Regional Meets

June 12-13 • LOWER MID-WEST REGIONAL MINI MEET • PAMPA, TEXAS - Lower Midwest Regional Mini Meet will be held in conjunction with the High Plains Cruisers 17th Annual Burnin’ The Bricks In June car show and cruise in downtown Pampa, Texas.

Crown Victoria Association members are invited to R&B Body Shop, 214 W. Brown, Hwy 60 in Pampa for a cook out and get together with Robert, Nancy & Brady Brogdin on Friday, June 12, at 6 p.m.

A special section will be roped off for the “Crowns” at the Burnin’ the Bricks car show in downtown Pampa on Saturday, June 13, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner will be served at Finley’s Fountain at 5 p.m. and the cruise around the old Pampa Drag will be from 7-9 p.m. Registration for the Car show will be $25, Cruise $10, 2 meals $20 for each car pus $20 each addition al meal. Pampa, Texas is located in the Top of Texas 56 miles east of Amerillo on High-way 60 between Arkansas/Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma and the whole rest of Texas. Motels available are Best Western Northgate Inn - 806-665-0926, Americinn Lodge - 806-665-4404 (Mention Burnin’ the Bricks for rate), LaQuinta -806-486-1452, Hampton Inn - 806-669-155. We look forward to seeing everyone. Contact Robert & Nancy Brogdin at 405 Magnolia St., Pampa, Texas 79065, phone 806-665-5855 for more information.

June 26 – 28, 2020 * Northwest Regional Meet * Penticton, BC - Tom and Pat Siddon have once again graciously volunteered to host this year’s event, in Penticton, BC. Our event will be in conjunction with Penticton’s 20th annual function called, the “Peach City Beach Cruise”. It is a well-known collector car show and is the largest in Western Canada that is limited to and attracting 850 collector vehicles (vintage, hot rods, customs and classics). Our beautiful CVA Fords, Mercs, Meteors, Monarchs and Trucks, will be given an Okanagan Lake front display area on the grass in Rotary Park. At our last visit to the Beach Cruise in 2017 we had more than 50 of our unique and colorful 50’s vehicles on display at the same lakeside location. Our presence was widely commended by many who attended the Penticton show in 2017.

The Peach City Beach Cruise organizing committee has enthusiastically embraced our participation in 2020 and are sponsoring a special CVA Members trophy. Some of you may recall that in 2017, we won an award for the largest club participation. Let’s to do that again in 2020!

Our CVA members, will start gathering in Penticton Thurs June 25th for the start of our CVA meet.

Friday morning, we will take off to Kenny Helms place. He has given his blessing to visit his home and incredible property once again. This will include an awesome short cruse, meandering on a nice county road to his place. His hospitality to his wonderful world of peaceful seclusion on top of a mountain with beautiful views and all his collection of yesterday, is a sight to see!

After leaving Kenny’s place, we will take a short drive and take in a lunch at St. Andrews by the Lake. Then we’re off to our second excursion a few miles away.

We’ve planned a tour of the world-renowned Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, (DRAO). It is a research facility, located in Kaleden, British Columbia. The site houses four radio telescopes, interferometric radio telescope, 26-m single-dish antenna,
solar flux monitor, and the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME). This promises to be very informative and for many, extremely unique!

After the observatory we will drive back to Penticton.

At 5pm, the PCBC has a parade of all auto’s, which will be incredible! This is a huge lake-to-lake Beach Cruise with hundreds of cars cruising down Main Street to the beachfront of Okanagan Lake.

We have booked the Blue Heron Banquet Room at the Penticton Golf and Country Club ( for our traditional closing dinner and awards ceremony on Saturday, June 27th. The dining room looks out over the beautiful views of the golf course. Our all- inclusive price for the banquet will be just under $40 CAD or about $30.00 US per person.

To participate as CVA Members in the 2020 Peach City Beach Cruise, our members need to register on the Peach City Beach Cruise website, ( and designate their CVA affiliation in order to park with our group. The Beach Cruise website is open for registration. Total show registration will be limited to 850 vehicles. It is highly advised for CVA members to register as soon as possible. As of this writing, they have over 585 entered. The show historically has been sold out! If you need assistance with registering call me.

Also, please remember to sign up for the CVA function. The NW CVA region members will receive an email, and for some a mailing. It will include our CVA Registration form, needing filled out, and send to Tom Bridgham, along with funds.

Please understand there are two separate registrations, one for the PCBC and one for the CVA functions.

You should also place a hold on your hotel accommodation as soon as possible. There is a listing of several Penticton hotels available on the Beach Cruise website under their Home Page Icon for Information/accommodation. Many of the lakefront motels are already booked. However, our CVA organizing committee in Penticton has arranged for a limited number of rooms to be held at the Penticton Lakeside Resort, the Ramada Hotel and the Sandman Inn. Prices at these hotels range from $140 to $240 Cdn or approximately $100 to $180 US per night.

There may be a modest (at cost) charge for these additional CVA activities. At present we are considering a Thursday evening supper run and cruise, a Friday morning tours with several stops of interest, followed by an informal lunch.

If you wish any further information or assistance, please call Tom Bridgham at (253) 222-4330 or e-mail him at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR you can email Tom or Pat Siddon at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

July 12, 2020 * UPPER NORTHEAST REGIONAL MEET * Endicott Estate, Dedham, MA * The meet will be held in conjunction with the Annual Bay State Antique Auto Club ( at the Endicott Estate in Dedham, MA. All CVA members are welcome with or without a car. This is a rain or shine event and CVA will have its own reserved section. Lots of parts vendors as well as food available. E-mail Jim at mijr44 or call cell 781-864-1161 with questions or for updates. If the e­mails or phone contacts give you a hard time, KEEP TRYING. Don't want to miss you. Great opportunity to meet new friends as this is one of the largest shows in the area for 2020. Mark your calendar. See you there!

September 12, 2020 * UPPER NORTHEAST REGIONAL MEET * Jim Rock’s Annual Barbeque * Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 12th. Come on over to kick tires or one another and enjoy burgers and dogs. Lisa will be making her usual batch of "Haunted Salem Witch Chickens Wings" done with her own secret, spooky recipe. Make sure you arrive with an empty stomach. They are to die for!! Laurie Cabot, the official Salem Witch hopefully will be away on vacation, so I don't expect anyone to suffer any ill effects. After eating until you can barely move, F. Lee Bailey's (O.J. Simpson's trial lawyer) his residence is two blocks away facing the Atlantic Ocean. Take a Walk along Lynn Shore Drive facing Mass. Bay, or just stay put and talk until the moon comes up. Give me a "Toot" to let me know you will be coming, 781-864-1161. Arrival after 11 a.m. is perfect.

2020 Upper Midwest Regional Meet * The National CVA Convention for 2020 is being held in Des Moines, Iowa, so it has been decided that we will not host a Regional Meet over Memorial Day weekend as in the past.  This will provide an opportunity for all to enjoy the National Convention in July. Activities and events are posted on the CVA Convention Site ( Hoping to see you all in Des Moines.  Dick & Pat Raths


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