DID YOU KNOW? Ron Blisset has been a supportive member of the cRc for all 15 years of the club's history. His exquisite 1915 Cadillac shown below, won first place in the Pebble Beach Concours show. He does personal 

ultra-high-quality restoration of Pierce-Arrows (his father was a Pierce Arrow dealer). I have seen classic Auburns and other delightful throwback classics in his shop. His current project is a 1930 Model A Ford. We can't wait to see it. 

VETERAN RESOURCE CENTER is the new name for our page dedicated to Veterans. If you are a veteran and we know about it, we should have you listed under the appropriate service. Please check it and let us know if we made a mistake, or if you need to be added. 


In the right column, we have a series of little buttons, which when pressed will take you to that site's home page. The buttons are useful things like the VA home page or Dale Graham, or DAV.......if you have one you would like us to add, please let us know. And we all thank you for your service.


Below is our newest SHOW and SHINE.......look for all the details on the club calendar page for March 4th - expect fun. Longest car contest to be held at the Show and Shine. Our participation is 9am until noon, Saturday March 4th - no fee for those who drive a classic and show it. Charity donation to be made in the name of the CRC as a result of this appearance. 
Saturday at coffee call, cRc car show team leader and all around nice guy Ray Langley, gives Tommy of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) a group of member-donated checks totaling $840 to be used in the states VETERAN RECREATION FUND. Tommy is Chaplain for all of the Oklahoma Veteran Centers and oversees the distribution of our funds to Veterans who have no known family or guests. The club strongly supports this initiative as well as our Food and Shelter tiny-house fund and our newest initiative, the ABSENTEE-SHAWNEE Indian Children's Welfare Fund through our affiliation with Thunderbird Casino. If you wish to contribute to any of these charities, just bring your check any Saturday to coffee call. 
WELCOME to Bennett Abbott's stock 1950 Studebaker Land-Cruiser in dark cherry color. What a grand addition to the club, and this is not the only vehicle in his fleet. Stay tuned! 6volt, 6 cylinder, purrrs-s-s-s...
Great turnout at RUDY'S BBQ in Norman this morning to say goodbye to January 2023. Lots of fun cars to look at including Tommy's 1958 Edsel and Bennett's 1950 Studebaker to name a couple. Next Saturday we will see how many classics we can stuff into the Midway parking lot. 21 is our record.
1/14/23 - Boomerang Diner was crowded this morning as a number of cRc members gathered for breakfast. Boomerang is one of our most popular breakfast spots as the folks there do a bang-up job with the service and food. 
Meet new crc member MIKE TJENSVOLD (pronounce like "chens-vold"....who recently moved to the Norman area. Mike has a number of classic cars, including the 1963 Chevy II "gasser" that is shown in our video of Boomerang breakfast above. He also owns a 1966 VW, a 1994 Chevy Impala, and just purchased a farm truck from Zac. We are glad to have Mike in the club. WELCOME!

PARTS FOR SALE 1947 FORD (also posted on our for sale page)

"Hey guys I happen to have a large collection of parts for a 1947 sedan by Ford. I believe it was the two-door. I have the front clip with the hood latch, the grill headlights, even the original horns, The inner fender wells are intact.... it has minor surface rust, no holes all the way through. Generally great condition a slight light dent and the bubble part of the drive passenger side fender really easy to work out. I even have all the Chrome to it. I believe the visor the Chrome that goes to the visor front rear bumper tons of parts and if somebody can get with me I would not only like to you know I'm talking about it with you but I would also be very interested in trying to rehome this and I would have to say this is a little before my time with me being 33 so I have zero knowledge on what to be expecting or asking or even where to start."  To find out more, please contact Derek Dalton 405-658-4770



Posted Tuesday January 10th - an update on our fund-raising drive in January. To date the membership has raised $550.00 for Food and Shelter, $340.00 for the Veteran Recreation Fund, and $150 for the absentee-Shawnee Indian Children's Welfare Fund. If you wish to be a part of this, please make your tax deductible check to any of the about three charities and mail it to: CANADIAN RIVER CRUISERS, 438 South Lahoma Ave., Norman, OK, 73069, or give it to Ray Langley, Terry O'Dea or Dave Saunders at coffee call. Thank you for supporting the CRC car club and its community programs!
Good morning and welcome to January 2023! We had a great coffee call this morning at MIDWAY GROCERY with a nice turnout for the new year! I spoke with Nikki who has assumed the leadership role in our effort to have more of a presence on Facebook and we are migrating to a Facebook business page. In the next month or so, the older "CRC CAR CLUB" page will no longer receive updates or friends but our new page, which may be found at " CANADIAN RIVER CRUISERS CAR CLUB" will have some great weekly updates and be much better. We will have links to other car clubs and events and the site will be more professional. If you use facebook, you might find it easier to use the CRC facebook site than our website page. Both will be active and as fun as we can make them. 


The CRC would like to extend a 2023 welcome to our newest club members: SHERI and SAM KLATT. They own a cream over aqua '55 Chevy Bel-Aire with a big blower in the hood. They come to us courtesy of dan and Flo who are good friends. Sam is a retired USAF veteran. WELCOME KLATT FAMILY!!!
In the first week of our collection for Food and Shelter, the Veterans Recreation Fund, and the Absentee-Shawnee Indian Children's Fund, the CRC members have donated $1,040 to the three funds. We will continue to receive checks throughout January and present them to the three charities in February. You may contribute a tax deductible check made out to any of the three charities listed above and mail it to CANADIAN RIVER CRUISERS c/o 438 S. Lahoma Ave., Norman, OK 73069
The club would like to welcome Tommy Odell who joined this past week. Tommy is a welder and owns a rat-rod as well as this fun 1958 Edsel Ranger which he dragged out of a field and started. Push button drive in the horn-ring and all. 


At this point, We don't know if Tommy plans to restore it or simply preserve it and enjoy driving it, but we are pleased to have Tommy join the cRc. He has agreed to modify and strengthen the next version of the Food and Shelter pantry box.


Welcome Tommy and family, we look forward to enjoying your fun vehicles. 

 
 
Now here is a deal to our right...your for only $1300 more or less. Not a bad deal.........thanks Matt for scouring the internet to find the Christmas bargains!     



   In other club news we received a $100.00 donation to be given to food and shelter and we received a $500.00 check from Forest Lumber Company to be given to the Veterans Recreation Fund. Both gifts were greatly appreciated. 



















Our sympathy goes out to the family of Terry and Becky O'Dea. Terry learned this morning at coffee call that his brother passed away without warning early this morning in Houston. 
A nice group turned out in the bitter cold this morning at Goldsby field for the monthly "planes and cars"...This is one of the three tables the cRc filled.
This is one way (right) to exchange parts on an old farm truck although we do not recommend this technique unless you are under 40 and perhaps the strength training coach at OU........who needs a tempermental forklift anyway. if you have a ZAC!


The photo below is a more common method.

CRC hats around the world: Athens, Greece, Michael Fain at a vintage Citroen car show
The Christmas party was a great success, the photos are shown below: In addition, Billy and Mary Henry are looking for their Poinsettia plate which wandered away during the party. If you know there the wayward little plate might be hiding, please let me know - Dave 405-406-3730.   


Also we wish to welcome new members BOB and FRAN PRICE who are friends of Roy Sherrey and joined the evening of the party. Bob is a Marine Corps Veteran and owns a 2002 Mercedes SLK, marking another European luxury classic in our growing fleet.



Thank you for each member of the club who contributes in their own way to our success.

<WALT


Below, four fugitives

We had a great party with lots of laughs, fantastic food, some unique music, with Roy Orbison, the dipsticks singing on key this year, singing the B.C. Clark Anniversary song, June winning the Santa game, April giving us an upbeat status report on the tiny house project, a report of the charities we strongly support, and the friendship of MasterTech Automotive, Midway Grocery and Deli, and all of our members. Oh what a night!
Diedre, Shane, and Kelley
Below, Jim and James
A family of Hoffmans
Below: Mindy and John


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The Brouillette family


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June and Vince. June won the bead game!


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Ed and Cindy Braley

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Michael "Mr. MERCURY" Fain


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Nicki and Nick

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Lani and Adrian



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Linda and ron LaPratt

Below, MasterTech plus Dave


Gregg and April
Roy, Bob, and my apologies....
   <----Pat.           Great Christmas smile Flo!
Carol and Marshall (above), and left, Lawrence and Peggy spend their 67th anniversary with us.



<----The Vice family

and below, several wanted fugitives!



We were treated to a great rendition of a Roy Orbison hit "Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons" by cRc member James Hileman.
About 86 of us ate and made merry at our Traditional CRC Christmas party last night at MasterTech. Roy Orbison had a rare appearance and entertained us all, the Dipsticks, who are definitely one quart low entertained and surprised us all because they were on tune! Peggy and Lawrence Terry celebrated their 67th anniversary there. April Dosher of Food and Shelter spoke briefly to us about the plan for the county's $1,000,000 grant and our cRc tiny house, Midway Deli donated the cost of all of their food to Food and Shelter, and June Letta won the $300.00 pot in the Santa game. Lots of very tasty food. Vann's BBQ did an excellent job smoking two turkeys and we will use them again. Photos will appear in this column later today. 


If you made it to the party...THANKS FOR COMING.....if you didn't make it...SORRY WE MISSED SEEING YOU. Merry Christmas to everyone.

More pix from cRc participation in the Moore parade........
Posted December 5 - 5 days BEFORE THE CRC CHRISTMAS PARTY!  Photos of Richard's nicely decorated 1970 Olds Cutlass ready to parade through the city of Moore!
The cRc parade gang notched another great night as our cars and classic trucks were wildly accepted as part of the Norman and Noble Christmas parades. The cRc vehicles were nicely decked out with an abundance of mini-lights, lending a very festive aire to the community occasions. The city of Moore, where we also were represented with 3 classic vehicles - wowed the crowd with 90 (that is not a misprint) vehicles of all types. Photos of the Moore parade will be posted on Monday.
Saturday, December 3rd - coffee call at Midway...a fun group today. Steve Ruedy got the polar bear award for driving has Miata, top down. Below in this column is a video of Zac's newest truck, a sweet 1950 Chevrolet 3100.
Classics were a bit sparse in the cold early morning of Saturday at Boomerang Diner.....but we had three make it!
Good morning and welcome to a beautiful but cold Sunday morning. For our weekly funnies, we have a very short and funny youtube about the OU SOONERS and how they decided on Boomer, Sooner, and the "Scooter" (SIC). ENJOY!
The cRc would like to welcome Jamie Reeves and his 1973 Mustang Mach 1, his 1980 Z28, and his 1977 Ford F-150 pickup. WELCOME JAMIE, good to have you in the club.


Photo of Terry O'Dea and Becky on the front page of the Norman Transcript this morning....Veterans Parade......
Posted Saturday, November 12th - and just who left the back door ajar so old-man winter could stick his nose in? Don't know but it was cold this morning at RUDY'S where the FORD and CHEVY teams battled to a 4 to 4 tie. Richard won the $75 Auto Zone gift card for his souped up Camaro! Thanks for everyone who drove these cars. 


In other club news, -Billy Henry is home and on the mend with some new meds. Hopefully he will be driving again soon. We began sign up for the three Christmas parades we have been asked to do for Moore, Norman, and Noble on December 3rd. The sign-up sheet will be passed around again next Saturday. We currently have 6 signed up with room for another dozen. The CRC Christmas party will turn "TRADITIONAL" this year with ham and turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls and hopefully some casseroles like sweet potato and green bean which our members might bring. The groaning dessert table will be there at MASTERTECH beginning at 6PM on SATURDAY DECEMBER 10th - an amazing appearance from beyond by Roy Orbison....the return of the singing DIPSTICKS, the ever popular bead game....some door prizes and more. Be sure to plan to attend for a carload of holiday fun. P.S. - You may bring a guest if you let us know in advance...Terry or Dave.

Posted Tuesday, November 8th - looks like we're in for a change in weather, more towards winter in the week ahead. We had a blockbuster car show last weekend and some photos and info are posted on the 2022 Weekly Car Show Page. The basics: 228 cars, raised $3729 for the Absentee Shawnee Children's Welfare Fund - a record. Thanks to all the CRC members and our guest cars for coming out. Put the evening of December 10 on your social schedule as we will have the singing dipsticks at Mastertech for the Christmas party. Starts about 6pm
Winter is on the doorstep and CRC member Wayne Lewis is collecting winter coats for Oklahomans who need them. Wayne does this through his church outreach program at CROSSPOINT BAPTIST. Bring them this next Saturday to coffee call at RUDY'S and Wayne will get them to those who need them. Men's Women's and Children's donations needed. Thank Wayne for doing this in the community. 


LOOK WHAT CAME TO COFFEE CALL!

John K's new 1967 Charger fastback and what a fun addition to the MOPAR collection in the club. Enjoy the video to the right.........


The CRC extends a warm welcome to Bennett Abbott and his beautiful 1950 Studebaker, his 1941 Ford Deluxe , and his current project, a 1949 Ford F-2. It if fun to have 3 beautiful new classics in the club! And yes, that is an old Jag peeking out from the right front of the truck. Bennett's father has an extensive collection of British classic cars in OKC.... if we are all really, really nice, maybe we can wrangle a spring shop tour! 

CRC MEMBER CAL NEEDS SOME PAINTING ADVICE HERE:

Gentlemen, I've been a member for a few years, but don't make the Saturday breakfasts as that's usually when I'm working on my old vehicles. I have a 1953 Ford F 100 taken apart and the body parts primed. I'd hoped Maaco or someone would throw some finish paint on it and I could put it back together and drive it again. However, they won't paint "parts" (cab, box, fenders, etc. all separate). Do you know any painters who would take this on? Doesn't need to be perfect, I'm way past that concern. Thanks! Cal Stoltenberg

Contact Cal at 405-420-3002


HARLAN BUTLER

Sunday, October 23, 2019 the club lost one of its anchors, Harlan Butler. We wanted to take a moment to remember Harlan and the many contributions he make to our club-----

He was one of the founders of the club---

He purchased and brought our sound systems for car shows to a professional level---

He designed our t-shirts and hocked them until we sold them all---

His use of Duct Tape and Zip ties was imaginative and legendary---

He purchased the little CRC business cards we still use today--

He wrote Pablo's page on our website---

Every Saturday he was out in the parking lot at coffee call taking car pictures with his Go-Pro---

He sent in all the articles for Harlan's Hotspot---

He single-handedly designed and brought forward our very popular Christmas party BEAD GAME---

He quietly and thoughtfully contributed to the success of the Canadian River Cruisers in every way--

He was the first to offer S.A.G. support at Food and Shelter's Crop Walk by driving the route in the Hippy-Bus, picking up those who were tired on the route---

He was "THAT MAN...."

THANK YOU HARLAN FOR YOUR MANY QUIET YET SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CRC.

SAY IT ISN'T SO........... Keith Reames sold his 1953 Chevrolet farm pickup....(hardly a farm pickup). Named "BLU CHIP" for Keith's former life as an investment manager, Blu Chip is on its way to New York. Did you know that Keith took courses at the Tech Center, and then did all the body work and painting on this truck himself?


What will they purchase next.......?

cRc member and rabid Sooner fan from Fort Worth -  Matt M. has sent over something for Ford fans, old 1950's Ford commercials. They are posted on the Harlan's hotspot page. To find them, hover on the menu item titled FUN STUFF and then click on Harlan's Hotspot, or just click here......... harlans-hotspot.php

One man's 325 classic American cars parked in Colorado field up for auction

Colorado towing company owner Randy Milan is auctioning a collection of 325 classic cars in need of repair, with several worth top dollar, even in poor condition.

https://apple.news/AXouOkDAiRvKUzBaRZSmesg



THE MORNING WAS PICTURE PERFECT YESTERDAY AT FOREST LUMBER FOR OUR SHOW AND SHINE. A GOOD TURNOUT BY THE CLUB, AND THE GANG AT FOREST LUMBER MADE US WELL LIKE PART OF THE FAMILY - COFFEE, DONUTS, HOTDOGS, HAMBURGERS WERE THE ORDER OF THE DAY!


The City of Norman announced the date of the Christmas parade as December 3rd. The club is planning to hold our Christmas party at Mastertech on December 10th. Make your plans now for a special evening. Santa Claus is comin' to town! (and so are the singing dipsticks)

Friday the club turned out in force to pay respects to Mr. Vann, who celebrated his 104th birthday at the Norman Veteran Center. The Vets always enjoy our parade and lots of them gather on the covered circle to watch and remember. The club had about 30 cars participating as we made two noisy passes through the property. Thanks Terry for organizing this and thanks to everyone who came out. Mr. Vann is one of our very few remaining World War 2 vets. The video we made of the doo-dah didn't work but we did get one from my car trailing the others in the second lap. That one is posted on the club FACEBOOK page. To find us, google CRC CAR CLUB on Facebook and we should turn up. We are trying to limit the postings to car related items, because you can get plenty of of cute dogs and cats from your other feeds. 
Last weekend at Midway we had our sometimes annual-sometimes twice-a-year COWBOY AND COWGIRL coffee.Anyone can dress in their western finest and several gamblers and outlaws showed up. Thanks to everyone who dusted off hteir "duster" and rode in......
Recent CRC entries in the VFW show: See the professional youtube video of this show on our 2022 Weekly Car Show page........We also posted the results of the recent Camaro car show held at Lander's Chevrolet.......
Posted October 5th - apologies to all for the inability to post much of anything these past 2+ weeks, while Marilyn and I have been out of pocket. When we travel in-country, I usually take my ipad with me, which allows me to post anything. In this case, I only took my iphone, which does not play well with our website provider "Yola". Things like moving and adding and posting photos cannot be done with the iphone interface (no drag and drop feature)....but we are back and so let's get the photos and articles updated and rolling again. 


First we want to thank the 16 of you who came out to Carlstone for our Show and Shine. Everyone who attended had a fun time. Judy worked very hard to make it special and we thank her and the Carlstone staff for making us feel at home. Out next SHOW and SHINE will be in another 9 days at FORREST LUMBER on Rock Creek . They are making a $500 donation jointly to the club and our charity, so we want a BIG TURNOUT IF POSSIBLE. Thanks for your consideration here. 

 
An interview with CRC charter member CASEY TARP, and a look at his red hot little Alfa......also we greeted Dennis Glover who was an original member and has returned to the club with a 1966 Ford pickup. Welcome once again guys, it is nice to see you and your rides.......

Posted July 13th - the cRc would like to welcome Chip Chambers, Air Force Veteran, and her 1956 Mercury Montclair as well as her 1966 Ford Custom 500. Thank you Chip for your service and welcome to the CRC!

Posted Tuesday July 12 - the club would like to welcome two new members. Mitchell Selensky and also GK Nwosu have joined the cRc. We don't yet know if they are Veterans and if so, will post them to our Veteran Honor page, and we don't have the makes and models of their cars yet, but will post them as soon as we get the information. Welcome and thank you for becoming a cRc member!

Posted June 25th - the cRc would like to welcome JON SUTTERFIELD and his great looking 1965 THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE. Can't wait to see this roll in at one of our coffee calls.


For those of you that have been in the club for more than 10 years, a couple of members we have not seen in a while stopped by at the swap meet. Dennis Cotton, who sold the powder blue 1967 Ford Galaxy to Lani came by - he is doing well. June came in from Fort Collins and visited with us for a good while. June and Herman were in the club for years....Mustangs. It was good to see them both.