September Isn’t the End of Truck Show Season
Karen O’Brien

The Eventer

Sure, school started and your summer vacation is just a memory, but truck show season is still in full swing and one of my favorites is fast approaching. Attending the 43rd Annual Hoosier Old Wheels Car Show and Swap Meet on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend (September 6) has become a favorite family tradition. The show is just one of the many festivities that will take place during the 49th Annual Marshall County Blueberry Festival. Hosted by the Hoosier … Read the rest of the story…

Stewart Criswell & Sons Inc.—Pennsylvania’s vintage truck mother lode, Part 2
Joe Sharretts

junkyard

In my blog post last month, I highlighted one of the first salvage yard I ever covered— Stewart Criswell & Sons Inc. Simply put, Criswell has every style, make, and model truck you can think of, from heavy-duty trucks to light pickups. I saw all brands on my visit, including some fairly uncommon makes like Studebaker, Diamond Rio, Corvair, GMC, and so on. I also noticed an overwhelming presence of 1950s delivery vans. There had to have been at least … Read the rest of the story…

International Travelall – September/October 2015 cover story
Patrick Ertel

56-ih-travelall

The 1956 International S-120 Travelall that appears on the cover of the September/October 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is owned by avid IH collector Paul Hammond. The Travelall once worked at a hunting lodge and had the bullet holes in the roof to prove it. What else is in this issue? Features 2015 ATHS National Convention & Antique Truck Show 1957 Jeep FC-150 1974 Ford Bronco 1949 Chevrolet 3100 1959 Ford Ranchero 1973 Mohs SafariKar Departments Chevy Talk – 1957 GMC 150 NAPCO … Read the rest of the story…

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…

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…