CONNECTING R.O.D.S. NEWSLETTER
Winter 2013 NSRA - GOODGUYS - SSRA
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- NEWS –
From what I can see Street Rodding is still alive
and well! Our 35th Annual R.O.D.S. Run had some good weather for a
change, so we drew 150 street rods to the Holiday Inn South in
Reminder: Jerry Ramsey got the King Cake baby last year! Thought we’d forget?! Thanks to Gulf Coast Motorsports for their coverage in August and Cruisin Style Magazine for running our 2012 rod run report in November. Seeing Bruce and Norm really brought back memories! Check out pictures from past rod runs at our website. www.streetrods.org Thanks Benny!
The RODS club members (all 44 of us) have been out in force this year,
making local runs, charity events and out of state car shows. We want to welcome the members who have
joined in the past year:
In November Doug Miller had a
huge auction in
True 3-day “Rod Runs” are getting fewer and fewer,
and we need to really support those street rod clubs.
Speaking of cool, Cruisin the Coast was awesome this year. Benny, Danny Varnado and I cruised over Wednesday for the block party and didn’t slow down until Sunday afternoon!
The way to attend any show is to: 1) register 2) get up early, and 3) stay
out late! My cousin John Spink was at
- SAFETY MATTERS -
This borders on morbid, but God forbid if you crash off the road into a hidden canal or gully, you can use a music CD as a mirror to signal for help. Take THAT satellite radio!
Remember at the start of every season (and before a long trip) get up under your car and put a wrench to all the critical nuts and bolts. Check urethane suspension bushings too – they dry rot sooner than you think. And remember, straight axle cars need to be greased often! Originally I think it was every 200 miles!
Kenny Angelo was telling us
at a safety meeting to make SURE your
There are SO many events out there! Every weekend some church or school or charity is throwing a car show. Some are very well done, and some don’t have a clue how to put on a car show! Every entrant should get a “goody bag” and there should be door prizes or free food… something to show for the registration fee. And you should at LEAST get a dash plaque; better yet would be to have some event t-shirts available!
Some local shows are really cool.
I finally retired last year so I was able to make more out of town runs
than I have previously, sometimes going by myself if I couldn’t find a running
buddy (Benny) cause now I have a GARMIN in my car so I don’t get lost
anymore! It was kinda nice working on my
hot rod after
Folks, when you retire the first thing you should do is to go out and buy yourself a vintage convertible! I bought a ’70 MGB this summer and when I’m not under it, I’m driving it! Yep, a pre-war roadster may just be in my future!
-SO, LET’S CRUISE!-
November 22-23 = Southern
Style Cruisers Paragon Casino Run,
November 24th = Cajun
Classic Chevy Club Toys for Tot’s Cruise.
January 25 =
March 14-15 = Atomic Blast Rat Rod &
March 21-23 = 36th MSRA
For info www.ms-sra.org
March 30 =
18-20, 2014 = Sunny Beaches Rod Run by
Pensacola Rod-Tiques free Friday meal; games, goodies and
more. New Motel: Days Inn, 16 Via
April 24-27 = Coon Ass Redneck
April 25-27 = World of Wheels,
Every Saturday Morning:
March – November:
First Saturday night:
Second Saturday night: Golden
Oldies Cruise Night – Hammond Square Mall in…
Third Saturday night:
Classic Chevy Club Cruise Night:
Every Fourth SUNDAY - at the Sonic on Coursey Blvd.
I put some of those cool chrome screens over the headlights on my MGB. And realized they would be a perfect match for the Model A chrome grill guards! $12 a pair from Moss Motors!
With all the new guys into street rodding, it’s getting to where you
need to wear a name tag during car shows!
And if you have one of those magnetic ones here’s a tip: Put it on your shirt before putting it on!
We start most club meetings with “health matters” going over all of our
ailments. And I’m sorry to report a
member of the Cajun Classic Chevy Club is going through his final days after
fighting cancer for 14 years. Les Tassin has been a pillar in the car
Bill Adams had a bad auto accident this past year and recently lost a foot due to bad circulation. Say a prayer for him!
Last but not least, if you’ve been to a car show in the
No surprise - Homer was voted NSRA Streetrodder of the year for 2013. A deserving award for a guy who has done a lot of hard work to keep the car shows going, even if it means leaving his ‘31 Dodge sedan in the garage so he can haul his equipment.
The R.O.D.S. club meets the First Tuesday of each month at a club member’s shop. Visitors are welcome; we usually gather about for bench racing and supper, with the meeting starting at . For more info call Danny 315-6040.
Till next time!
P.O. BOX 61
DENHAM SPRINGS, LA. 70727