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It Ran when I parked it!

The 5th annual Stovebolt Photo Contest!


Election Year 2004

So, what else is happening?

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$250 worth of chrome-plating from
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Tom Brownell -- autographed copy of the updated
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One year's subscription to
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Introduction ~~ Photo Submissions ~~ Prizes


Your vote won't count!

      Well, we spent a lot of time in non-public debates on this one!  It's the World-wide-way, right? And we figured, we'd assume total control and just "let the competition begin." The United States of America may be a democracy but... the Stovebolt Page isn't! So, our Fifth Annual "It Ran When I parked It" photo contest is on!!! For you newcomers, this is the annual search for the ultimate photographic expression of the Big Lie we've all heard when calling on a truck for sale ad -- "It Ran When I Parked It."

      Of course, we all know that IRWIPI is just a euphemism for "There's more substance to a politician's promises than in that thing and counting chads in non-air conditioned, hurricane-ravaged out house in Florida will be more fun than restoring it."

      After all these years, you remember the rules -- Well... forget 'em!

      It's a new day and a new deal. This year, the big surprise is that the winning 12 entries will be "Poster Bolters" in the

'04 It Ran When I Parked It Calendar!

      Cool, eh?

      So, a few changes to the contest. We need original pictures (copyright issues) of your best photographs from your summer adventures combing the world's backyards, junkyards, scrapyards and barnyards for that elusive restoreable (ha!) Stovebolt. You'll need to mail them! We had someone ask if "original" meant a picture of the truck as it looked originally. No, no, no. It would be a photograph taken by you (or someone you know) of the truck as it sits (currently) or sat (not recently) -- in an unrestored (wretched) condition -- the worse the better in some cases. The photograph could even be one that you have in your possession of a truck, lets say, that your grandfather took of an old truck hidden in the woods under a bunch of brush, etc. In some cases, our 'Bolters' "before" trucks qualify pretty good -- we just need a regular print photograph (it doesn't have to be 9" x 12" ... as long as we get the original photo, we can scan it at a high resolution for what we need) of it, with the other details (below).

      The big BUT: since some of you all still want to participate but aren't concerned about the calendar ... go ahead and email them in. Yea, yea. We're a bunch of softies. So, if you've got some cool photos that would work in the It Ran 2004, send 'em in. Be sure to include #1 and #2 from the list below, so we'll have that.

  1. Include your name, address, phone number and Stovebolt log-in name (optional)
  2. Give your picture a caption (limit 15 words) ... or we will!
  3. Mail to: The Stovebolt Page, 41370 Friendship Court, Mechanicsville, MD 20659-3853
  4. You may have more than one submission this year.
  5. Since this is the first year to do a calendar, previous years' submissions may be submitted - as long as it's an original photograph.

DEADLINE -- Midnight, November 30, 2004

Well, don't just sit there,

Now! Get out and take some pictures!

Introduction ~~ Photo Submissions ~~ Prizes

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