By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars
Thoughts and prayers for the family of Dr. Dave Berry, honorary KARC member and friend to the area car scene. Dave passed away October 31st.
Charlie Ball provided the following tribute to Doc Berry:
Tribute to David Berry
On October 31, KARC and all car enthusiasts lost a great friend and supporter of the antique automotive community, Pharmacist David Berry.
Dave was a founding member of the Dan’l Boone Region of AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America ) and a Honorary member of KARC for many years.
His ’35 LaSalle cabriolet and ’36 Ford cabriolet were registration numbers 1 and 2 at our shows for years.
He was also the “driving force” at the annual Allandale Car Show and Kingsport’s Fun Fest Car Show until the past few years.
Dave was regarded as a walking encyclopedia on cars, license plates, antique toys, and any other topic his fellow car enthusiasts were curious about. All this, in addition to his vast knowledge of the pharmaceuticals he dealt with for 50 years.
Whether you happened across him at a car event or at Berry’s Pharmacy, Dave always recognized everybody. Not only would he inquire “how are you doing”, but also, how’s your family doing?
One of the most generous, friendly people in Kingsport, he was always up for a ride around Kingsport to see what was going on! He liked to be kept up to date with everybody’s projects and would always ask about them -
“What are you working on…”
“Who has a car we can go see…”
“When’s the next car show…”
“I’m going to Hershey, can I bring anything back for you…”
Dave Berry was a great friend and who will be greatly missed by all.
Rest in peace, dear friend.
Special Thank You from the Berry family and Charlie, to Dick Cartwright for always bringing the golf cart or his scooter to the car shows for “Doc”.
KARC Christmas Party will be December 1st at 6pm. The party will be held at Domtar Cabins.
Cruise to Wheels Through Time
Wheels Through Time closes, for the season, November 26th. This leaves a couple of weekends to try and reschedule our cruise.
Up Coming Events
Nov 10 Patriots & Legends Car Show – Ashville Outlets, 800 Brevard Rd, Ashville, NC (9AM – 5PM) (www.abccm.org for more info)
Nov 16-18 Goodguys 21st Southwest Nationals - Westworld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
Dec 1 KARC Christmas Party, Domtar Cabin, Kingsport, TN
April 5-7 32nd NSRA Southeast Street Rod Nationals – Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL
April 12-14 36th NSRA Southwest Street Rod Nationals – State Fair Park, Oklahoma City, OK
April 26-28 43rd NSRA Western Street Rod Nationals – Kern County Fairgrounds, Bakersfield, CA
May 3-5 45th NSRA Street Rod Nationals South – Chilhowee Park & Expo Center, Knoxville, TN
May 24 KARC Fort Henry Mall Super Cruise – Fort Henrt Mall, Kingsport, TN (benefit cruise for Ronald McDonald House)
May 25 KARC Wilderness Trail Rod Run – Downtown Kingsport, TN
May 24-26 36th NSRA Mid-America Street Rod Nationals – Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield, MO
May31-June 2 46th NSRA Street Rod Nationals East – York Expo Center, York, PA
June 21-23 35th NSRA Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals – Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo, CO
August 1-4 50th NSRA Street Rod Nationals – Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY
Sept 13-15 40th NSRA Street Rod Nationals North – Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sept 20-22 26th NSRA Northeast Street Rod Nationals – Champlain Valley Exposition, Burlington, VT
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 ( http://www.somernitescruise.com/ ) (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.
Next Club Meeting: Golden Corral Restaurant on Eastman Road Kingsport, TN., November 8th, 6 PM, Business @ 7 PM