Volume 15: Issue 3
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Hot Rods–Cool Cars in Music City 8 History of Hot Rodding in the Mid-South—Rewind 12 NSRA 2016 Schedule 15 From the Drawing Board 16 Cruising The Night Away 24 GOODGUYS 2016 Schedule 27
every month The Fun Starts Here Road Rumblings Cruise Nite Listings Car Shows & Events Swap & Sell Car Clubs FINISH LINE
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Cover Shot: Rick Reeds 1932 Roadster at the 2015 Grand Daddy Drive in by Jimmy B Contents Page Shot : Dressed “Banger” in Curt Gibbs ‘31 Model A at Cars & Coffee Cruise—Franklin TN by Jimmy B
The Staff Publisher / Editor Jim “Jimmy B” Brandau Feature Writers Sam Compton, Brian Baker Art Director-Designer Larry Williams – WILLIAMS GRAPHIC Photography “Jimmy B” & Butch Pate – P8 Photography Web Producer Jack Cobb - tnhost.com Senior Feature Writer Emeritus: Ed Woodard Contributors PIC- Girl Friday Services, Land Speed Louise Noeth, “Big” Al Liebmann
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“ Ya Gotta know where to Go….The FUN Starts Here….”
“if we had to do the work needed to host the cruise” Greetings Gearheads, We’ll here we are in late fall, in the good old USA. Old man winter is getting ready to open the door and literally blow into town. For some of you in the Northern Climes, that is not news you want to hear. Being it’s late fall and approaching Christmas, let’s talk about cruising and cruise-in’s. Elsewhere in this issue, we have a feature on cruisein’s and car cruising in general. Not to double up on that, what I want to do here, is to say thank you. Thank you, to all of the people who put together and manage cruise nights across the USA. There is a level of work that has 4
to be done to make them happen, especially if you are doing it every week! Dedication is the description that’s comes to my mind. While we all like to cruise, let’s admit it, if we had to do the work needed to host the cruise, there wouldn’t be a cruise. So I will say it again, THANK YOU to all the CRUISEIN hosts and organizers. Thank you for your dedication, which let’s all of us gearheads, enjoy ourselves, and even let’s us get back a piece of what we used to experience when we were younger...and had less grey hairs. “the fun starts here”….
Thanks to “Land Speed” Louise Noeth for sending us this info and video to share with all of you. Are you on FACEBOOK yet? If you are we want to invite you to check out our FB page.
What is so great about the Bonneville Salt Flats?
In the search line, type in Gearhead Gazzette and our page pops right up. Hit that LIKE button because in between issues of the Gearhead Gazette magazine, it’s a great way to keep in touch with us. We post
For over a century the Bonneville Salt Flats has been home to one of the fastest motorsports in the world. It is a place where generations of family members enjoy camaraderie with racers and spectators from all
new stuff, info and pictures everyday. We
around the globe. This historic lake bed on
are having fun and invite you to come along
the Utah/Nevada border is a visual wonder
for the ride too. We get new LIKES everyday,
like nowhere else on Earth. And it is also a
why not you too!
perfect platform for speed racing. For
three weeks each year, volunteers and rac-
If you’re not on FACEBOOK yet, come on
ers come together to celebrate speed while
and sign up. There is SO MUCH Gearhead
respecting the sanctity, history and unique-
fun and we’re not just talking about our page either. Looking for parts, type it in and bam...all the parts you need. Particular make of car...there’s probably a FB page for it. Don’t believe the horror stories people spread around about FB being bad. It’s like anything else. Do it in moderation. You control how much info people see about
ness of the Salt. But now, the history and indeed, the future of racing at Bonneville Salt Flats is threatened. Ron Kirby has produced this powerful video that encapsulates the current state of the Bonneville Salt Flats. Click the link here to see and hear what is happening to the salt...the place where it is all about speed. https://youtu.be/VI0pnFTlvZY
you by what you put on your page and how you set the safety and security features. Trust us, you’ll have more fun than problems! 5
Talking about Facebook elsewhere in this issue of ROAD RUMBLING’s, here are a couple of FB pages you may want to check out.
First up is the 75th Anniversary of the ‘40 Ford page. They are celebrating the iconic 1940 Ford in all body styles, from original to way out customs. They post a new picture of a different ‘40 Ford EVERYDAY!
The other page you may want to check out
is the FRONT END FRIDAY page. They run a contest each week, that the FB users get to vote on and the winner for that week gets a cool prize. Each week is different as different Front End Shots are posted by FB users for everyone to check out and vote for. Head over to their page and have some fun like we do! 6
Bowling Green is revving up for a special addition to one of its longest-running annual events. Beginning next year for its 35th show, the city's native car show will officially be known as Corvette Homecoming & Chevy Invitational, Inc. Coming to Sloan Convention Center July 14-16, 2016, the new and improved Corvette Homecoming & Chevy Invitational will be open to all makes and models of Corvettes & Chevrolet's and Bowling Green native Joe Pruitt, the event organizer, believes adding a new broad component will attract more participants. "We want to bring more life into the show-while we love our Corvettes and celebrating their heritage in Bowling Green, we also believe Chevrolet owners are interested in bringing their show cars to our city," Pruitt said. "Adding this component reminds people that you don't have to own a Corvette to be an enthusiast and celebrate the iconic sports car." The Corvette Homecoming & Chevy Invitational will feature vendors, special educational seminars and a road tour of Kentucky. A dinner and dance will be held Saturday evening for registered participants to end the show at Sloan Convention Center. Spectators will be able to visit the car show in the parking lot and inside the convention center. While in town, visitors will be invited to check out the new Corvette Cave-In exhibit at the National Corvette Museum, which is tentatively scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2016. Keep up with the full schedule and updates for the Corvette Homecoming & Chevy Invitational by visiting www.corvettehomecoming.com
IN SCALE We’ve all seen those small scale actual running model engines, either in person or in magazine article’s or other places. They have actual casting machined down to make them work.
Well you have to have machinery to make those parts right? Check out this cool Bridgeport Mill we saw on FACEBOOK recently. Talk about craftsmanship...WOW! Want to see more ( We Did) then head over to http:// www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/jordan.htm
Thanks to our friend “Big” Al Liebmann for sending this “Official Conversion Chart” to us. How many times have all of us experienced one of these conditions while hunting a project!
We have lost a number of hot rod hero’s and legends over the last few years. We lost one of the Pioneering Hot Rod & Custom Hero’s though with the passing of George Barris..RIP 7
Words& Pic’s - Jimmy B
For 24yrs, the NASHVILLE AUTOFEST has been a welcome mid-winter relief for gearheads in the Middle Tennessee and Mid-South region of the USA. If you live where old man winter cuts your drive time in your cool ride, you get “garage fever”. You know what we’re talking about. You just need to get out of the shop or man cave and go see some hot rods and cool cars!
The 2015 edition of the NASHVILLE AUTOFEST did not disappoint, in giving some much needed relief from that “garage fever” condition. Hot Rods, cool cars and customs, swap meet, vendors and the car corral too, were all on display for all the gearheads that came out over the 3rd weekend in January.
The NASHVILLE AUTOFEST will be celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary in 2016. The show will be taking place at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds on Jan 16-17. You’ll be able to take care of your “garage fever” by making plans to check out the show. One word of warning though….you’re going to get a case of “hot rod fever” when you’re there. Good thing they will have parts for you to cure that fever!
2nd & 4th WEDNESDAY NIGHT CRUISEFRIDAY NITE CRUISIN’:
FT MEYERS FL: SUNSET CRUISE-IN: Cruise
BRENTWOOD TN: TWIN PEAKS HOT
being held at Six bends Harley Davidson
every Friday night. Cruise runs from 5-
NIGHT: Cruise time starts at 6pm. All
8pm. Hosted by Florida Hot Rods & Hogs.
Hot Rods, Classics and Exotics are wel-
Music, Raffles, Food and beverages. Open
come. Located at 1634 Galleria Blvd.
to cars and bikes. Cruise located at 9501 Thunder Road. For more info call 239-2298526 or go to www.sixbends.com SATURDAY MORNING CRUISIN’: FRANKLIN TN: NASHVILLE CARS & COFFEE CRUISE: Cruise runs from 8-11am. Held at the CARMIKE THOROUGHBRED 20 Theatre Complex located right off Cool Springs
Housekeeping notes: 1) Pick up your trash. Please leave the parking lot better than you found it. 2) Driving onto and exiting the parking lot - PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY AND RESPONSIBLY! Please enter the parking lot slowly, drive through the parking lot slowly
(no engine revving please) and exit the
LAST SATURDAY MORNING CRUISIN’:
parking lot slowly. If you feel the “need
Clarksville, TN: Clarksville Cars and Coffee
for speed” and to “throttle up”, please
Cruise-In: Cruise being held at the Great
at least wait till you are a mile away
Escape Theater, 1810 Tiny Town Road. All
from the parking lot before you do an-
makes and models welcome! Last Saturday of each month. Times: 8am - 11am. Check us out on www.facebook.com/ridiculouscouture
ything. We do not want that activity to be associated with this event. 3) NO BURNOUTS!
EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN’S: FRANKLIN TN: RELIC’S an RODS CRUISEIN: This cruise happens every Sunday Evening starting at 5pm. Event being held at the CHICK-FIL-A at 2016 Columbia Ave. Free Entertainment. All types of vehicle welcome. Fun for the whole family. For more info call 615450-6565
MONDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN’S: MORRIS IL: WENDY’S CRUISERS CRUISEIN: Cruise happens every Monday night, even during the winter, from 59pm. Held at the WENDY’s just south of I-80 exit 112(Rt47). Open cruise so bring what you are driving and have fun with us! For more info email to wil-
Words & Pic’s by Ed Woodard
Editors Note: As we told you last issue, we will be re-running this series of stories from Ed Woodard, as our tribute to him, and because they’re just plain cool. I hope you enjoy them again as we do.
HOW DID HOT RODDING START FOR ME & MY GENERATION… HOW DID HOT RODDING START FOR ME & MY GENERATION…. Have you ever wondered how all this street rod, custom car, drag race, & round track deal ever started? Where did it start? How in the world did everybody find out when & where to get together? Hopefully in the next few months I will try to answer some of those questions for all of us. Many hot rodders made their careers as fighter pilots in the 50’s & 60’s to satisfy their need for speed. That was my goal too, but it never worked out that way….I guess mine was to be the performance business….Which was really not that bad….
pretty good but he built it a little loose as it used about as much oil as gas.
next picture a couple of English bikes go for it….
That old Jimmy did get me to my first drag race at Carlisle AR deserted airfield, that was about 1952. Seems drag strips & deserted airfields sort of went together. Several come to mind, Courtland AL, Halls TN, Sturgis KY. Back then there were numerous ¼ round track race tracks in the Memphis area. My old friend Hooker Hood use to pull that 9HB race car to a track every night but Sunday., all within 125 miles from Memphis. He had to win, or at least not tear the car up, cause he towed the car.
Well……..here ‘tis……….This is that first drag race mentioned at Carlisle AR….first picture checking out the secure crowd control with my buddy Jim Stevens lining up with a ’51 Ford
Sometimes I think about those early days in Memphis. I guess an old high school friend Jim Stevens (who was a career USAF pilot flying B47’s) started it all with me. Best I remember he had a early 50’s Chevrolet convertible with a 4x4 GMC inline 6 in it with 3 one barrel carbs. It ran 12
3rd pic is bike on the big end…check the layout,
No trailers back then and his OldsmoFord was the tow car….a ’49 Ford coupe with a Olds 88 engine, about 1952. It was a real honor to attend the HotRod Reunion in 2009 where Hooker was the honoree, including 3 of his restored race cars from the early days. Did you know the first NASCAR 1 ½ mile super speedway was in the Memphis area …sort of still is !!!!.....& it is right next door to one of the most famous street rodders!
4th pic bikes on the big end, I can see why they built an airfield here….check the flat land!
In Memphis there was the Memphis Rodders hot rod club that I always wanted to join but never seemed to get with them even though I knew most of them. Their rules for being a member was really tough even if you were lucky enough to be invited to Ray Gammons restaurant for their weekly meeting. Once told, there was a member kicked out because he went to a parents funeral….that is tough!
A big time Memphis Rodder was Ray Godman that owned the Tennessee Bo-Weevil driven by Red Dyer. It was runner up at the U.S.Nationals at Detroit, the year before it moved to Indy. Many of the Memphis Rodders are now the Memphis Street Rod Assn members…..Did I mention that I bought one of the historic “Memphis Rodders” plaques a couple of years ago…..at a swap meet….Didn’t have to join nuttin!!!! Hot rodding is in your blood….That is just the way it is….. I was going to Memphis Tech High & had a chopped 1934 Ford 5 window coupe with the quarter windows filled in to make a 3 window. It really was a sloppy job with body filler over the glass Did I mention Montgomery Auto Supply? My friend Johnny Sausermann, why had a slick ’51 Ford convertible, worked there & I sometimes would help out on Saturday. I remember we prepared several engine displays for the company display in the Memphis Rodders 1953 custom car show at the downtown Ellis auditorium.
next pic shows those bikes going after it one more time….but this might be the first bike wheely…check the bike on the right !!, 5th pic Sonny Belt beating a Buick. Sonny traded in a lowered 1950 white Mercury coupe with, red & white rolled & pleated interior, Offy heads & Offy 3x2 intake….for a new 1954 Olds 88…yuk!
next pic is a classic drag race, 2 Jaguars getting it on,
the last picture is my buddy Jim slapping it on that ’51 Ford & of course losing another quart of oil from that 302 GMC.
We hope you enjoyed this again! We will continue to do re-print’s of Ed’s articles in upcoming issue’s until we get thru them all.
Next pic are a pair of street rods having at it….hope they don’t break those keyed axles out there in no-mans-land
I guess that was it for me….as the car show was in my blood, but not in Memphis but later in Nashville as you will see later. That’s about the time my high school days seemed to end when my parents moved to Nashville when my father’s company transferred him. That always seemed to happen about every 2 years for us, but moving between my junior & senior years when going to Tech High was very hard to take…. That’s about the way it started for me … see ya next month…….. 14
This issue of the Gearhead Gazzette, we’re featuring another automotive artist, you may not know or have ever heard about. You may have seen the work , but never knew who did it. Meet David Chesnutt! David has been drawing cartoons for 45 years. David has been a freelance artist since 1974. He was a political cartoonist for local papers in the Detroit Michigan area. His drawings where published over 100 times. The U. S. Postal Service and many other companies have purchased his drawings. David attended CCS art school in Detroit for a few classes on cartooning and also Crandbrook school in Bloomfield Hills Michigan. David is now published monthly in Vette Vues magazine. If you’re interested in David doing some artwork for you, you can find him on FACEBOOK or contact him at his website http:// david-chesnutt.artistwebsites.com/ Here’s a small sampling of his work….
Are you an Automotive Artist? Would you like to be featured in an upcoming issue of the Gearhead Gazzette? If so, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org 17
JAN 2016: JAN 8-10: CHATTANOOGA TN: 48
items, signs, collectibles and more. Event being held at the Mid-TN Expo Center lo-
ANNUAL O’REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF
cated at 1209 Park Ave. For more info go
WHEELS CAR SHOW: Featuring a wide variety
of custom cars, custom trucks and custom
motorcycles as well as restored and antique
vehicles. Our exhibitors, our vendors and
JAN 9-10: KNOXVILLE TN: 32ND ANNUAL
tens of thousands of spectators make this annual show informative, exciting, and fun! The Chattanooga O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels is held annually, during the second weekend of January, at the beautiful Chattanooga Convention Center. The show utilizes over 100,000 square feet of exhibition space to put on one of the best and most beautiful custom auto shows in the South. For more info go to http:// worldofwheels.net/chattanooga-tn/ JAN 9: MURFREESBORO TN: 5TH ANNUAL TENNESSE MOTORAMA: ALL INDOOR CAR SHOW AND SWAP MEET. They will be combining their annual February Gas & Oil Collector's swap meet with the Motorama- 2 shows in one- one price!
CABIN FEVER CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW: Event being held at Knoxville Expo Center 5441 Clinton Hwy. 8:00 AM til 9:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM til 4:00 PM, Set Up Fri. Noon til 8:00 PM. Swap Meet & Vendors, Trophies, Admission $10 children under 12 FREE. Cash Drawings, Karaoke Contest Cash Prize $250. Snow Date March 19 & 20.
JAN 16-17: NASHVILLE TN: 25TH ANNUAL NASHVILLE AUTOFEST: Event being held at the NASHVILLE EXPO CENTER / TENNESSEE STATE FAIRGROUNDS. Sat: 8am – 7pm & Sun 9am – 4pm. Admission is $12.00 and kids under 12 are free! If you want to enter your vehicle into the show or get a vendor or swap spot, go to www.nashvilleauofest.com for all the info
Also this year, the Motorama will be open to
and registration forms.
ALL year vehicles and Best of Show will be
determined by popular vote and will still win $500 cash. Vehicle entry is $25 and includes driver admission. Vendor spots are 10' x 10' is $55.00 10 x 20' is $100.00 each additional 10 x 10 after is $25.00 ea. Vehicle entry and vendor forms are on our
website: Both Barrels Promotions. Swap meet including new and used parts. Vintage 18
FEB 12-14: BIRMINGHAM AL: 45TH ANNUAL O’REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS CAR SHOW: Featuring a wide variety of custom cars, custom trucks and custom motorcycles as well as restored and antique vehicles. Our exhibitors, our vendors and tens of thousands
of spectators make this annual show informative, exciting, and fun! The Birming-
ham, AL O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels
MAR 12-13: LOUISVILLE KY: 50TH ANNUAL
is held annually, during the second week-
KYANA SWAP MEET: Sponsored by the KY-
end of February, at the beautiful Birming-
ANA Region AACA. Over 250,000 sqft. of
ham Jefferson Convention Complex. The
floor space. Over 1000 plus vendor spaces!
show utilizes over 220,000 square feet of
Saturday 8am – 6pm and Sunday 8am -
exhibition space to put on one of the best
4pm. All spaces have sold out every year.
and most beautiful custom auto shows in
Reserve yours today! Swap Meet Location is
the country. For more info go to http://
in the West Wing, Pavilion, West Hall &
Broadbent Arena. All heated and air condi-
FEB 19-21: LOUISVILLE KY: 53RD ANNUAL CARL CASPER CUSTOM AUTO SHOW: Event
tioned. For more info call 502-619-2916 or go to http://www.kyanaswapmeet.info/
being held at the Kentucky Fair & Expo
MAR 18-20: PEARL MS: MISSISSIPPI STREET
Center. The show fills the huge Kentucky
ROD ASSOCIATION 38TH ANNUAL DIXIE
Fair and Exposition Center and car enthusi-
ROD RUN: Pre 49 Street Rods Only in Trust-
asts can spend a full day at the show at-
mark Park Home of MS Braves. Part Ven-
tempting to take it all in. Many clubs use
dors, Flame Throwing Contest, Fri. Night
the show as a winter outing and a chance to
Barbeque, Swap Meet. Doin' What We Do
have an indoor rod run and three days of
Best: Eatin' Laughin' and Playin' Cars. For
hanging out and talking cars. To enter your
more info call 601-955-9952
vehicle in the 2016 show or get more info
MAR 25-27: MOBILE AL: BATTLE IN BAMA:
about the event go to www.carlcasper.com
Event at USS Alabama Battleship Memorial
FEB 21: LEBANON TN: 6TH ANNUAL WINTER
Park. Sat. 9am-5pm. Sun. 9am-3pm. $10
SWAP MEET: Event being held at Wilson
day, $15 weekend. Top 75 Awards, Custom
County Fairgrounds. For more info call 615-
Made Awards, Top 5 Unfinished , Top 5
444-7315 or go to www.midtennaaca.org
Bikes. Family fun, Food & Drinks, Unique
FEB 26-28: NEW ORLEANS LA: 45TH ANNUAL O'REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF
Vendors. For more info call 479-452-2626 or www.battleinbama.com
WHEELS. Mercedes-Benz Superdome. For
To see all of the 2016 CAR SHOW listings,
more info go to www.worldofwheels.com
got to our website at www.gearheadgazzette.com and simply click on the CAR SHOW TAB on the home page 19
JAN 2016: JAN 3: INDIANAPOLIS IN: SUPER SUNDAY IN-
DY – ALL MAKE & MODEL SWAP MEET AND
APR 10: INDIANAPOLIS IN: SUPER SUNDAY
CAR SALE: Event is held at the Indiana State
INDY – ALL MAKE & MODEL SWAP MEET
Fairgrounds in the West Pavilion located at
AND CAR SALE: Event is held at the Indiana
1202 E. 38th St. This event sells out fast so
State Fairgrounds in the West Pavilion lo-
get your spaces early! Over 700 vendors!
cated at 1202 E. 38th St. This event sells out
For more info call 708-563-4300 or go to
fast so get your spaces early! Over 700
vendors! For more info call 708-563-4300
JAN 8-10: CINCINNATI OH: 56TH ANNUAL KOI AUTO PARTS CAVALCADE OF CUSTOMS: Duke Energy Center. For more info go to www.worldofwheels.com FEB 2016:
or go to www.midamericapromotions.com APR 22-24: JEFFERSON WI: 39th ANNUAL SPRING JEFFERSON AUTO SWAP MEET & CAR SHOW: The Madison Classic's Spring Jefferson Car Show and Auto Swap Meet is one of the largest car shows in the Midwest! For
FEB 12-14: INDIANAPOLIS IN: 57TH ANNU-
the auto enthusiasts this swap meet boasts
AL O'REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF
thousands of car parts and car accessory
WHEELS PRESENTED BY RAY SKILLMAN: Indi-
vendors making it a great place to buy or
ana State Fairgrounds. For more info go to
sell those hard to find car parts. For those
looking to buy or sell cars, the Cars for Sale
FEB 26-28: DETROIT MI: 64TH ANNUAL MEGULAR'S AUTORAMA: Cobo Center. For more info go to www.worldofwheels.com
MAR 2016: MAR 4-6: CHICAGO IL: 54TH ANNUAL O'REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS PRESENTED BY SOUTH OAK DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. For more info go to www.worldofwheels.com
Corral is full of 100's of cars of all makes and models for sale! You are sure to find great bargains on awesome cars, car parts, and car accessories at the Spring Jefferson Swap meet and Car Show! Spring Jefferson
swap meet and car show is a whopping 99 acres! Over 20,000 car show spectators! Over 3,100 car part vending spaces! 100's of vehicles for sale in the Cars for Sale Corral! 100's of show cars! Jefferson County Fairgrounds located just off Hwy 18 at 503 North Jackson Ave. For more info http:// www.madisonclassics.com/car-shows/ spring-jefferson.php
JAN 2016: JAN 23-31: SCOTTSDALE AZ: 45th ANNUAL SCOTTSDALE BARRETT-JACKSON COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION: Event being held again at the WESTWORLD complex. Tickets for the event are available on line at the BARRET_JACKSON Website. Want to CONSIGN a car for the sale or be a bidder? All that info and more is available on their website. TV Coverage begins on Monday Jan 30 and th
runs thru Sunday Jan 31st. Coverage will be on VELOCITY and DISCOVERY Channels, so you need to check your local cable or satellite provider for exact times and channels. For more info go to http://www.barrettjackson.com/Events/Event/Home/
Scottsdale-2016/13d4c0a8-8a32-432aaece-8a6c040ed6d8 FEB 2016: FEB 6: LOCKHART TX: 5TH ANNUAL HOT RODS & HATTER ANNUAL CAR SHOW FESTIVAL: Show will be held at 110 S. Main St. More Info coming! FEB 12-14: KANSAS CITY MO: 56TH
ANNUAL O'REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS: Bartie Hall. For more info go to www.worldofwheels.com FEB 19-21: DALLAS TX: 56TH ANNUAL
FEB 19-21: TULSA OK: 52ND ANNUAL DARYL STARBIRD ROD & CUSTOM CAR SHOW: In addition to the elite collection of auto creations, some competing for the prestigious $10,000 "Go for the Gold" Fine Nine award the Starbird Show also offers an unmatched
combination of entertainment and motorsports making it the ideal activity for not only the car enthusiast, but the entire family. Because of the mass amount of space available thereâ€™s room to "play". Starting with the lower level which will host the first Rockin Billy Bash a celebration of the spirit of the traditional Rod & Custom Kulture including pinups & beard/mustache competitions, mini bike drags, pinstripers, tattoo artists and rock n roll. Hours: Friday 12pm -11pm, Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday 10am-6pm. Show being held at the River Spirit Expo Center. For more info contact Starbird Productions (918) 406-8966 or visit our website www.starbirdcarshows.com FEB 26-28: CONROE TX: LONE STAR THROWDOWN: Event being held at Lone Star Expo Center & Montgomery County Fairgrounds 9255 Airport Rd. $20 weekend pass. Top 75 & Best of Awards. For more info go to www.lonestarthrowdown.com
O'REILLY AUTO PARTS AUTO RAMA: Market Hill. For more info go to www.worldofwheels.com
JAN 2016: JAN 29-31: POMONA CA: 67th ANNUAL GRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW: “The Grand Daddy of them All!” See thousands of hot rods, street machines, customs, trucks and motorcycles! See who wins America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR). Saturday &
Sunday the GRAND DADDY DRIVE will take place also. Vendors, special displays and more. Show being held at the L.A. County Fairplex in Pomona. For more info call 877rod-shows or go to www.rodshows.com JAN 30-31: POMONA CA: 11 ANNUAL th
GRAND DADDY DRIVE IN AT THE GNRS: Make history at the 11th Annual Grand Daddy "Drive - In" happening at the 67th
Annual Grand National Roadster Show. Hundreds of vehicles, live bands, special awards, magazine picks and free admission to the main show! For more info at www.rodshows.com FEB 2016:
MAR 2016: MAR 3-6: BAKERSFIELD CA: GOOD VIBRATIONS MARCH MEET: Drag Racing Fans mark your 2016 calendars! The Good Vibrations March Meet is set to take place. The March Meet traditionally kicks off the NHRA
Heritage Series and features Fifteen Nostalgia classes including Nitro Funny Car, Top Fuel Dragster, Nitro Burning Fuel Altered, plus index categories and the ever popular Hot Rod class. The Good Vibrations March Meet is the largest drag race of its kind in the world and in 2016 will be celebrating 58 years of quarter-mile drag racing. Tickets for the 2016 Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet will go on sale October 1, 2015. March Meet tickets can be ordered online at www.autoclubfamosoraceway.com. MAR 12-13: POMONA CA: HORSE POWER ON DISPLAY: Pomona Fairplex. Tons of fun and excitement for the whole family! Auto-
FEB 12-14: 66th SACRAMENTO AUTORAMA:
cross, Engine Builder Dull, 40+ Pro Judged
“The Kustom Capital of the World”. See
Show Awards, Burnout Contest, Dyno Chal-
thousands of hot rods, street machines,
lenge. For more info go to
customs, trucks and motorcycles! Visit with
the hottest builders, celebrities and ven-
MAR 19-20: PLEASANTON CA: 34TH ALL
dors. Event being held at the Cal Expo Center. Make History at the 10th Annual Autorama "Drive-In". Hundreds of Vehicles, DJ Music, Special Awards, Magazine Picks, and Free Admission to the Main Show if you’re part of the DRIVE-IN! For more info call 877 -rod-shows or go to www.rodshows.com 22
AMERICAN GET-TOGETHER: Alameda County Fairgrounds. Featuring All Years of American Made or Powered Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks, Goodguys AutoCross, Indoor Car Show, Vendors, Swap Meet and Cars 4 Sale Cor-
ral. For more go to www.good-guys.com
JAN 2016: JAN 22-24: PITTSBURG PA: 55TH ANNUAL
WORLD OF WHEELS PRESENTED BY
JUNE 3-5: YORK PA: NSRA STREET ROD
INNOVATIVE AUTO WORKERS: David Law-
NATIONALS EAST: Event being held at York
rence Convention Center. For more info go
Expo Center. For more info call 901-452-
4030 or go to www.nsra-usa.com
JAN 22-24: OAKS PA: 31st ANNUAL
JUNE 10-12: RHINEBECK NY: 24TH GRUNDY
MOTORSPORTS RACECAR & TRADE SHOW: Event being held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. The 31st edition of the Motorsports show, organized by Len Sammons Productions, fills all 255,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center with everything motorsports. More than 600 ex-
WORLDWIDE INSURANCE EAST COAST NATIONALS: Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Featuring Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru 72. Vendors, Swap Meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral and All American Sunday. For more info go to www.good-guys.com
hibit booths offering 400 plus racing deal-
ers, hardcore manufacturers of racing
SEP 16-18: BURLINGTON VT: NSRA
equipment, and more will be part of the huge show considered the biggest and best of its type in the Northeastern and MidAtlantic states. There will be free industry seminars, antique race car displays, stage
NORTHEAST STREET ROD NATIONALS: Event being held at Champlain Valley Exposition. For more info call 901-452-4030 or go to www.nsra-usa.com
shows, interviews with major figures in the
SEPT 24-25: DOVER DE: 8TH ANNUAL
sport, the BPG Racing Ms. Motorsports Con-
DOVER DRAGSTRIP NOSTALGIA DRAGS:
tests, the special Metal Fab sponsored Sun-
Event being held at the Lebanon valley
day activities for youngsters and so much
Dragway. 2 Day event featuring Nostalgia
Drag racing, car show and swap meet. On
Saturday see the Dover Originals Race Car
APR 1-3: BOSTON MA: 42ND ANNUAL
Display. Sunday Rod & Custom Show & Swap. Pre-80â€™s rods, customs, muscle cars
TOWN FAIR THE WORLD OF WHEELS : Sea-
and race cars. Top 40 Favorite Awards.
port World Trade Center. For more info go
Goody Bags to the first 250. $15.00 entry
for car & drive.
Words & Pic’s—Jimmy B
All across America, and for that matter in a lot of other places around the world, gearheads take part in one of the oldest rituals of hot rodding virtual every week...CRUISING.
Today’s cruising does look different than it did back 15, 20 0r 30 years ago. Back then hot rodders actually drove their cars to a downtown or town square area, parked for a while, and then jumped back in and cruised around the “unofficial” cruise route. If you have grey in your hair, you definitely know what we are talking about.
In most towns, big or small, the cruise central point would be a “drive-In”. The drive-in was the hot spot where folks would stop, eat of course and just watch who drove thru...slowly.
The type of cruising we’re talking about, played out on the big screen in the hot rodding classic...AMERICAN GRAFITTI. Admit it, you have watched it at least once and we’re going to guess many more times, since you saw it at a theatre or at the Drive-In movies. If you HAVEN’T seen it, we suggest you do….TODAY! 24
Today’s cruise scene is more “car show” at night versus driving around an unofficial route in town. The only cruising that really happens these days, is the drive to or from the designated cruise spot. These days you can find cruise-in’s mostly being held in parking lots of “Big Box’ stores. Some towns actually host/hold a cruise in on some regular frequency. We will say that these towns are smart, as they are capitalizing on the power of the cruisein to drive $$$ into their town’s businesses. This is not a bad thing by any means.
These days, cruise-in’s have changed and evolved into something other “driving around”, “cruising the loop” or “cruising Main St”. Rising gas prices over the years, since the late ‘70’s, caused hot rodders to adapt and not go broke cruising around town.
There still at some cruise-in’s held at drivein’s, but our experience tells us that that is exception rather than the norm, and to us that’s sad. Nothing like a burger and chocolate shake, while checking out some cool rides at the cruise-in.
Calling Middle Tennessee our home, we are blessed to have a LOT OF cruise action to take in weekly. Some are held weekly, some are held monthly. It all works. Same can be said for many parts of the USA too.
They have been doing their early(6am) Saturday morning cruise since 1986. Saturday morning gives hot rodders another option to get a “car fix” but yet do some other non car related activities.
All the pictures you see in this feature were shot at various Middle Tennessee cruise-in’s. An off-shoot of the cruise scene, is the early morning cruise-in. We have more then one in Middle Tennessee, with the Franklin TN CARS & COFFEE Saturday morning cruise being the biggest. Takes place every Saturday morning, 52 Saturdays a year, weather permitting. The grand daddy of Saturday morning cruises though is the Huntington Beach CA based , DONUT DERELICTS Cruise.
However, whenever and wherever...go cruising...it’s nothing but 4 wheeled fun!
FOR SALE: 1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 ASKING $18,000. 292 eng / 3spd man. trans w/overdrive. Runs and drives good. Fender skirts incl./ Radio. Interior no rips or tears. Everything works. For more info email at email@example.com (10-15)
FOR SALE: 1954 FORD TRUCK. Painted Hot Pink Pearl. ZZ4 Eng. Chopped 3". Mustang 2 Front End with Granada rotors GM calipers. Chevy bed narrowed by 12" original 54 fenders were welded onto the Chevy Bed. Front Bumper is 55 Chevy. Extended Hood conceals the windshield wipers. Original Sidesteps - Chromed. Original Windshield. Original 54 Grill - Chromed. Customized Dash. Alarm System , Power Windows & door Locks. Hidden door handles. Boyd Wheels. Plus many extraâ€™s. Must See! $20,000.00 OBO Call: 931 -381-9015 or cell 310-429-1705 (5/15)
FOR SALE: '61 Corvette hardtop carrier and cover. Excellent condition. $110.00 . Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries(8-15)
FOR SALE: 1977 Chevrolet factory 2 wheel drive K5 Blazer. 350 engine with Edelbrock Performer manifold and carb, Accel distributer, headers. 350 automatic with mild shift kit. Runs great. Also have all original parts in case somebody wants to restore to original. Asking $12,500. If interested call Tom at 615 794-7146 and leave a message. I will get back to you as soon as I can. (7-15)
FOR SALE: Off road mufflers for '56 thru 62 Corvette. Never installed. $125.00 . Contact email@example.com with inquiries . (7-15)
FOR SALE: 1978 Silver anniversary Corvette. Silver in color, black leather, A/ C (blows cold with new compressor 2014), automatic. Chrome valve covers installed since pictures taken. New factory replacement plug wires 2014. Great daily driver (75K) . Decent car all the way around. No smoke, no leaks, garage kept entire life. Can be traced to original owner. Three owners since new including me. Price is negotiable as all cars are. May be interested in trade for your street rod. (1935 Ford pickup would seduce me right away). For more info or to make offer call Cell: 270-547-8367 or Home: 270-828-6011 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (5/15)
FOR SALE: AC Cobra replica built in 1984 by Ron Ayers Classic Cobras in South Carolina was listed as and Executive Cobra for the following reasons: a convertible top that stays with the car, roll up windows, heater with a two speed fan, radio, electric antenna, high performance 351 Windsor engine, C4 FMX automatic transmission with a quick shift kit, tilt steering wheel, wire wheels with spinners, red interior, Classic instruments and a wood, hand crafted dash with a Cobra carved into the right side. The car has 23,000+ miles on it and has never been in the rain, always garage kept with a cover. I'm asking $37,500 with several years of documentation on repairs and maintenance records. Contact me for more information but serious inquiries only. (925) 858 8919 or email@example.com. Can be seen by appointment. (5-15)
FOR SALE: 1969 Nova SS 396-375hp, 4 speed Muncie trans w/Hurst shifter, 12 bolt 411posi rear end. Original Butternut yellow exterior color with a black vinyl bench seat interior. NOM, engine is period correct 396 special HP (engine pad- TO416JH). Older frame off restoration w/less 5k miles. 30K or best offer. Jim- 615-368-3660 or cell 786-251-8334 (10-15)
FOR SALE: SBC 2x4 setup. Edelbrock Performer 5425 intake manifold and 2 Edelbrock 1404 Performer carbs. All professionally chrome plated, and never installed. They are exactly as they came from the platers. Setup will not fit a 283 ci engine. Includes chrome linkage, chrome fuel line and carb calibration kits. $1,500.00 or reasonable offer. All offers will be considered. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries (8-15)
FOR SALE: 1964 Chevrolet C10 Stepside Pickup Truck with large back window, original numbers matching drive train, rebuilt 283ci engine with a 4 speed manual trans. Beautiful Black exterior with Silver interior. Full gauge and tachometer instrumentation. Frame-off approx. 5 years ago, 21K or best offer, Jim- cell 786-251-8334 or 615-368-3660 (10-15)
FOR SALE: 1976 Cadillac Eldorado 8.2 Litre 500ci V8. It has 970 miles on engine. Motor ran perfect when removed from car. See attached pic of actual car it came out of. There has gotta be a Gearhead out there that can use this treasure in a hot rod! Looking to get $3000 obo. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com The engine is located in Spring Hill, TN. (6-15)
FOR SALE: 1971 Pontiac LeMans Wagon. Pontiac powered Balanced stroked 400, 500 HP, TKO600 Over drive transmission, Hyd clutch ,11 fly wheel, 3"Exhaust with electric cut out, Wilwood front disc brakes, QA1 coil over front shocks, 1-1/8" front sway bar, tubular upper and lower front control arms, heavy duty rear springs with air springs, adjustable upper rear control arms, Detroit Speed rear sway bar. Bucket seats, 18" wheels in front and 20" wheels in the rear. Super fun car $15,000.00. REDUCED TO $12,500.00, HAS TO GO! For More Info email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-456-2977. (7-15)
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STON ES RI V ER REGI ON AACA CLUB
MI D N I GH T ROD D ERS
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Phil San Angelo - President
KY- TN REGI ON CAD I LLAC & LASALLE CLUB
MI D D LE TEN N ESSEE Z (D ATSUN / N I SSAN ) CLUB
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2230 OAKLEAF DR FRANKLIN TN 37064
2212 Springdale Dr Franklin Tn 37064 615-595-7206
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c/o TERRY HIBBETT
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Contact: Ron Cooper
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Words & Pic’s by Jimmy B
Car Clubs have an important place in hot rodding history as well as today too. Car Clubs usually have shirts or “car coats” with the club logo. Another classic club item is the Car Club Plaque. These are still a very popular item for car clubs to use to show their pride! The older plaques are BIG collector items also. A lot of gearheads hunt for them at swap meets and other sales. Here are a few we have seen over time.
Published on Dec 1, 2015
In this issue of the Gearhead Gazzette, we visit a mainstay Nashville TN car show, look at Cruise Nights in the USA, Feature a new automotiv...