Sunday, October 23rd was Norman's CROP WALK day when hundreds of citizens assembled in andrew's Park to make the 3.1 mile route and donate to fight hunger. One of the main beneficiaries of this community event is FOOD and SHELTER. They ask that the cRc place a few classic cars into the park for the walkers to enjoy. Dave's Model A, Billy's and Ray's Thunderbirds, Steves Jeep, Ken's Camaro, Charley's 55 Chevy, Lawrence's 57 Chevy, and Dan's black Ford were some of the classics on display. Again, we try to give back to our community.
Ron Borum has found a great youtube of classic old gas stations - well worth 4 minutes of your time. It will bring back fine memories of 29 cent gasoline if you are old enough 9and most of us sadly are!). It is on the Dane and Ron page and you can just click here and zip over there....dane-and-rons-crazy-internet-findings.php
The cRc would like to welcome Rivqah Hembree and her 2014 Mustang. Welcome Rivqah!
The club had 93 cars at THUNDERBIRD CASINO for the show. A great turnout considering the threat of rain and a cool wind. Well done to all the hard work to put this show on and make it a success. Thanks to Harlan for the music and speaker system, and to Ray, Billy, Floyd, Al, Dave P. and everyone who did the paperwork, collections, and ballots. There is a rumor out that there are a number of ping pong balls still bouncing around the parking lot at Thunderbird....any truth to that RAY?
The cRc website was not hacked, just our aol email address. The same password you have always used to access the members only page is still valid. And you may use the email@example.com to email us, as it is back and secured once again.
UP AND COMING in October:
Sunday, October 22nd - display of cRc cars in Andrews Park to support CROP WALK -12:30
Thursday, October 26th - fall Norman swap meet
Friday, October 27th - Norman swap meet continues
Saturday, October 28th - coffee call at Norman swap meet coffee call there
cRc members come together to support STASH and
Norman's WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER
Participating were, Jock Campbell, Jon Forman, Van Harrington, Carol and Jim Hoffman, Philip Scott, Keith and Carol Reames, Lani Malysa, Michael Fain, Dave Saunders
"Once again, cRc members brought out their classic cars for a worthy, community fundraiser at STASH store on Main Avenue. A total of $3,100 was raised for the Women's Resource Center. This is the third year that cRc members have participated in STASH's major fall fundraiser" , Malysa said.
Last Friday night, a number of cRc cars were featured at a fundraiser for the local Women's Center, known officially as the WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER of NORMAN. Rebecca Bean, who is the owner of STASH on East Main, does an annual fundraiser for the center. Lani Malysa of the cRc served as the coordinator for the club, signing people up at coffee call.
The event included food trucks, 8 local breweries, and a band line up. As a point of information, the building to the left of STASH, is being remodeled as a local brewery.
Stash is a civic minded, creative gift store, owned by Rebecca Bean and located across from the fire station on East Main, just 1/2 block east of Porter. If you have never shopped at STASH, you owe it to yourself to walk in and enjoy the wonderful artistic blend of Native American, contemporary, Midwest and Northwest US crafted items, repurposed, and natural items that are for sale.
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE NORMAN CHRISTMAS PARADE:
This year's December 9th Norman Christmas parade time has been shifted from a morning parade to begin at 5 p.m. from Norman High, following the normal route east on Main Street to Crawford. This is back to the so called "traditional" route. We are pleased to also announce that Terry "SHAMROCK" O'Dea will again be our master parade coordinator. This shift in the time from morning to evening, is in the hopes that parade vehicles will incorporate some lighting and make the parade more festive. Space is limited, so sign up early with Terry at coffee call.
After some consideration, we will keep our December 9th time for the annual cRc Christmas party, and simply have the parade vehicles complete the parade and motor over to MasterTech with their pot luck goodies. We don't know how this change will affect the "singing dipsticks", but then nothing seems to ever affect the Dipsticks.
The cRc fall cRuise to Mount Scott and Medicine Park was a grand success!
This cRuise was in the planning for several months by our cRc cRuise director, Carol Hoffman. Everyone had a good old fashioned fun time. Another one is in the works for the spring. If you didn't participate, get your car ready for the spring.
Bob Thompson's Ford Victoria "Miss Vickie" is ready to leave for the cruise.....
Oh COOL! A new cRc car , or truck as the case is here. cRc member Zack, purchased this 1953 farm truck and literally dragged it out of the field and put 4 new tires on it, a carb and generator. Of course it ran. He is considering a "preservation finish" (patina) for it. You ROCK Zack.
Panelman (Jim Reinish) drives a freshly painted Betsy into the parking lot at Boom-A-Rang. We also got to meet Cleata, Jim's friend.
In the foreground is Charlie's 1955 Chevy, ready to make the cruise. In the background is Michael's 56 Merc, equally ready.
Report from the weekend: A great weekend by every aspect.
We fill both the BOOM-A-RANG parking lot and their restaurant on Saturday. Despite the numbers of cRc members, they were ready for us and the service was very good. At 9AM a group of about 16 departed for Medicine Park and Mount Scott. Photos and more are on "CAROL'S CRUISES PAGE...click here to go there....carols-cruises.php
Congratulations to cRc member Roger Estridge and his 1965 Ford Custom pickup for being this month's Doug Hill "DIG MY RIDE".
A fine weather morning before the OU-TULANE game fulled the parking lot at MIDWAY GROCERY this past Saturday, September 16th..... we had a nice variety of motorcycles out as well as getting to take a peek at Ron B.'s newest PIERCE ARROW project. With apologies that the photos are not well organized - you can pick out Mr. Blisset's light yellow Pierce among the photos. It is the one with the golf club door on the side!
We also got to enjoy Jack's real COBRA, a treat we have maybe 6 times a year. Not to confuse it with Ron's car, Jacks is bright red! :)
Roy Sherry's Pontiac Pariseanne "LOLA", Koy Floyd's 1936 Chrvrolet, Bob Thompson's Ford Victoria "MISS VICKI"and Dan Haggerty's 1962 metallic blue Chevy convertible rounded out the morning. If someone else wants to take a crack at the bikes, please let me know.......
Winners of the annual CLEVELAND COUNTY FREE FAIR CAR SHOW (another CRC give back to the community event) are as follows:
Trucks and cars:
1st place '62 Ford truck Glenn Wright
2nd place '66 Nova Bill Norris
3rd place '55 Chevrolet convertible Charlie Lundsford
1st place Freddie Chapman
2nd Place Jim Robberson
3rd place Tim Ewing
A fun event for the community. Thanks to everyone for coming out!
We have several new members who joined the cRc in September:
Francisco Alejo and his '48 Fleetwood and '57 Chevy pickup
Charles Beat and his 1962 Corvette
Dan McCurdy and his 1930 Model A Ford
We welcome each of you and look forward to seeing your fun rides!
Did you know:
During the last 12 months the cRc website had 32,343 page views. That is an all time record for the club.
The club would like to welcome Coy Fuller and his 1955 Chevy pickup Rest-Mod.
The cRc would like to welcome GUS LOPEZ and his nifty 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster. Two tone powder blue and sky blue make this ride very special. Original style interior and dash.....WELCOME GUS!
Food and Shelter Board of Directors is amazed to receive $4,981.05 as a donation from the cRc!
posted by Jimmy Olsen Wednesday August 23,2017
The group of cRuisers (L to R) 1/2 of Dave Saunders, Lawrence Terry, Ray Langley, Juan Villareal, Floyd (NoShow) Yates, Billy Henry, and the right arm of David Palmer - the guys gathered at the new Food and Shelter offices to make the presentation of the proceeds of our car show. The Board was very appreciative of this gift from the club.
Bill and Joyce McBee are offering their 1970 blue Olds 442 for sale. It is shown above. If you want to learn more about this beautiful car, click...cars-and-parts-for-sale.php or just navigate to the cars for sale page.
"Relatively" new member GLENN MILLER poses next to his vintage Model A Ford. Glenn joined the club in 2017 and is working to preserve the classic beauty and feel of his car. Preservation is different than restoration and takes patience. We were glad to have an opportunity to get to know Glenn and enjoy checking out his Model A.
CHRISTMAS PARTY quick update:
The annual cRc Christmas food and song fest is going to be held again at MASTER TECH on 24th just north of MAIN Street. Date is Saturday, December 9th beginning at 6:30 PM.
A recent photo of new member Dan Ward's 1970 GTO convertible. Nice ride Dan.
This past Thursday night, cRc members say a short prayer over a street rod, in the hopes it will start.
The Canadian River Cruisers are pleased to welcome 5 new families to our membership. These new members joined during the 2017 car show.
Tom and Nancy Wakely
Thank you for joining the cRc, we look forward to seeing you and your rides. WELCOME!
The club would like to take the opportunity to welcome GARRY DEXTER and his 1992 and 2008 corvettes. We hope to see one of his vettes at our car show next weekend.