Street Beat

October 2020

46th YEAR

By Newsletter Editors: Gary Price & Sid Vicars





Well Wishes

Don Hughes has completed his proton therapy for prostate cancer and is cancer free. He goes back in 2 months for a PSA. Says he is weak but continues to work on his '39.


Kathy (Mrs Gary) Price is facing the recurrence of breast cancer.


Let's keep these and all our brothers and sisters in our thoughts and prayers.


Member Machines and Gossip

(Thanks to Dick for the following)


Don has been to Pigeonburg with Doug Phillips, and Mark Warner for the cancelled car show that had a big turnout.

He has also been working on interior lights and body gaskets for his '39 Chevrolet.


Les Lawson just celebrated his 75th birthday and is still staying busy in his body shop. Along with his usual business he is redoing dashes for Darius Hartsock and Keener Mallicote. He is also replacing the power steering pump on his PT cruiser, not a small task.


Gary Price is still dealing with a hot start issue on his Plymouth. He is also in the process of buying a piece of property in Carters Valley that has a 50' by 30' shop with a 12' ceiling and as a bonus the property also has a really nice house on it. (First though, gotta sell one house to get the other – Gary)


Bruce Roberts drove his Chrysler to Pigeonburg for the cancelled car show that had a big turnout and said it performed perfectly. Perry Stapleton, and Bruce's shop foreman Buckshot Elliot went with him. He is now updating the interior in his '35 truck with new seat covers, headliner and carpet. This work will be top quality because it is being done under the watchful eye of Buckshot.


The rumor that Maynard Ketron won first prize in a Mitch McConnell look-alike contest has not been confirmed.


Sid Vicars and Charlie Ball took Sid's '41 for a test drive. They reported that his car runs rides and drives great. They were also able to verify that the fuel gauge is correct when it says empty.


Mike Smith is now the proud owner of an 02 Toyota pickup that Carol sold new, the truck just turned over 30,000 miles, Everyone who has seen it says it looks brand new. Mike sure can find some jewels, he is planning on upgrading the wheels. Mike says Eddie Lawson is keeping him busy with A/C installation work.


I (Dick) am helping Randy Bledsoe convert a Volkswagen Karman Ghia from automatic to standard transmission. I also got to redo a VW engine I had never heard run that had a knock. When the engine was torn down it was obvious someone had built it by the book and all parts were new and correct, but the flywheel had been loose. After lots of head scratching, I found that one of the four dowel pin holes in the new Chinese crankshaft lacked .012" being deep enough, keeping the flywheel from seating on the crankshaft. I just happened to have a good VW crankshaft and flywheel, this seems to have solved the problem.


I will, once again, make my shop available for an informal non-club gathering October 8. Starting time is 5ish. As always those who feel comfortable coming should bring your food, beverage and a chair. Open space fresh air a bathroom and hand sanitizer will be available.


Up Coming Events

OCT 1-3             NSRA 46th Street Rod Nationals South – Chilhowee Park & Expo Center, Knoxville, TN

Oct 10               Mossy Creek Cruzers Fill the Truck with Toys, 9 to 3 at Bush’s Visitor Center, Dandrige, TN

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. No KARC Meeting for October Due to Covid-19, 6 PM, Business @ 7 PM