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  1. I think that's the first one of those reaper machines, or binders i've seen since I was a kid. I remember seeing Lee Hatcher pulling one up rt.13 behind his Farmall M and thinking it was a broke down combine. Billy French was the only one around who even had a combine at that time, it was a pull type and he did everybody's combining for them, until my Dad got one. Anyhow, my uncle Buck told me it wasn't a combine. It had the reel in front like a combine, so I thought "combine". The wood has long since rotted off of this one. I guess these were used in the threshing machine days? The threshing machine was like a combine, but it was stationary, you parked it in the field and you had to cut the grain and bring it to the machine. All this is a little bit before my time. There's still a lot of old threshing machines sitting around in the midwest though. A threshing machine and a picture of what the reaper might have once looked like, from the interweb.
  2. That was the worst part about it, I had already ordered some tires and rims just like that for my Chevrolet, and then this clown gets his first and beats me to showing them off in the wal mart store parking lot.🤬
  3. I had one of those weird loads this week that was just....weird. Went up rt. 20 to this location to load some old wood, timbers out of an old barn. The plan was for me to back into this driveway off the highway. The state police had traffic blocked at the top of the hill up to the far left in the picture. I was supposed to back in inside the red lines, then back sort of parallel to the highway. I told them that it was un-possible, there just wasn't enough room. There was a deep ditch on both sides of the driveway, and I told them that if we could put some wood in the ditch for me to cut the corner off, it was doable. So we threw a bunch of timbers in the ditch and I got backed in. Then it took 6 hours to load the little bit of lumber. The only equipment they had was this little garden tractor with a loader on it. We had three old dudes working, one on the tractor, one on the ground, and me on the trailer. One piece at a time on the bucket of that little tractor, bring it to the trailer, then I would move it to where it needed to be. I think two good men could have loaded all of it by hand in a couple of hours, tops. I saw some old equipment there while we were loading the wood. After being there from 12:30 until 6:30, I took it back to Concord and just left the next morning going to Randolph, N.Y. After I found where it was supposed to be delivered to, it took about 15 or 20 minutes to unload. Two young Amish men, looked to be in their 20's i'd guess, got on the trailer and each grabbed an end of a timber and just picked it up and threw it off the trailer onto the ground. I saw a big green machine in a field along the way. And I saw a ridiculous looking car in the Wal Mart parking lot in Altavista this morning. I didn't see any girls in any cars until I was almost home. This girl flagged me down in Winfall, and said she was out of gas. She asked me to take her to the gas getting place, said she would make it worth my while. I told her I wasn't driving a taxi, and didn't have time. She had a strange look on her face when I drove off, but I had to get home to clean the cat's litter box.
  4. ...and on top of all that, today I found out that Spongebob Squarepants is a racist.
  5. Wow, the fastest car I ever had, the 70 Chevelle SS, only ran a little bit faster than that in a quarter mile. I had two cars that I took to the track, both street cars. I got 99 mph out of the small block 72 Nova, and ran 101 with the Chevelle.
  6. And then further south we saw this old Wilson truck by the road...
  7. Somewhere between Butler and Kittanning.
  8. Me and Zina from Florida- I call her Zina from Florida because her name is Zina, and she lives in Florida- were driving down rt. 220 in West Virginia last weekend and saw a few old trucks. I stopped in the truck one time and looked at this big old GMC here, because when I first spotted the front end I thought it was a D860. There happened to be a big pull-off across from it, and I even talked to the owner for a while. He said it had the big 6 cylinder gas engine in it. That was probably over 10 years ago, I was driving the silver Peterbilt at the time. Kind of surprised to see it still sitting there. This was there too, but I don't remember what kind of truck it is. Nobody was around this time, so I didn't walk over, just took pictures from the road. And then further south we saw this old Wilson truck by the road, so we turned around and went back to take some pictures. The owner of it happened to pull in right behind us and we talked to him for a while too, real nice guy. He said he still uses this truck on the farm, but not for highway use, he had a newer IH he used for that.
  9. Not a lot of pictures lately, however the red headed Florida correspondent sent these in yesterday- I did see a few big Mack trucks- This B model has been at this place on 422 in Pa. for a long time. I see it's been moved since the last time I was by there. Sharp looking Superliner I saw near Roaring Spring, Pa. Decal that Fuzzy Buzzard gave me at Winchester. I saw a girl in a car at a red light. She sure has a lot of stuff in the back seat. Sonny Pruitt truck in Winchester. There were a few golf carts there, but not too many. That guy has a nice camera too. I was sitting at a red light when I realized that my window needed cleaning. I really liked this GMC. I'd seen the Chevrolet there before, both trucks are just fantastic, great work on them. Did I post this before?..it's a Pepsi machine at the rest area. And, the old sycamore. The huge old sycamore tree that was in front of H.H.Moore Jr. Trucking Co. in Appomattox is no more. This is it in the early 80's, that's an '84 KW that I was driving...well, not driving right then, I was taking a picture of it, but the sycamore is behind it, right beside 460. But they cut it down, I don't know why. I came by there and saw them trimming away on it. I was on the way to Sonny Merryman's in Rustburg with a container that I had picked up in Chesapeake. When I delivered the container and got back to the shop I got in the car and rode down there, hoping to get a picture before they dropped it. I made it in time, but just barely.
  10. That was surely the biggest, and something that most of us have wanted to do at one time or another but could only dream of doing. Kyanite Mining Corporation still owned that motel until a few years ago, then they sold it. Gene Dixon was the owner of Kyanite Mining then, then Gene Dixon Jr. took over. They have both passed away and Gene Jr's son Guy Dixon runs the show now, and they are still among the richest families in Va. I wouldn't know Guy Dixon if I saw him, but I remember seeing Gene Jr. in Dillwyn in the 80's. He was driving a brown and tan Chevrolet or GMC pickup, with a dog box in back, wearing blue jeans and a work shirt. You would never suspect he was worth millions just by looking at him.
  11. Sorry about your issues Billy, but good to hear from you again. Let us know as soon as you get that new tablet, ok?
  12. Well thank you, thank you very much indeed!
  13. Indeed. It's still hard for me to believe that people actually voted for her, and that idiot AOC, and that idiot that wears the toy cowboy hat, and that idiot who thinks she's an Indian, and that idiot who's going to take our AR-15s, the idiot who's going to have free everything for everybody, and all the rest of the idiots who call themselves democrats...
  14. ...and just how do you know where I was and what I was doing?..you been following me?🤨
  15. You're welcome, it was a good show, as always. I don't think there were as many trucks as last year, but there was a lot that I hadn't seen before.
  16. She's planning to fly up-on a plane- later this month to go to Colfax too. She flew from Sanford to Roanoke, round trip, for $55. You can't beat that, it takes $55 in gas to get from here to Danville, and when she sends me a text message saying that she's on the plane in Sanford, I leave here going to Roanoke. A couple of times she was on the ground in Roanoke before I got there, and i've never had to wait more than a few minutes.
  17. It's a good little show, no doubt! It used to be a big show, until I went to Macungie one time. Zina from Florida flew up to go too- on a plane.
  18. I love this stuff, true examples- The late Gene Dixon, owner of Kyanite Mining Corporation, once tried to check in to a fancy motel in the Norfolk/ Va. Beach. They refused him a room because he looked liked regular folks, and he had been drinking, as the story goes. He bought the motel and fired everybody. Johnny was in the Southern Belle Truckstop in Berkeley Springs one night, got to talking with a couple of other drivers in there. When they left and went outside, one of the others said "what are you driving?" He pointed to an F model with a load of green lumber and said "that Mack". They said "would you mind if we pulled out first, so you won't hold us up- we've gotta go!" "No problem, go right ahead". They were both driving "large cars". He pulled out behind them, and then he proceeded to blow their doors off going up Town Hill Mountain with that V12 F model. Wayne stopped by the IH dealer in Greensboro, N.C. one time. He wanted to buy a new truck, but he was in his work clothes too. The salesman wouldn't give him the time of day, not realizing that Wayne could build a truck out of parts in his junk drawer. He bought a new truck, paid cash for it.
  19. This was probably my favorite truck at the Tri State ATHS Show in Winchester last weekend. I've always liked the D-860 GMC's, ever since I was a wee lad, probably because one used to pass by my house several times a week when I was a kid. You could hear that 6-71 coming long before it ever got there, so we always had time to run to the front yard to watch it go by. I really think that truck was the reason I always wanted to drive a truck. Now, after 41 years, the thrill is gone, but... I was thinking that this truck might have been the one Fred Craig had, but I do not know. This was Fred Craig's at Winchester in 2005 or 2006.
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