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1925 Chevrolet, Superior Series K

Owned by

Rick Martindale
" Rick M"
Bolter # 17248
Huntsville, Alabama


01 February 2008
# 2208

From Rick :

           Here is my 1925 Chevrolet Truck, Superior Series K. I am the fifth owner of this truck. The third owner restored it about a dozen years ago. When I "discovered" it, it was parked in a warehouse. It had not been run in about 2.5 years. It was covered with dust, full of bad gas, and a battery as dead as a dead battery. All things considered, however, the truck was in excellent shape. I drained the tank, added some good gas, installed a new 6 volt battery, cleaned the carb, and it was good to go.

           And go I did. Up and down the street, on the hour, every hour, for weeks. Ooooga!

           The truck is originally from Ohio, but currently lives in Huntsville, Alabama. I purchased the truck during the summer of 2007. I have really enjoyed taking it to car shows and driving in a parade. There is a large show at the Saginaw plant on Highway 31 between Athens and Decatur. I believe there were over 800 cars this year. My 1925 truck was not the oldest. A gentleman from Decatur had a 1924 American LaFrance fire truck. I drove my truck to the show. It was about 30 miles and took about an hour to get there. Top speed is around 30 mph. This is the longest trip I have taken in the truck.

           The other shows we have gone to were mostly local churches. The last one was only about a mile away. My favorite car show is, oddly enough, an Air Cooled Volkswagen show held in July at Point Mallard in Decatur.

           So far I have forced more than a dozen of my friends and neighbors to drive it. (I should have started a guest driver log!) Everyone gets a chance. I have also been teaching my nine year old son to drive in it. We have probably put about 150 miles on it this year. Unfortunately the odometer does not work so I don't know for sure.

           I have been lurking around the Stovebolt site for about three years (if memory serves me correctly). I found the forum when I was considering buying a 1961 Chevy pickup.

           Thanks for adding my truck.

Best regards,

Rick Martindale

War Eagle!
Auburn Grad 1992

           What a neat truck! What a great restoration! Hope those folks in Alabama appreciates what they see! Roll Tide! (University of Alabama grad in the family! ) But many Auburn friend (War Eagle!) ~~ Editor