Jim, I made it too. I hung around the Jim Carter tent (actually awning) at 10
AM for a few minutes,
bit it was too chilly to lurk about. I had gotten there about 8:30 AM and the
rain had just stopped
(after pouring buckets all during the drive down). It was actually still
reasonably warm, but you
could tell the temperature was dropping. I had planned on the mud situation
and was wearing
appropriate boots, had warm hat, gloves etc.
I was more successful in finding parts, but then I'm hot rodding. I found a
nice complete brake
booster, master cylinder, proportioning valve, pedal assembly for $30. I
passed on a complete set
of Chevy 350 heads, even though I had gotten the guy down to $80 for the pair.
He was just packing
up and I had no hands free to carry them the long way to my truck. Then I
found a nice
new-condition Edelbrock aluminum intake for $40 that I bought as well. On the
down side I did not
find any seats that were worth buying. And it was tough to look at a lot of
stuff that was under
plastic. I was amazed at the number of guys who leave parts like cranks, cams,
etc out in the rain.
I guess they make good boat anchors after the rust does its job!
Like you I headed for my truck around the time it started to snow. I was
parked in the lot near the
bullpen area. Well, I sat in my truck for 20 minutes and the traffic jam was
so bad I never moved
an inch. So I said "forget this", re-parked my vehicle and went back in and
strolled around for a
while. I finally called it quits around 1:30 when most everyone was packing up
to leave. I did
pick up some more incidentals, like a 50-pack of 3" cut-off wheels for my
grinder for $20. All in
all it was a successful day, and I spent less than $150 including admission fee
and coffees. In
retrospect, I should have parked at the house lawn on the main road for the
extra $5 and that keeps
you from getting packed in that horrific traffic snarl when you want to leave.
Wally, an old 4-season backpacker who was used to hiking in the mud, rain and
> kept an eye out of the others on the list with no luck. Did any of you make
> it to this event?
> Jim House
> 46 1/2 Chevy
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