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|The truck is always greener ...
|| From the 11th Annual Stovebolt Reunion
"At the end of the day on Saturday, I saw two guys with light green trucks parked side-by-side comparing colors. Well, I approached them and asked what color names their paint has, as my 1951 Chevy is Seacrest green. They said, go get your truck and drive it over here, too. Others with green trucks saw what was going on and drove over, also. We ended up with a spontaneous collection of green trucks, and people started gathering around and taking photos. (The GMC near the middle looks sort of white but is really a light green that is washed out in the late afternoon sun)." ~ Kent "Lightholder's Dad" Zimmerman.
Kent's truck won "Longest Distance" driven. "According to Map Quest, it was 1203 miles from my house to Riverside Park. Since my truck can't compete with the perfect concourse quality trucks that were there, I left all the "authentic" bugs that were all over the front to validate the distance driven."
Kent has a 1950 Chevy COE Model 5700
"Barney" in our Gallery. We'll have to get the story of the '50 in here, too!
Check the Kansas City Reunion forum for the Hot Wash and photos.