The Masters Ultimate
Auto Expo
Knoxville, TN
July 16-18, 2004
Pics by Jack Roberts
 

Hey Gang,
     On July 16, 2004, Masters Ent. Group kicked off their 3-day Show called The Masters Ultimate Auto Expo at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, TN., and what a Show it was!  The Masters Entertainment Group owners, ESPN Celebrity Ted Jones and Butch McCall, plan to host this event annually and hope to, in years to come, make this into the World’s Largest Car Show, and I think they got off to a good start on their first event. The event was basically open to any and all types of autos and motorcycles, and there were about 1,800+ registered vehicles for this first event. The Show included something for everyone, parts vendors, food vendors, women’s world for the ladies and numerous rides and etc., for all the kids in addition to several major bands and live entertainers throughout the weekend in addition to some of the nations top show vehicles, all making for a great event.  Throughout the entire weekend there were numerous TV crews filming and doing interviews with car owners.  There were numerous Television Celebrities wandering around, like Big Daddy Don Garlits and many ESPN TV Show Hosts. The awards were broken down into eight classes with the winner of each class winning $1,000 in money plus other awards, and in each class there were eight runner-ups which received a trophy.  Needless to say we had a great time and got to visit a lot of old friends.  I went out and visited Bobby Alloway, and look for an upcoming Shop Tour Article on Alloways Hot Rod Shop, I went out to old friend Larry Griffeys Hot Rod Shop, and spent a considerable amount of time with old friend Johnny Cates and his beautiful wife Jan, of Mo & Curley’s Rod and Customs Shop and you can look for a Shop Tour Article from these shops in the future.  Johnny informed me that one of his creations, a super nice ‘40 Ford Sedan was picked to be in the running for the Hot Rod Television Top Ten on ESPN.  Also the coveted Minnie’s Pick Award for this event goes to a car built by Mo & Curley’s, a ‘62 Caddy Ragtop belonging to James Sawyer from Burkesville, KY. I’m marking my calendar for next years event and I suggest you do the same, who says that? I say that!  I’m Jack Roberts reporting on the good stuff for HRHL.  See y’all in Louisville. Jack!
 

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Beautiful '40 Ford Sedan, from Mo & Curley's Rod Shop, Knoxville, TN.

 

Chilhowee Park affords a beautiful setting for a car show.

Beautiful '40 Ford Sedan, from Mo & Curley's Rod &
Custom Shop, Knoxville, TN.

 

Chilhowee Park affords a beautiful setting for a car show.

Gai Wilson, Louisville, TN., had his matching '32 & '33 Ford Coupes there.

 

Harold Bryant & his Grape '32 3-Win Coupe - super nice!

Gai Wilson, Louisville, TN., had his matching '32 & '33
Ford Coupes there.

 

Harold Bryant & his Grape '32 3-Win Coupe - super nice!

Harold Bryant, Kingston, TN., owns this super '32 Ford built by Mo & Curley's Rod & Custom in Knoxville, TN.

 

Jack & good friend Ben Brooks from bristol, TN.

Harold Bryant, Kingston, TN., owns this super '32 Ford built
by Mo & Curley's Rod & Custom in Knoxville, TN.

 

Jack & good friend Ben Brooks from Bristol, TN.

Jack & Minnie cruisin' the show.

 

Jack & old friend Johnny Cates, of Mo & Curley's Rod & Customs.

Jack & Minnie cruisin' the show.

 

Jack & old friend Johnny Cates, of Mo & Curley's Rod
& Customs Shop.

Jack & old buddy Mike Woods, Athens, TN.

 

Jack & Truman Morgan discussin' top level security measures for the nation & also where are we gonna eat, Top Secret Stuff.

Jack & old buddy Mike Woods, Athens, TN.

 

Jack & Truman Morgan discussin' top level security
measures for the nation & also where are we gonna eat,
Top Secret Stuff.

James Sawyer is the winner of the coveted Minnie's Pick Award with his beautiful '62 Caddy Ragtop.

 

Johnny Cates & his beautiful wife Jan, invites everyone to come by Mo & Curley's & say Hi.

James Sawyer is the winner of the coveted Minnie's Pick
Award with his beautiful '62 Caddy Ragtop.

 

Johnny Cates & his beautiful wife Jan, invites everyone
to come by Mo & Curley's & say Hi.

Johnny Cates with one of his many super creations.

 

Just another super creation from Mo & Curley's Rod & Custom.

Johnny Cates with one of his many super creations.

 

Just another super creation from Mo & Curley's Rod &
 Custom Shop.

Larry Griffey, knee-deep in public relations.

 

Larry Griffey, Knoxville, TN., was on hand with his latest creation - a super '32 Ford Sedan.

Larry Griffey, knee-deep in public relations.

 

Larry Griffey, Knoxville, TN., was on hand with his latest
creation - a super '32 Ford Sedan.

Look out Truman, I think Vanda wants a Corvette like this one.

 

Lots of rides & things for the Kids also.

Look out Truman, I think Vanda wants a Corvette
like this one.

 

Lots of rides & things for the Kids also.

Mike Woods, Athens, TN., steel '34 5-Win Coupe.

 

Minnie says thumbs up to this show, we will be back next year.

Mike Woods, Athens, TN., steel '34 5-Win Coupe.

 

Minnie says thumbs up to this show, we will be
back next year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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