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  Welcome to our Virtual Garage for pre-1973 GM trucks -- If you're restoring, preserving or just driving an ole "Stovebolt," our "e-zine" has information we hope you'll find useful for living with your old truck -- from links to parts vendors (the best list of Stovebolt-related links on the 'Net!), a Gallery of old trucks to a virtual Swap Meet where you can find (or sell) those elusive parts to complete your restoration projects. We even have a discussion forum where you can ask questions, post ideas and even hang out with some old rusty Stovebolters!

We have a lot of things here but the best one is knowledge and we share it for free (no membership dues or pay-to-view).

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New in the Gallery


Advance Design 1-Ton Rendezvous
at the Reunion in Kansas City
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This was such a treat when Jim Carter realized there were three Advance Design 1-ton trucks on the show field (one of them his!). So, we set up a photo-shoot to get them all together. Too bad we didn't get Wayne Alderson to bring over Bill's 1949 Chevrolet 1-ton, too.

Jim was anxious to include several of these pictures to the story he had just done on a 1950 GMC 1-ton in his Truck of the Month feature on his website.

From Jim:

"What a surprise! During the recent large 2014 Midwest All Truck Nationals in Riverside, Missouri, there were three Advance Design 1 ton pickups. We doubt if there has been that many [Advance Design] 1 tons pickups in one place in 50 years.

"This unusual event required photo shots. They are owned by:

1947 GMC owned by Joe Miller of Smithville, Missouri
(See the July 2013 Feature Truck of the Month)

1949 Chevrolet with a 9-foot long bed, owned by John & Peggy Milliman of Mechanicsville, Maryland

1949 Chevrolet owned by Jim Carter of Independence, Missouri


Here are additional pictures from the show from Tim McCullough via Teemack Photography. It was great to have the KC Club taking truck pictures. We mostly took people pictures.


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