The Enjoyable Local Truck Shows of August
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

The soggy summer across the Midwest led to a number of show cancelations, but those adhering to a “rain or shine” philosophy offered plenty of fun for their die-hard patrons. One of my favorite summer events is the antique tractor and farm show hosted by the South Lake County Agricultural Historical Society, which held its 31st annual event at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point, Indiana, from July 10–12, 2015. The fairgrounds were already soaked from the near-daily rains … Read the rest of the story…

Stewart Criswell & Sons Inc—Pennsylvania’s vintage truck mother lode, Part 1
Joe Sharretts

junkyard

Way back in 2001, when I first got the idea in my head to write about salvage yards, Stewart Criswell & Sons Inc. was the very first yard I ever covered. It was my local yard, where I pulled what I needed to put my 1965 Chevelle back together. Nothing has changed since then, except for maybe a few more parts are missing off of the 2,500 or so vintage vehicles in the yard. The yard is still run by … Read the rest of the story…

13th Annual Vintage Truck Show (2014)
Erin McCarty

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“Superstitious” must not be in an old truck owner’s vocabulary. Despite it being the 13th Annual Vintage Truck Show and the forecast predicting heavy showers, droves of showgoers poured onto the field across from Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio, on August 2. Text by Erin McCarty, Photos by Brad Bowling Trucks came from far and wide—“Longest Distance Driven” winner Bill Ledsham traveled an impressive 1,620 miles from Saskatchewan, Canada in his 1951 International pickup. In addition to the generous … Read the rest of the story…

2014 Vintage Truck Show Video
Patrick Ertel

Chevy

The 13th Annual Vintage Truck Show on August 2, 2014, proved to be another successful show. We had a great display of vintage vehicles and exhibitors on the field across from Young’s Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio—and possibly our largest turnout of spectators. If you missed this fun and free event, watch this brief video that features footage shot from the 2014 show and a soundtrack by Sawgrass, this year’s music entertainment. Be sure to bring your old truck to next … Read the rest of the story…

The Kroger Co. Connects To Its Roots Via A Vintage Truck
Rich Truesdell

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Recently, I spent a week in Italy test-driving the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C sports car for the UK-based travel/lifestyle magazine Italia! and attending the reveal of the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia sports sedan, which comes to America next year, for Automobile Magazine (to see the photos click here). On my way home to the West Coast, I also attended Chrysler’s 2016 “What’s New” program at its historic Chelsea Proving Grounds, west of Detroit, and then decided to stay the weekend … Read the rest of the story…

July Promises A Busy Summer of Shows
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Everyone has a few don’t-miss events on the calendar. If you live in the Chicago area, the Tri-Chevy Association’s Annual Swap Meet and Car Display is certainly one of those events. My dad and I have attended the show since I was a little kid, and the club was proud to offer its 43rd annual event on Sunday, June 14 at the Will County Fairgrounds in Peotone, Illinois. With 1,200 swap spaces available and an impressive list of vendors who … Read the rest of the story…

1951 Chevrolet 3100 Owner Interview – 2014 Vintage Truck Show
Patrick Ertel

1951 Chevrolet 3100

During the 13th Annual Vintage Truck Show on August 2, 2014, we interviewed several truck owners about their vintage vehicles. We learned a lot of neat information and heard many interesting stories. In this video, truck owner Jerry Bibler of Lima, Ohio, tells us about his 1951 Chevrolet 3100 pickup. If you missed this year’s truck show, be sure to bring your old truck to the next show on August 1, 2015, across from Young’s Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Be sure to preregister … Read the rest of the story…

1949 Chevrolet Owner Interview – 2014 Vintage Truck Show
Erin McCarty

1949 Chevrolet

During the 13th Annual Vintage Truck Show on August 2, 2014, we interviewed several truck owners about their vintage vehicles. We learned a lot of neat information and heard many interesting stories. In this video, truck owner David Pray of Bellbrook, Ohio, tells us about his 1949 Chevrolet pickup. If you missed this year’s truck show, be sure to bring your old truck to the next show on August 1, 2015, across from Young’s Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Be sure to preregister for … Read the rest of the story…

Packards & Studebakers Abound at Ted Covington Sales
Joe Sharretts

junkyard

A few years back, I paid a visit to one of the most interesting salvage yards I’ve ever been to. Not only was the experience a lot of fun, but I also learned a great deal about a make that is rarely seen—the Packard. Of course here in Ottsville, Pennsylvania, Packards are a very common sight, because one man, Pete Grave, has been collecting them for the past 30 years. He has an extreme fondness for this make, because he … Read the rest of the story…