Street Beat

July 2018

44th YEAR

By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars





Well Wishes

Buckshot Elliott made a trip to the hospital due to a tiny piece of finger that was unknowingly stuck in his hand. His finger tripled in size. Hopefully the pain has gone and Buckshot is feeling better. Incidentally, Buckshot’s nurse in the hospital was named Diana Harris…..small world.


Member Machines and Gossip

Thanks to Charlie Ball, Charlie Thomas and Mike Smith for the following.


We “Hurd” that Norman is highly recommending door handles be removed from all street rods and replaced with electric door poppers, see Norman for details. 

Tony and Eileen Coltharp, Les and Pam Lawson, Charlie Thomas and Jeanie, Dick Cartwright and Susie, Bill Hurd and Lisa, Maynard and Joyce Ketron, Bruce Roberts, Perry Stapleton, Charlie Ball, and Jerry Collins attended the Annual Moonshine Run in Newport on weekend of June 15-16. Maynard only lucky one in the crowd, he won a set of jack stands. Sorry if I missed anyone.



Dick Cartwright has his VW project on the road finally. He’s added accessory luggage rack for long trips!

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On Saturday, June 23, several KARC members made the trip to Pineville Kentucky for the Bell County Car Show, hosted by our friend Bill Partain. In attendance were Frank Carr, Buckshot Elliott, Daris Hartsock, Don Hughes, Bill Hurd, Jack Johnson, Maynard Ketron, Les Lawson, Bruce Roberts, Mike Smith, Harry Soard, Perry Stapleton, Gerald Walters, and Mark Warner. Several won $25 Wal Mart gift cards, and a few won $50 drawings. Saw some unusual vehicles at the show including a Mack Truck pickup and a Toyota MR2 converted into a 3 wheeler. On the way back, most of us stopped at the Hob Nob Drive-In for early supper or ice cream.  Perry announced at the show that he is cutting back on sweets (while eating cotton candy), so he only ate one banana split.

Several member stopped by the cabin to wish Rayford and Jan Dingus a happy 25th anniversary.


Lifetime Members

In the May meeting, Dewayne Bowen, Rayford Dingus and Sid Vicars were presented Lifetime Member plaques. Apologies for the following picture not making the June newsletter.

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Fall Cruise to Wheels Through Time

At last month’s meeting, several members indicated they would be interested in club cruise over to Maggie Valley to Wheels Through Time Museum. I (Gary Price) contacted Wheels Through Time and determined the museum will be open every Saturday in October and there are no bike shows planned at the Maggie Valley show grounds on the 20th or 27th. Please discuss if either of those dates would be good, or if another date would be more preferable. I will call back to see if Dale or his son will be there to help guide the tour.


Going North To Alaska

Charlie Thomas made another RV delivery to Alaska. Charlie took many pictures. Here are a couple from the trip.

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Up Coming Events

July 1                  12th Annual Seth Bailey Memorial Cruise-In – Big Stone Gap Visitor Center, 306 Wood Ave East, Big Stone Gap, VA (2-5PM)

July 4                  Freedom Fest Open Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show – 3109 Circle Dr, White Pine, TN

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

July 7                  8th Annual Mossey Creek Cruizers Car Show – Jefferson Middle School, 361 W Broadway Blvd, Jefferson City, TN

July 10                Cruise-In at Brookdale Rock Springs – Rock Springs Rd, Kingsport, TN, Start at 3PM, all participants will be served a free meal at 5PM.

July 14                2nd Annual Heels & Wheels Car ShowWomen Exhibitors Only, City Garage Car Museum, 210 E Main St, Greeneville, TN (10AM – 2PM)

July 13-14           Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo – Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

July 13-15           Carlisle Crysler Nationals – Carlisle, PA

July 18                East Tennessee State University Bucfest Cruis-In & Street Dance – Allandale Campus, 1501 University Blvd, Kingsport, TN (5:30 – 8:30PM)

July 20-22           Floyd Auto Fair – Chantilly Festival Farm, Floyd, VA

July 28                If It Rolls…It Shows Open Car Show – 354 Shadowtown Rd, Blountville, TN (Old Carolina Pottery at Exit 66 on I-81)(423-323-3981 for more info)

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 11                 Broad Street Cruise-In – Downtown Kingsport, TN

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

Aug 17-19            Chasing Cars & Vintage Steel – New River Valley Fair Ground, Dublin, VA

Aug 25                 7th Annual Mossey Creek Cruzers “Fill The Truck With Toys Car Show – Bush’s Visitor Center, Dandridge, TN

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 12-14            Vintage Steel & Autumn Leaves – Veteran’s Memorial  Park, Mt Airy, NC

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




Ballistic Hair Co

423-246-1533 ext.19

Betty's Stockyard Cafe


Berry's Pharmacy


Brooks Circle Wrecker Service


Brown's Auto & Air Conditioning


BrushStrokes N'More


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


Dirt Road Customs


Don's & Davis' Sanitation


Eddie's Rod Shop


Fall Branch Auto


Gary's Body Shop


Gray Synthetic Lubricant


Grant Tire & Automotive


Gulley Performance


Happy Camper Camp Grounds


Heritage Title


Jeff's Pipe and Muffler


Jim's Construction


Fort Henry Mall


Jones’s Brothers Body Shop


Les Lawson Automotive & Body Shop


Mark's Auto Parts


Murphys Automotive


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


Ron Mathews Insurance


R & S Collision Center


*Rainbow Motors


Smith Auto Parts & Engine Machine


Speedway Seatcovers


State Farm Insurance


Stateline Collision


Taylor Automotive & Performance


Tony's Pipe & Muffler


Top Performance


Unique Kar Kare


Wallace News Stand


Wampler's Barber Co


Woodstone Deli


Zane Brooks Excavating


*Denotes Majoy Show Sponsor

Next Club Meeting: Golden Corral Restaurant on Eastman Road Kingsport, TN., June 14th, 6 PM, Business @ 7 PM