Street Beat

February 2021

47th YEAR

By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars

 

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Condolences                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

KARC member Stan Bledsoe passed away February 3rd. Please keep Jenny, Randy and the family in your thoughts and prayers

 

Local car enthusiast and racer Gary Burke passed away January 30th. Please keep the family in your prayers.

 

Dues

It is that time of year, dues are due for 2021, please bring dues to this month’s meeting or send your $20.00 payment to Mark Warner at 297 Rockingham Gray Tn. 37615.

 

Golden Corral Open

Golden Corral is back open and the meeting room is again available. I have informed them KARC will have a meeting this Thursday, February 11th. When I talked to them, they seemed excited to have us back. - Gary

 

Member Machines and Gossip

(Thanks to Charlie Ball for the pics/info and to Dick for the info.)

 

Bill Pettis is coming right along with his '41 Ford pickup. Seats are in, floor is replaced, and he is detailing the engine. Removal of the pan showed everything to be pristine and that the old hemi has been dynamically balanced. Wheels will either be steelies or Torque thrust D'S. Brakes will be front disc, rear drum.

 

Harry Soard reports the weather in Florida is beautiful and there are plenty of shows and auctions.

 

Les Lawson's 2020 Camaro developed a miss when cold, but, ran fine after warming up. He took it to Courtesy for service. Apparently, the car had been in the service department, but was parked on the back lot where Les was told there are no cameras. Sunday afternoon Jan 31 the car burnt. Despite evidence of a violent fire/explosion, the tires were not burnt. GM has been in touch with Les.

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Gary Price is still moving into his new shop, plans include improved heat and insulation with a lift. (Insulation is a must, before next winter. – Gary) The first project in the shop is a new go-kart for his grandson, and in keeping with  Price family tradition, it is top notch, featuring a hydraulic disc brake and a remote kill switch should grandson get a little too fast.

 

I (Dick) am still trying to get the bugs out of my '55.

This is the fourth winter refurbishing, this years maladies include:

Replacing a defective odometer (2nd time)

Replacing a new Danchuck stereo (2nd time)

Replacing the battery hold down (2nd time)

Adjustment of power windows that didn't work (4th time)

 

Following are some progress pictures of Bill Pettis’ ’41 Ford Pickup and Desoto Hemi. Seat is second row seat from a Chevy conversion van, which fit perfectly after sectioning and lowering tracks. The old Hemi is cleaner than the day it rolled off the assembly line, with gram weights still legible on rod caps and pistons.

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Up Coming Events

March 12-14           Performance Automotive Swap Meet, Appalachian Fair Grounds, Gray TN

 

July 10                    Mossy Creek Cruzers Show, Jefferson City, TN (Location TBD) (Rain Date July 17th)

 

Oct 9                       Fill the truck with toys Show, Mossy Creek Cruzers, Bush Visitor Center, Dandridge, 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)

Hardee’s, Dandridge, TN on Friday nights (5:30 to 8:30) (sponsored by the Mossy Creek Cruzers)( Located exit 417 of I-40, just behind/beside Perkins)

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

Jefferson Sales South

423-224-2306

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

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

Next Club Meeting: Golden Corral Restaurant on Eastman Road Kingsport, TN. February 11,2021, 6 PM, Business @ 7 PM