Street Beat

March 2020

46th YEAR

By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars





Please be ready to vote for charities, at this month’s meeting. Ballots will be provided.

Be sure to have your sponsors verified for the flyer at the March meeting. We need to have this nailed down so we can get the flyer printed.



 Please follow up with sponsors and secure any new sponsor s you may have. Ronald McDonald House, Shriners, Shades of Grace, Second Harvest Food Bank, and, also Meals on Wheels have been suggested. Ballots for those, as well as write-ins will be available at this month’s meeting, to vote for charity donation distribution.


Member Machines and Gossip

(Thanks to Dick for much of the input)

Neil Morrell is working on his 1972 3 door Suburban in his "spare time" at Fall Branch Auto Parts.


Mike Smith is the proud owner of a 1966 Chevrolet panel, no firm plans, at this time, but it is for sale.


Don Hughes is still waiting to get his '39 Chevrolet sedan into the glass shop for windows. We all know how frustrating it is to be waiting to get one into the shop, but it is not as bad as having it in the shop and months later wishing we had it back.


Sid Vicars is struggling with a leaky Chinese carburetor on Kathy's Chevy II. Rumor is Sid has enrolled in an on line language course to learn how to say " #/<@>\#%!!#?!! and that goes for your horse too" in Chinese.


Bruce Roberts is still looking for the cause of valvetrain problems in his Hemi.


Sid, Bruce and Perry made another trip to Spraker in Mooresville to get Bruce and Perry's noisy rear ends checked. Bruce's was OK, Perry's needed a major rebuild.



I (Dick) waited until the Gray Swap Meet so I could buy parts for my '61 directly from the vendor without having to pay shipping. Turns out they didn't have the needed parts on their trailer (they were on the other trailer) so they would ship to me. When all was said and done, I ended up paying a total of $63.40 to get the $4.00 part I needed. Good news is, that part fixed the horn blowing in turns problem.


Charlie Ball has narrowed the coolant leak on his '37 down to an intake or a head gasket, parts are on hand and Charlie is waiting for a chance to fix his car.


Moving the coolant temperature sensor didn't solve the hot start problems on Gary Price's Plymouth. His next step will be to improve the chassis ground. Gary also has a 260 engine for Kathy's Mustang. So much fun, so little time!


David Baker, along with David and Gary’s nephew Grady Peters, has been working on a ’72 C10 pickup. It is pretty original. David buffed the paint and Nephew Grady has been tweaking mechanicals and cosmetics, trying to get it ready for Run to the Sun at Myrtle Beach. David has his ’70 VW Bug convertible looking lean and mean. Still needs some tweaks, but, looks good.


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Up Coming Events

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 18               Spring Run Old Car Cruize Around – Meet at Wever city Baptist Church at 9AM. More Infor 276-386-7901

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

April 25             NSRA Appreciation Day – Rainbow Motors on Stone Dr, Kingsport, 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 23              Wilderness Trail Rod RunPOSTPONED Infininetly


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 19-20       Moonshine Rod Run City Park, New Port, TN

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


Dec 11              KARC Club Christmas Party – Press Room at Food City on Center St, Kingsport, TN



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.,March 12th, 6 PM, Business @ 7 PM