Friday, August 15, 2014

1958 Chevrolet Bel Air For Sale

Can you circulate amongst your club members?


Here are some photos from my Car Show [August 9th] featuring a City Bus from 1954 - 5105 Bus # 97 which was an actual Bus used in Excelsior in that time period.

It was fun to see the Bus and hear it run, pull the cord to let the driver know you want to get off at the next stop – remember?

Brent our volunteer driver was busy answering questions about the Bus and questions like how many turns of the steering to turn a corner – about 7 to 8, no power steering folks, sounds like my ’49.

Well where can one see and experience the Buses and Trains – check the Minnesota Transportation Museum and especially the Jackson Street Roundhouse and for more information for a fun Saturday Adventure.

Many thanks to the Holter family for preserving the Buses and putting one on display at my Show last Saturday.

Enjoy the Photos and see you at my next Show August 23.

Rick Meyer

Tonka Cruzers Car Club - Excelsior
PS Don't forget the MTK Assisted Living Car Show in September


Cadillac 1970 for sale

  • VIN:  JO274698
  • Type and Model Code:   CPCEVI
  • Mileage  93,629
Asking $3000

Hi Rick.  I’m a Excelsior resident that has a car for sale.  This car was owned by my father but it’s time to part with it.  It hasn’t been advertised yet but I wondered if one of your club members might be interested.  Asking $3000.  Can supply more pictures or information about the car. 

Allan Liebrenz
Hm 952-472-6206
Cell 612-270-8700
Car Details:
Two door coupe, light blue body, black vinyl top
472 cu. in,  375 hp engine, V-8
Turbo hydra-matic  transmission
Blue cloth and leather interior
 Air Conditioning
Power Windows
Power  Brakes
Power Seats with Dual Comfort controls
Power Door Locks
Power Steering
3 speed wipers
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
Auto climate control- heating/air conditioning
Guide-Matic  Power Headlight Control (auto dimming)
Twilight Sentinel for Driving Lights (auto turns lights on at dusk)
Am/Fm Radio   [push button/signal seeking/stereo]
Remote Control Truck Lock
26 gal. fuel tank (use 93 Octane or higher unleaded gas)
Matching rubber floor mats
No Auto Level Control 
Limited Slip Differential ?
No cruise control
No air bags
Owner’s Manual
Maintenance Records Notebook
Chiltons  Auto Manuals:  1970, 1974
Parts catalogues and misc. literature
Purchase/Registration records
 Spare Parts:
“Y” exhaust pipe
Headlight #4001 (high beam)
A/C compressor seal kit #6599114
Thermostat housing gasket
Distributor contact set #52-90S
Distributor condenser #DR-227
Locking gas cap #461
Fuse, AGC 10 (4)
Spark plugs, 1 set of 8, #R44XLS
Wiper blades, (3), #PRL-18
Tire air gauges (4), #989276
Tire stem air valve extension (3),  #VE712
A/C compressor pulley removal tool
Old air compressor parts
Old body mounting washer and rubber donut parts
Spare tire hold-down bolt/nut
Old license plate holder
Car History and Notes:
Have 15 pictures of vehicle (could take more)
4th owner, purchased  4/14/1975 @ 33,625 miles
Present mileage 93, 629 (only 1,000 miles in last 11 years)
Oil/filter change, 93,563 (11/2009)
Transmission fluid/filter change: 91,860 (9/2002)
Hoses/belts/antifreeze replaced: 91130 (7/2002)
Tires: 2-1983 (installed approx. at 65,000 miles); 2-1992(installed approx. at 85,000 miles); radial- P235/75R15,
Tire pressure (cold), 22 psi front, 26 psi rear
No major work done on vehicle; slight rust cleanup and spot paint in 1992
Vehicle needs:
 A/c compressor and system checkout,
Replace front windshield (present one cracked)
Vehicle started and driven a short distance a few times each year, always garaged, rarely driven in winter


Friday, August 8, 2014

Tonka Cruzers Car Show Update

Sorry I haven’t had my Blog updated  much lately but have had soooo… much going on lately have had not enough time for Car Fun. So here is some highlights of the summer for Tonka Cruzers with some photos to view.
Of course my Car Shows [2 left August 9th and 23rd] Door Prizes and special vehicles to make them interesting.
Recently had a Show at Wealshire Assisted Living in Bloomington [3rd year] – great turnout lots of Mustangs plus a cool restored Bus. There will be a restored Bus at my August 9th Show that was part of the Bus Line in Excelsior – very cool!
Here is feedback from the Activities Director from Wealshire:

Hi Rick –
Your car show was amazing!!!!   I was very impressed.  Residents, families and friends all had so much fun.
THANK YOU AND ALL WHO CAME!!!!!!!!!!!  It was a wonderful event that everyone is still raving about. - Sheryl Hassan Activities

The Bus that will be at my Show is the following ……………………
It's one of the old Excelsior Minneapolis line run transit buses from the 50's we ran there in the 60-70's….. 1954 5105 Bus # 97 – see Pic

Next Minnetonka Class of 1964 had a dinner at the Minnetonka Country Club and needed a couple of 1964 vintage Cars by the entrance. John and Colleen Hardin and Fran Smit brought their rides for this occasion – see Pics [Plus the cheerleaders were there]

Have had good turnouts and interesting Cars at my Shows and the Tractor Trailer is finally gone from the lot to free up space. For those who don’t know Kowalski’s is going to open a grocery Store in the Mason Motors building March 2015 so I will be moving to a different location next year [probably Excelsior Brewery lot again].

There are 2 Pics that are unique – one at my last Show, check out the Spark Plug wires. The other Pic is from my Wealshire Show from a Chev Farm truck …. First person that emails me with what the heck the Spigot is for will get a door prize when at my next Show August 9th – good luck!

Rick Meyer
Tonka Cruzers Car Club - Excelsior

Saturday, August 2, 2014

No Tonka Cruzers Excelsior car show today, but the Excelsior Flea Market is open today

Excelsior Flea Market at 10 Water Street, Excelsior, MN is open today 9-3 pm. Check out the 1957 Chevy Hubcaps at today's Flea Market - find the vendor under the tree in back!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Eden Prairie News Classic Cars Shows mentions Tonka Cruzers Car Show! July 10 issue

Read the article here

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Wealshire Car Show [1 to 3pm] Wednesday July 16, 2014 Bloomington, MN

How do you make a Cruze-In successful - you have Car Folk willing to donate a few hours of their time and display their "Rides" for the pleasure of the Residents of a Assisted Living Memory Care facility.

 We had 13 Collector Cars last year, it doesn't get much better than that! The Car owners reward was seeing the Residents want their picture taken with maybe their car or other with a smile on the Residents face and maybe a memory of a certain car.

 Wealshire has expanded their facility since last year so that means more residents to take in the car show.

Wealshire will  provide a Hot Dog meal for us.

Time 1pm to 3pm – Address  10601 Lyndale Ave So., Bloomington MN 55427

Thank you all for bringing you cars last year and hopefully I can get the cool refurbished City Bus again this year! 

Sincere Thanks,

Rick Meyer[612] 750-6917

Tonka Cruzers Car Club - Excelsior

 Please note that there is one more such Car Show this year in September please RSVP so let me know if you can attend one or both.