The August tour was hosted by HRR board member Rick Jones. We started out on a beautiful morning from club President Tom Collins’ private getaway, Loafer’s Glory. We then set out on a carefully crafted route that was road tested several times by HRR board member Russ Barnes. After a gas stop along the route we arrived at our first destination in Manchester where we were amazed at a vast array of collectibles including movie memorabilia, autographed guitars, and many unique collectibles. There were several buildings containing these collections and it was truly an amazing private collection.
“Fly Away Tour”
Depart at 9:00 am – (approx. 100 mi – round trip)
MEETING LOCATION – “Loafers Glory” – 3523 Lebanon Pike, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Tom will have a pot of coffee and donuts, plus there are multiple, clean rest rooms on site. For those who haven’t been to Tom’s “Warehouse”, come early to see his collection and visit with friends. And for those that want a chance to have their Classic/Collectible or Modern Iron photo for the webpage and be shown for a couple months, be there by 8:30 for a photo drawing and a chance to be featured on the site for two months. (For those who will need to know; the restroom stop is approximately a 1 hour drive)
|TURN RIGHT out of Tom’s onto US-231; turn LEFT at TL* onto Compton Rd||0.3 mi.|
|6.7 mi.||– follow Compton Rd.; turn LEFT at SS* onto Halls Hill Rd||7.0 mi.|
|4.1 mi.||follow Halls Hill Rd; turn RIGHT onto Bivins Hill Rd||11.1 mi.|
|3.0 mi.||follow Bivins Hill Rd; turn LEFT at SS* onto Old Woodbury Pike||14.1 mi.|
|250 ft.||follow Old Woodbury Pike; turn RIGHT onto Readyville Street||14.1 mi.|
|3.9 mi.||follow Readyville Street (In .4 miles keep to the LEFT at Y* onto Lassiter Barker Rd ); turn RIGHT at SS* onto Bradyville Rd/ TN-64||18.0 mi.|
|1.3 mi.||follow Bradyville Rd/TN-64; turn LEFT onto Claude Gaither Rd.||19.3 mi.|
|2.2 mi.||follow Claude Gaither Rd; turn RIGHT at SS* onto Burt Burgen Rd.
This road is an old, narrow, bumpy, scenic road with blacktop in the lanes your tires run on. If you pull to right or left there is light gravel. If we meet oncoming traffic (unlikely) we will PULL RIGHT and STOP to avoid stones hitting your car. (LEAVE SPACE BETWEEN CARS)
|5.3 mi.||follow Burt Burgen Rd; turn RIGHT at SS* onto Hollow Springs which changes to Espy (1.1 mi) stay RIGHT at the Y*||26.8 mi.|
|5.6 mi.||follow Espy (changes to Lumley Stand crossing 280); turn LEFT onto Duncan||32.4 mi.|
|.8 mi.||follow Duncan; turn RIGHT at SS* onto TN-53||33.2 mi.|
|6.2 mi.||follow TN-53 ; turn LEFT INTO EXXON gas station
This is our Restroom stop. We will plan on being here from about 10:00 am until 10:30 am. Normally we don’t cross traffic, but this station is newer, cleaner and larger than the other older stations in the area. Remember to give them a little business (gas, candy, coffee, etc) for the nuisance of our tour group stopping by. When we leave here we will not cross TN-53, but drive past the liquor store and turn RIGHT. This is a short lane and there is a TL* where we will turn LEFT onto TN-53. If separated there is enough distance and four lanes so everyone should be able to catch up.
|1.1 mi.||follow TN-53; turn LEFT at TL* onto US-41||40.9 mi.|
|.3 mi.||follow US-41; turn RIGHT just past Coffee City Bank onto W. Main St.||41.2 mi.|
|.6 mi.||follow W. Main St. (changes to Oakdale); turn RIGHT onto Carter St||41.8 mi.|
|3.2 mi.||follow Carter (changes to Cat Creek Rd) (.3 mi. keep to the LEFT at Y* and BE CAREFUL, we have a YIELD * sign) ; turn LEFT at SS* onto Belmont Rd||45.0 mi.|
|1.1 mi.||follow Belmont Rd.; turn RIGHT at SS* onto Old Tullahoma Hwy||46.1 mi.|
|.8 mi.||follow Old Tullahoma Hwy; Turn RIGHT into STOP #1
We will be here between 10:45 and 12:15. There is no restroom in the museum area so USE THE EXXON to the max.
|5.6 mi.||TURN RIGHT out of stop #1 onto Old Tullahoma Hwy; turn LEFT into Damron’s at 714 E Lincoln St, Tullahoma for our lunch break.
This is Stop #2 and we should be there about 12:30-12:45. Lunch is served in the dining area unless we are too large a group and then part of us will be moved into the rear. Meat, Two Vegetables, Drink, Desert, Tip and Tax included $11.00, WOW GREAT. We should plan on pulling out around 2:00-2:15.
|.7 mi.||TURN LEFT out of parking lot onto E. Lincoln; turn RIGHT at 2nd TL* (past the RR Tracks) onto N Jackson St.||53.2 mi.|
|.4 mi.||follow N Jackson St; turn LEFT at TL* onto Wilson Ave||53.6 mi.|
|1.0 mi.||follow Wilson Ave; turn RIGHT at TL* onto TN-130||54.6 mi.|
|0.5 mi||follow TN-130; turn RIGHT into Beechcraft Drive. There is a large parking area at the top of the hill with an entrance on the LEFT.||55.1 mi.|
* Miles and times may vary from your findings. This listing is for guidance only. We obey all speed limits and traffic controls.
TL* means TRAFFIC LIGHT, which may string us out, but we will try to go slowly after we are all through to regroup.
Y* means intersection with two choices, follow directions above.
SS* means a FULL STOP sign, which may also string us out.
If you have any issue and need to pull over, please call one of us know. If you have a minor delay we can watch for you, but a major issue will have one or more of us staying and doing what we can to help.
Also if there are suggestions or ideas for future tours please let any of our board members know. We want these to be fun events for the majority involved. If you have feelings about how far we should drive, the times of day, the type of roads, the stops we take, the meal stops, the restroom stops, etc., we are VERY interested in your feedback!
“THANKS” for joining us, HR&R Board of Directors