Driving Tour – September 16, 2023 – Beechcraft Heritage Museum – Tullahoma

If You Missed this HR&R Tour, You missed a Real Treat!

Saturday, September 16, our great Honk, Rattle, and Roll Club headed for Tullahoma on a rainy, drizzly day after enjoying coffee and donuts at Loafers’ Glory. Several members arrived early and enjoyed just sitting and conversing prior to our leaving. 

Our lunch stop was at Damron’s Restaurant just a few miles from our ultimate destination. This little restaurant was fabulous! Everything was homemade and delicious. The hamburgers were hand-rolled and huge! Several club members stated that they eat there regularly and have never had a bad meal! This place is highly recommended!

After lunch, we arrived at the Beechcraft Heritage Museum. The airfield was covered with small, privately owned aircraft. HR&R did this same tour in 2017; however, the museum has added a new and even larger building since then. The airplanes, particularly the “cut-away” planes and engines, were truly fascinating.

This tour was attended by 44 club members, most of whom drove their modern “iron” due to the weather. However, one vehicle did truly stand out – the Amphicar driven by Mark and Vicki Qualls.

Special thanks to Paul Collins, the Tour Director, and Russ Barnes, the Tour Planner, for all their time and effort in planning a wonderfully fun and educational day for all of us! Thanks, guys!!


Dine Out – August 8, 2023 – Sam’s Sports Grill

Sam’s Sports Grill on Tuesday Evening was crashed by a 42 Honk, Rattle, and Roll members- Hungry and ready for a fun time with friends and ready for lots of car conversations! Lots of great food suggestions on the menus, a whole section of seating just for us, and numerous interesting people to talk to. What a great evening! Thanks for joining us for this awesome event.

Thanks, as always, to Kathy Warlick for always finding wonderful restaurants for our club members to meet and greet!

Dine Out – July 11, 2023 – Farmers Family Restaurant

Plates were piled high with fried catfish, fried and baked chicken, mashed potatoes with lots of gravy, shrimp casserole, and, yes, even a few salads could be seen at the Honk, Rattle, and Roll Farmers Family Restaurant dine-out last Tuesday! If you missed it, you missed a real meal! We won’t even talk about the variety of desserts!

 Lots of great club members were in attendance. Thirty-one in all. Great food, Great People, Great fun! Our newest club members, Ben and Beth Davis were recognized. Each month there is always lots to catch up on! Eating and conversing were the order of the evening.

A special thanks to Kathy Warlick for making all the arrangements for a fun evening. 

Tour of Miniature Baby Donkeys at the Farm and HRR Annual Picnic – June 10, 2023

Good Weather, Large Crowd, Great Food, Lots of Conversation and laughter.

That`s what made our annual June 10th HRR picnic very enjoyable. One thing we all should remember is it takes the complete club to make this so enjoyable.

Special thanks to Katrina & Dick Fleener for inviting us to visit their farm before the picnic and view the new baby show donkeys and their beautiful car collection. Thanks to Dan Felciano and Tom Washer for grilling and all the great cooks for bringing side dishes and desserts.

Now the rest of the story from Arleen Timbs captures the day in the pictures below. Special thanks to all who helped with set up & clean up. God Bless America!!!!

Tom & Barbara Collins



Driving Tour – Honk, Rattle, and Roll’s Shop Tour – May 13, 2023

Another great car tour!! Over 40 members were in attendance.

Highlights included:

Tom Collins’ grand collection and the stories behind the cars

Terry Stegall’s place and his discussion of the restorations underway were not to be missed.

Then the great Barbecue meal and tour of David Huskey’s shop was the very best!

Special thanks to our Tour Director, David Huskey, for arranging a fabulous day!

Special Thanks to our Tour Planner, Russ Barnes, and to our hosts, Tom Collins and Terry Stegall. Also, thanks to our great photographer, Arlene Timbs.

Thanks to everyone who attended!!

Christmas Party – December 3, 2022

It was an overcast, rainy day but it did not dampen the spirits of those that gathered for the Annual Honk Rattle and Roll Christmas Gathering.  St. Paul Episcopal Church located in Murfreesboro graciously opened its doors allowing us to gather at no cost to the club.  Many club members arrived early Friday and Saturday to setup tables, decorate the room in preparation of 60 club members which attended the gathering, starting at 5:00 PM, Saturday, Dec 3.  We had a wide variety of delicious food such as fried chicken, sliced ham, appetizers, large variety vegetables and casserole’s, covering tables about 24 feet in length.  Then there was the dessert tables stretching about 16 feet covered with such a wide variety of cakes, pies, brownies, cookies and more. Then there were beverages galore to satisfy every desire.

We had about a dozen door prizes ranging from books, Christmas decor, tools and more.  Each table had a center piece one large and one small with the oldest person at each table taking home the large and the small went to the youngest. As part of the festivity, the group performed a few Christmas songs to get the Christmas spirits flowing.  The Christmas spirit of giving was also present with the HR&R covering a large table with warm gloves and stocking caps, all donated to help those in our community in need of some assistance.  Moreover, of course enough cannot be said of the fellowship, smiles and laughter shared by the group.

Our club owns a big “Thank you and Job Well Done” to Paul and Melanie Collins for their work in putting this awesome party together, Janet Fulton and Cindy Jones as greeters at the door, David Huskey for the asking God’s blessing for our great meal, Melanie Collins for leading the Christmas songs and providing an fun Christmas game with prizes, Bruce and Alice Gibson for the slide presentation and music, Arleen Timbs for the photography, Tom Collins for chairing the business meeting  and everyone who came early on Friday and helped on Saturday with setup and clean-up. Thanks to everyone who attended!

Dine Out – November 8, 2022

As usual, our HR&R car club  members came out in number to enjoy a fun evening of food, fellowship, and birthday celebrations at Toot’s in Murfreesboro. Thirty members of our club enjoyed a great time thanks to the hard work and dedication of Kathy Warlick, who planned and organized our special accommodations at Toots, and special thanks to Cindy Jones and Janet Fulton for their part in making this a really memorable event!

Driving Tour – October 12, 2022 – America’s Senior Heroes’ ’22 Appreciation Tour

HRR’s wrap up tour for the 2022 season, America’s Senior Hero’s ’22 Appreciation Tour, was a triple treat. It began with a visit to Charlie’s Custom Creations and Machines in Murfreesboro, where the group was given an insider’s view of the in’s and out’s of the custom fabrication process used to create show stopping rods capable of supercar speeds. Especially impressive was their use of 3-D printing to fabricate grills and other car parts. 

 Next, the tour followed scenic backroads for lunch at the Barrell House II BBQ restaurant located on the premises of the Nearest Green Distillery just on the outskirts of Shelbyville.  This tour member gives it a four Michelin star rating in the BBQ category.   It would have received five stars if they had toothpicks at the register.  The highlight of the lunch was Cindy Jones conducting the 50/50 raffle just as she and Rick had done for so many years.    

Finally, the tour swung by assisted living facilities in the Shelbyville area.  As has been the case in years past, the residents were enthusiastic and extremely grateful for the classic car parade in their honor.  The tour was held up for about 10 minutes at the last stop to allow the residents to finish their bingo game.   This leg of the tour was especially meaningful since it was scheduled as our May event but had to be cancelled due to the weather forecast.   Thanks to Greg Faulk and Sally McKay for organizing the tour.   An extra loud shout out goes to Russ and Pat Barnes for mapping out a pastoral tour route and dealing with the logistics of creating a time table involving a rod shop, a restaurant and three assisted living facilities.   The club should consider giving them a bottle of Nearest Green’s finest.