Club members Tom & Barbara Collins along with Guy & Cindy Wilson traveled to Arizona to meet members Stan & Mary Zdeb for the Barrett Jackson auction. Aside from the auction the group also took a tour of a local Amazon distribution center. While no one brought home a new prized possession from the auction, a good time was had by 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
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
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.
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 !
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 !!!!!!!!!!
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!
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.
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