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September 2015


If you are into antique toys, “automobilia,” gas and oil collectibles, antique signs and other nostalgic novelties…the Dixie Gas show in Sevierville, TN is a must visit. About a thirty-minute drive from the strip in Pigeon Forge, you’ll find it located on grassy acres dotted with faded wood structures. There’s

We caught up with Ted Mangum at Mel’s Diner during Shades of the Past in Pigeon Forge. It wasn’t hard to find him – he’s got the unofficial record for the world’s largest motorized Radio Flyer wagon. The retired technical vocation teacher from Ellisville, MS has a wide and friendly

A little while ago, we told you about Earl & Carol’s annual car show. They were kind enough to invite me over to their home and share their story with me. It was on a sunny, summer afternoon in Tennessee that this story was told – sitting on the porch swing

Every so often a memorable thing will happen in the midst of everyday activities. Such was the case with the man who was removing plaster to renovate a building in downtown Cookeville, TN when he stumbled across the ghost of an old Coca Cola advertisement on the wall. Mayor Ricky Shelton was called

The colossal scope of the Street Rod Nationals at the Kentucky Expo Center in Lousiville, KY is exhilarating. Cars, cars, cars! Bumper to bumper and side to side. We had fun taking in the sights and sounds of the vendor displays, swap meet, and car show. The swap meet was full