Ring in the new with some quality time with your old truck! A great time to tackle a winter project. If you do not have access to your truck, start your parts list for spring!
The days are officially getting longer now, you know!
I was wondering if any of you fine fellows are going to the Hershey show next week? I have been going for several years now. If you are, you can find us in the Red field next week. (Oct.9-12). Look for my old Camper parked along the main drag. Next year I WILL BE AT WINCHESTER TOO !
Sounds good Mike .I think this is my 4th consecutive year. My friend that I'm going with has been going about as long as you. There's nothing better than sipping a beer in the evening and watching the old caddy's, Steam powered vehicles and Lord knows what come cruising by us in the Red field. A trip to Hershey with my wife about 20 years ago is what actually got me to attempt to purchase my 50 truck and buy that thing. My wife brain washed me by telling me about 400 times that she wanted a 3100 series pick-up truck !! Now I keep trying to brain wash her into getting a 69 GTO ! I'll keep trying. LOL
Just back from Hershey 2019. We were in our regular vendor spaces in the Green Field with a trailer load of parts, all 1937-46. Tuesday is set up day and the only day I get to walk the fields. My wife was along and the weather perfect, we walked 6 miles and barely scratched the surface. We made a few nice buys and saw some great trucks- most notably a perfectly restored 1956 Chevy NAPCO. Wednesday was another beautiful day and our sales were brisk. We had several return customers from Ontario, Canada. Thursday was even better and again, no rain. I figured sales would drop off on Friday, but it turned out to be another good day. Saturday we left the parts covered up; and enjoyed the AACA judged show. A field full of cars and trucks turned out on a wonderful fall day. The number of Stovebolt trucks seem to increase each year. If you haven’t been to Hershey, you’re missing a tremendous event. Mark your calendar for Hershey 2020. You’ll be glad you did!
I went to Hershey on Friday. I walked all the parts aisles and your space had the most Stovebolt parts by far. I was the guy who told you he has a 51. My phone said I walked 10.8 miles. I did not walk the loop with all the cars for sale. I was just too tired at that point.
Hershey is good event and if I could I would spend two days there. I parked on the event grounds instead of across the street. I paid more for parking in that spot, but it saved me a bunch of extra walking. I was hoping to pick up a spare rim and set of headers but I didn't find what I was looking for. I did pick up a few box wrenches.
I vend at Hershey every year...this was my 45 consecutive year going and 44th vending. If you walked ALL of the fields in one day, you didn't have time to stop and look at much of anything...there's over 9100 vendor spaces, it's the largest antique car swap meet in the world!
They say if you walk up and down each row only looking at one side at a time it's over 26 miles (this includes walking past all of the parking lot islands that are empty and from field to field).
Although we buy and sell ‘37-‘47 Chevy and GMC parts all year long, Hershey is our big week. As I look at the picture above, almost everything you see sold in 4 days. The only problem is I get stuck in my own spot and can’t wander the swap meet like I used to. I am there for 5 days, but still have to wait until Saturday to see the car corral and, of course, the car show. And I better not forget to get some chocolate before I head home. A big change this year was better food choices. They had Chuck- fil- A; a Walking Taco, and some insane BBQ over in the green field. Check it out in 2020.