As usual, it was great. I got a late start and arrived at 3:55 PM Thursday to find that folks had just started moving in. So here are a few shots from Moving-in Day.
Gary Paulsen drives in.
The Kiefers brought a swell roadster to sell.
Dean and Derek Kiefer.
Went to dinner with Dean Yoder and George Clipner...
...and Bill Carr.
Friday was my day for serious shopping. I didn't come looking for anything in particular, but found some neat stuff that said, "Buy me." Along the way I saw lots of forum folks and got pictures of a few of them.
Not for sale, just to admire.The owner of this neat 1915 drove it a lot.
Recently somebody asked about the availability of aluminum hogsheads, so I took pictures of several that I saw. Bill Bender had these priced to sell. One was $100 if I remember correctly.
Guys I recognize in this bunch are Mike Vaughn (black cap, left), Mike Bender (tan cap, center), and John Steele (white hat).
I loaded up on valve stems...
...and spindle nuts.
Mike Bender visiting with George House.
More aluminum hogsheads.
Lunch time in the south building.
I need to go get some work done. More later.
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Thanks for posting this, Steve. I've never been to this one, as it's a long haul from New Jersey.
Nice to see.
Nick Nicholas far left.
I am between Mike Bender and John Steele.
Also a real big highlife is going to the private collections I wanted thank Jim Bradley of Edmond Oklahoma for inviting us to see his collection.he was kind enough to give us a , one on one with all info on his collection ,The 1909 Packard model 18na. Town car... it was bitchen
Here the town car
I hope Jim does not mind the picture up
Who's that scruffy-looking caveman standing to the left of the Packard ?
Steve, I was glad to finally meet you.
Steve, Thanks for posting these.
Nice meeting you Steve
Good job Steve !! My pics going up shortly.
Geo. n L.O.
OK, here's the rest. More of Friday:
More aluminum hogsheads. I think I must have seen at least a dozen.
There were a couple of steamers this time.
Rich Chillingworth (right) shopping for parts.
I thought this modern car with its matching trailer looked pretty neat.
I saw several of these Daleco timers.
Jerry Davis, Ernie Sutherland, Tim Eyssen.
The other steamer. It's a White.
Pretty big for a sewing machine.
Want to change bands without removing the hogshead? This should help.
Just undo the pedals and pull them off.
See your local Hudco dealer.
Kimberly Shirk, Verne Shirk, Gary Paulsen.
Ed Emerson listening to The Little Ford Rambled Right Along.
You never really know how good they are until you blast them. Maybe it was a great deal. If not, I wasted only ten bucks.
It runs, and the horn works too.
Not really patina, but lots of character.
1913 White followed by Chris and Gary Paulsen's 1910 Fords.
There was still more shopping to do and things to see Saturday morning:
Dean is hitting the road back to Iowa.
Mark Freimiller (yellow shirt) loading up more goods for Model T Haven.
1913 wide track sold.
Almost too pretty to use.
George Clipner, Thomas & Todd Hammer.
I didn't get pictures of everything and everybody, but it was a swell meet. If the good Lord's willin' and the cricks don't rise, I'll go again next year.
It is not cricks, it is Creek.
Was there a lot of folks there Saturday, or was it more like a one day meet as it has been in the past.
I would have liked to have been there but it was not in the cards this year.
Thanks for all the pictures of both cars and people.
Nice pics Steve. I posted my pics on another thread. Ted Im not Steve, but the crowd was thin on Saturday. It may take a year or two for the Saturday date to help. The really big problem is the vendors leaving early. Its only a two day meet with a parking lot swap/setup day. Come on all you vendors who leave early. Leaving early is only shooting yourself in the foot. I try to be first in line and stay as long as I can on Saturday. Even If I do not sell anything I still have fun, meet folks, and help promote a very good swap meet. and I will be as close to the front of the line as I can be next year, as well as one of the last of those leaving. We are never last to leave, but we stay till it serves no purpose to stay any longer. Im already looking forward to next year.
I MUST come over next year - and I am afraid I may bring a few other "Wiking T'ers" with me. Several have expressed interest.....
I have one of those Hudco hogsheads on my 25 coupe. Worth its weight in gold when changing bans. If you use one, seal it with the same felt that seals the hogshead to the block.
Dan, it depends on where you are. In some places Maw biles water from the crick to warsh the duds.
Thanks for the pictures.
Awesome, thanks Steve
Steve, where was that Hudco hogs head located. ??? I never saw it. Any idea on the price. ??? I would love to have one of them for the speedster project... OH well maybe next year .
Steve: Has nothing to do with H2O. It is about Indians. Dan
Apologies for the thread drift, but that 1905 White steam car belongs to Mike Ersland. He winds steam generator coils for Whites, including ones that are in five of Jay Leno's White steam cars. He had the 1905 White at last year's Hershey meet, I spent quite a bit of time at his booth taking pictures of one of his coils and his car.
That White steamer just won the Pamphilon Distinguished Car Award at the AACA national convention in Philadelphia. It is presented to "a pre-1916 self-propelled land vehicle of outstanding merit entered in a National AACA Meet". Quite an honor and, after seeing these pictures, I understand why it won!
Thanks to all of you who took pictures of the White. Two-seaters seem pretty rare to me. Those Gray and Davis headlights look nice on it. I enjoy all these photos but the Whites are a special treat.
Galen West bought that Hudco Saturday morning. I never saw it either. Considering all the Chickasha parts that are on ebay this morning a lot of people must have got some good buys. I did score a new old stock S4BF carb. I'm happy. Can't get every deal.
Thanks Steve for sharing the photos and commentary as well as the tips on T spark plug selection via your website!
Thanks to Mark for sharing the additional White steamer photos. The White Steamer in operation was indeed a sight to behold.
I'm not sure if it's the same hogshead I saw, but there was one in the NW corner of the North building on Saturday.
I agree with Donnie about trying to keep the vendors for Saturday. Some were leaving by noon on Friday already. I was still selling until late Friday, but very little sold on Saturday... there were some buyers there still, but all my better parts were picked over already. We started packing around noon Saturday and were on the road about 2:00.
We reduced gross tonnage by quite a bit, and went home with cooler stuff than we came with while nearly breaking even. A success in my mind anyway, even if my wife disagrees!
Those pretty mag coils come from Minnesota and are the very best around. Mark F built a device that rewinds each coil to perfection.
Does anyone remember what the asking price was for the Hudco transmission cover?
Derek, Did you sell that nice green '26 Roadster that you brought? Just wondering.....
Keith, no it did not sell, but I do have a possible trade deal that might happen.
I usually leave at about noon on the last day. By 11:00 Saturday, I was getting antsy because I hadn't sole anything all day. But by noon, I had sold over $300 worth. I left at 12:30 a happy camper.
I went there "not needing anything" but bought over $300 on Thursday morning in the lineup. This is the first time I remember ever leaving with more money than I brought. Sold lots of stuff on Friday.
The hudco hogs head was 400.00 he had 2 of them table next to Mike bender in the north building corner by the brass touring but I can't remember his name
Pat, Gary Hylton from Kansas City.
Patrick Thanks for the letting me know the price of the Hodco
Years ago a friend of mine bout a T touring (his first and only T). You can imangine my surprise when I lifted up the floorboards and saw a Hudco in there. Just goes to show when you buy a T you never know what might have been installed on it. By the way, sealing it up took a good amount of silicone.
the hudco hogs head was john mclearn's
Thanks for the cool pics Steve. My highlight of the swapmeet was when Royce Petersen offered me a ride in his 107 year old Ford touring. I didn't sell much and suffered a stolen item . Some SOB palmed a NOS Champion X plug with a nicely nickeled primer valve. Did anyone stay for the Saturday night. Endor's dinner?
Cool finds. Tim