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Please forgive newsletter being late, but I have kinda been under the weather since February 2nd. (Stomach Issues) and after I got over whatever was wrong with my gut, I came down with a killer case of Shingles! I have been fighting that for the past 5 ½ weeks. If you haven’t had the Shingles shot, I highly recommend that you get one. If you had chicken pox as a kid, the virus is already in your system and can pop up at any time. If you take the shot, your chances of getting an outbreak are much lower and if you do they will less severe. If you never had chicken pox, the virus is not in your system, so no worries.

The meeting for May 2024 was held at the Southaven Library with I’m guessing around 50 members and guest present.

Johnny opened the meeting by welcoming our guest, David Antel. And by announcing that both Andy Mayhall and Russ Kauerz have met the qualifications to be a member of the club and were voted in accordingly. Welcome! 

After some discussion , it was decided that the June Meeting and Photo Shoot will be June the 8th (with a rain date of June 22nd) at Ellendale Baptist Church. The address is     Broadway in Bartlett Tenn. They have tables and chairs under a pavilion and a parking lot that is plenty big. Remember to bring your cars!

For those of you who are going to Marion, May 11th. to show support to the Marion. They show up and support our show and it will be nice to have a good representation from our club to show that support. We will meet at the West Memphis Cracker Barrel at 8:00 am, have breakfast and then caravan to the show. We will leave the show around 1 or 2 and caravan to the Tilden Rodgers Park. This is to show support the Shawna Rhinehart who has been instrumental in getting all the hotels on board with discounted rates and rooms. The club donated $1,000 dollars to her to help with the cost of putting on her event.

Money winners for the month of May were, Steve Robbins winning $75, Robert Burnett winning $75 and Bob West cot winning $75.00.

With 20 street rods in attendance, Richard James won the $100.00 drawing.

A big thank you to Clint Holland and Dwain Barnett for taking notes!

Remember the June meeting will be at Ellendale Baptist Church



Upcoming Weekly Cruisins


     Most of these start around April some in March


  1. Bartlett             Stage/Whitten                    Every Thursday evening   

  2. Edelbrock             Olive Branch                        Saturday of month     

  3. Silo Square Southaven, Ms.                   Every Thursday evening

  4. Hot Rods on Beale Mempho                               4th. Tuesday of every month

  5. Happy Daze Nesbit, Ms.                           1st. & 3rd. Sunday at 3:00

  6. Green Cactus Oakland, Tn.                        Every Tuesday 5 – till

  7. Southern Thunder Southaven, Ms.                   4th. Sat. of every month 

  8. Collierville Town Sq. Collierville, Tn                     Every Wednesday 5-till



Upcoming Monthly Events


  1. May 11th. Classic Chevy Spring Show                       Freeman Pk. Bartlett

  2. May 11th. Chrome and Classic Car Show                   Senatobia, Ms.

  3. May 11th. Delta Cruisers Car Show                                        Marion, Ark.

  4. May 11th. WAMIHS festival   Tildon Rodgers Park               West Mphs. Ark.

  5. May 15-18th. 2024 Buick Nationals                                              Bowling Green, Ky

  6. May 18th.    Royal Ambassador Car Show                              Faith Bapt. Church

  7. May 17th-19th. 18th. Goodguys Nationals (at speedway) Lebanon , Tn.

  8. May 24th-26th. Mid America Nationals Springfield, Mo.

  9. June 14-15   10th. Annual Redneck Rumble                               Lebanon , Tn.

  10. June 15th. Crossroads Cruisers Car Show Booneville, Ms.

  11. July 12-13th. E.GM Truck Nationals (@fairgrounds) Lebanon, Tn.       

  12. July 14th-15th. Watermelon Festival Car show             Mize, Ms.

  13. 1-4th. Street Rod Nationals Louisville, Ky.       

  14. 8-10 9th. Annual Tri-Five Nationals                             Bowling Green, Ky.      

  15. 23-25th. 49th. Annual Frog Follies             Evansville, Ind.

  16. 1st. Wheels of N.W. Miss Car Show                         Iuka, Ms.

  17. Sept 6-7th. Triple Crown of Street Rodding             Lebanon, Tn.

  18. 12-14th. Cruisin the Strip Fall Rod Run Pigeon Forge, Tn.

  19. 19-21 Delta River Cruisin @Southland Casino           West Mphs. Ark.

  20. 20-21 19th. Annual Redneck Rumble             Lebanon, Tn.

  21. 28th. 15th. Sardis Classic car Show                     Downtown Sardis

  22. 28th. Collierville Car Show                                             Central Church

  23. 4-5th. C-10 Nationals Truck Show Nashville Speedway

  24. 6-13th. Cruisin the Coast                                                  Gulf Coast of Fla.

  25. 19th. Cars For A Cause Classic Car Show Silo Square, Ms.

  26. 2nd. Truckin the Trace (GM Trucks)             Tupelo, Ms.      


                         Scripture of the Month


Proverbs, Chapter 22 verse 1


A good name is more desirable than great riches, to be esteemed is better than silver and gold.

Prayer Requests


Let’s all continue to pray for Sophie Nolan, as well as for Dickie Grinder and family with the loss of his wife. We all much to be thankful for!.



Two crows were sitting on a fence in a field and they noticed a figure that looked like a man in the distance. The first crow says ”see that over there, What is it?” The second crow takes a long look and replies “that’s a scarecrow, looks real doesn’t it.” The first crow asks how can you tell it’s a scarecrow and not a real person?’ The second crow says “That’s easy, look at the hands, no cellphone!” 


     Blasts from the past!



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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 1938 Plymouth Coupe, previously owned by Robert Burnett, for more info call Curtis Reddon at 901-786-8703

  11. 1935 Chevy 4 door sedan, 400 small block, automatic and cold air. Very nice driver! $35K for more info call Jimmy Grinder @ 901-262-9205

  12. Visor for 50’s model Ford, Chevy’s and other makes. Gutter mount, but I have the Fulton style brackets if you want to use those. Excellent condition, satin black with chrome trim around edge. $250.00 Call Bradshaw 834-1103

  13. Larry Lewis is selling a nearly compete 1934 Buick 2 door sedan. It needs a very little to be road ready. Already painted, engine and trans install and running. Needs some upholstery work and a few odds and in’s to the be complete. $20,000. Larry Lewis at 901-219-6825



  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.




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