DRIVELINE MAY 2013 MEMPHIS STREET ROD CLUB

DRIVELINE NEWSLETTER - MEMPHIS STREET ROD CLUB             May 10, 2013

The Memphis Street Rod Club met on Monday, 5-6-2013 at NSA for the monthly meeting with over 50 members and guests in attendance.Thanks to the May hosts, Larry Lewis, Richard Bouler, Hugo Whitten, Steve Fedor, Bill Mullis and David Meek for arranging for the good meal of hamburger patties, baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cornbread and peach cobbler for dessert with bottled water and soft drinks to drink.The food was catered by the BAR-B-QUE PIT in Olive Branch, MS with Jennifer doing a great job serving. Club President Make Lyon opened the meeting reminding all that the club newsletter and other club info is now available on the club’s website.  It is only available to club members using the club password to open the site.  If you don’t use a computer and want the newsletter sent to you, call 853-2000 and tell Don to continue to send it by mail otherwise all activities of the club will be posted on the club’s website.  Mike said Raymond Montgomery had lost his Father who lived in Pontotoc, MS. He was 95 years old and a highly decorated veteran of World War II.  Please pray for the Montgomery family. George Poteet said that someone had asked if we were using window stickers at Sam’s Town this year.He said they didn’t like the way we were doing it.  Mike said he would discuss it with the decision makers.  He also reported that Richard Tiebout was doing better, walking everyday to get stronger.  The Prez. called on VP Ed Bloodworth for Cruise dates starting at Countrywood Crossing Shopping Center in Cordova, 5/11 there are car shows at City Park, Savannah, TN. and Tillatoba Baptist Church, Tillatoba, MS., 5/18 Buford Pusser Festival Car Show, Adamsville, TN. 5/24-26 Mid-America Street Rod Nats, Springfield, MO., 6/7-9 Catfish Run, Sardis Lake/Batesville, MS., 6/8 Rockabilly Car Show, Selmer, TN., 6/15-2013 Cruise for Scouting, Start-Bumpus/Collierville End-Hollywood Casino, Tunica, MS., 6/17-19 Goodguys-Nashville, TN., Member Bob Westcot asked to speak regarding “The Great Race” which will make an overnight stop in Germantown on June 26. Bob said the Great Race needed sponsors for a dinner for the participants.The club voted to make a $200 donation to support the dinner.

A little Info about The Great Race

 It starts in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 22 and ends in Mobile, Alabama on June 30.  The Great Race is an antique, vintage, and collector car competitive controlled-speed endurance road rally on public highways.  It is not a test of top speed.  It is a test of driver/navigator teams ability to follow precise course instructions and the teams ability to endure on a cross-country trip.  The course instructions require the competing teams to drive at or below the posted speed limits at all times.  Each day, the driver and navigator receive a set of course instructions that indicate every turn, speed change, stop, and start that the team must make throughout the day (usually 220-250 instructions per day).  Along the course route there will be 4 to 7 checkpoints recording the exact time that the team passes that point.  The objective is to arrive at each checkpoint at the correct time, not the fastest.  The score for each team is the result of the teams ability to follow the designated course precisely.  Every second off the perfect time (early or late) at each checkpoint is a penalty point. This format is much more mentally demanding than a flat out cross country race.  Also GPS or computers are not permitted endurance as well as classic car endurance, rather than programming capability.  The course avoids timed segments on interstate highways, opting instead for scenic local, county, and state highways whenever possible through some of the prettiest country in the United States.  Any car up through model year 1969 is eligible to enter.  For purposes of scoring, the older the vehicle, the better the age factor adjustment the team will receive.  There are about 100 cars entered for 2013. The winners prize is $50,000.00 cash.  The total prize purse is $150,000.00 cash.  Entry fee’s: Private entry: $4500, Corporate Entry: $5750, Cup Entry: $1500. The Great Race headquarters are located in Chattanooga, TN.

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME!

Over the phone, his mother told him, “Mr. Belser died last night.  The funeral is Wednesday.” Memories flashed through his mind like an old newsreel as he sat quietly remembering his childhood days.  “Jack, did you hear me?” “Oh, sorry, Mom.  Yes, I heard you.  It’s been so long since I thought of him.  I’m sorry, but I honestly thought he died years ago.” Jack said.  “Well, he didn’t forget you. Every time I saw him he’d ask how you were doing.  He’d reminisce about the many days you spent over “his side of the fence” as he put it,” Mom told him. “I loved that old house he lived in,” Jack said.  “You know, Jack, after your father died, Mr. Belser stepped in to make sure you had a man’s influence in your life,” she said. “He’s the one who taught me carpentry,” Jack said.  “I wouldn’t be in this business if it weren’t for him.  He spent a lot of time teaching me things he thought were important. Mom, I’ll be there for the funeral,” Jack said.  As busy as he was, he kept his word. Jack caught the next flight to his hometown.  Mr. Belser’s funeral was small and uneventful.  He had no children of his own, and most of his relatives had passed away.  The night before he had to return home, Jack and his Mom stopped by to see the old house next door one more time. Standing in the doorway, Jack paused for a moment. It was like crossing over into another dimension, a leap through space and time.  The house was exactly as he remembered.  Every step, held memories.  Every picture, every piece of furniture.  Jack stopped suddenly…”What’s wrong, Jack?” his Mom asked.  “The box is gone,” he said.  “What box?” Mom asked.  “There was a small gold box he kept locked on top of his desk.  I must have asked him a thousand times what was inside.  All he’d ever tell me was “the thing I value most,” Jack said.  It was gone.  Everything about the house was exactly how Jack remembered it, except for the box.  He figured someone from the Belser family had taken it. “Now I’ll never know what was so valuable to him,” Jack said. “I better get some sleep.  I have an early flight home, Mom.” It had been about two weeks since Mr. Belser died.  Returning home from work one day Jack discovered a note in his mailbox.  “Signature required on a package.  No one at home.  Please stop by the main post office within the next 3 days,” the note read.  Early the next day Jack retrieved the package.  The small box was old and looked like it had been mailed a hundred years ago.  The handwriting was difficult to read, but the return address caught his attention. “Mr. Harold Belser” it read.  Jack took the box out to his car and ripped open the package. There inside was the gold box and an envelope.  Jack’s hands shook as he read the note inside. “Upon my death, please forward this box and the contents to Jack Bennett.  It’s the thing I valued most in my life.” A small key was taped to the letter.  His heart racing, as tears filled his eyes,  Jack carefully unlocked the box. There inside he found a beautiful gold pocket watch.  Running his fingers slowly over the finely etched casing, he unlatched the cover.  Inside he found these words engraved: “Jack, Thanks for your time! Harold Belser.” “The thing he valued most was…my time!” We all mean the world to someone.  We don’t take the time to let them know what they mean to us.  Now’s the time to show your love for those around you.

HUMOR:

Chinese Sick Leave

Wong Chow calls into work and says, “I no come work today.  I really sick. Got headache, stomach ache and legs hurt, I no come work.” The boss says, “You know something, Wong Chow, I really need you today.  When I feel sick like you do, I go to my wife and tell her to give me sex.  That makes everything better and I go to work.  You try that.” Two hours later Wong Chow calls again. “I do what you say and I feel great.  I be at work soon.  You got nice house!!!”

Senior Moment 

Wife texts husband on a cold winter morning: Windows frozen!” Husband texts back: “Pour warm water over it!” 5 minutes later the wife texts back: “Computer completely screwed up now!!!”

Student Nurse 

A male patient is lying in bed in a hospital, wearing an oxygen mask over his nose and mouth.  A young student nurse comes in to give him a partial sponge bath.  “Nurse,” he mumbles from behind the mask, “Are my testicles black?” Embarrassed, the young nurse replies, “I don’t know, Sir.  I’m only here to wash your upper body and feet.” He struggles to ask again, “Nurse, please check for me.  Are my testicles black?” Concerned that he might elevate his blood pressure and heart rate from worrying about his testicles, she overcomes her embarrassment and pulls back the covers.  She raises his gown, holds his manhood in one hand and his testicles gently in the other.  She looks very closely and says. “There’s nothing wrong with them, Sir.  They look fine.” The man slowly pulls off his oxygen mask, smiles at her, and says very slowly, “Thank you very much.  That was wonderful. Now listen very, very closely: Are-my-test-results-back?

Cute

Barack Obama, at a recent rural elementary school assembly in South Carolina, asked the audience for total quiet.  Then, in the silence, he started to slowly clap his hands once every few seconds, holding the audience in total silence.  Then he said into the microphone, “Children, every time I clap my hands together, a child in America dies from gun violence.” Then little Darrell, with a proud South Carolina drawl, pierced the quiet and said: “Well, dumb ass, stop clapping!”

MARRIAGE HUMOR:

Wife: “What are you doing?” Husband: “Nothing!” Wife: “Nothing…?” “You’ve been reading our marriage certificate for an hour!” “I was looking for the expiration date!” Wife: “Do you want dinner?” Husband: Sure! What are my choices? Wife: Yes or No!

STRESS RELIEVER

Girl: “When we get married, I want to share all your worries, troubles and lighten your burden.” Boy: It’s very kind of you, darling, but I don’t have any worries or troubles.” Girl: “Well, that’s because we aren’t married yet.”

LOVED or MONEY

A newly married man asked his wife, “Would you have married me if my father hadn’t left me a fortune?” “Honey,” the woman replied sweetly, “I’d have married you, NO MATTER WHO LEFT YOU A FORTUNE.”

BROTHEL TRIP

An elderly man went to his doctor and said, “Doc, I think I’m getting senile. Several times lately, I have forgotten to zip up.”  “That’s not senility,” replied the doctor. “Senility is when you forget to zip down.”

PEST CONTROL

A woman was having a passionate affair with an Irish inspector from a pest control company.  One afternoon they were carrying on in the bedroom together when her husband arrived home unexpectedly. “Quick,” said the woman to the lover, “Into the closet,” and she pushed him in the closet stark naked.  The husband, however became suspicious and after a search of the bedroom discovered the man in the closet. “Who are you?” he asked him. “I’m an inspector from Bugs B Gone”, said the exterminator, “What are you doing in there?” The husband asked. “I’m investigating a complaint about an infestation of moths,” the man replied. “And where are your clothes?” asked the husband. The man looked down at himself and said, “Those things are quick.”

LESSON

Son: “Mom, when I was on the bus with Dad this morning, he told me to give up my seat to a lady.” “Well, you did the right thing.” But Mom I was sitting on Dad’s lap!”

PAGE ROBBINS ADULT DAYCARE CRUISE IN

1961 S. Houston Levee Road

Collierville, TN

SPRING VISIT W/STREET RODS

MAY 22ND  2:00 P.M.

PARTS COUNTER

FOR SALE:  1956 Buick convertible-needs restored ($12,500) 1965 Chev. Impala convertible complete needs restored ($6,500) 1958 T-Bird complete, needs restored ($2,500) 1935 Ford 2 dr. sedan ($800) 1936 Ford 4 dr. sedan ($800) 1940 Ford pickup ($800) Call Tommy Starkey 662.429.8402

FOR SALE:  1 pr. 6 way power seats out of Jeep Cherokee fits coupe/pickup/4 dr/will not fold. ($125) Ford 4 speed trans., Rebuilt C6 Ford trans w/converter. 518 trans w/overdrive. Volarie front clip-disk, power steering w/pump. Call L.C.Jones 337.2715

FOR SALE: 93/94 Chevrolet V6 engine 2/computer, needs alternator and A/C compressor only. Used 40,000 miles. ($750) Call Robert Inman 867.3184

Food Supply for Meetings:

Affordable Catering (Lisa) 744.0123

Leonards’s Pit Barbecue 360.1963

The BAR-B-QUE PIT 662.890.3748

Central BBQ Catering 272.9377 or 767.4672

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