Street Beat

March 2018

44th YEAR

By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars




Best Wishes for Quick Recovery

KARC member Charlie McCready is recovering from a mild heart attack, following a bout with pneumonia. Please keep Charlie in your thoughts and prayers.


Member Harry Soard made a trip to the hospital with vertigo.  Best wishes to Harry.


Car Show Sponsors

Please try to firm car show sponsors. We do need to finalize sponsors for this year’s car show, so flyers can be printed.


Member Machines and Gossip

We have "Hurd" that one of the club's more prominent members was recently seen at Ridgewood ordering a half sandwich and a small coke with two straws to share with his lady friend.

Rumors that he left Hardees coupons for a tip have yet to be confirmed.


Perry Stapleton's Chevy II is painted and ready to start going back together. Knoxville?


Bruce Roberts' had a valvetrain malfunction on his Chrysler hemi. The final missing part in his repair was a valve cover gasket. Advance Auto said they didn't have said gasket, but Charlie Ball found out they did.


Don Hughes' Chevy sedan is ever so close to final paint.


Engine assembly and final details are coming along nicely on the Ball, Vicars, Cartwright Volkswagen. Even though he was watching Sid and Charlie work on the car when he went to sleep and fell out of his chair Cartwright's injuries didn't qualify for workman's comp.


Charlie Ball is now the proud owner of the "Bucking Ford". Be sure and ask Charlie when exhibits and rides are scheduled.


Gary Whittington picked up a 302 and C4, form Rayford Dingus, to replace the 200 6 cylinder in his 65 Mustang. Gary enlisted a barefoot beauty to help unload the motor/tranny combo. Word has it she’s working for a new pair of shoes.



Up Coming Events

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

Mar 23-25            Vintage Steel Show & Swap Meet – Veteran’s Memorial Park, Mt Airy, NC (Show on Sat)

Mar 31                 HotRod Swap Meet and Flea Market – Tooter Town Auction & Fairground, Hwy 14, Greer, SC


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 12                  Track Laps at Bristol Motor Speedway – for more info

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 18-20             Vintage Steel Show & Swap Meet – New River Valley Fairgrounds, Dublin, VA

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 1-3               Chasing Cars at the River – Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista, VA

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 16                AM2018 Mustang Show - Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, PA

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

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

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




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., March 8th, 6 PM, Business @ 7 PM