Sunday, January 6, 2019

My Adventure with Scooby at Rusty's TV & Movie Car Museum

It's been 6 months since I went to Rusty's TV & Movie Car Museum in Jackson, TN, and I am just writing about it now. We visited Rusty's on August 1, 2018. I've put this off and now it seems like it's been forever since I was there. I think it was one of the most amazing places I have ever been. Rusty has some awesome cars, including The Mystery Machine!

Rusty's TV & Movie Car Museum, Jackson, TN

Over the summer, my family and I did a road trip. We started off at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Christmas Story House in Cleveland, OH,  checked out a cool mural on the side of the Kenner Toys building and a castle in Cincinnati, OH, went to Kentucky Down Under in Horse Cave, TN and The Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY and, before hitting a few other places, we went to Rusty's.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Christmas Story House

Loveland Castle

Kenner Toys Mural

Kentucky Down Under

National Corvette Museum

I had contacted Rusty a few weeks before our trip to make sure we were able to visit while we were in the area. We set up a day and time and I couldn't wait to get there! I had no idea this place was going to be as amazing as it was.

Inside The Mystery Machine
When we stepped inside the foyer area, we were greeted by Rusty himself. We were in the waiting room/foyer area of the museum, where you couldn't see anything. He had a bunch of toys, license plates, and pictures hanging on the walls and some chairs set up. We talked to him for a bit, and he said he would give us a tour of the museum.

Rusty's Waiting Room
Rusty's Waiting Room

Rusty's Waiting Room
After a few minutes in the waiting room, Rusty opened the door and began the tour. It was like being in a whole different world! We were surrounded by cars we've seen in movies and on TV, with the aisles looking like roads and props everywhere! It was like a dream come true.

Rusty's TV & Movie Car Museum

Rusty took us around to each and every car and gave us info about every one of them. He explained what they were from, if they were originals or replicas, some fun stories regarding the vehicles, and he answered our questions without hesitation. He treated us like we were celebrities! He was so kind and you can tell he loves these cars and he is passionate about his collection.

Rusty's TV & Movie Car Museum

At the end of the tour, Rusty let us look around at all the cars on our own. He was available for questions too. There was another family in the museum as well that he gave the tour to while we looked at everything. Once they left, he let us sit in The Mystery Machine!

Nikki in The Mystery Machine

Rusty was the best "tour guide" I've ever had! He even put my ScoobyAddicts sticker on the windshield of The Mystery Machine!!

ScoobyAddicts sticker on The Mystery Machine

ScoobyAddicts sticker on The Mystery Machine

If you are ever anywhere near Jackson, TN, you have to contact Rusty and check out his museum. He has a ton of cars, and I took pictures of every one of them! I took over 100 pictures while we were there. However, I'm not going to post all the pictures I took because I really think people need to go and see the cars for themselves. My focus is, of course, The Mystery Machine. Here are some more pictures of it:

Rusty's Mystery Machine

Rusty's Mystery Machine

Rusty's Mystery Machine

The Mystery Machine at Rusty's is a replica, which is cool because it means he felt The Mystery Machine was important enough to put in his collection. You can check Rusty out on his website,, where you can get more information about the museum, learn more about Rusty, find the hours of the museum and contact him to make an appointment. The museum is currently open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm. You can also check Rusty out on Facebook

I want to thank Rusty for his hospitality. He made us feel very welcome in his museum and he shared a lot of information with us about the cars. This was one of the best things we did on our road trip!

Monday, December 31, 2018

My Scooby Stuff - Day 365 - The Mystery Machine Ornament with Sound

Day 365 - The Mystery Machine Ornament with Sound

Happy New Years Eve!!! This is the 2nd Mystery Machine ornament by Hallmark (see Day 351.) This ornament plays part of the Scooby-Doo these song.  The ornament measures 3" wide by 1 3/4" tall.

Check out the video of The Mystery Machine ornament on my YouTube channel.

From this side, you can see Fred, Shaggy and part of Daphne's hair.

From the other side, you can see Scooby, Velma, Daphne, Fred and a little of Shaggy's hair.

From the front, you can see the whole gang.

There is no license plate on the back.

The ornament is copyright 2016.

The front of the box shows a picture of the ornament.

The back of the box talks about the Keepsake ornaments.

The sides of the box have the Christmas images on them.

The top of the box has 2016 on it.

The bottom of the box shows the copyright of 2016. The ornament was $17.95 in the US and $23.99 in Canada.

December Fan Spotlight - Doo


I am very excited for December's fan spotlight! Doo is a huge Scooby fan and a wonderful person! She also happens to be one of the admins for my forum.

Check out Doo on social media:

1. What was the first Scooby series you ever watched?

I first started watching Scooby when I was about 6 and my parents recorded episodes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? on VHS. This was back in the 90s, when Scooby was airing reruns on a network called USA. The first episode I saw was "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts," I instantly fell in love with the series and remained passionate about it while growing up and even into adulthood! There was a brief period in my teenage years where I stopped liking Scooby because I didn't think it was "cool" to like a cartoon with a target audience of children. However, I grew out of that phase relatively quickly and realized that I should be true to myself and my interests, which of course includes Scooby!

2. Who is your favorite member of the gang and why?

I would have to pick Scooby! He's so sweet and adorable, how can you not love him? :)

3. What is your favorite Scooby item in your collection?

Ooh, that's a tough one! I would have to say the Scooby-Doo Collector's Edition Monopoly game or the three rare Scooby VHS tapes I have. The Monopoly game is actually quite a bit of fun and brings back quite a bit of nostalgia given there are tons of references to the original series throughout the game. Each of the "properties" are actually some the classic monsters - Redbeard the pirate, The Creeper, Charlie the Robot, etc. and many of the chance cards are related to events which occurred in Where Are You. I always thought it was cool they stayed so true to the original series, and whoever made it at WB seemed to be very dedicated to making sure every detail was correct! The VHS tapes are cool just because I've had them since I was a kid, and two of the episodes on them have actually still never been released on DVD! For those curious, the episodes included are "The Hairy Scare of the Devil Bear" (Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Volume 1), "Wedding Bell Boos" and "To Switch a Witch" (Scooby-Doo's Wedding Bell Boos), "A Halloween Hassle at Dracula's Castle" and "The Tar Monster" (Scooby-Doo: A Halloween Hassle at Dracula's Castle). Unfortunately, I had a lot of cool stuff as a kid, but my parents sold the bulk of it when I went through that "I'm too cool to like Scooby" phase. I wish I would have kept some of the stuff, as a lot of it was really cool. However, I'm slowly working on rebuilding my collection as an adult, and I'm happy with what I have so far even if it is modest!

4. What is one Scooby item you would love to add to your collection?

Definitely the Scooby and Shaggy Graveyard phone from 2000! That looks sooo cool and I've been looking for it for a long time now!

Thank you so much, Doo, for taking the time to do this fan spotlight.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

My Scooby Stuff - Day 364 - Jeepers It's The Creeper Ornament

Day 364 - Jeepers It's The Creeper Ornament

Watch out Scoob! The Creeper is behind you!!! This Hallmark ornament is pretty cool. It makes sound and the image with The Creeper is holographic. The ornament measures 3 1/2" tall by 2 1/4" wide.

Check out my video of the ornament on YouTube:

From this angle, you can see the gang in the picture behind Scooby. Don't worry Scoob! They've got your back!

From the side, all you see if Scooby.

Same with this side, though the speaker is also visible here.

Nothing to see here...the back is plain purple.

The front of the box has a picture of the ornament.

The back of the box has a brief description of the ornament and says Anita Marra Rogers is the artist.

The sides of the box are decorated with some Christmas images.

The top of the box has the year on it and an N for Nikki!

The ornament is copyright 2013 and made in Sri Lanka. The ornament cost $17.95 in the US and $23.99 in Canada.