Cactus Jalopies

CJDBC1samp-292x300May 10, 2011

Well kids, here we go again!!!  We have so many exciting changes this year while keeping the run about the cars and the people… NOT the Awards!!     Thursday is gonna see us at Kobau Lanes again for our annual pre-kick-off Kick-Off gathering!  Starts at 7pm, cash bar, pizza, kids welcome.  Always a relaxing way to meet up with everyone who gets here a little early.  On Friday the Registration will be open from 10am until 6pm at JF Kustoms.  As always, the wine tour/poker run will also depart from the shop.  JF and Ryan are spearheading the Wine Tour route this year, should be Good!!  We’ve booked the Blue Healers for the  Friday night Barbeque and Kick-Off……. they had so much fun last year (and we sure loved em) we had to ask them to come back again!  Saturday morning is the Show’n’Shine in the same beautiful beach front location as last year.  The Town of Osoyoos has really stepped up to the plate this year and would like to see us bring more beautiful cars to town than ever before so lets show em what we’re made of!!  New to this year is the addition of a Beer Garden (ya, you heard me) and vendors of all sorts.  The Ladies Poker Walk is still scheduled to take place mid day on Saturday showcasing some of Osoyoos’ finest retailers.  As in past years there will be a cruise that departs after the Show.  The route has changed this year though so make sure you’re ready to hit the road with us!!  After the cruise we are planning for a Dance and more Beer Garden activity at the Gyro Park.  A little different to this years venue is the Awards and Door Prize drawing.  This time we’ll do it at the dance, so make sure you bring your dancin shoes and are ready to have a great night with us!!  Sunday we are teaming up with the Wine Country Racing Association to offer all wrist band wearing registrants free spectator admission to the Races.  And after last years success of the Car Club Challenge we are again holding a Bracketed Club agains Club Challenge with a nice purse going to the winners!!  Come on guys, get the members of your clubs off their benches and into their cars!!  We always have a Great weekend and welcome anyone who has never been to check it out.  Hopefully the registration form link below works and we will see you next month!!

2011 Registration form

June 14, 2010

What a great weekend!  The sun came out and shone on us the whole time.  The Wine Tour/Poker Run took us to 5 local wineries, 3 new ones and 2 from last year that we had to go back to!  Friday’s BBQ was a great place to catch up with everyone and the Band was awesome!!  The Blue Healers came down from Kelowna and we’ll gladly use them again… Thanks Boys!!  Our hosts outdid themselves again and made us all feel so welcome that we didn’t want to go home!  On Saturday we were able to try out our new location for the Show’n’Shine and we are so glad the Town of Osoyoos has allowed us to move down to Gyro Park.  Everyone who registered LOVED the new location without hesitation!!  We took the Beach Cruise back to the Beach!!  This year we had a mini-cruise through town prior to our main cruise, allowing some of the residents to see the beautiful cars from their front yard.  The Helm Family hosted us again for our awards and door prize drawing.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  Your place never ceases to amaze, no matter how often I’ve been there.  Each year when we have someone new join us, you can literally see their jaw drop as they wander the grounds and try to take it all in.  Saturday evening was a great time for our participants to enjoy some of our restaurants and pubs and have a little free time.  We hosted a ‘Fastest Jalopy’ heads up race on Sunday during the WCRA Drag Races and while the competition was close, the trophy and prize money stayed in Canada this year.  Mark and Rob, you guys put up a great fight, maybe next year?   Thank you to the WCRA for putting on a such a great event and letting our registrants in as spectators with their Cactus J wrist bands.  We love working with you and hope to see you again back at the track next year!

To all our Participants, all our Sponsors and all our Volunteers, a Huge Thank You!!  Cactus Jalopies is what it is because of you!

Hope to see you all again next year!

Kevin, Kristin, JF, Ryan, Pat, Dan, Carole, Doug, Millie, Pam, Fred, Francine, Ben, Darlene & Dwayne  (The Cactus Jalopies)

June 7, 2010

Well… this is it!!  By Thursday you will hopefully be packed and on the road to join us for one of the best little rod runs in the west!!  We have lots of fun planned, some free time for you to enjoy our little town (some amazing restaurants to try out Saturday night) and Drag Races to cap it all off!  Can’t wait to see you!!

May 25, 2010

Wow, it’s almost that time of year again!! Until we get the real Cactus Jalopies website updated, JF Kustoms has been gracious enough to let me grab a page in here. Thanks JF Kustoms!!

I’ve done it!!!! Finally you can download the registration form below (as a pdf) (LINK REMOVED) and get it sent in!! You can also find us on Facebook where you can check out past years pictures and share memories with past Rod Runners.

Please don’t hesitate to share the link to this page with ANY car nut that you think would like to try our little rod run in the desert. We have way laid back fun and love to see new faces and their rides!!

See ya Soon!!

P.S. To contact me with any questions please copy the following email address into your email program. [email protected] That is the official Cactus J email so don’t send any email to this website. I’ll work my hardest to get you all the info you need. THANKS!!!

Click on the link below (LINK REMOVED), print it, fill it in and get it in the mail right away with your cheque or bring it with you to Registration. If you don’t have a pdf reader, email me at the address above and I’ll send you the Word Doc version.