In May 17 issue, Russell County News By Ron Cowell, Columnist
Over the past few weeks we have looked at Classic cars and their owners. This week we take a look at a different kind of car buff. Someone who is just a car nut and enjoys tinkering with them and hanging out with other Car Buffs.
David Roy, wears many hats in the community, he is the owner of Strings and Things Music Center, he works for the school system, is in the band at church and is one half of the Twins who have been playing at the Jamestown Café for the past nine years. Besides all this he is a member of The OUTSIDERS Car Club
Over the years David has had many great cars. He has owned a 1969 GTO, 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury, and a 1964 Ford Sport Fury and several other nice cars that he has worked on and turned into either a showpiece or street rod. After several years away from his automobile hobby he decided to get back into it.
His daughter had bought a 1994 Mustang Convertible that David took a liking to. When it was time for her to trade cars David told he would like to buy the car from her and that got him back into the swing of things. He has done some work on the car since he took ownership but told me that he still has a lot to do under the hood and he is planning on getting it painted.
After he started work on the Mustang he ran across a 1988 Jaguar that he could not pass up. Like most of us now he has two cars that he in the process of restoring and taking to car shows.
As we have been telling you all along you don’t have to have a classic or antique car to classified as a car person or join one of the area clubs, just a love of vehicles. Most of the car clubs in the area do not limit membership to just classic cars.
You just have to be a car lover. It does not matter if you drive a classic car, new car or a truck to join one of the clubs. In fact you don’t even have to have a car, just a love of cars and want to get involved with others who do also.
David is planning on taking the Jag to the car show in Henderson. There will be 10 Couples from the OUTSIDERS attending that show.
We will let you know how the club made out at the Henderson show in a later edition of Cruisin.
We send our congratulations out to Dwayne and Mike Esau, and Ronnie and Judy Wilson, two other members of the OUTSIDERS car club who attended the car show in Boonesborough. Both brought home awards.
Dwayne and Mike Esau have a 1955 Chevy and Ronnie and Judy took their 1957 Chevy.
Another event that will be held the second Saturday of each month, May through August is the Cruise In held by the Green River Kruzers out of Columbia Kentucky. They meet on the Square in Columbia at 4:00 PM each month. It is free to enter your car and also free for spectators.
If you would like more information on these events contact Jimmy Turner at 270-384-2761 or Ernie Rogers at 2760-250-1162. The very first Cruise In held by The OUTSIDERS Car Club was held in April and it was a success.
There were over 25 cars there and the weather was perfect. The club would like to thank everyone who came out and enjoyed the evening. The OUTSIDERS will have their Cruise In the first Thursday of each month at Lake and Shake and Town and Country Real Estate Office in Russell Springs. That all gets started at 6 PM each month. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Don’t forget the Old Boys Toys also have a Block Party at Sonic in the Key Village shopping center the first Friday of each month at 6:00PM and a Cruise In at the K Mart parking lot the third Saturday of each month April through September at 6:00PM
As you can see there is always something to do each weekend with the area Car Clubs. It does not matter if you want to enter your car or just come out and enjoy a fun night, any of the clubs would love to have you.
If you club is having an event you would like us to let people know about drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or send the information to Ron Cowell, 100 Jenkins Road, Russell Springs, Ky. 42642. All information needs to be in at least two weeks before the event.
Also if your group, club or organization is having an event and would like to display some old cars there contact any of the area clubs. They are more than glad to bring their cars. That’s it for now, till next time, Keep Cruisin’
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