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Tell us what you think!
#1234149 Sun Sep 10 2017 09:18 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,402
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2-Ton Offline OP
Shop Shark
The rest of the StoveBolters, that were not there, or never attended, would like to hear about the Reunion.
Tell the good, the bad and the ugly.
Be honest and tell it like it is.
I can take the ugly.

Vicki said her cookies were not as good this year.
Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Tell us what you think!
2-Ton #1234155 Sun Sep 10 2017 09:47 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 874
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Shop Shark
Tanja, the kids & I had a real good time.....we really like the relaxed atmosphere that goes with the gathering. Don, we appreciate your hospitality extended to the girls & it meant alot to them. I wish I'd had more of a chance to talk to the new & first timers.....Ron, thanks for rhe girl's snacks....Martin, I totally missed getting to say hello...sorry about that...I'll catch up in the forums or next September.....John, it was a bummer you didn't make it over....we saw you in the truck as we were leaving...hope you feel better......btw, Vicki's cookies were very good! It went by too quickly...already looking forward to next year!

Last edited by a.d.-hawk; Sun Sep 10 2017 09:50 PM.

1948 Chevrolet 1-Ton Grain Truck
In the Stovebolt Gallery SOLD
More pix in Photobucket

"A Man & His Truck--It's a Beautiful Thing!"

"You're never 100% ready, you're just next"....Ty Murray
Re: Tell us what you think!
2-Ton #1234161 Sun Sep 10 2017 10:26 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 136
M
Shop Shark
I had a great time. I enjoyed seeing all of the trucks, checking out the swap meet, and meeting people from the board. It was nice to put some faces to the names. Thanks Don and the others for making me feel so welcomed. I'll see what I can do about bring Ol'66 next year.


Mike Kelley
1966 Chevy C10 SWB - 250 L6/S10 T5
2002 Chevy Ext 1500 4x4

Http://myol66.wordpress.com
Re: Tell us what you think!
2-Ton #1234168 Sun Sep 10 2017 10:45 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,030
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Don, Vicki's cookies were too good. If I wasn't trying to lose weight I would have eaten the whole container. Kathy ate my share. The seminar on tubing was good as usual. I wish we could get the host club to send the Judges to our corner. We get overlooked every year unless we take our trucks to them. The visiting amongst the group is outstanding and good friends are made. The hotrodders are encroaching on our real estate. It was ok this year with our truck numbers being so low but I could see it becoming an issue if our numbers go up. The Hamburger truck pulling in on the sidewalk next to us cut down on our foot traffic. All in all it was a great weekend.😳


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: Tell us what you think!
2-Ton #1234223 Mon Sep 11 2017 10:02 AM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 6,862
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Master Gabster
Regardless of his protestations, Don 2ton did a marvelous job, it was well organized and went smoothly The gift giveaway was over the top. Something he did not have control of, I think ?. The weather cooperated sunny and rain free. Unfortunately, I packed for cooler weather. On a personal note, I left later on Sunday and the traffic, for the most part, was not a problem, light and moved well except for a few road construction sites, even on Sunday. My 54 for had a couple of issues which did not impede my trip but caused some concerns, fuel mileage down by 5 mpg, I got 2 hrs on a tank rather than 3 as before. But that caused me take more rest stops so I got home rested after 1203 miles round trip. Hope to make it next year with the 54 but maybe what ever I am driving at the time. wink Being old and not remembering names anyway, I hope the truck next to me got started and home safely, I think he said he had 150 miles to go.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Tell us what you think!
2-Ton #1234229 Mon Sep 11 2017 12:34 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,402
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2-Ton Offline OP
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Keep the thoughts coming everyone.
It's really the folks that are there that make it a great event.
All the people that helped and brought door prizes .
I give a big thanks to!!
It's a team effort.

But if I get anymore Atta Boys, I'm going to ask John to double my pay.
Lets see, what is 2 times 0 ?

Don



Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Tell us what you think!
2-Ton #1234272 Mon Sep 11 2017 04:40 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,030
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
When I unloaded "Cletis" the '62 C-10 from the trailer this morning I found a partially full syringe and a couple of syringe caps in the bed. The meth heads in the van parked next to me at the EconoLodge were up at 2am shooting up and using Cletis as a dumpster. Had I been driving around KC and been stopped I'm not sure my badge would have stopped the cavity search. We will be staying somewhere different next year.☹️


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: Tell us what you think!
2-Ton #1234281 Mon Sep 11 2017 05:23 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 608
"MONGO"
Regarding the Judging..
The Judges do not "overlook" anyone. In a few special cases (Ie. Trucks that are too loud, big, or unsafe to move) I have in the past brought judges to specific trucks to judge them on site but it is a rare and handled on a special case by case basis and decided on by myself (operations director), the show director and judging director. typically we have done this during the judges break when they are usually getting lunch or a few minutes of downtime. Due to the number of participants (216 this year) it would be very difficult for 3 judges to track down each truck, judge it and get those results input in a reasonable amount of time. This is why we went to drive through judging many years ago. We did do on site judging early on in the show.

Regarding the Econolodge..
That area is a rougher part of town and why we moved away from the American Inn and other hotels out that way a few years ago, the show recommendation was the La Quinta Inn further up north in the Barry road area.


Mongo's Garage
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Re: Tell us what you think!
2-Ton #1234282 Mon Sep 11 2017 05:30 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,030
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Thanks Mongo. Just not used to the big city ways of judging. Most of the shows we go to the judging is done by walking around the grounds. If you didn't want to be judged you didn't put a number in your windshield. It would help if the judging information was included in the entry forms. As for the EconoLodge I guess we are slow learners. You guys did a great job, well organized.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: Tell us what you think!
2-Ton #1234289 Mon Sep 11 2017 05:54 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,402
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2-Ton Offline OP
Shop Shark
Vicki and I are game for a new place to stay next year.
When we got back to Econo lodge last Saturday, there were about 6 young guys in front drinking beer.
One of them was throwing up in the grass not far from the front door.
Guess I had better unload my trick carefully.

Thanks
Martin for the info.


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
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