Street Beat

May 2018

44th YEAR

By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars





May Meeting

The KARC May meeting has been moved to the third Thursday (May 17) due to Mike Smith being out of town and the need for him to be present to finalize our car show plans. This is for this month only. We will go back to the regular 2nd Thursday meeting in June.


KARC Super Cruise and Wilderness Trail Rod Run

Please come thinking of what activities you’d like to sign up to help with. Gates and games signup sheets will be passed around at the meeting.


Member Machines and Gossip

Thanks to Charlie Ball and Kathy Price for pictures.


Randall Gibson and Rainbow Motors hosted Ray Presnell for the annual NSRA appreciation day. Around 60 rodders attended. Harold Gilreath brought his Packard. A beautiful ride.


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Several KARC members attended the NSRA Nats South, including Norman Davis, Sid Vicars, Charlie Ball, Buckshot Elliot, Daris Hartsock, Frank Carr, Mike Smith, Maynard Ketron, Bill Hurd, Dick Cartwright, Bruce Roberts, Dewayne Bowen, Jerry Collins, Phil Price, David Baker, and Gary Price. Tony and Eileen Coltharp came over from Anderson County. Tony is looking for a sedan delivery, preferably a 40-41 Plymouth, if anyone has a lead on one.


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Eating hamburgers and ice cream is tiring.


Up Coming Events

May 4-6                44th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals South – Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center, Knoxville, TN

May 4-5                4th Annual Spring Red Neck Ramble – Wilson Cunty Fairgrounds, Lebanon, TN   (Pre 1968 Only)

May 11-12            13th Goodguys Nashville Nationals – Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN

May 18-20            Vintage Steel Show & Swap Meet – New River Valley Fairgrounds, Dublin, VA

May 19                   4th Annual Jesus Spring Fling Thing open Car Show – Mt hermon Baptist Church, Clarksville, TN (931-362-3323 for more info)

May 19                 Auto Swap Meet – City Garage Car Museum Parking Lot, 210 S Main St, Greeneville, TN (10AM – 2PM) (423-972-7492 for more info)

May 19                 Sundown on Depot – Depot Street, Greeneville, TN

May 25                 KARC Super Cruise – Fort Henry Mall, Kingsport, TN

May 26                 Wilderness Trail Rod Run – Downtown Kingsort, TN

May 25-27            35th Annual NSRA Mid America Street Rod Nationals – Ozark Empire Fairground, Springfield, MO


June 1-3              45th Annual NSRA East Street Rod Nationals – York Expo Center, York, PA

June 1-2               1st Annual Summer Performance Automotive Swap Meet – Appalachian Fairgrounds, Gray, TN (321-264-0408 for more info)

June 1-2               Carlisle Ford Nationals – Carlisle, PA

June 1-2               Carlisle Cherolet Nationals – Carlisle, PA

June 1-3               Chasing Cars at the River – Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista, VA

June 2-3               Goodguys 25th Summer Get-Together - Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

June 8-9               Goodguys 26th East Coast Nationals – Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

June 16                AM2018 Mustang Show - Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, PA

June 22-24          34th Annual NSRA Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals – Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo, CO

June 29-July 1    Goodguys 27th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals – Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA


July 6-8               Goodguys 21st PPG Nationals – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH

July 7                  8th Annual Mossey Creek Cruizers Car Show – Jefferson Middle School, 361 W Broadway Blvd, Jefferson City, TN

July 10                Cruise-In at Brookdale Rock Springs – Rock Springs Rd, Kingsport, TN, Start at 3PM, all participants will be served a free meal at 5PM.

July 13-15           Carlisle Crysler Nationals – Carlisle, PA

July 20-22           Floyd Auto Fair – Chantilly Festival Farm, Floyd, VA

July 28                If It Rolls…It Shows Open Car Show – 354 Shadowtown Rd, Blountville, TN (Old Carolina Pottery at Exit 66 on I-81)(423-323-3981 for more info)

July 27-29           Goodguys 31st Pacific Northwest Nationals Presented By Griot's Garage – Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup, WA 


Aug 2-5                49th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals – Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY

Aug 17-19            Goodguys 17th Great Northwest Nationals - Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, Spokane, WA

Aug 17-19            Chasing Cars & Vintage Steel – New River Valley Fair Ground, Dublin, VA

Aug 24-26            Goodguys 32nd West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster - Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

Aug 23-26            Corvettes at Carlisle – Carlisle, PA


Sept 7-9              39th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals North – Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI

Sept 7-9              Goodguys 21st Colorado Nationals - The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland, CO

Sept 7-8              Shades of the Past – Dollywood Splash Country, Pigeon Forge, TN

Sept 6-8              Charlotte Fall Auto Fair – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC

Sept 13-15          Pigeon Forge Rod Run - LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, Pigeon Forge, TN

Sept 14-15          13th Annual Red Neck Ramble – Wilson Cunty Fairgrounds, Lebanon, TN   (Pre 1968 Only)

Sept 14-16          25th Annual NSRA Northeast Street Rod Nationals – Chaplain Valley Exposition, Burlington, VT

Sept 28-30          Goodguys 26th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals – Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX


Oct 3-7                Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet – Carlisle, PA

Oct 10-13            AACA Eastern Division National Fall Meet– Hershey, PA

Oct 12-14            Goodguys 1st Kentucky Nationals – Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY

Oct 12-14            Vintage Steel & Autumn Leaves – Veteran’s Memorial  Park, Mt Airy, NC

Oct 19-20               Goodguys 25th Southeastern Nationals – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC


Nov 10-11           Goodguys 29th Autumn Get-Together - Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

Nov 16-18           Goodguys 21st Southwest Nationals - Westworld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ


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)

K-Mart on Stone Dr, In the Parking lot in front of K-Mart, 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., May 17th, 6 PM, Business @ 7 PM