NSRA Street Rod Nationals South 2012

It’s really great to have a national street rod event just up the road from our shop in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Even if we don’t set up as a vendor at these semi-local shows, we always like to go check ’em out, to see all the cars and potentially find a cool deal in the swap meet. We went up to the NSRA Street Rod Nationals South this past weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee and had a great time.


NSRA Street Rod Nationals South 2012

Our buddy Vaughn Armstrong made it to the Nats South in this 409-powered Deuce coupe. Very cool!


NSRA Street Rod Nationals South 2012

How’s this for a barn fresh Ford? As always, the swap meet in Knoxville was filled with goodies.


This event has been going on for quite some time, but it hasn’t always been in Knoxville. At first it was held in North Carolina, eventually moving to Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, where it has stayed for nearly 30 years. The venue is great, and even through a passing storm came through on Saturday morning, a good crowd rolled into the fairgrounds, and joined the fun. After a $10 cheesburger combo, a $5 lemonade and a $4 ice cream cone, we had blown through our budget but had a good time doing it. Next time, we’ll bring some more dough so we can drag something home from the swap meet!

NSRA Street Rod Nationals South 2012

If you want to see a hard-working guy, just find Chad Adams. He is a long-time Honest Charley customer and builds about a dozen hot rods a year!

NSRA Street Rod Nationals South 2012

Coker Tire’s staff photographer made the trip up to Knoxville in his ’64 Corvette. It definitely isn’t a typical purist Corvette….and that’s why we like it!

NSRA Street Rod Nationals South 2012

Gotta love seeing Honest Charley stickers!

NSRA Street Rod Nationals South 2012

Gerry Burger is a great friend and just finished this ’40 Ford pickup. It has a healthy 327 with tri-power carbs!

NSRA Street Rod Nationals South 2012

Hey look it’s a “Little Deuce Coupe”, but it ain’t a Ford! This ’32 Chevy is a cool hot rod, especially when you notice the traditionally dressed W-motor under the hood!