Street Beat

June 2023

49th YEAR

By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars



2023 Car Show

KARC Wilderness Trail Rod Run was held Memorial Day weekend, on May 27th, at the Kingsport Center For Higher Learning parking lot. The change in venue turned out to be a success. Despite being a cool and cloudy day, over 165 registered participants attended and had a great time. There was plenty of room for participants and activities.


We had adult and kid winners of the games and poker walk. Food trucks and a food tent with Mexican, hot dogs and barbeque, provided food, along with


Special thanks to all the sponsors, especially primary sponsor Randall Gibson and Rainbow Motors who help make this show possible. Randall also provided giveaway bicycles for these lucky kids.

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Eddie Lawson Tribute Cruise-In

There was a big turnout for the tribute to Eddie Lawson Friday night of Memorial Day Weekend. Many KARC members and friends were in attendance.


2023 Shows

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 9–10          9th Annual Spring Redneck Rumble – Farm Bureau Exposition Center, Lebanon, TN

Jun 10              16th Annual Celebration Church Cruise In – Celebration Church, 429 Shipley Ferry Rd, Blountville TN (10AM – 3PM)

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 1               Lakebridge Nursing Home Car Show - 115 Woodlawn Dr, Johnson City, TN (1PM – 4PM)

July 8               Hot Days-Cool Ridez Car Show – American Book Company, 403 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Jefferson City, TN (9-3:30)

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

                for more information.

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

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

Sept 14-16       Pigeon Forge Rod Run - LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, Pigeon Forge TN

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

Sept 17           The 45th Annual Allandale Car Show - Corvette 70th Anniversary, Allandale Mansion, Kingsport, TN

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

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


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 Fill the Truck with Toys – Bush’s Visitor Center Ballpark, Dandridge, TN (Chestnut Hill) (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.

Baileyton Town Hall Horton Hwy in Green County – Third Saturday of each month starting May 18, from 5 to 9. Donations accepted for United Fire Dept.





Butcher Ship / Vintage Air

Bristol Heating & Air


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


English Color and Supply


Fall Branch Auto Parts


Fort Henry Mall


Gray Synthetic Lubricants


Grant Tire and Automotive


Heritage Title


HitMan Custom Cycles


Jefferson Sales South


Jeff's Pipe and Muffler


Kingsport Heating & Air


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


Shipley’s Diner


Short Fuse Engineering

423 256-3333

Smith Auto Parts and Machine Shop 


Speedway Seat Covers 


State Farm Insurance Lindsey


Stateline Collision


Swifty Pig BBQ

423 525-2476

The Sports Mill


Top Performance


Treadz Tire and Towing


TriCities Lock and Safe


Tyla Laughlin State Farm Insurance


Wampler Barber Co




Next Club Meeting: Golden Corral Restaurant on Eastman Road Kingsport, TN. June 8, 2023, 6 PM, Business @ 7 PM