Street Beat

 May 2019

45th YEAR

By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars




Sponsors Advertisement Payments

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NSRA Appreciation Run

Again this year, long time primary sponsor Randall Jones and Rainbow Motors hosted the NSRA Appreciation Run. Randall coordinated with NSRA rep Ray Presnell to make it a successful show. The weather was nice also.


Member Machines and Gossip

Thanks to Dick Cartwright and Charlie Ball for the comments and pics.


Perry Stapleton's ’67 Chevy II made its inaugural journey to Goodguys Raleigh and followed up with a trip to Knoxville. Check out Perry’s ride when you get a chance. It’s top notch.


Somewhere between 15 and 20 club members went to Knoxville for the NSRA Southeast Nationals, there was a scarcity of cars and vendors and an abundance of rain. Dick Cartwright says he got excellent fuel mileage while following Frank's Camaro, apparently the '55 was picking up the unburned fuel coming out of the Camaro. Cartwright won a complete driveshaft assembly as a door prize. Now it’s off to Winnsboro for the wings show this weekend, for Dick. The flea market was small, however, it didn’t stop Stan Bledsoe from finding a pair of fender skirts for his ’55 Ford wagon. Stan said he hopes to have paint on the wagon in the next few days.


It was good to catch up with Tony and Eileen Coltharp in Knoxville. Tony and Eileen added a ‘37 Plymouth coupe to their collection.  It is equipped with 350 engine, 700r4 trans, a  9 inch Ford rear, Mustang type front end with rear steer, power steering, power brakes. Inside has bucket seats with the Mayflower ship embroidered on them as well as the panel between the seats, power windows in the doors as well. Almost forgot the hidden headlights!

Nice looking ride Tony. Anyone looking for a pink 48 Chevy coupe see Tony.

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Close quarters. Sometimes the pictures speak for themselves


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Up Coming Events

May 3-5              45th NSRA Street Rod Nationals South – Chilhowee Park & Expo Center, Knoxville, TN

May 3-5              14th Good Guys Nashville Nationals – Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN

May 18               Sundown on Depot – Depot St, Greeneville, TN (12 to 7PM)

May 16-18          Grand National F100 Ford Reunion – Pigeon Forge, TN

May 17-19          Chasing Cars & Vintage Steel in Dublin VA – New River Valley Fairgrounds, 5581 Fairgrounds Circle, Dublin, VA

May 24               KARC Fort Henry Mall Super Cruise – Fort Henrt Mall, Kingsport, TN (benefit cruise for Ronald McDonald House)

May 25               KARC Wilderness Trail Rod Run – Downtown Kingsport, TN

May 24-26          36th NSRA Mid-America Street Rod Nationals – Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield, MO

May31-June 2    46th NSRA Street Rod Nationals East – York Expo Center, York, PA

May 31-June 1    Performance Automotive Swap Meet – Applachian Fair Grounds, Gray, TN


June 1                Sharon Parrot Memorial Car Show – Mt. Hrmony Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN

June 1                Davy Crockett Spring Auto Show – Gateway Ford, 1055 W Andrew Johnson Hwy, Greeneville, TN (9AM to 3PM)

June 1                Cruisin’ Classics Car Club Wheels in Historic Abingdon – Abindon. VA (Rain or Shine, 4 to 9 PM)

June 1                7th Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life Car Show – Holston Army Ammunition Plant Parking Lot, Kingsport, TN (9AM to 2PM)

June 1-2             26th Good Guys Summer Get-Together – Alameda County Fairground, Pleasanton, CA

June 8                13th Annual Celebration Church Cruise-In – Celebration Church, Blountville, TN (10AM – 3PM)

June 8                59th Annual Southeastern Autorama – Downtown Erwin, TN

June 8                3rd Annual Crooked Road Rod Run- Across for Advance Auto Parts, St Paul, VA (St Judes Benefit) (10AM to 1PM)

June 10              Hot Rod Power Tour – Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN (Noon to 7PM)

June 14-15         52st Annual Mountaineer Antique Auto Show – Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC

June 21-23         35th NSRA Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals – Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo, CO

June 22               Car and Tractr Show – Harvest Time Christian Church, 920 Hwy 107, Jonesborough, TN (10AM to 3PM)


July 5-7               28th Good Guys Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals – Lowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA

July 6                  9th Annual Mossy Creek Cruizers Car Show – Jefferson Middle School, Jefferson City, TN

July 12-14           22nd Good Guys PPG Nationals – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH

July 19-21           Floyd Auto Fair at Chantilly Farm – Chantilly Farm, 2697 Franklin Pike, Floyd, VA

July 26-28           32nd Good Guys Pacific Northwest Nationals – Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup, WA


August 1-4         50th NSRA Street Rod Nationals – Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY

August 9-11       18th Good Guys Great Northwest Nationals – Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, Spokane, WA

August 16-18     Chasing Cars & Vintage Steel in Dublin VA – New River Valley Fairgrounds, 5581 Fairgrounds Circle, Dublin, VA

August 16-18     1st Good Guys Grundy Insurance Great American Nationals – York Expo Center, York, PA

August 23-24     Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion – LeConte Event Center, Pigeon Forge, TN

August 23-25     33rd Good Guys West Coast Nationals – Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA


Sept 6-7             Shades of the Past Car Show – Pigeon Forge, TN

Sept 6-8             22nd Good Guys Colorado Nationals – The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland, CO

Sept 13-15         40th NSRA Street Rod Nationals North – Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI

Sept 20-22         26th NSRA Northeast Street Rod Nationals – Champlain Valley Exposition, Burlington, VT

Sept 27-29         27th Good Guys Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals – Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX


Oct 11-13          2nd Good Guys Kentucky Nationals – Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY

Oct 11-13          Autumn Leaves in Mt Airy – Veteran’s Park, 691 W Lebanon St, Mt Airy, NC

Oct 17-19          Charlotte Auto Fair – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC


Nov 9-10          20th Good Guys Autumn Get-Together – Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

Nov 15-17        22nd Good Guys Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals – WestWorld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ


Dec 14              KARC Club Christmas Party – Domtar Cabin, 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)

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.




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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


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