|Stovebolt New Stuff - July|
|'What we're doing around the site (It's a "Never-ending Newsletter" )|
In This IssueOld truck history
-- In the War
-- In your blood
-- Southern Style
-- Going to see the Wizard in Oz?
-- 4th Annual Reunion in KC
-- Old Bolt Pizza -- delivered!
-- Builder's Saga nears its end
New Tech Tips
-- Replacing window rubber
Vintage Truck magazine winner
Super Stovebolt Support
Additions to the Gallery
We're going to see the Wizard
Ed "Da Oz Tinman" Hoover is putting together the most recent addition to the GABFest list, and this sounds like some real fun. The Stovebolts will be bringing the Munchkins in for the OZtoberfest in Wamego, Kansas on October 4th and 5th. Read more about it in the Events forum thread. Check for updates, too!
The Annual Reunion
This will be our fourth year to congregate in Kansas City at the All Nationals Truck Show in September. More info to follow very soon -- since it's almost time to start planning this one!
Vintage Truck Subscription Winner for June:
Ed "Da Oz Tinman" Hoover
Maybe the next can be you? Check here for details!
Help support Stovebolt by re-newing your subscription here! Thanks!
To our Stovebolt Geek,
A simple thank you does not seem appropriate but in some small way I hope you understand what a great contribution you make to literally hundreds of us Stovebolters. While I can't speak for them, I do want to say how much I personally appreciate it. THANK YOU.
Hope your project is coming along and if you are ever in or around Spartanburg, SC, my wife and I would love to take you out for some good BBQ.
Alvin "Achipmunk" Parris
We're happy to show off our truck in the Gallery on the Stovebolt web site. You folks are really doing a neat thing.
I could not have done the things I've done to Lucille without the help from all the knowledgeable people found on your site! She's better than what she was and improving every day!!
David "Lucille" Wolf
Discovering the history of your old truck
All of our trucks have a story. Even if it's just a matter of knowing which old dirt roads it's been down, who hauled what with it, why it was left in the field, those kind of fascinating details. Discovering notes and old match boxes in the glovebox ... yes! Uncovering lettering under that real old paint on the driver's door... now that's a real find, too!
Not all of us are able to discover our truck's history. But for many who find information, it really is a special connection with the truck.
That is one of our missions here at Stovebolt. We hope it's almost like going into a private garage museum to find out what you can learn about your truck -- not just the specifications -- but its lifeline, it's lifetime.
We have a Gallery full of great stories. We have a Features section and a Sagas section with even more unique stories. And, it's always fun to add to them all! And so we do ... as we say, "Read on!"
A Working 'Bolt
L'hai trovata l'America!!
A Workin' Bolt is poetic -- function and form striking a harmony of purpose. Beauty! (Well, to 'Bolters, anyway...) But most 'Bolters work their trucks pretty much the same way they've been worked since they were new -- hauling hay, rocks, lumber, etc. Not Jack Flagge's 1942 Ton and a half ...
Lots O' Links
As we mentioned in the intro, Stovebolters hit the deck a running and in less than a month, we had what we needed to pay for the replacement server (see the story in the June News). We can't thank you enough. We say this often, but we just gotta say it again. We're not big into advertising (too much trouble ... we got plenty to do) and this sure saves us all the headaches that go with it. Someday, we'll figure out a balance. But until that day comes, we sincerely appreciate your willingness to keep this Virtual Garage functioning as best as we can!! You guys are incredible.
Donations from last month are listed here. And these came in during July :
The truck pictures and stories keep pouring into the Gallery. The write-ups and information keep getting better and better ... and that's been helpful to everyone! Our Stovebolt Supersnoop has been hard at work, helping get more and more details! We love it!
We notice more folks are getting picture hosting accounts (Flickr, Webshots, Photobucket, and the like -- and here's a run down from our IT Bus Driver, Bill "red58" LePage) and that helps when there are a LOT of pictures ... and the readers want to see them all. We especially like being able to look at them as a slideshow. That's always fun.
So for July, here they are! Enjoy but don't drool on the keyboard.
Old news is still good news!
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