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HRR 2018 Christmas Gathering

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Honk Rattle and Roll members!

19th Annual Christmas Party was held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church`s new Fellowship Hall. We had 84 club members attended and we expected nine more, but winter illness kept them away. New this year was a collection for Can Goods and Toys for Tots to donate to local charities. We collected 270 food Items and 51 packages of toys that will bring Christmas smiles to many kids.The food was great and as usual a great variety. We were entertained by the newly formed HRR choir and all members joined in, directed by Ronnie B. As the activities increase, the board is seeing the need for a small budget to cover expenses that have been donated in the past, we started a 50/50 drawing to help defray ongoing costs for 2018 and was well received. Our goal remains the same, to avoid local dues. We will prepare a budget and present it to you soon. Rick Jones and Cindy Stewart donated a jar filled with chocolate and won by Cathy McKinley.  She guessed the closest number without going over.  Carol Hughes donated a door prize of a Chevrolet Christmas Garage that was won by Tom Vasser. Thanks to Mike & Jackie Freeman for giving anyone interested, 2 free tickets for the Renaissance Castle Festival for May 5th or 6th. He also left some extras for members that were not able to attend the Christmas party. (contact Russ Barnes or Tom Collins for these tickets). Matt and Amy Wilson prepared our video that ran all evening. Thanks to everyone for your help and attendance.  You’ve made this activity GREAT!!

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November Dine Out Update

We want to thank you for another successful and memorable Dine Out Night this past Tuesday at The Bangkok Thai Cuisine. We had 55 members and guests in attendance including some new members and some members who have not dined with us for a while.

The weather was good and although the days are short and it was dark by Dine Out time, we had a number of members drive their Old Iron. As you can see from the pictures below (courtesy of Arleen Timbs), the majority of the restaurant was reserved just for HRR and the mood was very festive. Along with the good food was great conversation and fellowship.

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AACA Junior Judges

Anna and Nathan Courter, children of Anthony and Michelle Courter, completed the AACA Junior Judge Training program at Hershey on Saturday, October 17th.  They did a great job during the event!  See them in action below.

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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AACA Renewal Time

It is that time of year again… time to renew your AACA membership!  Note that the annual dues have increased by $5 to $40.  To renew, you can use the information included in this month’s Antique Automobile magazine, you can call the AACA national headquarters at (717) 534-1910, or you can renew online via the AACA web site store: https://store.aaca.org/customer/account/login/

Please note that your AACA membership MUST be current to be a member of any AACA club, including Honk, Rattle and Roll!

 

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