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The club meeting for May was held at the Southaven Library and we feasted on BBQ, beans, slaw and Nanner Puddin!

With 52 members and guests in attendance, Johnny opened the meeting, welcoming our guests, Bill Hardy, Frank Strong and Paul Schafer, and thanking this month’s crew for supplying the food.

Larry Nolan gave his Treasurer’s report and once again assured us we had money. He also asked this month’s quiz question! “When and Where was the first NSRA Nationals held?” First hand up with the correct answer wins $20. Greg Boren was the winner with Peoria, Illinois. Way to go Greg!

After I read the minutes and welcomed our visitors, Johnny took the mic and reviewed where we are concerning the show. He reported that over 30 of the 50 rooms available at Southland have already been booked. I reminded everyone that planned to book a room there to NOT ask for reservations when calling for a room! They will forward you to their New York Reservation Center, who knows nothing about a car show at Southland. If you plan to book a room at Southland Hotel, call 800-467-6182 and ask to book a room at the “Delta” rate for our car show. They will book the room for you! If they are full feel free to call Tru by Hilton across the Interstate or any of the other hotels listed on our flyer. Only those will have police security every night. If you book at any other hotel, you are on your own security wise!!

There is a show in Marion, Ark. this Saturday (13th.) that we are asking our members to support. This club and its members have been most helpful with our attempts to have our show at Southland. Let’s show them we appreciate their help by attending their show!

Jay Beeson asked which car show, later in the month of May. That we as a club wanted to go to! It was suggested that we go to the LaBelle Haven Baptist Church Show in Olive Branch Ms. on May 20th. Jay will send out the info on where to meet for breakfast and then we will cruise to O.B. for the show as a club!

Barron Beeson then took the mic and gave a short talk on some of the slang definitions used by the club back in the 70’s. He also showed off a couple of old MSR t-shirts and a jacket from back in the day. Great stuff!  

Our next meeting will be June 12th.,which is the 2nd. Monday of the month, due to a book club already having the room booked. It will, however, be at the Southaven Library starting at 5:00. 


Money winners for May were: Jim Mullis winning $110.00, and Clint Holland winning $105.00.        I once again won nothing!!  



Upcoming Events




  1. May 6th. 6th. Annual Carl Perkins Show     Jackson, Tn.

  2. Chrome and Classic Car Show Senatobia, Ms.

  3. May 13th. Delta Cruisers Car Show               Marion, Ark

  4. May 16-21st. Tri-5 Classic Chevy Cruis-in Sevierville, Tn.

  5. May 19-21st. Goodguys Nashville                       Nashville Tn.

  6. May 21st. Antique Auto Show           Hernando, Ms.

  7. May 27th. Shiloh Area Street Rods Show Adamsville, Tn.

  8. May 27th. American Hot Rodders Show      Holly Springs, Ms.

  9. May 27th. Crossroads Cruisers Car Show    Winona, Ms.

  • May 20th. Destination Oxford Oxford, Ms.

  • May 20th. Labelle Haven Baptist Church Olive Branch, Ms.

  • May 26-28th. Mid-America Nationals Springfield, Mo.

  • June 3rd. Street Rod Festival Tuscumbia, Ala.

  • June 3rd. Franklin Memorial Car Show Water Valley, Ms.

  • June 9-10th. Redneck Rumble Lebanon, Tn.

  • June 10th. Crossroads Cruisers Grenada , Ms.

  • June 24th. Helen Keller car Show Tuscumbia, Al.

  • June 17th. Kirby Pines Car Show 3535 Kirby Prkwy

  • July 27-29th. Moonshine Cruiz-In                       Dalton, Ga.

  • 3-6th. Street Rod Nationals Louisville, Ky.

  • 5th. Sheffield Family Car Show Water Valley, Ms.

  • 10-12th. Danchuk Tri-Five Nats. Bowling Green, Ky.

  1. 26-28th. 48th. annual Frog Follies Evansville, Ind.       

  2. 2nd. Jay Bird Park Car Show Iuka, Ms.

  • 14th. Fall Rod Run Pigeon Forge, Tn.

  • 14-17th. Delta River Cruise-in Southland Casino

  • 23rd. Sardis Classic Open Show Sardis, Ms.          

  • 1-8th. Cruisin the Coast Ms. Gulf Coast

  • 13-15th. Southwest Nationals Oklahoma City, Ok

  • 14th. Gateway to the Delta Show Charleston, Ms.

  • 21st. Strayhorn Band Car Show Sarah, Ms.

  • 28th. Cruzin the Crossroads Clarksdale, Ms.                  





                           Scripture of the Month


               Rebuke of Worldliness   

        James, Chapter 4 verses 1-17


   Prayer Requests

Let’s all remember to pray for those in the club who are sick and in need! Sometimes a phone call can brighten a persons day just knowing someone is thinking of them! And pray for our Nation! We need it now more than ever!

Let’s all remember to say a prayer for Sandra Carlock and the family!  






        One of the problems of getting old!

Two old guys, read Tommy Boren and Sid Johnson, had been friends for ages. Over the years they had attended hundreds of car shows and other street rod related activities. Since they have gotten a little older, a couple of times a week they get together and just talk about going to car shows and reminiscing about what all they did before they got old! Then they will play a little gin rummy and then take a nap!

One day while playing cards Tommy looked at Sid and said “ now don’t take this wrong and get mad at me…….I know we’ve been friends for a long time…….but for the life of me I can’t think of your name.

Sid just sat there glaring at Tommy for at least 3 or 4 minutes. Finally, he said “How soon do you need to know?”


Grandma and grandpa were watching a healing service on TV. The evangelist told his viewing audience that if anyone out there needed healing, place one hand on the TV and the other on the part of your body that needs to be  healed.

Grandma got up and slowly walked over and put one hand on the TV and the other on the arthritic shoulder that was causing her so much pain! Grandpa got up, went to the TV and placed one hand on the TV and the other on his crotch! Grandma scowled at him and said: “I guess you haven’t been listening, He said this service was for healing…..not for raising the dead!”


          Parts Department

  1. 1957 Pontiac hardtop, needs floors $4500.00, 1956 Buick Convertible, needs restoring $12,500.00, 1954 Chevy truck, 1958 Thunder Chicken, needs restoring, $2,500.00, 1935 Ford 2-door sedan $800.00, 1936 4 door sedan $800.00, 1940 Ford Pickup $800.00, 1957 Pontiac 2 door hardtop needs resto. call Tommy Starkey at 662-429-8402

  2. Hunter Model 600 Tire balancer $800.00 call Sid Johnson at 901-486-7714

  3. Also, in need of a new home: 1947 Ford 2 door sedan. Tune port 350, 700R4 trans, 9“ Ford rear end, Aluminum Radiator, A/C, P/B, P/S, Seafoam Green, new Tires. Drives Great. Call Sid Johnson at 901-487-7714

  4. Buick Artillery wheels 16”, 5 on 5 pattern $200.00 for all 4. Larry also is selling a cut-off saw for $100.00, a new Offenhauser 2-4’s intake for a 454 for $200.00 , 4 bucket seats at $50.00 each and a large sandblasting cabinet for $75.00.  Call Larry Lewis at  901-219-6825

  5. Gear Vendors Overdrive Unit with a turbo 350 adapter. $1700.00 call Larry Lewis at 901-21906825

  6. Tommy Boren is selling a rust free 32-34 pickup cab, various aluminum and steel wheels. Call for prices! 662-393-9703 ask for Cousin Tommy. Tommy also has a couple of Vintage Sun machines that are free for the taking. These would make great additions to your Man Cave. And they are free!!

  7. 1950 Chevy ½ ton rat rod pickup. Satin Black with old school flames, strong 350 chevy engine and 700 R transmission. New wheels and tires. Also have a 1966 chevy C10 pickup, fleet side, 350/350 combo (not running) project truck. Needs the usual metal replaced, but a good start! $14,500.00 for the 50 and $2500.00 for the 66.    Chuck Pierce 901-896-8594

  8. Tommy Boren is selling a 1953 Ford Victoria with a flathead engine, aluminum heads and two deuces, with a continental kit and a three speed over drive transmission. Call him for the price at 662-393-9703

  9. 1936 Red Plymouth Roadster with a 383 engine. Jerry Magsis 901-581-4792

  10. Tommy Starkey has info on a 33-35 Chevy Coupe that is for sale. It’s an older street rod that needs freshened up. Tommy’s number is 901-387-7165

  11. Keith Walters has several items for sale. Parts that fit a 63-66 C-10 Chevy include a fuel tank, with straps and sender for $175, a new body bushing kit for $50, and a three speed transmission for $75. He also has a 307 engine that needs valve seals for $150 and a set of round mirrors for $20.

  12. 1938 Plymouth Coupe, previously owned by Robert Burnett, for more info call Curtis Reddon at 901-786-8703



  1. Custom brackets, artwork, signs, CNC cutting or fabrication. 18 ga. To 5/8 inch! Call Herb Gould, Condor Metal 901-482-3428



Media Section


 Lin Neal’s Real Deal Racing report airs every Saturday at 10:00 am and again on Sunday at 2:00 pm. You can watch past issues on face book at Real Deal racing Report or online at News Talk 98.9. The Sunday spots will continue until someone else takes that spot. The Motor Mouth show comes on immediately after Lin Neals spot.