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Vol. 18 Issue #20

May 17—23, 2018

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Vol. 18 Issue 20 5/17—5/23/18

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 Svcs, Larry Williams, Williams Graphics, Williams Design, Vintage Air, Chevrolet, NCM Motorsports Park, Michael Corazzelli, Rod Shows

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

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Cover: Cool Merc at the Sacramento Autorama by Michael Corazzelli Contents Page: “Nitro America” by Larry Williams of Williams Design

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

I referenced earlier that it was HOT at the show. It was very hot to say the least. The breeze both days was a welcome relief for everyone walking around to check out all the cool rides at LP field. One thing that a lot of us take for granted, are the first responders that are on-site to help in case of an emergency. This picture shows what was going on where we were sitting on Saturday. An older gentleman was having a hard time with the heat and eventually slumped over in his chair. The person with him, his son I am guessing, flagged down some of the roving security staff and they immediately went into action! While the gentleman was transported to a local hospital, he was sitting up and talking while he was loaded in the ambulance. THANK YOU TO THOSE FIRST RESPONDERS for being’s all about the people...

Back in the office after a great weekend at the Goodguys Nashville Nationals. Had a great time as long time friends came into town for the show. That just makes going to an event like this, that much better. We will be doing a full feature story on the event in a later issue, some thoughts to share today based on our weekend of gearhead fun. Once again it was re-enforced over and over for me, that this thing we love called cars or hot rodding, gearhead fun or what ever you refer to it as, is all about the people. While sitting and taking a break(it was HOTTT), when people walked away from their vehicles, they were just steel, rubber, paint chrome and cloth. The vehicles come to life when the people are in them and around them too! It was great seeing all of you that we did at the show. Y’all are great!

Jimmy B.


“the fun starts here”….

VINTAGE AIR UPDATES ITS ’67 AND ’68 F-BODY SUREFIT SYSTEMS New features in the Gen IV SureFit kit allow for an easier and cleaner installation in early FBody vehicles Vintage Air, the leading manufacturer of complete performance air conditioning systems for muscle cars, hot rods and street rods, announces the release of its updated Gen IV SureFit air conditioning system for the 1967 and 1968 Camaro and Firebird models. This new system is available as both a Complete Kit and Evaporator Kit and features several new upgrades including fenderwell routing and infinite blower fan speed adjustments. The early GM F-Body cars are some of the most popular in terms of restoration and racing. As part of Vintage Air’s continuous improvement with engineering goals, the new 1967 and 1968 Camaro and Firebird SureFit kit now incorporates several features that will enhance its appearance and performance. Upgrades include a new refrigerant and heater hose routing through the fenderwell, evaporator height in-dash, condenser mounts with integral drier bracket and simplified controls conversion. The control conversion eliminates the OEM three -speed blower switch on the factory A/C cars and adds a cable converter potentiometer to deliver infinite blower fan speed adjustment so you can attain that, “just right temperature” in any weather. The upgraded ’67-‘68 F-Body Gen IV SureFit air conditioning system will be available as a Complete Kit for factory A/C cars (Part Number 964190) and non A/C Cars (Part Number 961190). For those installations that do not require the under-hood components, Evaporator Kits are also available for factory A/C car (Part Number 564190) and non A/C car (Part Number 561190) models. Vintage Air systems are made in the USA, include components necessary for a complete installation, and are backed by a three-year warranty. For more information on the Vintage Air Gen IV SureFit air conditioning system for the 1967 and 1968 Camaro and Firebird, visit or call (800) 862-6658.


2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Sets NCM Motorsports Park Production Car Lap Record The bar has been set at the NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky! The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 has done an astonishing 2:05.59 around the Grand Full, 3.15-mile configuration, at the hands of Andy Pilgrim, setting the production car lap record! Pilgrim stated, “I knew the new ZR-1 was quick from my first drive at the Media Launch at Road Atlanta. Setting a production car lap record on OE tires at MSP by turning a 2:05.59 lap, let me know just how quick. The ZR-1 is an amazingly capable track car and phenomenal bang for the buck.” This lap represents the start of a series of production car lap times to be recorded around NCM Motorsports Park’s Grand Full configuration. Check in at and follow NCM Motorsports Park on Facebook to keep upto-date on the latest track times recorded.


MAY 2018: MAY 16-20: KNOXVILLE TN: 4TH ANNUAL SCENIC STAMPEDE: Open to all colors of Mustangs. Hosted by The Blue Mustang Registry. Great Smokey Mountains, Devil’s Triangle, Tail of the Dragon. For more info: or FB or Instagram. MAY 17: ARDMORE AL: Ardmore Boys and Girls Club Cruise-In: Cruise location is at

the Sonic Drive-In, 26909 Main Street. Event hours: 6 to 8 pm. Come out for great food, good fellowship, and awesome rides. This event supports the Ardmore Boys and Girls Club by donations. It also supports our local Ardmore Sonic by them sponsoring our event at their location so please come hungry. There will be fun, music, great Sonic treats and food, and beautiful rides to enjoy. This is a wonderful family event. For more about this event visit: events/105140153684352/ MAY 17-19: PIGEON FORGE TN: 1ST ANNUAL GRAND NATIONAL F-100 FORD REUNION: The ultimate Parkway Cruise through the Smokies from Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg. Shop the greatest selection of new and original F-100 parts ever! Vendors from all over the USA will be both inside and outside the Music Road Convention Center with those hard to find parts for your truck. For more info: MAY 18-19: CLARKSVILLE TN: 16TH ANNUAL Chevy's on the Cumberland "All Chevy Show": Location #1: On Friday night, 18th, we are going to have a Cruise-In / Meet N Greet at Country Inn and Suites, 3075 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, starting at 5 pm. Location #2: Saturday, 19th, at James Corlew Chevrolet, 722 College Street. Each entry

will receive a FREE T-shirt and Goody Bag. Trophies for Best in Show (Cars and Truck), Participant's Choice (Cars and Truck), Largest Club Participation, Individual Longest Distance Traveled and 1st/ 2nd/ and 3rd Place in the following Classes: Pre -1952, 1953-1962, 1963-1972, 1973-1982, 1983-1992, 1993-2002, 20032013, 2014-Present year, Mild (Cars and Trucks), Wild (Cars and Trucks), Trailered (Cars and Trucks), and a TOP-20 will be presented at 4 pm. Registration Day of Show: 8 am to 11:30 am, Judging will start at Noon SHARP. Pre-Registration $25; 2nd vehicle $20/ Day of Show $30; 2nd vehicle $25. More info and updates at: 8


MAY 2018: MAY 17-20: BOWLING GREEN KY: 17TH ANNUAL NMCA BLUEGRASS: Located at the Beech Bend Raceway Park. The legendary Beech Bend Raceway becomes the battleground for Chevy, Ford, and Mopar as the three brands go head-to-head in wild 200 mph Pro Modified and Outlaw Radial categories to the ranks of the Nostalgia Super Stock and Stock/Super Stock Combo categories. The Dave Duel Nostalgia Super Stock Classic brings back the memories and history in the wild wheels-up shootout. This event is the new home to the oldest LS drag race as it features the 12th Annual Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout. With crazy small-tire shootouts and Index racing, the coolest LS/LT-powered vehicles bring it to the track to show just how far the small-block Chevy has come since its inception over 60 years ago. Fans are treated to a massive All-American Car Show on Saturday and Sunday with professional judging and over 100 awards up for grabs. Taking it to the streets legally—True Street returns to Beech Bend Raceway with its 30-mile road tour, which

is followed up by three consecutive runs down the quarter-mile and the chance to win cash and prizes! Hang out on Saturday for True Street and if competitors who stay for Sunday, NMCA gives them a free entry into the Sunday bracket race. The Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle caps off the weekend with Victor trophy class winner awards, festive atmosphere, and official winner photos. One day adult spectator tickets are $25. Children 12 and under are always free. Tickets are available at the gate on the date of the event. For more information call 866-694-3475 or MAY 18-19: UNION SC: 2018 10TH ANNIVERSAY STEEL IN MOTION HOT RODS AND GUITARS. Located at the Union Dragway, 2012 Santuc Carlise Hwy. Pre-1970 Traditional Rod Show, No Mustangs, No Camaros, No oversized wheels, No Billet Wheels. Hot Rods, Vintage Bikes, Gassers and Vintage Campers. Vendors, Swap meet, Pinstripers, Live Bands, Pin up Contest, Dragracing, Flag Girls, Mini-Bike Snow, Bobbers, Bikes, Customs and more! New for 2018 only Pre-registration starts January1. For more info:



MAY 2018 MAY 18-20: CHATTANOOGA TN: 3RD ANNUAL RIVER SLAM: Located at TN River Park, 4301Amnicola Hwy. Proceeds benefit the Local Day. (Disabled Veterans of America). Over 100 Awards. Raffles, Door Prizes, Family Fun and Bounce Houses. For more info: 423-453-9390 or on FB or or MAY 18: LEEDS AL: 1ST ANNUAL PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS SHOW / CRUISE-IN AT THE DRIVE-IN CAR & TRUCK SHOW: Located at the Coyote Drive-in. Gates open at 5pm awards presented at 7:40pm. Free admission, 50/50 drawing & Music provided by DJ Ray. Best of Show 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Coyote Manager’s Award! All makes and models are welcome. Free registration. For more info: 936-524-7611 or 256-8391905 or MAY 18-19: MAGGIE VALLEY NC: 1st ICONS OF HOT RODDING FESTIVAL: Located at Festival Grounds. Presented by The Foundation Association of Kustom Hotrodding. Pre-69 Kustomized Cars, Trucks, Leadsleds, Hotrods, Welcome, Vendors, Pinups and Swappers. For more info: 417-847-2940 or MAY 19: SHELBYVILLE TN: STREET RODS BY MICHAEL OPEN HOUSE: Your invited to come on out and check out the hot rod shop. Event is running from 10am – 3pm. Street Rods By Michael is located at 120 Deery St. See the latest builds. LEARN HOW TO PUNCH LOUVERS! FREE Hot Dogs and soft drinks. Door prizes from Major Manufacturers! Drive your cool car, truck or cruiser and join us for some hot rod fun! Event happens rain or shine. For more info call 931-680-0010 or go to http:// or

MAY 19: NEW TAZEWELL TN: 3RD ANNUAL HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OPEN CAR SHOW: Event being held in C.W. Gore New Tazewell City Park. Open Car Show - All proceeds will benefit Heritage Christian Academy. Registration: 8-10AM. Show 8am -3pm. For more info go to



MAY 2018 MAY 19: OAK GROVE KY: Warrior Sonic Cruise-In: Event being held at the Sonic Drive-In located at 14625 Fort Campbell Blvd. Times: 11:00am-4:00pm. Hosted by Warrior Mopar! Taking donations to help support the Army Emergency Relief Program. Open to all Makes & Models, Bikes and Cruisers. We will have Music, Giveaways, Food Specials, Door Prizes, Trophies, Face Painting, Family Activities, Local Auto Vendors and more. For more info, contact Dustin Young 317-469-9680. MAY 19: LEEDS AL: 3rd Annual Cruising The Creek Bank Car Show: This is the 3rd Annual car show that will benefit Backpack Buddies & Leeds Outreach it's in conjunction with the Leeds Creek bank festival so it's a family event bring those rides & the kiddos. Event being held at the Leeds Memorial Park located at 1159 Montevallo Rd. We had over 200 cars last year. Registration is $10.00 we will have custom made trophies for the Top 30 with some specialty awards. This is open to all Vehicles, Motorcycles & 4wd. For more info call 205-365-7412 or 205-2830952. MAY 19: OPELIKA AL: 44th Annual East Alabama Old Car Club Show: Event being held at USA Town Center, 1220 Fox Run Ave., I-85 Exit 62. 8:00 am - 3:30 pm CDT. Info: or call (334) 742-0326 (voice only) or (334) 332-6026 (voice or text). Dash plaques awarded to first 50 entries. Judged classes thru 1998. MAY 19: HUNTSVILLE AL: AACA North Alabama Region's Annual Antique Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet: Show being held at the Boy Scouts of America Goodloe Scout Center/Scout Shop, 2211 Drake Ave. Open to ALL vehicles 1993 and earlier. Registration 9am - Noon, Fee $20.00. Trophies and Special Awards, Door Prizes. Nearby attractions: Brahan Spring Park - Natatorium-Disc-Golf. Directions: I565, Take Exit 19 onto US 231 South/Memorial Pkwy to Drave Ave Exit. Vendor Space FREE - Spectators FREE. For more info, Contact: Greg Stefanovic, of go to website .



MAY2018 MAY 19: EDDYVILLE KY: 9th Annual Classic Car Show 2018 at Eddyville Mall parking lot, 385 Outlet Ave. Times: 8:00am - 3:00pm - Registration 8am - Noon, Fee $15.00. (rain date May 26th). TOP 50 Awards + Specialty Awards. All Years, Car / Trucks and Motorcycles Welcome!!! Door prizes, Oldies Music. A portion of proceeds

benefits Wounded Warriors & Shriners Hospital. For more info call Tom Ravellette 270-206-0398 MAY 19: LAVERNE TN: Spring Classics Car Show and Classic Car Rodeo: Presented by Streetside Classics. Event runs from 9am to 3pm. Streetside Classics is located at 6000 Reliance Drive. Registration is $10.00. Show is being hosted by the Heart of Tennessee Classic Chevy Club. Raffle prizes, live DJ, and refreshments. For more info, contact: (or) call: 615-930-0600 MAY 19: ATHENS AL: 4th ANNUAL ELI’S BLOCK PARTY CAR SHOW SERIES 2018: Lo-

cated at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church. 9am-2pm. Registration is now open online for cars and vendors. Be sure to catch the “Early Bird” pricing. Open Car Show, Judges with trophies in several categories, Headlight Hero Favorite Trophy, Prizes for registered vehicles, Swag bags for first 150 pre-registered, Food, Vendors, and live music by DEAN. For more info: MAY 19: SPRINGFIELD TN: 2ND ANNUAL BROKEN PISTONS CAR SHOW: Show being held at 501 22nd Ave East at the Old Ford Dealership behind Pizza Hut. Registration 8am-12. $20 per vehicle. Goody Bags for 1st 100, 50/50 drawing, more classes and trophies. Valve cover race. Best of Show: Stock and Modified $200 each. Vendor spaces 12x12=$20. Awards at 3pm. Vendor Need a Hotel? Call for Broken Piston Car Show for discount, (615) 384-1166 MAY 19: MERIDIAN MS: Twin States Car Show and Motorfest: Event location is at the Bonita Lakes Mall, 1210 Bonita Lakes Circle. Event Hours: 10 am till 3 pm. PreRegister Entry Fee: $20. Day of Show $25. (Rain or Shine). Light Judging with Trophies and 50/50 Raffle. For more info call: 205-652-9630



MAY 2018 MAY 19: SPARTA TN: 2ND ANNUAL CAR SHOW: Gear Heads Car Club along with NAPA Auto Parts of Cookeville will be hosting our 2nd annual car show at PRC Church located at 3380 Walnut Grove Rd. Show runs from 8am – 3pm.PRC provides food to over 100 family's in need every week. The food ministry is very costly running the

refrigerated truck picking up food to hand out each week and we need your help. So come on out bring your cars or just come out and look at the beautiful cars! We had a great turn out last year lets go even bigger this year ! I will post a flyer in the discussion with all the info If you have any questions please contact Jason at 931-5757254. MAY 19: HENDERSONVILLE TN: "Strike Out ALZ" Cruise-In: Fun Bowling Tournament, Vendors, Live Music, Hendersonville Mounted Police, MOPAR Strong Cruise-In & Much more. Join the fight against Alzheimer's Saturday, May 19th 10am - 4pm.

MAY 19: CLARKSVILLE TN: 4th Annual Jesus Spring Fling Thing: Re-Scheduled from the May 5th date because of rain: Open car / truck / tractor/ motorcycle show at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, 5354 Ashland City Road. Registration 10am - Noon. Awards at 4pm. This FREE event features not only the open car show, but family friendly activities for all! There will be a quilt show, live music, a petting zoo, games, inflatables, BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs, pop corn, cotton candy and more! Amazing Door Prizes will be given away every 30 minutes. EVERYTHING is FREE!!! For those that want to participate in the car show, we ask that you call (931) 3623323 or register to reserve a spot. There is NO entry fee and awards will be given to the TOP 10 cars / trucks + TOP 5 Motorcycles + TOP 5 Tractors + Hand Built Specialty Awards (Best Motorcycle - People's Choice - Pastor's Choice - Best Rat Rod. For more info: For more info: MAY 19: LEBANON TN: SPRING 2018 TRUCK SHOW: Event is being held at the James Ward Agricultural Center. Event starts at 8am. Join us for our 2018 Spring Truck Show. All trucks welcome, new, old, rusty, restored! No judging, just a fun day of displaying and looking at trucks! For more info go to events/228870417860220/ 18


MAY 2018 MAY 19: BRADYVILLE TN: OPEN HOUSE AT THE GRAVEYARD RUN RESTORATIONS: Located at 855 Geedsville Rd. Show time 10am-2pm. RSVP by May 13th to Tour will being at 11am following by a lunch of grilled hotdogs, chips, dessert and drinks. Please bring a chair!!

MAY 19: COLUMBUS MS: CRUISIN’ THE RIVER CAR SHOW FOR CHARITY: Show being held at the Lock & Dam on the East Bank. Show runs from 8am -2pm. $20.00 donation requested per vehicle. All proceeds go to charity. 1st 50 - Free T-Shirt. 1st 100 Free dash plaques. Open to all cars, truck, street rods and antique cars. Games, door prizes, food vendors, rest rooms and classic ‘60’s music. Free admission to the public. 50/50 pot. Trophies awarded by local Dignitaries. For more info call 662722-1810

MAY 2018 MAY 18-19: FRANKLIN IN: HOOSIER VINTAGE WHEELS SHOW: Event being held at the Johnson County Fairgrounds located at 250 Fairgrounds St. ONE OF THE LARGEST INDOOR & OUTDOOR AUTO RELATED SWAP MEETS IN THE INDIANAPOLIS - CENTRAL INDIANA AREA. What you are likely to see includes: New, Used and Reproduction parts for Antique and Classic Auto's including Muscle cars, Race cars, and Vintage hot rods. Restoration hardware, sheet metal, paint and body supplies, chrome plating and other related service vendors. Vintage cars, trucks, campers, scooters, mini-bikes,

gocarts and bicycles, For Sale and on display. Model car show and swap meet. Saturday car show $10 registration awards at 3 pm. Vendor spots $25/$40 month of show. Event runs from 7am – 4pm. Entry is $5.00 per person and free for children. For more info call 317-501-5266



MAY 2018 MAY 18-19: WEST CHESTER OH: ROTARY BBQ FEST CAR SHOW: Show being held at The Square at Union Centere at 9285 Centere Pointe Drive. Saturday May 19 Pre1970 classic car show and open hot rod show. LIMITED TO 40 Pre-Registered Vehicles. BEST of Show and BEST of Class awards and more. Pre-registered vehicles only. Awards at 5:45pm. Friday May 18 Open CLub Car Show – Pre-register only. For more info and to register call 937-477-0450. MAY 19: MURRAY IN: REFUGE CAR SHOW: Located at Hwy 116 between Bluffton and Markle. Registration 9-noon. Open show, cars, trucks, bikes. Entry fee $10. Awards at 3pm. Top 25 awesome awards plus Best of Show, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Interior, Pastor’s Choice, Youth Pastor’s Pick, Youth Group Pick. Dash Plaques (first 75). Concessions, Door prizes and DJ-Fast Eddie. For more info: 260-273-1447 or 260-273-0712. Sponsored by Murray Missionary Youth. MAY 19: JASPER IN: 2018 RIDETECH/ACMS ANNUAL BENEFIT CAR SHOW: Located at Ridetech, 350 S St Charles St. Registration 11am-1pm EST, Entry fee $15, Awars @ 3pm EST, 10 Trophy classes, Club Participation, Ridetech Shop Tours, 50/50, Door Prizes, Food and Music. Proceeds to benefit Local Cancer Patient Keith Jones. For more info: 812-457-3715 or 812-499-4446. MAY 20: WOOD DALE IL: T-WOOD’S 18TH ANNUAL FIRE UP THAT CLASSIC & WE WILL FIRE UP THE GRILL CAR SHOW! Located at The Thornwood, 1051 N Wooddale Rd and Thorndale Rd. Show hours 9am-3pm. Open to all Makes, Trophy’s + Best of Show + $$$$. $10 Entry Fee. ½ that going back to One Lucky Winner. By luck of the Draw

Your Vehicle Entry # 1/2 goes to Childs Vo. Racing on Big Screens Baseball 2. Breakfast and outdoor BBQ. For more info: 224-587-6803 or 630-766-7734 or MAY 20: PLAINFIELD IL: 20TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE & NSRA APPRECIATION DAY: Located at 23533 W Main St. Sunday May 20 10am-2pm. Parts showroom, Mechanical, Interior, Body Shop, Maintenance, Fabrication, Custom Paint, Restorations. Enclosed trailer Pickup and delivery available. Let us help you with your project, no job is too big or too small. For more info: or 815-254-RODS (7637). Find us on FB, Twitter or Instagram. 22


MAY 2018 MAY 20: WARREN MI: SPECIAL NEEDS BOY SCOUT ROOP 390 CAR SHOW: All proceeds go to special needs Scout Troop 390. Located at Warren City Hall & Farmers Market, car show—9am-3pm. Car registration $15 Advance before April 30, $20 day of show, car set up 7:30am. Show opens to public at 9am. Walk in admission $2, children 12 and under free. All vehicles and motorcycles welcome. Entertainment-DJ, 50/50 Raffles, Awards, Coffee/Donuts/Hot Dogs/Sausage/Chips/Pop. Awards begin at 2:30 pm. For more info: 586-757-2481 or 586-484-2470. MAY 20: GRAND RAPIDS OH: TOLEDO AREA STREET RODS HONORING OUR MILITARTY 45TH FUN RUN—"RUN TO THE RAPIDS”: Rain or Shine event. Located at Mary Jane Thurston State Park. Registration 9am-noon. All Welcome. Activities: Free Tshirt to pre-registrants, Goodie Bag to first 200 registrants, Dash Plaque to all registrants Guessing Games, Swap meet, Military Color Guard @ noon, display of mili-

tary vehicles, NSRA inspections, Women’s Door Prizes, The Clown Crazy Dave, Kids coloring contest, Kids spark plug hunt, Cash award for oldest TASR memorabilia, good food at the park & in Grand Rapids, Free coffee and donuts while they last, Drawing for 4 $25 gas cards, awards @ 2pm. Awards: Gary Shores Award, Park Ranger Award, Best Old School, Best Classic, 25 & under, Mighty Muscle, Long Distance Award, Dare to be Different, Period Perfect, Trick Truck, Coolest Kustum, Best Turner, Top Ten Awards—must be present to win. Swap meet and Flea Market Vendor 10 x 20 space for $10—419-283-6882. For more info: 419-874-2893 or 419353-1938. MAY 20: HAMILTON OH: 48TH ANNUAL CINCY STREET RODS CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET: Event being held at the Butler County fairgrounds located on Rt 4. Show runs 9am – 4pm. NSRA Safety Insp. Awards, door prizes. FREE CRUISE-IN on Saturday night 5/19 from 5-9pm at the fairgrounds. For more info call 513-235-3987 or go to



MAY 2018 MAY 20: MANSFIELD OH: ALMOST SUMMER CAR AND BIKE SHOW—PLUS CARD SHARK RIDE FOR EDUCATION: Rain date May 27. Located at Madison Comprehensive High School, 600 Esley Lane. Registration 10am-1pm. Card Shark Registration 9-10:30am, 11am-first vehicle out. Awards presentation 3pm. $10 Registration

fee, card shark ride (additional $5). Corn hole, Dash plaques registered vehicles, first 50 cars/trucks First 25 bikes. 50/50 door prizes. Custom made trophies by Madison Career Tech Programs. Proceeds Benefit Madison Career Tech Students. Good Food! Jr the DJ & Live Music. Alcohol/smoking prohibited on school property. No pets or bicycles. For more info call 419-589-2112 ext. 8490

MAY 2018 MAY 18-19: TEMPLE TX: RIBS AND RODS 2018: Event being held at the Draughon-

Miller Central Texas Regional Airport located at 7720 Airport Rd. The Original Car Show and BBQ Cook off- Ribs & Rods is a weekend full of amazing custom and classic cars and Texas' best BBQ teams competing and collaborating to raise money for the local Ronald McDonald house. Show off your vehicle, and BBQ skills or join us as a spectator, for live music, and events such as our rib eating contest, pinup competition and more. Be sure to bring your appetite as BBQ judges will be needed and several great food vendors will be on site. For more info go to

MAY 18-19: WAYLAND MO: THEE 2018 RUST REVIVAL: Hot Rods, Customs, Live Bands, Great Food! Pre-’65 Hotrod and Custom Show. More info to post at a later date. MAY 20: MONTICELLO IA: 2018 CAMP COURAGEOUS CHARITY PANLE JAM AND CAR SHOW: Calling all pinheads, letterheads and anyone wanting to be a part of some great art. Join in with a host of artisitsat Camp Courageous to stripe all the collect items. Fun, Food and Fellowship. (am pinstripe at Camp location and continue jam. 12 – Lunch break. 2pm photo session and auction begins. For more info go to or call 563-263-2803 26


MAY 2018 MAY 20: MUSCATINE IA: 9TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW: Benefiting JDRF improving lives, curing type 1 diabetes. Show time 10am-4pm. Located on the back of the Riverfront. Bring your Classic cars, Street Rods, Sport Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles. If it has wheels, we want to see it. DJ, Plaques for the Top 30, Best of Show, $15 Entry

Price, Specialty Trophies. For more info: 563-260-7452 or 563-260-1251. MAY 20: O’FALLON MO: VFW POST 5077 SALUTE TO THE TROOPS CAR SHOW: Show being held at VFW Post 5077 located at 8500 Veterans Memorial Pkwy. $20.00 entry fee. Registration from 9am-12:30pm. Trophy’s at 2pm. For more info call 636-795 -8268 MAY 20: LITTLETON CO: 25TH ANNUAL VW’s ON THE GREEN CAR SHOW: The Show is being held at Clement Park. VWOTG will be held again at Clement Park, in Littleton, Co. This show goes on rain or shine, but if conditions at the park are inclement, the

exact in-park location can shift. DO NOT LINE UP FOR THE SHOW BEEFORE 6:30am! At the show, Show Sponsor displays line up along the central grassy mall with cars parked east and west of this walkway on the grass. Volkswagen people are an inclusive sort. You don’t have to have a show car to park on the grass at the Green Show!! We love our VW’s warts and all. Show goers will be glad to hear that you can either: 1) Pay to show your car to compete for a trophy, or 2) You can pick ‘Preferred Parking’. With PP, you be able to park on the grass with the show cars. With PP, you are not competing for a trophy but you are ‘On the Green’ for less than half the price of a show car. Vendors feature everything from tie-dyed shirts to off road parts. The swap meet is large and well attended. Get your caffeine fix at the mobile ‘coffee bug’ then grab some BBQ or street tacos for lunch. Visit with friends over lunch in the picnic area. The club has a canopy in the center of the show where you can get your questions answered and register your show car. Many active club members joined at the club canopy at the Green Show. A definite high point of the show is the mid-day trophy presentation. Over 30 trophies are awarded every year to recognize your love for this awesome brand its sister German brands!! For more info go to 28


MAY 2018: MAY 18: FIREBAUGH CA: EAGLE FIELD 2018 RUNWAY DRAGS SCHEDULE: Tentative event for Door Cars only! Christmas Tree starts w/ET’s. For more info: or 559-351-3537. MAY 18-19: SAN LUIS OBISPO CA: 39TH ANNUAL RUN: Registration Friday after noon and we’ve brought back the central coast favorite steak n’ chicken BBQ at the headquarters hotel, Quality Suites. Saturday we’ll take you on a nice country road drivehost a private lunch at a beautiful location we know you will enjoy, after which you are free to explore the area, with many wineries, antique shops and more! Saturday evening, back at the host hotel a Mexican buffet by Taco Roco, a local favorite, with dessert and of course both evenings will include snakes, drinks, beer, wine…So put this weekend on your calendars all entry information will be forthcoming we look forward to you joining us. For more info: Open to

1948 & earlier street rods—limited to 125 entries. MAY 18-20: MONTEREY CA: NITRO REVIVAL - FEEL THE BURN: Nitro Revival at the Spring Classic brings the sights and sounds of the early days of front-engine Top Fuel dragsters back to life with a large lineup of fully restored machines. Track Activities: Drag Racing legends will be available for meet-and-greets Friday night. The Nitro Revival will close with a “Line of Fire” mass fire up that will take place during Saturday Evening. Hot Rods & Street Rods: A large turn-out of classic street rods and hot rods will be at the event. Be sure to join Ed McCulloch at Ace’s Place Hot Rod Corral. Open to all pre-1973 hot rods and street rods. To Register your classic car for this event, visit For tickets and information, visit www.MAZADARACEWAY.COM or 831-242-8200. MAY 19: FIREBAUGH CA: EAGLE FIELD 2018 RUNWAY DRAGS SCHEDULE: Fresno Dragways Reunion Flag Start 1972 and Earlier. For more info: or 559-351-3537.



MAY 2018: MAY 19: CONCORD CA: CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Hosted by the Concord Police Activities League. Event being held in downtown Concord at Todos Santos Plaza. Open to Pre72 American made vehicles. Registration fee is $30.00. Pre-register at Day of Registration begins at 8am. To Benefit the NEW Red De-

visl Restoration at MDHS. MAY 19: EL SEGUNDO CA: BOMBS MAGAZINE CAR SHOW: Located at the Automobile Driving Museum @ 610 Lairport St. Hours 9am-3pm. Free General Admission. Vendors Call us NOW. 1959 and Older American Cars. Live entertainment. Food truck. Model Car Contest. Local Breweries, Awards! DJ Joey P. Pin-up Contest. Register early @ or call 310-908-0950 MAY 20: FIREBAUGH CA: EAGLE FIELD 2018 RUNWAY DRAGS SCHEDULE: Dos Palos LIONS Drag Race All year American Vehicles Christmas Tree Starts Featuring the Tee

Dee US Automotive Quick 8 Categories! For more info: or 559-351-3537.

MAY 2018: MAY 17-18: OCEAN CITY MD: ANNUAL PREMIER EVENT CRUISIN’ OCEAN CITY: SHOW AND AUCTION COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION: Located at Ocean City Convention Center, 40th St and Coastal Hwy. Register on line @ or 386-956-0958 or 302-396-4042 or 410-365-2759.



MAY 2018: MAY 18-20: CARLISLE PA: CARLISLE IMPORT & PERFORMANCE NATIONALS: Located at Carlisle PA fairgrounds. Introducing Rear View Mirror Sunday 8am-12pm. Judged Showfield awards pickup and last-minute shopping deals. This 2018 features Supercars, Supras, 240SX displays, Top cars from around the world drifting & Auto-

cross, Import Parts Swap meet and Reserved Club Zones. Join us for an international vehicle wonderland where you can see 2,300 + unique and stunning show vehicles. Imports, Kits and performance domestics. A Vehicle’s showfild sticker includes admission for the driver and passenger. Park with your club or by vehicle brand and tailgate all weekend! Show vehicles will be chosen by event staff to receive Carlisle Elite awards on Friday. Professional judging is optional on Saturday. Awards pick up is on Sunday. Register by the Gate-n-go deadline by April 16 to get your vehicle sticker in the mail so you can drive right in upon arrival. Special displays—see the top builds, restorations, clubs and brands from around the world. Vending & Car Corral—cars, parts, tools, memorabilia, collectibles and more for sale including a Manufacturers Midway. Expert Seminars-to learn from the pros. Autocross and Drifting just watch or give it a try. Burnout contest-Smoke’em if ya got’em! Register for discounted pricing before 4/16. Vending space 10x30 discounted pricing before 4/3. Camping on site, no hook ups, bathhouses are available. Discounted pricing for event participants before 4/3. Hours: Thurs set up/ Fri & Sat 7am. Sunday 8amnoon. Admission buy tickets online at Fri-Sat Daily $10/ Sun $7 Event pass $15. Children 12 and under free. Parking on site $20 before 4/3.

Trailer parking on site $20 before 4/3. MAY 19: NANUET NY: 3RD ANNUAL NANUET HIGH SCHOOL CAR SHOW: Located at 103 Church St. H.S. Parking Lot. Show time 10am-3pm. Registration begins at 9:30am, $20 Participant entry fee. Rain date May 20. Benefits Nanueet H.S. PTSA Senior Class Fund. Trophies for Top Picks, Goodie Bag and Dash Plaques for first 100 participants. Food, Music, Vendors, Entertainment, Door Prizes, Tricky Trays, 50/50. Spectator admission is free. Fun for the whole family. For more info: 845623-5833, 845-825-9439, 845-821-5413 34


MAY 2018: MAY 19: TETERBORO NJ: HOT WHEELS LEGENDS TOUR-NEW JERSEY / NEW YORK: Experience classic Americana with the best Rat Rods New Jersey / New York has to offer! This event is being held at the Walmart Super Center Teterboro located at 1Teterboro Landing Dr. When Hot Wheels launched the original “Sweet 16” die-cast cars

in 1968, they were considered some of the most influential and legendary cars in automotive history. And now, we’re hitting the road to find custom cars worthy of joining them as HOT WHEELS LEGENDS. One finalist from each of the 15 cities will join us at SEMA 2018 in Las Vegas, where one lucky winner will be immortalized as a Hot Wheels Legend and transformed into a die-cast car sold around the world. Don’t miss this family friendly event! Enter your custom car into the competition or come witness the epic event! Each stop will include:Lifesize Hot Wheels Fleet of Cars 2018 Camaro Hot Wheels Anniversary Edition cars. Cool Swag. Photo Ops. Hot Wheels Kids Zone. Microsoft Forza Gaming Zone. Historical Die-Cast Display Car & Pop Culture Influencers. More Info & Enter Your Car (coming soon): legends Join our official Hot Wheels Legends Group for more information about exhibiting your car: MAY 19: DAYTON NJ: 10TH ANNUAL LC/ALCC SPRING CAR SHOW: Event being held at 2245 Route 130 South. Open to street rods, pro streeters, customs, modified trucks, racing cars, classics, imports, stock production, motorcycles, wild, mild and extreme. All makes and models welcome. Participation fee $15.00. Event runs from 12 -4pm. General admission is free. Food, music, trophies and more. For more info

call 732-266-9899 MAY 19: ABBOTTSTOWN PA: JALOPY SHOWDOWN: Event being held at the Lincoln Speedway located at 800 Racetrack Road. Jalopy races, swap meet and the Lucky Devil Hell Drivers Thrill Show. For more info go to http://



MAY 2018: MAY 20: WIND GAP PA: 35TH "Cruise to the Gap" Car Show: The "Cruise to the Gap" promises to be one to remember! Tell your friends and check out our NEW ON-LINE REGISTRATION going live soon. See our FaceBook page for the registration link! Regularly eclipsing 400 cars in our lots, we are hopeful to see many more of the best classics, antiques and customs from all years, including the newest to roll off the assembly lines. We welcome you all. Breakfast begins at 9AM and lunch runs through 3PM. DJ, Games and plenty of memories to be shared throughout the day. Flea Market/Craft and Automotive vendors are always welcomed. Contact us for more information at events/102143987272557/



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 NASHVILLE TN: OLD SKOOL & NEW KOOL CRUISE-IN: Cruise is held every Thursday night thru Oct. Cruise takes place at Life Church located at 215 Broadmoor DR. Cruise runs from 5-8pm. Open to all classic cars, trucks, muscle cars, street rods, Tuners, rat rods, sports cars, low riders and anything cool! For more info call 615668-8090 or go to or oldskoolandnewkool/ Franklin, KY: The Gathering: Cruise fun on the Square in Franklin KY. Cruise runs from 6pm til everyone leaves. Cruising started April 26th, and runs thru Oct depending on weather. NASHVILLE TN: CONCERT CRUISE-IN: Live From the Back Porch at Fontanel is running every Thursday evening from 6:00-8:30 PM. Enter through the gate by the log cabin at 4241 Whites Creek Pike. The event will not be held during the hottest months of the summer and will pick back up in the Fall each Thursday. Bring out your cars and enjoying the terrific atmosphere and vibe of Live from the Back Porch. Bring a blanket, bring a chair…it’s a weekly Thursday night party that is family & dog friendly, and admission is absolutely FREE. In addition to the concerts, there will be food and drink, numerous lawn games, and a firepit.

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 40


FRIDAY NIGHT EACH MONTH: 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 ating their 2018 Benefit Cruise-In Season to A Soldier’s Child Foundation.

3rd FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN’S : MURFREESBORO TN: 2018 BENEFIT CRUISE-IN SEASON: Presented by the CHRA. Cruise is being held on the 3rd Friday Night of each month from April thru Sept. Cruise is held at the New Vision Baptist Church located at 1750 N Thompsons Lane. Cruise runs from 5pm until dark. $1.00 donation for ASCF. Concessions, Car & Bible Trivia, Door Prizes, Oldies Music For more info contact Peggy at Dixie718@Comcast.netThe Christian Hot Rod Association of Tennessee is dedicating their 2018 Benefit Cruise-In Season to A Soldier’s Child Foundation. ASHLAND CITY: Old Guys and Gals Cruise Mob: Cruise held at Mister Tee's, 1114 N. Main Street. Starts on May 18th thru October 19th. Hours: 6 to 9 pm. For more info call: Red (Sandra), 615-957-8834 or Mister Tee's, 615-792-2200 COWAN TN: COWAN CRUISE-IN: Cruise is held on the 3rd Friday of each month in downtown Cowan. Cruise Starts on April 20th. Cruise In open to any and all vehicles...Rat Rods, Street Rods, Classics, Antiques, Race Vehicles, Drifters, Pickum Up Trucks. Trailer queens can be unloaded in Monterey Station parking lot. Drive it, Drag it, or Push it... just don't miss the fun! 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.

3rd SATURDAY MORNING CRUISE IN’S : CROSSVILLE TN: CRUISE-IN BREAKFAST: Cruise held on the 3rd Saturday morning of the month. Cruise runs from 8-11am. Cruise is held at the Plateau Christian Church located at 93 Bob Tollett Loop. The church youth will be cooking and serving breakfast for FREE. Donations are appreciated and will be used for the restoration of their project car, 1962 Ford Falcon. For more information call 931-510-7328



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 GOODLETTSVILLE TN: GOODLETTSVILLE CRUISE-IN: Location: Publix Shopping Center, 460 Long Hollow Pike. Starts, April 21st, From: 5pm til 9pm, Weather Permitting. MT JULIET TN: Providence Wendy’s Cruise In: Cruise meets every Saturday night, weather permitting, from 5 - 9 pm from April through October. We are located at Providence mall in front of the American Jewelry building. We have music and door prizes. All makes and models of cars are welcome. There are lots of food choices within walking distance. Come join the fun! 3rd SATURDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN’S MAYFIELD KY: TOP GUN CRUISE IN: Cruise takes place on the 3rd Saturday Night of each month from April – September. Cruise takes place on Broadway & 7th. Cruise Times: 3pm - 8pm. For more info, visit ERIN TN: CRUISE-IN ON THE SQUARE: Music, 50/50 drawing, great door prizes, Great food by Paul's Pizza Palace. Time: 5pm- 9pm. Starts April 21st - October. Sponsored by the local merchants and the City of Erin. MURFREESBORO TN: “CRUISIN’ THE ‘BORO”: Cruise is held on the 3rd Saturday Night of each month from May thru Sept. Cruise is held at the Central Magnet School at 701 E Main St. Cruise runs from 4-8pm. Music, door prizes(with a $1 donation) and games for the kids. The BEST HOT DOGS in the Boro too. Plenty of shade. For more info call 615-556-0547 go to 44

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3rd SATURDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN’S PLEASANT VIEW TN: Cruise'n N Groove'n at the Pleasant View Village: South of intersections Hwy 49 & Hwy 41A, starting May 19th thru October 20th. Times: 5pm 9pm. We have music, several food choices, shopping for the ladies, and lots of cars. Each month our Mayor picks his favorite car, they then receive reserved parking the next month. At the October event, all the monthly winners will be up for TOP pick for the year voted on by the people. Each month a different theme: May 19th is Mustangs; June 16th is Jeeps; July 21st is Tri-Five (55-56-57 Chevys); August 18th is Corvettes; Sept 15th is Honoring Veterans; October 20th is Trunk N Treat. For more info, contact 615-746-0600. Hopkinsville, KY: Pennyrile Classic Car Club Cruise Night: Held on the 3rd Saturday night of the month starting May 19th at the Old Kmart/ Hardees. Visit our NEW location starting June 16th; July 21st; August 18th; September 15th. The Cruise Night is at Brenda's Snack Shack located at Indian Hills Shopping Plaza, 3141 Canton Pike, Hopkinsville, KY. Times: 6pm - 9pm. Bring your Classic Cars & Trucks and a Chair to enjoy the fun, 50/50 Drawing at 8:30 pm. For more info email: SPARTA TN: SPARTA CRUISE-IN: The Sparta Good Time Cruisers will be kicking off the Cruise-In season on Saturday, April 21th and running thru Oct. Cruise is held on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Cruise runs from 3:00 pm until dusk. The cruise is held on Liberty Square in downtown Sparta. Come on out and enjoy some of the most awesome Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Antique, Rat Rods and Trucks in the Upper Cumberland. The fine folks at Christpoint Church will again be providing some delicious grilled burgers, hot dogs, and all the fixins with sides. Bring your chair and your family and come on out for a great time! And as always it is FREE!!! For more info call 931-212-7658. 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 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 WEDNESDAY NIGHT: SPRINGFIELD TN: CLASSIC TIN CRUISE IN: NEW SITE!!! Located at 501 22nd Ave E. @ Dynamic Collision. Cruise is held every Wednesday night. Cruise runs from 5pm 9pm. Cruise starts May 2nd and runs thru October 31st Trunk N Treat. For more info call Shelby Horner (615) 336-2257

THURSDAY NIGHT CRUISIN’: LOMBARD IL: BRAUERHOUSE TIRE SWARM CUSTOM CAR AND BIKE ROLL-IN: Cruise is held every Thursday Night. Cruise starts on April 19th. Cruise id held at the Brauerhouse at Rt. 53 & North Ave. Live Music. NO COLORS!. For more info go to FRIDAY NITE CRUISIN’: BRIDGEVIEW IL: CRUISING DUKES DRIVE IN: Cruising takes place every Friday night weather permitting. Cruise takes place at 8115 South Harlem Ave. Starts in May and runs thru Oct. HIGHLAND IN: CRUISING THE BLUE TOP DRIVE IN: Cruising takes place every Friday night weather permitting. Cruise takes place at 8801 Indianapolis Blvd. For info call 219-836-1233 Starts in May and runs thru Oct. 48


SATURDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN’S : BRIDGEVIEW IL: CRUISING DUKES DRIVE IN: Cruising takes place every Saturday night weather permitting. Cruise takes place at 8115 South Harlem Ave. Starts in April and runs thru Oct. HIGHLAND IN: CRUISING THE BLUE TOP DRIVE IN: Cruising takes place every Saturday night weather permitting. Cruise takes place at 8801 Indianapolis Blvd. For info call 219-836-1233 Starts in April and runs thru Oct. MONDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN’S: MORRIS IL: WENDY’S CRUISERS CRUISE-IN: Cruise happens every Monday night from 5-9pm. 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 6-9pm. 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

CHANDLER AZ: HAPPY HOUR CAR SHOW & LIVE MUSIC: Cruise held every Friday Night. Cruise is held at the Patio at the Forum located at 2301 S Stearman Drive. Cruise runs from 4-8pm. Free wood fired pizza from 5-6:30apm. Bring your cars or just come and have fun. 3rd SATURDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN’S: SAN TAN VALLEY AZ: SATURDAY AFTERNOON CRUISE-IN: Hosted by the Saturday Night Cruisers. Cruise runs from 4pm - ??. Cruise starts Oct.21st and runs on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Being held at Freddy’s Steakburgers at the corner of Hunt Hwy & Gary Rd. Music, raffles, Peoples Choice Award, Steakburgers & frozen custard and lights…we have lights. Win a $25 gift Certificate from Freddy’s every cruise night. For info call 480-204-6201



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. TUESDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN’S: WARWICK RI: OAKLAND BEACH CRUISE NIGHTS: Cruise takes place every Tuesday from 4-8pm. Cruise runs thru Sept 11th. Cruise is held at Oakland Beach. Season pass $15.00 or gate pass for $2.00. 50/50 raffle, t-shirts, New England Lemonade, Johnny Dog and More! Hosted by the Warwick Lions Club. Music by DJ Car-Guy. Open to all makes, models and years.



Photography by Michael Corazzelli

Words by Jimmy B

They call it the Custom Capital of the world...Sacramento California that is. From its humble beginnings as a two day hot rod show in November of 1950, the Sacramento Autorama stands as the premier showcase of the radical custom and exotic show cars.

Each year since 1950, thousands of spectators make the annual trek to California's capitol city to view the latest in chopped, channeled, sectioned and chromed cars as well as hot rods, pickups, motorcycles, muscle cars and street machines. A little history...The Autorama was started by Sacramento 54

businessman Harold "Baggy" Bagdasarian. In 1950, while serving as president of the Capitol City Auto Club Thunderbolts, he talked the members into having a show to settle friendly arguments over the outstanding merits of their personal customized cars. The Capitol Chevrolet Company dealership at 13th and K Streets in downtown Sacramento was the site of the first gathering, which attracted 22 entries and 500 spectators. "We took in $262 in two days at 74 cents a head," Baggy recalled. "We didn't charge 75 cents because we would have gotten involved in the Federal Amusement Tax." The first Best Custom Car trophy went to Leroy Semas for his 1937 Chevrolet coupe, and Burton Davis was the winner for Best Rod with his 1931 Ford Roadster. In 1970, Bagdasarian moved the Autorama into three buildings at the Cal Expo. Entries increased to about 175 and two of the buildings were used for displays. The third was converted to a 1,500 seat movie theater. The Sacramento Autorama has expanded to more buildings to accommodate its present day exhibition of nearly 300 of the most spectacular vehicles in the world.




Over the years, spectators at the Autorama have enjoyed entries from the most notable custom car builders of all time. The exhibit halls have been flavored with works of art from George Barris and the Late Sam Barris, Joe Bailon, Dick Bertolucci, Andy and Roy Brizio, Boyd Coddington, Ed and Roy Cortopassi, Joe Cruces, Frank DeRosa, Sam and Chip Foose, Blackie Gejeian, Ermie Immerso, Tommy Ivo, Romeo Palamides, Bill Reasoner, Don Tognotti, Dennis Varni and Gene Winfield, just to name a few. Hundreds of dazzling vehicles and displays are the key ingredients of the famous Sacramento Autorama, which continues into a new century as one of the country's most popular car events. The tradition, which started out as a simple friendly competition among a few friends, carries on. Make your plans now to be part of the Sacramento Autorama in 2019, as this show is going strong each and every year. 58


MAY 2018: MAY 25: MURFREESBORO TN: Man Church Cruise-In: Cruise location is at the New Vision Baptist Church, 1750 N. Thompson Lane. Event Hours: 6 pm to 8 pm. Bring out your Classic, Jeep, Motorcycle, Custom to showcase. Free Slick Pig BBQ. Visit: MAY 25-26: CROSSVILLE TN: ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY FESTIVAL & CRUISE IN: Located at Lake Tansi Village. Cruise is May 26 12 to 4pm. 4 Trophies will be awarded. Trophy for: The Club with Most members present, The Oldest Driver/Owner of Vehicle, The Youngest Driver/Owner of Vehicle, The Longest Distance Driver Owner. (You must verify that you are the driver/owner of the vehicle. Door prizes/Food vendors, 80+ crafters. Live music Saturday 2pm-4pm. For more info: 931-7881280 or email MAY 26TH: SOMERSET KY: SOMERSET DRAGSTRIP REUNION: There will be a Somerset Dragstrip Reunion at the May Somernites Cruise show in downtown Somerset on

Sat. the 26th. Show hours are 1-7pm. The plan is for the same location as the previous reunion, in and around the Pulaski Courthouse steps on Town Square. Bring your old race cars, photos, trophies and memorabilia! If you have questions about the reunion email us at MAY 26: NASHVILLE TN: HOT ROD BOOGIE CAR SHOW: Hosted by Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender. Car Show location is at The Nashville Palace, 2611 McGavock Pike. Pre-72 cars, truck, and bikes. Event Hours: 10 am to 10 pm. The Hot Rod Boogie Car Show is the FREE outdoor portion of the Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekend-

er. You can reserve a spot behind the Nashville Palace to be included in the car show for just $25. There is a second parking section just past the first lot with "no charge" parking for those that just want to cruise in. Trophies will be awarded as "picks" in the official car show, NO charge for spectators. Live bands playing in the Scoreboard Bar and Grill, no charge, and vendors. To register your car contact:



MAY 2018: MAY 25-26: SOMERSET KY: SOMERNITES MAY CRUISE WEEKEND: Bring your hot rod to Somernites Cruise for the Big May Weekend! Show cars and trucks from as many as a dozen states will pack downtown Somerset. Friday Night Block Party, Sat. Show & Shine with Vendor Alley and Swap Meet. Mopar Mania Showcase Corral and Gasser Display! ALL customs, classics, muscle cars and hotrods welcome! Fun for the entire family, admission is FREE! This month's Showcase Corral features MOPAR MANIA! All Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, (AMC welcome too!) owners are encouraged to park together in the south end of downtown Somerset. Mopar owners please enter thru the

SOUTH entrance gate located next to the Somerset Library. Schedule for the May show: Friday, May 25th, 10:00am-2:00pm: Danny's Rod Shop just a few miles north of town for the Meet & Greet. Free t-shirts and dash plaques to the first 50 classics registered, DJ, Bring your hot rod! Friday, May 25th, 6:00pm-10:00pm: Friday Night Thunder at Somerset Mall (light #23 on south US 27) presented by the Mall and

Walmart! Hundreds of hot rods, live music, great food and more. Free admission! Sat. May 26th, 8:00-9:00am: Meet at Hardee's south (light #22 on US 27) for a free breakfast before we head to The Old Mill at Mill Springs for a Sat. Morning Fun Run. No charge to participate. Sat. May 26th, 11:00am-1:00pm: Mopars Only Show at Don Franklin Chrysler located between lights #10 and #11 on south US 27. Free admission for all Mopars. At 1pm all showcars will leave for the Mopar Mania Showcase at Somernites Cruise in downtown. Sat. May 26th, 1:00pm: SHOW & SHINE opens in downtown Somerset for the big May Cruise! 1000+ customs, classics and muscle cars! All parking on paved streets/lots. Mopar Mania Showcase Corral on south end

of Show & Shine. Somerset Dragstrip Reunion and Gasser Display! Vendor Alley for new parts and food/drink, Swap Meet for used parts, Kids Cruize Zone, Door Prizes, great family-friendly atmosphere! Special displays and much more! FREE ADMISSION! Cruisin' the Strip begins at 7:00pm as thousands watch classic hot rods roll by bumper to bumper on six-lane US 27! Bring your lawn chair to watch or cruise your hot rod! For more info go to



MAY 2018: MAY 26: AURORA KY: KENLAKE CRUISE-IN: Located at the Kenlake State Resort Park. Show time 3pm-7pm. Presented by The Metal MaFia C.C. MAY 26: SEVIERVILLE TN: JEEP QUEST VENDOR EXPO & JEEP SHOW: Located at the Se-

vierville Convention Center,202 Gist Creek Road. Your search for Jeep parts end here! For more info: www.THEJEEPCREW.ORG MAY 26: CLARKSVILLE TN: Appleton Harley Davidson's OPEN HOUSE: Welcome all Classic Cars / Trucks to Appleton's Open House & Show N Shine, 2501 Hwy 41A Bypass. Times: 10:00am - 2:00pm. They plan on having a Food truck on site, Music by The Infamous Todd Bolton (12pm-4pm). Register to WIN $1,000 Gift Card (drawing at1pm). For more info, call 931-648-1607 MAY 26: BIG SANDY TN: 23rd Annual Big Sandy Spring Festival: event being held downtown Big Sandy, rain or shine. 50 Classes including Automobiles, Trucks & Motorcycles. Registration 8am - Noon, Judging begins at 9am, Awards at 3pm. Registration fee $20.00 (2nd vehicle $10.00). 1st-2nd-3rd Place Trophies in each class. Best of Show winners each receive $250.00 and a 44" Trophy. Big Sandy Merchants Appreciation winner receives $500.00 and a 44" Trophy. People's Choice winner receives $50.00 cash and a 44" Trophy. Longest Distance Traveled receives a 36" Trophy & 6 - $50.00 cash drawings & Door Prizes for participants. For more info, contact Steve French 731-644-2777 or go to . MAY 26: GRANVILLE TN: 20th Annual Granville Heritage Day Antique Car

Show: Show being held at 6800 Granville Highway, overlooking Cordell Hull Lake. Registration: 8am - Noon, Fee $15.00 - 2nd Car $10.00. Awards at 3pm. 1st 300 cars will receive a Special Dash Plaque. Trophies in 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each of the 57 Classes. Drive thru Judging! For more info, call Randall Clemons 615-444 -2975



MAY 2018: MAY 26: GRANVILLE TN: 20th Annual Granville Heritage Day Antique Tractor &

Engine: Show: Event being held at 6800 Granville Highway, overlooking Cordell Hull Lake. Special awards to tractors and engines. Everyone is welcome to exhibit. Parade at 2pm. Awards at 3pm. Parking on grass available with shade. Event runs from 10am – 4pm. For more info call 615-449-5002 MAY 26: OLIVER SPRINGS TN: FAST n CLASYY Car Club 1st Annual Car Show: Event being held for Marlow Fire Department at the Beech Park Baptist Church parking lot, 1085 E. Tri-County Blvd. Times: 9am - 2pm. Entry Fee $15.00. TOP 15 Awards and one Best of Show. All proceeds to the Fire Dept. to buy more equipment and to their job more efficient. For more info, Contact Tommy Show, 865-850-7516. MAY 26: ADAMSVILLE TN: Memorial Day Weekend, Benefit For St Jude Car Cruise In: Event location is in the City Park. Event hours: 8 am to 2 pm. Net proceeds donated to St Jude Children's Research Hospital. Cas and Prize Drawings, Food available, Kids games. All are welcome, all cars and trucks are welcome. MAY 26-27: PIGEON FORGE TN: Slammin & Jammin and Rat Rod Reunion: Event to be held at Sevier Co Fairgrounds. Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Customs, Classics, Rat Rods, Bikes, Cruisers, Trucks, Mini Trucks, Euro Cars, Lead Sleds and Street Rods. For more info: 423-623-4644 MAY 26-27: PIGEON FORGE TN: RAT ROD REUNION: Cruise Out for the Inaugural Southern Rat Rod Reunion in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. in 2017 at the Sevier County Fairgrounds, 8am – 5pm, Awards & Giveaways! Registration $30 includes 2 Guests. Vendors Welcome. Follow the Website for Host Hotel Info., for Additional Info. Call Charlie Cobble, President at 423.623.4644 at the Office and/or Home Phone 423.623.1871.



MAY 2018: MAY 27: LOUISVILLE KY: 13th ANNUAL BEATERSVILLE CAR & BIKE SHOW: A traditional rod and custom show that features, pre-1968, cars, trucks, and motorcycles from all over the mid-west. Being held in the Warehouse District at 15th and Portland Avenue in Louisville. The show will feature bands, vendors, the ever popular, Miss Beatersville contest, food trucks, cash bar and much more. We are happy to

announce a panel jam and auction will take place this year hosted by our friends the Louisville Paint Slingers. Additional info including online registration can be found on our site, Gate address: 1501 W. Main Street. Online preregistration for vehicles is $25 now open through Friday May 19th at noon. Late registration will be $30 online and at the gate. Gates open day of show at 9am, judging starts around 2pm, trophies around 7pm. Beatersville is $10 at the door, under 12 free with an adult. Important dates, Preregistration now open. Friday March 30th - Miss Beatersville Registration opens. Friday - May 4th - Miss Beatersville online contest starts. Friday - May 18th - Late show registration opens. Friday - May 25th - Miss Beatersville on-line contest closes, 4 PM. Sunday - May 27th The 13th Annual Beatersville Car and Bike Show. Its gonna be a time Y'all! For more info go to MAY 27: CHATTANOOGA TN: HARRISON RURITAN CLUB OPEN CAR SHOW: Show times are 8am-3pm. Event being held at Tennessee River Park, 4301 Amnicola Highway. Spectator admission is FREE!!! Pre-registration is $20 – day of show is $25. Registration is from 8am-12 noon – Judging begins at 12 noon. Dash plates go to the first 150 registered. Door prizes. Top five trophies for 20 classes of cars, trucks, & motorcycles. Seven specialty trophies include: Best Paint; Best Interior; Best Engine; Most Unique; Best Tire & Wheel; Best Club Participation; Best of Show. Sunday morning church service starts at 11am. Food is available for purchase. Proceeds benefit various community service projects including college scholarships, student citizenship awards, & Hwy 58 Volunteer Fire Department. EVENT IS RAIN or SHINE!!! More information & registration forms can be found on the Harrison Ruritan Club website: http:// OR contact Perry Mayo: / (423) 645-5424. 68


MAY 2018: MAY 25-27: SPRINGFIELD OH: CAR & PARTS SPRINGFIELD SWAP MEET & CAR SHOW: For more info: or 937-376-0111 or fax 937-372-1171 or MAY 26: WEST FRANKFORT IL: 3RD ANNUAL WEEKS CAR TRUCK & MOTORCYCLE SHOW & SHINE: Located at Weeks Chrysler, Dodge, Ram parking lot. Registration 8am-12pm. Show time 8am-2pm. Awards at 2pm. Best of Show, Top 40 awards, Top 5 Motorcycle, Police Chief’s Choice, Fire Chief’s Choice, Club Participation S.I. Hot Rodders Choice, Ryan’s Choice, Mike’s Choice. 50/50 drawing, Door prizes, Music by Hot Rod Nights, Dash Plaques to 1st 100 registered. There will be a drawing for 2 St L Cardinal Tickets for one lucky registered participant. Proceeds from show go to The S.I. Hot Rodder’s area Special Olympics Illinois. Special guests Ryan Evans & Horney Mike. For more info: 618-937-2446.

MAY 2018: MAY 24-27: IRVING TX: 36TH LONE STAR 55-57 CHEVY NATIONALS: The 36th Annual Lone Star Classic Chevy Convention will be more than just another car show! Event being held at the Dallas / Ft Worth Marriott Airport at 8440 Freeport Parkway. A FULL WEEKEND EXCLUSIVELY FOR 1955, 1956 and 1957 Chevy cars, trucks and Corvettes, and fun for the whole family! HOSTED BY THE Dallas Area Classic Chevys. Event Website : MAY 25-26: WEST TX: 2ND ANNUAL SMALL TOWN SHOWDOWN CAR SHOW, BURNOUT CONTEST & CRUISE: Friday evening May 25th and Saturday May 26th. Friday evening will consist of a “cruise-in” 6:00 - 10:00 pm. Will have a burn out contest, live music, great food and scenic cruise that will follow the award ceremony. The show starts on Saturday at 9:00 am. All proceeds from the show will go to our charitable candidate “West Ambulance Association” for 2018. There will be a kids zone and event "Run what you Brung" Power wheels race! So bring yours kids power wheel and let them join in on the fun too! Pre-register your ride for the show at to join in on the fun! More info at https:// 70


MAY 2018: MAY 25-26: SPRINGFIELD MO: JOHN & TAMMYS BBQ: Hosted by the T-Bucket Alliance. For more info on the event go to or go to MAY 25-27: SPRINGFIELD MO: NSRA MID-AMERICA STREET ROD NATIONALS: Located at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. For more info:

MAY 2018: MAY 25-27: SANTA MARIA CA: 37th Annual West Coast Kustoms Cruisin Nationals: The event returns once again to Santa Maria. We start off the festivities on Friday May 25th at 7pm with the World Famous Santa Maria city Cruise down Broadway. Then Saturday and Sunday at the Santa Maria Fairpark. Live music, Model Car show, Vendors, Kustom kulture art show, Meet the Legends of Customizing, Sunday swap

meet, Pin-striping Panel jam and Charity Auction. As a tribute to the 45th Anniversary of “American Graffiti “ come see Candy Clark and Bo Hopkins. Grand Prize for 2018 West Coast Kustoms "Cruisin Nationals" Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts, GRAND PRIZE will be a complete weekend package deal for the 2019 "Cruisin Nationals"- 3 Nights at the Santa Maria Inn - 2 Dinner tickets to the West Coast Kustoms 2019 Hall of Fame banquet- Free 2019 car entry (Pre 1961)- $500.00 Cash. All you need to do is register your car for the 2018 "Cruisin Nationals". Your car entry will make you eligible to win. You must be present Sunday 5-27-18 at the awards ceremony to win. For more info go to or

email or call 951-488-0413 or go to https:// MAY 26-27: SANTA MARIA CA: CRUISIN NATIONALS MODEL CAR SHOW: Locateed at Santa Maria Fair Park, 937 S Thornburg Street, new location inside the convention center! Saturday: 9am-3pm and Sunday 9am-2:30pm. Awards both Saturday and Sunday. Enter one day or both! Admission $15. Model Entry is Free! Admission is for entrance to one of the World’s biggest Hot Rod and Kustom Car Shows! Music, Food, Vendors, and More! This years theme: Early Kustoms”. For more info: 209617-7832 or find us on FB @ Cruisin’ Nationals Model Car Show 72




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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-

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)

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) 76

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FOR SALE: 20-ft car trailer with 2 foot dove tail. Very well maintained. Flip up trailer jack. wood floor is very good condition. tires very good condition. 18" wide rear slide out ramps, you can load anything from a car to a lawn mower. Double axle brakes. 6 tie downs. 8 steak pockets. Front railing. Asking $2,250.00. For more info call 931-486-1031 (5-10-18)

FOR SALE: 1930 MODEL A COUPE. Restored in 2012 - 4 K on rebuilt engine. Rebuilt Transmission - Mitchell Overdrive. New Radiator, shocks and tires. 6V alternator. Runs and Stops great. Clean inside and out. Much more. Have all paperwork. Must Sell Price Reduced $16,500 or best offer. Stan Carter 774-213 -5697 Middleboro MA. (5-17-18)



Gearhead Gazzette Vol 18 Issue 20 May 17-23, 2018  

Hello Gearheads! Issue #20 for 2018 is published & ready for you to checkout. LOT's of pages loaded with gearhead fun and the latest gearhe...

Gearhead Gazzette Vol 18 Issue 20 May 17-23, 2018  

Hello Gearheads! Issue #20 for 2018 is published & ready for you to checkout. LOT's of pages loaded with gearhead fun and the latest gearhe...