Christmas Party 2016

Honk Rattle and Roll Members, Our 2016 Christmas Party was just GREAT Success with 100+ members attending! Once again we would like to thank Donna & Ronnie Barrett for opening their home and hosting this WONDERFUL activity.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Next years Christmas Party will be held Saturday December 9,2017.  As we have said in the past this clubs success has continued for many years because you attend HRR activities! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Dine-Out Night 11/15/2016

Hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving Holiday . Find attached pictures from our Dine Out Night November 15th . This outing was well attended by 49 members . Food was good , conversation and fellowship was great ! Thanks to Arleen Timbs for the great pictures . All members should have received a invitation from our host Ronnie & Donna for our annual Honk Rattle and Roll Christmas Gathering , this activity is for HRR members , many of you have already responded to the invitation but if you have not we would like to know your plans no later then November 30th as this is a sit down Pot Luck and we want to make sure everyone has a seat.

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Fall Foliage Tour

On a crisp fall morning on October 15, 42 HRR members embarked on the tour set up by the team of Butch & Stephanie and Russ & Pat Barnes thru the Middle Tennessee countryside.  Expertly weaving thru Tennessee back roads to their first stop at George & Sue McGraw’s home in Liberty Tennessee.  There we enjoyed looking at the many interesting collections they have put together.  Collections from antique water coolers to a manikin wearing a 1940’s? bra.  Peddle cars, airplanes, soapbox derby car, a neat bar, tricycles, bicycles, 2 Corvettes and a Plymouth pickup, Cushman motor bikes, Triumph motor cycle plus so much more to see in this wonderful Man Cave.  We also were entertained by their beautiful home full of furniture that they made in their furniture reproduction shop in Nashville.  George is quite the wood worker.  The decorations were really nice.  The gardens around their home were full of fun decorations like pumpkins hanging in the trees and a fairy house.  I think everyone enjoyed this stop and the hot cider and sweet treats hit the spot.
Next, we headed out toward our  lunch stop in Cookeville.  This leg took us toward Smithville, but with a cut off to travel along the new bridge over Center Hill lake.  The views of the lake were breathtaking.  We turned off toward Baxter following the railroad tracks.  There are many little shops in Baxter to explore at another time.  And if anyone needs late model car parts, we saw yard after yard of used iron.   We came in from the West to Cookeville for our lunch stop at Cosmos Bar and Grill.  There, Donna and her staff, had a great buffet waiting for us.  BBQ, slaw, veggies with dips, wraps, home made chips and so many members favorite – Banana pudding.  I don’t think anybody went away hungry.  We were joined there by James and Debbie Lafever.
We then drove to the Lafever’s home to be greeted with an amazing collection of motor bikes, pedal cars, tricycles and toys of all kinds.  There were even more toys, trikes, velocipedes, wagons etc. in the house out back.  In the main house was a collection of antique children sewing machines, dolls, still more toys and a really large collection of arrow heads and Indian artifacts.  Upstairs in their log home were antiques beautifully decorated with more collections.  Debbie’s gardens out side were full of neat yard art and a running water fall to relax in the shade.
Not on the official tour, but several stopped at Butch and Stephanie’s home in Sparta for a short stop on their way home from this interesting tour of the beautiful Tennessee countryside.  The weather could not have been better.

“IT NEVER RAINS ON A HR&R CAR EVENT” !!!!!!!!!!! Butch

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Dearborn Old Car Festival

“Hope this note finds everyone back home and had a safe trip . Find attached pictures from Bob & Ann Torbet . Many have requested information for Old Car Festival being held September 9th-10th, 2017. If your considering to attend DON’T wait to make hotel reservations . We can get you the hotel information where the majority of out of town visitors stay, when calling make sure you talk to Brad Miller and tell him you are with Arleen Timbs group . Please note over the next few days you will receive more pictures marked Old Car Festival 2016 . 58 people attended OCF 2016 from Tennessee . Again if you have pictures to share please forward . Tom & Barbara Collins 615-974-7158 or 615-268-7159”

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Route 66

Last week Pat and I were in St. Louis and Springfield, MO at dog shows. Between them is Interstate 44, but running along side of that is the famous Route 66.  Here are a couple photos we snapped, too bad that it’s so far away from the “Boro” or we’d be driving it on one of our future tours. — Russ

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Tour to Visit the Garland King Museum and the George Dickel Distillery

On August 13th, several of us had our doubts about the Butch Roth prophecy: “It never rains on a Honk, Rattle and Roll tour”. If you recall that day in August, it was REALLY HOT and we were in need of rain to cool things down and restore the water tables. It looked like this could be the day. As 44 members drove away from Tom’s Retreat, we wondered if we might break the string of dry tours. We wandered the hinterlands, skirting around Murfreesboro to avoid traffic and enjoy a mixture of curves, hills and country scenes things, which started very well. However, after crossing the Woodbury Hwy. one of our members developed a mechanical problem. While just a rear brake issue it meant that he and Tom hung around to wait for a flatbed. To everyone’s delight they and their “navigators’ were able to round up another car and meet us at the first stop by taking the direct route. (They took the short cut) While they missed the views, they were able to get to Shelbyville to the King museum about when we arrived. It shows how HR&R pulls together to play together.

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Great day in Granville at the May 28th event

Beautiful weather and great cars at the Heritage Festival event “Remembering the 30’s”  from 9am to 5pm. If any of our members have photos, please send to me so they can be shared with the rest of the club.  Below is a great plaque that was presented to Tom and Barb Collins to show how they respect the Collins support of events held there. – RB

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