The Parker County Cruisers became a club in 1989 and incorporated in 1999. Several car guys got together at The Pizza Place on South Main. Some of the guys were drag racers and some just old car lovers. The common ground was that we all had an interest in cars. The first meetings were at Jerry's Chevrolet. All agreed that it would be a family oriented club.
The Parker County Cruisers is a family oriented car club that enjoys going to car shows together, cruising and helping out those in need in our community.
We will be meeting at a new location, Harberger Hill Weatherford Community Center, 701 Narrow St, at the corner of Narrow and Mill Streets, on the third Tuesday each month, 6:30 social time, 7:PM meeting
If you are looking for a friendly group and enjoy old cars of any type, call Don Martin at 817-901-4786 for more information.
Doug's love affair with the 1957 Corvette began over 50 years ago in Midland, Texas. In 1959 Doug traded a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air along with $250 for his first 1957 Corvette. In 1962 he traded the '57 in on a 1962 Chevrolet convertible, a move he regretted as soon as he drove off the lot. He bought his second '57 Corvette in 1967 which he kept until 1974 -- another mistake.
After retiring in 2001, Pauline suggested that he buy another Corvette. According to Doug, there just isn't another model that compares to a '57. Finding one however, can be quite a challenge. So it is amazing that Pauline found this Corvette approximately 8 miles from their home. The previous owner told Pauline "I'm more of a Camaro man" so Pauline called Doug to "come get this car".
It has been non-stop cruising ever since. This is definitely a driver -- no trailer for this baby. They both love the "thumbs up" they get wherever they go and have had their picture taken driving down the interstate. Some of the highlights of their travels include Nashville, TN for the 50th Corvette Anniversary celebration, to Colorado for "Vettes in the Rockies" as well as Pike's Peak. Many trips to Eureka Springs and Hot Springs Arkansas and their most memorable - and longest trip - to Mount Rushmore.
Their Corvette was used as a race car and they have made many modifications -- adding air conditioning, a 700R400 overdrive transmission, cruise control and a new interior. The car was completely stripped of three different colors then painted plum reddish (purple). Their latest improvement is a custom frame by Corvette Corrections with C4 suspension, making it a much better ride. The irony of the color is that all three of their Corvettes have been purple of one shade or another. Not your standard stock color, but easily recognized as Doug and Pauline's Corvette.