My goal staging “Cruisin’ the Pines” has always been to insure the future of this Club. Obviously you’ve got to populate the show with content that interests the current car guys and gals. Equally important, however, is encouraging the kids to join us in our passions and become car guys and gals. Teen Car shows, R.C. Vehicles, safe biking, Gary Apple type projects, and hands on Riebes displays to name a few focuses help stimulate that interest and most importantly, the love of using our brains, heart and hands by working with them. Nothing builds pride like “I DID THAT!!!”
I got to spend some time at NU and Bear River recently watching kids do the above. Whether it was working on a suspension or welding a piece on a craft item, their eyes, confidence and smiles said they were dialed in and loved accomplishing something. I’ve only sat in on a few traditional classrooms lately but it’s rare you see anything close to enthusiasm like this. My 16 year old Grandson is another great example. He was down a few weeks ago to help with my Willys project. At that time he had just started his Summer job doing grunt work on big diesels, tractors and trucks. He’d make several trips back and forth to my tool box trying to find the right size socket to do something on the Jeep. We’ve all been there. This time on the recent visit? Mr. Professional! No hesitation…”Heh Grandpa, grab a #13 socket please”. It was right on every time. It was an eye opener. It brought a smile just like the NU and Bear River kids did.
It’s why we all do this Roamin Angel thing. It why this show that supports those efforts is so vital. It’s us and the other million Grandpas and Grandmas building confidence and building America’s future?
So, let’s look at the 2019 highlights spelled out in a press release…. Remember, VOLUNTEER!
The Roamin Angels will celebrate the 20th year of their “Cruisin the Pines” Classic Car show and event September 7 & 8th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The event is touted by the participants as the Best Car Event in Northern California held at the State’s most beautiful fairgrounds.
Every year the show draws more than 600 Classic cars, motorcycles, Fast Boats, Vintage trailers and thousands of visitors. This year’s show will again include the “Killer 4 x 4” area supported by “Big A” and IH Parts whose owners are 4 Wheel Drive Crazy. Any year, any model, any make 4wd can participate and win gift certificates to Big A and parts discounts at IH Parts as well as be eligible for show trophies.
The Artisans building features crafts for sale with some 25 vendors. A Car Art show of drawings, paintings and sculpture awards art centered on the Car, trailer, boat and motorcycle themes. This year the working premise is “Fins & Fenders”.
The CHP, GVPD and the Nevada County Sheriffs departments will feature vehicles, safety displays and interactive rides. GVPD will again award Bicycles to young participants in their distracted driving exhibition.
Special guests this year include the Mr. Peanut Nut mobile, Indie Film maker Miranda Jonte featuring her film “Greasemonkey”, Porsche Park filled with what else…Porsches, Radio Control racing and the 4th year of “Young Gear Heads” featuring vehicles our teens and young adults are proud of and want to show off. Cash Prizes are awarded to our “Young Gear Head” winners and Riebes generously provides a gift card just for those young people entering the competition. Again, any year, make or model.
Food, Music, raffles, games, contests with reward$, classic cars to look at and buy, all in great weather at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds September 7 & 8th. Best way to spend a weekend.
If you haven’t yet registered, go to www.roaminangels.com to download the application and enter your car or for details about all the show’s events. Visitor entry the days of the show is $5. Active Military are as always free. Note: The online registration is now over so you’ll have bring your application on Friday.
The American Legion’s all Veterans Honor Guard, the troop 855 Boy Scouts, and the Bear River High School Singers will open the show Saturday at 9am honoring our Flag and Country all broadcast live on KNCO.
So fellow Roamin Angels…. Sign up the car, volunteer and join in, help maintain the Club, Be that person contributing to America’s future…our kids.