The Stovebolt Page It Ran when I parked it!

2000

Y2K YOU?

Thanks to our prize donors:

 

American Classic Truck Parts

and

Hemmings Motor News

 

The votes are in!

    It was a close race, the polling running right down to the final minutes. And in the end, it was so close, we had to have the Stovebolt Supreme Court Celebrity Judges step in to review the submissions entered into evidence, weigh the findings and interpret the law -- who had best fulfilled the mission of best illustrating The Big Lie of It Ran When I Parked It. And the big news of the IRWIPI Y2K contest is that we have a President elect! Forget George W., the REAL popular choice for President of the United States is named below!

    Many, many thanks to Doug Mayer, Hope, Lynda and Louie Cronin -- The Brains behind NPR's "Car Talk" radio show and web site at cars.com -- for their selfless devotion to the industry. Their kind, unstinting and unbiased judging efforts on our behalf are in keeping with the best traditions of the Old Truck hobby and truly made this year's IRWIPI photo contest the unqualified success it was. Without their sincere and honest approach, a true interpretation of the submissions with regards to the overarching mission at hand would have been problematic at best and, quite possibly, an unmitigated distaster to rival that of our recently concluded presidential "election." Mere words cannot adequately express the depths of gratitude felt by all Stovebolters when reflecting upon their herculean achievement, and it is no small amount of hyberbole to say that we, as a group, owe them a sincere and heartfelt round of virtual applause... whew, can I stop now? To sum up...

Thanks, judges!

        And, a BIG thanks ("Mahalo" for you, Dave Alama) to American Classic Truck Parts and Hemmings Motor News for donating the excellent surprizes for all four categories.

Without further ado...

The Winners:

First Place

Prizes:

  • $100 gift certificate from American Classics
  • Hemmings 2001 Abandoned Truck Calendar
  • T-shirt and hat from American Classics

Always Shedded

Submitted by


Capt. Dusty Harrington

Second Place

Prizes:

  • $75 gift certificate from American Classics
  • Hemmings 2001 Abandoned Truck Calendar
  • T-shirt and hat from American Classics

 

Runs, Dumps

 

Submitted by


Conrad Vogel

Third Place

Prizes:

  • $50 gift certificate from American Classics
  • Hemmings 2001 Abandoned Truck Calendar
  • T-shirt and hat from American Classics

 

Some Rust

Submitted by


Rick Rickard
Rio Linda, CA

The Peoples' Choice
In the spirit of Floriduh politics, Todd Collins rustled up friends, co-workers, graveyard residents and resident aliens to utterly dominate the popular vote! Hail to the Chief!

Prizes:

  • Presidency of the UNITED STATES (see below)
  • Hemmings 2001 Abandoned Truck Calendar
  • T-shirt and hat from American Classics
  • Nifty Stovebolt Page certificate, suitable for framing

 

Up Yours

Submitted by


Todd Collins

But all his friends call him... "Toddwina?"

Honorable Mention
Prizes: T-Shirt and hat from American Classics Truck Parts, Nifty Certificate and -- authentic, straight from Central America -- A Stovebolt Stogie!

Before we end this, we just wanted to share this email from Danny Bowles. All kidding aside, the mental image conjured here is pure poetry...

"Its a toss up. Bush, Gore, Still Serving or Original Paint. Based on the photo, it's Original Paint but the story behind Still Serving with being left holding a roll of wire... Gripping to say the least. Since I'm not from Florida, I guess I can't vote twice. The story line gets me, even if it is made up. I cry to a good country song so go with Still Serving. All those years, waiting for the dog to jump in and ride away... Thanks, Danny Bowles"

Still serving

Submitted by
Jim Hawkes

The farmer parked this '46 Chev 3 ton back in 1985 whilst replacing some fencing and used it to keep the discarded wire off the ground so that his cattle would not get caught up in it. The truck is still faithfully serving this purpose. It would probably still go with a little TLC. Located at Moonan Flat, NSW, Australia.

Here are the other entries:

Keep an eye on that, will ya?

Todd Collins

Door's open, keys are in it


Conrad Vogel

New clutch


G. L. Perry

Front clip needs a little work

"My wife gave me the funniest look when I showed her what I bought during my visit to Texas."

Submitted by
Roy Strawhun

The Bobbsey twins go to the farm

Submitted by
Mike Morrissey (the neighbor)

It parked when I ran it (Needs a little wax...)

Submitted by
Tom Schupbach

"Not fer sale, I might need to use it again."*

Submitted by
Jolly Goodfellow

* Jolly claims owner actually said this!

Cheese anyone?

A GMC Crackerbox truck submitted by
Jolly Goodfellow

Holden on Down Under

"G'day, This is a 1946 Chev 1/2 ton 'Ute peacefully rusting away in a little town in NSW, Australia.
Cheers,
Jim Hawkes"

IRWIPI (last night in the Bronx...)

Submitted by
Bob Brink

In the Company of Fords

"Little Tow" - Last seen pulling a Barbie motorhome out of the sandbox.
Submitted by
Dean Meltz

Tailhook Aftermath

Got bent outta shape when someone grabbed onto it's rear end!
Cheers,
Dean Meltz

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie...

My wife begged me to take one home with us. But it would be cruel to seperate one from the rest of the litter.
Joy and Tony Pascarella

Magic Bus Tour 2000

Both of the objects in the photo ran when parked
Tony and Joy Pascarella

Achtung! Ist der Valkyrie!!
"I got yer German Superblat right here, pal"

Submitted by
Jim Ellis
Volkswagen bus and Chevy truck fanatic of Phoenix, AZ.

Stored 30 years

Submitted by
Joe Hand

Major pieces there*, will take a bit to restore.

Submitted by
From Lucky

*Like engine block, frame and cab

Original paint!

"Notice the remains of the original, white pinstriping on the passenger door."
Jeff Nelson
Paducah, KY

Some Reassembly needed

Submitted by

Ivy J Partridge

Just having coffee, be back in a minute

Submitted by
Tom Beasley
Hudson, Ohio

Diamond in the rough

Submitted by
Jim Droge

Rust in peace*

Submitted by
Jim Droge

*Somebody back East is wonderin' "How come they don't write?"

Comes with Mother-in-law seat

Submitted by
Joe Hand
Lee's Summit Missouri

Dumpster Diving

Submitted by
Whitney Ross

Folsom Prison Blues

Submitted by
Whitney Ross

 

Old Texas Prison Bus -- shoot, doesn't this look like one of Lou's ???

Garage Man's Companion...

Submitted by
G. L. Perry

Stovebolt Staff Submissions (Not eligible for prizes)

Always parked in the Shade

Submitted by
John Milliman



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