SHOP RAG    Newslitter of the Wheat State Chapter/ATHS, October 2017

MINUTES OF THE WSC MEETING OF 16 September 2017 – Called to order at 1:11pm by ATHS National Chairman Lenny in the patio dining area of a restaurant across the street from the Great Plains Transportation Museum in Wichita.  Treasurer Mitch was absent but sent word of no changes to report.  No one had the minutes handy but they were in the newsletter and members can complain any time they want to.  Members present brought five trucks for display at Rail Fest, and Fred thanks all.  James and Connie Weins thank all for support of the Car and Threshing shows at Goessel.  Re: Big Truck show at Pratt,  7 October: we will try to take the trailer and do some recruiting.  Meeting adjourned 1:24pm.

What really happened: There was a bit of confusion about this meeting.  It was scheduled to support RailFest, an event staged by the Great Plains Transportation Museum in Wichita (Fred Tefft is a member).  We were originally to display our trucks in front of the museum, on Douglas, which was to be closed, as we did last year.  A few days before the event, the city informed the museum that Douglas would not be closed.  As an alternative, the museum initially had us parked at the curb on Mead, a half-block east and across Douglas from the museum, and Mead would be open for traffic.  No one at the museum or in the club was happy with this arrangement, and some Wheat State members decided to skip the show and meeting.  A couple of days before the event, Fred sent word that we would be in the driveway/parking area on the east side of Union Station, still across the street but closer to the  museum, and safer and much more agreeable to everyone.  This isn't set in cement, but  a chat with Fred left me thinking we may be up on the overpass next year, with the rest of the show.


Our Annual Thanksgiving/Christmas Dinner will be 18 November At Newells Truck Stop in Newton.  As in years past,  you have a choice of steak or chicken.  The auction went over very well  last year so we're doing it again.  We hope  to have Dave Reynolds run it again, and I'm told the Hennes clan is working on the prizes (when you have a winner, why change?).  Reserve with Scott (316-283-0130, NLT 13 Novenber.


Save the Truck!

I have a set of four 6.5x16 ford 8-lug wheels with 215/85R16 load range E tires available.  Tires are Treadwright recaps, M&S tread (this is not my first set; I've done very well with them).  These rims are offset more to the inside than 6 and 7 inch rims; they cleared the calipers on my '81 F250 4wd, won't on my 2wd '82, the difference appears to be the hubs.  $200/all.  316-283-2985,


Trip Sheet

14 Oct – 3i Show, Dodge City.  The organizers (think “Territorial Magazine”) are long-time chapter supporters.

21 October – Wheat State Chapter Meeting, The Barn in Burrton.  Eat at noon, meeting at one.We'll be having BBQ, $14/person which includes everything.  RSVP to Scott ASAP, 316-283-0130, 316-288-3443,

27-28 Oct -  Sedgwick Street Rodders Fall Swap Meet, State Fair Grounds, Hutch.

18 Nov – Annual Wheat State Chapter Thanksgiving/Christmas Dinner, Newell's Truck Stop in Newton.  6:00pm social, 7:00pm eat.  Steak or chicken, order when you reserve with Scott (316-283-0130, NLT 13 Novenber.  Good friends, good food, and our door prize auction.

21 April 2018 - 15th Annual Wheat State Antique Truck Show, exactly six months from our October meeting.  I've already started PR for it.,, and on Facebook at ATHS Wheat State Chapter