WOW, what a great tour! Good weather, good food and excellent collections with 49 members attending in 24 cars. Thanks to Glenn & Robert Halls for sharing their collections with us and Butch Roth, Russ & Pat Barnes for their great planning. The tour went off as scheduled with no one getting lost. Thanks to Arleen Timbs, Dick Fleener and Rick Jones for the wonderful pictures below.
On Oct. 7th the Honk Rattle and Roll club made a low speed tour to Cheekwood with a light drizzle that was not predicted to arrive until after 5pm. However, just as we arrived at our destination the moisture stopped and the sun began to peak out from behind the clouds. From then on for the rest of the day it remained dry. The staff at Cheekwood was very welcoming and pleased to see our group. Not only were we provided with free admission ($20 per person value) but we were also given all access stickers which aloud our members to enter all exhibits and special attractions as we pleased.
“Cheekwood Is Calling”
Depart at 8:30am – (approx. 100 mi – round trip)
MEETING LOCATION – “Legendary Collector Cars Museum” – 4520 Sharpsville Rd,Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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
Our June 10th tour started at Loafer’s Glory, greeting 52 members with 25 cars with hot coffee and doughnuts. It was a beautiful sunny morning with no rain in site!! (It never rains on a car function)!!! We started our tour about 8:45 and traveled only a few miles to our first stop. As we toured through the home and garage we saw some very rare gas and oil signs, cans, gas globes and other car memorabilia. Most were very rare if not the only ones known to exist. They have an amazing collection that has taken years to accumulate. Their home is filled with an array of antique furniture and furnishings from their years hunting and collecting antiques.
We have been invited to view two incredible private automotive collections. We will see items that few auto museums have. These collections are not open to the public so they are rarely seen. Below is just a sample of the memorabilia that will be on display for our club. Don’t forget that there will be donuts and coffee before we set out. Be sure to enter your ride into the Car of the Tour drawing; if selected your car will be featured on the HRR website home page for two months! Click here to see the details of the tour
A few more pictures of the April tour to Red Boiling Springs below from Rick Jones.
It was a dark and stormy night. No, actually, it was a beautiful spring day. Honk, Rattle and Roll members met at Barbara and Tom’s cabin (Loafers Glory) and the caravan left at 9 a.m. Russ Barnes led the pack, with Melanie and Paul Collins in the middle, and Tom and Barbara Collins bringing up the rear. We had a total of 42 members and guest who went on this tour (some met us along the way at various points). After stopping for a bathroom break in Watertown, we proceeded to Granville, TN where there was a variety of events occurring: an antique car show, a 1940’s reenactment of military maneuvers (complete with gun fire!) food, walking through various places like T.B. Sutton General Store, museums, an opportunity for wine tasting provided by six or seven local wineries. After participating in the festivities for a couple of hours, we left and most of the vehicles headed to Red Barn Winery in Lafayette, TN for wine tasting and purchasing! From there, 19 of us followed Mark and David Qualls and family to Armour’s Hotel in Red Boiling Springs where we had an awesome dinner (pork chops in gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, fried apples, rolls, tea/coffee, strawberry short cake!) We occupied the whole place except for one couple there celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary. Then, Melanie led a game of car trivia where team Barbara Collins and Carol Hughes tied as winners with Robert and Janet Shadoin. Prizes were awarded and even those who came in second place Paul and Mary Harvey and last place (Jennifer and Michael B) received medals!
After a wonderful breakfast on Sunday morning (scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash brown potatoes, fruit, biscuits, various jellies, coffee, sausage gravy and chocolate gravy – yes, there really is such a thing and it is outstanding!). Then, we had to say goodbye and proceed home, knowing we had made memories and new friends!
NOTE: FOR OVER HALF THE TOUR THERE IS NO CELL OR GPS SERVICE, BE SURE TO BRING THESE DIRECTIONS!
04/08/17 H.R. & R. Tour
“Red Boiling Springs – First HR&R Overnight”
Depart at 9:00am – (approx. 182mi – round trip)
MEETING LOCATION – “LOAFERS GLORY” – 3511 Memorial Blvd,
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Tom will have a pot of coffee and donuts, plus there are multiple, clean rest rooms on site. The next restroom is approximately a 30 minute drive. For those who haven’t been to Tom’s “Warehouse”, come early to see his collection. And for those that want a chance to have their Classic or Collectible or Modern Iron photo on the webpage for a couple months, be there by 8:30 for a drawing and a chance to be photographed.