excellent causes. We now do 5 shows each year:


2 THUNDERBIRD CASINO SHOWS, SPRING AND FALL, where we earn money to do these shows, rent the property, portalets, provide trophies and other flyers and other show expenses. This is a great show if you have not come out yet.

THE ROSE ROCK SHOW IN NOBLE- in 2019 our donation went for band uniforms. 94 cars. We also help their parade.

THE CRC FOOD AND SHELTER SHOW IN JULY, where 100% of the intake on that day goes to F&S of NORMAN. 187 cars

And now the CRC-VETERANS CENTER SHOW, where we will make a contribution to their transportation fund. In 2019, 45 cars. We can improve on that.

Be proud of the charity events your club organizes. We gift thousands of dollars each year to benefit and improve local lives. This is accomplished as a result of a group of cRc members who make it happen. Floyd, Ray, Wayne, Little Al, Harlan, Lawrence, Billy, and others.


POSTED JUNE 6, 2019 - CHANGE TO OKLAHOMA HOT ROD ASSOCIATION

The Oklahoma hot rod association event has been cancelled for this weekend. It has been moved to aug 17 2019. Thank you Ray.

POSTED JUNE 6, 2019 - The BUICK NATIONALS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT ROSE STATE IN MIDWEST CITY AROUND AND ON THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 15TH. THERE IS A SCHEDULE OF EVENTS POSTED ON THE CLUB HOME PAGE ON THAT DATE. LET'S GET THOSE CRC BUICKS OUT AND MAKE A GOOD SHOWING! SENT ME PHOTOS OF OUR CARS UP THERE. Thank you Harlan for the head's up.


Today is the 75th anniversary of the D-DAY invasion on the shores of Normandy, France.  We still have one World War 2 Veteran in the club - "Ruckus Bob". We all thank you sir for your service to our country.


POSTED JUNE 4, 2019 -CHANGE TO COFFEE CALL

DUE TO JOHNNIE'S BROILER CLOSING IN NORMAN, WE HAVE SHUFFLED OUR SATURDAY MORNING LINE-UP A BIT. BE SURE TO CHECK THE HOME PAGE TO BE SURE YOU ARE HEADED TO THE RIGHT SPOT. WE ARE SORRY TO SEE JOHNNIE'S CLOSE. FOR THE TIME, WE WILL ADD WHATABURGER BACK INTO THE MIX. I WILL CALL THEM BEFORE WE COME IN AND ASK FOR 2 COFFEE POTS. Thanks Steve and Harlan.

Coffee grounds - Posted Monday June 3


Welcome to June and congratulations to our car show team who drove to STROUD and came away with a bunch of wins AND the club trophy.

We are only about 7 weeks away from our annual charity car show in Norman so let's get those classics waxed and running. We want 200 cars this year!

In health news: Ruth Waldron reports to Lani that Ray is much better and she is having a hard time keeping him down!

Debbie Norris reports her father Chuck is in an assisted living home in OKC and on the waiting list for the NORNAM VA CENTER. Thanks Terry for checking on him.


Like crows on a fence, our car show team awaits the results of the judging. Juan, explains to Big Al, the finer points of tuning an engine! Photo credit: Gary Miller.


POSTED MAY 28 - On Saturday, the VA Center held their annual car show. The money from this show assists Veterans with their transportation needs. The show only drew 42 cars, due to the uncertain weather and prior nights storms. Most of them were cRc cars. The cRc car show team decided to make a $300.00 contribution from the club to the Veterans Center to assist their transportation fund. WELL DONE GANG!
Coffee grounds, May 26th, 2019 .Saturday was a busy day in the club......we started at Midway for coffee call and then went to the Norman Veteran Center to support their annual car show. Several members left to attend the funeral of Mary Jane McCain and returned later. Following the car show, we held our annual CAR-B-QUE at the Hallbrooke clubhouse. The food was outstanding. Photos farther down the page......



An interview with cRc member Johannes Turner and his cool 1954 Plymouth Belvedere.......did you know Johannes (it is pronounced WITH the "S").... Johannes is also a member of the Cherokee chapter of the Vintage Motorcycle Club of America. We are in the initial stages of planning a join coffee call with the local chapter.
While the day started with a storm, the weather rapidly cleared and the day was great! Light breeze, part sun, cool morning. The cRc came out in force to support our Vets and we received the club participation award.


We welcome new members John and Angie Peck and their beautiful 1965 Red Corvette. That is some paint job!

We had a nice turnout at the CAR-B-QUE:
Like birds on a wire, Billy, Lawrence, and Lani sit outside the clubhouse enjoying the afternoon.
Pat Parrish made the really fun jello shot cars for us to try.



Our thanks go to Harlan and Kelley who reserved the clubhouse and Harlan who knows a thing or two about how to make a great hot dog!

Our car-b-que was a success and we look forward to another one next year.

Posted May 24, 2019

The Canadian River Cruisers were well represented at Veraden Senior Living Shine and Show Cruise In.  Several of the residents were taken for a ride in the old cars. They had a blast and didn’t want us to leave.  Edmond , Okla 5/23/2019. Photos and story by Gary Miller.


Dateline May 6th - An addendum to the Rose Rock Car Show.......Pam Chronister (The Chronister family own and operate Ace Hardware of Noble) won the 50/50 pot which was about $300.00. The cRc club always selects the nearby food vender to receive our half of the pot, Pam donated her portion of the pot also. As a result, the Noble band received the $300 for uniforms. A great ending to a great our show. Thanks Pam for being such a good citizen!


Dateline: May 5th  the club had several community projects going on this weekend, the largest was our Rose Rock car show in Noble where we registered a record 94 cars. The club also participated in the Noble city parade. Photos and a video of the car show appear on the Rose Rock page...click ROSE-ROCK-CAR-SHOW.php to go there.... we also had our third annual CHEVY vs FORD competition.......results will be revealed at the upcoming Car-be-que.........


While all of this was going on, we were also trying to support the Lindsey Street merchants association. Lindsey street has been devastated in the last 3 years by projects that were designed to beautify the Lindsey Street corridor...many businesses could not survive the drop in traffic and closed one by one. We provided cars for their parade and a few members who couldn't attend Rose Rock displayed their cars in the Rotary Club car show. We only hope that this event will not try to be held next year on the same date as Rose Rock.

First the report from THUNDERBIRD CASINO where we registered a RECORD 174 cars that registered. All the video interviews that we taped during the show are over on the "weekly car show" page. There are some really fun interviews of great non-cRc cars. Be sure to take a look at them, most are about a minute long. And then there is Ken's "shock absorber rocking chair, and Floyd's new battery chair. There was a law in Oklahoma that prohibited any more duct tape going on his old chair.


The club, in conjunction with THUNDERBIRD, made a donation of $1,317 plus 50/50 pot split to the family of Reign Howe for the purpose of helping to fund his Kidney transplant. This was a perfect day for a car show and everyone came out. Thanks to the car show team ofWayne, Billy, Ray, Floyd, Bill and Teresa, Harlan, Lil' Al, and Lawrence, and Mitch for pulling yet another show off without a hitch. Next SATURDAY we have another CRC show, this one for the Rose Rock Festival in Noble. It is always a great time in Noble, USA.....This will be our 4th year and we hope to get more than 100 cars. WE CAN DO IT! We are also supporting their Rose Rock parade, but only have 4 cars signed up at this point. To sign up, please call Billy Henry at 405-640-7889 and let him know you are willing to parade. SEE YOU THERE!

In other news, Lani has her Ranchero up for sale, so if you are interested......see her at coffee call. We passed around a get well soon card for Chuck Norris who is still in the VA in OKC. More info on this as we learn things.

And finally, this just in from Food and Shelter. The club made their list of donors who donated more than $5000 on 2018. It puts our club in an elite category of compassionate givers, along with many of the major church congregations in Norman. I am proud that we are on this list. This report was part of Food and Shelter's annual report for 2018. BE PROUD OF THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS YOUR CLUB MAKES IN THE COMMUNITY.



Congratulations to MIDWAY BOB THOMPSON (below) for the great article about Midway Grocery in this week's OUDAILY newspaper. Flash reporter Lani spied it out...... if you find a copy of the OUDaily, pick it up and read a bit more about the fun workings of our cRc WORLD HEADQUARTERS. You can easily understand why we keep coming back month after month, year after year.


Posted March 26th - from the Mardi Gras Parade Committee:

Thank to the efforts of the canadianRIVERcruisers, the Kerew won the "best lights" trophy. This, in part, a result of the crc members decorating their cars for the parade. Shown below is Betty Maufacci with the trophy. The trophy becomes a part of the many memories on display at Midway Grocery. Thanks to all cRc members who gave their time to support this community event.


Our trophy with our Duchess 2019, Bette Maffucci. We're keeping it at Midway where you guys can enjoy it with us. Your HQ is our Office!



Congratulations Charlie to you and your beautiful 1955 Chevrolet for being this month's Doug Hill "DIG MY RIDE" featured article in Sunday's Living and Arts section of the Norman Transcript. Great car, great man, and great article.


Posted March 14th - cRc members in the news. cRc Members Bob Summers (left) and Tim Scott (right) are present at the American Legion Post 88 - one hundred year anniversary celebration. (Photo courtesy of Norman Transcript)


2-27-19  a great pictorial of amazing old cars from the turn of the century. I think these cars are either at the Pebble Beach show or in the Mulhouse museum in France.... at any rate I would say that our club has several examples of this type rare vintage car. ....We are pleased to have a 1914 Cadillac which is worthy of Pebble Beach and if memory serves me correct - has favorably competed there.. see our club photos below.... every bit as beautiful as the ones to the right.



And then we have a REALLY, REALLY good group of 1950's and 1960's American cars which we all all love and are classics.....they are not like the cars at Pebble Beach...YET. We do have a couple of possible contenders however......



Andy Carlson has this really nice classic 1950's MGTD which was a classic in its day. As Rocky said "I could 'have been a contender".... and then we have this.....


Bill's classic Riley.....a very rare car, for Oklahoma and the midwest if not the entire United States. Certainly you can argue for years the merits of one car vs another, but I think we do pretty well as a local car club to have a very good group of really great cars. 


In other club news - this quarter's 50/50 pot was clearly a "TERRY to TERRY" event. Lawrence Terry won the first pot a couple of week's ago, and TERRY O'dea won it on Saturday. There was $180 in the pot and Terry donated the entire pot to Variety Care of Norman.



 In addition to the club making a donation, MIDWAY DELI donated 20% of their profit from yesterday's sale to the local charity.



The cRc received this nice thank-you note from Food and Shelter:
"CRC members...you all provided a lovely thanksgiving."
April Heiple

A big thanks to the club members that worked the Thunderbird Car Show.  It turned out to be a great show. We made $2400.00 that will go to pay 100% of the costs of our Food and Shelter Car Show in July. We will be doing an April car show in 2019 at Thunderbird and also the Noble Rose Rock show in May. The Noble show takes in money to pay for the show trophies for the Noble show, with usually some money left over that goes into our car show fund.
 Your SERGEANT-AT- ARMS FLOYD. 
                                                                                   

Posted Wednesday, October 24 - we received these kind words on a notecard from April Heiple, Director of food and Shelter.