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inside this month: The TAPPETS Car Club of Nashville Tn. 2012 Shows, Cruise’s & Events Event coverage from Redneck Rumble, Goodguys Indy SEMA Coverage Show Car Detailing and LOTS more cool stuff

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“It’s all the Gearhead News you can use"

February 2012

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GOODGUYS Indy Nationals

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Detailing the Show Car

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Redneck Rumble 2011

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Hot Rods in the Mid South

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SEMA 2011 Coverage

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every month The Fun Starts Here

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Road Rumblings

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Shows at a Glance

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Cruise Nite Listings

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Car Shows & Events

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Garage & Shop Scene

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Car Clubs

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For Sale or Swap

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Net Surfing - Shops / Services 36 FINISH LINE

The Staff Jim “Jimmy B” Brandau Larry Williams – larrywilliamsgraphics.com “Jimmy B” & Butch Pate – Patephotos.com Jack Cobb - tnhost.com Contributors Ed Woodard, Sam Compton, Gary Haneberg, Brian Baker

Publisher / Editor Art Director & Designer Photography Web Producer

Cover: 1932 Ford from Gearhead Gazzette Archives. Contents page: Bill Johnsons 1962 Chevy shot by Jimmy B

Contents page art by Williams Graphics

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“ Ya Gotta know where to Go….The FUN Starts Here….”

“Did ya see that DEUCE pull in?” I will take the bet, that when that question is asked at any cruise night event or car show in the country, most of the folks that are there will know exactly what you are talking about. One of the most iconic cars ever built is the 1932 Ford. Be it sedan, coupe, roadster or one of the other variations. They all stand out where ever they are at.

There are events geared strictly for the 32’ Ford. The MERC – DEUCE Reunion, The Southeast Deuce Gathering at the Shades of the Past rod run and other too numerous to mention. It speaks volumes for a vehicles popularity when events are planned solely for a particular year of car. There are some other cars that share this same kind of iconic status as “the deuce”. The 57 Chevy. The 33-34 Ford’s. Corvette’s. The 5-6-7 T-Birds. There are some more, but you not that many. You get the point. Bottom line there is just something special about these cars for the folks that own them or want one.

You may not be a blue oval lover, but the majority of you know this car. And why is that?

The Deuce turns 80 this year. The celebrations have begun. The GNRS hosted an event in the event when 80 deuce’s DROVE there to help celebrate. The PETERSEN Museum in L.A. Calif is hosting a whole week of activities celebrating this great vehicle. Let’s admit it, not every car gets treated this way.

Is it the styling of each model? Is it because 1932 was the first year for the V-8? Is it because the 32’ was a stand alone year for the style cues? Is it because of that grill shell and grill? I would yes to all of the above. Why did hot rodders make this car, the “gotta have” car for a hot rod? I would venture to say there are as many reasons as there are hot rodders that own one. There is just something about the 32 Ford that stands out for hot rodders. You don’t get that same kind of energy about a 32 Plymouth or 32 Chevy. Fact is you don’t see very many of them either.

I admit it. I am hooked on the deuce. I have had a 32 roadster and want another one. Working on putting parts together to make it happen. HAPPY BIRTHDAY 32 Ford…let’s cut the cake.

Jimmy B.

“the fun starts here”….

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Here’s a great story about Cliff Ernst of Hendersonville TN. Many of you gearheads in the Middle TN area have had the opportunity to see his collection and if you haven’t you need to!! Thanks to Gary Haneberg for sharing this.

I just wanted to tip you off concerning a great article on my friend Cliff Ernst’s car collection. Pick-up a copy of the February, 2012 DuPont Registry magazine and look on Pages 183 thru 186. This is the very first article in this magazine regarding personal automobile collections. It is very well done with great photography and is really a feather in Cliff’s hat. Some of you have seen Cliff’s collection first hand. It is ironic how this all came about. The C.E.O. of this magazine has a daughter that is very interested in playing guitar and singing. He decided to see if he could get her a special guitar autographed by her favorite country music recording star. In the process of accomplishing this task, he found himself at the home next door to Cliff’s home where the star’s parents live. While he was there, he talked to the star’s father about his magazine and its theme. The father said that he should go next door and meet Cliff and see his car collection. He did and that was the beginning of the conversation that led to the opportunity to be in this edition of the magazine. It appears that the DuPont Registry will be featuring other people’s private collections in future editions. The timing was wonderful as they handed a flock of this month’s edition to attendees at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale!! If you look reeeeaaaaallll close, you can see the front end of my ’68 Corvette sticking out. It is now famous!! This exposure will surely bring another $10,000 at sale time (not)!!! Oh, I almost forgot to tell you the name of the star--------Taylor Swift. http://www.dupontregistry.com/AUTOS/BLOG/post/201 2/01/05/yenko-camaro-enthusiast-cliff-ernst-showus-his-car-collection.aspx

A BIG Thank You from me…Jimmy B to the great folks over at POWERBLOCKTV. They recently featured my 57 Chevy Truck on there website in the READERS RIDES section. With all the nice rides out there and posted on their website, I am very appreciative to be featured like that. Thanks guys!!

Things you want to know…..  Not liking this one…The BELLEVUE CRUISE IN wont be happening this year. See the attached article on the next page.  Sounds like a good chance that there will be a SPRING EDITION of the REDNECK RUMBLE. Work is going on to secure a site for a possible event. Watch the GAZZETTE for more info as it comes out.  The great folks at the MURFREESBORO HOT ROD CLUB (MHRC) have announced that they have a 2 year agreement to keep their Friday night cruise at the AVENUES shopping center, by the BELK store. Check out the Cruise News section for details and get ready for a good time starting May 4th!!  Planning is being done on a Model A & Early Ford swap meet. Looks like Lebanon TN will be the location. Stay tuned to the GAZZETTE for more info as this one comes together. Looks like April timeframe.  Get used to it…Parking at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds is $5.00 per car. Thank you Mayor Dean & the fair board!!!

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“OIL EM’ UP” With the cruising season getting near, I wanted to share some important news with everyone. After much soul searching, I have decided to stop producing the Bellevue Cruise-In. Over the past 10 years, it has been a real pleasure to meet so many great people and see some of the most awesome rides in the Mid-Tn. area. However, the task of producing this each month has just become too much of a load to bear. I was attempting to pass this on to some other groups but it just has not worked out. Therefore The Bellevue Cruisers or Tom Akers will no longer be producing the Bellevue Cruise-In or The Hwy. 100 Cruise-In. Thanks to all who have supported the events by attending and a special "Thank You" to everyone who has helped over the years. I will continue to produce the car shows I have been involved with. And I look forward to seeing everyone at those as well as some of the other great shows and cruise-ins around the area. I also will be taking a more active role in the Battlefield AACA Car Club as this year's VicePresident. After being a member of this club for the last decade and meeting some great people, I am really excited about the things going on with that club. The club events and car cruises have been incredible the last couple of years. The club also produces the annual Battlefield Car Show in Cool Springs each October and consistently draws in excess of 200 vehicles and makes generous contributions to local charities. I urge all of you to take a look at the club's website at : sites.google.com/site/battlefieldregionaaca/h ome. Please take a close look at what's happening with the club or feel free to contact me by e-mail or phone and consider joining the club and the fun. I will continue to pass along e-mails to keep all of you updated on upcoming events. Again, I appreciate everyone's support of the Cruise-In these last years and look forward to seeing all of you out on the roads soon.

Recently our good friend and great gearhead, Richard “Beaver” Hellis received the “Oil Em’ Up” award while visiting HOT RODS & THREADS Full Service Hot Rod Shop. Beaver left the gears from his Willy’s blower that got chewed up due a lack of oil, at the shop. Terry “master metalman” Tuckerman just couldn’t resist coming up with “something special” for Beaver. With help from his Tech-In-Training (T.I.T.) Cody Johnson, they whipped this beauty up. Beaver said he was putting this up on his wall of fame at home!! Beaver said no more problems like this as he makes sure he has plenty of lube these days!!

Thanks, Tom Tom Akers

And remember to tell em’ ya saw it in the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE cause THE FUN STARTS HERE!!


Vintage Racing Nashville Style Hey Gearheads, Here some info from Mike Gillespie on something really cool going on in the Nashville TN area. Hey all, The Zapata Race Team, a vintage racing team from Nashville TN is producing a feature length about vintage racing. It is called Vintage Racing Today (VRT). A film crew is following them to the great races they take part in and capture the whole event. It is an inside look at this great hobby, but also a glimpse about the enjoyment of all sports cars, and the great people who surround themselves in anything automobile. VRT has launched a Kickstarter.com campaign to raise additional funds. Kickstarter is a good way to raise funds, but an even better way to raise awareness about the project. Please check out the Kickstarter page for the movie trailer and to read a little more about what they are doing. Some of you will notice familiar faces in the footage. I have contributed to the cause because I like what they are doing, I want to support my friends who are putting this together and I think that this will be a great film to share with others and to educate them on Vintage Racing. If you know anyone that has an interest in Vintage Racing, please forward this along to them. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/165795469 2/help-save-vintage-racing-today?ref=live Thanks for taking the time to look this over. Mike. We want to pass along some sad news we found out about. Jim Bean of the Hoodlum Alley Car Club in Shelbyville TN passed away earlier this month. Condolences to his family and friends. Jim was a BIG part of the HOODLUM ALLEY cruise nites each year. R.I. P.

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE From Mike Gillespie… Hey all, just thought I would let you know that I talked with Gary Camp, Director of Communications at Dover Motorsports, about the future of the Nashville Superspeedway. Gary said that currently, there is only one employ at the track just to make sure the grass & weeds stay cut and the water doesn’t freeze. The only activities that are taking place at the track is NASCAR testing. It is also available for Indy Car testing but no teams have rented the facility for that yet. As far as track days, DEs, Autocrosses and other related events, there is no plan for those to take place in 2012 mainly because of the cost of insurance for those types of events that they have to pay for. There had been some rumors flying around and I have had some folks ask me if I knew anything, so now I do.

Thanks Mike for the update!! We’re going to give a shout out to John & Peggy Creveling from Columbia TN. They took part in the Street Rodder Road tour, Lokar Midnight tour last September from Knoxville TN to Kalamazoo MI. In the current issue of Street Rodder, you can check out John & Peggy and their killer 55 Chevy Truck in multiple pictures. It looks like Peggy beat John up the track at the Bristol Raceway stop!! Get ready…it’s coming soon. We’re going to see who the real cruiser is for 2012. The GEARHEAD GAZZETTE REAL CRUISER CONTEST will start up in April. Watch for all the info in the next issue.

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_________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. FEB 17-18: COLUMBIA MO: 14TH ANNUAL AUTOMOTIVE SWAP MEET •FEB 17-19 SACRAMENTO CA: 62ND KRAGEN-O’REILLY SACRAMENTO AUTORAMA •FEB 17-19: TULSA OK: 48TH ANNUAL TULSA OKLAHOMA ROD & CUSTOM CAR SHOW

FEB 18: CELINA TN: CUMBERLAND RIVER INDOOR SWAP MEET. FEB 18: FRANKLIN TN: CRUISE IN CAR SHOW FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.

•FEB 19: LEBANON TN: 2ND ANNUAL WINTER MID-TENN REGION AACA SWAP MEET •FEB 19:: CLARKSVILLE TN: 26TH ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE 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 •FEB 29- MAR 3: LOS ANGELES CA: PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM 2012 DEUCE WEEK •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 3: ATHENS AL: CBI WINTER SWAP MEET •MAR 10: EAST RIDGE TN: COLLECTIBLE TOY SHOW. •MAR 10-11: NASHVILLE TN: HUNTERS CUSTOM AUTO SHOW •MAR 23-24: SEVIERVILLE TN: 35TH ANNUAL SPRING CORVETTE EXPO •MAR 24: SEVIERVILLE TN:: CORVETTE EXPO PRESENTS HORSEPOWER & HOT RODS AUCTION. •MAR 25: DuQUOIN IL: 41ST AUTO & TRUCK PARTS SWAP MEET •MAR 30 – APR 1: DAYTONA BEACH FL: SPRING TURKEY RUN •MAR 30 – APRIL 1ST: SPRING RALLY No.5 HOSTED BY CYCLMOS MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM. •APRIL 6-7: PERRY GA: 3RD ANNUAL PERRY AUTO FEST & SWAP MEET •APRIL 7: RED BOILING SPRINGS TN: CYCLEMOS HOT ROD RAT ROD SHOW & SWAP. •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 13-15: AUSTIN TX: 11TH ANNUAL LONESTAR ROD & KUSTOM ROUND UP •APRIL 14: FRANKLIN TN: ZATTACK 2012 PEOPLE’S CHOICE Z CAR SHOW & OPEN CRUISE-IN •APRIL 14: MARIETTA GA: 18TH ANNUAL GSRA SWAP MEET. •APRIL 19-22: CHARLOTTE NC: CHARLOTTE AUTO FAIR 2012. •APR 20 – 22: JACKSON TN: 20TH ANNUAL BUNNY RUN •APRIL 21: BRENTWOOD TN: 11TH ANNUAL KARS4KIDS CARS/TRUCKS/MOTORCYCLE SHOW •APRIL 21: SPRING HILL ( COLUMBIA TN): 1ST ANNUAL CRUZIN FOR THE MUSIC CAR SHOW. •APRIL 21: NASHVILLE TN: CMT/ABATE SWAP MEET. •APRIL 21: FRANKLIN KY: 1ST ANNUAL CRUISE-IN AT THE DRIVE IN •APRIL 21: HUNTSVILLE AL: 8TH ANNUAL BRIDGE STREET CHARITY CAR SHOW. •APR 26-28: BOWLING GREEN KY: C5 – C6 SHOW AT THE CORVETTE MUSEUM •APRIL 26-29: FT WORTH TX: 40TH ANNUAL PATE SWAP MEET. •APRIL 27-28: SOMERSET KY: SOMERSET CRUISE OPENING WEEKEND – BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC WEEKEND •APR 28: ATHENS AL: 5TH ANNUAL ATHENS ON THE SQUARE CAR SHOW •APRIL 28-29: MURFREESBORO TN: MOTORMANIA CAR SHOW. •MAY 4 – 6: KNOXVILLE TN: STREET ROD NATIONALS SOUTH Plus •MAY 4-5: MANATOKA IA: TORQUEFEST 2012 •MAY 12: NASHVILLE TN: NSRA MIDDLE TENNESSEE APPRECIATION DAY •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 27TH: LOUI$VILLE KY: BEATERSVILLE CAR & BIKE SHOW •MAY 31-JUNE 3: DETROIT MI TO ??? 2012 HOT ROD POWER TOUR •JUNE 1-3: YORK PA: STREET ROD NATIONALS EAST Plus •JUNE 1-3: PADUCAH KY: 35TH ANNUAL STREET RODS IN THE PARK HOSTED BY RIVER TIN STREET RODS •JUNE 1-3: COMMERCE GA: THE CHEVY HIGH PERFORMANCE NATIONALS HOSTED BY GM PERF. PARTS •JUNE 8-9: PIGEON FORGE TN: PONTIACS IN PIGEON FORGE •JUNE 9: ASHLAND CITY TN: 17TH ANNUAL KRUIZIN RIVER BLUFF / BOYSCOUTS CAR SHOW •JUNE 14-16: BOWLING GREEN KY: 10TH ANNUAL HOLLEY HOT ROD REUNION •JUNE 15-16: PIGEON FORGE TN: THE ALL CHEVY SUPERNATIONALS lll •JUNE 16: TULLAHOMA TN: 20TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN WHEELS IN MOTION CAR & TRUCK SHOW •JUNE 16: UNION GROVE WI: HUNNERT CAR HEADS UP 4 – TRADITIONAL DRAG RACING •JUNE 27 – JULY 1: NASHVILLE TN: DIECAST SPACE MUSIC CITY NATIONALS TOY SHOW •JULY 3-7: LOVELAND CO: 33RD ANNUAL GTO AA INTERNATIONAL MEET •JULY 9: WAVERLY TN: 2012 POOR BOYS CAR SHOW •JULY 17-21: ST CHARLES IL: 2012 PONTIAC OAKLAND CLUB INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION •JULY 19-21: BOWLING GREEN KY: 31ST NATIONAL CORVETTE HOMECOMING •JULY 21-22: BYRON IL: MELTDOWN DRAGS – 66 7 OLDER HEADS UP MATCH RACING •AUG 2-5: LOUISVILLE KY: STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus •AUG 3-5: SOUTH BUTLER NY: 2ND ANNUAL HOT ROD RUMBLE& BIKER BASH •SEPT 7-8: 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 •SEPT 21-23: LEBANON TN: 23RD ANNUAL MUSIC CITY MOPAR SHOW0 •OCT 6: FRANKLIN TN: BATTLEFIELD REGION 23RD ANNUAL CAR SHOW •OCT 6: BOWLING GREEN KY: VOODOO HOODOO TOO HOSTED BY THE VOODOO KINGS

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 gearheadgazzette@gmail .com www.gearheadgazzette.com

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Take an established event, change the time of year you hold it, change the location and give it a new name and what do you get?? If you’re GOODGUYS…A WINNER!!! The 1st annual “SPEEDWAY NATIONALS” was a hit with hot rodders who raved about the event being held at the historic “BRICKYARD”. Cruising the race track was back and a blast, and getting to park in the “garage area” was very cool too. Add in the awesome Indy 500 museum to take in and you know everyone had a great weekend of hot rodding fun GOODGUYS style. Check out some of the cool rides that graced GASOLINE Alley and make your plans to be part of the fun in 2012. Words / Pic’s: Jimmy B

Bob Oney from the Cincy Street Rods brought his woody out.

57’ Ranchero dressed in red and looking great

Great stance, great paint, big wheels, Trik Truk

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Suede paint, hair pins, steelie’s & caps equals HOT ROD

Take a HEMI, stuff it in a early 60’s Rambler and you get COOL

Nosed, shaved, convert, sombrero caps, lowered KOOL KUSTOM


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Mile deep black paint and lipstick red interior riding on 5 spokes

The 2 – Tone paint really works on this mid-60’s Chevelle

Slammed, louvered and ready to cruise shoebox Ford Coupe

Paul Brewer from Cincinnati area had his period right truck pulling a very cool dragster. Shades of late 50’s in So-Cal

$.05 a ride?? We’ve got a roll of nickels for all day fun with this one

One of the latest from JOHNSON’s Hot Rod Shop in Alabama

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GOODGUYS 2011 Hot Rod of the Year

Mike and his award winning roadster

57’ Olds J-2 dressed to perform as good as it looks

The Zephyr Roadster that Edsel Ford never built??

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The “Racing Capital of the World” turned into Hot Rod Central last September as historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted the Goodguys 1st WIX Filters Speedway Nationals. The first year event attracted over 2,500 rods and customs from 31 different states. Hot rodder Michael Tarquinio from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania had a particularly memorable weekend after his “Second Wind” ’32 Ford roadster won the Goodguys 2011 Gearstar Hot Rod of the Year title. Tarquinio’s low flying original steel roadster has a decades old pedigree. First built in the 1970s then mothballed when the original owner fell ill, it sat for nearly 40 years before he stumbled upon it in the rafters of an old Pennsylvania barn. A Ford guy through and through, Tarquinio always wondered what Edsel Ford would have done with a Zephyr roadster. It was that curiosity that drove the roadster build from the beginning. Along with his friends at G.I. S. Automotive Tarquinio painted and assembled the car at his Pittsburg shop last year for a January 2011 debut. The PPG “Washington Blue” roadster body sits on a pair of So-Cal speed shop rails. The car’s heartbeat is an incredibly polished and detailed ’57 Oldsmobile J2 with Stromberg six pack and ultra rare aluminum heads. Torque and horsepower are converted through a Tremec 5 speed transmission and polished banjo style Winters rear end. The retro yet striking interior is Oxblood full grain leather with German square weave carpet. The dash and steering wheel are from a ’40 Lincoln sectioned to fit snugly inside the cockpit. Fog lights and taillights are ’36 Zephyr while the Pines ’32 Ford grill adds a touch of nostalgia. Meticulously handmade Zephyr emblems are courtesy of Motor Head Design. The butternut colored wheels are one-off artillery style by Wheel Smith with 1940 Zephyr hubcaps and trim rings. The roadster rolls on vintage Firestone wide white bias ply tires. Different than any other Goodguys yearly award, the Goodguys/Gearstar Hot Rod of the Year competition requires contestants drive a rigorous 150 mile reliability run as well as a burnout and blast down a drag strip. Tarquinio’s roadster performed flawlessly passing all tests with style proving this winner has as much “go” as “show.” In addition to being named the Goodguys 2011 Gearstar Hot Rod of the Year, it was also named ISCA Roadster Class Champion this year. For his Indy triumph, Tarquinio received a trip to the Goodguys 14th Southwest Nationals last November in Scottsdale to display his car in the “Champion’s arena” presented by Street Rod Headquarters. Snapon rewarded him with a custom tool box and for the mantle he received a billet aluminum award from Goodguys. Fellow award finalists included Rodney Harris, Leighton, AL (’32 Ford 3 window coupe) Bill Paul, Highland, IL (’32 Ford Tudor), Gordon Peters, Sunfish Lake, MN (’32 Ford Tudor), Ken Reister, Littleton, CO (’33 Ford coupe).


The Mothers Brothers Travel the Street Rod Runs to deliver show car quality products. As soon as their bright red trailer hits the grounds, sales start before they can set up. The cars are being prepared for the event and everyone is in need of something they ran out of or forgot to pack. They give seminars and demonstrate how to create that “show shine” and just talk shop to the many friends from over the years.

The everyday driver, the drive it to the event show car, and the trailer car that never gets wet. The everyday driver gets a good cleaner wax that’s one trip around the car, every few months. The other two require a lot more work to get that mirror finish you see in the awards presentations.

Many times, they are called out of their booth to tend to a problem on a show car. Once at the Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green, KY, Mike Cook, owner of The Stone Woods Cook famed gasser came to them with a paint problem. The car had been taken out of the Hot Rod Museum in Los Angeles, covered with a sheet of plastic and trailered in extreme heat. The paint seemed damaged. But not so, the wax was damaged and in a few minutes she was good as new. Another time, we were just minutes away from an extreme judging of Corvettes. A fellow ran into the booth and asked if the Mothers Brothers could help with a scratch on the top, just discovered. With rags and product, they ran to the car as the judges were working on the previous car. A little examination disclosed that it was not a scratch, but a smudge of rubber, that had been thrown up from the road. The owner was relieved as the judges walked over to his car to begin their inspection and the blemish was gone. This is the first of a series of articles on “How to get that show Shine” and the secret is good products and hard work. There are three types of pride rides out there.

We know what hard work is, so let’s look at high quality products. Most manufacturers designed a top of the line item, but in the market, price is the king. The retailers require lower prices and the only way to compete is to water down their products. The reason you don’t see many of the finer brands on the discount shelves is that they won’t sacrifice quality for price.

Investment in quality chemicals and cleaning tools will insure that the hard work you put in will pay off. Nothing can be worse than spending the day working on your ride and not get the hoped for shine or finding it several days later, all but gone. The tools you use are as important as the chemicals and in the next issue we will go over these and explain the difference in polishing cloths, applicators and drying towels. You may be surprised with the reason.


__________“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 gearheadgazzette@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY NITE CRUISIN: HERMITAGE TN: THE ROCKABILLY CRUISE IN NIGHT. THIS CRUISE HAPPENS EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT STARTIN JAN 11 TH. BEING HELD AT THE ROADSIDE BAR & GRILL AT 4617 OLD HICKORY RD. PIN UP CONTEST ONCE A MONTH WITH FINALS IN MAY. DOOR PRIZES. LIVE MUSIC BY BANDS LIKE JANE ROSE & THE DEAD END BOYS, CHRIS CASELLO TRIO AND MORE. SPONSERED BY KUSTOM THRILLS TATTOO & SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY LIMOUSINE. FOR MORE INFO EMAIL TO k9streetrod@aol.com 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 ddfergie@gmail.com MURFREESBORO TN: THE MURFREESBORO HOT ROD CLUB WILL BE HOSTING A CRUISE IN EVERY FRIDAY NITE FROM MAY 4th THRU OCT 5th . CRUISING IS FROM 5PM TO 9PM. THE CRUISE WILL BE HELD AGAIN THIS YEAR AT THE AVENUE MUFREESBORO MALL, BEHIND THE BELKS STORE. FOR MORE INFO AND DIRECTIONS GO TO www.4mhrc.net .

LEBANON TN: THE SNOW WHITE DRIVE IN CRUISE IS LOOKING TO START IN MARCH IF THE WEATHER IS GOOD. CRUISING WILL RUN ALL SUMMER LONG ON FRIDAY NITES. CRUISIN HAPPENS FROM 4-9PM. THE SNOW WHITE DRIVE HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1953 SO YOU KNOW THEY ARE DOING IT RIGHT!!! BURGERS, PULLED PORK, SHAKES AND MORE. DOING IT OLD SCHOOL STYLE. CRUISIN IS AT THE DRIVE AT 1714 WEST MAIN ST. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-443-4299 2ND FRIDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD ON THE 2ND FRIDAY NITE:

LAWRENCEBURG TN: CRUISE-IN PRESENTED BY THE LAWRENCE COUNTY CLASSICS CAR CLUB. CRUISING STARTS ON MAY 11TH AND RUNS THRU OCTOBER. CRUISE IS BEING HELD IN THE BIG LOTS PARKING LOT ON NORTH LOCUST AVE. RUNS FROM 6-9PM. LIVE MUSIC, $PRIZES & DRAWINGS. SATURDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY SATURDAY NITE:

LEBANON TN: RAT ROD CRUISE IN AT THE SNOW WHITE DRIVE IN AT THE SATURDAY NITE CRUISE IN. OPEN TO ALL VEHICLE’S BUT INVITING ALL YOU RAT RODDERS FOR A COOL PLACE TO BE ON SATURDAY NITES.SNOW WHITE CRUISING IS LOOKING TO START IN MARCH IF THE WEATHER IS GOOD. CRUISING WILL RUN ALL SUMMER LONG ON SATURDAY NITES. CRUISING HAPPENS FROM 4-9PM. THE SNOW WHITE DRIVE HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1953 SO YOU KNOW THEY ARE DOING IT RIGHT!!! BURGERS, PULLED PORK, SHAKES AND MORE. DOING IT OLD SCHOOL STYLE. CRUISIN IS AT THE DRIVE AT 1714 WEST MAIN ST. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-443-4299 1st SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN:

ATHENS AL: MONTHLY CRUISE IN ON THE SQUARE IN ATHENS AL. RUNS FROM APRIL – OCTOBER. FOR MORE INFO CALL 256-457-9179 OR EMAIL TO tschauman@comrpe.com 2nd SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN’: MANCHESTER TN: THE CITY OF MANCHESTER IS HOSTING THE “CRUISIN DOWNTOWN STYLE” CRUISE NITES. THE ULTIMATE CAR CRUISE-IN THE TENNESSEE VALLEY. BEING HELD EVERY 2ND SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH FROM APRIL – OCT. CRUISE DATES: 4/14, 5/12, 6/9, 7/14, 8/11, 9/8, 10/13. JUNE9TH WILL BE A POWER TOUR CRUISE IN. OCT 13 WILL BE CHILI COOKOFF DAY AND POWER TOUR CRUISE IN. PLEASE NOTE THE APRIL 14TH CRUISE WILL BE FROM 12 NOON – 4PM. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT JEFF AT 931-273-1902. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

OWENSBORO KY: OWENSBORO ANTIQUE & CLASSIC AUTO CLUB SUMMER CRUISE IN. BEING HELD IN THE LOWE’S PARKING LOT50/50 POT DRAWING, DOOR PRIZES, ATTENDANCE PRIZES. LOWE’S PICK OF THE MONTH.CRUISING RUNS FROM 5-9PM STARTING IN APRIL THRU OCTOBER. FOR MORE INFO CALL 270-316-2821

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 gearheadgazzette@gmail.com

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Words/pics: Jimmy B

THIS SHOW IS A BLAST!! If you have never been, you don’t know what you are missing…believe me!! Scooter & his crew have got this event running smooth. Some of the “big boys” could take a lesson on how to put on a fun event from this show. No pressure, cool cars & trucks. Throw in a swap meet and some bikes that are all done traditional style and you are going to have a good time. Scooter has got the 2012 edition coming together so make plans to head out to Lebanon TN in September to have some hot rod fun.

Gasser style rides were very popular all weekend!

Love the Buick Cruiser.

This 5 window coupe had everyone talking about it all weekend

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Ya gotta love a double nickel gasser


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HOT RODDING IN THE MID-SOUTH Words & Picture’s by Ed Woodard

Editors Note: Drag Racing, Car shows & charity events…the Tappets were doing it all. This month takes us into the club itself to see what the guys were doing. How many Tappets members are still out there? Send us an email and let us know where you’re at now.

Mid-South area was starting to show a real promise of developing ………………..#4 ….& A TAPPETS TALE YOU WON’T BELIEVE……..maybe 2 The Tappets were very active with several of us racing on a regular schedule. Kenneth King had a 1932 Ford sedan that raced as an Altered class car. Kenneth was from the Monterey TN area and was a pretty good drag racer. I remember one Friday night at the Cumberland drag strip in North Nashville it came down the money run between Kenneth & Clyde Felts. Clyde had a little Chevrolet coupe with the best of every thing, including a Hilborn fuel injection. Almost nobody could beat him. Well that night Kenneth easily out ran him. Clyde filed a protest & wanted the engine tore down so we took the car to our Tappets garage in Nashville & tore it down with Clyde watching everything closely. As it turned out, the engine was correct other than having three different type pistons in the engine, best I remember. Clyde just could not believe what he saw. What was Kenneth’s secret? Kenneth’s daddy must have been part jackrabbit, cause when the flagman indicated go, Kenneth went!!! We now refer to it as a hole shot!!!....that he had !!!!! …I don’t think Clyde ever got over that.

Concerning me an early racing as a Tappet member, was running a 98hp, 4speed Corvair Monza which collected a ton of trophies every weekend. It was kept in tune due to Fred Dickey at Beaman Pontiac & their chassis dyno. Actually I was signed up & raced the first year that NHRA ran the points program. My real experience came one Friday night at Cumberland Dragstrip. When it came down to the money run & I had to race Larry Stewart’s Corvette. Well…Larry had to spot me a pretty fair distance. 18

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Actually he lined up on my right side to my rear so far that I could clearly see him in my left outside mirror. I thought that being only an 1/8 mile strip I had it made. I was already counting the money!!! The flagman signaled go & Larry came by so fast I thought he was going to turn that ‘vair over. A night to remember for sure…I might have done better with Kenneth driving……..Oh well!!!! Think I should mention that “Ingenuity in Action’ was a phrase that NHRA was using to describe achievements made with hot rodders. This phrase should apply to two Tappets members that noticed a NHRA record holder that they felt could be outrun. So in the typical Tappets spirit they put together a GM 6 cylinder roadster in about 12 weeks and proceeded to take it to the U.S. Nationals and won the class, beating the national record and setting a new record. In my book that made Bob Elam & Stanley Young pretty special in my book. The Tappets Hot Rod club was a real asset to the community with all of our charity events.

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HOT RODDING IN THE MID-SOUTH cont. We participated in the Big Brothers Paper Sale during the Christmas season. For some reason we usually pulled the downtown area and just about everyone had been badgered to donate by the time they had gotten to us. I guess we were the last chance to collect for those who slipped through the intersections that did not donate. Well we made sure nobody slipped through, why we even collected from the collectors who were turning in their funds. Almost forgot, the club worked neighborhoods singing Christmas Carols & collected money for the Fannie Battle Day home.

The Tappets had a special project, a club drag car, we were working to complete and that is why Paul Stargel & I pushed the club to put the 1962 Club show on during the State Fair. We felt we could collect enough to get the parts we needed to finish the project. The club decided against it so Paul & I decided to tackle it alone. I am truly sorry that Paul Stargel & I had a falling out with Tappets as it was a great group of guys. I am enclosing several pictures of the members….& the Young & Elam Record Holder…..etc….

Next issue will be AutoShow time at the Tennessee State Fair…..with all the TOP DOG show cars of the time…….

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_CAR SHOWS – EVENTS – GEARHEAD STUFF_ THE NEW STUFF IS LISTED IN ITALIC’s EVENTS & SHOWS ARE LISTED FOR THE UPCOMING MONTHS.

FEBRUARY 2012:

FEB 17-18: COLUMBIA MO: 14TH ANNUAL AUTOMOTIVE SWAP MEET. BEING HELD AT BOONE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS. “OFTEN IMITATED, NEVER DUPLICATED”. FOR MORE INFO CALL 573-489-4762 OR GO TO www.GSPromotions.net 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 17-19: TULSA OK: 48TH ANNUAL TULSA OKLAHOMA ROD & CUSTOM CAR SHOW PRESENTED BY DARRYL STARBIRD. SHOW BEING HELS IN THE QUIK CENTER. $20,000 GO FOR THE GOLD AWARD TO THE BEST ENTRY. OVER 1000 HOT RODS, CUSTOMS, PERFORMANCE MACHINES AND MORE ON DISPLAY. ALSO TAKING PLACE WILL BE THE 16TH ANNUAL NATIONAL ROD & CUSTOM HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY FRIDAY NIGHT. FOR MORE INFO TO SHOW YOUR RIDE OR PARTICIPATE CALL 918-257-4234 OR GO TO www.darrylstarbird.com

FEB 18: CELINA TN: CUMBERLAND RIVER INDOOR SWAP MEET. BEING HELD AT THE CLAY COUNTY RECREATION COMPLEX. ANY AUTOMOTIVE PARTS WELCOME. FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-258-3871 OR EMAIL TO cumberlandriversswapmeet@yahoo.com FEB 18: FRANKLIN TN: CRUISE IN CAR SHOW FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO MS. SHOW BEING HELD IN THE SAM’ s CLUB MAIN PARKING LOT ON MALLORY LN. REGISTRATION AT THE EVENT. OPEN SHOW. FREE FOOD, GREAT TIME. SOME AWARDS T BE GIVN OUT. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-618-7965 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 615556-8060 OR EMAIL TO winterswapmeet@midtennaaca.org THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

FEB 19:: CLARKSVILLE TN: 26TH ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET. FOR MORE INFO AND LOCATION CALL 931320-2921 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 248689-8799. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

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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 502-6892034 THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! FEB 25: LEBANON TN: 2ND ANNUAL COLLECTORS SWAP MEET. BEING HELD AT JAMES WARD FAIRGROUNDS. PETROLINA, GAS PUMPS,GAS MEMORABILLIA, OIL & ADVERTISING COLLECTIBLES, TOYS AND MORE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-364-1828 OR GO TO www.bothbarrels.us

FEB 29 – MAR 3: LOS ANGELES CA: PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM 2012 DEUCE WEEK. CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF THE 1932 FORD. A NUMBER OF FUN EVENTS ARE PLANNED FOR THE WEEK. YOU CAN ATTEND EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A 32’ FORD. SATURDAY WILL BE THE BIG DEUCE DAY CAR SHOW. THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE FUN AND SHOULD BE ON YOUR “BUCKET LIST” FOR MORE INFO CALL 323-964-6325 OR EMAIL TO lmorgan@petersen.org THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

MARCH 2012:

FEB 29 – MAR 3: LOS ANGELES CA: PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM 2012 DEUCE WEEK. CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF THE 1932 FORD. A NUMBER OF FUN EVENTS ARE PLANNED FOR THE WEEK. YOU CAN ATTEND EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A 32’ FORD. SATURDAY WILL BE THE BIG DEUCE DAY CAR SHOW. THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE FUN AND SHOULD BE ON YOUR “BUCKET LIST” FOR MORE INFO CALL 323-964-6325 OR EMAIL TO lmorgan@petersen.org THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

MAR 1-4: BAKERSFIELD CA.: MARCH MEET AT FAMOSO DRAGSTRIP. HOSTED BY THE KERN COUNTY RACING ASSOC. THE WORLD FAMOUS DRAG RACE STILL LIVES ON SINCE THE EARLY 1950’S. BEING HELD AT THE FAMOSO DRAGSTRIP. QUATERMILE DRAG RACING ACTION AND A WHOLE LOTTTA NITRO!!! FUELRS, FLOPPERS, GASSERS, CAR SHOW, CAMPING, SWAP MEET, VENDORS AND MORE. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.famosoraceway.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

MAR 2-4: CHICAGO / ROSEMONT IL: 50TH ANNUAL O’REILLY WORL D OF WHEELS CAR SHOW. BEING HELD AT THE DONALD STEPHENS CONVENTION CENTER. HOT RODS, MUSCLE CARS, CUSTOMS, TRICK TRUCKS, THE MOTORAMA AND LOTS MORE. FOR MORE INFO TO SHOW OR ATTEND CALL 708-361-2665. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

MAR 3: ATHENS AL: CBI WINTER SWAP MEET. CLEAN OUT YOUR GARAGE AND TURN THOSE PARTSINTO MONEY. INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SPACES. FOR MORE INFO CALL 256-233-8602 OR GO TO www.cbiperformance.com MAR 10: EAST RIDGE TN: COLLECTIBLE TOY SHOW. SPONSORED BY NICKLECAST.COM . DIECAST CARS, COMIS, OLD TOYS, ACTON FIGURES AND MORE!! EVENT BEING HELD IN THE EAST RIDGE COMMUNITY CENTER. FREE TO ATTEND. DOOR PRIZES!. FOR MORE INFO CALL 706-8660030 OR EMAIL TO nickelcast@comcast.net


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THE NEW STUFF IS LISTED IN ITALIC’s EVENTS & SHOWS ARE LISTED FOR THE UPCOMING MONTHS. APRIL 2012: MAR 22-24: LOUISVILLE KY: 41ST ANNUAL HEAVY DUTY TRUCK SHOW / 6TH ANNUAL BIG RIG BUILD OFF. THIS APRIL 12 – 15: PIGEON FORGE TN: GRAND RUN 30 EVENT IS WHERE THE BIG RIGS SHOW OFF THEIR STUFF. CRUISIN THE STRIP. CAR SHOW, BIG INDOOR SWAP MEET, ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH HEAVY CAR CORRAL, DOOR PRIZES. THIS IS ONE OF THE MIDDUTY TRUCKS IS HERE. THE 6TH ANNUAL BIG RIDG SOUTHS BEST SHOWS!! $8000.00 CASH GIVEAWAY. NEW BUILD OFF TAKES PLACE ALSO. SEE THE BEST OF THE RAT ROD CLASS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 865-687-3976 BEST OF THE BUILDERS OF HEAVY DUTY CUSTOM OR GO O www.corvetteexpo.com THIS ONE IS A TRUCKS. FOR MORE INFO GO TO GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! www.truckingshow.com APRIL 13: MEMPHIS TN: SUPER CHEVY SHOW & CRUISEMAR 23-24: SEVIERVILLE TN: 35TH ANNUAL CORVETTE IN. BEING HELD AT MEMPHIS MOTORSPORTS PARK. FOR EXPO IN THE SMOKIES. BEING HELD INDOORS AT THE MORE INFO CALL 901-358-7223 OR GO TO SEVIERVILLE EVENTS CENTER. AUCTION, SWAP MEET, www.superchevyshow.com PARK n’ SHOW, CORVETTE CRUISE, CORRAL, SHOW, NCRS. AUCTION ON SATURDAY @10AM. FOR MORE APRIL 13 – 15: COMMERCE GA: NMRA / NMCA ALL STAR INFO GO TO www.corvetteexpo.com NATIONALS. NMRA’S ALL WILD FORD’S WILL BE RUNNING. THERE WILL BE AN LSX CHALLENGE SERIES MAR 24: SEVIERVILLE TN:: CORVETTE EXPO PRESENTS EVENT. YOU WILL SEE GM VS FORD VS MOPAR IN NMCA HORSEPOWER & HOT RODS AUCTION. 35TH AUCTION. ACTION. CAR SHOW BOTH SATURDAY & SUNDAY. FOR ALL AUCTIONS BEING HELD INSIDE. AUCTION BEING MORE INFO CALL 714-444-2426 OR EMAIL TO HELD AT THE SEVIERVILLE EVENTS CENTER. TO SELL carshow@promediapub.com OR BID CALL 865-687-3976 OR GO TO www.horsepowerandhotrods.com APR IL 13-15: AUSTIN TX: 11TH ANNUAL LONESTAR ROD & KUSTOM ROUND UP. THIS IS A HUGE SHOW WITH MAR 25: DuQUOIN IL: 41ST AUTO & TRUCK PARTS ENTRIES FROM ALL ACROSS THE US AND BEYOND. LIVE SWAP MEET. BEING HELD AT THE STATE FAIRGROUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL. ARTISTS & PINSTRIPERS. BEING HELD IN DuQUION ON US RT 51 SOUTH. AUTOMOBILIA, AT THE TRAVIS COUNTY EXPO CENTER. CAR SHOW, COLLECTIBLES, AUTO RELATED ITEMS. BEST PLACE TO SWAP MEET, MIN-BIKE RACES IN THE RODEO BARN & BUY AND SELL IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. CAR CORRAL, LOTS OF VENDORS. OPEN TO ONLY 1963 AND EARLEIR INDOOR & OUTDOOR SPACES. FOR MORE INFO CALL TRADITIONALLY STYLED AMERICAN HOT RODS, CUSTOM 618-687-2235 OR EMAIL TO CARS AND TRADITIONALLY STYLED BIKES. FOR MORE pontiac@egyptianpontiac.com INFO GO TO www.lonestarroundup.com OR EMAIL TO beatnik@kontinentals.com . THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD MAR 30 – APRIL 1ST: RED BOILING SPRINGS TN: SPRING GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! RALLY No.5 HOSTED BY CYCLMOS MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM. OPEN TO ALL MOTORCYCLES. PARTS & APRIL 13-15: OKLAHOMA CITY OK.: SOUTHWEST STREET ACCESSORY VENDORS. LIVE MUSIC. TROPHY SHOW ROD NATIONALS Plus. SHOW BEING HELD AT STATE FAIR WITH CLASSES FOR ALL BIKES. FREE PRIMITIVE PARK. OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES 30 YEARS OLD OR OLDER. CAMPING. HOTEL ACCOMADATIONS. FREE PARTS HOSTED BY NSRA. FOR MORE INFO GOT TO VENDORS SPACES. LOTS MORE HAPPENING AT THIS www.nsra-usa.com . EVENT!!! FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-699-5049 OR GO TO www.cyclemos.com APRIL 14: MARIETTA GA: 18TH ANNUAL GSRA SWAP MEET. AUTO PARTS AND RELATED ITMES ONLY! MAR 30 – APRIL 1: DAYTONA BEACH FL: DAYTONA COVERED SWAP MEET AREA. 8AM – 4PM. FOR MORE SPRING TURKEY RUN. ALL THE FUN OF THE INFO CALL 770-517-6701 THANKSGIVING WEEKEND EVENT BUT IN THE SPRING TIME. THE SHOW FORMAT WILL BE THE SAME FOR APRIL 14: FRANKLIN TN: ZATTACK 2012 PEOPLE’S MORE INFO CALL 386-255-7355 OR GO TO CHOICE Z CAR SHOW & OPEN CRUISE-IN. PRESENTED BY www.turkeyrun.com THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE Z CLUB & NISSAN NORTH AMERICA INC. EVENT BEING HELD AT THE NISSAN APRIL 6-7: PERRY GA: 3RD ANNUAL PERRY AUTOFEST & AMERICA’S BUILDING. NOTE: YOU MUST REGISTER FOR SWAP MEET. 2 DAY AUTOMTIVE EVENT. CRUISE IN, CAR THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE Z CAR SHOW. NISSAN WILL HOST CORRAL, SWAP MEET. ACRES OF FREE PARKING. OPEN AN OPEN HOUSE AND CRUISE IN FOR EMPLOYEE’S AND 8AM – 6PM BOTH DAYS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 478THE PUBLIC TO EXHIBIT THEIR CARS. NO AWARDS WILL 662-2267 OR EMAIL TO info@perryswapmeet.com BE GIVEN FOR THIS PORTION OF THE EVENT. THE CRUISE IN IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL MAKES AND MODELS. APRIL 7: RED BOILING SPRINGS TN: CYCLEMOS HOT NISSAN WILL ALSO EXHIBIT NEW MODELS, PROTOTYPES, ROD RAT ROD SHOW & SWAP. ENJOY CYCLEMOS SHOW CARS AND NISSAN HERITAGE COLLECTION. EVENT MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM INAUGRAL HOT ROD PARTS WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE. FOR MORE INFO AND TO SWAP!! GREAT MUISIC. KILLER GRUB. CRUISE IN. NO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT GO TO TROPHY MONGERS PLEASE!!!! 8AM – 7PM. FREE www.middletennesseezclub.com VENDOR SPACES. SWAP IS OPEN TO PRE-72 HOT RODS, RAT RODS, ANTIQUES, PETROLINA COLLECTABLES & MOTORCYCLES. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-699-5049 OR GO TO www.cyclemos.com www.gearheadgazzette.com

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APRIL 2012:

APRIL 19-22: CHARLOTTE NC: CHARLOTTE AUTO FAIR 2012. PRODUCED BY THE HORNETS NEST REGION AACA. EVENT IS HELD AT THE CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY AND IT FILLS THE PLACE UP! FOR MORE INFO GO TO WWW.CHARLOTTE-AUTOFAIR.CO. APRIL 20-22: JACKSON TN: BUNNY RUN 20. BEING HELD AT THE JACKSON FAIRGROUNDS PARK. OPEN TO STREET RODS & 72 & EARLIER CUSTOM CARS AND TRUCKS WITH AT LEAST 5 MODIFICATIONS. CHILI SUPPER FRIDAY. BBQ DINNER SATURDAY FOR ALL REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS. $500.00 GRAND PRIZE. SWAP MEET. TOP 15. SUNDAY AWARDS AT 10:30AM. VENDORS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES ALL INDOOR. CALL 731-427-1677 FOR MORE INFO. APRIL 21: NASHVILLE TN: CMT/ABATE SWAP MEET. BEING HELD AT THE LANE MOTOR MUSEUM. APRIL 21: FRANKLIN KY: 1ST ANNUAL CRUISE-IN AT THE DRIVE IN. HOSTED BY SOUTHERN KENTUCKY STREET RODS. BEING HELD AT THE FRANKLIN DRIVE IN ON HWY US 31W . GATES OPEN AT 1PM. AMERICAN GRAFITI WILL BE FIRST FILM PLAYED AT DARK.DOOR PRIZES AND 50/50 DRAWING. OPEN TO ALLENTRIES 1972 & EARLIER. FOR MORE INFO CALL 270-598-1428 APRIL 21: SPRING HILL ( COLUMBIA TN): 1ST ANNUAL CRUZIN FOR THE MUSIC CAR SHOW. BEING HELD AT THE SPRING HILL H.S. LOCATED NEXT TO THE GENERAL MOTORS PLANT. THIS IS A FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THE SPRING HILL H.S. MARCHING BAND. START AT 8AM WITH AWARDS AT 3PM. 39 CLASSES – 3 AWARDS PER CLASS & 7 SPECIAL AWARDS TOO. DASH PLAQUES TO THE 1ST 100 ENTRIES. Concessions AVAILABLE. RAIN DATE 4/28/12. FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-446-7879 OR GO TO www.cruzinforthemusic.com APRIL 21: BRENTWOOD TN: 11TH ANNUAL KARS4KIDS CARS / TRUCKS / MOTORCYCLE SHOW. ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT TENNESSEE BAPTIST CHILDRENS HOME. SHOW TAKES PLACE AT THE TENNESSEE BAPTIST CHILDRENS HOME ON FRANKLIN TN. LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, GAMES, VENDORS, ARTS & CRAFTS TOO. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-642-5822 OR EMAIL TO pcollins@sullivanengineering.com APRIL 21: HUNTSVILLE AL: 8TH ANNUAL BRIDGE STREET CHARITY CAR SHOW. OPEN CAR SHOW. 1ST 200 ENTRIES GET A T-SHIRT & DASH PLAQUE. FOR MORE INFO 256679-2055 APRIL 22: MONROE MI: 36TH ANNUAL MONROE AUTOP SWAP MEET. PRESENTED BY AVINA SPECIALTIES INC. BEING HELD A THE MONROE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS. MAKE-AWISH FOUNDATION INDOOR & OUTDOOR CAR SHOW. DOOR PRIZES & HOURLY $50.00 DRAWINGS. ALL MAKES AUTOMOTIVE SWAP MEET. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.monroeautoswapmeet.com

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APRIL 26-29: FT WORTH TX: 40TH ANNUAL PATE SWAP MEET. BEING HELD AT THE TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. FREE ADMISSION FOR VISITORS. THIS IS ONE BIG SWAP MEET!!!! IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PARTS, GAS PUMPMS OR MOST ANYTHING RELATED TO AUTOMOBILES YOU’LL FIND IT HERE!! FOR MORE INFO CALL 713-649-0922 OR GO TO www.pateswapeet.com APRIL 27-28: SOMERSET KY: SOMERNITES CRUISE. OPENING WEEKEND FOR THE WORLD FAMOUS SOMERNITES CRUISE. THIS WEEKEND FEATURES THE BUICKS, OLDS & PONTIAC’S.. THERE WILL BE A HUGE VENDOR ALLEY, SHOW & SHINE SWAP MEET AND MORE THAT YOU’VE EXPERIANCED AT THE SOMERNITES CRUISE’S. FOR MORE INFO CALL 606-USA-CARS OR GO TO www.somernitescruise.com APRIL 28: ATHENS AL: 5th ANNUAL CARS ON THE SQUARE EVENT. THIS IS A BIG SHOW/EVENT AND HAS BEEN FOR YEARS. THE SQUARE FILL UP!! DRAWINGS FOR CASH & PRIZES. RUNS FROM 8AM – 3PM. FOR MORE INFO CALL 256-457-9179 OR EMAIL TO tschuman@comrep.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

APRIL 28-29: MURFREESBORO TN: MOTORMANIA CAR SHOW. HOSTED BY CHARLIES CUSTOM CREATIONS. OVER 80,000SQ FT OF INDOORS & OUTDOORS. 1st & 2ND PLACE AWARDS IN 12 CLASSES. CARS, BIKES, TRUCKS, & SWAP MEET. OPEN TO PRE-72. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-6426560


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This month we are showing you the second stop on the “up north garage scene”. Here’s Ed Kirks garage in the Chicago IL area. Ed’s got a new ride sitting in his garage these days. Check out this bad ass 55 Chevy. Nothing like a tri-5 with a blown & injected bowtie motor in the engine compartment. Ed said he can’t wait until the weather breaks to get his double nickel ride turned loose on the street. Lookin’ good Ed!!!

Sometimes project just fall into your lap as they say. Paul Shauck, co-owner of HOT RODS & THREADS Full Service Hot Rod Shop has got a very cool new project going. It’s a 61’ Chevy Truck. This things got awesome patina on it and that is the choice for final finish. Put a check in the box on paint for this project. Body is pretty solid. The cuttin’ has begun though to achieve the right “altitude”. As Paul says, “if you aint pushin’ the possum with the cross member…you ain’t low enuf”!!! Throw in an LS motor & trans combo with a Ford 9”rear end and you can tell some fun will be had. We’re diggin’ the ET wheels Classic 5 Spokes too. We’ll keep you up to date on this one as it get closer to hitting the road.

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FOR SALE: 1977 Jeep cj-7. Automatic quadratrac ( rebuilt), w/ built 304 V-8. 15k on rebuild. Small edelbrock cam, flat-top pistons, edelbrock intake, carburetor, valve covers, air cleaner. headers , w/ new exhaust. All-time 4WD w/ low & high range. New paint on body / hard top painted few months ago w/raptor coating. There is a crack in paint on driver side by door, where door was slammed w/o turning the handle. Rest of paint is in excellent shape. Full size hard doors w/hard top. Black bikini top also. New 32X11.50 bf goodrich / Eagle Alloy wheels 15X10 eagle alloy wheels w/ matching spare. Bushings, front end components, shocks, shackle lift, brakes etc. - all new. Rides / handles very nicely. Windows tinted, top painted, new tailight covers, hand-made steering column cover and gauge cover. Replaced the speedometer gear & speedometer cable, replaced the heater core. The interior has all been replaced, new dash, seats, upholstery, carpet, roll bar cover, etc. All of the lights inside and out work. Jeep has factory a/c - works very well All gauges work. Jeep in excellent condition & has not been off road since I have bought it. NO TRADES!!!! If you have questions feel free to call me. Cell number: 615-289-3099, ask for Jason. (1/12)

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 grlamb49@gmail.com (12/11)

FOR SALE: Jeep tires & wheels from a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. 5 Stock wheels with P225-75R15 tires. Spare is new never on the ground. $300.00. Call Chuck @ 615-218-5479 (2/12) FOR SALE: 4 stock GMC wheels. 6 Lug. $ 250.00 Call Chuck @ 615-218-5479 (2/12) FOR SALE: Misc. motorcycle helmets. Call for info and price. Call Chuck @ 615-218-5479 (2/12) 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 roy728@bellsouth.net . (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 bkpadgett@gmail.com (12/11) FOR SALE: 426 HEMI MOTOR. I have new block, new aluminum heads, Keith Black valve covers – new, new set of 426 rods, new rocker arms, new stock oil pan, new stock stoke hemi crank. These are new MOPAR Performance parts, not used junk. Motor is located in Spring Hill TN. New hemi crate motors go for $14000.00. Asking $7000.00 but open to GOOD offers. For more info call 931-451-7656 or 732-425-4340. Ask for Lou. (2/12)

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FOR SALE:

The World Famous & Legendary “HENWAY TRUCK”

For more info call Homer at 615-889-9368 or EMAIL AT HMC11137@COMCAST.NET EDITORS NOTE: The HENWAY as this truck is known, was featured in HOT ROD Magazine with an article by the legendary Gray Baskerville. Homer had the Legendary Norm Grabowski help him put this truck together. You can own a piece of history today. The truck is located just north of Nashville TN.

FOR SALE: 1991 S10 street rod. Won multiple trophies and accolades around the middle Tennessee area. Has been on Spike TV show "Trucks" and a small write up in Chevy High Performance magazine. Wanting to trade for 1972 or earlier Nova. Not looking for a project car, but looking for one done and reliable. My truck is insured through Grundy for an agreed value of $25000.00 and apprised by Ross Restorations, if to be rebuilt would be at least $46,876 .00 to replace. I now you guys have a lot of time and money invested your ride and I defiantly respect that, so respect what I have in mine. If you have a trade, or just interested in the truck, I have a Flicker account at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/irocs/ to look at pictures and documents pertaining to the truck. Contact me at gary_falls@comcast.net. (2/12) Editors Note: check out the YOUTUBE page for Hot Rod Threads, for this truck doing a KILLER BURNOUT so you can see and hear the performance!!

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WANTED: GM 700R4 TRANMISSION. If you have one or know of someone who has one, please contact Elmer at 931-627-2446 or email to cruiserej@gmail.com (2/12)

FOR SALE: 1969 Plymouth FURY III convertible. NADA low retail is about $7900. Asking $3950 because it needs some work. Car runs and I use it around town, take it to cruise ins, Have a lot of new parts and it comes with a spare transmission. For more info call 615-337-5053. (2/12)

FOR SALE: 1947 Studebaker Carson Top Convertible. Selling for $18000 FIRM. Great price for amount of work done. For more info email to ldouglas@newwavecomm.net (2/12) FOR SALE: 1929 Ford model A sedan. Completely restored. Color Black. Asking $11000. Call 615-294-3308

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FOR SALE: Mopar 440 engine w/6K on rebuild with Edelbrock carb, Weiand Intake and mild cam. Asking $1100. Chrysler 727 transmission with 0 miles on rebuild. Asking $350. Brand new still in box Flowtech full length ceramic coated headers for big block Mopar. Summit part # BIG-33130FLT. Asking $280. 1971 B-body gas pedal & throttle cable. Asking $20. Brand new radiator for 71 B-body with ignition lock & key. Asking $200. Call Matt for more details on all these parts 615-337-5053 (2/12) FOR SALE: Summit Racing Universal Sport Seats. Hardly used – 1 year old. Gray color. Come with sliders. Will fit any truck or car. $200 O.B.O. Call 615-430-9781 for more info or email to donaldmccloud@gmail.com (2/12)

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SEMA….Magical words to every gearhead & hot rodder. Not everyone can attend the

annual “parts party” in the city of “Lost Wages” Nevada. Thanks to veteran SEMA “go-er” Brian Baker and his mucho talented sidekick Gary “GW” Falls, we can take you there for a small slice of what SEMA is like and about. Enjoy the show……

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8739 Horton Hwy - COLLEGE GROVE TN CALL 615-368-3000 www.hotrodthreads.com E-MAIL: hotrodthreads@aol.com

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THOMMY’S GARAGE CUSTOM ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION CUSTOM HOT ROD FABRICATIONS CNC MACHINING AND ENGRAVING CUSTOM STEERING WHEELS & PARTS SUPERCHARGER INSTALLATION & TUNING (PRECISION WORK GUARENTEED) CALL BRAD THOMAS @ 931-840-4779 E-MAIL: thommysgarage@aol.com

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Pin striping by Gator Pin striping, Lettering, & Hot Rod Artwork White House Tn. 615-415-2620

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KIRCO Precision Tool 12600 S Laramie Ave. Alsip IL 60803 708-705-6699 E-Mail: Kirco@comcast.net www.kircowaterjet.com Precision Water Jet Machining

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Finish Line….

The iconic design of the 32’ Ford, makes many a hot rodder want one or build one. We would have to say that this Grill Shell/ Grill is one of the best known if not THE best know grills in the world today. Here’s a look at just some of the ways you can hot rod “The Deuce” from past to present. Enjoy….we are!

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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.

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GEARHEAD GAZZETTE February 2012  

Magazine featuring cool cars, hot rods, car show, cruise nites, for sale section and lots more

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