Street Beat

September 2017

43nd YEAR

By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars




KARC Club Cruise To Natural Tunnel

The afternoon of Sunday October 1st will be a club cruise, to Natural Tunnel. A large picnic shelter (Shelter #3) with several picnic tables and power has been reserved for the day. Plans will be made, at the September meeting, for departure location and meeting time for the cruise. BBQ vendor details and costs should also be available by this month’s meeting and will be discussed then.


Member Machines and Gossip

Dick reports:

The engineering firm of Ball, Vicars, and Cartwright did an extensive study on why Charlie's '37 Ford didn't stop as well as it should. After figuring master cylinder bore ratios and mechanical advantages we reached an eighth grade general science conclusion: the longer a lever is, the harder it can mash. Charlie now has good brakes.


Shades of the Past

Around a dozen members attended the 2017 Shades of the Past show in Pigeon Forge.  Randy Bledsoe's '34 coupe is on its way to a new home in Newport, TN. After much negotiating Rayford Dingus struck a deal to sell his '59 Ford convertible, unfortunately the prospective buyer couldn't "ahem" find his checkbook. To add insult to injury Rayford lost a rather large cash bet on whether the deal would go through.

Biggest news of the weekend came from the drawing for the Shades of the Past giveaway car. Jerry Collins won a beautiful ’32 Ford Roadster, built by Bobby Alloway’s Rod Shop. Bobby gave Jerry a personal demonstration of all the car’s features. Congratulations Jerry!


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Up Coming Events

Sept 8-10             38th Street Rod Nationals North – Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI

Sept 8-9               Shades of the Past Rod Run – Dollywood’s Splash Country, Pigeon Forge, TN

Sept 8-10             Super Chevy – Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN

Sept 8-10             20th Annual Goodguys Colorado Nationals – Loveland, CO

Sept 9                  Cruzer Palooza Car Show – Downtown Gate City, Va (6-10 PM)(Live Music, Free Registration, 80’S Costume Contest)

Sept 7-9               Chip’s Dixie Gas Fall Swap Meet – Sevierville, TN

Sept 15                Toys from Cops Cruise-In – Sears Parking lot at Fort Henry Mall, Kingsport, TN (6-9 PM)(Entry free, Donations accepted for Toys from Cops)

Sept 17                Dan’l Boone Region AACA Allandale Car Show – Allandale Mansion, Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN

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

Sept 15-16           12th Annual Fall Redneck Ramble – Wilson County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, TN

Sept 15-16           12th Annual Fall Redneck Rumble – Wilson County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, TN

Sept 15-17           24th NSRA Northeast Street Rod Nationals – Champlain Valley Exposition, Burlington, VT

Sept 21                Spirit Night for Johnson Elementary – Chick-fil-a on Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN (portion of sales donated to school)

Sept 23                Morristown Fly In / Cruise In – Morristown Airport, Morristown, TN

Sept 23                4th Annual Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church Car, Truck & Bike Show – Corner Stone Baptist Church, Booher Dr, Bristol, TN

Sept 23                Pickin & Grinnin on Main St – Church Hill, TN

Sept 21-24           Fall Charlotte Auto Fair – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC

Sept 28-30           Moonshine Valley F100 Ford Truck Show – Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

Sept 28-30           Maggie Valley Fall Swap Meet – Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

Sept 28-30           Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo – Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

Sept 30                4tn Annual Rebel Rodz at Lavonia Crest – 100 Snowdrift Ln, Bakersville, NC (All procedes benefit local charities)

Sept 27-Oct 1      Fall Carlisle – Carlisle, PA

Sept 29-Oct 1      25th Annual Goodguys Lone Star Nationals – Fort Worth, TX


Oct 1                   KARC Club Picnic – Natural Tunnel State Park, Duffield, VA

Oct 3                   Indian Springs Elementry School Fall Festival Car & Bike Show – Indian Springs Elementry School, Kingsport, TN (4:30 to 7:30 PM)

                            (Fund Raiser $10 Entry Fee)

Oct 4-7                AACA Eastern Fall Meet – Hershey, PA

Oct 7                   Moccasin Gap NAPA Car Show – First Baptist Church, Weber City, VA (Rain Date Oct 14)

Oct 7                   4th Annual Bikers & Bows Car Show – Ketron Elementry School, Bloomingdale Rd, Kingsport, TN (benefit the Princess Delilah Foundation)


Oct 7                   Hope Helps Fellowship of Wheels – 4540 W Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN, Behind Walgreens ((support Hawkins Co Pantry)

Oct 8                   Elm Springs United Methodist Church Festival/Car Show – Elm Springs United Methodist Church, Elm Springs Rd, Church Hill, TN (2-5 PM)

Oct 13-15            6th Annual Goodguys Nostalgia Nationals – Bowling Green, KY

Oct 14                 Motorama Cruise-In & Car Show – Main St, Hendersonville, NC

Oct 21                 2nd Annual Kingsport Moose Lodge Car/Bike Show – Moose Lodge, 935 Wilcox Dr, Kingsport, TN (Benefit Toys for Tots)

Oct 20-21            Fall Corvette Expo – Events Center, Loudon, TN

Oct 20-22            24th Annual Goodguys Pennzoil Southeastern Nationals – Charlotte, NC

Oct 28                 Tobacco & Fall Festival – Pennington Gap, VA (includes Car Show & Parade)


Nov 11-12           28th Annual Goodguys Autumn Get-Together – Pleasanton, CA

Nov 17-19           20th Annual Goodguys Southwest Nationals – Scottsdale, AZ

Nov 23-36           43rd Annual Turkey Rod Run – Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL


Dec 9                   KARC Christmas Party – Domtar Cabin, Kingsport, TN


Weekly and Monthly Cruise-Ins

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)

Kingsport Town Center, In the Parking lot next to Sears, 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)

Big Lots 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




A-Z Discount & Salvage

Ballistic Hair Co

423-246-1533 ext.19

Betty's Stockyard Cafe


Berry's Pharmacy


Brooks Circle Wrecker Service


Brown's Auto & Air Conditioning


C J's Automotive


Carter Powder Coating


D&D Rod and Custom


Dan'l Boone Region AACA


Dashboard Audio


Davis Heating and Air, Inc


Dent Worx, Inc


Don's & Davis' Sanitation


Eddie's Rod Shop


Epperson Sandblasting


Fall Branch Auto


Gary's Body Shop


Gray Synthetic Lubricant


Golden Corral


Grant Tire & Automotive


Gulley Performance


Happy Camper Camp Grounds


Heritage Title


Jeff's Pipe and Muffler


Jim's Construction


*Kingsport Town Center


Jones’s Brothers Body Shop


Les Lawson Automotive & Body Shop


Mark's Auto Parts


Myers Engine Machine


Nappy's Bar


NCS (National Coatings & Supplies)


Norman"s Auto Repair


Paint by Darrell


Pro Body Shop


ONU Print Customs 


Quality Heat & Air


R&D Finishing


Roger Clendenin Racing


R&R Auto & Body Shop


*Rainbow Motors


Ron Mathews Insurance


R & S Collision Center


Smith Auto Parts & Engine Machine


Speedway Seatcovers


Stateline Collision


Taylor Automotive & Performance


Thumpers Custom Service


Tony's Pipe & Muffler


Top Performance


Unique Kar Kare


Wallace News Stand


Wampler's Barber Co


White Performance


Woodstone Deli


Zane Brooks Excavating


*Denotes Major Show Sponsor



Next Club Meeting: Golden Corral Restaurant on Eastman Road Kingsport, TN., September 14th, 6 PM, Business @ 7 PM