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T-Bucket John will be Missed at Cruz’n @ Phil’s in Fountain Hills

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We are so saddened to report that one of our long-time regular Cruisers, John (T-Bucket John) Wemmert passed away on Saturday Dec 22, 2018 from a long bout with Cancer. We will miss John’s big smile and positive attitude. He would always drive past our registration tables to say goodby as he departed CRUZ’N @ PHIL’S each Sunday. We will advise details for a “Celebration of Life Memorial” as soon as we receive it from the family.

Jared "Bear" Griffith

In Loving Memory of Jared “Bear” Griffith

Based on my conversation with our webmaster, Jim Hahn, we dedicate todays CRUZ’N @ PHIL’S event to the memory of his business associates 10-year old son, Jared Joseph (Bear) Griffith, who passed away from an asthma attack. In addition to the unbearable grief and sorrow the family is unable to meet regular financial obligations. A GoFundMe page, https://www.gofundme.com/life-after-bear039s-death-1year-later, has been set up to help assist the family through these sad and trying times of their life.

CRUZ’N @ PHIL’S is a totally FREE 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 Classics (Muscle, Sports, Antique, Truck, Motorcycle and Special Interest Vehicles) to enjoy Car Hobby Stories, Music, Free Drawings. Also, Food and Beverages can be Purchased inside PHIL’S GRILL. 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

A LINK to CRUZ’N @ PHIL’S e-Newsletter is sent out to all Cruisers each Monday. You can also go directly to www.arizonaautoscene.com and search for CRUZ’N @ PHIL’S to get current and archived issues of the e-Newsletter and Photo Gallery.

Today we had over (120) Vehicles with (03) of those attending for their first time. A photo of each vehicle is in the photo gallery below this e-Newsletter. If you think I missed your car, drive past the registration table when you leave and we will get a photo.

On behalf of all Cruisers, we extend our appreciation to Beverly Greytak, Carri Skovera, Dick & Carol Holmes, Cruisers Antoinette Drennen, Nancy Lorenz, Mia Marletto, Connie Reineccius, Larry Klever and Mike Jones for the Sweet Treats as well as Traci Gregory of Morningstar Senior Living of Fountain Hills for providing Bottled Water for Cruisers.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions for improving our CRUZ’N @ PHIL’S event.  contact Darrel Hampton 480-209-5700 or hampton61@cox.net


* Check out: www.arizonaautoscene.com 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.

* 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, brian@so-cal-az.com and www.so-cal-az.com.

* 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.

* MONTHLY: Streetside Classics 614 E Auto Center Drive Mesa, AZ.  is hosting a monthly Caffeine & Classics Cruise-in from 9:00AM – 12:00N on the last Saturday of each Month. For more event information Contact Nancy Valera 480-926-1344.

* 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 Chevdealer@aol.com or (360) 929-7425.

JAN 12 -20, 2019:  Arizona Collector Car Auctions;

2019        AUCTION                       Locations      

12-20        Barrett-Jackson           West World of Scottsdale

16              WorldWide Auctions    Old Town, Scottsdale

17              Bonhams                      Westin Kierland Scottsdale

10-12        Silver Arizona               Peoria Sports Complex

16-20        Russo-Steele                Scottsdale, Salt River Fields

17-18        RM Sotheby’s               Phoenix, Biltmore Resort/Spa

16-19         Gooding & Co               Scottsdale, Fashion Sq Mall

FEB 02, 2019:  RIO VERDE CAR SHOW 2019:  Saturday, February 2,2019   11:00AM until 2:00 PM.   Rio Verde Community Center, 18816 Four Peaks Blvd., Rio Verde, AZ 85263 (Just 10 miles North of Fountain Hills on the West side of Forest Rd.)  Collector Cars, Classics, Customs, Hotrods, Pick Ups, Motorcycles are Welcome.  No Entry Fee, Verde residency not required.  For info contact Les Haight (480) 244-3830

FEB 09, 2019: The 2019 “Concours in the Hills” will be on Saturday February 9, 2019 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 2019 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: Register early before Dec 31, 2018 for a chance to win Maverick Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight for Two Landing in the Canyon for Champagne and Snacks, ($1,088 Value).  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concours-in-the-hills-tickets-38788741169?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=order_confirmation_email&utm_term=eventname&ref=eemailordconf

* MAR 29-331:  Arizona’s 8th Annual ROCKABILLYBASH 3-ay Pre – 1972 Classic Car & Bike Show at Pleasant Harbor Marina in Peoria. Event times 7:00am – 11 :00am.  Registration is $25 at the gate.  For more detail information contact Mark Krupa 480-225-1666 or rakrupa.rk@gmail.com

FREE CLASSIFIEDS: (Classic Vehicles and Parts Only)

* FOR SALE:  1952 Chevrolet model 3100 3 window truck. Disassembled and in primer. chopped 4 inches with laid back A pillars and unmodified rear window, Cab sectioned 6 inches and hood pancaked to fit, cab channeled 6 inches, Mustang 2 front clip set up for Chev 350, bulkhead recessed for 350, custom shortened bed complete with wood, custom dash drilled for Dolphin instruments supplied, Vintage Air A/C blower motor assy. !2 years of metal work properly done. Project in Flagstaff. Asking $4900.00. Contact Gerald McGlothin for more details    928-853-0473

* FOR SALE:  1937 Ford 2dr Standard Hot Rod, Patriot Blue paint, Chevy 350ci High Performance Engine, 350TH Automatic Transmission. Coil Over front Suspension, Disc Front and Drum Rear Brakes, 14”Custom Chrome Wheels on Front and 15” Rear,  Vintage A/C, PWR Windows, Remote openers, Less than 500 miles since build. Asking $29,900 OBO. For More info call Jack 402-630-4511.

 * FOR SALE: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe. Frame off Resto Mod. All steel body, New paint in 2017, Chevy 4.3 EFI V6 Vortec engine w/ new computer.  Chevy 5 speed manual trans. w/ Hurst shifter,  TCI independent front suspension, 8” Ford rear end w/ 3.25 gears, 4 wheel disc brakes, Vintage Air AC & Heat, P/w, P/B, P/T, P/S, Tilt Banjo steering wheel, Alpine AM/FM stereo, CD, Backup Camera, Navigation & Bluetooth ,  Dakota digital gauges, Seat belts, Tinted windows, American racing alum wheels w/ BF Goodrich P215/60R15 front & 245/60R15 rear tires, Flowmaster dual exhaust, Custom roof, Build & Service Records. Located in Northern AZ and Asking $44,000. Call: 602-762-6307

* FOR SALE: 1939 Ford Street Rod Cabriolet, Coast to Coast Body and Chassis, C-4 Corvette Front and Rear Suspension, 4/Wheel Disc Brakes, 350/350 HP Crate Motor, Edlebrook Dual Quads, Intake Euroshine Finish, 700R Trans, Griffin Radiator, Classic Gauges, Vintage Air/Heat, Flaming River Chrome Column, Electric Windows & Doors W/Remote, AM FM CD Radio, Custom Ultra Leather Interior, NTRO Wheels 17″ Front & 20″ Rear, Lots of Chrome, Flow Master Mufflers. An excellent driver, Roomy and comfortable. Asking $51,900. Will consider any reasonable offer or partial trades such as 60’s Camaro, C1- C2 Corvettes or 911 Porsche. For more information contact Cal at cal@broncomud.com or 480-278-9148

* FOR SALE: 1974 Safety White Bricklin – VIN # 533 – 79K miles. Original 360 AMC V8. Automatic. Air operated gull wing doors. Many extras and memorabilia. Trophies & ribbons from shows in the 80’s. I have owned this car for 20 years – hate to part with it. For more information contact Dave at 480-225-4490.

* FOR SALE: 1930 Ford Model A 5 Window Coupe, All Steel Body, less than 2000 miles on rebuilt Transmission and Engine (bored 40 over), Fountain Hills climate Controlled storage, must see to appreciate. Asking $30,000, will consider reasonable offer. For more detail information contact Dale 641-919-3363

* FOR SALE: 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe.  All Steel Rust Free. 350 Chevy, Alum heads, Turbo 400 Trans, Smooth Firewall.  Vintage Heat/AC.  PS-PDB-Power Seat & Cowl vent, AM/FM Cassette.  Mustang II front end; Ford 9-inch rear end with 3.0 gears.  Leather seats, new carpet, clear bra.  VDO gauges, tilt steering Column, recent tune-up including steering & battery. Fine tour car.  Asking $55,900. Call Bob and Polly Zetterman at 602-437-2917 or cell: 303-870-3364

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


* 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.

* 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. Matty has very broad and diversified skills and customer satisfaction is a priority in every phase of all projects. Matty has established a very clean and fully equipped shop to respect and care for your vehicle. For an appointment to discuss your project needs Contact Matty at 480-322-0696.

* INSIDE STORAGE for EXOTIC & CLASSIC CARS:  Fountain Hills Auto Storage16548 E. Laser Drive. Climate Controlled, Battery Trickle Charging, Tire Pressure Checks, Regular Start-ups, Fire Protection, Insulated Roof,

Lounge Area, 24/7 Access. For more information and Rate Plans contact Brian Foster 602-909-7799 or Robert Burge 480-392-0387.

* 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.

* 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: steve@clutchcfx.com, Web: www.clutchcfx.com


* The Photo Gallery can be viewed on all devices including your Android or iPhone. Below you will find a photo of every vehicle that attended the Cruise-In on Sunday December 23, 2018.

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 Prizes & Cruiser Contact Info

Bob Sarraillon – Music and Play Lists development

Patty Sarraillon –Registration / Raffle Drawing

Dorothy Klever – Posting Raffle Drawing Numbers

Larry Klever – Music Equipment Transportation & Storage

Jim Hahn – Webmaster / Owner, www.arizonaautoscene.com

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