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It Ran When I Parked It
2007 Photo Contest

Taking a pic


It Ran When I Parked it!

'nuf said




Be sure to check out the prizes this year!!!

Wowzie dowzie!!

Thanks to our prize donors:

Introduction ~~ Photo Submissions ~~ Prizes ~~ Winners

      It's been a good summer chasing parts and old trucks! Many of us have even been fed that old saw about how that pile of scrap metal in the weeds behind the barn (and under the manure pile) "ran when it was parked." Oh sure! So that makes it worth more, right? Like it has any more chance of firing right up than a 2007 Bentley Continental GTC convertible has of appearing Dean Meltz' submission from 2006in John's garage in the morning!

      So there it is. The come on. The shtick. The big lie. Whether it's "all original" or "never been wrecked" or "no bondo" or whatever it is, we've all seen trucks that don't live up to the billing. We've all driven miles only to be disappointed. WE KNOW THE PAIN!!!!!!

      So this here 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."

     We all know that IRWIPI is just a euphemism for "There's more chance of me doing successful brain surgery than getting this thing moving again." We KNOW you've had to have brung yer pitchur taker with ya on all those rusty iron chasing trips! And by now you KNOW we have this photo contest every year where we give away all kinds of really COOL stuff!!

     Plus, by now, many of us know of the infamous Erwhipee truck of Steve BUILDER VandenBerg, as he took an IRWIPI and drove it home! Not only does he have a great story, a t-shirt, but the man has a following (complete with autographs on the Erwhipee truck hood) and a vanity license plate. (I wonder if he has a photo for the contest? Hmmm?)

     So ya ain't got no excuse fer not havin' a killer shot of some derelict vehicle some wheres just itchin' ta be in our calendar and illustrate the sublime beauty of the the Big Lie.


After all these years, the rules are pretty much the same.

Send your submission via email in jpg format to us. We won't do any cropping (except as necessary for the calendar print only).
Send whatever size photo you have, and we'll re-size it. It's best to send a big image, as those work best in the calendar.

Or snail mail it to: The Stovebolt Page, 41370 Friendship Court, Mechanicsville, MD 20659-3853

Feel free to check out the previous years' contenders. We've got some seriously cool truck photos!

Well, don't just sit there,

Git! Go take some peectures!

Introduction ~~ Photo Submissions ~~ Prizes ~~ Winners

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