The Stovebolt Page
|New Stuff -- February 2005|
New things on the site you just might have missed
Specials - Sportsman's Guide Online Catalog
kinds of cool stuff
This is not a picture from "down under"
In this Issue:
The Gallery now has more than 1,000 truck entries. WOW!!! That's humbling to look back and see how far we've come in 10 years since the site started with just two trucks -- Keven Bremer's '39 half-ton and Barry Week's '40 half-ton, the Stovebolt Page foundational trucks. And what an inspiration to see who our 1,000th truck represents -- the Little Rascals Rod Shop -- Dale Holt's '52 GMC 3/4-ton from Castle Rock, WA.
"We drive the truck almost daily," says Dale. "It drives great! Future plans are to completely strip it down and paint it. This truck was built with NO money, just parts that were lying around the shop or with donated parts."
"The goal was to get the kids interested in old cars and to teach them how to work on old cars," he adds. "It was built over the course of two weeks with the help of two 14-year olds (Chris and Josh), one 11-year old (Zac), and one exhausted 37-year old father (Dale). Patti (Mom) painted lettering on the doors, and painted gauges."
Involving the young'uns in the project to get 'em into old trucks and lern 'em how to fix 'em. That's exactly what we're here for -- enjoying the hobby and passing it along to the next generation! If this doesn't make you feel good, you ain't breathing! This looks like a feature in the making -- stay tuned!
The Lonestar State rides to the rescue AGAIN!!! In the Big Bolts Forum, Glenn A. Foster is the new herd boss. The Texas cowboy is ridin' herd on the big doggies.
Behind the scenes, Whoopie Man , Bill LePage (Squeeze), is busy whooping up on "whoops" pages. He said there's more than 20,000 pages on the site. Yikes!
Our Secret Agent Lancelot Link, (or is that Link Lance-A-Lot?), the Luminous Liberator of Lonesome Links, the Legendary and Lambent Link Locator -- our Link Lineman -- Bruce Michaels. He's been researching link submissions and adding them to the Web's largest List of Links for classic GM trucks right here on the Stovebolt Page -- Our very own Lots O' Links page.
And the tenaciously talented and triumphantly truculent Techno Tyrant, Gordon Hillsden (of Fran and Gord fame), has done a little "scripting" to get us a real count of the gallery submissions, plus some other neat stuff.
(Peggy Note: Can you tell I got John a new thesaurus for Christmas??)
So now, Peggy has a whole new crew of folks to badger regularly (John's note: Oops, did I say that?? I only thought it...) And what a difference all this has made. You'll see more Tech Tips, more Links, more Gallery pages, the second calendar done, the It Ran calendar and poster almost done!. Yee ha.
Thanks one and all!
Your password? Yes, did you know you can change your password in the forums. Is X7yk5O just to hard to remember? Change it! Log in to your profile (and while you're there, you can update it, too -- maybe a picture; clean out your cookies; check for private messages ... hmmm?) and change your password. Just type it in. The system logs you out and emails the new password to your email address. Technology is great, eh? Sometimes... (and a post-note -- if you mess up, now we have the IT Shortbus in our forums ~~ Editor / August '05)
Your screen name? While we're at it, you might want to know that you can have a different screen name than your log-on name. You can't change your log-in unless you re-register and start over. But you can change your screen name as often as you change your skivvies!
Moving the Greasy Spoon. The Spoon seems to be quite the gathering place of friendly Stovebolters (and thank you for that). We've moved it down on the list so that all the regular truck stuff comes first. Ahhh ... no whining now (remember 'Spoon Rule #6).
Stovebolt Hoo-ya Store has expanded to a strip mall
The second Stovebolt calendar is out! Got some really nice looking Stovebolts in there. You all did a good job with your composition. Notice Bob Rankin from Western Australia ('41 Chevy 1/2-ton Flatbed in the photo below right). He really takes this seriously ... and he made the print!
Lawrence Norris ('48 Chevy 1-ton) tells us his family now refers to "Old Willie" as "Mr. November."
So, with this addition and a few ideas coming in for some shirts, stickers and the like, we figured we'd better go ahead and make the hoo-ya store into a strip mall. We figured this would be the best way to let you know what's new around here.
Ideas are always welcome. You need to see the changes and specials (CafePress has a $5 off coupon here) so come browse a bit.
|This Month's Additions|
<--Michael's Flag Firewall
And in case you've missed any of these ...
The January Gallery Submissions
The January Alternative Submission
|The Mail Bag|
"Thank's for the info. I'm always around. I throw in my 2 cents every once in a while. This site has been like a close friend the last few years. Keep up the good work.
~~ Rick Rickard
1946 Chevy ½-ton " Lucy"
"My truck would not be on the road today without this site no matter what you call it. (Referring to the Stovebolt name.)
~~ Ron Steltz a/k/a "WE b OLD"
1954 3100 Chevy
I live in a world of my own and they know me there so I am happy.
|This Month's Feature|
Get some Stovebolt kicks on Route 66
Bring your old ride and your old self (or your new ride and your young self) to a re-born 1926 Mobil Station on Route 66, west of Kingman, Arizona brought to you by Ned Leuchtner (one of our Stovebolters).
Cool Springs, like the Mother Road that had given it life, refused to fade away. A new interest in Route 66 had begun. People were beginning to tire of the fast-paced generic Interstate and return to the old two-lanes to rediscover America.
At first it was a grass-root movement begun by a few dedicated individuals. But soon, over time, this movement caught on and Route 66 became a worldwide phenomena. As in the old days, the fortunes of the Mother Road directly influenced the life and times of Cool Springs Camp - in this nothing had changed. In the great scheme of things, as Route 66 became the highway America couldn't forget, Cool Springs Camp would not be forgotten long.
Cool Springs was poised for a rebirth...
Come read the "rest of the story in our Features section.
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