Our tour to Columbia to visit Mefford Motors turned out well despite the cloudy weather. We had 36 members attend with a good selection of classic cars on the run. We enjoyed visiting a working garage that specializes in classic & custom cars of all types. Our host, Mike Mefford, was able to show us a number of the project cars they’re working on. Then we moved on to Catfish Campus for a really good catfish lunch and lots of socializing. A number of the members went to visit some of the other Columbia shops & attractions after lunch. Thanks to all who attended. – Greg Marshall
Richard Rhea Jones
May 1, 1952 – May 31, 2021
Richard Rhea Jones was born on May 1, 1952, in Nashville, Tennessee, and passed away on May 31, 2021, in Brentwood, Tennessee, and is under the care of Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home & Memorial Park.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on June 3, 2021, at 4:00 pm at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 660 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN. Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on June 4, 2021, at 11:00 am at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 660 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN. Celebration of Life Service will be held on June 4, 2021, at 1:00 pm at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 660 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN. Final Resting Place will be held on June 4, 2021, at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 660 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN.
Honk Rattle Roll & Friends,
May 11th Dine Out Night was another good picnic get-together. We had 44 attending with lots of food and conversation at Collins` Loafer`s Glory. The virus is winding down and our attendance is increasing, Thanks Be To God for solving these virus concerns.
Thanks for attending, Tom & Barbara
What started out as a threatening day weather-wise, actually ended up supporting the much-maligned Butch Roth premise. It actually did not rain on us during our stops. We had left loafers glory slightly behind schedule but quickly made that up driving east on country roads. As usual, the countryside was “worth the watch”.
At our first stop, Graveyard Restorations, we met with Mark Seybold and his team. Club members will remember the Antique Automobile article in the Jan/Feb ’21 issue, about his restoration of a very rare 1937 Chrysler imperial convertible coup. There were only 351 built with the whereabouts of 4 not known. We were amazed when we were shown another 37 Chrysler convertible coup being restored there presently. It was obvious that things move slowly in his shop, because of many factors. Hand-made new parts, search and find missions for others, slow the restoration process greatly. Eventually, on average a quality restoration may take at least 2 or more years.
That stop aroused our need for “rest and recreation”. This was obtained nearby at an Amish Deli. It is called Four Corners Bulk Food & Deli. They provided us with deli sandwiches, drinks, and all the fixings, plus, soft-serve ice cream. I noticed many other items which left the store in our cars, as well. Why not, THEY even take credit cards.
After traveling on Route 70S back to Murfreesboro, we visited Powder Pro, a powder painting shop owned by Richard Shehane.
He provided us with the history of this painting technique and showed us examples of its many uses. He had done many car parts including wheels, which piqued our durability interest. However, when he showed its versatility when applied to lawn furniture, special gates, as well as interior furniture, everyone’s interest piqued. In this era of “save the planet”, I was very surprised and thankful to learn from Richard that the painting material used is totally inert and eco-friendly.
Another trip is in the book, thank you for attending.
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.
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.
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
GAA Classic Cars is offering 10 free general admission tickets to our car club. If you are interested, you may contact Jennifer Blevins (information below) and they will mail out the tickets as soon as they are available.
Please make sure you send a name and mailing address (not a PO Box) and a link to this page (http://hrr.aaca.com/event/gaa-classic-car-auction/). If they do not receive the link to this website posting they will not send out the tickets.
The tickets will be sent by FedEx and FedEx will not deliver to a PO Box address.