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
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
Several of our club members attended the Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village in Michigan. See pictures below.
Several HRR members attended the Oaklands Mansion Car Display on May 12th.
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,
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
The below video of the Lane Motor Museum tour was submitted from HRR member Curt Curtiss. Enjoy!
Pictures below from the KARS4KIDS event held on April 15, 2017. From Tom Collins: “Last picture in the series is one GOOD reason I bring the Fire Truck.”