Katy Cruizers Tours and Events Scheduled:
St. Jude’s Charity Fly-In and Car Show – Katy Cruizers has been invited to show 20 cars at the St. Jude’s charity fund raising event put on by the Fort Bend County Radio Control Flying Club (FBRC) in Rosenberg. Typically the annual event generates several thousands of dollars for the hospital. This year with the addition of our club’s collector cars on display along with the model airplane fly-in, the event should generate even bigger participation and fund raising.
Mark your calendars to show your collector car on November 11. I propose we meet at Midway BBQ at 8:30 and leave at 8:45 so as to arrive at the flying field outside of Rosenberg about 9:15 am. There will be plenty to do and see for our car club members, since airplanes of all types will be flying, including turbojets and large scale models. Some will be doing acrobatics, some will be doing War Bird simulated combat, and others will be flying for speed. About noon a good BBQ lunch will be available (typically only $5.00). The spectator area is covered and has some seating, although we can bring our own folding chairs too. Katy Cruizers will be the only car club with cars there, and I promised we could get 20 cars for a prominent static display in the grassy field just beyond the parking lot, safely from planes. The location of the car display will permit anybody to have easy egress from the show when they desire
There are absolutely no legal or financial obligations placed on Katy Cruizers resulting from the display of cars at this event. The event’s organization, promotion, and operation are completely done by the Fort Bend R/C Club, of which I am a member.
CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY December 4, 2017
Our Annual Christmas Party Is getting close. Please see your email to select your choice of meal at the Christmas party. The party this year will be a sit down and be served. The cost is $35.00 per person for club members and $41.00 for non-club members. Rena Sartin will be collecting the money and the forms. The deadline will be November 27, 2017 to submit to the Country Club.
The party will be held on December 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Falcon Point Country Club at 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, Texas 77494. It is located off Kingsland Drive behind Katy Mills Mall going eastbound. Christmas Attire!
If you have something to donate for our door prizes, please bring them to the next meeting in November. Last year was a great year for the gifts and we would love a repeat! Homemade items were wonderful and very appreciated. Please bring them wrapped.
Also, everyone bring a small wrapped/bagged Christmas ornament for the Exchange Game!! It will be different this year but just as much fun. You can bring that on the night of the party!! Looking forward to a fun fellowship of our great members!
SCHEDULE OF CLUB EVENTS FOR 2017
Below is a list of the tours currently scheduled for this year. Included is the name of the host for the tour and the proposed activity. Most of the dates are still to be confirmed and updates will be provided in our meetings and in this newsletter. Please note the additional tour ideas for this year.
|September||San Felipe Tour||Mike & Kandy Stone|
|October||Jamie & Martha’s Beach House||Ron & Patricia Orr|
|November||St. Jude’s Charity Fly-In and Car Show||Rick Lamprecht|
|December||Annual Christmas Party, December 4|
Note! We need your help and suggestions on what you would like to do this year. If you have any questions, and especially if you would like to volunteer for an open month, please contact Jamie Roberts at 713-598-5692 or Martha@jwroberts.com.
UPCOMING EVENTS OF INTEREST AROUND TEXAS
Auctions, swap meets, rallies, misc. that may be of interest to members
- Traders Village Swap Meet Sept 23-24 Traders Village Houston
- Humble Swap Meet Sept 24 Humble Convention Center
- Cruisin’ the Coast Oct 6-8 Biloxi, MS
- Police Dept. Foundation Car Show Oct 21 Fulshear, TX
- Halloween Car Show Oct TBD 415 Barren Springs Dr. Houston
- Conroe Swap Meet Nov 3-5 Montgomery County Fairgrounds
If you know of an event that may be of interest to our members, contact the editor.
Second Sunny-Sunday Sonic:
Every second Sunday of each month when it is sunny (i.e., weather permitting) Katy Cruizers members meet at the SONIC Drive-In on Westheimer in Katy (near the Target store) at 2:00 pm for vittles, varoooom, mirth, and merriment. After stuffing ourselves on discounted* calories, some of us cruise our old-timey prizes around town in single file, through George Bush park or other local places creating a scene to the appreciation of others who like ancient iron.
* Here is the “clue” on how to get discounted food at Sonic:
They asked that when ordering (if we want to get the discount at 2 pm) that we order our food and drinks separately. This way, both food and drinks will be each discounted 50%. If we don’t order them separately, it’s likely that only the drinks will be discounted.
2017 Second Sunny-Sunday Sonic cruise dates are:
Soooo, if you are not yet a member of Katy Cruizers but would like to see some really neat old cars, come over to Sonic and let’s share stories.
We’re still accepting photos of your antique/classic car for the Katy Cruizers’ photo contest – the deadline is November 1st.
The contest is open to all members (see rules below). Katy Cruizers membership will have an opportunity to vote on their favorite photo in November. First, second and third place winners will be announced at the Christmas Party in December.
• Your antique or classic car must be in the photo (currently owned or previously owned). If you own more than one antique/classic car, multiple cars are acceptable in the photo.
• You may submit as many photos to the newsletter as you would like between now and December, however, by November you must decide which “single” photo you would like the membership to consider when they vote.
• Creativity is encouraged.
• Photos can be submitted at any time to Rick Mock for publication in the newsletter.
• Your final entry for the contest must be submitted to Mike Stone no later than midnight on November 1st.
Remember – we’ll be voting on the “overall photo” rather than the car – so creativity counts!
Auctions, swap meets, rallies, misc. that may be of interest to members
1. Traders Village Swap Meet Sept 23-24 Traders Village Houston
2. Humble Swap Meet Sept 24 Humble Convention Center
3. Cruisin’ the Coast Oct 6-8 Biloxi, MS
4. Police Dept. Foundation Car Show Oct 21 Fulshear, TX
5. Halloween Car Show Oct TBD 415 Barren Springs Dr. Houston
6. Conroe Swap Meet Nov 3-5 Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Let’s Get Together (EVENTS):
CARS and COFFEE at the ole Railroad Café In Rosenberg Texas, each Saturday at 9:00 AM. Located at the corner of Avenue G and 2nd street. Bring your old classic or antique cars 25 years old or older to the ole Railroad Café. Free coffee and donuts for every one with an old car. This is not a car show for awards etc. No class judging. . Just a get together to show off our GREAT OLD CARS and meet some new friends and see old friends.
Houston Coffee & Cars
Coffee & Cars is a monthly gathering of gearheads that meets at the Memorial City Mall from 8am until 10am the first Saturday of each month. All types of collector cars are polished up and ready for your drool. Sometimes as many as several hundred cars show up!
Gateway Classic Cars Hosts Cars & Coffee
Houston’s largest indoor classic car showroom, Gateway Classic Cars, hosts Cars & Coffee at their showroom the last Saturday of the month from 9:00am until noon. Complementary coffee and fat pills. Address: 71 Esplanade Blvd, Suite 100, Houston. Call 844-392-3737 for more info.