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.
“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)
|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.
|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.
|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.
|.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.|
* Miles and times may vary from your findings. This listing is for guidance only. We obey all speed limits and traffic controls.
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
Note that the AACA national dues will be changing for 2018. At the national board meeting held in Independence, Missouri, the board voted to increase the annual dues by $5. This change will increase the annual membership renewal from $35 to $40. Note that this is the first increase in 10 years. The increased dues will help the AACA to continue to offer great benefits and services amidst the rising costs due to inflation.
Thanks to you, we did it again. We broke another attendance record for Dine Out Night with 71 members and guests. We also had as guests the Great Race team from Central Magnet School.
The weather was good, although a little hot, so we had several old cars show up including the 1953 Pontiac Chieftan of the CMS Great Race Team.
Again, thank you for attending July Dine Out Night this past Tuesday at Camino Real. We enjoyed great food and fellowship and look forward to the next Dine Out Night on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Details will be sent out at a later date.
Roy and Janet Fulton
Dine Out Night Coordinators
Honk Rattle and Roll & Friends, Would like to thank all of you who attended the Great Race for your help and continued support of our great club. Jeremy Byrd has sent us a thank you note for our help to making this activity a success and without question the best planned stop of the race . SRR region youth continue to be in second place with only 61 seconds to make up in time . Tom & Barbara
Hello Stones River Members, AACA Members, AACA Presidents and Leaders,
I want to apologize if I did not get to say thank you to those of you who volunteered yesterday before I left. I had to go to Memphis to get the students a head gasket then drive to Bowling Green so that the car could be repaired and we could continue competing. I cannot express how much I appreciate all of the help. Mid-Tenn, Honk Rattle and Roll, Battleground, and Music City AACA were all represented at the event, and it shows that we can do way more as a family to further our great hobby when we help each other in times of need.
I want to challenge each Region to start a student group and get kids involved in the classic car hobby. The age gap in our hobby is huge right now and I cannot express how important it is to at least try to get youth involved in your clubs. I love AACA and the people I have met within our organization and do not want to see it struggle in the future. I am an open book so please reach out and I am more than happy to help anyway I can in helping your club encourage youth involvement. The time is now, yes it takes a little more time and effort, however I will tell you personally that watching our students roll in yesterday was an amazing feeling of accomplishment that they had made it. Made it home, to the Great Race, and made memories from a once in a lifetime experience that our Region took a chance on a crazy idea of competing in one of the largest road rallies in the US. You can do it also and make a large footprint in the life of a student that may have never had this opportunity, and impact the future of AACA and the classic car hobby. I have one more crazy idea and that would be for Stones River Students to be competing in the Coker Tire Challenge or The Great Race against Mid-Tenn Students, Battleground Students, Music City Students, or Honk Rattle and Roll Students. It might sound far fetched but I promise you that if you try it can and will happen. Again thank you everyone for your love and support through out this incredible journey.
See you very soon,
Our June 10th tour started at Loafer’s Glory, greeting 52 members with 25 cars with hot coffee and doughnuts. It was a beautiful sunny morning with no rain in site!! (It never rains on a car function)!!! We started our tour about 8:45 and traveled only a few miles to our first stop. As we toured through the home and garage we saw some very rare gas and oil signs, cans, gas globes and other car memorabilia. Most were very rare if not the only ones known to exist. They have an amazing collection that has taken years to accumulate. Their home is filled with an array of antique furniture and furnishings from their years hunting and collecting antiques.
The Music City AACA would like to invite the members of the Battlefield AACA and the Honk, Rattle and Roll AACA Touring Group to join us on Saturday, June 17 for a visit to The Days Gone By Museum in Portland, TN.
As featured on Tennessee Crossroads: http://tennesseecrossroads.org/program-info-watch/?selected_segment=days-gone-by-museum
We have been invited to view two incredible private automotive collections. We will see items that few auto museums have. These collections are not open to the public so they are rarely seen. Below is just a sample of the memorabilia that will be on display for our club. Don’t forget that there will be donuts and coffee before we set out. Be sure to enter your ride into the Car of the Tour drawing; if selected your car will be featured on the HRR website home page for two months! Click here to see the details of the tour