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Re: Time to start planning. [Re: 2-Ton] #1272184
Thu Jul 12 2018 12:15 AM
Thu Jul 12 2018 12:15 AM
2-Ton  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,254
Mokane ,Mo.
OK Martin
We need to start some threads to get the ball rolling.
T-shirts, door prizes and lodging, to name a few.
The Stovebolt group had about 16 trucks on display last year and the actual show had over two hundred.

T-shirt design and colors need to be decided soon, along with orders.
If Tim and Karen make it in this year, he will be our MC for the meeting. (I can actually speak pretty good Australian now)
Lodging is a question as we had some issues last year at Econo Lodge.
Think about door prizes, I have the small stuff left over from last year, so we need to have some in the 10 buck range that pertain to trucks.
And things for the females, that may not wrench much.

These are just some quick thoughts right now.
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
More pix on Photobucket
'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: Time to start planning. [Re: Justhorsenround] #1272233
Thu Jul 12 2018 01:32 PM
Thu Jul 12 2018 01:32 PM
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oldbolter  Offline
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Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 115
New Market, Alabama
I am curious about the overall size of the show since it is a very long drive.

Thanks


Oldbolter
1959 Apache 38 dually flat bed/dump

1956 3800 dually flat bed/dump
Re: Time to start planning. [Re: 2-Ton] #1272235
Thu Jul 12 2018 01:51 PM
Thu Jul 12 2018 01:51 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
Grease Monkey
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 6,453
Central, Oklahoma
As Don said, roughly 200. Not a huge show but not your run of the mill smalltown show either. secret


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"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" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: Time to start planning. [Re: 2-Ton] #1272239
Thu Jul 12 2018 02:24 PM
Thu Jul 12 2018 02:24 PM
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Lightholder's Dad  Online
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Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 540
Mesa, AZ
Oldbolter,
Last time I was there, two years ago, there were about 250 trucks. In contrast to the American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) national shows, which has mostly over the road diesel trucks, this show has many pickups and panels. When I took my '50 Chevy COE it was equal to the largest truck there. In addition to the friendly Stovebolt folks, you meet many local and regional people who are also extremely friendly.

On of the unique things I saw at that show was a young guy (?35 years old) who collects Chevy survivor trucks from the 80s. Now that is not my area of interest but his hobby was hunting down low mileage trucks from that era, not an easy task since he is from the area with lots of humidity and some salt in the winter. He had 5 pristine trucks, ranging in original mileage from 2200 to 30K. He does no restoration (he doesn't have to) and only does detailing. What was interesting was he got more attention from folks looking at original panel fitment, decal placement, orange peel of the paint, misaligned stencil painting of tailgate, etc, than all those modified, chromed and stoked trucks with stunning paint jobs of similar vintage. His joy was in the hunt for these rare vehicles in original (I really mean original) factory condition and I really appreciated seeing his trucks and talking to him. I have no idea if he was there last year or whether he will be there again.

I highly recommend this show,
Kent


1937 Chevy 1/2 ton (project in progress)
1942 Chevy 1/2 ton
1947 Diamond T Model 509
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton
1950 Chevy COE Model 5700 ~ "Barney" ~ And more pix
Re: Time to start planning. [Re: 2-Ton] #1272246
Thu Jul 12 2018 02:46 PM
Thu Jul 12 2018 02:46 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
Grease Monkey
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 6,453
Central, Oklahoma
For whatever reason I felt last years show was down quite a few over the year before. No clue why. Maybe Mongo will chime in with the official count. eeeek


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"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" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: Time to start planning. [Re: 2-Ton] #1272254
Thu Jul 12 2018 04:47 PM
Thu Jul 12 2018 04:47 PM
2-Ton  Offline OP
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Posts: 3,254
Mokane ,Mo.
Martin
I know the Stovebolt numbers were down some.
As for the show, I did not get a chance to do a Walk-A-Bout.
Hope you and your wife will be there again this year!

Yes, you will be a bigger player 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
More pix on Photobucket
'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: Time to start planning. [Re: 2-Ton] #1272260
Thu Jul 12 2018 05:30 PM
Thu Jul 12 2018 05:30 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
Grease Monkey
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 6,453
Central, Oklahoma
Don, check your PM’s.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"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" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: Time to start planning. [Re: 2-Ton] #1272761
Mon Jul 16 2018 10:19 PM
Mon Jul 16 2018 10:19 PM
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wahl4m  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 136
norwalk,iowa, usa
hi don -the show will be here soon! the #s were down i noticed last yr! but it was a VERY GOOD SHOW OVERALL! i did make some good swap buys !! i think the sunday auctions of the host club should be done earlier in the day ?? dony know if i can make the dinner/cook -out friday evening ?? if you need something let us know ? wife will probably get back to you soon ? thanks mike

Re: Time to start planning. [Re: 2-Ton] #1272807
Tue Jul 17 2018 01:07 PM
Tue Jul 17 2018 01:07 PM
2-Ton  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,254
Mokane ,Mo.
Thanks Mike, good to hear from you!
You and Pat are key players in the event,
The show schedule looks to be the same as last year with not much going on Friday night.
Vicki and I will be in the area Friday afternoon and set up HQ that evening.
Hotel is yet to be determined.
Anyway you can do your brake line demo? That is always a big hit.

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
More pix on Photobucket
'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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