Friday Night Kruzn – 2016

2016 is here and I hope each of you have a wonderful time through the holidays and was able to spend some quality time with your family and friends.  Now it’s time to gear up for the 2016 car show and cruise night season.  At StillKruzn, we have already started talking about Friday Night Kruzn and looking forward to kicking it off on March 18, 2016 at the Village at Hendrix.  This year, Friday Night Kruzn is being presented by StillKruzn, Pro Auto Collision and Preston Palmer Studios, and sponsored by the Purple Cow – Conway and ZaZa’s.

 

Just a little history on this little event.  It started in October of 2014, I hosted the first event just to test the waters to see if this was even going to fly.  It seemed to have a positive response, so in 2015 we started it as a monthly cruise night with sponsorships from Pro Auto Collision and the Purple Cow.  Later in the year ZaZa’s and Preston Palmer Studios also came on board.  The first night in March of 2015, we have about 20 cars show up.  In October 2015, we had almost 80 cars in attendance and many spectators.  We are the only cruise night that I know of in Arkansas that has live music.

 

We try to offer things that make us a unique cruise night to stand apart from the others.  The atmosphere of Friday Night Kruzn feels like an old town square, and that is what makes it so cool for me.  Just a gathering of friends, a time of fellowship, and that is what it is all about.  I keep saying, that it’s not about the awards, or even the cars (although it is about the cars a little bit), it is about the people, the friends you make over time.

 

That’s about it…. so we are hoping you will come out and join us for Friday Night Kruzn this year.  I am not sure how we will top last years events, but we will do everything that can to do it!  Hope to see you out there!

 

To keep track of the Friday Night Kruzn events, go like our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/StillKruzn/

 

 

Klassy Kruzers Rod Run – November 6-8, 2015

I finally had the opportunity to attend this rod run in Crossett, AR hosted by the Klassy Kruzers car club.  Despite the weather, it rained most of Friday for the drive down and all day Saturday, we had a great time just hanging out around the hotel visiting with old and new friends.

 

There is a large paper mill located in Crossett and they donate some of the door prizes for the car show.  I have to say, I have never seen people so excited about getting a case of toilet paper, and yes, I won a case myself.  They also have many games to keep everyone entertained along with feeding everyone, not once, but twice.  You don’t see many rod runs or car shows that treat their participants as well as we were treated this weekend.

 

I have to say thanks to the whole Klassy Kruzers crew for all they did and I will be back next year!

 

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Click here to take a look at the rest of the pictures from this past weekend.

CC Kruzzers – August 29, 2015

Headed out this morning with a little rain coming down to Morrilton, AR for the CC Kruzzers Fall Car Show.  This was the first time out in the hot rod since putting a new windshield in after a rock almost come through on the way home from Louisville a few weeks ago.  It was good to be back behind the wheel of the old car.

I have been up to a few of their car shows and I believe that this has been one of the better turnouts for CC Kruzzers, considering the others shows going on in the area.  I counted 60+ cars, which these days, is a pretty good turnout.

Always a good time when I get to just go hang out at a car show and visit with the people I have met over the years and look at some cool cars!

Check out the pictures from today, by clicking here!

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We went to the Nationals!

On August 6 we rolled out pretty earlier on our way to Louisville, KY for the Street Rod Nationals.  This was my first trip to the nationals, and it was a bit overwhelming.  How do you look at and take pictures of over 10,000 cars?  Two words…. You can’t!

This was a trip to hang out with a some really good friends and some family, and just take some time to look at some cars and buy some parts for a winter project (more on that later this year).  My wife made her first trip with me in the hot rod and my parents met us in Louisville to hang out.  It was great to hang out with my dad at the car show, hadn’t been able to do that in a long time!

So, after a little over 1200 miles in an 83 year old car, we made it home safely, with the exception of a broken windshield.  I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat, but maybe not today!

To see some of the pics from this trip, click here.

North Little Rock Car/Air Show – June 27, 2015

I am not playing catch up trying to get this one posted.  Had some issues with getting logged into the website the past couple of days that didn’t help matters much.  Anyways, on June 27, we headed over to the North Little Rock Airport for their Air and Car show hosted by EAA.  This was my first time at an air show, and it was pretty cool to get to see some of the airplanes that these guys build/restore.  You think that our car hobby is expensive, I don’t want to even know what it takes to build/maintain some of these planes.

It was a pretty warm day to be hanging out on the asphalt tarmac of an airport, but there was a pretty good turnout of cars, about 140 if I remember correctly.

A purple Mopar
A purple Mopar
A nice little Austin Healey
A nice little Austin Hea
Imports of all kinds, even this little BMW
Imports of all kinds, even this little BMW
A right hand drive import!
A right hand drive import!

And a few pics of the aircraft…

And some cool aircraft
And some cool aircraft
This one was awesome looking
This one was awesome looking
Looks like it's straight out of WWII
Looks like it’s straight out of WWII

To take a look at the rest of the pictures from the day, click here.

Lonoke Lions Club Car Show – June 6, 2015

After a lot of rain and colder weather the past couple of months, we finally got some good car show weather.  So, we headed out to Lonoke to the Lions Club Car Show.  They moved the location of the car show this year to the fairgrounds and the turn out of 50 or so cars was good with the other car shows going on around the area.

The weather was also great today and to hang out with good friends and take a few pictures today.

Here are a few pics from the day and the rest can be seen here.

Mid-America Street Rod Nats – Part 2

Here is part 2 of my trip to the Mid-America Street Rod Nats.  Saturday was a good day at the fairgrounds, which is when most of the cars are there.  As earlier posted, there was just shy of 2000 cars registered this year, which is down just a bit from last year.

On this day, we did decided to un-cork the headers on the Model A and cruise through the fairgrounds.  You may have already seen part 1 of that video and there is more to come.

This was also the day to hit the vendor booths in the building and pick up a few things for the shop and upcoming projects for the hot rod.  Details on that later….

Also some shots of the cruising on Glenstone from Saturday night.

Here are a few pics from the day, and you can click here for the rest.