Thursday, September 20, 2018

Big turnout for the 13th-Annual Fall Redneck Rumble

If you like your car shows a little more gritty, if you’re not really into shiny paint, and if you like dodging fast-moving bicycles, motor scooters, and rat-rodded golf carts, the Redneck Rumble is the place for you. The 13th-annual Fall edition was recently held at its usual location, the Wilson County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Tenn. And as usual, the place was packed with all manner of crusty and creative rides. There’s a lot to this show, including a cruise, swap meet, and even a demolition derby. I brought my own non-glossy truck to the party, so I had premium parking to go straight to the picture taking.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

62nd-Annual 2018 Red Boiling Springs Fall Meet features humid weather and hot cars

The Red Boiling Springs Fall Meet claims to be the oldest car show in the south. After 62 years, this seems like a pretty safe proclamation. Held at the picturesque Thomas House Hotel, this event draws in cars from everywhere. I’ve seen some of them, because I go to a lot of car shows. But there were many that I have never seen before. The humid, steamy weather didn’t keep too many people away from here. It was a great turnout for a very historic event. This one is organized by the Middle Tennessee Antique Car Club, which is a chapter of the AACA.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Burt Reynolds. We'll miss him.

Well, it was bound to happen, I guess.  We lost Burt Reynolds.  I've said it here before, and I'll say it again, Smokey and the Bandit was the greatest movie ever made.  Ever.  It's a sad day for car movie lovers everywhere.

There are lots of things out there about the life and career of Burt Reynolds today, but around here we mostly care about the car movies.  I'm going to have to pop one in the DVD player tonight!

Here’s a little synopsis of some of the best (and worst) Burt Reynolds movies featuring the big three: car chases, car jumps, and car crashes.


Great day for the 37th-Annual 2018 Bowen Campbell Car Show in Goodlettsville

For 37 years, automotive enthusiasts from all over the Music City have gathered in Goodlettsville for the big Bowen Campbell Auto Expo at Moss-Wright Park. This year was no different, as a huge group of quality rides was on-hand for a surprisingly pleasant, overcast day. This one is put together by the Sumner County Vintage Vehicle Club, which is sanctioned by the AACA. As usual, these AACA shows attract some of the nicest old cars and trucks around. I don’t really enter my own cars in many of these shows, but this one was close enough to home that I actually entered both the ’63 Chevy C-10 and my ’93 Corvette. My son hung out with me, I talked to people about cars, and overall it was just a good day in the park.