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4th of July Parade 2019

Continuing a tradition that began 118 years ago, Grass Valley hosted this year’s July Fourth parade.  It was in 1902 that an agreement was struck between Nevada City and Grass Valley to alternate the parade between the two communities.  Since then, Grass Valley has hosted the celebration on odd-numbered years and Nevada City on even-numbered years. Fourth of July Parade awards : Grass Valley 2019 Best Auto – 1st: Gra-Neva A’s, 2nd: The Great Race,  3rd: The Roamin’ Angels Ken M. in his 1940 Packard took Jason Fouyer and Family…

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Car Show, Beyond And More

Signed up for the combo General Meeting and Car Show Meeting on August 13th? I know a lot of you are. The gathering starts about 4:30pm at Condon Park. Come have a glass of a little something to ease the tensions. About 5pm the local cars and drivers from “The Great Race” will share their stories about the trek from Riverside to Tacoma. I’ve also extended invitations to the “Constitution Day Parade” team so they can tell you about their event and how some classics fit in. 5:30pm or so…

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Summer 2019 Road Trips With Our Vintage Cars

Mike C., a former Roamin Angel member, asked a few of us if we wanted to take a Road Trip to a Car Show in Klamath Falls OR.  So, on June 28th, 8 couples and their vintage cars met at K-Mart here in Grass Valley and away we started off down Hwy 20 towards Corning where we would stop for our first pit stop and top off our fuel tanks. Then we were off to Redding where we stopped for breakfast.  Onward up Hwy 5 to Weed, CA stopping again…

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Bev And Jo Ann’s High Flying Adventure

At the Grass Valley Air Fest, Bev G.i and Jo Ann B. took a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and soared to the skies in a real WWII era B-25 J Mitchell Bomber.  Bev said, “It really was great and we had a super time! We climbed all over the plane. I liked the tail gunner position,  you can see all over! It was a 30-minute experience that both gals will never forget!  – Photos by Bev G.

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Grass Valley Air Show & Brew Fest

July 20, 2019 at the Nevada County Airport, Grass Valley. It was a gorgeous warm day. 18 Special Interest cars met at 7:30 am and cruised up together along with a few of the American Legion Riders to the Air Fest. Our cars were displayed between the hangers going into the tarmac area.  Four Convertibles were used to honor the WWII Veterans including our own, Ray Y. The other 14 cars were on display.  Mike H. towed the engine and brought the Jeep for the two on-site raffles – We…

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The Great Race – June 24 and Finish Line

Thank You to all the volunteers for helping out at The Great Race 2019.   Whether it was parking cars that were on display on Mill and Main Streets or the Great Race cars as they came in for their 45-minute lunch stop, directing traffic, giving out information and selling engine and jeep raffle tickets – it was greatly appreciated. On Monday, June 24th at approximately 12:05pm, 120 of The Great Race cars stopped in downtown Grass Valley. They were passing through on their trek from Riverside to Tacoma, Washington and had lunch…

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Definition of a Classic Car
By David Schultz from the November 2013 issue of Hemmings Classic Car

At a recent Car Show meeting, the subject was once again brought up as to the definition of a classic car. Richard G. submits this excerpt definition for consideration from the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA): In the words of the CCCA: A CCCA Classic is a “fine” or “distinctive” automobile, either American or foreign built, produced between 1915 and 1948. Generally, a Classic was high-priced when new and was built in limited quantities. Other factors, including engine displacement, custom coachwork and luxury accessories, such as power brakes, power…

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Trailblazer Pizza – June 18, 2019

A nice group of folks showed up at Trailblazer Pizza. We enjoyed the live music played for the group. Janet H. won the 50/50 money. Fun group. Trailblazer Pizza Night/Show & Shine – 3rd Tuesdays, 5:00-8:00pm. 60’s live rock band music and a beer garden. 10% discount on orders called in advance. “The new style of pizza is great”. Check with Ray Yedding for more info.  Address: 15690 Johnson Pl, Grass Valley, CA 95949 • Hours: 11AM–9PM • Phone: (530) 272-1095

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Car Show, Beyond And More – July 2019

It gets said over and over again in one fashion or the other…but once again I will observe: This year has flown by! Here we are on the downside of 2019 and closing in on “Cruisin the Pines” number 20. This is the July newsletter for Pete’s sake!! Pretty soon we’ll be talking “Toy Drive” aaaahhhhh!!! Deep breath Mike……. Let’s talk Racing… Our Mr. Alexander Rossi has been thrilling the socks off everyone in 2019. He’s got three 2nd place finishes and two 1st place races. One of those 2nd…

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Christy’s Barn Party – June 2, 2019

This year the weather cooperated, it was only in the 80’s.  The Band this year was Solstice, a local Nevada City band.  They played classic rock out of the late 70’s and 80’s.  Everyone loved the music and a lot of dancing was going on. I’ve already booked them for next years party. They were great. We had a lot of help with putting on the party.  The helpers that laid out the dance floor were: Bob and Colleen N. and Bruce and Lynne K. It was a warm day and we…

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