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Vol. 19 Issue #45

November 7-13, 2019

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2019 Event Coverage


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Vol. 19 Issue 45 Nov 7-13, 2019

inside It’s All The Gearhead News You Can Use! The Staff Jim “Jimmy B” Brandau Jim “Jimmy B” Brandau Larry Williams – Williams Graphics Butch Pate Michael Corazzelli Craig Wise Web Producer Jack Cobb - tnhost.com Senior Feature Writer Emeritus: Ed Woodard Contributors PC Svcs., Larry Williams, Williams Design, FORD, Shelby America, PENSKE Racing, IMS, IRL Publisher / Editor Feature Writers Art Director-Designer Photography

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 gearheadgazzette@gmail.com

The Fun Starts Here 5 Road Rumblings 6-7 Southeast USA Shows 8-14 Midwest USA Shows 14-16 Western USA Shows 16-20 West Coast USA Shows 20-22 N’ east-East Coast USA Shows 22 GNRS 2019 24 Cruise-In’s Across the USA 30-36 Upcoming Car Shows 38-46 BUY-SELL-TRADE-WANTED 48-49 0ut The Back Door 51

Cover: GNRS 2019—Jimmy B Contents Page: Cool Halloween art by Larry Williams of Williams Design

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“ Ya Gotta know where to Go….The FUN Starts Here….” GM didn't do this because they don’t see a market

Electric Hot Rods & Customs...like them or not...they are coming at you...

Pickup Truck at SEMA this week that is all Electric. Pretty cool looking truck too. The only thing missing is the throaty sound! If you think this wont make changes in our hobby, well you are wrong in my humble opinion. GM didn't do this because they don’t see a market for this. Let that sink in folks.

TESLA, PRIUS, CHEVY VOLT & BOLT, NISSAN LEAF and other ELECTRIC powered vehicles are out there from the OEM’s today. You have seen the ad’s on TV, in the print media and on your social media too.

Additionally, out in Oceanside CA at AVS Fabrication Inc, our friend Al VerSchave recently did some cool fabrication work for a customer project that will be using a TESLA drive motor as the powerplant in the vehicle. We cant share any other info at this time on the specific vehicle, but you see what is starting to happen.

Face it gearheads, they are here to stay. Add in that GM, FORD & TESLA are all currently working on ELECTRIC powered trucks, full size trucks, and it further re-enforces where the Electric Vehicle Market is headed. If you think this wont have an effect or change what we as gearheads di going forward...you are wrong! Don’t get me wrong… I am still a “hear my motor thumping ..throaty exhaust gearhead”. Reality is telling me that there is a change coming to our passion, hobby and hot rodding overall.

We are sure that there are more of these type of conversions taking place right now. They may not be in big numbers, but they are taking place, with more to come.

If you don’t think so, or you have your head in the sand as they say, how about this one….GM Debuted a 1962 Chevy

Personally I am looking forward to seeing some of these builds. The innovation and fabrication will be great to see, on how the drive unit and batteries get placed. Now if they could add some cool V8 sounds….

Live It Fully Everyday 5

Jimmy B.

“the fun starts here”….


Roger Penske purchases IndyCar, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Roger Penske now owns IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The development was revealed in a media advisory Monday November 4th in the morning by the track. The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company will announce later the sale of the company and certain subsidiaries, including IndyCar, the historic speedway and IMS Productions to the Penske Entertainment Corp., a subsidiary of Penske Corporation. Roger Penske is the owner of Team Penske, which fields teams in IndyCar, NASCAR and IMSA. Penske is the winningest owner in Indianapolis 500 history with 18 victories, including this year with Simon Pagenaud. He won the 2018 Brickyard 400 with Brad Keselowski. A press conference was scheduled for 11 a.m. ET on Monday November 4th at the speedway with Tony George, Chairman of Hulman & Company, Mark Miles, President and CEO of Hulman & Company, and Roger Penske. Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of three tracks the Cup Series competes on that is owned independently from NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports Inc. The others are Pocono Raceway and Dover International Speedway

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NEW FORD – SHELBY CONCEPT VEHICLES! Shelby America introduced two concept vehicles, the 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 Dragon Snake and the Shelby Super Snake Sport F-150, at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas this week. The 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 Dragon Snake is being exhibited in Ford Motor Company’s display inside the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Shelby Super Snake Sport F-150 truck was unveiled during Shelby American’s invitation-only party at their facility on the evening of November 6 and then displayed there the rest of the week. “Our research and development team continually pushes the ‘bleeding edge’ of performance,” said Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American. “These two concepts are an exploration of new capabilities, new technologies and potential new models. We optimized each vehicle for a specific task by leveraging new, innovative ideas. Now we’re seeking feedback from enthusiasts about the pair, including their thoughts on potential production.” The Shelby GT500 Dragon Snake is a modern take on a proven Shelby philosophy, featuring a dual clutch transmission and 5.2L engine. “The 2020 Shelby GT500 is truly amazing in stock configuration, but we wanted to explore its pure acceleration capabilities,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American vice president of operations and chief of R&D. “So we worked closely with Ford Performance and other partners to create the ultimate ‘weapon of track destruction’ in the quarter mile.” The Shelby team’s design for the Dragon Snake adds more power to the car (800 HP+), revises the suspension for maximum grip and straight-line acceleration, lightens the car, retunes the DCT and modifies the bodywork including unique wheels. The Shelby Super Snake Sport F-150 concept was built in response to enthusiast requests for a scorching fast street truck. “While our current four-door Shelby trucks are extremely popular, hardcore fans dreamed of a two door in the spirit of the great 1960s muscle cars,” said Patterson. “After an event where we were besieged with those requests, Vince LaViolette and I began penciling out a Shelby Super Snake Sport over dinner. We took that idea to trusted partners, suppliers, enthusiasts and team members to collaborate on the design and content. The Shelby Super Snake Sport F-150 is that vision come to life as a concept vehicle.” “Our goal was to build the unrivaled ‘king of the road’ F-150 and a nightmare for any other truck,” said LaViolette. “And it is. We found the Shelby Super Snake Sport F-150 concept astonishingly fast during our testing. This concept certainly lives up to our initial vision for the truck.” 7


NOV 2019: NOV 7-9: PANAMA CITY BEACH FL: Emerald Coast Cruizin: Event is being held at Aaron Bessant Park and is located at 500 West Park Drive. We are just across from Frank Brown Park in Pier Park, just one block away from the beach! This event is positioned on 17 acres of luscious green grass, with side walks, shade trees, park benches, and clean air conditioned restrooms. Emerald Coast Cruizin’ features a

center stage to host live music and show awards. Ladies, Pier Park offers over 125 stores for fabulous shopping right next door! You will not want to miss this event! Make plans now for Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Fall 2019. For more info go to https:// www.facebook.com/events/456116448458354/ NOV 8-9: CORBIN KY: CORBIN AUTO SWAP MEET & CAR CORRAL: Located at the Corbin Arena, 500 Arena Dr. For more info: email coffy4me2@yahoo.com or 606344-0287 or 606-549-5771 or 606-620-2201 or 606-524-9977. NOV 9: LEXINGTON KY: 8TH ANNUAL BLANKETS & BLESSING REVIVAL RUN: Shelby’s

Way has our upcoming 8th Annual Blanket’s & Blessing’s Revival Run. It’s our very last charitable event of the year and with everyone’s participation we are all able to Bless our homeless with new/used blankets and toiletry items. Our stops for the day include the Hope Center here in Lexington, the Arbor Youth Shelter and Franklin County Women’s Shelter in Frankfort, Kentucky. Lunch stop will be at our supporters J Renders BBQ then Captain Bobby Smith will take us on a run thru the Bluegrass Horse Country and our Distillery District. Hope you can make it, bring your Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Street Machines or Trucks and experience the holiday season of giving back. Items Needed: New or gently Used Blankets, Soap, Shampoo, Deodorant, Razors ( Men’s & Ladies ), Shaving Cream, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Can goods, Dry goods, Toilet Paper, Laundry Detergent. Questions you can reach Mark Cain at: mark@shelbysway.com or (859)552-3359. Go to https://www.shelbysway.com/

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NOV 2019: NOV 9: ASHVILLE NC: 11TH ANNUAL PATRIOTS & LEGENDS CAR SHOW: Please join us in supporting our Veterans with what is sure to be a memorable day packed with colorful classic cars, vendors, shop talk, glistening chrome, rumbling engines, tasty bbq, impressive military vehicles, the Color Guard, our national anthem performed live, and a variety of great music by Asheville’s country music star Joe Lasher. Events begin at 10:00. Free Admission. Color Guard. Live National Anthem. 30 + Harley Davidson Group Ride-Through (patriotically decorated bikes). Free Concert by Country Music’s rising star, Joe Lasher in honor of our Veterans. American Legion Post 526 50-50 Drawing. BBQ is available for purchase at Doc Brown BBQ’s Food Truck. This event is not just for car buffs and patriots. Bring the whole family to ABCCM’s 11th annual Patriots & Legends Veterans Day Weekend car show. All proceeds go to provide nourishment, shelter, clothing, medical treatment and job training to honor our Veterans with sustainable jobs and homes. Get your motor run-

ning.10am – 2pm. Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road (Large parking lot beside Field & Stream). $25 TO REGISTER A VEHICLE OR $30 DAY OF THE CAR SHOW. Event is rain or shine, but all registration proceeds go to ABCCM’s Veteran services. For more info go to https://www.abccm.org/events/2019/7/31/patriots-and-legendscar-show NOV 9: CLARKSVILLE TN: LAST CENTURY HOT RODZ AND HAULERS ALONG WITH TENNESSEE STATE VETERANS’ HOME: Saluting our Veterans Show & Shine. 12-3pm. 250 Arrowood Dr, Chance to win door prizes, light refreshments provided. For more info: 931-249-1057. NOV 9: COLUMBIA TN: 1ST ANNUAL RACE FOR VETS: Located at 1018 Maury County Park Dr. A race to raise money for local TN veterans. Payouts in each Class. Holigan/ Vintage/MadDog/Pro/Youth/Minibike/Fun Classes. Gate fee $15 age 0-10 free spectator only. Gates open at 9am/sign up 11am/practice 1pm/heats 3pm/Main 5pm. Race Entry Fee $30 per class. Kids under 7 race free. Booth Space $50 10x10 $25 each additional 10x10. For more info: 615-969-8412. Race sponsors needed.

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NOV 2019: NOV 9: MARYVILLE TN: HARLEYS & HOT RODS FOR HEROS RIDE-IN BIKE AND CAR SHOW: Registration 10am-1pm. Awards 2pm. $10 donation to register, silent auction. Free Veterans Day Lunch 12pm-2pm. All active and retired military. Join us in thanking those who allow us to ride free. NOV 9: NORTH CHARLESTON SC: 7th Annual Rockabillaque: CLASSIC CAR, MUSIC & VINTAGE BIKE SHOW: $15 for your Car & Bike to be in Car and Bike Show/preregister online. 11am-6pm. Biggest event of its kind in the Carolinas! Over 35 bands on 4 stages, Contests pin-up, Tattoo, Beard and Mustache + more to benefit Valiant Animal Rescue. Cars and Bikes check in 8am and on at parking Lot across from 827 Virginia Ave. Free to attend. For more info: www.Rockabillaque.com NOV 9: OAK RIDGE TN: CRUZIN’ FOR A CURE CAR AND BIKE SHOW: Free to the public, 10am-2pm, located at Melton Lake Park Oak Ridge. $10 entry fee. Awards, food trucks, T-shirts, 50/50 drawing and more! Pre-register, purchase t-shirt or donate

@ Eventbrite Cruzin for a Cure. For more info: 865-659-5004 or 865-603-3418. All proceeds will go for Diabetes Research. NOV 9: LEBANON TN: Nashville Superspeedway Driving Experience: Hosted by Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. Event being held at the NASHVILLE SUPER SPEEDWAY located right off I-840. Get out of the stands and get behind the wheel of a real race car at Nashville Superspeedway with the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience! Limited spots available, must book in advance. SAVE 60% OFF NOW ON ALL DRIVING EXPERIENCES! USE PROMO CODE: SAVE60. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/ events/2370301899888227/ NOV 9: KENNESAW GA: GRMC Toys for Tots: Toys for Tots Drive at Soi3 (Old Fiji Hana) off Busbee pkwy. Event runs from 10 -3 pm Near Town Center Mall in Kennesaw. ALL CARS ARE WELCOME!!!!! Soi3 is hosting the Toys for Tots cruise in this year, we are going to be at a different location so lets Spice it up and come out and try some Thai Street Food and drop a toy off for the children. There will be food specials and drink specials inside. Look forward to seeing all the beautiful cars and lets fill up the convertible. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/ 12


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NOV 2019: NOV 9: KINGSTON SPRINGS TN: Harpeth Agriculture Auto Show: Event being held at 170 E. Kingston Springs Rd. Times: 9am - 1pm. Registration $20.00. Awards: Car Stock Pre-1950 / Car Stock 50's & 60's / Car Stock 70's & 80's / Car Stock 1990's & later / Custom / Truck Stock / Truck Custom / Jeep / Off Road / Tractor / Other (Motorcycles, RZR's etc.) Live music, Silent Auction, Prizes. NOV 9-10: SEIVERVILLE TN: Second Harvest Food Bank Benefit Mustang Show & Drive: Mustangs, Drives & Events is hosting a Cruise In style Car Show and mountain drive. 100% of the proceeds from show fees and raffle tickets to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. The show will be held in the lower parking lot of Quaker Steak and Lube Sevierville TN. Food venders, Rob Pitts Hot Rods & Happy Hour DJ, retail venders, very nice raffle items and door prizes. Open to the public with a $5.00 donation. Show Entry Fee: $10.00 At gate credit cards will not be accepted. We will begin parking at 7:00am. Gates open to public at 9:00am. Club tents

are welcome and clubs that want to park together please arrive at entrance together. The mountain drive will be on Sunday November 10th, 9:00am meeting at same location and leaving for Norris Dam, Devils Triangle and Brushy Mountain Prison at 9:30am. Second Harvest Food Bank serves Sevier County as well as most surrounding counties, providing much needed food to our neighbors that could use a helping hand. The holiday season is by far the most stressful financially and emotionally to a lot of families in East Tennessee and with the help from our Mustang family, we can make this holiday season a little brighter. Please pass the word on to your friends and clubs. Come join us, have some fun and lend a helping hand to our neighbors in

need. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2347315905541508/? active_tab=about

NOV 2019: NOV 8-9: SPRINGFIELD OH: 2019 SHOW: Call to register for spaces. Stay informed by signing up today for our swap meet mailing list to receive information on upcoming events and featured attractions. We are also looking for Vendors. 14


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NOV 2019: NOV 10: BELLEVILLE IL: 39TH YEAR SEMI-ANNUAL BELLEVILLE AUTOMOTIVE SWAP MEET. Located at the Bell-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East. General Admission $4, hours 6am-1:30pm. Vendors space rental—inside and outside available 10x10 spaces--$25. Larger spaces also available-$$ determined by size car corral --$25. The fairgrounds rent tables for inside booths only--$4 each. Take advantage of Saturday set up—Saturday set up hours—7pm – 9pm. Sunday set up hours 4:30 am-7am. No vehicles will be allowed inside after 5:30am. Only hand carry set up allowed inside after 5:30am. For more info: call Rainbow Shows LLC 217-491-8822. Find us on FB @ the big Belleville swap meet.

NOV 2019: NOV 7-8: LAS VEGAS NV: SEMA 2019: The SEMA Show takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Road. The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more. The 2018 SEMA Show drew more than 70,000 domestic and international buyers. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 3,000 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, spe-

cial events, networking opportunities and more. Note: The SEMA Show is a tradeonly event and not open to the general public. For more inf go to https:// www.facebook.com/events/207617546849258/

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NOV 2019: NOV 9: DENTON TX: 18TH ANNUAL PISTONS & PAINT: Located at the North Texas Fair Grounds located at 2217 N Carroll Blvd. Gates open to the public at 8:00 AM. The show gates close at 6:00 PM. Open to 1972 AND OLDER American Hot Rods & Customs. $35 REGISTRATION @ GATE. SEE YOU THERE! Gate registration DOES NOT include a free event shirt. $10 per person, children age 10 and under are free.

NOTE: Each registered car gets (2) wristbands. All other passengers must pay $10 admission. MUSIC LINEUP: Colton Turner • Dale Watson • High School Caesar. Forme more info go to https://pistonsandpaint.com/ or https:// www.facebook.com/events/1111351812383658/ NOV 8-9: BASTROP TX: 14TH ANNUAL HERO’S AND HOT RODS Veterans Weekend Car Show & Cruise Inn: Friday 4-10pm, Cruise-In – Downtown Bastrop TX Saturday 7am to 3pm, Car Show & Tribute Ceremony. Event being held on Main Street and Side Streets of Historic Bastrop. Grab the family or car lover in your life

and head to the 14th Annual “Heroes and Hot Rod's” Veteran's Car Show weekend. The Bastrop Area Cruisers Car Club & the city of Bastrop are honoring American Veterans with its classic car display and Veteran's ceremony in Downtown Bastrop. This event is FREE for spectators and open to the public. Over 400 entries avg. the last 2 years. Total of 28 Classes and many specialty awards. This is a judged show by class. Friday, November 8th, 4 to 10 pm Cruise-In begins, Downtown Bastrop Special discounts an entertainment at local venues and restaurants in the downtown area. Saturday, November 9th, starts at 7 am - Veteran's Day Car Show, 3 pm Awards and veterans raffle drawing. Also, on Saturday, 10:30 am Veteran's Day March and Tribute Ceremony. Other activities - Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Kids Activities, Food Vendors and 14 Restaurants on/near Main St. and many retail shops. Event goes on Rain or Shine. Go to our website and car show page for online registration and more detailed info, maps, local attractions, etc. http:// www.bastropareacruisers.com To Register: Click here for more information or text Bruce at 214 801-3047 or e-mail us at - Carshow@bastropareacruisers.com Cost: $30 Vehicle Entry Fee, show shirt included if registration received by Oct. 27, NC for spectators. 18


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NOV 2019: NOV 10 KELLER TX: 5TH ANNUAL SSG ALEX VIOLA MEMORIAL CAR SHOW: Located at the Keller Town Hall. Show time 10am-5pm. Registration opens at 10am. Exhibitor fee $25. Featuring hundreds of Classics and Hot Rods from across the U.S.A. Live Auction, Great Raffle Prizes, Renowned pinstripers, food, music and more! Meet and thank a hero!

NOV 2019: NOV 9-10: 30th PLEASANTON CA: AUTUMN GET-TOGETHER: This is a 2 day event and not eligible for Early Bird Pricing. Over 2,500 American Made or Powered Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks of all years. Veterans Day celebrations all weekend long. Goodguys AutoCross - Featuring 16 car "Fall Shootout" presented by Turn One High Performance Steering Systems. Burnout Competition. Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition. Indoor Car Show - Open to Trucks of All years. Indoor

participants are eligible for Truck of the year Early (through - '59) Finalist and Truck of the Year Late ('60 through '67) Finalist awards. Smash 4 Cash Demolition Derby Hayward Firefighters Local 1909 Charity Demolition Derby. Rounds at 11am, 1pm, & 3pm. Cruiser-Rama Bike Display. Vintage Trailers Display - on display inside (and outside) Building C. Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits. Swap Meet. Cars 4 Sale Corral. Model & Pedal Car Show. Live Music Entertainment. Kids Zone - Free Arts and crafts, games, prizes & more! For more info: www.good-guys.com or 925-8389876.

NOV 10: LONG BEACH CA: LONG BEACH HI-PERFORMANCE SWAP MEET: This outdoor event has become world renowned for its content of antique, vintage, classic, and high performance cars and parts for sale at bargain prices. The swap meet is a must visit for hot rod, muscle car, street rod, classic car and truck enthusiasts. The Long Beach Swap Meet has been featured on such television shows as Monster Garage, Popular Hot Rodding TV, and NHRA Drag Racing Today. HOURS: 6 am to 1 pm. ADMISSION: Spectators $9 per person. PARKING: Free general parking. For more info or to be a vendor go to www.longbeachhiposwapmeet.com or call 800-7629785 20


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NOV 2019: NOV 10: VENTURA CA: CRUISING FOR A CAUSE BLANKET & TOY DRIVE: Everyone is welcome. Event ruins from NOON to 4pm. Event being held at 1323 Los Angles Ave. Free hot dogs & popcorn. Open to classics, customs, exotics, hot rods, imports, lowriders, motorcycles and trucks. All donations will be given back to the community. NOV 10: VAN NUYS CA: 2ND ANNUAL WHEELS FOR TEAL CAR SHOW: Wipe that ride down and bring it to our 2nd Annual “Wheels for Teal” car show! Teal is for Ovarian Cancer. We are using this event to raise the awareness on Ovarian Cancer. Our host is the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Greater CA. Come out and support the event and cause. Event being held at Woodley Park located at 6076 Woodey Ave. $25.00 donation to show your ride. Event starts at 8am. For more info call 213-407-7564 or go to www.ovairiancancercalifornia.com

NOV 2019: NOV 10: DAUPHIN PA: 21ST ANNUAL USA-1 NOSTALGIA DRAGFEST: Located at 600 Stoney Creek Dr. Car show with lots of Vintage Drag Cars. Bruce Larson’s museum collection. Show time 10am-4pm. Honorary Stickler Family. Special Guest Bob Frey, retired NHRA Announcer, Bruce Larson ’72 Corvette, Special Guest Daughter of Big Daddy Donna Garlits. Auction proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Admission $10--Age 15 and under free. Come spend a day bench racing, remembering the heyday of the fifties, sixties, and seventies drag racing era. Please bring your

scrapbooks, photos, slides, movies, videos and memorabilia to share and display. A food vendor will be available. No alcoholic beverages or smoking permitted. For more info: 717-626-1998 or 717-574-9291 NOV 10: CHESTER NJ: HAUNTED CAR SHOW: Event being held at the Publick House Tavern & Inn located at 111 Main St. $10 donation for St Judes. Music, prizes, trophies and great food. Open to classic cars 25 years & older. Form more info and weather cancellation call 201-303-3218

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Words by Jimmy B & Photography by Michael Corazzelli & Jimmy B

In the world of custom car shows, specifically indoor type car shows, there are a few that really stand out.

May will argue which one is the best, and a lot of those arguments tend to be regional (east coast, Midwest, west coast, etc.) by nature. If you live in a certain part of the USA, and you attend the same show year after year, you have a loyalty to that one special show. We get that and have been in some of those spirited type discussions ourselves. It all in fun and all good because how can you go wring with most any kind of gearhead fun‌.you cant in our view. Having had the pleasure to attend a good number of the bigger indoor shows in the USA over many years, one of our own top 3 favorites is the Grand National Roadster Show. We have attended the GNRS for many years now, making the pilgrimage from the Southeast region to the warmer climate of Pomona CA. 24


Even before the show moved to Pomona, when it was still the Oakland Roadster Show, we made the trip to the Bay area for the show, having attended the 50th anniversary show 20 years ago. Yes you could say we like this show a lot. So do many others and that’s why it has been around for 70 years and getting ready for #71 next January. Gearheads from around the world come to GNRS every year. Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Germany, France, Sweden and many other countries had gearheads come to Pomona to the GNRS event. Once again in 2019, the GNRS show staff did a great job producing an outstanding show. It’s not easy to do that, for a show this size with so many different shows with in a show taking place all weekend long. From the BIG event, the showing and selection of Americas Most Beautiful Roadster (see our coverage on the AMBR competition in issue #6 for 2019 in our past issues section), which is really how this show started 70 years ago, to the Grand Daddy Drive In on Saturday and Sunday and everything else in between. 25


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Cool custom cars, low riders, bitchn’ trucks, motorcycles, VW’s and lets not forget the Suede & Chrome building which is a party unto itself! The show is loaded with vendors from across the automotive aftermarket spectrum and even some of the OEM manufacturers too with some cool new stuff on display. The pinstriper bash that takes place all weekend long sees some awesome automotive themed art created and auctioned off for charity. This year a new guitar was striped and before the auction took place for it, Legendary bluesman Jimmy Vaughn tried it out...that's what GNRS is about! This years SPECIAL DISPLAY in building #9 was a celebration of Model A’s. Some of the most historical Model A’s were on display. Many of which had not been seen in many many years.

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1st THURSDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN’S : HIXSON TN: CRUISE-IN AT THE FOOD CITY: Join us on the 1st Thursday of the month for a cruise-in at Food City in Lakesite (Dallas Bay) located at 8530 Hixson Pike, from 6pm to 9pm. All cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome to come hangout and show off your ride. Be sure to bring a chair. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/events/246151456269438/ 2nd FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN’S : KNOXVILLE TN: ADVANCED AUTO PARTS CRUISE NIGHTS: Come join Summer Knight Cruisers Knoxville each month year round for a night of cool rides, good people and family fun. If you like talking cars, trucks, or motorcycles then stop by and see us. All are welcome. Cruise is held on the 2nd Friday Night at 7700 Oak Ridge Hwy. Cruise starts at 5pm. Cruise runs year round as long as weather permitting and 60 degrees or above. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/ events/288777841667635/ PEA RIDGE-MILTON FL:2nd FRIDAY MONTHLY CRUISE: Cruise is held at the Pea Ridge WHATBURGER located at 4983 U.S.90, in front of WALMARY. Cruise Runs from 58pm. Special Menu for car owners. Outside car hop for your orders. Music, Raffle & Drawings for gifts. EVERY SATURDAY MORNING CRUISIN’: FRANKLIN TN: NASHVILLE CARS & COFFEE CRUISE: Cruise runs from 8-11am. Held at the CARMIKE THOROUGHBRED 20 Theatre Complex located at 633 Frazier Drive. NCC is a free to attend Shine and Show event. If you are a vendor, car club or if you have any questions, please send us a message. For more info go to https:// www.facebook.com/nashvillecarsncoffee/ HENDERSONVILLE TN: Community Cars and Coffee Cruise-In: Cruise location is at Community Church parking lot, 381 West Main Street (behind McDonalds). Hours: 7 to 10 am, thru October 26th. Cruise being held on every Saturday morning. NO Loud Music, NO Burn-Outs! For more info contact, Wayne, 615-582-1958

2nd SATURDAY MORNING CRUISE IN’S : CLARKSVILLE TN: Clarksville Cars and Coffee: Hosted by the Clarksville Gearhead Car Club. Held on the 2nd Saturday Morning each month. Cruise location is at Governor Square Mall, 2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd. Hours: 9 am to Noon. Rain or Shine. Everyone and all rides welcome, FREE event. More info e-mail, clarksvillegearheads@gmail.com COLUMBIA TN: CARS & COFFEE: Hosted by Maury County Cars ‘n Coffee. Cruise held at the C1 Church located at 907 Nashville Hwy. Event runs from 10am – 12 Noon. For More info go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2042725422429411/

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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 www.easternshorecruisers.com MONDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN’S : OOLTEWAH TN: OOLTEWAH CRUISE-IN & BIKE NIGHT: Cruise takes place every Monday night from March to November. Cruise is held at Cambridge Square located at 9453 Bradmore Ln. Cruise starts at 4pm - ?? All our welcome.

MONDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN’S: MORRIS IL: WENDY’S CRUISERS CRUISE-IN: Every Monday Night from 5-9 at the Wendy’s on Rt 47. Cruise-In, free small frosty or drink. Dash plaques while they last. Car Cruises, outdoor movies, concerts on the first Monday June –October. We meet all year on every Monday. Call Ken at 815-942-2032, or just show up.

FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN’S:

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. PASADENA TX: FREDDYS STEAKBURGERS FRIDAY NIGHT CAR, TRUCK & BIKE MEET: Cruise happens every Friday night from 6-10pm. Takes place at the Freddy's location at 4637East Sam Houston Pkwy. Open to all makes & models. Kid & pet friendly. No burnouts and no revving. 2nd FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN’S: ORO VALLEY AZ: 2nd FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE NIGHT: Brought to you by Freddys Frozen Custard & Steakburgers (Northside). Cruise takes place at 11143 N Oracle Rd. Cruise runs from 6-9pm on 2nd Friday of the month. 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. Hosted by the Obsessions Car Club. For more info go to https:// www.facebook.com/Northsidecruisein/ 32


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2nd SATURDAY MORNING CRUISE-IN’S: CARROLLTON TX: CAFFEINE & GASOLINE BIKE CAR MEET: Cruise is held the 2nd Saturday morning of each month. Cruise runs from 9am -1pm and is held at Maverick Harley Davidson located at 1835 N I-35 East. Donuts, coffee, Music and adult beverages. $15.00 entry t Time Machine Car Shows, Does your ride have what it takes? For more info call 972-245-1492 or go to www.maverickhd.com ST CHARLES MO: Cars and Coffee at Fast Lane Classic Cars: Event located at 427 Little Hills Ind Blvd. Cars and Coffee is back for 2019! This is a FREE event! Bring your car, buy some coffee, and help good causes! There will be 7 Cars and Coffee at Fast Lane Classic Cars this season. Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 8AM - 10AM. Everyone is encouraged to bring their cars, trucks, bikes, and other wild rides for everyone to enjoy. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/ events/1055299904661340 FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN GARDEN GROVE CA: GARDEN GROVE MAIN ST CAR SHOW: Cruise is held every Friday night from 5-8pm. Enter on north side off Acacia Pkwy. Hot Rods, Muscle cars, trucks, trophies, awards, raffles, music, food and vendors. Bring your friends and family for good times. LONG BEACH CA: LONG BEACH CRUISE NIGHT: Held every Friday. Meet at Rosie’s at Dog Beach Parking lot. Leave the beach at 8pm. Head to the IN-N-Out in Signal Hill over around 9pm. For more info go to Long Beach

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SAN LEANDRO CA: ORIGINAL MEL’S SAN LEANDRO CRUISE NIGHTS: Cruise takes place every 2nd Friday night. Cruise runs from 4-9pm. Cruise is held at 150 Hisperian Blvd. 2nd SATURDAY MORNING CRUISE IN’S : SAN JOSE CA: RONNIE’S MORNING GET TOGETHER: Cruise is held on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Cruise runs from 7:30-10am. Cruise is held at the STARBUCKS parking lot located at 1815 Hillsdale Ave. Free Coffee & Donuts if you arrive early (tips appreciated). SATURDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN LOS GATOS CA: CLASSIC CRUISING: Cruising every Saturday Night starting at 7pm. Cruise is on unless it rains. Cruise is held at Classic Burgers of Los Gatos at 15737 Los Gatos

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2nd SUNDAY MORNING CRUISE IN’S : PLEASANTON CA: CARS & COFFEE: Held on the 2nd Sunday morning of each moth. Runs from 7-11am at Dr Beanz located at 4299 Valley Ave. Bring your Vintage, Exotic, Foreign, Hot Rod, Truck or Motorcycles. Follow them on INSTAGRAM @ptown_coffee BERKELEY CA: GEARS & BEERS CRUISE: Cruise held on the 2nd Sunday afternoon of the month. Cruise runs from 12-3pm. Cruise held at the GILMAN Brewing Company located at 912 Gilman St. Parking is available in the back of the building. Please respect the premises, no burnouts or exhibition of speed. NAPA CA: NAPA VALLEY HOT RODS CRUISE: Cruise is held on the 2nd Sunday morning from 8-10am. Cruise is held at the NAPA Premium Outlets located at 629 Factory Stores Dr. All cars welcome.

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NOV 2019: NOV 15: SLIDELL LA: 2ND ANNUAL BAYOU SHOWDOWN: With some of the Baddest Rides in the country being at the first year event, we know this year will be Bigger and Better. We moved the show to a much better location so that we can offer inside and outside vehicle and vendor spots. With the Northshore Harbor Center at 100 Harbor Center Blvd. being the new location, we have so much more to offer. Waterfront location with tons of restaurants, hotels, easy access off the interstate and just minutes from Downtown New Orleans and Bourbon St, it is a show that will assure that you will have a fun filled weekend with great people and custom rides. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/events/313540932850882/ NOV 15: MADISON AL: Toys for Tots Car & Bike Show: The holidays are about giving, so everyone clean up those cars and bikes and come on out! Let’s make this event huge this year! Event being held at Redstone Harley-Davidson located at 15100 Hwy 20. We are teaming up with the local Toys for Tots organization and

collecting as many toys as we can! Let’s help some kids have a great Christmas this year! Your entry fee for the show will be a new unwrapped toy! We will be awarding the top 3 cars and top 3 bikes a trophy! The Toys for Tots Marines will be on location as well. See you all there! NO burnouts! NO excessive revving! NO loud music! Also please pick up your trash! Let’s respect the area so we can continue to have these events! Thank you! Please take a moment to go over the show policies posted in this event. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/ events/651606102027503/ NOV 15-16: PERRY GA: 10TH ANNUAL FALL PERRY AUTO FEST & SWAP MEET: Event takes place at the Geiorigia National Fairgrounds. Gates open at 8am each days for spectators. Admission is $5.00 per person and 12& under FREE. Swap spaces can be purchased at the gatefor $60.00 after 11/1/19. Car Show is on Saturday only. Registration is from 7-11am. Entry fee is $25.00. With your car show entry you can go into the event both days. 25 Judges Choice awards, 5 Best of the Best Awrds, Best of Show award, Club Participation award and Money Tree drawings with casj based on total car count. For more info call 478-662-2267 or go to www.perryswapmeet.com 38


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NOV 2019: NOV 16: DECATUR TN: MEIGS COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENTS ANNUAL TOY DRIVE CAR SHOW: Located at Meigs County High School Parking Lot, 105 Abel Ave. Show time 11am-5pm. Pictures with Santa. Food and Drinks, Raffles and Music. Patrol Car Display. Registration begins at 11am, $20 entry fee per car. NOV 16: COOKEVILLE TN: Cookeville Car Meet: The Car Meet is behind the old Cookeville Mall (Behind The Jcpennies) located at 400 DuBois Rd. Event runs from 7 -9PM. No Spinning tires of any kind. No Excessive Revving. Maximum is 300 Cars, So plan ahead we have a Instagram that runs most of our registrations, and the number “Going” is actually a lot higher than what you see on here. The meet is off of I-40. We have a mass majority of people traveling so if you need any help at all getting there please let us know here on Facebook or Instagram we’ll be glad to help. Fore more info go to https://www.facebook.com/ events/2323985671056927/

NOV 15: MADISON AL: Toys for Tots Car & Bike Show: The holidays are about giving, so everyone clean up those cars and bikes and come on out! Let’s make this event huge this year! Event being held at Redstome Harley-Davidson located at 15100 Hwy 20. We are teaming up with the local Toys for Tots organization and collecting as many toys as we can! Let’s help some kids have a great Christmas this year! Your entry fee for the show will be a new unwrapped toy! We will be awarding the top 3 cars and top 3 bikes a trophy! The Toys for Tots Marines will be on location as well. See you all there! NO burnouts! NO excessive revving! NO loud music! Also please pick up your trash! Let’s respect the area so we can continue to have these events! Thank you! Please take a moment to go over the show policies posted in this event. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/ events/651606102027503/

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NOV 2019: NOV 16: COOKEVILLE TN: Cookeville Car Meet: The Car Meet is behind the old Cookeville Mall (Behind The JCPenney's) located at 400 DuBois Rd. Event runs from 7 -9PM. No Spinning tires of any kind. No Excessive Revving. Maximum is 300 Cars, So plan ahead we have a Instagram that runs most of our registrations, and the number “Going” is actually a lot higher than what you see on here. The meet is off of

I-40. We have a mass majority of people traveling so if you need any help at all getting there please let us know here on Facebook or Instagram we’ll be glad to help. Fore more info go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2323985671056927/ NOV 16: DECATUR TN: MEIGS COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENTS ANNUAL TOY DRIVE CAR SHOW: Located at Meigs County High School Parking Lot, 105 Abel Ave. Show time 11am-5pm. Pictures with Santa. Food and Drinks, Raffles and Music. Patrol Car Display. Registration begins at 11am, $20 entry fee per car. NOV 16: SEYMOUR TN: MONTE’S DOWNTOWN AUTO BODY 1ST ANNUAL CRUISE-IN:

Event being held at 332 Boyds Creek Hwy. Event runs from 10am-4pm. Cruise In Car Show with no fee’s and just for fun. Food available. Open to all entries, anything you want to show is welcome. Vendor table spaces available. For more info call 865257-8858 NOV 17: ORLANDO FL: MENARDS CHEVY SHOW: Show time 10am-3pm, registration 9am-1pm. Free for spectators and register your car at www.AceCafeUSA.com

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NOV 2019: NOV 17: PRINCETON IL: WALNECK’S MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEETS PRINCETON IL: Indoors—Rain or Shine. This is two time a Year HERE! Show time 8am-2pm. Located at the Bureau County Fairgrounds, 811 Peru St. This is much better than the internet! Search for it! Find it! Inspect it! Buy it! And then BRAG about it! Antique, Classic, American, British, and Modern, Dirt Bikes, Parts, Leather, T-shirts, Jewelry, Novelities and Much more! Admission $7 under 14 free plus free parking. 3-heated and connected buildings. Free tables (nice ones). Vendor spaces 10x10. One Low Price---$40. Great food in the building. For more info: www.walneckswap.com or 630-985-2097. NOV 2019: NOV 15: CHANDLER AZ: TACO’S & NITRO: Squeeg's Kustoms is throwing an Open House Taco's and Nitro Party Friday Night during Goodguy's weekend. Party starts at 5 PM. Live Band with Kevin Daly & Grave Danger! Will have 6 or more Nitro cars to be lit throughout the evening! Street Taco's - Free to the first 400 people to arrive! Come on by for a fun evening at the shop. Everyone attending Goodguy's is invited! Event location is at 341 E. Alamo Dr. NOV 15-17: SCOTTSDALE AZ: 22nd SOUTHWEST NATIONALS: Located at the Westworld of Scottsdale. Over 3,000 Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru '87. See the 2019 "Top 12" Cars & Trucks of the Year sponsored by Meguiar’s, Snap-on and Race Deck. Spectre Performance All American Sunday welcoming

American made or powered vehicles of all years. Goodguys AutoCross - featuring 32 car "Duel in the Desert" presented by BF Goodrich, Clayton Machine Works, Speedway Motors, K&N Filters and Tremec. Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition. Burnout Competition. Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits. Swap Meet. Cars 4 Sale Corral. Model & Pedal Car Show. Live Music Entertainment. Kids Zone - Free Arts and crafts, games, prizes & more! Complimentary Guest Shuttles provided from spectator parking. For more info: www.good-guys.com or 925-838-9876.

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NOV 15-17: GRAPEVINE TX: 2ND ANNUAL CUSTOM CAR AND TRUCK SHOW: Located at Salmon Lake Park.Pre-register $20, Day of Show $40. Spectators $10 for one day, $15 for the weekend. 8am-6pm each day. Tent camping $20, 22 cabins for rent, 300 RV hookups. Top 50 awards, 10 Best of Awards, and Xtreme Lowz Choice. NOV 16: NEEDVILLE TX: 8TH ANNUAL REBEL ROUNDUP: Located 3001 Violet St, Needville Harvest Park. 1972 and older car show only. Registration 10am awards 4pm. $20 car registration, spectators free. NOV 2019: NOV 16: PALM DESERT CA: 2019 HOT DESERT MOPARS INFORMAL MOPAR MEETS: Any year Mopar//Any Mopar Enthusiast//Any Car//We Welcome All! Fun, Education, History and Friendship. Time for meet 3-5pm. Located at the Desert Crossing Shopping Center, Hwy 111 at Fred Waring, the furthest east parking area north of Target. Dates and times subject to change. Best source for info: www.SoCalCarCulture.com www.HotDesertMopars.com, 760-861-8075, www.HotDesertMopars.com@gmail.com FB Hot Desert Mopars or Instagram/ HotDesertMopars. NOV 17: THOUSAND OAKS CA: 5TH ANNUAL ADA CHARITY CAR SHOW: Featuring the stars of American Graffiti and Emcees Bob Beck and Randy Kerdoon. Show time 10:30-4pm. Roll in at 9am. MB2 kart racing, 1475 Lawrence Dr. Early entry fee $25. For more info: www.5adacarshow.eventbrite.com.

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FOR SALE: 1933 Ford Speedstar. Fresh build with 400 miles. Bobby Alloway Chassis, Rat's Glass Body, crate Cobra Roller 302 motor, C4 tranny, polished wildwood disc at all 4 corners, "Sweet" polished rack/pinion steering. Interior is in progress as you can see in the pics. I would prefer to trade on a 1932 Ford Vicky, but would consider other trades. Price is $43,500. Email is (asmanyjh112@att.net) or call/text 423-838-2226. Name is RL. I live in Hixson Tn. (9/12/19)

WANTED: I saw this blue 1969 Chevelle at the Wilson County Fair a few weeks ago. I would like find the owner to see if he is interested in selling it. I believe it is from the Nashville area. It has a big block with aluminum heads and a 5 speed transmission. Thanks, Gene Normandy TN email: ltgene@hotmail.com (10-3-19) 48


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FOR SALE: 2007 Chevy Corvette. It has a 6.0 LS2 motor, Big cam and headers. It has been tuned and also has new tires and exhaust. 34,900 miles. Contact Dennis Seals at (606)-536-9660 or (606)-634-4198. Email: dennisseals@rocketmail.com. Location: Whitesburg, KY (9/26)

FOR SALE: Chevy 6 cyl. motor engine 1966 Chevy II 194 C.I. $275.00. Motor is from a 1966 Chevy II. 194 C.I. Head has about 3000 miles since 3 angle valve job, hardened valve seats and milled flat. The motor looked like a recent rebuild. Ran very good. Would make a nice ratrod motor. A 350 or 700r4 trans bolts up to it with no modifications. Call or text Mark 615-509-7361. (10/3/19)

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Gearhead Gazzette Vol. 19 Issue #45 Nov. 7-13, 2019  

Greetings Gearheads! This weeks issue of the Gearhead Gazzette Magazine is published and ready for you to tear into. We want to start off by...

Gearhead Gazzette Vol. 19 Issue #45 Nov. 7-13, 2019  

Greetings Gearheads! This weeks issue of the Gearhead Gazzette Magazine is published and ready for you to tear into. We want to start off by...