To: GSMR/LDC Members

Well here we are through the month of August. Where has the summer gone?

We have attended some wonderful car shows, like our BRCC show back in June. Had over 180 outstanding cars and raised about $3,000,00 for the VoTech college.

Good job members!!!

Jim Benson put on another fabulous July 3rd. show at The Falls RV Resort at Lake Toxaway, about eighty cars showed and the Pork/Chicken BB was the BEST!!!

Looking forward to the AACA Southeastern Falls National Meet in Greenville, SC, show date September 11th.

October 2nd. GSMR/LDC club picnic, 11:00 AM, Harmon Field

Tryon, NC

Our club will provide Barbecue Pork or Chicken and drinks. You need to bring a salad or dessert for at leastsix people plus utensils for yourself.

Our Sunshine Reporter tells me no one has contacted her regarding members that may have been sick or hospitalized. She can’t send out “get well cards” if she doesn’t hear from you. Please call her, she needs the work!!! 🙂

Remember to always keep the shiny side up and wheels on the ground!!!

Keith R. Fisher (President GSMR)



Webmaster Ralph Griffith has done a great job updating and modernating the clubs website.  You are urged to visit the site for

information on upcoming and recent events, photos, blog entries, posts on whats happeening all around the GSMR Region. More of the same can be seen at the Lttle Detroit website.  CNTRL click on the link above and enjoy tons of photos and posts.


Sep 9-11: Southeastern Fall Nationals — Greenville, SC Sep 12-17: Revival AAA Glidden Tour (VMCCA) — Saratoga Springs, NY October 6-9: Eastern Fall Nationals — Hershey, PA October 11-15: Southeastern Divisional Fall Tour — Mt. Airy, NC October 18-22: Central Divisional Tour — Broken Arrow, OK November 11-13: Special Western Nationals — Phoenix, AZ Nov 14-17: Western Divisional Tour — Metropolitan Phoenix & Central AZ


July Judging event

GSMR attendees included Richard and Dottie Marrlow, Hulon McCraw and Mike Perry

Better late than not at all, Congratulations Richard and thanks for your contributions to GSMR!

At the December 2020 Eastern Fall Nationals Car Show held in Gettysburg, PA this year instead of Hershey, PA, GSMR/AACA member, Richard Marlowe, received this Award for his judging expertise.

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Maggie Valley Tour July 9-10

  An early morning start from Lake Lure, cruising 74A to the parkway we were off for a great adventure. The Pisgah Inn was our first break to take in the views, then back on the Parkway.  A healthy rain brought on the fog to make driving for the cars and Sam on his motorcycle challenging. A stop at 6047 ft., Don and Fran snapped the picture above. 

  Entering Maggie Valley to the Wheels through Time Museum we were able to take in their new exhibits and a bonus of the day was the motorcycle drum racer. A picnic lunch by the creek and it was time to head to our nostalgic motel Route 19 Inn. Definitely 1950 vibes.

  Saturday, after early breakfast we were off again, which proved to be too big of a challenge for Mike and Mandi’s Corvette. It was just too low for the cattle guard and gravel. 

  A tour of the Bison Farm, where we checked out their seven caboose rentals which have been restored and converted into tourist cabins.

  Back on the road we toured the winding road of Rt. 276, to Hendersonville  for lunch at the Dutch Cupboard were more of GSMR popped in to have lunch with us.   

  Heading back home after a great tour we were all thinking about getting our vehicles clean. Don’t miss the next one.    

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Chip and Trula Boyd

Dear Friends and Family,

My 1931 Chevy Phaeton was selected by the AACA to compete in the annual Zenith Awards competition — the competition for the best-restored antique car in the country.   The competition was held last week in New Ulm, Minnesota (1,200 miles from Asheville) and we took the car there to compete.  While we did not win the Zenith award, we felt like absolute winners just by being in the competition and a finalist for the award.  We received a beautiful crystal trophy and lots and lots of kind words.

Attached is a link to the program for the competition.  The winner was the beautiful 1917 Locomobile and the runner up was the very rare 1930 Ruxton — both were absolutely flawless restorations.  Every one of the cars was spectacular.

A special thanks to those of you who contributed to the restoration of the Chevy with parts, plating, painting, pinstriping, woodworking, upholstery, advice and moral support.

ctrl+click below to see the rest of the story

2021_Zenith_program.pdf (this well worth the time it takes to scan through all of the contesting cars and history)


click here to see how you can recalibrate your torque wrench at home

Ran when I parked it.

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