Monthly Archives: August 2014

Labor Day Car Show Parowan

September 1st – Monday – Iron County Fair Car Show in Parowan on Labor Day

Everyone invited to cruise with us to the Labor Day Classic Car Show in Parowan!!

Meeting/leaving at Harts Gas Station in Washington @ 7:30 AM!! Just click on the following link for more information

 →  Labor Day Show Parowan 9-1-14

This past weekend was an amazingly well put together and promoted Car & Truck Show at the Eureka Casino & Hotel in Mesquite, NV – 113 officially registered vehicles this year with many awards and a grand prize award going to Dick Krupa’s 1951 Studebaker Custom which Dick spent over 8 years restoring and customizing…..It is doubtful anyone thought it deserved anything less than “Best of Show”

We should have a photo posted very soon

Nice Car & Truck Show Eureka in Mesquite

In the Southwest Desert Region it is always nice to find some shady parking. Have you ever thought how nice it would be to be able to find some shade at Albertson’s, Smith’s, Lin’s, Wal-Mart or Target??????? Well, it’s kind of the same deal at summer months car shows, show & shines, Cruise-Ins, or whatever else there is with collector car events.

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE to “SHOW IN THE SHADE” in Mesquite Friday, Saturday, & Sunday at the Eureka in Mesquite, NV.   →    BCCA Upcoming Shows The BCCA is for the Boulder City Cruisin Association

Car Shows Hot & Heavy

Coming up in the next 7 days……If these don’t keep you busy with tons of option you must not really be into the hobby. Check these out and be sure to go to the “Upcoming Car Show” tab on the top menu bar on this site. Also, be sure to check “Memory Lane” and choose from the drop down menu and choose on your viewing pleasure (new just added Freddy’s Cruise-In 8-23-14 & waiting for photos of Cornfest)

  • Wednesday – Great turnout at Ricardo’s this morning, and thanks to all of you
  • Thursday – More fun & Food (who, us?) at the Cruise-In at Dixie Sunset Plaza organized by Car Guys Care 6 PM – 9 PM   →   Sunset Plaza 8-28-14
  • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (AM) – Boulder City Cruizin Association Car Show at the Eureka Casino in Mesquite, NV…..Covered Parking & a chance to win a brand spankin’ new enclosed car hauler…..The main show is Saturday 8 AM – 4 PM with all kinds of great things happening including a silent auction  →   BCCA Upcoming Shows

All invited to cruise to the 2nd Annual Eureka Labor Day Rod Run; we will be meeting/leaving from the Bloomington WalMart parking lot, Saturday, Aug 30th @ 7:30AM.

WHAT: 2nd Annual Eureka Labor Day Rod Run

WHEN: Aug 29-31 (Fri-Sun)

WHERE: Eureka Casino, Mesquite, NV

COST: $30 before Aug 25, $40 day of show

TIME: Fri 12-4PM, Sat 8AM-4PM, Sun 9AM

INFO: 702-812-6900, 702-400-9276

Flyer and registration form are attached. The Desert Rodders of Southern Utah

  • Monday – Labor Day Car Show in Parowan, UT in conjunction with the Iron County Fair 10 AM – 3 PM with early registration $20 and at door $30 after 8 AM – Awards at 2:30   →   Labor Day Show Parowan 9-1-14

Everyone invited to cruise with us to the Labor Day Classic Car Show in Parowan!!

Meeting/leaving at Harts Gas Station in Washington @ 7:30AM!!

WHAT: 2014 Labor Day Car Classic

WHEN: Monday, Sept 1

WHERE: Parowan Lion’s Park, 200 S 300 E, Parowan Ut


COST: $20, $30 after 8AM

INFO: 435-477-8380,

Registration form attached.

The Desert Rodders of Southern Utah

Car Show THEN Cruise-In – August 23rd

Enterprise Cornfest Car Show:

Don’t let last year’s downpour scare you off this year for the Car Show in Enterprise…… It should be bigger and better this year with clear skies and perfect temperatures. Right now the forecast is for a high off 81 degrees on Saturday with a MILD BREEZE and 100% chance of sun. 

This from Susan –

We will be meeting and leaving from the Bluff St Park in St George Saturday morning @ 7:30AM to cruise up to the Enterprise Car Show.

Note: due to sealing/chipping on Hwy 18 the cruise will go through Gunlock.

Everyone invited to come join us.

This is a nice local car show on the grass, weather is cooler in Enterprise and there is local corn!!! 

Desert Rodders of Southern Utah”

Join us in the 2014 Annual Cornfest Car Show. For questions about the car show please contact: Ron Lehm at (435) 878-2029

Please download the 2014 Car Show Form Below

2014 Car Show Form

Cruise-In – Trippin’ at Freddys:

6 PM to 9 PM or so – Click here → Freddy’s 8-23-14 Sponsored by The Day Trippers Sports Car Club


New GAS Pumps in Town

Even we “Old Duffers” have to admit the times they are a changin’ and there really isn’t any such thing as “the good old days” anymore. It is historically thought by many that the following three groups are the most resistant to change…..Law enforcement, teachers, and hot rodders. Just a couple of examples in hot rodding that may make a little sense:

  • When the change was started on automobile paint base products most of us thought it was dumber than heck
  • Fiberglas hot rod bodies are now great
  • Fuel injected oldies are getting very popular
  • Electric cars that are cool

We must admit the jury is still out on the above but gaining ground on all fronts. I am one who really appreciates great marketing ideas and promotions. I have no idea if these are free, you have to go into Starbucks and get authorization, or just what the deal is on these. However, can you imagine if Starbucks did these at everyone of their locations they have the room to do it how much extra business they would get…Free Wi-Fi, free charging stations, great coffee, great snacks (food at some locations)…….MMMMMM! Also, they are unlike, say, Camille’s on St. George Blvd. who usually makes you feel like you need to get out when you are finished with meal… can actually hangout there.

POINT to be made – a few days ago we were going to breakfast at The Egg & I behind one of the Starbucks in St. George and noticed some underground utility work going on near the complex entryway. Neither of us had any idea what was taking place there. This morning we went back to have a bite, and Holy Moly look what we found ↓ Of, course, the name “Tesla” on these is just the brand name of the charging stations but may be used to charge any standard electric vehicle. You may click on any photo to enlarge…YIKES!!!!!

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Iceberg Car Show & Shine

Thanks to the great people at Iceberg Drive Inn and the tenacity of the Desert Rodders of Southern Utah the Cruise-In & Show & Shine event is one many of the area collector car enthusiasts look forward to each month. Kudos to all for supporting those who work hard to organize these events……often they are criticized other than supported. Reg Brown (’69 Mach I – Charcoal) told me this morning, “There are three kinds of people – those who see something is going on, those who do something about it, and those who just stand there and say, ‘Is there something going on?'” Too true!

Come on out and be supportive of either Iceberg → Iceberg 8-16-14 or the Cruise-In/Ice Cream Social held each week in Cedar City and hosted by James & Teresa Quigley of the Iron County Rodders – August 16th – Saturday – Recurring Weekly Event – Saturday Night Fix – Iron County Rodders’ version of the weekly Hot Rod Hangout in Cedar City – Everyone is invited to attend – Every Saturday At 6:00 pm – Meet at The Fix Ice Cream Treatery located at 1760 North Main Street, Cedar City

By the way, if you try to get a room at the Eureka for the upcoming Labor Day Car Show I think it is best to call them and let them know you are showing a car and you get a room and a rate of about $49 bucks a night. I tried to get a room online and they said “SOLD OUT” for those dates I wanted – August 29th & 30th. You can register for the show by printing this off and signing up and get a chance to win the new enclosed car hauler  →   BCCA Upcoming Shows

Another Busy Car Show & Cruise-In Week

Be sure to catch Hot Rod Hangout tomorrow at Ricardo’s on South Bluff any time between 9 AM and 11 AM

→     Hangout

Saturday is the monthly Cruise-In / Show & Shine sponsored by the Desert Rodders of Southern Utah at Iceberg at 200 East St George Blvd. 7 PM – 9 PM

→    Iceberg 8-16-14

Saturday in Cedar City is the weekly Saturday Night Fix 6 PM

Nice Turnout at Tuacahn Car Show & Sale

It turned out to be a great morning at Tuacahn’s Saturday Market Car Show & Shine hosted by the Desert Rodders of Southern Utah with about 45 Hot Rods, Classics, and Special Interest Vehicles. Of course, the setting can’t be topped out there, and the weather was very cooperative even though it began heating up by about 10:30 with our typical Southern Utah August weather…….no matter! All well.

63 Caddy Bus and Dick Castor Roadster Chall and Tim General

Tuacahn Car Show & Shine with Auto Parts Sale

August 9th – Saturday – Recurring Monthly Event (Seasonal) – Tuacahn Saturday Market/Desert Rodders of Southern Utah Show & Shine & Auto-Parts-Arama with no change (FREE) for being a vendor at this event – 9 AM – Noon and Everyone is welcome to join in the fun (Bring your chairs for this one) – All those wishing to vend their automotive wares should plan on arriving a little early and look for Larry Taylor for direction. Larry will be setting his stuff up plenty early…..Maybe around the third parking row on the East side of the stream      Tuacahn Saturday Market Show

 August 9th – Saturday – The Flying Monkey Car Show in Springdale has been cancelled, but there may be a cruise heading in that direction. There may be more information following as it comes in.

August 9th – Saturday – Recurring Weekly Event – Saturday Night Fix – Iron County Rodders’ version of the weekly Hot Rod Hangout in Cedar City – Everyone is invited to attend – Every Saturday At 6:00 pm – Meet at The Fix Ice Cream Treatery located at 1760 North Main Street, Cedar City

August 9th – Saturday – Richfield Car Show & Fair for the County – 10 AM – 4 PM – Maybe a $10 fee – Be sure to check on the flyer on 

Richfield Car Show 8-9-14


Car Guy Care Fundraiser GOOD

Thanks to Shane Dastrup of Car Guys Care the fundraiser for the families who lost their homes a few weeks ago was a great thing…..over $1,100 was raised as revealed by Liz Barron head of the Red Cross Southern Utah Division. Liz came out to Hot Rod Hangout at Ricardo’s this morning to make the announcement stating all those funds and more are specially earmarked just for those families.

Liz & Shane