RODRIDER MEETING APRIL 8th 2014

“FATPAT” KICKED OFF THE MEETING.. HE INDICATED THAT THE DINAMIC TRIO..(PAT.. RON AND WILLIE) WILL BE THE “GO TO GUY’S” FOR OUR CAR SHOW ON AUGUST 31st..PAT WAS WONDERING IF DAVE LEPORE WAS GOING TO TALK TO BRUCE ABOUT THE “SNOWPLAY PARKING LOT FOR THE SHOW..PAT ALSO THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TO TALK TO BILL DOWNS.. TO GET AN IDEA OF ANY “PITFALLS” THAT THE “ANTIQUE CAR CLUB” MAY HAVE FACED DURING THEIR SHOW AT “SNOWPLAY”..
RON THOLEN CALLED DAVE AND THEY WILL MEET WITH BRUCE AT 12:00 NOON TOMARROW.. 4-9-14. AND TRY TO GET THE PARKING LOT.
RON THOLEN HAS GOT US A SPOT IN THE HERITAGE PARADE IN JUNE.. WE ARE IN A NEW MORE EXPENSIVE CLASSIFICATION THIS YEAR.. YES.. PRICES ARE GOING UP.. EVEN FOR CAR CLUBS IN A PARADE..!!
REMEMBER TO READ THE PREVIOUS MEETING NOTES FOR CAR SHOWS.. AND “SHOW AND SHINE”…
GOOD NEWS JUST IN.. RON AND DAVE TALKED WITH BRUCE AND HE WAS REALLY UP FOR OUR SHOW IN AUGUST.. “THE COOL RUN IN THE MOUNTAINS” WILL BE AT THE “SNOWPLAY” PARKING LOT.. MORE SPECIFICS AT THE NEXT MEETING.. GEOFF

RODRIDERS MARCH 25th MEETING

THE RODRIDERS OF BIG BEAR HAD THEIR 2nd MEETING OF MARCH..AND THE TURNOUT OF MEMBERS WAS EXCEPTIONAL.. THE SUBJECTS DISCUSSED WERE AS FOLLOWS:
*THE WEDNESDAY CRUISE WILL START APRIL 2nd AT THE “GET THE BURGER”..ERIC WILL BE THERE ..BUT NOT OPEN FOR BUSINESS..
SATURDAY MORNING APRIL 5th..”OJs DONUTS” SHOW AND SHINE WILL COMMENCE..
THE “COOL RUN IN THE MOUNTAINS” CAR SHOW WOULD HAVE BEEN “CHAIRED” BY RON THOLEN ..BUT SCHEDULING CONFLICTS HAS PLACED HIM IN A SUPPORT ROLE AND “FATPAT” WILL TAKE THE REINS.. AND IN HIS CAPABLE HANDS THE SHOW WIL BE A GREAT SUCCESS..THANKS PAT..!!
DAVE LEPORE HAS VOLUNTEERED TO TALK TO BRUCE AT “SNOWPLAY” TO SEE IF HIS PARKING LOT CAN BE USED FOR THE SHOW..
WE HAVE SOME NICE CAR SHOWS IN BIG BEAR THIS YEAR..MOST OF WHICH ARE ANNUAL EVENTS..FIRST WILL BE THE DOVES “CRUISIN TO STOP BRUISIN” ON SATURDAY MAY 3rd..THEN THE “PINEWOOD DERBY” ON SUNDAY MAY 23rd..THE “BIG BEAR ANTIQUES CAR SHOW” ON THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 8-10.. THE RODRIDERS OF BIG BEAR “COOL RUN IN THE MOUNTAINS” ON SATURDAY AUGUST 30th.. OFFICER CHEN WILL HAVE THE “CHP OPEN HOUSE” CAR SHOW IN RUNNING SPRINGS..NO DATE AS YET..

“OFFTHEHILL” CAR SHOWS START EARLIER.. THE FIRST IS THE “CRUISE  FOR SIGHT” IN REDLANDS SATURDAY APRIL 12th AT SYLVAN PARK INFORMATION: (909) 884-3121.. NEXT WOULD BE THE OPTIMISTS CAR SHOW IN REDLANDS AT  THE SYLVAN PARK ON MAY 31st.. INFORMATION : (909) 953-0905.. THE SYLVAN PARK IS THE PARK ACROSS FROM REDLAND COLLEGE ON UNIVERSITY STREET
JUST A NOTE.. SOME OF OUR MEMBERS HAVE BECOME VICTIMS OF   DEBIT CARD THEFT.. BE MINDFUL OF WHO YOU ARE DEALING WITH.. MOST BUSINESES ARE HONEST.. BUT THE EMPLOYEES ARE NOT.. TRY TO USE CASH WHENEVER YOU CAN.. OR A CREDIT CARD..DEBIT CARDS ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO GET ANYTHING REIMBERSED ONCE USED BY SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF..!! GEOFF GUY

RODRIDERS “KICKOFF” MEETING

 TUESDAY MARCH 11, 2014.. THE RODRIDERS HAD THEIR FIRST MEETING OF THE YEAR AND THE SLEEPY BEARS CAME OUT IN FORCE TO RENUE OLD FRIENDSHIPS AND TO DIG THROUGH NEW AND OLD BUSINESS FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR..RUTHANN GUY HAD A LIST OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED AND MOVED THROUGH THEM ONE BY ONE ..THE ITEMS DISCUSSED ARE AS FOLLOWS:
*SHALL WE CONTINUE THE MINUTE TAKING AT EACH MEETING..?? 11 TO 5 .. NO
*COFFEE AND COOKIES AT EACH MEETING..?? ..YES
COOKIES BY NANCY SISKA.. COFFEE BY WAYNE..
*SHALL WE CONTINUE THE BLOG..?? YES
ELOISE TO SET RUTHANN UP AS THE ADMINISTRATOR
*THE KEYS TO THE MEETING ROOM..RON AND SHERRY WORDEN.. “FAT PAT” BACKUP.
*MEETING ROOM RENT PAID FOR THE YEAR..
*OFFICER CHEN FROM THE CHP DID THE “POLAR PLUNGE” AND OUR CLUB DONATED TO THE CAUSE..
HE AMONG OTHERS ACHIEVED A FENOMINAL AMOUNT OF: $151,000.00 FOR THE “SPECIAL OLYMPICS”..WOW..!!
*WE WILL BE JOINING IN ON THE “HERITAGE” PARADE THIS SUMMER..WE NEED 10 OR MORE CARS TO MAKE A GOOD SHOWING FOR OUR CLUB..SO SIGN UP TODAY.
*IF YOUR PLANNING TO BE IN THE BIG SHOW..”FUN RUN”.. GET YOUR APPLICATIONS SENT IN TO THE ANTIQUE CAR CLUB OF BIG BEAR.. SO WE CAN ALL PARK TOGETHER.. OVER 350 APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECIEVED. ONLY 150 SPACES LEFT..!!
*”CRUISE NIGHT” WILL COMMENCE ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY IN APRIL AT THE “GET THE BURGER”..
AN ADD WILL BE PUT IN THE PAPER AS WELL AS BEING MENTIONED ON OUR LOCAL TV STATION 306.
*DOVES CAR SHOW WILL BE ON MAY 3rd IN THE “ELKS” PARKING LOT.. WE WILL BE GOING TO THE SHOW ” AS A GROUP SO WE CAN PARK TOGETHER.. WE WILL CHOOSE A TIME AND PLACE TO MEET AT OUR NEXT MEETING.. AN APPLICATION CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING JUDY BIGGY AT 714-356-9446..  GEOFF GUY

RODRIDERS SPONSOR CHP OFFICER IN “THE POLAR PLUNGE”

OFFICER AL CHEN IS GOING TO TAKE A DIP IN OUR FRIDGED LAKE WATERS IN THE ANNUAL “POLAR PLUNGE” TAKING PLACE AT SWIM BEACH ON MARCH 8th.IF YOU WISH TO DONATE TO THE “SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA” HERE IS YOU CHANCE TO REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLES LIVES..
A CHECK CAN BE MADE OUT TO: “SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SPECIAL OLYMPICS”..MAIL IT TO: CHP ARROWHEAD, PO BOX 997 RUNNING SPRINGS, CA 92382 ATTN: AL CHEN..
AS FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW OFFICER CHEN.. HE WAS KIND ENOUGH TO JOIN OUR “COOL RUN IN THE MOUNTAINS” IN FAWNSKIN AND PUT ON THE “CLASSIC CAR” SHOW FOR THE CHP OPEN HOUSE IN RUNNING SPRINGS LAST YEAR.. SO FOR AL.. “KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY”.. GEOFF

HIBERNATION..GREAT FOR BEARS..NOT CAR CLUBS

GOT WIND OF THIS AGAIN TODAY.. THE “RODRIDERS CAR CLUB” HAS “DISBANDED”..THATS NOT TRUE..WE TOOK OUR NORMAL “WINTER BREAK”..
OR “HIBERNATION”.. TIME TO WORK ON OUR “RIDES” & PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING SPRING WHEN WE START PARTICIPATING IN THE VALLEY’S CAR
SHOWS, SHOW & SHINE AT THE “GET THE BURGER” OR SATURDAY DONUTS
AT OJ’s.. FOR THOSE WHO FOUND MEMBERSHIP IN THE RODRIDERS TOO GREAT A “LIABILITY”..”SHUTTAUFACE”!!
SOOO.. ONWARD.. WE WILL HAVE OUR FIRST MEETING OF 2014 ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF MARCH..THE 11th..AT 6:00 PM IN THE MEETING ROOM AT THE CHAMBER BUILDING IN BIG BEAR LAKE..PLANNING FOR THE “COOL RUN IN THE MOUNTAINS” WILL BE ONE OF THE HIGHLITED SUBJECTS ALONG WITH A MEMBERSHIP AND FINANCIAL UPDATE ..SO MARK YOUR CALENDERS..
I WILL ATTEMPT TO PLACE A NEWS “TIDBIT” EACH WEEK ON THE “BLOG”..SO WATCH OUT ..YOU MAY BECOME AS FAMOUS AS OUR OWN “FAT PAT”..!!

UPDATE: FAWNSKIN.. “COOL RUN IN THE MOUNTAINS”

IT’S BEEN ONE WEEK SINCE THE “COOL RUN IN THE MOUNTAINS” CAR SHOW IN FAWNSKIN AND THE WARM FEELING STILL EXISTS.. WHAT A GREAT SHOW..!! 50 CARS ENTERED..AND 20 OWNERS WALKED AWAY WITH ” PEOPLES CHOICE” AWARDS..THE “RAFFLE” WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH AND THE 50/50 WENT WELL..
WE HAD A VISIT FROM THE COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT.. MAKING SURE WE DID EVERYTHING TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED AND OUR GUESTS WHO VISITED THE SHOW..
THE WEATHER THREATENED THE SHOW EARLY IN THE WEEK.. BUT COME SATURDAY MORNING.. BRIGHT SUN AND THUNDERCLOUDS MADE A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR A SHOW..OUR CLUB WORKED VERY HARD ON THIS SHOW THIS YEAR.. UNNECESSARY CONVERSATIONS WITH COUNTY OFFICIALS.. FIRE PREVENTION PERSONELL.. AND CONCERNED CLUB MEMBERS MADE THE PROCESS DIFFICULT.. LET IT BE KNOWN THAT CAR ENTHUSIASTS ARE “HARD CORE” ABOUT THEIR CLUBS SUCCESSES.. WE DO NOT QUIT NOR DO WE DOUBT OUR SURVIVAL.. WITH THAT BEING SAID.. THE “COOL RUN IN THE MOUNTAINS”.. WILL BE BACK AGAIN NEXT YEAR.. GEOFF GUY

COOL RUN TO THE MOUNTAINS CAR SHOW

FAWNSKIN CAR SHOW 2013ON AUGUST 31st THE RODRIDERS OF BIG BEAR WILL PRESENT OUR COOL RUN TO THE MOUNTAINS IN FAWNSKIN ON NORTHSHORE DRIVE AT BIG BEAR LAKE. ATTACHED IS AN APPLICATION PDF FILE FOR DOWNLOADING.JUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE APPLICATION AND WE WILL SEND YOU YOUR CONFIRMATION LETTER.. THIS SHOW IS “JUST FOR FUN” AND IS THE LAST SHOW OF THE YEAR IN THE BIG BEAR VALLEY. SO BRING EM OUT BEFORE THE SNOW STARTS TO FLY.. HAVE A DOG AND A PEPSI.. ENJOY THE DAY

56 CARS AT THE “CRUISIN TO STOP BRUISIN” CAR SHOW

“WAS IT AS GOOD FOR YOU AS IT WAS FOR ME”?? YES SEEMS TO BE THE ANSWER..THE FIRST ANNUAL CRUISIN TO STOP BUISIN” CAR SHOW IS “IN THE BOOKS” AS A SUCCESS..
HARD WORK BY THE TEAM FROM THE “RODRIDERS OF BIG BEAR”..MADE THIS A GREAT SHOW..EVEN THOUGH WE HAD A LIGHT SPECTATOR TURNOUT..THE DOVES ORGANIZATION SEEMED HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS OF THIS FIRST TIME CAR SHOW AND IS HOPING TO HAVE A 2nd ANNUAL SHOW NEXT YEAR..ALL THREE CLUBS TURNED OUT AND ENJOYED THE GREAT FOOD AND GREAT WEATHER..NEXT WEEKEND IS THE “PINEWOOD DERBY” IN THE “SNOWPLAY” PARKING LOT..LET’S BE THERE.. AND SUPPORT THE ANTIQUE CAR CLUB OF BIG BEAR LAKE AND CONTINUE THE ONGOING EFFORTS TO KEEP THE CAR CULTURE ALIVE IN OUR VALLEY. GEOFF

DOVES “CRUISIN TO STOP BRUISIN” CAR SHOW SATURDAY MAY 18th

THE RODRIDERS OF BIG BEAR WILL HOST THE “CRUISIN TO STOP BRUISIN” CAR SHOW AT THE ELKS LODGE IN BIG BEAR LAKE ON MAY 18th.. MANY OF OUR LOCALS HAVE WORKED TIRELESSLEY TO MAKE THIS SHOW AN ANNUAL EVENT THAT THE DOVES ORGANIZATION WILL BE PROUD OF..LARRY HUFFMAN HAS MADE AN APPEARANCE ON LOCAL TELEVISION AND HAS GONE THE EXTRA MILE BY DOING A 30 SECOND COMMERCIAL ON OUR RADIO STATION “KBHR”..OTHERS ARE WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES COLLECTING RAFFLE ITEMS FOR SATURDAY’S EVENT..THE “BEAR VALLEY CRUISERS” HAVE OFFERED THEIR SUPPORT AND WILL BE PRESENT “IN FORCE” SATURDAY MORNING..MANY MEMBERS OF THE BIG BEAR ANTIQUE CAR CLUB WILL ALSO BE PRESENT..ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE FREE ADMISISSION AS WELL AS EATS PROVIDED BY SONORA CANTINA.. THOSE WHO PLAN ON SHOWING THEIR CARS ARE REQUESTED TO DROP OFF A RAFFLE ITEM AT THE DOVES CORPORATE OFFICES IN THE SUMMIT PLAZA..
THEIR WILL BE A “PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD” GIVEN TO ONE LUCKY CAR OWNER.. AND “ART’S PAINTING” WILL PROVIDE TROPHY PLAQUES TO THE “TOP FIFTEEN” CARS.. THIS IS GOING TO BE A DAY TO REMEMBER.. GEOFF

ECONOLINE UPDATE (U WANNA DO WHAT..??)

ECONOLINE REBUILD 002HERE IS A SHOT OF THE NEW ENGINE..A FULLY BALANCED FORD 5.0 L6..!!
BORED .020 OVER .010/.010 CRANK..FROM A “VIRGIN 4.9″.. WE USED THE EXISTING 240 HEAD.. SHAVED .060 OFF IT AND RAISED THE COMPRESSION TO 9.2:1..HOPING TO GET AROUND 225 HP WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM LARRY CLIFFORDS “SHORTY HEADERS” AND A LITTLE MAGIC FROM OUR OWN “JAVIER”.. MODIFYING THE STOCK INTAKE TO ACCEPT A TWO BARREL 350 CFM HOLLY CARBURETOR..I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON THE INSTALLATION OF THIS FINE LITTLE RIDE.. GEOFF

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