Street Beat

Feburary 2020

46th YEAR

By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars





Gentle reminder for those who haven’t paid 2020 dues….nudge….nudge.



Please begin securing existing sponsors and looking for new sponsors to add for this year’s show.


Club Cruise

David Baker has been working on finding a date for a cruise to Maggie Valley. Be ready to discuss possible dates at the meeting.


Member Machines and Gossip

(Thanks to Dick for most of the input)


A number of members attended the Cabin Fever show in Knoxville. Chaperone Maynard Ketron said everyone behaved themselves and had a good time, they did so well, he is planning another field trip, date to be announced.


Ball, Cartwright, and Phipps had their usual booth at the Gray swap meet, saw lots of old friends and caught up on the latest toro ballistics and got rid of a few mistakes. After much discussion it was decided they could get their receipts home without the assistance of Wells Fargo. (Gary: David and I wandered into this booth and both walked away with items we probably didn’t even need. Cartwright is quite the salesman).


Another group attended the Tom Mack auction and swap meet in Concord North Carolina, Randy Bledsoe was the high bidder on a '52 Chevrolet panel, unfortunately the seller's optimistic reserve was 50% higher than the final bid. I (Dick) was considering buying an instrument cluster when Randy pointed out it still had 1/2 tank of gas, of course, I bought it.


Mark Warner has bought an LS engine that may find a home in his '41 coupe.


Gary Price is still fighting a hot start problem with his Plymouth, his next step will be relocating the engine coolant temperature sensor.


Phil Price put a new 110 amp alternator on his ’48 pickup. He got a real deal on it. If you need an alternator, ask him for details.


Bruce Roberts has the engine out of his Chrysler wagon hoping to solve an intermittent lifter problem. Bruce has also been considering a late model hemi powertrain for the wagon.


Randy, Stan, Daniel, Dick and ladies along with Rayford, and Bill Pettis, went to the swap meet at the Nashville Fairgrounds on Feb 2nd. Our hotel had a shuttle to Broadway. A large time was had by all. It could be months before we hear the results of our auditions.


Rayford had already found a new home for his '52 pickup, he is still working on the warranty claims.

The transmission from my (Dick's) 55 is in Kentucky getting a speedometer drive problem fixed, the fuel gauge and speedometer are in Arkansas for repairs. This car has been on the road, sorta, for three years. Street rods sure can be a lot of fun?


Up Coming Events

Mar 20-21          Spring Corvette Expo - LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN

Mar 20-21          Horse Power & Hot Rods Car Show - LeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN

Mar 20-21          Chevelles in the Smokies Showdown - LeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN

Mar 25-28          Ponies In The Smokies – Sevierville Convention Center, Sevierville, TN


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 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


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


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

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 Run – Downtown Kingsport, TN


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



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 ( ) (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.




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


Carter Powder Coating


D&D Rod and Custom


Dan'l Boone Region AACA


Davis Heating and Air, Inc


Dent Worx, Inc


Dirt Road Customs


Don's & Davis' Sanitation


Eddie's Rod Shop


Fall Branch Auto


Fort Henry Mall


Gray Synthetic Lubricant


Grant Tire & Automotive


Gulley Performance


Heritage Title


Jeff's Pipe and Muffler


Jim's Construction


Les Lawson Automotive & Body Shop


Mow-Pro Lawn Care


Mark's Auto Parts


Murphys Automotive


Myers Engine Machine


Nappy's Bar


Norman"s Auto Repair


Paint by Darrell


Pro Body Shop


ONU Print Customs 


Quality Heat & Air


*Rainbow Motors


R&D Finishing


Roger Clendenin Racing


Ron Mathews Insurance


R & S Collision Center


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


Next Club Meeting: Golden Corral Restaurant on Eastman Road Kingsport, TN.,Febuary 9th, 13 PM, Business @ 7 PM