The 62nd Annual Middle Tennessee Region AACA Fall Car Meet
A short trip to Red Boiling Springs, TN, pays off with a great show!
Every second weekend in September, the Middle Tennessee Region chapter of the AACA (Antique Auto Club of America) holds their Fall car meet. Always a very diverse show, its one I never miss. From totally stock Model T Fords to 1950s style Hot Rods, to Rat Rods and brand new Ferrari's there is something new, different and well worth the 60 mile drive. Lets take a walk around the grounds.
I'd like to start out by saying that the second iteration of the Pontiac GTO is a very underrated vehicle. In fact I would imagine that once people realize just how awesome they are, everyone will want one! (EDITOR'S NOTE: This car just so happens to belong to the author). That might be so Mr. Editor, but it was good enough to win 3rd place in the Stock 1994-2004 class.
Is there anything sweeter looking than a 1st generation T-bird?
This generation of 'vette is really starting to grow on me. I'm starting to really appreciate them.
I haven't the slightest idea what this car is. European, no doubt and probably super common over there. Here I can say it's the only one I've ever seen.
This has to be the nicest Chevy Biscayne I've ever seen!
Resto-Modded '72 Pantera, anyone? What a absolutely insane car these were! I'm sure you have to wear ear plugs to ride in it!
These '80s square Camaros, T/As and Firebirds are like a blast from the past. Unlike most Malaise Era cars it's a good blast!
This Golden Monte Carlo, isn't sporting stock wheels, but it does have period correct aftermarket ones. That's OK in my book!
Mid and late '50s Fords almost always get overshadowed by GM cars. It's hard to justify that when you seen a Ford looking this good.
It's a safe bet that this Chevy truck spent its best years being used and abused and was then left behind a barn for dead one day. I think it wears its use well. I'd like to think that in 50 years a 2018 Chevy truck will be at a show and it will show its age as well as this, but I kinda doubt it. Whats a 50 year old touch screen gonna look like?
This is one bad looking, all black Camaro.
It's no secret I LOVE SHOEBOX FORDS! This '50 Coupe, with it's SBF power is a good looking example.
I had to snap a picture of this DeLorean while it was on the move. No word on Doc Brown's location.
The biggest surprise I had this year was the number of '80s GM cars on display. This Monte Carlo was looking good in the sun!
These Buicks are some of the best looking cars made in the U.S. during the 1980s. This example was prime.
I've always liked Ramblers. They are kind of quirky and always interesting. This Rambler Classic had a straight 6 engine and a automatic transmission. I'm sure it was probably very underpowered compared to a V8 model, but there was a time when car manufacturers actually made new cars that almost everyone could afford. This is a good example of that!
This Chevy Suburban was way nicer than it was when new.
Early 1950s Oldsmobile hardtop.
A 1932 Packard Coupe.
A Ford Model T touring car. Check out that dash! That's minimalism.
A crazy 3 wheeled wooden car. Brought to the show by the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville.
My, Best of Picks.
This 1958 Chevy Impala sets just right. Aggressive is the best one word description I can think of.
Looks like someone either got this Gremlin wet or feed it at the wrong time. Its went bad!
This Custom Mercury coupe had all the right alterations performed. The interior is amazing.
A big block 396, 4-speed, Super Sport Chevelle! I don't think I need to say anything else.
Door Reads "Midnight Auto Parts if they got it We'll get it!" Photo by: Chris Breeden
This wrecker was heading out about the time I got there, but sometimes one look is all you need!
Over and out, Bandit! Fair winds and following seas, Burt Reynolds.
One fine '32 Ford Coupe.
Always a fine Show
Now in its 62nd year, this is one of the oldest shows in the state. Every year hundreds of cars make the trip to a little town in the mountains, Northeast of Nashville. The quality of cars on display is matched only by the numbers of cars in attendance. I'm already looking forward to next year! I guess I'll just have to Keep on Cruisin' for now!
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