Street Beat

Febuary 2023

49th YEAR

By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars




2023 Dues

As a reminder, dues are now due. Please bring your $20 to this month’s meeting. The club voted, in December’s meeting, to receive one of the new 50 year KARC club caps, you must attend a meeting and pay dues.


2023 Car Show Sponsors

Please confirm existing sponsors for this year’s show. Also, please reach out to anyone who might be interested in being a sponsor. Calendars are available to drop off at sponsors.


Members Machines and Gossip

There was a good crowd at the Gray Fairgrounds for the January Swap Meet. On Friday, it was sunny and the temp was around 40 or a little higher, but, the wind made it feel like 20. Needless to say, several members were seen hanging out in Charlie Ball and Pee Wee Phipps’ booth. It was a great place to stop and warm up and swap tall tales. Incidentally, if you’re in the market for an antique tag, the year of your ride, talk to Charlie. He has acquired a pretty good sized collection and does a great job on them.


Probably shouldn’t talk about him, but, one member (maybe the one writing this story) got into his truck, about 3pm, to leave the fairgrounds and pulled into a line of traffic. While waiting in that traffic, called his wife to ask if she needed him to bring anything……still waiting. After sitting a good while, wondering if there was a wreck up near the old Sitting Bull restaurant, it dawned on him, still talking to wife, “There’s not a wreck. It’s Friday, a school day. All this time, I’ve been sitting in the student pickup line for this elementary school over here”. Oops.


Charlie sent me this picture of Tim Hammond’s 32 pickup, last month, and I sent out the newsletter before I saw it. Like everything Tim build’s, it’s going to be a nice one.

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2023 Shows

Feb 10-11        Lakeland Carlisle Auction, Sun ‘N Fun Expo, Carlisle, PA


Mar 16-18        34th Annual Run to the Sun Car Show, Old Myrtle Square Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC


April 8              Rumble in The Brier Car Show & Spring Fling, 2295 Old State Hwy 11, Greenbrier TN

April 19-23       Spring Carlisle, Carlisle Fairgrounds, Carlisle, PA

April 20-21       Spring Carlisle Auction, Carlisle Expo Center, Carlisle, PA

April 21-23       Annual Southeastern Mini Truckin’, Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

April 29            6th Annual Spring Fever Auto Show – Robertson County–Springfield Airport, 4432 Airport Rd, Springfield TN


May 5-7           49th Annual Street Rod Nationals South, Chilhowee Park & Expo Center, Knoxville, TN

May 12-13       Import & Performance Nationals, Carlisle Fairgrounds, Carlisle, PA

May 26-28       40th Annual Mid-America Street Rod Nationals, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield, Missouri

May 26–27      Four-Wheel Drives in the Valley, Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

May 27            Wilderness Trail Rod Run, Downtown Kingsport, TN


Jun 2–3            Performance Automotive Swap Meet – Appalachian Fair Grounds, Gray, TN

Jun 2-4             Ford Nationals, Carlisle Fairgrounds, Carlisle, PA

Jun 2-4             49th Annual Street Rod Nationals East, York Expo Center, York, PA

Jun 9–10          WNC Jeep Fest, Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

Jun 15–17        Maggie Valley Swap Meet / Camaro & Firebird, Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

Jun 23-24         GM Nationals, Carlisle Fairgrounds, Carlisle, PA

Jun 24              Volunteer State Auto Show, Hardin Park, Greeneville TN (10 AM – 4 PM)


July 14–15       Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo / Moonshine Valley F-100s, Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC


Aug 3-6            54th Annual Street Rod Nationals, Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, KY

Aug 4-6            Truck Nationals, Carlisle Fairgrounds, Carlisle, PA

Aug 19             Eurofest Maggie Valley, All European Auto Event, Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

Aug 24-26        Corvettes at Carlisle, Carlisle Fairgrounds, Carlisle, PA

Aug 26–27       KKOA Icons of Hotrodding Festival, 1969 and older, Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC


Sept 27-Oct 1  Fall Carlisle, Carlisle Fairgrounds, Carlisle, PA

Sept 8-9          Triple Crown of Rodding, Nashville Speedway This show is being billed as the replacement for Shades of the Past

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Sept 15–16     VWs in the Valley, Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

Sept 21-23      Maggie Valley Swap Meet / Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo / C-10 Nationals, Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

Sept 28-29      Fall Carlisle Auction, Carlisle Expo Center, Carlisle, PA


Sept 13           Fall Market & Car Show, Asbury Place, 100 Netherland Lane, Kingsport, TN 

Sept 15-17      29th Annual Street Rod Nationals Northeast, Champlain Valley Expo Center, Burlington Vermont

Sept 8-10        43rd Street Rod Nationals North, Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan


Oct 3-6           Hershey Car Show & Flea Market, Hershey Park, Hershey, PA

Oct 6–8          2nd Annual Showdown in the Valley, Open car & truck show, Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

Oct 14            Mossy Creek Cruzers Car Show Bush’s ]Visitor Center (Ballpark, Dandridge, TN (Chestnut Hill) (Fill the Truck with Toys) (9AM – 3:30PM)

Oct 13-15       40th Annual Southwest Street Rod Nationals, OKC Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, OK

Oct 13–14      Vairs in the Valley, Corvairs, Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC


Nov 10-11      Lakeland Carlisle Auction, Sun ‘N Fun Expo, Carlisle, PA


Weekly and Monthly Cruise-Ins

Free Summer Concert Series 2021 & Cruise-In, First Saturday of each month, Downtown Gate City, VA

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)

Mossy Creek Cruzers Cruise-In on Friday nights at Big Lots on 11-E (Broadway Blvd) in Jefferson City, TN

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.

Gate City Weekly Cruise-In every Saturday night from 6 to 9 on Jackson St.. Entrance on Court House end.





A1 Auto Paint of Greenville LLC


BluLis Boutique


Ballistic Hair co

423-246-1533 Ext 19

Betty's Stockyard Cafe


       Berry's Pharmacy        


Brown's Auto & Air Conditioning


Café 93


Carter's Powder Coating


Center Street Grill & Smokehouse


Dan’l Boone Region AACA 


Dirt Road Customs


Don's & Davis' Sanitation


DP Automotive


East Tennessee Chrome Plating


Eddie’s Rod Shop


Fall Branch Auto Parts


Fort Henry Mall


Gray Synthetic Lubricants


Grant Tire and Automotive


Heritage Title


HitMan Custom Cycles


Indian Springs Grill


Jefferson Sales South


Jeff's Pipe and Muffler


Les Lawson Automotive & Body Shop


Liesel Watkins Realtor Blue Ridge Properties

Office 423-247-4181 

Cell 423-247-7800

Lindsey Bolton State Farm Insurance


Model City Tap House


M&M Upholstery


Mow-Pro Lawn Care


Murphys Automotive


Nappy's Bar


O'Reilly Auto Parts                                                    

                          Colonial Heights






                             Mt Carmel



 Johnson City, W. Market St



     Johnson City, E Oakland Ave





Paint by Darrell 


Pro Body Shop


Quality Heat & Air


Rainbow Motors


Roger Clendenin Racing


Ron Mathews Insurance


R&S Collision Center


Smith Auto Parts and Machine Shop 


Speedway Seat Covers 


State Farm Insurance


Stateline Collision


The Sports Mill


Top Performance


TriCities Lock and Safe


Tyla Laughlin State Farm Insurance


Unique Kar Kare


Wampler Barber Co




Next Club Meeting: Golden Corral Restaurant on Eastman Road Kingsport, TN. Fubuary 9, 2023, 6 PM, Business @ 7 PM