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Next In-N-Out Burger is Saturday 4 December 2021

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Hope you can make it!  See you there!

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December Holiday/Christmas Party

November In-N-Out Car Show Video 

September 2021

Here ya go, In-N-Out Burger report for September:

Poway Cruisers at the In-N-Out Burger Cruise In, Saturday, 9/4/2021
We all had another wonderful mid-day in paradise on Saturday, 9/4/21. The parking lot trees for In-N-Out Burger and Kohls provided plenty of shade against the warn sun. We had at least 65 hot rods and classics parked, with 44 actually signed in. Not bad for competing with at least 2 other big car show events in San Diego. When it was all said and done, Ted Shilts 56 Ford Victoria, and Jimmy Signorelli 73 Duster were voted show favorites, and Dale Vermillion took home a hefty 50/50 OD.  Bob Jacoby did a great job recording the event. Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/6eO_oBOWlY4
Once again, the Poway Cruisers do bring the fun!
Reporting for Ed & Lana,
George Cowman
Event Coordinator

August 2021
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Poway Cruises at the Madam Mechanic Car Show and Poway Americana Festival 8/22/2021
We had a wonderful day at the Poway Americana Festival last Sunday! Most of the festival was held on Midland Road, but the car show was in the California Coast Credit union parking lot. Joyce and I got there a little after 6:00a. The Poway Chamber of Commerce President Mike Leland’s crew had already blocked off the show area for us.  We touched bases quickly with the crew from the Chamber, then started working on the setup. Normally this event is produced by Karen and Eldon Dunn, owner/operators of Poway Transmission, but could not be there this year so they asked me for help. We were ready to start checking participants in by around 7:00a. My wife, Joyce, and fellow Cruiser Linda Bryan, handled all the checking cars in, passing out ballots, collecting ballots, and counting votes. Chuck Kramer, Walter Borra, and Jerry Reed handled the gate and kept the general public looking for parking at bay.

The weather was a little “iffy” early, with very cloudy skies, and cool temps and a little drizzle. Participants began arriving early, around 6:30, but by 8:30 we only had maybe 12 cars parked. Then, BAM!, cars began arriving. By 9:00 we had 23-24 cars parked, with a few stragglers arriving as late as 9:45. Eventually we had 29 cars parked. Of the 29 cars, 17 where Poway Cruisers. Outstanding!

While the public looked over the classics and hot rods, participants spent the day walking the festival finding lots of venders hawking all kinds of cool stuff, and lots of food. There was also a band stand adjacent to the car show that had live music, dancing, and spirit performances all day. I think the band changed 2 or 3 times. Even the Cheer Squad for the San Diego Gulls hockey team, and the Poway High Titans Cheer Squad made the rounds. Fun stuff!

The weather held, it stayed cool, but not chilly so was very comfortable. Voting for Show Favorite started almost immediately. I did not count the number of ballots, but I think there’s around 260.  When all the dust was settled, votes tallied, the car voted favorite of the show was a really nice red 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster belonging to Gary & Sharon Wood of Poway. We conducted the award presentation right at 3:00p, and by 3:30p the parking lot was empty.
In addition to sharing our classics and hot rods with the public, we also shared the adjacent area with the Poway Division of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, and the Poway Fire Department. Cool!
Altogether, a very enjoyable day. Pictures Follow.
George Cowman
Event Coordinator
Poway Cruisers Car Club

Poway Cruisers as Guests of the Heartbeat Classics Car Club at Cruisin Grand August 20, 2021

Friday evening, August 20th, we enjoyed attending Cruisin Grand in Escondido as invited guests of the Heartbeat Classics Car Club, the featured club that evening. We had reserved parking on South Broadway with them.  In addition to the usual event activities, the Heartbeat Classics hosted a picnic dinner for their members and invited guests (us!) catered by Jersey Mikes! The Heartbeats provided 4 different sandwich choices, all kinds of chips, side dishes, and condiments with 2nds and 3rd for anyone that wanted them.  Our members contributed by bringing sweets to share.

We had 9 cars and 16 members representing the club: Sam & Brenda Grinceri in their ’57 Oldsmobile, Jay & Kathy Christopher in their ’39 Ford Coupe, Bill & Peggy Troop in her ’68 Mustang GT/CS, Bill Avery in his ’66 Ford Ranchero, Steven Bauman and his ’67 Mustang Coupe, Gerald & Mickey DeSoto and their ’65 Falcon Convertible, Todd & Deb Barrett in the ’69 Camaro RS/SS pace Car, Rick & Paula Carlson in their ’74 Ford Grand Torino, and George & Joyce Cowman in their ’37 Buick Special Coupe.

It was a very enjoyable evening. A big THANK YOU to Roscoe Tanner and the whole Heartbeat Classics Car Club for including us in their special evening. Here’s some pictures from the evening:

Dear Fellow Poway Cruisers,

We have some fun events coming up in the next couple of weeks:

This Thursday, August 19th, is our Members Meeting and the Hamburger Factory, Midland Rd here in Poway. Be there by 5:00p for an hour of socializing and food, 6:00p for the business stuff. Lots of things to talk about and plan.

Friday evening, August 20th, from 4:00p to 8:00p, we’ll be enjoying Cruisin Grand in Escondido with the Heartbeat Classics Car Club, the featured club that evening. As when we were the featured club, we’ll have reserved parking on South Broadway. In addition to the usual event activities, the Heartbeat Classics are hosting a picnic dinner for their members and invited guests (us!). Our contribution is to bring something sweet to share, like cookies or cupcakes. We do need to let them know how many of us will attend, so please let me know ASAP if you plan to participate. So Far, I’ve only got 6 cars confirmed, so if you plan to join us I need to know today!  It should be a very enjoyable evening.

Here’s a couple of pictures from our evening on July 2nd:

 

July 2021

Dear Fellow Poway Cruisers,

Time for a mid-month update on what’s happening club wise.

We had a great get together again at the In-N-Out Burger Cruise In last Saturday. There were over 100 classics, hot rods/, and special vehicles in attendance, along with around 200+ car people. We also had a large number of spectators walk the event. As is the usual happening, Lana & Ed held the drawing for door prizes, and Ralph & Denice Garcia’s flamed ’32 Ford 3 window coupe, and Chuck Kramer’s ’32 Chevrolet 4dr Sedan where recognized as show favorites. Gerald DeSoto took home a really nice 50/50 OD. Here are a few pictures to wet your interest for the next event in September.

Hope to see you all next month!

As for what’s coming up, we have a couple of events that will be fun, both on the same weekend.

Friday evening, August 20th, from 4:00p to 8:00p, we’ll be enjoying Cruisin Grand in Escondido with the Heartbeat Classics Car Club, the featured club that evening. As when we were the featured club, we’ll have reserved parking on South Broadway. In addition to the usual event activities, the Heartbeat Classics are hosting a picnic dinner for their members and invited guests (us!). Our contribution is to bring something sweet to share, like cookies or cupcakes. We do need to let them know how many of us will attend, so please let me know ASAP if you plan to participate. So Far, I’ve only got a couple of cars confirmed.  It should be a very enjoyable evening.  Here’s a couple of pictures from our evening on July 2nd:

Then, on Sunday, August 22nd, from 10:00a to 3:00p we’ll be the host club for the Madam Mechanic Car Show, part of the Poway Community Fair. We’re hosting the show for Karen and Eldon Dunn, owners of Poway Transmission due to a conflict that requires Karen to be out of town at this time. We’ll be setup in the parking lot for the Poway Family Dental Group and California Coast Credit Union. While pre-registration is encouraged it is not required, and there is no registration fee.. We’ll start parking around 8:30a. We have room for 25-30 cars, and as of today I have 9 cars signed up. A People’s Choice Award will be presented around 2:30p. The community fair will have lots of food venders and other stuff. Should be a nice Sunday. Here’s a couple of pictures from the last event in 2019.

Hope everyone is having a smooth and cool summer, and hope to see you all at an event soon.

George Cowman

Event Coordinator

Poway Cruisers Car Club

June 2021

For June 2021, the second show for 2021 was just about as well attended with almost 200 cars parked. Once again the 50/50 was very good. The show favorites where: Norman Niedens ’56 Chevrolet 2d HT, and Joyce Cowman’s ’37 Buick Special Coupe Custom.

Here’s Bob Jacoby’s video of the event:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgtJR_fHDjM

Hey Fellow Cruisers!

It’s a new month, and things are looking up! We had a fun May, and there’s lots car stuff in the calendar over the next 4 weeks, and more coming.

For May, the club held the first official In-N-Out Burger Cruise In since February 2020. Over 117 cars parked with well over 175 people hanging out. The 50/50 OD brought the winner $240.00, and 3 participant’s cars were recognized as show favorites.

In addition to our own Cruise In, club members attended several other weekend car shows in May: 5/7 – The OTHG Streak 47 at Campland on the Bay rumored to be the last edition; 5/15 – the Ramona Senior Center Car Show at Grace Church in Ramona; also on 5/15 – the Monday Nite Car Club’s Run to the Hills in Pine Valley; 5/16 – the 6th Annual Motors for Music Community Car Show at damp San Marcos High School in San Marcos (my ’37 Buick took home one of their very original and handmade awards); on 5/22 – the 8th Annual Wildcat Run Car Show at El Camino High Scholl in Oceanside; and finally the Auto – Swap and Car Show put on by Charger Steve at the Santee Drive In on Memorial Day. That’s 6 shows in one month. It’s getting busy!!!

In addition to these weekend events, the evening weekday cruises in are going strong again. The Wednesday evening Cajon Classic Cruise re-started on 5/5 at 5:00p and is happening with very good attendance; and the Thursday evening Ramona American Graffiti Cruise Night is going strong starting around 6:00p, also with good attendance. There’s a lot more, too many to mention here. Check Woody’s Calendar for a more complete listing. https://www.goodoleboyssandiego.com/current-event-calendar/

So what’s coming up in June? Lots of events to pick from. Here’s what I know at this time:

2 Jun, Wed – Cajon Classic Cruise Night, Main St, El Cajon, 5:00p to 8:00p

5 Jun, Sat – In-N-Out Burger Cruise In, Poway, 11:00a to 2:00p
Hoping to see at least as many club cars and members at this one.
Last month was a huge success.

3 Jun, Thur – Ramona Cruise Night. Meet at Ron’s Tires, cruise starts at 6:00p

5 Jun, Sat – Rods & Relics, Meet at Café Z, River Village Plaza, Bonsall at 7:00a.

9 Jun, Wed – Cajon Classic Cruise Night, Main St, El Cajon, 5:00p to 8:00p

10 Jun, Thur – Ramona Cruise Night. Meet at Ron’s Tires, cruise starts at 6:00p

12 Jun, Sat – Rods & Relics, Meet at Café Z, River Village Plaza, Bonsall at 7:00a

16 Jun, Wed – Cajon Classic Cruise Night, Main St, El Cajon, 5:00p to 8:00p

17 Jun, Thur – General Members Meeting, Hamburger Factory, Old Poway Park, Midland Rd: 5:00 P for social hour, 6:00p for business

17 Jun, Thur – Ramona Cruise Night. Meet at Ron’s Tires, cruise starts at 6:00p

18 Jun, Fri – Cruisin’ Grand Escondido Opening Night (Meet at event), 5:00p to 8:00p (to be confirmed)

19 Jun, Sat – Rods & Relics, Meet at Café Z, River Village Plaza, Bonsall at 7:00a

19 Jun, Sat – 5th Annual Shelby/Ford/AMC Car Show, Grape Day Park, Escondido, 9:00a to 2:00p (Click Here for Flier)

20 Jun, Sun – Father’s Day Car Show at Belmont Park, Mission Bay, SD, 10:00a to 3:00p. (Click Here for Flier)

23 Jun, Wed – Cajon Classic Cruise Night, Main St, El Cajon, 5:00p to 8:00p

24 Jun, Thur – Ramona Cruise Night. Meet at Ron’s Tires, cruise starts at 6:00p

25 Jun, Fri – Cruisin’ Grand Escondido (Meet at event), 5:00p to8:00p

26 Jun, Sat – Rods & Relics, Meet at Café Z, River Village Plaza, Bonsall at 7:00a

26 June, Sat – Tom Malloy Collection Tour, Corona; Randy Haapala Drag Racing Museum, Lake Elsinore (Road Trip), 8:00a to 6:00p If you’d like to join this short one day road tour please send me an email to reserve your place. We’ll leave the Hidden Meadows/Deer springs Park and Ride around 8:00-8:15 AM.

27 Jun, Sun – Garden of Innocence Car Show, San Diego (Click Here for Flier)

That’s all I’ve got for now. If I get more information on other events I’ll send out an update.
Remember, the Poway Cruisers do bring the fun!
George Cowman
Event coordinator
Poway Cruisers Car Club

Tom Malloy Collection, Corona, CA This in only a small sample!


May 2021

For May 2021, the club held the first official In-N-Out Burger Cruise In since February 2020. Over 117 cars parked with well over 175 people hanging out. The 50/50 OD brought the winner a nice chunk of change, and 2 participant’s cars were recognized as show favorites: (_____) and (____).

Here’s a link to Bob Jacoby’s video: https://youtu.be/ZT6v8hF9Pgg

Poway Cruisers at 18th Annual MNCC Run to the Hills

What a glorious day for a fun run and car show in the San Diego hills of east county. Once again Pine Valley with the help of the Monday Night Car Club put on a really enjoyable event. Weather could not have been more perfect, and the drive and company was first rate. A small group of 10 Poway Cruisers in 6 cars mustered in front of Abraxas High school at 7:00a and led by Bill & Peggy Troop, headed down Pomerado Road to start the drive. In the caravan were: Bill and Peggy Troop in their ’67 Mustang, Bill Avery driving his ’66 Ranchero, Sam and Brenda Grinceri in their stunning ’57 Oldsmobile 2dr HT, Jerry Badders and man’s best friend Murphy in his ’68 Chevelle SS, David & Sue Skaar in their ’69 Camaro, and George and Joyce Cowman in their ’37 Buick Special Coupe.

As the caravan made the turn on to CA-67 south we picked up Greg and Kaaren Thiem in their ’36 Ford Coupe, then further down the road as we made the turn onto I-8 East we picked up a friend of the Troop’s, Joe & Myrna McLaughlin in their ‘67 Mustang Fastback.

We arrived in Pine Valley a little before 8:00a to find the street already packed, but not quite full. We got parked toward the east end of the street, setup our bivouac, and settled in for the show. Walking the show we found a couple of other Poway Cruisers had made it earlier: Alex and JeanAnn Abosamra in their ’32 Ford Roadster, and Paul Rancour and his ’97 Dodge RAM. The group had some great snacks, Pine Valley eats, and bought raffle tickets, of which Brenda won a couple. We all called it a day and headed for home around 1:15p.

Here are some pictures:

Poway Cruisers Bivouac

Poway Cruisers Bivouac

David & Sue Skaar, ’69 Camaro RS, and Bill & Peggy Troop, Lead, ’67 Mustang Coupe

Bill Avery. ’66 Ford Ranchero

Joe McLaughlin & Wife, ’67 Mustang Fastback, and George & Joyce Cowman, ’37 Buick Special Coupe

Sam & Brenda Grinceri, 57 Oldsmobile 2dr HT

Greg & Kaaren Thiem, ’36 Ford Coupe, Jerry Badders & Murphy, ’68 Chevelle SS

Alex & JeanAnn Abosamra, ’32 Ford Roadster

Paul Rancour, ’97 Dodge RAM 1500

 

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