Street Beat

July 2017

43nd YEAR

By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars





Prayers to the family of Gary Whittington, after the passing of his mother in June.


Thoughts and prayers go out to Sam and Patsy Edenfield of Winnsboro, SC with the passing of their daughter Jeannine.


Keith Owens

After a bout with pneumonia, Keith is home relaxing, feeling much better, after a nine day stay in the hospital and two weeks of follow-up IV anti-biotics at home. He has follow-up tests this week to make sure the fluid is gone.


Member Machines and Gossip

KARC has been well represented at area car shows this summer.

Several members made the trip to the Moonshine run, where Charlie Ball took home a cash door prize.

Phil made the trip down to Newport and back with front brakes only, on Saturday, after a rusty rear brake line sprung a leak.

Gary found that American Racing center cap screws need to be checked occasionally. Matter of fact, a little Loctite on a couple of screws, per wheel, wouldn’t hurt. He did find an on-line seller for center caps and wheel hardware, at a fraction of the cost of the big parts houses.


Perry Stapleton took home a nice trophy from the Rhythm and Rides car show, in downtown Kingsport.


Up Coming Events

July 8                   Mossy Creek Cruzers Car Show – Jefferson Middle School, Jefferson City, TN

July 8                   Scottish Rite Cruise for Kids Car Show – Food City, 11-E Bypass, Greeneville, TN (Proceeds buy shoes for kids)

July 9                   Catsup Bottle Festival Car, Truck & Bike Show – Collinsville Woodland Park, Collinsville, IL

July 7-9                20th Annual Goodguys PPG Nationals – Columbus, OH

July 15                 Fun Fest Car Show – Downtown Kingsport, TN

July 15                 1st Annual If It Has a Motor Car Show – 2623 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN (423-946-2380 for more info)

July 14-15            Hillbilly Rods Car Show – Maggie Valley, NC

July 14-15            Southeastern Gas and Petroleum Expo – Maggie Valley, NC

July 14-15            C-10 Nationals – Maggie Valley, NC

July 28-29            Hillbilly Jam - Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

July 28-30            30th Annual Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals – Puyallup, WA

July 29                 American Patriots & Pastime Car Show – Kingsport Town Center parking lot, Kingsport, TN (8-3)

July 29                 Hillbilly Show & Shine Car & Bike Show – Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC


Aug 3-6                48th NSRA Street Rod Nationals - Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY

Aug 5                   Fairview Cruise-In – Fairview Homestead, 908 Hillman Hwy, Abingdon, VA (2-5 PM)

Aug 11                 Hot Bristol Night Car Show – State St, Bristol, TN/VA

Aug 12                 Broad Street Cruise-In – Downtown on Broad St, Kingsport, TN (12 noon to 5PM)

Aug 12                 9th Annual American Muscle Mustang Show - Maple Grove Raceway - 30 Stauffer Park Lane, Mohnton, PA. (11 – 5)(Rain Date Aug 19)

Aug 11-12            VSRA Smokin’ Rods In The Smokies – Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

Aug 11-12            Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show – Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center, 1436 Georgia Rd, Franklin, NC

Aug 11-12            3rd Annual Tri-Five Chevrolet Celebration – Beach Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, KY

Aug 19                 Shadow of the Mountains Car Show – City Park, Newport, TN

Aug 18-20            16th Annual Goodguys Great Northwest Nationals – Spokane, WA

Aug 26                 Run for the Hills Car Show- Poplar, NC

Aug 25-27            31st Annual Goodguys West Coast Nationals – Pleasanton, CA


Sept 8-10             38th Street Rod Nationals North – Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI

Sept 8-9               Shades of the Past Rod Run – Dollywood’s Splash Country, Pigeon Forge, TN

Sept 8-10             Super Chevy – Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN

Sept 8-10             20th Annual Goodguys Colorado Nationals – Loveland, CO

Sept 7-9               Chip’s Dixie Gas Fall Swap Meet – Sevierville, TN

Sept 17                Dan’l Boone Region AACA Allandale Car Show – Allandale Mansion, Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN

Sept 14-16           Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run – LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge, TN

Sept 15-16           12th Annual Fall Redneck Ramble – Wilson County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, TN

Sept 15-16           12th Annual Fall Redneck Rumble – Wilson County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, TN

Sept 15-17           24th NSRA Northeast Street Rod Nationals – Champlain Valley Exposition, Burlington, VT

Sept 23                Morristown Fly In / Cruise In – Morristown Airport, Morristown, TN

Sept 21-24           Fall Charlotte Auto Fair – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC

Sept 28-30           Moonshine Valley F100 Ford Truck Show – Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

Sept 28-30           Maggie Valley Fall Swap Meet – Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

Sept 28-30           Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo – Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

Sept 27-Oct 1      Fall Carlisle – Carlisle, PA

Sept 29-Oct 1      25th Annual Goodguys Lone Star Nationals – Fort Worth, TX


Oct 4-7                AACA Eastern Fall Meet – Hershey, PA

Oct 13-15            6th Annual Goodguys Nostalgia Nationals – Bowling Green, KY

Oct 14                 Motorama Cruise-In & Car Show – Main St, Hendersonville, NC

Oct 20-21            Fall Corvette Expo – Events Center, Loudon, TN

Oct 20-22            24th Annual Goodguys Pennzoil Southeastern Nationals – Charlotte, NC

Oct 28                 Tobacco & Fall Festival – Pennington Gap, VA (includes Car Show & Parade)


Nov 11-12           28th Annual Goodguys Autumn Get-Together – Pleasanton, CA

Nov 17-19           20th Annual Goodguys Southwest Nationals – Scottsdale, AZ

Nov 23-36           43rd Annual Turkey Rod Run – Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL


Weekly and Monthly Cruise-Ins

Sonic Drive-In Cruise-In, Fort Henry Dr, Kingsport, TN, 4th Friday of each month starting April 24 thru Oct 23

Somerset, KY, Monthly Cruise in ( ) (Every 4th Saturday April thru October, 1 to 7 PM)

Kingsport Town Center, In the Parking lot next to Sears, Kingsport, TN.  Weekly Fri. Nite Cruise –In

Cruise to the Border, Across from the train Station, Bristol, TN Weekly Fri Nite Cruise-In (May thru Oct)

Elizabethton TN Downtown weekly Saturday Nite Cruise-In (April thru Oct)

Cycle City BI-Weekly Cruise-In, Cycle City on Market St, Kingsport, TN (First Cruise on Saturday April 6, 10 AM to 2 PM)

Dairy Queen Cruise-In, Dairy Queen on 11E across from Wal-Mart, Greenville, TN (Every Sunday 4PM to ????) First Cruise June 9, 2013

Jenkins KY Cruise-In, First Saturday of each Month, City Park Jenkins, KY (Starts first Saturday in May)(Starts at 4PM, Burnouts begin at 7PM)

Big Lots in Jefferson City, TN on Friday nights (5:30 to 8:30) (sponsored by the Mossy Creek Cruzers)

BoJangles in Dandridge, TN on Sunday afternoons (2PM to 5PM) (sponsored by the Mossy Creek Cruzers)

Church Hill Food City, First Saturday of each month at Food City in Church Hill, TN (Food and music)

Cars, Coffee, Tire Kicking, Breakfast, & B.S. – Steak & Shake, at the Pinnacle Bristol, TN, 8 AM to 10 AM last Saturday of each month.




A1 Auto Paint of Greenville LLC


Advance Auto Parts




A-Z Discount & Salvage

Ballistic Hair Co

423-246-1533 ext.19

Betty's Stockyard Cafe


Berry's Pharmacy


Brooks Circle Wrecker Service


Brown's Auto & Air Conditioning


C J's Automotive


Carter Powder Coating


D&D Rod and Custom


Dan'l Boone Region AACA


Dashboard Audio


Davis Heating and Air, Inc


Dent Worx, Inc


Don's & Davis' Sanitation


Eddie's Rod Shop


Epperson Sandblasting


Fall Branch Auto


Gary's Body Shop


Gray Synthetic Lubricant


Golden Corral


Grant Tire & Automotive


Gulley Performance


Happy Camper Camp Grounds


Heritage Title


Jeff's Pipe and Muffler


Jim's Construction


*Kingsport Town Center


Jones’s Brothers Body Shop


Les Lawson Automotive & Body Shop


Mark's Auto Parts


Myers Engine Machine


Nappy's Bar


NCS (National Coatings & Supplies)


Norman"s Auto Repair


Paint by Darrell


Pro Body Shop


ONU Print Customs 


Quality Heat & Air


R&D Finishing


Roger Clendenin Racing


R&R Auto & Body Shop


*Rainbow Motors


Ron Mathews Insurance


R & S Collision Center


Smith Auto Parts & Engine Machine


Speedway Seatcovers


Stateline Collision


Taylor Automotive & Performance


Thumpers Custom Service


Tony's Pipe & Muffler


Top Performance


Unique Kar Kare


Wallace News Stand


Wampler's Barber Co


White Performance


Woodstone Deli


Zane Brooks Excavating


*Denotes Major Show Sponsor



Next Club Meeting: Golden Corral Restaurant on Eastman Road Kingsport, TN., July 13th, 6 PM, Business @ 7 PM