We want to thank the HRR Members who attended last night’s dine out at FRESKO Grilled Sandwich and Ice Cream shop. We traveled to Venezuela and Mexico for our international cuisine travels. If you missed May’s dine out, stop by Fresko Grilled Sandwich shop at 132 St. Andrews Drive., STE. C in Murfreesboro, TN. It is family owned and the service, atmosphere and music was outstanding and enjoyable.
We had 45 members in attendance and there were several of the “Old Iron” cars and trucks that participated too. There was a lot of conversations going on about numerous topics including member’s car projects, future Dine Outs, and some ragging of Rick Jones on where the next Driving tour was, and welcoming our Honk Rattle and Roll newest club member Caitlyn Dahlenburg Granddaughter of HRR members Fred & Camille Dahlenburg with her own pick up truck !
SPRING HAS SPRUNG, and our spring tour is now in the history books. Approximately 40 of our club members met at Loafers Glory to a sprinkle of angels blessings. ( it never rains on a car event ). We left at 8:45 on schedule and traveled to our first destination. We were greeted by John Bridges who guided us thru his collection of Lincoln, Tbird, Packard concepts, Cadillac, and Studebaker concepts and his history to put this collection together. ( the angels blessings had stopped at this point). I think that everyone was amazed by John’s fore-site and engineering that he had to create all of the things he has put together. Very talented!!! From there we moved on to Bar-B Cutie for lunch. They had a space ready for us and moved us thru very fast and it was delicious!! ( thanks to Rick for setting this up for us ).We moved on toward Nashville where, under Russ’s navigation thru busy Nashville traffic we ended up at our final destination, The Marathon Village. We had private parking set aside for us and were set up for a private orientation of the history of Marathon and a tour of the work shop by Barry Walker the founder and owner of the Village. After the orientation we were on our own to explore the many shops offered in the old plant building. A big THANK YOU to John and Barry for their gracious hospitality !!!!
Like I always say, IT NEVER RAINS ON A CAR FUNCTION !!!!!!!!!!
Honk Rattle & Roll, April 2nd was another great tour with a large participation over 60 in attendance. Big thanks you to Grassland Baptist Church, Willis Johnson and Barbara’s Home Cooking for allowing us to use and view their facilities. Thanks to Arleen Timbs and Rick Jones for the great pictures, and Cindy Stewart & Larry Arrowood for their help in making this activity a SUCCESS!
I want to thank the Honk Rattle and Roll Members’ who attended the March Dine Out Night on Tuesday March 19th for switcheroo from one restaurant to another. Considering the last minute changes, most followed through and found the group eating at CiCi’s pizza. We still had a great turnout with 41 attending. The food was good and the conversation and fellowship even better. Thanks also to Tom & Pearl Vasser for taking club pictures for this activity in the absence of Arleen Timbs.
See the pictures below.
The Honk, Rattle, and Roll classic car tour on Saturday, February 16 was an awesomely fun event. We had 36 participants and a rainless day to enjoy!
After great coffee, donuts, and conversation at Loafers’ Glory, the tour headed to our first stop, Gateway Classic Cars. The Gateway warehouse was filled with beautiful cars of every description, year, model, and price. Everyone fell in love with the first car on the showroom floor, a 1934 Plymouth coupe in dazzling maroon and only $42,000.
Our second stop was the best stop of all. We met Jeff McGinnis and his crew, house parents, and children of the Baptist Children’s Home in Brentwood. Cheyenne, a ward of the home and an eleventh grader at Brentwood High School, gave our group her personal testimony. She had been living with her grandmother, and they did not get along. When Cheyenne finally ran away from home, she was removed and placed at the Baptist Children’s Home. Cheyenne broke down telling her story, and I don’t believe that there was a dry eye in the place.
Our group also toured the homes that are “home away from home for these children.” The homes were clean, neat, and provided a safe place for these children to reassess who they are and to get a fresh start in a beautiful and loving Christian environment.
Lunch at “Famous Daves” was delicious. The barbecue, French fries, baked beans, hot pickles, and even banana pudding flowed. The staff even visited the parking lots to drool over our classics parked there.
Our last stop was at “Streetside Classic Cars.” Again, every year, make, model and price could be found. The 1938 Packard as you entered the showroom was a mere $129,000. The 1958 Imperial stopped everyone for a closer look. Mike Barrett’s showed us his brother’s bright yellow corvette on the floor and for sale.
Great weather, Great time with really great people! Tom & Pearl Vasser Host
We all had a glorious evening at Uncle Bud’s Catfish, Chicken & Such. Our clubs first Dine Out for 2019 was a huge success. We would like to thank the members and our guest 54 attending , our honoree staff who also helped out on our 50-50 tickets and a special thank you to Uncle Bud’s friendly staff. No one went home hungry and that is a guarantee, great food, great atmosphere, and great fellowship
Our Christmas Gathering, the last activity of 2018, was another great success! There were 86 members in attendance who shared the abundance of food, beverages and FUN!!! Thanks to Melanie Collins and Barbara Collins for planning / hosting this activity. Special thanks to Ronnie & Donna Barrett and Carol Berning for the great sing along which included Carol’s revised version of 12 days of Christmas, Matt Wilson for the running video of activities of 2018 and Cindy & Rick for handling 50/50 drawing. We were thankful for so many volunteers helping with set up and clean up. Can Good Drive for Nourish Food Bank of Rutherford County was good with 274 and 3 gifts donated. Below you will find pictures by HRR Club Photographer Arleen Timbs and others. The last picture is your HRR Board Members for 2019.
We`re looking forward to another year of FUN with each other and our cars.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! God Bless Your Family & America!!
Tom & Barbara Collins
GAA Classic Cars is offering 10 free general admission tickets to our car club. If you are interested, you may contact Jennifer Blevins (information below) and they will mail out the tickets as soon as they are available.
Please make sure you send a name and mailing address (not a PO Box) and a link to this page (http://hrr.aaca.com/event/gaa-classic-car-auction/). If they do not receive the link to this website posting they will not send out the tickets.
The tickets will be sent by FedEx and FedEx will not deliver to a PO Box address.