Due to tornado damage at the Spavinaw State Park shelter we normally use, the 15th Annual OCCC Picnic will be held Sept. 19, at the Cole-Strang Community Bldg. The main dish, BBQ of some kind, will be cooked by Terry & Peggy. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. Peggy is coordinating this. The club will provide plates, utensils, etc., water and pop. Members should also bring their chairs, and maybe their canopies, if they wish to sit outside. Also, the direct road to the location is washed out, so here is a map showing an alternate route. Start gathering at 11 am, or earlier if you wish. Lunch will be served at Noon.
Members send heartfelt sympathies to the family of Alan Dodge, who passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015, after a long illness.
Funeral Services are planned for Monday, June 15, 2015, 10 am, at the First Baptist Church in Tahlequah. A burial service will be held at Noon at the Ft. Gibson National Cemetery. Members will leave Locust Grove no later than 9 am to attend.
Members are invited by the family to drive their classic cars in the procession if they wish.
With the Holiday eating season upon us, enjoy this video, especially if you often have a large group for dinner. Click the link below and have a laugh or two at this short video that really hits home for those who are aging gracefully. The YouTube video link was submitted by Lila Thompson. http://www.youtube.com/embed/TX9EAavxrus
The 2nd Annual Locust Grove Cruise Night, which started for some as early as 8-9 am, turned out to be gorgeous day with a really good turnout. Around 100 cars, trucks, motorcycles and other special interest vehicles showed up for the all day event. Cruisers had almost 30 members registered, and set up around Jerry’s garage. Thanks Jerry! The food wasn’t bad either. In fact, Jerry’s smoked ribs, pork tenderloin, spicy and not-so-spicy bologna, and hot links were all delicious and disappeared quickly. Terry’s super-fantastic yummy chili disappeared before anyone could say ‘this is the best chili I ever ate’. Terry & Peggy also provided all the fixins’ including Fritos, cheese, and some excellent spicy-cheesy hot links. Members brought other goodies like potato salad, chips and desserts. Here a few pictures of all the happenings.
Cruisers took home almost half of the TOP 50 plaques, including Steve Shipman, who won Sheriff’s Choice in his 1970 Chevelle. More details are provided on the RECENT EVENTS Page. After the awards presentation, the day wrapped up with all the cars lining up at the Arena Dome, and were then escorted back through town by the Locust Grove Police, where the monitored and supervised burnouts and tire squealing and smoking were allowed until 7 pm. Check out this video posted on YouTube by the LG Chamber: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmQ0Bdts2Ac.
“show me the best car upholsters in usa and pictures of there work on street rods 1940 fords, outlaw cruisers, car club officer positions, locust grove car show 2014″…these are just a few of the terms people enter while searching the web and miraculously make it to our website. Except for people specifically looking for us, the terms that lead the most people by far to our website are: Car Club Bylaws, Car Club Officer Positions, or How to Start a Car Club.
As of July, 2014 our website surpassed 10,000 views since Feb. 2013. Here is a Summary Chart of total views by month.
The ‘Best Ever’ day was Founders Day, May 10, 2013, 235 views.
Here are Tables of Total Views by Months and Average Views per Day.
Here is a World Map showing views by country.
Other countries on the list with 1 or 2 views are: Greece, Saudi Arabia, Romania, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Qatar, Israel, Djibouti, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, Argentina, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Spain, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominican Republic, and Denmark. How’s that for a geography lesson?
And then it gets interesting, if you care, like Wayne did, when you look at total views by page. Here is a the All Time Summary of Views per page. Wayne swears he DID NOT look at his truck picture that many times, or his Road Runner in the Photo Gallery.
The list continues, but the number of views drops quickly on revised and deleted items. Please feel free to leave comments if you found this interesting…or amusing.
The OCCC June Cruise will be June 28 to Miami’s Route 66 Cruise Night @ Waylan’s Ku-Ku Burger Drive-In on Main St. hosted by the Rebel Car Club. Leave Locust at 3:00 pm. http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.19526/event.6301
The 14th Annual Outlaw Cruisers Founders Day Show will be held May 10, 2014, Rain or Shine! This year’s show will award HUGE trophies, as usual, and more cash prizes than ever before. Still just $15 Entry Fee, 8 am – Noon, free Dash Plaques to the first 100, T-shirt, pop and food vendor sales, plus LIVE R&R Music by the Fabulous Hot Rods! Awards at 3 pm. The parade follows at 4 pm. The Chamber invites all Car Show Participants to join in. See the full Car Show Flyer on the Founders Day 2014 Page.
In addition to the car show at the Locust Grove HS Arena Dome from 8 am to 3 pm, other scheduled events include Food Vendors, Games, Music, Pancake Breakfast, 8-11 am at the Masonic Lodge; The Locust Grove Arts Alliance Art Show and Chainsaw Carving, 10 am to 5 pm at the VFW Building. The Art Show will feature chainsaw artist Mike Wheeler, who will have his works on display and he will be conducting an all-day demonstration outside the VFW building on Broadway, just north of Main St. Other art on display will include photography, textile arts, and artwork. Other events include a Dunk Tank, Alumni Football Game, Turtle Races at Dr. Collier’s at 9:30 am followed by other fun and games, a dog show at 10 am at Fleming’s Vet Clinic, Ring Toss at 11 am at the Lumber Yard, Hula Hoop Contest at 11:30 am at Bank of Locust Grove, Hay Scramble at 1 pm and Stick Horse Race at 1:30 pm at Vickie’s Flowers. Five different bands will be on stage all day long, with a Parade at 4 pm.
Parking available at Locust Grove football field parking lot, with shuttle bus stops there, Pirate Dome, Bank of Locust Grove, Dr. Collier’s Office, and Holman’s.
There is also the 102nd Founders Day Rodeo & Round Up for Jesus at the Round-Up Club Arena, west of town on old Hwy 412, Friday & Saturday, May 9th-10th, Free Admission.