Street Beat

 Feburary 2019

45th YEAR

By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars




2019 Dues

Just a reminder. If you haven’t paid 2019 dues yet, they are now due.


2019 Car Show Sponsor Ads

Please provide all car show sponsor ads by Thursday’s meeting. The artwork is finished and ready to send to the printer upon completion of gathering the sponsor’s ads for submission.


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                                 2019 Art Work


45 Year Hats

The new 45 year club hats will be available at the February club meeting.


Member Machines and Gossip

(Thanks to Sid, Mike, Mark, Keith, Dick for input)

Perry Stapleton has moved his LS1 powered 67 Nova to the Bailey Ranch Butcher Shop, aka, the Mikel Smith garage.  With most of the mechanical work and the body and paint work finished, Perry has enlisted Mike’s skillful help to finish the fuel injection wiring, locate and mount the battery, ECM, main fuse panel, and tie all that together, whilst finish wiring the car in general, and, oh yeah, install AC system, including the wiring, plumbing, and also charge and check operation.   Perry may have thought of a few other things that won’t take very long!  


David Davis’ LS engine swap into his 64 Chevy 11 is mostly complete.  The engine will fire and run inside its new sheet metal.  David said that he and Tony (Tony’s Pipe and Muffler) have designed and fabricated a few adapters that allowed David to retain the exhaust system which was already under the Nova.  David said one of the biggest aggravations was the installation of a one-off hydraulic clutch system, and he can now remove and replace the clutch in record time!


Don Hughes’ 39 Chevy now has all the body and fenders painted and buffed, and a team has been installing fenders and assorted body parts.  Paint looks really good!  Don is still waiting on the weather to allow him to concrete the driveway leading to his new 40x28 garage. 


We also heard KARC member Doug Phillips had to remove 25 trees to make way for his new shop.  So how big is that going to be? 


Harry Soard is also threatening to build a garage.  It is an epidemic of garage building!  And that’s a good thing for all us old Pharts!


While he is not doing anything, Mike Smith has a new Holley Sniper fuel injection system to install on his Suburban. 


Of course, with a new garage, you’ve got to think about that lift you’ve dreamed of all your hot rod life.  We understand in the last few months, David Baker has installed both a 4 post and a 2 post lift.   Don Hughes and Jimmy Edwards liked the looks of the 4 post lift and have theirs ordered, and David Davis has a new 2 post, which he reported was invaluable during his LS  engine installation.


Up Coming Events

March 15-16       Spring Corvette ExpoLeConte Center, Pigeon Forge, TN

March 20-23       Ponies in the Smokies – Sevierville Convention Center, Sevierville, TN

March 29-31       April Fools in Mt Airy – Veteran’s Park, 691 W Lebanon St, Mt Airy, NC


April 5-7             32nd NSRA Southeast Street Rod Nationals – Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL

April 10-13         Bronco Super Celebration – Talley Ho Inn, Pigeon Forge, TN

April 11-13         Spring Rod Run – Pigeon Forge, TN

April 12-14         36th NSRA Southwest Street Rod Nationals – State Fair Park, Oklahoma City, OK

April 27              Cruise Against Cancer – Newport City Park, Newport, TN (New times 7AM-7PM)

April 26-28         43rd NSRA Western Street Rod Nationals – Kern County Fairgrounds, Bakersfield, CA


May 3-5              45th NSRA Street Rod Nationals SouthChilhowee Park & Expo Center, Knoxville, TN

May 16-18          Grand National F100 Ford Reunion – Pigeon Forge, TN

May 17-19          Chasing Cars & Vintage Steel in Dublin VA – New River Valley Fairgrounds, 5581 Fairgrounds Circle, Dublin, VA

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


July 6                  9th Annual Mossy Creek Cruizers Car Show – Jefferson Middle School, Jefferson City, TN

July 19-21           Floyd Auto Fair at Chantilly Farm – Chantilly Farm, 2697 Franklin Pike, Floyd, VA


August 1-4         50th NSRA Street Rod Nationals – Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY

August 16-18     Chasing Cars & Vintage Steel in Dublin VA – New River Valley Fairgrounds, 5581 Fairgrounds Circle, Dublin, VA

August 23-24     Great Smoky Mountain Jeep InvasionLeConte Event Center, Pigeon Forge, TN


Sept 6-7             Shades of the Past Car Show – Pigeon Forge, TN

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


Oct 11-13          Autumn Leaves in Mt Airy – Veteran’s Park, 691 W Lebanon St, Mt Airy, NC


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


Wampler's Barber Co


Woodstone Deli


Zane Brooks Excavating


*Denotes Majoy Show Sponsor

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