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Saturday - November 21 2009 Knotts Berry Farm Cruise Southern California Cruisin’ The cruise to Knotts Berry Farm has to be described as a much needed cruise for the Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Cruisin’ Club. Throughout the year so far we have cruised to 31+ places and events and some have been near and far, this was indeed a much needed cruise because we enjoyed the day at Knotts Berry Farm and saw how much it has changed. Besides the admission price could not be beat. Among several other discounts Knotts had a special promotion to where any U. S. Veteran and a guest could get in with free admission and also be able to purchase up to 6 admission tickets to the park at $15.00 each. This was one of the reasons this cruised was scheduled in 2009 for this month. The membership list grew longer as this cruise came around, but we had it covered with the veterans going. Tony Coe (A U. S. Marine) joined us on our cruise and rode with Tommy Dorsey in his cool blue old school PT Cruiser and we were able to save even more on the tickets. In fact Tony had been to Knotts Berry Farm on Monday so he kind of became our tour guide as we walked around the park. I was surprised that the park was not so jam-packed with visitors but instead it was at least 60 % full. It was towards the late afternoon that it started getting crowded mostly by adolescents getting on the rides. I remember back when Knotts only thrill ride was the log ride - not anymore! Continue>
Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Cruisin’ Club (RCPTCCC) * * * * * Alex Mendoza - USMC Bad Dog Cruiser Alicia Mendoza - Kitty Cruiser Jim Guignard - Gold Cruiser Robin Brewer - Dolphin Cruiser Ray & Claudia Oviatt - Cruisin' Cruiser Dale & Silvia Brooks - Hyway Cruiser Jim Dekoker - Bears Cruiser Mike & Maria Savedra - Inferno Red Cruiser Tommy Dorsey - Old School Cruiser Edward G. Johnson - Candy Cruiser Ken & Laura Brownell - Ken's Cruiser Thomas & Mabel Johnson - TJ's Cruiser Tom Judkins - Convertible Cruiser Manuel & Lucy Carrillo - God Mothers Cruiser Barry & Debbie Scott - Silver Ghost Cruiser Hollywood(Ken)&Vine(Barb) - Freedom Cruiser Mel & Myrna Dickey - Tautester Cruiser Jim Anderson - J. P. Cruiser Paula Anderson - Ice Cream Cruiser Jerry & Rita Gillespie - Spidey Cruiser J. J. Johnson - Tweedy Bird Cruiser Doris Shakespeare - Route 66 Cruiser Sharon Breaux - Ms. Brown Sugga Cruiser Phil & Rosie Page - Midnight Cruiser Gloria Aguirre - Sea Shell Cruiser Mark & Valerie Fisher - Patriotic Cruiser ***** Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Cruisin’ Club ~ Recognized ~ Cruisin’ Club Members of the Month for 2009
~ April ~ Maria Savedra - Inferno Red Cruiser ~ May ~ Tommy Dorsey - Old School Cruiser ~ June ~ Mryna Dickey - Tautester Cruiser ~ July ~ Thomas Johnson - TJ’s Cruiser ~ August ~ Laura Brownell - Ken’s Cruiser ~ September ~ J. J. Johnson - Tweedy Bird Cruiser ~ October ~ Lucy Carrillo - God Mothers Cruiser November Dale Brooks - Hyway Cruiser
(Knotts) The excitement now comes with the terrifying rides and the more treacherous the better it is for some people, youthful or mature no matter.
The ride called the Revolucion swings riders to an astounding 64 feet up in the air (over 6 stories high) to 120 degrees in both directions, while the passenger vehicle spins continuously at up to 9 RPMs.
Then there the Rip Tide thrill ride. Its "720° of Attitude" will send you soaring 59 feet into mid-air while turning you head over heels in two different directions simultaneously. Only one word really describes it...WILD! Knotts Continues on last page!
TROPICANA CASINO CAR SHOW LAUGHLIN, NEVADA OCTOBER 30, OCTOBER 31,
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NOVEMBER 1 2009 For this cruise the cruisin’ club members met at Denny’s Restaurant near the intersections of the I-15 freeway and Baseline Road in Rancho Cucamonga. The PT Cruisers all looked nice, clean and polished from the front bumper to the rear bumper. Everyone was energized especially the club cruisin’ members that had never ever been to a car show and especially a car show being held out of state.
HMMM...WHAT COULD THAT BE ?
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Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Cruisin’ Club - 2009
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CLUB CRUISES FOR 2009
DOODAH PARADE PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM 70TH ANNUAL LINCOLN PILGRIMAGE PARADE PARADE HAS BEEN CANCELLED - RAIN. PLAN B - CRUISE TO THE SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MUSEUM DR GEORGE CANCER FOUNDATION CAR SHOW DATE FESTIVAL & COUNTRY FAIR PARADE DESERT HOT SPRINGS 4TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW SAN JUAN CAPRISTRANO MISSION A SALUTE TO VETERANS PARADE THE FLOWER FIELDS USS MIDWAY AIRCRAFT MUSEUM HEMET-RYAN AIR SHOW TEMECULA VALLEY BALLOON & WINE FESTIVAL CLUB WEBSITE WWW.RCPTCRUISERCLUB.COM
EL PUEBLO DE LOS ANGELES HISTORIC PARK PARADE - MIRA LOMA MARCH FIELD AIR MUSEUM CRUISIN' CLUB PICNIC BBQ L. A. COUNTY ARBORETUM & BOTANIC GARDEN BOWLING PARTY EVENT EXHIBITION PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO THE LIVING DESERT POMONA FAIR & PARADE MINIATURE GOLF PARTY EVENT EXHIBITON 33RD WALNUT FAMILY FESTIVAL PARADE CALICO GHOST TOWN TROPICANA CASINO CAR SHOW - LAUGHLIN KNOTTS BERRY FARM CHINO PLANES OF FAME AIR MUSEUM CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON AT TOMS FARMS
LET’S WELCOME 2010 WITH A GREAT BIG CELEBRATION !
RANCHO CUCAMONGA PT CRUISER CRUISIN' CLUB WE HAVE MEMBERS FROM THE INLAND EMPIRE, HIGH DESERT, PALM SPRINGS, SAN DIEGO, RIVERSIDE, LOS ANGELES & SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES, AND YAKIMA, WA. LOG ONTO CLUB WEBSITE WWW.RCPTCRUISERCLUB.COM FOR MORE INFOMATION
MEETING LOCATION: DENNY'S REST. 715 NORTH MILLIKEN AVE ONTARIO, CA. 1 BLOCKS NORTH OF THE SAN BERNARDINO FREEWAY (10) ON THE LEFT SIDE. MEETING TIME: 10:15 A.M. LEAVING TIME: 10:30 A.M. CRUISE EVENT HOST: ALEXANDER MENDOZA CONTACT NUMBER: (909) 483-8125 DATE OF CRUISE: NOVEMBER 21 2009 - SATURDAY CRUISE EVENT LOCATION: 1 MILE SOUTH OF THE 91 (ARTESIA FWY) CRUISE EVENT ADDRESS: 8039 BEACH BLVD - BUENA PARK CRUISE EVENT PHONE: 714-220-5200 CRUISE EVENT WEB SITE: WWW.KNOTTS.COM HOURS OF OPERATION: 10 A.M. TO 10 P.M. ADMISSION PRICES: (SEE BELOW FOR SO. CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS) SENIORS: $23.99 - FULL DAY SENIOR - AGES 62+ ADULTS: $42.99 - FULL DAY REGULAR - AGES 3-61, 48” AND TALLER YOUTHS: $23.99 - FULL DAY JUNIOR - AGES 3 AND UP, UNDER 48” DISCOUNTS: SO. CA RESIDENTS & AAA MEMBERS - 30% OFF VETERANS PROMOTION (SEE BELOW) VETERAN'S PROMOTION - NOVEMBER 1-26 KNOTTS BERRY FARM PAYS TRIBUTE TO PAST AND PRESENT U.S. ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL DURING VETERAN'S MONTH AND A GUEST NOVEMBER 1-26 ONLY. UP TO SIX ADDITIONAL TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED BY THE UNITED STATES VETERAN FOR ONLY $15.00 EACH. MILITARY ID OR DD214 REQUIRED FOR DISCOUNT. AAA MEMBERS – SHOW YOUR CARD AND SAVE ! SPECIAL SAVINGS! SHOW YOUR AAA MEMBERSHIP CARD AND SAVE 30% ON KNOTTS BERRY FARM REGULAR ADMISSION TICKETS (OFFER DOES NOT APPLY TO JUNIOR OR SENIOR TICKETS OR TO SPECIAL TICKETED EVENTS, I.E. – PLUS GET 10% OFF AT SELECT SHOPPING LOCATIONS IN THE KNOTT’S MARKETPLACE. REMINDER NOTES: PARKING $12.00 ALL DAY THINGS TO BRING ALONG: CAMERA, BOTTLED WATER, LIGHT JACKET OR SWEATER, HAT, 2-WAY RADIO'S.
TROPICANA CASINO CONT. FROM PAGE TWO Being a cruisin’ club from Rancho Cucamonga some of the club members had never been in a car club and have never been to a car show or even cruise anywhere which involves many vehicles that cruise together on long trips. We have set rules we follow when driving to and from a cruise which is called Cruisin’ Rules, and it explains the correct way to cruise as far as explaining the rules for Changing Lanes for Safety. Our cruises mostly begin in the early morning hours and continue throughout the day and sometimes during the afternoon we again cruise together to a restaurant or somewhere we can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and have a bite to eat before heading home and calling it a day. A 2-way radio is a requirement so that all cruisin’ club members know what the lead or tail vehicle is doing at all times and doing it safely. Once or twice a year we do make such long trips as a cruisin’ club to an event that is being held out of state for a nice weekend. On this particular cruise to Laughlin, Nevada the cruisin’ club traveled from Rancho Cucamonga north on the I-15 and turned onto I-40 towards Needles. We arrived at a rest stop still on I-40 and took a short break. We then continued about 1½ mile to the Golf Road exit where we exited the I-40 and drove on a two-lane highway. Golf Road goes for quite some time and all you see are railroad tracks running alongside Golf Road and the desert for miles all around. As we traveled down the road we seemed to be on a roller coaster because it has lots of highs & lows that go up and down like ridges on a potato chip. Further along the way on Golf Road we made a right turn and then crossed over the railroad tracks. Immediately on the left side is an old abandon fire station, gas station and somewhat of a motel. I estimate this was a one stop - last stop little town before heading into the desert for some travelers at some time in the past. Golf Road is supposed to be a short cut to Laughlin instead of continuing I-40 to Needles and then heading north. On our way back we did take Needles Highway to I-40 and then I-15 to home. After driving a while on Golf Road we came to I-95 made a left turn and continued to I-163 where we made a right turn and traveled through the hills and down to the valley where we could then see Laughlin, Nevada and Davis Dam on the left side. What a breathtaking view this was of the Laughlin and their Casinos. Our cruisin’ club travels with two-radios set on channel seven so that we are always in communication with each other. The conversation was of much anticipated excitement, glad to have arrived, and ready to check-in and have some lunch. The trip was awesome, the conversations were interesting, and arriving at the car show we felt pretty good being here. After finding our parking area for Rancho Cruisin’ Club we proceeded to
check into the hotel and find our rooms. The prices on the hotel restaurants were more down to earth than for what we had to pay on our cruise to Pechanga Resort & Casino. I believe a buffet should be a bargain at best to attract people who would like a good meal but at $22.50 per person at Pechanga was too much. The Tropicana has many restaurants but we chose the buffet - lots of selections. Clem Lagrosa President of Island Cruiser’s Car Club out of Yucaipa, Ca. organized this car show and this being his first ever event (out of state) car show, our cruisin’ club decided to schedule this as a cruise for this year and cruise over and join in on the festivities. Rancho Cruisin’ Club does not have Meet & Greets and/or go to car shows to compete for trophies or awards, but instead we cruise and let the people on the road view our PT Cruisers as we travel to our event destination on week-ends. We however will go to an event such as this one not necessarily to compete but to enjoy the trip traveling with friends who some have become like family. Our club does not advertise our cruises because they are only for active club members. Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Cruisin’ Club does have several PT’s that are customized to a degree but mostly our PT’s are stock and look nice just the way they are. Even so it was a big surprise that our club took first, second, and third for the stock trophy category at this nationally event car show. J. J. Johnson Route 66 - Tweedy Bird Cruiser st won 1 place, Gloria Aguirre Seashell Cruiser won nd rd 2 place, and Dale Brooks Hyway Cruiser won 3 place. Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Cruisin’ Club rd won the 3 Place Participation Trophy. (I) Alexander Mendoza also won, “Best Theme by No Boundaries Car Club Trophy”. Most of the membership also had good luck at the casino where several of the club members won money throughout the weekend. Our club is very different than most because we do allow members to freely join other clubs and park with the club of their choice at any event. Our only rule is that everyone is fully aware of the club bylaws and follows them as they were written by the club founder keeping with the best interest of the club and the club members. Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Cruisin’ Club would like to thank Clem Lagrosa and friends for putting on such a fine National Event Car Show in Laughlin, Nevada. For sure our club will return in 2010 with most of the rcptccc membership attending. After the trophy award presentation on Sunday we headed back home taking our time and stopping along the way for lunch. We arrived home around 6 p.m. That was definitely a good cruise and a very nice weekend for the membership at Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruisers Cruisin’ Club. Alexander
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL FROM EVERYONE AT RANCHO CUCAMONGA PT CRUISER CRUISIN’ CLUB
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The Screamin’ Swing: Bringing out the kid in all of us, Knott’s Berry Farm’s Screamin’ Swing pushes you higher than mom or dad ever could! Standing over 60 feet tall, this enormous swing takes eight passengers on the smoothest, most exciting ride of their lives. With a G-Force of over 4.0 riders are air launched with a blast that sends them up 70 feet into the atmosphere.
Ghost Rider: Looming 118 feet over historic Ghost Town, GhostRider is the single-largest attraction in park history and one of the longest and tallest wooden roller coasters in the world. Brave riders enter a mysterious mine, only to be strapped into mining cars and sent along 4,533 feet of twisting, unforgiving timber.
The Supreme Scream: One of the world's tallest, most radical thrill adventures. In seconds, you're propelled straight up, 254 feet in midair, but there's no time to enjoy it. Suddenly, you plunge straight down at a streaking speed that defies the laws of gravity--more than 50 miles an hour.
Jaguar: Brave the ancient mysteries of the Temple of the Jaguar to take a ferocious journey high above -- and through -the rides and attractions of the park. A thrilling ride every member of the family will love!
Montezooma's Revenge: You'll think the gods have gone crazy when you blast from 0 to 55 in just 3 seconds through a giant, sevenstory loop, once forward, then again backwards. Boomerang: This scream machine puts you head-over-heels six times in less than 1 minute! Just when you think it's safe to breathe, it gives it to you all over again -- BACKWARDS! Tommy Dorsey, Phil Page and Tony Coe rode the Boomerang ride and that is one fast ride to be on. Everything that is on you has to be attached to your body or else you can wave good-bye as you travel at supersonic speed up and down and all around going forwards and backwards and very high.
Pony Express: Named after the famous Pony Express which promised a faster mail service on the North American continent, Knott’s Pony Express delivers a horseback relay at speeds never imagined in the Old West! While sitting astride one of the team’s 16 horses, riders leave their post with their steed launching them at a speed of 0-38 mph in less than 3 seconds. <-THANK YOU KNOTTS FOR HONORING THE VETERANS FROM NOVEMBER 1ST THROUGH NOVEMBER 26TH.
Sierra Sidewinder: A new twist on traditional roller coasters that not only offers speed, but spin! Each of the four cars will take riders through a series of nose-dives, banks, dips, and turns at a speed of 37 mph while continually rotating on its axis!
Silver Bullet: Silver Bullet, Knott’s first suspended coaster, sends riders climbing to a height of 146 feet and soaring back down an initial drop of 109 feet. Riders will spiral, corkscrew, fly into a cobra roll, and experience overbanked curves. Overall, riders will find themselves upside down six times including one vertical loop of 105 feet.
Timberline Twister: Twist and shout through the Camp Snoopy® wilderness on this not-very-scary roller coaster created just for kids.
On our way over to Knotts we took the I-15 south, I-91 west to Beach Blvd. The parking was plentiful and spacious. We parked out PT Cruisers and went by the list who was getting in for free and who was going to purchase $15.00 tickets. Once in the park we followed our self-made itinerary to the Mystery Lodge, Big Foot Rapids, Pony Express, Wilderness Dance Hall, Screamin’ Swing, Calico Square, Boomerang, Wipeout, passed the Stagecoach and then back to the entrance. Our cruisin’ club didn’t quite go on all of the exciting rides but we did enjoy the park and will probably return next year. We waited to regroup and left around 4:30 p.m. The membership decided to go to Spires Restaurant in Rancho Cucamonga and have some dinner so as we drove out of the park we ended up on the I-5 north. Instead of turning around we decided to take the scenic route heading north-west. We went Northwest on the I-5 then north on the 605 then west on the I-10 freeways. We had quite a day on this extraordinary cruise. Spires’ restaurant always gives us first class service and with each meal they included lentil soup or vegetable soup and a full salad with a dinner roll, the main course dinner with a desert of your choosing. The prices range from $8.00 to $10.00. Our cruisin’ club has a permanent reservation to the spacious back room with several servers. We stayed about three hours talking about anything and everything and also about the cruises and just having a good ol’ time which was refreshing because we hadn’t gotten together for at least 3 weeks. Check out the photos of our cruise(s) on the clubs’ website. Go to the blue bar labeled albums at www.rcptcruiserclub.com and check out some of the picture albums.
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