Street Beat

January 2018

44th YEAR

By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars



Car Show Sponsors

Just a reminder to please try and confirm car show sponsors by the February meeting. We don’t necessarily need payment immediately. We do need to verify sponsors for this year’s car show, so flyers can be printed.


Member Machines and Gossip

Dick Cartwright is starting, from the ground up, on his VW bug restoration. Here is a picture after the floor pans were welded in.


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Gary Whittington has purchased a 302/C4 combo, from Rayford Dingus, to install in his 65 Mustang. Gary has also purchased a disc brake conversion and 8” rear.


The editor’s grandson was spotted illegal street racing in his 50’s model vintage fire truck.

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Charlie Thomas says it has been cold and he ate a lot at Christmas. He says he is now hibernating until spring.


2018 Officer Elections

Due to many members being out with illness in December, we will be electing officers at this month’s meeting. Open positions include Vice President and Treasurer. We will discuss dividing Treasurer’s duties, separating fees/monthly operations and car show responsibilities.


2018 Early Car Shows

Cabin Fever at Knoxville Expo Center is this weekend, Jan 13th and 14th. Next weekend is the car show at Walters State Expo car show, Jan 19th and 20th, exit 8 off I-81. See listings below for more early shows.


Up Coming Events

Jan 19-20             Hamblen County Car Club Winter Angle Expo – Great Smokey Mountain Expo, White Pine, TN

Jan 26-28             22nd Annual Performance Automotive Swap Meet – Applachian Fairgrounds, Gray, TN


Feb 2-3                Moultrie Swap Meet – Moultrie, GA


Mar 2-3                Spring Corvette Expo - LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, Pigeon Forge, TN

Mar 9-11              Goodguys 8th Spring Lone Star Nationals – Texas Motor Speedway, Forth Worth, TX

Mar 16-18            Goodguys 9th Spring National – Westworld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ

Mar 15-17            Run to the Sun – Myrtle Square Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC

Mar 21-24            Ponies in the Smokeys Mustang Car Show– Sevierville Convention Center, Seierville, TN

Mar 24-25            Goodguys 36th All American Get Together – Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA


Apr 6-8                 31st Annual Southeast NSRA Street Rod Nationals – Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL

Apr 5-8                 Charlotte Spring Auto Fair – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC

Apr 5-8                 Goodguys 18th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals – Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA

Apr 13-15             35th Annual Southwest NSRA Street Rod Nationals – State Fair Park, Oklahoma City, OK

Apr 18-22             Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet – Carlisle, PA

Apr 19-21             Spring Grand Rod Run - LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, Pigeon Forge, TN

Apr 20-21             Bunny Run Street Rod & Custom Show – Fairgrounds Park, Jackson, TN

Apr 28                  10th Annual Cruise Against Cancer – Lowes Home Improvement, Newport, TN

Apr 27-29             42nd Annual NSRA Western Street Rod Nationals – Kern County Fairgrounds, Bakersfield, CA

Apr 27-29             Goodguys 4th North Carolina Nationals – North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Apr 27-29              24th Annual Southeast Mini Truckin Nationals – Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC


May 4-6                44th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals South – Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center, Knoxville, TN

May 4-5                4th Annual Spring Red Neck Ramble – Wilson Cunty Fairgrounds, Lebanon, TN   (Pre 1968 Only)

May 11-12            13th Goodguys Nashville Nationals – Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN

May 25                 KARC Super Cruise – Fort Henry Mall, Kingsport, TN

May 26                 Wilderness Trail Rod Run – Downtown Kingsort, TN

May 25-27            35th Annual NSRA Mid America Street Rod Nationals – Ozark Empire Fairground, Springfield, MO


June 1-3              45th Annual NSRA East Street Rod Nationals – York Expo Center, York, PA

June 1-2               Carlisle Ford Nationals – Carlisle, PA

June 1-2               Carlisle Cherolet Nationals – Carlisle, PA

June 2-3               Goodguys 25th Summer Get-Together - Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

June 8-9               Goodguys 26th East Coast Nationals – Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

June 22-24          34th Annual NSRA Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals – Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo, CO

June 29-July 1    Goodguys 27th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals – Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA


July 6-8               Goodguys 21st PPG Nationals – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH

July 13-15           Carlisle Crysler Nationals – Carlisle, PA

July 27-29           Goodguys 31st Pacific Northwest Nationals Presented By Griot's Garage – Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup, WA 


Aug 2-5                49th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals – Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY

Aug 17-19            Goodguys 17th Great Northwest Nationals - Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, Spokane, WA

Aug 24-26            Goodguys 32nd West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster - Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

Aug 23-26            Corvettes at Carlisle – Carlisle, PA


Sept 7-9              39th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals North – Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI

Sept 7-9              Goodguys 21st Colorado Nationals - The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland, CO

Sept 7-8              Shades of the Past – Dollywood Splash Country, Pigeon Forge, TN

Sept 6-8              Charlotte Fall Auto Fair – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC

Sept 13-15          Pigeon Forge Rod Run - LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, Pigeon Forge, TN

Sept 14-15          13th Annual Red Neck Ramble – Wilson Cunty Fairgrounds, Lebanon, TN   (Pre 1968 Only)

Sept 14-16          25th Annual NSRA Northeast Street Rod Nationals – Chaplain Valley Exposition, Burlington, VT

Sept 28-30          Goodguys 26th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals – Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX



Oct 3-7                Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet – Carlisle, PA

Oct 10-13            AACA Eastern Division National Fall Meet– Hershey, PA

Oct 12-14            Goodguys 1st Kentucky Nationals – Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY

Oct 19-20               Goodguys 25th Southeastern Nationals – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC


Nov 10-11           Goodguys 29th Autumn Get-Together - Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

Nov 16-18           Goodguys 21st Southwest Nationals - Westworld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ


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)

K-Mart on Stone Dr, In the Parking lot in front of K-Mart, 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., December 14th, 6 PM, Business @ 7 PM