Cruisin With the Quads
County car club
to kick off summer cruise-ins
hold their events
on La Grange's Main Street
Helen E. McKinney
LA GRANGE, Ky. (April 2012) Pat Cole always
wanted a convertible. She got her wish when she purchased a 1932 Ford
Roadster and proved that you didnt have to be one of the boys
to join a car club.
Once she took a ride in the Roadster she was hooked. I negotiated
a price and my husband was thrilled, she said.
Her husband, Donnie Cole, 63, grew up in La Grange and loved cars, she
said. I just went along with it. He looked up to the guys in the
The Quads Club, short for Quads, Rods and Custom Car Club, was popular
in the area when it was established in 1957. It made a comeback a few
years ago and we were with the club from the beginning,
said Cole, who is originally from Louisville.
When she bought her 1932 Ford Roadster, its fiberglass body was already
restored. She said her husband had always wanted a collector car and
bought his 1932 Ford Coupe before she purchased her Roadster. My
husband and a friend, Don Withers, restored his car, said Cole,
The couple is members of the National Street Rod Association, as are
most members of the Quads, Rods and Custom Car Club, she said. Club
members often get together and do things and go to different places
and on different runs.
Cole said the thing she likes best about the Quads Club is the
people. And members never lack for a car cruise. Every week
from the spring through the fall, there is a show going on somewhere,
A local show Cole and her husband will participate in is the upcoming
Cruisin with the Quads, a series of car shows that
opens Saturday, April 28. Sponsored by Quads, Rods and Custom Car Club
and Discover Downtown La Grange, this free series will take place from
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Main Street in La Grange the fourth Saturday of
each month through October.
The purpose of the car shows is to get together and have fun,
said Quads club member and series organizer Barney Barnett. There will
be door prizes, various activities, music and lots of cars.
Barnett has several custom cars he has collected over the years: a 1944
Coupe, 1964 Corvette, 1969 Corvette and a 1975 Corvette, just to name
a few. In the past, this car show was held at Dairy Queen in La Grange.
Any money made is put back into charities, back into the county,
The Quads, Rods and Custom Car Club originated with several young members,
said Barnett. After many of the members graduated between 1959 and 1960,
they went away to college or joined the Army.
About seven years ago, when Barnett became semi-retired, he got a bunch
of individuals together and started the club back up. There are
a few members who do not have cars, he said. Anybody can
join the club.
The club meets once a month on the second Thursday of the month. They
also hold an annual car show at the Cherry House on the first Saturday
in July. At these shows, attendees are sure to see everything from Corvettes
to street rods to muscle cars, said Barnett.
For more information on the Cruisin
with the Quads car show season, contact Barney Barnett at (502)
548-8755 or visit the website: www.QuadsRodsAndCustoms.com.
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