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Were Back And Ready To Go

Hi Everyone

Well we are back! I have had some personal and health things to deal with and also lost a couple friends 2020’s been a Hell of a year and not always in a good way. We were set to celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary then the China Virus kind of stole our thunder. We also lost our friend and former shop manager Ian Rodriguez at the first of October. Our sympathy goes out his friends and family we know he will be missed.

But thanks to all our friends in the Hobby who have done their best to keep us busy and our minds off all the bad of the year, we thank you so much.

So even with all the madness and tragedy of this year. We decided to take time to improve our service. We have put in a new Dyno and have got a couple of the best tuners around. A new alignment rack, a new painter, and a 30 year Hot Rod Veteran refugee from California who wanted to escape the madness. And a new Upholstery dude. And I have even found my way in to the paint booth again after a looong break. We also listened to all the comments about our terrible parking and have redone our parking lot to make parking so much easier.

We have all been missing the things we love to do and the company of our friends so let’s not forget that one of the best Car Shows of the year is upon us this weekend. The 1st Responders Car Show so let’s all go out and show how much we need and support our 1st responders. While we show all the nutballs we are not for defunding our police and 1st responders. They are a valued and loved part of our community.

Since we don’t have a full complement of events this year we will be doing a post weekly or as needed. Again if you have anything you need put up just let me know and we will get er done.  Im not even going to go into all the mask and virus BS you know the drill and do whatever you need to do I am good with whatever.

Thought I would share our buddy Genes truck he has been working on it for a long time in California and wanted it up and running brought it to us and we finished her up and and got him on the road. Enjoy it.

Thanks for everything see you this weekend

Steve

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Iron County Fair “Outlaw” Car Show

Hopefully we can start seeing a bit more of this kind of activity. I know we are all chomping at the bit. We cleared everything from the calendar until the 1st of the year and will now start loading up the calendar with all the events that are starting to be reported to us. If you have something coming up let me know and we will post it for you. We don’t care what kind of cars you got or what club you just let us know and we will help you get the word out.

 Thanks Steve


We’re Back! Desert Sports Mgmt.(DSM) presents the Iron County Fair “Outlaw” Car Show on Monday Sept 7th. Come and join us and enjoy being on the grass showing your car and most of all seeing some good old friends. We’re going to have a Parade, Bar-B-Que, Awards and a few other surprises. So come on out and enjoy a Great Day in the Park!  Lion’s Park (200 S. 300 E.) in Parowan

For those who are concerned we are going to have Covid 19 protocols to help keep people safe, and be comfortable as we do it. See you all on Labor Day!  An awesome way to spend Labor Day the weather should be just about right.

Darren D Nuttall

PS Contact info is on the registration form CLICK HERE. Contact me if you have any questions.


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Happy Pioneer Day Weekend

After a couple letters I thought I better clarify what I do here. For those that dont understand. We are an information service if you have an event you want displayed here get me all the info at desertcruzin@gmail.com. We are not the people putting on these events we are helping to inform people of the events.

AS FAR AS COVID-19 INFO AND THE IMPACT ON ANY OF THESE EVENTS CONTACT THE EVENT COORDINATOR . IF YOU WANT INFO ON COVID-19 HERE IS THE UTAH.GOV LINK. https://coronavirus.utah.gov/ I MAKE NO RECOMMENDATIONS EITHER WAY MASK, NO MASK USE THE UTAH STATE INFO AND DO WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU WHAT IS REQUIRED.

If you want to talk about politics, Covid 19 (china) virus, or why we should wear masks or burn down or destroy our businesses or cities. Go to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or any other highly intellectual forums and lose your mind there. I have ZERO interest in it here.
This is a service for those of us who love cars, things involving cars, and the people who love their cars. It’s also a place we can go to get away from all that other BS. And see what events are coming up. Most of us have lived a long time and we know what’s going on and our cars are the break from all the crap of the world for a minute or two. And if you are unhappy with the service we provide we will gladly refund your free.

Here is some info sent to me by Ken Kay if it looks like something you would like to do all the info is there.

Parade Request For Senior Queens

I am passing this request on:

Hi Ken!

I hope this won’t be too weird or stalkerish, but…I just found your contact info on your blog, and wanted to reach out. First of all, as a “woman of a certain age,” I’m delighted to read your recommendations to your readers about not participating in rides/events where people aren’t wearing masks and social distancing themselves; kudos to you! It’s impossible to believe that anyone’s still questioning whether people our age should be doing those things at this point in time. So…yay for you!

Secondly…this is possibly going to be an odd request, but hopefully you can point me in the right direction: A friend of mine and I are hoping to take part in the WA County Fair Parade on the evening of 8/4, and we are in search of a classic vehicle on which we could ride. She holds the title of Ms. Senior Utah, and I’m Ms. Senior Italy Universe (yes, really)…so of course we’d like to do what good queens normally do in a parade (wear something sparkly, put on the sash & crown, and smile and wave; ha-ha). We thought it would be fun to get in touch and see if any of your members might have some sort of classic convertible, and would be willing to drive it with us perched on the back? Having just been in the SG 4th of July parade, I can vouch for the fact that I felt totally safe and “distanced” from the 20,000 people who were out there (and whoever would be driving would certainly be safe inside their vehicle, of course).

Do you know if anyone in your club, or anyone else in town who’s a car aficionado, might be interested in doing this? We would never want to mess up someone’s gorgeous paint job with tape or glue or anything; we might make paper signs that we could wire to the driver- and passenger-side door handles or something…but that would be the extent of it. Mostly we’d just like to find someone who’d want to have fun with a couple of crazy older ladies for an hour or so. So if you can think of someone who qualifies, that would be awesome!

I’m attaching a few pics, so you’ll  have an idea of who we are. Shelly Gish is an agent at Prado Real Estate downtown, and also owns/runs “Magic Stuff,” a cool shop that sells all-natural lotions and potions. I’m a fitness instructor w/the City of SG, board chair of the Art Around the Corner nonprofit, a writer for SG Health & Wellness Magazine, race director/athlete at the Senior Games, etc, etc (and just finished my treatments for breast cancer a few weeks ago; yay! So I’m going for all of the gusto I can these days). 

Anyway…sorry to blather on. If you’d like to chat about this, feel free to drop me a note, shoot me a text, or give me a holler. I truly appreciate any help or guidance you can offer. Huge thanks, Ken! Hope to talk to you soon. Click here for photos → http://www.myatrium.com/queens-photos/

Warm regards,

Marianne Hamilton

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Got A Few Events This Weekend

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I hope everyone is healthy and doing well. We have slacked off a bit lately but I think the sooner we get back to normal the better. We are lucky to live here with the benefits of living in a small town.  While the rest of the country loses its mind. It looks like we are starting to have a few events if we find out about any safety rules or anything we will pass them along if not kind of a good rule of thumb keep a mask with you and whatever you require to to feel and be safe.

We have reset the calendar and will start loading with any events we know of and will continue to do so each month until we are back to normal. This weekend we have a few events we are aware of  see below. Lets get out and support all we can and have safe fun. Thanks Steve.

7/18/20  Tam’s Jam Car Show  See the calendar for more info.

7/17/20 to 7/19/20  Brian Head Resort Car Show See the calendar for more info.

7/17/20 to 7/19/20 Goodguys Car Show SL City Fairgrounds, See the calendar for more info.

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Hopefully We Can Get This World Back To Normal

Jordi’s Smart Rod

I have just been trying to relay everything I get, not always a lot to report while the world has lost its mind. Here is something from Ken Kay no need for me to say it again when he did it so well. Steve

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IMPORTANT CRUISE UPDATE – The DayTrippers cruise to North Rim has been changed to Puffer Lake above Beaver (Since there is a fire at the North Rim raging and probably will be for a while, the drive for Fri. the 19th  is changed to Puffer Lake which is above Beaver, UT. If they need info. please have them contact me at thedaytrippers@live.com  Thanks, Mark)

Friday, June 19th to Puffer Lake. A mountain lake above Beaver,Ut  The altitude at the lake is approx. 10,000′ so if you have a breathing problem, this might not be a drive to do. This drive is also about 150 mi. each way We won’t be a the lake very long, it’s the drive getting there that is the best part. Afterwards will stop in Beaver for lunch at the Creamery and you can buy fresh cheese curds and ice cream. More info to follow at a closer date.

Since there are a few folks not on the email list , I will double post everything to make sure no one is left out.

If you have any questions , feel free to contact me Mark Remington (The Day Trippers) thedaytrippers@live.com

Friday, June 19th will be great option for a “Drive-Thru Car Show” at the Ivins Vets Home. Just click on this link for the flyer and information → Car Show Flyer 2020 Vets

Another Great Opportunity for Car Fun June 19th

By Ken on Jun 12, 2020 04:40 pm

We know The Daytrippers Cruise is also on the 19th but for those not wanting that long of a drive here is a great option for a “Drive-Thru Car Show” at the Ivins Vets Home. Just click on this link for the flyer and information → Car Show Flyer 2020 Vets

And here is what the  Desert Rodders Southern Utah sent me. 

HOPE ALL ARE WELL BESIDE HAVING

CABIN FEVER!!!!!  

Updates from Vegas still all canceled until

the COVID19 is lifted.

 TAKE CARE!!!!  Elna

We are going to start our weekly updates going each week as we get our calendar in order.

Steve’s Hot Rod Garage

There is a lot of fun events planned we hope to see them happen and cant wait to see you there.

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Drive By Birthday

Hi everybody Drew Pearce

Calling All Cars!

Another drive-by birthday. This time on the other end of the spectrum. Her name is Taylor, a wonderfully cute, intelligent, and lonely to-be-7-year-old. Please bring a business card or small piece of paper with your Name, Phone Number, and Car Make and Model. Taylor will be drawing from the bucket of cards for the lucky winner of $100 cash! (Cards will be collected at the blue 1978 Cadillac.)Calling All Cars!

The car parade is this Friday, May 29, in Bloomington Hills. We will line up at 7:30 for a drive-by at 7:45. Please meet at the Church near the corner of Hidden Valley Drive and Athena Drive. (From Brigham Road turn south onto Hidden Valley Drive. Athena Drive is the last street on your left.) Hope to see you there! Thanks, Steve, for putting this out there!

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We Havent Forgot About You

I got this from Shane

Ok here we go Quarantine Cruise III

“Take this Virus and shove it”

Will be held Wednesday May 6th, we will gather at Sunset Corners parking lot where we had Toys For Tots at 10:00am and leave at 10:15 am and head North on Bluff St and drive to Enterprise Park and stop there for lunch (a sack lunch is advisable) and bring chairs to sit around 6’+ apart for a short well fair check amongst our friends, then leave back down Hwy 18 to Veyo turn right and drive down past Gunlock Reservoir to the old 91Hwy and on home…

Any Car or Motorcycle will be welcome!

With all that’s been going on in the world we have been like most everyone taking care of our families and doing our part to be safe. All the while working on cars. It looks like we might be coming out the other end of this COVID-19 before to much longer. Hopefully.

We have temporarily shut down the CALENDAR while we try to get everything in order and see what events are going to survive. We hope everyone is well and we can’t wait to get back on with our lives.

Here at the shop we have been using this time to renovate and upgrade our facilities and services. We have also had a friend of ours Colt Proctor who is an Master tech, tuner and DYNO expert join us. Last Monday our new DYNO was waiting for us when we got here Monday morning. we should have it up and running next week. So we can continue to service our customers at the level they have come to expect. 

was waiting for us when we got here in the morning. We  should have it set up and running next week. So we can continue to service our customers at the highest possible level that they have come to expect.

Also this year marks our 10th YEAR ANNIVERSARY serving our friends here in St George, without you  and your support we would not have made it and we cant thank you enough. And to show our appreciation we will be doing random giveaways, discounts and gift certificates. And for anyone that enters our drawing once we have the DYNO up and we running we will be giving away some free DYNO time. Watch for our entry form in the next week or 2.

Again Thank You for all your support for us over the years it means the world to us and our families.

Also as the warm weather moves back in to sunny Southern Utah. We hope they wont keep us locked up for ever so lets take the time to get our cars ready for when we are back to what we love. Lets not forget our cars make sure they also get their health check up. Air Conditioner check up and or recharge. Lube Oil and Filter and just general over all health check up.

We are going to start our weekly updates going each week as we get our calendar in order.

Steve’s Hot Rod Garage

There is a lot of fun events planned we hope to see them happen and cant wait to see you there.

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Covid-19 Gives Us A Few Strange Opportunities

Hope everyone is well and not going to stir crazy but if you are on Wednesday. All the car guys care bunch is going to do a little cruise see below. We are open and practicing our social distancing and cleaning procedures at the shop. Remember if you haven’t serviced your car yet or made sure you have your A/C serviced and working right why don’t you do it during the quarantine.  We are even able to totally sanitize the inside of your car if you are concerned about it. If you would like more info about this or any other service just give me a call. Steve 435-313-2200. I took the below info from Kens Atrium site no one says it like Ken.

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By Ken on Mar 27, 2020 10:57 am

Having a massive “Cabin Fever” attack again yesterday we had to get out of isolation for our daily swing around Southern Utah to keep from going anymore buggie than we already are. Be sure to click right here → http://www.myatrium.com/ to check out our first ever sighting of the illusive St. George Ostrich we have heard stories about since I moved here in 1992 and Linda has lived here since 1973. We were not really prepared for it but thanks to my trusty iPhone I caught a snapshot of her (him?). This was just across the road by the new middle school in the fields. Had it not been for some folks walking there with their crazy Black Lab we may have had time for a few more shots but y’all know Labs.

This is very significant to car people because we were driving at the time—-I think that’s a close enough connection.

Maybe if we are not all ordered to stay in other than emergencies we could maybe take a cruise on Wednesday out through Gunlock and Veyo and back around to Santa Clara without having to get out of our cars and chat, get too close, and do nothing after the cruise. It seems as though “social distancing” is working so I don’t want to be the cause of anything super nuts. How about 1 PM meet in front of Dutchman’s at the corner of Santa Clara Drive and Canyon View Drive – KEEP YOUR DISTANCE. We could shove off at about 1:15 and just take a nice, warm afternoon tottle up through the woods and hills. No need to RSVP or make any big plans. Show up if you are feeling like getting your car out or just spend the day chillin’ around home….All Good!

There is a lot of fun events planned we hope to see you there.

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Undoubtedly COVID-19 Caused By Trump’s Global Warming

Well everything seems to be cancelled I saw Kens Post and thought I would share to those who may not get it. We hope all this passes soon and non of our friends are effected. In the meantime we will be taking the recommended precautions. But we are still here working. Just give us a call.

Enjoy Kens Post below.

Thanks Steve

Undoubtedly COVID-19 Caused By Trump’s Global Warming

By Ken on Mar 19, 2020 10:59 am

Can’t chat much about cars so I am getting a little more political. For example, if Obama were the President right now and he was doing exactly the same thing Trump is doing the Right wing would be all over him….I apologize in advance for the people I will offend:

Not much to update on anything to do with cars going on anywhere in the whole world….is that crazy or what. I think in my 74 years I have only seen something like this happen on only two other occasions but those were predominantly just here in the U.S. You know what those two other times were. 911 World Trade Center attack and in 1963 when Pres. Kennedy was assassinated.

This too shall pass. Time generally takes the edge off the pain and suffering for most. Right now I am so thankful for all of our citizens who are still working. We have good, clean water to drink, electricity and gas, there are plenty of things to buy to eat (we may not find exactly what we want but we won’t starve). The emergency services and healthcare workers are bravely looking after us, and I believe our government official have our best interest at heart. Yes, I mean from the President down and both parties. If the news would report just the news and not continually raise the ire of blame we would have about everything.

Even we old duffers are getting special shopping times at a bunch of places. Most of the ones I have heard about are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays around 7 AM until about 8.

Maybe since there should be a glut of oil in reserves since few are driving much we may see gas dip below $2 bucks in a month or so….can’t use it but at least that seems cheap.

We can see the entire downtown part of St. George from our house and it is like a ghost town down there. At peak commute time this morning I could only spot 9 cars running around and that’s counting the freeway.

Hang in there.

Babble, Babble, Babble.

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PLEASE READ MANY CANCELLATIONS

I was going to try and change the calendar when I got a request to cancel a show. Then the cancels went nuts SO I WONT BE CHANGING THE CALENDAR . Ken pretty much sums it up below but until further notice I send what is sent to me as I get them. I would say it is safe to say everything is cancelled until further notice. See below.

COVID-19 Scare IS Scary

By Ken on Mar 12, 2020 04:46 pm

According to Shane all Car Guys Car activities are suspended temporarily and probably for the best since we really don’t know what’s going on there. Bill Thomas just informed me the March 28th SunRiver show is cancelled as well. Too many people trying to turn it into some political event and that is just plain wrong to do right now. Kind of like pots and kettles don’t ya think. Just think if all news people would stay out of it for 72 hours and see if Righties & Lefties could do what’s best without the continual MSNBC and FOX types bantering. I switched to CNN (dumb I know) and it was a field day because they seem to think Pres. Trump got real sneaky and stole a bottle of virus stuff from China and sprinkled it around Gov. DeBlasio’s feet.

If all this wasn’t so sad and scary it would be hilarious. Dang if this doesn’t sound like some idiot who won’t go to FaceBook because of all the political prothletising (that’s me, of course).