JULY 2015
by: Ron Madsen
email: valleycruisers@sopris.net

NEXT MEETING
Our next regular meeting will be Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. at the Route 6 Grillhouse in Glenwood and we will stuff goody bags for the show. If you have any items for the goody bags and you have not gotten them to me by then please bring them with you.

CHARCOAL BURGER CRUISE NIGHTS
The next cruise night will be Friday, July 10 and then the next is July 24, the cruise night for our show.

OUR CAR SHOW UPDATE
THE CAR SHOW IS JULY 24 AND 25
It is now time to be getting your posters up in your areas. Please let me know if you need more posters or flyers and I will get them to you.

Also if you have any businesses who could contribute items to the goody bags we will need to have them by July 10. We will need between 125 and 150 items for all the goody bags.

Also we are still taking $50.00 sponsor donations per top 20 awards. If you need forms for the donations please let me know as well.

The t-shirts have been ordered and all the awards have been ordered and received. At our last meeting we decided to discount the registration for people with more than one car, the first car will be $20.00 and any after that will be $10.00 each.

At our last meeting it was decided that we would judge motorcycles separately and give out separate awards just as we are going to do for the snowmobiles.Thanks to Darryl Queen and Mike Duffy who will handle the motorcycles awards and show.

As always all cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc are welcome.

We will have the cruise night at the Charcoal Burger the night before the show with food for all.

I would like to ask anyone who can, to contact their local newspapers to get information on the car show in the public calendar sections. If you need information for the newspapers please let me know and I will get it to you.

We will need registration help and parking help the day of the show as always so hopefully some of you can do that.

Mike Duffy is going to buy all the door prizes for the show and he also is providing the tent for the registration as he did last year.

We will park all of the Valley Cruisers cars together near the Glenwood insurance company and will have our banner in front of them., so everyone knows who is in the club.

VALLEY CRUISERS SHOW WELL AT MONTROSE
Big Steve and Harry won awards in their class and I also won 3rd in the featured class. Also Roy Vasquez won a free garage wrap.

Also at the Star Drive-in Big Steve and Harry won again! Great job and congratulations.

FOR SALE
23 T roadster 350 chevy engine, 325 hp, too many features to list, all road ready and done. If interested I have the complete list of features, contact me to get them. Call Gary at 402-670-8874. I also have pictures.

1975 Chevy step side pick up, 350 v-8 engine, not running at this time. Has good body and needs full restoration. Asking $1,300.00 or best offer. Call Lee Dudley at 970-704-1561

2006 Mustang Convertible GT 4.6 v-8 engine, has 78,000 miles, in very good condition. Asking $7,000.00. Call Big Steve at 970-989-0470.


UPCOMING CAR SHOWS

THE GYPSUM DAZE CAR SHOW IS JULY 18
We will meet at the Route 6 Grillhouse parking lot in Glenwood at 7:15 a.m to cruise over together. We need to get there is time to avoid the runners that race down the street that morning.

The Cops and Kids Car show will take place at Fruita High School on August 1. If any one is interested in going please let me know and we can make arrangements to cruise over together.

The Silt Car Show is August 2, in Silt. It will start at 12:00 pm.

Garfield County Fair Summer Thunder Car show is August 8 in Rifle at Metro Park. It will start after the parade around 12:00 noon.

You can see there is plenty to do in August with the cars. Hope you can get to some of these events.

CRUISE SAFELY




JUNE 2015
by Ron Madsen 


CHARCOAL BURGER CRUISE NIGHTS

The next cruise night will be Friday June 12 and June 26. Then in July it will be July 10 and July24, this is our kick off for our show. We all have a great time at the cruises and it gives us a chance to not only get the cars out but to cruise with the group after the meal. Hope you can make some of these this year.

A BIG THANK YOU TO BIG STEVE AND CHRISTY CARVER
We can not thank Steve and Christy enough for the great time and great food they provided us in our recent cruise to their home for breakfast. We had a good number of members show up and it was a good time had by all. Again a big THANK YOU to them.

OUR CAR SHOW UPDATE
THE CAR SHOW IS JULY 24 AND 25
As the time approaches for the show we are going to be in need of members getting the posters out in their area businesses by the end of June. Many of you have already picked up your posters and thank you for your efforts. If anyone needs posters or flyers for their area please let me know and I will arrange to get them to you.

Also if you have any businesses who could contribute items to the goody bags we will need to have them by July 10. As last year we will need between 125 and 150 items for all the goody bags.

Also we are still taking $50.00 sponsor donations per top 20 awards. If you need forms for the donations please let me know as well.

The t-shirts should be ordered this week so we should be good to go by show time.

At our last meeting we decided to discount the registration for people with more than one car, the first car will be $20.00 and any after that will be $10.00 each.

At our last meeting it was decided that we would judge motorcycles separately and give out separate awards just as we are going to do for the snowmobiles. Thanks to Darryl Queen and Mike Duffy. They will handle the motorcycles awards and show.

As always all cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc are welcome.

We will have the cruise night at the Charcoal Burger the night before the show with food for all.

I would like to ask anyone who can, to contact their local newspapers to get information on the car show in the public calendar sections, if you need information for the newspapers please let me know and I will get it to you.

NEW CASTLE DINER ANNIVERSARY IS JUNE 14
As in the past the New Castle Diner is having its annual Anniversary car cruise in on Sunday June 14. It will start at 4p.m. And run until 7p.m. This is a good chance to get out for a few hours, show your car off and have some food and good company.

FOR SALE
1975 Chevy step side pick up, 350 v-8 engine, not running at this time. Has good body and needs full restoration asking $1,300.00 or best offer. Call Lee Dudley 970-704-1561

2006 Mustang Convertible GT 4.6 v-8 engine, has 78,000 miles, in very good condition. Asking $7,000.00 call Big Steve 970-989-0470.

While it seems that summer is never going to arrive I think it will one of these days and we will be in full swing with the cruises and cars. Many of you have new or different rides and we look forward to seeing them all.

CRUISE SAFELY




MAY 2015
by Ron Madsen

NEXT MEETING
Our next regular meeting will be Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Zancanella office in Glenwood. Hope to see you there.

CHARCOAL BURGER CRUISE NIGHTS
All of our Friday nights will take place at the Charcoal Burger from here on out. The first scheduled cruise is Friday, May 15 and we will meet every other Friday throughout the summer months. We all have a great time at the cruises and it gives us a chance to not only get the cars out but to cruise with the group after the meal. Hope you can make some of these this year.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST
Our next breakfast will be on May 17. We are doing something special, Big Steve and Christy are going to have us over to their home for a brunch. We will meet in Glenwood at the Route 6 Grillhouse at 9:30 a.m. then cruise over to Gypsum together. If you can not make the cruise, you can still go to the breakfast, we will begin arriving around 10 a.m. at Steve and Christy's house. Call me for directions if you need them, 970-945-1008. Big Steve and Christy have done this in the past and it has been a great success and fun time.

OUR CAR SHOW UPDATE
THE CAR SHOW IS JULY 24 AND 25
We have gotten several more new sponsors for the show this year. We have the flyers and posters printed and will begin to hand them out to the members so they can pass some out and post the posters in their area as the time for the show approaches. We will not put the posters up until toward the end of June so you have time yet. About 250 to 300 flyers have been already mailed out.

At our last meeting it was decided that we would judge motorcycles separately and give out separate awards just as we are going to do for the snowmobiles. Thanks to Darryl Queen and Mike Duffy who will handle the motorcycles awards and show.

As always all cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc are welcome.

We will have the cruise night at the Charcoal Burger the night before the show with food for all.

As we get into the season we will need help from the members as usual. I will let you know what is needed as we get closer.

MOAB CAR SHOW
The annual Moab Aprilaction Car Show has come and gone, and while the weather was not the best, it was a great time. The club was well represented as usual .

Congratulations to Big Steve and Christy, they won an award in their truck class Best Modified Truck.

A BIG THANK YOU TO DAWN
Many of the club members took advantage of the hard work that Dawn Ogren did in planning the dinner at the Sunset Grill. We had 28 people at the dinner and it was one of the highlights of the weekend. I believe everyone who attended was very pleased with the arrangements. Dawn did an excellent job and everything went off without a hitch. Thank you again.

FOR SALE
1975 Chevy step side pick up, 350 v-8 engine, not running at this time. Has good body and needs full restoration. Asking $1,300.00 or best offer. Call Lee Dudley 970-704-1561

2006 Mustang Convertible GT 4.6 v-8 engine, has 78,000 miles, in very good condition. Asking $7,000.00. Call Big Steve 970-989-0470.

CAR SHOWS
Some of the members have asked if anyone is planning to cruise to the Ute Trails car show in Hotchkiss on Saturday, May 9. If so please contact me if you are interested in cruising as a group.

I have added several car shows to the car show list. Again if you know of any let me know and I will get them on the list.

CRUISE SAFELY





APRIL 2015
by Ron Madsen

NEXT MEETING
Our next regular meeting will be Wednesday, April 15 at the Zancanella office in Glenwood at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there.

BREAKFAST WITH ROGER BISHOP
I want to thank all who attended the breakfast to see Roger this past month. We had a great turn out and I believe Roger appreciated our getting together with him.

NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE NIGHTS
Our next Friday night get together will be Friday, April 17 at the Silt Cafe at 6 p.m.

Then our next Friday night get together will be May 1, 2015 at the Charcoal Burger in Glenwood at 6 p.m.. Hopefully the weather will be nice so we can bring out the cars. If the weather is not good we will move to the Route 6 Grillhouse next door.

All of our Friday nights will take place at the Charcoal Burger from here on out. I do not have the exact date that Bart is starting the summer cruise schedule but it should be in mid-May some time.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST
Our next breakfast will be on April 12 at the Elk Creek Mining Co. in New Castle at 10:00 a.m.

OUR CAR SHOW UPDATE
JULY 24 and 25
We have gotten several more new sponsors for the show this year. We have done the preliminary art work for the flyers and hope to have them printed before the Moab show. All seems to be going smoothly, as we have done this before. It is falling into place well. Please remember to tell all of your friends about our show. We are also having a vintage snowmobile show as well with separate awards given for snowmobiles. We should also have several large semi trucks in the show from the American Antique Truck Society. As always all cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc are welcome.

We will have the cruise night at the Charcoal Burger the night before the show with food for all.

As we get into the season we will need help from the members as usual I will let you know what is needed as we get closer.

MOAB CAR SHOW
The annual Moab Aprilaction Car Show is scheduled for April 24-26. If you are interested in going to the show or staying in Moab for the show you need to make reservation right away as rooms are going fast.

For those of you going to Moab, Dawn Ogren is going to set up dinner on the hill after the show. By now you should have gotten an email from Dawn outlining the dinner at the Hill. Please remember to RSVP her as soon as you know if you will be going so she can make the proper arrangements. We want to thank her for setting this up. It worked well last year and hopefully it will again this year.

Several of us are planning to cruise to Moab on Thursday, April 23. If you would like to join in, we are meeting for breakfast at the Silt Cafe in Silt at 10:00 a.m. We are planning to meet up with some others when we get to Fruita around 12:30 p.m. We will meet at the gas station where Starvin Arvins is located, on the southwest corner of the intersection of I-70 and the Fruita exit. Please let me know if you are planning to meet us so we do not leave you behind. Call me or email me, my phone is 970-945-1008.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
We want to welcome Gary and Maryann Lebo to the club. They are from Gypsum and own a 1969 AMX. We hope they are able to participate in our activities throughout the year.

We have had a lot of interest shown from people who want to join our club. Hopefully some of these people will decide to join and I can welcome them in the next newsletter.

I am again trying to send the car show schedule in a separate email, this time I will be sure to actually attach a copy to the email.

If you know of any other shows, and I am sure there are many more out there, please let me know so I can include them in our list.

It is time to get the cars out and limber them up for a great season.

CRUISE SAFELY




MARCH NEWS
by Ron Madsen

NEXT MEETING
We will start our monthly meetings this month. The meeting will be Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Route 6 Grillhouse in Glenwood. We will begin discussing our upcoming car show and other activities we want to do this year. Hope you can make it.

GLENWOOD VAUDEVILLE CLUB NIGHT
We had a great turnout at Vaudeville this past Saturday night. As always, the show was great and I hope all who attended enjoyed themselves. Thanks to all who participated. It made the night a great success.

We did decide to try to set up a better time for the picture of the cars in front of the mural. Hopefully late spring or summer. I will let you know when we get a solid date. This should give more cars a chance to get into the picture as well.

NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE NIGHTS
Our next Friday night get-together will be Friday, March 6. We will meet at the Route 6 Grillhouse in Glenwood. As usual we will meet at 6 p.m.

Then our next Friday night get-together will be at the Silt Cafe in Silt on Friday, March 20 at 6 p.m.

Our next get-together in April will be April 3 and we will meet at the Route 6 Grillhouse in Glenwood at 6 p.m.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST CRUISE TO GRAND JUNCTION TO MEET WITH ROGER BISHOP
On March 15, 2015 we will be meeting with one of our original members Roger Bishop. Roger was instrumental in the success of the club. Many of you know or have met him at various events. He had to move to Junction for health reasons and has not been able to join us in our local events. It will be great to get together with him.

We will meet Roger at the Village Inn on Horizon Drive at 9 a.m.

If you will be traveling from Glenwood or the eastern side we will meet at the Route 6 Grillhouse parking lot at 7:30 a.m. And will drive as a group to Junction. If you live west, we will pick you up as we go. Please call me and let me know if you will be going and where you want to join in. If the weather is good it would be great for us to drive the old cars. It will be the first cruise of the year.

DUES
I want to thank all of you who have continued with us this year. I hope you will find the time enjoyable and fun. It is because of the members that this club can exist and be successful. We have had several inquiries by potential new members as well lately so by the next newsletter I may have new members to introduce.

MOAB CAR SHOW
The annual Moab Aprilaction Car Show is scheduled for April 24-26.

If you are interested in going to the show or staying in Moab for the show you need to make reservation right away as rooms are going fast.

For those of you going to Moab, Dawn Ogren is going to set up dinner on the hill after the show. I will have more information in the next newsletter but wanted you to know about this as soon as possible so you could begin planning your time there.

OUR CAR SHOW
It is time to begin to think about our upcoming show in Glenwood. We have already gotten several of the major sponsors on board, and also some new ones with new interests. Any of you who know of a local business who might want to sponsor our show, please get with them soon as we need to know who the sponsors are going to be within the next two to three weeks in order to assure they get into the flyer, poster, and on the tshirts.

The dates are July 24 and 25 and we are going to have a Friday night BBQ at the Charcoal Burger. The show will again be at the Glenwood Springs High School. 

Harry is organizing a group of antique snowmobiles to be on display as well this year so that should add a new dimension to the show.

Even though there is still snow flying in many places, it will be car show season before you know it. In this newsletter I am including the initial listing of shows I know about.

If any of you know of other shows that are coming up early in the season please let me know as I am now compiling the 2015 schedule of shows and events.

CRUISE SAFELY




FEBRUARY NEWS

NEXT MEETING
We will not have a monthly meeting until March when we will begin to discuss the car show and other activities.

GLENWOOD VAUDEVILLE CLUB NIGHT SET FOR SATURDAY, FEB. 28, 2015
As many of you know, we have been confirmed for Feb. 28 for the Vaudeville. The Vaudeville has requested that if the weather is nice we bring our cars for pictures to be taken in front of the huge mural on their wall. It sounds like it would be a great picture for our next calendar and also would probably be displayed somewhere at the Vaudeville. If the weather is going to cooperate please think about bringing the cars for the pictures. I will get you a time for the pictures as we get closer to the date.

Also, we already have 10 confirmed so when you know if you are going to go please let me know so I can count you in. We need to have a head count 48 hours before the show.

For those of you who have not been there before you may opt to purchase dinner and the ticket to the show, or just purchase a ticket to the show with drinks, or desserts or nothing else, it is up to you. The prices for meals start around $10.00 each and go up to $16.00 each. The cost for a show ticket is $24.00 per adult, $22.00 per senior, $16.00 per child.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. if you are not bringing a car for the picture. .

It should be a great night and I hope many of you can attend. It will be a good way to kick off the club's New Year.

If you have any questions or want to RSVP please call or email me.

NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE NIGHT
Our next Friday night get together will be Friday, Feb. 6. We will meet at the Route 6 Grillhouse in Glenwood. As usual we will meet at 6 p.m.

Then our next Friday night get together will be at the Silt Cafe on Friday Feb. 20. Again we meet at 6 p.m.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST FEB. 8 AT THE RIVERS IN GLENWOOD
We will meet at the Rivers on Sunday morning Feb. 8 at 10:00 a.m. for our Feb. breakfast.

REMINDER OF OIL AND AIR FILTERS
Please remember that we have had a bunch of oil and air filters donated to the club for the members use. I have NAPA numbers for each so if you can find out what NAPA filters your car or cars will need let me know and we may have some you can use.

2015 CALENDARS
We have the calendars now printed and available, some of you have told me you want one and I have those for you. For the rest, if you would like one please either let me know or you may order directly from Copy Copy in Glenwood. Cost of the calendars if you order at the store is $15.95, if you get them through me they will be only $15.00.

DUES
By this time you who get email newsletters have received the dues notice. If you do not get a newsletter by email you will have a notice in this newsletter attached. Please consider continuing with the club and enjoying what it has to offer. As in the past, we will begin planning events including our annual car show, if any of you have suggestions for activities the club may become involved in please let me know. Lifetime members do not need to worry about the dues.


I cannot believe it is already Feb. It will be car show season before you know it. Moab is only 3 months away. If you are needing information on the Moab show you may go to moabaprilaction.org or you may call me for information and registration forms.

If any of you know of other shows that are coming up early in the season please let me know as I am now compiling the 2015 schedule of shows and events.

CRUISE SAFELY




JANUARY 2015

NEXT MEETING
We will continue to not have monthly meetings until we get into the next year and need to meet for car show and other activities.

THE NEW YEAR
As we start the new year I want to give a big thank you to Cathy Queen for all of the work she does to keep our finances in order. She has done a great job for many years and we all need to thank her for her work.

I also want to thank Vicky Nash for all she does to keep our website current with the newsletters and other items. It is only because of her that we are able to keep the website up and going so again a big thanks.

FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE GET TOGETHER
Our next Friday night get together is going to be on Jan. 9 and we will meet at the Route 6 Grillhouse in Glenwood.

On Jan. 23 we will meet at the Silt Cafe. Both times we will meet around 6 p.m. Hope you can make some of these to start the new year.

BREAKFAST JAN 18 AT ELK CREEK MINING CO.
Our January breakfast will be on Jan. 18 and we will meet at the Elk Creek Mining Co. in New Castle. We will meet at 10:00 a.m.

REMINDER OF OIL AND AIR FILTERS
Please remember that we have had a bunch of oil and air filters donated to the club for the members use. I have NAPA numbers for each so if you can find out what NAPA filters your car or cars will need let me know and we may have some you can use.

2015 CALENDARS
We have the calendars now printed and available, some of you have told me you want one and I have those for you. For the rest, if you would like one please either let me know or you may order directly from Copy Copy in Glenwood. Cost of the calendars if you order at the store is $15.95, if you get them through me they will be only $15.00.

VAUDEVILLE
We are again planning to have a club night at the Glenwood Vaudeville. I do not have a date just yet but want to let you know we will be trying for the last of February or the first part of March, depending on their schedule. As soon as I have the date I will let you know.

DUES
This is the month the dues statements will go out. I hope all of you will continue to be a part of our club. As I have said before it is only because of the members that the club can be successful. As in the past we will begin planning events including our annual car show, if any of you have suggestions for activities the club may become involved in please let me know.

I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year's holiday. Now we will begin to look forward to the upcoming year and the events it will bring. I look forward to having many activities club members can participate in this year.

CRUISE SAFELY