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MARCH 2011 Vol. 11 - Issue 3 Price: Still Free

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


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Cover shot of Curt Gibbs Model A Roadster at Hot Rods & Threads Saturday Morning Cruise-In by Jimmy B

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

Contents Page shot of the “banger” in the Gibbs Model A Roadster on a warm winter day by Jimmy B.

in this issue… •The Fun Starts Here

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•Road rumblings

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• Get Involved Now

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•The Gypsy Rose

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•Show Info at a Glance

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•GARAGE & SHOP SCENE

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•Cruise Nite Fun

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•HAULIN’ SS

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•CAR SHOWS- EVENTS

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•Rolling Bones Shop Tour

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•For Sale or Swap

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•CAR CLUBS

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•Surf the Net

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•Shops & Service’s

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•Race Schedules

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•FINISH LINE

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Contributors David Ferguson – Hendersonville Cruise, SEMA – SAN, Rod Reprogle, Rolling Bones Hot Rod Shop, Mike Gillespie,

Advertising Publisher Jim “Jimmy B” Brandau Car Show & Event listings, Cruise Night Listings, Personal FOR SALE/SWAP ads, Car Club Listings are all listed for free. For all other advertising cost & availabilities contact Jim Brandau at gearheadgazzette@gmail.com or call 615-300-2003 from 9am – 5pm CST

Editorial content is the sole property of the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE. All information contained in each issue is the sole opinion and comments of the editor. The opinions and comments expressed in this issue do not reflect in any way either written or implied on any of the Sponsors or Advertisers in each issue. No portion of the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE may be reproduced in any form, without written permission from the publisher .All information relating to dates, times and locations of events is only as accurate, as provided to the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE. The GEARHEAD GAZZETTE will not be held responsible for any errors in the information provided.

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

What is your Car Company building today? Right about now you are going huh?? Roll with me here. The Automobile as we know and love it is 125years old. That’s right, a century and a quarter more. On January 29, 1888 a guy by the name of Karl Benz ( yea as in MB…Mercedes Benz) filed for Patent # DRP37435 for Benz Patent-Motorwagen. This was the1st commercially available automobile, as we know it today. Yea, there were a bunch of guys building cars or what they called cars, but the auto biz really started with good ol’ Karl. Since that day 125 years ago, a STAGGERING 2.485 BILLION cars & trucks have been built. That’s a lot of metal folks!!! “The Machine that Changed the World” is a book about automotive quality in manufacturing that was written a few years ago by some really smart guys, but that title means so much more. Angus Mackenzie, Editor in Chief of MOTOR TREND said in a recent editorial piece in MOTOR TREND, “ there is no better phrase to sum up the impact of the automobile on human society over the past century-and-a-quarter.” Now we all know, based on history that there have been many many auto manufacturers all over the world in the past 125 years. A lot have been started, but the ones still producing today is but 2 handfuls. Its not an easy business. If it were, everyone would be building cars & trucks. How’s your car company today? That’s right Gearheads, you have a car company. Didn’t know you run a car company did ya? You do. That 1or 2 or ?? Car garage is your manufacturing plant. Think about it…you sit around and talk to your bud’s and doodle what you want to build or would like to see on your next or current project. The BIG BOYS call this the creative or design phase. After you doodle, discuss & draw, you put together your list of parts you need to put the vehicle together, and figure out how much its going to cost you. The BIG BOYS call this the Sourcing Process, when they award supplier companies contracts to provide parts. You use MASTERCARD, VISA or CASH at a swap meet.

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After you get some or all of your parts, you move into the mock up phase of your project. You do a layout on the frame to make sure everything is going to fit the way you need to fit. The BIG BOYS call this having a Prototype built, either in house or by a contract firm.

When you complete your trial fits, you stand back and smile. You are feeling good now, as your project plan is coming together and looking good. You are feeling so good about now, you call the bud’s over to show them the project up to this point. They come over, look it over, crawl around, over and under it, asking questions on how you did this and that, cause they really like certain features you have incorporated into your build. The BIG BOYS do this step too. The prototype looks good, the mock up trial build goes well and the FINAL APPROVAL is given to go ahead with production.

Now you get the rest of your parts, start final assembly, focus on your quality and fit and finish. You make sure your painter does a great job, the trimmer puts a killer interior in it and then its time to fire it up!! The motor hits, sounds great too. Break it in, do a wheel alignment, check everything out and give it another once over. You vehicle is built. The BIG BOYS call it Chassis, Hardware, Trim, Paint, Final Assembly & Quality Check. Your Car Company turned out another “too cool” ride…just like the BIG BOYS. If you need an investor in your car company , call me…

Jimmy B

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“the fun starts here”….


ROAD RUMBLINGS… By Jimmy B gearheadgazzette@gmail.com BREAKING NEWS : BOWLING GREEN KY: If you haven’t already heard by now, the GOODGUYS NOSTALGIA NATIONALS pulled out of Bowling Green and wont be coming back in 2011. Fear not Gearheads!!! There is a new event planned that will take place in BG in the fall timeframe that should be a BLAST to say the least. Get ready and make your plans now to attend the VooDoo Kings ―VooDoo HooDoo‖ Car Show. The event will be held at the Best Western Motel. Cool Cars (1968 & Earlier only), Live Bands, PinUp Girl Swimsuit Contest, Vendors and More!! Planning is underway for a kick off party on Friday Night too. Stay Tuned to the GAZZETTE for more info on this show. This one’s gonna be a BLAST!! Check out the ad on Page 2 of this months issue. AA/GS Comes to the Hot Rod Reunion. Info we have received indicates that we will see PERIOD CORRECT AA/GS Class cars at the upcoming NHRA Hot Rod Reunion in June at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green Ky. These are the cars that raced in the heyday of the Gasser Wars!! All cars that will be racing will be pre-68 versions of the AA/GS cars. They will be running with no index or bracket. Should be a heckuva show!!! Sounds like BG Fuel Systems ( Barry Grant Carburetors) has fallen on hard times. BG Fuel Systems got hit hard with the economy, competitors & other forces working against the business. The company had file a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy petition to get re-organized. Apparently time caught up with them and now we understand they have filed for a Chapter 7 action. Chapter 7 requires total liquidation to pay the creditors. By all appearances it look like BG Fuel Systems is going to cease to exist. If we get word on an auction at BG Fuel Systems we will pass it along. Another speed equipment manufacturer bites the dust. OUCH!!! QUOTE OF THE DAY overheard at the Stones River Swap Meet from 1 of the vendors….‖ If I see them put their hand in their pocket and they bring money out of their pocket, they bought the part!‖ It was great seeing everyone at the various swap meets that took place here in the Mid-South over the past couple of months. Didn’t see a lot of parts leaving the swap meets, but more than in the last 2 years. Pricing Folks…its all about pricing, Speaking of swap meets, make sure to mark down March 26th on your planner. This is the date for the 9th annual Spring Thaw Bike Swap meet. ―Scooter‖ & his crew will be your host for one of the best bike swap meets in the area. Whether you are showing, swapping or buying, this is the event you NEED TO be at. HOT ROD POWER TOUR: We have been contacted by some folks that are planning to go on the HOT ROD POWER TOUR in June. Folks are wanting to know if anyone else is going too. The GEARHEAD GAZZETTE will help coordinate for anyone who is planning on going from the Mid-South, getting you folks hooked up with each other so you know who else is participating. If you are planning on going, whether it’s the FULL tour or from a stop in Alabama or Nashville, send us your info and we will get you all together to meet. Send us an email to gearheadgazzette@gmail.com with the following info: NAME / E-Mail Address / Cell Phone or other Contact # / Town you live in. We will pull together a meeting for everyone before the Tour in the Mid May Time frame. Come on Power Tourers we’re waiting to hear from you. Tennessee State Fairgrounds Update: Based on action by the METRO NASHVILLE City Council it appears that the State Fairgrounds has gotten a reprieve from being torn down. This just goes to show you the power we have as a people. When we join together, there isn't too much we cant do.. Even the racetrack has some breathe left in it. Thank you to all of you who fought long and hard to get this win for all of us. You made a difference.  We are glad to here that our good buddy Brad Thomas from Columbia Tn is doing better these days. He has had a rough fight with the Big ―C‖, but the reports are he is doing good and healing up. Time to get going again on the salt car Brad!!! Some of the Gearheads need your help locating one of our own. We put our friend Dan Heichelbech on milk carton containers to try and locate him. Everybody thought Dan would be coming to the Hunters show in Nashville, but alas he never showed up. Rumor has it that his burnt orange with black convertible top 1st gen Camaro is up for sale. We haven't seen the ad but we know it’s a sweet ride!!! If you see him tell him to call us please.

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

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GET INVOLVED NOW!!!

By Jimmy B. / Info: SEMA

As we all know, and complain about, Uncle Sam & his Cousins in each of the 50 states, think they know what’s best for all of us Gearhreads. For once, here is a GOOD BILL in Tennessee that all of us need to call & write our Rep’s about TODAY. Don’t count on the other guy calling or writing. You need to do it right now and help our hobby and our fellow Gearheads. Please call today, it does make a difference.

URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (HEARING UPDATE) Tennessee Bill to Exempt Certain Older Vehicles from Emissions Tests Scheduled for Hearing in House Conservation and Environment Committee Legislation (H.B. 688) to exempt vehicles more than 25years old from the state’s annual emissions inspection and maintenance program will be considered by the Tennessee House Conservation and Environment Committee on March 23, 2011. To qualify for the exemption, these vehicles must be registered as ―antique motor vehicles.‖ We Urge You to Contact Members of the Tennessee House Conservation and Environment Committee (List Attached Below) Immediately to Request Their Support for H.B. 688 For those interested in attending the hearing to voice support, the Committee will meet on Wed., March 23 at 12:30 p.m. at the following address: Room 29, Legislative Plaza Nashville, TN 37243 • Existing law only exempts vehicles manufactured before the 1975 model year from emissions inspection. Currently, annual emissions inspections must be passed prior to registration and renewal in the counties of Hamilton, Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson and in the city of Memphis. • Existing law defines an antique vehicles as a motor vehicle over 25-years old with a non-modified engine and body that is used for club activities, exhibits, tours, parades, and similar uses as a collector's item; on the highways for the purpose of selling, testing the operation of, or obtaining repairs or maintenance; and for general transportation on Saturday and Sunday. • H.B. 688 provides for a rolling emissions inspection exemption that would exempt qualifying vehicles upon enactment and would pick up an additional model year for each year the law is in effect. • H.B. 688 acknowledges the relatively minimal environmental impact of older vehicles, such as the antique cars targeted for this exemption. • H.B. 688 recognizes that such vehicles constitute a small portion of the vehicle fleet and are well-maintained and infrequently operated. DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the Tennessee House Conservation and Environment Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support for H.B. 688.

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Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org. Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance. House Conservation and Environment Committee Representative David Hawk - Chair Phone: 615/741-7482 Email: rep.david.hawk@capitol.tn.gov Representative Ron Lollar - Vice-Chair Phone: 615/741-7084 Email: rep.ron.lollar@capitol.tn.gov Representative Richard Floyd - Secretary Phone: 615/741-2746 Email: rep.richard.floyd@capitol.tn.gov Representative Sheila Butt Phone: 615/741-3005 Email: rep.sheila.butt@capitol.tn.gov Representative Charles Curtis Phone: 615/741-1963 Email: rep.charles.curtiss@capitol.tn.gov Representative Brenda Gilmore Phone: 615/741-1997 Email: rep.brenda.gilmore@capitol.tn.gov Representative Andy Holt Phone: 615/741-7847 Email: rep.andy.holt@capitol.tn.gov Representative Mike Kernell Phone: 615/741-3726 Email: rep.mike.kernell@capitol.tn.gov Representative Pat Marsh Phone: 615/741-6824 Email: rep.pat.marsh@capitol.tn.gov Representative Michael McDonald Phone: 615/741-1980 Email: rep.michael.mcdonald@capitol.tn.gov Representative Frank Niceley Phone: 615/741-4419 Email: rep.frank.niceley@capitol.tn.gov Representative Art Swann Phone: 615/741-5481 Email: rep.art.swann@capitol.tn.gov Representative John Tidwell Phone: 615/741-7098 Email: rep.john.tidwell@capitol.tn.gov


GET INVOLVED NOW!!! Cont. Here’s another issue the Federal Government is involved in that has a DIRECT effect on what us Gearheads do. Do your own research, but the bottom line is, that bumping the allowable amount of ethanol to be mixed with gas to 15%, IS NOT GOOD FOR YOUR CARS. Even the OEM’s have raised a concern on this issue. They know the BAD effects that this 15% will have even on new vehicles they build, let alone the older cars & trucks we drive. The vehicle’s they build that can run up to 85% ethanol, have a lot of special components on them to protect them. Don’t just sit there reading this, pick up a pen and write a letter to your elected representatives, or send an email or call their office. They count how many people in their districts call or write, and pro or con on an issue. They use this info to make decisions. No feedback and they will figure this is ok to do. IT ISNT OK SO GET INVOLVED NOW or don’t complain later on.

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The gypsy rose… A tribute to Jesse Valdez Intro: Jimmy B

This past January, Jesse Valdez passed away after fighting an illness. For those of you who have never heard of him or of his accomplishments read on. If you are old enough(I am) or if you have watched it in TV syndication, there was a show called “CHICO and the Man”. During the intro to the show, with the music playing, each week we would see Jesse’s artwork on his Low Rider…THE GYPSY ROSE. The GYPSY ROSE as it was named, is a 1964 Chevy Impala Low Rider that Jesse built. The car was and still is awesome. Everything about the car is phenomenal. The paint is what catches everybody’s eye but when you look at the whole car…really look at the whole car you see the master craftsmanship that Jesse put into his ride.

Jesse is the looked at as the father of the LOW RIDER segment of our sport.

of Low Riders, with the GYPSY ROSE leading them all, as it should be.

While Jesse is gone, what he created lives on as a tribute to him. It’s not just the car…it’s the whole LOWRIDER segment of our car crazy hobby/sport. There are folks today, building Low riders, but they don’t really know how or why all this got started. They just know the cars & trucks are cool and the like them enough to build them. Maybe that’s the way it should be…who knows. Jesse is looking down on all of us, smiling every time a new low rider comes out of a garage somewhere.

When Jesse got sick and his friends and people in the car biz knew the outcome was not going to be good, they thought about how to honor him in a fitting way. What they did was create a work of art for him.

What follows is an out take from a story on Jesse that was done in L.A. Calif. It will give you a better understanding about what made Jesse…Jesse and more on the start of the low rider movement. Enjoy…. The amount of hours that went into creating a one of a kind casket was unbelievable. No complaints from anyone involved in the project and it was kept a secret too. The GYPSY ROSE was part of the funeral procession too, and rightfully so. It was loaded on a “flatback” car hauler and was part of the very long line of

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When he started tinkering with that old Chevy nearly 40 years ago, Jesse Valadez didn't have any idea he was creating a museum piece in his garage. He just wanted a cool ride that would attract girls. But things changed between those nights when Valadez was getting stopped by cops suspicious of any


long-haired kid in a car that rode inches off the ground and the days when they began pulling the balding, middle-aged man over to admiringly gaze at his automobile. Low riding is high art these days and Valadez, a gracious, soft-spoken man of 61 who makes his living reupholstering cars, is one of its masters. Continue reading for the rest of the story and more photos. "I had no idea," he says, standing on a corner of East Los Angeles' Whittier Boulevard where some say low riding was born. "I did say when I was building it, 'This car that I'm working on, people are going to hear about this car someday,'" he recalls with a chuckle. "But it never dawned on me that it was going to become famous." Known in low riding circles the world over as the Gypsy Rose for the intricately detailed 150 red roses covering its body, Valdez's 1964 Chevrolet Impala, with its velvet seats and its chandeliers, is one of the centerpieces of the Petersen Automotive Museum's ongoing "La Vida Low riding" exhibition. Surrounding it are some two dozen other tricked-out vehicles, including a pickup truck owned by musician Ry Cooder that holds an elaborate mural depicting the history of Chavez Ravine, the Los Angeles barrio shut down by authorities in the 1950s to make way for Dodger Stadium. Another is Dressed to Kill, a 1971 Buick Riviera with its eerie scenes of a graveyard at sundown. Its owner is Low-rider Magazine Editor Joe Ray.

"We call these the Faberge eggs of the car culture," says Dick Messer, the museum's executive director, as he strolls pass the rows of exhibits, pausing to admire each one. "They are so incredibly well executed when it comes to the paint jobs and inlays and gold leaf and silver leaf. There's an ice cream truck in the lobby, it took the guy 12 years to build." That would be the work of Mr. Cartoon, another legendary and somewhat mysterious figure who prefers to go by no other name. His day job is designing clothes and shoes, including several lines of the latter for Nike. Since 1995, however, much of his spare time has been given over to a dilapidated 1963 truck he recovered from a South Los Angeles yard, overhauled, lowered and turned into an airbrushed work of art. Every inch is now covered in tangerine, purple, yellow and other cartoonish

colors that depict clowns, balloons, ice cream sundaes and Los Angeles street scenes. Cartoon takes the truck to schools to show how it helped a kid from the street turn his life around and become a "homeboy homeowner." He's delighted to see it in the exhibit, which runs until June 8. "Low riding has always been the most lowbrow form of car culture," he says. "But out of it comes these beautiful works of art." No one seems to know exactly where low riding originated. Espanola, N.M., calls itself the "Low-rider Capital of the World." Still others will argue that it began spontaneously in suburban neighborhoods around Los Angeles after World War II. Others cite Northern California. "I don't think we'll ever pinpoint exactly where it started," says Denise Sandoval, a Chicano studies professor at California State University, Northridge, whose doctoral dissertation was on low-rider culture. "The reality is that it was popular everywhere in L.A. in the years after World War II. White guys were doing it, black guys, Chicano guys and they were all getting their parts from the same places." More recently, it has spread to Europe and Asia, with people spending as much as $100,000 or more to outfit cars with elaborate paint and upholstery jobs, lowered frames, hydraulics and earsplitting sound systems. The pastime began to migrate out of the southwestern United States in the 1970s, Sandoval says, when "Boulevard Nights," "Corvette Summer," "American Graffiti" and other movies and TV shows began glamorizing low riding. It's very different from the day in 1970 when Valadez picked his car up for $150 from a GI headed off to war in Vietnam and used sandbags to lower the back. Now people of modest means will spend a good part of a lifetime customizing a car. The Gypsy Rose can be seen in the opening credits of the 1970s Freddie Prinze sitcom "Chico and the Man," with Valadez at the wheel. "It's not dissimilar to any type of pop culture," Sandoval said. "Once TV and movies get interested in it, it becomes a big business." Not that some of the best examples can't still be found on the street. On a recent Sunday, some two dozen low riders have lined up their cars in the parking lot of a McDonald's in East Los Angeles, near the intersection that is said to have served as the inspiration for "Boulevard Nights." The temperature is in the low 80s, and the bright Southern California sunshine dances off the cars' flashy paint jobs. Among those gathered is Deputy Al Martinez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, who is prepared for the look of surprise he gets when he reveals his day job. Attitudes have changed, says Martinez, 46, from the days when he himself was getting stopped in his hot pink 1966 Buick Riviera. Most low riders have too much time and money invested in their cars to cause any trouble when they get together, he says, and most police officers know that now. For Martinez, becoming a low-rider was pretty much destiny. He'd inherited his car from his uncle. "I used to follow him around everywhere," he recalls with


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•MAR 26: SHELBYVILLE TN: 9TH ANNUAL SPRING THAW BIKE SWAP MEET •MAR 27: DuQUOIN IL: 40TH ANNUAL AUTO & TRUCK PARTS SWAP MEET. •APRIL 3: BELLEVUE TN: HOPE PARK CHURCH SPRING PICNIC CAR SHOW. •APR 9: CROSSVILLE TN: DRAG & SHINE. •APRIL 9: MANCHESTER TN: 2011 ROCK n ROD DOWNTOWN STYLE •APRIL 9: GALLATIN TN: 1ST ANNUAL BASEBALL CAR SHOW FUNDRAISER. •APR 9-15: FRANKLIN TN: 2ND ANNUAL NATIONAL TOUR ON THE NATCHEZ TRACE HOSTED BY MODEL A FORD CLUB OF AMERICA •APRIL 15-17: JACKSON TN: BUNNY RUN #19. •APRIL 15: HENDERSONVILLE TN: KICK OFF OF THE CRUISE SEASON AT THE HENDERSONVILLE CRUISE-IN •APR 15-17: PIGEON FORGE TN: GRAND RUN 29 “ CRUISIN THE STRIP” SPRING EVENT •APR 15-17: JACKSON TN: 19TH ANNUAL BUNNY RUN •APRIL 16: BRENTWOOD TN: 10TH ANNUAL KARS4KIDS CAR / TRUCK / MOTORCYCLE SHOW. •APRIL 16: MURFREESBORO TN: ANNUAL PIONEER DAYS CRUISE IN. •APRIL 29-30: MAQUOKETA IA: TORQUE FEST 2011. TRADITIONAL HOT ROD & MOTORCYCLE SHOW. •APRIL 30: BURKESVILLE KY: CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET SPONSERED BY THE CUMBERLAND RIVER CRUISERS CAR CLUB •APRIL 30: CROSS PLAINS TN: CAR SHOW MISSION JAMAICA. •MAY 1: MT JULIET TN: MID-TENN REGION SPRING MEET – ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. •MAY 7: HUNTSVILLE AL: 31ST ANNUAL ALL FORD POWERED & MUSTANG CAR SHOW. •MAY 6-8: KNOXVILLE TN: 37TH ANNUAL NSRA STREET ROD NATIONALS SOUTH Plus •MAY 12-14: PIGEON FORGE TN: 33RD ANNUAL F-100 NATIONALS & ALL FORD SHOW •MAY 14: SHELBYVILLE TN: CELEBRATION CITY REGION CAR CLUB ANNUAL SHOW. •MAY 14: MANCHESTER TN: 2011 ROCK n ROD DOWNTOWN STYLE •MAY 14: HARDINSBURG KY: 2ND ANNUAL US 60 NOSTALGIA DRAGS. •MAY 14: GOODLETTSVILLE TN: CRUISIN THE PARKWAY CAR SHOW. •MAY 14: CHAPEL HILL TN: ROCKET ROLL-IN CAR SHOW •MAY 14: NASHVILLE TN: NSRA APPRECIATION DAY. •MAY 20-22: NASHVILLE TN: 6TH ANNUAL GOODGUYS BRIDGESTONE NASHVILLE NATIONALS •MAY 20 – 22: HATFIELD PA. : PYPES PERFORMANCE EXHAUST & PERFORMANCE YEARS PONTIAC OPEN HOUSE. •MAY 26-27: KNOXVILLE TN: 18TH ANNUAL SLAMMIN & JAMMIN CAR SHOW. •MAY 27-29: SPRINGFIELD MO.: 28TH MID AMERICA STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus •MAY 27-29: SPRINGFIELD OH: SPRINGFIELD CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET. •MAY 27 & 28: MONTEAGLE TN: TRACY CITY RODDERS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND “FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN”.

MAY 28: BIG SANDY TN: MAY 28: DECATUR AL: ALABAMA JUBILEE AUTO SHOW. May 28: BIG SANDY SPRING FESTIVAL CAR SHOW. MAY 28: COLUMBIA TN: 5TH ANNUAL CRUISIN AT THE LOT. •MAY 29: LOUISVILE KY: BEATERSVILLE CAR & BIKE SHOW. •MAY 29: NASHVILLE TN: MUSIC CITY BIKE & CAR RALLY.

•JUNE 4 – 11: COCOA BEACH FL – DETROIT MI: HOT ROD POWER TOUR •JUNE 7: NASHVILLE TN: HOT ROD POWER TOUR STOP (OVERNIGHT)’ AT LP FIELD •JUNE 10 – 12: NEWPORT NEWS VA: 16TH ANNUAL LIL’ RED TRUCK & WARLOCL OWNERS CLUB TRUCK SHOW •JUNE 10: NEWPORT NEWS VA: LIL’ RED EXPRESS & WARLOCK OWNERS CLUB FRIDAY NITE BEACH PARTY •JUNE 11: ASHLAND CITY TN: KRUIZIN RIVER BLUFF CAR / TRUCK / MOTORCYCLE SHOW •JUNE 16-18: BOWLING GREEN KY: 2011 NHRA HOT ROD REUNION •JUNE 18-19: POMONA CA: L.A. ROADSTERS EXPOSTITION AND SWAP MEET. •JULY 5-9: BOWLING GREEN KY: 39TH ANNUAL PONTIAC OAKLAND CLUB INT’L CONVENTION •JULY 8-10: COLUMBUS OH: 14TH ANNUAL GOODGUYS PPG NATIONALS •JULY 9: WAVERLY TN: 26TH ANNUAL POOR BOYS OPEN CAR SHOW •JULY 14-16: BOWLING GREEN KY: 30TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CORVETTE HOMECOMING •JULY 23: SOMERSET KY: SOMERNITES CRUISE IN “POWER CRUISE TOURS” •JULY 23: CROSSVILLE TN: DRAGSTALGIA 2 AT I-40 DRAGWAY •AUG 4-7: LOUISVILLE TN: 42ND ANNUAL NSRA NATIONALS Plus •AUG 5-7: BOWLING GREEN KY: 10TH ANNUAL QUICK FUEL TECHNOLOGY NMCA MUSCLE CAR NATIONALS •AUG 13: ARDMORE AL: 2011 ARDMORE CAR SHOW SPONSORED BY THE ARDMORE QUARTERBACK CLUB •AUG 13: NASHVILLE TN: PARTS IS PARTS SWAP MEET •AUG 26-28: PLEASANTON CA: 25TH ANNUAL WEST COAST NATIONALS •SEPT 8-10: PIGEON FORGE TN: SHADES OF THE PAST HOT ROD ROUNDUP # 29 •SEPT 15-18: PIGEON FORGE TN: GRAND RUN 29 “CRUISIN THE STRIP” FALL EVENT •SEPT 16-18: INDIANAPOLIS IN: 1ST ANNUAL GOODGUY WIX FILTERS SPEEDWAY NATIONALS •SEPT 16-17: LEBANON TN: REDNECK RUMBLE 6 AT THE WILSON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS •SEPT 23-25: BRISTOL TN: SUPER CHEVY SHOW AT BRISTOL DRAGWAY •SEPT 24: CLARKSVILLE TN: 2011 AUTUMN RUN CLASSIC CAR SHOW HOSTED BY MEMORY LANE CRUISERS •SEPT 24-25: LEBANON TN: 22ND ANNUAL MUSIC CITY MOPAR CLUB CAR & TRUCK SHOW •SEPT 30 – OCT 2: BOWLING GREEN KY: 13TH ANNUAL NITTO TIRE NMRA ALL FORD WORLD FINALS •OCT 1: FRANKLIN TN: 22ND ANNUAL BATTLEFIELD REGION AACA ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR SHOW •OCT 1: CENTERVILLE TN: 3OTH ANNUAL CENTERVILLE IN THE FALL AUTO SHOW •OCT 2: STREATOR IL: BLAST FROM THE PAST CAR SHOW •OCT 1: LYNCHBURG TN: CRUISIN THE HOLLOW 2011 CRUISE IN •OCT 8: DECATUR IL: 10TH ANNUAL HUNNERT CAR PILEUP •OCT 14-16: TAMPA FL: 24TH SOUTHEAST STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus •OCT 19-22: BOWLING GREEN KY: 31ST ANNUAL GS NATIONALS •OCT 21-23: BAKERSFIELD CA: 20TH ANNUAL HOT ROD REUNION •OCT 23: LEBANON TN: 2ND ANNUAL VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE RALLY, SWAP MEET, & FLAT TRACK RACES •NOV 7-12: PANAMA CITY BEACH: 7TH ANNUAL EMERALD COAST CRUIZIN

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_____“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!!

HOT RODS & THREADS Full Service Hot Rod Shop has been hosting a Saturday Morning Cruise In from 8am-12Noon, every Saturday morning. One of the cool things they do, is award the first cruiser who shows up with his or her “ cool ride”, get a FREE HOT RODS & THREADS Shop Shirt. Here’s some shots the guys at HR&T sent in of some of the free tshirt winners so far in 2011.

Last month we brought you some shots of Steve Miller’s (Thompsons Station) Bennett 766 Gas pump that he had in the restoration process. Here’s some shots of the finished pump. Looking GOOD Steve!!!

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__________“CRUISE NITE FUN” FOR 2011_________________ FOR ALL OF THE CLUBS & CRUISE NITE HOSTS, OR IF YOU KNOW OF A CRUISE NIGHT HAPPENING IN 2011, BE IT WEEKLY OR MONTHLY, SEND THE COMPLETE INFO TO ME AT gearheadgazzette@gmail.com

1ST MONDAY NITE CRUISIN’:

LEWISBURG TN: CRUISE IN EVERY 1ST MONDAY NITE AT THE SONIC DRIVE IN, CRUISING STARTS ON APRIL 2ND TUESDAY NITE CRUISIN: •BELLEVUE TN: THE HWY 100 CRUISE WILL TAKE PLACE EVERY TUESDAY FROM 5:30 – 8:30PM. CRUISE TAKES

PLACE AT “THE SHOPPES” ON THE HARPETH MALL ON HWY 100 (2 MILES WEST OF OLD HICKORY OR 1.5 MILES EAST OF THE NATCHEZ TRACE. SPONSORED BY THE CORNER PUB & THE BREWHOUSE WEST. FOR MORE INFO EMAIL TO bellevuecruisers@hotmail.com WEDNESDAY NITE CRUISIN’: * HENDERSONVILLE TN: CLASSIC CAR NIGHT AT BUFFALO WILD WINGS AT 310 INDIAN LAKE BLVD,

HENDERSONVILLE TN. RUNS FROM 6-9PM. CRUISE IN IN YOUR CLASSIC CAR AND GET 15% OFF YOUR TOTAL FOOD BILL. GOLDEN OLDIES PLAYING ALL NIGHT LONG. LOTS MORE FUN GOING ON. CALL 615-824-2719 FOR MORE INFO. FRIDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY FRIDAY NITE: * HENDERSONVILLE TN: THE HENDERSONVILLE CRUISE IN KICKS OFF ON FRIDAY APRIL 15TH AND RUNS EVERY FRIDAY THRU HALLOWEEN. THE CRUISE IS HELD AT THE GLENBROOK SHOPPING CENTER LOCATED RIGHT OFF EXIT 6 OF VIETNAM VETERANS PARKWAY & NEW SHACKLE ISLAND RD. CRUISING STARTS AT 6PM AND RUNS UNTIL 9PM, WEATHER PERMITTING. FAMILY FUN, 50/50 DRAWINGS, KIDS SAFE KIDS ZONE & ALL THAT GREAT MUSIC FROM THE 50’S, 60’S & MORE THAT YOU GREW UP WITH. 1ST FRIDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN:

MT PLEASANT TN: 1ST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH CRUISE NITE HOSTED BY THE CLASSICS FOR A CAUSE CAR CLUB. CRUISE IS HELD AT THE TIETGENS CEE BEE MARKET RIGHT NEXT TO MCDONALDS. STARTS AT 6PM AND RUNS UNTIL ??? CRUISE IN RUNS FROM MAY THRU JULY. FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-379-7129 SATURDAY MORNING CRUISE IN’s: HELD EVERY SATURDAY MORNING: •COLLEGE GROVE TN: EVERY SATURDAY MORNING FROM 8AM -12PM, HOT RODS & THREADS FULL SERVICE HOT ROD SHOP IS SERVING UP FREE COFFEE & DONUTS (WHILE THEY LAST!!). BRING YOUR RIDE OUT AND JOIN THE WEEKLY BENCH RACING SESSION AT ONE OF THE COOLEST HOT ROD SHOPS IN THE MID-SOUTH AREA. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-368-3000 OR E-MAIL: hotrodthreads@gmail.com

LEBANON TN: CARS & COFFEE SATURDAY MORNING CRUISE IN. CRUISE IN RUNS FROM8AM – 12PM. CRUISE IN HAPPENS AT “THE MILL” LOCATED AT 300 NORTH MAPLE ST. COOL CARS, FUN PEOPLE. NASHVILLE’S BEST COFFEE. AUTHENTIC CHICAGO STYLE HOT DOGS. SPONSORED BY VIBES CAFÉ. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-4436901. SATURDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY SATURDAY NITE: •HENDERSONVILLE TN: EVERY SATURDAY NITE STARTING ON MARCH 26TH, BUFFALO WILD WINGS LOCATED AT 310 INDIAN LAKE BLVD. IS HOSTING THEIR BUFFALO WILD WINGS CRUISER APPRECIATION NIGHT. CRUISING RUNS THRU OCT 29TH. THE FUN STARTS AT 5PM EACH SATURDAY NITE AND WRAPS UP AT 9PM. A TROPHY FOR THE RIDE OF THE WEEK WILL BE GIVEN OUT. THERE WILL BE MUSIC, FOOD, GAMES & FUN FOR ALL. 15% DISCOUNT FOR ALL CRUISERS WHO COME OUT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. Editor note: COME ON OUT AN SUPPORT

THIS CRUISE.. THESE FOLKS AT BUFFALO WILD WINGS GIVE SUPPORT EACH WEEK TO THE HENDERSONVILLE CRUISE AND OTHER GEARHEAD ACTIVITIES IN THE HENDERSONVILLE TN AREA. THEY TRULY SUPPORT THE GEARHEADS YEAR ROUND!!

•MT JULIET TN: MT JULIET CRUISE IN AT CHIK-FIL-A ON MT JULIET ROAD IN THE PROVIDENCE MARKETPLACE.

CRUSING HAPPENS EVERY SATURDAY NITE STARTING APRIL 23RD. RUNS FROM 5PM TILL CLOSING. 50/50 DRAWINGS, KIDS CONTESTS, DOOR PRIZES, A DJ AND MORE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-871-4620.

1st SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN: •BELLEVUE TN: THE 7TH SEASON OF THE BELLEVUE CRUISE-IN HOSTED BY THE BELLEVUE CRUISERS TAKES

PLACE THE FIRST SATURDAY NITE OF EACH MONTH FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER. CRUISIN STARTS ON APRIL 2ND. CRUISIN RUNS FROM 5-9PM. CRUISING TAKES PLACE AT THE SEARS PARKING LOT IN THE BELLEVUE MALL.

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__________“CRUISE NITE FUN” FOR 2011_________________ FOR ALL OF THE CLUBS & CRUISE NITE HOSTS, OR IF YOU KNOW OF A CRUISE NIGHT HAPPENING IN 2011, BE IT WEEKLY OR MONTHLY, SEND THE COMPLETE INFO TO ME AT gearheadgazzette@gmail.com

1st SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN (CONT.):

ATHENS AL: THE 2011 ATHENS AL CRUISE-IN WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE 1ST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM APRIL – SEPTEMBER. CRUISING TAKES PLACE ON THE CITY SQUARE FROM 2-8PM. LIVE MUSIC, 50/50 POT AND MORE. THIS IS A BIG CRUISE IN!!! FOR MORE INFO CALL 256-457-9179 OR GO TO www.carsonthesquare.com . 2ND SATURDAY MORNING OF EACH MONTH CRUISE IN: •FRANKLIN TN: EVERY 2ND SATURDAY MORNING OF THE MONTH, THE CARS & COFFEE CRUISE IN WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 7:30AM-9AM. OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES. BEING HELD AGAIN IN THE CARRABBA’S PARKING LOT BY STARBUCKS COFFEE IN COOL SPRINGS AREA RIGHT OFF COOL SPRINGS BLVD, RIGHT OFF I-65. FOR MORE INFO SEND AN EMAIL TO mgillespie@comcast.net or Peter.Bedrosian@Nissan-Usa.com CRUISE IN STARTS MARCH 12TH AND RUNS THRU NOVEMBER 12TH •SHELBYVILLE TN: CRUISING THE SQUARE IN SHELBYVILLE. CRUISE IS HELD THE 2ND SATURDAY OF EACH

MONTH STARTING AT 10AM AND RUNNING UNTIL 2PM. CRUSING STARTS MARCH 12TH. FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-684-2522 2nd SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN’: •MANCHESTER TN: EVERY 2ND SATURDAY NITE ( EXCEPT JUNE WHICH WILL BE JUNE 18) IN DOWNTOWN MANCHESTER TN. “THE ULTIMATE CAR CRUISE –IN THE TENNESEE VALLEY” . 50/50 DRAWING. $500.00 CASH PRIZE GIVEAWAY. PRESENTED BY THE CITY OF MANCHESTER TN. STARTS IN APRIL AND RUNS THRU OCTOBER. CRUISE TIMES ARE 5PM UNTIL 9PM EXCEPT IN APRIL & OCTOBER WITH CRUISE TIMES BEING 2-6PM THOSE MONTHS. •CHARLOTTE TN: CRUIZIN THE SQUARE IN HISTORIC CHARLOTTE. HAPPENS ON THE 2ND SATURDAY OF EACH

MONTH FROM 4-9PM. OPEN TO ALL MAKES & MODELS. PLENTY OF SHADE, INDOOR RESTROOMS AND CONCESSIONS. STARTS APRIL 9TH AND RUNS THRU OCTOBER.

4th SATURDAY MORNING OF EACH MONTH CRUISE IN: •FRANKLIN TN: EVERY 4th SATURDAY MORNING OF THE MONTH, THE CARS & COFFEE CRUISE IN WILL TAKEPLACE FROM 7:30AM-9AM. OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES. BEING HELD AGAIN IN THE CARRABBA’S PARKING LOT BY STARBUCKS COFFEE IN COOL SPRINGS AREA RIGHT OFF COOL SPRINGS BLVD, RIGHT OFF I-65. FOR MORE INFO SEND AN EMAIL TO mgillespie@comcast.net or Peter.Bedrosian@Nissan-Usa.com CRUISE IN STARTS MARCH 26TH AND RUNS THRU NOVEMBER 26TH 4th SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN’: •SOMERSET KY: SOMERNITE CRUISE 2011. BEING HELD THE 4TH SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH APRIL THRU OCT. THE ULTIMATE CAR CRUISE IN THE HEARTLAND. CRUISE HAPPENS RAIN OR SHINE. VISIT VENDOR ALLEY DURING THE DAY BEOFRE THE CRUISE. FOOD, DRINKS, SHOW & SHINE AND LOTS MORE. 1000 + CARS EACH MONTH. SWAP MEET. TRAILER PARKING AVAILABLE. THE JULY CRUISE WILL BE THE ANNUAL POWER CRUISE AGAIN THIS YEAR. FOR MORE INFO CALL 606-USA-CARS OR GO TO www.somernitescruise.com •CROSSVILLE TN: CROSSVILLE CAR CRUISE IN TAKES PLACE ON THE 4TH SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH IN

DOWNTOWN CROSSVILLE. Cruise IN RUNS FROM MAY28TH TO SEPT 24TH. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.downtowncrossvilleinc.net

•LAST SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN: •LEWISBURG TN: LEWIBURG CRUISE-IN ON THE SQUARE. IT HAPPENS ON THE LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

STARTING MAY 28TH.


HAULIN’ SS Words: Jimmy B

Pics: Rod Reprogle

Here at the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE, we like to help show off our readers rides. You have a deep passion about what you drive and you are proud of it, as you should be. We have always said, send us some pictures of your ride and we will show all the other gearheads what you are cruising in these days. Rod Reprogle of Lebanon Tn is the proud owner and driver of this award winning “HAULIN’ SS” 2003 Limited Edition Chevy.

Rod has the Victory Red paint shining a mile deep on his hauler. Smoothing out the lines is the LEER custom tonneau cover, painted in that mile deep Victory Red color. The pin stripping, custom bar grille, chrome mirrors and chrome exhaust pipes add that extra touch to make this truck stand out from all the others on cruise nite.

The 6.0 Litre LS engine from Chevrolet is cranking out 360 horses, to help Rod ―haul down the highway‖ these days. Add in the splash & Flash under the hood to dress it up and this is one great looking engine compartment.

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HAULIN’ SS

cont.

This HAULIN SS has a full leather interior for cruising comfort. Add in the custom pedals, custom floor mats MP3 player with touch tone radio and the tinted windows help keep it cool.

Last but not least, the 24‖ Chrome STYRR wheels & Pirelli Tires help keep this 360 H.P. Chevy glued to the road.

Rod tell us he’s 65yrs young and still rockin’. This SS is playing his song.


_CAR SHOWS – EVENTS – GEARHEAD STUFF_ THE NEW STUFF IS LISTED IN ITALIC’s EVENTS & SHOWS ARE LISTED FOR THE UPCOMING 3 MONTHS.

APRIL 9-15: FRANKLIN TN: 2ND ANNUAL NATIONAL TOUR HOSTED BY

MARCH 2011: 49TH

MAR 4-6: CHICAGO IL: O’RIELLYS AUTOPARTS WORLD OF WHEELS SHOW. BEING HELD AGAIN AT THE DONALD STEPHENS CONVENTIONS CENTER IN ROSEMONT IL. FULL BORE ISCA COMPETITION BRINGS THE BEST CARS AND BIGGEST STARS TO THIS SHOW. THE 2011 LEGENDS CUP WILL BE AWARDED TO THE BEST ENRTY SHOWN FOR THE 1ST TIME AT THIS SHOW. FOR MORE INFO OR TO ENTER CALL 708-361-2665 OR GOT TO www.worldofwheels.com . IF YOU ARE IN THE MID-SOUTH AREA OF THE U.S.CONTACT JIMMY B AT GEARHEADGAZZETTE@GMAIL.COM FOR AN ENTRY FORM OR MORE INFO. CHECK THIS ONE OUT AS IT IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

MAR 12: OLD HICKORY TN: 33RD SEMI ANNUAL MUSIC CITY CLASSIC AUCTION. VINTAGE COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PRESENTED BY HIGHLINE ENTERPRISES. AUCTION BEING HELD AT THE ADSEA NASHVILLE AUCTION FACILITY. TO SELL OF BE A BIDDER CALL 615-240-3062 FOR MORE INFO. MAR 12-13: NASHVILLE TN: HUNTERS AUTO EXPO 2011. BEING HELD AT THE TENNESSEE STATE FARIGROUNDS. ALL INDOOR. NASHVILLE’S PREMIER AUTOMOTIVE EVENT. FOR MORE INFO OR TO ENTER YOUR VEHICLE OR VENDOR INFO CALL EITHER LINDA OR JOHN R. AT 615-227-6584 OR GO TO www.hunterscustom.com CHECK THIS ONE OUT AS IT IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! MAR 18-20: BAKERFIELD CA: 53RD ANNUAL “MARCH MEET”. THIS IS A 3 DAY SPEEDFEST WITH SOME OF THE BEST NOSTALGIA DRAG RACING YOU WILL EVER SEE, ALONG WITH A “HOT ROD SHOW” IN THE GROVE, SWAP MEET & VENDOR AREA TOO. IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN TO THIS ONE, PUT IT ON YOUR “MUST SEE” LIST TODAY!! FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.famosoraceway.com CHECK THIS ONE OUT AS IT IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

THE MODEL A FORD CLUB OF AMERICA. THE TOUR WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY. HOST HOTEL IS THE MARRIOTT IN COOL SPRINGS. MODEL A SWAP MEET AT THE MARIOTT ON APRIL 9. ANTICIPATE 300 PARTICIPANTS. FOR MORE INFO GO TO http://mafca.com/2011tour.html . APRIL 9: MANCHESTER TN: 2011 ROCK n ROD DOWNTOWN STYLE. THIS MONTH SPECIAL PARKING FOR STREET RODS. SEE MORE INFO IN THE CRUISE NITE SECTION OF THIS ISSUE.. 1ST ANNUAL VALVE COVER

RACES JUST ADDED TO THE EVENT!!

APRIL 9: CROSSVILLE TN: DRAG & SHINE. NOSTALGIC TIME TRIALS,GRUDGE MATCH RACING, CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET. EVENT IS BEING HELD AT THE I-40 DRAGWAY. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT BOTH BARRELS PROMOTIONS & GREASE MONKEY MAGAZINE AT 615-3641828 CHECK THIS ONE OUT AS IT IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

APRIL 9: GALLATIN TN: 1ST ANNUAL BASEBALL CAR SHOW FUNDRAISER. OPEN TO ALL YEARS. SHOW RUNS FROM 10AM-4PM. ALL PROCEEDS BENFIT STATION CAMP BASEBALL. TRPOHIES, DOOR PRIZES & CONCESSIONS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-585-1120 APRIL 15: HENDERSONVILLE TN: IT’S THE KICK OFF OF THE CRUISIN SEASON IN HENDERSONVILLE AT THE HENDERSONVILLE CRUISE IN. CHECK OUT ALL THE INFO IN THE “CRUISE-IN” SECTION OF THE GAZZETTE. CHECK THIS ONE OUT AS IT IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

APRIL 15-17: JACKSON TN: BUNNY RUN #19. BEING HELD AT THE JACKSON FAIRGROUNDS PARK. HOSTED BY THE JACKSON ROD & CUSTOM CLUB. OPEN TO PRE 1973 ONLY. FRIDAY CHILI SUPPER & SATRUDAY BBQ FREE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS. VENDORS AND MOST ACTIVITIES INSIDE. NSRA SAFETY INSP. AVAILABLE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 731-427-1677 OR GO TO www.bunnyrun.info CHECK THIS ONE OUT AS IT IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

MAR 19: FALKVILLE AL: SOUTH PARK CAR SHOW. AWARDS FOR THE TOP 10 VEHICLES. BEST OF SHOW CAR & TRUCK AWARDS TOO. REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 11AM. AWARDS AT 2:30PM. FOR MORE INFO APRIL 15-17: PIGEON FORGE TN: GRAND RUN 29 CRUISN THE STRIP, EMAIL TO info@showstopperz.net MAR 25-26: SEVIERVILLE TN: CORVETTE EXPO IN THE SMOKIES. 2 DAY AUCTION. SWAP MEET. PARK N SHOW. CORVETTE CRUISE. CORRAL. SHOW. NCRS. EVENT BEING HELD INSIDE THE SEVIERVILLE EVENTS CENTER AT THE WILDERNESS AT THE SMOKIES WATERPARK RESORT. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.corvetteexpo.com MAR 26: SHELBYVILLE TN: 9TH ANNUAL SPRING THAW BIKE SHOW & SWAP MEET. BEING HELD IN THE CALSONIC ARENA. HUGE SWAP MEET, BIKES FOR SALE, BIKER CLOTHING, AND LOTS MORE!! GOT PARTS OR STUF TO SELL? BOOTHS AVAIALBLE. $1000 CASH BEST OF SHOW AWARD, $500 LOW BUCK CHOPPER AWARD & MORE. THE EVENT HAPPENS RAIN OR SHINE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-364-1828 OR GO TO www.bothbarrelspromotions.com TELL SCOOTER JIMMY B SENT YA! CHECK THIS ONE OUT AS IT IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

MAR 27: DuQUOIN IL: 40TH ANNUAL AUTO & TRUCK PARTS SWAP MEET. SPONSORED BY THE EGYPTIAN ANTIQUE AUTO CLUB. AUTOMOBILIA, COLLECTIBLES, AUTO RELATED ITEMS. BEST PLACE TO BUY & SELL IN SOUTHERN IL. EVENT BEING HELD AT THE DuQUOIN STATE FAIRGROUNDS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 618-687-2235

APRIL 2011:

APRIL 3: BELLEVUE TN: HOPE PARK CHURCH SPRING PICNIC CAR SHOW. THE CHURCH IS LOOKING TO HAVE FOLKS WITH CLASSIC, CUSTOM OR OTHER TYPES OF CARS TO SHOW YOUR CAR AND BE PART OF THE PICNIC. THERE WILL BE A LOT OF FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES TAKING PLACE ALL DAY. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-878-1552

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SPRING EVENT. EVENT IS LOCATED AT THE GRAND HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER. $8000.00 CASH GIVEAWAY. CAR CORRAL. SHOW CARS. VENDORS. DOOR PRIZES. . NEW RAT ROD CLASS – COOL RAT RODS WANTED!! FOR MORE INFO CAL 865-687-3976 CHECK THIS ONE OUT AS IT IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! APRIL 16: BRENTWOOD TN: 10TH ANNUAL KARS4KIDS CAR / TRUCK / MOTORCYCLE SHOW. BEING HELD AT THE TENNESSEE BAPTIST CHILDRENS HOME ON FRANKLIN ROAD. SPECIAL DISPLAY BY ALAN JACKSON’S PRIVATE COLLECTION. MUSIC, FOOD, GAMES, AUTO PARTS & VENDORS. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.myspace.com/tbchkars4kids .

APRIL 16: MURFREESBORO TN: ANNUAL PIONEER DAYS CRUISE IN. HOSTED BY THE STONES RIVER AACA. EVENT BEING HELD AT THE CANNONSBURGH VILLAGE. LOTSO OF ACTIVITIES, VENDORS AND ENTERTAINMENT. STOP BY AND VISIT THE 1930’S GARAGE & CLUB. OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES. THERE WILL BE A BEST OF SHOW AWARD. PLEASE BRING SOME CANNED GOODS AS A DONATION TO HELP OUT SOME LOCAL MINISTIRES. FOR MORE INFO EMAIL TO cyalater98@bellsouth.net APRIL 23: SOMERSET KY: SOMERNITE CRUISE . APRIL’S FEATURED CARS ARE BUICK-OLDS-PONTIAC’S. FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUT THE CRUISE NITE SECTION IN THIS ISSUE. CHECK THIS ONE OUT AS IT IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!


_CAR SHOWS – EVENTS – GEARHEAD STUFF_ THE NEW STUFF IS LISTED IN ITALIC’s EVENTS & SHOWS ARE LISTED FOR THE UPCOMING 3 MONTHS.

APRIL 29-30: MAQUOKETA IA: TORQUE FEST 2011. TRADITIONAL HOT ROD & MOTORCYCLE SHOW. BEING HELD AT THE JACKSON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS. EVENT RUNS RAIN OR SHINE. OPEN TO HOT RODS 7 CUSTOMS PRE-65 ONLY. NO BILLIT NO DIGITAL. PRE 75 CHOPPERS, BOBBERS & CUSTOMS. ALL PRE-65 CYCLES WELCOME. DON’T MISS AMERICAN GRAFFITTI ON FRIDAY NIGHT & 2 LANE BLACKTOP AT THE RT 61 DRIVE –IN ON SATURDAY NIGHT. DIRT TRACK, ART SHOW, LIVE BANDS, SWAP MEET, MODEL CONTEST, CAMPING ON SITE, MIDWEST JALOPIES. FOR MORE INFO GO TO WWW.VINTAGETORQUEFEST.COM OR FIND THEM ON FACEBOOK. CHECK THIS ONE OUT AS IT IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

APRIL 30: BURKESVILLE KY: CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET SPONSORED BY THE CUMBERLAND RIVER CRUISERS CAR CLUB. BEING HELD AT THE PARK IN BURKESVILLE. RAIN DATE IS MAY 7TH. MUSIC, FOOD, 50/50 DRAWING & DOOR PRIZES. 100 DASH PLAQUES, 20 TROPHIES & BEST OF SHOW AWARD & LONG DISTANCE AWARD. FOR MORE INFO CALL 270-433-6668 OR GO TO www.cumberlandrivercruisers.com APRIL 30: CROSS PLAINS TN: CAR SHOW MISSION JAMAICA. PRESENTED BY THE REVOLUTION CHURCH. BEING HELD AT THE CHRISTIAN GOSPEL TEMPLE. RAIN DATE MAY 7TH. BEST OF AWARDS. TOP 50 AWARDS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-916-9402

MAY 2011: MAY 1: MT JULIET TN: MID-TENN REGION SPRING MEET – ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. ANTIQUE CAR SHOW BEING HELD AT THE WILSON COUNTY BANK & TRUST ON MT JULIET RD. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-444-7315. MAY 6-8: KNOXVILLE TN: 37TH ANNUAL STREET ROD NATIONALS SOUTH Plus. BEING HELD AGAIN AT CHILLHOWEE PARK. OPEN TO VEHICLE S 30 YRS OLD & OLDER. FOR MORE INFO CALL 303-7767841 OR GO TO www.nsra-usa.com MAY 7: HUNTSVILLE AL: 31ST ANNUAL ALL FORD POWERED & MUSTANG CAR SHOW. BEING HELD AT THE MADISON SQUARE MALL – SEARS PARKING LOT. OPEN TO ALL MUSTANGS AND FORD POWERED CARS & TRUCKS. MODIFIED MCA JUDGING. CLASSES FOR ALL VEHICLES. GOODIE BAGS FOR 1ST 200 REGISTRANTS, DOOR PRIZES 50/50 DRAWING, VENDORS, AND CAR CORRAL. FOR MORE INFO EMAIL TO president@rocketcitymustang.com OR GO TO www.rocketcitymustang.com . MAY 12-14: PIGEON FORGE TN: 33RD ANNUAL F-100 SUPERNATIONALS AND ALL FORD SHOW. NEW LOCATION HAS NEW ASPHALT IN PARKING AREA. VENDORS, FOOD, MUSIC AND MORE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 423-623-4644 OR EMAIL TO charlie@autoshows.cc CHECK THIS ONE OUT AS IT IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

MAY 14: SHELBYVILLE TN: CELEBRATION CITY REGION CAR CLUB ANNUAL SHOW. BEING HELD AT THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE NATIONAL CELBRATION GROUNDS AT THE PAVILLION. 3 TROPHIES PER CLASS. SPECIAL AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN OUT. SWAP MEET SPCES WILL BE AVAILABLE. OVERNIGHT FULL HOOK UP CAMPING AVAILABLE. FOOD WIL BE AVAILABLE BY THE BELL BUCKLE CAFÉ. FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-294-5055 MAY 14:MANCHESTER TN: 2011 ROCK n ROD DOWNTOWN STYLE. THIS MONTH SPECIAL PARKING FOR CAMARO’s SEE MORE INFO IN THE CRUISE NITE SECTION OF THIS ISSUE..

MAY 14: HARDINSBURG KY: 2ND ANNUAL US 60 NOSTALGIA DRAGS. OPEN TO PRE-75. FLAG DRAGS. GASSER CLASS, TOP GAS. CAR SHOW, TRADITIONAL HOT RODS & MINI BIKE RACE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 502-439-9814 OR GO TO www.dragracingus60.weebly.com MAY 14: GOODLETTSVILLE TN: CRUISIN THE PARKWAY CAR SHOW. RAIN OR SHINE. 3 AWARDS FOR EACH CLASS. NUMEROUS SPECIAL AWARDS TOO. 20 CLASSES. SHOW BEING HELD AT THE PARKWAY BAPTIST CHURCH. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-865-2325. MAY 14: CHAPEL HILL TN: ROCKET ROLL-IN CAR SHOW. HOSTED BY THE FORREST ROCKETS WRESTLING TEAM BOOSTERS. OPEN SHOW. FOR MORE INFO OR TO PRE-REGISTER GO TO www.forrestwrestling.com MAY 14: NASHVILLE TN: NSRA APPRECIATION DAY. BEING HELD AT T&M STEERING COLUMN 298 GLEN ROSE AVE. EVENT RUNS FROM 8AM UNTIL ?? HAT PINS FOR NSRA MEMBERS. SAFETY INSPECTIONS AVAILABLE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-504-0333 CHECK THIS ONE OUT AS IT IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

MAY 20-22: NASHVILLE TN: 6TH ANNUAL BRIDGESTONE NASHVILLE NATIONALS. HOSTED BY GOODGUYS. BEING HELD AT LP FIELD IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE. OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES THRU 1972. CAR SHOW, VNDORS, EXHIBITS, SWAP MEET, AUTOCROSS & MORE!! FOR MORE INFO CALL 925-838-9876 OR GO TO www.good-guys.com CHECK THIS ONE OUT AS IT IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

MAY 20 – 22: HATFIELD PA. : PYPES PERFORMANCE EXHAUST & PERFORMANCE YEARS PONTIAC OPEN HOUSE. EVENT BEING HELD AT THE NEW CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS. EVENT HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE. 2 SHOWS IN ONE. MUSCLE CAR SHOW & ALL PONTIAC SHOW. FRIDAY NITE CRUISE IN. OPEN HOUSE & CAR SHOWS. SUNDAY RACING AT MAPLE GROVE RACEWAY FOR ALL PONTIACS. FOR MORE INFO ON MUSCLE CAR SHOW CALL 267-638-5030 OR GO TO www.pypesexhaust.com/openhouse OR FOR INFO ON THE PONTIAC SHOW CALL 267-638-3500 OR GO TO www.performanceyears.com/openhouse . MAY 21: HUNTSVILLE AL: ANNUAL ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR, TRUCK & MOTORCYCLE SHOW & FLEA MARKET. SPONSORED BY THE NORTH ALABAMA REGION OF THE ANTIQUE AUTOMAOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA. EVENT BEING HELD AT THE HISTORIC HUNTSVILLE DEPOT. CONCESSIONS ON SITE. BLUEGRASS MUSIC. TRAIN EXHIBITS. DOOR PRIZES. FOR MORE INFO CALL 256-8516257 OR GO TO http://www.naraaca.org MAY 22: HAMILTON OH: 41ST ANNUAL CINCY STREET RODS ROD RUN & CAR SHOW. BEING HELD AT THE BUTLER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS. EVENT WILL HELD RAIN OR SHINE. OPEN TO ALL YEAR CARS & TRUCKS. FOOD & DRINKS, MODEL CAR CONTEST, DASH PLAQUES TO FIRST 500, DOOR PRIZES & SPLIT THE POT, PEDAL CAR CONTEST AND MORE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 513-2833148 OR GO TO www.cincystreetrods.com CHECK THIS ONE OUT AS IT IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

MAY 26-27: KNOXVILLE TN: 18TH ANNUAL SLAMMIN & JAMMIN CAR SHOW. BEING HELD IN CHILLHOWEE PARK. 110 CLASSES. SPECIALTY AWARDS. CASH PRIZES, SWAP MEET, SHOW 7 SHINE, BICYCLE CLASS AND MORE!! NATIOANL MAGAZINE EVENT COVERAGE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 423-623-4644 OR GO TO www.autoshows.cc MAY 27 & 28: MONTEAGLE TN: TRACY CITY RODDERS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND “FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN”. EVENT BEING HELD AT THE DuBOSE CONFERENCE CENTER. OPEN TO CARS/TRUCKS/BIKES. CRUISE-IN & CAR SHOW. FRIDAY NITE CRUISE-IN AND SATURDAY CAR SHOW. 50/50 RAFFLE, FOOD, FAMILY FUN, SWAP MEET, VENDORS, POKER RUN , LIVE MUSIC AND LOTS MORE!!! FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-273-1902. PROCEEDS GO TO MIKE PRICE ANNUAL “TOYS FOR TOTS”.


_CAR SHOWS – EVENTS – GEARHEAD STUFF_ THE NEW STUFF IS LISTED IN ITALIC’s EVENTS & SHOWS ARE LISTED FOR THE UPCOMING 3 MONTHS.

MAY 27-29: SPRINGFIELD MO: 28TH ANNUAL NSRA MID AMERICA STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus. EVENT BEING HELD AT OZARK EMPIRE FAIRGROUNDS. OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES AT LEAST 30YEARS OLD. FOR MORE INFO CALL 574-875-4032 OR GO TO www.nsra-usa.com MAY 27-29: SPRINGFIELD OH: SPRINGFIELD CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET. BILLED AS THE LARGEST CAR SHOW IN THE MIDWEST. HELD ON 126 ACRE SITE. BEING HELD AT THE CLARK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS RIGHT OFF I-70. INDOOR & OUTDOOR VENDORS. CARS FOR SALE. CAR SHOW. FOR MORE INFO CALL 937-3760111 OR GO TO www.ohioswapmeet.com MAY 28: DECATUR AL: ALABAMA JUBILEE AUTO SHOW. BEING HELD AT POINT MALLARD PARK. COME EARLY FOR SHADED CAR SHOW PARKING. SWAP MEET SPACES AVAILABLE. DOOR PRIZES & 50/50 DRAWING. FREE T-SHIRT TO THE FIRST 250 ENTRIES. EARLY REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT POINT MALLARD ON FRIDAY NITE 6-8PM. GRAND PRIZE IS 350 CHEVY ENGINE & STYLE 55 RALLIES FRON VISION WHEELS . FOR MORE INFO CALL 256-7739652. MAY 28: BIG SANDY TN: BIG SANDY SPRING FESTIVAL CAR SHOW. BEING HELD IN DOWNTOWN BIG SANDY. EVENT HAPPENS RAIN OR SHINE. 31 CLASSES. $250 TO BEST OF SHOW ORIGINAL.. $250 TO BEST OF SHOW MODIFIED. LOTS OF SPECIALTY AWARDS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 731-644-2777 OR GO TO www.srfproductions.com MAY 28: COLUMBIA TN: 5TH ANNUAL CRUISIN AT THE LOT. EVENT BEING HELD RAIN OR SHINE IN THE BIG LOTS PARKING LOT, 1301 JAMES CAMPBELL BLVD. ALL DONATIONS WILL GO TO VANDERBILT CHILDRENS HOSPITAL. AWARDS, DOOR PRIZES, FOOD, FUN AND LOTS MORE. NO ENTRY FEE – IT’S FREE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 931-388-9792 OR EMAIL TO djdollar@hotmail.com MAY 29: LOUISVILE KY: BEATERSVILLE CAR & BIKE SHOW. OPEN TO PRE-1968 TRADITIONAL RODS & CUSTOMS ONLY! BEING HELD AT THE PHOENIX HILL TAVERN AT 644 BAXTER AVE. LIVE BANDS, VENDORS, PINSTRIPPING AND THE MISS BEATERSVILLE CONTEST. HAPPENS RAIN OR SHINE. NO TRAILER QUEENS!! FOR MORE INFO CALL 502-345-9396 OR EMAIL TO info@beatersville.com CHECK THIS ONE OUT AS IT IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

MAY 29: NASHVILLE TN: MUSIC CITY BIKE & CAR RALLY. BEING HELD AT THE MANSION AT FONTANEL. CARS, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES, FOOD, LIVE MUSIC & MORE. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.fontanelmansion.com


“ rolling bones” winter open house Words: Jimmy B

Pics: Rolling Bones Hot Rods

“Rolling Bones” Somebody says it and right away hot rodders know you are talking about the Hot Rod Shop in upstate New York where some of the coolest pre-48’ hot rods come from. Recently on a snowy day in the middle of winter the “Bones” gang hosted an open house. The turnout was good, even with the snow coming down more than a couple of inch’s for the day. From the looks of it, some more cool cars are getting ready to come rolling out of the shop this year.

George Poteet’s 33 Ford Salt Coupe

Love the Tractor Grille!!!

Camel Toe Racing’s 33 Salt Coupe

This 32 Coupe screams Bad Ass!!

Nothing like Red Oxide Primer on a 33’ 5 window coupe Gotta have a roadster for the sunny days!

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FOR SALE: 1964 Chevelle. 454ci / 700R4 trans. PS/PB/AC Holley Carb, Mallory, Autometer gauges, Headers, Aluminum Radiator, 10bolt RR, JVC Radio w/remote, carbon fiber dash insert, tweed interior, nice headliner. 14‖ Frt Wheels w/ 185-70-14 & 15‖ RR wheels w/245-60-15. For more info contact Ron at RKGilmer@aol.com (1/11) .

FOR SALE: 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Clone. Custom built 468 Big Block with ported and polished heads. Engine dynoed at 563 horse power at the flywheel. Turbo 400 trans with paper clutches and a 2800 stall. 355 12 bolt posi rear end. This car is 100% rust free car, all original quarters and floors. Body was stripped to bare metal and brought back to an excellent finish in Garnet Red with White racing stripes (stripes are cleared in). Torque Thrust 2 wheels with BF Goodrich T/A Radials with less than 500 miles on them. New interior, window seals, headliner, carpet etc. Engine has less than 3000 miles on it, car is amazingly fast and rides great. Asking $28000.00 and will entertain serious offers. Call 615-969-3809. (2/11)

FOR SALE: 1956 CHEVROLET PICK UP TRUCK. Big Back Window, Short Bed. White exterior Gray Interior. Heidts Superride IFS. PS(rack&pinion). Chevy 350/700R4 Trans w/shift kit. 1981 Pontiac rear end w/3.08 gears. 4WPDB. Custom Aluminum Gas tank, finished box floor. IDIDIT Column, lots of LOKAR accessories. Yukon Bucket Seats, Classic Instrument gauges, Pioeneer Stereo w/100 watt amp. Truck runs & Drives great!. $27,500 O.B.O. Call Cal at 931-7078845 or email at calcombs@frontier.net . (3/11)

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FOR SALE: 2006 Chevy Silverado. V8, automatic, tilt wheel, 4x4 , ps, pb, cold AC ,am/fm cd, it has a tow package with a class 3 hitch. Also wired for electric trailer brakes. This truck has been well maintained since day one. 58K miles on it,, This truck gets 21 mpg on the highway. Has topper color matched, and a zipped in carpet bed liner that can be taken out if needed. This truck is in excellent condition . Asking $14,500.00 obo........call Mike anytime at 615-290-6812 .... This truck is located in Spring Hill, TN (3/11)

FOR SALE: LS6 5.7 405H.P. Z06 New crate motor. Street & Performance wiring harness less computer. Also includes 4L60E transmission. Also new. Both motor & trans have never been run. Asking $11,500. For more info call Dwight at 931-384-0620 or email at dwightn@dnickell.com (3/11)

FOR SALE: Big Block Chevy L88 / Zl-1 074’s aluminum heads. Complete w/valves. Ready to bolt on. Have had some minor repair work. $1500.00 For more info call Dwight at 931-384-0620 or email at dwightn@dnickell.com

WANTED: Need a vacuum plate for an original vacuum shift transmission for a 1947 Chevrolet Fleetline. If you have one or know where one is at please call J.W. Johnson at 615-972-5502.


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

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So you say you like racing too….

intro by jimmy b. / race listings by mike Gillespie

A special thanks goes out to Mike Gillespie for sending the GAZZETTE this GREAT listing of all the major race organizations, and all their scheduled events for 2011. This took some time to put together and I want to say thanks to Mike on behalf of all the GEAHREADS. 2011 American LeMans Schedule April 16: Long Beach Street Circuit, Long Beach, Calif. July 3: TBD (Oklahoma City projected) July 9: Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Conn. July 24: Mosport International Raceway, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada Aug. 6: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio Aug. 21: Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis. Sept. 3: Baltimore Grand Prix Sept. 17: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, Calif. Oct. 1: Road Atlanta, Braselton, Ga 2011 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series Schedule Date Track April 8/9 Barber May 13/14 VIR May 29/30 Lime Rock June 3/4 Watkins Glen June 25/26 Road America July 8/9 Laguna Seca July 23/24 New Jersey Sep 16/17 Mid Ohio 2011 Formula One Schedule March 27: Australia April 10: Malaysia April 17: China May 8: Turkey May 22: Spain May 29: Monaco June 12: Canada June 26: Europe July 10: Great Britain July 24: Germany July 31: Hungary Aug. 28: Belgium Sept. 11: Italy Sept. 25: Singapore Oct. 9: Japan Oct. 16: Korea Oct. 30: India Nov. 13: Abu Dhabi Nov. 27: Brazil

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2011 HSR, SVRA, VRG and other Vintage Racing Schedule Mar 24-27 HSR Homestead Miami, FL Mar 31-Apr 3 SVRA Roebling Road, Savannah, GA Apr 8-10 VRG/VDCA VIR, Danville, VA Apr 28-May 1 HSR Walter Mitty Road Atlanta, GA May 13-15 VRG Jefferson 500 Summit Point, WVA May 20-22 Legends of Motorsports Barber, Birmingham, AL May 20-22 VRG New Hampshire International, NY Jun 4-5 General Racing Sonoma Historic Festival, Infineon, CA Jun 9-12 SVRA Watkins Glen, NY Jun 16-19 HSR Road Atlanta, GA Jun 17-19 VRG/VARAC Mosport, Ontario, Canada Jun 23-26 SVRA Mid Ohio, Lexington, OH Jul 8-10 Legends of Motorsports Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada Jul 14-17 SVRA Kohler Int’l Challenge Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI Jul 16-17 VRG Beaverun, PA Aug 7-8 HMSA Pre-Reunion Laguna Seca, CA Aug 19-24 Rolex Monterey Reunion Laguna Seca, CA Sep 2-5 Lime Rock Historic Festival Lime Rock Park, CT Sep 8-11 SVRA Watkins Glen, NY Sep 16-18 HSR Road Atlanta, GA Sep 29-Oct 2 SVRA New Jersey Motorsports Park, NJ Oct 13-16 HSR Sebring, FL Oct 14-16 VRG Watkins Glen, NY Oct 27-30 HSR Hilton Head Speed Classic Nov 3-6 VIR Gold Cup Races VIR, Danville, VA Nov 25-27 VRG Turkey Bowl Summit Point WVA Dec 2-4 Legends of Motorsports Sebring, FL 2011 IRL Indycar Series Schedule March 27: St. Petersburg, Fla. (street circuit) April 10: Barber Motorsports Park (road course) April 17: Long Beach, Calif. (street circuit) May 1: São Paolo, Brazil (street circuit) May 29: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (oval) June 11: Texas Motor Speedway (double-header on the oval) June 19: Milwaukee Mile (oval) June 25: Iowa Speedway (oval) July 10: Toronto (street circuit) July 24: Edmonton (road course) Aug. 7: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (road course) Aug. 14: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (oval) Aug. 28: Infineon Raceway (road course) Sept. 4: Baltimore, Md. (street circuit) Sept. 18: Twin Ring Motegi (oval) Oct. 2: Kentucky Speedway (oval) Oct. 16: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (oval)* * expected to be announced later


So you say you like racing too‌. Cont. 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Schedule Day Date Location Info Sat, 04/02/11 Martinsville Speedway Fri, 04/22/11 Nashville Superspeedway Fri, 05/13/11 Dover International Speedway Fri, 05/20/11 Charlotte Motor Speedway Sat, 06/04/11 Kansas Speedway Fri, 06/10/11 Texas Motor Speedway Thu, 07/07/11 Kentucky Speedway Sat, 07/16/11 Iowa Speedway Fri, 07/22/11 Nashville Superspeedway Fri, 07/29/11 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sat, 08/06/11 Pocono Raceway Sat, 08/20/11 Michigan International Speedway Wed, 08/24/11 Bristol Motor Speedway Fri, 09/02/11 Atlanta Motor Speedway Fri, 09/16/11 Chicagoland Speedway Sat, 09/24/11 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sat, 10/01/11 Kentucky Speedway Sat, 10/15/11 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sat, 10/22/11 Talladega Superspeedway Sat, 10/29/11 Martinsville Speedway Fri, 11/04/11 Texas Motor Speedway Fri, 11/18/11 Homestead-Miami Speedway 2011 NASCAR Day Date Sat, 03/26/11 Fri, 04/08/11 Sat, 04/16/11 Sat, 04/23/11 Fri, 04/29/11 Fri, 05/06/11 Sat, 05/14/11 Sun, 05/22/11 Sat, 05/28/11 Sat, 06/04/11 Sat, 06/18/11 Sat, 06/25/11 Fri, 07/01/11 Fri, 07/08/11 Sat, 07/16/11 Sat, 07/23/11 Sat, 07/30/11 Sat, 08/06/11 Sat, 08/13/11 Sat, 08/20/11 Fri, 08/26/11 Sat, 09/03/11 Fri, 09/09/11 Sat, 09/17/11 Sat, 10/01/11 Sat, 10/08/11 Fri, 10/14/11 Sat, 11/05/11 Sat, 11/12/11 Sat, 11/19/11

Nationwide Series Schedule Location Auto Club Speedway Texas Motor Speedway Talladega Superspeedway Nashville Superspeedway Richmond International Raceway Darlington Raceway Dover International Speedway Iowa Speedway Charlotte Motor Speedway Chicagoland Speedway Michigan International Speedway Road America Daytona International Speedway Kentucky Speedway New Hampshire Motor Speedway Nashville Superspeedway Indianapolis Motor Speedway Iowa Speedway Watkins Glen International Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Bristol Motor Speedway Atlanta Motor Speedway Richmond International Raceway Chicagoland Speedway Dover International Speedway Kansas Speedway Charlotte Motor Speedway Texas Motor Speedway Phoenix International Raceway Homestead-Miami Speedway

2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule Day Date Location Sun, 03/27/11 Auto Club Speedway Sun, 04/03/11 Martinsville Speedway Sat, 04/09/11 Texas Motor Speedway Sun, 04/17/11 Talladega Superspeedway Sat, 04/30/11 Richmond International Raceway Sat, 05/07/11 Darlington Raceway Sun, 05/15/11 Dover International Speedway Sat, 05/21/11 Sprint Showdown Charlotte Motor Speedway Sat, 05/21/11 Sprint All-Star Race Charlotte Motor Speedway Sun, 05/29/11 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway Sun, 06/05/11 Kansas Speedway Sun, 06/12/11 Pocono Raceway Sun, 06/19/11 Michigan International Speedway Sun, 06/26/11 Infineon Raceway Sat, 07/02/11 Daytona International Speedway Sat, 07/09/11 Kentucky Speedway Sun, 07/17/11 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sun, 07/31/11 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sun, 08/07/11 Pocono Raceway Sun, 08/14/11 Watkins Glen International Sun, 08/21/11 Michigan International Speedway Sat, 08/27/11 Bristol Motor Speedway Sun, 09/04/11 Atlanta Motor Speedway Sat, 09/10/11 Richmond International Raceway Sun, 09/18/11 Chicagoland Speedway Sun, 09/25/11 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sun, 10/02/11 Dover International Speedway Sun, 10/09/11 Kansas Speedway Sat, 10/15/11 Charlotte Motor Speedway Sun, 10/23/11 Talladega Superspeedway Sun, 10/30/11 Martinsville Speedway Sun, 11/06/11 Texas Motor Speedway Sun, 11/13/11 Phoenix International Raceway Sun, 11/20/11 Homestead-Miami Speedway 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Schedule 60th Anniversary Celebration April 1-3 Las Vegas April 14-17 Charlotte April 29-May 1 Houston (PSM) May 13-15 Commerce (PSM) May 20-22 Topeka June 2-5 Englishtown (PSM) June 17-19 Bristol June 23-26 Norwalk (PSM) July 7-10 Chicago (PSM) July 22-24 Denver (PSM) July 29-31 Sonoma (PSM) Aug. 5-7 Seattle Aug. 18-21 Brainerd (PSM) Aug. 31-Sept. 5 Indianapolis (PSM) Sept. 15-18 Charlotte (PSM) Sept. 22-25 Dallas (PSM) Sept. 29-Oct. 2 Reading (PSM) Oct. 14-16 Phoenix (PSM) Oct. 27-30 Las Vegas (PSM) Nov. 10-13 Pomona (PSM) (PSM) = Event will include Pro Stock Motorcycle


Finish Line….

This is not the way I like use the Finish Line Section, but it is appropriate I guess..

who sold the first issue of NSSN at Ho-Ho-Kus Speedway in New Jersey, and began writing for the publication soon after that and became editor in 1950.

End Of An Era: National Speed Sport News Ceasing Publication by NSSN Staff All good things come to an end. And so is the case for America’s Motorsports Authority, National Speed Sport News. After more than 76 years, the publication, which was first published as National Auto Racing News on Aug. 16, 1934, has printed its last issue, dated — March 23, 2011.

Economaki saw the publication through its glory days, launching a career on television and taking his newspaper into thousands of homes across America. In a time when there was no Internet and very little racing was on television or radio, National Speed Sport News thrived. When National Speed Sport News began its run, there were no seat belts, drivers wore leather helmets and the flathead Ford V8 was one of the most common racing engines. Today, safety is the utmost concern and HANS and other safety devices are all the rage. Fuel-injected engines are everywhere.

While hundreds of other newspapers came and went during the past three-quarters of a century, NSSN continued to ride the support of its readers and advertisers in producing the most thorough weekly racing publication on the market. But economic times have been tight and the newspaper business has suffered at the hands of high production costs and modern technology, which provides information to readers instantly. ―This is one of the saddest days of my life,‖ said National Speed Sport News Publisher Corinne Economaki. ―The sluggish economy has made it too difficult to continue publication and no matter how I try to make the numbers work — and believe me I have tried — it is just not feasible to keep the business going.

Chris Economaki at a race as a ABC Sports commentator

―For 76 years, since August 1934 when my father Chris sold copies of the first issue at Ho-Ho-Kus Speedway in northern New Jersey, to today, as I oversee the very last copy printed, this paper has been an integral part of my family,‖ Corinne Economaki said. Through the years National Speed Sport News was the industry leader in covering motorsports, much of it thanks to Chris Economaki, 90,

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Not only has technology changed what fans see at the race track, it changed how NSSN gathered the news. In the early years most news arrived at the NSSN office by mail or telephone. Later the telecopier and the fax machine played key roles. Both were replaced by the computer modem and later by e-mail. NSSN was printed by linotype, but later changed to phototypesetting and finally went completely digital in 2002. But after enduring all these changes, a familiar friend will no longer appear at the mailboxes of its loyal readers. http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/ , the online version of the newspaper, will continue to be updated with daily news, giving Internet savvy readers the opportunity to keep up with some of the same news they enjoyed every week. But as far as the newspaper goes, it’s the end of an era.


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