2023:

Happy, zooming new year to all the car enthusiasts all over the world!

The Popular Story of Ferrari’s Horse Emblem

When Enzo Ferrari was a boy, he admired this WWI pilot who favored lots of power and speed. Later on, Enzo worked for Alfa Romeo, but he always wanted to manufacture his own racing cars.  In Italy, having a logo (usually an animal) is a major part of the identity of a company. So Enzo went to the widow of the WWI pilot to seek permission to use her late husband’s logo of a prancing horse. As the story goes, she asked “what do you want to use ii cavallino…

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New Tech

Cousin Dave, the Cruizin’ Mexican and the Car-Nut Gene Cousin Dave got the same gene I did and is a car nut. As with most genes, his was modified such that he loves to go FAST. He had a Cobra , moved to a Chrysler Viper, and now has a Miata. He’s raced at all the tracks in Northern California, most recently at Monterey to end the season winning in his class.  Me? Nothing better than resting that folded arm out the window and enjoying the ride! I’m the Cruzin’…

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Ray’s Story or “Does this sound familiar”?
Ray, Will Shaw and the Salvation Army Captains

As best I can remember I was making about $1 an hour working at the gas stations back in Richmond Indiana. You know, gassing up the cars, checking the belts, washing the windows …all that stuff. I saved up enough to buy my first car, a 1936 Packard, for $75. Nice car but I soon discovered the block was cracked and I had to get rid of it because it was too expensive for a 16 year old to fix. Got rid of it and spent $50 on a 1936…

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Roamin Angels’ Christmas Party

Roamin Angels’ Christmas Party: Fun, Music, Dancing, Friends and Good Food Friday, December 1 at the Nevada City Elks Lodge. “Fun was had by all. It was a good turn out. Thank you Chuck and Rose for organizing our club’s party!”  – Pat G. Photos by Paula B and Pat G.

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Bugatti Boatail racer

From Don M: One thing I have learned about cars and coffee… you never know what or who is going to show up. I am amazed at the number of old classic cars that are up here or drive up to be here and show up at times to  Cars and Coffee in Grass Valley. This is a Bugatti Boatail racer. it is from the early 1900’s. I did not get a chance to talk to the owner but is is very rare and something you only see at Autorama…

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Cars & Coffee – October 2023

Don’s ‘new’ 1955 Chevy Bel Air at Cars & Coffee… finally after two years: “I parked in front of the Bank so I could show it off without any other cars around! Ha!” One thing I have learned about cars and coffee… you never know what or who is going to show up. I am amazed at the number of old classic cars that are up here or drive up to be here and show up at times to  Cars and Coffee in Grass Valley. – Don M.

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All Veterans Stand Down 2023

All Veterans Stand Down October 13 & 14, 2023 • Photos by Pat G. The Nevada County All Veteran Stand Down is a local, non-profit organization dedicated to connecting Veterans that are homeless, at-risk of homelessness or veterans in need of various assistance to providers and resources to help meet their immediate needs. Pat G. and Karin R. assisted with staffing the intake tables and security.  Free breakfast and lunch was provided to veterans and volunteers. The Stand Down is organized by Melise M. During ‘downtime’, Diane and Karin R…

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Geezer Picnic 2023

The Geezer picnic is an annual event held to honor our club members who have enjoyed over seven decades of life and still enjoy Cruisin’. It’s always a fun afternoon to catch up with good friends over good food.  By Pat G.

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