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It’s All the Gearhead News you can use

JUNE 2012 Vol. 12 - Issue 6 Price: Still Free

Rolling Bones Open House 2011 Racing Schedules The Gypsy Rose inside this month: Haulin’ SS Car Shows, Cruise Nights & More! Event coverageRUMBLINGS GNRS, Chi-Town WOW, Detroit ROAD & Tennessee Motorama GARAGECar SCENE Care for your Cruiser Is your “ Hot Rod “ Safe? And Much M Having fun with Norm “el Polacko” Grabowski


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“It’s all the Gearhead News you can use" Cover shot at Tennessee Motorama by Jimmy B Table of contents page: Iconic 1957 Olds 88 Taillight at Goodguys Nashville Nationals 2012 by Jimmy B

Simply Detroit

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Detailing the Show Car

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Chicago World of Wheels

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Hot Rods in the Mid South

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Tennessee Motorama

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GNRS - The Grand Daddy

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every month The Fun Starts Here

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Road Rumblings

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Shows at a Glance

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Mailbox

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Cruise Nite Listings

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Garage & Shop Scene

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Car Shows & Events

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Car Clubs

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Swap & Sell

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Net Surfing - Shops / Services 43 FINISH LINE

The Staff Jim “Jimmy B” Brandau Ed Woodard, Sam Compton Jim “ Jimmy B” Brandau “Jimmy B” & Butch Pate – P8 Photography Jack Cobb - tnhost.com Contributors Ed Woodard Photo Collection, Sam Compton, Williams Graphic’s – Larry Williams, Kirk Jones & Goodguys Gazette, Gary Falls, Marty Crain, Richard Price – Music City Mopar Club, Curt Gibbs – Earlys Honey Stand Publisher / Editor Feature Writers Art Director & Designer Photography Web Producer

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

“ I’ll say it again, take a drive this weekend “ For those of us living in the Mid-South, the car show and cruise nite season is in full swing and has been since mid April. The nicer weather we experience (read no snow & freezing cold!) let’s us get going a little earlier than our northern friends. Yea we know California & Florida are doing it all year long. Here in Middle Tennessee, we are lucky with all the cruise nite(s) we have to choose from. Most area’s of the country are lucky to have 1 or 2 cruise nites to attend. Within a 2 hour drive of Nashville TN, there are over 25 cruise nites to choose from. It’s not just a Friday or Saturday night deal either. Just about every night of the week has something going on that you can cruise to or go check out if your ride isn't ready to run yet. Throw in a couple of Saturday morning cruise events and you have to say we are truly fortunate!

Have you been to more than just 1 cruise nite event this year? My guess and bet is NO! I would ask you why not? I know convenience and comfortablity are 2 big reasons. You know what to expect when you go to your “local” cruise and see the same faces and cars. It’s fun but….its the same old thing each week. Get in your ride this weekend and head out to another cruise nite. Gas prices are down a little. Check the weather and hit the road. You know what you’ll find…some new hot rodding friends!! Check out some different rides and get some new ideas for yours while you’re there. Experience something new. I know you will find hot rodders just like you who will welcome you to their cruise nite and THANK YOU for coming out!! Isn’t that what its all about….the people..YES!

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The other thing that’s important about being part of these cruise nites, is just that. Being part of them. If we don’t attend them then they die. When they die, its hard to get them going again. Don’t believe me, just ask the folks in Franklin TN. The Back Yard Burger cruise got changed and moved and the support slowly fell off to the point that no business was interested in hosting it anymore. Please understand that it wasn’t the cruisers fault, a lot of things happened over a short period of time that help this one die. Point is a number of folks have tried to get it going again and it just doesn’t get any traction to get going. So I’ll say it again, take a drive this weekend and check out at least one different cruise nite this year. ----------------------------------------I got feedback from last months column about car show awards. I got both written and a lot of verbal feedback thru a number of discussions. I have started a MAILBOX column this month to post the feedback I received in writing. The comments and feedback that came from discussions, I wont print, as I want to get all the words right and don’t want to misrepresent anyones position by forgetting a word or not saying it right. If you have feedback, send it to us and we’ll share it with all the readers. Let us know what you think! Based on some discussions, I am including this CAR SHOW CREED. Kirk Jones, Editor of the Goodguys Gazette had this in a column last year, and said we could use it. Thanks Kirk..its right on the money…from my perspective.

Jimmy B.

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Murfreesboro Cruise News!!!! GOODGUYS has a new logo!! Look close and you will the Camaro that as been added to the iconic logo. There is reasoning for this change, and not just because the wanted to put a Camaro on the logo either. Head over to www.good-guys.com and click on HOT NEWS and scroll down and see the story on the new logo…pretty cool.

The MHRC wants everyone to know that on July 6th, THERE WILL NOT BE A FRIDAY NITE CRUISE IN. The Club is going to take a 1 week break due to the 4th of July holiday. Cruising will resume on July 13th.

HELP Spread the word!!!!

Quote of the month from Stan “Hot Shoe” Hardcastle of the Music City Mopar Club while watching the cars roll into the GOODGUYS Nashville Nationals event: “I just love hearing those motors that have that thump from the cam and are ‘hittin a lick’! The kind of sound that lets you know its coming. It scares small animals away and makes little kids cry!! That’s the kind of motor you have to have in a hot rod!” We want to give a “SHOUT OUT to HUNTER CUSTOM AUTO’s own Johnny Freund. Johnny was featured in the latest issue of STREET RODDER magazine in the “20 YEARS AGO” section. Quote from Street Rodder: “ Johnny helped introduce the SMOOTH LOOK to Southern Rodders with his purple 33’ Ford Victoria. The car was a finalist for the RIDLER award at the 1992 Detroit Autorama”. Check it out and take a look at that cool 33. We can remember seeing it at the GOODGUYS Indy show in the BOYDS Pick area.

Congrats to Frank & Kathy Ward for having their 1932 Ford 3w Coupe selected as the Directors Pick at the NSRA Nationals South Plus event in May. Sweet looking ride guys!!

HELP NEEDED!! The MANCHESTER “CRUISIN’ DOWNTOWN STYLE” Power Cruise is coming up on Saturday July 14th. The Cruisin Downtown Style team needs some cruisers to set up and lead a cruise from their location to the CRUISIN’ DOWNTOWN STYLE Cruise In. All you have to do is contact Jeff Burnette at 931-273-1902 and let him know where your “power cruisin’“ from. We’ll help get the word out on where the cruises will start from. The Manchester Cruise runs from 5-9pm on the city square. This is one cool cruise in and you need to take a ride to check it out. Jeff and Scotty and the whole Cruisin Downtown Style crew do a great job. A BIG 50/50 raffle, games, kids games, door prizes lot so food vendors and all those cool rides parked in the city square. So our buddy Brian Baker of Franklin TN orders his wife Amy a new 2013 BOSS 302 Mustang. After a 4 month wait it comes in. Amy lets Brian take it for a “drive”. OOPS should’ve lifted off the loud pedal as the COOL BLUES are behind you. Never fear!! Just offer the deputy a turn behind the wheel of your wife's new car. Anything to get out of a ticket eh Brian? He got a warning ticket! No… the deputy did not take the car for a ride….

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

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“IT WON’T HAPPEN TO ME!!” How many of us have said those words!! Lots of us for sure. Unfortunately things do happen to those old cars we drive. Because they do, you should be checking your ride out on a regular basis to make sure its safe. Here are some pictures from May of this year, of a serious incident that took place on the way home from the NSRA Nationals South in Knoxville. These pictures were taking along I-40. This is one of the giveaway cars from NSRA from 7 or 8 years ago or so. The car was Safety Inspected by NSRA and received the NSRA Safety Sticker for meeting their guidelines, to earn the sticker in the window. Even though a car passes an inspection at some point in time, you have to continually check the car for safety. All it takes is one bolt coming loose or a hairline crack in a part and disaster can strike in a matter of seconds. Please don’t make excuses for not checking your vehicle on a regular basis. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for your family or friends who may be riding with you. Please practice SAFETY FIRST!!!...your life depends on it.

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Here’s a few of the Middle TN Gearheads who were selected for an award at the GOODGUYS Nashville Nationals in May 2012. Congrats!!

If you haven’t been to NSRA’s website in a while, head on over and check out the re-design they have done on it. It has gotten a lot easier to use. Head over to www.nsra-usa.com and get the latest and greatest for what’s going on at the NSRA

Memorial Lane Pick – Sherrie Benn 1929 Roadster. Built by Richard Jones’ High tech or Resto Rods shop

SPRING HILL TENNESSEE has got a couple of very cool events coming up so make plans to attend. On Friday June 22nd , from 4-8pm, all the gearheads are invited to attend and PLEASE bring your cool rides with you, to the FAMILY FUN FEST. It is being held at the LOWES Store on Main St (Hwy 31). This is a no cost event!! Check out the ad/flyer in this issue for all the details. The other event Spring Hill has going on is the 2 nd cruise nite on June 23rd, hosted by the Spring Hill High School Marching Band. They held CRUIZIN SPRING HILL back in May and it was a hit with a great turnout, they are going to do it again in June. Check out the ad/flyer in this issue for details.

NEED YOUR HELP & SUPPORT!

Super Sunday Winner – Columbia TN

Slick & Smooth Award Winner – Nashville TN

Shawn Prince who is the owner of Beatnik Hotrod Service is battling cancer! On Thursday June 28th, the LaVergne Rotary Cruise is donating 100% of all money raised to a fund set up to help Shawn and his young son. The cruise is taking place next to TOOT’s & U.S. Bank in Smyrna, on Sam Ridley parkway. The cruise runs from 6-8pm. Thanking you in advance for your help and support for Shawn and his son. For more info on this cruise and this event, contact Baker Raborn at baker@raborn.net

If It’s loud… If It’s noisy…. IF It creaks when you drive it… It’s a HOT ROD!!!!


Franklin Tennessee Race Team to Compete in 2012 GREAT RACE!!

EARLY’S HONEY STAND RACE TEAM TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL “GREAT RACE” Cross-Country Vintage Car Rally To Raise Money for Autism Awareness and Research SPRING HILL, Tenn. – Erskine Early used to transport honey from the hives to his roadside stand in a car similar to what current Early’s Honey Stand owner Curt Gibbs will be driving as part of a crosscountry vintage car race next month. From June 23 through July 1, Gibbs and his son, Curtis, will pilot a 1932 Ford Roadster around the Great Lakes and across 19 cities and four states as part of the Great Race, pitting driver/navigator teams against the clock and each other in a timed, controlled-speed endurance competition over scenic public highways and roads. As part of the event, the Gibbs are also raising money toward the Vintage Car Rally Association’s (VRCA) Race for Autism. The VRCA (www.vintagecarrally.com)

promotes vintage vehicle time/speed/distance competitive events, and donates 100 percent of the profits to specific autism causes. “I’ve always enjoyed working on old cars, and Curtis and I have participated in these races before for fun,” said Curt Gibbs, owner of Early’s Honey Stand. “When we heard of the effort to raise money for autism awareness, we wanted to offer a special set of Early’s products to help drive donations. This is a great cause, and something we are proud to support.”

Early’s Honey Stand – a gourmet Southern food and gift company located in Spring Hill, Tenn. – has been in continuous operation since 1925, specializing in locally made, country-style food products, including local honey, smoked meats, jams and jellies and more. Early’s Race Team is offering a special Early’s gift basket featuring its famous Thick Sliced Bacon (Elvis’ Favorite !), Country Ham Slices, Local Clover Honey, Blackberry Jam and Stone Ground Grits. Early’s Summer Special Charity Sampler Enjoy Early’s Famous Thick Sliced Bacon (Elvis’ Favorite), Local Natural Clover Honey, Authentic Southern Grits, Center Slices of Slow Cured Country Ham and a 10.5 oz jar of Blackberry Jelly. Authentic Southern Foods from the Hills of Tennessee prepared with age old processing methods and recipes used since 1925 and using the highest quality ingredients. Profits from this product will be donated to VCRA – a 501 c (3) donating 100 % of profits to Autism

In addition, this special gift box will include the first in a series of “Kelsey Kards” drawn by Kelsey Scott, a resident of Spring Hill Tennessee with Autism and Downs Syndrome, with proceeds going to benefit autism. Beginning in June, and continuing throughout the summer, these gift baskets can be purchased from the company’s retail locations in Spring Hill and Lebanon, and through their website www.earlysgifts.com, Early’s distributes Tennessee products all over the globe. 99 teams from around the nation are participating in the 2012 Great Race, which starts in Traverse City, Mich., travels through Canada, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and ends in Dearborn, Mich., seven days later. Following specific course instructions, teams navigate through four to seven timed checkpoints each day. Their arrival time at each checkpoint is recorded and compared against the perfectly driven route, with each second off the perfect time, (either early or late) counted as penalty points. The winning team is the one with the lowest overall score (the most accurately driven route) at the end of the event. To learn more, visit www.greatrace.com .


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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. JUNE 20: NASHVILLE TN: Pinup Girl Contest ‘n Rockabilly Cruise In.

•JUNE 21-23: CHATTANOOGA TN: 14TH ANNUAL NTBA T-BUCKET NATIONALS. •JUNE 22: SPRING HILL TN: Family Fun Fest. •JUNE 23: WAVERLY TN: 27th ANNUAL POOR BOYS CAR SHOW •JUNE 23: OLD HICKORY TN: 11th Annual Muscle Car Mayhem. •JUNE 23: LAFAYETTE TN: Estate Auction Of Lifetime Collection of Hollis Scurlock. •JUNE 23: LEBANON TN: T & A CYCLES CUSTOMER APPRECIATION. •JUNE 24: MURFREESBORO TN: 1ST SUMMERFEST ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. •JUNE 27 – JULY 1: NASHVILLE TN: DIECAST SPACE MUSIC CITY NATIONALS TOY SHOW •JUNE 28-30: PORTLAND IN: HOOSIER ROD & CUSTOM NATIONALS. •JUNE 29-JULY 1: MAGGIE VALLEY NC: MAGGIE VALLEY SWAP MEET & CAR SHOW. •JUNE 30: CHATTANOOGA TN: MID SUMMER DREAM “OPEN” CAR SHOW. •JUNE 30: CELINA TN: CUMBERLAND RUN #2 CAR SHOW. •JUNE 30: COLUMBIA TN: RED, WHITE AND BLUE CRUISE IN AT THE LOT. •JULY 3-7: LOVELAND CO: GOATS ON THE ROCKIES 33RD ANNUAL GTOAA INTERNATIONAL MEET. •JULY 7: JACKSON TN: NSRA APPRECIATION DAY HOSTED BY JACKSON ROD & CUSTOM CLUB. •JULY 7: MADISON AL: HARDEE’s Car Show. •JULY 12-15: NASHVILLE TN: MUSIC CITY CHEVY SHOW 2012. •JULY 13-14: DECATUR AL: 25TH ANNUAL GREATER TENNESSEE VALLEY ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. •JULY 17-21: ST CHARLES IL: 2012 PONTIAC OAKLAND CLUB INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION •JULY 19-21: BOWLING GREEN KY: 31ST NATIONAL CORVETTE HOMECOMING •JULY 20-21: MAGGIE VALLEY NC: SOUTHEASTERN GAS & PETROLEUM EXPO. •JULY 21: LAWRENCEBURG TN: 34TH ANNUAL CAR & TRUCK SHOW & FLEA MARKET. •JULY 21:HUNTSVILLE AL: 4th ANNUAL CHARITY CAR ,TRUCK & BIKE SHOW •JULY 21-22: BYRON IL: MELTDOWN DRAGS – 66 7 OLDER HEADS UP MATCH RACING •JULY 21 -22: WHITE HOUSE TN: SOUTHEASTERN TRUCK NATIONALS. •JULY 28: OWENSBORO KY: THE YELLOW CREEK CAR SHOW. •AUG 2-5: LOUISVILLE KY: STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus •AUG 3-5: SOUTH BUTLER NY: 2ND ANNUAL HOT ROD RUMBLE& BIKER BASH •AUG 3-5: BOWLING GREEN KY: NMCA MUCLE CAR SHOOTOUT / DAVE DUELL NSS SHOOTOUT •AUG 4: MADISON AL: HARDEE’s Car Show. Show •AUG 5: ELK GROVE VILLAGE IL: VOODOO LARRY’s 6th ANNUAL Open House. •AUG 9 – 11: HIAWASSEE GA. : GEORGIA MOUNTAIN MOONSHINE CRUIZ-IN. •AUG 11: MURFREESBORO TN: 7TH ANNUAL PARTS IS PARTS SWAP MEET. •AUG 11: ARDMORE AL: 2012 ARDMORE QUARTER BACK CLUB CAR SHOW •AUG 11: BOWLING GREEN KY: Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. •AUG 18: DICKSON TN: 10TH ANNUAL CENTRAL TENNESSEE CLASSIC CHEVYS CAR, TRUCK & TRACTOR SHOW. •AUG 19: LEBANON TN: WILSON COUNTY FAIR ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. •AUG 24-26: EVANSVILLE IN: 38TH Annual FROG FOLLIES. •SEPT 7-8: PIGEON FORGE TN: SHADES OF THE PAST ROD RUN 30 •SEPT 13 – 16: PIGEON FORGE TN: 30TH ANNUAL FALL GRAND RUN

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE to send in your cruise nite, car show or event info to the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE. As soon as we get the event info, we’ll list in the 2012 SHOW

INFO AT A GLANCE section.

Then 3 months before the actual event we’ll list it in the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE in the CAR

SHOWS – EVENTS – GEARHEAD STUFF section. Remember, the earlier you advertise your event, you will increase your attendance levels. What are you waiting for? Send us your event info now to gearheadgazzette@gm ail.com

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From the mail box: It looks like the editorial I wrote last month made some of you gearheads want to let me know what you thought about it. Got a comment or feedback you want to share with us, send it to me. I will print as many as space allows….Jimmy B

I loved the article on doing shows for the pleasure and the people not the trophy's! I have had that conversation over and over with my brother during the build of my car. Everyone spends countless hours building their dream car....or at least what they can afford to build, and they are never perfect (except for a few). I have to remind him I am building to learn, will drag race it, will cruise in it, and it will show signs of use. That won't stop me from going to shows for sharing what I built with other gearheads (that is, if I ever get it done) Anyway, I enjoy the GG and look forward to going to shows and hanging out. Jeff Whitfield Decatur IL. via the internet Hey Jim, LOVE the article you wrote in the Gearhead about car shows and trophies. That’s what I love about you, tell it like it is and own it. Gary W. Falls Franklin TN Via the internet To all Middle Tennessee Z Club members, sponsors and friends, This will eventually be distributed to over 4,000 “gearheads” throughout the region. Also see Jimmy B’s intro regarding car shows and what they’re all about, and it’s NOT the trophies. Randy Shemin Middle Tennessee Z Club Co-Leader via the internet www.gearheadgazzette.com

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and they call it... DETROIT” Words & Pic’s: Jimmy B

Every year, in the middle of winter, in downtown Detroit, they hold what many consider (me included) the BEST indoor show all year long. There are a couple that are bigger, but none of the others brings out the level of cars as “Detroit” does. Call it the “RIDLER” effect. More on that elsewhere in this issue. Over 700 customs, muscle cars, hot rods and everything in between were on hand for the tens of thousands who came out on a snowy weekend in February. Throw in the AUTORAMA EXTREME or “the basement” as the regulars call it and you have one kick ass car show. If you haven’t been to this one, you need to go. Don’t just put it on your bucket list…check it off your bucket list next year. Why do they call it “DETROIT”?? Just look at some of the great cars on display.

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Don Pilkenton of Don’s Hot Rod Shop was the featured “BUILDER of the YEAR. Don brought some of the “Red” Hot Rods he has built over the years

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Words & Pic’s by Jimmy B

The RIDLER AWARD The Don Ridler trophy is THE most prized award anywhere! The RIDLER award is given to the vehicle that is shown for the first time anywhere. It’s not limited to a certain type of vehicle. If you have what the selection committee thinks it takes to make the GREAT 8, you are in the hunt. Just making the GREAT 8 is a HUGE honor. Stupid sums of money go into building some of the cars that contend for THE RIDLER. Why do people do it…because they want to! We’re glad they do too. Here are the GREAT 8 for 2012 and

the winner of the RIDLER award.

The 1955 T-Bird owned by Dwayne Peace and built by Greening Auto Company won the BIG trophy this year. You have to see this one in person to take it all in.

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“the basement” Words & Pic’s by Jimmy B

The AUTORAMA EXTREME as its officially known takes place on the lower level of COBO Hall during the Detroit Auto-Rama. For the folks having a good time with their cars, rock-a –billy bands and Pin-Up girl contest…its simply “the basement”. A lot of attendee’s think this is the best part of the Auto-Rama. It’s loose, no pressure, fun and a whole lot more. Look closely if you go and you will see many of the “big name” builders and car owners spending time downstairs and lovin’ it. Here’s a small look at all the fun!


__________“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’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD THE 1 ST MONDAY NITE OF EACH MONTH : LEWISBURG TN: CRUISE IN AT THE SONIC DRIVE IN. CRUISE LOCATED AT THE SONIC ON ELLINGTON PKWY. THIS CRUISE STARTS IN APRIL. FOR MORE INFO EMAIL TO 56fordmainline@att.net THURSDAY NITE CRUISIN: SMYRNA TN: LAVERGNE ROTARY CRUISE NIGHT. Takes place every Thursday night. Located at corner of Sam Ridley & Old Nashville Hwy. Runs from 6-8p,. Right by the 5 GUYS & FIREHOUSE Subs restaturants. Door Prizes, 50/5 0 Music. Asking for $2 donation-all for charity. For more info email baker@raborn.net

FRANKLIN KY: OASIS SOUTHWEST GRILL CRUISE IN. Cruise starts on June 7th and runs thru October. Cruising happens from 6-9pm. Located right off exit 2 off I-65. Good Food & Live Music. Call 270-586-5311 for more info. 3rd THURSDAY NITE - THESE CRUISES ARE HELD ON THE 3 RD THURSDAY NITE: SPRING HILL TN: BIKER CRUISE NITE AT THE CIGAR STATION. LOCATED IN THE COMMONS AT SPRING HILL COMPLEX RIGHT ON HWY 31 JUST SOUTH OF DISCOUNT TIRE. RUNS FROM 6-10PM. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-302-4848 FRIDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY FRIDAY NITE: HENDERSONVILLE TN: THE 2012 HENDERSONVILLE CRUISE NITE WILL KICK OFF ON APRIL 13 TH 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 THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! MURFREESBORO TN: THE MURFREESBORO HOT ROD CLUB WILL BE HOSTING A CRUISE IN EVERY FRIDAY NITE FROM MAY 4th THRU SEPT 28th . CRUISING IS FROM 5PM TO 9PM. THE CRUISE WILL BE HELD AGAIN THIS YEAR AT THE AVENUE MUFREESBORO MALL, BEHIND THE BELKS STORE. FOR MORE INFO AND DIRECTIONS GO TO www.4mhrc.net . THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! LEBANON TN: SNOW WHITE DRIVE IN CRUISE. CRUISING WILL RUN ALL SUMMER LONG ON FRIDAY NITES. CRUISIN HAPPENS FROM 4-9PM. THE SNOW WHITE DRIVE HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1953 SO YOU KNOW THEY ARE DOING IT RIGHT!!! BURGERS, PULLED PORK, SHAKES AND MORE. DOING IT OLD SCHOOL STYLE. CRUISIN IS AT THE DRIVE AT 1714 WEST MAIN ST. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-443-4299

1st FRIDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD ON THE 1st FRIDAY NITE: MT. PLEASANT TN: CRUISE IN 2012. SPONSORED BY CLASSICS FOR A CAUSE CAR CLUB. RUNS MAY THROUGH JULY. STARTS AT 6PM AND GOES UNTIL ??? BEING HELD ON THE SQUARE IN MT PLEASANT. DOOR PRIZES, 50/50 RAFFLE AND MOREFUN!! FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-224-9672 2ND FRIDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD ON THE 2ND FRIDAY NITE: LAWRENCEBURG TN: CRUISE-IN PRESENTED BY THE LAWRENCE COUNTY CLASSICS CAR CLUB. CRUISING STARTS ON MAY 11TH AND RUNS THRU OCTOBER. CRUISE IS BEING HELD IN THE BIG LOTS PARKING LOT ON NORTH LOCUST AVE. RUNS FROM 6-9PM. LIVE MUSIC, $PRIZES & DRAWINGS. 4TH FRIDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD ON THE 4TH FRIDAY NITE: NASHVILLE TN: 2012 OPEN CRUISE PRESENTED BY CORNERSTONE CHURCH. BEING HELD AT CORNERSTONE CHURCH AT 726 W. OLD HICKORY BLVD. OPEN CRUISE FOR ALL MAKES AND MODELS. FREE CHILDRENS ACTIVITIES. CRUISE BEING HELD THE LAST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM MARCH THRU OCTOBER. CRUISE STARTS ON MARCH 30 TH. CRUISE RUNS FROM 6-9PM. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.cornerstonenashville.org SATURDAY MORNING CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY SATURDAY MORNING: FRANKLIN TN: CARS & COFFE CRUISE IN. BEING HELD AT THE CARMIKE THOROUGHBRED 20 THEATER PARKING LOT, CLOSEST TO THE McDONALDS RESTAURANT. ADDRESS FOR THE CRUISE IN & YOUR GPS IS 633 FRAZIER DRIVE. IF YOU WENT TO HIS CRUISE LAST YEAR, THIS LOCATION IS BASCIALLY ACROSS COOL SPRINGS BLVD. CRUISE IN STARTS MARCH 24TH AND RUNS UNTIL MID NOVEMBER. START TIME IS 8AM AND RUNS UNTIL THE LAST CAR LEAVES. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

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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

SATURDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY SATURDAY NITE: MT JULIET TN: EVERY SATURDAY NITE CRUISE AT THE CHIK-FIL-A IN PROVIDENCE SHOPPING CENTER. TAKE EXIT 226A OFF I-40. CRUISING STARTS APRIL 14TH. CRUISING IS FROM 4-8PM STARTING MAY 5TH CRUISING RUNS FROM 5-9PM. DOOR PRIZES, LIVE DJ, KIDS CONTESTS & MORE!!

GOODLETTSVILLE TN: Goodlettsville Cruise IN. Runs every Saturday night from 6-9pm in the Publix Parking Lot at Caldwell Square. 1st SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN: ATHENS AL: MONTHLY CRUISE IN ON THE SQUARE IN ATHENS AL. RUNS FROM APRIL – OCTOBER. FOR MORE INFO CALL 256-457-9179 OR EMAIL TO TSchuman@comrep.com CLARKSVILLE TN: 1ST SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISE IN. HOSTED BY THE MEMORY LANE CRUISERS CAR CLUB. BEING HELD AT THE WENDY’S /K-MART PARKING LOT AT HWY 41A & HWY 76. DOOR PRIZES, OLDIES MUSIC, TOP 3 TROPHIES. RUNS FROM 5-9PM APRIL – OCTOBER. FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-206-4898 OR GO TO www.memorylanecruisers.net CARTHAGE TN: SMITH COUNTY CRUZ-IN 2012. Starts on June 2nd and runs on the 1st Saturday night of each month until November. Cruising takes place at ADVANCED AUTO PARTS at 72 Dixon hwy. Runs from 5-9pm. For more info call 615-735-7593

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. CRUISE DATES: 6/9, 7/14, 8/11, 9/8, 10/13. JUNE 9TH WILL BE A POWER TOUR CRUISE IN. OCT 13 WILL BE CHILI COOKOFF DAY AND POWER TOUR CRUISE IN. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT JEFF AT 931-273-1902. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! LEWISBURG TN: CRUISE IN ON THE SQUARE IN LEWISBURG. CRUISE IN HAPPENS ON THE 2ND SATUDAY NITE OF EACH MONTH STARTING IN MAY. CRUISING RUNS FROM 4PM – UNTIL ???? CRUISING RUNS THROUGH SEPTEMBER. FOR MORE INFO EMAIL TO cruisinlewisburg@hotmail.com OWENSBORO KY: OWENSBORO ANTIQUE & CLASSIC AUTO CLUB SUMMER CRUISE IN. BEING HELD IN THE LOWE’S PARKING LOT50/50 POT DRAWING, DOOR PRIZES, ATTENDANCE PRIZES. LOWE’S PICK OF THE MONTH.CRUISING RUNS FROM 5-9PM STARTING IN APRIL THRU OCTOBER. FOR MORE INFO CALL 270-316-2821

3RD SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN’: LYNNVILLE TN: HWY 166 CRUISE-IN. HELD ON THE 3RD SATURDAY NIGHT OF THE MONTH FROM APRIL 21ST TO OCT. 20TH. OPEN CRUISE INCLUDING MOTORCYCLES. FOOD, MUSIC, DOOR PRIZES & 50/50 RAFFLE. RUNS FROM 4-8PM. CRUISE TAKES PLACE AT THE FORMER P&W MARKET AT 13477 CAMPBELLSVILLE RD. FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-3638828 4TH SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN’: SOMERSET KY: THE SOMERNITE CRUISE IN TAKES PLACE THE 4TH WEEKEND OF EACH MONTH. HELD IN DOWNTON SOMERSET KY. THIS IS A BIGGIE. CRUISIN THE STRIP ON 6 LANE BOULEVARD. FRIDAY NGHT BLOCK PARTIES. SATURDAY MORNING FUN RUNS. SHOW & SHINE. SPECIALIZED SHOWCASES. HUGE VENODR ALLEY. FRE USED PARTS SWAP MEET. DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS AND LOTS MORE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 606-USA-CARS OR EMAIL TO somernitescruise@yahoo.com HUNTSVILLE AL: CLASSIC CAR & TRUCK SHOW. HAPPENS EVERY 4TH SATURDAY OF THE MONTH. BEING HELD AT THE A & W ON SPARKMAN DRIVE. RUNS FROM 6-9PM. AWARDS FOR THE TOP 10 AND BEST OF SHOW. FOOD SPECIALS EVEY HOUR. RUNS FROM APRIL THRU AUGUST. FOR MORE INFO EMAIL TO info@showstopperz.net

SUNDAY CRUISIN’ – THESE ARE HELD EVERY SUNDAY: LEBANON TN: Starting June 10th and every Sunday after that, there will be a Cruise In at Toms Blue Moon BBQ at 711 Park Ave. Cruising happens from 2pm until 5pm Located directly across from The Wilson County Ag Center/Fairgrounds. Door Prizes, D.J. Music, great food and more. Come on out June 10th to help us kick off this Cruise In. 4TH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH CRUISIN’: LEWISBURG TN: TIGRMART CRUISE-IN. HELD THE 4TH SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH THRU OCT 28. LOCATED AT 1550 LEWISBURG PIKE. RUNS FROM 1-4PM. PLENTY OF PARKING. LUNCH SPECIALS. MANY MANY MANY GIVEAWAYS. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. CALL 931-270-7600 FOR MORE INFO. www.gearheadgazzette.com

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Hey Gearheads! We’re trying something new for us this month with Sam’s article. We are including a link at the end of the article that will show you a short video on this month topic. Let us know what you think and maybe we’ll do more in upcoming issues.- Jimmy B

Claying is a process that is relatively new to the world of automotive detailing but has been used by paint shops for many years. Its resume reads like a miracle cure, and after reading it you may think that it's too good to be true. But claying delivers. The clay we are talking about is a special type that is required for car detailing although it is similar to the type kids have played with for years. What it does for a painted surface is similar to the function of polish, but unlike polish, clay is not an abrasive. This is an advantage for the casual detailer, as no harm can be done to the paint. Polishes serve to remove stubborn contaminants on the paint surface. This can include airborne pollutants, tree sap, bird droppings and so on. It performs its function by removing the contaminants from the surface of the paint but won’t remove the paint. It works by virtue of its flexibility as it easily forms to the exact contour of the surface it is in contact with. It also works on surfaces that might not be appropriate for polish, such as glass, bright work and trim items. To work with clay you will need a lubricant. Clay kits ship with a "Quick Detailer" spray which works great and creates the exact glide needed to perform this task. Spray the area to be clayed with the lubricant and place the clay bar on the surface you sprayed. Place your hand over the bar and let the bar glide over the surface with minimal pressure. You will be

able to feel the contaminants release from the surface. As you progress, you'll note that the clay bar gets thinner. You'll then have to rework the bar so that it is thick again by kneading it. Some detailers like to just fold it over; the reasoning is that it will have a cleaner surface. You'll get a feel for how it is working by the way it glides over the paint surface When you are finished with a section, dry it using a microfiber towel. It's a good idea to rinse the entire car with a hose after you are finished with the claying task. When you are finished take the test again and feel the difference. It’s truly amazing. Claying is an odd process. If you haven't tried it, it can be difficult to understand as it doesn't seem to conform to most of what we know about car detailing. If this is your thinking, we encourage you to give it a try. It really is easy! Many amateur detailers are a bit wary of the concept but after they try it, they are sold. A clay bar is good for about four to five treatments. This depends on factors such as the size of the vehicles and how dirty they are. One important note: if you ever drop a clay bar, you MUST throw it away. The potential for causing scratches from material it picks up is just too great. Store it in a box or baggie to keep it clean. See the Mothers Products Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeTfU_aUaJk

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CHICAGO “WORLD of WHEELS” Words & Pic’s by Jimmy B

Anniversary’s of any kind are meant to be celebrated. When you hit the 50th Anniversary, you really want to celebrate as you know you’re doing something really right. So it was with this years CHICAGO “World of Wheels” custom car show. The WOW hit the BIG 50 mark in 2012!! In celebration of the BIG 50, show producer Harry Willett and his whole team did an OUTSTANDING job with the whole show. From the special displays for “Hot Rods and Rock n Roll”, “Survivor Cars”, The MOTORAMA section, the Chicago Brushmasters panel jamb and HUGE auction benefitting the Ronald McDonald house and add in the competition for the SELECT 6 / LEGENDS CUP and it was a busy, fun filled weekend. Oh yea…let’s not forget that there were over 700 cool rides ranging from hot rods, kustoms, muscle cars and a whole lot more on 2 floors for everyone to check out!! Here’s a small sampling of some of the cool rides at the 50th WOW. Make your plans now for the 51st edition as harry & his team are already hard at work to make it even better!

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The MOTORAMA


SELECT 6 – LEGENDS CUP WINNER The LEGENDS CUP competition is unique to the Chicago WOW show. The selection committee looks at all the vehicle being shown in Chicago for the very 1st time, and the first cut highlights the TOP 20. The selection committee then tightens up the criteria and chooses the “SELECT 6” vehicles. At the end of all the looking and judging the selection is made and the LEGENDS CUP winner is revealed at the awards ceremony. Make no mistake on how big this award is! Builders like Bobby Alloway, Rad Rods by Troy and Greening Auto Company are just few who have competed in and were successful in winning this award. Who’s took home all the marbles in 2012? Take a look here to see the “SELECT 6” & LEGENDS CUP winner.

The 2012 LEGENDS CUP WINNER! 1955 T-BIRD owned by Dwayne Peace of Texas and built by Greening Auto Company. Pictures don’t do this car justice. You need to see it in person!!


_____“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!! While we were attending the Chicago World of Wheel show, we got a look inside the shop at Ken’s Hot Rods in Seneca IL. A lot more work has been done to the GT-39 owned by George Lamb and being built by Ken Juricic. Our good friend Larry Williams of WILLIAMS GRAPHIC’s – Joliet IL. Has done a lot of the design work on this cool cruiser. Ed Kirk of KIRCO TOOL has helped out with the water jetting of some of the unique metal work on the 39 Ford. George bleeds FORD Blue so this one has a FOMOCO engine and trans combo plugged into the engine bay. This topless cruiser is definitely going to be a head turner when its done…it’s a head turner now!

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HOT RODDING IN THE MID-SOUTH Editor’s Note: This month Ed has decided to give us a very personal look at his good friend Norm Grabowski. As you will see, Ed and Norm have been involved in a lot of “hi-jinx” together over many many years. Thankfully Ed had the foresight to take a lot of pictures that he is sharing with us here. Along with some of the fun they have enjoyed.

Words & Picture’s by Ed Woodard Assisted by Hannah Woodard

Norm & His Friends….all of them! I believe it was 1975 at the Memphis NSRA Nats that I first met Norm. It was like I had known him all my life. That is the way he is, everybody is Norm’s friend and if you are a street rodder you instantly become an old friend. The company that I worked for had a wheel booth in the same building with Norm so we crossed paths several times during the weekend.

Norm & Sandy

From that time on it has seemed that Norm & I have been in constant touch with each other. I had Norm in as feature of several Nashville car shows. I attended many shows & rod runs with Norm and it seemed that we almost became like brothers. If you were ever around Norm very much you would feel the same way. I was told that Darrell Starbird once introduced him saying “Where ever you saw Norm you would see smiles on everyone around him”. I must agree with him.

I am fortunate that I took a lot of pictures during our trips, however the best deal was made during the Winston Salem trip where I got Norm to record some of his songs in a recording studio in Nashville on 2 different sessions. Best part was I invited several hot rodders to sit in the audience. I got it all, songs, whistle & the magic of that Martin guitar producing a pitch perfect sound. I plan on putting the sounds together with all my pictures with Norm real soon.

Following are some short experiences with Norm to share along with a few pictures.

Norm once told me, when I was thinking about selling my unfinished 1930 Buick street rod, that when you sell car, you sell your soul. I think he was right. I did sell it after it was finished & often think of that car somewhere in the northwest. I guess, his thoughts are something to think about.

To tell something about Norm we must first raise the Polish Flag (Taken at Winston-Salem in 1976), now we can start!

I could tell story after story about Grabowski and his trend setting cars, trucks & rides he has exposed all of us to. Think about what those vehicles did for all of us. The Kookie Kar, the 1932 Studebaker(Now owned by Joe Klinkheart), the Kookie II(How many copies have we seen of this car & the Dodge blue), the 1928 Nash Fish truck(Whew!!!) and others that were planned a Zipper track roadster & the DeSoto Dual cowl Phaeton. I guess we should not leave out those fabulous wood shift knobs, canes & trivia.

Norm the Polish Flag…SALUTE!

During the construction of the Kookie II Norm called me with concern with having a cloth interior installed. I told him with an open car the first dew falling would kill the upholstery. Even though he had just delivered it several hundred miles away for the interior I got him lined up for a leather interior installed so he turned around & went back & picked up the car and carried to another shop.

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Norm – Master Woodcarver


HOT RODDING IN THE MID-SOUTH cont.

Norm in the HOLLEY Booth

All had their problems however I think the biggest challenge of all he is having is his ‘bout with cancer that is slowing draining life from my old friend. I am told that the cancer had cut off his air supply & hard to accept food when he entered the Barnes Hospital in St Louis. Surgery was scheduled a week later but was persuaded to accept home remedy of fruit & vegetables by his family. I am really surprised medical science has not pursued this treatment method. I am told that Norm has accepted this form of treatment, so I will leave it there!

Norms Henway Orange Truck

Norm Grabowski’s Henway truck as photographed on one off my trips with Norm. As for Norm’s trips I remember riding to Winston Salem & stopping a small store where a young lady recognized him from the Hooper movie

The Legendary HENWAY Trucks……The rest of the story ! I was going to add this at the last of this article, however I think I should fill everyone in on the Grabowski, McIntire, Cooper story first. It seems that my interest in these three historical trucks strikes a chord with me about what true Hot Rodders can do with a little imagination. Not only did Grabowski dream up the Henway story but did it in a way that other truck nuts could carry the story forward. After many fun filled years of touring these historic vehicles we find the trucks somewhat in dis-repair. Norm’s Henway is badly in need of restoring. His Henway now for sale to cover his serious cancer expenses. Homer McIntire re-locating to North Carolina & needing to sell his Henway to aid in his retirement package. Ken’s truck is deteriorating in a field in Canada. I always envisioned all three fully restored in a car collection with documentation about their legendary story. I guess that was a dream of a sentimental old fool! Any way, the following is how it all started. It seemed that the Henway tale that was published in the March 1974 Rod & Custom magazine was not the end of the famous Henway story. At the time, Grabowski’s 1923 Henway truck was the only surviving whiskey runner. It would seem that after Norm’s restoration of the famed whiskey hauler two other Henway’s were discovered as documented by Norm. I suggest that you locate a copy of the 1974 Rod & Custom magazine to read all the details concerning Norm’s “Restoration” as well a reading about the Henway “Legendary whiskey runner”.

Norm the movie star!

and carrying on about a movie star in her store. But the best one was returning to Nashville when a trucker called out to another trucker about what was coming his way. Asking what was it he said I am not sure, but I think it is a big R (Roadway) driver on vacation. It seems, Norm’s truck was painted about the same color orange as the Roadway trucks. I was fortunate to witness the restoration of the one located in a barn in the Nashville area. This truck is the one that has been seen in the previous Gearhead Gazzette & owned by Homer McIntire. You will note the photographs show the features of both as well as the differences. I suppose the year models might make difference!

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HOT RODDING IN THE MID-SOUTH cont. As Homer was restoring his famed truck he would occasionally need to check measurements on Norm’s truck, as seen in one of the photos.

The remaining Henway whiskey hauler, owned by Ken Cooper in Canada is a cab over with dual axles, longer bed that was capable of carrying more booze. Also it should be noted that Norm’s Henway was equipped with a 413ci engine which could easily leave the Feds high & dry, however the other 2 Henways were equipped 350ci engines along with tilt beds. I supposed a dumped load of hooch was better than getting busted.

Homer measuring Norms truck

I really guess I am a lucky person as I was fortunate to take several trips with both Norm & Homer in their Henways. The best part of Homer’s is the opportunity to tell the “Henway” “Story” to people wanting to know the details about the famed C-cab. I usually start off with :”As the story goes…….” Which would always crack Homer up because he knew anything goes from that point on about the “Henway Story”. Sometimes I would even tell the truth!!!.

Ken Cooper’s Henway

Ken Cooper’s Cab over Henway is by far the heavy duty truck of the three, with dual axles designed to carry many kegs of the devils brew.

Heavy Weight Booze hauler!

Homers rear view

Homer McIntire’s Henway truck, with highly detailed woodwork & cut glass. Painted in highly durable industrial Imron will keep its luster for years to come.

The big question is where are the Henway’s now? At last report, Grabowski’s truck is in his Lead Hill garage badly needing restoration. Ken Coopers is also in a similar condition in Ontario Canada. Homer’s Henway is in perfect condition awaiting the next whiskey run from Canada or Thunder Road ! Now, lets see where I left Robert Mitchum’s phone number!

We should all pray for Norm’s recovery as proper medical attention is badly needed. Several weeks ago, just before Norm was getting into a serious situation with the cancer, he ask me if I would hold his hand through this ordeal. Of course I said yes! Even though I am several hundred miles away from my old friend I am still holding his hand and will as long as I am alive. Get well Norm…we need ya! Norm with the “Nashville Cats!”


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<<<TV Time with Barry Meguir “Car Crazy”

Life Signing with Jay Woodard >>>>

El Polacko’s – That 37 Truck of Norms


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

JUNE 2012:

JUNE 20: NASHVILLE TN: Pinup Girl Contest ‘n Rockabilly Cruise In. Event being held at Charlie Bob’s Drive In located on Dickerson Pike. Hosted by K9 Kohl, Polly Pistols & King Dado. Hot Girls, Hot Rods, Cold Beer & Live bands. See the Pyscho Devilles & Molly Sue Gonzales and the Mean Men. For more info call 615-262-2244 JUNE 21-23: CHATTANOOGA TN: 14TH ANNUAL NTBA T-BUCKET NATIONALS. Being held at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo hotel. For more info go to www.natioanlstbucketalliance.com JUNE 22: SPRING HILL TN: Family Fun Fest. This is a FREE Community Event. Over 2000 people came to the 2011 event. Looking for Classic & Antique, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods etc to come out and be part of the event. NO COST – FREE. Free Food, Dunk Tank, Pony rides, lots of games for the kids, fun for everyone. Food & gift bags given to the first 2000 to attend. Event is being held in the LOWES Parking Lot right on Main St (HWY 31) in Spring Hill. Event runs from 4-8pm. For more info call 615-5000460. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! JUNE 22-23: SOMERSET KY: JUNE CRUISE IN WEEKEND. F-BODY ROUND UP IS THE FEATURED VEHICLE THIS MONTH. CHECK OUT THE CRUISE NITE SECTION FOR ALL THE DETAILS. JUNE 23: MURFREESBORO TN: TOUR THE DIXIE HWY THROUGH MURFREESBORO. HOSTED BY THE STONES RIVER CAR CLUB. TOUR STARTS AT THE CAR CLUB , CLUB HOUSE IN CANNONSBURGH VILLIAGE. FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE, GO TO www.stonesrivercarclub.com JUNE 23: WAVERLY TN: 27TH ANNUAL POOR BOYS CAR CLUB CAR SHOW. BEING HELD AT THE WAVERLY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL ON HWY 50 WEST. SHOW HAPPENS RAIN OR SHINE. 52 CLASSES!! 1ST-2ND-3RD PLACE TROPHIES IN EACH CLASS. TOP 20 AWARDS. OTHER SPECIAL AWARDS. CASH AWARDS FROM $500 TO $25 FOR TOP 4. DASH PLAQUES TO ALL ENTRIES. SWAP MEET, DOOR PRIZES AND CONCESSIONS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-582-3038. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

JUNE 23: OLD HICKORY TN: 11th Annual Muscle Car Mayhem. Vintage muscle car auction. Open to the public. Being held at the ADESA NASHVILLE AUCTION Facility. Gates open at 8am. Auction starts at 10am. Sell your car with or without a reserve at this auction. For more info call 615-2403062 or go to www.southermclassicauctions.com

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JUNE 2012: JUNE 23: LAFAYETTE TN: Estate Auction Of Lifetime Collection of Hollis Scurlock. 31 Antique and collector cars & trucks. Tools, automotive parts & supplies, diecast toys and much more. Auction starts at 9am. Auction is at 672 Hwy 52 By-Pass west. For more info call 615-666-2232 JUNE 23: LEBANON TN: T & A CYCLES CUSTOMER APPRECIATION. Vets helping Vets. All donations go to Veterans living at the Tennessee State Veterans home. Free hamburgers & hot dogs, chili , chips and cold drinks. Sponsored by T & A Cycles at 112 South Maple. JUNE 24: MURFREESBORO TN: 1ST SUMMERFEST ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. HOSTED BY WILSON COUNTY BANK & TRUST. EVENT BEING HELD AT THE 3110 MEMORIAL BLVD LOCATION. REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 10AM WITH AWARDS AT 3:30PM. THERE WILL BE LIVE MUSIC WITH BLUEGRASS, JAZZ, COUNTRY AND MORE!! ALL EVENTS ARE FREE. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.midtennaaca.org JUNE 27 – JULY 1: NASHVILLE TN: 2012 MUSIC CITY REGIONAL TOY CAR CONVENTION. HOSTED BY DIECASTSPACE.COM. BEING HELD AT THE SHERATON MUSIC CITY HOTEL. SUNDAYS TOY SHOW WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FOR FREE. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.diecastspace.com/regionals JUNE 28-30: PORTLAND IN: HOOSIER ROD & CUSTOM NATIONALS. Event being held at Jay County Fairgrounds. Top 30 awards. Door Prizes. Entertainment all weekend long. Swap meet. Vendors. Long Distance award. Dash Plaques to the first 150 entries. Club Participation award. Drive thru judging. Camping area’s. Model cars. Open to all vehicles. For more info call 419-763-1260 or go to www.hoosierrodandcustomnationals.org

JUNE 29-JULY 1: MAGGIE VALLEY NC: MAGGIE VALLEY SWAP MEET & CAR SHOW. Open car show. Dj, Music, Food & Drink. Craft World. 24 hour Security. For more info call 800-648-9554 JUNE 30: CHATTANOOGA TN: MID SUMMER DREAM “OPEN” CAR SHOW. Presented by the River Front Rodders & O’Reilly’s Auto Parts. Being held at Finley Stadium from 10am – 3pm. Lots of classes with 1st – 3rd awards plus Special Awards too. Live music, Kids Jump House, Open to the first 500. 50/50 drawing. For more info call 423-779-7490.


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JUNE 2012: JUNE 30: CELINA TN: CUMBERLAND RUN #2 CAR SHOW. Cruise in on the historic square. Runs from 5-8pm. No entry fees and first 40 cars get a FREE t-shirt. 50/50 drawing and lots of door prizes. Parade after show. Open to all vehicles. For more info call 931-243-3464 JUNE 30: COLUMBIA TN: RED, WHITE AND BLUE CRUISE IN AT THE LOT. Runs from 12-4pm. Open to all entries. Great Door Prizes. Donations will be greatly appreciated and go to the local VFW. Food will be available. For more info call 931-446-5834 THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

JULY 2012:

JULY 1: NASHVILLE TN: 2012 MUSIC CITY REGIONAL TOY CAR CONVENTION. HOSTED BY DIECASTSPACE.COM. BEING HELD AT THE SHERATON MUSIC CITY HOTEL. SUNDAYS TOY SHOW WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FOR FREE. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.diecastspace.com/regionals JULY 3-7: LOVELAND CO: GOATS ON THE ROCKIES 33RD ANNUAL GTOAA INTERNATIONAL MEET. All Pontiacs welcome. Event being held at the Larimer County Fairgrounds. Hosted by the Northern Colorado GTO Assoc. For more info call 970-2271398 or go to www.ncgtoa.com . JULY 6-7: JACKSON MI: KUSTOMS OF AMERICA PRESENTS DOUBLE DATE. Featuring many historic Kustoms & Rods. Being held at ELLA SHARP PARK. All cars & trucks welcome. Top 30 awards. Door Prizes. Entertainment all weekend long. Swap meet. Vendors. Long Distance award. Dash Plaques to the first 150 entries. Club Participation award. Drive thru judging. Camping area’s. Model cars. Open to all vehicles. For more info call 419-763-1260 or email koa@roadrunner.com JULY 7: JACKSON TN: NSRA APPRECIATION DAY HOSTED BY JACKSON ROD & CUSTOM CLUB. Being held at the ECONO-Lodge at exit 80 off I-40. Free food & drink. NSRA Inspections and lots more. For more info call Al Morton at 731-247-5577. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

JULY 7: MADISON AL: HARDEE’s Car Show. Show being held at the Hardee’s on Hwy 72 & Wall Triana. Awards for Late Model truck, Late Model car, 4x4/Off-road, Muscle Car, Street Rod, Antique & Rat Rod. Best of Show car & truck awards also. Runs from 6-9pm. For more info go to www.showstopperz.net

JULY 12-15: NASHVILLE TN: MUSIC CITY CHEVY SHOW 2012. Hosted by the Chevy Classics Club State Reps. Event being held at the Millenium Maxwell House Hotel. Open to 1955 – 57, 1958-72 Late Great Chevy’s. 1967 – 2012 Camaro’s, Firebirds & 1953 – 1982 Corvettes. Saturday Night dance featuring “The Chessmen”. Can’t make the whole event, join us on Saturday for the “Cruiser Class”. For more info call 931-648-1957 JULY 13-14: DECATUR AL: 25TH ANNUAL GREATER TENNESSEE VALLEY ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. Being held at Point Mallard park. Runs 12-5pm Friday and starts at 7am Saturday. First 500 entries will get a FREE T-Shirt and dash plaque. Grand Prizes are 2 350 Chevy Engines, 1 set of Chrome Wheels. Thousands f dollars in door prizes. Huge Swap meet. Arts & Crafts. 50/50 pot. Live doo-wop music, DJ and Michael Dean as ELVIS. This is a HUGE Event that is not to be missed. For more info call 256-773-9652 or go to www.pointmallardpark.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! JULY 17-21: ST CHARLES IL: 2012 PONTIAC OAKLAND CLUB INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION. Being held at the Pheasant Run Resort. Car Show, Drag Racing, Swap Meet, Cruises, Shopping, Seminars, Golf and more. For more info go to www.POCI.org . JULY 19-21: BOWLING GREEN KY: 31ST ANNUAL NATIONAL CORVETTE HOMECOMING. Being held at the SLOAN Convention Center. Hundreds of cars and Vendors. Drive thru judging. Swap Meet. Corvette Celebs. Arts & Crafts. Farewell party. See the new 2013 Corvette. Reserved parking, Road Tour, Hot Rods Baseball. Techy Tours and lots more!! For more info go to www.corvettehomecoming.com or call 270-7912117.

JULY 20-21: MAGGIE VALLEY NC: SOUTHEASTERN GAS & PETROLEUM EXPO. Gas & oil collectibles, toys, state tags, vintage signs and much more. Being held at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. For more info go to www.souteasterngasandpetroleumexpo.com JULY 21: LAWRENCEBURG TN: 34TH ANNUAL CAR & TRUCK SHOW & FLEA MARKET. Being held in Rotary park. Sponsored by the Lawrence County Classics Car Club. Proceeds got to GOD’s Store House & Gabe’s Chemo Duck. 43 classes with 3 awards in each class. Dash plaques to first 125 entries. Special Awards to be given out also. Cash Door Prizes. 50/50 Drawing. For more info call 931-964-3658 or go to www.selectlawrence.com


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

JULY 21-22: BYRON IL: MELTDOWN DRAGS. Being held at BYRON DRAGWAY. Heads Up Match Racing. Open to 1966 and older entries. Gassers, Super Stocks, Hot Rods, A/FX, Vintage Front Engine Dragsters & Altereds. NO PRO STAR, DARGLITE OR CENTERLINE WHEELS ALLOWED. No modern wheels or modern scoops. NO PRO MOD, PRO STREET or PRO TOURING cars. Only Vintage race cars & hot rods. Car show for 72 & earlier only. Open Cruise night on Friday at local Sam’s Drive In. LIVE BANDS, SWAP MEET & CAR SHOW. This Event is a BLAST for any one who digs Vintage racing and Hot Rods!! For more info go to www.meltdowndrags.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

AUG 3-5: SOUTH BUTLER NY: 2ND ANNUAL HOT ROD RUMBLE & BIKER BASH. Presented by TekniSounds Media of CNY. Event being held at the South Butler Dragstrip & Motorsports park. Car Show. Bike Show. Live Bands. Swap Meet 7 Vendors. Tattoo Artist at event. Car bashing & burnout events. Live DJ all weekend. For more info call 315-282-7618

JULY 21:HUNTSVILLE AL: 4th ANNUAL CHARITY CAR ,TRUCK & BIKE SHOW. Being held at Landers McLarty Dodge Chrysler & Jeep on University Drive. Open show. 20 Classes. Cash Awards. Up to $10,000 Cash Prizes to registered participants. FREE FOOD. Drawing for $100 every 30 minutes from 10-1:30pm. For more info call 256-8306450

AUG 4: MT PLEASANT TN: 5th ANNUAL CLASSICS IN THE PARK Car Show. Event being held at the Williams Spring Park. 30 classes and $1500.00 in cash drawings. 3 awards in each class. Special awards also. Dash Plaques to the first 100 entries. Concessions available & plenty of trailer space. Vendors Welcome! 50/50 drawing and Door Prizes! Being hosted by Classics for a Cause car club. For more info call 931-446-2385 or find them on FACEBOOK . THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE

JULY 21 -22: WHITE HOUSE TN: SOUTHEASTERN TRUCK NATIONALS. Show opens on Saturday at 8am. Awards on Sunday. TOP 25 Awards plus 18 “BEST OF” Custom Awards. Swap Meet. Event being held in the City Park in White House. For more info go to http://southeasttrucknationals.com . THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! JULY 27-28: SOMERSET KY: JULY CRUISE IN WEEKEND. CORVETTE SUMMER IS THIS MONTHS THEME THIS MONTH. CHECK OUT THE CRUISE NITE SECTION FOR ALL THE DETAILS. JULY 28: OWENSBORO KY: THE YELLOW CREEK CAR SHOW. Sponsored by the Owensboro Antique & Classic Car Club. Being held at the Yellow Creek Park. Trophies & Door Prizes. For more info call 270-316-2821.

AUGUST 2012:

AUG 2-5TH: LOUISVILLE KY: 43RD ANNUAL STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus. Being held again at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Open to all vehicles 30yrs old or older. This is the BIG ONE!!! Show & Shine, Vendors, Swap meet, Nightly Entertainment and lots more!! For more info go to www.nsrausa.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

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AUG 3-5: BOWLING GREEN KY: NMCA MUCLE CAR SHOOTOUT / DAVE DUELL NSS SHOOTOUT. Event being held at Beech Bend Raceway. Drag Racing, Burnouts, HUGE CAR SHOW, swap meet and vendor midway. Heads up racing. For more info call 714444-2426 or email to carshow@promediapub.com

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AUG 4: MADISON AL: HARDEE’s Car Show. Show being held at the Hardee’s on Hwy 72 & Wall Triana. Awards for Late Model truck, Late Model car, 4x4/Off-road, Muscle Car, Street Rod, Antique & Rat Rod. Best of Show car & truck awards also. Runs from 6-9pm. For more info go to www.showstopperz.net AUG 5: ELK GROVE VILLAGE IL: VOODOO LARRY’s 6th ANNUAL Open House. Runs from 10am – 3pm Rain or shine. Food, Bands, DJ, Awards. This is one NOT TO MISS if you are into Traditional Hot Rods & Customs!! For more info call 847-301-7990. AUG 9 – 11: HIAWASSEE GA. : GEORGIA MOUNTAIN MOONSHINE CRUIZ-IN. Event is held at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds on Lake Chatuge. Pioneer setting, folk exhibits, crafts and hundreds of classic cars. Vendors. Lots of shade. Cruisin Style Magazine will be at event shooting pictures. For more info call 662-587-9572 or go to www.gammoonshinecruizin.com AUG 11: BOWLING GREEN KY: Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The event will be held a the National Corvette Museum starting at 2pm. Open to the public to attend. For more info call 270-617-0205.


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

AUG 11: MURFREESBORO TN: 7TH ANNUAL PARTS IS PARTS SWAP MEET. New & Bigger location for 2012!! Being held at the Mid-Tenn Expo Center on Park Ave. New & used parts for all kinds or motorcycles, hot rods, antiques, classic cars & trucks. Gates open at 7am. For more info or to reserve your space today call 615-896-2708 or go to www.bothbarrels.us THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

AUG 11: ARDMORE AL: 12TH ANNUAL ARDMORE CAR SHOW. Hosted by Ardmore Quarterback Club. 10 Classes with Top 5 awards in each. Special awards also. Corporate Sponsor picks. Grand Prize is a 1967 Chrysler Imperial that is a AACA class winner with rare rear a/c, 1 of 16. SNAP ON Rolling toolbox (no tools), GM TH 700R4 trans and $3000 in cash to be given away at this years show. Over 100 entries at the 2011 show!! NO BICYCLES, SCOOTERS or SKATEBOARDS allowed in the show. No BOOM Boxes. $50.00 cash drawing every 10 minutes. 50/50 drawing- 2011 giveaway was $2800.00!!! This is a BIG & FUN show!! THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

AUG 18: DICKSON TN: 10TH ANNUAL CENTRAL TENNESSEE CLASSIC CHEVYS OPEN CAR, TRUCK & TRACTOR SHOW. Being held at the Dickson Cty. Saddle & Bridle Club Park. 55 classes. 3 awards per class plus special awards. Door Prizes, 50/50 Drawing, Swap meet. Trailered & Driven cars judged separately. Dash Plaques to the first 100 entries. All proceeds go to charity. DJ George Wallace spinning the oldies. $1500 in cash to be given away! Event happens rain or shine. For more info call 931-6452234. AUG 19: LEBANON TN: WILSON COUNTY FAIR ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. Being held in the Fiddlers Grove Historical Village in the Wilson County Fairgrounds. Runs from 11am – 4pm. Professional Judging. 3 awards per class. 47 classes including hot rods, muscle cars and rat rods. Dash Plaques to first 200 entries. Sorry no classes for Mini-trucks or Slammed cars. Best of show for Street Rods & production. Mid-Tenn Region Antique Car Club assisting with event. For more info call 615-4773989 or go to www.wilsoncountyfair.net

AUG 24-26: EVANSVILLE IN: 38TH Annual FROG FOLLIES. Hosted by the E’ville Iron Street Rod Club. Being held at the Vanderburgh 4-H Center. This years giveaway is a 1932 Brookfield Steel Roadster. Open to Pre-49 cars & trucks only. This is a GREAT event year after year!! Show & Shine, HUGE SWAP MEET, and lots more activities and hot rodding fun. Pre-register before July1 and get a free T-shirt!!. For more info call 812-428-FROG or go to www.frogfollies.org . THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!


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The TENNESSEE MOTORAMA Words & Pic’s by Jimmy B

Back in early January, a new event helped kickoff the indoor car show & swap meet season. Tom “Scooter” Williams of Both Barrels Promotions kicked off a cool event…The TENNESSEE AUTORAMA. The HUGE Mid- Tenn Expo in Murfreesboro TN saw a swap meet, vendors and cool cars as part of this event. Being a new event, participation was fair, as folks were checking out this facility and show. Watch for this one to be bigger in 2013. Scooter already has the 2013 show set up, returning to the MID-TENN Expo Center. Check out some of the great rides that did take a chance and had a great time at the show!!

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FOR SALE: 1956 Chevy Truck. Chassis complete with brakes done, brake lines run and plumbed, Crager S/S wheels 15 x 7 with new tires. Sheet metal all in good shape. Minor rust in a few area’s but NOTHING MAJOR to fix. Great project to finish up and make a “barn fresh” or “vintage finish” style of truck. Set up for small block Chevy & Trans. Asking $4000.00 O.B.O. For more info call 615-368-3000 or 615-496-4192 or email to hotrodthreads@aol.com (6/12) .

FOR SALE: 1941 WILLY’s. Outlaw Body on Morrison chassis. 454 Chevy with 8-71 Supercharger & HOLLEY 750 “Blower” carbs. MSD Ignition.Custom HPC Coated headers w/3” stainless steel exhaust. GM TH400 trans w/2600 stall convertor and B&M ratchet shifter. 9”Ford RR w/4.11 gears and Detroit Locker. Moser 31 spline axles.4WDB by Wilwood. 4 corner Air Ride Shockwave w/remote control. Billet Wheels with Hoosier Tires. Griffin Radiator w/ dual elec fans. 20 gal foam filled fuel cell. HOLLEY elec fuel pump. Vintage A/C. Autometer Gauges, Painless Wiring. Custom Interior. Painted with HOUSE OF KOLOR “Sunset Pearl”. Runs great, Rides right with a Killer Stance. Featured on POWERBLOCK TV in April 2012. Car selected to be in GOODGUYs ad’s also in 2012. $90,000.00. Call 615-818-5532.

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Hot Rods…CHECK, Kustoms…CHECK, Custom Bike’s…CHECK, Lowriders…CHECK, 80th Deuce Drive In…CHECK!!! The 2012 GNRS at the Pomona Fairplex had these and so very much more to see and take in. One day truly was not enough. Heck the outside show around the buildings took a day to see all the cool rides that participated in that part of the event. As many other have said before, since moving south from its home and starting point of Oakland Ca, the GNRS has done nothing but grow and get cooler. This one should definitely be on your “bucket list”. Enough of this…check out the cool rides!!

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Pedal Cars – Deuce Style!!

As part of the

celebration of the anniversary of the 32’ Ford, some of the best hot rod builders put together 32 Ford pedal cars. These cars would be auctioned later at the Petersen Automotive Museum for charity. Here are some real works of art!! 80th

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Also as part of the 80th celebration of the “Deuce”, 80 of the best 32 Fords were driven to the show and displayed in one building that was 32 Ford heaven!!

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Dragsters, Gassers, Lowriders and a full blown show outside, that’s why the GNRS is the Grand Daddy of Them All!!


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Finish Line…. If you’re building any kind of hot rod (hot rod, muscle car, kustom, restoration, etc.) you’re gonna have haul some parts around. They don’t always fit in the back seat or the trunk of your car. You really need a truck!! Speed shops had them from day 1 way back when. They made them look cool and do some advertising for their business too. Here’s some cool trucks as we finish up the June issue of the GAZZETTE.

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Gearhead Gazzette June 2012 Issue  

Monthly magazine that highlights car show, cruise nights and other hot rod style events. Feature articles on events and people and more.

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