Lee's Cruises for 2015 (planning ideas anyway)

Mel's Cruises
The original

contact: 319-351-2792

melvin-cannon@uiowa.edu

CCC MEMBERS BRING JOY AND MEMORIES

 

Saturday, November 7, 2020 was a fantastic beautiful 73-degree weather day and great for getting out the Classics/Cruisers one more time for cruising with CCC members.

          18 Classics and Cruisers met at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, Iowa We Cruised to Briarwood Nursing Home, Iowa City. There were many residents and staff out to view, commenting how nice the classics and cruisers were. We cruised and stop to let them look, bringing many smiles. On to Oaknoll where some were out and others looking out the windows.  From there we cruised to Melrose Meadows and cruised around their buildings. On to Grand Living at Bridgewater, Coralville where there were some residents out to get a good look at the Classics and Cruisers. On around the corner to Brown Deer Place and again some residents were out front to get a good view. We cruised on to Lantern Park around there building and back under the front where many residents and staff were to see the Classics/cruisers.  We then cruised to Windmill Manor around their parking area and back under the front where some of their residents were sitting. Out last cruise/drive by was at Keystone, North Liberty. Many residents and staff were out front to view the Classics/Cruisers.  This was the end of the Cruise/Drive by. Some went their way and others cruised to the Dairy Queen and Pizza Ranch to get a treat or eat. Thanks to All who joined in, we know they enjoyed it.

 

And those that cruised commented what a nice day it was and enjoyed the cruise as well...

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

CCC CRUISE TO AREA NURSING HOMES

 

It was a cloudy, cool morning. We had 11 Classics/Cruisers leave from the old Chevy lot on Hwy 1 West. It sprinkled but then stopped. We cruised to the corner of Kalona Creamery and turned right. Many farmers were taking their crops out and we saw a few buggies going down the road.

 We arrived in Wellman and went by the Silver Ponds Assisted Living then arrived at the Parkview Manor at 9:30a.

​Some residents and staff were sitting/standing outside to view the CCC Classics/Cruisers and others were viewing from the windows. We went around the parking lot circle twice slowly. They seemed excited that we came.  We then left Wellman for Kalona going Hwy 22 arriving at Pleasant view Manor. We went by the independent living where some residents were sitting in their garages or in the windows. We went around the nursing home's parking circle lot then went back out to Hwy 22 where we did catch a view of individuals in their buggy.

We continued through Riverside to Hwy Old 218 to Hills. Arriving at the Casey's and taking a 10 minute break. Another Classic joined us cruising to Atrium Village.  Arriving at the circle drive, the Activity Director was there with her children and wanted us to stop briefly so the residents could view the Classics/cruisers from the front windows. Cruising past the side of the nursing home some were out with signs - "Stop" and "Thank You for Coming".

 As we left Hills we went out of town via Main Street turning on the Sand Road to Hwy 22. We cruised to Lone Tree to the Lone Tree Health Care Center going slowly around their parking lot circle.

Leaving Lone Tree we cruised down Hwy 22 through Nichols to Hwy 70, turning left to West Liberty. In West Liberty we cruised slowly past the Simpson Memorial Home going by the Nursing Home wing, the Independent Living, and Assisted Living.

We cruised back to Hwy 6W ending our cruise. Some went on their way and others went to the Village Inn, Iowa City to eat lunch.

CCC members enjoyed the cruise seeing the countryside, leaves, crops, etc. This may have been our last cruise of 2020. We don't want to see the colder weather and winter come, maybe time to put the Classics to storage for the season to come....

HOWEVER DON'T BE SURPRISED IF YOU SEE A CLASSIC CRUISING ON THE NICE SUNNY DAY! 

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CCC CRUISED AUGUST 15, 2020 TO

MIDWEST ROD AND RESTORATION

Classy Chassy Cruiser members met with their classics and cruisers at the McDonalds, Iowa City Market Place, Iowa City to cruise to Wapello, Iowa to tour the Midwest Rod and Restoration Shop Saturday, August 15th. We cruised the countryside through Lone Tree, Conesville, Columbus Junction to Wapello.

We were met at Midwest Rod and Restoration by the owner, Shawn. He provided a history and details of the shop giving a tour of the buildings and the projects in progress of the classics.

He explained he started as a small interest and grew from there, as it was established in 2004 as a one–stop auto restoration and hot rod shop, , glass, mechanical, painting, or electrical–they have the experienced technicians and training to do it all there specializing in the cars from the ‘30s to the ‘70s and can turn your dream into a reality.

 

He explained they are so busy they have a waiting list right now. Their services include: paint, body, rust repair, fabrication, glass cutting and installation, engine/transmission repair and installation, air condition installation/repair, brake repair/upgrade, and upholstery. Very few items are sent out to other professionals for repair.

They built their new facility in 2008 and expanded in the spring of 2014 with a new upholstery and assembly area. They hire trained technicians who are willing to stay on top of the latest technology in the automotive industry through ongoing schools and training.

They have a Facebook page explaining more in detail and pictures of their work.

 

            Members cruised back to Iowa City, and some went via the Eastside Dairy Queen off Hoover Hwy to enjoy a treat.