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A visit to Truck Heaven in March !
#1397605 Wed Feb 17 2021 12:06 AM
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Today, I had to take a look at a job in Columbia, Virginia. Since I was only a few miles from the great old collection of trucks that I was talking about on here last year, I went by there and found one of the owners. I mentioned to him that i had a very interested group of guys that want to come by and see these great trucks. I asked if it would be ok to come by next month and see the trucks and I assured him that we would not bother anything. I'm happy to say that this trip is a GO and i would like to plan to go on Saturday, March 6. We could meet at my place and leave from here. I'm about 25-30 miles from the truck collection and I can have several guys ride along with me. I'm not planning to drive my 50 since the roads are chemical and sand layered right now. This is an amazing collection of trucks that you will likely never see any place else on the east coast. This date may possibly change due to weather conditions or the slim possibility that the owners ask us to move the date. I told him I would call him at the end of the month to let him know when we were planning to come by. I just need to know who would like to go and then we can figure out a meeting time ?

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Re: A visit to Truck Heaven in March !
hardshell #1397616 Wed Feb 17 2021 01:31 AM
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Jim showed me a few photos he took last time he was there. There are a LOT of trucks. If I do not have soccer, I'd love to go.


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Re: A visit to Truck Heaven in March !
hardshell #1397620 Wed Feb 17 2021 01:38 AM
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I am definitely in.

Re: A visit to Truck Heaven in March !
hardshell #1397631 Wed Feb 17 2021 02:44 AM
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I am planning on it.


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Re: A visit to Truck Heaven in March !
hardshell #1397633 Wed Feb 17 2021 03:11 AM
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I'm in weather permitting!

I Googled Columbia, VA and that about 2-1/2 hours from here.

How much time will we have to walk around?

Does he sell anything (should I bring tools?), or is this just a photo op?

Thanks for setting this up!

Mike B smile

Re: A visit to Truck Heaven in March !
hardshell #1397637 Wed Feb 17 2021 03:43 AM
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This collection of trucks was purchased by the father of the two Gentlemen that now own their father's trucking Business and the collection. Their Dad loved old trucks and purchased most of them out west and brought them back east. Probably when he was traveling back east without a load to haul, he would bring back trucks on his 18 wheeler (I'm assuming that he did not make special trips just for truck hauling) They told me this past summer that they were thinking of having an auction to sell the ones that they did not plan to keep. They have an incredible collection and when I first met them, I asked if they were ever going to sell them, they didn't say no, he just said that he had no idea what his father paid for the trucks. So I'm pretty sure that nothing is for sale at this point. A friend was with me last summer and tried to buy one of the 3 old oval Ford signs and he actually bugged the guy so much that it made me uncomfortable. These guys are really nice men and I am hoping to see the other building (full of jewels and an old HERTZ mustang GT) that I was told about that has the prize possesions inside. I have not asked but I'm hoping we can see them too. There is at least 60 trucks there. It could be closer to 100. I counted 30 in one field and there are 2 more buildings with trucks packed inside and all around them.

Jim


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Re: A visit to Truck Heaven in March !
hardshell #1397639 Wed Feb 17 2021 03:55 AM
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Mike, I think we will be able to spend several hours admiring the collection without wearing out our welcome. The Gentleman was sitting in front of a computer taking care of business so I just talked to him a few minutes and asked about bringing my interested friends to admire the trucks. The scene over there is so incredible because he was actually sitting in a very large room that is completely filled with vintage antique signs that there father also collected! I bet there is over 400 signs in there. It is unbelievable to see that many collectible items in one place! I knew about the collection many years ago but I never checked it out because everyone said that their father would not sell anything. Their Dad passed some time in the last couple of years. I'm not sure exactly when.

Jim


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Re: A visit to Truck Heaven in March !
hardshell #1397697 Wed Feb 17 2021 06:07 PM
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I'm planning on coming as well.

Re: A visit to Truck Heaven in March !
hardshell #1397705 Wed Feb 17 2021 07:40 PM
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When you guys go take a lot of pictures please .Let them know about this site would like to hear the stories behind those trucks if he joins.


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Re: A visit to Truck Heaven in March !
hardshell #1397745 Thu Feb 18 2021 12:52 AM
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I'm in

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