T n T Auto and Recovery
The Mississippi Delta is known for its historic plantation mansions, blues and jazz music, and delicious food, including BBQ, crawfish and fried catfish.
Visitors come from everywhere to be a part of all that, plus to go to the many casinos in hopes of striking it rich.
There is also another place in the Delta where others might find treasure. That place is T N T Auto and Recovery in Moorhead, Mississippi. The business features several rows of antique salvage and parts cars that are visible from the highway. The yard is well maintained and free of brush and briars.
According to owner Jack Triplett, car lovers from every state and several foreign countries have stopped in to look at the vehicles and sign the guest book. Triplett also owns several other businesses at the same location. There is an auto body restoration, mechanic and paint shop, an upholstery shop, and a hardware and building supply store. The upholstery shop specializes in convertible tops and car interiors.
Triplett says he’ll give you a great price on any car if you contract with him to restore it. Even though most of the cars of the auto business look like salvage yard cars, Triplett says he does not operate a salvage yard. No parts can be removed from any car at any time, but every car is for sale as a complete unit. The recovery part of T N T features three sizes of wreckers and 24-hour service.
Triplett has been in the auto business beginning in his high school days and old cars have always been his passion. The business currently has approximately 250 vehicles, which are on computerized inventory. Triplett says he furnished a 1955 Chevrolet pickup for the movie The Help.
About the Yard
Business hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The physical address is 1082 Highway 82 West, Moorhead, MS. The mailing address is P. O. Box 769, Moorhead, MS 38761. The business phone number is (662) 246-5096 and Triplett’s cell phone number is (662) 207-7176. Triplett also maintains a website at www.triplettantiqueandclassiccars.com.