Tellico Car Club

It’s all about the drive

The Tellico Car Club is comprised of a group of motor vehicle enthusiasts who share a common interest in things automotive – cars, trucks, older, newer, special interest and most everything in between. Enthusiasm and not ownership is required. Our membership is open to all who share our passions.
 
We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  and feature monthly club runs to interesting locations, most of which support exercising the vehicles we love to drive. There are social events throughout the year that appeal to all members of a household.
 
We encourage you to join us if you share our enthusiasm for things automotive and our social events!  Membership is $20.00 per year and expires at the end of each year.

Upcoming Events

March 2024

Tellico Car Club Meeting - March 6, 2024 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tennessee Tap House St. Patrick Drive 'n Dine - March 20, 2024 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

April 2024

Tellico Car Club Meeting - April 3, 2024 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tugaloo Cruise-In - April 9, 2024 at 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hillside Barn Barbeque/Corn Hole - April 17, 2024 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

May 2024

Tellico Car Club Meeting - May 1, 2024 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cinco de Mayo Luncheon - May 5, 2024 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Tugaloo Cruise-In - May 14, 2024 at 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maggie Valley Destination Run - May 16, 2024 at All Day

June 2024

Tellico Car Club Meeting - June 5, 2024 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tugaloo Cruise-In - June 11, 2024 at 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

July 2024

Tellico Car Club Meeting - July 3, 2024 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tugaloo Cruise-In - July 9, 2024 at 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ice Cream Social & Miniature Golf - July 17, 2024 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

August 2024

Tellico Car Club Meeting - August 7, 2024 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tugaloo Cruise-In - August 13, 2024 at 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

September 2024

Tellico Car Club Meeting - September 4, 2024 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tugaloo Cruise-In - September 10, 2024 at 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

October 2024

Tellico Car Club Meeting - October 2, 2024 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tugaloo Cruise-In - October 8, 2024 at 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Planned Events

  • April: Club Spring Picnic/Cookout at Tugaloo--TCC Board
  • June: Drive n Dine to Greek Winery--Jacki and Russ Curtiss
  • August: Open--Need a Ride Sponsor
  • December: Open--Need a Ride Sponsor

Sign up to coordinate a Drive and receive a $25.00 gas card. Complete the Drive Leader form under the Events Tab.

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10 hours ago

This day in Michigan history, 1909 : Hudson Motor Car Company Organized!

By 1909 it was obvious that the automobile was not just a passing fad, nor was it a toy for the wealthy. In Detroit, Michigan, a group of eight businessmen organized a new company to produce an automobile which would sell for less than $1,000 (that’s the equivalent to a bit more than $26,000 today). The new company was named the Hudson Motor Car Company after Joseph L. Hudson, an entrepreneur and founder of Hudson’s department store. Hudson provided the capital for the new company while Roy D. Chapin, Sr., provided the automotive experience. Chapin had worked with automotive pioneer Ransom E. Olds.

Hudson Motor Car Company was organized in February and their first car was driven out of the small factory in July 3, 1909. The Hudson Twenty was one of the first low-priced cars in the United States and 4,000 were sold in 1909; 4,508 were sold in 1910; and 6,485 in 1911.

The company was later absorbed by the American Motors Corporation.

Does anyone remember the Hudson in Driving Miss Daisy?
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My dad was a HUDSON consumer

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When in east TN.....

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Is this album still available?

LOL!!!

I owned one in this color in college! Slow but fun!

Didn’t you have an accident in it?

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Looks very sharp!

It’s trying to look like a Supra in my opinion or a BMW Z

cool ride for a cool guy

Might be tough to get in and out of for us “older” folks……

As long as it isn't electric

If it’s a standard transmission non-electric, I’ll take it for a test spin

Yes!

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Walt Disney's 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL. This would be Walt's last car. Disney actor Dean Jones told the story that Walt had walked by a Mercedes showroom and had admired the car but kept walking because he initially said to himself that he couldn't afford it. After walking by, it dawned on him that, in fact, he could afford it if he wanted it. He went back to the dealer, looked at it, and then bought it. In 1965, Dean Jones was making the Disney film, "That Darn Cat." He noticed that Walt Disney's 230SL was being used in the movie, with Roddie McDowall driving it. When Jones inquired about Walt's car, he found out that Walt was being paid by Disney $100 per day rental for use in the film. Jones speculated that Walt felt a bit guilty for spending so much on a car and that renting it out to his studio made it a bit more of a practical purchase. Disney Historian Jeff Kurti says that Walt owned so few cars in his life so that he could continue to invest in his studio and build Disneyland. He also says that the Disney family still owns Walt's 1964 230SL.
Disney also had a 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine, which still survives today and has often been on display at different Disney events. We suspect it was a company car. Walt rarely used the limo, as he preferred to drive himself. The Cadillac is still owned by either the Disney family or the Walt Disney Co. The photo in our post is from the 1965 film, "That Darn Cat," and is the only photo we could find of Walt's Mercedes. Extra trivia--Disney had a miniature steam train that went around the property at his home on Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills (built in 1949). Disney called the train the "Carolwood Pacific Railroad." It even had a tunnel. It is said that his personal railroad was part of the inspiration to create Disneyland.
The following was written by David Degner. Degner worked as a valet in his youth and parked Walt's Mercedes.

"As an 18-year-old, I worked a summer stint in 1965 for Jesse
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