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Issue # 2-2013

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Acceleration Defined

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East Coast Funny Car Wars

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Hot Rods in the Mid South

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The P.A.C.E. Car Show

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Behind the Scene’s @ RTM

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The RODFATHERS Picnic

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MOPAR Enthusiast of the Year

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Cover Shot by Dave VerSchave of his ‘55 Chevy Gasser / Cover Artwork by Larry Williams of WILLIAMS GRAPHIC’s. Contents Page Swap Meet Shots by Jimmy B The Staff Publisher / Editor Jim “Jimmy B” Brandau Feature Writers Ed Woodard, Sam Compton Art Director & Designer Jim “ Jimmy B” Brandau Photography “Jimmy B” & Butch Pate – P8 Photography Web Producer Jack Cobb - tnhost.com Contributors Steve Longacre, RTM Productions, Ed Woodard, Woodard Photo Collection, Al Liebmann Dave VerSchave, Williams Graphics, Larry Williams, Chuck Cobb, Richard Price, Music City MOPAR Club 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 provi ded to the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE. The GEARHEAD GAZZETTE will not be held responsible for any errors in the information provided.

The Fun Starts Here

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Road Rumblings

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Shows at a Glance

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Garage & Shop Scene

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Cruise Nite Listings

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Car Shows & Events

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Car Clubs

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Swap & Sell

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Net Surfing - Shops / Services

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FINISH LINE

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

“I’m lookin’ for a deal!”

(Editor’s Note: Winter time tends to be the time of indoor gearhead stuff to do. Here in the Mid-South and al over the USA, wintertime swap meets are taking place.)

Sound familiar to you? I bet it does! It is part of the ritual of an automotive swap meet. No matter how big or how small the swap meet is, or how many vendors there are, there are always lookers and sometimes ….buyers. I say sometimes buyers, because you never see a swap meet close up early because everyone sold all the stuff that they brought to sell. In truth, the auto, hot rod, collector car swap meets really serve a number of very important functions for us gearheads. #1 in my opinion is the fact that it is a “social event”. Unless you live under a rock and have no friends, you are going to see some of your “car buds” at the swap meets in your area. Even at the ones further away or at national events, the odds are you will run into someone you know or have at least seen before. What happens when you “run into” that person(s)…you stop and catch up on what's going on in your and their world lately. You might even get some “gossip” too. After 10-20 minutes you move on and this social event will probably happen a couple of more times. #2 Truth is many of us really go to a swap meet to see who is selling what “stuff” out of their garage. We are just being “nosey” as they say. Don’t get me wrong, its ok as we all do it…me too. #3 is good old fashion Made in America capitalism. I have the part you want, you need it and the price is this much. How much we get or pay for that part is all relative on how rare it is, how bad I want 4

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to sell it and how bad you want to buy it. Helping drive these decisions is the Parts Aftermarket and can you get a “NEW” part instead of buying an old rusty one. Do I want to just bolt it on, or am I willing to invest some “sweat, flesh & blood” into making an old part new again. All of these and many more are decisions we have to make at the point we find that elusive part we have been hunting for. There are many more examples like these, but the column is only so big. One thing that is interesting is pricing on parts. There is no written guideline for pricing used parts. It seems like a lot of folks “over price” what they are trying to sell. Yea…everyone is looking for “a deal”, but people will pay a fair price. Most people leave a swap meet grumbling about high prices. The sellers leave the swap meet taking most if not all of their parts home, grumbling about the cheapskates not will to pay them their price for a part. There’s got to be some middle ground folks, unless you just like coming to visit instead of buy and if you like showing off your part collection versus making your truck or trailer a little lighter at the end of the swap meet. All of us Gearheads in Middle Tennessee & the Mid-South have got 3 good swap meets coming up in February. Check the events section for more details. I will be out there with the rest of you. Up early… having a cup of coffee strong enough to add hair to my chest…with a stale donut…. catching up on what's going on with you…and I am not looking for “a deal”….I am looking for “the steal” on that part you have that I need….

Jimmy B.

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Goodguys Announce 2013 AutoCross Shootout with Year-End Finals For the first time ever, The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will stage a year-long National AutoCross Shootout at 11 events this season with the year-end Shootout Finals Presented by BF Goodrich Tires to be held Saturday, November 16th at the Goodguys 16th Southwest Nationals, November 15-17 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Throughout the year, the overall winner (fastest time of the event in any class) from each Goodguys National event where AutoCross is contested (3rd Fall Del mar Nationals not included) will be invited to Scottsdale as a finalist for the AutoCross Finals Shootout. The Shootout Finals Presented by BF Goodrich Tires will feature a 24-car field made up of 11 finalists from the yearlong Shootout, 9 PRO class drivers as well as four entrants who “race their way” into the Finals. Those final four slots will be filled by the fastest cars on-track Friday, November 15th at the Southwest Nationals. The Goodguys National AutoCross Finals Shootout winner will receive $3,000 in cash along with a Goodguys AutoCross-themed custom toolbox from Snap-on ($7,000 value) and a set of BFGoodrich Tires. In addition the Shootout winner will be honored with a selection as one of the "Goodguys Top 12 Cars of the Year".

Goodguys will pay the runner up $1,250 in cash along with a set of BFG tires while the 3rd and 4th place finishers get $500 (3rd place) and $250 (4th place) along with the free set of tires from BFG. To see the 2013 Goodguys AutoCross schedule, official competition rules and Finals Shootout rules, visit: https://www.good-guys.com/events/goodguys-autocross

The “Cruisin’ for the Music car Show being held in Spring Hill TN in April, will be giving away this stainless steel tool chest combo unit at the end of the show. You must be present to win. One lucky car, truck or bike owner will win this awesome tool box combo home. The Cruisin for the Music Show organizers want to thank the Spring Hill Home Depot for being a awesome sponsor!!!! Please support the business’s that support us!!! Check out the show info in the Event section of this issue.

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

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300 North Maple St, Lebanon TN / 615-443-6901 www.hotrodalley.org or www.facebook.com/hot-rod-alley

Are you looking for something to do “gearhead style”? Is your car club looking for someplace to head for a weekend excursion? Why not head to HOT ROD ALLEY inside “The Mill” at Lebanon. Here’s a few shots of the “building” stages along with the “project car” they are going to be building. Take the short drive to Lebanon TN…you’ll have some hot rod fun!!

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Hot rod alley, located in “the Mill” at lebanon is sponsoring a “car art show” each month. If you are looking to have some “gearhead style” fun, why not check this out. January saw a display of ken eberts automotive art on display. They are looking for idea’s on what you would like to see in upcoming months. Check out the full page ad elsewhere in this issue for al the details on the free event.

Congratulations to the whole Team at HUNTERS Custom Automotive. They are celebrating 45 years of providing parts and services to the Nashville, Middle Tennessee, the Mid-South and the U.S.A. A true testament to taking care of your customers is how long a business is around. 45 years in business makes a very strong statement of how HUNTERS takes care of its customers. When you come to the 2013 Hunters Auto Expo, stop by congratulate them on 45 years!


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. FEB 2: NASHVILLE TN: EASYRIDERS 2013 BIKE SHOW. •FEB 3: NASHVILLE TN: STONES RIVER REGION AACA SWAP MEET •FEB 8-10: BIRMINGHAM AL: 42ND ANNUAL O’REILLY WORLD OF WHEELS. •FEB 8-10: INDIANAPOLIS IN: 54TH ANNUAL O’REILLY WORLD OF WHEELS. •FEB 8-10: INDIANAPOLIS IN: 8TH ANNUAL MOTORAMA 1962. •FEB 16: CELINA TN: CUMBERLAND RIVER INDOOR SWAP MEET. •FEB 17: LEBANON TN: 3RD ANNUAL WINTER SWAP MEET. •FEB 22-24: LOUISVILLE KY: 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELBRATION OF THE CARL CASPER CUSTOM AUTO SHOW. •FEB 23: LEBANON TN: 3RD ANNUAL COLLECTORS SWAP MEET. •MAR 1-3: CHICAGO IL: 51ST ANNUAL O’REILLY WORLD OF WHEELS. •MAR 8-10: DETROIT MI: 61ST ANNUAL MEGUIAR’S AUTORAMA. •MAR 9-10: NASHVILLE TN: 2013 HUNTERS AUTO EXPO. •MAR 9-10: LOUISVILLE KY: 47TH ANNUAL SPRING SWAP MEET. •MAR 15-17: CLEVELAND OH.: PISTON POWER SHOW “A CELEBRATION OF SPEED”. •MAR 16: KENNER LA: 12TH ANNUAL MOPARS ON LAKE PONCHARTRAIN. •MARCH 22-23: SEVIERVILLE TN: CORVETTE EXPO IN THE SMOKIES. •MAR 23: SHELBYVILLE TN: 11TH ANNUAL SPRING THAW. •MARCH 23: DECHARD TN: CRUISE-IN AT THE PARK #2. •MARCH 30 & 31: SECTION AL: BAMA SWAP & DRAG. •APR 19-21: JACKSON TN: 21ST ANNUAL BUNNY RUN. •APR 19-21: PIGEON FORGE TN: GRAND ROD RUN – SPRING. •APRIL 26-28: MURFREESBORO TN: NAE INKS & RODS SHOW. •APR 27: COLUMBIA TN: 2ND ANNUAL “CRUZIN FOR THE MUSIC” CAR SHOW. •APR 27: CLARKSVILLETN: 65 ROSES CAR, TRUCK & BIKE SHOW •APR 27: SHELBYVILLE TN: INDOOR MOTORCYCLE RACES. •APR 27: ATHENS AL: ANNUAL CARS & BIKES ON THE SQUARE. •MAY 3-5: KNOXVILLE TN: 39TH ANNUAL STREET RODS NATIONALS SOUTH Plus. •MAY 16-18: PIGEON FORGE TN: 35TH ANNUAL F-100 SUPERNATIONALS & ALL FORD SHOW •MAY 17-19: NASHVILLE TN: GOODGUYS NASHVILLE NATIONALS •MAY 24 – 26: SPRINGFIELD MO.: MID-AMERICA STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus. •MAY 25: COLUMBIA TN: 6TH ANNUAL CRUISIN AT THE LOT. •MAY 26: LOUISVILLE KY: BEATERSVILLE CAR & BIKE SHOW 2013. •MAY 31 – JUNE 2: PADUCAH KY. 36TH ANNUAL STREET RODS IN THE PARK. •JUNE 1: COLUMBIA TN: 2ND ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW. •JUNE 1-2: LEBANON TN: JUNE JAM MUSIC & MOTORS FESTIVAL. •JUNE 1 – 7: ARLINGTON TX TO NORTH CONCORD N.C.: HOT ROD POWER TOUR 2013. •JUNE 7-8: PIGEON FORGE TN: PONTIACS IN PIGEON FORGE CLASSIC CAR SHOW •JUNE 13-15: BOWLING GREEN KY: 11TH ANNUAL HOLLEY HOT ROD REUNION •JUNE 14-15: PIGEON FORGE TN: ALL CHEVY GMC SUPERNATIONALS •JUNE 15TH: TULLAHOMA TN: 21ST ANNUAL SOUTHERN WHEELS IN MOTION CAR & TRUCK SHOW. •JUNE 22 – 30: ST PAUL MN to MOBILE AL. 2013 GREAT RACE. •JUNE 28-30: DuQUION IL: CAR CRAFT STREET MACHNE NATIONALS: •AUG 8-10: HIAWASSEE GA: GEORGIA MOUNTIAN MOONSHINE CRUIZ-IN •AUGUST 10: ARDMORE AL: 2013 ARDMORE QUARTERBACK CLUB CAR SHOW. •AUGUST 23-25: EVANSVILLE IN: 38TH ANNUAL FROG FOLLIES. •SEPT 6-7: PIGEON FORGE TN: SHADES OF THE PAST ROD RUN 31 •SEPT 13-14: LEBANON TN: REDNECK RUMBLE •SEPT 14-15: PIGEON FORGE TN: FALL GRAND ROD RUN •SEPT 21: CLARKSVILLE TN: MEMORY LANE CRUISERS AUTUMN RUN CAR SHOW. •SEPT 27-29: LEBANON TN: 24TH ANNUAL MUSIC CITY MOPAR CLUB CAR & TRUCK SHOW. •OCT 6-13: MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST: CRUISIN’ THE COAST 2013. •OCT 18-20: NASHVILLE TN: HALLOWEEN ROD RUN •OCT 25-27: DAYTONA BEACH FL: 2013 DAYTONA BEACH DREAM CRUISE. •NOV 2-3: CARTHAGE TN: HORSEPOWER BY THE RIVER CUSTOM CAR, BIKE, RATROD SHOW AND SWAP MEET. IT’S TIME to send in your cruise nite, car show or event info to the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE. As soon as we get the event info, we’ll list in the 2013 SHOW INFO AT A GLANCE section. Then at least 3 months before the actual event we’ll list it in the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE in the CAR SHOWS – EVENTS – GEARHEAD STUFF section. Remember, the earlier you advertise your event, you will increase your attendance levels. What are you waiting for? Send us your event info now to gearheadgazzette@gmail.com www.gearheadgazzette.com

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Sent in by Chuck Cobb

Amazing things man has created in this world. Here is one of em’. …would you like to accelerate? For those who love numbers, engineers, speed freaks and those who think they have gone too fast at one time or another, this puts Corvette performance in perspective. This article mentions the Lingenfelter twin turbo powered Z06. Read this thru slowly and try to comprehend the amount of force produced in just under 4 seconds! The last paragraph puts it all into perspective ! There are no rockets or airplanes built by any government in the world that can accelerate from a standing start as fast as a Top Fuel Dragster or Funny Car …..and that includes any aircraft launched by a catapult from an aircraft carrier. Nothing can compare….. DEFINITION OF ACCELERATION One top fuel dragster 500 cubic inch Hemi engine makes more horsepower than the first 4 rows of stock cars at the Daytona 500. It takes just 15/100ths (0.15) of a second for all 6,000+ horsepower (some believe 8,000 HP is more realistic - there are no dynamometers capable of measuring) of an NHRA Top Fuel dragster engine to reach the rear wheels. Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 1-1/2 gallons of nitromethane per second; a fully loaded 747 consumes jet fuel at the same rate with 25% less energy being produced. A stock Dodge Hemi V8 engine cannot produce enough power to drive the dragster's Illustration: Williams Graphic’s supercharger. With 3,000 CFM of air being rammed in by the supercharger on overdrive, the fuel mixture is compressed into a near-solid form before ignition. Cylinders run on the verge of hydraulic lock at full throttle. At the stoichiometric (stoichiometry: methodology and technology by which quantities of reactants and products in chemical reactions are determined) 1.7:1 air/fuel mixture of nitromethane, the flame front temperature measures 7,050 deg F. (Oxy-acetylene on "cut" is 6,300) Nitromethane burns yellow. The spectacular white flame seen above the stacks at night is raw burning hydrogen, dissociated from atmospheric water vapor by the searing exhaust gases. Dual magnetos supply 44 amps to each spark plug. This is the output of an arc welder in each cylinder. Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed during one pass. After halfway, the engine is dieseling from compression, plus the glow of exhaust valves at 1,400 deg F. The engine can only be shut down by cutting the fuel flow.

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If spark momentarily fails early in the run, unburned nitro builds up in the affected cylinders and then explodes with sufficient force to blow cylinder heads off the block in pieces or split the block in half. In order to exceed 300 mph in 4.5 seconds, dragsters must accelerate an average of over 4G's. In order to reach 200 mph well before half-track, the launch acceleration approaches 8G‘s.

Dragsters reach over 300 miles per hour before you have completed reading this sentence.

Top fuel engines turn approximately 540 revolutions from light to light! Including the burnout, the engine must only survive 900 revolutions under load. The redline is actually quite high at 9,500 rpm. Assuming all the equipment is paid off, the crew worked for free, and for once NOTHING BLOWS UP, each run costs an estimate $1,000.00 per second. The current top fuel dragster elapsed time record is 4.428 seconds for the quarter mile (11/12/06, Tony Schumacher, at Pomona , CA ). The top speed record is 336.15 mph as measured over the last 66' of the run (05/25/05 Tony Schumacher, at Hebron , OH ).

Putting all of this into perspective: You are driving the average $140,000 Lingenfelter 'twin-turbo' powered Corvette Z06. Over a mile up the road, a top fuel dragster is staged and ready to launch down a quarter mile strip as you pass. You have the advantage of a flying start . You run the 'Vette hard up through the gears and blast across the starting line and pass the dragster at an honest 200 mph. The 'tree' goes green for both of you at that instant. The dragster launches and starts after you. You keep your foot down hard, but you hear an incredibly brutal whine that sears your eardrums and within 3 seconds, the dragster catches and passes you. He beats you to the finish line, a quarter mile away from where you just passed him. Think about it, from a standing start, the dragster had spotted you 200 mph and not only caught, but nearly blasted you off the road when he passed you within a mere 1,320 foot long race course.

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Burn Out’s, Burn Downs & “Sunday Sunday Sunday” in 2013!!! Story / Pic’s: Big Al Liebmann

Frantic Ford Entertainment Group and Al Liebmann have joined forces with the Pirrone, Ellershaw Race Team, and will be campaigning the 1969 version of the Frantic Ford AA/FC this coming season with Rocky Pirrone at the wheel, as part of the newly created "Classical Nitro AA/FC" group. The other car will be former NHRA World Champ Bruce Larson at the wheel of his 45th Anniversary USA-1 Tribute Chevy Camaro Funny Car. The Frantic Ford & USA-1 will feature the new nostalgia funny car chassis and will have a period looking fiberglass body with all the latest safety equipment making it legal to run at all NHRA tracks The proposed 2013 schedule of shows includes the three NHRA Museum shows – Bowling Green, KY; Epping NH; and Bakersfield, CA; Funny Car Reunion in Englishtown, NJ; and US30 Reunion at Beaver Springs, PA and many more dates to follow. We also are looking to debut the Funny Car at the Gator Nationals in Florida in March and show it at a few NHRA events throughout the year listed on our website. Feel free to contact us at: Al Liebmann FRANTIC FORD ENTERTAIMENT GROUP nitrofc@optonline.net Check out our new site ........ www.franticford.com Follow us @ http://www.facebook.com/groups/FRANTICFORD or http://twitter.com/FranticFord


HOT RODDING IN THE MID-SOUTH Always a Nashville connection with Ed!

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

HOW IN THE WORLD DOES DRIVING MISS DAISY FIT INTO THIS DEAL………… Well it somewhat reminded me of the movie when the Nashville Street Rod Assn. and some of the Classic Chevy members got together at the Marathon Village area back in November of last year. You see the Antique Archaeology store is located there, as is the Marathon car collection. The A.A. store is Mike & Franks store from American Pickers show. Both car clubs had a Woodard Photo Collection

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great time at the store, plus a lecture by Barry Walker who owns the Marathon car collection.

Woodard Historical Collection

I know… I know..get on with the Driving Miss Daisy connection. Well it seems that the Marathon Village building was at one time part of the Werthan Bag industrial complex here in Nashville. It seems, if my history is correct, that one of the senior Werthans wives had had an episode driving her car about 1948, resulting in the family getting her a chauffer. It seems however, that the car they had purchased for her was moved to the Werthan building for storage, without her knowledge. The car was a 1948 Buick Roadmaster convertible, red leather interior and a bright yellow paint job. The car sat there on blocks until 1951, when a new Werthan salesman working in the building spotted it and inquired if it could be purchased. A deal was struck & he had it serviced & titled & drove it to Memphis where we lived. It wasn’t long before I was pushing for my drivers permit as I was about 14 & that was legal age for a student/drivers permit. Included id is aCollection picture Woodard Historical with me standing beside that old straight eight.

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It was a great fall morning with the staff at the Antique store treating us like royalty. Enclosed are pictures of the group waiting to get into the store and pictures of the well filled store. Many of the collectables bring back memories of Mike & Frank buying the items.

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Ed &Woodard that famous 1948 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Historical Collection


HOT RODDING IN THE MID-SOUTH cont. Now concerning the Driving Miss Daisy part, my dad did work for Werthan Bag & one of the senior Werthans wives did have a chauffer and had a car that was in storage. Look it up on the internet, watch the movie and the info learned from my father adds up correctly. Oh I guess I should say that my father Al Woodard, retired from Werthan as a Vice President of Sales. I just wish he was here to read this. Woodard Photo Collection

The 1934 Phaeton was partially restored with the completed chassis sold to a Canadian & the body was sold to someone in Alabama who finished the car. It seems that that car had a different body that the U.S. version, due to a wide panel beneath the doors and running boards.

My Dad about 1960 in front of Werthan Bag with the security guards hat ……… Woodard Photo Collection

Richards 31 Ford Deluxe the Duesenford

Seeing the treasure’s that Mike & Frank have dug up in their travels, reminds me of my basement along with some of my buddies collection of trivia of a typical basement of “trivia”. I guess you can see all of them at any swap meet like the one at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds the first Sunday in February. I suppose most of the trivia bought will be bought & sold hundreds of times before they are actually used on a car or truck. I bet these parts could tell some stories if they could talk. Speaking of swap meets, there was one over in Arkansas at Petit Jean Mountain that always fascinated me. The MOTAA organization sponsored it as one of their annual events with a great show, lots of parts vendors and good old fellowship. Securing old & unusual cars was a trait that my friends Richard Jones & Jimmy McPherson seemed to enjoy. They both secured 2 vehicles each from out of the country. Jimmy purchased a 1934 Ford Phaeton from Australia and later another 1934 Phaeton from Argentina. Richard purchased 2 phaeton’s from Argentina one was a 1931 2 door and the other a 4 door. Three ended up as street rod’s & the 2 door as a restored antique with a frame that was manufactured in Germany. This car was shown at several meets and won top honors & was later sold at the Kruse Auction in Auburn IN.

Richard built the 4 door phaeton to be similar to a small Duisenberg as seen in the pictures. This concept was a spinoff from our trip to Auburn when he sold the 2 door 1931 Ford phaeton. The first configuration was in tan & blue similar to colors on a top selling Duisenberg we saw at Auburn & later changed to a red & maroon color scheme. This car was sold a few years ago at the Charlotte Auto Fair & is now in Florida. The best part of this car was the way you could weave the story of how this car came to be. Someone at the Duisenberg plant wanting to spin off with his own car manufacturing or was it a Ford designer doing the same. We had a great time telling the story. HOT ROD FLASH…….. It seems that the GNRS show at Pomona this January will have Tom Medley with Bill Akin’s 32 Ford roadster with Stroker on the doors then it will be shown at the 65th anniversary of HOT ROD Magazine Reunion…..& I am told that designer Thom Taylor is to drive the roadster, open car & no top, from Nashville to LA, the week of January 14th, brrrrr! …………& Bill’s 40 Ford will be shown at the HOT ROD Magazine show. Woodard Photo Collection


HOT RODDING IN THE MID-SOUTH cont. I guess we should mention all those old time local runs we use to make in the Nashville area. The clubs were starting to change in Nashville from race to street due to all the monthly rod runs primarily organized by the likes of Tommy Sanborn & Lawrence Smith. The Nashville Street Rod Assn., Shade Tree Street Rods & their annual fall rod run, the Music City Street Rods and the Midnight Rodder’s make up most of the local clubs over the years. We sort of had a final run of the year to remember all the members that had past on, until we lost Ollie Perdue who was one of the people who put that gathering together every year. Shortly after that Robin & Agnes Jordan started having the last run at their house, then we lost Agnes. Things seem to change after losing good friends. Monthly cruises to state parks built interest in cars but the annual Mid-South Street Rod Roundup always stood out as the big one in Gatlinburg. Enclosed are some of the pictures from the last Gatlinburg Roundup. Woodard Photo Collection

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SEND THE PICTURES AND INFO ON YOUR RIDE OR YOUR FRIENDS RIDE AND WE’LL SHOW IT OFF RIGHT HERE!!

In a shop tucked away in Tinley Park IL, is a life size “model car kit” getting put together. Instead of TESTORS glue holding everything together, MIG & TIG welds as pretty as you’ll see anywhere are doing the “bonding” job. Where those small “rattle can” spray paints are used to make the models colorful, “big boy” paints are being mixed and concocted to get just the right shade for every part. When you check out Dave VerSchave’s 1955 Chevy Gasser, take a good long look…close your eyes…and think back to your youth about the MPC model kit called the “BADMAN 55” that most of us built as kids. Dave never forgot about that model and made plans to build his “life size” version. We’re glad he did! We’re giving you an update here, as we have shown you work being done on this ride last year. Dave has it closer to being done and we can’t wait. We know…just like when were kids…if you rushed the build the model came out bad. Take your time Dave….we know this one will be so right!

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One of the best car shows in the MidSouth kicks off the fall season each year, in Pulaski TN. The Pulaski Area Car Enthusiast’s (P.A.C.E.) has been hosting their fall classic for 29 years now. The Martin Methodist College Campus provides lots of shade and one of the prettiest places to have an event like this. The PACE club goes the extra mile for all the attendee’s of the show with a lunch provided and plenty of awards and door prizes given away. They’re going to host #30 this coming September. Why not put this show on your schedule and kick off Fall of 2013 in a fun way!! Check out some of the cool entries that were at #29.


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FOR ALL OF THE CLUBS & CRUISE NITE HOSTS, OR IF YOU KNOW OF A CRUISE NIGHT HAPPENING IN 2013, BE IT WEEKLY OR MONTHLY, SEND THE COMPLETE INFO TO ME AT gearheadgazzette@gmail.com

FRIDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY FRIDAY NITE: • LEBANON TN: SNOW WHITE DRIVE IN CRUISE. CRUISING WILL RUN ALL SUMMER LONG ON FRIDAY NITES. CRUISIN HAPPENS FROM 4-9PM. THE SNOW WHITE DRIVE HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1953 SO YOU KNOW THEY ARE DOING IT RIGHT!!! BURGERS, PULLED PORK, SHAKES AND MORE. DOING IT OLD SCHOOL STYLE. CRUISIN IS AT THE DRIVE AT 1714 WEST MAIN ST. FOR MORE INFO CALL 615-443-4299 • HENDERSONVILLE TN : Hendersonville Cruise-in. Cruising starts April 19th and runs for 30 weeks behind the Streets of Indian Lakes Shopping Center (off exit 7 of the Vietnam Veterans PKWY). • MURFREESBORO TN: MHRC CRUISE IN. Held every Friday night from May 3rd thru and including Sept 27th. Cruise in takes place at the Avenues Shopping Mall, on the south end by the Belks store. Cruising runs from 5-9pm. The Cruise in is open to all makes and models. Music, prizes and contests every Friday Night. For more info and to check if cruising is going on due to weather concerns go to www.4mhrc.net 4TH FRIDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN: CLARKSVILLE TN: MEMORY LANE CRUISERS AND THE POTATOE BOWL MONTHLY CRUISE IN. Runs from April thru Oct every 4th Friday at the Potato Bowl off exit 1 on I-24 on 3862 Trenton Road in Clarksville TN 6pm-9pm. Door prizes, great food and lots of fun. For more info call 931-206-4898 or go to www.memorylanecruisers.net SATURDAY MORNING CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY SATURDAY MORNING:

****YOUR CRUISE INFO SHOULD BE LISTED HERE NOW!! SATURDAY NITE CRUISIN’ – THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY SATURDAY NITE: • GOODLETTSVILLE TN: GOODLETTSVILLE CRUISE IN. Cruising starts April 6th. Being held in the PUBLIX / Firehouse Subs shopping center at 480 Long Hollow Pike. All the action runs from 6pm-9pm. Rockin’ DJ Dave Ferguson will have the music you love playing and a lot of fun on tap for all the cruisers. For more info call 615-405-2419 or go to http://gvillecruisein.tripod.com/ . • FRANKLIN TN: THE BACK YARD BURGER CRUISE-IN. The cruising starts up on April 6th and runs thru Sept on every Saturday Night. Cruising runs from 4-9pm. Parking available in BYB lot or directly behind in the shopping center. Located right off Hwy 96 just west of I-65 exit 65, right by K-Mart. 1015 Center Point Place for the GPS. This is one of the original Cruise-In’s that started it all in Middle Tennessee. For more info call Back Yard Burger at 615-790-3773. • MT JULIET TN: MT JULIET CRUISE IN @ CHICK-FIL-A. Cruising starts on April 20th and runs thru October. Cruise-In is held at the Chick-Fil-A in the Providence Marketplace shopping center located right off I-40 exit 226. Cruising happens every Saturday from 48pm in April 5-9pm in may – Sept and 4-8pm in October. Door Prizes, DJ, Kids contests, Motorcycles welcome! For more info call 615-871-4620.

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1ST SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN: ATHENS AL : “CRUISE IN ON THE SQUARE”. Held monthly on the 1st Sat Nite from Apr – Oct. For more info call 256-457-9179 or go to www.carsonthesquare.com . 2ND SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN: * CHARLOTTE TN: CRUIZIN’ THE SQUARE. Cruizin happens from 5-9pm on the 2nd Saturday of March – October on the Historic Square. Open to antiques, classics, muscle cars, street rods, domestic & foreign, etc. Concessions, Indoor restrooms, plenty of shade. Swap Ralley is going on too. Bring your old, unwanted vehicle parts to sell or trade. For more info call 615-426-1625

3RD SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN: • MAYFIELD KY: TOP GUN CRUISE IN. Cruising takes place on the 3rd Saturday night of each month from April thru August. Cruising runs from 4-9pm. Cruise In is held on the Downtown Court Square. Activities will be cancelled if raining. Door Prizes ( must be present to win), Music, fun family event. Open to all makes and models and motorcycles. For more info call 270-382-2139 or go to www.topguncarshows.com • RUSSELL SPRINGS KY: OL BOYS TOYS CAR CLUB CRUISE IN. Cruise In is held at the SONIC Restaurant. Cruising runs from April – September from 1pm – 4pm. Trophies are awarded for top 5 vehicles plus the Don Franklin Memorial Trophy for the TOP vehicle. For more info call 270-866-6322 or visit www.olboystoys.com 4TH SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN: • ASHLAND CITY TN: CHEATHAM COUNTY CRUISERS AND TSC MONTHLY CRUISE IN. Runs from April thru Oct on the 4th Saturday night. Being held at Tractor Supply 356 Frey St HWY 49 Ashland City. 6pm-9pm Door prizes, food available and lots of fun. Call 615419-5214 for more info. • SOMERSET KY: SOMERNITES CRUISE IN: Held the 4th Friday & Saturday of each month from April thru October. Kick off cruise is April 27th. Cruise is held rain or shine. Each month has a different theme / featured car/style. For more info call 606-679-4730 or go to www.somernitescruise.com SUNDAY CRUISIN’ – THESE ARE HELD EVERY SUNDAY:

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Words by Jimmy B / Pic’s by Steve Longacre Art Director – POWERBLOCK Magazine / RTM Productions

As we have highlighted in recent issues in this section of the magazine, there are a number of really cool rides in the Middle Tennessee area. We’re back this month with another cool ride from Franklin TN. Since we (Middle Tennessee) have the good fortune of having RTM Productions in “our backyard” as some would say. Accordingly, some of those good looking vehicles are fortunate enough to be featured on the various RTM shows and POWERBLOCK TV. Such is the case with this sharp Chevy C-10 “Pee-Cup” truck owned by Shane & Heather Watkins of Franklin TN. How can you NOT WANT to have this on TV with that bright VICTORY RED paint, cool wheels and all the detail work on the truck! You probably saw it on TV, but here are a couple of shot’s, courtesy of RTM Productions and Steve Longacre, Art Director for POWERBLOCK Magazine. While the cars are being filmed, they are also being photographed by Steve for use in the on-line POWERBLOCK Magazine (www.powerblocktv.com/magazine/) . Here’s some shots that you haven’t seen yet, that were taken “BEHIND THE SCENE”….

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EVENTS & SHOWS ARE LISTED FOR THE UPCOMING MONTHS.

FEBRUARY 2013:

FEB 2: NASHVILLE TN: EASYRIDERS 2013 BIKE SHOW. Event being held at the Nashville Convention Center. The biggest baddest bike shows in North America. The planets coolest bikes, hottest babes and killer entertainment. Hundreds of bikes on display. You can enter your too for one of the many awards and prizes. Ryan Hurst “Opie” from Sons of Anarchy will be at the show as well as the stars of Full Throttle Saloon. For more info call 800962-9857 or go to www.easyridersevents.com FEB 3: NASHVILLE TN: 25TH ANNUAL STONES RIVER REGION AACA SWAP MEET. Being held at the TN EXPO Center ( State Fairgrounds). Vendor setup on Saturday. Doors open Sunday at 630am. For more info call 615-890-1144 or go to www.stonesrivercarclub.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! FEB 8-10: BIRMINGHAM AL: 42ND ANNUAL O’REILLY WORLD OF WHEELS. Being held at the B.J. Convention Center. For more info call 205644-4950 or go to www.theisca.com FEB 8-10: INDIANAPOLIS IN: 54TH ANNUAL O’REILLY WORLD OF WHEELS. Event being held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. For more info call 317-272-7750 or go to www.theisca.com FEB 8-10: INDIANAPOLIS IN: 8TH ANNUAL MOTORAMA 1962. Being held in conjunction with the World of Wheels show. Hosted by the Road Rockets Car Club. Limited to 1962 and earlier traditional hot rods & customs. Special hand built pick awards. Commemorative Club Plaques. Exciting Stage entertainment. For more info or to register call 317-244-8271 or 317-227-0413. FEB 16: CELINA TN: CUMBERLAND RIVER INDOOR SWAP MEET. Being held at the Clay County Recreation Complex located at 215 Arcot Rd. Runs from 8am – 2pm. Any Automotive Parts welcome including car parts, new & used tools, etc. For more info call 931258-3871 or email to cumberlandriverswapmeet@yahoo.com.

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FEB 17: LEBANON TN: 3RD ANNUAL WINTER SWAP MEET. Hosted by the Middle Tennessee Region of the AACA. Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Antiques, Tools, Toys, Parts, Literature, Art, Accessories and anything auto related. Indoor and outdoor spaces. For more info call 615444-7315 or go to www.midtennaaca.org FEB 22-24: LOUISVILLE KY: 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELBRATION OF THE CARL CASPER CUSTOM AUTO SHOW. Being held at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Celebrating the GREATEST HISTORICAL CUSTOM AUTO SHOW in the WORLD! Lots of special attractions and features all weekend long. For more info go to www.carlcasperautoshows.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! FEB 23: LEBANON TN: 3RD ANNUAL COLLECTORS SWAP MEET. Being held at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. All things auto related swap meet. Open from 9am – 3pm. For more info or a vendor booth call 615-3641828 or go to www.bothbarrelspromotions.com

MARCH 2013:

MAR 1-3: CHICAGO IL: 51ST ANNUAL O’REILLY WORLD OF WHEELS. Event being held at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont Il. This is one great show. Show cars. Some of the BEST and Baddest Bikes in the country. The Motorama show and lots more. For more info call 708-361-2665 or go to www.theisca.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! MAR 8-10: DETROIT MI: 61ST ANNUAL MEGUIAR’S AUTORAMA. Being held at COBO Hall. Competition for the RIDLER Award dominates this show. Over 700 custom cars and hot rods on display. Don’t for get “the basement” and the traditional action and cars down there. This event is one not to miss and should be on everyone’s bucket list to see and do. For more info call 248-689-8799 or go to www.theisca.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!


MAR 9-10: NASHVILLE TN: 2013 HUNTERS AUTO EXPO. Over 120,00 sqft of custom cars, classic cars, street rods, rat rods & trucks on display. Manufacturers exhibits. Vendors area all indoors. Being held at the TENNESSEE EXPO Center ( Tennessee State Fairgrounds). For more info or to register your ide for the show call 615-227-6584 or go to www.hunterscustom.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

MARCH 2013:

MAR 9-10: LOUISVILLE KY: 47TH ANNUAL SPRING SWAP MEET. Hosted by the KYANA Region of the AACA car club. LARGEST INDOOR SWAP MEET IN THE COUNTRY! Held at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Doors open at 8am on Saturday. Antique, Custom and Collectors Parts & Cars for sale. 1100 Vendors in 2012. For more info or to get a swap space call 502-619-2917 or go to www.kyanaswapmeet.info MAR 15-17: CLEVELAND OH.: PISTON POWER SHOW “A CELEBRATION OF SPEED”. Event being held at the I-X Center. This event is combined with the Cleveland Autorama. A broad display of Piston Powered vehicles under 1 roof. See the actual B-17 from the movie Memphis Belle. Show car classes for cars, trucks, hot rods, motorcycle’s and aircraft. For more info go to www.pistonpowershow.com

MAR 16: KENNER LA: 12TH ANNUAL MOPARS ON LAKE PONCHARTRAIN. All vehicles must be MOPAR powered. The first 60 out-of-state registered cars receive 2 passes to our French Quarter excursion on Friday. Proceeds to benefits Childrens Hospital. For more info call 504-415-5731 or go to www.bigeasymopar.org MARCH 22-23: SEVIERVILLE TN: CORVETTE EXPO IN THE SMOKIES. 36 YEARS OF Corvette fun. Swap meet, Park-n-Show, Corvette Cruise, Corral, Horsepower & Hot Rods. Cash awards. Being held inside the Sevierville Conventions center. For more info call 865687-3976 or go to www.corvettexpo.com

MAR 23: SHELBYVILLE TN: 11TH ANNUAL SPRING THAW. Bike Show, Swap Meet & for the 1st time ever…RATS IN THE ARENA! Multiple awards to be given out with cash. Live music. For more info call 615-364-1828 or go to www.bothbarrelspromotions.com

MARCH 23: DECHARD TN: CRUISE-IN AT THE PARK #2. Event being held at the Dechard City Park(aka Hank Wedding Park). Cruise-In happens from 11-2pm. Dash plaques for the first 50 vehicles. Open Cruise. Some awards well be given out. Food, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and vendors. This is a fundraiser for the “Without Walls Ladies Ministry”. For more info call 931-308-7315. MARCH 30 & 31: SECTION AL: BAMA SWAP & DRAG. Vintage Motorcycle & Car swap meet & drag racing. Being held at Sand Mountain Dragway. Heads up racing at 10am. For more info call 256-638-1069

APRIL 2013:

APR 19-21: JACKSON TN: 21ST ANNUAL BUNNY RUN. Being held at the Fairgrounds Park. Swap Meet, TOP 15, Chili Supper (Fri Nite), BBQ Dinner (Sat Nite). Open to Street Rods 7 Custom Cars & Trucks that are 30 years old (1983 & older with a minimum of 5 modifications). Door Prizes, Games, Poker Walk, 50/50 Pot. Event happens rain or shine. Most activities will be inside big building “warm & dry”. Grand Prize is $500.00. Free dash plaques to every entrant. For more info call 731-427-1677 or go to http://thebunnyrun.blogspot.com/ THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! APR 19-21: PIGEON FORGE TN: GRAND ROD RUN – SPRING. More info to come. Contact 865-687-3976 APRIL 26-28: MURFREESBORO TN: NAE INKS & RODS SHOW. Tattoo & Hot Rod Show. Being held at 1230 Park Ave in Murfreesboro. (Believe this is the Mid TN Expo Center). For more info call 615-691-3965 or go to www.needleartexpo.com


APR 27: COLUMBIA TN: 2ND ANNUAL “CRUZIN FOR THE MUSIC” CAR SHOW. Event is being held at the Spring Hill High School. Open show. Over $2000.00 in Awards, Cash & Prizes. Dash plaques to the 1st 125 entries. Event Patch to the first 25 bikes. Music, Crafts, Food. Swap meet, Food Vendors & Craft vendors welcome. For more info contact www.cruzinforthemusic.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! APR 27: CLARKSVILLE TN: 65 ROSES CAR, TRUCK & BIKE SHOW. Event runs from 9am – 2pm. Event located at 1600 Needmore Rd. Benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. First 100 entries get Dash Plaque and Goody Bag. For more info call 931-980-8837 APR 27: SHELBYVILLE TN: INDOOR MOTORCYCLE RACES. Being held at the Calsonic Arena. Indoor Races / Bike Show / Swap Meet . For more info call 615-3641828 or go to www.bothbarrelspromotions.com APR 27: ATHENS AL: ANNUAL CARS & BIKES ON THE SQUARE. Meet Bryan Fuller of Fuller Hot Rods and see his latest creation "Thundertaker“. Cash and Prize drawings. No Judging. No Pre-Registration. Live Entertainment following the show. For more info contact: tschuman@comrep.com or call 256-457-9179 or go to www.carsonthesqaure.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

MAY 2013:

MAY 3-5: KNOXVILLE TN: 39TH ANNUAL STREET RODS NATIONALS SOUTH Plus. Hosted by the NSRA. Being held at the Chillowee Park. Open to all vehicles 30yrs old & older. For more info call 901-452-4030 or go to www.nsra-usa.com for more info. MAY 24 – 26: SPRINGFIELD MO.: MIDAMERICA STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus. Hosted by the NSRA. Event being held at the OZARK Empire Fairgrounds. Open to all vehicles 30yrs old & older. For more info call 901-452-4030 or go to www.nsra-usa.com

MAY 25: COLUMBIA TN: 6TH ANNUAL CRUISIN AT THE LOT. Open Show. Goes on Rain or Shine!. Being held at the BIG LOTS store on James Campbell Blvd. Door prizes, food and more! NOTE: Entry fee for this event is 5 Canned Goods to help the Food Bank. Show runs from 12-3pm. For more info call 931388-9792 MAY 26: LOUISVILLE KY: BEATERSVILLE CAR & BIKE SHOW 2013. Open to Pre-68 Traditional Rods & Customs only! Event happens rain or shine. Bands, Vendors, Pinstriping and the Miss Beatersville Contest. No Outside alcohol. No trailer queens. Gates open at 10am. This event is held at the historic Phoenix Hill tavern at 644 Baxter St. 2012 saw 800 cool rides turn out. This one gets bigger every year. Magazine coverage. For more info call 502345-9396 or email to info@beatersville.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

JUNE 2013:

MAY 31 – JUNE 2: PADUCAH KY. 36TH ANNUAL STREET RODS IN THE PARK. Hosted by the River Tin Street Rods. This is open to all Pre49 street rods. Event being held in Bob Noble park. TOP 20 & Special awards. Door Prizes & Raffles. Cash Drawings & Custom Wheels. Swap meet & Street rods vendors. Indoor vendors for the ladies. Friday Evening “Hospitality” cook out. For more info call 270554-2975 or go to www.rivertinstreetrods.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! JUNE 1: COLUMBIA TN: 2ND ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW. Hosted by the Sons of the American Legion. Event will be held at the American Legion @ 812 Nashville Hwy. Dash Plaques to the first 50 entries. Prizes, 50/50 drawing and arts & crafts too. Awards will be presented. Bake sale, Live Music Food & Drinks. The Kids Classic Model show will take place during the event with prizes awarded. Rain date will be June 2nd. Proceeds will benefits Veterans through the SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION. Vendor spots available. For more info call 860-9216415. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!


JUNE 1-2: LEBANON TN: JUNE JAM MUSIC & MOTORS FESTIVAL. Being held at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. Watch for more details on this new event. For more info call 615364-1828 or go to www.bothbarrelspromotions.com JUNE 1 – 7: ARLINGTON TX TO NORTH CONCORD N.C.: HOT ROD POWER TOUR 2013. This years version of the cross country “chingo” happens in the middle of the USA to the east coast. You know what this one’s all about…driving your ride and having fun. Registration is going on now. Open to whatever you want to drive across America. Closest stop and pick up point for the Middle Tennessee folks is CHATTANOOGA TN. For more info and to sign up call 877-413-6515 or go to www.hotrod.com JUNE 13-15: BOWLING GREEN KY: 11TH ANNUAL HOLLEY HOT ROD REUNION. Being held again at Historic Beech Bend Raceway. Show & Shine, Swap Meet, Vendors, Vintage drag racing and so much more. This is one cool event for hard core hot rodders. This one runs from Thursday thru Saturday. Saturday Nite is CACKLEFEST TIME! For more info and to get your creditionals early so all you have to do is drive in, go to www.nhra.museum.com and click on REUNIONS or call 626-695-5635. JUNE 15TH: TULLAHOMA TN: 21ST ANNUAL SOUTHERN WHEELS IN MOTION CAR & TRUCK SHOW. Event will be held at the South Jackson Civic Center. Open show. SPECAIL GUEST THIS YEAR! John Schneider ( Bo Duke of Dukes of Hazzard) will be at the show signing autographs. If you have or know anyone who has a “General Lee” Dodge Charger you are invited to bring them out and there will be a “special” parking area just for the General Lee’s!. For more info go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/SouthernWheels-N-Motion-Car-Club/266534323728 THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

JUNE 22 – 30: ST PAUL MN to MOBILE AL. 2013 GREAT RACE. The GREAT RACE is a cross country rally that pits driver/navigator against the clock and other teams. This years event will follow the Mississippi river covering 19 cities and 10 states. Open to vehicles 1969 and earlier in 5 different classes. If you think you have the stuff to compete then call 800-989-RACE or go to www.greatrace.com

JUNE 28-30: DuQUION IL: CAR CRAFT STREET MACHNE NATIONALS: Car Craft Street Machine Nationals®- Returns to the Motorhead Mecca in the countryside of Southern Illinois .Gear up for the return of the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals coming June 28-30, 2013 to the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. This event was legendary for its hardcore horsepower, cool classics and plenty of big block engines. This national celebration of horsepower and dream machines will be no different as the grounds will swell with beautiful, highperformance street machines, hot rods, and street trucks from across the nation. In addition to the cars, witness the tuned-up Performance Marketplace for the latest aftermarket parts, Burnout Competition, Dyno Challenge, Meet the editors of Car Craft, Miss Street Machine Contest and more. There will be 40+ Pro Judged Awards given including Car Craft Editor’s Choice. Be a part of this historic return and register your ride today! For more info go to http://www.streetmachinenationals.net/

AUGUST 2013:

AUGUST 10: ARDMORE AL: 2013 ARDMORE QUARTERBACK CLUB CAR SHOW. AUGUST 23-25: EVANSVILLE IN: 38TH ANNUAL FROG FOLLIES. Being held at the Vandenburgh 4H Center. Over 4000 Pre-49 Street Rods attending this event! Pre-Entry cutoff is July 1st. Pre-entries get a FREE event T-Shirt. Entries must be Pre-49 with some type of modification made to it. No trailered vehicles in the show. Huge Swap meet. Huge Vendor area with over 600 vendors. For more info and to register go to www.frogfollies.org THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK 29 EVENT!!!


SEPTEMBER 2013:

SEPT 21: CLARKSVILLE TN: MEMORY LANE CRUISERS AUTUMN RUN CAR SHOW. SEPT 27-29: LEBANON TN: 24TH ANNUAL MUSIC CITY MOPAR CLUB CAR & TRUCK SHOW. Event being held at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. If you own a MOPAR, this is where you need to be!!! Saturday is Show-N-Shine day for al the MOPARS. Sunday is more Funday for the MOPARS. 50/50 drawing all weekend long. Vendors, Swap meet, Food, Door Prizes and lots more. Dash Plaque & Goody Bag to all entrants. For more info call 615-948-4204 or go to www.musiccitymoparclub.com . THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!

OCTOBER 2013:

OCT 6-13: MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST: CRUISIN’ THE COAST 2013. Event runs from Bay St Louis to Ocean Springs. Live Bands. Reserved parking for cruisers, vendors swap meets and more. For more info call 888-808-1188 or go to www.cruisinthecoast.com OCT 25-27: DAYTONA BEACH FL: 2013 DAYTONA BEACH DREAM CRUISE. It’s Big! It’s Fun! & It’s FREE!!! tremendous numbers of terrific collector cars & trucks will be gathering at all of the locations that were popular during the 2012 Daytona Beach Dream Cruise. For more fun, there are some new activities at added venues as well. Check out the website at www.daytonabeachdreamcruise.com for all the details and locations of activities up and down the beach. NOVEMBER 2013: NOV 2-3: CARTHAGE TN: HORSEPOWER BY THE RIVER CUSTOM CAR, BIKE, RATROD SHOW AND SWAP MEET. Event to be held at the Smith County Ag Center. For more info call 615-489-3236 DECEMBER 2013:


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FOR SALE: 1950 Chevy Styleline -- Mileage 49,050. Black, 2 Door, straight 6, 3 on column. I have the rear skirts. REDUCED to $13,000.00 Make me an offer, you never know, you might get lucky. Serious enquirers, please provide your phone number via email to mannmail@united.net. (Vol 12-10) .

FOR SALE: 1989 CHEVROLET IROC CAMARO. 5.7L TUNE PORT INJECTION V-8. T-TOPS. IROC RED. ALPINE CD PLAYER WITH BUILT IN CD CHANGER and ALPINE FRONT & REAT SPEAKERS & ALPINE 400 AMP. FAIR CONDITION. NEEDS PAINT, INTERIOR WORK & UNDERCARRIAGE PANEL. WOULD MAKE A GREAT RESTORATION PROJECT. ASKING $2000 OBO. CAR IS LOCATED IN SPRING HILL, TENNESSEE. For more info call 931-486-1802 (Vol 12-10) WANTED: Chrome reverse wheels with baby moons. Need (2) 15 x 7 and (2) 15 x 8...Call Bobby at (931) 302-7997 or (931) 302-7986. FOR SALE: 1979 Chevy Cheyenne restored. Family owned for over 25 years. PS, PB, Air, Stereo, 350 auto, bed liner. New seat covers, new GM 350 engine, 139,000 original miles. Has custom Cheyenne interior with white vinyl seats, white headliner, white door panels, gray dash and carpet. Has special Cheyenne trim on door panels and dash panel. Everything works. $6,500. Call931-486-1031. (1/13)

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FOR SALE: 1966 Chevy Big Block MK IV just out of the machine shop last week . Block bored .030 over Casting # 3855961 - Date H276. Comp Cam Magnum 280hr duration 224 at 50, .566 lift w/110 degree lobe separation. Billet Steel crank turned .020/.020 and balanced and polished. New Fel-Pro Rings, New KB Pistons. Shackletts in Nashville TN did work on block & crank. Intake manifold with Demon Carb 750cfm, Electric Choke, Dual inlet vacuum secondary. Milodon oil pan, water pump, headers. Oval port Iron Heads have not had any work done to them. Asking $2500.00 or O.B.O. For more info call 615-713-0410 (1/13/)


Words: Jimmy B / Pic’s: Staff

When you hear “Rodfather”, you right away think of Andy Brizio. He truly is the Rodfather, as he has been doing this hot rodding stuff for a long long time. Andy and his wife Sue, like having friends come over for a visit. Since they like company, they started holding a small picnic for a few car friends years ago. It’s not small anymore! ANDY’s Picnic host’s multi-hundreds of hot rodders at the laid back event. The focus is to have fun and enjoy each other and all those cool hot rods. Being located up in northern California, you know the weather is going to be right too. Good friends, cool cars…”the way it was” and is at Andy’s Picnic

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This came to us from the MUSIC CITY MOPAR CLUB. Little hard to read based on the format it came to us in, but please read it. “Car people” are the most giving in the world! This is a great story.

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Finish Line…. With a lot of swap meets going on this time of year, and “buying fever” happening for the upcoming car season, we thought running some of these old ad’s for hot rods would be pretty cool. Too bad the pricing isn’t like this today!!! We would be fighting each other..HA!!

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 Vol 13 - Issue 2  

Publication for enthusiasts who love all things hot rod!

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