Blast from the Past
There’s a charming town in Middle Tennessee, almost on the southern Kentucky border, called Red Boiling Springs. Known in the late 1800s as a premier health and tourist destination because of the mineral springs discovered there, different factors eventually reduced interest and it is now a small town of about a thousand.
Every September, one of the remaining historic hotels – The Thomas House – hosts the Antique Automobile Club of America and their unique array of classic vehicles. It is one of our favorite car shows – from the rolling, beautiful ride there to the down-home, sleepy-south atmosphere of the shade tree dotted grounds.
Bring a picnic lunch, purchase a hamburger or hot dog for a few dollars from a local organization, or splurge a whole $10 for one of the buffet style meals at the historic hotels – fried chicken, green beans, biscuits, gravy, and (of course) sweet tea.
Now, the cars:
Of especial interest, this Willys Agrijeep:
A pristine FJ Cruiser:
A classic Rolls:
And, this ’32 MG J3 race car –
Red Boiling Springs, you host a great car show. See you next year!