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PETERSON MUSEUM TRIP

YOU SHOULD HAVE GONE…
THE TRIP TO THE PETERSON WAS GREAT..BUT MORE PARTICIPATION WOULD HAVE MADE THE VISIT EVEN BETTER..!!
TWO CARS LEFT BIG BEAR AT 8:00 am AND WENT DOWN THE HILL ON HWY 18 TO THE SAN BERNARDINO TRAIN STATION..
IT WAS SO EASY TO GET THE TICKETS..AND WE BOARDED..WENT TO THE UPPER DECK AND ENJOYED THE SCENERY AS WE SPED TOWARD
UNION STATION IN DOWNTOWN LA..
A BITE TO EAT.. AT A SANDWICH SHOP NEAR THE STATION AND WE GOT ON THE SUBWAY HEADED WEST TO WILSHIRE AND WESTERN..
SEVERAL SHORT STOPS LATER.. WE WENT UP TOP TO AN AWAITING BUS TO FINISH THE FINAL LEG OF OUR TRIP AND THE “PETERSON”..
THE MUSEUM IS A FANTASTIC PLACE FOR THE AUTOMOBILE ENTHUSIAST..
WE HAD AN APPOINTMENT WITH A “DOCENT” WHO WOULD SHOW US AROUND AND EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENT DISPLAY’S.. BUT WE HAD AN HOUR OR MORE  BEFORE HE WOULD BE AVAILABLE..SO WE STRUCK OUT ON OUR OWN..
LOT’S TO SEE IN THE TWO STORIES OF THE MUSIUM..OLD TIME BUGGIES” TO “BATMOBILES”..
“DRAGSTERS” TO “LIMOUSINES”.. THEY HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY..
FOOD WAS AGAIN ON OUR MINDS.. SO WE ATE AT “JOHNNY ROCKETS” IN THE MUSIUM..BEST ONION RINGS THAT I’VE EVER TASTED..OUR DOCENT WAS ON TIME AND HE EXPLAINED THE MANY FACETS OF EACH DISPLAY THAT THE MUSIUM HAD TO OFFER..WE BOARDED THE BUS FOR THE RETURN TRIP TO THE SUBWAY STATION IN LATE AFTERNOON..WE ARRIVED AT THE SAN BERNARDINO TRAIN STATION IN EARLY EVENING..AND BACK TO BIG BEAR..

AGAIN IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER OUTING IF WE HAD MORE PEOPLE PARTICIPATE.. BUT SOMETIMES WORK KEEPS US FROM DOING STUFF.. I DON’T THINK YOU WILL EVER HEAR A DYING MAN SAY: “I WISH I HAD TAKEN MORE TIME TO WORK HARDER”..  GEOFF

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“GET THE BURGER” GET’S THE AWARD

ERIC AND LYNN..OWNERS OF “GET THE BURGER” IN BIG BEAR LAKE.. WERE AWARDED OUR FIRST “THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AWARD”..
ERIC AND LYNN STEPPED UP IN A BIG WAY AND OFFERED THEIR PARKING LOT FOR THE WEEKLY “CRUISE IN” HOSTED BY THE “ROD RIDERS OF BIG BEAR”..  “FAT PAT” PRESENTED THE PLAQUE TO ERIC AND LYNN..  THE BIG BEAR WEEKLY CRUISE IN WILL BEGIN IN THE SPRING AND CONTINUE THRU THE FALL OR UNTILL THE WEATHER TURNS TOO COLD FOR “OLD RODDERS”..

Up-coming

Sat. 8:00 am  OJ’s donut shop

Mon. Oct.31,   Halloween in the village

Get the Burger

Had a great time at Get the Burger.  Loved their sweet potato fries.  Thanks Eric for hosting the Rodriders.   Good Food, Good Music and Good Friends.

Fawnskin Car Show pics

Great pictures from Fawnskin Labor Day weekend car show.   Kudos to Geoff Guy for getting the show off the drawing board and to Joe & Nancy for manning the Rodrider’s and all the other members who made this show possible by volunteering and gathering raffle prizes from local merchants.  Let’s make next years show bigger and better.  Thanks to all.

 

WEDNESDAY CRUISE NITE

NEXT WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th WE WILL BE MEETING AT “GET THE BURGER” ON THE CORNER OF BIG BEAR BOULEVARD and FOX FARM ROAD IN BIG BEAR LAKE..
ERIC (THE OWNER) WILL HAVE “CRUISE NITE SPECIALS” FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO EAT..HE IS ALSO CONSIDERING CAR HOP SERVICE AND MUSIC FOR OUR ENJOYMENT..C-YA ALL THERE..IT WILL BE A “BLAST”.. GEOFF

THE BIGGEST LITTLE CAR SHOW IN BIG BEAR VALLEY

FIRSTLY.. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE RODRIDER MEMBERS THAT MADE THE “FAWNSKIN FALL CLASSIC CAR SHOW” A SUCCESS..
WE COULDEN’T HAVE HAD A SHOW WITHOUT THE HELP OF NANCY SISKA.. OUR TREASURER..WHO HANDLED CAR REGISTRATION & FINANCES..
PAT PERRY..”THE DRIVING FORCE” OF THE RAFFLE PRIZE TEAM..DAVE LEPORE, RON KING, JAVIER SANCHEZ, DAVE JONES & OTHERS,, WHO DONATED RAFFLE PRIZES..BILL HARDWICK.. OUR “SECURITY GUY” WHO KEPT THE TRAFFIC TO  A CRAWL TO KEEP THE CROWD SAFE..ART HERRERA..”THE PARKING “GURU”..YOU WANT ME TO PARK MY BABY WHERE..?? “THE LADIES OF THE RAFFLE”..NANCY SISKA, FRAN JONES, ELOISE LEPORE & LISA HOUSE..JOE SISKA PICKED UP THE SLACK DURING THE DAY..OFFERING HELP FROM ANOUNCER TO TICKET TAKER..LARRY HUFFMAN DID HIS USUAL STELLAR PERFORMANCE OF ANOUNCING PRIZE & AWARD WINNERS..HOWARD HOUSE..”THE TROPHY MAN”..MADE THE TROPIES THAT ANY “CAR GUY” WOULD BE PROUD TO DISPLAY..KENNY RHODES WHO KEPT US COOL WITH “POPUPS” FOR SHADE AND SUPPLIED THE SOUND SYSTEM.. WE HAD A GREAT CROWD..AND ROBERT FROM THE “MOOSE” WAS PLEASED WITH BURGER & DOG SALES..THE “CHP” & CITIZEN PATROL PRESENCE GAVE THE SHOW CREDIBILITY AS WELL AS A FEELING OF SECURITY..GREAT BUNCH OF GUY’S..THE “CAR COUNT” WAS JUST SHORT OF FIFTY, BUT THE MEMORIAL DAY “FAWNSKIN SPRING CLASSIC CAR SHOW” WILL BE BIGGER  AND BETTER BECAUSE THE FEEDBACK HAS  BEEN VERY POSITIVE..THANKS AGAIN TO OUR “SPONSORS” WHO BELIEVED THAT WE WOULD HAVE A GREAT SHOW.. “WE DID”….   GEOFF GUY

Another fun weekend

What a great time we had last weekend.  First the chili-cook off and then a great BBQ at Ron and Marylou’s.   This week-end we’ll meet at 8:00 @ B’s BBQ to stage for the Old Miners Day Parade