October 2016 Welcomes Fall with Shows and Festivals
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Fall is officially here, and so are the fall festivals that wisely include car/truck shows. I’ve come across some fun events this month that take place in towns large and small. There is something for everyone in October, so get out there and enjoy harvest season by attending a show. If you have a favorite fall show, let me know and I’ll try to include it in next month’s blog. Temecula California Combining the best features of a fall festival … Read the rest of the story…

GMC NAPCO – September/October 2016 cover story
Candace Brown


The 1957 GMC 4X4 truck that appears on the cover of the September/October 2016 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is a former Washington State Department of Game service vehicle. The NAPCO-equipped GMC is now owned by Curt and Jennifer Ivie. What else is in this issue? Features 1936 International C-1 1968 International 1200C Campermobile 1953 Ford Woodie 1934 Dodge KC 1946 Chevrolet 3600 1957 Jeep FC-150 1934 Ford “Model B” Departments Delivery Designs – A “Dyed-in-the-Wool” Postman’s Truck Dodge Garage – 1965 Dodge D300 Northern Exposure – 1957 Meteor Ranchero Tech Tips – Re-Arching … Read the rest of the story…

Scenic Truck Shows to Visit in September
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Labor Day Weekend 2016 is ideal for attending an event. Whether you select something close to home or plan to travel to three shows over three days, the weekend features truck-friendly events around the country. One of my Labor Day favorites is run in conjunction with the Marshall County Blueberry Festival in Plymouth, Indiana. The Hoosier Old Wheels car club will host its 44th annual car show on September 4, 2016, at Centennial Park (1660 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, Indiana, … Read the rest of the story…

Thank You 2016 Vintage Truck Magazine Truck Show Fans
Erin McCarty


Our 15th Annual Vintage Truck Magazine Truck Show proved to be our biggest one yet. We had over 200 vehicles exhibit at the show. Visitors came from many different states; our Longest Distance Driven winners, Scott and Mona Wickline, came all the way from Oregon. We would like to thank everyone who came out and supported us at the show. We hope you all had fun, like we did. We would also like to thank Young’s Jersey Dairy, Angela Rayner, and Dan … Read the rest of the story…

Old Shows in July That May Be New to Some
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Branching out to attend different types of shows can be a great idea. I recently stumbled upon a terrific display of trucks at an antique tractor show. On July 8–10, 2016, the South Lake County Agricultural Historical Society hosted its 32nd Annual Antique Tractor and Farm Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point, Indiana. It’s the largest tractor show in the county and features hundreds of tractors spanning the last century of farm progress from the huge Case … Read the rest of the story…

Wisconsin’s Zeb’s Auto Salvage
Joe Sharretts


This month I am going to try something different. I have been eagerly awaiting this blog because I have wanted for a while to include our readers in what I do here. This month I have that chance to supply you with a salvage yard in Wisconsin that I have personally only been to twice, and it was well before I was writing about trucks. It has always been my intention to jump all over the country to give our … Read the rest of the story…

July Features Cool Shows in Small Towns
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Car shows, cruise nights, club outings, and national meets are in full swing during July, and there are enough events to fill your show calendar without traveling too far from home. One of my favorite events occurs the second weekend of July and is worth making a pilgrimage to central Wisconsin—the Iola Old Car Show and Swap Meet. The small town of Iola, Wisconsin, swells from a year-round population of 1,200 to more than 100,000 during the massive three-day event … Read the rest of the story…