Street Beat

January 2020

46th YEAR

By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars





KARC member Kenneth Wininger passed away on Friday December 13th. Please keep Kenneth’s family in your thoughts and prayers.



Annual dues are due. Put an extra $20 in your wallet, before Thursday’s meeting.



Please begin securing existing sponsors and looking for new sponsors to add for this year’s show.


Member Machines and Gossip

(Thanks to Dick for the input)


Randy Bledsoe and Betsy, Stan Bledsoe and Jenny, Daniel Gibson and granddaughter, Dick Cartwright and Susie, participated in the Blountville Christmas parade. This is really a nice little parade and a good time was had by all. Be sure and ask Daniel his criteria in choosing the children he threw candy to.


Rayford Dingus just bought a '52 Chevrolet 3 window pickup, fresh out of 40 + years storage. It is really old school with a 283 and the original "3 on the tree" transmission. Rayford has freshened it up and says it runs and drives great, he also said it is for sale.


Tim Hammond recently took delivery of a '32 Ford sedan he bought from a Canadian seller. It is a very nice car with a small block Chevy and a 4-speed transmission, getting the car here from Canada was apparently an ordeal.


Bill Pettis is the proud owner of a flathead powered '40 Ford Coupe that he found on the internet, it appears to be a straight, solid car. Rumor has it that Bill, who already had a '32 sedan had been looking at Tim's '40 coupe and Tim, who already had a '40 coupe was interested in Bill's sedan, and as any true street rodder knows, they reached the ultimate compromise, now they both have a '32 sedan and a '40 coupe.


Mark Warner is making good progress repairing the "tin termite" damage on his '41 Chevy coupe. Mark found a pair of rear fenders in Charlotte, one NOS and one really solid original.


When Bruce Roberts took his '57 Chrysler for a Christmas drive the Gearstar 200 R 4 broke. At last report Bruce had the transmission out and was taking it to a local shop for diagnosis.


When Charlie Ball decided to take his '37 Ford for a Christmas drive it wouldn't start. A coil from an engine Norman Davis had given Charlie, got it started, but Charlie says it is now running rough. 


Sid Vicars hopes to have "Junior", Kathy's ‘63 Chevy II running soon.


My (Dick's) '61 Chevy developed a habit of blowing its horn when turning with the signal on (a bad thing if you happen to be following a bunch of Hell's Angels). After an unsuccessful attempt to fix it, I checked the original '61 Chevrolet shop manual and found a cure.


Up Coming Events

Jan 18-19         7th Annual Lakeway Area Winter Angel Expo – Great Smoky Mountain Expo Center, White Pine, TN

Jan 24-25         31st Annual River Ranch Rod Run – Westgate River Ranch Resort, River Ranch, FL

Jan 24-26         24th Annual Performance Automotive Swap Meet – Appalachian Fariground, Gray, TN


Mar 20-21          Spring Corvette Expo - LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN

Mar 20-21          Horse Power & Hot Rods Car Show - LeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN

Mar 20-21          Chevelles in the Smokies Showdown - LeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN

Mar 25-28          Ponies In The Smokies – Sevierville Convention Center, Sevierville, TN


Apr 2-5              Spring Charlotte Auto Fair - Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC

Apr 3-5              NSRA 33rd Southeast Street Rod Nationals – Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL

Apr 15-18          Bronco Super Celebration – Talley Ho Inn, Pigeon Forge, TN

Apr 16-18          Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run - LeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN


Apr 24-26          NSRA 44th Western Street Rod Nationals – Kern County Fairgrounds, Bakersfield, CA


May 1-3             NSRA 46th Street Rod Nationals SouthChilhowee Park & Expo Center, Knoxville, TN

May 1-4             Yellow Mustang Registry - The Inn At Christmas Place, Pigeon Forge, TN

May 6-9             Smokey Mountain Pedal Car Show – Country Cascades, Pigeon Forge, TN

May 15-16         Chevy Classic Roundup - The Inn At Christmas Place, Pigeon Forge, TN

May 14-16         Grand National F-100 Reunion - LeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN

May 22-24         NSRA 37th Mid-America Street Rod Nationals – Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield, MO

May 22              Kingsport Antique and Rod Club Super Cruise – Fort Henry Mall, Kingsport, TN (Ronald McDonald House bebefit Cruise)

May 23              Wilderness Trail Rod Run – Downtown Kingsport, TN


June 5-7           NSRA 47th Street Rod Nationals East – York Expo Center, York, PA

June 4-7           Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge – MainStay Suites, Pigeon Forge, TN

June 12-13       Mountaineer's Antique Auto Club 53rd Annual Car Show – Western NC Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC

June 26-28       NSRA 36th Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals – Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo, CO


July 10-12         NSRA 37th Southwest Street Rod Nationals – State Fair Park,Oklahoma City, OK


August 6-9        NSRA 51st Street Rod Nationals – Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY

August 21-23    NSRA 2nd Route 66 Street Rod Nationals – Expo New Mexico, Albuoueque, NM

August 20-22    8th Annual Great Smokey Mountain Jeep InvasionLeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN


Sept 11-13        NSRA 41st Street Rod Nationals North – Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI

Sept 11-12        Shades of the Past Car ShowDollywoods Splash Country, Pegion Forge, TN

Sept 17-19        Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run - LeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN

Sept 18-20        NSRA 27th Northeast Street Rod Nationals – Champlain Valley Exposition, Burlington, VT


Oct 22-24          Fall Charlotte Auto Fair - Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC



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 ( ) (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)

Walmart 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




Ballistic Hair Co

423-246-1533 ext.19

Betty's Stockyard Cafe


Berry's Pharmacy


Brooks Circle Wrecker Service


Brown's Auto & Air Conditioning


BrushStrokes N'More


Carter Powder Coating


D&D Rod and Custom


Dan'l Boone Region AACA


Davis Heating and Air, Inc


Dent Worx, Inc


Dirt Road Customs


Don's & Davis' Sanitation


Eddie's Rod Shop


Fall Branch Auto


Fort Henry Mall


Gray Synthetic Lubricant


Grant Tire & Automotive


Gulley Performance


Heritage Title


Jeff's Pipe and Muffler


Jim's Construction


Les Lawson Automotive & Body Shop


Mow-Pro Lawn Care


Mark's Auto Parts


Murphys Automotive


Myers Engine Machine


Nappy's Bar


Norman"s Auto Repair


Paint by Darrell


Pro Body Shop


ONU Print Customs 


Quality Heat & Air


*Rainbow Motors


R&D Finishing


Roger Clendenin Racing


Ron Mathews Insurance


R & S Collision Center


Smith Auto Parts & Engine Machine


Speedway Seatcovers


State Farm Insurance


Stateline Collision


Taylor Automotive & Performance


Tony's Pipe & Muffler


Top Performance


Unique Kar Kare


Wampler's Barber Co


Woodstone Deli


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