ATTENTION:

The Roamin Angels Car Show has been cancelled for 2021. Be safe and cruise safely.

This Is High School Auto Shop?

George Woodward and Kelsey Langel invited me to spend the afternoon in the auto shop. I thought I was in a college environment as the class is almost three hours long and very detailed.  In this class students were taught to clean the main bearings and install after measuring. Ten boys and one girl were full of enthusiastic energy. The shop was beyond anything I had in High School with half a dozen car hoists, brake, wheel, valve grinder along with tons of other equipment. The instructor George Woodward is…

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Kudos & Announcements – June 2021

Retire Your Old American Flags Properly If you’re like me we all wear out a couple of American flags per year. Those flags need to be retired properly. Remember back to the Clubs Car show days and one of the popular events was Troop 855’s evening Flag retirement ceremonies. Those scouts collected and retired some 600-800 flags at each event. Nevada County approached me about including that as part of their upcoming “Military Appreciation Days”. Rather than just buying boxes I thought the more positive happenings would be if our…

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The Free 2021 Maxwell Car Show

There were ten vehicles that went to the Maxwell Car Show. Our group included Daryl C., Karin and Bill R., John P., Steve B., Bill and Pat B., Bill and Ruth H., Bruce and Dee Ann B., Dave G., Dave and Sandy S. and Richard and Pat G. The morning was a little cool and we were all glad we brought a jacket or sweat shirt to wear.  But then the clouds went away and it was in the 80’s.  Perfect weather for a car show.   The Maxwell Car…

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My First Real Car

With a little more time on my hands these days, partly due to the pandemic, I have been thinking of things long gone by. Some of my thoughts are about the many, many cars that have passed through my hands. I would have to start with the very first, which was a nice 1936 Chrysler coupe. It has a straight 8 engine with a floor mounted 3 speed and overdrive. I was only 14 1/2 years old, so I could not legally drive. But I convinced my dad that I…

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Hot Rod, The Movie

A follow-up to Don and Gloria’s ’40 Ford story in the April 2021 issue. By Larry J. As it turns out, I was at Fremont drag strip when they filmed the movie. The “Hot Rod Willys” raced against an Olds Cutlass that was painted like a “laced Easter egg” (cool in the 70’s). The movie plot was kind of like a Western. The hero rides into a town that has a rich bad guy with a bad son. The bad guy has the Sheriff under his thumb. The bad son…

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Announcements-May 2021

2021 Cruisin the Pines Car Show Voting Result Karin R. reported that the membership voted as follows: We had a total of 50 responses to the Car Show survey.  The votes were as follows: YES 12 NO 37 Neutral   1 Per our by-laws, the Board makes the final decision as to whether we have a car show or not.  The next step was for the Board to either agree with the majority or not. As president, I wrote the Board Members and asked for an email vote to which…

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Memorial Park

It’s not often that you meet people who still live in the area they grew up in. Our own Brad P. is one of those. In fact he tells me his grade school principal had my last name. Cars and Coffee on Saturdays has several home growns as well. I’ve had the fortune in the last 6 months to meet another which is Retired Marine General Orlo Steele. The General is leading the effort to bring Grass Valley’s Memorial park and its’ memorials back up to good condition. Memorial park…

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In The News

Long Time PV Chamber Volunteers Retire: Pam & Fred Dias call it quits after 17 years Pam and Fred Dias (photo above) have retired after seventeen years of volunteering at the Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce. Pam was working at a Credit Union and her friend Sheri asked her to come and help with the Chamber. Pam enjoyed the volunteer work and scheduled to work every Friday helping in the office and at community events. When her husband retired in 2014, she asked him to come see what it was…

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Vietnam Veterans Honored With A Drive-Thru Or Sit-Down Boxed Lunch

The sunny Vietnam Veterans Day event was held Saturday, March 27 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building. Jay Cooper and crew served up over 200 tri-tip sandwiches. The auxiliary served yummy homebaked cookies. Music was provided by In Harmony and the USO style show was emceed by Bill “Bob Hope” Johnson. It was a gorgeous sunny day and a lot of fun. The Official Vietnam Veterans Day is March 30th. – Photos by Pat G., Mike H. and Diane B

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Our ’40 Ford(s)

We all remember our favorite car in high school and for Don it was the 1940 Ford coupe. Don’s best friend had a ’40 deluxe coupe and they spent many Friday nights cruising down Valley Boulevard in San Gabriel Valley, So Cal.  Luckily Don’s father got tired of driving his 47 Ford deluxe coupe and we were able to cruise Valley Blvd and go to the Starlight drive-in in Rosemead. After our marriage, we rented a small house in Alhambra.  One day in 1964, due to a detour, Don had…

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