This has been fun. Lots of loose ends to piece together.
From recall with John, the first "Reunion" was a GABFest of sorts. The Genuine Chevy GMC Truck Club of Kansas City provided an automatic gathering. I recall some of the Bolters who were there posted about the event. After talking with some of them afterwards, it seemed that this venue was a perfect spot for an annual, nation-wide event. It was in the middle of the country. Easy to get to. Already had a pile of old truck enthusiasts nearby. A main mover and shaker with the Club and All Truck Nationals (the event name) was Mongo, who was our Hi-Po moderator. All these guys seemed excited about the idea (and proved to be huge promoters!).
Not sure if there are some photos around from that first event, but I'll look. And if anyone has any recollection of that first one, please let us know.
I DO have a write up with great
details from the "Second Annual Stovebolt Reunion" - September 2006. It is in an webpage but it isn't in the server, as I could tell. I'll get to that over the next few days.