Sunday, August 15, 2010
As mentioned in the 2010 BROCKWAY TRUCK SHOW post, I was supposed to meet my new friend PLOWCHASER at the show to go to Marathon, NY to the home of Jerald Jonson's collection of WALTER SNOWPLOWS.
PLOWCHASER (aka --Ryan Pedone) had flown in to New York from California to attend the BROCKWAY show but more importantly to him, photograph the WALTER COLLECTION.
As fate would have it, we did not find each other at the show. I left at 1:00 pm for a short visit to the up coming BROCKWAY MUSEUM and then headed to the WALTER COLLECTION.
I arrived just before 2:00 pm to find Jerald and his wife Ruth. I had thought after my last visit that Jerald was no longer around --- happily that was not the case!!! After introductions, he told me that he was there waiting for Ryan, who was SUPPOSED to have arrived at 2.
The two hours we waited were well spent with Jerald telling me about his fabulous collection and showing me his collection of magnificent and historical WALTER pictures -- I HOPE HE SENDS ME SOME!!!
Ryan did show up. I could not keep up with the pace at which he took pictures. He was a nice guy, well worth the wait!!!
RYAN --- THIS POST IS FOR YOU!!! I REALLY LIKED THAT BROCKWAY PLOW!!!
AND JERALD ---- THANKS FOR SAVING THOSE WALTERS
THIS SLIDESHOW INCLUDES PICTURES FROM MY VISIT IN 2009
SOME WHO MAKE IT ALL POSSIBLE
The day started early, leaving Horseheads shortly after 6:00 AM to arrive in Cortland about 7:30 AM. I like to get there early to capture some of the older trucks that are set up before the majority of the "BIG BOYS" arrive. I was supposed to meet a fellow from HANK'S TRUCK FORUM and THE BROCKWAY TRUCK FORUM named PLOWCHASER -- more about that in another thread!!!
This years show was HUGE!!! There were many more trucks than last year -- even a couple of tractors with trailers. The parade started promptly at 9:00 AM and lasted till 10:00 -- well over 140 trucks, I haven't gotten the exact count yet.