By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars
Thoughts and prayers for Buckshot Elliott as he battles Leukemia.
Bicycle Giveaway FOP Show
Just a reminder, since we didn’t give bicycles away at our show, we’ll be giving them away at the FOP show this weekend. Special thanks to Randall Gibson and Rainbow Motors and to the anonymous donor that provided bicycles.
Thanks to Dick Cartwright and Charlie Ball for input.
Season 5 episode 13 of Detroit Muscle has a feature on Mark Coates near the end, it also shows a locally owned '55 Chevrolet.
We have Hurd that Norman Davis is now giving oil changes as wedding presents. The prospective groom is at Myrtle Beach and could not be reached for comment.
Randy and Betsy Bledsoe, Dick Cartwright and Susie, Daniel and Jan Gibson, and Rayford Dingus went to Hiawassee Georgia for The Mountain Moonshine show. This is a nice show in a beautiful town surrounded by mountains and Lake Chatuge. The show ground is adjacent to the motel parking lot. I highly recommend this show.
On the way home, we had the misfortune to see firsthand that 58 year old drum brakes don't stop as well as late model power assisted disc/drum brakes, Rayford rear-ended Daniel's Nova causing substantial damage to his pristine '61 Corvette, and it didn't exactly help Daniel's car either, fortunately nobody was hurt.
My (Dick's) 55 Chevrolet, steering was sloppy when driving straight, going into, and coming out of turns. Brent Vandervort told me the late model Mustang power steering rack must be centered, otherwise it will "hunt" for center. I had centered the rack lock to lock, but had adjusted one tie rod more than the other when I set the toe resulting in the rack being off center, causing my problems. Rack is now centered car drives right.
We “Hurd” from a reliable source that due to taking a shortcut back to their hotel in Myrtle Beach after eating dinner, that Bill and friend ended up in Darlington, SC.
Several KARC members made the trip to Louisville for the NSRA Nationals. There was over 10,000 registered. PeeWee Phipps informed Jerry Collins he was happy to see Jerry was wearing his Sulphur Springs Leisure Suit. One member, who left Saturday, took a short cut home only to wind up back in Louisville 2 ˝ hours after leaving. Maynard gave us a little scare Saturday, but, recovered and seemed to be feeling better Sunday. Everyone had a great time. Many hours were spent, sitting in the parking lot, to see who could tell the biggest tale.
It was my (Gary Price) turn for Murphy and his law to take over. First, on the way up Wednesday, a rubber fuel hose decided to become a geyser. Second, older header collector gaskets decided to blow out. Then, the icing on the cake came on the way home, Sunday, when we stopped for gas. The old Plymouth wouldn’t start. Initially, we thought the starter got hot due to being right next to the exhaust leak. Pouring ice water on the starter didn’t help. Crawling under and removing the starter revealed the culprit. A flex plate to torque convertor bolt had fallen out and was jamming the starter. Dad said, “eight people stood around and watched one work”. But, he was really thinking nobody else could fit under there with Gary anyway. Pooling my own roadside toolkit, jacks and tools from Daris, Maynard, Perry and Dad (Phil) we were able to get back on the road after an hour or so. We also learned Maynard had a nickname, Spider, during this extended stop.
125 lb legs on a 250 lb body. Pit Crew and moral support
Hotrodders (especially KARC members) really are good people. None would leave until I was back running.
Gary Whittington brought his 65 Mustang back from the painter’s. It’s looking good. He’s coming along well on it. He’s removed the old 200 six cylinder to make room for a 5.0 liter and AOD., has put a disc brake kit on the front and rear. Gary enlisted Gary to help with the rear brakes.
Up Coming Events
Aug 2-5 49th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals – Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY
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 7-8 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 29 6th Annual Morristown Hillbilly Chili Cook-Off & Cruisin’ Against Drugs Car Show – Walters State Community College, Morristown, TN
Oct 3-7 Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet – Carlisle, PA
Oct 10-13 AACA Eastern Division National Fall Meet– Hershey, PA
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 ( http://www.somernitescruise.com/ ) (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.
Next Club Meeting: Golden Corral Restaurant on Eastman Road Kingsport, TN., August 9th, 6 PM, Business @ 7 PM