Street Beat

April 2020

46th YEAR

By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars

 

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Condolences

Thoughts and prayers to Sid and Kathy Vicars with the passing of Kathy’s mother, Virginia Hanson.

 

Well Wishes

Maynard Ketron is home, receiving physical and speech therapy, as he recovers from a stroke.

 

Buckshot Elliott is home recovering from ankle replacement surgery (Editor’s note: I didn’t know this was possible).

 

Let’s keep these and all of our other "Brothers with different mothers" in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Club Meetings

Communication regarding future meetings and, also, informal gatherings will be communicated out, via email and future newsletters, as more details become available and decisions are made. For now, the safety of ourselves and others is most important.

 

2020 Wilderness Trail Rod Run & Super Cruise

Due to the current conditions and the COVID-19 Virus, the 2020 Wilderness Trail Rod Run, scheduled for May 23rd , has been postponed indefinitely. Depending on future developments, decisions will be made at a later date as to a new date or cancellation for this year. The Fort Henry Mall Super Cruise, normally held on Friday before the Wilderness Trail Rod Run, has also been canceled.

 

Member Machines and Gossip

(Thanks to Dick for much of the input)

A compression check on Charlie Ball's '37 revealed low compression on #6 cylinder, removing the head revealed some unusual combustion and wear patterns, but no real cause of the low compression. Keith Owens magnafluxed the block, there are no cracks. Since the engine has 80,000 miles on it Charlie plans to give it a complete rebuild.

 

I (Dick) have the rebuilt transmission back in my '55, it is quiet, shifts beautifully, and the speedometer works. When the car first went on the road the charge indicator was the only thing in the instrument cluster that worked. One by one problems have been solved, I am now awaiting return of the odometer which will, hopefully, have everything in working order.

 

Bill Hurd's Mercury is in Mike Smith's "Butcher shop" getting new instruments.

 

Sid Vicars has given up on learning Chinese, which would have been simpler than getting a Chinese carburetor to work. Now on his third carburetor the Chevy II will idle, just not as smooth as it should.

 

David Baker is using quarantine time to work on an old VW bug. He has removed the engine and is preparing for a rebuild.

 

Get that old car out of quarantine and drive it. This past Saturday, I (Gary) took my Plymouth out for a good long drive, then, came home, had Kathy jump in, and we drove a good while longer. Just cruising and playing the radio, with no particular place to go.

 

Up Coming Events

Apr 2-5              Spring Charlotte Auto Fair - Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC

Apr 3-5              NSRA 33rd Southeast Street Rod Nationals – Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL

Apr 18               Spring Run Old Car Cruize Around – Meet at Wever city Baptist Church at 9AM. More Infor 276-386-7901

Apr 15-18          Bronco Super Celebration – Talley Ho Inn, Pigeon Forge, TN

Apr 16-18          Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run - LeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN

April 25             NSRA Appreciation Day – Rainbow Motors on Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN

Apr 24-26          NSRA 44th Western Street Rod Nationals – Kern County Fairgrounds, Bakersfield, CA

 

May 1-3             NSRA 46th Street Rod Nationals SouthRescheduled for Oct 1-3

May 1-4             Yellow Mustang Registry - The Inn At Christmas Place, Pigeon Forge, TN

May 6-9             Smokey Mountain Pedal Car Show – Country Cascades, Pigeon Forge, TN

May 15-16         Chevy Classic Roundup - The Inn At Christmas Place, Pigeon Forge, TN

May 14-16         Grand National F-100 Reunion - LeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN

May 22-24         NSRA 37th Mid-America Street Rod Nationals – Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield, MO

May 23              Wilderness Trail Rod RunPOSTPONED Infininetly

 

June 5-7           NSRA 47th Street Rod Nationals East – York Expo Center, York, PA

June 4-7           Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge – MainStay Suites, Pigeon Forge, TN

June 12-13       Mountaineer's Antique Auto Club 53rd Annual Car Show – Western NC Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC

June 19-20       Moonshine Rod Run City Park, New Port, TN

June 26-28       NSRA 36th Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals – Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo, CO

 

July 10-12         NSRA 37th Southwest Street Rod Nationals – State Fair Park,Oklahoma City, OK

 

August 6-9        NSRA 51st Street Rod Nationals – Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY

August 21-23    NSRA 2nd Route 66 Street Rod Nationals – Expo New Mexico, Albuoueque, NM

August 20-22    8th Annual Great Smokey Mountain Jeep InvasionLeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN

 

Sept 11-13        NSRA 41st Street Rod Nationals North – Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI

Sept 11-12        Shades of the Past Car ShowDollywoods Splash Country, Pegion Forge, TN

Sept 17-19        Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run - LeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN

Sept 18-20        NSRA 27th Northeast Street Rod Nationals – Champlain Valley Exposition, Burlington, VT

 

OCT 1-3             NSRA 46th Street Rod Nationals SouthChilhowee Park & Expo Center, Knoxville, TN

Oct 22-24          Fall Charlotte Auto Fair - Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC

 

Dec 11              KARC Club Christmas Party – Press Room at Food City on Center St, Kingsport, TN

 

 

Weekly and Monthly Cruise-Ins

Jonesborough Classic Cruise-In – The Chuckey Depot Museum, 110 Second Ave, Jonesborough, TN (Starts May 18 & then every 3rd Sat thru Oct)(5-8PM)

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)

Freddy’s on Stone Dr, In the Parking lot across from Freddy’s, 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)

Walmart 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.

 

Sponsor

Phone

A1 Auto Paint of Greenville LLC

42e3-620-7594

Advance Auto Parts

423-246-4290

Afford-A-Tire

423-863-7386

Ballistic Hair Co

423-246-1533 ext.19

Betty's Stockyard Cafe

423-378-3227

Berry's Pharmacy

423-247-3124

Brooks Circle Wrecker Service

423-578-2131

Brown's Auto & Air Conditioning

423-245-4831

BrushStrokes N'More

423-765-0352

Carter Powder Coating

423-542-1150

D&D Rod and Custom

423-357-4704

Dan'l Boone Region AACA

N/A

Davis Heating and Air, Inc

423-239-8779

Dent Worx, Inc

423-246-3338

Dirt Road Customs

423-817-0848

Don's & Davis' Sanitation

423-246-9715

Eddie's Rod Shop

423-323-2081

Fall Branch Auto

423-348-6125

Fort Henry Mall

423-246-1697

Gray Synthetic Lubricant

423-477-2530

Grant Tire & Automotive

423-247-3149

Gulley Performance

423-247-2271

Heritage Title

423-765-2071

Jeff's Pipe and Muffler

423-247-2571

Jim's Construction

423-335-0224

Les Lawson Automotive & Body Shop

423-288-5101

Mow-Pro Lawn Care

423-416-0216

Mark's Auto Parts

423-345-3549

Murphys Automotive

423-239-9994

Myers Engine Machine

423-638-2579

Nappy's Bar

423-929-9897

Norman"s Auto Repair

423-245-7351

Paint by Darrell

423-288-0861

Pro Body Shop

423-378-9161

ONU Print Customs 

423-288-4877

Quality Heat & Air

423-246-6833

*Rainbow Motors

423-288-5827

R&D Finishing

423-543-1722

Roger Clendenin Racing

423-357-8251

Ron Mathews Insurance

423-246-4241

R & S Collision Center

423-239-5222

Smith Auto Parts & Engine Machine

423-272-7686

Speedway Seatcovers

423-753-4600

State Farm Insurance

423-246-8991

Stateline Collision

423-392-0828

Taylor Automotive & Performance

423-279-0766

Tony's Pipe & Muffler

423-246-7304

Top Performance

423-239-6430

Unique Kar Kare

423-491-0909

Wampler's Barber Co

423-406-1662

Woodstone Deli

423-245-9663

Next Club Meeting: Golden Corral Restaurant on Eastman Road Kingsport, TN. TO BE DETERMINED, 6 PM, Business @ 7 PM