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Issue # 4-2013
inside It’s All The Gearhead News You Can Use!
Hot Rods in the Mid South
“Barn Fresh” Bumpside
Detailing your Show Car
Kris Kringle Invitational
Cover Shot by Jimmy B at the Tennessee Motorama. Contents page shot of one Cool Caddy The Staff Jim “Jimmy B” Brandau Ed Woodard, Sam Compton, Brian Baker Larry Williams – WILLAIMS GRAPHICS “Jimmy B” & Butch Pate – P8 Photography Jack Cobb - tnhost.com Contributors Phil Paton, Al Liebman, Marshal Robilio, Myles Limbrick, The FRIST Center RTM Productions, Steve Longacre Publisher / Editor Feature Writers Art Director & Designer Photography Web Producer
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The Fun Starts Here
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“ Ya Gotta know where to Go….The FUN Starts Here….”
“The BEST Award of the day….” Ok…we’re moving through the 2013 car show - cruise-in season and it’s time for a reality check for some of us. NOTE please that I said some of us. A few years back, Kirk Jones, Editor of the GOOGUYS GAZETTE did an editorial that was nothing but this important document. At least I think it’s important and I believe a lot more of you feel the same. Kirk also said to feel free and use it as necessary. Well in my humble opinion, it’s necessary again. There are folks out there in car show land, that have been whining and complaining that someone else got the $5.00 or $10.00 trophy, that they think they should have got, because they know their car or truck is SO MUCH better. When you ask them how do they know….they just do because they know and their car or truck is so much nicer than the car or truck that got the award. I know I may alieninant some readers and get some “hate” e-mail, but here goes….GET OVER IT!!!
The local summer shows in your part of the country, and we all have them, are in my opinion, first and foremost in most 4
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cases a fund raising event for some cause or a club activity. We go to them to show off our ride, support the effort raising money, and to see old friends and maybe if you’re lucky, meet some new gearhead friends. of and
Folks, this hobby of ours is first and foremost about people, not the cars or trucks. Elsewhere in this issue is a green block with a quote from the Frankton Roadster Club in New Zealand. Read it 2 or 3 times and let it soak in.
To me, the BEST AWARD anyone of us Gearheads can get, is a “THUMBS UP” from someone checking us out when we are driving our ride, or at a cruise in or car show. That says it all in a quiet approval. Don’t mis-read me here. I am no different than all of you. Recognition of our efforts is great. Getting it is great. Just don’t get carried away if you don’t get the $5.00 award. Enjoy the people you are with and the ones you meet for the first time. I’ll bet you that you get at least one “THUMBS UP” on your way home…The BEST AWARD of the day…YES!!!
“the fun starts here”….
Congrats to Tim Slone of Columbia TN and Kris Henderson of Thompsons Station TN for getting their cool rides featured in the October 2013 issue of HOT ROD Magazine. That’s Tim’s SATURN ION Coupe and Kris’s ‘59 Jag waiting to make a pass at the HOT ROD CHALLENGE run in conjunction with the ECTA at Wilmington OH. Kris sqeeked a 200MPH run wit the tires needing more traction and gremlins kept Tim to 193 MPH. Both cars have gone faster and with a little more tweaking they will be putting up the big numbers. Weather cut the action short.
If you have ever wanted to witness what HOT ROD Magazine’s Drag Week is all about, this is your year! 2 of the tracks are within 3 hrs. or LESS of Nashville TN. If you wanted to follow along to see all the tracks and action, this is the perfect year as the schedule below shows. We know for sure that Kris Henderson of Thompsons Station TN and Tim Slone of Columbia TN will be participating this year. Anybody else in the Mid-South doing the Drag Week Boogie?
And remember to tell em’ ya saw it in the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE cause THE FUN STARTS HERE!!
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Gearheads one of our own needs our help! Our good friend and all around GREAT GEARHEAD Stan Hardcastle has got some serious medical issues. The issues can be taken care of, but Stan needs our help. You probably have seen Stan and his blue Dodge truck at one of the Mid-South Car events, especially if it is MOPAR related His letter ( May 25, 2013) to some of us is listed here below for you to read. If you want to / or can help and get tested, or know someone who may be willing to help, please give them Stanâ€™s email address listed below. Stan has a lot more car shows and Gearhead Fun to have. Please help him if you can. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers, - Jimmy B For those of you curious about my Health situation............. here is where I am. I am now in Stage 5 Kidney Failure or End Stage Renal Failure. Thursday a week ago, I went through the program at Vanderbilt to be evaluated for a Kidney Transplant. I am not yet accepted into the Transplant Program, and here's why: To continue on, I must undergo a Heart Cath Test.......... The Dye used in this test would finish off my kidneys and force me in to Dialysis. This would be extremely hard for me to do and continue to do the type of work I have been doing for the past several years. Then the wait for a Cadaver Donor can be 3 to 5 years. A Cadaver Kidney is expected to extend my life about 10 years. I can come up with a "Living Donor" and be scheduled for surgery, then my life expectancy could be up to 30 years! To be tested, you can go to: http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/transplant/29111 There will be absolutely no cost to you. My insurance covers all costs. They will even fly someone here (Hotel, food, etc.) if necessary. I feel extremely fatigued all the time (I can't do strenuous work) and I feel nauseated all the time. Food and Drinks don't even taste right. The only bright thing for me right now is my work. I can get into a vehicle right now and Drive for hours and I do fine. I love to travel and not being on Dialysis, I can continue to do that. I am thankful to Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group, Carpenter Bus Sales, Mid Ten Ford, and Dixie Motors for continuing to call on me to help them. I also love being at home with my wife, pets and family. And I love attending Car Shows with my friends. If I come up with a Donor, I can continue to do all this. Thanks for reading, Stan If you need more info about helping, CONTACT STAN at firstname.lastname@example.org And remember to tell emâ€™ ya saw it in the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE cause THE FUN STARTS HERE!! www.gearheadgazzette.com
We’re giving a shout out to Earl Black from Lewisburg TN. Earl was on the HOT ROD POWER TOUR again this year (He goes all the time!) and don’t ya know his ‘58 Yeoman Wagon was the first picture that HOT ROD put up on their FACEBOOK page when the tour kicked off and hit the road this year!. Way to go Earl…leading them in style. For those of you who don’t know Earl (I think everybody does!), He is on the road all the time all year long in his “Surfin – N – Sleddin” 1958 Chevy Yeoman Wagon. There is no grass growing under those tires!
Gearhead’s...We lost another hot rodder from the Nashville Hot Rod Community. Terry Manlove who owned T & M Steering in Nashville passed away on July 28th. Terry wasn’t just a hot rodder, he was a hot rodders friend when they needed help. He was a great guy, always there to help you out, however he could help. Terry had just recently left his business to enjoy life and do the things he wanted to do. Terry opened his doors the past few years to host the NSRA Middle Tennessee Appreciation day at T&M. Rest in Peace Terry, you are missed by many! Please keep Terry’s wife Brenda and his children in you thought and prayers at this very difficult time.
N.C. man told to stop taking money to restore cars RALEIGH, N.C. — State officials are trying to put the brakes on a North Carolina man who they say took more than $2 million from people all over the world to restore Pontiac Trans Ams but did not deliver the cars or return the customers’ money. Attorney General Roy Cooper said Monday that a judge issued a temporary restraining order against Robert Allen McElreath, whose businesses were listed at addresses in Black Mountain and Fairview. The order issued last week tells McElreath to stop taking orders and advance deposits for automobile restoration in North Carolina. “Promising consumers a custom car, taking their money and then leaving them high and dry is no way to do business,” Cooper said in a news release. “We want to stop bandits from making off with people’s money.” Among McElreath’s business names is Build-A-Bandit, a reference to the 1977 movie “Smokey and the Bandit,” which featured the Trans Am. Other business names include Pick a Pony, Pontiac Pros, Common Man Classic Hot Rods and Discount Automotive Classic Reconstruction, Cooper said. Since June 2012, the Attorney General’s Office has received 52 written complaints from people from as far away as Australia who signed contracts with McElreath for automobile restoration but never got what they were promised, Cooper said. In addition, 26 warrants have been issued against McElreath for obtaining property by false pretenses. Law enforcement officers believe McElreath has left the state, Cooper said, and the AP didn’t find contact information for him. The complaint filed by Cooper’s office lists Erica Kampert as an associate, and consumers also name her in their complaints. In a phone interview with the Associated Press, Kampert said she was unaware of the TRO and doesn’t know where McElreath is. Kampert said she did paperwork for McElreath, working as his secretary for a while. “Since I don’t know what you’re talking about, it’s best I not to talk to you,” she said before hanging up. The complaint filed by the Attorney General’s Office said McElreath advertised “Smokey and the Bandit” cars on Internet auction sites. Bidders who lost got a call from McElreath offering them a car at a discounted price, Cooper said. Consumers signed a contract and wired thousands of dollars before work began, the complaint said. Consumers said they never got their cars and couldn’t get their money back. Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning ordered McElreath to appear in court June 10. He did not appear at the hearing last week when the temporary restraining order was issued
Here at the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE, we like to highlight hot rodding folks whenever we can. We have a hot rod magazine writer right here in the Middle Tennessee area that deserves some recognition. Some of you may know of him, if you are into the rat rod scene and read RAT ROD magazine on a regular basis. He writes a monthly column for RAT ROD magazine called Tommy’s Toolbox. He is….drum roll please….Tommy Ring! Tommy calls Thompsons Station TN home. He is tucked away on a beautiful country road. Pull into his place…head around back and BAM…there is it…his shop full of rats rods!! Tommy doesn’t just write about them, he owns and drives them too! We like reading your stuff Tommy! Keep up the great work!!
We have had some changes here at the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE and we want to make sure you have the latest info to get a hold of us. Please use email@example.com for any and all future e-mailings. If you are on our direct email list, you will be receiving all correspondence from us, from this email address. If you have one of the other email addresses we used to use to get the info to you, please change it to this one listed here. Please make sure to check your SPAM filter to make sure the Gazzette is not going there, and if it is, please fix it so you get the Gazzette directly. For snail mail put the FOREVER stamp on it and send it to the address listed on the Table of Contents page. Please do not use the HOT RODS & THREADS address going forward…thanks! Jimmy B
Come on...admit it…when you see a cool sticker or decal you know you want to get one and usually do! We like them too. We especially like the ones from the late 50’s –early 60’s that showed the cool places you went on vacation or for a “road trip”. You know the ones we’re talking about, you see them on the back windows, quarter windows and especially on those cool of station wagons. Guess what? You can get some of those cool stickers again. John Bell of BELL’S ART GARAGE (www.johnbellstudio.com) is producing these decals/stickers again. John sent us a few samples and we have to tell you that these are very cool!! High quality, period correct, but with a little hot rodding flare on some of them and others with that period correct look that they have nailed! These decals are die-cut @ 4-1/2 Inches big. The other great thing besides the design and quality, is the GREAT PRICE they are offered at!!! Here’s a few examples. Click on the websites listed here to check out all of them and to get some for yourself…we are!! www.etsy.com/shop/JohnBellStudio
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. AUG 23-24: GALLATIN TN: 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS PRESENTS ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE RACE, SWAP MEET AND AUCTION. AUG 23-25: EVANSVILLE IN: 38TH ANNUAL FROG FOLLIES. •AUG 23-25: PLEASANTON CA: 27TH ANNUAL GOODGUYS WEST COAST NATIONALS. •AUG 24: NASHVILLE TN: MUSIC CITY BBQ FESTIVAL CAR SHOW •AUG 24: HENDERSONVILLE TN: COMMUNITY CHURCH CAR SHOW •AUG 24: HUNTSVILLE AL: A & W CLASSIC CAR & TRUCK SHOW. •AUG 24: MANCHESTER TN: JIFFY BURGER CRUISE IN. •AUG 24: LaRUE OH: MARION COUNTY 6TH ANNUAL FUNNY CAR NATIONALS •AUG 24: TOMPKINSVILLE KY: 34TH ANNUAL MONROE COUNTY WATERMELON FESTIVAL CAR SHOW •AUG 24: LEXINGTON KY: SIXTH SEMI-ANNUAL BLUEGRASS CLASSIC VINTAGE COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. •AUG 25: LEWISBURG TN: TIGER MART CRUISE/SHOW: •AUG 30-31: DANVILLE KY: HOT ROD HULABLOO LUCKY #7: •AUG 30-SEPT 1: COLUMBUS OH: 35TH ANNUAL NMRA FORD EXPO. •AUG 30-SEPT 1: MILLINGTON TN: 10TH ANNUAL ALL STAR EVENT. •AUG 31: COLUMBIA TN: LABOR DAY WEEKEND CRUISIN: •AUG 31: MURFREEESBORO TN: 6TH ANNUAL CROSS WAY BAPTIST CHURCH CAR SHOW. •AUG 31: GOODLETTSVILLE TN: 32ND ANNUAL BOWEN CAMPBELL AUTO EXPO •AUG 31: BOWLING GREEN KY: HARLEY DAVIDSON BOWLING GREEN CAR N’ BIKE SHOW •SEPT 2: MANCHESTER TN: LABOR DAY CRUISE-IN: •SEPT 6-7: PIGEON FORGE TN: SHADES OF THE PAST HOT ROD ROUND UP #31 •SEPT 6-7: RED BOILING SPRINGS TN: 57TH ANNUAL FALL MEET ANTIQUE CAR SHOW •SEPT 6-7: MURRAY KY: ICE CREAM FESTIVAL CRUISE-IN. •SEPT 6-8: BOWLING GREEN KY: 4th ANNUAL HOLLEY LS FEST 2013 •SEPT 7: CHATTANOOGA TN: CHATTANOOGA CRUISE-IN. •SEPT 7: COMMERCE GA: THE NORTHEAST GEORGIA SWAP MEET •SEPT 7: TRACY CITY TN: MYERS HILL CHURCH CRUISE-IN FOR KEVIN. •SEPT 7: FRANKLIN TN: NASHVILLE CORVETTE CLUB TOUCH OF GOLD CAR SHOW. •SEPT 7 & 8: MORRIS IL: JALOPY FEST 2013 THE TRADITIONAL HOT ROD & CUSTOM CAR SHOW •SEPT 12-14: EPPING N.H.: NEW ENGLAND HOT ROD REUNION •SEPT 12-15: PIGEON FORGE TN: OLE SMOKEY TENNESSEE MOONSHINE PIGEON FORGE ROD RUN. •SEPT 13-14: WEST SALEM WI: MISSISSIPPI MAYHEM. •SEPT 14: HILLSBORO TN: CRUISIN’ THE BACKROADS. •SEPT 14: LYLES TN: 6TH ANNUAL EAGLE 1 CAR SHOW. •SEPT 14: JOELTON TN: 5TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE CAR SHOW. •SEPT 15: BRIDGEVIEW IL: KOOL CARS FOR KIDS CHARITY CAR SHOW •SEPT 20-21: LEBANON TN: 8TH ANNUAL REDNECK RUMBLE: •SEPT 21: CLARKSVILLE TN: MEMORY LANE CRUISERS 2013 AUTUMN RUN CAR SHOW. •SEPT 21: FRANKLIN KY: 51ST ANNUAL FRANKLIN CAR SHOW. •SEPT 21: GLADEVILLE TN: 11th GLADEFEST ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. •SEPT 26-29: GAS CITY IN: DUCKTAIL RUNROD & CUSTOM SHOW, A JAMES DEAN WEEKEND. •SEPT 27-29: LEBANON TN: 24TH ANNUAL MUSIC CITY MOPAR CLUB CAR & TRUCK SHOW. •SEPT 27-29: FAIRMOUNT IN: 34TH ANNUAL JAMES DEAN RUN •SEPT 27-29: TUNICA MI: 14th ANNUAL DELTA RIVER CRUISIN’ 2013 •SEPT 27-29: MAGGIE VALLEY NC: JUNE 28-30: MAGGIE VALLEY SWAP MEET & CAR SHOW
•NOV 2-3: CARTHAGE TN: HORSEPOWER BY THE RIVER CUSTOM CAR, BIKE, RATROD SHOW AND SWAP MEET. •SEPT 27-29: BALTIMORE MD: 2ND ANNUAL RODDERS JOURNAL REVIVAL •SEPT 28: WHITE HOUSE TN:1st Annual Car & Motorcycle Show at White House City Park. •SEPT 28: PORTLAND TN: Raise the Praise Happy Days Classic Car Show . •SEPT 28: SCOTTSVILLE KY: CRUISE-IN @ WHITE PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH. •SEPT 28: PULASKI TN: 30TH ANNIVERSARY P.A.C.E. CAR CLUB ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. •SEPT 28: MT JULIET TN: 34TH ANNUAL MUSTANG AND ALL FORD SHOW •SEPT 29: LEWISBURG TN: TIGER MART CRUISE/SHOW: •OCT 5: FRANKLIN TN: 24TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR SHOW: •OCT 5: CALHOUN GA.: “SHOW & GO” Nostalgia drag meet, Car Show & Swap Meet. •OCT 5: ALLARDT TN: GREAT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL CAR SHOW •OCT 5: CENTERVILLE TN: 32ND ANNUAL CENTERVILLE IN THE FALL AUTO SHOW. •OCT 5: BOWLING GREEN KY: VOODOO HOODOO III . •OCT 6-13: MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST: CRUISIN’ THE COAST 2013. •OCT 11-13: TAMPA FL: 26TH ANNUAL SOUTHEAST STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus. •OCT 11-13: DECATAUR IL: VINTAGE WEEKEND IV. •OCT 12: HILLSBORO TN: CRUISIN’ THE BACKROADS. •OCT 12: COMMERCE GA: THE NORTHEAST GEORGIA SWAP MEET: •OCT 19: NASHVILLE / BELLEVUE TN: 24TH ANNUAL FALL COLOR CRUISE: •OCT 25-27: DAYTONA BEACH FL: 2013 DAYTONA BEACH DREAM CRUISE. •OCT 26-27: NASHVILLE TN: 39TH ANNUAL MUSIC CITY HALLOWEEN ROD RUN. •OCT 27: LEWISBURG TN: TIGER MART CRUISE/SHOW: •NOV 2: WOODBURY TN: 5TH ANNUAL WEST SIDE ELEMENATRY CAR SHOW. •NOV 2-3: CARTHAGE TN: HORSEPOWER BY THE RIVER CUSTOM CAR, BIKE, RATROD SHOW AND SWAP MEET. •NOV 2-3: FRANKLIN TN: 10TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE CAR SHOW. •NOV 3: CROWN POINT IN: GREAT LAKERS AUTO CLUB SWAP MEET. •NOV 4-9: PANAMA CITY BEACH FL: 2013 EMERALD COAST CRUIZIN’.
By: Phil Paton – NY Times
Nashville’s Frist Center Shows Off Art Deco Cars When Nashville’s main post office opened in 1934, New Deal federal government programs were on the rise and the architectural style of federal buildings was stern and modernist. It was one of those big stately, solid buildings suggestive of the federal government’s power; tough-looking stone eagles stood sentinel on its facade. The Postal Service moved out of the building several years ago, and it became home to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. On June 14, the former post office lobbies and halls will be the site of a show of collectible automobiles. The exhibition of 18 cars and two motorcycles is called “Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles,” and runs through Sept. 15. The show was organized by Ken Gross, guest curator and former director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. “This is a dream show for me,” Mr. Gross said. “These are my favorite cars of all.” He cited the Stout Scarab, a creation of William Stout, an airline pioneer. The car’s minivanlike body was decorated with a whiskery grille pattern. Mr. Gross said the size and layout of the Frist Center made it possible to display cars two and three per room, giving each type of car tighter focus. According to Thomas Mellins, a historian, in his essay in the show catalog, the term Art Deco did not enter into widespread use until 1968, with the publication of the book, ”Art Deco of the 20s and 30s,” by Bevis Hillier, a historian. Mr. Mellins said that a major show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts popularized the term. 14 www.gearheadgazzette.com
“It is not easy to define Art Deco,” Mr. Gross said. “But most of us recognize it.” The show’s standouts include Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1929 Cord L-29 Cabriolet. This is not the more familiar, coffin-hooded Cord look of the 1930s, but an earlier one. Mr. Wright may have been the one who painted the car its current burnt orange color. Also on display is a 1937 Delahaye 135 MS Roadster by Figoni and Falaschi, with an interior by the leather maker Hermès. In its day, the car was billed as “a Paris gown on wheels.” The one-of-a-kind 1934 Edsel Ford Model 40 Special Speedster, designed by E.T. Gregorie of Lincoln Zephyr and Continental fame, is a true gentleman’s racer. The show also features a 1934 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow Sedan designed by Phillip Wright for the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition of 1933 and 1934. The show is accompanied by a catalog with moody and expressive photos of the cars by Peter Harholdt and essays about them by Mr. Gross and Mr. Mellins. Lane Motor Museum, located just across town, loaned the show one of its streamlined Czech Tatra 97s, of which it has nearly two dozen. The Lane and the Frist will offer reciprocal admission discounts during the run of the show. Either collection is worth an auto aficionado’s trip to Nashville. The Frist does not have its own collection. It is the type of art institution seen more often in Europe, serving as a venue for traveling or locally originated shows. With the Postal Service likely to have more buildings to dispose of in the future, the Frist Center could serve as a model for the new roles the vacated buildings could play in the urban landscape.
HOT RODDING IN THE MID-SOUTH Editor’s Note: This issue Ed has asked his good friend Marshall Robilio from Memphis to give us a photographic hot rodding history from the Memphis area The year is 1953 and the show is The Memphis Rodders Show being held at Ellis Auditorium in Memphis TN.…Cool Stuff!
Words & Picture’s by Marshall Robilio Assisted by Ed Woodard
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Memphis Rodders Show in Ellis Auditorium in Memphis. Left photo is Bill Freemans chopped 34 Ford 5 window. The first Corvette in Memphis is sitting in the background & the roadster at the right is Frank Thornes Sr. Bruce Hales 1940 Ford coupe in the background.
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Marshall's 1932 roadster & crew at Halls TN. This car was well used as a street roadster and as a competitive drag car.
Marshall's 1932 roadster as a killer street rod. Ed says: ”A friend of mine lived right around the corner from Marshall and he & I would Woodard Photo Collection drool every time we saw this car in Marshall's garage”. This was about 1954 or 1955. Woodard Historical Collection
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© Woodard Collection Another picture of that first car show in Memphis. Bruce Hale’s 1940 Ford coupe on the right and Marshall’s baby blue Jag roadster on the left.
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At left is another shot of Bill Freemans 1934 Ford 5 window coupe, being shown at Ellis Auditorium in Memphis TN. Woodard Photo Collection
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Bottom picture is early drag racing at Halls TN airport, the crowd control. Car in the fore Woodard check Photo Collection ground is Bruce Hale’s Speed Shop entry. He had a speed shop on Lamar near Clearpool.
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Jack Friend’s 1932 Channeled Coupe
Take a look at this “sleeper” recently featured on “POWERBLOCK TV. Don Brinson from Clarksville TN way, is the owner of this slick & smooth 1965 Chevy Bel-Air. Miles deep black paint, with bright red factory original style vinyl interior. While the black wheels and small caps may fool some folks, the BFG’s say this one will “get with the program” with that potent Bow-Tie under the hood. Congratulations DB on being featured on POWERBLOCK TV. Thanks to Steve Longacre and Powerblock TV and RTM for sharing these shots from filming day with us.
On seventy beautiful, snow dusted acres, surrounded by rolling hills, we found this stunning Bumpside, fresh from the barn
While beauty is known for being in the eye of the beholder, there are tenets or common properties everything beautiful contains. As physicians, scientists, artists and engineers have studied the human body, they found a common ratio between body parts that if adhered to, predictably dictated that an admirer would sense feelings of attraction and who expressed the subject as attractive or beautiful. This ratio is referred to as the Golden Section or Divine Ratio. It’s based on 5, derivatives of 5 and Phi or 1.618. For centuries scientists have been studying the math that leads to these ideal ratios or proportions and how to use them in design. Here’s how it works: if you take the average human body and measure the distance between the navel and the foot, then consider that measurement as “1”, the height of the average human is equal to 1.618 of that measurement. This Divine Ratio appears throughout the human body and in nature. It’s commonly referred to as “ideal” proportions. When the most beautiful people are measured, it has been shown they have ideal proportions. Well, buried in a holler in Warren County Tennessee, we found a ‘67 F100 with a Divine Ratio… fresh out of the barn. Driving down to Mike’s farm from Nashville was unusual this morning as we don’t get much of the white stuff here in middle Tennessee. It snowed lightly on us all the way down and continued most of the day. The snow and his beautiful farm provided us a rare back drop for this photo opp. On arrival, Mike greeted me with a huge country handshake and a warm southern welcome on this cold February morning.
Starting with the ‘67 model year, Ford released its redesigned truck line with all new proportions. This new design incorporated a distinctive convex body line that has since become known as the bump in “Bumpside.” This design was replaced in ’73 with a concave body line many didn’t consider as attractive. These days, most collectors and builders seem to prefer the Bumpside as a better canvas to start with when building a new ride. While Mike owns several Blue Oval treasures he prefers the distinctive styling found on the Bumpside models. Some purists might disagree with the proportions Mike carved out of this short bed and for hacking up a perfectly good cab. While this diversity of opinion is what makes the car hobby so much fun, it’s hard not to love the vision, artistry, and effort Mike put into this old girl to get her to these proportions. Not to worry though, because between 1967 and 1972, the production run for the Bumpsides, Ford built over two million of these trucks. There are plenty more to play with.
When looking at the build quality in this truck, you might be inclined to think this truck was built with a checkbook by a professional shop. That’s not Mike, he did all of it himself, at home, in the barn.
Mike definitely took the long hard road to bring this beast to life. As the coloring might lead you to believe, this truck is actually several as Mike chose the best parts from his yard art treasure chest.
Looking around Mike’s shop, with his Bridgeport, full size lathe, tubing bender notcher and multiple welders sitting beside the lift, you might be inclined to think this is what he does for a living…but it’s not. It’s what he does for fun. His real job is working as one of those guys we can thank for keeping us “connected”. By connected, I mean Internet, TV, telephone. So not only does Mike have a strong creative side and talent with a fire wrench, he knows a thing or two about electricity and wiring! www.gearheadgazzette.com
Chopping a top is hard enough. But chopping four inches in front and three inches in back while also hacking full frame doors is a big job. The fit is perfect. The patina on this truck is real and very attractive. Being a fan of this style, when Mike asked if he should paint it, my instincts say no. The smoothed door handles, filled bed stake holes and other subtle metal art has just enough surface rust to make it beautiful. The custom cage is another story. Made from .120 wall stainless, it is as it will stay. Look closely at the unique art Mike included in the cage at the top and over the console. A helmet is in order when riding in this beast! Underneath, is all home grown craftsmanship. To get the ride height Mike was after, the independent front suspension had to be moved up by notching the frame rails. Then he custom fabricated the nodular nineinch, braced it for the occasional sudden acceleration the truck might experience and mounted it with a four link ladder bar set up and QA1 aluminum coil overs. While this may sound like a bunch of custom fab work, and it was, it’s what comes easy for Mike. Part of what he does for fun in his barn at home is build some of the most outrageous 4X4’s you’ve ever seen. After looking at some of the work he’s created for others, putting this girl together must have seemed easy.
Mike went the traditional, proven approach with the power and transmission. Starting with a seasoned 302 block, he made his own Boss 302 by adapting the 2 barrel heads from a 351 Cleveland and using a custom intake from B&A. Some people refer to these as Clevors, a combination of Cleveland and Windsor. Mike told the story of “this cam being small” compared to the first one. If this is the small cam, it certainly makes a beautiful lopey noise. The trans is a built C4 with all the typical drag race toys like hardened shafts, reverse valve body, transbrake and a 4,500 rpm stall converter. Drive shaft? Mike made that too.
Inside, other than the dangerous looking custom roll cage elements, it’s not all business as you might expect. The seats are comfortable and well placed with the custom console in just the right spot. Using his creative vision, Mike wanted to incorporate the bump theme on the inside. So he cut the bump from a couple fenders to jazz up the sides of the console. He says it’s not finished yet but it looks super cool. It has tunes and a back-up camera of all things.
This truck was anything but “show ready” clean when we visited. Apparently, in spite of not having front or back glass yet, Mike drives it, going to events like the F100 nationals and local cruise-ins. The evidence was the dirt, grime and his wife Chelsea’s sunglasses and sweater stowed in the passenger door. No door panels.
Mikes ’67 is a great example of good old country ingenuity and timeless craftsmanship executed around a proven and desirable design. And while it looks ultra-racy, it has decent street manners that allow Mike and others to enjoy it while not having to stand over it with a dust rag. I say we need more of these kinds of functional fun builds. Drive ‘em!
When you step back and look at Mikes truck, the proportions just seem to work. The patina lets you focus on the workmanship and design of his modifications while guiding your eyes away from the small imperfections earned over years of hard work as a truck. The four inch front and three and a half inch rear chop job is executed perfectly. The fit is faultless with the overall chop giving a sporty feel to the cockpit.
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TUESDAY NITE CRUISIN: • GALLATIN TN: “CRUISE-IN to the HALFTIME SPORTS BAR & GRILL” Every Tuesday in Summer from 4:30pm -?? Located at 209 W Eastland St. 50/50, Door Prizes and more. For more info call 615-461-8362 WEDNESDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY WEDNESDAY NITE: • FRANKLIN KY: THE OASIS CRUISE-IN: Cruise-In is open to classic cars and hot rods. Being held every Wed. Night thru summer. Door prizes will be given away. There will be music and sometimes LIVE Bands. If you are looking for a good time then cruise into the Oasis. Event held at 116 Steele Rd. For more info call 270-586-5311 THURSDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY THURSDAY 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. • FRANKLIN KY: GATHERING ON THE SQUARE. The "Gathering on the Square" is just a simple gathering of car guys of all kinds... everything from exotic sports cars and imports, to muscle cars and traditional hot rods and kustoms.... even rat rods. They just park on the public square downtown Franklin Kentucky, it's a small town, located right at the KY/TN state line, but there's lots of kool car guys there & nearby Portland Tennessee and Bowling Green Kentucky....as well as other surrounding counties. For more info send email email@example.com • 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 Switching to Thursdays starting September 5th! 2ND THURSDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN: • HENDERSONVILLE TN: CRUISIN’ ON MAIN ST. CRUISE: Cruise being held at the Holder Family Fun Center, 460 West Main St.. Runs from 6-9pm. Cruise runs thru September. Music, Cool Cars, Door Prizes, Children’s games and more. For more info call 615-5904386. 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 24
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FRIDAY NITE CRUISIN’: THESE CRUISES ARE HELD EVERY FRIDAY NITE: • 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: • 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 2nd FRIDAY NITE OF MONTH CRUISIN: • HUNTSVILLE AL: FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN @ ADVANCE AUTO: This cruise is held every 2nd Friday night of the month. Advance Auto located at 4710 University Dr. is the location. Open to all vehicles. Bring your lawn chairs and come on out and have a great time. Huge parking area so no worries there. Runs. from 5:30-9pm. 3rd FRIDAY OF THE MONTH CRUISIN: • PLEASANT VIEW TN: CRUISE’N & GROOVE’N IN OLD TOWN PLEASANT VIEW. Cruise runs from 5:30pm – until ?? Cruising takes place on Main St which will be closed to host the cruise. The Cruise starts in June and runs through the summer. Open to all makes and models. Box dinners will be available and music starts at 630pm. For more info call 615-336-3401 • JAMESTOWN TN: CRUIISE-IN & BIKE NIGHTS AT EXXON EXPRESS: Hosted by the PUSH RODS CAR CLUB. Cruise-In is held at the EXXON EXPRESS MARKET & DELI located at 436 North Main St. Cruise runs from 6pm - ?? (Central Time). The cruise is held the 3rd Friday from April – September. Music, 50/50 drawing and great food too! This is an open cruise so bring what your driving or riding or just come by to check out al the cool rides at the cruise. For more info go to www.under1981.com or call 931-7527593 4th FRIDAY OF THE MONTH CRUISIN: • HUNTSVILLE AL: FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN @ ADVANCE AUTO: This cruise is held every 2nd Friday night of the month. Advance Auto located at 4710 University Dr. is the location. Open to all vehicles. Bring your lawn chairs and come on out and have a great time. Huge parking area so no worries there. Runs. from 5:30-9pm. 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 16th 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 810:30am. Open to all auto enthusiasts. For more info email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 59pm. 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 256-2594939 • CLARKSVILLE TN: MEMORY LANE CRUISERS MONTHLY CRUISE NIGHT. Held the 1st Saturday night thru October. Being held at the NEW LOCATION @ Governors Square Mall. Special parking for the featured vehicles each month. Runs from 5-9pm. Great food choices and oldies music. 50/50 drawings. For more info call 931-249-9026 or go to www.memorylanecruisers.net 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 2nd 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 931-235-8204 • 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
2ND SATURDAY NITE OF THE MONTH CRUISIN: • LEWISBURG TN: CRUISE-IN on the SQUARE: Being held on the 2nd Saturday Night, May thru September. Runs from 4-8pm. Sponsored by the Marshall County Old Car Club. 50/50 drawings. Door prizes. At 7:30pm each month, some lucky participant will win a pair of tickets to the TENNESSEE TITANS game, courtesy of LYONS CHEVROLET BUICK GMC. For more info call 931-359-4923 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 Paul's 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
And they said it would only be done one time…right! The California HOT ROD Reunion turned legit in 2012. That’s right it’s come of age. The 21st version of this great event took place once again at the historic FAMOSO Dragstrip in Bakersfield CA. While all the cars tend to take the spotlight, this deal is really about the people who made drag racing what it is today. These Monday – Friday working guys, spent every free minute they had and any extra money they had and some they didn’t have to build a race car and keep it running. When you get to FAMOSO, it’s like you are transported back 30, 40 or more years to the birth and heyday of drag racing. No cookie cutter look-a-like funny cars or fuel dragsters here. No No! You can tell which one is a Chevy, Ford, or even a Buick body and the dragsters used all kinds of combinations to get down the 1320. This event is an overload of cool! Drag racing is the main event, but the car show in “The Grove” is no slouch as well as a killer swap meet. A cacklefest that has to be seen to be believed! Throw in some great bench racing in the hotel parking lots, and you have a fun filled weekend of drag racing history. The NHRA Museum will do it again in 2013 so check out their website at www.nhra.com and click on the Museum logo for all the info you need to have a nitro filled weekend Only going to do this one time…that’s a good one!
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The 9th Annual KRIS KRINGLE Invitational Car Show is in the history books as they say, and it was another great show. It raised the bar on itself again in 2012. Tom Akers and his crew of volunteers do an absolutely wonderful job of taking care of the exhibitors at the show, all the while giving the spectators new and exciting vehicles and displays to see and enjoy. Itâ€™s a unique showing of cars as most of them do not have stanchions around them, so the spectators and lovers of al this cool iron can get up close and check them out. Also unique is the tie in with the BIG Christmas Crafts Bazaar, that takes place at the same time upstairs. A little something for everyone at this show. Tom and his crew will be doing it again 2013 for the 10th annual show, so put this one on your to see list for the 1st weekend in November.
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The Kick-Off car show for the Middle Tennessee area is the TENNESSEE MOTORAMA from the Both Barrels crew. Scooter and the gang stepped it up and the 2nd Annual version of this winter gathering of lovers of “old iron”. “Old Iron” includes rat rods, hot rods, old trucks, project and choppers, bobbers and tricked out bikes. nd The 2 annual version saw more entries in to the show portion of the event. The swap meet side saw a full house of all kinds of vendors and purveyors of all stuff hot rod and the car corral had some nice rides for sale if you were in the mood to buy something to speed your ability to cruise all year long. Scooter and the Both Barrels gang are already working on the 2014 3 rd Annual version of this winter fun fest. They’re going to hold it in the Middle Tennessee EXPP Center in Murfreesboro TN once again so make your plans to come on out and hove some winter fun. It’s better than throwing a snow ball!!
AUG 23-24: GALLATIN TN: 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS PRESENTS ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE RACE, SWAP MEET AND AUCTION. Being held at the Gallatin Fairgrounds. Over 40 vendor s and racing participants. All proceeds will benefit local food bank. Activities both days. For more info call 615-210-2039 or go to FACEBOOK at 20thCenturyClassicsMotorcycleRaces AUG: 23-25: EVANSVILLE IN: 39TH ANNUAL FROG FOLLIES: Event open to Pre-49 cars and trucks only. Being held at the Vanderburgh 4H Center on U.S. 41. Huge Swap Meet. Vendors. Friday Night Street Party. Saturday Night Boogie Bash. GIVE AWAY for 2013: 1932 Ford Roadster Body & Rolling Chassis. This is one of the Biggie’s and should be on your must attend list! For more info call 812-428FROG or go to www.frogfollies.org THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! AUG 23-25: PLEASANTON CA: 27TH ANNUAL GOODGUYS WEST COAST NATIONALS. This one is the Crown Jewell in the Goodguys Line Up. (Editor Note: Definitely one worth attending). Held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. All the Good Stuff, hot rods, customs, muscle cars, tether cars, Cushman's, miniature engine displays and so much more. Don’t forget HOT ROD WEEK and the chance to cruise to so many places you have read about. For more info go to www.good-guys.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT
AUG 24: NASHVILLE TN: MUSIC CITY BBQ FESTIVAL CAR SHOW: Being held again this year in downtown Nashville. Cars and Motorcycles will be parking on Broadway and 2nd & 3rd Ave. Spaces for the car show are limited!!! If you plan on attending you need to call now to get registered!! There will be trailer parking available. The car show will be held in conjunction with The Music City BBQ festival and Competition cook off. For more info or to register call 615-478-5032 or email to carsrfun@Hotmail.com. Watch the event website for more info www.musiccitybbqfestival.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! AUG 24: HENDERSONVILLE TN: COMMUNITY CHURCH 3rd ANNUAL CAR SHOW & BLOCK PARTY: Community Church of Hendersonville host 3rd Annual Car Show & Block Party. Being held at 381 West Main St. Open show. Awards & Certificates to be handed out. No entry fee – donations accepted. One food voucher per car. For more info go to www.cchville.org AUG 24: LaRUE OH: MARION COUNTY 6 TH ANNUAL FUNNY CAR NATIONALS. Being held at Marion County International Raceway. Featuring the “MIDWEST vs EAST” The War to settle the score! Over 20 Funny Cars, Gassers plus the Green Monster returns! Gates open at 9am. For more info go to www.nostalgiafunnycarnationals.com
AUGUST 24: HUNTSVILLE AL: A & W CLASSIC CAR & TRUCK SHOW. Show runs from 6-9pm. Located at 2220 SPARKEMAN Drive N.W. location. Awards for TOP TEN ad BEST OF SHOW. Food, Fun and Music. For more info go to www.showstopperz.net
AUG 24: TOMPKINSVILLE KY: 34TH ANNUAL MONROE COUNTY WATERMELON FESTIVAL CAR SHOW. Event being held on the Courthouse Square Downtown. Show starts at 4pm. Dash Plaques with entry. All proceeds will be going top B.R.A.K.E.S. There will be food, music, and door prizes. For more info call 270-427-2119
AUG 24: MANCHESTER TN: JIFFY BURGER CRUISE IN. Hosted by the Southern Wheels ‘N” Motion Car Club. Show being held at Jiffy Burger. Everyone welcome. Runs from 4-8pm. Door prizes, Dash Plaques, Music and more. Call 931-649-5725 for more info.
AUG 24: LEXINGTON KY: SIXTH SEMI-ANNUAL BLUEGRASS CLASSIC VINTAGE COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. Being held at the ADESA Lexington Auction Facility. Open to the public. Doors open at 8am(e.s.t.) Limited to 200 cars. For more info call 615-496-2277
AUGUST 25: LEWISBURG TN: TIGER MART CRUISE/SHOW: Event is held at the EXXON at 1550 Franklin Pike & Hwy 50. Runs from 14pm. LOTS OF GIVEAWAYS!! Lunch Specials and more. For more info call 931-270-7600 AUG 30-SEPT 1: MILLINGTON TN: 10TH ANNUAL ALL STAR EVENT. Trucks, Street Rods, Sport Compacts and more! Being held at the USA Stadium. Portion of the proceeds goes to the ALS Foundation. For more info call 901212-7497 or go to www.relaxedallstarevent.com AUG 30-31: DANVILLE KY: HOT ROD HULABLOO LUCKY #7: Open to Pre-68 Traditional Hot Rods, Customs and Bobbers. Friday Night “RIDE AROUND”. World Famous “Hoodlum Downhill Race”. Live Bands, BBQ, Vendors and swap meet. Shelby’s V-8 “Hot Rod Get Together” TOP 25. Event runs from 12 Noon – 6pm both days. For more info go to www.dillehaystreet.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! AUG 30-SEPT 1: COLUMBUS OH: 35TH ANNUAL NMRA FORD EXPO. The largest nostalgia and late model Ford event of the year!. Drag Racing. Car Show. Vendors. Shows within the show. This event is a must be there if the Blue Oval is in your blood. For more info go to www.nmradigital.com AUG 31: COLUMBIA TN: LABOR DAY WEEKEND CRUISIN: Being held at the BIG LOTS Store at 1301 South James Campbell Blvd. This is just a simple Cruise-In to enjoy the Holiday weekend. Open to all vehicles. Takes place from 5-9pm Rain or Shine For more info call 931-446-5834 THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! AUG 31: MURFREEESBORO TN: 6TH ANNUAL CROSS WAY BAPTIST CHURCH CAR SHOW. Show is held at the church grounds at 4194 Shelbyville Hwy. Open show. 50 Classes with 3 awards per class. Specialty Awards too. Runs from 9-3pm. Door Prizes, swap meet, Food Vendors and more. For more info call 615278-0000 or go to www.crosswaybaptist.com
AUGUST 31: GOODLETTSVILLE TN: 32ND ANNUAL BOWEN CAMPBELL AUTO EXPO. Being held at Moss-Wright park. Open Show. Dash Plaques to the 1st 250 entries. 37 Classes. A $50 bill will be awarded to 5 Lucky Winners AFTER the awards presentation. Vendors, food, silent auction, swap meet & DOOR PRIZES. Show happens Rain or Shine. Specialty and class awards. For more info call 615-347-7839 or go to www.sumnercounty-aaca.com AUG 31: BOWLING GREEN KY: HARLEY DAVIDSON BOWLING GREEN CAR N’ BIKE SHOW. Supported by the Southern Kentucky Street Rods. Open Show. No Entry Fe. Food, Fun & Music. $600 in cash prizes for Top 2 Craziest and Top 2 Coolest Motorcycles and Cars. Located right off I-65 at exit 22. For more info call 270-846-4488 or go to www.Harleydavissonbowlinggreen.com SEPTEMBER 2013: SEPT 2: MANCHESTER TN: LABOR DAY CRUISEIN: Hosted by the Dixieland Street Rods. Being held in the Manchester Shopping Center. Cruise runs from 4-7pm. Cruise runs rain or shine. 50-50 drawing. Silent Auction, Music. Awards are the AUTOZONE Favorite 5 and Club Participation. Dash Plaques for the first 100 cruisers. For more info call 931-728-9407 SEPT 6-7: PIGEON FORGE TN: SHADES OF THE PAST HOT ROD ROUND UP #31. being held again this year at DOLLYWOOD Splash Country. Open to 1972 & earlier. TOP 25 competition, Huge Vendor area, Specialty Awards, HUGE 50/50 raffle. Magazine Coverage. Food, Music and lots more hot rodding fun. For more info go to www.shadesofthepast.com or call 865995-2009. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! SEPT 6-7: RED BOILING SPRINGS TN: 57TH ANNUAL FALL MEET ANTIQUE CAR SHOW . Hosted by the Mid-Tenn AACA. Show held on the tree shaded grounds of the THOMAS HOUSE. For more info go to www.midtennaaca.org or call 615-444-7315
SEPT 6-7: MURRAY KY: ICE CREAM FESTIVAL CRUISE-IN. Presented by TOP GUN Car Show Series Events. Event being held at the Murray Court Square in Downtown Murray. Open to all vehicles. Door prizes. Friday 4-9pm and all day Saturday. This is a FRE Event. For more info call 270-382-2139 or go to wwwtopguncarshows.com
SEPT 6-8: BOWLING GREEN KY: 4th ANNUAL HOLLEY LS FEST 2013: A LS celebration of performance and handling. Open to all LS powered vehicles. Auto Crossing, Drag Racing, Countryside Cruise, Drifting, Mobile Dyno, engine swap challenge, show-n-shine, speed shop challenge and more, all in one events. Event being held at the historic Beech Bend Raceway. Vendors, magazine coverage and a whole lot of fun. For more info go to www.holley.com/LSFest SEPT 7: CHATTANOOGA TN: CHATTANOOGA CRUISE-IN. One of the premier car events in the South! Sponsored and sanctioned by COKER TIRE. The Chattanooga Cruise-In runs from 28pm(E.S.T.). Being held in the streets around COKER TIRE. Plenty of food options and a whole lot of fun! For more info go to www.chattanoogacruise-in.com SEPT 7: 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 SEPT 7: TRACY CITY TN: MYERS HILL CHURCH CRUISE-IN FOR KEVIN. Event runs from 3-7pm at 717 Myers Hill Road. All proceeds go to Leukemia Patient Kevin Shrum. Concession will be available. Awards, Door Prizes and model car competition. For more info call 931-6367211 SEPT 7: FRANKLIN TN: NASHVILLE CORVETTE CLUB TOUCH OF GOLD CAR SHOW. Open show for all makes and years. Show being held at O’More College of Design Campus. Show happens rain or shine. 50 Plus classes plus specialty awards. Vendors, Food, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, 50/50 drawing and a bake sale. $100 cash award to car club with most cars entered! For more info call 615-598-2778
SEPT 7 & 8: MORRIS IL: JALOPY FEST 2013 THE TRADITIONAL HOT ROD & CUSTOM CAR SHOW. Event being held at the Grundy County Speedway located right off I-80. Open to 1964 & older hot rods and customs. Swap meet, Vendors, Rock A Billy bands, Pin Up Contest, Flame Throwing, Bonfire and more. Camping available. No Billet, no exposed IFS, No exposed Fuel Injection. For more info go to www.jalopy-fest.com
SEPT 14: LYLES TN: 6TH ANNUAL EAGLE 1 CAR SHOW. Open show. First 75 cars get Dash Plaques,.40 classes – 100 point drive through judging. Door prizes, Concessions and entertainment. $500.00 in cash to be given away! End of summer festival going onto. Show being held at the New East Hickman School Campus at 7700 Hwy 7. All proceeds go to the East High School Automotive Campus. For more info call 931-623-9429.
SEPT 12-14: EPPING N.H.: NEW ENGLAND HOT ROD REUNION. Event being held at the New England Dragway. This event will follow the format of the other 2 Hot Rod Reunions by NHRA. Open to ‘72 & earlier vehicles. Cacklefest. Vendors. Vintage drag racing and a show and shine. For more info call 626250-2497 or go to www.nhra.com and click on Museum link
SEPT 14: JOELTON TN: 5TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE CAR SHOW. Show being held at the Lifehouse Fellowship Church. Top 20 plaques. Specialty awards. Open to all entries. Door Prizes. Concessions available. No registration fee – donations accepted. For more info call 615-517-1423
SEPT 12-15: PIGEON FORGE TN: OLE SMOKEY TENNESSEE MOONSHINE PIGEON FORGE ROD RUN. Show being held in same location as past 30 years – site of the old Grand Hotel. $10,000 cash giveaway. Top 25 awards. Ultimate 5 awards. Vendors. BIG SWAP Meet. Car Corral. Door Prizes. For more info go to www.corvetteexpo.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! SEPT 13-14: WEST SALEM WI: MISSISSIPPI MAYHEM. Show being held at the LaCrosse Interstate Fairgrounds right off I-90. A weekend long event that celebrates the cars, music, styles and spirit of a time gone by. Open to pre’65 hot rods and customs and pre ‘75 bobbers and choppers. Car and bike show, music, vendors, swap meet , dance contest and much much more. For more info go to www.mississippimayhem.com SEPT 14: HILLSBORO TN: CRUISIN’ THE BACKROADS. Cruise being held at the Hillsboro Homecoming Association Park. Open to all makes and models. Cruise runs from 5-9pm. 50/50 raffle, food, music and a whole lot of fun! Make the drive and you WILL enjoy this event. For more info call 931-235-8204 THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!
SEPT 15: BRIDGEVIEW IL: KOOL CARS FOR KIDS CHARITY CAR SHOW. Being held at TOYOTA PARK. Open show – all entries welcome. Show & Shine, VendorsManufacturers Midway, swap meet, car corral and an arts & crafts show. Al registration will receive a meal ticket good for 1 FREE meal deal. PRE-Registered entries receive a dash plaque. Kids game and adult games too. For more info call 773-299-0081 or go to www.bridgeviewlions.org SEPT 20-21: LEBANON TN: 8TH ANNUAL REDNECK RUMBLE: Event being held again this year at the James A Ward Agricultural Center Fairgrounds. Hosted by Both Barrel Promotions. Show is open to Pre-68 Rods, Customs, Rats, and bikes. Swap Meet. Friday Nite Cruise and Live Music. Live music all day Saturday.. Saturday Night Demolition Derby. For more info go to www.bothbarrelpromotions.com or call 615-896-2708 THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!
SEPT 21: CLARKSVILLE TN: MEMORY LANE CRUISERS 2013 AUTUMN RUN CAR SHOW. Being held at the Governor’s Square mall on Wilma Rudolph Blvd. Located in the Sears Parking lot area. Dash Plaques to the first 150 entries. Door Prizes, Cash Drawings, Silent Auction, Food Court and music by George Wallace. TOP 50 awards and Specialty awards. Open show to all vehicles including rat rods and motorcycles. NSRA Safety Inspections will be available. For more info go to www.memorylanecruisers.net or call 931-249-9026 THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! SEPT 21: FRANKLIN KY: 51ST ANNUAL FRANKLIN CAR SHOW. Hosted by the Southern Kentucky Street Rods. Show being held on the Square in Franklin. Runs from 9am – 4pm. Featured Club is the Southern Kentucky Region AACA. Swap meet and Valve Cover Racing. Dash Plaques for all entries. People’s and Local Dignitaries Choice Awards. Top 5 awards in Stock & Modified in 5 classes by years. For more info call 270-5981428 or email to email@example.com SEPT 21: GLADEVILLE TN: 11th GLADEFEST ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. Open show. 48 classes. Auto related flea market. Antique tractors display only. Hit & Miss Engines display only. First 150 entries receive a dash plaque. Gladefest will be going on at the same time. Fun for the entire family. Event located off TN 840 at Stewart Ferry Pike Exit. For more info go to www.midtennaaca.oprg or call 615-444-7315 SEPT 26-29: GAS CITY IN: DUCKTAIL RUNROD & CUSTOM SHOW, A JAMES DEAN WEEKEND. Open to 1972 & older. Event is held in Gas City Park. Swap meet. NSRA Insp. available. For more info go to www.ducktailrun.com or call 765-6622343 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!!!
SEPT 27-29: FAIRMOUNT IN: 34TH ANNUAL JAMES DEAN RUN. Open to entries 1980 and older. Event is held in Play Acres Park. Top 20 & Class judging. For more info call 765-674-4520 SEPT 27-29: TUNICA MI: 14th ANNUAL DELTA RIVER CRUISIN’ 2013: Hosted by the Memphis Street Rods. Show being held at the SAM’s TOWN CASINO. Open to ‘79 models and earlier. Over $10,000 in total cash & prize drawings. For more info go to www.memphisstreetrods.com SEPT 27-29: MAGGIE VALLEY NC: JUNE 28-30: MAGGIE VALLEY NORTH CAROLINA: MAGGIE VALLEY SWAP MEET & CAR SHOW: Open car show. Being held at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Swap meet, Craft world, Music, Food and more. For more info call 800-648-9554 SEPT 27-29: BALTIMORE MD: 2ND ANNUAL RODDERS JOURNAL REVIVAL. Hot Rod & Custom Show being held again at the Pimlico Race Course. Open to Pre-1965 hot rods & customs. Thursday Kick Off party. Friday Daytime cruise through Baltimore county. Saturday evening cruise at Baltimore harbor. Live music, food and the finest hot rods and customs in the country. Lots more to see and do. For more info call 800-750-9550 or go to www.roddersjornal.com SEPT 28: PORTLAND TN: Raise the Praise Happy Days Classic Car Show . Show being held at the Days Gone By Museum. Classics, several trophy divisions, vendors, food, inflatables, auction & Crowning winners of the 50's Fashion Show Competition - Lots of Fun. For more info go to www.rtpevents.org SEPT 28: PULASKI TN: 30TH ANNIVERSARY P.A.C.E. CAR CLUB ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. Being held again at the beautiful Martin Methodist College Campus. Open Show. First 150 entries will receive a dash plaque and FREE LUNCH! 31 classes thru 1988 with 3 awards per class. Special awards. Food available at the show. Flea market and Car corral. Show happens rain or shine For more info go to www.pacecarclub.com or call 931-424-6559 THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!
SEPT 28: SCOTTSVILLE KY: CRUISE-IN @ WHITE PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH. Cruise In runs from 4-8pm. Any cars still there at 8pm will be lined up for a scenic cruise through town. The event will benefit Relay for Life. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life. Free food ( hot dogs & chips), lots of door prizes and a 50/50 pot. Sorry – No Contact info given. SEPT 28: MT JULIET TN: 34TH ANNUAL MUSTANG AND ALL FORD SHOW. Being held at West Wilson Middle School on North Mt Juliet Rd. All entrants MUST BE Ford Powered. 30 Classes with 1st,2nd & 3rd place awards plus Specialty Awards. Show will happen rain or shine. First 150 entries receive participation plaque & goodie bag. Food and drink will be available. Music, Door prizes, Silent auction and the latest vehicles from Ford will be on display. Vendors and all types of activities. For more info call 615-5131275 or go to www.musiccitymustangclub.org THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! SEPTEMBER 29: LEWISBURG TN: TIGER MART CRUISE/SHOW: Event is held at the EXXON at 1550 Franklin Pike & Hwy 50. Runs from 1-4pm. LOTS OF GIVEAWAYS!! Lunch Specials and more. For more info call 931-270-7600 OCT 5: CALHOUN GA.: “SHOW & GO” Nostalgia drag meet, Car Show & Swap Meet. Presented by the North Georgia’s Hot Rods & Paradise Drag Strip. Dragstrip located at 500 Chatsworth Way. For more info go to www.paradisedragstrip.net or call 706-9343437 OCT 5: FRANKLIN TN: 24TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Hosted by the BATTLEFIELD REGION AACA. Being held again this year at the Cool Springs Galleria next to the SEARS Automotive Service Center. Proceeds from the event go to help selected charities. Over 35 judged classes with awards. For more info and to pre-register for show go to www.battlefieldaaca.com or call 615-478-5032. THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! OCT 5: ALLARDT TN: GREAT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL CAR SHOW: For more info go to www.under1981.com or call 931-752-7593
OCT 5: CENTERVILLE TN: 32ND ANNUAL CENTERVILLE IN THE FALL AUTO SHOW. Hosted by the Hickman Civitan Club Inc. Show being held at the Hickman County Justice Center. Best of Show Original & Modified both will get $100 plus award. Swap Meet. Vendor spaces are available. The 8th annual Hickman Quilt Show and the 4th Annual National Banana Pudding Festival will be going on just blocks away. For more info call 931-7294576 OCT 5: BOWLING GREEN KY: VOODOO HOODOO III . Pre-’68 Car & open Bike Show. Hosted by the VOODOO Kings of Tennessee. Show being held at the Super 8 Hotel right off I-65 at exit 22. Live Bands, Vendors, Awards and more. Friday Night Pre-Party that you don’t want to miss! For more info email to tnvoodookings@Comcast.net or find them on FACEBOOK at VooDoo HooDoo III or at www.voodoohoodoo.net THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! 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 11-13: TAMPA FL: 26TH ANNUAL SOUTHEAST STREET ROD NATIONALS Plus. Open to all vehicles 30 yrs old or older. Being held at the Florida State fairgrounds. Vendors, womens world, street of rods and all the fun stuff you find at an NSRA event. For more info or to register go to www.nsra-usa.com or call 574-875-4032 OCT 11-13: DECATAUR IL: VINTAGE WEEKEND IV. Hosted by the American Street Rod Assoc. Open to 1948 & earlier. Event will include swap meet, vendors, games, valve cover races demonstrations and more. Fab 5 awards and more. For more info go to www.americanstreetrodassociaction.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!
OCTOBER 12: HILLSBORO TN: CRUISIN’ THE BACKROADS. Cruise being held at the Hillsboro Homecoming Association Park. Open to all makes and models. Cruise runs from 5-9pm. 50/50 raffle, food, music and a whole lot of fun! Make the drive and you WILL enjoy this event. For more info call 931-235-8204 THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!! OCT 12: 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
OCTOBER 27: LEWISBURG TN: TIGER MART CRUISE/SHOW: Event is held at the EXXON at 1550 Franklin Pike & Hwy 50. Runs from 1-4pm. LOTS OF GIVEAWAYS!! Lunch Specials and more. For more info call 931-270-7600 662-587-9572 or find them on FACEBOOK. NOVEMBER 2013: NOV 2: WOODBURY TN: 5TH ANNUAL WEST SIDE ELEMENATRY CAR SHOW. Show being held at the Cannon County Courthouse. Best of Show award, West Side Award and TOP 25 Awards. Rain Date Nov 9th. For more info call 615-691-1348
OCT 19: NASHVILLE / BELLEVUE TN: 24TH ANNUAL FALL COLOR CRUISE: Hosted by the Midnight Rodders. Open to all vehicles, Customs, Classic’s, Muscle cars, Street Rods – EVERYONE WLECOME! This is a “FUN RUN”. No Fees…Just Fun! This is a driving event. Pack a picnic lunch and get ready to cruise the country side. Where to?? You have to go on the run to find out! Everyone will meet at the Sear Auto Center in the old Bellevue Mall between columns E47 & E50. The Cruise pulls out at (:00am SHARPE!! Don’t be late. The starting location is located at exit 196 off of I-40, south of the interstate between Regions Bank and Publix. For more info email to firstname.lastname@example.org THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!
NOV 2-3: FRANKLIN TN: 10TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE CAR SHOW. Being held in the Williamson County AgEXPO Center at exit 65 off I-65. “One Hundred Years of Automotive History. There will be a special display honoring past award winners. Entries are accepted by invitation only-for consideration. This show is held in conjunction with the Williamson County Parks & Recreation Holiday Crafts Bazzar. EDITORS NOTE: DO NOT DELAY IN CONTACT TOM IF YOU WANT TO ENTER YOUR VEHICLE. THIS SHOW FILLS UP FAST!. For more info call 615-478-5032 THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!
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.
NOV 2-3: CARTHAGE TN: HORSEPOWER BY THE RIVER 2. Custom Car, Truck, Bike, Rat Rod show and Swap Meet. Hosted by Music City Speed & Nostalgia. Show being held at the Smith County Ag Center. Best of Show, Cash Awards/Trophies, Door Prizes, Giveaways and more! Cruise-In Sat Night at the Timberloft Rest. From 5-8pm. For more info call 615-489-3236 or go to www.musiccityspeedandnostalgia.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!
OCT 26-27: NASHVILLE TN: 39TH ANNUAL MUSIC CITY HALLOWEEN ROD RUN. Hosted by the Shadetree Street Rods Club. Being held again this year at the Holiday Inn Express at 111Airport Center Drive. This is a Pre-49 show only. Friday Night Hot Dog Dinner. Costume party on Saturday night for all ages. Dash Plaques, Trophies, Poker walk, Door Prizes, games and lots more fun! Special Club Participation plaque. Five $100 Cash Prizes to be drawn from Pre-Entries received before Sept 27th. For more info call 615-449-7137 or go to www.shadetreestreetrods.com THIS ONE IS A GEARHEAD GAZZETTE PICK EVENT!!!
NOV 3: CROWN POINT IN: GREAT LAKERS AUTO CLUB SWAP MEET. Being held at the Lake County Fair Grounds at 889 South Court St. Doors open to the public at 8am. ALL INDOOR SWAP MEET. Automotive-RoddersRacers-Restorers. Bubba’s Famous Food Court will be open. Spaces available for swap meet but don’t wait long as they sell out fast! For more info or to reserve your swap spot call 219-508-5949
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