April Tour Pictures

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 !!!!!!!!!!

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April “Off Cycle” Willis Johnson Tour Pictures

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!

Tom Collins 

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The Happening: The Honk, Rattle, and Roll February Classic Car Tour

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

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October Driving Tour Pictures

The Fall Colors and Tables by the Lake Tour turn out was very good despite the early rains. Several old cars were driven and by late morning I’m sure others that didn’t bring out their old iron wished they had. The ride to the collections and the restaurant was not the most scenic the “Fall Colors” didn’t live up to expectations since the leaves are just starting to turn, however the “Tables by the Lake” lived up to it’s name by providing a great view of the lake, nice boats and a couple nice homes.

The collections of John Jennings and Larry King were very diverse providing every member at least one vehicle they would like to have in their garage. Both hosts were very gracious trusting and allowing us to freely roam their facilities at our own pace. Also, if you remember, Larry King invited anyone from our club to show up at his shop on Thursday’s for an ongoing get together with other car enthusiasts.

We hope everyone enjoyed lunch at “The Rudder” located at Anchor High Marina in Hendersonville where we were provided a private room and dedicated waiter so that we could enjoy each other`s company without distractions.

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August Tour Pictures

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. 

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February Tour – Lane Motor Museum

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.    

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October Tour Update

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.

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