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Event Coverage O'Reilly's Auto Part Warehouse Show, Puyallup

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rob-redm, May 9, 2010.

  1. This was put on with the local Kiwanis Club off Levee Road in Puyallup with all the proceeds going to The Kiwanis Club scholarships, had a great time saw few faces I knew and got to chat. Dig the Chevy pick up, I talked to the 82 year old guy ( retired body man) lots of cool tricks on the truck .

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  4. the end ! battery died ! oh well ! fun show about a 110 cars total.

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  5. marshall
    Joined: Mar 19, 2001
    Posts: 746

    from tacoma/wa.

    That chev pu belongs to one of the best metal guys I've ever met , Don Chapmen is his name , He has owned that truck for ever, and I bet theres not a drop of mud in it ,I would love to own it . I remeber when I was in high school I would see him getting his mail at the post office every week in it .
  6. Hey Marshall ! That truck was awesome I must have spent over a 1/2 hour looking it over and taking pictures. I did get to talk to Don for a few. I think he enjoyed that someone really liked what he had built long ago and was interested in it. Your right no mud , lead work for sure. The custom tricks wow ! I dig the Appleton spots ( no dummy ones folks) This truck was the real deal. I would sell my 49 Coupe in a split second to own it as well. Sounds like that truck is pretty well know in Sumner/ Puyallup area. He had a few great stories of the cars he had and sold ( I should of never sold, but I was smart and kept the truck)
  7. vein
    Joined: Aug 9, 2005
    Posts: 479


    cool pics rob! wish I knew about that show. Glad to see the proceeds go to a good cause!
  8. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,923


    Nice photos Rob, I see a couple there that I know from years back.
  9. great little show, had lot's of fun ! I can't get that truck out of my mind !
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  10. waldo53
    Joined: Jan 26, 2010
    Posts: 858

    from ID

    Nice pics. Living in ID now but I used to see that truck all over Sumner and Bonney Lake, he drives it all the time, very cool. Saw several cars in your pics that I've seen before, I love that yellow '41 Chev ragtop. Looks like you had a nice sunny day.
  11. MudLover
    Joined: Mar 26, 2010
    Posts: 10


    Don's truck is the bees knees...He told me he built it in the early 60's and it's mostly the original paint that he sprayed. Love the 'vette tail lights, the way he got the bed down and maintained proportions, and he also said he had to do some funny stuff to get the grille right. The SBC under the hood is tame but very neat looking with plug wires running through chrome tubes. Very clean and he drives the piss outa that thing! Wonder if he still has his '40 something Caddy? The flathead in it was cool...The man is an icon in these here parts!
    Can't believe I missed that show! Thanks for the coverage.
  12. The Ragtop was killer to, low and with modern running gear!
  13. gecko54
    Joined: Oct 28, 2006
    Posts: 249

    from Sumner, WA

    Yeah Don's a great guy......Charlie and him would come by my house to see what I was "screwing up" on my truck from time to time. I didn't get out to the show til late and only stayed for a little while. This show had overgrown Ms. Turners parking lot and needed a new home. I thought the new sight was nice.
  14. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,017

    from Auburn WA

    i had no idea about this show!

    What the hell!
  15. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,269


    Nice pics...that blue '60 Wagon is a freind of mine's......soon to be FLAMED.
  16. It was great to talk to Don.

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