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It’s All the Gearhead News you can use inside this month: Tappet’s Rod & Custom shows in Nashville 62’ & 63’ Over 75 Shows, Cruise’s & Events listed this month Event coverage from VOODOO HOODOO, Fall Color Cruise, Touch of Gold, Battlefield AACA & More Show Car Detailing Tips & Tools and LOTS more cool stuff

MARCH/APRIL 2012 Vol. 12 - Issue 3 & 4 Price: Still Free

Rolling Bones Open House 2011 Racing Schedules The Gypsy Rose Haulin’ SS ROAD RUMBLINGS GARAGE SCENE And Much M


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inside “It’s all the Gearhead News you can use"

Cars & Coffee

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Touch of Gold

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Real Cruiser Contest

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Detailing the Show Car

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Fall Color Cruise 2011

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Hot Rods in the Mid South

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Fall Color Cruise @ HR&T

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VOODOO HOODOO #1

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Battlefield AACA 2011

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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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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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Net Surfing - Shops / Services 32

Front Cover: 40’ Ford Coupe at 2011 Hot Rod Revolution – Austin TX shot by Jeff Wolf of Wolf Motorsports Magazine.

Contents page: Q/C rear end shot by Jimmy B

The Staff Publisher / Editor Jim “Jimmy B” Brandau Art Director & Designer Larry Williams – larrywilliamsgraphics.com Photography “Jimmy B” & Butch Pate – P8 Photography Web Producer Jack Cobb - tnhost.com Contributors Ed Woodard, Sam Compton, Jeff Wolf

Swap & Sell

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FINISH LINE

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

“Hey Hot Rod Teacher…what’s today's lesson?” History is a big part of this thing called hot rodding. Whether you like to admit it or not, as the old saying goes, “you have to know where you came from to figure out where you are going” For the past few years I have become more fascinated with the history of hot rodding. Whenever I see an article in a magazine, I start reading it and cant put it down until I finish it. I attribute some of this fixation with hot rodding history to a couple of magazine I subscribe to. RODDERS JOURNAL and HOT ROD DELUXE ( both awesome magazines and if you aren’t getting them I would tell you to, because your missing out on a couple of great publications.). When I get these magazines in the ol’ mailbox, I read them from cover to cover. They’re the only 2, I do this with. Everything about them just keeps me wanting more. I get asked “Why is that?” when I talk about doing that (reading cover to cover) to other hot rodders. For me the answer is simple….I want to learn more about this hobby, passion, disease we gearheads are afflicted with. It’s very intriguing to me to learn about and see how hot rodders in the 30’s, 40’s 50’s & 60’s modified or built their hot rods. Not only how they modified or built them, but where they drove em’, raced them and eventually showed them too. By today's standards, these guys did everything with very little $$$ and without the latest trick equipment. They built their hot rods with their hands and some basic tools. For their time in history, they were doing “state of the art” work. The other thing that is true, is they were good scroungers!! They knew where to look for parts they could use or modify and use. This was especially true after WWII. The hot rodders found a great 4

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source for making their cars go faster….Air Corp / Air Force & Military surplus!!!! The current “big thing” in hot rods, is to build a “traditional style” hot rod or custom. Again…if you want to do this type of build, you have to do your homework on hot rodding history. If you don’t, the “traditional style” hot rod or custom you build may just be a bunch of “old timey looking” parts bolted on a car. To achieve that “traditional look” takes a lot of work to nail it!! The GEARHEAD GAZZETTE is sharing hot rodding history too. We’re sharing the HOT RODDING History from here in the Mid-South. Based on the feedback, a lot of you are liking this section of the GAZZETTE each month. The “HOT RODDING IN THE MID-SOUTH” series being written by Ed Woodard and with pictures from his EXPANSIVE Collection, is telling the history of how hot rodding got started on a bigger scale around the mid-south. Yes, there were always guys hopping up their cars, but it took some folks to help shape and guide the hobby into a direction. In these articles you can read and see how this was done around here. Everybody read about what was going on in California in those days and wanted to copy it where they were at. Problem was, not all the same things were available to the hot rodders in all area’s, so they had to change it up and improvise. Those “young guns” back in the 50’s & 60’s helped give us what we have today. Think about this for a minute…what you are doing today…hot rodding in 2012…is going to be someone else’s history lesson in hot rodding in another 5-10 years. “Hey Hot Rod Teacher…what’s today's lesson?”

Jimmy B. “the fun starts here”….


CALLING ALL CAR CLUBS If you don’t have your club info listed with us in the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE, you may want to get it sent in. We get requests all the time for info on any car clubs around the Mid-South area. These requests are to possible join (a good thing!!) or for a mailing or email address to let you know about an event. What are you waiting for…send in your info today! Congrats go out to a great friend and true gearhead, Richard “Beaver” Hellis of Thompsons Station TN. His killer Willys was selected out of a whole bunch of entries to be used in the GOODGUYS video shoot Feb 21 & 22. We sent that info out and Beaver sent his info in and they like what they saw. What's not to like!! Beaver says he will let us know when the video will be playing so we can check it out.

QUICK HITS  Hendersonville Cruise In kicks off on April 13th

Some sad news to pass on to everyone. Long time Memphis area hot rodder and all around great guy, Bob Young passed away on Feb 19th. A lot of you probably remember the 37 Ford Cabriolet that Bob owned that won both the RIDLER and a year later the AMBR Big Trophy. For Bob it wasn’t about the cars, it was about the people. Condolences to his family.

WE WANT YOUR EVENT PICTURES & STORIES If your club or organization is hosting a car show, cruise nite or other automotive related event in 2012, take some pictures ( use HIGH RESOLUTION or we cant use them) & tell us about it, and we will try to squeeze as many as we can in upcoming issues. We want to recognize as many of the events in the Mid-South and other parts of the country as possible. E-mail your pic’s and info to us at gearheadgazzette@gmail.com Congrats go out to Ben Smithson of Murfreesboro TN. He was recently featured as one of the “29 Below” in the March issue of Street Scene Magazine, the in house publication of the NSRA. Here’s a shot of Ben and his very cool 29’ Ford Sedan that we shot at the 2011 Street Rod Nationals. We’re glad they chose you Ben!!

 Murfreesboro Cruise Nite kicks off May 4th  Middle TN NSRA Appreciation day is May 12th  Check out some hot rods from “down under” go to http://hotrodrevue.co.nz/issuefive/pre49s.html It’s loud…It’s noisy…. It creaks when you drive it… It’s a HOT ROD!!!!

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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. shows.

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MAR 30 – APRIL 1ST: SPRING RALLY No.5 HOSTED BY CYCLMOS MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM. •MAR 31: SMITHVILLE TN: PROJECT GRADUATION CAR / TRUCK SHOW. •APRIL 6-7: PERRY GA: 3RD ANNUAL PERRY AUTO FEST & SWAP MEET •APRIL 7: RED BOILING SPRINGS TN: CYCLEMOS HOT ROD RAT ROD SHOW & SWAP. •APR APR 1212-15: 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 •APR 13-15: AUSTIN TX: 11TH ANNUAL LONESTAR ROD & KUSTOM ROUND UP •APRIL APRIL 14: FRANKLIN TN: ZATTACK 2012 PEOPLE’S CHOICE Z CAR SHOW & OPEN CRUISECRUISE-IN •APRIL 14: MARIETTA GA: 18TH ANNUAL GSRA SWAP MEET. •APRIL 19-22: CHARLOTTE NC: CHARLOTTE AUTO FAIR 2012. •APR APR 20 – 22: JACKSON TN: 20TH ANNUAL BUNNY RUN •APRIL APRIL 21: BRENTWOOD TN: 11TH ANNUAL KARS4KIDS CARS/TRUCKS/MOTORCYCLE SHOW •APRIL APRIL 21: SPRING HILL ( COLUMBIA TN): 1ST ANNUAL CRUZIN FOR THE MUSIC CAR SHOW. •APRIL 21: NASHVILLE TN: CMT/ABATE SWAP MEET. •APRIL APRIL 21: FRANKLIN KY: 1ST ANNUAL CRUISECRUISE-IN AT THE DRIVE IN •APRIL 21: HUNTSVILLE AL: 8TH ANNUAL BRIDGE STREET CHARITY CAR SHOW. •APRIL 21: CLARKSVILLE TN: 65 ROSES CRUISE IN CLASSIC CAR SHOW. •APRIL 21: GALLATIN TN: 2ND ANNUAL CAR SHOW STATION CAMP HIGH SCHOOL. •APRIL 21: FRANKLIN TN: TENNESSEE CHAPTER H POKER RUN •APRIL 21: CHATTANOOGA TN: COKER TIRE & HONEST CHARLEY SPEED SHOP CRUISE IN & OPEN HOUSE. HOUSE. •APR 26-28: BOWLING GREEN KY: C5 – C6 SHOW AT THE CORVETTE MUSEUM •APRIL 26-29: FT WORTH TX: 40TH ANNUAL PATE SWAP MEET. •APRIL 27-28: SOMERSET KY: SOMERSET CRUISE OPENING WEEKEND – BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC WEEKEND •APR APR 28: ATHENS AL: 5TH ANNUAL ATHENS ON THE SQUARE CAR SHOW CRUISEIN.. •APRIL 28: SHELBYVILLE TN: 23RD ANNUAL SPRING HOODLUM ALLEY CRUISE -IN •APRIL 28: NASHVILLE TN: HOME DEPOT CAR SHOW CRUISE IN. •APRIL 28: CHAPEL HILL TN: CRUSIN AT TH ROCK CAR CARTRUCK-TRUCK -BIKE SHOW. •APRIL APRIL 2828-29: MURFREESBORO TN: MOTORMANIA CAR SHOW. SHOW. •APRIL 28-29: WILMINGTON OH: ECTA SPRING EVENT. •MAY 4 – 6: KNOXVILLE TN: STREET ROD NATIONALS SOUTH Plus •MAY 4-5: MANATOKA IA: TORQUEFEST 2012 •MAY 4-6: TUPELO MS: TUPELO BLUE SUEDE CRUISE. •MAY 6: MT JULIET TN: MID-TENN SPRING MEET. •MAY 12: NASHVILLE TN: NSRA MIDDLE TENNESSEE APPRECIATION DAY •MAY 12: MADISON AL: BEATERS, BANDS & BURRTIOS. •MAY 12: COLUMBIA TN: CRUISIN ON THE SQUARE FOR THE POLK THEATRE PROJECT. •MAY 17-19: PIGEON FORGE TN: 34TH ANNUAL F-100 SUPERNATIONALS •MAY 17-19: PIGEON FORGE TN: CHEVY CLASSIC CAR SHOW AT THEINN AT CHRISTMAS PLACE IT’S NEVER TOO •MAY 18 – 20: NASHVILLE TN: GOODGUYS NASHVILLE NATIONALS •MAY 19: HUNTSVILLE AL: ANNUAL ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR, TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE SHOW & FLEA MARKET. LATE to send in your •MAY 20: CINCINNATI OH: 42ND ANNUAL CINCY STREET RODS RUN & SWAP MEET. cruise nite, car show or •MAY 25-27: SPRINGFIELD MO: MID-AMERICA STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus event info to the •MAY 26: GRANVILLE TN: HERITAGE DAY ANTIQUE CAR SHOW GEARHEAD GAZZETTE. As •MAY 26: GRANVILLE TN:: ANTIQUE TRACTOR & ENGINE SHOW. soon as we get the •MAY 26: DECATUR AL: ALABAMA JUBILEE AUTO SHOW. •MAY 26: COLUMBIA TN: LIONS CLUB OF COLUMBIA CAR SHOW. event info, we’ll list in •MAY 27TH: LOUI$VILLE KY: BEATERSVILLE CAR & BIKE SHOW the 2012 SHOW •JUNE 1-3: YORK PA: STREET ROD NATIONALS EAST Plus INFO AT A TH •JUNE 1-3: PADUCAH KY: 35 ANNUAL STREET RODS IN THE PARK HOSTED BY RIVER TIN STREET RODS GLANCE section. •JUNE 1-3: COMMERCE GA: THE CHEVY HIGH PERFORMANCE NATIONALS HOSTED BY GM PERF. PARTS •JUNE 1-3: YORK PA: STREET ROD NATIONAL EAST Plus. Then 3 months before •JUNE 1-3 : PIGEON FORGE TN: PONTIACS IN PIGEON FORGE. the actual event we’ll •JUNE 1-3: SEIVERVILLE TN: 36TH ANNUAL SILVER DOLLAR ROD RUN. list it in the GEARHEAD •JUNE 2: COLUMBIA TN: AMERICAN LEGION CLASSIC CAR SHOW. GAZZETTE in the CAR •JUNE 2 – 9: DETROIT MI – ARLINGTON TX:: 18TH ANNUAL HOT ROD POWER TOUR. SHOWS – EVENTS •JUNE 8-9: PIGEON FORGE TN: PONTIACS IN PIGEON FORGE •JUNE 8-10: NEWPORT NEW VA.: 17TH ANNUAL LI’L RED EXPRESS & WARLOCK OWNRS TRUCK SHOW – GEARHEAD •JUNE 9: ASHLAND CITY TN: 17TH ANNUAL KRUIZIN RIVER BLUFF / BOYSCOUTS CAR SHOW section. STUFF TH •JUNE 9: LAWRENCEBURG TN: 8 ANNUAL CAVALACADE OF ANTIQUE CARS. Remember, the earlier •JUNE 14-16: BOWLING GREEN KY: 10TH ANNUAL HOLLEY HOT ROD REUNION •JUNE 15-16: PIGEON FORGE TN: THE ALL CHEVY SUPERNATIONALS lll you advertise your •JUNE 16: TULLAHOMA TN: 20TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN WHEELS IN MOTION CAR & TRUCK SHOW event, you will increase •JUNE 16: UNION GROVE WI: HUNNERT CAR HEADS UP 4 – TRADITIONAL DRAG RACING your attendance levels. ST •JUNE 24: MURFREESBORO TN: 1 SUMMERFEST ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. What are you waiting •JUNE 27 – JULY 1: NASHVILLE TN: DIECAST SPACE MUSIC CITY NATIONALS TOY SHOW •JULY 9: WAVERLY TN: 2012 POOR BOYS CAR SHOW for? Send us your event •JULY 17-21: ST CHARLES IL: 2012 PONTIAC OAKLAND CLUB INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION info now to •JULY 19-21: BOWLING GREEN KY: 31ST NATIONAL CORVETTE HOMECOMING gearheadgazzette@gm •JULY 21-22: BYRON IL: MELTDOWN DRAGS – 66 7 OLDER HEADS UP MATCH RACING ail.com •AUG 2-5: LOUISVILLE KY: STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus •AUG 3-5: SOUTH BUTLER NY: 2ND ANNUAL HOT ROD RUMBLE& BIKER BASH •AUG 11: ARDMORE AL: 2012 ARDMORE QUARTER BACK CLUB CAR SHOW •SEPT 7-8: PIGEON FORGE TN: SHADES OF THE PAST ROD RUN 30 www.gearheadgazzette.com •SEPT 13 – 16: PIGEON FORGE TN: 30TH ANNUAL FALL GRAND RUN


Editors Note: Mike Gillespie sent this info to us about the 2012 CARS & COFFEE Saturday Morning Cruise-In. The Cruise will be listed in our Cruise Section for future reference’s. I am enclosing all of Mike’s info and comments and requests about this years cruise, as the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE supports the things Mike is asking all the cruisers to do when they attend. As you can tell by the location change, this Cruise-In has grown quite a bit over the last year.

Hey all, well, my guess that cabin fever this year is not as bad as in the past because we have had such a mild winter. But I am pretty sure you are still looking forward to getting the car out to enjoying doing some driving and hopefully to participate some Cars & Coffee gatherings. I case you have not heard, there has been a change in the Cars and Coffee location for 2012. In order to handle the growing number of cars, find an area with a little less drive through traffic and to have access to more food, coffee and bathroom locations, the 2012 Cars and Coffee will be taking place in the Carmike Thoroughbred 20 Theater parking lot closest to McDonald’s. The street address is 633 Frazier Drive, Franklin. Basically the opposite side of Cool Springs Blvd. than the previous site. The first Cars and Coffee will be Saturday March 24th and will run till midNovember. Starting time for every Saturday will be at 8am until the last vehicle leaves. With Bread & Company and McDonald’s being so close, it will be easy to enjoy a cup of coffee and breakfast food from either location. We understand that Bread & Company nominally does not open on Saturdays until 10am, but because we are going to be holding the Cars and Coffee behind the store at Carmike Theater parking lot, then they are will to see if there will be enough business to warrant opening at 8am. Therefore, I would encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunity at Bread & Company. If you are a hard core Starbucks fan, then just hit the drive through on the way over to Cars and Coffee. Don’t forget to bring your folding chair so you can eat and just take a load off. There are two items of consideration that everyone needs to keep in mind;

1) There are no trash receptacles in the Carmike Theater parking lot, so it will be each person’s responsibility to make sure that they pick up their coffee cup, biscuit wrappers, napkins and other forms of trash and dispose of the refuse in the proper location. 2) Driving onto and exiting the parking lot PLEASE DRIVE SLOW AND RESPONSIBLY! The demise of most Cars and Coffee events has been due to trash and the what kind of condition the parking lot has been left in after the Cars and Coffee, then secondly, how participants drive into and out of the Cars and Coffee site. As I have mentioned before “testosterone and horse power is a dangerous mix”. Please enter the parking lot slowly, drive through the parking lot slowly and exit the parking lot slowly. Once you have left the parking lot and are on Frasier Drive, continue to drive appropriately. If you feel the “need for speed” and to “throttle up”, please at least wait till you are a mile away from the parking lot before you do anything. We do not want that activity to be associated with the Cars and Coffee event. I feel that all of regular participants are more than willing to help in this area. But we will also have to watch for spectators who will not have gotten this message and could create problems for the rest of us. I look forward to joining the rest of you on March 24th and kicking off the new year of Cars and Coffee. Mike.

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NASHVILLE CORVETTE CLUB Words & Pic’s by Jimmy B

On a great fall day, the Nashville Corvette Club hosted their 2011 Touch of Gold Car show. The show was held on the grounds of O’More College in Franklin TN. A lot of great Corvettes came out, along with a lot of other hot rods, muscle cars and other great rides. This was a laid back fun show to be part of, or take in as a spectator. Great location, great weather and a lot of AWESOME cars makes for a great event.

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“DO YOU DRIVE YOUR HOT ROD, MUSCLE CAR, TRICK TRUCK OR CRUISER EVERY DAY?? DO YOU JUMP IN YOUR HOT ROD TO RUN ERRANDS?” Back for 2012 is the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE’s “REAL CRUISER” contest. We’re looking for that guy or gal who “REALLY” drives their ol’ hot rod to more than just a show every once in a while. 2011’s winner, Elmer Jones of Clarksville showed us what “driving my hot rod” is all about. He won the contest with just shy of 10,000 on the odometer in the contest period. Are you up for the challenge?? Ready to put the rubber to the road?? Here’s what you have to do: Send us a picture of your ride. Send us a picture of you. A head shot is fine or more if you want. VERY IMPORTANT HERE: Send us a picture of your odometer so we can clearly see the starting mileage. Note: Your odometer has to work or you wont be part of the contest. This is the only way to make it fair for everyone who enters. We will verify the final odometer reading at the end of the contest. The contest runs until October 28th. We will remind everyone when we get closer to that date, to send us a picture of your odometer by a certain date to determine the winner. Send us these 3 pictures for your entry, between April 1 – 15th. Email them to us at gearheadgazzette@gmail.com . We will show all the entries in a future issue.

What you win if you cruise the most miles. There will be a special award made for the 2012 winner, a really cool GEARHEAD GAZZETTE Shirt and your ride will be featured in the GEARHEAD GAZETTE. This is all about having fun with our rides. Nothing complicated about it. A few simple rules. Now it’s your turn…we’re waiting for your entry in these years contest. Drive it like you stole it Gearheads!!

Far Left: Elmer Jones 2011 REAL CRUISER winning entry. Left: The 2011 REAL CRUIZER Award presented to Elmer Jones of Clarksville Tn.

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In the last Issue, we covered the importance of using high quality chemicals to acquire the show shine, now we review the equipment that is necessary to accomplish that goal. We are assuming that while a lot of cars are garage kept and never see bad weather, there are those that’s driven to Rod runs and exposed to the elements that collect dirt as they go. With this in mind, we look into the washing and cleaning of the show car. Even if a vehicle receives the best owner protection, wind blowing dust and pollen at an outdoor event will build up potential damage by grime. This grime can cause minute scratches called swirl marks and spoil the quality of the finish. First, we clean the wheels and tires with a bucket of fresh water and soap. Thoroughly rinse the areas surrounding these, in order to flush off dirt that has been blown that way. If a wheel cleaner is needed, use that first to loosen any baked on brake dust. Toss this water out and rinse your bucket well. Next fill two buckets with fresh water, leaving one with clear water and one with your automotive soap. No dish washing soaps from under the kitchen sink. They have grease cutting agents in them and will remove all your wax in the process. The next suggestion is to use a grit guard in the bottom of the buckets to allow the gritty dirt to settle in the bottom and not allow the sponges or mitt to pick them back up. The idea is to use the soap bucket first and then the clear water for a rinse, before going back into the soap bucket.

Work from the top down in order to move the soap toward the ground as you rinse. This process is slow going, but if you have a dark finish with a lot of reflective power, you can avoid those ugly swirl marks. Let’s look at that grit guard and talk about the towels used for cleaning and drying. Here’s a photo of the grit guard and they will fit into most 5 gallon buckets. The towels must be a microfiber material and we caution you to not use baby diapers, bath towels or old t-shirts at all. The reason is that these products drag dirt or waxes over the surface making scratches as they go. The best example we can give is in waxing, you put the product on the vehicle with an applicator, after it has hazed, you polish off the finish with any of the mentioned cloths. These rags drag the residue across the surface causing minute scratches. The microfiber rags under a microscope look like Velcro with little fingers sticking up. These allow the residue to go up into the rag and not drag them across the surface. Get yourself a bundle of these and use a fresh one often. Throw the used ones in a box for the laundry and don’t use a fabric softener on them. That gums up the fingers. The same goes for the drying towel. Never use a leather shammy as it causes too much drag and pulls the softer waxes off the vehicle. These tips will help you obtain the crystal clear deep shine that is a show winner.


Since 1989, the Midnight Rodders have hosted their Annual Fall Cruise in Middle Tennessee. For 2011 they hosted a record number of cruisers on one of the prettiest, if not THE prettiest cruise’s in the MidSouth. The formula is really simple. Fill your tank with gas….meet at the designated starting point at 8am…make your “pit stop” and jump in your ride and follow the cruise route and have fun driving your “hot rod”!!! After cruising thru Middle Tennessee on a beautiful sunny fall morning, all the cruisers ended up at Manchester TN, where they literally FILLED the town square. Manchester's mayor came out to welcome the cruisers to town and thank them for coming out. Our good buddy Jeff Burnette & his crew from the city of Manchester made sure that everything went smoothly for everyone. If you haven’t been part of this event in the last 22 years, make plans now to attend #23 happening this fall in Middle Tennessee….we are.

Words & Pic’s by Jimmy B

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Hard Working Manchester City Crew!!

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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’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD THE 1ST 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 WEDNESDAY NITE CRUISIN: HERMITAGE TN: THE ROCKABILLY CRUISE IN NIGHT. THIS CRUISE HAPPENS EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT STARTIN JAN 11TH. 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 FRIDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY FRIDAY NITE: 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 69PM 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 OCT 5th . 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: THE SNOW WHITE DRIVE IN CRUISE IS LOOKING TO START IN MARCH IF THE WEATHER IS GOOD. 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: 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: 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: 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 30TH. 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!!! EVENT!!! IT’S NEVER TOO LATE to send 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

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SATURDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY SATURDAY NITE: LEBANON TN: RAT ROD CRUISE IN AT THE SNOW WHITE DRIVE IN AT THE SATURDAY NITE CRUISE IN. OPEN TO ALL VEHICLE’S BUT INVITING ALL YOU RAT RODDERS FOR A COOL PLACE TO BE ON SATURDAY NITES.SNOW WHITE CRUISING IS LOOKING TO START IN MARCH IF THE WEATHER IS GOOD. CRUISING WILL RUN ALL SUMMER LONG ON SATURDAY NITES. CRUISING 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 615-4434299 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 FO THE MONTH CRUISE IN. BEING HELD AT THE WENDY’S /K-MART PARKING LOT AT HWY 41A & HWY 76. 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. 4PM FOR MORE INFO CONTACT JEFF AT 931-273-1902. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

LEWISBURG TN: CRUISE IN ON THE SQAURE IN LEWISBURG. CRUISE IN HAPPENS ON THE 2ND SATUDAY NITE OF EACH MONTH STARTING IN MAY. FOR MORE INFO EMAIL TO 56fordmainline@att.net 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 270-3162821 2nd SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN’: 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

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Nice looking 1st Gen Firebird!!! This one belongs to Missy Sherman of Thompsons Station TN. Her husband Gary (owner of Gary’s Place in Spring Hill TN) is watching over how this cool ride gets the re-do to make it road ready for some cruising and having fun. Looking good!!!

<<<<<Here’s Missy putting some time in on her motor!!

Here’s some shots of the latest 32’ Ford being put together for George Poteet, by Paul Kosma over in Memphis / West Tennessee area code. The color is Ford Washington Blue shot with a flattener to give it a unique look. This one is going to be really cool real soon!!

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HOT RODDING IN THE MIDMID-SOUTH Words & Picture’s by Ed Woodard Assisted by Hannah Woodard

This issue is the first 3 Auto Shows at the Tennessee State Fair…..with all the TOP DOG show cars of the time…….You name it we had it !!!....................................................# 5 Almost forgot something that took place at the first Tappets show that is worth mentioning. When Tommy Sanborn set up his 1957 Chevrolet convertible he built a neat display, so neat that Adam & Gene Hurt showing there two cars were not to be out done. They went home & pulled the carpet from their living room, tables, lamps, etc to build a display. It is amazing what a couple of country boys will do to win a display award. Well, that only started a small war. Bill Freeman, showing his Cadillac custom from Memphis topped that for a display, but cost him the “Best of Show Award”. Saturday night after the show closed he made arrangements to secure a large amount of flowers brought in to display around his already great looking custom Caddy. Sunday morning when the show opened everyone was drawn quickly to this beautiful display. He was certain to win “Best of the Show”, right up to the point of someone seeing the cards that were left on the funeral arrangements. It seems that the flowers were from the nearby Woodlawn cemetery. That cost him the “Best” award which was awarded to Floyd Wallace’s 1932 Ford coupe “Honey Bee”. This car has changed hands several times but it is in the hands of Pat & Buddy Jackson, where it has been for some 30+ years. I am told that the “Honey Bee” will be the car on the 2012 Nashville Goodguy’s Tshirt & mug. Small world after all ! Look close & you can see the floral arrangements!

I will have several flashbacks concerning the Tappets so just bare with me, but for now it looks like we are in the thick of show biz. I guess we had not realized how big of an undertaking this was going to be. To procure enough show cars to fill up a 30,000 square foot building for a week was no small task as show cars usually book in for only 2 or 3 days. Well we finally had things covered for the cars. Next was how to get the fair goers to come into the “Custom Auto Show”. Well we put signs up on the outside of the coliseum along with a continuous sound track with car music, like Little GTO, Wipeout and the Beach Boys, but the best was at the Grandstand show which we will tell you about later. 20

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HOT RODDING IN THE MIDMID-SOUTH cont. Well are you ready? If so lets see show number one in 1962! We placed those signs all around the building. It was a super neat way of advertising the show inside as you can see.

For our first Tennessee State Fair Auto Show we brought in the Golden Sahara built by George Barris as featured in the movie Cinderfella with Jerry Lewis and the Norm Grabowski’s famous Kookie Kar as seen on 77 Sunset Strip along with Cushenberry’s 40 and the Beatnik Bandit. Also featured was Jimmy Sanders Custom Buick and a Elvis Presley race car(we thought). This show had the usual hot rods & customs from Nashville along with a GM factory cutaway display. Enough show to draw & give the spectators their moneys worth. It went over pretty good for the first year. Actually it was a great vacation job from our regular jobs. Play with cars, watch the mule pulling contest, drive promotional new cars from the new car dealerships & make money too!!! The show was a hit at the fair being the largest single attraction at the fair. What was a real stroke of genius was after each grandstand performance we would bring the Kookie Kar out & make a pass around the deadly 5/8 mile high bank race track as it was at that time. It seemed that someone clocked the car at ½ second lower than the track record. Well this spurred the grandstand attendees to just follow the car to the nearby coliseum & see the auto show. Wow…long lines at both ticket booths….we were loving it!!!

First show Pictures: Golden Sahara….Kookie Kar…. Sanders Buick….Cushenberry’s 40…. Beatnik Bandit…..Overall show pic’s

The Beatnik Bandit

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Cushenberry’s ’40 Ford Radical custom

The second show at the fair put more attention to the local car owners to the point that we made sizeable cash awards plus a nice selection of trophies. We had a great turnout of entries plus a single feature car, the Lil Coffin from Carl Casper’s Customs. It was a good show too! We really stirred interest in street cars as well as racers when we offered cash money for top awards. Seemed like a good idea at the time but spectators really wanted to also see those feature cars. Paul & I learned a lot from that first show about promotional value. Taking the Kookie car out in front of the grandstand inspired us to build a similar car for sales promotion.. Paul located a Pontiac to get the engine & running gear and we had the specs from the Kookie Car. It only took a few months & we had it built, 6 Stromberg 97’s automatic transmission & promotion value out the wahzoo!

The Golden Sahara built by George Barris The second Tennessee State Fair Custom Auto Show

Norm Grabowski’s famous Kookie Kar Paul Stargel’s Lil Punk roadster used to promote our show


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Feature for the second show was the Lil Coffin For the 3rd show we combined the best of both. Lots of local cars along with 5 feature cars from Promotions Inc. Featured were Dean Jefferies Manta Ray, Gene Winfield’s Strip Star, Roth’s Road Agent, Car Craft Dream Rod and the Oakland Roadster Show winner King T by Tognotti. What a killer line up. This was probably our best show. On the outside there was all kinds of activity starting to brew. Street rods were starting to pop up everywhere with day runs just about every weekend. Actually my partner in the car shows, Paul Stargel lived directly behind the legendary Tommy Sanborn, who build a T-bucket roadster for the show. Street rods were getting hot around town as were the race cars like Pappy Greenfield, Bob Frensley, John Livingston just name a few. Darrel Waltrip and the round trackers were also getting national attention, which reminds me that during our State Fair Auto Shows we had a regular attendee on Tuesday mornings, Marty Robbins! Yep, around every corner hotrods were coming into their own…..I guess we were helping a little too !!!

Paul driving the Punk up on the deadly high bank 5/8 mile at Nashville Speedway

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MARCH 2012:

APRIL 2012:

MAR 30 – APRIL 1ST: RED BOILING SPRINGS TN: 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 615-699-5049 OR GO TO www.cyclemos.com

APRIL 13 – 15: COMMERCE GA: NMRA / NMCA ALL STAR NATIONALS. NMRA’S ALL WILD FORD’S WILL BE RUNNING. THERE WILL BE AN LSX CHALLENGE SERIES EVENT. YOU WILL SEE GM VS FORD VS MOPAR IN NMCA ACTION. CAR SHOW BOTH SATURDAY & SUNDAY. FOR MORE INFO CALL 714-444-2426 OR EMAIL TO carshow@promediapub.com

MAR 30 – APRIL 1: DAYTONA BEACH FL: DAYTONA SPRING TURKEY RUN. ALL THE FUN OF THE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND EVENT BUT IN THE SPRING TIME. THE SHOW FORMAT WILL BE THE SAME FOR MORE INFO CALL 386-255-7355 OR GO TO www.turkeyrun.com

MAR 31: SMITHVILLE TN: PROJECT GRADUATION CAR / TRUCK SHOW. BEING HELD AT DCHS HIGH SCHOOL. SPECIAL AWARDS, DASH PLAQUES FOR FIRST 50 ENTRIES. RAIN DATE APRIL 7. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-597.2265

APRIL 2012: APRIL 66-7: PERRY GA: 3RD ANNUAL PERRY AUTOFEST & SWAP MEET. 2 DAY AUTOMTIVE EVENT. CRUISE IN, CAR CORRAL, SWAP MEET. ACRES OF FREE PARKING. OPEN 8AM – 6PM BOTH DAYS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 478-662-2267 OR EMAIL TO info@perryswapmeet.com APRIL 7: RED BOILING SPRINGS TN: CYCLEMOS HOT ROD RAT ROD SHOW & SWAP. ENJOY CYCLEMOS MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM INAUGRAL HOT ROD PARTS SWAP!! GREAT MUISIC. KILLER GRUB. CRUISE IN. NO TROPHY MONGERS PLEASE!!!! 8AM – 7PM. FREE VENDOR SPACES. SWAP IS OPEN TO PRE-72 HOT RODS, RAT RODS, ANTIQUES, PETROLINA COLLECTABLES & MOTORCYCLES. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-699-5049 OR GO TO www.cyclemos.com APRIL 12 – 15: PIGEON FORGE TN: GRAND RUN 30 CRUISIN THE STRIP. CAR SHOW, BIG INDOOR SWAP MEET, CAR CORRAL, DOOR PRIZES. THIS IS ONE OF THE MID-SOUTHS BEST SHOWS!! $8000.00 CASH GIVEAWAY. NEW RAT ROD CLASS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 865-687-3976 OR GO O www.corvetteexpo.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! APRIL 13: MEMPHIS TN: SUPER CHEVY SHOW & CRUISE-IN. BEING HELD AT MEMPHIS MOTORSPORTS PARK. FOR MORE INFO CALL 901-358-7223 OR GO TO www.superchevyshow.com

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APR IL 1313-15: AUSTIN TX: 11TH ANNUAL LONESTAR ROD & KUSTOM ROUND UP. THIS IS A HUGE SHOW WITH ENTRIES FROM ALL ACROSS THE US AND BEYOND. LIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL. ARTISTS & PINSTRIPERS. BEING HELD AT THE TRAVIS COUNTY EXPO CENTER. CAR SHOW, SWAP MEET, MIN-BIKE RACES IN THE RODEO BARN & LOTS OF VENDORS. OPEN TO ONLY 1963 AND EARLEIR TRADITIONALLY STYLED AMERICAN HOT RODS, CUSTOM CARS AND TRADITIONALLY STYLED BIKES. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.lonestarroundup.com OR EMAIL TO beatnik@kontinentals.com . THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! APRIL 1313-15: OKLAHOMA CITY OK.: SOUTHWEST STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus. SHOW BEING HELD AT STATE FAIR PARK. OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES 30 YEARS OLD OR OLDER. HOSTED BY NSRA. FOR MORE INFO GOT TO www.nsra-usa.com . APRIL 14: MARIETTA GA: 18TH ANNUAL GSRA SWAP MEET. AUTO PARTS AND RELATED ITMES ONLY! COVERED SWAP MEET AREA. 8AM – 4PM. FOR MORE INFO CALL 770-517-6701 APRIL 14: FRANKLIN TN: ZATTACK 2012 PEOPLE’S CHOICE Z CAR SHOW & OPEN CRUISE-IN. PRESENTED BY THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE Z CLUB & NISSAN NORTH AMERICA INC. EVENT BEING HELD AT THE NISSAN AMERICA’S BUILDING. NOTE: YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE Z CAR SHOW. NISSAN WILL HOST AN OPEN HOUSE AND CRUISE IN FOR EMPLOYEE’S AND THE PUBLIC TO EXHIBIT THEIR CARS. NO AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR THIS PORTION OF THE EVENT. THE CRUISE IN IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL MAKES AND MODELS. NISSAN WILL ALSO EXHIBIT NEW MODELS, PROTOTYPES, SHOW CARS AND NISSAN HERITAGE COLLECTION. EVENT WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE. FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT GO TO www.middletennesseezclub.com APRIL 1919-22: CHARLOTTE NC: CHARLOTTE AUTO FAIR 2012. PRODUCED BY THE HORNETS NEST REGION AACA. EVENT IS HELD AT THE CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY AND IT FILLS THE PLACE UP! FOR MORE INFO GO TO WWW.CHARLOTTE-AUTOFAIR.CO.


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APRIL 2012: APRIL 2020-22: JACKSON TN: BUNNY RUN 20. BEING HELD AT THE JACKSON FAIRGROUNDS PARK. OPEN TO STREET RODS & 72 & EARLIER CUSTOM CARS AND TRUCKS WITH AT LEAST 5 MODIFICATIONS. CHILI SUPPER FRIDAY. BBQ DINNER SATURDAY FOR ALL REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS. $500.00 GRAND PRIZE. SWAP MEET. TOP 15. SUNDAY AWARDS AT 10:30AM. VENDORS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES ALL INDOOR. CALL 731-427-1677 FOR MORE INFO. APRIL 21: NASHVILLE TN: CMT/ABATE SWAP MEET. BEING HELD AT THE LANE MOTOR MUSEUM. APRIL 21: HUNTSVILLE AL: 8TH ANNUAL BRIDGE STREET CHARITY CAR SHOW. OPEN CAR SHOW. 1ST 200 ENTRIES GET A T-SHIRT & DASH PLAQUE. FOR MORE INFO 256-679-2055 APRIL 21: FRANKLIN KY: 1ST ANNUAL CRUISE-IN AT THE DRIVE IN. HOSTED BY SOUTHERN KENTUCKY STREET RODS. BEING HELD AT THE FRANKLIN DRIVE IN ON HWY US 31W . GATES OPEN AT 1PM. AMERICAN GRAFITI WILL BE FIRST FILM PLAYED AT DARK.DOOR PRIZES AND 50/50 DRAWING. OPEN TO ALLENTRIES 1972 & EARLIER. FOR MORE INFO CALL 270-598-1428 APRIL 21: SPRING HILL ( COLUMBIA TN): 1ST ANNUAL CRUZIN FOR THE MUSIC CAR SHOW. BEING HELD AT THE SPRING HILL H.S. LOCATED NEXT TO THE GENERAL MOTORS PLANT. THIS IS A FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THE SPRING HILL H.S. MARCHING BAND. START AT 8AM WITH AWARDS AT 3PM. 39 CLASSES – 3 AWARDS PER CLASS & 7 SPECIAL AWARDS TOO. DASH PLAQUES TO THE 1ST 100 ENTRIES. Concessions AVAILABLE. RAIN DATE 4/28/12. FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-4467879 OR GO TO www.cruzinforthemusic.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! APRIL 21: BRENTWOOD TN: 11TH ANNUAL KARS4KIDS CARS / TRUCKS / MOTORCYCLE SHOW. ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT TENNESSEE BAPTIST CHILDRENS HOME. SHOW TAKES PLACE AT THE TENNESSEE BAPTIST CHILDRENS HOME ON FRANKLIN TN. LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, GAMES, VENDORS, ARTS & CRAFTS TOO. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-642-5822 OR EMAIL TO pcollins@sullivanengineering.com

APRIL 2012: APRIL 21: CLARKSVILLE TN: 65 ROSES CRUISE IN CLASSIC CAR SHOW. BRING YOUR CLASSIC CAR, TRUCK OR MOTORCYCLE TO THEI 100% CHARITY EVENT TO BENEFIT THE CYCTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION. BEING HELD AT THE CLARKSVILLE SPEEDWAY & FAIRGROUNDS. RAIN DATE IS APRILL 22ND. FIRST 100 RECEIVE COMMEMORATIVE DASH PLAQUE AND GOODY BAGS. TROPYS FOR 1ST, 2ND & 3RD PLACES. DOOR PRIZES EVERY HOUR. FOR MOREINFO CALL 931-980-8837 APRIL 21: GALLATIN TN: 2ND ANNUAL CAR SHOW STATION CAMP HIGH SCHOOL. THIS EVENT IS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE BASEBALL TEAM. CONCESSIONS, TRPOPHYS, DOOR PRIZES. FOR MOREI INFO CALL 615-456-1966 APRIL 21: FRANKLIN TN: TENNESSEE CHAPTER H POKER RUN. HOSTED BY HONDA OF COOL SPRINGS. OPEN TO ALL BIKES. FREE FOOD. POKER RUN PRIZES FOR 1ST, 2ND, 3RD PLACE. LIVE MUSIC. 50/50 DRAWING & SILENT AUCTION. AL PROCCEDS GOT TO THE RIDE FOR KIDS. APRIL 21: CHATTANOOGA TN: COKER TIRE & HONEST CHARLEY SPEED SHOP CRUISE IN & OPEN HOUSE. EVENT RUNS FROM 4-9PM. OPEN EVENT. STREETS AROUND COKER TIRE WILL BE BLOCKED OFF FOR ALL THE CRUISE IN PARKING. COKER AND ALL ITS COMPANY WILL BE OPEN TO TOUR. THIS LOOKS TO BE A BIG EVENT. FOR MORE INFO CALL 800-251-6336. APRIL 22: MONROE MI: 36TH ANNUAL MONROE AUTOP SWAP MEET. PRESENTED BY AVINA SPECIALTIES INC. BEING HELD A THE MONROE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS. MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION INDOOR & OUTDOOR CAR SHOW. DOOR PRIZES & HOURLY $50.00 DRAWINGS. ALL MAKES AUTOMOTIVE SWAP MEET. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.monroeautoswapmeet.com APRIL 2626-29: FT WORTH TX: 40TH ANNUAL PATE SWAP MEET. BEING HELD AT THE TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. FREE ADMISSION FOR VISITORS. THIS IS ONE BIG SWAP MEET!!!! IF I YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PARTS, GAS PUMPMS OR MOST ANYTHING RELATED TO AUTOMOBILES YOU’LL FIND IT HERE!! FOR MORE INFO CALL 713-649-0922 OR GO TO www.pateswapeet.com

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APRIL 2012: APRIL 2727-28: SOMERSET KY: SOMERNITES CRUISE. OPENING WEEKEND FOR THE WORLD FAMOUS SOMERNITES CRUISE. THIS WEEKEND FEATURES THE BUICKS, OLDS & PONTIAC’S.. THERE WILL BE A HUGE VENDOR ALLEY, SHOW & SHINE SWAP MEET AND MORE THAT YOU’VE EXPERIANCED AT THE SOMERNITES CRUISE’S. FOR MORE INFO CALL 606USA-CARS OR GO TO www.somernitescruise.com APRIL 28: ATHENS AL: 5th ANNUAL CARS ON THE SQUARE EVENT. THIS IS A BIG SHOW/EVENT AND HAS BEEN FOR YEARS. THE SQUARE FILLS UP!! DRAWINGS FOR CASH & PRIZES. RUNS FROM 8AM – 3PM. BRYAN FULLER OF FULLER HOT RODS & LOU SANTIAGO, HOST OF DISCVERY CHANNELS NEW SHOW “CAR FIX” WILL BE A THE EVENT. $10,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES. FOR MORE INFO CALL 256-4579179 OR EMAIL TO tschuman@comrep.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

APRIL 28: LEBANON TN: A LIL BIT OF MAYHEM CAR & TRUCK SHOW EXTRAVEGANZA. BEING HELD AT THE JAMES WARD AG CENTER. 10 CLASSES INCLUDING MOTORCYCLE. 1ST THRU 3RD AWARDS. SPECIALITY AWARDS. RAFFLE TO HELP RAISE AWARENESSS FOR AUTISM. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-481-3511 OR EMAIL TO PROJECTMAYHEMCARCLUB@YAHOO.COM APRIL 28: SHELBYVILLE TN: 23RD ANNUAL SPRING HOODLUM ALLEY CRUISE-IN. BEING HELD AT THE HOODLUM ALLEY NORTH JEFFERSON ST LOCATION. STARTS ON 10AM AND RUNS UNTIL ??? MUSIC, FOOD, & FUN FOR ALL AGES. FOOD SERVING STARTS AT 2PM. FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-580-9596. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! EVENT!!!

APRIL 28: NASHVILLE TN: HOME DEPOT CAR SHOW CRUISE IN. BEING HELD AT THE BRIELY PARKWAY HOME DEPOT AT 105 JOYCE ST. OPEN SHOW “BRING WHAT YOU GOT”. TROPHIES, FREE FOOD, FREE ENTRY, DJ MUSIC, FAMILY FUN AND A KIDS WORKSHOP. FOR MORE CALL 615-585-2032. APRIL 28: CHAPEL HILL TN: CRUSIN AT TH ROCK CAR-TRUCK-BIKE SHOW. EVENT BEING HELD AT 310 N. HORTON PKWY AT THE FOOTBALL FIELD. OPEN SHOW. PRIZES AWARDED TO 1ST-2ND-3RD. FOOD, FUN, VENDORS & LIVE MUSIC. FUND RAISER FOR THE CHAPEL HILL PARK & RECREATION DEPT. FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-364-7632

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APRIL 2828-29: MURFREESBORO TN: MOTORMANIA CAR SHOW. HOSTED BY CHARLIES CUSTOM CREATIONS. OVER 80,000SQ FT OF INDOORS & OUTDOORS. 1st & 2ND PLACE AWARDS IN 12 CLASSES. CARS, BIKES, TRUCKS, & SWAP MEET. OPEN TO PRE-72. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-642-6560

APRIL 28 28-29: WILMINGTON OH: ECTA SPRING EVENT. BEING HELD AT NEW LOCATION. HOT ROD MAGAZINE TOP SPEED CHALLENGE TAKES PLACE AS PART OF THE EVENT. SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME. IF YOU CAN’T GET TO BONNEVILLE TO SEE THEM RUN O NTHE SALT, THIS IS WEHRE YOU WANT TO BE FOR ALL OUT SPEED ASSAULTS. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.scta-lsr.com

MAY 2012: MAY 4: MURFREESBORO TN: OPENING NIGHT AT THE MURFREESBORO HOT ROD CLUB FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN. BEING HELD AT THE AVENUES SHOPPING CENTER SOUTH OF THE BELK STORE. SEE THE CRUISE NITE SECTION FOR ALL THE DETIAILS. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

MAY 44-5: MANQUOKETA IA: TORQUEFEST 2012. OPEN TO 1965 & EARLEIR TRADTIONAL STYLE HOT RODS, CUSTOMS AND BIKES. SWAP MEET. PIN UP CONTEST. FRIDAY CRUISE. ART SHOW, LIVE MUSIC AND MORE!! FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.vintagetorquefest.com MAY 44-6: KNOXVILLE TN: STREET ROD NATIONALS SOUTH Plus. HOSTED BY NSRA. BEING HELD AT CHILLHOWEE PARK. OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES 30 YEARS OLD OR OLDER. VENDORS & SWAP MEET. FOR MORE INFO CALL 901-452-4030 OR GO TO www.nsra-usa.com MAY 44-6: TUPELO MS: TUPELO BLUE SUEDE CRUISE. OPEN EVENT THAT TAKES PLACE AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION EACH DAY. WHEN YOU REGISTER YOU WILL FIND OUT WHERE TO BE EACH DAY. THE WHOLE TOWN IS PART OF THE CRUISE ACTIVITIES. POKER RUN WINNER GETS $250.00. $7500.00 CASH GIVEAWAY . FOR MORE INFO GO TO WWW.BLUESC.COM MAY 5: JACKSON TN: MID-SOUTH CLASSIC COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. INCLUDES A SWAP MEET & CAR CORRAL. BEING HELD AT DEALER CONNECT AUTO AUCTION AT 50 FIBERGLASS RD. HELD INDOORS. HAPPENS RAIN OR SHNE. CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 731-423-5551


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MAY 2012: MAY 6: MT JULIET TN: MID-TENN SPRING MEET. BEING HELD AT THE WILSON COUNTY BANK & TRUST. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.midtennaaca.org

MAY 12: NASHVILLE TN: MIDDLE TENNESSEE NSRA APPRECIATION DAY. HOSTED BY T & M STEERING AT 298 GLEN ROSE AVE. STARTS AT 8AM AND RUNS UNTIL ??? SAFTEY INSPECTION AVAILABLE. MEMBERSHIPS AND PINS AVAILABLE. FRE FOOD & DRINKS . CONTACT AL MORTON 731-247-5577 OR EMAIL amorton@wk.net OR JIMM PROFFITT 615-8762630 THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK

EVENT!!! EVENT!!! MAY 12: MADISON AL: BEATERS, BANDS & BURRTIOS. BEING HELD IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MADISON AL. “A GATHERING OF LIKE MINDED FOLKS” TRADTIONAL BOBBERS & CHOPPERS, PRE-72, TRADITIONAL HOT RODS & CUSTOMS. LIVE MUSIC WITH THE CRAKER JACKS, PICKIN ADDICTION AND MORE!! FOR MORE INFO CALL 256-303-1882 MAY 12: COLUMBIA TN: CRUISIN ON THE SQUARE FOR THE POLK THEATRE PROJECT. CRUISE BEING HELD IN DOWNTON COLUMBIA. RUNS FROM 10AM – 4PM. DOOR PRIZES, ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD & FUN. FOR MORE INFO GO TO WWW.POLKTHEATRECOLUMBIA.ORG THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! EVENT!!!

MAY 1717-19: PIGEON FORGE TN: 34TH ANNUAL F100 SUPERNATIONALS AND ALL FORD TRUCK SHOW. EVENT BEING HELD IN THE CITY MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT . VENDORS & SWAP MEET. ENTERTAINMENT. FILMING FOR THE “MOTHERS” CAHOW & FOX SPORTS NETWORK. THIS IS ONE BIG EVENT FOR THE BLUE OVAL LOVERS!! FOR MORE INFO CALL 423-623-4644 OR GOT TO www.f100supernationals.com MAY 19: HUNTSVILLE AL: ANNUAL ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR, TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE SHOW & FLEA MARKET. HOSTED BY THE NORTH ALABAMA REGION OF THE AACA. EVENT BEING HELD AT THE HISTORIC HUNTSVILLE DEPOT. 34 CLASSES WITH 3 AWARDS IN EACH CLASS. VENDORS –FREE!! CONCESSIONS ON SITE. TRAIN EXHIBITS. DOOR PRIZES. SPECIAL AWARDS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 256-883-9900 MAY 19: CULLMAN AL: ALL PONTIAC – GMC SHOW. BEING HELD AT SPORTSMAN LAKE PARK. GOODY BAGS, MUSIC, 50/50 RAFFLE. VENDORS WELCOME. FOR MORE INFO CALL 205-567-1225

MAY 2012: MAY 20: CINCINNATI OH: 42ND ANNUAL CINCY STREET RODS RUN & SWAP MEET. BEING HELD AT THE BUTLER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ON RT4. OPEN SHOW. NSRA SAFETY INSP. AVAILABLE. SAT NITE CRUISE FROM 5-9PM. NO MOTORCYCLES OR PETS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 513-283-3148 OR GO TO www.thecincystreetrods.com MAY 2525-26: SOMERSET KY: MAY CRUISE IN WEEKEND. MOPAR MANIA IS THE FEATURED VEHICLE THIS MONTH. CHECK OUT THE CRUISE NITE SECTION FOR ALL THE DETAILS. MAY 2525-27: SPRINGFIELD MO: 29TH ANNUAL NSRA MID-AMERICA STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus. BEING HELD AT THE OZARK EMPIRE FAIRGROUNDS. OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES 30YR OLD OR OLDER. FOR MORE INFO CALL 574-875-4032 OR GO TO www.nsrausa.com MAY 26 GRANVILLE TN: 14TH ANNUAL GRANVILLE HERITAGE DAY ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. TO BE HELD AT THE HOME OF RANDALL CLEMONS – 6800 GRANVILLE HWY. 1ST 250 ENTRIES WILL RECEIVE SPECIAL DASH PLAQUE. 1ST, 2ND &3RD PLACE TROPIES IN ALL CLASSES. CORVETTE SHOW WILL HONOR MEMORY OF SUE McGEE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615443-6637 MAY 26 GRANVILLE TN: 14TH ANNUAL GRANVILLE HERITAGE DAY ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. TO BE HELD AT THE HOME OF RANDALL CLEMONS – 6800 GRANVILLE HWY. 1ST 250 ENTRIES WILL RECEIVE SPECIAL DASH PLAQUE. 1ST, 2ND &3RD PLACE TROPIES IN ALL CLASSES. CORVETTE SHOW WILL HONOR MEMORY OF SUE McGEE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615443-6637 MAY 26: GRANVILLE TN: ANTIQUE TRACTOR & ENGINE SHOW. SPECIAL AWARDS FOR TRACTORS & ENGINES. FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-653-4534 MAY 26: DECATUR AL: ALABAMA JUBILEE AUTO SHOW. BEING HELD AT POINT MALLARD. COME EARLY FOR SHADED AREA’S. SWAP MEET SPACES AVAILABLE. LOTS OF DOOR PRIZES. GRAND PRIZE 350 CHEVY ENGINE & STYLE 55 RALLIES FROM VISION WHEEL. 50/50 POT. NO CARS WILL JUDGES / NO AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN. FREE T-SHIRT TO THE FIRST 250 ENTRIES. COOK OUT FOR THOSE WHO REGISTER ON FRIDAY NIGHT. FOR MORE INFO CALL 256-773-9652


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MAY 2012: MAY 26: COLUMBIA TN: LIONS CLUB OF COLUMBIA CAR SHOW. BEING HELD IN AMURY COUNTY PARK. OPEN TO ALL MAKES, MODELS AND YEARS. AWARD FOR TOP 3 IN EACH CLASS. BEST OF SHOW TROPHY. VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE. ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, MUSIC, DRINKS & DOOR PRIZE DRAWING. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO TENNESSEE SIGHT SERVICES FOR THE BLIND. FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-215-6599 MAY 27: LOUISVILLE KY: BEATERSVILLE CAR & BIKE SHOW. BEING HELD AT THE PHOENIX HILL TAVERN ON BAXTER AVE. OPEN TO PRE-1968 TRADITIONAL RODS & CUSTOMS ONLY. LIVE BANDS, VENDORS & PINSTRIPING. MISS BEATERVILLE CONTEST. EVENT HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE. NO TRAILER QUEENS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 502-345-9396 OR EMAIL TO info@beatersville.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

JUNE 2012: 1-3: COMMERCE GA: 2012 CHEVY HIGH JUNE 1 PERFORMANCE NATIONALS. BEING HELD AT ATLANTA DRAGWAY. DRAG RACING, AUTOCROSSLSX CLASS RACING & BRACKET RACING. VINTAGE PARTS, SWAP MEETS, BURNOUT CONTEST AND OF COURSE THE CHEVY HIGH PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.chpnationals.com 1-3: PADUCAH KY: 35TH ANNUAL STREET RODS JUNE 1 IN THE PARK. BEING HELD IN BOB NOBLE PARK. OPEN TO PRE-1949 STREET RODS ONLY. HOSTED BY THE RIVER TIN STREET RODS. POKER RUN THROUGH TOWN. SATURDAY EVENING CRUISE TO HISTORIC DOWNTOWN PADUCAH. PRE-REGISTER BY MAY 25 AND GET A FREE T-SHIRT. CASH DRAWINGS, CUSTOM WHEELS, DOOR PRIZES, RAFFLES, TOP 20 & SPECIAL AWARDS AND MORE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 270-5542975 OR GO TO www.rivertinstreetrods.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! EVENT!!!

1-3 : PIGEON FORGE TN: PONTIACS IN PIGEON JUNE 1 FORGE. BEING HELD AT THE MUSIC ROAD CONVENTION CENTER. WEEKEND FUL OF NOTHING BUT PONTIAC FUN. FOR MORE INFO CALL 865-3799595 1JUNE 1 -3: SEIVERVILLE TN: 36TH ANNUAL SILVER DOLLAR ROD RUN. HOSTED BY THE VOLUNTEER STREET ROD ASSOC. EVENT TAKES PLACE AT THE OAK TREE LODGE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 865-675-5162 1JUNE 1 -3: YORK PA: STREET ROD NATIONAL EAST Plus. BEING HELD AT THE YORK EXPO CENTER. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.nsra-usa.com

JUNE 2: COLUMBIA TN: AMERICAN LEGION CLASSIC CAR SHOW. SPONSORED BY THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION. OPEN SHOW. RAIN DATE IS JUNE 3RD. TROPHIES & AWARDS. BAKE SALE, FOOD & DRINKS, ARTS & CRAFTS, SWAP MET & A 50/50 DRAWING. DASH PLAQUES FOR THE FIRST 50 ENTRIES. FOR MORE INFO CALL 860-921-6415 THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

JUNE 2 – 9: DETROIT MI – ARLINGTON TX: 18TH ANNUAL HOT ROD POWER TOUR. YOU KNOW HOW THIS CROSS COUNTRY CHA-CHINGO WORKS AND WHAT ITS ABOUT. IT’S ALL ABOUT DRIVING YOUR HOT ROD!! EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS ON MAY 23RD. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.hotrod.com JUNE 9: ASHLAND CITY TN: 17TH ANNUAL KRUIZIN RIVER BLUFF / BOY SCOUTS CAR SHOW. BEINGHELD IN RIVER BLUFF PARK. OPEN SHOW. FREE ENTRYDONATIONS ACCEPTED. TOP 25 AWARDS. TOP 5 MOTORCYCLE AWARDS. DASH PLAQUES FOR THE FIRST 100 ENTRIES. DOOR PRIZES, CNCESSIONS & MUSIC. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-517-1423 8-10: NEWPORT NEW VA.: 17TH ANNUAL LI’L RED JUNE 8 EXPRESS & WARLOCK OWNRS TRUCK SHOW. BEING HELD AT THE HOLIDAY INN & SUITE. OPEN TO ALL LI’L RED EXPRESS, WARLOCK AND 1972 THRUOUGH 1985 DODGE TRUCKS. 4 SHOW CLASSES WITH AWRDS IN EACH. SPECIAL GIVE-AWAY PRIZES, GOODIE BAGS, DASH PLAQUES AND 50/50 DRAWING. SPECIAL AWRDS TO BE GIVEN OUT TOO. FOR MORE INFO CALL 757596-6417 JUNE 9: LAWRENCEBURG TN: 8TH ANNUAL CAVALACADE OF ANTIQUE CARS. HOSTED BY THE LAWRENCE COUNTY CLASSIC CAR CLUB. COUNTY LONG PARADE STATRS TO THE NORTH AND SOUTH OF LAWRENCEBURG. PARADE ENDS AT ST JOSEPH CIYT PARK & THE CIVI CENTER. MUST BE 1988 OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE. OPEN TO ALL TYPES OF VEHICLES OLDER THAN 1988. EVENT HAPPENS RAIN OR SHINE. AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN OUT. VENDORS, ARTS & CRAFTS, FOOD LIVE MUSIC. FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-964-3658 OR GO TO www.selectlawrence.com JUNE 14 – 16: BOWLING GREEN KY: 10TH ANNUAL NHRA HOT ROD REUNION. BEING HELD AT THE HSTORIC BEECH BEND RACEWAY PARK. THIS ONE HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. SHOW – N – SHINE, DRAG RACING, VENDORS, AND OF COURSE THE CACKLEFEST ON SATURDAY NITE!!! YOU KNOW AHT THIS ONE’S ALL ABOUT. FOR MORE INFO GO TO http://museum.nhra.com


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JUNE 2012: 15JUNE 15 -16: PIGEON FORGE TN: THE ALL CHEVY SUPERNATIONALS 3. BEING HELD AT THE CITY MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT – ITS BRAND NEW!!OPEN TO ALL CHEVROLET & GENERAL MOTORS VEHICLES FROM 1900-2011. OVR 100 CLASSES WITH 1ST, 2ND & 3RD TORPHIES IN EACH. SPECIALTY AWARDS. THERE WILL BE VENDORS!! FOR MORE INFO CALL 423-623-4644 OR GO TO www.allchevysupernationals.com 15-16: KNOXVILLE TN: SUBWAY AUTO EXPO. JUNE 15 BEING HELD IN CHILHOWEE PARK. OPEN SHOW. 8 CLASSES WITH CASH AWARDS IN EACH. VENDORS, LIVE ENTERTAINEMENT, MONSTER TRUCK SHOW, WOMENS WORLD, JET CAR BURN DOWN, FUNNYC AR FIRE UP, BURNOUT CONTEST AND MUCH MORE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 423-968-7736 JUNE 16: TULLAHOMA TN: 20TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN WHEELS IN MOTION CAR & TRUCK SHOW. OPEN SHOW. BEING HELD RAIN OR SHINE. ON THE GRASS & SHADE. BEING HELD AT THE SOUTH JACKSON CIVIC CENTER. 38 DIFFERENT CLASSES. 3 TROPHIES PER CLASS. DASH PLAQUES TO THE FIRST 200 ENTRIES. LOT’S OF SPECIAL AWARDS. $100.00 FOR BEST CLUB PATICIPATION. MUSIC, FOOD, SWAP MEET , VNDORS AND A CAR CORRAL. FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-4558096. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

JUNE 16: UNION GROVE WI: THE HUNNERT CAR HEADS UP IV. BEING HELD AT THE HISTORIC GREAT LAKES DRAGWAY. THIS IS TRADITIONAL HOT ROD RACING AT ITS FINEST. OPEN TO 1965 & OLDER ONLY! FLAGMAN STARTS, MINI BIKE RACES, GASSERS, A/FX ers, HOT RODS, DRAGSTERS, AND LOW & SLOW CUSTOMS. CAR SHOW IN THE PITS FOR TRADTIONAL HOT RODS & CUSTOMS ONLY! 2 GREAT ROCK & ROLL BANDS. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.hunnertcarheadsup.com

JUNE 21 – 23: INDIANAPOLIS IN: 13TH ANNUAL ROAD ROCKET RUMBLE. BEING HELD AT THE CLARION WATERFRONT HOTEL. 3 DAYS OF ROCKABILLY EXCITEMENT. PRE 1965 ONLY!! HOT RODS, CUSTOMS, GASSERS AND TRADTIONAL CARS ONLY. PLEASE NO MOTORCYLES OR CAMPER TRAILERS. 14 BANDS PLAYING LIVE ACROSS 3 DAYS. LOTS OF VENDORS!! THIS IS ONE GOOD TIME. FOR MORE INFO CALL 317-2448271 OR GO TO www.indyroadrockets.com JUNE 2222-23: 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 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


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As part of this years Midnight Rodders Fall Color Cruise, Hot Rods & Threads Full Service Hot Rods Shop was both a place to pick up the cruise as it came thru College Grove TN, or to make a stop and visit one of the coolest hot rod shops in the mid-south. 20 cool rides picked up the cruise as it passed thru town and a lot of the cruisers stopped to check out the shop and stretch their legs.

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The 1st Annual VOODOO HOODOO hosted by the Tennessee Chapter of the VOODOO Kings is in the books as they say and was a huge success by all measures for a first time event. A traditional hot rod & custom type event that featured a Friday night kick off party, for all those early birds checking in and registering. Saturday saw a cool, but nice day that saw a lot of cool rides showing up to be part of the HOODOO main event. Saturday night went on into the night with the TIKI Luau poolside at the event hotel. The VOODOO Kings would like to thank their sponsors and bands for all their help in making #1 a big hit with the attendees. Door prizes donated by Night Prowlers and Hawk Hardware. Music provided by the Treble Devils, Matt (from Shaky DeVille) & company, Bonnie & Johnny Harris, Jane Rose and The Deadend Boys and Rebel Surfers. HOODOO #2 is going to happen in 2012, so make your plans now to attend. If you missed #1…here’s what you missed!!!


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If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the 1st Saturday in October, you know you will be able to be part of one of the largest one day shows in the Mid-South. The Battlefield Region AACA Car Club hosted their 22nd annual show in 2011. The weather was great and it brought out some very cool cars to the show. Add in a lot of great door prizes, good food and lots of awards and you know everyone is going to have fun. This show is the clubs big fund raiser every year, for their charitable donations that they do each year. The club is recognized in the community for their charity work and support to a number of needy organizations. Here is a small sample of some of the great rides that came out to the show. Make you plans now to attend the 2012 show, that is being planned now.


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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: Jeep tires & wheels from a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. 5 Stock wheels with P225-75R15 tires. Spare is new never on the ground. $300.00. Call Chuck @ 615-218-5479 (2/12) FOR SALE: 4 stock GMC wheels. 6 Lug. $ 250.00 Call Chuck @ 615-218-5479 (2/12) FOR SALE: Misc. motorcycle helmets. Call for info and price. Call Chuck @ 615-218-5479 (2/12) FOR SALE: 426 HEMI MOTOR. I have new block, new aluminum heads, Keith Black valve covers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; new, new set of 426 rods, new rocker arms, new stock oil pan, new stock stoke hemi crank. These are new MOPAR Performance parts, not used junk. Motor is located in Spring Hill TN. New hemi crate motors go for $14000.00. Asking $7000.00 but open to GOOD offers. For more info call 931-451-7656 or 732-425-4340. Ask for Lou. (2/12) FOR SALE: Very nice 1948 Ford business coupe street rod. This California-built traditional rod is candy-apple red with black roll and pleated upholstery. It has air, heat, power steering and brakes (discs in front and drums rears). The drive train is a 327 Chevy engine with automatic transmission and 373 posi-traction rear. Asking around $30K. If interested, call Bob Lampe at 615-451-9756 or e-mail boblampe@comcast.net. (3/12)

WANTED: Need a windshield for a 1952 Crestline Victoria 2dr Hardtop. Call J.W. Johnson at 615-972-5502 (3/12)

WANTED: Need a filler neck to the gas tank and a grille frame for a 1970 MBC-GT. Contact me at dsprouse@fhcoh.com or 615-504-8214 (3/12)

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FOR SALE:

The World Famous & Legendary “HENWAY TRUCK”

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 had the Legendary 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.

FOR SALE: 1991 S10 street rod. Won multiple trophies and accolades around the middle Tennessee area. Has been on Spike TV show "Trucks" and a small write up in Chevy High Performance magazine. Wanting to trade for 1972 or earlier Nova. Not looking for a project car, but looking for one done and reliable. My truck is insured through Grundy for an agreed value of $25000.00 and apprised by Ross Restorations, if to be rebuilt would be at least $46,876 .00 to replace. I now you guys have a lot of time and money invested your ride and I defiantly respect that, so respect what I have in mine. If you have a trade, or just interested in the truck, I have a Flicker account at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/irocs/ to look at pictures and documents pertaining to the truck. Contact me at gary_falls@comcast.net. (2/12) Editors Note: check out the YOUTUBE page for Hot Rod Threads, for this truck doing a KILLER BURNOUT so you can see and hear the performance!! (2/12)

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WANTED: GM 700R4 TRANMISSION. If you have one or know of someone who has one, please contact Elmer at 931-627-2446 or email to cruiserej@gmail.com (2/12)

FOR SALE: 1969 Plymouth FURY III convertible. NADA low retail is about $7900. Asking $3950 because it needs some work. Car runs and I use it around town, take it to cruise ins, Have a lot of new parts and it comes with a spare transmission. For more info call 615-337-5053. (2/12)

FOR SALE: 1947 Studebaker Carson Top Convertible. Selling for $18000 FIRM. Great price for amount of work done. For more info email to ldouglas@newwavecomm.net (2/12)

FOR SALE: 1929 Ford model A sedan. Completely restored. Color Black. Asking $11000. Call 615-294-3308

(2/12)

FOR SALE: Mopar 440 engine w/6K on rebuild with Edelbrock carb, Weiand Intake and mild cam. Asking $1100. Chrysler 727 transmission with 0 miles on rebuild. Asking $350. Brand new still in box Flowtech full length ceramic coated headers for big block Mopar. Summit part # BIG-33130FLT. Asking $280. 1971 B-body gas pedal & throttle cable. Asking $20. Brand new radiator for 71 B-body with ignition lock & key. Asking $200. Call Matt for more details on all these parts 615-337-5053 (2/12) FOR SALE: Summit Racing Universal Sport Seats. Hardly used â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 year old. Gray color. Come with sliders. Will fit any truck or car. $200 O.B.O. Call 615-430-9781 for more info or email to donaldmccloud@gmail.com (2/12)

FOR SALE: TEAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Split Bench seat. Includes seat risers. Covered in tan tweed. Original cost $1200. Used 1-1/2 seasons. Asking $850.00. call 615-868-6086 (3/12) WANTED: Have a 88 S-10 Blazer. Front seat needs upholstery. Anyone have a couple of seats out therewith good upholstery or someone that can do upholstery for reasonable cost please contact me at sid@marccenters.com (3/12)

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Finish Line…. This months finish line, shows a hot rodder having a little run in with “the man”!! Talk about having everyone know you are a “TRAFFIC VIOLATER”!! What a sticker!! There is a lot of cool stuff going on in this shot. Take a few minutes and take it in.

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!!!"

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GEARHEAD GAZZETTE March - April 2012  

Monthly magazine featuring upcoming car show, cruise nites, auto events and car show features. History of hot rodding in the mid-south and m...

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