A monthly cruise to different points on the local map will begin on the 3rd Saturday in March and continue through the summer months until fall weather puts a stop to it. First destination and departure time will be announced at the February club meeting.
There will be a cruise the second Friday each month at Autozone in West Plains. Beginning in March/April, around 5:00pm and going until ?? and continuing until fall.
Cruising the Ozark Hills and Beyond for Over 25 Years
Upcoming Club Events
May 2nd - Meeting at TJ's Hickory House - Eat at 6:00 - Meeting at 7:00
May 10th - Cruise-in at Auto Zone - 5:00
May 11th - Cruise to Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Roosters - Leave Welcome Center at 8:15
May 16th - Car Show Committee Meeting - TJ's Hickory House - 6:00
First Cruise of 2019
Thirteen club members in seven cars were brave enough to go on the annual Polar Bear Cruise on January 1st. We left from the West Plains Welcome Center and took a 35 mile ride up and down the back roads to Cabool. Our destination was the Garden Inn Truck Stop.
There was a lot of conversation and laughter during a nice lunch/brunch at the restaurant. All said they were enjoying the monthly jaunts to unique new places. We hope to see more there in March for the start of our cruise season.
Five cars with nine club members left the West Plains Welcome Center on March 16th under warm, sunny skies. We headed East on 160 past farmlands just starting to turn green. In Alton we picked up 19 and continued up and down over the hills through the Mark Twain National Forest. Near Winona we traveled on US 60 into Van Buren. We drove through town and stopped at the Springhouse Cafe. We were warmly greeted by the owner and enjoyed a nice lunch. Afterwards we stayed so pictures could be taken of the cars and drivers. Some headed home and others stayed to shop the antique store. A beautiful day and great ride.
Three cars and six members left the Welcome Center on April 13th with the threat of rain. We travelled on West 160 heading to Arkansas at South Fork. The Robinettes joined us in Viola. The goats and horses we passed were enjoying the pastures that were starting to turn green. So many redbuds in bloom! A soft rain started to fall as we headed north on 289 to Horseshoe Bend. Our destination was Cindy's Dinner Bell Restaurant on Second Street. It was a neat little place with good food and service. Everyone enjoyed their meals and conversation - as during all our cruises.
We headed home by our own routes. Wonder if Ric bypassed the antique stores this time.
Come join us in May when we combine our cruise with the Studebaker Club and tour Laura Ingalls Wilder's home before heading to Roosters for lunch.