The Contemporary Historical Vehicle
Association Cartersville, Georgia
CHVA CAR CLUB
Tony Romano - President
Cartersville - Rockmart - Taylorsville
Kingston - Acworth - Kennesaw
Marietta - Aragon - Powder Springs
Dallas - Woodstock - Cedartown
- White - Fairmount
Atlanta - Canton - Jasper - Calhoun
Adairsville - Ball Ground - Rome
North Georgia's Oldest and Largest Car Club Since
Many new members, fun trips, and good fellowship will make 2013 another banner year for the
Come join the fun times!!!
Scott Zaeske - Webmaster
8th is our
Cruise-In at Bojangles Chicken
459 East Main Street
Cartersville at 4:00 P.M.
friends and relatives our web site is :
CHVA National Website click here Jerry Gorley-President
"Take me out to the Ballgame,
take me out with the CHVA crowd"
in a Rome Braves game and with our outstanding backing we rooted and tooted them to a 11-4 victory!!!
Who was Miss Lube Rack 1955?
Miss Lube Rack 1955
"Did you know you don't even have to own
a classic car to join our car club."
Check out our calendar of upcoming events listed on down this page and come have some fun!!!
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Chick-fil-A founder is wild about cars...Truett Cathy, the founder and chairman of Chick-fil-A at his home in Fayetteville,
welcomes the Contemparary Historical Vehicle Association to his collection.
A devout Christian who keeps his stores closed on Sunday, Cathy is well-known for
his love of God, family and the chicken sandwich. He’s built privately owned Chick-fil-A, with about 1,400 outlets,
into one of the 20 largest U.S. restaurant chains. But Cathy has another passion: automobiles. Over the past 30 years, he’s amassed more than 70 vehicles in a
collection that’s both classic and quirky.
"Nearly every moment of every day we have the opportunity
to give something to someone else - our time, our love, our resources. I have always found more joy in giving when I did not
expect anything in return."
- Quote from
"Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People" by S. Truett Cathy, published 2002.
On our way to Truett Cathy's car collection...
S. Truett Cathy is founder and chairman of Chick-fil-A,
Inc. Cathy started the business in 1946, when he and his brother, Ben, opened an Atlanta diner known as Dwarf Grill (later
renamed Dwarf House®). Through the years, that restaurant prospered and led Cathy to further the success of
his business. In 1967, Cathy founded and opened the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Atlanta’s
Greenbriar Shopping Center. Today, Chick-fil-A has the highest same-store sales and is the second-largest
quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States based on annual system-wide sales.
In 2011, Cathy celebrated his 65th anniversary in the restaurant business with industry-wide
recognition: a local celebration at his first restaurant, Dwarf House in Hapeville, GA., and the opening of the third Truett’s
Grill® location – a concept the chain first introduced in 1996 to recognize Cathy’s then-50th anniversary
in the restaurant industry. In 2012, Cathy celebrated another exciting milestone – the 45th Anniversary of the Chick-fil-A
As of March 2013, there are more than 1, 700 Chick-fil-A restaurants in 39 states
and Washington, D.C. Remarkably, Cathy has led Chick-fil-A on an unparalleled record of 45 consecutive years of annual sales
increases. Cathy's approach is largely driven by personal satisfaction and a sense of obligation to the community and
its young people. His WinShape Foundation, founded in 1984, grew from his desire to "shape winners" by helping young
people succeed in life through scholarships and other youth-support programs. The foundation provides 120 students at Berry
College with experiential training in leadership and community. In addition to the training, WinShape Foundation provides
a $4,000 scholarship to these students enrolled at Berry College. In addition, through its Leadership Scholarship Program,
the Chick-fil-A chain has given more than $30 million in $1,000 scholarships to Chick-fil-A restaurant employees since 1973.
This year, the company will award $1.7 million in scholarships to its restaurant team members.
As part of his WinShape Homes® program, nine foster care homes have
been established in Georgia, two in Tennessee and one in Alabama that are operated by Cathy and the WinShape Foundation. These
homes, accommodating up to 12 children with two full-time foster parents, provide long-term care for foster children with
a positive family environment.
Another core component distinguishing WinShape programs is WinShape Camps®. It
was founded in 1985 to impact young people and families through experiences which enhance their Christian faith, character
and relationships. More than 18,000 campers from throughout the country and abroad will attend WinShape Camps in 2013.
In 2003, Truett helped his son and daughter-in-law, Bubba and Cindy, celebrate the
opening of WinShape RetreatSM, a high-end retreat and conference facility also located on the Mountain Campus of
Berry College. This multi-use facility hosts marriage-enrichment retreats, along with business and church-related conferences,
and in summer months, houses WinShape Camp for girls.
Cathy built his life and business based on hard work, humility and biblical principles.
Based on these principles, all of Chick-fil-A's restaurants operate with a "Closed-on-Sunday"
policy, without exception.
Cathy has received countless awards over the years, including William E. Simon Prize
for Philanthropic Leadership (2008); Paul M. Kuck Legacy Award (2008); President’s Call to Service Award (2008); The
Cecil B. Day Ethics Award (2007); The Silver Buffalo Award presented by the Boy Scouts of America (2007); Tom Landry Excellence
of Character Award (2007); Greater Dallas FCA Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Poultry & Food Distributors
Association (2005); Norman Vincent & Ruth Stafford Peale Humanitarian Award (2003); Catalyst Lifetime Achievement Award
from Injoy/John Maxwell (2003); Georgia Sports Hall of Fame – Chairman’s Award (2003); the Ernst & Young-
Entrepreneur of the Year – Lifetime Achievement Award (2000); and Horatio Alger Award – Horatio Alger Association,
Washington, D.C. (1989) He also is the author of It’s Easier to Succeed Than to Fail (Thomas Nelson Publishing, 1989);
Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People (Looking Glass Books, 2002); It’s Better to Build Boys Than Mend Men (Looking Glass
Books, 2004); How Did You Do It, Truett? (Looking Glass Books, 2007); and Wealth, Is It Worth It? (Looking Glass Books, 2011);
and he is co-author of The Generosity Factor with Ken Blanchard (Zondervan Publishing, 2002).
In addition to presiding over one of the most successful restaurant chains in America,
Cathy is a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His two sons, Dan and Don ("Bubba"), have
both followed their father in learning the business from the ground-up. Dan became president and chief operating officer of
Chick-fil-A in August 2001 and Bubba is senior vice president of Chick-fil-A,
Inc., president of the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House division and vice president of the WinShape Foundation. Cathy’s
daughter, Trudy Cathy White serves as the director of WinShape Girls Camps. In 2006, Cathy welcomed the third generation of
Cathy family members to the business. Truett Cathy and his wife, Jeannette, have 12 grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren
(as of February 2012) and more than 150 "foster grandchildren."
Red Neck Limousine I need one of these!!!
Pick-up truck rear end.
the High School sweater.
a great collection of cars.
at all the dumbies in this car!!!
can we buy this one?
cars, vintage, classic, antique he has all of them.
fine CHVA Tour on a glorious day...
The story of S. Truett Cathy is a truly inspiring tale of a boy whose giving heart
determination took him from running a newspaper route to becoming the owner of one of
America’s most successful
fast food chains. Holding on to his beliefs, and never letting
success make him forget how to help those in need, Cathy
built an empire on hard work.
From that empire, he has been able to help thousands, to take his blessings, and “Pay
S Truett Cathy was born in 1921, in Eatonton,
Georgia. When he was just a young boy,
his family lost their farm due to a boll weevil infestation. His family was forced
to the city in Atlanta, where his father sold insurance, but simply did not make enough
money to take care
of Cathy and his brothers and sisters. To help make ends meet,
Cathy’s mom took in boarders, who were down on their
luck themselves. They would
pay Mrs Cathy a dollar a day in exchange for a shared room and two daily meals.
An Entrepreneur’s Heart
had been making money to help his family out since the age of eight, when he
started his first “business.”
The young man sold magazine, and Cokes door to door, as
well as having a Coke stand set up in the front yard. He also
took on a paper route for
the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. All of the money which the young Cathy made was
to his family to help. He also worked in the home, helping set the table, clean,
make beds, and anything else which was
needed to help take care of the guests.
He delivered those papers for
eight years. It was during those eight years that he
learned customer service skills, work ethics, and business management
would help him though out his life as an entrepreneur. It was also during that time that
Jeannette, a girl whom he would later marry.
The Cathy’s were
living in Techwood Homes, which was a public housing development
in Atlanta, when S Truitt met a man who would share
with him news which would
change his life. Truett’s father worked so many hours, that there was not time for
him to give attention to his kids, and Truitt was feeling the pain. But a Sunday School
teacher named Mr Abbott would
visit kids in the housing project, and share the story of
a heavenly Father who loved them.
Truett went to Boys High School in Atlanta, and was in the United States Army during
II. He and his brother, Ben opened a diner together after Truett was
discharged from the Army. “The Dwarf Grill”
was opened in 1946, and is where the
original “Chick-fil-A” sandwich was created, although the name would
not come until
later. The Dwarf Grill would later be called The Dwarf House, and a few other locations
been opened in Atlanta.
As the Dwarf Grill was being built, the construction
crew leader came to inform Ben and
Truett of some bad news. Because of the war, there was not enough nails or lumber
available anywhere to complete the building. The two brothers did not let this deter
them in the least. Instead, they
grabbed the keys to their truck, and drove to all of the
nearby small towns, buying nails where they could, and searching
for old buildings. They
salvaged the lumber from those old buildings, and spent their nights pulling nails from
boards, and straightening them so that the construction crew could use them.
Soon after the Grill opened, Truett began to date Jeannette, the girl he had met as a
boy on the paper route.
The two were soon engaged. Jeannette McNeil shared with
Truett her beliefs on tithing, and how she had done so since
being in elementary school.
Jeannette told Truett that in Malachi 3:10, the Bible challenges us to test God by giving
Him ten percent of what we earn, and see that God will make the other ninety percent
grow. Truett took her words to
heart and began to tithe not only his money, but his time
as well, helping young people in his community and teaching
Chick-fil-A is Born
In 1967, the very first Chick-fil-A fast food cafe opened in the Greenbriar Mall of Atlanta.
The first freestanding Chick-fil-A store opened in 1986, after several of the restaurants
had been opened in malls.
In a day when hamburger restaurants were dominating the
fast food market, Truett “invented” the chicken sandwich.
His first slogan was “We did
not invent the chicken, just the chicken sandwich.” The Chick-fil-A sandwich
with two pickles simply because it was the only condiments available to Truett when he
created it. There were
one thousand, five hundred and eighty six Chick-fil-As in thirty
nine states of the United States as of October of 2011.
As a part of his giving back, Truett founded the ‘WinShape Centre’ in 1984.
organization was created to help young people be successful in their lives through
scholarships and other programs
designed to support the youth. Up to thirty two
thousand dollars’ worth of scholarships are rewarded through this
Chick-fil-A also announced their sponsorship agreement with the Peach Bowl in 1996,
leads in donations to various charities.
Truett has also been known
to welcome homeless kids into his house. He has been a
foster parent for over thirty years, and has taken in almost two
hundred foster children
since he first started WinShape Homes. This is a long term foster care organization
has homes in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. Truett has received many
awards, and was listed by Forbes magazine back
in 2007 as being worth 1.2 billion
S Truett Cathy is now
is ninety years old and still believes in tithing. His Chick-fil-A stores
remain closed on Sundays to give his employees
time to go to church and be with their
families. They are also closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The corporate purpose
Chick-fil-A is listed on a large plaque located at the company headquarters. It reads, “To
by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive
influence on all who come in contact with
Tuesday, May 7
meeting at Allen and Faye Benson’s home. 690 Dallas Highway SW, Cartersville, GA. 770-386-4797.
From the Cartersville airport head South on Highway 61 (Dallas Highway) for 2 miles. Allen and Faye’s house is the third
house on the right past the fire station behind the white fence. Dinner at 6:00 PM and meet-ing at 7:00 PM. If you haven’t
signed up to bring food yet, contact Faye: 770-386-4797. Also; bring your own drinks.
Saturday, May 11
Paradise Drag Strip,
Calhoun, GA Swap Meet/Car Show/Test & Tune 9:00-3:00 .$10.00 if you don’t
want to enter your car, 25.00 if you do. If you enter the Car Show you’ll be able to park next to the pit area, set
up chairs and not have to walk so much. This won’t be a CHVA car tour, each go on your own or you could car-pool with someone that is going.
Bojangles in, Cartersville at 4:00p.m. This is a new Bojangles in front of the old K-Mart. Rhonda and Jim McCartney will be
in charge. Lots of good times, come and join us.
Thursday, May 16
Rome Braves Baseball
join us on a tour to a Rome Braves baseball game on Thursday, May 16. If we can get 20 people to sign up we can get a group rate of $5.00 per person. There is also a $4.00 per car change for parking. We’ll
be leaving from the Country Cupboard on 411 at 5:00PM. The concession stands open at 5:30PM and the game starts at 7:00PM.
I’ll have a sign-up sheet ready at the next meeting. I need to pay in advance, so please have your money ready when
you sign up or mail it to me. Bring your kids, grandkids or even your neighbor. Any questions call Ron Lee 770-529-5779.
Thursday, May 23 ( This meeting have been move from the 16th to this date because of
the Rome Braves Baseball on the 16th. )
Directors meeting at Cartersville
640 E Main St, Cartersville, GA 30121-3305, (770) 386-3539 Dinner
starts at 6:00PM. Meeting starts at 7:00PM.
Tuesday, June 4th
CHVA monthly meeting. Supper at 6:00; Meeting at 7:00.
Bartow Diner, 957 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy SE, Cartersville, GA 30120 (770) 607-7775
Note: the Bartow Diner will be closed to the general public. We will have the whole restaurant
Menu for June meeting at the Bartow Diner
One meat, 2 vegetables and a drink (or 1 vegetable and a salad) $9.99 plus tax
Choice of Meat Choice of two vegetables or one vegetable and a salad
Grilled chicken breast Green beans Collard greens
Country fried steak Mashed potatoes (gravy optional)
loaf Okra Pinto beans
Squash casserole roll or cornbread
You can also order the Breakfast Special (only) plus drink from their menu.
Friday, June 7th
Gibbs Garden Tour. Gibbs Garden is off Yellow Creek Road in Cherokee County, from Hwy 53 on the north or SR369 on the south. We need a someone to lead this tour. This would be a day tour. If we can’t
get someone to lead it will be cancelled.
Saturday, June 8th
Director Meeting Dinner at 6:00 Meeting at 7:00. More details
Tuesday, July 2nd
CHVA monthly meeting Supper at 6:00 Meeting
at 7:00. Location to be announced.
Saturday, July 13th
6th Annual Bob Harris Memorial picnic.
Riverside Park Shelter A located at 513 Allatoona Rd off Hwy 41. Going north on 41, take the first right after America’s Auto Auction (formally Red Top Auto Auction). Going south on 41, take the first
left after crossing the river. Bring your favorite food and ice cream freezers, ice
and ingredients, lawn chairs, and games. We have the site from 8:00AM until 9:00PM. Drive your old cars.
Thursday, July 18th
Director Meeting Dinner at 6:00 Meeting at 7:00. More details to follow.
We love to cruise this
beautiful country of ours free to travel the backroads where life moves a little slower and worries are not with us.
Our club is like a family since 1967 we have gone on day cruises, weekend get aways, and yearly national cruises. Yeah we
love talking cars but that is not what our club is all about as we all pay back to our communities and the people who need
our help. We have a yearly judged car show, auctions, fund raisers, and much more that enables us to raise funds or material
things for our less fortunate ones.
The CHVA is a national club stretching from the east coast to the west coast just
do a google search of CHVA and see all the chapters and members across the U.S. Please send an email I will be glad to
help you join our family of car loving folks.
Hey you don't even have to own a classic car to join!
family and friends we are easy to find at www.chvaga.com
Scott Zaeske - Webmaster
History of Our
Historical Vehicle Association (CHVA) was first presented as an idea in December 1966. By March 1967, through small advertisements,
enough nationwide interest had made it clear such a club was wanted by many old car fans. CHVA was born at that time, and
endeavors to give all the benefits of a large, all-encompassing club dedicated to the preservation of the Depression/World
War II era and later vehicles. CHVA has by-laws, which assure democratic operation, both now and in the future, and is a non-profit
organization incorporated in the state of Virginia.
purpose of the club is to provide a place where publications and activities will be designed to cater to this particular era
of vehicles and auto-related memories. We feel these vehicles deserve a place where those people who consider them to be of
historical and sentimental value, can follow those convictions in fellowship with people of similar interest. At the time
of its founding, CHVA considered 1928 as its earliest historical boundary, and included all vehicles manufactured through
1948. By exception, the 1927 LaSalle, was and is included. These passenger and service motor vehicles are known as "ACTION
ERA VEHICLES," or AEVs.
The year 1928 was
selected because it marked the end of the famous Model "T" era, chrome plating was beginning, and the first Plymouths,
DeSotos, and Chrysler-built Dodges were introduced. These and other things make 1928 quite a year of change in the automobile
industry. Beyond that, 1928 was just one year before the stock market crash, which brought on the great depression that marked
the early historical boundaries of the club.
year 1948 seemed to be a logical stopping place, at the time, because almost all vehicles through that year were carry-overs
in design from the pre-war era. Further, they are well remembered as part of those first three years of the return to normalcy
when new post-war cars were purchased after the buyer's name had worked its way up a long waiting list, often taking years
to do so.
In 1974, cars were recognized as they
became 25 years old. By member vote, CHVA currently recognizes all highway vehicles from 1928 thru 20 years of age.
Georgia chapter of the CHVA is called the Etowah Bartow region with over 100 current members. We enjoy all kinds of activities
from cruise nights, judged car shows, day trips, weekend tours, and national tours.
To join our club you do not need
to own a classic car the yearly dues are only $40. Simply call David Wibbels at 770 769-4181 for details.
Did you know it only cost $40.00
per year to join the CHVA???
Where else can you possibly have more fun than we do.
Come join us today by calling 770 547-8014 and talk to
Tony Romano or email
us : firstname.lastname@example.org
Our website is www.chvaga.com
My name is Greg Munsey and I own the blue 1965 Ford tractor brought to the show this year. I just
wanted to say THANK YOU for the cool car show and the wonderful recognition on your web page.
It really makes all the sweat and blood put into the restoration of the tractor worth the effort
when people compliment it. What a great honor it is for me to see it posted
on your web site. It is like winning another award.
to congratulate your club for all the hard work putting together the show as my daughter and I had a wonderful
Hope to see you next year.
Thank you again.
said this before,
What a fabulous website!
Thanks for the update notice
for sending us this! I loved looking at all the pictures & identifying folks we know!
Incidentally, your "newsletter" is great.
Scott, the Web page looks great!! You always do a good job. The pictures are great. I enjoy the
CHVA web site lots.
Judy O'Byrne Someday we're going to come out just to go on one of these Fun Runs you guys have! I'm really
enjoying ALL your pictures, Scott -- loved the 2011 tour report!
Thanks for the nice comments.
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