The Collector Car Club of Coolidge was formed in 2014 by a small group of avid car collectors and auto enthusiasts. Recognizing that car collecting, auto restoration, and swapping tales of "mine is bigger or better or more expensive than yours", there needed to be a place in Coolidge to do just that.
John Hill, an avid auto enthusiast is the President of the Collector Car Club of Coolidge. He will announce more officers as the club develops.
The Club is sponsored by the Artisan Village of Coolidge, LLC which is member of the Coolidge Performing Arts Center Foundation, Inc, a non-profit, tax exempt chartiable 501c3 organization.
It is our hope and mission to bring various facets of car collecting, restoration, service & repair to interested individuals in the area with a special interest in attracting the youth in the community to this wildly popular activity. It may be that some youth will find a new career or automotive interest because of their involvement in the club. Membership is free to individuals under the age of 18 years.
As far as my background in cars. I have been interested in cars since I began driving. That was when I was about 13 years old. When I was growing up we lived on a farm, out in the country, as they say. My dad taught me to drive on the country roads. I would drive to the neighbors.up the road to get milk at the dairy or hay for our calves..I always wanted to build a hot rod, even at an early age. I would find an old auto part and want to save it until I could build my own car. I remember wanting a hotrod like the one Kooky had on Sunset Strip.
I learned early about the workings of a motor. starting with Cushman scooters. I had a '58 Cushman Eagle. I would take the motor and transmission apart and put them back together just to see how they worked.
I have built many engines over the years. In high school I and a couple of friends would work on our friends scootors, motorcycles and cars.One of my friends father had a car dealership in Mesa and we would work on cars at night using the garage bays. Of course we didn't make many friends with the mechanics, we would get into their tool boxes and leave them scattered for them the next morning.
I wish I had kept some of the cars I have owned over the years including a '55 Chevy 2 door Bel Air, a 1965 Corvette, a 1957 Chevy Bel Air 2 dr hdtp, 1960 2 dr hdtp. 55' Chev pick up with a Chrysler Hemi w/ B&M hydro, a custom 56 ford pickup (in my highschool days) , 63' Ford Fairlane 2 Dr Hdtp., 66 Cobra.
I am now restoring a 1966 Ford Bronco and a 1970 Ford Torino GT.
Collector Car Club of Coolidge
200 w sundance DR
Coolidge, AZ 85128
Cafe of Coolidge
156 N . Arizona Boulevard
Coolidge, Arizona 85128
First Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm
Phone: 480 599 0473
The Collector Car Club of Coolidge charitable contributions include, donations to the local chapter 36 of the DAV, Coolidge High School JROTC, and youth sports
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