Page 1

Vol. 18 Issue 15

April 12-18, 2017

Price: FREE



Vol. 18 Issue 15 4/12 – 4/18/18

inside It’s All The Gearhead News You Can Use! The Staff Jim “Jimmy B” Brandau Jim “Jimmy B” Brandau Larry Williams – Williams Graphics “Jimmy B” & Butch Pate/P8 Photography Jack Cobb - Writer Emeritus: Ed Woodard Contributors “PC Svc’s, Discovery, Motor Trend, Arties Party, Art Schilling, Al Liebmann, Jim Kinne, Cartoon Speed Shop

Publisher / Editor Feature Writers Art Director-Designer Photography Web Producer Senior Feature

Advertising Publisher: Jim “Jimmy B” Brandau Car Show & Event listings, Cruise Night Listings, Personal FOR SALE/SWAP ads, Car Club Listings are all listed for free. For all other advertising cost & availabilities contact Jim Brandau at 615-3002003 8am—6pm CST or at Editorial content is the sole property of the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE. All information contained in each issue is the sole opinion and comments of the editor. The opinions and comments expressed in this issue do not reflect in any way either written or implied on any of the Sponsors or Advertisers in each issue. No portion of the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE maybe reproduced in any form, without written permission from the publisher .All information relating to dates, times and locations of events is only as accurate, as provided to the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE. The GEARHEAD GAZZETTE will not be held responsible for any errors in the information provided.

The Fun Starts Here Road Rumblings Southeast USA Shows Midwest USA Shows Western USA Shows West Coast USA Shows East Coast & NE USA Shows 1 Long Roof Cruise-In’s Across the USA KRIS KRINGLE Invitational Upcoming Car Shows BUY-SELL-TRADE-WANTED

4 6 –7 8-18 20 20 20-24 24 26 30-38 40 42-60 62-63

Cover: Cool 1972 Old's 442 Pace Car at Kris Kringle Show—Jimmy B Contents Page: Cool Hot Rod Art by Jim Kinne of the Cartoon Speed Shop twitter@gearheadgazzett Instagram@gearheaddgazzette Send submissions via email or direct mail to GEARHEAD GAZZETTE 2685 Buckner Rd Thompsons Station TN 37179


“ Ya Gotta know where to Go….The FUN Starts Here….” “guys who started with nothing or maybe the GI Bill…” Like many of you, I get other “hot rod” type publications in the “snail mail” box. I get the monthly publications from both of the big organization, NSRA & Goodguys. While thumbing through and reading the latest issues from both, I was taken aback by the stories in each about the hot rod hero’s we have last in the past couple of months. We share info when these iconic folks leave us for the big cruise in the sky, so we see who we are losing. I have written about this before, as these are the folks who after WW2, created what we now enjoy and sometimes take for granted. What really got me this past week was the shear number of people that have left us. The one publication had 2 plus pages with stories on who had passed away from the hot rod world. I t kind of knocked me back. The little voice in my head said WOW...that's a lot of cool guys gone all at once! These were guys who started with nothing or maybe the GI Bill ( Remember that!) as a minimum and started businesses and companies that created the hobby, sport, lifestyle we enjoy today. These were not necessarily college degreed guys, but common sense and a bit of adventure and spunk to try something and take a chance. And guess what, with hard work it paid off. These are guys who will not having formal class room training in all cases,

figured out how t engineer and build “stuff” to make their cars go faster and be safer too. Heck the whole Safety side of our hobby is an offshoot of what was going on in the late 40’s, 50’s and 60’s too. These guys threw nothing away or very little. Their 1-800-BUYSTUFF was a local junk yard or a rode trip to a junkyard that had more than what they could find in the one close to them. These were guys who worked in the defense industry and built planes and jets and figured out quickly that those plane parts were some “good Stuff” and they adapted and used those parts to improve their hot rods and cars. Bomber seats were just that, out of an airplane that the bomb operator sat in. Check out the AHRF—American Hot Rod Foundation. David Steele is the guy that is the current care taker and steering AHRF. They have some much cool stuff that you can learn about all of what I have written about here this week. After letting the thought of losing these icons and pioneers soak in...I once again began to wonder, “who will fill their shoes” as George Jones sang. Take a kid to a car show… and another… our hobbies future counts on it...

Jimmy B. 5

“the fun starts here”….

Discovery Rebrands Velocity as Motor Trend Network DISCOVERY Channel will remodel its automotive-focused Velocity cabler as Motor TrendNetwork in the fall, part of a strategic effort to deliver more direct-to-consumer streaming services tailored for viewers with rabid interests. David Zaslav, Discovery Inc. president-CEO, plans to double down on direct-to-consumer offerings designed to “nourish passionate audiences” now that Discovery has completed its acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, parent company of Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, and other cablers. The focus is delivering original content that is distinct from the complementary linear channels and considered must-have for super-fans of a given genre. The super-fan orientation of the enlarged Discovery will be a major theme at the company’s upfront presentation to advertisers and media this evening at New York’s Alice Tully Hall. “We see ourselves as a company that is focused on passionate fans and passionate audiences,” Zaslav told Variety. “We have content and brands that nourish passionate audiences for food, cooking, science, Oprah and cars.” Discovery and the parent org of Motor Trend, the automotive news and content provider, set a joint venture last summer that saw Motor Trend vast archive, Discovery’s Velocity and more than two dozen other automotive-related brands combined into an entity known as The Enthusiast Network, or TEN. TEN has now been rebranded Motor Trend Group. Discovery owns a majority of the partnership with New York-based GoldenTree Asset Management “It’s a channels business, a direct-to-consumer business and an IP business,” Zaslav said. The pact with Motor Trend was attractive to Discovery because the brand already has about 165,000 subscribers who pay $5 a month for the Motor Trend OnDemand streaming content service that is differentiated from the cabler’s linear programming. The streaming platform is designed for short-form content, news and video viewed on mobile devices. The deal with Motor Trend and the absorption of Scripps’ blue-chip TV brands has pointed Zaslav and Discovery firmly in the direction of DTC as a growth market. Motor Trend Network is expanding in international markets. A free ad-supported linear channel will launch in Italy later this month; the on-demand app went up on Amazon in the U.K. in December. “It helped us understand what people will pay for and what really excites them,” Zaslav said. “The best way to think about these (DTC) products are as the magazine of the new era. In the past if you loved cars, you subscribed to Motor Trend magazine. Now you subscribe to a streaming product.” 6

American Powertrain Expands Electric Power Steering Applications American Powertrain has announced new applications for its bolt-on EZ Electric Power Steering system. The system was introduced several years ago for Ferrari, Jaguar and Porsche model sports cars, and is now offered for classics, early model sports cars, street rods and custom builds. American Powertrain’s EZ Electric Power Steering replaces the top section of a customer’s existing steering column with a computer controlled, electric motor-assisted column. The integrated computer senses both torque and speed to adjust steering effort at low or highway speeds, according to the company, and the result is the feel and accuracy of a car with power steering. The system is ideal for comfortable cruising and parking, as well as serious road racing and auto-crossing, as the system cannot cavitate, slip or stutter no matter how quickly the steering wheel is being moved, according to American Powertrain. With installation, the vehicle retains the original steering wheel, steering box, collar and turn signal indicator for a stock look. A small dial installed under the dash adjusts the power steering level of assist. The EZ Electric Power Steering system comes with everything needed for installation, including model-specific instructions. The system does not use a power steering pump, hose, belt or power steering fluid, so there is no risk of squeaking and no need to replace fluids, according to American Powertrain. Complete systems are currently available for 1955-‘68 Corvettes, 1965-‘70 Mustangs and Cougars, and for street rods and most European sports cars. Systems for the Camaro, Tri5, Chevelle and other popular models are on the way, according to American Powertrain. For more information about American Power’s EZ Electric Power Steering systems or TREMEC transmission kits for Ford, GM or Mopar, visit or call 931-646-4836. 7

APR 2018: APR 12-14: BALDWIN LA: CAJUN FUN RUN: Hosted by the T-Bucket Alliance. For more info on the event go to or go to https:// APR 13-14: MOULTRIE GA: SUMMER SWAP MEET & CAR CORRAL: Come to the

South’s fastest growing swap meet with over 4,000 spaces, offering parts, tools, literature, equipment, antique and performance parts, crafts, collectibles and special interest items. Our car corral offers hundreds of cars displayed for sale. We have 50 acres of FREE parking, 24 hour security and great food and drink to enjoy during your visit. Stay at any of the 2,500 + hotel rooms available within a 28-mile radius of this spectacular automotive event. For more info: or call 229-686-1771 APR 13-14: BOWLING GREEN KY: 9TH ANNUAL CHALLENGER FEST: Located at the Beech Bend Raceway / Holiday Inn University Plaza. For more info: or visit or 800-326-7465. The dates and times subject to change. Please verify on event websites before making plans! APR 14: MADISON AL: REAL FATHERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE SPRING FLING CAR & BIKE SHOW: Located at 15100 Highway 20 West. Show time noon to 5pm rain or shine. Got Wheels? Bring it! Motorcycles, Cars, Trucks, SUV. Registration and Day of Entry Fee/Donation: $20 per entry. Free admission for the entire family. Registration 11am-3pm. Awards 4pm. $10 entry fee for non-judging cars, trucks, or bikes. Door Prizes every ½ hour. Custom Trophies & Awards. Food Trucks, Moon Bounce, Video Game Track and Draft Beer. Visit online registration: www.rfathersmad.or/ carandbikefest.php or call 256-830-9992 or 256-274-4356. All donations are tax deductible and will support our augustea Bolden College scholarship fund for outstanding students we celebrate each year, and support will also assist our education and mentoring programs.



APR 2018: APR 14: PELHAM AL: DIXIE VINTAGE ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Event being held at Oak Mountain State Park located at 200 Terrace Road. Show to Benefit Travelers Aid—Gates Open at 7:AM, Registration Starts at 8:AM, Awards start at 2PM, Cash prizes, Food, Music by DJLarry, Parts Vendors, Car Corral & Top 5 trophies in 4 Classes: Original 1950 and older, Original 51-66, Original 67-86, Rods & Modified. Watch drone footage from last year here: Shuttle service for visitors to car show area will be provided. Follow signs. For more info or call 205-7067614 go to or https:// APR 14: MADISON AL: ASHBURY COMMUNITY CAR SHOW: Kinda like a trip to the zoo! You might see Jaguars, Cougars, Mustangs, Sting Rays, Barracuda’s, Road Runners, Vipers, Beetles, Super Bee’s or even a Rat Fink… you never know what you’ll see at this show! Show runs from 9am – 2pm. The show is open to all cars, trucks, motorcycles and even boats and planes. Trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in these classes: 1940-older, 1941-1960, 1961-1990, 1991-newer. 1st and 2nd place trophies for Favorite Motorcycle, Favorite Truck, and Kids Choice. Trophies awarded Furthest Traveled, Best Club Participation, Dog of the Show, and Overall Favorite. Spectator voting begins at 10AM and ends at 12PM with trophies being awarded around 1PM. Each entry will get tickets for a chance at our many door prizes. We have 22 Trophies to be awarded. Voting is done by spectators. Spectator admission is FREE. There is a Kids Zone with blowups and FREE Lunch for ALL in attendance

Registration opens at 8am and is $25.00 per entry. Show is being held at the Asbury Church located at 980 Hughes Rd. For more info go to



APR 2018 APR 14: SPRING HILL TN: DBR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 2018 is DBR High Performance's 10 year anniversary. Come and celebrate this family friendly event with us!! Event located at 601 Beechcroft Rd. The celebration will include a dyno day, food trucks, bounce houses, DJ and special guest appearances. To top off the day, there will be races at US43 from 6pm until late!! with $5,000 in prizes for the race winners!!! Dyno Runs must be preregistered, it is on a "first come, first serve basis". So please register on our 10 year anniversary event page. http:// More details to follow about the $5,000 race at US43 that evening. For more info go to events/144878079551266/ APR 14: CHATTANOOGA TN: CHATTANOOGA CRUISE-IN 2018: The Chattanooga Cruise In is gearing up for a HUGE 2018 event. Located at First TN Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. It will run from 8am until 4pm. We have secured additional parking areas, (overnight security) and will make better use of the space for vendors, food and the Scenic City Swap Meet. This event is FREE to the public, and that includes the Swap Meet this year. We will be bringing back the blemished tire and wheel sale this year, so start saving your money now! Used parts, Vintage Memorabilia & Car Corral including Coker Tire’s Annual Blemished Tire Sale. 2017 was our biggest event yet, with more than 2,000 cars invading the Southside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. We will once again utilize the Finley Stadium and First Tennessee Pavilion property, as well as the surrounding streets and parking lots. We will have event T-shirts on hand for only $10 each, and once again we will be ordering MORE than last year, due to the high demand. We will use this event page to keep you informed about the event. Be sure to click "Interested" or "Going" to get notifications every time we post important information about the event. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, retail vendor or food vendor, please contact Rachel Keeley at Vendor fee $50-for Pre-registered Vendors only, (no on-site payment)If you're interested in becoming a Scenic City Swap Meet vendor, contact Tommy Lee Byrd at



APR 2018 APR 14: HOHENWALD TN: HILLBILLY HOT ROD SHOW: Located at the Natchez Trace Wilderness Preserve, 1363 Napier Rd. Portion of proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Presented by the Grave Robbers Car Club. 50/50 drawing, burn out box competition, dyno testing, vendors, pinup contest, pinstripers, trophies

swap meet, food, DJ, and much more. Event open to all years, makes, and models of cars and trucks including motorcycles, bicycles, and tractors. Awards will be given for all classes. Gates open at 8am. For more info: 931-69-8719 or 931-201-1386 or visit the Grave Robbers Car Club on FB. APR 14: WHITE HOUSE TN: Inaugural Southern Styles 2018: hosted by Scion Culture of TN and Perfectly Posh Consultant Jessica Sautter... Location: Revolution Church, 3644 Hwy 31-W. Event Hours: 10 am to 4 pm. Entry Fee: $15. Spectators are FREE, T -shirt and Dash Plaque to the first 75 entered, Door Prizes, 50/50. Awards (see flyer

for classes). For more info and updates visit, events/138624513338584/ APR 14: SPRING HILL TN: CLASSIC CAR SHOW CRUISE IN: The General Motors plant is having an OPEN HOUSE and you are invited! The event is located at 100 SATURN PARKWAY. The event runs from 10am – 1:30pm. Enter through the North Entrance and turn into the event at the GA2 Parking lot entrance. Tour the plant, see the displays, food and drinks available and more. Bring your car out of the garage to the open house. Event is rain or shine.

APR 14: GRANVILLE TN: National Mustang Day Celebration: Hosted by Music City Mustang Club. Event Hours: 8:45 am to 4 pm. We will leave the Cracker Barrel on Hwy 231 in Lebanon, TN at 8:45AM and cruise to Historic Granville, TN. We have a great back roads cruise mapped out. There will be a 50's Car Show, visit the Sutton General Store, many street activities and a Wine Tasting (Upper Cumberland Wineries) Tickets for wine tasting are $20.00 - $15.00 in advance - call Brenda at (931) 653-4151 for tickets)



APR 2018 APR 14: CHARLOTTE NC: THE CONGREGATION 2018: The Congregation Show is returning to Charlotte, North Carolina, bigger and better than ever. A collaboration between DicE Magazine and Prism Supply Company, the invitation-only show brings a carefully curated blend of traditional motorcycles, hot rods and custom cars to the

historic Camp North End. Think your—or a friend’s—car should be invited? Or how about your car club? Will you be free that weekend? If you answered yes, send us an email to with the subject “Congregation Show.” Make sure to include your contact information or you will not be eligible. Camp North End is a massive, multi-building complex that has served a wide range of purposes in the past 90+ years; Ford used two of the oldest buildings for Model T and A production in the ’20s and ’30s. With such rich history, it’s only fitting that there will be an abundance of traditional machinery on the grounds come show time. The Congregation brings together some of the East Coast’s best machines on two and four wheels. It’s a bike show. It’s a car show—and it’s the place to be this spring if you appreciate vintage iron of all kinds. For more info go to https:// APR 14: MCMINNVILE TN: Cruise-In Benefit for Meals on Wheels: Event being held at the VFW Post 5064, 3340 Sparta Hwy. Times: 11:00am - 2:00pm. Donate a #10 Canned Good & Receive a FREE meal. For more info, Call 931-668-8392 APR 14: GRANVILLE TN: STROLLING THRU THE 1950’S LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL CAR SHOW: Event taking place Granville. Event runs from 10am-4pm. The 1950’s car show runs from 9am-3pm. Car registration from 9am-12noon. Awards at 3pm. 1st / 2nd/ 3rd place trophies in all classes. Registration fee $10.00. 15 classes covering 1950 – 1959 with separate classes for TRI-FIVE Chevy’s. Lots of other events going on like Sock Hop, ‘50’s dress up contest, ‘50’s bands. Mayberry Diner will be serving ‘50’s food and more. For more info call 615-945-8492



APR 2018 APR 14: NASHVILLE TN: Nashville's Convenient and Secure Vehicle Storage Solution - 1st Annual Open House: Event location is at 2832 Logan Street, Suite F. Event Hours: 10 am to 2 pm. Rain or Shine, Food Truck available. Come out and tour the faculty, show off YOUR ride, many will be in attendance and lots of car talk. For more info visit: APR 14: SARDIS MS: SARDIS APRILFEST OPEN CAR SHOW: Located in downtown Sardis. Car show registration is 8am-1pm. $10 entry fee, open to all makes, Trucks and Motorcycles. Awards at 3pm. Trophies specialty Awards, 50/50 drawing. Attention Arts and Craft Vendors, if interested in a booth-call 662-473-7681or visit www. By March 31 for a vendor application. Booth fee $35. Door and Cash Prizes! For more info call 662-473-7681 APR 15: GREENVILLE SC: 3RD ANNUAL SPRING DUST OFF: Come out for the 3rd Annual Spring Dust Off at Old Crow Barbershop located 738 Wade Hampton Blvd! Greenvilles first and biggest classic barbershop car show. This year we will be donating all the proceeds to Jack Williams and his family. Jack is 3 year old boy in our community who is battling leukemia. As always we will have some awesome bands, good food, trophies and in true OCB fashion, a damn good time. So bring those pre 72 American made classics and the family and help support a good cause. More details to come!! This will be a truly memorable show you wont want to miss. Entry fee will be 10 dollars for cars entering the show and that includes admission. Spectators will be 5 dollars per person kids free. As usual ALL proceeds go to the family. For more info go to APRIL 15: HUNTSVILLE AL: GEARHEAD DRAG DAY: Located at 4546 Research Park Blvd. Run what you bring. Test and Tune, Grudge Race, 1st place Trophy, Door Prizes and Concessions. Must cruise with us to Huntsville Dragway to participate. No trailers, no motorcycles, $20 to race, $10 to spectate.



APR 2018 APR 13-15: NORTH OLMSTEAD OH: 62ND ANNIVERSARY ROD & CUSTOM SHOW: Hosted by the Choppers Hot Rod Association. Event is being held at the Soccer Complex. Show is open to ’72 & Earlier only. $20.00 registration fee. Show hours are 5-9pm on Friday, 9am-9pm on Saturday and 9am – 5pm on Sunday. For more

info or to register call 440-458-6886 or go to http:// APR 14: ALTAMONT IL: 31TH ANNUAL AUTOMOTIVE & MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET: Located at the Effingham County Fairgrounds. 7am-2pm. $3 spectator fee/swap meet spaces $20 each. 6am vendor set up time (Friday early set up after 4pm) 10x12 inside heated spaces and under roof spaces $20. Outside truck & trailer spaces $20, vehicles only for sale spaces $10 each. Also an Auto Truck and Motorcycle Cruise-in show. 7am-11am registration day of show. Awards at 12:30. $10 entry—includes 2 Swap Meet passes. For more info: 217-273-9683 or No alcohol allowed on Fairgrounds.

APR 2018 APR 13-15: OKLAHOMA CITY OK: NSRA SOUTHWEST STREET ROD NATIONALS: Located at the State Fair Park. For more info:

APR 2018 APR 13-15: SPOKANE WA: SPOKANE SPEED AND CUSTOM SHOW: All indoors Car Show. Held at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. For more info: www.SPOKANESPEEDANDCUSTOMSHOW.COM or email or follow us on FB and Instagram



APR 2018 APR 14: POMONA CA: 16th Annual Chino Corn Feed Run: The 16th Annual Corn Feed Run Car Show & Cruise, presented by Kiwanis Club of Chino and City of Chino will be on April 14, 2018. The show will be located in downtown Chino on the City Hall (located at 13220 Central Ave) lawn, parking lot and surrounding streets. PICKUPS LIMITED OF ORANGE COUNTY WILL DO THE PARKING FOR THIS

EVENT. MEET AT CITY HALL AT 6:30am. SEE RICH MILLER FOR MORE DETAILS. There is a $25 show vehicle entry fee before April 1, 2018 and the entry fee will be $30 after that date. The entry fee includes t-shirts for all participants. Spectators are admitted free. Over 800 vehicles are expected, and the show is open to all pre1975 cars and all working show trucks. There is 15 blocks of cruising from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be an open header contest, vendors, awesome trophies, a huge raffle, and great food and music. There will be a huge display of operational antique engines set up by the WPA. All proceeds go to local youth & senior charities of the Chino Kiwanis Club. For general information, contact Walt Pocock at 909.591.4164 or at . Vendor spaces are available. #iamkiwanis #kiwanis APR 14: PERRIS CA: 10TH ANNUAL HIPPY KILLER HOEDOWN CUSTOM CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW: Located at the Farmers Fairgrounds, 18700 Lake Parris Dr. Show time is 10am- 8pm Rain or Shine. Load in for Customs and Motorcycles 7am-noon. Flat Track Load in 7am- 10am. Food-Booze-Vendors-Free Stuff-Cash Prizes for Best Hot Rod, Custom Car and Best Custom Motorcycle. Live Music. The Beach Grease Beer Co presents oil & water art exhibit. For more info: HTTPS://

TICKETS.THEFOAT.COM/HIPPYKILLER . Vendor/sponsorship contact or or or Instagram: hkhoedown. APR 14: BALDWIN PARK CA: 3RD ANNUAL DRIVING TOWARDS CURE, FIGHT THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER! Located at the Baldwin Park High School. 8am-2pm. $25 pre-register/$30 day of show. Guaranteed Tee Shirt for early Registration. Food, exciting prizes, giveaways & opportunity drawings. Spectators free, come out for a family fun day! No pets please. Free Goodie bags to first 50 cars. Gates open at

7am. For more info: 626-798-0197. Calls will be returned within 24 hours. 22


APR 2018 APR 15: POMONA CA: POMONA SWAP MEET & CLASSIC CAR SHOW: George Cross & Sons, presents the West Coast's Largest Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show at the Fairplex. You'll find over 2,500 vendor spaces full of hard to find car parts and accessories at low swap meet prices. Thousands of original and restored Corvettes,

Porsches, Street Rods, Volkswagens and pre-1985 Classic Cars will be on display and for sale. Hours: 5am to 2pm, rain or shine, we swap. Admission $10.00 per adult, children 12 and under, FREE. Contact: 714-538-7091 or APR 15: OLD TOWNE ORANGE CA: 24TH ANNAUL ORANGE PLAZA CAR SHOW: Show is being held in Old Towne Orange Plaza Square. Orange Plaza Rotary is the proud host of the Annual Orange Plaza Car Show. Money raised will help fund community outreach programs, youth education, and literacy programs. Nearly 400 pre-1976 Street Rods, Custom and Classic vehicles will be on display. The show is estimated to bring out 15,000+ spectators to the beautiful Plaza area in the City of Orange. It is a wonderful event for the entire family to enjoy. Local restaurants and shops will welcome all in attendance. There is no admission fee for spectators. The show will run from 8:00am to 3:00pm. For more info go to

APR 2018 APR 13-15: ENGLISHTOWN NJ: 36TH ANNUAL SPRING ENGLISHTOWN SWAP MEET AND AUTO SHOWS: Location for the show is Raceway Park. All indoors Car Show. APR 15: ATCO NJ: YESTERYEAR DRAG SHOW CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET: Located at 1000 Jackson Rd. 1980 and older American powered race cars & trucks permitted New Hot Rod Class 1957 & older Street legal race cars. Rain date June 3. Gates open at 8am, Time trials 10am, Eliminations start 1pm, Car Show trophies 3pm. Exhibition Cars, Gassers, Altereds, Funny cars Dragsters. For more info: 856-768-2167 or 24


Words—Jimmy B Photos—Arties Party

It's true...all car folk love a challengeespecially for a worthy cause! So, when renowned pinstriper Art “East Coast Artie” Schilling called up looking for advice on a few parts for a ’64 Pontiac Catalina Safari station wagon, most of the companies knew this wasn’t a typical request.

George Munsterman, of First Class Productions, offered to give Schilling a car to “clean up and paint." After the two spotted a ’64 Pontiac Catalina Safari station wagon, Artie’s Party Cruiser was born! This vehicle will be auctioned off for charity during this year’s Saratoga Auto Museum Auction, Sept 21-22, at the Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY.

What originally started out as a charity pinstriping party, organized by Schilling during the Syracuse Nationals, has now grown into one of the most ambitious charity project builds in recent memory.

A simple pinstriping project has very quickly took on a life of it's own! So, with the support from “Big” Al Liebmann and over 30 manufacturers, Artie’s Party Cruiser has gone from concept to creation!

“My original intent was to just clean and paint the wagon, but as projects go, it is now on a rotisserie being completely rebuilt,” Schilling said.


At the 2017 Syracuse Nationals, "Artie’s Party” raised $66,000, with proceeds from the pinstriping artwork donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Central New York. Determined to build on the momentum of 2017’s hugely successful event, Schilling’s longtime friend, 26

Of interest, the classic retro interior will be finished in a white pearl vinyl with blue Pendleton-plaid wool — the same plaid the Beach Boys wore on their Surfin’ Safari album cover!

and built by long time friend, Joe Quantana, of Joe Que’s Auto Body of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., who took on the undertaking of the build...much appreciated Joe!

The Kool Surfin’ Safari Wagon wants to say THANK YOU to some early sponsors like Jasper Engines, who provided rebuilding of the engine. Gratitude for the new chassis components from Ames Performance, which are being installed

“It’s really incredible the amount of support we have received from the automotive community for Artie’s Party Cruiser,” Schilling said. “I called up Mike at EATON Detroit Spring to ask him if he made springs for the wagon and he immediately said he was on board and asked where I wanted the springs sent. It is only because of companies like EATON Detroit Spring and all of the other generous sponsors, that we can make Artie’s Party Cruiser a reality.”


Artie’s Party has raised more than $300,000 over the last 5 years for the Ronald McDonald House of Central New York. The RMH organization provides housing and resources for families who are traveling to Syracuse to receive local care for their children, who are seriously ill or injured. Artie’s Party has become a major donator to the RMH of Central NY organization. Follow along with Artie’s Party Cruiser as it comes together. Check out the build gallery photos, by going to and on FaceBook at APCforRMHofCNY/. To learn more about Artie’s Party during the Syracuse Nationals July 20-22, or to help out as a sponsor, go to You can also keep up to date about the auction of “Arties Party Wagon” by checking out the Saratoga Auto Auction website at



THURSDAY NIGHT EACH MONTH: Lebanon, TN - Coach's East Gate Grille Cruise: Located at 6750 East gate Drive. Located off I-40 and Hwy 109. From: 5pm - 8pm. Every Thursday Night. Cruising Start Date April 12th. Peoples Choice Award, 50/50 Drawing and more. Visit: CHATTANOOGA TN: BURGERZ & RODZ CRUISE IN: Hosted by the East Tennessee Street Rods and THE COOK OUT. Cruise takes place every Thursday night thru Nov 1st. Cruise runs from 6-9pm. Cruise is held at 5390 Hwy 153. Monthly giveaways, news & information on local and regional cars show and cruise in’s. For more info go to FRIDAY NIGHT EACH MONTH: Hendersonville TN: Hendersonville Cruise In: Cruise Location is now at 393 E. Main St., at the old Sear Outlet Parking Lot. Cruising is on every Friday Night thru Halloween. Cruise time is 6 til 9pm. Family fun, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, ride of the week, oldies music. For more info go to HendersonvilleCruiseIn/ LEBANON TN: SNOW WHITE DRIVE IN CRUISE: Held on Friday Nights at Middle Tennessee’s oldest Drive In. Cruising Start Date April 13. Snow White has been serving up great burgers, shakes, fries and more since the early ‘50’s! Add in a whole lot of cool cars on a Friday night and the recipe equals fun! Located at 1714 West Main St. For more info call 615-443-4299 JEFFERSON CITY TN: MOSSY CREEK CRUZERS CRUISE-IN: Takes place every Friday night from April – Oct. Cruise runs from 5:30-8:30pm. Cruise is held in the parking lot at BIG LOTS on Hwy 11 E. For more info go to

2nd FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN’S : LAWRENCEBURG KY: 25th YEAR OF CRUISING ON MAIN ST: Cruising takes place on the 2nd Friday night of each month. Cruise Times are 6:30pm 9:30pm. 2018 Dates: April 13 - May 11 - June 8 - July 13 - Aug 10 - Sept 14 - Oct 12. For more info call Terry 859-265-0676 or Rich 502-598-9305 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 Blvd.



2nd SATURDAY MORNING CRUISE IN’S : COLUMBIA TN: Classics in the Country: SATURDAY Morning Car Cruise at The Ring Farm. Located at 2628 Greens Mill Rd, right off Hwy 31. Please use Ring Farm driveway: Turn in by the Green John Deere tractor. Will be held on the 2nd Sat. of each Month- March, April, May. If there is enough interest the cruise will be extended. Cruise Time: 7am-10am. Classic Cars, Trucks, Hot Rods and Muscle Cars Welcomed. SYMRNA TN: SMYRNA CARS AND COFFEE CRUISE: Held the 2nd Saturday of each month starting on March 10th and runs thru Nov. Cruise is held at Bennett’s Automotive located at 204 Commerce Drive. Cruise runs from 8am – 11am. For more info go to SATURDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN’S : LAVERGNE TN: CRUISE-IN AT THE DRIVE IN: Cruise takes place every Saturday Night. Cruise runs from April – September. Cruise times are 5-8pm. Classic & New Vehicles are welcome. Main cruise parking is held in the CVS parking lot located at 5210 Murfreesboro Rd with extra parking at SONIC. Sponsored by CVS & SONIC. Free family friendly event. 50/50 drawing. Special offered by SONIC DRIVE IN. Oldies music, great food and good company. For more info call 615-506-8164 or checkout CRUISE-IN at the Drive In on Facebook. LEBANON TN: GOOD WHEEL CRUISERS CRUISE-IN: NEW LOCATION for 2018!! Cruise is held every Saturday night weather permitting. Cruise runs from 4-10pm. New Cruise location is at the old Kmart lot located at 1443 West Main St. 50/50 Drawing. Trophy for Car of the Week. Join us for fun, fellowship and a good time with cool cars on Saturday Nights. For more info go to groups/552023871629171 2nd SATURDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN’S : GALLATIN TN: 2ND Saturday Night Cruise-In at City Hall: Cruise runs from 48pm.Oldies music, door prizes, ride of the week trophy. Cruise Starts on April 14th: Other Dates: May 12; June 9; July 14; Aug 11; Sept 8; Oct 13. For more info Call Jim Hall 615-969-2738 Charlotte, TN: Charlotte Cruisin The Square: Cruising starts April 14th. Cruise runs from 5 til 9pm Food available by T's Custom Smoker. Free admission, indoor restrooms. Welcome all Antiques, Classics, Muscle Cars, Street Rods. Sponsored by The City of Charlotte.



2nd SATURDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN’S : SPANISH FORT AL: EASTERN SHORES CRUISERS CRUISE IN: Cruise held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, all year long. Cruise held at the Eastern Shore Centere front parking lot by Dillard's. Cruise runs from 5-9pm. Oldies rock & roll music. Everyone is welcome. For more info call 251-709-5900 or go to

BAXTER TN: DOWNTOWN BAXTER CRUISE-IN: Cruise In presented by the Baxter Gear Heads Club. Cruise held on the 2nd Saturday Night from April – Sept. Cruise held on Broad Street. Cruise runs from April 14th thru September 8th, from 4 to 9 pm. All Makes and Models are Welcome. Trophies for top picks, 50/50, food and music. GRAND RIVERS KY: TOP GUN CRUISE IN: Cruise is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Cruise is held at the Little Lake Park downtown. Cruise hours are 3-8pm. Cruise starts April 14 and runs thru Sept 15. For more info go to OWENSBORO KY: OWENSBORO SUMMER CRUISE-IN: Hosted by Owensboro Antique Auto Club. Cruise is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from April thru Oct. Cruise runs from 5-8pm. Cruise is held in the LOWES parking lot located at Fulton Dr & Southtown Blvd. 50/50 drawing, Lowes Trophy of the month, attendance prize and door prizes. For more info call 270-925-4080 HUNTINGDON TN: Small Town Cruisers Cruise-In: Cruise is held at the SONIC Drive -In on Main St. Cruise Time is 5:00pm til ?? Cruise takes place on the 2nd Saturday of each month starting April 14 and running thru Oct 13th. For more info, Email Terry at or go to 3rd SUNDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN’S : NORCROSS GA: CRUISE IN AT THE VARSITY: Cruise is held on the 3rd Sunday afternoon all year long. Cruise runs from 3-6pm. Cruise is held at the Varsity Gwinett located at 6045 Dawson Blvd. This is a FREE Cruise-In open to ALL Years-MakesModels! Even if it's COLD outside, you can enjoy some tasty HOT food inside and catch the games on their TV! Bring your friends! These Cruise-Ins are hosted by the Georgia Cool Cruisers and Southeast Wheels Events and sponsored by Streetside Classics. All our events benefit charities. We will be accepting donations (optional) for one of our favorite causes! For more info call 404-732-6842 MONDAY NIGHT CRUISIN’: LEWISBURG TN: SONIC CRUISE IN: Held every Monday night from 5-7pm.Cruising starts on March 12th and runs until it Nov. Located at the SONIC Drive In at 420 Ellington Pkwy 34

Every Tuesday Night at Brusters Ice Cream Bowling Green KY


MONDAY NIGHT CRUISIN’: WHITE HOUSE TN: CRUISE-IN AT COLORADO GRILL: Cruise is held every Monday Night, weather permitting starting April 9th thru October. Last Monday in Oct will be the Trunk or Treat Cruise. The Cruise runs from 5:30-8:30pm. Cruise is held at the Colorado Grill parking Lot located AT 2747 Hwy 31W. For more info call Wayne Malugin, 615-566-7343 cell or Bob Boone, 601-954-3604 cell or go to TUESDAY NIGHT: BOWLING GREEN KY: CRUISIN FOR A CURE: The cruise is held every Tuesday Night from 5-8pm. Cruise is held at Brusters Ice Cream located at 2712 Scottsville Rd. Cruise starts on April 3rd and runs thru Oct. For more info go to https:// WESTMORELAND TN: DOWNTOWN WESTMORELAND CRUISE: Held every Tuesday starting April 10 and runs thru Oct 30th. Cruise runs from 5-8pm. Al cars, truck and motorcycles welcome.

3rd WEDNESDAY NIGHT CRUISIN’: BOWLING GREEN KY: CARS AND BBQ CRUISE-IN: Shine up your car, truck, or motorcycle and join us for a Free Car Show presented by Injected Car Club at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill, every 3rd Wednesday of each month from March till October. Cruising starts at 6pm. There will door prizes given out, a managers pick of best car at the show, and a 10% meal discount for all car show participants(just present your door prize ticket stub to redeem, only valid night of show). Lets make sure that this is a family friendly event and If you or your business are interested in helping sponsor door prizes for any of the shows please email James @ .

MONDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN’S: MORRIS IL: WENDY’S CRUISERS CRUISE-IN: Cruise happens every Monday night from 59pm. Rain, snow or shine! 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



FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN’S: ORO VALLEY AZ: FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE NIGHT: Brought to you by Freddys Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. Cruise takes place at 11143 N Oracle Rd. Cruise runs from 69pm. Open to cars & bikes from all era’s. All makes and models from car clubs or lone wolf’s. Simple Rules. No burnouts, no loud music, be respectful of others and the property and parking lot must be left clean. Free Custard. Hosted by the Obsessions Car Club. For more info go to

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN DOWNEY CA: BOB’S BIG BOY HOT ROD AND CUSTOM CRUISE NIGHTS: Held every Wednesday Night at the Car Hop. Runs from 5-10pm. Hot rods, Classic’s and Muscle cars. Located at 7447 E. Firestone Blvd. Bring the whole family for a night of fun. For more info call 562-928-BOBS

FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN’S: MILLTOWN NJ: HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS CRUISERS CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Friday Nights at Home Depot are kicking in. Our First Home Depot Cruise Night will be April 13th starting 6pm to 9pm and every Friday there after. The Hollywood Night Cruisers hope everyone had a great winter and we look forward to seeing all of you and, another excellent Season.



Words & Photo’s by Jimmy B

If it’s early November in Middle Tennessee, that means it’s time for the KRIS KRINGLE INVITATIONAL KAR Show. 2017 saw the 14th annual edition of this Mid-South classic taking place in Franklin Tennessee at the Williamson County AgExpo Center. Over 100 vehicles were on display this year.

The show is actually a blend of 2 events into one big event. While the car show occupies the main floor of the building, the upper ring is filled with arts & crafts for the Christmas Season. This event has something for everyone!

Started 14 years ago by our friend Tom Akers as a way to keep the car show season going a little bit longer, he saw the benefit of blending the 2 event into 1 fun deal. Unfortunately, Tom was not able to see #14, as he left us way too early after a fight with he Big “C”. He was greatly missed by the show staff and many of 40

the participants who knew Tom from the Middle Tennessee car show scene.

This is a great format for a car show. They fill the building with cars from 1900 thru and up to current models. Being its an Invitational show, the organizers get to select the cars that best represent each year. They also fill the Middle of the show with a themed collection of cool rides. Add in vendors, music, food and a visit from Santa, and it’s a great 2 days or gearheads and cool cars, truck and motorcycles too. #15 is in the works now, and as soon as the contact info becomes available, we will have it for you.


APR 2018: APR 18-21: TOWNSEND TN: Bronco Super Celebration 2018: Event location is at the Talley Ho Inn, 8314 TN-73. Ford Broncos ONLY. Schedule of Events: *Wednesday April 18, 10 am, Show Field Opens. NOON. Drive #1 BUSH BEANS MUSEUM – Drive to the Museum, Theatre. 8:30 pm Opening Bon-Fire, 9:00 P.M. Show Field is Closed and Locked. Thursday April 19, 9 am Show Field Opens, 10 am Drive #2 THE DRAG-

ON – Internationally famous road with 314 turns in 11 miles. NOON Drive #3 LOST CITY OF ELKMONT – It was a big hit last year. 3 P.M. Drive #4 Drive to DUFF’s, open house from 3 till 7 for people to stop by for treats, tours, and tech. A drive to Duff’s will leave Tally Ho at 3. 6 – 8 pm Bronco Olympics – RTI Ramp, Slow Crawl Challenge, Blindfold Driving and More in Entertainment Field 8:30 P.M. Bon Fire 9:00 pm. Friday April 20: 9:30 am Drive #5 Frank is Back. Leading an adventurous drive – Based on what the park has open. This drive may include gravel, dirt. No damage should be done to Broncos but could be more adventurous terrain. 10:30 A.M. Drive #6 TN/NC Overlook (70 Mile Round Trip – (Estimated time 3 Hours), 2:30 pm Drive #7 TOUR OF TOWNSEND – (15 Miles – Estimate time 1 1/2 Hours) 4 pm NASHVILLE EARLY BRONCO – Begin Live feed from the SuperCel. 4:30 – 7 pm EVENT DINNER available with your meal Tickets at the Food Trucks. (you can buy meals from food truck if you have no meal tickets). 5 – 8 pm BRONCO SHOW N SHINE (You will not have to move your Bronco) The Show N Shine will be judged from the regular event field. 8 pm – Smoky Mountain Rod Run in Pigeon Forge – Venture over and experience on your own. 8:30 pm Friday Night Bon Fire. Saturday April 21, BRONCO CRUISE IN, 8 am. Show Field Opens: 10 am. 11 am NASHVILLE EARLY BRONCO –

Begin Live feed from the SuperCel. 1 – 2 pm Group Aerial Photos. 2:30 pm Bronco Awards Presentation. 3 pm Bronco Product Raffle. 4:30 pm Drive #8 The annual CADES COVE drive (35 miles – estimate 2 hours) 8:30 pm Bon Voyage Bon Fire. Visit the show website for all the details.…/events/bronco-super-celebration/



APR 2018: APR 18-22: BOWLING GREEN KY: HOLLEY EFI OUTLAW STREET CAR REUNION V: Event being held at Beech Bend Raceway. 2018 will keep a lot of the classes the same as before while seeing new purse structures, new class sponsor layouts and more. Radial vs. The World will pay $15,000 to the event champion. RVW has long been a fan favorite for all involved, with the elapsed times nearing the 3.6 second range and most cars well over 200 miles per hour in cars weighing in at nearly 3,000 pounds on a tire no wider than a 315 drag radial. X275 Drag Radial returns with a cool $10,000 into the winner’s hands at the end of the day. Limited Drag Radial brings an old school, stock appearing style category into the fold for the third consecutive season. LDR has quickly become a fan favorite class with the tight side-by-side racing and the stock appearance factor of race cars rushing down the eighth-mile in 4.2 seconds or quicker at over 180 miles per hour. Ultra Street MX235 to join the others once again to round out our radial line-up for the fifth running of the Outlaw

Street Car Reunion. In 2017, we introduced the Pro Street Motorcycle category to small tire/drag radial fans for the first time and had 25 entries fill the pits to launch one of the strongest PST counts of the 2017 season. For those who do not know, Pro Street Motorcycle is a category with no wheelie bars and on a ‘radial style’ motorcycle tire – making them a great fit to a drag radial event for style and performance. In 2018, we are proud to announce they are returning for yet another exciting event, already with committed sponsorship from Great Lakes Racecraft and others expressing strong interest in our program. 6.00 Index and 7.00 Index returns to anchor our event and bring in a host of the best sportsman racers across the globe.

We stepped outside of the mold in 2017 and performed two events in one weekend with the Thursday Throwdown bonus race that was a huge hit, with over 50 entries in both classes! When the main event rolled around, car count grew even more and we had over 60 entries in each class for the big race that paid $5,000 to Win. Close to the same program is on tap in 2018 with a few small purse changes to make the payout reach more drivers and continue to strive ourselves to build this event into the Sportsman Super Bowl, year in and year out. For more info go to https:// 44


APR 2018: APR 19-20: PIGEON FORGE TN: SPRING 2018 PIGEON FORGE ROD RUN CRUISIN THE STRIP: Top 25 awards, ultimate 5 awards. Pre-register for extra cash! Spring: $8,000 Cash Giveaway. Door prizes. Huge swap meet with hundreds of show cars and car corral. Registration info at: For more info: 865-6873976. You can also check at & APR 20-21: JACKSON TN: 26th Annual Bunny Run Street Rod & Custom Show at Fairgrounds Park, Jackson, TN 38301 presented by Jackson Rod & Custom Car Club. Swap Meet, TOP 15, Mall Run Every Hour (Sat only), Dinner (Fri, 5pm), BBQ Dinner (Sat 4:30pm), Awards and Drawing (Sat 5:30pm). Most activities inside BIG building. Vendors inside on a 1st come basis. Pre-Registration $25.00 (deadline April 12th) Day of Show $30.00. Pre-Registration drawing for $200, ONE free Tee shirt for registering at the 2017 Show. Welcome all Street Rods, Custom Cars & Trucks, must be

30 years or older ('87 or older) Rain or Shine. For more info go to http:// APR 20-21: GULFPORT MS: THE ATOMIC BLAST RAT RODS: Located at 17085 Racetrack Rd. Friday is meet & greet 4pm. Saturday gates open at 9am. $20 per person. For more info: or facebook: gulfportdragway or 228-863 -4408 APR 21: BRENTWOOD TN: 17TH ANNUAL KARS4KIDS SHOW: Show is being held at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home campus located at 1310 Franklin Rd. (just south

of Concord Rd.). Open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles. Registration is $20 per vehicle from 8am to noon. TOP 50 awards selected by the kids and other specialty awards presented by 3:30 pm. Food served indoors in the meeting hall and priced “by donation only”. Silent auction, DJ, and more... fun for the entire family in a 50 acre park-like setting with plenty of shade. 100% of the net proceeds fund the Children’s Summer Activities Program at the Brentwood campus. Come out and support the kids and have a great time! Over 200 entrants at the 2017 show! Rain or shine! For more information, contact Paul Collins at 615-642-5822 or email Paul at 46


APR 2018: APR 21: BIG SANDY TN: Hometown Hero Classic Car Show: Event location is at Big Sandy Ball Park, 60 Ball Park Road. Registration check in, is 9 am to 11 am, and judging follows at 11am, awards at 3pm. Entry Fee: $20. per vehicle. Rain or Shine. This car show is in honor of Sonny Melton, the hero, who sacrificed himself to save his wife during the tragic Las Vegas Shooting. Come out and help us as we raise money to redo the park basketball courts to create a Sonny Melton Memorial Court. All money raised will be matched by the state of Tennessee, so all donations are appreciated. The show will take place at the park where the Memorial Court will be. TOP-10 Best in Show. Plaques will be given. We will also have an award for People's Choice. TOP-3 Motorcycles will receive medals. Bring the whole family out and enjoy the many events of the day We have 6 bands performing throughout the day as well as food, inflatables. Register at: APR 21: MORRISTOWN TN: RACE TO OUR PARTY !: Located at Price for Less, 1707 E Andrew Johnson Hwy. The Butch Grooms Memorial Cruise-In. 9am-3pm-

Registration ends at Noon. Cost $20 Entry Fee. All proceeds will be going to Serenity House. For more info: 423-312-0551 APR 21: SEVIERVILLE TN: SMOKY MOUNTAIN TRUCK FEST: Located at 179 Collier Dr. Show and Shine, Dyno Competition, Music and Tons of food Vendors, Door Prizes, Raffles and giveaways. Gates open at 10am. More info posted at a later date. APR 21: GLASGOW KY: CRUZIN THE BARREN CAR SHOW: Show is being held at the Barren River State Park, located at 11088 Finney Rd. Mark your calendars- we are hosting a car show in April. Music- door prizes- trophies to top 15 classics and top

15 late models and a special raffle prize. Let bring on spring in a big way. Show starts at 9am. For more info go to events/1618988058147133/ APR 21: CLARKSVILLE TN: Show N Shine at The Mill: Event being held at 1101 Dover Road. Show times: 11:00am - 2:00pm. Welcome all Classic Cars / Trucks / Street Rods, Rat Rods / Muscle Cars. No judging! Just a Cruise-In. The Mill is a handmade craft store with 100+ talented local vendors! For more info, Contact Debbie 931-338-2600 or Memory Lane Cruisers 615-517-1423. For more info go to



APR 2018: APR 21: PADUCAH KY: 4th Annual Twelve Oaks Baptist Church Classic Car Show & Cruise-In: Event located at 2110 New Holt Road. Times: 10am - 2pm. All Cars / Trucks / Motorcycles Welcome! Door Prizes, 50's Music, Trophies (Awards at1:00pm) Public Vote! FREE Food - Fun and Old Cars & Trucks. Registration is

FREE - Spectators welcome. Sponsored by CLASSICS of 12 Oaks Baptist. APR 21: ARDMORE AL: Gauge Customs Cruise-In: Hosted by Gauge Customs. Cruise location is at Gauge Customs, 28727 Al Hwy-53. Starts at 2 pm. This will be our 1st Annual Gauge Customs Cruisin’. It will be a great chance to hang out, get to know everyone and have some fun! We will have a people’s choice pick, so come win your TROPHY. Hot dogs, Cake and some fun for the Kids. It is also our son's (Gauge) 7th Birthday so lets make it HUGE. Tag your Friends, share and help get us this out there. We are already expecting a big turn out so make sure your there.

Watch for updates and let us know who’s showing up. For more info and updates visit: APR 21: LEBANON TN: 6th Annual Wilson County Motors 2018 Car Show: Show location at 903 South Hartmann Drive. Entry Fee: $10. Registration: 8 am to Noon, Judging will follow, Awards at 2 pm. Food Trucks, Music, and Special Awards including $500. for Best In Show. For more info call: 615-478-0697 or 615-3080586 APR 21: Cynthiana, KY: Wings and Wheels Annual Fly-In / Cruise-In: Event location

is at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport. Event Hours: 10 am - 2 pm. Airplanes, Classic to Late Model Cars, Motorcycles, Food, and much more. FREE for everyone. For more info call: Jeana, 859-588-1359 or Kevin, 859-588-3389 APR 21-22: COMMERCE GA: 1960’S STYLE DRAG RACE & CAR SHOW! For more info: or 706-424-5035 or email


April 15th—Pomona CA—Fairplex 51

APR 2018: APR 21: DECHARD TN: PACK THE PARK CAR, TRUCK & TRACTOR SHOW: THIS IS THE MAKE UP DATE FROM APRIL 7: Located at the John L Sanders Babe Ruth Park, 117 College St. Rain date TBD. No tents in show area. Bonnie & Clyde themed show. Registration information: $15 for first vehicle, $10 for 2nd. Special gift for the first 80 that register. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle. Trophys/awards: Tractor show: Mud Slinger, Country Choice and Best of Show. Car and Truck Show: Top 10 (Rodders Choice), Peoples Choice (car), Peoples Choice (truck), Chick Magnet, Route 66 (furthest driven), Ultimate Trucking, Cool Rat, Young Blood 2008—Current, Rising Star 1998—2007, Tiguan Award (VW award), Diamond in the Rough, The Warden (race & drag cars), Trail Hog (off the road vehicles), Bonnie & Clyde Theme Award, Low Rider and Retro Mod. Swap meet and Vendors wanted $25—12 x 12 space. There are food vendors. Show info: 931-308-6977, or 931-691-4604; Vendor info:

931-308-3802 or 931-588-7546 after 5pm or find us on FB packtheparkdecherd



APR 21-22: EAST RIDGE TN: Bug-a-PalĂźza 20: Celebrating 20 years of Bug-aPalĂźza! Returning to Camp Jordan. This two day festival features a VW car show with classes for air-cooled and water-cooled, a huge swap meet with vendors selling new and used parts, and a campout Friday and Saturday nights. Plus plenty of food, contests, prizes, and more. Emceed once again by Dr. Fielding Good. Custom

hand-crafted trophies will be awarded at 3PM on Sunday. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga. Last year we raised $25,000 for the Ronald McDonald House, help us top that for 2018! Online registration for show cars and vendors will open soon. Sign up for our mailing list at to be notified as soon as it's ready. We encourage online registration because space is limited and fills up quickly the day of the show. Spectator entrance is just $5 per person for the entire weekend. Children 12 and under admitted free. Show cars - $20 pre-registered or at the gate. (pre-registration recommended). A $10 non-judged entry is available if you

just want to park in the show grounds, if space is available. Vendors - $20 per space, 10'x20' (basically one parking space). Multiple spaces can be purchased to accommodate larger vendors. (Vendor lot is currently full). Camping - $5 per person. The RV lot is open and power/water is available on a limited basis (not guaranteed. It is up to Camp Jordan). Visit for all show details. APR 22: SPARTA TN: HWY 30 SPRING CRUISE: We will meet at the Sparta Walmart located at 202 Sam Walton Drive, around 8:30, plan to leave by 9am once everyone is

ready. We will leave from there and head up Spencer mountain to HWY 30, then take HWY 30 to Fall Creek Falls, come back down HWY 30 to 285 which will lead us back to 111 and back to Sparta. Anyone that wants to invite someone can, this is an open event for such reason to get as many people with nice rides to enjoy some Spring weather. Please EVERYONE share, let's get a bunch of people out! For more info go to



APR 2018: APR 20: LA CROSSE WI: MAMA TRIED’S FLAT OUT FRIDAY: Indoor flat track racers. Located at the La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plz. Vintage and Modern Classes. Pro and Amateur on a Dr. Pepper syrup soaked sticky concrete race track.

APR 21: OWENSVILLE OH: FASTIQUES ROD & CUSTOM 25TH ANNUAL SWAP MEET & CRUISE-IN: Located at the Clermont County Fairgrounds. Swap starts at 7:30am4:00pm Cruise-in Starts at 10am. Spaces $20 (15’x20’), Car Corral $10. Vendor Set up at 6:30 am. Food & Drinks Available, Breakfast & Lunch. Free Admission!! For more info, 513-528-0554 or 513-528-1058.

APR 2018: APR 19-21: LAS VEGAS NV: VIVA LAS VEGAS #21: The Viva Las Vegas Car Show is the best car show of its type anywhere. Cars are strictly pre-63 and must be in a style from that era. If you have a question about the car you would like to enter before you buy your tickets, please email At the VLV Car Show over 800 cars were registered with more than 20,000 attending to view the car show. The Car Show will be held at The Orleans Hotel. We are using a massive fenced in parking lot next to The Orleans Arena. Winning car owners will receive Custom made plaques by Axle & Wild Bill. Phone Tom at 562-496-4287 with registration questions or go to

APR 20-21: NEW BRAUNFEL TX: 26TH ANNUAL SWAP MEET & SUNDAY CAR SHOW: Located at the Comal County Fairgrounds, 801 E Common Street. No dogs allowed, except service & vendor dogs. Free to the Public, On-site parking, $5.00 per car, $10 Trucks w/trailers. Vendors may enter spaces starting 8am Thursday. Free parts hauling. ATM on site. Swap meet spaces are side by side or back to back 12’ x 25’ $40 and registration at gate $45. Swap meet info-830-708-1372. Profits from the Swap meet and Car Show are used for educational scholarships. 24 hour security provided. Food and drink provided by concession only. For more info: . 56


APR 2018: APR 20-21: SHERWOOD AR: MOPARMANIA-LIGHTWAVE 3/MOPARMANIA 3 APRIL 21. Located at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W Maryland Ave. 8am-3pm. Bounce houses. Show time 8am-3pm, Illuminated desionz 6pm-10pm. Moparmania 3 register on the day of show $35, but early pre-registration is available. Judging will be 10am-2pm. Over 100+ trophies will be awarded. Trophies awarded at 3pm in Forest Room. Door prize, split the pot raffle. Car show proceeds after expenses paid will be benefitting the Sherwood Animal Shelter. For more info: for tickets and info. Find us on FB.

APR 2018: APR 18-22: CARLISLE PA: SPRING CARLISLE COLLECTOR CAR SWAP MEET, CORRAL AND AUCTION: The event plays host to thousands of collector and classic automotive enthusiasts who travel to our 150-acre facility from all points of the globe to buy, sell and celebrate all things automotive. This is a fun-filled weekend the entire family will enjoy. While exploring the grounds and 8,100 vending spaces, you will marvel at one of the largest automotive swap meets in the world. Carlisle is the place to purchase any of the 2,000 vehicles at the car corral where you can slip behind the wheel and get a feel for the vehicle. Even better, you can deal directly with the car owner to work out the best price. This is where you can buy, sell and trade with total confidence. All roads lead to Carlisle, Pennsylvania where you’ll find a

community of passionate motorheads and a commitment to superb service that can only be achieved through more than four decades of know-how. Adult Admission: Daily Wed.- Sat. $10 / Sun $7 / Event Pass $30. Kids 12 and Under FREE. Event Hours Wed.-Sat. 7am-6pm, Sun. 7am-3pm. Auctions Dates: Thursday & Friday, 2-10pm / Saturday at 10am. For more info on tickets, becoming a vendor or selling your car, go to



APR 2018: APR 21: BOWIE MD: ASPHALT ANGELS SPRING CAR, TRUCK & BIKE SHOW: Asphalt Angels of Maryland Car Club, Inc. Event being held at the parking lot of Chili's located at 16401 Heritage Blvd. Rain Date will be Sunday, 4/22/18. Event is open to all makes and models, bikes and trucks. Registration fee at the gate is $20. Spectators are free. Awards will include: Top 40 * Top Bikes * Best In Show * Manager's Choice * Specialty Awards and The Buzzy Farmer Memorial Award. 50/50 * Food * Drink Specials * Basket Raffle will also be available during the show. For more info go to APR 22: NORTH BRUNSWICK NJ: 23RD ANNUAL COPS & RODDERS CAR SHOW: Located at DeVry University, 630 U.S. Highway One North. Pre-registration $18-$20 at the gate. All pre-registered vehicles guaranteed a 9x12 plaque. Pre-registration must be received by April 13. Vendor spaces are available. Most Trophies awarded

then any local show. Car Club participation Trophies (for largest pre-registered club). For more info: or or on FB (North Brunswick PBA Local 160) or Twitter (@NBPBALocal160).



Ad’s are FREE and run for 2 months. Send ad’s and 3 photo’s to

FOR SALE: Big block Chevy race engine, 477 ci (454+.100) . Eagle crank and rods, TRW race pistons, gas ported, 12.5:1 comp. JE 1/16th rings. Pro Max aluminum heads, 320 cc , Stainless valves, Harlan Sharp rockers. Bullit cam, solid lifters. Holley single plane intake. Includes electric water pump, SFI balancer, SFI flywheel, 850 Holley carb, full sump oil pan. Built with all high quality name brand parts and hardware, no junkyard stuff. Complete engine, less ignition system. Was run at the Ohio Mile, made six full throttle passes and five tryout/ license passes, ran good every time, engine is in excellent shape. Changing class to small turbo motor, don't need this one anymore. Asking $6500. Call Brad Thomas 931-981-1534 (2-7-18) FOR SALE: 1936 Dodge Coupe RARE. Color-red. Interior- tan leather. Mustang 2 front end. PS, PB, PW, EDL, TC. Chevy 350 engine with Transmission 700r. 18in wheels. Excellent condition. $42,000. Call- 615-419-6232 (3/28/18)


Ad’s are FREE and run for 2 months. Send ad’s and 3 photo’s to

FOR SALE: 1940 Packard coupe. This is the last year of the freestanding headlights. It looks a lot like a ’40 Ford coupe except for the grill and hood. The car is original, very solid, in good shape. All of the chrome has been re-chromed, some still in paper wrap. All new tinted glass, as well as the original glass, a roll of upholstery material, but the seats and headliner are in nice shape, (door panels need some work. The dash has the instruments removed to re-wood grain, (I have vinyl wrap burled wood that I was going to use to cover the dash), but all of the instruments are in good original shape, wires are tagged and everything comes with the car. I also have paperwork and history that dates back to the late ‘60s. Going with my plan, I figured I’d have it back on the road with a few weeks work. Reality is, however, that I have no time and must get the house in shape to sell before April. If you are interested or know someone that might enjoy this fine car please have them give me a call, (256) 665-3345. (3-15-18)

FOR SALE: 1986 Mazda, RX7. This is a one owner car in nice shape but has been parked inside for about 8 years. It is all original with the original rotary engine and 5 speed manual transmission. There is an easy conversion kit made right here in Lacy Springs, that lets you install a LS engine if anyone wants to make a street rod daily driver out of it. I’ve seen this done and it looks like factory equipment. (256) 665-3345. (3-15-18)



Profile for Jimmy B

Gearhead Gazzette Vol 18 Issue 15 April 12-18 2018  

Greetings Gearheads...Gearhead Gazzette Issue # 15 for 2018 is 64 pages FULL of gearhead fun and gearhead news you can use! Car shows and Cr...

Gearhead Gazzette Vol 18 Issue 15 April 12-18 2018  

Greetings Gearheads...Gearhead Gazzette Issue # 15 for 2018 is 64 pages FULL of gearhead fun and gearhead news you can use! Car shows and Cr...

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded