2019 Annual Christmas Gathering

Dear All,  

Our annual HRR Christmas Gathering was great this year. There were 89 attendees, and the food was delicious and the fellowship was fun. We collected 273 can goods, and a $70 donation that will benefit the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank for our community. We donated 12 lbs. ham to The Journey Home that will enable them to use for breakfast Dec. 10th and 11th.  

We would like to thank Donna and Ronnie Barrett for leading us in our special Christmas music, Carl and Carol Berning, along with Carol’s mother for sharing the HRR Christmas Song, Cindy and Rick Jones for 50/50. We also would like to thank William Warlick for his help in the delivery to the food bank.  

A huge thank you to ALL that showed up Friday for set-up, Saturday for set-up and clean-up. Many hands make lots of work light, and that is just what this group does, they coordinate, show up and get the job done. An event this large could not be done with out ALL of you.  

Let’s go ahead and mark our calendars for next year, December 5, 2020. Pearl and Tom Vassar will be our host for 2020, same place and same time.  

Our club is growing, because you attend and we all have fun. Keep attending, having fun and don’t forget your name tags! See you at the next event!  Pictures below.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to You and Yours,  
William and Kathy Warlick  
Tom and Barbara Collins

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November 2019 Dine Out

We would like to thank all the members and their guests for supporting Honk Rattle & Roll Car Clubs’ last Dine Out Night of 2019. It was a blow out and everyone enjoyed the great food and fellowship. There was a grand total of 51 members attending.  Several were moving from table to table visiting with others, catching up on their latest projects.

Looking forward to seeing more members attend our Dine Out Nights, A New Year is around the corner and new places to eat. If you have any suggestions for places to eat that can handle 50+ please forward.  Stay tuned for HRR Activity schedule for 2020 coming out soon.

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October Tour to Shelbyville

The Honk, Rattle, and Roll Saturday, October 19, 2019 is now in the books. The morning’s AACA tour started out at Loafer’s Glory with a warm fire and ample coffee and donuts for everyone. The weather and temperature was just perfect for an hour and half drive to Shelbyville via Russ Barnes’ ingenious directions – Russ can easily turn a 35 minute drive into 1 ½ hours and has a knack for selecting superb backroads with beautiful scenery, a talent I truly admire.
We had 49 members in attendance and 18 Antique, Hot Rods and Classic Cars, setting an attendance record for the number vehicles driven!!
Our first stop was at Street Rods by Michael in Shelbyville. Michael, Michael’s wife Rosemarie and his technicians showed us their many projects in various states of work from Street Rods to Corvettes, Model A’s, vintage trucks, and many classic cars and engines and parts!! Several HRR members bought T shirts and no doubt made appointments with Michael regarding the possibility of Michael doing some work on their car. Michael can perform most any task from building frames, building engines, designing and duplicating parts to superb paint work.
Next we had lunch at Legends Steakhouse and many of us chose to treat ourselves to their delicious hamburgers via their Saturday special of $3.99 each !! Although Legends was short staffed because several employees were out with illnesses, it actually gave us all more time to socialize and hear various tales that we had never heard before. Then the rain set in, yet it didn’t dampen our afternoon tour.
Our second stop was in the afternoon at Gary King’s Museum of Bedford County. This Museum was actually started by Gary’s father, Garland King, the Chief Fire Marshall in Shelbyville for many years. The Museum had a vast array of memorabilia from Bedford County including too many Fire Engines to count, antique, classic and historical cars both inside the building as well as outside the building. Displayed were letters, a video recording story that Channel 5 did many years ago highlighting the King’s vast display of Bedford County and Shelbyville History. Gary King and his son, Colin, answered any and all questions that our group asked. The Kings are in the process of renovating an abandoned school close by where they will move their historical collection to in the near future, where I’m sure that it will beacon another visit from the Honk, Rattle and Roll Club.
Again, thanks to all who attended and we hope to see you at the next HRR adventure!!

Robert & Janet Shadoin HRR Board Member & Host

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September Dine Out Recap

We want to thank everyone for attending the September 17th Dine Out Night this past Tuesday. There were 42 members attending , plus 2 new members joined with their paperwork. The weather was great to break out the classic cars and trucks to show them off at Sonic. Being able to sit and walk around outside and look at new – old classics was great. The Sonic management / owner was gracious and ready when we arrived, he came out to check on the members several times to see if anyone needed anything. Please support the establishments that give us good food and service. Thanks again for attending.

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August Tour Pictures

The HRR August tour was a well-attended event with 37 members/spouses/guests participating.  It was a “Two-Stage” tour with each stage being optional.  The first stage was the “Cars and Coffee” cruise-in at the AMC Dine-In Thoroughbred 20 (movie theater) in Franklin, TN which started at 8:00am and wrapped up at 10:00am.   This cruise-in has been going on for years and if you’ve never been you owe it to yourself to go, especially on the first Saturday of the month.  There are usually around 1,000 rides that show up and several of our club members are organizers and warmly invite other HR&R members to attend.  

The destination for the second stage was the Amish community in Ethridge, TN.  The group left at 10:30 am from the parking lot of the Kroger Grocery on Columbia Ave in Franklin, just a few miles from “Cars and Coffee”.   The 60 mile journey to Ethridge consisted mainly of back roads that wound through the beautiful country side of Tennessee.  The first stop was Bob’s Café where we dined on a traditional “meat and three” including dessert, drink and tip for $13!  Then the members were left to their own to meander among the Amish farms and peruse and purchase their wares using a handy map provided at the visitor’s center.   Among the myriad choices: fresh vegetables, peanut brittle, jellies, jams and sorghum molasses, baked goods, furniture, rugs, baskets, walking sticks, cutting boards, birdhouses and even caskets.  As with Cars and Coffee, if you’ve never been to the Amish community you owe it to yourself to go.

Greg Faulk & Sally McKay

 

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July Dine-Out

We had another wonderful turn out for Dine Out Night at Don Ramon’s, with a total of 46 members and guests. There was 
plenty of room for members to move about allowing them to catch up on the latest news. The food, service, and fellowship
was outstanding. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support. Without each and every one of your 
attendances and inviting new members to enjoy our Honk Rattle and Roll fellowship outings, we as a Car Club,
would not be able to continue to grow. Looking forward to more laughs, new friendships, and new dine out adventures in the future! Next Dine Out Night will be held September 17th more detail to follow.

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June Tour Pictures

Well if you weren’t one of the near fifty members that joined us this last Saturday, you missed another great Tour !
 
We started off as usual gathering & leaving from Loafers Glory early Saturday morning, with iffy weather, but will the magnificent travel route of Russ & Pat Barnes, rain was very limited all day !
 
After our usual in-route rest-stop, we made it to Hendersonville to an unbelievable car-barn and collection.  As you can see from Arlene’s pictures, this collection is varied and awesome!  A couple of his cars represent in my opinion some of the prettiest cars ever produced.  The collection is also known for a large number of Yenko cars.
 
After about an hour,  drooling over the cars, we headed out to our second stop and lunch at the Historic Rose Mont Mansion in Gallatin.   Eli & his staff greeted us and Tolbert’s Boxed lunches had our lunch set up for us in the meeting space of the rear building.  After our lunch, we broke into three groups and our Re-enactor dressed Guides spoke to us about life at Rose Mont & it’s history, plus Gallatin’s roll in the Civil War.
 
If you like to learn more about Rose Mont  for a future visit ….see this link, including  a story by Tennessee Crossroads: https://www.gallatintn.gov/257/Historic-Rose-Mont
 
I think everyone enjoyed the day together, I know I did!   It was  good combination of cars & Tennessee history.

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May Dine Out Pictures

We want to thank the HRR Members who attended last night’s dine out at FRESKO Grilled Sandwich and Ice Cream shop. We traveled to Venezuela and Mexico for our international cuisine travels. If you missed May’s dine out, stop by Fresko Grilled Sandwich shop at 132 St. Andrews Drive., STE. C in Murfreesboro, TN. It is family owned and the service, atmosphere and music was outstanding and enjoyable. 

We had 45 members in attendance and there were several of the “Old Iron” cars and trucks that participated too. There was a lot of conversations going on about numerous topics including member’s car projects, future Dine Outs, and some ragging of Rick Jones on where the next Driving tour was, and welcoming our Honk Rattle and Roll newest club member Caitlyn Dahlenburg Granddaughter of HRR members Fred & Camille Dahlenburg with her own pick up truck ! 

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