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The club meeting for February 2024 was held at the Southaven Library with 62 members and guests in attendance. Jerry James, Bob Westcot, Bill Murphree, Paul Kosma, Jerry Pike, Kathey, Diane and Georgia Boren provided the grindage in the form of homecooked BBQ, tater salad, beans, chips, smoked sausage, along with homemade strawberry and coconut cake.  DEEEElicious!

Johnny opened the meeting by welcoming our guests, Russ Kauerz, Keith Johnson, Andy and Melody Mahall and all our members. When asked by several members for an update on George’s condition, all he could report was that George had been seen down at his farm in Mississippi and appeared to being doing well. Moving slow but moving!

Dwain Barnett then gave an update on Sophie Nolan. She appears to be getting a little better each day, she is moving her arm a little and has yawned several times. The accident was devastating for her and the road to recovery will be long. But with prayer and God’s help all things are possible.

Larry was not at the meeting because he and Kathy both contracted Covid while in Tupelo with their granddaughter. He won’t be going back to the hospital until he is sure they are over Covid. He said Sophie has enough on her plate without being exposed to that! Since he was absent, Johnny reported on our finances and assures us that we have money to prepare for this year’s show.

Johnny then reported on the progress we have made in West Memphis. We plan to have flyers available at next month’s meeting so we can start handing them out. If you haven’t sent a picture of your car already, please do so. It needs to be a ¾ angle shot showing the front and down one side of the car/truck. Pictures of just the front end or side only cannot be used. Send the pics to me, Johnny or Clint and we will forward them the printer.

Room rates will hopefully be determined in the next week or two and as soon as they are I will let everyone know. Clint will post it on line so all the people who have been asking about it can make their reservations! We also discussed adding a hold harmless/Insurance waiver to our flyers and online registration forms.

Jay Beeson, our cruise coordinator, then set March 2nd. as the date for our first cruise of the year. We plan to cruise to the Edelbrock Cars and Coffee. We will meet at the Cracker Barrel at Hacks Cross and Lorance at 8:00 and after we eat we will caravan on down to Edelbrock. Barron Beeson then took the stage and read some articles from a 1978 newsletter. Sounds like nothing has changed over the last 40+ years.

Money winners for February were: Jerry Magsig winning $85.00, David Bradshaw (about time) winning $85.00 and Gregg Boren winning $80.00.   

Our next meeting will be March 4th. at the library in Southaven unless you hear something different from me!

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 Tuesday evening

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


Upcoming Monthly Events



  1. 11th.     Ice Braker Swap Meet (at fairgrounds)       Springfield, Tn.

  2. 17th No Snow Car Show (indoor @I.C. Bldg.)       Iuka, Ms.

  3. 18th. Swap Meet                                                Cape Girardeau

  4. March 6-9     Emerald Coast Cruisin                                       Panama City

  5. March 16th. 13th. Annual Motor Mania Show                     Jackson, Tn        

  6. April 4th-6th. Show off on the Square                        Batesville Ms.

  7. April 18-20th. Cruisin the Strip Rod Run                                 Pidgeon Forge, Tn.

  8. May 3-4th.     Nats South, Chilhowee Park                            Knoxville, Tn.

  9. May 3-5th. Blue Suede Cruise                                               Tupelo, Ms.

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

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

  • May 15-18th. 2024 Buick Nationals Bowling green, Ky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 4-5th. C-10 Nationals Truck Show Nashville Speedwa

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

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

                         Scripture of the Month


Revelation, Chapter 1 verses 7 and 8

Look, He is coming with the clouds and every eye will see Him; even those who pierced Him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn Him. So shall it be! Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty”.


Prayer Requests

Let’s all continue to pray for Larry and Kathy Nolans Grand Daughter, as well as for Larry and Kathy as they fight covid. It’s a difficult time for the family, so let’s lift them up for strength, courage and healing. Let’s also remember Terry Bogue and his wife as they both heal from falls. Dickie Grinders wife is also in need of prayer. Let’s ask God for healing, strength and patience for all those that need it.      


For those of you who may not know this, I majored in Animal Husbandry at the University of Mississippi. I learned many unusual things while there! Here is an example:

Have you ever wondered why, when watching a nature show about Antarctica or Alaska, when it shows the wild life you never see any dead Penguins. Only the live ones, thousands and thousands of live ones and not one dead one to be seen!

Well wonder no more! It is a known fact that penguins are very ritualistic and they live a very ordered and complex life. Penguins are committed to their families and mate for life, as well as maintaining contact with their offspring throughout their lives.

If a penguin is found dead on the icy surface, other members of its family and its social circle will dig a hole in the ice or snow, using only their vestigial wings and beaks. Once the hole is big enough the dead penguin is rolled into the hole and buried.

After they all pack the snow and ice back over the hole with their webbed feet, all the male penguins gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing in their little penguin voices:

“Freeze a Jolly Good Fellow”

“Freeze a Jolly Good fellow”

Ya’ll didn’t really believe that I knew anything about dead penguins, did you!

True Story! The other day I was craving some Chinese food and decided to stop and pick some up on the way home. I stopped at a local place that I had never been to before (won’t name the place) thinkin all Chinese is the same! I placed my order, paid and left. I placed the food on the seat next to me. As I was driving home , I noticed that the bag was rustling and moving around. I though what in the world ! Has something gotten in the bag?  The bag was partially open and I swear I thought I could see a pair of beady littles eyes peering out at me! I had to check and see what was in my bag. So, I pulled of the road and carefully leaned over and looked into the bag. Was it a rat, was it a mouse, was it one of those huge Roaches? No……………It was Peeking Duck!

Blasts from the past!

  Good Ole Jake Moran (told a joke at every meeting)

 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. 1933 Ford, 350/350 combo. Needs interior, 2 door w/rumble seat! $17,000.00  may take less. Ted Williams (not the ball player) 901-494-0806. Hernando Ms. Great starter car

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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 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.