A few more pictures of the April tour to Red Boiling Springs below from Rick Jones.
Pictures below from the KARS4KIDS event sponsored held on April 15, 2017. From Tom Collins: “Last picture in the series is one GOOD reason I bring the Fire Truck.”
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!
NOTE: FOR OVER HALF THE TOUR THERE IS NO CELL OR GPS SERVICE, BE SURE TO BRING THESE DIRECTIONS!
04/08/17 H.R. & R. Tour
“Red Boiling Springs – First HR&R Overnight”
Depart at 9:00am – (approx. 182mi – round trip)
MEETING LOCATION – “LOAFERS GLORY” – 3511 Memorial Blvd,
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.
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
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
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!
Honk Rattle and Roll , REMINDER below with CHANGES for our April 8th HRR Tour please note! If you have already RSVP’d you will not need to do again .
Another great road trip planned by your HRR Board Members, Melanie Collins & Russ Barnes. Directions will be sent soon with timing for every stop . Take the time to mark your Calendar for all the Honk Rattle and Roll Activities for 2017 and Review your HRR Web Site for updates . Look forward to seeing everyone soon! God Bless America . Melanie , Paul , Barbara & Tom
The details of the HRR April driving tour have been announced! Click here to view the event details
HRR Dine Out Night is just around the corner , details below . We need to know your plans on attending by March 14th . Please send RSVP’s directly to Roy Fulton our Dine Out Night Planner . Thanks Tom & Barbara 615-974-7158 or 615-268-7159
Honk, Rattle & Roll March Dine Out Night
In January, we ate in Greece (Garden Greek Grill). For March, we will make a short trip across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy. See details below.
When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Gondolier Italian Restaurant, 219 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130 (between Main St and Church St)
We will be ordering off of the menu. They regularly have clubs and other large groups, so they should be able to serve us in a timely manner. Many of the menu items are under $10, and the larger entrees are generous portions that can be split (they will even split them in the kitchen and bring them out on two plates).You can preview the menu at www.murfreesborogondolier.com Your choice of water or ice tea will come with the meal at no charge. Other beverages are available for an additional charge.
RSVP to RLFulton@aol.com or 615–896-8367by March 14 so they can set up the meeting room and tables.
Hope to see you there.
Roy and Janet Fulton
Dine Out Night Coordinators