It’s All the Gearhead News you can use inside this month: History of Hot Rodding in the Mid-South 2011 Real Cruiser Winner Show Coverage: Loo-Ville, Columbus & more 2012 Shows, Cruise’s & Events and LOTS more cool stuff
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“It’s all the Gearhead News you can use"
•The Fun Starts Here
• Road Rumblings
•The ROADSTER Show
• “REAL CRUISER “ Contest
•Hot Rods in the Mid South
•Show Info at a Glance
•Cruise Nite Listings
•Garage & Shop Scene
•Car Shows & Events
•NSRA – LOO-Ville
•For Sale or Swap
•Net Surfing - Shops / Services 29 •FINISH LINE
Contents page: Brad Thomas’s 1948 Ford Super Deluxe at the 2011 Fall Color Cruise. Cover Shot of the Lincoln V-8 in the GOODGUYS H.R.O.T.Y.
Publisher / Editor Art Director & Designer Photography Web Producer
The Staff Jim “Jimmy B” Brandau Larry Williams – larrywilliamsgraphics.com ―Jimmy B‖ & Butch Pate – Patephotos.com Jack Cobb - tnhost.com Contributors Ed Woodard
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“ Ya Gotta know where to Go….The FUN Starts Here….”
where did it go??? Christmas music is in the air ( has been since Halloween and that aint right…too early) and the temps are lower these days…even in California!! Must mean Santa is tuning up the sleigh and filling it with some 110 octane, and you thought it was reindeer motorvating the big red ride. 2011 is fast drawing to a close. Seems like each passing year is moving closer to warp speed 10 Scotty!! Slow it down a little paleeezzzeee!!!! Throttle back…lift your foot off the go pedal...apply brakes just a little. Is it just me or do all of you feel it too, this speed thing where time just vaporizes. The next thing you know its time to leave your favorite show or cruise nite and you just go there. I swear I was just at the Nashville Auto Fest event yesterday. BAM I am at GOODGUYS Nashville. Next thing I am enjoying the Redneck Rumble and then it’s the annual Midnight Rodders Fall Color Cruise coming by with over 120 cool rides for me to see cruising some of the most scenic roads around. A lot of other fun stuff happens in between all this, but it seems like you can never get enough, cause time is passing by so fast. I haven't checked off anything on the bucket list this year and that’s not good. The list gets longer and the time gets shorter…definitely not fair. Point being, make every day count. I know I am…everyday and every hour.
As the year closes so ends Volume 11 of the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE. It was a big year for the GG. We turned the newsletter into and on-line magazine or e-zine as they are called. We tripled the number of pages of GEARHEAD fun we are able to bring you. We had a few growing pains with this new format but we have worked thru those and I would like to believe that it will be smooth cruising in 2012 for the GG. I appreciate all of your feedback. It helps me make this a better publication for all of you. Keep the feedback and comments coming please. Let me say thank you to all of you for reading the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE. As I have already wrote about, time is a precious commodity these days, so you taking time out of your day to read the GAZZETTE means a lot. Thank you to our advertisers also. I would ask that you take a look at them the next time you need something for your ride or GEARHEAD life style. They are all great folks. Finally, let me wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY and prosperous NEW YEAR. Please keep all our military members in your thoughts and prayers as they stand guard for our freedoms. Finally please remember the real reason for the season. There’s a birthday party on the 25th and your invited.
Jimmy B December 2011
“the fun starts here”….
ROAD RUMBLINGS… By Jimmy B
OOP’s!!! We have to make a correction for
last months issue. We erroneously listed the cover shot as having been done by Wolf Motorsports magazine. WRONG!!!!! Credit goes to Jimmy Lowe for that great cover shot. Sorry about that. We want to give a shout out to the MURFREESBORO HOT ROD CLUB. They host an AWESOME Cruise nite each year and collect donations from the attendees, to provide help to those in need in the community. Recently they presented $500.00 worth of WAL-MART GIFT Cards to Journeys Home in Murfreesboro TN. GREAT JOB MHRC!!!!
HAVE YOU SENT The GEARHEAD GAZZETTE YOUR CAR SHOW OR CRUISE NITE INFO FOR 2012 YET?? If not, do it today!! Take a look at the “SHOW INFO AT A GLANCE” section and you will see that the show / cruise season is going to be a good one in 2012. There are already over 50 events listed!!!! Send your info to email@example.com Here is STREET RODDER Magazines Street Rod of the Year!! Owned by Dan Bredbury of Durham CT. 1932 Ford Hi-Boy coupe, with a 348 sporting 6 deuces on top. Its got a Jag Rr end out back with 3 pedals working a Tremac 5-spd trans. Very Cool!!
Congratulations to GM & Chevrolet on reaching 100 years of great cars & trucks. Not many brands or automobile manufacturer’s can say that!! Here’s some interesting history and facts on the Chevy story…. Chevrolet Motor Car Co. was incorporated on November 3, 1911 The Chevy bow Tie Emblem was applied to a Chevrolet in 1914 by Billy Durant CEO of Chevrolet at the time. As Durant told it, he’d seen the design on the wallpaper of a hotel room in Paris. 1912 Chevrolet had a 120 inch wheelbase and a 299c.i. six cylinder engine in it. First Chevy truck appeared in 1918 1927 Chevy outsells Ford 1932 1of 3 cars sold is a Chevy. The SUBURBAN is the longest running nameplate in the auto industry. It was launched in 1935. Chevy offered the first low priced car with an automatic transmission, the 2 spd Powerglide unit in 1950 at a cost of $159.00 ―SEE THE U-S-A in your Chevrolet‖ sung by TV’s Dinah Shore starting in 1951. More than 1 million IMPALA’s were sold in 1965, still a record for production of a single nameplate. The Chevy ―SS‖ Super Sport designation first appeared in 1961 as a special option on the Impala.
And remember to tell em’ ya saw it in the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE cause THE FUN STARTS HERE!!
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If the OEM’s don’t want to see this stuff in the engines, why are you using it?? Ethanol Free fuel is available for a few cents more and….your engine will run better too!! Try it, you’ll see!!!
GET READY!!! One of the Mid-South’s favorite events will be back next month. The NASHVILLE AUTOFEST returns to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds on Jan 21st & 22nd. Make plans now to attend. All the info you need on this show is listed in the EVENTS Section of this issue. The GEARHEAD GAZZETTE will be there covering the whole event or a feature in a future issue. We’ll see ya there!!
Author Author!!!! We have a bon-a-fied author here in the Middle Tennessee area. Rod Reprogle of Lebanon has written a book titled ―THE MOTHER OF ALL CAR BOOKS. Rod has an ad in this months issue that you should check out!! I have received a copy and read thru it prior to press time, and have to say it is interesting reading. This will make a great GEARHEAD Christmas gift!! Get yours ordered today and receive it by Christmas.
Our good friend and GREAT Artist Larry Williams has got a special going on right now. He is “Car-TOONING” your car, truck, boat, motorcycle or?? For only $195.00 plus S/H. This a GREAT DEAL and makes a great present, no matter what time of year it is. Check out Larry’s ad in this issue for all the details and how to order today. We’ve got our TOON ordered…how bout’ you? Are you ready for a “TOON-UP”??
NEW SHOW – NEW SHOW!
Get ready all you lovers of Traditional Rod & Custom Shows. There is a new event coming to the Mid-South that looks to fill that void. The 1 st Annual TENNESSEE MOTORAMA will take place on January 14th & 15th. The event will be held in Murfreesboro TN at the MID-TN Expo Center right off I-24. this one is being produced by Both Barrels Productions. In talking with Scooter over at BBP, the cutoff for entries is 1972. They are encouraging “old School” style displays. Check out the EVENTS section for more info on what looks a cool show.
ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!!!! Send a Money Order or Cashiers Check only for $11.00 (includes S&H) to: Rod Reprogle 405 Five Oaks Blvd Lebanon TN 37087. Include your name, Address, City, State & Zip Code. Book is signed by author. Book will ship out ASAP when pymt 28received. November 2011
Makes a Great Christmas Present!!!
Every January, one of the BEST car shows is held in Southern Calif at the Pomona Fairplex. A show steeped in history. To win here is the highlight of professional builders and all those “little guys” doing it in their home garage. As the time gets close for the 2012 edition of this show, we thought we’d show you just a very small sample of the 2011 show. This year is the 80th anniversary of the 32 Ford and a special display and area will be set up celebrating this storied car / model. Add in the pre-show activities at many pro builders shops and this one is one not to be missed. Here is the 2011 Winner of the title AMERICA’s MOST BEAUTIFUL ROADSTER. This black beauty was built at Squeeg’s Kustoms in Arizona
The Take Out T built by Russ Freund in his home shop
words & pics by Jimmy B
Meet Elmer Jones of Clarksville TN. He is the
winner!!! Elmer and his 1949 Mercury logged 9423.2 miles of fun and smiles this year, during the contest period!! Elmer loves driving his Merc so much, that he and his wife took it on vacation to Washington State this year. To say that Elmer likes to cruise, is an understatement!! When I tried to set up a time to meet him and present the award to him, he was out of town at the Emerald Coast Cruze in in Panama City beach FL!!! Elmer built his Merc to be a road cruiser from the start. He took the car down to the bare metal and went from there. After he finished all the metal work and modifications to the body, he had Ronnie Jones Body Shop in Carlisle TN shoot the Hot Rod Black all over. Jeremy ―Darren the Killer‖ broom added some traditional style stripping outside and inside to give it that perfect look. Elmer slide a 5.3 Chevy LS motor and 4L60E trans combo from a 2020 Silverado between the frame rails.
After Elmer did some measuring, he put a Ford Explorer rear end under the Merc. The Explorer rear end is only a ¼‖ different from the stock rear end. Up front he installed a Nova front sub frame to get the Merc to sit just right. He added 4 wheel disc brakes and covered them up with 15 x7 & 15 x 8 Wire Wheels with Firestone skins on them. December 2011
EJ then turned his attention to the inside of the Merc, to make sure it was comfortable & cool for all those miles he was ready to drive it. He called on Tony Tucker to put in the black & white vinyl and carpet in. Elmer added a ―period correct‖ Vintage Air A/C unit from A-Plus Hot Rod Supply under the dash to lower the Tennessee heat & Humidity to a comfortable level while cruising. Add in some Rat Fink floor mats, a Rat Fink shift knob on the Lokar Shifter and a 50’s style shrunken skull on the mirror and it’s almost 1959 all over again. This is what it’s all about Gearheads!! Take your favorite vehicle, build it and finish it like you want it. Then you hop in and go cruising with it…anywhere you want to go. If you’d like to see more of Elmer’s Merc, he invites everyone to come to Clarksville TN, and take part in the Memory Lane Car Club cruise nite every Friday nite during the summer. If you don’t catch Elmer there, watch for him on the road…..I know you’ll see him there.
HOT RODDING IN THE MID-SOUTH High School, NASCAR in Memphis Area & Submarine Races….
Words & Picture’s by Ed Woodard
Editors Note: Here is another chapter in the hot rod history of the Mid-South as told by our very own historians and all around great guy…Ed Woodard. Ed is on the move this month and the hot rod foundation is starting to be built for Ed. Now lets head back west to Memphis with Ed…..
HOW DID HOTRODDING START FOR ME & MY GENERATION…. Seems like the more I think about those high school years just adds to more memories… …..Leaving your high school after 2 years of looking forward to being a senior was really tough but my parents took their possible rebellious kid out of the picture & moved while I was in Gulfport MS, with the Tennessee Air National Guard. One call did it all, ―Eddie we have moved to Nashville‖. That was it! New town, new school, new friends & lots of old hometown Memphis memories Sort of amazing too, as one of my fellow guardsmen ended up being my employer, Joe Lunati. Must not forget that chopped ’34 Ford had its times in the family like the time I needed to get the car inspected. I tried to take it through but they turned it down. It seems as the lights were to low being mounted on the frame horns. When I got home my mom ask if everything went alright. Of course I said it didn’t pass so without hesitation she said come on & picked up her coat & we were gone. About a block from the inspection station she just stopped & said get out she would be back in a few minutes. What was she up to??? Well in about 20 minutes or so she came whizzing around the corner with the sticker affixed to the windshield. I ask her how??? She said she use to date the supervisor when she was swimming! …Did I tell you that my mom and my aunt Dot had both been Mississippi River 5 mile marathon swimmers as well as a 15 mile swimmers in the Gulf of Mexico. & my mom even had a pilot’s license to fly and was a Senior Life Saving Instructor. She was something else! Still have those silver trophies she won…what memories !!! Many tales can be told about that ’34 Ford. After working at Rainbow skating rink & swimming pool I saved up to by a 1951 MG 14 December 2011
TD about the time we moved to Nashville. My mom & I also pooled our funds & bought a new 1954 Buick Convertible, which I wished I had back.
The picture of the ’51 MG is with my girlfriend Barbara behind the wheel at Memphis Riverside Park waiting for the submarine races to start(Old Memphis Past time)..
HOT RODDING IN THE MID-SOUTH cont. It is worth mentioning that in 1955 before, our move to Nashville, I came down with a case of infectious mononucleosis, which they thought was leukemia for a week or so. That is until Dr Kraus pointed out that if my blood count was as bad as was it showed I would not be alive. I was the first recorded case of ―Mono‖(The kissing disease) in Tennessee & I had been doing a little of that in the 1954 Buick Convertible….Bobby Applebaum & Hooker Hood were the first to come check on me while I was laid up, that helped with recovery.…… You remember last month when I was telling you about that NASCAR Super Speedway in the Memphis area. Yep, it’s true & long before Daytona or Atlanta. It was about 1953 when they built it at Lehi AR, which is some 10 miles or so west of West Memphis AR. The track can easily be seen by satellite today with the ½ mile straights and ¼ mile turns.
I have some video of one of the big NASCAR races on that track, You should hear Hooker tell about his experiences running that track. The big time street rodder who lives just about next door to the remnants of the track is Vernon Walker who is the headman at NSRA. If you look closely on the satellite you can see the restored 1960’s Texaco service station in his back yard. Few know Vernon is a master restorer of neon auto & tractor signs as well as the owner of Walker radiators. A few years ago I was fortunate to be invited to a Memphis Street Rod Assn meeting at Vernon’s. That Texaco station is fully operational just as it was in the early 60’s. After that, I have said why collect anything as Vernon has it all, what a night to remember!!! I am about to submit this to the Gearhead Gazette but I must insert a little thought that came to mind as I drove down to Memphis on Thursday 11/17/2011 for the Annual Hotrod Reunion dinner honoring Joe Lunati. As I crossed the Tennessee River I thought how nice it was that I didn’t have to present my passport as I entered West Tennessee. It has always seemed as a distant country when it came to participating in events down there. We have a lot of auto activities in Middle Tennessee as does West Tennessee. We need to remind each other of all these events, even better participate in them, after all we are not separate countries…are we??? December 2011
SHOW INFO AT A GLANCE__________
DON’T SEE YOUR EVENT LISTED…SEND US THE INFO!!! Check the CAR SHOWS / EVENTS/ GEARHEAD STUFF section for ALL the details on these shows. DEC 10: AUSTIN TX: 2011 HOT ROD REVOLUTION
_________2012 SHOW INFO AT A GLANCE_________
DON’T SEE YOUR EVENT LISTED…SEND US THE INFO!!! Check the CAR SHOWS / EVENTS/ GEARHEAD STUFF section for ALL the details on these shows. •JAN 6-8: CHATTANOOGA TN: 44TH O’REILLYS AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS •JAN 8: WESTMORELAND TN: 1ST ANNUAL ICEBREAKER SWAP MEET. •JAN 13-15: CINCINNATTI OH: 52ND KOI AUTO PARTS CAVALCADE OF CUSTOMS •JAN 14-15: MURFREESBORO TN: 1ST ANNUAL TENNESSEE MOTORAMA •JAN 16-22: SCOTTSDALE AZ: BARRETT-JACKSON COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION •JAN 20-22: SHREVEPORT LA: 37TH ANNUAL O’REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS CUSTOM CAR SHOW •JAN 21-22: NASHVILLE TN: 21ST ANNUAL NASHVILLE AUTOFEST •JAN 27-29: POMONA CA; 63RD KRAGEN-O’REILLY GRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW •FEB 4: KNOXVILLE TN: Easyriders Bike Show Tour •FEB 5: NASHVILLE TN: 24TH ANNUAL NASHVILLE AUTOMOTIVE SWAP MEET •FEB 10-12: BIRMINGHAM AL:: 41ST O’REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS •FEB 10-12: INDIANAPOLIS IN: 53RD O’REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS •FEB 17-19 SACRAMENTO CA: 62ND KRAGEN-O’REILLY SACRAMENTO AUTORAMA •FEB 19: LEBANON TN: 2ND ANNUAL WINTER MID-TENN REGION AACA SWAP MEET •FEB 24-26: DETROIT MI: 60TH MEGUIARS AUTORAMA •FEB 24-26: LOUSIVILLE KY: 49TH CARL CASPER INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AUTO SHOW •FEB 25: LEBANON TN: 2ND ANNUAL COLLECTOR’S SWAP MEET •MAR 1-4: BAKERSFIELD CA: FAMOSO RACEWAY PRESENT THE ANNUAL MARCH MEET. •MAR 2-4 : CHICAGO IL: 50TH O’REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS •MAR 10-11: NASHVILLE TN: HUNTERS CUSTOM AUTO SHOW •MAR 23-24: SEVIERVILLE TN: 35TH ANNUAL SPRING CORVETTE EXPO •MAR 30 – APR 1: DAYTONA BEACH FL: SPRING TURKEY RUN •APR 12-15: PIGEON FORGE TN: 22nd ANNUAL SPRING GRAND RUN •APR 13: MEMPHIS TN: SUPER CHEVY SHOW •APRIL 13-15: OKLAHOMA CITY OK: SOUTHWEST STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus •APR 20 – 22: JACKSON TN: 20TH ANNUAL BUNNY RUN •APRIL 21: BRENTWOOD TN: 11TH ANNUAL KARS4KIDS CARS/TRUCKS/MOTORCYCLE SHOW •APR 21: COLUMBIA TN: CRUZIN FOR THE MUSIC •APR 26-28: BOWLING GREEN KY: C5 – C6 SHOW AT THE CORVETTE MUSEUM •MAY 4 – 6: KNOXVILLE TN: STREET ROD NATIONALS SOUTH Plus •MAY 17-19: PIGEON FORGE TN: 34TH ANNUAL F-100 SUPERNATIONALS •MAY 17-19: PIGEON FORGE TN: CHEVY CLASSIC CAR SHOW AT THEINN AT CHRISTMAS PLACE •MAY 18 – 20: NASHVILLE TN: GOODGUYS NASHVILLE NATIONALS •MAY 25-27: SPRINGFIELD MO: MID-AMERICA STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus •MAY 26: GRANVILLE TN: HERITAGE DAY ANTIQUE CAR SHOW •MAY 31-JUNE 3: DETROIT MI TO ??? 2012 HOT ROD POWER TOUR •JUNE 1-3: YORK PA: STREET ROD NATIONALS EAST Plus •JUNE 8-9: PIGEON FORGE TN: PONTIACS IN PIGEON FORGE •JUNE 14-16: BOWLING GREEN KY: 10TH ANNUAL HOLLEY HOT ROD REUNION •JUNE 15-16: PIGEON FORGE TN: THE ALL CHEVY SUPERNATIONALS lll •JULY 9: WAVERLY TN: 2012 POOR BOYS CAR SHOW •AUG 2-5: LOUISVILLE KY: STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus •SEPT 8-9: PIGEON FORGE TN: SHADES OF THE PAST ROD RUN 30 •SEPT 13 – 16: PIGEON FORGE TN: 30TH ANNUAL FALL GRAND RUN •SEPT: 15: LEBANON TN: 2012 REDNECK RUMBLE •OCT 7-14: GULF COAST MISSISSIPPI: CRUISIN THE COAST •OCT 10-13: BOWLING GREEN KY: BUICK GS NATIONALS AT BEECH BEND RACEWAY •OCT 12 – 14: TAMPA FL: SOUTHEAST STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus •OCT 19-20: SEVIERVILLE TN: 35TH ANNUAL FALL CORVETTE EXPO •OCT 30 – NOV 2: LAS VEGAS NV: 2012 SEMA SHOW
IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY to start sending in your cruise nite, car show or event info to the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE. As soon as we get the event info, we’ll list in the 2012 SHOW INFO AT A GLANCE section. Then 3 months before the actual event we’ll list it in the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE in the CAR SHOWS – EVENTS – GEARHEAD STUFF section. Remember, the earlier you advertise your event, you will increase your attendance levels. What are you waiting for? Send us your event info now to firstname.lastname@example.org 16
__________“CRUISE NITE FUN” FOR 2012_________________ FOR ALL OF THE CLUBS & CRUISE NITE HOSTS, OR IF YOU KNOW OF A CRUISE NIGHT HAPPENING IN 2012, BE IT WEEKLY OR MONTHLY, SEND THE COMPLETE INFO TO ME AT email@example.com
1ST MONDAY NITE CRUISIN’: TUESDAY NITE CRUISIN: •1ST THURSDAY NITE CRUISIN: FRIDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY FRIDAY NITE: • HENDERSONVILLE TN: THE 2012 HENDERSONVILLE CRUISE NITE WILL KICK OFF ON APRIL 13TH AND RUNS THRU THE
END OF OCTOBER. CRUISING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE STREETS OF INDIAN LAKE SHOPPING CENTER ,BEHIND THE REGAL CINEMA THEATRE.,LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF INDIAN LAKE BLVD & VIETNAM VETERNANS PARKWAY. MUSIC, 50/50 RAFFLE & DOOR PRIZE GIVEAWAYS WEEKLY. CRUISIN HAPPENS FROM 6-9PM EVERY FRIDAY. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT 615-405-2419 OR EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY SATURDAY NITE: 1st SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN: 2ND SATURDAY MORNING OF EACH MONTH CRUISE IN: 2nd SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN’: 4th SATURDAY MORNING OF EACH MONTH CRUISE IN: 4th SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN’: •LAST SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN:
IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY to start sending in your Cruise nite or Cruise - in info to the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE. As soon as we get the event info, we’ll list in the “CRUISE NITE FUN” FOR 2012 section. Remember, the earlier you advertise your event, you will increase your attendance levels. What are you waiting for? Send us your cruise event info now to email@example.com
___________CAR CLUB’s LISTING’s___________ PONTIAC’s OF TENNESSEE ROBERT WOODSIDE - SECRETARY 2230 OAKLEAF DR. FRANKLIN TN 37064 www.pontiactn.org firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSIC CITY MOPAR CLUB STAN HARDCASTLE – EVENTS DIRECTOR P.O. Box 2253 Mt. Juliet Tn. 37121-2253 615-948-4204 www.musiccitymoparclub.com
CORVETTES OF CLARKSVILLE P.O. 20056 Clarksville TN 37042 E-MAIL: email@example.com www.corvettesofclarksville.com
MURFREESBORO HOT ROD CLUB JOHN ORTWEIN MURFREESBORO TN 615-995-8490 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org www.4mhrc.net
MIDDLE TENNESSEE Z (DATSUN/NISSAN) CLUB RANDY SHEMIN 615-646-7815 E-MAIL: email@example.com www.middletennesseezclub.com
MIDDLE TENNESSEE VOLKSWAGON CLUB c/o TERRY HIBBETT 615-832-3947 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org www.mtvwc.com
BATTLEFIELD REGION AACA CLUB Contact: Don Babb 615-790- 0403 P.O. Box 681134 Franklin TN 37068-1134 e-mail: email@example.com www.battlefieldaaca.com
Music City Scions Contact: Brian Sowders 615-495-4406 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.musiccityscions.com
Rinky Dink Cruisers Contact: Ron Cooper 615-585-4103 e-mail: email@example.com Frank Ward: 615-895-4421 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pulaski Area Car Club (PACE) Contact: Lee Kelly - President 3070 Fall River Rd. Pulaski Tn. 38478 931-424-6559 e-mail: email@example.com www.pacecarclub.com
Classic Camaro Club of Middle Tennessee Contact: Gary & Linda Neville 931-388-3858 or 615-542-5834 www.worldwidecamaro.com Cardaddy73@gmail.com
MUSIC CITY ROCKETS OLDSMOBILE CLUB 664 PEBBLE SPRINGS DR FRANKLIN TN 37067 Brad Long- President 615-773-8241 www.musiccityrockets.com
Mid-Tenn Region of the AACA Glenn Edwards 615-444-7315 firstname.lastname@example.org http://midtennaaca.org
MEMORY LANE CRUISERS OF CLARKSVILLE 2866 PRINCE DRIVE CLARKSVILLE TN 37043 931-624-4090 www.memorylanecruisers.net
C4 CAR CLUB Billy Watson – President 176 Thompson Dr Minor Hill Tn 38473 931-565-3533 C4carclub09@yahoo.com MIDNIGHT RODDERS Marty Crain 615-883-6337 email@example.com http://midnightrodders.tripod.com KY-TN REGION CADILLAC & LASALLE CLUB 2212 Springdale Dr. Franklin Tn 37064 615-595-7206
SCOOPS, STRIPES & SPOILERS CARL KUBY OR JOHN GLEASON EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org www.threenutz.com
Porsche Club of America – Musik Stadt Region (Nashville) www.musikstadpca.org Mike Moody - President 615-426-8188 STONES RIVER REGION AACA CLUB Phil San Angelo - President 615-504-8536 e-mail: email@example.com http://stonesrivercarclub.com
Every year for the past 14 years, in the beginning of July, in central Ohio, a few thousand friends get together for a little (BIG BIG) show called the GOODGUY PPG Nationals. The 2011 edition is in the books and based on all the talk and feedback, another outstanding event took place. Its hard to showcase, let alone see over 6000 “too cool” rides. Here’s a few from that little show in central Ohio. Make your plans now to attend the 15th edition of this great show in 2012.
_____“GARAGE & SHOP SCENE” _____ SEND THE PICTURES AND INFO ON YOUR RIDE OR YOUR FRIENDS RIDE AND WE’LL SHOW IT OFF RIGHT HERE!! SEND US YOUR SHOW INFO AND PICTURES AND WE’LL SHARE THEM WITH ALL THE GEARHEADS!!
The “Snake” is coming together!! As we reported earlier this year, Mark & Rhonda Delk are putting together a Shelby Cobra. A lot of work is done already as its in the paint shop now getting ready for some color and stripes on it. This one is going to “get with the program” with some serious motor action and all the other goodies to make it handle and run like a Cobra should. Stay tuned as we continue to follow this one come together.
IT’S TREE-RIFFIC!!!!! “WOOD IS GOOD”!!! Congrats go out to Marty Crain. His “used-2-b” “leaky-tiki” is right and tight and looking good. Looking so good that the WOODIE TIMES magazine put his “termite delight” on the front cover of this month issue. Marty has logged some serious miles and smiles in 2011 in this cool ride of his. “BITCHIN”
_CAR SHOWS – EVENTS – GEARHEAD STUFF_ THE NEW STUFF IS LISTED IN ITALIC’s EVENTS & SHOWS ARE LISTED FOR THE UPCOMING MONTHS.
DEC 10: AUSTIN TX: HOT ROD REVOLUTION SHOW. THIS SHOW STARTED IN 2006 IN CALIFORNIA AND MOVED TO TEXAS IN 2010. THIS YEARS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT CAMP MABRY US ARMY BASE. THIS IS A PRE-1948 TRADTIONAL HOT ROD SHOW. YOU APPLY FOR THE SHOW AND IF THEY LIKE WHAT THEY SEE YOU ARE IN. ITS NOT A SHOW UP AND PAY YOUR FE DEAL. YOUR CAR HAS TO BE DETERMINED AS APPROPRIATE FOR THE EVENT. THIS IS A QUALITY OVER QUANTITY DEAL. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO GET IN AND WANT TO BE PART OF ONE OF THE COOLEST 1 DAY SHOWS ANYWHERE, send an email with pictures of your ride to REVOLUTION@JALOPYJOURNAL.COM THIS ONE
IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!
JAN 6-8: CHATTANOOGA TN: 44TH O’REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 706-861-4555 OR GO TO www.theisca.com
JAN 8: WESTMORELAND TN: 1ST ANNUAL ICEBREAKER SWAP MEET. EVENT BEING HELD AT THE WESTMORELAND EXPO & BUSINESS CENTER AT 4011 FLEETWOOD DRIVE. AUTOMOTIVE RESTORATION, CUSTOM, HOT ROD, PERFORMANCE AND MEMORABILIA ITEMS ON SALE. EVENT HOURS ARE 7-330PM. DOOR PRIZES TO BE GIVEN AWAY INCLUDING A GIANT ROLL AWAY TOOL BOX. FOR MORE INFO CALL 800-450-7453 JAN 13-15: CINCINNATI OH: 52ND ANNUAL koi AUTO PARTS CAVALCADE OF CUSTOMS AUTO SHOW. FOR MORE INFO CALL 859-282-0624. JAN 14-15: MURFREESBORO TN: 1ST ANNNUAL TENNESSEE MOTORAMA. BEING HELD AT THE MID-TN EXPO CENTER . SHOW IS OPEN TO PRE-72 HOT RODS, CUSTOMS, RATS, STREET RODS, ANTIQUES, MUSCLE CARS AND MOTORCYLES. OLD SCHOOL STYEL DISPLAYS ARE ENCOURAGED!! TOP 25 AWARDS ALONG WITH BEST OF SHOW. BEST OF SHOW GETS $500.00 A HUGE TROPHY AND THEIR NAME ENGRAVED ON GRAND CHAMPION PERPETUAL TROPHY. ANTIQUE VEHICLE AND MEMORABILIA AUCTION ON SUNDAY. THERE WILL BE A SWAP MEET ALONG WITH NEW PARTS VENDORS (ALL INDOORS). 2DAY PASS $15.00. SUNDAY ONLY $10.00 INCLUDES AND AUCTION. FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER TO SHOW OR BE IN SWAP MEET CALL 615-3641828 OR GO TO www.bothbarrels.us THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!
JAN 16-22: SCOTTSDALE AZ: THE ANNUAL BARRETT-JACKSON COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. BEING HELD AT WESTWORLD EVENT CENTER AGAIN THIS YEAR. FOR TICKETS FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.barrett-jackson.com . CHECK YOUR LOCAL TV LISTINGS FOR COVERAGE OF THE EVENT ON SPEED TV. JAN 20-22: SHREVEPORT LA: 37TH ANNUAL O’REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS CUSTOM CAR SHOW. FOR MORE INFO CALL 318-747-6881 JAN 21-22: NASHVILLE TN: 21ST ANNUAL NASHVILLE AUTOFEST. BEING HELD AT THE TENNESSEE STATE FAIRGROUNDS. CAR SHOW, SWAP MEET , VENDORS & CAR CORRAL. CASH AWARDS AND DOOR PRIZES TO BE GIVEN AWAY. DASH LAQUES FOR EACH ENTRY. 20 ELITE CLASSES. TOP 50 AWARDS. SPECIAL AWARDS INCLUDING CASH!! `ALL ACTIVIITES WILL BE INDOORS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 270-769-5686 OR GO TO www.nashvilleautofest.com
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JAN 27-29: POMONA CA: 63RD KRAGEN-O’REILLYGRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW. BEING HELD AT THE POMONA FAIRPLEX. PRE-SHOW EVENTS AT VARIOUS HOT ROD SHOP IN SO. CAL. IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN TO THIS SHOW, YOU NEED TO GO!! FOR MORE INFO CALL 877-763-7469 OR GO TO www.rodshows.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!
FEB 4: KNOXVILLE TN: Easyriders Bike Show Tour Featuring The Stars Of The #1 Hit TV Show "Sons Of Anarchy" Tommy Flanagan "Chibs" & Winter Zoli " Lyla" Signing Autographs & Taking Pictures With Guests. The World's Top Bike Builders. The Industry's Top Manufacturing Reps Show Off All The Industry's Latest Products. The Purrfect Angelz As Seen On NBC's "America's Got Talent". Music From Your Favorite Bands FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.easyridersevents.com FEB 5: NASHVILLE TN: 24TH ANNUAL SWAP MEET. HOSTED BY THE STONES RIVER REGION AACA. DOORS OPEN AT 6:30AM AND RUNS UNTIL 3:30PM. BEING HELD AGAIN THIS YEAR AT THE TENNESSEE STATE FAIRGROUNDS. INDOOR AND OUTDOOR VENDORS. FOR MORE INFO OR TO SIGN UP AS A VENDOR CALL 615-896-9560 OR EMAI TO firstname.lastname@example.org THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!
FEB 10-12: BIRMINGHAM AL: 41ST OREILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS CAR SHOW. FOR MORE INFO CALL 205-655-4950 FEB 10-12: INDIANAPOLIS IN: 53RD OREILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS CAR SHOW. FOR MORE INFO CALL 317-272-7750 FEB 17-19: SACRAMENTO CA: 62ND KRAGEN-OREILLY SACRAMENTO AUTORAMA. THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT SHOWS AND SHOULD BE ON YOUR “BUCKET LIST” LOTS OF “CUSTOM”CARS AND HOT RODS. FOR MORE INOF CALL 877-763-7469 OR GO TO www.rodshows.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!
FEB 19: LEBANON TN: 2ND ANNUAL 2012 WINTER SWAP MEET. HOSTED BY THE MID TN AACA CLUB. BEING HELD AT THE WISLON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS. THERE ARE INDOOR HEATED SPACES AND OUTSIDE SPACES..FOR MORE INFO OR TO SECURE A SWAP SPACE CALL 615-556-8060 OR EMAIL TO email@example.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!
FEB 24-26: DETROIT MI: 60TH MEGUIARS AUTORAMA. BEING HELD AT COBO HALL. THE RIDLER AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE BEST CAR SHOWN FOR THE FIRST TIME. THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT SHOWS ANS SHOULD BE ON YOUR BUCKET LIST. HOT RODS, CUSTOMS, MUSCLE CARS LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN. DON’T FORGET AUTORAMA EXTREME IN THE BASEMENT FOR THE BEST IN TRADITIONAL HOT RODDING. FOR MORE INFO CALL 248-6898799. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK
FEB 24 – 26: LOUISVILLE KY: 49TH CARL CASPER INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AUTO SHOW. BEING HELD AT THE KENTUCKY EXPOSTION CENTER(FAIRGROUNDS). THIS IS A BIG SHOW!! FOR MORE INFO CALL 502-689-2034 THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD
GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!
FEB 25: LEBANON TN: 2ND ANNUAL COLLECTORS SWAP MEET. BEING HELD AT JAMES WARD FAIRGROUNDS.
The 2011 version of the BIGGEST car show is in the record books now. Just about 11000 cool cars, trucks and more came out and had a blast in LOO-VILLE Ky this year. This is the 2nd year of the 30yr cutoff and it seems to be working just fine. The mix of pre and post 48 hot rods & cars is addition to this event. Add in what seems like every vendor you could imagine and you could have literally built a new car during the weekend. Over in this corner was the swap meet, the other corner had the PRO’s PICK area (tough judging for sure). Inside was the Builders Showcase with cars you usually only see in magazines. The 4 days pass by fast and before you know it, you’re hitting the road for home. While you are driving to the house though you are planning for next year, so you can see the things you missed this year. Check www.nsra-usa.com for all the details on the 2012 edition of the BIGGEST Show for all hot rodders. We’ll see you there….
Ben Smithson from Murfreesboro TN
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FOR SALE: 1964 Chevy Impala Super Sport. 2 door with a factory 409. The car once belonged (Mark says) to George Jones, then later to Brad Hopkins and later Kevin Dyson (both former Titans). Black with a perfect red interior. Slightly modified but can be put back to original pretty easily. Asking price is $40,000.00. Contact Mark Collins at 615-485-7113.for more info. (11/11) FOR SALE: 1964 Ford Thunderbird. Red with black rolled leather seats. Lot's of chrome. 390 engine. Totally restored, mint condition, 2 dr hardtop. 72,000 miles, garage kept. Must sell. Asking $9800. 615-516-8541 (10/11)
FOR SALE: 1940 Willys.‖BAD BOY‖. Glass body. Black w/ custom flames. I.F.S., Fabricated 9‖ Ford RR end. 3‖ Stainless exhaust. 502 B.B. Chevy with 8-71 Blower with dual Demon Carbs. TH700R4 Trans. Budnick wheels, Billet Alum gas tank, Dolphin Gauges, Stereo System, Vintage A/C. Show winner. Excellent workmanship, very detailed. 130 actual miles. $80,000.00 Video of car running and driving available upon request. Contact George Lamb 815-343-6770 or email to email@example.com (12/11)
FOR SALE: 1958 Chevy Nomad. Wagon. 350 Chevy Fuel Injected / TH700R4.transmission. New upholstery. New dual exhaust, new windshield. Runs & Drives good. $15000.00 Call Elmer at 931-627-2446. (12/11)
WANTED: 1939 Ford 2 dr Sedan parts. Looking for both doors (even if tops are not good), and right rear fender. If you have or know someone who does please contact Paul Roy at 502-386-5646 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org . (12/11) WANTED: 1960-66 Chevy Pick-up truck parts. Looking for inner fender wheels. If you have or know someone who does please contact Brian at 615-654-3225 or 615-417-0504 or email at email@example.com (12/11)
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FOR SALE: 2006 Haulmark Enclosed Trailer. 10 thousand lb. axles. Mint Condition. Asking $7995.00 - Or Best Offer. Contact John at email@example.com or cell: 516-527-5560 or 615-447-5570 for more information. (11/11)
FOR SALE: My name is Claire and I have a 1971 Plymouth Satellite Sebring 318 2-door FOR SALE. It's going out the door! Thank you so very much. Claire. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (10/11)
FOR SALE: 1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE. $59,000 Roman Red Exterior and Interior. White Soft Top and Roman Red Removable Hardtop. Approx.11,000 Miles Since Last Restoration. 327 Cubic Inch V-8 Engine—340 H.P. (Matching Numbers). High Lift Camshaft with Solid Valve Lifters. 4-Speed Close Ratio Manual Transmission. Stainless Steel Exhaust System with Off-road Mufflers. Positraction Rear Axle – 4.11 Ratio. Goodyear Decathlon P205/75 R15 Radial Whitewall Tires. Signal Seeking Wonderbar A.M. Radio (Not Currently in Car). Extra Parts Not Installed on Car. Most Old Parts Replaced while in My Ownership. Historical Ownership Records. Maintenance and Servicing Documentation. Assembly and Servicing Guide Manuals. Call Gary Haneberg on H – 615-370-3544, M – 615-566-9698. E-mail: email@example.com .(10/11)
FOR SALE: This is being passed on from David Ferguson of the HENDERSONVILLE CRUISE IN who got it from Tom Tucker of Hendersonville. Tom knows a guy who has a 1965 Corvette Convertible 4-speed that is a driver, upgrade-as-you-go or restoration project which is located in Danvers, Mass. He bought it from a man that had it in his garage since 1980. It has a 327/300HP, all numbers matching car, right down to the original carburetor, which he just replaced to get it running (he kept all the parts that he replaced). Car runs great and he just put new calipers all around. His idea is to sell it as a running, driving project car. He wants to get $25,000 for the car if he can. If you know of anybody interested who attends the cruise-in, this might be a deal to get an original numbers matching Sting Ray. He has not advertised it yet as he is still cleaning it up. It has had just a little body work done to it through the years but it presents really well if somebody wants to drive it as is. To communicate with the owner (Tom Manetta), it is best to use email. Mr. Manetta’s email is: firstname.lastname@example.org (10/11)
FOR SALE: 1953 MGTD. I AM TRYING TO HELP SELL THIS CAR FOR A FRIEND OF MINE’S WIDOW. VERY NICE RESTORATION. FRAME OFF. LOOKS GREAT. CAR IS LOCATED IN ANDERSON SC AREA. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED CALL SCOTT AT 864-934-9021 OR E-MAIL TO Scott.Ericson@ttigroupna.com (10/11)
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Finish Line…. POPPIN’ the Chute!!!! It’s the end of the year, kind of like the end of the race. More to come, but for now it’s done. What better to close out this issue then to showcase some classic drag racing and shots of “hangin’ out da laundry” or “poppin’ the chute.” Get your chute re-packed for 2012, cause its going be action packed!!
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "...Holy Crap... what a ride!!!"
There have been countless studies done to prove it, but virtually everyone knows that spending quality time with a kid is the greatest gift you can give them. And sharing your appreciation for collector cars is a great way to nurture their interest in a hobby that you can enjoy together for many years to come.