DRIVELINE NEWSLETTER                6-3-13                         MEMPHIS STREET ROD CLUB

The June club meeting was held at NSA with about 50 members and guests in attendance. The main event of the evening was  some super good pork barbeque cooked  by one of the  club’s best  BBQ cooks, Jerry James. Jerry and crew also provided all the trimmings to go with it. There was baked beans, slaw, potato salad, pasta salad, rolls and for dessert there was Kathey James strawberry cake and the club Prez’s homemade ice cream. There were many that were stuffed but it was super good.

The Prez. opened the business part of the meeting thanking the cooks and  crew consisting of Jerry James, Bob Wescott, Russ Kroell, Frank Lawrence, Billy Murphee and Phil Leider and welcoming guests and visitors. He immediately called on Club Treasurer, Larry Nolan who gave an up to date accounting of club expenditures, money in bank etc.. He also reminded all those who haven’t paid their annual dues to pay up. Larry mentioned member Richard Tiebout who has been laid up for several months at home and is up and walking every day and hopes to be back with the club soon.

Next on the agenda was V/P Ed Bloodworth to give a schedule of local cruises: Tuesday: Countrywood Crossing Center, 2257 N. Germantown Pkwy. Thursday: Bartlett Cruisin’. Saturday: Olive Branch Cruisin’, 6/15: Cruise for Scouting- Collierville, Start: Bumpus /Collierville, End: Hollywood  Casino, Tunica, Ms. 6/17-19  Goodguys, Nashville, Tn., Great Race, Germantown 6/26

The Prez. passed out some advertising with our Tunica show (Delta River Cruisin’)  dates and registration info on the back that can be used to register for members to hand out. The show runs September 27- September 29 at Sam’s Town and we all get the chance to be a part of making the show a success by showing up to work  wherever we are asked to. Meanwhile we have another date to keep by showing up in Louisville at the Nats. on Thursday morning August 1st to work the registration tables for about 4 hours. This is a tradition that the club has been doing for years and the same guys and gals show up so if you haven’t  been helping, try to make it this year. You’ll be glad you did!  The meeting ended with the customary drawing for the grocery money with Sid Johnson winning $70 and Bob Wescott $100. Next month’s meeting @ NSA with Mike Jumper, Clint Holland, Paul Kosma, John Hylander and Lenny Green hosting.

NSRA EVENTS                         WWW.NSRA-USA.COM

Rocky Mtn. Street Rod Nats 6/21-23-2013 Colorado State fairgrounds, Pueblo, Co.

Northwest Street Rod Nats  6/28-30, 2013 Clark fairgrounds, Vancouver, Wa.

Streetrod Nats North 9/13-15, 2013 Kalamazoo Cnty Expo Ctr. Kalamazoo, Mi.

NSRA Street Rod Nationals 8/1-4, 2013 Kentucky Exposition Ctr., Louisville, KY.

Northeast Street Rod Nationals 9/20-23, 2013 Champlain Valley Expo, Burlington, Vt.

Southeast Street Rod Nationals 10/11-13, 2013 Florida State fairgrounds, Tampa, Fl.


Helpful! Rumors are circulating in California that radical Muslims are planning to go on a rampage in LA, killing anyone who is a legal U.S. citizen. Police fear the death toll could be as high as 13.  

More Help! A man and his wife were awakened at 3:00 A.M. by a loud pounding on the door. The man got up and went to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, was asking for a push. “Not a chance,” said the husband, “it is 3:00 a.m. in the morning!” He slammed the door and returned to bed. “Who was that?” asked his wife. “Just some drunk guy asking for a push,” he said. “Did you help him?” she asks. “No, I did not, it’s 3am and its pouring down rain out there!” “Well, you have a short memory,” said the wife. “Can’t you remember about three month’s ago when we broke down, and those two guys helped us?” “I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed of yourself.” “God loves drunk people too, you know!” The man did as he was told, got dressed, and went out into the pouring rain. He called out into the dark, “Hello, are you still out there?” “Yes,” came the reply. “Do you still need a push?” called out the husband. “Yes, please!” came the reply from the dark. “Where are you?” asked the husband. “Over here on the swing!” replied the drunk.

Labor!  The Montana Department of Employment, Division of Labor Standards claimed a small rancher was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to investigate him.

AGENT: I need a list of your employee’s and how much you pay them.

RANCHER: Well, there’s my hired hand who’s been with me for 3 years. I pay him $200 a week plus free room and board. Then there’s the mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also sleeps with my wife occasionally.

AGENT: That’s the guy I want to talk to-the mentally challenged one.

RANCHER: That would be me!

How To Stop Church Gossip!

Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church’s morals, kept sticking her nose into other people’s business. Several members did not approve of her extra-curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence. She made a mistake, however, when she accused Frank, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town’s

only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told Frank that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing! Frank, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn’t explain, defend or deny. He said nothing. Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred’s house….walked home….and left it there all night.

(You gotta love Frank!!)

Army! Fifty-one years ago, Herman James, a North Carolina mountain man, was drafted into the Army. On his first day in basic traiing, the Army issued him a comb. That afternoon the Army barber sheaed off all his hair.  On his second day, the Army issued Herman a tooth brush. That afternoon the  Army dentist yanked seven of his teeth.  On the third day, the Army issued him a jock strap. The Army has been looking for Herman for 51 years.

 Do you have a gun in the house?   Always Answer: No  When I had a gallbladder taken out and spent 10 days in the hospital and then had home nurse visits for two weeks and was asked if I had guns in the house. I responded NO  So what is written below has some merit. These are comments from two other people who also have been asked if they have guns in the house. The nurse just kind of slipped it in along with all the regular questions. I told her I refused to answer because it was against the law to ask. Everyone, whether you have guns or not, should give a neutral answer so they have no idea who does and who doesn’t. My doctor asked me if I had guns in my house and also if any were loaded. I, of course, answered yes to both questions. Then he asked why I kept a loaded gun close to my bed. I answered that my son, who is a certified gun instructor and also works for Homeland Security, advised me that an unloaded, locked up gun is no protection against criminal attack. The Government now requires these questions be asked of people on Medicare, and probably everyone else. Just passing this along for your info: I had to visit a doctor other than my regular doctor who was on vacation. One of the questions: Do you have guns in your house? I told them it was none of their business. It is either an insurance issue or government intervention. Either way, the second the government gets into your medical records as Obama-care wants, it will become a major issue. A Vietnam Vet and retired Police Officer had an appointment at the local VA clinic and  found out something interesting while going through triage before seeing the doctor. He was asked if he felt stressed, or threatened or did he feel like doing harm to someone? He responded no and the nurse said if he had said yes, he would lose his carry permit and his medical records would be changed and reported to Homeland Security. They are going after the vets first, then retired policemen and then the gun owners who the Obama administration considers potential terrorists. If you are a veteran or just a gun owner watch what you say and to whom. Eric Holder was overheard at a DC dinner by a Washington Post reporter to say, “The sure way to gain control over the terrifying number of firearms owned by the citizens is to start with the Medicare crowd; they’ll be the demographic most likely to own a plethora of weapons and will be the easiest to gain information about such weapons from. “Are they coming for us?” This was sent to me by e-mail and whether it’s something to worry about or not, it’s worth thinking about and  paying attention to the changes in our country. Billy Graham’s view of what’s happening to our country! He Prays: Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know your Word says, “Woe to those who call evil good,”  but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbors possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed time honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from sin and Set us free. Amen!  With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation.


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) 901.744.0123

Leonards’s Pit Barbeque 901.360.1963

The BAR-B-QUE PIT 662.890.3748

Central BBQ Catering 901.272.9377 or 901.767.4672

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