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Re: ODSS Homecoming dates?
Lugnutz #1391188 Mon Jan 04 2021 01:47 AM
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Camp Commandant
Unfortunately, this makes the most sense given all that is going on.
The spring event or, the First Annual ODSS Wrenchfest will have to wait until 2022!


Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
Re: ODSS Homecoming dates?
Lugnutz #1391208 Mon Jan 04 2021 03:39 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 254
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'Bolter
It would be great, once summertime has arrived, to consider some type of get-together or outdoor event . Did all in attendance at Winchester get by without illness? I hope so . I guess we can watch and see if this dreadful issue will leave us alone soon.

Jim


http://s1107.photobucket.com/albums/h397/justjayne21/

50 Chevy 3100
77 International Scout ll
Re: ODSS Homecoming dates?
Lugnutz #1391227 Mon Jan 04 2021 10:45 AM
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Stovebolt Photo Moderator
John,

Thanks for the update. Stay safe guys and I hope to see you in Harrisonburg. I'll start planning.

Joe


In this world there are givers and takers. The takers eat well, the givers sleep well......

A link to a few photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rwnBAvAWFckJTErs2

1947 - 3800 dually known as "Deadwrench"

Re: ODSS Homecoming dates?
Lugnutz #1391268 Mon Jan 04 2021 05:12 PM
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Posts: 1,942
'Bolter
This will give me more time to plan and save for a trip to the future ODSS brotherhood gathering in 2022! Maybe we can get a few more trucks fixed and do an actual convoy across the states, who knows!

Chris

Re: ODSS Homecoming dates?
Lugnutz #1391272 Mon Jan 04 2021 06:10 PM
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Lugnutz Offline OP
'Bolter
I went to college in Harrisonburg, VA. My wife is from there too. I lived in Harrisonburg for a few years after college, so I’m very familiar with the area.
I get up there twice a year on average to visit her family etc.
This ATHS stuff sounds like a pretty big event for every kind of truck imaginable. Will our small group be swallowed up by such a large event?
Who has been to this ATHS event in the past?

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Re: ODSS Homecoming dates?
Lugnutz #1391354 Tue Jan 05 2021 03:23 AM
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'Bolter
The ATHS National Convention and Truck Show is held the last week in May or the first week in June every year (excpt 2020). It rotates from the East Coast, Midwest, West Coast and back to the East and is not normally at the same place twice. I've been to all of the East and Midwest shows since 1999. Over the years the show has grown in size, but it's still easy to meet-up with friends. I rent a golf cart for the week to make it more enjoyable for the wife and I to see it all. Many of the ODSS Stovebolt guys are also ATHS guys as well.

The easiest way to park together as a group is to meet somewhere off site and drive in together, it's a little tricky to "save a spot" for your buddy as there can be over 1000 antique truck that need to be parked as well as 300-400 18 wheel transporters, so parking spots can be at a premium.

The past few years ATHS has held the event on 80+ acre sites and filled it all (Show trucks, transporters, vendors and on-site camping).

Trucks will start showing up on Tuesday with Saturday being the "big" day...by Saturday at 4pm it's all over...grab a chair and sit at the gate and watch the parade of trucks exiting!

You won't be disappointed if you go and you may meet some new friends from across the country!

Mike B smile

Re: ODSS Homecoming dates?
Lugnutz #1391362 Tue Jan 05 2021 04:22 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,611
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'Bolter
Although I am very disappointed with there not being a spring ODSS WrenchFest, I do understand the reasoning for the non event.
As far as the ATHS Harrisburg show, June is a busy time for us and I will not be able to attend.
The Wife is really disappointed! She looks foreword to me being gone for a week.

In the mean time I’ll try to muster up some of the HeartLand Bolter’s for a meet and greet.
Maybe at the Lake of the ozarks? I know NDKID is up there every summer for a week with his in-laws.
BBQ, beach, swim, watch the hot boats go by, walk over to the frat party (Coconuts) and see the boat show on the docks.
The horsepower and scenery is very good there.

Then Hopefully the Reunion will happen this next September. Maybe some of the ODSS folks can join us there?
Check out the Heartland threads this spring for more info.

ODSS Adhoc member?
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"
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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: ODSS Homecoming dates?
Lugnutz #1391374 Tue Jan 05 2021 11:56 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,332
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Camp Commandant
Jay, stay tuned for a new ATHS thread and or information from Sweet. Several of us ODSS member's have been to quite a few National conventions. Mike B is a veteran and has been to a lot of them. Since this one is pretty close to home for us, from a Stovebolt perspective, we want to have a big showing and hope for a large turn out of bolters. Much more info to follow soon.


Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
Re: ODSS Homecoming dates?
Lugnutz #1391389 Tue Jan 05 2021 02:09 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,967
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Unrepentant VW Lover
"Mike B is a veteran" ha, that's like saying Noah had a boat.

If I may brag a bit on Stovebolters' contributions to ATHS (and I can -- it's my web site ... smile )
Mike B has been integral to the smooth functioning of many national shows by being a major part of the parking detail, and was a major planner/organizer of the 2006 show in Baltimore (As VP of the hosting chapter).

3B is another veteran ATHS staffer, having helped literally thousands of attendees get registered when they arrive at each show. Nothing like rolling into a strange city after a long trip in an ancient 18-wheeler (ask Amtrakjoe about that sometime ..., no, actually, DON'T), going through the traffic control gestapo (Billy Marlow, Mike Roache, others) and finally having a kindly, helpful fellow trucker get you all settled in. 3B is like the kind innkeeper who opens the door on a cold, blustery evening, hands you a cup of something warm and refreshing and gets you all settled comfortably in a nice warm bed ...

Pat and Mary also help with registrations (truck side). Although not legally/technically members of the ODSS ... he is my day job boss so on the off chance he checks in here, I have to throw him a bone now and then (he does camp with us in Winchester at the regional ATHS show) which severely limits my participation in "Work Horror Stories" around the camp fire ... Not that I have any, Pat. Nope!)

Speaking of the Regional ATHS show in Winchester, VA every year, the ODSS continent over the years has taken on Saturday Evening Trash Call and general site cleanup -- rather a big and important task. Mike B, Mike Roach, Sweet, Billy Marlow, VEW, NAPCO Man, Cosmo, Hardshell and many others have turned to to pick up all the trash cans on the Ruritan Fairgrounds site, empty them and return them to storage. We put them out on Thursday, too. We also help with gate control and parking.

Back to the National ... Since the 2006 show in Baltimore, Stovebolters have been found in big numbers at the National show every year helping with traffic control, gate entry, registration, parking, transporter lot operations, general planning and a bunch of other tasks that help these shows succeed.

For sure, the ATHS is pretty much focused on 18-wheelers. A big turnout (as both volunteers and attendees) by Stovebolters in particular, and little trucks in general, could help to open their perception aperture a little wider and remind them that the Trucking Industry was born and built with 4 wheelers, not 18 wheelers. smile

Start your planning and I hope to see you all there!


John

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
— C. S. Lewis


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: ODSS Homecoming dates?
Lugnutz #1391390 Tue Jan 05 2021 02:18 PM
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Lugnutz Offline OP
'Bolter
My mental picture needs focusing.
Do people set up camp where they park their trucks? I will assume the trucks stay parked for the duration of the event.
I plan to attend and I’m currently “negotiating” this trip with my wife. She takes an interest in these trucks but might want to go elsewhere to explore the countryside. As such, she might not be interested in tent camping.

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