SHOP RAG    Newslitter of the Wheat State Chapter/ATHS, September 2018

MINUTES OF THE WSC CHAPTER MEETING OF 8-4-18.  Meeting called to order President Goering at 1:13 PM with nine members present.  Secretary report accepted.  Treasurer report accepted with a positive balance.

 Made a motion the deceased will have a brick for the sign and will accept input from member’s next meeting.  Motion passed.  This is a Loan from Chapter to the brick. 

25 August is the truck show and car show at Brookdale the retirement home.  Red is a resident. 

T-shirts still in the works some with pockets some little kids sizes and without pockets.

Scott thanked Jim and Connie for hosting the meeting.

Next board meeting at the Barn in Burrton September 5 2018 eat at 6:00 pm meeting after.

Next membership meeting September 15 2018 venue to be announced.

Meeting adjourned at ????

What Really happened -  It was cloudy with a threat of rain, which it did, just briefly, and I suspect that dampened attendance a bit, but considering what we would generally expect for august, it was a very pleasant day and a good show.  We didn't need to bring our own shade or wait in line for lunch, and the peach pie and homemade ice cream was as good as it should be.

The Halstead Old Settlers Days Car Show was the following saturday and several of us were there as part of the Sunflower IH display.  They always have a good and good-looking turn-out, and the rest of the show was impressive as well.

Lastly, the Brookdale Retirement Home in Hutch had their annual car show on the 25th.  Wheat State member Red Hoffman lives there now, and Andy & Bondo, Lenny, Dan, and I had our trucks there for him.  I know of at least one member who was unable to make it due to severe weather that hit Hutch the night before, but we had fine, sunny weather for the day.  We spent a good bit of time visiting with Red in his room and outside with the trucks, and there are a number of pictures of our visit in our facebook group.

A couple of years ago, I heard of a car collection located within a few miles south of Salina, one that would soon be open for viewing by appointment.  If you have knowledge of it, and especially if you have contact info, please send it to me at, or call me at 316-772-6477.  And if you have any activity ideas, feel free to pass them on as well.

From the ATHS Dispatch

The ability to pay for ATHS membership or ATHS store purchases “online” is now available 24/7.  And remember, “Automatic Renewal” for membership is available as well.

If you have gone online to renew your membership, you might have noticed we have upgraded our online membership. The new system lets you renew or give gifts of membership as well as give additional donations in a single-step form. The system is also mobile and tablet friendly, which means you can join and renew on the go!

If you have any questions, email membership@ATHS. org or call (816) 777-5595

Laurence and Jodi are working on a new display for the ATHS Dash Plaques from our national conventions through the years, but discovered that HQ is missing dash plaques from the 2011 and 2013 conventions. We need one of each to complete the new display.  If you would like to donate one or both of these dash plaques, please contact Jodi at (816) 891-9900 or jodi@

The ATHS Collections Gallery contains nearly 40,000 prints and is vital in showing the history of the motor truck industry. The photos not only capture what the early models looked like, but there are many images of parts, engines, and diagrams that are useful to the re­searcher or enthusiast. Photo reproductions are available for purchase through the gallery or by contacting Court­ney Cesar at (816) 777-0924 or


Trip Sheet

15 Sept – Wheat Chapter Meeting, Lenny Wild's, sw corner of US50 and Cow Palace Rd, just west of Meridian interchange on  the west side of Newton.  Eat at noon, meeting follows.

14-17 sept – Ozark/4 State Truck Show, Springfield MO

27-29 Sept – Guilty by Association Truck Show, 4 State Trucks, Joplin MO

06 October – Southwest Truck Parts Hot & Cold Truck Show, Pratt KS.

26-27 October – Sedgwick Street Rodders Fall Swap Meet, Hutch Fairgrounds.

10 November – Wheat State Chapter Annual Thanksgiving/Christmas Dinner, at the Barn in Burrton.  Visit at 6, eat at 630.,,and on Facebook at ATHS Wheat State Chapter