1962 PLYMOUTH VALIANT 2 DOOR SEDAN – Jason Stevens

It is always exciting to get a story in that is all in the family. Such is the case with Jason Stevens 1962 Plymouth Valiant.

Originally purchased by his grandfather, this vehicle has served his family well. Going from grandfather, to aunt and now to him, he had promised his aunt that he would restore it.

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2017 – A Year in Review

Well, another year has gone by and we have had some milestones happen. This has been a good year for us, so, in an effort to recap what has been happening, let’s look back at last years review. (Make sure to scroll down and check out all of the articles. Also, write a comment on your favorite article, or articles.)


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As for this year, well, let’s just say it started a little slow. January through April, we had a total of 1,019 views to our site. Four months and we barely had any viewership, which made me wonder if this was at all worth it.

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2017 Apple Scrapple Festival Car Show – Bridgeville, DE

On Saturday, October 14th, my family and I decided to attend the 2017 Apple Scrapple Festival Car Show in Bridgeville Delaware.

This year marked the 26th annual festival in this little town. We have been going on and off for the last 17 years we have been married, but, my wife has been going longer that that, as she has lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland longer that I have.

Now, as you can guess, this festival is centered around apples and scrapple. (For those of you who may not know what scrapple is, it is scraps of pork, seasoned and cooked and put in a mold.)

The festival is a Friday evening and Saturday event that includes vendors of every kind and plenty of food vendors, with an emphasis on apple foods and scrapple sandwiches. (Again, if you really want to know what scrapple is and my explanation just isn’t enough, ask google.)

Now, this event also hosts a decent sized car show, which is what I will be sharing with you in this article.

You can see the videos, basically, 3 videos that I edited from one large video. This is just a quick walk-through of the show, to give you and idea of the size. I am also adding all of the photos, so you can see some of the best ones there. (All of the cars/trucks were very good, but, I only had so much time.)

Video Part 1

Video Part 2

Video Part 3


Here are the pictures for you to go through.


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Denton, MD Cruise-In – June 2017

20170609_200344On June 9, 2017, Denton, MD hosted there June Cruise-in. This event happens from 6 to 9 pm and is located in downtown Denton. There is food and music available, not to mention, there is a town of shops you can browse in between looking at the cars.

(Photos of this cruise are at the bottom)

(You can view the video of the Ocean City Cruise here.)

Cruise-in plaqueI took my oldest son, Aaron and my youngest son, Benjamin with me. They were tasked with taking some pictures while I spoke with some of the owners. We got great new contacts and had some great conversations. I have new business cards I have been handing out, thanks to Aaron, who helped me make them.20170609_195010

We got there a little before 7 and walked the length of the street before I started taking pictures. I didn’t count how many were there, but, it took over an hour to get photos of all of them and to have se20170609_194550veral great conversations. These guys were here for some socialization and to just enjoy the evening showing others their car and seeing the other cars..20170609_194708

Most cars and trucks there were pre 1970, however, there was definitely a presence for later models and they all seemed to show well. It was a small crowd of people and I did see some cars leaving before and during my time there, but, for the first cruise of the year, (The May one was canceled due to rain.) I thought it was pretty good.

 

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Rip Nardi – 2011 Dodge Charger RT/MAX

While heading down to Ocean City, for Ocean City Cruise Week, I ran into a small car show off Route 50, just before Ocean City. The guys from Ocean City Cruisers were there with their cars, so that folks could come in and see what was going on.

Here is Rip’s story in his own words.

DSC00250Let me begin by telling you I have a 2011 Dodge Charger RT/MAX which I bought new in 2011.  It has a 5.7L HEMI with a little over 400 hp.

In 2011 I ended my Harley riding career (20+ years) and sold it plus my truck and went looking for a muscle car.  I’ve never owned a Dodge/Chrysler product (always been a GM guy) but when I test drove a 2011 Charger RT I, couldn’t believe it’s power and comfort.

Some personal items:

I retired form the Federal Government in 2002 and Delaware in 2004.charger 31 may 2017

I became an OC Cruzer again in 2011 (I was also an originating member back in 2002 & 2003) and its a wonderful car club.)

You can see the car club photo here.

I was diagnosed with Multiple Melanoma (form of cancer which attacked my blood, bones and kidneys) in 2014 (which took me out of car showing for a year but I’m back.) It of course was devastating news to me and surprised/scared more than a few of my club mates. The outpouring of help and support I rec’d still brings tears to my when when I think about it. Since my return from the hospital I’ve made more than a few closer friends and their concern for my health is ongoing. Most know what my chemo schedule is and every two weeks they’ll ask me how I’m feeling. Their warmth for my well being is not something I would have expected but I love them all for reaching out to me and looking after me. I can’t imagine any car club being more involved in the health of one of its members more than the OC Cruzers have been towards me. I’ve gone through a stem cell transplant which left me in the hospital for 3 weeks, for the last 3+ years I’ve rec’d chemo treatments and my club members/friends have been concerned and caring the whole time. One of the best decisions I ever made was rejoining the OCCs. I’ll never be able to return their kindness and caring acts; but I’ll try.

charger 10 oct 2016Here is a list of what has been done to his 2011  Dodge Charger RT/MAX

Custom Paint – hood, doors and fenders by Sussex County Customs

Custom painted engine cover by Sussex County Customs

Custom Hood by BMC

Custom Wheels by American Racing

Custom Exhaust by Corsa

Custom Grill and Grill surround (Black Chrome) by MOPAR

Custom Caliper Covers by MPG

LED blue headlight surround by Plasma Glow

Blue Billet pieces by Billet Technology (Engine Compartment)

Cold Air Intake by MOPAR

Strut Tower Brace by Petty’s Garage

T handle shifter by MOPAR

Chrome door sill guards by MOPAR

Polished Stainless Steel interior trim by American Car Craft 

(Stainless Steel pedal covers:  accelerator, brake and parking brake)

Custom Mill Finish Aluminum Door and Hood Props with HEMI cutout by 3G CustomZ

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