National Sprint Car Hall Of Fame & Museum

We stopped off at the National Sprint Car Hall Of Fame & Museum on the way to day two of the Hot Rod Power Tour, check out all the photos at the link below!


10th Annual JDRF Charity Car Show

The 10th Annual JDRF Charity Car Show was another huge success! Thanks to all of those who came out and all of those who supported! We raised just over $3,000 dollars for JDRF! Check out all the coverage below!



It was our first year as a two day show, Friday night we had a BBQ rib dinner along with a concert by Limited Distance. It was gloomy but never rained, we had about 40 cars along with some spectators, a great time was had! We will be back next year again on Friday night!

For all of Friday’s photos, CLICK the link below!

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Saturday was show day and not a cloud in the sky for once! We ended up with 167 cars and hundreds of spectators! The photos have really been fighting me! But below are some of my favorites. You can see all of Saturday’s photos at the link below!


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Gone But Not Forgotten: Barney Hall

Photo Credit: ISC Archives


For myself and so many, Barny Hall was THE VOICE of NASCAR for so many years. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.

Below is an small portion of the MRN announcement, you can see it all HERE.

“It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that Motor Racing Network must today convey the passing of our friend and colleague, long-time MRN anchor Barney Hall. For many of us in the racing and broadcasting industries, Barney was more than just ‘The Voice’ who brought us the NASCAR action each week on the radio. He was an inspiration, a teacher and mostly, a friend. Barney was a consummate professional whose style and honesty made him one of the most revered voices of the sport and perhaps the most trusted reporter of his day.

“In a world that can have its share of egos, Barney’s humor and humility kept everyone around him firmly grounded. His smooth and easygoing delivery was the mark by which others were measured. His co-anchor, Joe Moore, once commented that ‘Barney was the calming force in the midst of a raging storm and simply by listening to him, you knew there was safe passage through it.’ Barney Hall was the true voice of NASCAR and although his own voice has gone silent, his presence will live on in the many current motor sports broadcasters who learned at the knee of such a great storyteller.”

International Towing Hall Of Fame & Museum Tour: Chattanooga, TN

I’ve saw this place for several years now while I was in town for World Of Wheels but just never went by. Well today we had an hour or so to kill before check in so we decided to make the trip across town and check it out. I have to say I was very impressed! It’s a little small at about 20 vehicles, but it was an amazing variety of towing marvels from the early 1900’s to modern day marvals. There is also a nice collection of automotive related tools on display as well as model cars. If you are in town or coming close by, its definetly worth the trip!!

Check out the photos at the link below!






9th Annual JDRF Charity Car Show

Another JDRF Charity Car Show is in the books! First off, I’d like to say thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, spectators and especially to everyone that brought their cars out! Even with a chance of rain dozens of first class cars showed up! All in all we had 191 cars. A new record! Still shy of our overall goal of 200, but we will get there!

Before I start with the event coverage, I’d like to say a word about the awards, first off, if you didn’t get your award and won one, I’ll be getting it to you either in person or via the mail in the next week. I know alot of people left or couldn’t here us when the sound system died. Second, there was about six awards in some of the classes that I skipped, I apologize to those people and will announce those winners in a few minutes. We were in a hurry up all day with the judging process and awards, but there is just so much hurry you can put into judging almost 200 cars. As always we take a look at our process and make changes every year, next year, major changes will be made to the awards and judging process including a move to a computerized process to prevent human error. I apologize to those few that I skipped and ask everyone to be patient with us as with the whole show, even in the 9th year its a growing and learning process! But please don’t loose sight of the overall reason we are all there, to raise money for JDRF! And raise money we did!!

The final total isn’t in yet, but we raised somewhere in the neighborhood of 5800 bucks!!! That is a record for us!! That puts us at OVER 30,000 dollars for 9 years!!!! That is out of this world!!! Thank you!!

I mentioned there were a few award winners I overlooked, again, my apologies and here they are.

Ford Car 64 & Older 3rd Place: #56 Tony Allen 1934 Ford 3 Window Coupe

Open Class Car 90 & Up 1st Place: #26 Adrian Martinez 1994 Honda Accord

Open Class Car 90 & Up 2nd Place: #10 Chuck Bater 2008 Ford Mustang GT500

Open Class Car 90 & Up 3rd Place: #87 Pat Mesta 2008 Ford Mustang

Chevy Car 65-89 3rd Place: #12 Chuck Hooper 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle

Corvette 53-82 3rd Place: #80 E.L. Akridge 1981 Chevrolet Corvette

Mopar 65 & Older 3rd Place: Jim Shook 1932 Plymouth

Again, my apologies, I’ll get your awards out asap!

And now, the best of award winners!

Best Interior

Best Paint

Best Engine

Best Commercial Vehicle

I missed the picture, but it was the Interstate Batteries Van

Best Modified

Best Original

Best Rat Rod

Best Truck

Best Mopar

Best Ford

Best GM

Freeman Gas Of Highlands Pick

Interstate Batteries Pick

Advance Auto Parts Of Clayton Pick

S&S Auto Parts Pick

Participants Choice

People’s Choice

Best Of Show

There is a couple of hundread photos at the link below!!

We are making plans for 2016 already, it will be a two day show! Please make plans now to attend, Labor Day Weekend 2016! Stay tuned to for more info!

Cotton Owens Estate Auction

WHAM Auctions will be auctioning off the estate of NASCAR Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens on December 6th. What a great chance to own a piece of racing history! Tons of memorabilia will be auctioned including Cotton’s famous #6 1964 race car. Check it out below!

Auction Info

Auction Listing


Speaking of that number 6 car, I had a chance to watch Cotton personally unload it and drive it on to a show field a few years back, check out the video below!