For much of America Thanksgiving is a sign of tradition where loved ones come together and share a warm meal and good old fashion family fun. To others it's the one day when father and son get to sit back and watch the big game while the Gals cook up the good stuff. Here at the Stover household things are a little different. While the Women still take charge of the food preparation the Boys find happiness in a very different activity; opening up the many envelopes sent in by readers hoping to get an invitation to next year's Top Truck Challenge event.
That's right, for myself and my girlfriend's 12-year old son, Ned, our pre-feast activity involved letter openers, a 3-ring binder and gobs of enthusiasm for all the wild and purposeful creations YOU the devoted readers sent in this year.
We typically get a whole lot of last minuet entries just before the December 5th cut off, so to make things a little easier I usually take a stack of entries home for the Holiday to open up and categorize by make.
Ned added up the entries to give us an idea of what we have so far.
I asked Ned to pick out his favorite rig of all the ones we categorized. The lucky winner of the early-bird "Ned's Best" award is.... drum roll please....Brett Jerome of Blue Springs, Missouri and his sun kissed orange Jeep Tube Buggy.