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Hot Rods in the Mid South

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Granny Goes Racing

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Somethin’ ‘Bout a Mercury

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GOODGUYS Nashville Preview

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Detailing your Show Car

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Cover shot of Pin-Up Queen Shannon Million & Rick Browning’s 51 Mercury by Butch Pate – P8 Photography The Staff Jim “Jimmy B” Brandau Ed Woodard, Sam Compton, Al Liebmann Jim “ Jimmy B” Brandau “Jimmy B” & Butch Pate – P8 Photography & “Big Al” Liebmann Jack Cobb - tnhost.com Contributors Ray Reed, Butch “P8” Pate, Ed Woodard, Sam Compton, Bran Baker, Mike Gillespie, Al Liebmann, Myles Limbrick Publisher / Editor Feature Writers Art Director & Designer Photography Web Producer

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Road Rumblings

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Shows at a Glance

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Cruise Nite Listings

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

“These guys knew what shelf every part was on” I am positive this has happened to you if you work on “old iron”. You walk into the “big chain” auto parts and stroll up to the counter. An eager young man ( and some women now too which is great to see) asks how he can help you. You say “I need to get a (fill in part you need)” The counter person looks up at you like a deer in the headlights and asks you “what kind of car is that for?” You tell them “ a (now insert whatever kind of cool old car you have)” Now they really look at you in that “oh sh*!” way…you know what I mean. They look in their turbo fast computer and tell you “it doesn’t go back that far!” Then they say “sorry”. You ask if they have a catalog they can look in to see if they carry the part(s) you need. You hear…sorry no we don’t. ARRRGGHHH!!!! Somebody please tell me where all the real auto parts countermen have gone? I know… I know, they have retired or been forced out of their jobs by the dreaded “turbo computer”. To all the “Big Chain Auto Parts” stores…you need to hire and keep a real “counter guy/car guy” on your staff / roster. Everything all the do-it yourselfers need isn’t in the computer. Now… before you send the hate mail in, because you work at, or one of your family members works at, or someone you know works at one these places, understand that I am not saying these are meaningless or trivial jobs, or that 4

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these folks don’t do a good job. For the most part, 98% of the people behind the counter work hard and can help “joe or joanne wrench turner” on their 1995 or newer car or truck. What I am talking about is the need for a real car guy behind that counter. A person who is the “go to” for those questions that the “turbo computer” can’t handle. This person is worth their weight in gold in the parts business. If you had one of these types of counter persons in your parts store, I guarantee you, that word will get around about your store and you will gain a whole lot of new customers… REAL FAST. Hot Rodders are very loyal if you take care of them, Guess what…they will even pay a little more for their parts, if they know they don’t have to run around to 3 or 4 parts stores trying to find/get what they want. Look at the picture here…NO computers and they got the job done. What did they focus on…giving the customer the part(s) they want/need. These guys knew what shelf every part was on. The books balanced and a profit was made. I know computers aren’t going away, but you know what I mean. I need an investor for a new – old school style auto parts store. It’s called “The PARTS GUYS”… any takers?

Jimmy B.

“the fun starts here”….


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We have all said it…” if I knew back then what I know now, I would have bought that car and sat on it!” Here ya go…now you know. Which one(s) are you buying this year? AFTER THE RECENT UNVEILINGS OF NEW VEHICLES AT THE DETROIT AUTO SHOW , HAGERTY INSURANCE, THE TRAVERSE CITYBASED INSURER OF CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES, HAS RELEASED ITS ANNUAL LIST OF FUTURE CLASSICS. THIS ARE THE CARS THAT COLLECTORS SUPPOSEDLY WILL COVET 20 YEARS FROM NOW. THE RULE THAT HAGERTY USES, IS THAT THOSE VEHICLES SELECTED MUST BE A MASS-PRODUCED VEHICLE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AS A 2013 MODEL WITH AN MSRP OF LESS THAN $100,000. SPECIAL CONSIDERATION WAS GIVEN TO NEWLY LAUNCHED VERSIONS NOT APPEARING ON PREVIOUS HAGERTY HOT LISTS. KNOWING THE RULES THEY USE, HERE THEY ARE, WITH STARTING PRICES: • SRT VIPER ($97,395) • CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 427 ($75,925) • AUDI RS5 ($68,900) • PORSCHE CAYMAN S ($63,800) … ZL1 CONVERTIBLE • CHEVROLET CAMARO ($59,545) • TESLA MODEL S ($58,570) • MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS GP ($39,950) • SUBARU BRZ ($25,495) • FORD FOCUS ST ($23,700 )

ASRA Board Member Jack Metz, let us know about their event schedule for 2013. • May 17th & 18th, Cruisin' KC, at LeBenite Park, HWY291 • Sugar Creek, Mo. June 7th & 8th, Street Rod Drags & Nostalgia Night at I57 Drag Way, Benton, IL. • July 19th & 20th, Hot Rods in the Heartland at Cedar Rapids Marriott, Cedar Rapids, IA. • Oct. 11th-13th, Vintage Weekend 4 at Progress City in Decatur IL. Activities, Hotels, and other info for all these events is available on their web site. www.americanstreetrodassociation.com

SAFETY 1ST GEARHEADS!!! Think about what you are going to do before you do it. Situations like this or others can turn bad so fast you can’t react to stop it. And remember to tell em’ ya saw it in the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE cause THE FUN STARTS HERE!!

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Just a reminder that the Middle Tennessee NSRA Appreciation day is planned for May 11th, at T & M Steering in Nashville TN. Check out all the event details in the EVENTS Section of this issue. Make your plans now to have a good time with Al Morton, Jim Proffit, Terry Manlove and a lot of other great gearheads

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SET YOUR DVR’s!! We have a couple of upcoming TV Stars out of Middle TN! Ken Mabry of Arrington TN will have his 1968 Barracuda featured on the May 4 & 5 broadcast of POWERBLOCK TV. Right after that, on May 11 & 12, Joe DuRard of Spring Hill TN will have his early 60’s Chevy truck featured on POWERBLOCK TV. Can’t wait to see the rides on TV and get your autographs!

Congrats to SOUTHERN WHEELS “n MOTION Car Club in Tullahoma TN. They celebrated their 21st year as a club in March 2013. Your legal now…Have a drink and celebrate!!

Hot rodders are people…not cars. You don’t have to have a car to be a hot rodder – Frankton Roadster Club member - NZ

It's still pretty chilly out there, but not to worry. Springtime is here. And with the change in weather comes our favorite time: car show season! We are very proud to announce that the first Concert Cruise-In at Fontanel of 2013 will be held Monday, April 1st, starting at 4:30pm. The Concert Cruise-In at Fontanel will again welcome all you Concert Cruisers with plenty of free raffles for all of you in attendance, giving away awesome prizes provided by some of the industry's biggest brands. We'll continue to raffle off some of the best swag; including T-shirts, decals, die-cast models, free food, Fontanel Mansion tickets and much, much more! We will also have plenty of hot dogs and hamburgers sizzling on the grill, and plenty of cold drinks on ice for you when you arrive, so come hungry! And of course, it wouldn't be a "Concert Cruise-In" if we didn't have plenty of awesome live music on stage playing for free all-evening long! BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! Starting that same night and running each and every first Monday of each month, there will be a special nighttime concert featuring multi-Grammy winning blues musician Keb' Mo' will be playing in the Pepsi Studio Gallery( at additional cost) near the cruise-in grounds. So as the sun sets and you're still wanting the party to go on, make sure to join the fun inside the Pepsi Studio Gallery for some great blues tunes! Have any questions? Please feel free to reach me below. Kevin Shaw (615) 876-1822 or kevin.shaw@martincoadvertising.com We hope to see you there!


MSP Track Update Many meetings and new developments have taken place since the last issue of "Track Time". The track centerline is now fully laid out and cleared. The pre-meeting with Planning and Zoning to go over progress and plans went smoothly, and the MSP Committee will be meeting with them again in June. The base line sound profile is complete and measurements will be taken at our Sebring HPDE to finish the sound study and recommendations for meeting sound abatement requirements. Track Designer, Steve Crawford, is working on locations, numbers and the design of flag stations. Plans for runoff & curbings have been developed. The placement of the of barriers has been worked in to the overall plan. The design of control towers for the East and West circuits are currently being worked on. Engineers are working on the specifications for bid packages, which will be completed in May. The first "run" of the track will be performed with the use of a Gator vehicle this week. This run will also be video-taped and posted to the Motorsports Park website once completed. We will continue to share updates as this exciting project moves along. If you are on Facebook, be sure to “Like” our fan page for even more updates and news.

MIDDLE TENNESSSEE RACERS TIM SLONE AND HIS SATURN ION COUPE & KRIS HENDERSON AND HIS ‘59 JAG will be at the Season Opening event for the ECTA, at the OHIO MILE in Wilmington OH on April 27 & 28 th. Both Tim & Kris have run their rides “north of 2 bills” already and plan to do that and then some. Both of them are going for the “HOT ROD MAGAZINE TOP SPEED’ Challenge at this event. Good Luck guys and bring home the jackets!!


Our friend and East Coast connection and feature editor/photo guy, Al Liebmann, sent this info along. He is part of Team Frantic Ford AA/FC. One of the teams key guys, Bobby Frey is fighting a huge battle with cancer, and the team is trying to raise donations in many different ways. One way they are doing it, is with the help of Automotive Artist Myles Limbrick. Myles has graciously committed to donating a big portion of the sales of his artwork to the Bobby Frey fund. VERY COOL!! You can help by purchasing one of the great looking prints of Myles. We have put a link to Myles online studio at the bottom of the page so make sure you click it and pick up a piece of cool artwork for your garage or man cave, and help Bobby win the fight he is in. Thanks!

Now that my Art Studio is associated with The Frantic Ford Funny car team, ½ the money I make from each new piece of art will be going to Bobby Frey for his recovery from Cancer. For a piece done of your vehicle or race car will be $500.00, you will receive a 18 x 24 original print and signed. The shipping will depend where you live and that cost is on top of the price of work. If you have a race team and you want a custom piece of art for your sponsors with their logo individually placed in the piece of art will be $1000.00. For this you will get a piece 18 x 24 suitable for framing with just the subject, then you will get an individual print for each sponsor and signed with their logo. All my work is digitally created, the print is the original. So if you do not want more then 1 piece, the piece will 1 of 1. Feel free to look at my different pieces of to see if there is a style that you like, you can then message me to start the process. Myles Limbrick https://www.facebook.com/#!/MylesLimbrickArtStudio


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. APR 26-28: MURFREESBORO TN: NAE INKS & RODS SHOW. •APR 26-28: MAYNARDVILLE TN: RAT ROD RUMBLE #9. •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. •APR 27: CLARKSVILLE TN: 3RD ANNUAL CITY OF CLARKSVILLE WARRIOR WEEK CAR, TRUCK BIKE SHOW. •APR 27: ASHLAND CITY TN: MIKEY’S THUNDER IN THE VALLEY. •APR 27: MURFREESBORO TN: PIONEER DAYS FESTIVAL “CRUISE-IN”. •APR 27: TRACY CITY TN: 3rd ANNUAL FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN CAR & BIKE SHOW. •APR 27: HERMITAGE TN: Car -Truck -Motorcycle Show. •APR 27: SHELBYVILLE TN: HOODLUM ALLEY CRUISE-IN. •APR 27: LEXINGTON KY: 5TH SEMI-ANNUAL BLUEGRASS CLASSIS COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. •APR 27 BELLEVUE (NASHVILLE) TN: HIPPIE RADIO 94.5 SPRING CLASSIC CAR & HOT ROD SHOW. •APR 28: LOUISVILLE KY: 19th ANNUAL Okolona Street Rods Safety Day . •APR 28: LEWISBURG TN: TIGERMART CRUISE-IN •MAY 3-4: DUBUQUE IOWA: TORQUEFEST 13. •MAY 3-5: KNOXVILLE TN: 39TH ANNUAL STREET RODS NATIONALS SOUTH Plus. •MAY 3-5: FT WALTON BEACH FL: “BURNING UP THE BEACHES.” •MAY 3-5: TUPELO MI.: 11th BLUE SUEDE CRUISE. •MAY 4: ETHRIDGE TN: PRO MODS AT US 43 DRAGWAY. •MAY 4: DICKSON TN: Antique & Classic Car Display & Cruise-In. •MAY 4: HENDERSONVILLE TN: Barry Payne Memorial Car Show. •MAY 4: WINCHESTER TN: 9TH ANNUAL WINCHESTER DOGWOOD FESTIVAL CAR SHOW. •MAY 10: COMMERCE GA: CRUISIN’ COMMERCE. •MAY 11: NASHVILLE TN: NSRA APPRECIATION DAY AT T & M STEERING •MAY 11: LEBANON TN: HANDLEBARS & HORSEPOWER CAR, BIKE SHOW & SWAP MEET. •MAY 11: COMMERCE GA: THE NORTHEAST GEORGIA SWAP MEET: •MAY 11: SHELBYVILLE TN: CELEBRATION CITY REGION AACA ANNUAL CAR SHOW. •MAY 11: ADAIRSVILLE KY: 67th Annual Strawberry Festival Car Show & Tractor Show. •MAY 11: BURNS TN: Strawberry Festival Car Show. •MAY 11: PARIS TN: Team Dana Car & Bike Show . •MAY 11: GLASGOW KY: 4TH ANNUAL CRUISIN’ FOR A DREAM CAR SHOW MAY 11: COLUMBIA TN: 2ND ANNUAL COLUMBIA LIONS CLUB CAR SHOW. •MAY 16-18: PIGEON FORGE TN: 35TH ANNUAL F-100 SUPERNATIONALS & ALL FORD SHOW •MAY 17-18: SUGAR CREEK MO: CRUISIN’ KC. •MAY 17-19: NASHVILLE TN: GOODGUYS NASHVILLE NATIONALS •MAY 18: KIMBALL TN: ARMED FORCES DAY CAR SHOW & CRUISE IN. •MAY 18: TULLAHOMA TN: GONDOLA CRUISE-IN. •MAY 24 – 26: SPRINGFIELD MO.: MID-AMERICA STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus. •MAY 24-25: ATLANTA GA: HIGH SPEED FUN13 •MAY 25: COLUMBIA TN: 6TH ANNUAL CRUISIN AT THE LOT. •MAY 25: BIG SANDY TN: BIG SANDY SPRING FESTIVAL CAR SHOW. •MAY 26: LOUISVILLE KY: BEATERSVILLE CAR & BIKE SHOW 2013. •MAY 26: LEWISBURG TN: TIGERMART CRUISE-IN •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 1: WHITE BLUFF TN: Classic Car Show.

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•JUNE 7-8: PIGEON FORGE TN: PONTIACS IN PIGEON FORGE CLASSIC CAR SHOW •JUNE 7-8: BENTON IL: STREET ROD DRAGS & NOSTALGIA NIGHT. •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: WAVERLY TN: 28TH ANNUAL POOR BOYS CAR SHOW. •JUNE 22 – 30: ST PAUL MN to MOBILE AL. 2013 GREAT RACE. •JUNE 28-30: DuQUION IL: CAR CRAFT STREET MACHINE NATIONALS: •JULY 20: WHITE HOUSE TN: SOUTHEASTERN TRUCK NATIONALS. •JULY 25 – 27: BOWLING GREEN KY: 32ND ANNUAL NATIOANL CORVETTE HOMECOMING. •JULY 28: OWNESBORO KY: YELLOW CREEK CAR SHOW. •AUG 8-10: HIAWASSEE GA: GEORGIA MOUNTIAN MOONSHINE CRUIZ-IN •AUGUST 10: ARDMORE AL: 2013 ARDMORE QUARTERBACK CLUB CAR SHOW. •AUGUST 17: DICKSON TN: 11th Annual Central TN Classic Chevys CAR-TRUCK-TRACTOR 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 25-27: DAYTONA BEACH FL: 2013 DAYTONA BEACH DREAM CRUISE. •OCT 26-27: NASHVILLE TN: HALLOWEEN ROD RUN •OCT 26-27: NASHVILLE TN: HALLOWEEN ROD RUN •NOV 2-3: CARTHAGE TN: HORSEPOWER BY THE RIVER CUSTOM CAR, BIKE, RATROD SHOW AND SWAP MEET.

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PIX: Ray Reed / Words: Jimmy B

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You just knew that this was going to be one of those special deals. For those of you that read RODDERS JOURNAL you know the caliber of vehicles they feature each issue. Knowing this, you knew this event would bring a lot of those vehicles out of the garages. And it did!! Along with a big following of the cool and custom car lovers. This wasn’t just a “big car park” deal. If you wanted to see everything, you had to drive your ride around Baltimore…or miss out on all the fun. If you went last year, you already know they are going to do it again this year in September. If you didn’t go and were wondering, you know now. Make plans now to be part of the “fun on the waterfront” later this year. For now…enjoy some of the cool cars that were there in 2012.


HOT RODDING IN THE MID-SOUTH Editor’s Note: This month Ed opens his photo vault to share some of the coolness he has in there…

We’re going to do a little different deal for everyone this month, and maybe for future issues. We’re going to show more of the pictures in my collection ( Ed note – HUGE COLLECTION!!!). There are so many, but I will try to keep them in some kind of order, if I can. This month I am a little partial to my good friend Tommy Sanborn, as you will note. I must give Tommy credit for getting everyone of the early street rodders in the area, to take trips in their cars. I remember his favorite saying “the fun is in the run” and runs he initiated. Every month we were on the road going to state parks, all of them in a 3 state area. No real shows then, except the State Fair location show. The shows were where ever we turned up on those monthly trips. Then Tommy said “why not make a run to the Gatlinburg area”, which we did 5 years before the first Street Rod Nationals. Thanks to Tommy the rest is history. His current “rod” is a custom 1957 Chevrolet wagon, with a matching trailer full of pinstriping supplies. Under construction is a 1948 Crosley wagon with a hot engine. I guess traditional pre-1949 street rods are in our blood, and always will be. After looking at the pic’s, give us some feedback and let us know how you like the “picture” edition. Woodard Historical Collection I will still throw in some tall tales, as they come back to me…..and I do have a few! Ed

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

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Tommy Sanborn stripping Paul Stagel’s Roadster

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Tommy Sanborn Roadster at State Fairgrounds Show © Woodard Collection

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Johnny Freund’s Chevy at first Hunters Show

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Sanborn Roadster today – owned by Jeff Sanborn Woodard Historical Collection


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Our Own Ed Woodard working the front door of Fairgrounds Show!

Original Kookie Kar on way to Nashville Fairgrounds Show

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1963 State Fair Auto Show featuring the “Lil Coffin” car

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Beatnik Bandit at 1962 State Fair Show

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1959 Buick owned by Jean Sanders from Memphis displaying it at the Tennessee State Fair in 1962.

Statue, at the Corvette Bowling Green KY museum, of the famous Zora Arkus Duntov, all Chevrolet fans all time hero. A must see on everyone’s bucket list.


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Karbelt dragster at the first Spring Nationals at Bristol TN in 1965. Karbelt is one of my customers at Holley.

Herb Newport was a Auburn, Cord Duesenburg designer, that Richard Jones and I met, when we took his 1931 Ford to Auburn auction. Herb was nice enough to show us the easy way to do machine turning on dashes, Only about a month or so after we met and learned from Herb, we learned Woodard Photo Collection that Herb passed away.

My 1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. I showed it at the Houston car show about 1981 & drove it to many shows & events. Top was chopped 4 inches & everything chrome removed. Was a real head turner !

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Text: Jimmy B / Butch Pate / Pix: Butch “P8” Pate

As the Alan Jackson song says, “there’s somethin’ ‘bout a Mercury”. And so is this killer example of Rick Brownings ‘51 Mercury. We’ll give you more info on the car as you check out the shots of it, but we want to tell you more about how the pictures for the feature came to be. That was an adventure in itself. Feature photographer Butch “P8” Pate says it best in his own words: “I slobbered all over a '32 Hubmobile coupe at the first Goodguys event in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It was too cool to be a rat rod, and had that "Just Right" vibe to win a trophy at any show in the country. Problem was, the car was sitting in the swap meet, on a trailer, for sale and even if I'd been given more than enough money to throw at the owner, it was already sold. It was ecstasy and a complete bummer all rolled up in a primered, chopped and dropped, straight six powered, rolling pile of bad-assery. I took many pictures and never forgot the experience. The next year rolls around and while strolling through the show, a nicely finished black '32 Hubmobile slaps me right in the goods. My first thought is there's no way this is the very same car. Why would anybody screw up the coolest car on planet awesome? Up walks the owner. I need to ring-around-the-rosey for a second and tie in the owner. My very first real photo shoot for Car Kulture Deluxe involved a cool little coupe that took top honors at the very first Redneck Rumble. The owner was Scooter Russell of Drummond, Tn. I forgot about Scooter until I ran into him again at the first Goodguys in Nashville. Scooter sold me two wheels and I knew he looked familiar, but couldn't figure out why. Back to our Hupmobile and you guessed it, Scooter walks up gives me all the info on his latest ride and fills in the memory lapse for me.

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Nine months go by before I get the next phone call. The more Rick dug into the Mercury, the more he found that needed attention. You know the usual problem. While you have the seats out, how about new carpet. While we're at it, how about a new headliner. Since the cars going to be down for a month or so, how about we freshen up the engine and so on, and so on. Two and a half years later I finally get the call. By the time Rick got done with the car he had basically peeled the paint back and put a brand new car under it. Our only hope was a photo shoot at the upcoming Nashville Goodguys show. We finally got our chance, much to the displeasure of Goodguys staff to get the shoot in just minutes before Rick had to have the car in the winner's circle. We can't thank the staff enough for their patience and understanding. A few weeks later while attending the Hot Rod Reunion again in Bowling Green Kentucky, I was having a conversation with good friend and managing editor for Ol' Skool Rodz and Car Kulture Deluxe, Alan Mayes. Alan informs me he had judged a local pin up contest and needed to set up a photo shoot with winner Shannon Million. In a strange twist of fate Scooter Russell walks up and soon the topic turns back to the Mercury. Russell and I tell Alan our long and winding tale about the Mercury. Then Alan mentions the pin up contest winner needing a photo shoot. Shannon and the Mercury seemed like a natural combination and as they say, the rest is history!”

And that Gearheads, is how some of these stories and features come about!! Rick’s 1951 Merc is one nice ride. The 4” chop gives it that “cool factor” and nosing, decking frenching, shaving and extended quarters just makes it that much cooler. Slide a DeSoto grille in and cover the metal with a custom mixed pearl white and metallic red flames and this one definitely says “Dig Me!! It sits and rides low and mean thanks to the Monte Carlo front clip and Ride Tech 4 Link out back with AirRide components on all 4 corners. Add in some RADIR Tri-Rib 15 x 6 wheels with BFG’s and the Merc is riding right. Stopping comes from a Disc / Drum setup. Motorvation comes from a ‘69 vintage 350 that’s been gone thru and a Gearstar GM 700R4 trans sending power to a GM 10 bolt rear end. As Shannon Million is showing us, the stock Mercury seat is looking good with Black & White Diamond tuck. Rick keeps an eye on all the vitals with the gauges in the 1959 Chevy dash that has been fitted in so nicely it looks like it came that way from Mercury. A CPP Chrome column topped with a ‘56 Merc steering wheel helps him keep it between the lines when he is out cruising the streets in his hometown Dyersburg TN. When Alan Jackson wrote the song about the Mercury…he must have seen this one cruising around.


Gearhead Pin-Up: Shannon Million East Nashville TN Photo Credit: Butch Pate – P8 Photography


I start telling him about the car I had seen just one year earlier and he in fact says it's the same car. I had no problems asking him why on earth he changed the car. He says he contacted a Hubmobile collectors club and told them about what he'd bought. Not wanting to be beaten to death at every show he attends, he asked what they would recommend. They surprisingly told him since the car would be so hard to find parts for, go ahead and hot rod it. So he made the car his own. While we were discussing a photo shoot he introduced me to his friend Slade who also had a wicked ride at the show. This was the first time I saw the Mercury. I was in full panic mode all weekend afraid someone else would share one of these cars with the world in their magazine before I even had a chance. We immediately turned this into a double photo shoot since Drummonds would be at the least an 8 hour round trip. Two days later I get a call. Slade sold the Mercury. My heart sank. I ask Scooter if there's anyway I can contact the new owner. He says "Yes, you didn't let me finish. I bought the car!" Plans were back on. One house, two bitchin' cars, this is awesome!!! Until two weeks before the actual shoot. I get another phone call. The Mercury sold again. This time it was a friend who lived "kinda,sorta" on the way to Scooter's. Again I ask if I can contact the new owner and set something up. The new, and current owner of the Mercury, Rick Browning was more than happy to talk to me about a possible photo shoot. Problem was, Rick didn't feel the car was nice enough to be magazine quality. Would I mind waiting two or three months while he had someone go over the car and fix a few things. I explain how important it would be to keep the car out of public's eye and he promised when the car was done I had first shot at magazine coverage. I now have to make the Drummond trip for one car but I’ve got another car waiting that will blow everyone away.


Get Ready Gearheads! The BIG SHOW is coming to Music City! We are fortunate to have a MAJOR motorsports event in our back yard, here in the Mid-South. The NASHVILLE NATIONALS presented by GOODGUYS is way more than just a place to park your cool ride for the weekend. They have a lot of inter-active events within the event going on. The only question you have is which one do you want to have fun in!. Here are some of the events that will be taking place as part of the NASHVILLE NATIONALS this year.

KICK-OFF PARTY

Advanced Plating’s impressive Nashville facility hosts the Goodguys 8th Nashville Nationals kickoff party Thursday evening, May 16th! Join the party!

Nothing gets a Goodguys event weekend started quite like a festive kickoff party full of sweet rides, live music, food & fellowship! Goodguys and our friends at Advanced Plating (www.advancedplating.com) have teamed up to present the 8th Nashville Nationals Kickoff Party! The party is from 4-8pm Thursday evening, May 16th and gets the weekend started Advanced Plating’s amazing facility in Nashville! There’s plenty of hot rod parking, live music, barbecue dinner and plant tours! It seems every year when the Goodguys Terrific 12 award winners are announced at least half of them got their shiny chrome from Advanced Plating right here in Nashville! Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to tour one of the nation’s premier plating facilities, get some good eats and meet some genuinely nice people!

Builder’s Choice Awards by Bobby Alloway! Tennessee hot rod legend Bobby Alloway of Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop (www.allowaysrodshop.com) will be on hand to personally select the Goodguys Builder’s Choice awards at the 8th Nashville Nationals. Let’s face it folks…NOBODY builds a nicer hot rod or gets them to sit better than Bobby Alloway plus he’s the builder of last year’s Goodguys 2012 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year. So shine up yer’ ride and get over to the Builder’s Choice parking area Saturday, May 18th from 7am-noon!


Feeling Racy? How does an open-lap go kart session sound? If you dig speed and dig go karts you’ll be stoked to know the Rusty Wallace Karting Experience is coming to an event near you! Starting with the Goodguys 8th Nashville Nationals May 17-19 at LP Field, the Rusty Wallace Karting Experience will offer event attendees a thrilling experience in a 45mph go kart and everyone 12 years and older can participate!

The karting track will be set up all three event days during event hours and is open to the general public for hot laps. The cost is just $20 (plus a one-time $3 “package fee”) for an 8-minute open lap karting session. The $3 package fee includes all of your time slips and printouts, a head sock and driving instructions.

All go karters must wear closed toe shoes in order to operate the go karts! That’s pretty much it! Challenge your friends, let it all hang out and have a blast in the Rusty Wallace Karting Experience

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Goodguys AutoCross! It’s a whole new year for Goodguys AutoCross! Catch the all-new Goodguys AutoCross Shootout presented by BF Goodrich or pound the pavement by hot lapping your car for FREE! All registered event participants can run their show car or truck for no charge. All you gotta do is pass a simple tech inspection! Run for glory and prizes and see what your machine can do! Four classes are available for participants, including Street Machine (‘55 & newer), Street Rod (‘54 & older), Trucks (all years through ‘72) and the All American Sunday class for late models. Each class winner receives special awards and gift certificates as well a spot in the event winner’s circle for Sunday’s awards ceremony. Not to mention national bragging rights!


All American Sunday Update

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Starting with the Goodguys 8th Nashville Nationals May 17-19 at LP Field, Goodguys will present a brand new All American Sunday Special Parking Area exclusive to late model American made and American powered show cars and trucks. All late models coming out for All American Sunday are encouraged to park in the new area from 7am to noon. All participants will receive a commemorative dash plaque and be eligible for special All American Sunday show awards. The new Goodguys All American Sunday special parking area will be held at all remaining 2013 Goodguys National events!

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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

THURSDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY FRIDAY NITE: • SMYRNA TN: LaVERGNE ROTARY CLUB CHARITY CRUISE IN. Cruise is held behind the U.S. Bank on Sam Ridley Pkwy. Runs every Thursday from May thru August weather permitting. Cruise time is 6-8pm. All types of cars, trucks etc are welcome to attend. Sponsored in part by 5Guys, Sweet CiCi’s and Firehouse Subs. Proceeds to benefit local charities. Additional donations gladly accepted. 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 Regal Cinema. (off exit 7 of the Vietnam Veterans PKWY). Runs from 6-9pm every Friday. 50/50 Raffle, oldies music and more. For more info go to www.hendersonvillecruisein.com • 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 1st FRIDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN: • MT PLEASANT TN: CLASSICS FOR A CAUSE CRUISE-IN. Being held on the square in Mt Pleasant. Runs from 6pm until last car leaves. 50/50 drawing. Door Prizes. Held in May, June and July. For more info call 931446-7991. • CLARKSVILLE TN: CRUISIN’ THE RIVERSIDE. Cruise is held the 1st Friday of each month from April – October. Starts at 5pm and runs until?? Open to cars, trucks and motorcycles. Food is available. Cruise In is held behind the O’REILLY’s Auto Parts on Riverside. Take exit 11 off i-24 and head west. For more info call 931-494-1853 SATURDAY MORNING CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY SATURDAY MORNING: • FRANKLIN TN: CARS AND COFFEE MORNING CRUISE-IN. Being held again this year in the Carmike Cinema (635 Frazier Dr. Franklin Tn) parking lot over by the McDonalds. Cruising starts on March 16 th and runs every Saturday morning into November. Cruising starts at 7am and runs until the last car leaves (appx 11am). 1st Saturday of the Month is EXOTIC CARS SATURDAY For more info go to https://facebook.com/carsandcoffeenashville • CLARKSVILLE TN: THE POTATO BOWL PRESENTS CARS N” COFFEE: Being held at the Regal Clarksville Stadium 16 Theatre. Kick off is on April 27th. Cruise last from 8-10:30am. Open to all auto enthusiasts. For more info email to clarksvillecac@gmail.com 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/ . • 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 4-8pm 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. 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 . • ELIZABETHTOWN KY: CAR CRUISE HOSTE BY CENTRAL KENTUCKY RODS & MACHINES. Cruising takes place the 1st Saturday of each month April thru October. Runs from 5-9pm. Music provided by SONIC Drive In. For more info call 270-765-2123 • SCOTTSBORO AL: 1st Monday / Trade Day Saturday Cruise-In: Held every month on the 1st Saturday of the month. Cruise-In takes place on the square. Food, Vendors, Jam Tent and Live Music. Cruising starts at 5pm and runs until ??? For more info call 256-259-4939

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2ND SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN: • OWENSBORO KY: OWENSBORO ANTIQUE & CLASSIC AUTO CLUB SUMMER CRUISE-IN. Cruising runs from 5-9pm at the LOWES parking lot located at Fulton Dr & So. Town Blvd. Door Prizes, Attendance prizes, LOWES pick of the month and a 50/50 drawing at each cruise. Cruising happens the 2 nd Saturday night from April thru October. For more info call 270-316-2821 • MADISON AL: KNUCKLEHEADS CAR CLUB CRUISE-IN: Cruising runs from 2pm until the last car leaves every 2nd Saturday of the month. Cruise is held at the Jefferson Restaurant located at HWY 72 & Jeff’s Rd. For more info call 256-509-1734 • HILLSBORO TN: CRUISIN THE BACKROADS: This cruise is being brought to you by the folks that used to host the GREAT Manchester Cruise In and the Hillsboro Homecoming Association. The cruise in will be held in the Hillsboro Homecoming Assoc. Park at 7296 Hillsboro.. Being held the 2nd Saturday of each month from April thru Oct. Dj Steve Smith, Concessions, 50/50 raffle and more! The April and Oct Cruise will run from 12 noon – 4pm. All other cruises will run from 5-9pm. For more info call 931-2358204 • 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 • SPRING HILL TN: CRUZIN FOR THE MUSIC CRUISE-IN: Being held on the 2nd Saturday in May, June & July. Cruise being held at Buffalo Wild Wings in the Crossing Shopping Center right on Hwy 31/Main St. Cruising kicks off at 3pm and runs until 7pm. LOTS of GIVEAWAYS to the cruisers. Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10% of all the cruisers receipts so please come hungry. All proceeds go to the Spring Hill High School Marching band to help with uniforms and equipment needed. For more info call 931-446-7879. 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 • COLUMBIA TN: CRUISIN’ THE BIG LOT! Cruise in being held the 3rd Saturday Nite from May thru Oct. at the BIG LOTS Store lot on James Campbell Blvd. Cruising runs from 530-9pm. Open to all vehicles. For more info call 931-446-5834 • ERIN TN: CRUISE-IN ERIN. Being held on the square in downtown Erin TN. Cruising runs from 5-8pm on the 3rd Sat nite. Sponsored by Shamrocks & Shenanigans and Pauls Pizza palace. Door Prizes. Open to all vehicles. 4TH SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN: • ASHLAND CITY TN: CHEATHAM COUNTY CRUISERS AND TSC MONTHLY CRUISE IN. Runs from March 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 615-419-5214 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 • WOODBURY TN: CRUIS’IN ON THE SQUARE. Sponsored by the Cannon Cty Chamber of Commerce. Cruiser of the Month Award, Music, Door Prizes 50/50 drawing, Trivia contests and more! Cruising runs from 4-7#0pm on the 4th Sat night from April thru Oct. For more info call 615-563-2222 or go to www.cannontn.com MONDAY NITE: • WHITES CREEK TN: CONCERT CRUISE-IN AT FONTANEL. The CONCERT CRUISE-IN kicks off April 1st & runs until the fall. Every Monday nite cruising. Cruising starts at 4:30pm. Free Raffles for the cruisers with great give always like shirts, die cast models, decals, free food and more. Live music on stage for free too. On the first Monday Nite of the month, Grammy Award Winning blues artist Keb’Mo will be playing in the Pepsi gallery. For more info call 615-876-1822


APRIL 2013:

EVENTS & SHOWS ARE LISTED FOR THE UPCOMING MONTHS.

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 26-28: MAYNARDVILLE TN: RAT ROD RUMBLE #9. Sponsored by the BULLET BOYS Car Club. Racing: run what ya brung, flagger girls, club runoff. Show: Pre-64 Car & Bike, homebuilt trophies. Camping: Showers, restrooms, free rustic camping. Live music. For more info call 423-715-4267. APRIL 26-28: WILMINGTON OH: EAST COAST TIIMNG ASSOC. SPRING MEET. Being held at Airborne Park. The HOT ROD MAGAZINE Challenge for TOP SPEED of the Meet will be held at this event. If you want to see TOP SHELF Land Speed racing, this is where you want to be. The ECTA has hit its max racer number of 175 entries so it will be a speed fest for sure. MIDDLE TENNESSSEE RACERS TIM

SLONE AND HIS SATURN ION COUPE & KRIS HENDERSON AND HIS ‘59 JAG WILL BE RUNNING 200MPH PLUS AT THIS EVENT! For more info go to www.ecta-lsr.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. 1 lucky entrant will win a Stand Up Tool Chest!! Music, Crafts, Food. Swap meet, Big Wheel Races for the kids. Lots of classes with awards and specialty awards. Food Vendors & Craft vendors welcome. For more info contact www.cruzinforthemusic.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! APR 27: SHELBYVILLE TN: INDOOR MOTORCYCLE RACES. Being held at the Calsonic Arena. Indoor Races / Bike Show / Swap Meet . For more info call 615-364-1828 or go to www.bothbarrelspromotions.com

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: 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!!! APR 27: ASHLAND CITY TN: MIKEY’S THUNDER IN THE VALLEY. Event being held at the Cheatham County Fairgrounds. Mud Bog races. ATV Races. Classic Car Show and more. For more info go to www.mikeysthunderinthevalley2013.eventbrite .com APR 27: CLARKSVILLE TN: 3RD ANNUAL CITY OF CLARKSVILLE WARRIOR WEEK CAR, TRUCK BIKE SHOW. NOTE: OPEN TO ACTIVE OR RETIRED MILITARY PERSONAL ONLY. MUST SHOW MILITARY ID TO ENTER SHOW AREA. Being held in Heritage Park. Runs from 11:30am – 2pm. 14 classes with over 30 trophies to be awarded. Warrior Week picnic to be held also. For more info call 931-645-0315 APR 27: MURFREESBORO TN: PIONEER DAYS FESTIVAL “CRUISE-IN”. Stones River Car Club invites you to bring your car or truck to their Annual Cruise-In. Event being held at the Cannonsburgh Village. Registration is from 9am – 12 noon. Trophies for Presidents pick and Best in Show. Come early for free coffee and donuts in the clubhouse. If you attend, you are asked to please bring some “canned goods” for the local food pantry supported by the car club. Music, Crafts, Food and more! For more info call 615-893-6286 APR 27: SHELBYVILLE TN: HOODLUM ALLEY CRUISE-IN. The Hoodlum Alley gang is having their annual spring cruise. Cool Cars, GREAT FOOD they cook, cool place to cruise at and more. Head to Shelbyville and follow the cool cars. www.gearheadgazzette.com 35


APR 27: TRACY CITY TN: 3rd ANNUAL FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN CAR & BIKE SHOW. Show being held at the Monteagle Auto Parts @ 310 Dixie Lee Hwy. Show starts at Noon and runs until ??? Proceeds from the show go to MIKE PRICE TOYS FOR TOTS. For more info call 931235-8204 APRIL 27: HERMITAGE TN: Car -Truck Motorcycle Show. Being held at Hermitage Baptist Church, 8137 Bonna Fair Dr. 9am 2pm. Trophies, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, cake walk, kids games, Food & music. All proceeds benefit the Church. For more info call 615-636-8027. APR 27: LEXINGTON KY: 5TH SEMI-ANNUAL BLUEGRASS CLASSIS COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. Being held at the ADESA Lexington Auction Facility. Open to the public to sell or bid or spectate. For more info call 615-4962277 APR 27 BELLEVUE (NASHVILLE) TN: HIPPIE RADIO 94.5 SPRING CLASSIC CAR & HOT ROD SHOW. Being held at the Belle Forest Shopping Center in Bellevue. Open show. Red Wines & Spirits will have FREE wine sampling in their store. Live broadcast from the show. Some awards will be given out. Free goodies too! Event runs from 3-5pm. For more info go to http://www.hippieradio945.com/ APRIL 28: LOUISVILLE KY: 19th ANNUAL Okolona Street Rods Safety Day . Free event. Open to all types of vehicles. Being held at Raynor Door Company at 3807Oaklawn Drive. Runs from 10am – 3pm. Free Safety Inspections, Free Event Pin,50/50 Drawing, Great Silent Auction, Food and Drinks Available, Proceeds benefit Crusade for Children. For more info call 502-741-1229 or go to www.okolonastreetrods.com. APR 28: LEWISBURG TN: TIGERMART CRUISEIN. Cruise In / Show being held monthly on the last Sunday of each month thru October. Being held at the EXXON Station at Hwy 50 & US 431. Runs from 1-4pm. LOTS of Giveaways from AutoZone, Hunts Bros Pizza, Coca-Cola, Budweiser and more!. Lunch Specials. Must be present to win prizes. For more info call 931270-7600

MAY 2013:

MAY 3-4: DUBUQUE IOWA: TORQUEFEST 13. Hot Rods, pin Ups, Art Show, Customs, Cycles, Live bands and much much more. This is one of the best traditional hot rod shows anywhere. Gate proceeds will be helping HANNAH’s HEART FOUNDATION. For more info go to www.vintagetorquefest.com MAY 3-5: FT WALTON BEACH FL: “BURNING UP THE BEACHES.” There’s an “Early Bird Party” on May 2nd at the Boardwalk. Cruise the beaches to all the different stops on the beach front on Friday & Saturday. Saturday afternoon there is a BIG party at the BOARDWALK! If you’re looking for a fun event on the beach this is the one for you. For more info go to www.burningupthe beaches.com MAY 3-5: TUPELO MI.: 11th BLUE SUEDE CRUISE. It’s a 3 day event in the birthplace of the King of Rock-n-Roll. Poker run, $7500 Cash Giveaway. 50/50 pot on Friday & Saturday. Car Corral and Swap Meet. Open to all vehicle 25 years and older. There’s a lot of fun at this show. For more info go to www.bluesc.com

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.nsrausa.com for more info. MAY 4: ETHRIDGE TN: PRO MOD SHOOTOUT AT US 43 DRAGWAY. See the bad boys of drag racing. For more info call 931-829-2072 or go to www.us43drags.com MAY 4: HENDERSONVILLE TN: Barry Payne Memorial Car Show. Open to cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors. Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 413, at the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville. Time of show 10am-2pm. Location: 106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd. Silent Auction, food, kids games. For more info call 615-519-4202 MAY 4: LEWISBURG TN: SPOT LOWE VOCATIOPNAL SCHOOL SPRING CRUISE IN. Being held at Marshall County H.S. on Ellington Pkwy. Open show including rat rods! Door Prizes. For more info call 931-580-1885


MAY 4: WINCHESTER TN: 9TH ANNUAL WINCHESTER DOGWOOD FESTIVAL CAR SHOW. Being held at the old FCHS Football field. Entry Fee is 10 canned goods or a donation to Franklin County Salvation Army. Dash Plaques to first 100 entries. Open show. TOP 25 awards and Specialty Awards too. Swap Meet spaces available. For more info go to www.winchesterdogwoodfestival.com or call 931-691-1696 MAY 10: COMMERCE GA: CRUISIN’ COMMERCE. Cruise night in Commerce Georgia as part of the “THE GEAR JAM” show on May 11th. Cruisin runs from 6-10pm and live music with the PSYCHO DEVILLES. Don’t miss this one! For more info go to www.gearjamdrags.com MAY 11: COMMERCE GA: THE GEAR JAM DRAG RACE. Racing the way it used to be! Recreating a day at the drags in the 60’s. Stocks, Super Stocks, Gassers, dragster and Altereds! Open to 1966 and older passenger car and truck body styles for Gasser, Front Engine Dragster, Altered/Comp Coupe, Nostalgia Super Stock and Hot Rod. Cars must look period correct. Runs will be made “heads up”. This one is going to be a blast. For more info to race, show or spectate go to www.gearjamdrags.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! MAY 11: NASHVILLE TN: NSRA APPRECIATION DAY. HOSTED BY T & M STEERING AT 298 GLEN ROSE AVE. STARTS AT 8AM AND RUNS UNTIL ??? SAFTEY INSPECTION AVAILABLE. MEMBERSHIPS AND PINS AVAILABLE. FREE FOOD & DRINKS, DOOR PRIZES. CONTACT AL MORTON 731-247-5577 OR EMAIL amorton@wk.net OR JIM PROFFITT 615-8762630 THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! MAY 11: LEBANON TN: HANDLEBARS & HORSEPOWER CAR, BIKE SHOW & SWAP MEET. Presented by T&A Cycle and Music City Speed & Nostalgia. Event being held at 112 S Maple St. Open Show. Door Prizes, 50/50 drawing. Vendor/Swap meet. Food & Entertainment. Check out al the Antique stores. Cash Awards and awards being handed out. For more info call 615-489-3236

MAY 11: COMMERCE GA: THE NORTHEAST GEORGIA SWAP MEET: Being held at the Atlanta Dragway. Want to sell? $25.00 gets us all the space you want! Over 150 vendors at the November 2012 date and growing this year too. For more info go to www.negeorgiaswapmeet.com MAY 11: SHELBYVILLE TN: CELEBRATION CITY REGION AACA ANNUAL CAR SHOW. Show being held at the Celebration Grounds. 26 Classes w/ 3 awards per class plus specialty awards. Best club participation gets $100.00 but no award. Swap meet. Overnight camping available. For more info call 931-684-9379 MAY 11: BURNS TN: Strawberry Festival Car Show. Being held at the Burns Church of God of Prophecy, 3340 Church St, Hwy 47, Burns, TN. Registration: 9am - 2:45pm. Judging will start at 3pm. Entry fee $10.00. Awards at 3:30pm. Best of Show, 50/50 drawing. For more info, call Lorie Cocke 615-457-4898. MAY 11: PARIS TN: Team Dana Car & Bike Show . Being held at the Dana Corp plant across from the National Guard. Open Show. Trophies for1st, 2nd, 3rd places + Survivor's Choice. Food & Beverages. All proceeds benefit The Relay for Life / American Cancer Society. Dash plaques for 1st 50 entries. For more info call 731-415-0997 MAY 11: ADAIRSVILLE KY: 67th Annual Strawberry Festival Car Show & Tractor Show. Times: 1pm - 4pm. For more info, call 502-772-0954 MAY 11: GLASGOW KY: 4TH ANNUAL CRUISIN’ FOR A DREAM CAR SHOW. Being held at Beaver Trail Park . Open show. Nearly 50 trophies. Door Prizes. 50/50 drawing. Food & Refreshments. Music & Fun. For more info call 270-678-2026 MAY 11: COLUMBIA TN: 2ND ANNUAL COLUMBIA LIONS CLUB CAR SHOW. Being held in the beautiful Maury County park. Open Show. Food, Music, Dorr Prizes, Silent Auction & More! Proceeds to benefit Lions Club Sight Charities. For more info call 931-215-3273


MAY 16-18: PIGEON FORGE TN: 35TH ANNUAL F-100 SUPERNATIONALS TRUCK SHOW. Show being held at the Grand Hotel and Convention Center. The Ultimate F-100 cruise. Show & Shine. Door Prizes Awards and much much more!! For more info go to www.f100supernationals.com or call 423623-4644 MAY 17-19: NASHVILLE TN. 8TH ANNUAL GOODGUYS NASHVILLE NATIONALS. Being held again this year at LP field right off I-24 in downtown Nashville. Over 2,000 Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru '72. Featuring al the good stuff: All American Sunday, GOODGUYS AUTOCROSS, Vendor & Manufacturers Exhibits, Swap Meet, Car Corral, Kids Entertainment and a whole lot more. Cruises & Parties: Thursday Kick Off Party at Advanced Plating starting at 4:00pm (1425 Cowan Court, Nashville, TN 37207). T.G.I.F Party At The Marriott Nashville Airport Host Hotel at 6:00pm. Saturday Night Party At The Marriott Nashville Airport Host Hotel at 7:00pm. For more info and to register go to www.good-guys.com or call 925838-9876. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! MAY 17-18: SUGAR CREEK MO: CRUISIN’ KC. Hosted by the ASRA. Event is open to all pre48 street rods. Being held at LeBenite Park located on Hwy 291. For more info go to www.americanstreetrodassociation.com MAY 18: KIMBALL TN: ARMED FORCES DAY CAR SHOW & CRUISE IN. Benefitting the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. Open Car , Truck & Bike show. Being held at the Kimbal Crossing Shopping Center. TOP 50 awards with Specialty awards also. 50/50 drawing. Music, Swap meet, Shopping and 15 different restaurants!. Show runs from 10am – 2:30pm. GENTRY CHEVROLET CRUISE-IN will run from 4-7pm located 1/2 mike from show. More Door Prizes, music, raffles and more at the Cruise-In. For more info call 423-837-7040 MAY 18: TULLAHOMA TN: GONDOLA CRUISE-IN. Cruise-In being held at the Gondola Pizza & Steak House. Door Prizes, Dash Plaques. Music by the GOOD TIME SOUNDS. For more info call 649-5725

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.nsrausa.com MAY 24-25: ATLANTA GA: HIGH SPEED FUN13. The Music City Mustang Club is hosting the event. Drive the Southeast’s newest track. Open to all makes and models to participate. You can run one day or two, its up to you how much fun you want to have. This is a 2 mile roller coaster for cars on a road race course. Beginner or veteran…you’re invited. For more info call 615-799-8300. 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. LOTS of 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 931-388-9792 MAY 25: BIG SANDY TN: BIG SANDY SPRING FESTIVAL CAR SHOW. Show being held in downtown Big Sandy. Open show. 36 classes for cars, truck and motorcycles. 3 awards in each class. Specialty Awards with trophy and cash prize too. Show happens Rain or shine!. For more info go to www.srfproductions.com or call 731-6442777 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 502-345-9396 or email to info@beatersville.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!


MAY 26: LEWISBURG TN: TIGERMART CRUISE-IN. Cruise In / Show being held monthly on the last Sunday of each month thru October. Being held at the EXXON Station at Hwy 50 & US 431. Runs from 14pm. LOTS of Giveaways from AutoZone, Hunts Bros Pizza, Coca-Cola, Budweiser and more!. Lunch Specials. Must be present to win prizes. For more info call 931-2707600

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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 Pre-49 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 270-554-2975 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 860-921-6415. 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 1: WHITE BLUFF TN: Classic Car Show. Being held at Amazing Grace Christian Fellowship Church, 509 Church Street. Entry fee $15.00 and proceeds benefiting Living Waters Ministry. For more info, call Randy 615-351-5720. JUNE 7-8: BENTON IL: STREET ROD DRAGS & NOSTALGIA NIGHT. Hosted by the ASRA. Event is open to all pre-48 street rods. Being held at The I-57 Dragway. For more info go to www.americanstreetrodassociation.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 credentials 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: WAVERLY TN: 28TH ANNUAL POOR BOYS CAR SHOW. Event being held at the Waverly Central High School @ 1325 Hwy 70 West. 52 classes with 1st – 2nd – 3rd place awards. Also TOP 20 Awards. Cash to TOP 3 $500-$300-$200. “Best of” Awards too!. Dash plaques for all entries. Concessions available. Door Prizes. Show Shirts on sale. The POOR BOYS know how to do it right! For more info call 931-582-3038. 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/

JULY 2013:

JULY 20: WHITE HOUSE TN: SOUTHEASTERN TRUCK NATIONALS. Open to 1987 & older trucks. More info to come.


JULY 25 – 27: BOWLING GREEN KY: 32ND ANNUAL NATIONAL CORVETTE HOMECOMING. Since 1981, The NCH has attracted Corvettes from all the US and Canada. It is the annual gathering and celebration for Corvettes of all years to return home to Bowling Green KY, home of the Corvette Assembly Plant and Museum. Corvette Owners can network, learn, trade and join in friendly competition and other exciting activities. Event is held at the SLOAN Convention Center. Barry Meguiar is this years grand marshal. 5 car shows: Sans Pareil, Custom Class, Show & Shine, Drive & Shine and Reunion of the 3’s. Many other awards to be given out. Vendors, Road Tour, Dinner Party w/ live music. Free T-Shirt to first 100 Pre-Registered cars. This event gets bigger every year. For more info call 270791-2117 or go to www.Corvettehomecoming.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK JULY 28: OWNESBORO KY: YELLOW CREEK CAR SHOW. Being held at Yellow Creek Park. Trophies and Door Prizes. Runs from 114pm. For more info call 270-316-2821

AUGUST 2013:

AUG 3: MT PLEASANT TN: 6TH ANNUAL CLASSICS IN THE PARK. Hosted by the Classics for a Cause car club. Event being held in Williams Springs Park located right off Hwy 43. $1000.00 Cash Drawing. 26 classes with awards and 7 Special Awards. Proceeds to benefit Mt Pleasant High School Athletic Field House. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK AUGUST 10: ARDMORE AL: 2013 ARDMORE QUARTERBACK CLUB CAR SHOW. AUGUST 17: DICKSON TN: 11th Annual Central TN Classic Chevys CAR-TRUCKTRACTOR SHOW. Open SHOW. NEW LOCATION at United Freewill Baptist Church, 784 Hwy 46. Drive thru judging, dash plaques to the 1st 100 entries, All proceeds go to charity. Music. 50 + classes, 100 point judging system, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, swap meet, concessions available. 3 awards per class. Pre-registration by August 1, 2013 Swap meet spaces. For more info 931-6481957.

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 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.


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This article reviews the features and benefits of Mother’s Headlight Restoration Kit. It has been developed to quickly and safely restore, maintain and protect all types of plastic and acrylic headlights to crystal clarity. It easily cleans away yellowing and evens buffs out unsightly hairline scratches, smudges and flaws in a single step. The included PowerPlastic 4Lights polish restores crystal clarity, leaving a tough protective oxidation inhibiting polymer layer to guard against future degradation from the elements. This is a lot of features and benefits in one application. The PowerPlastic 4 Lights is in kit form with everything you need to do the job. Of course you will need a cordless drill for the PowerBall. The kit includes the Powerball tool, an 8 oz. bottle of PowerPlastic 4Lights polish, two restoration pads and a 15”x15” Microfiber towel. You should tape off the area around the lens to protect it from the cleaning process. First,

go over the lens with the PowerBall polish, moving left and right and up and down motions. Follow this up with the Microfiber towel to see if this is only required to do the job. In some of the cases, this will bring them back to new again. If more work is required, then we use the sanding blocks for deeper cleaning. The blocks are numbered 1-2-3-4. Each block has a number on each side, so two blocks cover the 4 grades of grit required. Soak the pads in water for a few minutes and wet sand the lens going from 1 to 4. Then use the PowerPolish again to remove the sand marks. Repeat the process until you get the results desired. There should be enough materials to do several sets of lenses. All of the components are reusable and the polish is available at most retail centers. Please clean the ball after use with warm running water and dish soap to remove the chemicals from the ball. If these are allowed to dry and harden in the ball, it will eventually damage the ball, due to the loss of flexibility. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk uT12bibUw GEARHEAD GAZZETTE 2013

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FOR SALE: 1939 Chevy Coupe. Chevy 350 / Turbo 400 trans. Nice car - New Paint & Interior completed 3 years ago. Mustang II Front end. 9”Ford Rrr End. Nice driver 28,500.00 Call Rob at 615-713-6137 (3/13)

FOR SALE: 1930 Model A Ford Sport Coupe. Older restoration, still looks and drives good. Drive train, brakes and engine very good. Rare “six wheel” model w/ rumble seat. All original including paint colors. Stainless steel ball bearing water pump and stone guard grille added. It is driven at least monthly and has been reliable. Asking $18.K. Call 615-395-9830 or email to jimstokes1945@yahoo.com for more info. (3/13)

FOR SALE: Four Centerline Convo Pro wheels with caps, lug nuts, and Eagle GT+4 tires. These wheels and tires came off a mid-year Corvette that has been in temperature controlled storage, and are both in new condition. Retail value of wheel alone is about $1,200. Wheels are 15 x 8.5 inches, with 4.5" offset and 5-4.75 bolt circle. Tires are 215/65-15. $600 or best offer. jwharwell@hotmail.com (3/13)

WANTED: 1. Outside stainless trim for a 1950 Mercury Coupe 2. Rear seat or seat springs for 1949-1951 Mercury 3. 2005-2008 F150 Super Cab front seat. If you have or know where I can get please call 615-972-5502 FOR SALE: 1974 CHEVY Vega Wagon. Solid Car. Set up for Big Block Chevy. Moving and need to sell. Call 931-451-7622 for a heckuva deal! (3/13)


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. (1/13) .

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)

WANTED: LOOKING FOR 2 CARS FROM THE ROARING 20’s! I am on the Historic Rock Castle Gala planning committee again this year with the theme of: The Great Gatsby! The gala is scheduled for June 1, 2013. We are looking for two cars for prominent display that are representative of the Roaring 20's! They will also be a setting for couples having their pictures made. For each car we borrow, the owner will get a free ticket to the Gala, along with a couple of drink tickets... Value: $100. Anyone interested can contact me directly: Cheryl Puryear - Puryear Marketing & Associates email: cherylpuryear01@gmail.com phone (615) 838-8238 (3/13) WANTED: 1932 Ford Frame and/or roadster body. Can be aftermarket frame and or body. Send pictures and info to hotrodsbyjimmyb@gmail.com (3/13)

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Just like the other “fall classic” ( World Series), The Battlefield Region of the AACA Car Club hit a home run with their 23rd edition of their Antique & Classic Car show. The weather was perfect for a fall day, and with plenty of parking, all they needed was a few hundred cars to come out and fill up the blacktop. And they did come out!! We’ve got a small sample of some of the great entries this event had in 2012. Wish we had more room to show them all to you. The more important thing about this show, in our humble opinion, is the charity work that takes place after all the awards are given out and the cars and trucks have all gone home. The Club chooses a number of charities to help out with the proceeds from the show. This is where the rubber meets the road in our opinion. Car Folks helping others out that truly need a hand. All the hard work that goes into an event like this is forgotten when the smiles come from helping out a needy group of folks. Kudo’s to the “Battlefield Bunch”. Make your plans now to attend the 2013 edition of this great event. They have a space on the blacktop saved for you!


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“We’ll do this one time!” Famous words that were so wrong. The California Hot Rod Reunion has been going strong every since the “one time”. This one is one of those you want to check off your bucket list, because the fun factor is maxed out. Vintage drag racing, HUGE swap meet, show & shine “in the grove”, fun every nite at the host hotel and well you get the picture. Since a lot of this stuff started out on the left coast after WW2, it only stands to reason that a lot of cool vintage stuff is out there. Throw in holding this deal at the historic and oh so cool FAMOSO Dragstrip in Bakersfield CA, just adds to the cool vibe. Take a look at some of the cool cars and stuff that was going on at the 2012 CHRR.

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Finish Line…. In todays drag racing corporate team world, the haulers are huge slab sided billboards rolling down the interstates. “Back in the day” as they say, when racers started hauling their race cars to the track, instead of driving them like they did for many years,, the trucks you see here are just some of the examples of what was being used. Remember now, in the 60’s, these were “state of the art” and if you had one, you were in the “big time” deal. We love em’….they have character.

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GEARHEAD GAZZETTE Vol 13 - #3  

Monthly magazine for hot rodders and everyone who digs cool cars and trucks.

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