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Cruising through the Holidays in Fountain Hills

On behalf of all our CRUZ’N @ PHIL’S team, we want to express our best wishes for a safe and joyful Holiday for all.

Today, we had over (75) Vehicles with (3) of those attending for their first time. You can help ensure a photo of your vehicle by driving past the registration table when you leave, if you think I may have missed your car.

We have a New Year Resolution that will require your assistance. We want to capture a new photo of every Cruiser poised by their Vehicle for a special gallery.

The LINK to our CRUZ’N @ PHIL’S e-Newsletter is sent out each Monday. You can always go directly to and search for CRUZ’N @ PHIL’S to get current and back issues of the e-Newsletter and Photo Gallery.

Your feedback and suggestions for improving our CRUZ’N @ PHIL’S event is always welcome. Contact Darrel 480-209-5700 or

Our Car Magazine Rack by the Registration Table is getting low on Magazines. Your donation of used Auto Magazines to restock our Rack would be appreciated. We try to keep a good supply of Car Magazines that are Free for all to enjoy.


* Check out: created by Webmaster, Jim Hahn, for complete Arizona Automotive Event Listings, weekly News and Photo Coverage of major Car Shows, Cruise Nights, Racing Activities, Car Club Activities, Classified Ads, and Things to do throughout Arizona. This is also where you find current and back issues of our CRUZ’N @ PHIL’S e-Newsletter with Photo Gallery.

* Other web-sites developed by Al Tracy of Glendale, AZ: and  or  has a comprehensive listing of Car Shows across the Nation.  Classifieds can be posted on both sites.  Your Ride will get its own homepage with up to 10 photos and unlimited text.  Payment by PayPal or major credit cards accepted. Place your Ad by contacting Al Tracy at 623-204-9172.

* MONTHLY:  SO-CAL SPEED SHOP Owners (Brian & Angie Benzing) host a Trunk Swap Meet on the 2nd Saturday morning of each month.  Free coffee, Bottled Water and Donuts while you shop for car parts.  Event times are Sunrise till the donuts are gone.  Sell from your pre-1972 vehicle trunk or pickup bed.  No trailers allowed due to limited space.  Arrive early and bring a Non-Perishable Food donation for the Food Bank. Located at 3427 McDowell Road; Phoenix, AZ – 602-275-7990, and

* MONTHLY: Pinnacle Peak CARS & COFFEE on the 2nd Saturday morning of each month 7:00AM – 12:00N at the corner of Jomax and Alma School Roads in North Scottsdale.

* WEEKLY: “CRUZ’N @ PHIL’S” is an informal gathering of Auto Enthusiasts every Sunday 11:00am – 3:00pm. October thru May. Host Sponsor & location is Phil’s Filling Station Grill 16852 East Parkview Ave Fountain Hills, AZ. Cruisers gather with their Classic, Muscle, Sports, Antique, Truck, Motorcycle and Special Interest Vehicles to share Car Stories, Music, Free Drawings Plus Food and Beverages. There is No Club, No Officers, No Fees and No Politics, just Nice People with Magnificent Rides that may come and go at their leisure. For information, Contact Darrel Hampton 480-209-5700

WEEKLY: Everyone is invited to join a group of Cruisers every Wednesday at Egg N’ Joe Restaurant Scottsdale Road and Pinnacle Peak at 9:00 a.m. for breakfast. Hope to see you there. Rick Rennebohm at or (360) 929-7425.

JAN 13-22, 2018: AZ Collector Car Auctions Dates & Locations;

 2018       Auctions                 Locations      

13-21        Barrett-Jackson           West World of Scottsdale

17              WorldWide Auction      Old Town, Scottsdale

18              Bonhams                      Westin Kierland Scottsdale

18-21        Silver                             Fort McDowell We-Ko-Pa Resort

17-21        Russo-Steele                Scottsdale, Salt River Fields

17-19        RM                                 Phoenix, Biltmore Resort/Spa

19-20         Gooding & Co               Scottsdale, Fashion Square Mall

FEB 03, 2018: Heritage Square’s Annual Motoring Through Time & heritage Festival Car Show in Heritage Square 113 N sixth Street PHOENIX, AZ 85004 on Saturday Feb 03, 2018.  Space is limited to 100 vehicles of 1900 – 1960’s vintage. Entry is free but must be pre-registered for approval. Email for more information.

FEB 10, 2018: The 2018 “Concours in the Hills” will be on Saturday February 10, 2018 from 10AM – 3PM. Over 600 Vehicles, 71 sponsors, 15,000 spectators and our goal is to raise over $90,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs. Entrances and exits have been improved. For 2018 we will expand display area, improve layout, signage and more volunteers, more food trucks and more washroom facilities. Individual vehicle entries are a minimum $60 donation to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Any club that has more than ten cars registered can put up a 10 X 10 tent or just a table to recruit new members. Here’s the link to register cars:

* MAR 03, 2018: Attention Kar Friends! Please mark your calendars for Saturday, March 3rd and join us for the Downtown Chandler Car show, held in the shaded comfort of the Chandler Police Department Headquarters. Your registration fee includes a t-shirt and check-in is at 7:00am.  Like last year, this day will also include the Chandler Fire and Police Public Safety Fair, the Mayor’s Fun Run and the Ostrich Festival Parade.  There will be plenty of food and fun for the entire family!  It’s going to be an eventful day in Downtown Chandler so please register early at

Parade spots are limited, If you’re interested in putting your car in the parade, reply to me directly, Ralph Guariglio 480-241-7622

FREE CLASSIFIEDS: (Vehicles and Parts Only)

* For Sale: ‘1948 Plymouth, 4 Door, Special Deluxe. New black paint and re-chromed bumpers 9 years ago. New seat covers, but needs door upholstery. Wide white wall tires.  Otherwise, all original. I drive it a couple of times a week around town.  Asking $7,500 OBO.  For photos and info, contact Bill, 804 402 7937, or

* FOR SALE: 1949 Mercury Convertible, restored 15yrs ago to all stock original and remains in perfect condition. Black exterior and red interior. Drives and shows better than new. Asking $70,000 firm. (can be seen in Photo Gallery below) Contact Jerry Vincentini at 402-676-9684

* FOR SALE: 1934 Ford 3-wdw Coupe, Glass Body by Red Neck Street Rods, 1933 Chrome Grille by Yogi, LS1 GMZ06 Engine, Five Speed Tremec Trans by Kelsler Engineering, Quick Performance 9” Ford Rear, Pete and Jakes Front End, Power Steering, Sherwin Williams Milano Red Exterior, Tan Leather Interior by Midstates Auto Upholstery, Vintage Air, Power Windows, Power Wilwood Disc Brakes, Dakato Dash, DF Metalworks Hood, Mag Wheels, Over $130,000 invested, Asking $65,700 Firm. (can be seen in Photo Gallery below) Contact Jerry Vincentini at 402-676-9684.

* FOR SALE:  A $250 Gift Certificate from Eddie Motorsports, (Billet Aluminum Auto accessories and more) willing to sale for $125. Call Jack at 813-394-1500

* WANTED:  Want to buy a 2013 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe with LT1 or LT4 from a private party. Must be clean and sharp with low miles.  Prefer a 6-Speed manual transmission but will consider automatic if the car is really nice.  It will be going to a very good home! Contact Dan Genson 480-773-4473 or

* FOR SALE: 1999 Plymouth Prowler beautiful yellow, all original, with only 25360 miles.  Call Jess @ 602-292-5188

* FOR SALE: 1966 Chevrolet Short Bed Pickup Body Off Restoration Beautiful Baby Blue 350 V8Automatic 100 Percent restored must see to appreciate. Asking $22,000. For more details call Harvey 480-392-6581


* Phil Rodakis, Owner of PHIL’S Filling Station Grill 16852 East Parkview Avenue, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 (480-816-5620). Cruisers and their passengers receive (1) ticket / each for FREE Prize Drawings, between 12:00N and 1:30pm (Cruisers must be present to win and can only claim (1) Prize per Sunday) Cruisers can also show drawing ticket to Server in the GRILL for a 20% Discount on Cruise-in Sundays.  Winning ticket numbers are announced and displayed at the Registration Table and inside PHIL’s Grill. Winning numbers not claimed within (15) minutes after each announcement will be re-drawn.


* PHIL’S GRILL – (Donates Restaurant Discounts & Free Drawing Prizes)

* ADAM’S POLISHES – (Donates Car Care Products Free Drawing Prize)

* INDIVIDUAL CRUISERS – (Donated Car Related as Free Drawing Prizes)


This section contains Service Providers that have been used and recommended by Cruisers.

* TRAILER STORAGE: Secured Storage Yard for Car Carriers, RV, Boat and Boat Trailers behind Target south of Shea Blvd. Each Space Size is 12ft.X40ft. They will be Going fast – only (6) available so Call Cindie at 480-626-8777 8am to 4pm Monday-Friday.

* MATTY’S ROD & CUSTOMS: Expert Services range from repair work and modifications to complete restoration on all types of vehicles. All work is done with great personal pride. My skills are very diversified and customer satisfaction is a priority in my shop. Call Matty at 480-322-0696 for an appointment to discuss your project.

* VEHICLE INSIDE STORAGE:  Enclosed, Clean, Secure and Sprinkled garage space for one or more Vehicles.  Monthly rates will vary according to use such as $90.00 for long term (Min 1 Year) or $100.00 for Short Term and more frequent accessibility.  Call Fred Johnson 480-816-0771 for a quote based on your specific needs.

* RESTORATIONS: MODS HOTROD SHOP is your one stop shop for all your vehicle needs, up to and including complete Restoration. Mods specializes in street rods, rat rods, hot rods, 4×4’s, diesels, custom, and modern cars. Offering all types of services including: maintenance, repair, modifications, paint and body, suspension upgrades, brakes, detailing and exhaust.   Stop by and meet new owners Shawn, Nat and, Rob at 16728East Parkview Ave, Fountain Hills AZ 480-816-8003 or  We offer discounts to Cruisers from CRUZ’N @ PHIL’S.

* RESTORATION: Vintage Iron & Restoration 15931 North 80th Street; Scottsdale, AZ  85260. Owner/Operator Mark Scalpone and his Crew of SAE and L1 Certified experts with over 30 yrs experience in complete Classic Car Services including full restoration, repair and modifications.  For estimates and to schedule your vehicle contact Mark or Marco 480-022-2480.

* CUSTOM PHOTOGRAPHY and MESSAGE BOARDS:  for your Cruiser Vehicle Photo and Specification Boards by Steve Regan, Founder of CLUTCH CUSTOM FX. For more information contact Steve at Cell: 480-465-0345, E/M:, Web:


* Jess & Gene Marshall sent this LINK to Old TV Car Ads:

* Jim Schumm sent cars of the 50’s: 1950s Cars Had Style – YouTube

* Jim Schumm sent this link:

* Gary Waugh sent America Car & Garage memorabilia:

* Tony Banks sent this site:  Cars of Dreams


* Jim Hahn, Owner and developer of  has restructured the Web Page to allow you to view all our photos on all devices including your Android or iPhone. Enjoy viewing magnificent RIDES in the below Photo Gallery for December 24, 2017.

CRUZ’N @ PHIL’S – Team of Volunteers:

* Phil Rodakis – Sponsor / Owner, Phil’s Filling Station Grill

* Darrel Hampton – Event Organizer, e-Newsletter and Photo Gallery

* Becky Hampton – Raffle Prize & Contact Info Coordinator

* Bob Sarraillon – DJ & Music Play List

* Patty Sarraillon – Registration / Raffle Drawing Coordinator

* Dorothy Klever – Posting Raffle Drawing Numbers

* Larry Klever – Music Equipment, Transportation & Storage

* Jim Hahn – Webmaster / Owner, where our weekly e- Newsletter & Photo Gallery are Posted.

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