Street Beat

 August 2018

44th YEAR

By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars




Well Wishes

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.


Member Machines and Gossip

Thanks to Dick Cartwright and Charlie Ball for input.


From Dick:

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.


From Charlie….maybe:

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.

Legs.jpg  Pit Crew.jpg  Tools.jpg

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 4                   Wheels of Time Car Club Car Show – Jacky Jones Ford, Sweetwater, TN (8AM – 2PM)

Aug 11                 Broad Street Cruise-In – Downtown Kingsport, TN

Aug 18                 Springdale Volunteer Fire Dept Car Show – Springdale Elementary School Hwy 25E, South Tazewell, TN (9AM – 3PM)

Aug 18                 16th Annual Shadow of the Mountains Car Show – Newport City Park, Newport, TN

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 24-25            Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion – The LaConte Center, Pigeon Forge, TN

Aug 25                 7th Annual Mossey Creek Cruzers “Fill The Truck With Toys Car Show – Bush’s Visitor Center, Dandridge, TN

Aug 25                 7th Annual Mossy Creek Cruzers Fill The Truck with Toys – Bush’s Visitor Center, Dandridge, TN

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 22               Fly In/Cruise In – Morristown Airport, Morristown, TN (10AM – 3PM)

Sept 27-29          Moonshine Valley F100’s All Ford Truck Show – Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

Sept 27-29          Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo – Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

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

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

Oct 12-13            Great Smoky Mountains Auto FestSmokies Stadium, Kodak, TN

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




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


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


Dirt Road Customs


Don's & Davis' Sanitation


Eddie's Rod Shop


Fall Branch Auto


Gary's Body Shop


Gray Synthetic Lubricant


Grant Tire & Automotive


Gulley Performance


Happy Camper Camp Grounds


Heritage Title


Jeff's Pipe and Muffler


Jim's Construction


Fort Henry Mall


Jones’s Brothers Body Shop


Les Lawson Automotive & Body Shop


Mark's Auto Parts


Murphys Automotive


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


Ron Mathews Insurance


R & S Collision Center


*Rainbow Motors


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


Zane Brooks Excavating


*Denotes Majoy Show Sponsor

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