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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Sorry for my tardiness with the pictures, I sent the film off to be developed and I just got the pictures back😁
  4. Missed a couple, farmer52- And this beautiful B53 has been at about every truck show i've ever been to- the owner is another really nice guy too.
  5. I saw this fellow wearing this Watt's T shirt so I asked him who he was and he said "Fuzzy Buzzard". Super nice guy, it was nice to meet him. Here's Fuzzy Buzzard leaving in a cloud of smoke- And one of the nicest looking Superliners i've seen- And all the rest of the pictures are here- the yellow GMC D860 was outstanding! https://www.flickr.com/photos/28526133@N04/albums/72157711144761641
  6. Got my books today! The coloring book is actually very good too, it's more of a book to read than a kid's coloring book. I haven't read it yet, but I will. Probably won't color any pictures though.
  7. Yes, I talked to him, but he actually called me. He wanted to know if i'd gotten his last stories and the latest version of his book with those added stories. I told him that I had gotten them, and felt pretty ashamed that I had not acknowledged getting it. I thought I had sent him an e-mail, but apparently I had not! And he had also recommended this same book to me before, but I have not ordered it.
  8. Exactly, like Peterbilts and KW's are mostly what you see at truck shows, and what everybody seems to want. No doubt nice trucks, but I like seeing the Fords, the Dodges, the GMC's, etc. One of the best, if not the best, cars I ever owned was a 1970 Olds Cutlass Supreme. Had a 350 in it, automatic, power windows, just a sharp looking car. I've had a 68 Tempest, 72 Nova, 70 Chevelle SS, 68 Camaro, and more, but if there was one I should have kept and restored it would be that Oldsmobile. It looked a lot like this, same color but different wheels. Mine had factory wheels that looked kind of like Keystone mags, and I think this is a 71 or 72, because mines had rectangular park lights, but the body style was the same.
  9. I saw a hybrid yesterday.
  10. This one was in Martinsburg, WV. This was in Bedford, Va. I like them both, but that one ton Ford is the cat's ass. Be a much more practical grocery getter and trash hauler-offer.
  11. The first truck I ever drove that had power steering and a working AC.
  12. I knew the comma was wrong, it still failed to send after I changed it to a period so I just went with the text message.
  13. That's what i'm going to do too, i'm going to get a money order and make it out to him so he'll get the money directly.
  14. No, it is current. I couldn't send a message to that e-mail address, so I sent him a text message last night asking for an address, and he had answered this morning.
  15. I always had difficulty staying within the lines in coloring books, but thank you for the kind offer. You will like the book, it really is good.
  16. It is really a great book, no doubt. When I saw his post it was...bitter-sweet, I guess you'd say. I was happy to see he was still with us, but it's a little sad to see that he has financial issues. It just seems wrong, but i'm going to help as much as I can too.
  17. I just happened upon the name "Cliff Bishop" on facebook yesterday. He replied to some post on some truck page. I thought "no- it couldn't be THAT Cliff Bishop"- but it was! He wrote the book "18 Wheels North to Alaska", which I have mentioned several times here. It is really a great book, i've had two copies, and i'm gonna order more to help Cliff out. Tells the story of the big Mack trucks on the great arctic expedition, the story of the famous Letourneau "snow train", and much, much more. Just a great read. He also wrote a children's coloring book, I think i'll order a few of them too, to give for Christmas presents. He was in his 80's when he wrote that book, and still doing some trucking. And oddly enough, for some reason, I thought about him last week, wondering if he was still alive. And not only is he still alive, he was still doing a little trucking up until a few weeks ago, but he said he was done now. I sent him a friend request on facebook, and he accepted it. I just feel humbled to know-kinda- this man, like Old Bill. But anyhow, here is a post from his face book page- This is a post to all who know me or have heard the name Cliff Bishop in Alaska or the south 48. I'm doing this to explain my unique situation. I'm a WW-2 Veteran and long time Alaskan, I worked and owned both Trucking Companies and Oil Business's in Alaska and also wrote the book Eighteen Wheels North to Alaska and a kids coloring book, Kenny Worth the Big Red Truck, I'm 95 years old and will turn 96 in 24 days. Now I'm pretty certain that most everyone in planning their retirement do so with the thought that they will live to.be 80 or maybe 85, my investment's ran out when I reached about age 90, as most of you know I renewed my CDL this year at age 95 And went to Naknek, Alaska to work, well it was a great idea, however even though I drove side dumps, end dumps, and tankers there was no continuity to any of it and I ended up spending more than I made for the three plus months I was there. I have had a couple of my close friends offer me financial help knowing that I'm trying to survive on my Social Security which with my wife's amounts to approx $1600 per month, now I have never asked for help or tried to get food stamps etc., It is not in my makeup to do so and I'm not asking that now, what I do have is both of my books mentioned above, what I'm offering is the book 18 Wheels North to Alaska which usually sells for $19.95 for $15.00 postage included and the kids coloring book for $10.00 postage included. Now I know many of you have already bought these books but just maybe you have friends, grandkids or relatives who would enjoy them? I might add that it would probably be three or four weeks before I could get them delivered. How about just in time for Christmas? Contact me by text at 360 990 1201, or by email at bishopsr@hotmail,com. I want to thank you for even considering doing this and in my personal thanks to each and everyone. Sincerely, Cliff.
  18. That one was magnesium, it kept bursting into flames even after the fire department doused it with water and put it out- several times. The fire was my fault. I was smoking a turkey in this old gas stove that I made into a smoker on Thanksgiving day. It was too close to the shed for one thing, almost right up against it. And I should have raked the dry leaves away from around it and wetted the grass with the water hose, which I usually did but didn't that time, and I should have kept a closer watch on it.
  19. That black one is looking sharp!
  20. They washed it the last time it got a wash job. They even brought some friends over to help, but I don't know who's who here.
  21. the rest of the story... there's one of the saws. Pretty sure that's the XL12, it had a 16'' bar, the 925 had a 20'' bar. here's another one. This is the 923 Homelite that I had in there for parts, didn't have a bar and chain on it.
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