The purpose of this Blog

This blog is to detail my 43 years (1973 - 2016) with a 1928 Chevrolet tourer, affectionately called "The Red Chev".

The acquisition, restoration, improvements and my experiences over the years are covered in as much detail as I can remember.

Some of the later postings include car club outings and other vintage car items that I hope will be of interest to people.

If you have the time, scroll back to where it all began in 1973 and follow the journey so far.

Thanks for dropping by.

Regards Ray Dean

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

1940/41 Pea Harvest in LaCrosse, Washington State.

I came across this article in


Old pickup trucks from Chevrolet, International, & Ford.

These three photographs date to 1940/1941 and show the Pea Harvest taking place at LaCrosse in Washington State. The first photo shows a couple of farmers sat on the running boards of their newish Chevy Pickup truck, a 1939 1/2 ton model by the look of it.

 1939 Chevy Pickup

1939 Chevrolet pickup.

I think this is a '39 going off the style of the grille. This one looks well loaded, as do all the trucks shown in these photographs. The next picture shows a line-up of old trucks in a field, again fully loaded up to an amazing height! Nearest the camera is another Chevy truck of similar age, but judging by the wheel a heavier-rated truck than the one shown above. Further along is a slightly later style Chevy pickup (perhaps a '41, although the main photograph showing all the trucks, is dated 1940 on the back, which I don't quite understand?), and next to that an International.

 More old American trucks!

Full line-up of 6 American trucks

6 loaded pickup trucks

As mentioned this photo is dated on the back as 1940, yet the second truck looks like a 1941 - 1946 "art deco" style Chevrolet pickup, with the distinctive waterfall grille. Below are two close-ups of this image, showing each vehicle more clearly. The vehicle on the far right looks like a Ford to me, and those on the left a Chevy, Chevy, and an Inter. The other two I'm not sure about.  

2. Another pre-war Chevy truck.

Next, from a different batch of photos altogether, another pre-war (1937 - 1939 or thereabouts) Chevrolet 1/2 ton pickup truck. Finished in a two-tone colour scheme, it looks in great condition and could well have been new at the time of this photo. 

Pre-war Chevrolet pickup truck


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