Next Meeting
Saturday October 5, 2002
11:30 am @ Growler's Pub
Sunset Hills, MO

Bi-State Binders

A Missouri & Illinois IHC Collector's Club

Next Meeting
Saturday October 5, 2002
11:30 am @ Growler's Pub
Sunset Hills, MO

Congratulations to the participants and winners from Bi-State Binders who attended the 13th Annual IH Scout and Light Truck Nationals in Springfield, OH. The group from BSB gathered on Thursday morning September 5 at the Pilot Truckstop in Troy, IL before embarking on the annual caravan to Springfield, OH. With fuel and bathroom stops included, the group of seven vehicles made the nearly 400 mile trip in about 7 hours. Average travel speed was approximately 60 mph and the group stayed in contact via CB radios inside the trucks. Once the crew arrived in Springfield, we headed directly for camp. Camp was at Buck Creek State Park. The spot is becoming our usual campsite/Headquarters during the 3 day Nationals. The facilities for camping are great. It's an open field with ample parking and tent space. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provisions were acquired by Charlie and John Stewart. Costs were divided up and came to about $20 per person for the entire weekend. And as per usual John and Charlie whipped up a mean batch of 15 Bean Chili for Thursday night's dinner and an incredible Steak, Brat, potato and veggie dinner on Friday night. The food and company couldn't have been better. Of course, after dinner most evenings ran late into the night (or morning in some cases "Hey, I've got one more question for you"). It was a really enjoyable time made possible by good friends and food, IH talk, and a large supply of firewood for the campfire. Camping arrangements made by Jeff Eggemeyer amounted to $10 per person for the weekend. This year's Nationals brought approximately 250 IH vehicles from around the country. There were many fine examples of IH engineering present. From finely restored originals like Sonny Brown's 300,000+ mile 100 pick up, to highly modified 79 Scout II with blowers and 4 coil suspension. In addition there were many completely original vehicles, every day drivers, and competition class rigs.

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