From President David Parker

Recently, I announced that Mike Mucci will be the new senior editor of our newsletter, the High Beam. Jim Mitchell, who has produced our awesome newsletter for the last five years will continue to lend his talents as associate editor. This expansion of our newsletter team will only serve to make an outstanding newsletter even better as well as make it possible to send out club related information every month.


Click HERE to see the newsletter in PDF form.


May, 2022


LDC President: Dave Chauncy 828-657-5269

Vice President: Fran Luczak Treasurer: Tom Furey, 828-817-0536 Secretary: Sam  Farance  828-980-1184

Club Merchandise: Lee Davis, 828-245-5943 Director: Rob Mitchell 815-441-2077


May 14—Cooper/Parker Double Garage Tour

Meet at 8:30 AM at Ingles on Rte.176 at Upward Rd. to cruise to Lowell Cooper’s residence for coffee and donuts, and a tour of Lowell’s garage. Then take a scenic tour to David Parker’s place for more garage talk and tall tales. For more info:

May 21—Lake Lure Vintage Cars & Boats

A most scenic venue for a gathering of vintage vehicles and watercraft. Our lakeside display takes center stage alongside many of the most distinctive boats from a bygone era. Please scroll down for further information and registration, and come be a part of this wonderful family-friendly event.

June 4—Don’t miss the 17th Annual Auto & Trade Show At Blue Ridge Community College,


Another major show hosted by GSMR and LDC benefits the Blue Ridge Community College Automotive Trades Program,

staged on the beautiful grounds of the Hendersonville Campus. Last year was a huge

success with more than 180 vehicles and this year it will be even greater now that the pandemic is mostly behind us. Early registration $15; at the gate: $20. Info. and sponsor opportunities: Brian Johnson, 828-694-1835. For more information: scroll down in this newsletter.

Scroll down for more information and fun stuff.


from President David Parker

Recently, I announced that Mike Mucci will be the new senior editor of our newsletter, the High Beam. Jim Mitchell, who has produced our awesome newsletter for the last five years will continue to lend his talents as associate editor. This expansion of our newsletter team will only serve to make an outstanding newsletter even better as well as make it possible to send out club related information every month.


In closing, a word about our Vice President and new senior editor. Mike has been in the advertising and marketing business for over 50 years and has been an AACA member for most of that

time. When he lived in Stuart Florida he served as editor of the Florida Treasure Coast region’s newsletter, the “Vintage Times”. Mike has already shown us a hint of his talents with designing our new logo and related promotional items. He and his wife, Carol, retired to Cedar Mountain six years ago to enjoy the mountain life. I think we just un-retired him.


Welcome aboard, Mike. David Parker

GSMR President

While you’re here, visit our website and see what’s inside!


Welcome to the inaugural edition of our new The High Beam. We hope you’ll enjoy receiving it via email the first week of each month to keep you up to date for the entire month. I say “We” because this is a group effort of GSMR and LDC, edited by yours truly, Mike Mucci and supported by Associ- ate Editor Jim Mitchell, with special features, member profiles and other items of interest. Of course we’ll have other contributors including GSMR President David Parker, LDC President Dave Chauncy, various committee heads from the Region and Chapter, including “Sunshine Chair” Yvonne Jacobs, website guru, Ralph Griffith—and—hopefully—YOU!

As associate Editor, Jim Mitchell will be handling “Member Profiles” as well as items of general inter- est, and supplemental bulletins. He’ll also be in touch with members to make content contributions. We invite you to email or phone Jim at:, phone: 770-883-2316.

I also welcome your comments—pro and con—and will always be available to receive input and content suggestions. Email me at:, or phone 828-883-4770.

Thanks for reading and “keep on rolling!”

Mike Mucci






Pictured (L to R) Carol Mucci, Mike Mucci and GSMR Pres,, David Parker at GSMR’s infield flea space. (Photo by Tom Furey)


I think most folks agreed, the show was well at-

tended, but like other events, still recovering from the affects of Covid. There certainly was a wide array of vintage and performance parts for sale as well as cars in the “car corral” —plus a wide assortment of late model vehicles in the various marque club areas—all of which were located in- side the race track(s) and infield.

Also conspicuous for its constant tire squealing and an aroma of hot rubber, was a “drifting” exhi- bition featuring Dodge cars on a tight circuit just a short hike from where we spent the days.

The AACA show cars, in a paved lot outside of

the track, were plentiful and typically outstanding, according to those who were able to see them.

All-in-all, it was a fine 3-day show that offered something for nearly everyone.

  We kicked off the classic car season with our first gar- age tour of the year. We had a chance to meet Brian’s students at their garage/classroom at Blue Ridge Com- munity College and served them coffee and donuts and shared our love of the classics. These automotive students showed a real interest in our cars, asked great questions and made us feel welcome. What a great way to kick off the season. (See next page for more photos.)

—David Parker, GSMRAACA President





Brian Johnson, Automotive Systems Technology Instructor,

GSMR’s liaison




Pictured at right is the AMC Javelin that has served as a restoration project for the past sev- eral years—now in final stages of restoration.

Addl. Photos: BRCC Facebook.





Take pride in your AACA membership!

New! Membership certificates

for Region and Chapter members. Pick yours up at your next meeting. Frames available, too, at nominal cost. Get yours at the next meeting.




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Lake Lure Show

May 21, 2022


Vehicle Registration Form

Open to vehicles 25 years old or older. Space limited to first 55 cars. Register in advance or day of show subject to space availability.


Advance registration: $15. Day of show: $20.


For advance registration, mail check for $15 payable to GSMR with this form, to: GSMR, P.O. Box 6155, Hendersonville, NC 28793.


For inquiries/more information email:



Contact Information:

Email                                                                                           Phone                                Vehicle:

Make                                                          Model                                                          Year                                                                   _


Release and waiver:


I understand that GSMR Region and the town of Lake Lure will not be held responsible for any liability for personal injury or property damage incurred by me or my guest(s) while participating in this event.


Signature                                                                                          Date                                                                                                          













BRCC car show needs volunteers to help.

Call Hulon McCraw at 828-606-2918.






Please don’t forget Hennie and Yvonne’s Show this Saturday.

It’s a little late to register a vehicle, but if you go,

bring a covered dish to share with everyone and some bucks to share with Meals on Wheels.

5922 Old Buncombe Road, Greenville. Show starts at 10AM. Lunch at noon.


Also this Saturday is “Cars & Breakfast” at the Dixie Diner

Hardy souls can start the day here at 7:30 and cruise

to Hennie’s down US 25 in time for the show.


“Thursday Night Thunder” Weekly at O’Reilly’s Hendersonville 4PM

On 176 (Spartanburg Hwy.) at East Central Street.

Informal gathering of car guys and gals

Also at O’Reilly’s,

Saturday, May 14 Annual Spring Car Show and Swap Meet


Saturday, May 28 Transylvania Cruisers Cruise-in at the Cardinal

This group has come back alive with their ‘50s style gatherings at the popular ‘50s style drive-in.

On Rte. 64 at the south end of downtown Brevard.

Action is from 4 to 8 PM.


Music on Main begins again on Friday, June 10.

Vehicle parking begins at 4PM first-come parking along curbs.

Entry fee $10; $5 to Carolina Mtn. Car Club members.






Saturday, May 14, 2022: MAYFEAST Car/Truck/Bike Show

Location: Carolina Farmhouse Restaurant 2270 College Avenue Forest City, NC

Registration: 10-12 $20 Entry/Charity Proceeds Benefit Hospice of Rutherford County

DJ Johnnie Adkins will be the Host of the Show

Thursday, May 19, 2022: Time: 4-5 PM

Little Detroit Group Preview at Bennett’s Classics Muse- um before the Auction on Saturday.

Location: 241 Vance St. Forest City, NC 28043

Saturday, May 19-21, 2022:

AACA Grand Nationals @ Virginia Beach See to register by April 30

Saturday, May 21, 2022: Cars & Coffee Time: 8:30-11:00 AM

Location: Central St. Rutherfordton, NC

{where Olive Tree was located, former club meeting place} FREE Donuts & Raffle

Coffee Shops open at 8:30 AM

Saturday, May 21, 2022:

Bennett’s Classics Museum Auction/Liquidation Location: 241 Vance St. Forest City, NC 28043

Live, Phone & Internet Bidding Available

All Selling to the Highest Bidder: NO Reserves 803-351-3695

Saturday, May 21, 2022: Time: 9:00AM -3:00 PM

Chesnee First Baptist Church Car Show

110 Dillon St. Chesnee, SC 29323

DJ Johnnie Adkins will be the Host of the Show

Saturday, May 21, 2022:GSMR Lake Lure Car/Boat Show-

See Attached Flyer. Will need volunteers as well.

Saturday, May 28, 2022: Time: 10:00AM -2:00 PM

15th Annual Benson Classics Car Show Location: Benson Fiat Alfa Romeo

500 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. Greer, SC Registration $20-Benefits Greer Meals on Wheels Can Pre-Register 864-877-1937