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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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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August Tour Update

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.

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August Tour Directions

“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)
21.5 mi.
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.
39.8 mi.
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.
46.9 mi.
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.
52.5 mi.
.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.

MISC:

*  Miles and times may vary from your findings. This listing is for guidance only. We obey all speed limits and traffic controls.

Legend

   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

June Tour – Automotive Memorabilia Collections

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.

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Next Driving Tour – June 10th

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

April Tour Recap

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!

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