Welcome to the the Northern Plains
Vintage Foreign Car Club


Club Meetups

When: First Saturdays of the month, 9:00 a.m.
Where: City Brew, 2425 King Avenue West, corner of South 24th St. W. and King Ave. Click for Map

When: Third Saturdays of the month, 9:00 a.m.
Where: City Brew, Main St, Billings Heights, next to Albertsons. Click for Map

Locations subject to change.  Join up for our email alerts or check the web site news below.


Club News

 

Posted January 16, 2019

This Saturday, January 19, 2019, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Posted January 2, 2019

This Saturday, January 5, 2019, being the first Saturday of the month is the next meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We will be getting together at the City Brew on the corner of 24th and King in Billings at 9 am.

Posted December 12, 2018

This Saturday, December 15, 2018, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Posted November 29, 2018

This Saturday, December 1, 2018, being the first Saturday of the month is the next meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We will be getting together at the City Brew on the corner of 24th and King in Billings at 9 am.

Posted November 15, 2018

This Saturday, November 17, 2018, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Posted November 1, 2018

This Saturday, November 3, 2018, being the first Saturday of the month is the next meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We will be getting together at the City Brew on the corner of 24th and King in Billings at 9 am.

Posted October 18, 2018

This Saturday, October 20, 2018, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Posted October 4, 2018

This Saturday, October 6, 2018, being the first Saturday of the month is the next meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We will be getting together at the City Brew on the corner of 24th and King in Billings at 9 am.

Posted September 12, 2018

This Saturday, September 15, 2018, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Posted August 29, 2018

This Saturday, September 1, 2018, being the first Saturday of the month is the next meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We will be getting together at the City Brew on the corner of 24th and King in Billings at 9 am.

Posted August 15, 2018

This Saturday, August 18, 2018, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Posted July 18, 2018

This Saturday, July 21, 2018, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Posted July 4, 2018

Save the date: August 25, 2018

All Euro Cars Show

Veterens Park, Billings MT, 10am-3pm


The RC Exotic Car Club out of Saskatchewan will be attending the car show this year. Below is a partial list of the cars that will be attending.  Let's give these exotics a warm Montana welcome.  

 

2018 McLaren 570 Spider

2018 Lamborghini Huracan

2016 Lamborghini Aventador

2016 Lamborghini Huracan

2010 Ferrari F430

2008 Porsche TT

1993 Lamborghini Diablo

Posted July 4, 2018

This Saturday, July 7, 2018, being the first Saturday of the month is the next meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We will be getting together at the City Brew on the corner of 24th and King in Billings at 9 am.

 
Also, the Billings All Original Car Show is coming up on July 21, 2018 at North Park in Billings from 10am - 4pm.  Registration is free but it must be submitted by July 19.  If you didn't receive a form in the mail, you can pick one up online at
 
http://billingsalloriginalcarshow.org
 
Also, the 11th Annual All Euro Car Show will be held at Veterans Park in Billings on August 25, 2018.  If you want to enter your car the fee is $10 and goes to support local scholarships and charities.  Registration and set up is from 9-10am and the show goes from 10am - 3pm. Awards are at 2:30pm.
 

Posted June 11, 2018

This Saturday, June 16, 2018, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

For those who would like to do a drive, we will leave about 9:30 from that City Brew and drive to Woodbine Campground near Nye.  It is about 96 miles one-way.  Bring a sack lunch and be prepared for some great scenery.

Posted May 17, 2018

This Saturday, May 19, 2018, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

 
The weather on Saturday looks to be cool, but dry, and I'd like to do bit of a drive after we get together.  Since Saturday the 19th is Armed Forces Day I suggest a meandering drive to Laurel to visit the Yellowstone National Cemetery.
 
BTW, Mark brought his freshly restored TR4 to our last meet up. It is beautiful.
 
         

Posted March 1, 2018

MarchThis Saturday, February 3, 2018, being the first Saturday of the month is the next meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We will be getting together at the City Brew on the corner of 24th and King in Billings at 9 am.

Posted February 15, 2018

This Saturday, February 17, 2018, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Posted January 31, 2018

This Saturday, February 3, 2018, being the first Saturday of the month is the next meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We will be getting together at the City Brew on the corner of 24th and King in Billings at 9 am.

Posted January 17, 2018

This Saturday, January 20, 2018, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Posted January 3, 2018

This Saturday, January 6, 2018, being the first Saturday of the month is the next meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We will be getting together at the City Brew on the corner of 24th and King in Billings at 9 am.

Posted December 14, 2017

This Saturday, December 16, 2017, being the third Saturday of the month is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We will be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Posted November 29, 2017

This Saturday, December 2, 2017, being the first Saturday of the month is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We will be getting together at City Brew on the corner of King and 24th in Billings at 9am.

Posted November 2, 2017

This Saturday, November 4, 2017, being the first Saturday of the month is the next meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We will be getting together at the City Brew on the corner of 24th and King in Billings at 9 am.

Posted October 19, 2017

This Saturday, October 21, 2017, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.
 

Posted September 13, 2017

This Saturday, September 16, 2017, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Also coming up is the annual Grape Stomp Drive with the Mini-Cooper club. It will be Sept 23rd leaving the west end City Brew at 9:30 a.m. on that day.  There should be info on the bigskyminis.com website for those interested.

 

Posted August 3, 2017

This Saturday, August 5, 2017, being the first Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew at 24th and King in Billings.  

 
Also, the 41st Annual All British Field Meet, "The Best of Britain," will be held September 1, 2, 3, 2017, at the Portland International Raceway.  Lots of stuff going on there from vintage racing, car show, slot car racing, and numerous other events.  If you are interested:
 
http://www.abfm-pdx.com
 

Posted July 13, 2017

This Saturday, July 15, 2017 is our regular meet up day but instead of our usual place, we will get together at the Billings All Original Car Show in North Park in Billings.  The show starts at 10am and runs until 4pm.  Stop by and check out all the great cars.

Posted June 15, 2017

This Saturday, June 17, 2017, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Posted June 1, 2017

This Saturday, June 3, 2017, being the first Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew at 24th and King in Billings.  
 
A reminder, Saturday is also the annual Roaring 20s Club auction.  There are a few vintage foreign rides in this year's lineup.  Go here for more information:
 
http://www.roaring20sautoclub.com/auction.html
 
 

Posted Maay 18, 2017

This Saturday, April 20, 2017, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

 
The weather looks like it is improving so if anyone would like to do a short drive, say, about 10:30, I am up for that.

Posted March 29, 2017

This Saturday, April 1, 2017, being the first Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew at 24th and King in Billings.

Posted March 15, 2017

This Saturday, March 18, 2017, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew om Main Street in Billings Heights.

Posted February 16, 2017

This Saturday, February 18, 2017, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew om Main Street in Billings Heights.

Posted February 2, 2017

This Saturday, February 4, 2017, being the first Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew at 24th and King in Billings.

Posted January 19, 2017

This Saturday, January 21, 2017, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Posted January 5, 2017

This Saturday, January 7, 2017, being the first Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew at 24th and King in Billings.

 

Posted September 1, 2016

 

This Saturday, September 3, 2016, being the first Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew at 24th and King in Billings.
 
I'll be missing from this meet up since I'll be racing, OK, running, the 10K Fun Run in Red Lodge that morning.
 
There is lots going on this weekend with the Wing Ding and Burn the Point.  The car show for the latter is at Rocky this year.
 
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Also, save the date for annual Grape Stomp Drive with the Big Sky Minis.  Information below.
 
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Member John Baber would like as many who can to participate in the St. Johns Car Show:
 
St. John’s Lutheran Ministries, 3940 Rimrock Road.  Thursday, September 15th, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
 
It is a fun time at St. John’s.   Free meal and prizes.   Shelly Hoovestal is in charge of it and you will meet down by the chapel (building with cross on top) to line up.  First is a good meal in the building, then you will parade around the campus a couple of times so the residents in the different buildings can watch the cars go by.  After about three times, there will be a parking space in front of St. John’s driveway and the residents will want to walk by and look at the cars and talk to the owners.  A great afternoon and fun time with everyone.   Last year I did it and had a wonderful time.
 
If you can participate, please contact John: job59102@bresnan.net
 
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And, if you are going to be in the Rapid City area:
 
Remember the British Car Show at Main St. Square Alley on Sept. 11 1-4 pm.  If you can bring a car to the show the east alley will be open at Noon.  Please reply via phone or Email if you can attend or if you have any questions.
Mickey Hartnett
721-8088
 
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BigSkyMinis of Billings Montana invites you to the Grape Stomp drive
Saturday, September 24th 2016
MORNING DRIVE: (Sixth Annual drive)
 
Start location: City Brew Coffee, 2425 King Ave W # B and 24th Street, Billings, MT 59102
       (which is just south from Wal-Mart Westend.)
 
Start: Meet: 9:30 am Depart: 10:00am
Drive: about 2 1/2 hours.
End drive at: Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, 1335 Holiday Cir, Billings, MT 59101
Drive hosts: Russ & Betty
 
The route is planned in an abbreviated rally like manner, including questions along the route.  A co-pilot for reading the questions and writing down answers is needed.  The rally questions are optional and just for fun.   Distance is about 75 miles that including a snack/bathroom stop.  A Texas Size Cinnamon Roll may be a snack option.  There are many curves and turns included.   Any type of car, new or vintage.   Cars that have joined us In the past have included:  MINI, Porsche, Classic Mini, Vintage MG, Volvo, Spitfire,  VW, Ferrari, Triumph, and Shelby GT Mustang.    No speed records are planned. We will probably see some leaves on the road in spots. Maybe you’ll discover a road or two you not have ever been on in the Billings area.  All are paved roads.
 
Let us know if you plan to drive with us, so we can watch for you.  rhansen.nsinc@gmail.com
 
AFTERNOON EVENT, Optional: Yellowstone Cellars & Winery
6th Annual,   Grape Stomp  & Harvest Festival,      ~Saturday, September 24th,  1-11pm
Schedule of afternoon events:
1:00pm~ Blessing of the Harvest with our friend, Father Wayne Pittard!!!
1:15pm~ GRAPE STOMP! All ages welcome. We will be stomping until the grapes run out!
FOOD AVAILABLE ALL DAY
7:00-9:00pm~ Live Music with local singer/songwriter Almeda Bradshaw!
$15/person, includes T-Shirt or Event Wine Glass.
Kids under 12 years old stomp for free!
 
A portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to Relay for Life in support of Team MaKayla!Stomp Host: Clint Peck, Yellowstone Cellars&Winery

 For more information about The Stomp:   www.yellowstonecellars.com     1335 Holiday Cir, Billings, MT 59101Posted July 15, 2016

Just a reminder that our third Saturday meet up, July 16, 2016, will be at North Park at the Billings All Original Car Show.  The show starts at 10am.  We tend to hang out in the Foreign car section which usually on the east end of the show.

 

Posted May 18, 2016

This Saturday, May 21, 2016, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

 

Posted April 12, 2016

This Saturday, April 16, 2016, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Posted August 22, 2015

A beautiful day for a car show.  It was the annual All Euro Car Show in Billing's Veterens Park.  Pictures are on the Events Page.

Posted July 31, 2015

This Saturday, August 1, 2015, being the first Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on the corner of 24th St. West and King Ave. in Billings.

 
Be sure to pick up a copy of Magic magazine, available at various locations around town.  They have a photo layout of our cars that was shot at that Wednesday night meet up last month.  Or, check it out online here:
 
http://issuu.com/billingsgazette/docs/august_2015./1?e=3109251/14323786
 
The article starts on page 42.
 
And, the same photos are now in the Billings Gazette: Full Throttle

 

Posted June17, 20

This Saturday, June 20, 2015, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Posted June17, 2015

We had a great time at this evening's meet up.  The earlier weather was heavy rain but it cleared in time for a great time.  Pictures are on the Events Page.

 

 

 

Posted June16, 2015

We have a meet up planned for Wednesday, June 17, 7pm, at City Brew on Main St. in Billing Heights.  A photographer from Magic City Magazine will be there by 8pm to take pictures for an upcoming issue.
 

Posted June 3, 2015

This Saturday, June 6, 2015, being the first Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on the corner of 24th St. West and King Ave. in Billings.

Also going on this Saturday is the Roaring 20s Auto Club annual auction. Viewing is at 8am and the auction starts at 10 am.  This takes place at their clubhouse at 7400 Grand Ave., Billings.  There are some cars for sale that might be of interest to our club members including a 1961 MGA Mark II and 1975 Triumph TR7.  Check out their web site for the car list:
 
http://www.roaring20sautoclub.com/auction.html

 

Posted May 14, 2015

 
This Saturday, May 16, 2015, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.
 
A reminder about our invitation to join the Absaroka Porsche Club in a rally drive, also on Saturday.  That information is below.
 
 
Come join us and members of the other local car clubs in Billings for a Gimmick Rally to Red Lodge. This rally will be a fun time. No speeding, no crazy rally rules, and no counting miles or time. You’ll just need a copilot and a paper, pencil and clipboard.
 
The route will start in Billings at the upper Metra Parking lot and follow a leisurely route to Red Lodge on some of our nicer back roads. It’ll take about 2 - 2 1/2 hours to complete the route. Along the way you will look for the clues provided and write down the answers to the questions. You can stop as needed, and there will a couple required stops along the way.
 
Once in Red Lodge, your destination is Sam’s Tap Room & Kitchen or Red Lodge Ales located at 1445 North Broadway, in Red Lodge. 
 
Afterwards, relax, order some lunch and beverage and drop off your results. We will have prizes for the winners.
 
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015, 0900 with the first car on the road at 9:30.
 
Start: Billings Metra Upper Parking Lot.
 
Finish: Sam’s Tap Room & Kitchen/Red Lodge Ales,1445 North Broadway, Red Lodge, MT. 59068
 
Bring: Paper, Pencil and Clipboard
 
Cost: $10 per car to cover the door prizes.
 

Posted April 30, 2015

This Saturday, May 2, 2015, being the first Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on the corner of 24th St. West and King Ave. in Billings.

 

Posted April 15, 2015

This Saturday, April 18, 2015, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

 

Posted April 2, 2015

This Saturday, April 4, 2015, being the first Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on the corner of 24th St. West and King Ave. in Billings.

 
There is some talk about wanting to plan a Time and Distance Rally.  I think that those with experience in that area should form a committee and we can get it set up for our driving season.  This Saturday would be a good time start getting that organized.  It you can't make it Saturday but want to be involved with the planning, email me and I'll take care of that for you.
 
Also, Rick from the local muscle car club came by our last meet up and invited us to show up at their get togethers.  Here's his messge to our group:
 
My name is Rick I am one of the Admins for the Muscle Car Club of Billings. One of our members gave me your contact information and said you guys were interested in meeting up with us. We welcome the idea. We should get together here in the near future and meet on the subject. We are mainly muscle car however we welcome all car enthusiasts. We enjoy talking, cruising and naturally showing off our cars. Please check out our facebook page:
 
https://www.facebook.com/billingsmuscle

 

Posted March 19, 2015

This Saturday, March 21, 2015, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

 
It's supposed to be 69 degrees on Friday and 70 degrees on Saturday so the only excuses you'll have for not showing up are mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, etc.
 
See you there.

 

 

Posted February 20, 2015

This Saturday, February 21, 2015, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Posted October 21, 2014

Sighted at last Saturday's meet up.  It turns out that an MG does make a reasonable utility vehicle.


Posted October 8, 2014

Pictures from last weekend's Rolling Poker Run are on the Events Page.


Posted October 3, 2014

This Saturday, October 4, 2014, being the first Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on the corner of 24th Street West and King Avenue, Billings.
 
During the Grape Stomp drive last weekend it was suggested that we do a drive and rolling poker run.  I like that idea and, since our nice weather days are likely numbered, let's do it this Saturday when the skies are supposed to be clear and the temperature in mid-70s..
 
We will have our regular meet up on Saturday and those who wish to go on the drive will leave at 10:45 am. 
 
The Route, from City Brew at King and 24th,
 
Go under the interstate on King and turn right on the South Frontage Road, AKA Old US Highway 10.
Stay on Old US Highway 10 through Laurel, Park City, and into Columbus.
In Columbus turn left on Highway 78 and follow it through Absarokee.
Stay on Highway 78 to Red Lodge.
In Red Lodge turn left on Highway 212 and then left at Red Lodge Ales.
 
The Stops
 
During the drive you will draw 5 cards, one at each of 5 different stops.  The stops are:
 
Laurel - Rotary Park, Birch Avenue & East Main Street
Park City - at the Cenex station next to I-90 Exit 426
Columbus - at the 307 Grill, the east intersection of Highway 78 and Old US Highway 10
Absarokee - at the Absarokee High School, south end of town on Highway 78
Red Lodge - at Red Lodge Ales on Highway 212

Whoever has the best hand after the last draw in Red Lodge wins.  There will be a prize.  There is no cost to enter.  To keep things on the up and up, a Certified Public Accountant will be traveling with me and be in charge of record keeping.


Posted September 28, 2014

Russ invited us to join the local Mini club for a drive that took us past some historical points in our area.  It was lots of fun and finished at the Yellowstone Vineyards for their annual Grape Stomp.  There are a few pictures on the Events Page.


Posted September 4, 2014

This Saturday, September 6, 2014, being the first Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on the corner of 24th Street West and King Avenue, Billings.


Posted August 26, 2014

Did some site updating.  There are now pictures from several car shows on the Events Page: YAM Car Show, Billings All Original Show, and a club meet up on August 2nd.


Posted August 23, 2014

Unfortunately, the All Euro Car Show was cancelled due to the several days of rain we have been enduring.  That's disappointing but the organizers might/maybe will try to put something together in its place.

In the meantime, last week a bunch of us drove up to Beartooth Pass and had a great time.  You can check out some pictures on the Events Page.


Posted August 10, 2014

This coming Saturday, August 16, 2014, is our meet up day, however, we have a club drive planned so we won't be at our regular location. 

We will meet up at City Brew on the corner of 24th Street West and King Ave., Billings, at 8:30 am.  We will depart at 8:45 am and drive to Autozone in Laurel, next to the Walmart, for fluid topping and any other last minute detailing.  We will then drive to Rockvale and stop for breakfast.  About one hour later we will drive to Mark's cabin in Red Lodge.  After regrouping we will drive across the Beartooth Pass.  After a return we will enjoy our lunch back at Mark's.  We have been invited to camp overnight at Mark's.  Those who wish to drive back on Saturday will do so at a time to be determined.

It should be lots of fun.  If you are not a member, sign up, it's free, and it will get you on our mailing list and you will receive more detailed instructions.


Posted July 30, 2014

This Saturday, August 2, 2014 is our next club meet up.  We will get together at 9am at the City Brew on the corner of 24th and King in Billings, MT.


Posted June 5, 2014

This Saturday, June 7, 2014, being the first Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club. 

We will be doing something a bit different for this get together. 

We will rendezvous at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights at about 8:30 am, grab a cup of coffee, and then head out on a drive by 9 am.  The destination is beautiful downtown Shepherd, Montana.  We will travel by this route:

North on Main Street to Highway 312
East on Highway 312 to 12 Mile Road
North on 12 Mile Road for 20 feet and then east on Chicago Road
Chicago Road east to Shepherd Road
North on Shepherd Road to Carey Road
West on Carey Road (about 1,500 feet) to 5515 Carey Road (AKA Shepherd Acton Rd)
That is the Emmanuel Lutheran Church where we have permission to park in their lot (and I didn't even have to drop Mark Donald's name)

So, why a trip to Shepherd?  Well, we haven't driven there before and it's a nice distance for a shake-down drive to see what's loose and what leaks before we tackle longer drives this summer.

Another reason is that right across the street from the church is Carter's Camera Cottage, a new and used camera store that is having a swap meet on Saturday.  I plan to bring some of my old equipment to unload, I mean to enrich someone's photographic hobby, and will set up a table or tarp over there.  Here's the web site:

http://www.cameracottage.com/

When it's time to hit the road, I suggest continuing west on Shepherd Acton Rd (it's all paved) to Highway 87 (Roundup Road) and take it south back to Billings Heights.

Something else to think about, this summer, a Dutch Vintage Volvo Club is having a drive from Panama to Alaska and will go through Montana in early August.  It might be fun to meet up with them.  For more information:

http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?196766-Volvo-Classic-Car-Adventure!-Panamericana-Panama-to-Alaska-Summer-2014


Posted May 29, 2014

There is a car show this weekend and many of us plan to show and shine.


Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Location: Billings Masonic Temple, 1101 Broadwater, Billings

Open House from 10 am - 3 pm
Car show in the parking lot

Also includes tours through the Masonic Building.

Billings Pops Orchestra will perform at 2 pm.


Posted May 14, 2014

This Saturday, May 17, 2014, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.

Instead of our usual location in Billings Heights, we will be meeting for breakfast at

Alpine Casino
1116 16th St W
Billings, Mt 59102

http://www.alpinecasinobillings.com/

That's on 16th St between Grand and Lewis.

We'll show up about 9am and kick some tires and then have some grub.

See you there.


Posted May 1, 2014

This Saturday, May 3, 2014, being the first Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on the corner of 24th Street West and King Avenue, Billings.


Posted March 27, 2014

Mark your calendar for the Yellowstone Art Museum's 50th Anniversary where they will have a Vintage Car Show on Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 

For an entry form and more information, visit the museum's web site here: Yellowstone Art Museum


Posted March 14, 2014

This Saturday, March 15, 2014, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Although not officially spring, that's not until next week, it sure feels like it after what we've been through for the past couple of months, so get those rides out of winter storage and let's have a good showing.


Posted February 22, 2014

Yes, it's been a bit chilly but we have been doing our twice monthly meet ups.  Here's a picture that Henry show at the last one.


Posted January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

This Saturday, January 4, 2014, being the first Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on the corner of 24th Street West and King Avenue, Billings.

The weather is supposed to be "brisk" with maybe a little bit of fresh snow overnight so bring your modern rides and let's see how everyone is doing watching their fun cars hibernating.

In case you are not aware of this, Jerry Seinfeld has a web-based TV show called "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."  The premise is pretty simple.  He picks up another comedian in some vintage car and they drive to a coffee shop, have coffee, and then drive back.  While it can be pretty funny, it's the cars that are of interest to us.  The new season has just started and in the trailer we get a glimpse or two of the car line up which includes a Volvo 1800.  You can see the trailer here along with the new episode:

http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/

Past shows are also there.  For a list of guests and the cars of past shows, go here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comedians_in_Cars_Getting_Coffee
 


Posted December 18, 2013

This Saturday, December 21, 2013, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.


Posted December 13, 2013

Winter is upon us but we've still done a few meet ups.  Our December 7th one included a field trip to new club member Vern Ball's shop to see a couple of DeLoreans.  One, a reconstruction to match up with the film "Back to the Future," is a real work of art and technical wizardry.  Vern, the car, and his crew were featured in an article in the Billings Gazette.

In other news, and included in a recent emailing, Jeff sends along this information about a source of parts:

I've got the info on that guy in Indiana that has all the Beck-Arnley products, brand new for very reasonable prices!!!  Lots of hydraulics, etc.  His name is Wes Weaver, and his contact info is:

Wes Weaver
Phone: 574-532-0280
Email: hoosierbeer@sbcglobal.net

Wes is a SUPER nice guy to talk to, and knows his stuff about parts!!  Just give him a description of what you need and what year and he can figure it out!


Posted November 1, 2013

This Saturday, November 2, 2013, being the first Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on the corner of 24th Street West and King Avenue, Billings.

I just returned from a last minute road trip to central Wisconsin.  While there, I picked up a travel brochure on the "Yellowstone Trail" describing where it went through Wisconsin.  I was not familiar with this road and it turns out that the "trail" was the first attempt to have a transcontinental highway across the U.S. and predates the Lincoln Highway by a year.

Anyway you can read a quick history here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone_Trail

and the association has a website here:

http://www.yellowstonetrail.org/

As it turns out, a portion of the trail ran through Montana, right through Billings, and one leg still bears the name "Yellowstone Trail."

Since we are into vintage cars, my suggested drive this Saturday is to retrace a portion of the vintage road in our area.  You can view a map here:

http://www.yellowstonetrail.org/id99.htm

I'll bring navigating instructions.


Posted October 19, 2013

We had a nice turn out for this morning's meetup.  Afterwards we did a nice drive as you can see on the Events page.


Posted October 16, 2013

This Saturday, October 19, 2013, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

If anyone is interested in a drive, I know a very curvy road that could use some straightening (Hwy 87 to Pryor Road, out and back).


Posted October 5, 2013

 

 

 

 

We followed today's meet up with a drive to Pictograph Caves State Park.  Pictures are on the Events page.

 


Posted October 5, 2013

Today's club meet up will be at the City Brew at the corner of King Ave. and 24th St. W, in Billings.  We'll get together at 9am.


Posted September 28, 2013

 

 

 

A few of us joined the Mini Coopers on their club rally today.  Pictures are on the Events page.

 

 


Posted September 20, 2013

This Saturday, September 21, 2013, being the third Saturday of the month, is the next scheduled meet up of the Northern Plains Vintage Foreign Car Club.  We'll be getting together at 9am at City Brew on Main Street in Billings Heights.

Just a reminder that next week there are two local car events on September 28:  the grape stomp rally and the car show at VW of Billings.




Posted September 9, 2013

Our friends in Rapid City sent a link with pictures of the cars at their recent Bristish Car Show.  You can view them here.  Club member Greg went to the show so we'll have to get some stories from him at our next meet up.


Posted September 9, 2013

Last Saturday's meetup was well-attended and it was nice to share stories, kick tires, and meet some new faces.  Some hotos are on the Events page.


Posted August 24, 2013

In front of the 307 Grill in Columbus, MT

It was a beautiful day for a Club Drive and was enjoyed by the ten of us who did it.  For pictures and details, take a look on the Events Page.


Posted Posted August 21, 2013

This coming Saturday, August 24th, 2013, we will be having a club drive.  We will meet up at the City Brew on King and 24th in Billings at 9:00 am.  We will leave by 9:15 am and drive, via Duck Creek and River Roads, to the Autozone in Laurel to meet up members who live out that way.  Let's plan to leave Laurel by 10 am.

The drive route will be to head out to Joliet, just like we did a few weeks ago when we made a run to Red Lodge.  Just past Joliet we will turn on Highway 421 and follow that to Columbus.  We will stop in Columbus for refreshing.

Detailed directions are here on the web site under the Club Drives link.  It is Drive #4.


Posted August 19, 2013

A BIG APOLOGY to everyone who has tried to join up on our site in the past month or so and had difficulty doing so.  Your webmaster had overlooked something when some changes were made on the site which rendered the Join Page non-functional.  Think of it as reassembling an ignition system and trying to figure out why it won't start only to find you left the points out.

All is now well and if you want to join, you can do so through the Join link at the top of the page.  Those who gave me their information at the All Euro Car Show, I will sign you up and send you an email with the log in information.


Posted August 19, 2013

A big thanks goes out to the Absaroka Porsche Club for another great All Euro Car Show.  We had a good turnout from our own club and it appeared that everyone had agreat time enjoyed the new venue.  Pictures are on the Events page.

 

 

 


Posted August 16, 2013

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 17, 2013, is the annual All Euro Car Show at Veterens Park.  Our club will have our meet up there.  Set up is 9-10am and the show is open from 10am - 3pm.  The registration fee is $10 but the event is free to the public.  The marque of the year is Jaguar and there will be at leat two of the new Type-F Jags on display and the rumor is that test drives will be available.  Organizers expect there to be 100 cars there this year.


Posted August 5, 2013

Last Saturday we had a great time driving up the Beartooth Highway.  Be sure to see the details, pictures, and video on the Events page.


Posted July 30, 2013

This coming Saturday, August 3, 2013, is our meet up day, however, we have a club drive planned so we won't be at our regular location. 

We will meet up at City Brew on the corner of 24th Street West and King Ave., Billings, at 8:30 am.  We will depart at 8:45 am and drive to Autozone in Laurel, next to the Walmart, for fluid topping and any other last minute detailing.  We will then drive to Rockvale and stop for breakfast.  About one hour later we will drive to Mark's cabin in Red Lodge.  After regrouping we will drive across the Beartooth Pass.  After a return we will enjoy our lunch back at Mark's.  We have been invited to camp overnight at Mark's.  Those who wish to drive back on Saturday will do so at a time to be determined.

It should be lots of fun.  If you are not a member, sign up, it's free, and it will get you on our mailing list and you will receive more detailed instructions.


Posted July 20, 2013

Today's meet up will be at North Park in Billings where many of us will have our cars entered in the Billings All Original Cars Show.


Posted June 23, 2013

The Lamborghini show was great.  There are pictures on the Events page.

 

 

 


Posted June 19, 2013

Today's Billings Gazette announces that the Vintage Lamborghini Garage is doing a northwest drive with 35-40 vintage models and will be in Billings for a mini-show in the north parking lot of the Montana Grand Holiday Inn, 5500 Midland Rd., at 5pm on Thursday, June 20th.  The Gazette article is here.  The Vintage Lamborghini Garage club site is here.


Posted June 2, 2013

A big shoutout to Autozone in Laurel who hosted our latest meetup.  We had a fantastic time and Autozone was very generous with hats, door prizes, and lunch.

Prizes were won by Arthur, Vince, and Joel and featured a nice wash bucket with all kinds of car maintenance supplies in it.  We're wondering which Triumph Arthur will be using his new R134 recharge kit on.

Be sure to check out the rest of the photos on the Events page.

 


Posted June 1, 2013

Today's meetup is at the AutoZone in Laurel, MT.  9am to 1pm.


Posted May 19, 2013

Be sure to check out the story on our Club in today's Billings Gazette.  It's a great read and has lots of pictures.


Posted May 18, 2013

Today's meet up is hosted at Expert Tire in downtown Billings.


Posted May 4, 2013

Winter has slipped away and we are now into "Car Season."  Our meetup today was well-attended.  You can find some photos on our Events Page.


Posted April 2013

Winter has finally left town and it's time to get back to turning a wrench and driving.  Just a quick review of our last few meetups:  We did continue to meet in February, March, and April and the turnouts have been pretty good. The weather has been generally dry but a working heater has been an advantage on a few of those Saturday monrings.

In upcoming news, our meetups in May will not be at the City Brews.  On Saturday, May 4th, we will be meeting at 9:00 am at the American Legion Hall on Broadwater Ave. between 15th and 16th Streets West.  Bring a few bucks for breakfast.  We did this last January and those who attended can tell you that we had a great time.

On Saturday, May 18th, we will be meet at 9:00 am at Expert Tire, 3016 1st Ave. N.  That's downtown Billings across from Pug Mahons.  Rod, the manager of Expert Tire, will provide coffee and donuts and we'll park our cars in and around his lot for a bit of a show.  Weather premitting, there will be the opportunity for a drive afterwards so gas up and pack your tools.


Posted January 5, 2012

Thanks to Vinnie's F's suggestion, we convened our meeting at the American Legion on Broadwater and had a great visit and a fine breakfast.  While the was a bit of a chill in the air, that didn't keep most of the classic cars at home.


Posted December 15, 2012

We had our last meetup of the year today and had a pretty good turnout considering the light dusting of snow we had overnight.  And we want to welcome our newest members who happened upon at City Brew, Mickey and Heidi.  They are visiting from South Dakota and are members of the Blackhills Classicsportscar Club, a group that is very similar to our own.  They have a Facebook page here.

After our meetup a few of us went over to Mark R's place and got a tour of his man cave.  He's restoring an elderly John Deere tractor and gave us a bit of a tech session on sheetmetal straightening and welding.  Thanks, Mark.


Posted December 1, 2012

When the cars start showing up with their tops down on the 1st of December we know we are pretty lucky.  A nice turn out today.  Let's hope the weather stays mild and gives us a few more nice driving days.


Posted November 17, 2012

We enjoyed a nice meetup with what can only be characterized as "great" weather for this time of year.  There are some pictures and a write up on the day's drive on the Events page.


Posted November 9, 2012

Our web site is undergoing some more upgrades.  The most noticible is what you are seeing here.  The front page will have the latest updates and the general information about the club will be found above, under the "About" link.

Other changes include an upgrade to the "Events" page.  Most of the work happened behind the scenes with features that will make that page easier to update.  Also, it now allows for the inclusion of videos in addition to the pictures.

If you look to the right, you'll see a link to "Club Drives."  This will be a growing list of suggested routes to take in our area.  This page features a video fly-over of the route and a printable set of driving instructions.

Another feature is the ability to print out a sign for your car.  You can do this from your Member Site Administration Page after you login.  You select your car and a new page will open, suitable for printing, that has the club information on it along with the year, make, and model of the selected car and your name and city.  These would look great displayed on our cars when we have our meetups.


Posted November 3, 2012

We had a great meeting at City Brew.  About a dozen cars showed up including the yellow 1972 Ferrari and two Jaguar E-types.  While standing around in the parking lot, someone saw an Austin-Healey speed by on King Ave.  They need to join the gang.

After kicking tires we did a drive out westward, up and over Buffalo Trail Road, with a return trip on Molt Road.

Pictures and a short video are in the Events area.  Just click the link in the menu bar.