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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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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March Dine Out Pictures

I want to thank the Honk Rattle and Roll Members’ who attended the March Dine Out Night on Tuesday March 19th for switcheroo from one restaurant to another.  Considering the last minute changes, most followed through and found the group eating at CiCi’s pizza. We still had a great turnout with 41 attending. The food was good and the conversation and fellowship even better. Thanks also to Tom & Pearl Vasser for taking club pictures for this activity in the absence of Arleen Timbs.

See the pictures below.

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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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January Dine Out Pictures

We all had a glorious evening at Uncle Bud’s Catfish, Chicken & Such. Our clubs first Dine Out for 2019 was a huge success.  We would like to thank the members and our guest 54 attending , our honoree staff who also helped out on our 50-50 tickets and a special thank you to Uncle Bud’s friendly staff. No one went home hungry and that is a guarantee, great food, great atmosphere, and great fellowship

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2018 Christmas Party Pictures

Our Christmas Gathering, the last activity of 2018, was another great success!  There were 86 members in attendance who shared the abundance of food, beverages and FUN!!!  Thanks to Melanie Collins and Barbara Collins for planning / hosting this activity. Special thanks to Ronnie & Donna Barrett and Carol Berning for the great sing along which included Carol’s revised version of 12 days of Christmas, Matt Wilson for the running video of activities of 2018 and Cindy & Rick for handling 50/50 drawing. We were thankful for so many volunteers helping with set up and clean up. Can Good Drive for Nourish Food Bank of Rutherford County was good with 274 and 3 gifts donated. Below you will find pictures by HRR Club Photographer Arleen Timbs and others. The last picture is your HRR Board Members for 2019.

We`re looking forward to another year of FUN with each other and our cars.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!  God Bless Your Family & America!!

Tom & Barbara Collins

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