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It’s All the Gearhead News you can use

inside this month: History of Hot Rodding in the Mid-South 2012 Shows, Cruise’s & Events Rolling Bones Open House Event coverage Pigeon Forge, P-Town & E’ville Iron 2011 Racing Schedules and LOTS more cool stuff

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“It’s all the Gearhead News you can use" Cover photo by Jimmy B of Paul Shaucks 1933 Ford Coupe “Smokin’ Bones at the 2010 Chicago World of Wheels, helps us illustrate that its Indoor Car Show time in the Mid-South and other cities too. Pg 3 Photo by Jimmy B of Richard “beaver” Hellis’s wicked Willys at the New Years Eve Cruise in at Hot Rods & Threads Full Service Hot Rod Shop

Pg 3 “TOON” artwork by Larry Williams of Williams Graphics of Sheryl Sheer’s 69’ CamAirO

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•The Fun Starts Here

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• Road Rumblings

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•GOODGUYS 25th P-town

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•Hot Rods in the Mid South

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•Cruise Nite Listings

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•37th Frog Follies

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•SPEED Cost $$

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•Shades of the Past #29

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•Car Clubs

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•Garage & Shop Scene

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•Car Shows & Events

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•For Sale or Swap

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•Net Surfing - Shops / Services 29 •FINISH LINE

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

A New Chapter Starts…. Let me start out by wishing everyone a very Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Each year brings new challenges and excitement with it. Let’s hope its all good this year.

I use the new year as a “birthday / anniversary” date for the GAZZETTE. As I have said before, what started out as some emails sharing show info years ago, has grown into what you now receive each month. One of the Mid-South’s (and other area’s of the country too) leading and fastest growing online publications for hot rodders, motorheads, gearheads and folks who just plain love cool cars, trucks, kustoms and all that goes with them. I want to personally thank each of you, for being part of the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE each month. The GAZZETTE has grown because of you and most of the changes come from your feedback. For me, any publication should serve a purpose. Some are for entertainment, some for covering history, some for info purposes and others for a whole host of reasons. For me and the direction of the GAZZETTE, the core purpose is to let you know where all the Car Shows, Events, Cruise Nights and any and all things related to this thing we love and devote much of our lives to….HOT RODDING. This is where our foundation is at and it will continue to be our purpose. I throw in some other “fun” stuff these days and event coverage too, just to make the GAZZETTE more interesting for you.

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only when it makes sense. I do strive to make this entertaining and fun to read. Your feedback tell me I am doing a good job these days. I know you’ll let me know if I take a wrong turn. Lately I have thought about why I like doing this deal called the GAZZETTE. I believe it comes from my love of reading and learning. When I was a little guy (LONG LONG time ago!!) my mom started me reading at an early age. She taught me the importance of being able to read and understand what I was reading. She took us to the library to get books every 2 weeks. She built the foundation for me, without me ever knowing she was doing it. This foundation was important for me in school obviously. Books graduated to “car” magazines in the pre-teen years, as happened for many of us car crazy types. Its still reading and learning and its all good. My mom lost her battle with lung cancer on December 23rd. While she’s not here asking me about the GAZZETTE anymore, I know she’s right here checking it out to make sure I am doing it right. Thanks mom for building my foundation so strong. All the readers of the GAZZETTE appreciate your hard work many years ago with a little guy.

Jimmy B.

“the fun starts here”….


WAX ON…WAX OFF NEW FEATURE COMING!!

GET READY!!! One of the Mid-South’s favorite events will be back next month. The NASHVILLE AUTOFEST returns to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds on Jan 21 st & 22nd. Make plans now to attend. All the info you need on this show is listed in the EVENTS Section of this issue. The GEARHEAD GAZZETTE will be there covering the whole event for a feature in a future issue. We’ll see ya there!!

OK all you BIG Horsepower freaks!!! Here’s where you can put it to the test and have the numbers to back up the talk!! DBR Performance in Spring Hill TN now has a DYNO in their shop. Having a car show or gearhead event and want to see who has the biggest H.P.?? DBR’s DYNO is portable and they can bring it to your event. Talk about some big fun…Hey Cruise Nites are you listening?? Give David a call and get all the info you need or go to www.dbrhighperformance.com

The GEARHEAD GAZZETTE is excited about a new feature / section that will be coming in upcoming issues. Sam Compton, one half of the “WORLD FAMOUS” MOTHERS BROTHERS is going to be a contributor to the GAZZETTE. He will be sharing his vast knowledge and experience on car care with all of us. You’ve seen Sam and his brother at many of the car shows and events across the U.S. with their trailer full of “MOTHERS” car care products. It’s not just the products, it’s the know-how on what to do with it, that makes the MOTHER’s BROTHERS a great vendor. Think you know it all about caring for your prized ride?? Do you know what “plowing the wax” is? Do you know why a microfiber cloth is so much better than what you are using today to polish / wax your ride? We’ll learn all about those 2 items and a whole lot more in upcoming issue of the GAZZETTE. As an added bonus, Sam is going to work with HOT RODS & THREADS Full Service Hot Rod Shop, and set up a CAR CARE Seminar session in the spring. Watch the GAZZETTE for more on this event and how to be part of it.

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The DEUCE turns 80!!!!

GREAT JOB BATTLEFIELD REGION AACA Car Club!!!! The car club recently donated $1500 each to High Hopes Inclusive Preschool, Pediatric Therapy and Brightstone. Each of these charities benefited because of the clubs fund raising activities, like the clubs yearly car show in October. Club members take the time to visit these organizations and help them out. GREAT JOB GANG!!!

To help celebrate the 80th birthday of the ’32 Ford and all 1932 model year vehicles, the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has announced that they will hold a special "Deuce Doins" at all 17 national events this 2012 season. What's a Deuce Doins’ you ask? It's a giant parking area exclusive to Fords and other makes built in 1932. Goodguys will supply a commemorative dash plaque as well as a exclusive decal to all participants in the 80th Anniversary Deuce Doins’. In addition Goodguys will hand out a special award that will be selected from the Deuce Doins’ area for the Sunday awards ceremony at each event. The Deuce Doins’ will be held on Saturday’s at all 17 from 7am to noon. Above all other cars, the ’32 Ford holds a special place in the heart of most rodders. “The ’32 Ford is the quintessential hot rod,” said Goodguys President Marc Meadors. “I grew up in the back seat of my dad’s ’32 sedan crisscrossing the country going to events,” he said. The Beach Boys immortalized the ’32 Ford with their hit single ‘Lil’ Deuce Coupe.’ The Majority of our industry’s founding fathers were connected to a ’32 Ford or Chevy somehow. Its only fitting we honor this historic model year at our 2012 events.” All you 32’ owners get em’ ready to show at Goodguys in 2012.

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


GOODGUY’s Nashville Nationals Info you need to know about

TERRY “ Metal Master” TUCKERMAN EXPOSED AS A FORD LOVER!!!! Our good friend Terry Tuckerman has always proclaimed to be a diehard Chevy Bowtie guy with an additional love for Pontiac’s also. WRONG!!! Terry has carried this façade on for many many years. Here is proof positive that Terry really does think Ford has a better idea!! Check out that grin while he was cruising in that good looking 40 Ford coupe!!! Terry asks…have you driven a Ford lately?? He has!!!

Some short takes: Congrats to Marty Crain. Marty is a regular contributor to CRUISIN NEWS magazine. The December 2011 issue featured Marty’s camera work on the cover featuring John Burroughs 1932 Ford Roadster. Lookin’ good Marty!!! Quote of the month from Jeff Hatton at the recent HOT RODS & THREADS Hot Rod Shop New Years Eve Cruise-In…” I need to find a 67’-72”Chevy truck…I want to build a 600hp “work truck”! And remember to tell em’ ya saw it in the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE cause THE FUN STARTS HERE!!

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_________2012 SHOW INFO AT A GLANCE_________

DON’T SEE YOUR EVENT LISTED…SEND US THE INFO!!! Check the CAR SHOWS / EVENTS/ GEARHEAD STUFF section for ALL the details on these shows. •JAN 16-22: SCOTTSDALE AZ: BARRETT-JACKSON COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION •JAN 20-22: SHREVEPORT LA: 37TH ANNUAL O’REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS CUSTOM CAR SHOW •JAN 21-22: NASHVILLE TN: 21ST ANNUAL NASHVILLE AUTOFEST •JAN 27-29: POMONA CA; 63RD KRAGEN-O’REILLY GRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW •JAN 28: COOKEVILLE TN: ANNUAL MIDDLE TENNESSEE ANTIQUE ENGINE & TRACTOR ASSOCIATION SWAP MEET. •FEB 4: KNOXVILLE TN: Easyriders Bike Show Tour •FEB 5: NASHVILLE TN: 24TH ANNUAL NASHVILLE AUTOMOTIVE SWAP MEET •FEB 10-12: BIRMINGHAM AL:: 41ST O’REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS •FEB 10-12: INDIANAPOLIS IN: 53RD O’REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS •FEB 17-18: COLUMBIA MO: 14TH ANNUAL AUTOMOTIVE SWAP MEET •FEB 17-19 SACRAMENTO CA: 62ND KRAGEN-O’REILLY SACRAMENTO AUTORAMA •FEB 17-19: TULSA OK: 48TH ANNUAL TULSA OKLAHOMA ROD & CUSTOM CAR SHOW •FEB 19: LEBANON TN: 2ND ANNUAL WINTER MID-TENN REGION AACA SWAP MEET •FEB 24-26: DETROIT MI: 60TH MEGUIARS AUTORAMA •FEB 24-26: LOUSIVILLE KY: 49TH CARL CASPER INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AUTO SHOW •FEB 25: LEBANON TN: 2ND ANNUAL COLLECTOR’S SWAP MEET •FEB 29- MAR 3: LOS ANGELES CA: PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM 2012 DUECE WEEK •MAR 1-4: BAKERSFIELD CA: FAMOSO RACEWAY PRESENT THE ANNUAL MARCH MEET. •MAR 2-4 : CHICAGO IL: 50TH O’REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS •MAR 10-11: NASHVILLE TN: HUNTERS CUSTOM AUTO SHOW •MAR 23-24: SEVIERVILLE TN: 35TH ANNUAL SPRING CORVETTE EXPO •MAR 30 – APR 1: DAYTONA BEACH FL: SPRING TURKEY RUN •MAR 30 – APRIL 1ST: SPRING RALLY No.5 HOSTED BY CYCLMOS MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM. •APR 12-15: PIGEON FORGE TN: 22nd ANNUAL SPRING GRAND RUN •APR 13: MEMPHIS TN: SUPER CHEVY SHOW •APRIL 13-15: OKLAHOMA CITY OK: SOUTHWEST STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus •APRIL 14: FRANKLIN TN: ZATTACK 2012 DATSUN/NISSAN Z CAR SHOW 7& CRUISE -IN •APR 20 – 22: JACKSON TN: 20TH ANNUAL BUNNY RUN •APRIL 21: BRENTWOOD TN: 11TH ANNUAL KARS4KIDS CARS/TRUCKS/MOTORCYCLE SHOW •APR 21: COLUMBIA TN: CRUZIN FOR THE MUSIC •APR 26-28: BOWLING GREEN KY: C5 – C6 SHOW AT THE CORVETTE MUSEUM •APRIL 27-28: SOMERSET KY: SOMERSET CRUISE OPENING WEEKEND – BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC WEEKEND •APR 28: ATHENS AL: 5TH ANNUAL ATHENS ON THE SQUARE CAR SHOW •MAY 4 – 6: KNOXVILLE TN: STREET ROD NATIONALS SOUTH Plus •MAY 4-5: MANATOKA IA: TORQUEFEST 2012 •MAY 17-19: PIGEON FORGE TN: 34TH ANNUAL F-100 SUPERNATIONALS IT’S NEVER TOO •MAY 17-19: PIGEON FORGE TN: CHEVY CLASSIC CAR SHOW AT THEINN AT CHRISTMAS PLACE EARLY to start sending •MAY 18 – 20: NASHVILLE TN: GOODGUYS NASHVILLE NATIONALS in your cruise nite, car •MAY 25-27: SPRINGFIELD MO: MID-AMERICA STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus •MAY 26: GRANVILLE TN: HERITAGE DAY ANTIQUE CAR SHOW show or event info to the •MAY 27TH: LOUI$VILLE KY: BEATERSVILLE CAR & BIKE SHOW GEARHEAD GAZZETTE. As •MAY 31-JUNE 3: DETROIT MI TO ??? 2012 HOT ROD POWER TOUR soon as we get the event •JUNE 1-3: YORK PA: STREET ROD NATIONALS EAST Plus info, we’ll list in the •JUNE 1-3: PADUCAH KY: 35TH ANNUAL STREET RODS IN THE PARK HOSTED BY RIVER TIN STREET RODS •JUNE 1-3: COMMERCE GA: THE CHEVY HIGH PERFORMANCE NATIONALS HOSTED BY GM PERF. PARTS 2012 SHOW INFO •JUNE 8-9: PIGEON FORGE TN: PONTIACS IN PIGEON FORGE AT A GLANCE •JUNE 14-16: BOWLING GREEN KY: 10TH ANNUAL HOLLEY HOT ROD REUNION section. Then 3 months •JUNE 15-16: PIGEON FORGE TN: THE ALL CHEVY SUPERNATIONALS lll before the actual event •JUNE 16: TULLAHOMA TN: 20TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN WHEELS IN MOTION CAR & TRUCK SHOW •JUNE 16: UNION GROVE WI: HUNNERT CAR HEADS UP 4 – TRADITIONAL DRAG RACING we’ll list it in the •JULY 3-7: LOVELAND CO: 33RD ANNUAL GTO AA INTERNATIONAL MEET GEARHEAD GAZZETTE in the •JULY 9: WAVERLY TN: 2012 POOR BOYS CAR SHOW CAR SHOWS – •JULY 17-21: ST CHARLES IL: 2012 PONTIAC OAKLAND CLUB INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION EVENTS – •JULY 19-21: BOWLING GREEN KY: 31ST NATIONAL CORVETTE HOMECOMING •JULY 21-22: BYRON IL: MELTDOWN DRAGS – 66 7 OLDER HEADS UP MATCH RACING GEARHEAD STUFF •AUG 2-5: LOUISVILLE KY: STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus section. Remember, the •SEPT 8-9: PIGEON FORGE TN: SHADES OF THE PAST ROD RUN 30 earlier you advertise TH •SEPT 13 – 16: PIGEON FORGE TN: 30 ANNUAL FALL GRAND RUN your event, you will •SEPT: 15: LEBANON TN: 2012 REDNECK RUMBLE •SEPT 21-23: LEBANON TN: 23RD ANNUAL MUSIC CITY MOPAR SHOW0 increase your attendance •OCT 6: FRANKLIN TN: BATTLEFIELD REGION 23RD ANNUAL CAR SHOW levels. What are you •OCT 6: BOWLING GREEN KY: VOO DOO HOO DOO 2 HOSTED BY THE VOODOO KINGS waiting for? Send us •OCT 7-14: GULF COAST MISSISSIPPI: CRUISIN THE COAST your event info now to •OCT 10-13: BOWLING GREEN KY: BUICK GS NATIONALS AT BEECH BEND RACEWAY •OCT 12 – 14: TAMPA FL: SOUTHEAST STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus gearheadgazzette@gmai •OCT 19-20: SEVIERVILLE TN: 35TH ANNUAL FALL CORVETTE EXPO l.com •OCT 30 – NOV 2: LAS VEGAS NV: 2012 SEMA SHOW

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There’s certain events that all of us just like more than others. The GOODGUYS West Coast Nationals is like that. Beautiful fairgrounds, great weather and tons of cool cars, trucks, kustoms and more!! From the first time I ever attended to more recent trips, this is one of the personal favorites. Numerous mini-shows within the show make it just that much better. Throw in a great swap meet, lots of vendors and a California “Tri-Tip” sandwich and you know its gonna be a good time. Check out some of the “too cool” rides that were in attendance and you’ll know why the “Silver Anniversary” edition of this event will lead to a “Gold Anniversary” Edition too! Words / Pic’s: Jimmy B

The orange wire wheels finish off this roadster just right

Slammed & Patina’d to puuurrfection

The “Take Out T” was looking good in the shade

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Lovin’ the mid-60’s Mopar “gasser Style”

You know this “straight 6” is going to sound great!


Cont……

One beachin’ 37 Ford Woodie

Flames, yup, Blower, yup, Straight axle, yup, BADASS, YOU BET!!

Tough to beat primer with red wheels & caps and rings!

Injected big inch motor Willys Coupe…Dun Right

The Bay Area Model Engine club comes out each year with some awesome miniature engines. They fire em’ up and run them all day long. Watch for a feature on these guys coming up in the GAZZETTE. Black – N – Red and fun all over January 2012

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HOT RODDING IN THE MID-SOUTH High School, NASCAR in Memphis Area & Submarine Races….

Words & Picture’s by Ed Woodard

Editors Note: Here is another chapter in the hot rod history of the Mid-South as told by our very own historian Ed Woodard. Ed heads to Nashville, than the West Coast, then back to the Mid-South. Ed rejoins the TAPPETS car club and the fun begins…..

Nashville….a new beginning….I am going to hate this…..….# 3 But now here I am in Nashville TN, It’s 1955. & I live about a mile from the yuppy school that I was enrolled in….Making new friends wasn’t really that hard. Hot Rodders always seem to find one another. Nashville’s Nick Varallo’s & Charlie Nickens drive in restaurants always drew the fastest street cars. A few ‘40’s and late model Chevy’s always seem to show up. That is about the time I attended a hotrod show at a local strip mall near the high school and met a Tappets Hotrod club member. Didn’t take me long to join up and get into the thick of things. Lots of activities, safety checks, charity events around Christmas. Things were going fair but really missed Memphis. At the end of my senior year I was able to transfer my credits to Memphis Tech High & at least graduate with my old high school, just not the senior clout during that year! After a short stay at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville TN, I figured I had learned enough….That was a ….BIG MISTAKE!!!....I gathered my marbles & my wife & we moved to southern California & worked for my uncle, Dr Calvin who was a veterinarian and probably missed a good chance to really bettering myself. It wasn’t long before we were ready to return to Nashville, which didn’t seem too bad after living 2000 miles from Tennessee. We really missed seeing real trees as we know them in the Eastern U.S., Also listening to John R on WLAC radio could be heard late at night in California. That radio show was a constant reminder of the Nashville scene.

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It wasn’t long before we returned to Nashville where I became very active again with the Tappets while holding a few jobs in advertising and the jewelry business. In the early days in Nashville produced a lot of backyard true shade tree situations like the time Johnny Boatman was constructing a ’27 T roadster with a small block Chevrolet engine with a rather unusual kick up rear cross member made from cast iron water pipe with the screw in joints. To quickly take it around the block to see if everything works a person would hold the army jerry can on the rear cross member. Not very safe I thought but Johnny needed someone to hold the can. Since I was the only one in attendance at the time, I was elected. I didn’t know what a historical ride that would turn out to be. That car has since been rebuilt about 6 times and I think those water pipe screw in joints have remained until recently. We won’t name the car because the latest rebuild is by far the best yet….. As for round tracks Old Hickory and American Legion Bowl down by the Jefferson Street bridge were the ¼ mile round tracks along with the Fairgrounds. I recently found out that Faron Young and some other investors had a round track configuration in the old Sulfur Dell baseball stadium for short time.


HOT RODDING IN THE MID-SOUTH cont. The operating ¼ mile drag strips were Halls TN, Sturgis KY, Cumberland Airport Drag Strip that ran on Friday night and Union Hill that ran Saturday night & Sunday were 1/8 mile strips with ¼ mile tracks at Lakeland, near Memphis and later in the 60’s Riverside Dragstrip in West Nashville.

Union Hill drag strip in the beginning…Check out the 2 strips of concrete…& the crowd control

Unfortunately all that remains of either are some painted wall signs & a falling down timing tower…… As a Tappets fund raiser we came up with an idea to put on a car show however we figured it might be a little too big for our club to pull off so we joined forces with the Coasters car club. That was in 1959 & was held in the coliseum at the fairgrounds. Everything went pretty well with the promotion, handing out handbills plus a little radio advertising. We had a great turnout however the night before the setup for the 2nd show TSU wanted to use the building for a Ray Charles concert.

Everything went well until Ray started to sing” Hit the Road Jack” then the pennants we had put up the night before came down. We got the pennants back up but had to work all day. See the second show with the pennants up. The things we remember! After the 1959 show was over it was decided that the Tappets would put on the second show because the lack of help from the Coasters, with the exception of a few members. The Tappets put on 2 more shows in the Coliseum then moved to the then new Municipal Auditorium. About the same time I was working for Rayco selling auto accessories & seat covers, slowly getting into the business. This was about the last year for the U.S. Nationals in Detroit 1959 and.was the year the Ray Godman’s Tennessee Bo-Weevil car ran the Albertson Olds dragster for Top Eliminator. Rays car actually won the race but the car was torqueing the front end up & over the finishing line lights, making the Bo-Weevil the loser. He did win as we were there & saw the pass……but it wasn’t scored that way by the officials. Just a bit of history that was confirmed at the Memphis Street rods were just starting to come out more. Homer McIntire…Lawrence Smith…David Sellers….and of course Tommy Sanborn was just finishing his roadster….It wasn’t long that Tommy was getting us together for day runs too. It was just a few of us maybe 5 or 6 off to a state park for a picnic lunch & return. I guess that was about the way it started in Nashville in the early 60’s. ….You will never guess what was just located…The only picture of my 1934 Ford coupe. Check out the spare tire…no fenders up front & headlights on the frame horns!!!

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HOT RODDING IN THE MID-SOUTH cont. We should mention a big time racer who was also a pretty special street rodder, Milton Potter. Not only did he campaign the car in national competition but dominated street eliminator at local tracks too.

During the running of his car the Tappets members always seem to stay close to offer help like when he was running for the money at Memphis against the Sanders Willys from Murray KY that always was a challenge. His car must be started under its own starter without help. After several very hard attempts it finally started possibly with a lot of members fingers crossed. What was always neat was the way that supercharged Oldsmobile would really hook on the big end of the drag strip. Just about the time a competitor would think they had Milton beat that car would really come into the power range. Also, When Milton went from an unblown engine to a blower engine he let several of us to make a pass on the ¼ mile at Sturgis KY. Unfortunately, after really getting the new car hooking up he suffered a serious stroke that grounded the race car. He did build a couple of very nice street rods and was very active in local meets. Milton was a good friend and I was very sorry for his passing…. That’s about it for this month….but next month I will open with True Tappets Tale you will not believe….so be watching for it…….

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__________“CRUISE NITE FUN” FOR 2012_________________ FOR ALL OF THE CLUBS & CRUISE NITE HOSTS, OR IF YOU KNOW OF A CRUISE NIGHT HAPPENING IN 2012, BE IT WEEKLY OR MONTHLY, SEND THE COMPLETE INFO TO ME AT gearheadgazzette@gmail.com

1ST MONDAY NITE CRUISIN’: TUESDAY NITE CRUISIN: WEDNESDAY NITE CRUISIN:

*HERMITAGE TN: THE ROCKABILLY CRUISE IN NIGHT. THIS CRUISE HAPPENS EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT STARTIN JAN 11 TH. BEING HELD AT THE ROADSIDE BAR & GRILL AT 4617 OLD HICKORY RD. PIN UP CONTEST ONCE A MONTH WITH FINALS IN MAY. DOOR PRIZES. LIVE MUSIC BY BANDS LIKE JANE ROSE & THE DEAD END BOYS, CHRIS CASELLO TRIO AND MORE. SPONSERED BY KUSTOM THRILLS TATTOO & SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY LIMOUSINE. FOR MORE INFO EMAIL TO k9streetrod@aol.com •1ST THURSDAY NITE CRUISIN: FRIDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY FRIDAY NITE: • HENDERSONVILLE TN: THE 2012 HENDERSONVILLE CRUISE NITE WILL KICK OFF ON APRIL 13TH AND RUNS THRU THE END OF OCTOBER. CRUISING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE STREETS OF INDIAN LAKE SHOPPING CENTER ,BEHIND THE REGAL CINEMA THEATRE.,LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF INDIAN LAKE BLVD & VIETNAM VETERNANS PARKWAY. MUSIC, 50/50 RAFFLE & DOOR PRIZE GIVEAWAYS WEEKLY. CRUISIN HAPPENS FROM 6-9PM EVERY FRIDAY. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT 615-405-2419 OR EMAIL TO ddfergie@gmail.com SATURDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY SATURDAY NITE: 1st SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN: 2ND SATURDAY MORNING OF EACH MONTH CRUISE IN: 2nd SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN’: * MANCHESTER TN: THE CITY OF MANCHESTER IS HOSTING THE “CRUISIN DOWNTOWN STYLE” CRUISE NITES. THE

ULTIMATE CAR CRUISE-IN THE TENNESSEE VALLEY. BEING HELD EVERY 2ND SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH FROM APRIL – OCT. CRUISE DATES: 4/14, 5/12, 6/9, 7/14, 8/11, 9/8, 10/13. JUNE9TH WILL BE A POWER TOUR CRUISE IN. OCT 13 WILL BE CHILI COOKOFF DAY AND POWER TOUR CRUISE IN. PLEASE NOTE THE APRIL 14TH CRUISE WILL BE FROM 12 NOON – 4PM. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT JEFF AT 931-273-1902. 4th SATURDAY MORNING OF EACH MONTH CRUISE IN: 4th SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN’: •LAST SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN:

IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY to start sending in your Cruise nite or Cruise - in info to the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE. As soon as we get the event info, we’ll list in the “CRUISE NITE FUN” FOR 2012 section. Remember, the earlier you advertise your event, you will increase your attendance levels. What are you waiting for? Send us your cruise event info now to gearheadgazzette@gmail.com January 2012

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The 37th edition of the E’Ville Iron’s Frog Follies is in the books. If you have never been to this event, put it on your 2012 to do list. These folks know how to take care of the hot rodders that come out for the weekend. Check out some of the sweet rides that showed up in Froggies Swamp in 2011. “RIBBIITTTTT!!!!!!

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SPEED Cost money… How fast you wanna’ go??? For those of you, who love numbers, engineers, speed freaks and those who think they have gone too fast at one time or another. This puts Corvette performance in perspective. This article mentions the Lingenfelter twin turbo powered Z06. Read this thru slowly and try to comprehend the amount of force produced in just under 4 seconds! The last paragraph puts it all into perspective ! There are no rockets or airplanes built by any government in the world that can accelerate from a standing start as fast as a Top Fuel Dragster or Funny Car…..and that includes any aircraft launched by a catapult from an aircraft carrier. Nothing can compare…..

DEFINITION OF ACCELERATION One top fuel dragster 500 cubic inch Hemi engine makes more horsepower than the first 4 rows of stock cars at the Daytona 500. It takes just 15/100ths (0.15) of a second for all 6,000+ horsepower (some believe 8,000 HP is more realistic - there are no dynamometers capable of measuring) of an NHRA Top Fuel dragster engine to reach the rear wheels. Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 1-1/2 gallons of nitromethane per second; a fully loaded 747 consumes jet fuel at the same rate with 25% less energy being produced. A stock Dodge Hemi V8 engine cannot produce enough power to drive the dragster's supercharger. With 3,000 CFM of air being rammed in by the supercharger on overdrive, the fuel mixture is compressed into a near-solid form before ignition. Cylinders run on the verge of hydraulic lock at full throttle. At the stoichiometric (stoichiometry: methodology and technology by which quantities of reactants and products in chemical reactions are determined) 1.7:1 air/fuel mixture of nitromethane, the flame front temperature measures 7,050 deg F. (Oxyacetylene on "cut" is 6,300) Nitromethane burns yellow. The spectacular white flame seen above the stacks at night is raw burning hydrogen, dissociated from atmospheric water vapor by the searing exhaust gases. Dual magnetos supply 44 amps to each spark plug. This is the output of an arc welder in each cylinder. Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed during one pass.

After halfway, the engine is dieseling from compression, plus the glow of exhaust valves at 1,400 deg F. The engine can only be shut down by cutting the fuel flow. If spark momentarily fails early in the run, unburned nitro builds up in the affected cylinders and then explodes with sufficient force to blow cylinder heads off the block in pieces or split the block in half. In order to exceed 300 mph in 4.5 seconds, dragsters must accelerate an average of over 4G's. In order to reach 200 mph well before half-track, the launch acceleration approaches 8G's. Dragsters reach over 300 miles per hour before you have completed reading this sentence. The redline is actually quite high at 9,500 rpm. Assuming all the equipment is paid off, the crew worked for free, and for once NOTHING BLOWS UP, each run costs an estimate $1,000.00 per second. The current top fuel dragster elapsed time record is 4.428 seconds for the quarter mile (11/12/06, Tony Schumacher, at Pomona , CA ). The top speed record is 336.15 mph as measured over the last 66' of the run (05/25/05 Tony Schumacher, at Hebron , OH ). Putting all of this into perspective: You are driving the average $140,000 Lingenfelter 'twin-turbo' powered Corvette Z06. Over a mile up the road, a top fuel dragster is staged and ready to launch down a quarter mile strip as you pass. You have the advantage of a flying start. You run the 'Vette hard up through the gears and blast across the starting line and pass the dragster at an honest 200 mph. The 'tree' goes green for both of you at that instant. The dragster launches and starts after you. You keep your foot down hard, but you hear an incredibly brutal whine that sears your eardrums and within 3 seconds, the dragster catches and passes you. He beats you to the finish line, a quarter mile away from where you just passed him. Think about it, from a standing start, the dragster had spotted you 200 mph and not only caught, but nearly blasted you off the road when he passed you within a mere 1,320 foot long race course. ...... and that gearheads, is ACCELERATION!

We have run this article before, but it would be fun to share it again. Thanks to Battlefield AACA member Gary Haneberg for sending it to us again this year.


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The Shades of the Past SRA Hot Rod Roundup #29 was a huge success based on all the feedback coming in. This was year 2 at the Dollywood Splash Country Park. The Shades took the year one feedback and made the show even better. Throw in some great weather and it’s a perfect recipe for everyone who came out to have some hot rodding fun. The quality of the entries is better an better every year. The judging for all the awards is very tough…but fun. Here’s just few of the cool rides that were at the event. Words & Pic’s: Jimmy B

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The ROADSTER SHOP’s INNOVATOR 67’ nova

One smooth 57’ Olds

1934 Woody. A real termite delight!!! Surfs up at Dollywoood

A real sleeper 62’

One “cool Caddy”. Check out those bumper bullit’s!!

Save the date for 2012, The Shades are going to crank it up again at DollyWood!! Sweet 56’ Merc Custom


___________CAR CLUB’s LISTING’s___________ PONTIAC’s OF TENNESSEE ROBERT WOODSIDE - SECRETARY 2230 OAKLEAF DR. FRANKLIN TN 37064 www.pontiactn.org president@pontiactn.org

MUSIC CITY MOPAR CLUB STAN HARDCASTLE – EVENTS DIRECTOR P.O. Box 2253 Mt. Juliet Tn. 37121-2253 615-948-4204 www.musiccitymoparclub.com

CORVETTES OF CLARKSVILLE P.O. 20056 Clarksville TN 37042 E-MAIL: corvette.club@hotmail.com www.corvettesofclarksville.com

MURFREESBORO HOT ROD CLUB JOHN ORTWEIN MURFREESBORO TN 615-995-8490 E-MAIL: john@4mhrc.net www.4mhrc.net

MIDDLE TENNESSEE Z (DATSUN/NISSAN) CLUB RANDY SHEMIN 615-646-7815 E-MAIL: mtzclub@gmail.com www.middletennesseezclub.com

MIDDLE TENNESSEE VOLKSWAGON CLUB c/o TERRY HIBBETT 615-832-3947 E-MAIL: vwprez@comcast.net www.mtvwc.com

BATTLEFIELD REGION AACA CLUB Contact: Don Babb 615-790- 0403 P.O. Box 681134 Franklin TN 37068-1134 e-mail: battlefield@bellsouth.net www.battlefieldaaca.com

Music City Scions Contact: Brian Sowders 615-495-4406 e-mail: brian.sowders@gmail.com www.musiccityscions.com

Rinky Dink Cruisers Contact: Ron Cooper 615-585-4103 e-mail: rcooper41@att.net Frank Ward: 615-895-4421 e-mail: mdtndollmaker@comcast.net

Pulaski Area Car Club (PACE) Contact: Lee Kelly - President 3070 Fall River Rd. Pulaski Tn. 38478 931-424-6559 e-mail: pacecarclub@aol.com www.pacecarclub.com

Classic Camaro Club of Middle Tennessee Contact: Gary & Linda Neville 931-388-3858 or 615-542-5834 www.worldwidecamaro.com Cardaddy73@gmail.com

MUSIC CITY ROCKETS OLDSMOBILE CLUB 664 PEBBLE SPRINGS DR FRANKLIN TN 37067 Brad Long- President 615-773-8241 www.musiccityrockets.com

Mid-Tenn Region of the AACA Glenn Edwards 615-444-7315 glenn@midtennaaca.org http://midtennaaca.org

MEMORY LANE CRUISERS OF CLARKSVILLE 3333 Sunny Slope CLARKSVILLE TN 37043 931-206-4898 President: Bill Baggett www.memorylanecruisers.net

C4 CAR CLUB Billy Watson – President 176 Thompson Dr Minor Hill Tn 38473 931-565-3533 C4carclub09@yahoo.com MIDNIGHT RODDERS Marty Crain 615-883-6337 midnightrodder@earthlink.net http://midnightrodders.tripod.com KY-TN REGION CADILLAC & LASALLE CLUB 2212 Springdale Dr. Franklin Tn 37064 615-595-7206

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SCOOPS, STRIPES & SPOILERS CARL KUBY OR JOHN GLEASON EMAIL: 1968cuda@gmail.com www.threenutz.com

Porsche Club of America – Musik Stadt Region (Nashville) www.musikstadpca.org Mike Moody - President 615-426-8188 STONES RIVER REGION AACA CLUB Phil San Angelo - President 615-504-8536 e-mail: phil.sanangelo@yahoo.com http://stonesrivercarclub.com


_____“GARAGE & SHOP SCENE” _____ SEND THE PICTURES AND INFO ON YOUR RIDE OR YOUR FRIENDS RIDE AND WE’LL SHOW IT OFF RIGHT HERE!! SEND US YOUR SHOW INFO AND PICTURES AND WE’LL SHARE THEM WITH ALL THE GEARHEADS!!

This month we travel up north to Tinley Park IL, to Dave Verschave garage. Dave does awesome automotive paint & graphic’s work. One of Dave’s dream rides is a “gasser style” “double nickel” Chevy. Dave had Larry at Williams Graphics do a “TOON” of his dream ride and look what's going on in his garage now!!! There’s a whole bunch of metal fabricating, welding and wrenching happening on Dave’s next “too cool” ride. This one’s going to be a bunch of fun when it’s done. I have my place in line for a ride!!

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

FEBRUARY 2012:

JANUARY 2011:

JAN 6-8: CHATTANOOGA TN: 44TH O’REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 706-861-4555 OR GO TO www.theisca.com JAN 8: WESTMORELAND TN: 1ST ANNUAL ICEBREAKER SWAP MEET. EVENT BEING HELD AT THE WESTMORELAND EXPO & BUSINESS CENTER AT 4011 FLEETWOOD DRIVE. AUTOMOTIVE RESTORATION, CUSTOM, HOT ROD, PERFORMANCE AND MEMORABILIA ITEMS ON SALE. EVENT HOURS ARE 7-330PM. DOOR PRIZES TO BE GIVEN AWAY INCLUDING A GIANT ROLL AWAY TOOL BOX. FOR MORE INFO CALL 800-450-7453 JAN 13-15: CINCINNATI OH: 52ND ANNUAL koi AUTO PARTS CAVALCADE OF CUSTOMS AUTO SHOW. FOR MORE INFO CALL 859-282-0624. JAN 14-15: MURFREESBORO TN: 1ST ANNNUAL TENNESSEE MOTORAMA. BEING HELD AT THE MID-TN EXPO CENTER . SHOW IS OPEN TO PRE-72 HOT RODS, CUSTOMS, RATS, STREET RODS, ANTIQUES, MUSCLE CARS AND MOTORCYLES. OLD SCHOOL STYEL DISPLAYS ARE ENCOURAGED!! TOP 25 AWARDS ALONG WITH BEST OF SHOW. BEST OF SHOW GETS $500.00 A HUGE TROPHY AND THEIR NAME ENGRAVED ON GRAND CHAMPION PERPETUAL TROPHY. ANTIQUE VEHICLE AND MEMORABILIA AUCTION ON SUNDAY. THERE WILL BE A SWAP MEET ALONG WITH NEW PARTS VENDORS (ALL INDOORS). 2DAY PASS $15.00. SUNDAY ONLY $10.00 INCLUDES AND AUCTION. FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER TO SHOW OR BE IN SWAP MEET CALL 615-3641828 OR GO TO www.bothbarrels.us THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! JAN 16-22: SCOTTSDALE AZ: THE ANNUAL BARRETT-JACKSON COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. BEING HELD AT WESTWORLD EVENT CENTER AGAIN THIS YEAR. FOR TICKETS FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.barrett-jackson.com . CHECK YOUR LOCAL TV LISTINGS FOR COVERAGE OF THE EVENT ON SPEED TV. 37TH

JAN 20-22: SHREVEPORT LA: ANNUAL O’REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS CUSTOM CAR SHOW. FOR MORE INFO CALL 318-747-6881 JAN 21-22: NASHVILLE TN: 21ST ANNUAL NASHVILLE AUTOFEST. BEING HELD AT THE TENNESSEE STATE FAIRGROUNDS. CAR SHOW, SWAP MEET , VENDORS & CAR CORRAL. CASH AWARDS AND DOOR PRIZES TO BE GIVEN AWAY. DASH LAQUES FOR EACH ENTRY. 20 ELITE CLASSES. TOP 50 AWARDS. SPECIAL AWARDS INCLUDING CASH!! `ALL ACTIVIITES WILL BE INDOORS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 270-769-5686 OR GO TO www.nashvilleautofest.com

THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

JAN 27-29: POMONA CA: 63RD KRAGEN-O’REILLYGRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW. BEING HELD AT THE POMONA FAIRPLEX. PRE-SHOW EVENTS AT VARIOUS HOT ROD SHOP IN SO. CAL. IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN TO THIS SHOW, YOU NEED TO GO!! FOR MORE INFO CALL 877-763-7469 OR GO TO www.rodshows.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

JAN 28: COOKEVILLE TN: ANNUAL MIDDLE TENNESSEE ANTIQUE ENGINE & TRACTOR ASSOCIATION SWAP MEET. BEING HELD AT THE HYDER-BURKS AG PAVILLION. FOR MORE INFO CALL 931526-2474 OR EMAIL TO gbarnhard@frontier.net

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FEB 3-4: MUFREESBORO TN: 7TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN MOTORSPORTS INDOOR TRACTOR & TRUCK PULL. BEING HELD AT TENNESSEE MILLER COLISEUM. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-4060382 OR GO TO www.southernmotorsports.net FEB 4: KNOXVILLE TN: Easyriders Bike Show Tour Featuring The Stars Of The #1 Hit TV Show "Sons Of Anarchy" Tommy Flanagan "Chibs" & Winter Zoli " Lyla" Signing Autographs & Taking Pictures With Guests. The World's Top Bike Builders. The Industry's Top Manufacturing Reps Show Off All The Industry's Latest Products. The Purrfect Angelz As Seen On NBC's "America's Got Talent". Music From Your Favorite Bands FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.easyridersevents.com FEB 5: NASHVILLE TN: 24TH ANNUAL SWAP MEET. HOSTED BY THE STONES RIVER REGION AACA. DOORS OPEN AT 6:30AM AND RUNS UNTIL 3:30PM. BEING HELD AGAIN THIS YEAR AT THE TENNESSEE STATE FAIRGROUNDS. INDOOR AND OUTDOOR VENDORS. FOR MORE INFO OR TO SIGN UP AS A VENDOR CALL 615-896-9560 OR EMAI TO stonesrivercarclub@gmail.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! FEB 10-12: BIRMINGHAM AL: 41ST OREILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS CAR SHOW. FOR MORE INFO CALL 205-655-4950 FEB 10-12: INDIANAPOLIS IN: 53RD OREILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS CAR SHOW. FOR MORE INFO CALL 317-272-7750

FEB 10-12: INDIANAPOLIS IN: 7TH ANNUAL MOTORAMA 1962. HOSTED BY THE ROAD ROCKETS CAR CLUB AS PART OF TH 3 53RD ANNUAL INDIANAPOLIS WORLD OF WHEELS SHOW. LIMITED TO 1962 & EARLIER ENTIRES THAT ARE OLDER TRADTIONAL HOT RODS & CUSTOMS. CASH FOR CLUB DISPLAY AWARDS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 317-244-8271 OR 317-227-0413 OR GO TO www.worldofwheels.com FEB 17-18: COLUMBIA MO: 14TH ANNUAL AUTOMOTIVE SWAP MEET. BEING HELD AT BOONE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS. “OFTEN IMITATED, NEVER DUPLICATED”. FOR MORE INFO CALL 573-4894762 OR GO TO www.GSPromotions.net FEB 17-19: SACRAMENTO CA: 62ND KRAGEN-OREILLY SACRAMENTO AUTORAMA. THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT SHOWS AND SHOULD BE ON YOUR “BUCKET LIST” LOTS OF “CUSTOM”CARS AND HOT RODS. FOR MORE INOF CALL 877-763-7469 OR GO TO www.rodshows.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

FEB 17-19: TULSA OK: 48TH ANNUAL TULSA OKLAHOMA ROD & CUSTOM CAR SHOW PRESENTED BY DARRYL STARBIRD. SHOW BEING HELS IN THE QUIK CENTER. $20,000 GO FOR THE GOLD AWARD TO THE BEST ENTRY. OVER 1000 HOT RODS, CUSTOMS, PERFORMANCE MACHINES AND MORE ON DISPLAY. ALSO TAKING PLACE WILL BE THE 16TH ANNUAL NATIONAL ROD & CUSTOM HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY FRIDAY NIGHT. FOR MORE INFO TO SHOW YOUR RIDE OR PARTICIPATE CALL 918-257-4234 OR GO TO www.darrylstarbird.com FEB 19: LEBANON TN: 2ND ANNUAL 2012 WINTER SWAP MEET. HOSTED BY THE MID TN AACA CLUB. BEING HELD AT THE WISLON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS. THERE ARE INDOOR HEATED SPACES AND OUTSIDE SPACES..FOR MORE INFO OR TO SECURE A SWAP SPACE CALL 615-556-8060 OR EMAIL TO winterswapmeet@midtennaaca.org THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!


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

FEBRUARY 2012:

FEB 24-26: DETROIT MI: 60TH MEGUIARS AUTORAMA. BEING HELD AT COBO HALL. THE RIDLER AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE BEST CAR SHOWN FOR THE FIRST TIME. THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT SHOWS ANS SHOULD BE ON YOUR BUCKET LIST. HOT RODS, CUSTOMS, MUSCLE CARS LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN. DON’T FORGET AUTORAMA EXTREME IN THE BASEMENT FOR THE BEST IN TRADITIONAL HOT RODDING. FOR MORE INFO CALL 248-689-8799. THIS ONE IS A

GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

FEB 24 – 26: LOUISVILLE KY: 49TH CARL CASPER INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AUTO SHOW. BEING HELD AT THE KENTUCKY EXPOSTION CENTER(FAIRGROUNDS). THIS IS A BIG SHOW!! FOR MORE INFO CALL 502-689-2034 THIS

ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

FEB 25: LEBANON TN: 2ND ANNUAL COLLECTORS SWAP MEET. BEING HELD AT JAMES WARD FAIRGROUNDS.

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

March 2012:

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

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

MAR 22-24: LOUISVILLE KY: 41ST ANNUAL HEAVY DUTY TRUCK SHOW / 6TH ANNUAL BIG RIG BUILD OFF. THIS EVENT IS WHERE THE BIG RIGS SHOW OFF THEIR STUFF. ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS IS HERE. THE 6TH ANNUAL BIG RIDG BUILD OFF TAKES PLACE ALSO. SEE THE BEST OF THE BEST OF THE BUILDERS OF HEAVY DUTY CUSTOM TRUCKS. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.truckingshow.com MAR 30 – APRIL 1ST: SPRING RALLY No.5 HOSTED BY CYCLMOS MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM. OPEN TO ALL MOTORCYCLES. PARTS & ACCESSORY VENDORS. LIVE MUSIC. TROPHY SHOW WITH CLASSES FOR ALL BIKES. FREE PRIMITIVE CAMPING. HOTEL ACCOMADATIONS. FREE PARTS VENDORS SPACES. LOTS MORE HAPPENING AT THIS EVENT!!! FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-6995049 OR GO TO www.cyclemos.com

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_STUFF YOU MIGHT WANT, NEED OR SWAP FOR_ Send Ad Info to gearheadgazzette@aol.com ADS RUN FOR 2 MONTHS

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FOR SALE: 1964 Chevy Impala Super Sport. 2 door with a factory 409. The car once belonged (Mark says) to George Jones, then later to Brad Hopkins and later Kevin Dyson (both former Titans). Black with a perfect red interior. Slightly modified but can be put back to original pretty easily. Asking price is $40,000.00. Contact Mark Collins at 615-485-7113.for more info. (11/11) FOR SALE: 1977 Jeep cj-7. Automatic quadratrac ( rebuilt), w/ built 304 V-8. 15k on rebuild. Small edelbrock cam, flat-top pistons, edelbrock intake, carburetor, valve covers, air cleaner. headers , w/ new exhaust. All-time 4WD w/ low & high range. New paint on body / hard top painted few months ago w/raptor coating. There is a crack in paint on driver side by door, where door was slammed w/o turning the handle. Rest of paint is in excellent shape. Full size hard doors w/hard top. Black bikini top also. New 32X11.50 bf goodrich / Eagle Alloy wheels 15X10 eagle alloy wheels w/ matching spare. Bushings, front end components, shocks, shackle lift, brakes etc. - all new. Rides / handles very nicely. Windows tinted, top painted, new tailight covers, hand-made steering column cover and gauge cover. Replaced the speedometer gear & speedometer cable, replaced the heater core. The interior has all been replaced, new dash, seats, upholstery, carpet, roll bar cover, etc. All of the lights inside and out work. Jeep has factory a/c - works very well All gauges work. Jeep in excellent condition & has not been off road since I have bought it. NO TRADES!!!! If you have questions feel free to call me. Cell number: 615-289-3099, ask for Jason. (1/12)

FOR SALE: 1940 Willys.”BAD BOY”. Glass body. Black w/ custom flames. I.F.S., Fabricated 9” Ford RR end. 3” Stainless exhaust. 502 B.B. Chevy with 8-71 Blower with dual Demon Carbs. TH700R4 Trans. Budnick wheels, Billet Alum gas tank, Dolphin Gauges, Stereo System, Vintage A/C. Show winner. Excellent workmanship, very detailed. 130 actual miles. $80,000.00 Video of car running and driving available upon request. Contact George Lamb 815-343-6770 or email to grlamb49@gmail.com (12/11)

FOR SALE: 1958 Chevy Nomad. Wagon. 350 Chevy Fuel Injected / TH700R4.transmission. New upholstery. New dual exhaust, new windshield. Runs & Drives good. $15000.00 Call Elmer at 931-627-2446. (12/11)

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_STUFF YOU MIGHT WANT, NEED OR SWAP FOR_ Send Ad Info to gearheadgazzette@aol.com ADS RUN FOR 2 MONTHS

FOR SALE: 2006 Haulmark Enclosed Trailer. 10 thousand lb. axles. Mint Condition. Asking $7995.00 - Or Best Offer. Contact John at tbonetn@hotmail.com or cell: 516-527-5560 or 615-447-5570 for more information. (11/11)

WANTED: 1960-66 Chevy Pick-up truck parts. Looking for inner fender wheels. If you have or know someone who does please contact Brian at 615-654-3225 or 615-417-0504 or email at bkpadgett@gmail.com (12/11)

WANTED: 1939 Ford 2 dr Sedan parts. Looking for both doors (even if tops are not good), and right rear fender. If you have or know someone who does please contact Paul Roy at 502-386-5646 or email to roy728@bellsouth.net . (12/11)

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

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Finish Line….

Let’s close this months issue with some shots of “vintage tin”. These shots come to us from Jimmy Lowe of www.rustinweeds.com . The majority of these shots ( Chevelle’s) were taken within 60 miles of Nashville TN. The “iron” is out there…ya just gotta look for it a little. Until next month….”in rust we trust”

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January 2012

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "...Holy Crap... what a ride!!!"


There have been countless studies done to prove it, but virtually everyone knows that spending quality time with a kid is the greatest gift you can give them. And sharing your appreciation for collector cars is a great way to nurture their interest in a hobby that you can enjoy together for many years to come.

January 2012

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GEARHEAD GAZZETTE January 2012  

January 2012 issue of the Gearhead Gazzette featuring car show listings, event listings, cruise night listings, event features and more

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