By PILAR AZMANI
Steve Honnell and good friend Greg Williams love working on cars and spending their Saturday’s together at Cars’n Coffee. Honnell and Williams met 20 years ago, when their businesses were across the street from each other. Since becoming friends they have enjoyed helping each other from working with horses to working on cars.
After growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Honnell moved to Lewisburg, Tennessee where he taught school for twenty years, worked for the Ford Motor Company for ten years and after that worked in a body shop for thirty years. He and his wife have been married for 35 years and he had his 77th birthday last week. Honnell says, “I’m lucky because a lot of people who work have to spend their time doing something they don’t enjoy, but I have always been in the middle of what I love most, animals and cars.”
Honnell has been interested in cars since the age of twelve. “I traded my bicycle and BB gun for my first car, a Model A Ford”. Today he brought his 64 Ford Thunderbolt to show at Cars’ n Coffee. Honnell is one of the only original owners out of the 100 that were built. His 64 Ford Thunderbolt came ready to race from the factory with a 4 speed 427 horsepower engine.
Honnell and Williams have a great friendship and love working on cars and going to different car shows together.
Don’t miss another Cars’n Coffee!
Cars ‘N Coffee is a gathering of automotive enthusiasts that meets every Saturday morning from 8-10 a.m. at the Carmike Thoroughbred 20 Theater in Franklin.