May Dine-Out Night Update

HRR Members,

We want to thank everyone who attended the May Dine Out Night this past Tuesday. We had 63 members attending which is the largest number since I have been involved. The weather was great to break out the classic cars and show them off at Sonic. Being able to sit or stand outside and walk around was conducive to great fellowship and conversation. The management at Sonic was gracious in giving us a 50% discount which made the event both fun and inexpensive. Please support the places that give us good food and service.

Thanks again for attending. We look forward to seeing you at the next Dine Out Night on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. More information will be sent out at a later date.

Roy and Janet Fulton

Dine Out Night Coordinators

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Great American Race 2017

Honk Rattle and Roll has been asked by Stones River Regions President Jeremy Byrd to help Serve and Greet Great American Racers when they arrive in Cannonsburg June 26th. SRR is hosting the Race Day Luncheon , if your interested in volunteering please contact us. The Great American Race 2017 starts in Jacksonville, Florida June 24th and arrives in Traverse City, Michigan July 2nd. Stones River Region has sponsored a High School Team to compete in the X-Cup Category; their Race car is a 1953 Pontiac Chieftain (# 140) and the adult leaders of this activity are Scott & Jenny Culp. Additional details to follow from SRR but you can also visit Great Race web site WWW.GREATRACE.COM

Note of interest: Jeremy & Misty Byrd and Scott & Jenny Culp are also members of Honk Rattle and Roll Region AACA. Great Race has 149 Race Cars Registered for 2017. 

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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April Tour – Route


 04/08/17 H.R. & R. Tour

“Red Boiling Springs – First HR&R Overnight”

Depart at 9:00am – (approx. 182mi – round trip) 


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.

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April 8 Tour Update

Honk Rattle and Roll , our April 8th tour is just around the corner details below . Plan on staying for the overnight at Armour’s you have missed the dead line of March 20th you must call to make your reservations at 615-699-2180 if you RSVP’d to Melanie do not call Armour’s . Number of you have requested to see our collection of JUNK , the shop and buildings will be open at 7:45 – 8:45 AM . Coffee and Donuts will be served at Loafers Glory from 7:45 AM . There is still time to RSVP for the Saturday’s Tour with a dead line of March 31st . As always we encourage Antique Vehicle but if you are not comfortable driving that far with yours modern iron will be good . Make sure you vehicle is in good running order including brakes . We WILL depart for tour at 9:00 AM . If you are meeting the group somewhere along the tour route please let us know , I will be the last car in line , Blue 1957 Thunderbird . Directions will be sent this week , make sure you bring a copy with you . Look forward to seeing everyone soon . God Bless America and Your Family .Tom & Barbara 615-974-7158 or 615-268-7159

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Dine Out Night – 3/21/2017

HRR Members,

I want to thank the HRR Members who attended the March Dine Out Night on Tuesday March 21st for braving the weather to attend. We had a severe thunderstorm come through about an hour before our Dine Out time that left trees down and an eighteen wheeler turned over. Several members called to say they could not make it because they could not get out of their neighborhood due to the downed trees.

Considering the conditions, we still had a great turnout with 42 attending. The food was great and the conversation and fellowship even better.

Thank you again for attending the March Dine Out Night at the Gondolier. We look forward to seeing all of you at the next Dine Out Night on Tuesday, May 16. The details will be announced soon.

Roy and Janet Fulton

Dine Out Night Coordinators

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Lane Motor Museum Visit – 3/18/2017

What a great visit to the Lane Motor Museum on Saturday, March 18th!  Three Middle Tennessee AACA clubs came together to view the unique collection of automobiles housed at the museum: Music City AACA, the Battlefield Region AACA, and our own Honk, Rattle and Roll Touring Region.  In addition to the cars on the show floor, two basement tours were conducted that revealed the many cars being restored, maintained, or simply waiting for their time on display.  This basement tour also included a special viewing of unique Datsun/Nissan vehicles; these vehicles required special permission from Nissan North America to view and are not normally seen on basement tours.  Thanks to Randy Shemin for coordinating the event and access to the Nissan collection!

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