By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars
Bicycle Giveaway FOP Show
Several KARC members attended the FOP show. The bicycles, given away this year, were provided by KARC and Rainbow Motors. Mike Smith coordinated the effort and several members pitched in to get the bikes to their new owners. Thanks to the members that helped out and special thanks to Randall Gibson and Rainbow Motors for providing bikes.
We “Hurd” Norman is thrilled that Frank sold his 40 Ford. No more warranty work! As soon as Bill sells his Plymouth, Norman says he will be out of the warranty business completely!
We also “Hurd” that Bill had brought his Mercury into Norman’s shop, recently, with a weird smell, door popper solenoid was almost on fire! New ones are on order from Eddies Rod Shop. Bill will try to get fixed on warranty from previous owner Tom Herron!
Speaking of Bill. Leaving the Shades show, Saturday after the drawing, I was sitting in traffic admiring a killer original looking ’32 Tudor highboy with wishbone and Flathead. I was telling my wife how I’d love to find one that solid, rambling on and on about how I loved that old car. I looked up and the driver was shaking his 40th anniversary KARC cap at me. It was Bill Pettis.
Jerry Collins was seen admiring the spoked rims on this year’s giveaway car. Jerry rode down with buddy Dallas, hoping to drive home Dallas’ new roadster, but it didn’t work out.
Between the rain and humidity, they had to draw 4 or 5 times (I can’t count that high) to get a car winner. Norman was leaned up under the edge of a building, waiting to see if his number was drawn.
After telling David Baker, “Let’s go on down to where the Top 25 and giveaway are. There’s shelter down there.”, my grandson, David, and I quickly discovered the sheds at the Splash Country rides have mesh roofes. One of the three of us loved getting drenched under that mesh and playing in the rain.
Cruise to Wheels Through Time
I spoke with the folks at Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum. After looking at the upcoming show schedule, I told them the last Saturday in October would likely be the day we would like to cruise over to Maggie Valley as a club. We get a club discount, with the entry fee being $12. They said Dale Walksler might be there, or perhaps not. He comes and goes and no longer schedules his time there. I was told his son Matt is there most every day and almost always on Saturdays. We will discuss the cruise at Thursday’s meeting.
Up Coming Events
Sept 7-9 39th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals North – Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sept 7-8 Shades of the Past – Dollywood Splash Country, Pigeon Forge, TN
Sept 8 Bloomingdale Ruritan Cruise-in – Ketron Middle School, Kingsport, TN (9 AM -?)
Sept 9 O’Reilly Car Show – O’Reilly Auto Parts, Colonial Heights, Fort Henry Dr, Kingsport, 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 29 Random Rods Car Show – Amis Mill Eatery, Rogersville, TN
Sept 29 6th Annual Morristown Hillbilly Chili Cook-Off & Cruisin’ Against Drugs Car Show – Walters State Community College, Morristown, TN
Oct 3-7 Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet – Carlisle, PA
Oct 10-13 AACA Eastern Division National Fall Meet– Hershey, PA
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
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., September 13th, 6 PM, Business @ 7 PM