On a very hot June day we began at Tom and Barbara Collins’ “Loafer’s Glory” for coffee and doughnuts and our usual safety briefing. With 13 great cars and 24 attendees, we were off at 9 am. Russ Barnes delivered up yet another fabulous route of approximately 157 miles.
HRR Members Carol Hughs with her 1954 Buick Roadmaster and Dick Fleener with his 1969 Dodge Daytona made a showing at the AACA Central Spring Meet in Auburn, Indiana on May 11th and 12th! Jim Stadler’s 1937 Chrysler C-14 also made the trip from Nashville to receive honors in this event. Carol, Dick, and Jim all received AACA Senior awards at this event; what an honor!
I just wanted to share a quick note to wrap up our great day last Saturday. I ordered good weather and it was delivered in sunshine!
Our day started a little earlier than usual on the west side of Murfreesboro at the Kroger parking lot, and as usual Tom brought donuts to be enjoyed off the hood of his car.
Congratulations to HRR members Richard and Katrina Fleener who won a First Junior award at their first AACA National Show! The show was held in Mobile, Alabama from March 22nd through the 24th. The Fleeners showed their 1969 Nuremberg Dodge Daytona at the event.
You can read their recount of the event here: https://www.legendarycollectorcars.com/2018/03/aaca-national-at-mobile-al-2018/
Even with all the morning rain, the Honk, Rattle and Roll tour on February 17th proved to be another successful outing. Before leaving Loafers Glory, we recognized our Webmaster Matt Wilson for receiving the AACA 2017 Master Webmaster award. This distinction is for superior achievements in improving relationships with members and automotive hobbyists through internet communications.
The excursion did prove to be a slight challenge due to the rain. Many temporary streams and bodies of water were visible along our route. The rain did distract from viewing the scenery, but no significant driving problems were encountered.
Once arriving at the Lane Motor Museum, we all gathered for lunch in their conference room. After lunch and a few announcements, everyone was free to view the large array of vehicles assembled on the first floor of the museum. About one hour later, we assembled together for a guided tour of the lower level. This tour included vehicles being repaired and restored, vehicles ready to be cycled into the upper level museum, and just some unique specimens. The Nissan Heritage Collection that is stored in the lower level was also explored; this collection is not available to the general public.
After the guided tour, members were free to return to the upper level of the museum and continue viewing the collection or check out the gift shop. In total, we had 29 members and guests attend the event with 22 taking part in the drive.
“Lane Museum – Mini Cars Tour”
Depart at 9:30 am – (approx. 80 mi – round trip)
MEETING LOCATION – “Loafers Glory” – 3511 Lebanon Pike,
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Honk Rattle and Roll members!
19th Annual Christmas Party was held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church`s new Fellowship Hall. We had 84 club members attended and we expected nine more, but winter illness kept them away. New this year was a collection for Can Goods and Toys for Tots to donate to local charities. We collected 270 food Items and 51 packages of toys that will bring Christmas smiles to many kids.The food was great and as usual a great variety. We were entertained by the newly formed HRR choir and all members joined in, directed by Ronnie B. As the activities increase, the board is seeing the need for a small budget to cover expenses that have been donated in the past, we started a 50/50 drawing to help defray ongoing costs for 2018 and was well received. Our goal remains the same, to avoid local dues. We will prepare a budget and present it to you soon. Rick Jones and Cindy Stewart donated a jar filled with chocolate and won by Cathy McKinley. She guessed the closest number without going over. Carol Hughes donated a door prize of a Chevrolet Christmas Garage that was won by Tom Vasser. Thanks to Mike & Jackie Freeman for giving anyone interested, 2 free tickets for the Renaissance Castle Festival for May 5th or 6th. He also left some extras for members that were not able to attend the Christmas party. (contact Russ Barnes or Tom Collins for these tickets). Matt and Amy Wilson prepared our video that ran all evening. Thanks to everyone for your help and attendance. You’ve made this activity GREAT!!
An interesting look at some of those things that have now faded into history sent by Rodney and Becky McIntosh.