Re: What is a CubFest????

Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:45 am

.Well said Bigdog and Billy Ray. I concern with all of their remarks.

While the learning experience is wonderful to teach me and others skills that I ever knew I had, the thing that impresses me the most is the character (not characters) of the men and women at the fests. In an age where drinking, cussing, disrepecting others and like behavior seems to be the norm, it is hard to believe that everyone on here is someone that you would want your wife or mom to meet. Thanks to everyone for being who and what you are

Re: What is a CubFest????

Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:52 am

This sounds like it would be a great thing to participate in, and a lot of fun. As for myself, if someone wants to help me work on my tractor then I'm gonna want to return the favor somehow sooner or later. Besides, if I don't get in there and help them fix it, then how am I gonna fix it myself if the problem arises again? I learn things by doing them, and sometimes by watching. But, if I ain't gettin' dirty, then I'm not having fun!

Somebody hand me a wrench! :D

Re: What is a CubFest????

Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:12 am

signalyard wrote:This sounds like it would be a great thing to participate in, and a lot of fun. As for myself, if someone wants to help me work on my tractor then I'm gonna want to return the favor somehow sooner or later. Besides, if I don't get in there and help them fix it, then how am I gonna fix it myself if the problem arises again? I learn things by doing them, and sometimes by watching. But, if I ain't gettin' dirty, then I'm not having fun!

Somebody hand me a wrench! :D


That's the spirit! :D

Re: What is a CubFest????

Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:33 am

i remember my first cubfest(stonethrow) i was nervous and didnt know anybody really. but i was welcomed. rode in the parade and then got my carb rebuilt(i watched) the distributor was tinkered with(i watched) and i am thankful! next fest was dscf i didnt bring nothing but a strong back and eagerness to learn :) oh and to EAT! then the next fest was in lousianna. i brought a cub but it was being taken apart causei had traded and sold stuff off it. watched cecil work with magnetos enough to confuse me :lol: then wound up with more stuff goin home with me than i brought even though i sold a lot off the two cubs i bought out there and even gave some small stuff away. i guess what i'm trying to say is --if you work on it and it is sold later you have done the right thing. Even if it dont set well with you, you could have refused to help in the first place. i would help even if i knew it would be sold, for the joy of working on it and the knowledge that i would reap. Because what i sow i will reap tenfold. good or bad. ---thanks

Re: What is a CubFest????

Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:08 pm

Darryl,

Just read this post. It is a very timely reminder. Thanks.

Your suggestions are well appreciated.

We are here to help. No freebees! If you want you Cub repaired, be prepared to work on it.

Fun, Food, and Friends. Thats the whole game.

All are welcome and invited to join in.

Thanks and good luck to all the hosts of these magnificent Fests.

G

Re: What is a CubFest????

Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:35 am

This is a really great conversation which describes and preserves one of the key values of this fine group.

My first cubfest was Stonethrow 2008, about 6 months after I came across this forum with a Google search trying to find information about this ole Cub I thought might be a fun project. Although I've been a grease monkey and tinkerer since my big brother taught me in my early teens, I had never driven a tractor much less owned one, and grew up a city boy on top of that. But none of these facts ever stopped anyone on this forum from accepting me and offering help however they could.

Within a week of my first post of numerous questions, many of the posters on this thread weighed in with help and suggestions, and one even came over to introduce himself and offer identification help for the implemens that came with Corky's Cub. That first introduction has grown into a solid friendship that now goes far beyond Cubs, and many of the others who offered help have also become close friends as well. For that I am thankful.

But back to my first StoneThrow for just a minute. The organizer and others--both present and from afar--found the perfect way to "pay it forward" for this newbie who wanted to learn about his Farmall Cub. From the beginning, the organizer introduced me to a whole bunch fine farmallcub.com folks all over the country, who helped me gather together all of the parts that would be necessary to make real progress on my basic mechanical restoration of Corky's Cub. I'm not going to name any of the folks who conspired both before, during and since that first cubfest on my behalf, but I do want to tell the story as a perfect example of the virtues outlined in this thread. All of you know who you are, and how much I appreciate you!

One new friend supplied me with an engine to replace my frozen one at an incredibly fair price, another had wheels, another had bearings, tires; and another and another and another-- all lined up to offer their assistance. And one even completely rebuilt my carburator, refusing to accept anything for his efforts but my gratitude, and insisting that I not thank him publicly on the forum...kudos was not his objective for offering help in the first place.

But then at StoneThrow, a group of this forum's finest conspired to save an eager city boy from himself by creating a little ruse for my enjoyment...or was it for theirs?? They suggested I drive another member's tractor in the parade on Saturday, after which we would all work on some tractors! When I returned with many others from the parade a few hours later, there was a big surprise waiting for me. These guys had installed the replacement engine in my cub while I was off goofing around in the parade; and there it sat, idling smoothly in the barnyard upon my return!

In the two years since this remarkable show of friendship, there is no question that I have received far more answers, encouragement and help than I could ever hope to return. But I also hope I've been perceived as being helpful to others in whatever way possible...whether by offering answers of my own as learned from others, directions to answers if I was fortunate enough to find them first, or even just written and verbal encouragement from my other life experiences if that was all I had to offer...or maybe just to help someone laugh when I thought that would be helpful.

All these offers of help should not be competive in nature, and they should not be judged or ranked or be made exclusive. I sincerely hope the virtues and gestures of friendship outlined here never get distorted or boiled down to mere commercialism or competition...and I hope all the leaders and members of this forum will continue to work together to preserve the best we have to offer while accepting folks for their differences, and the different ways in which they pitch in or offer their help.

For without that, we are nothing. :thumbsup:

Corky
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Re: What is a CubFest????

Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:45 am

Corky's story, and so many others, remind me of an old fashioned barn raising - the essence of community spirit pulling together.

Re: What is a CubFest????

Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:15 am

Hey guys, good morning! I had one more thought that might be useful for common understanding...let me know what ya'll think.

In my jeep club, we have a few rules, but they have worked well for us for years:

1. When you come to a gathering, share your skills, strengths and weaknesses. That way you can help where you can, and then get help where you need it. This is a mutual thing.

2. We're happy to help you work on your jeep. But we are not your paid mechanics. If the project doesn't work out, or if something breaks in the process of attempted repairs, we're sorry, but no one is obligated to make your jeep whole again. Free help is worth exactly what you pay for it...nothing.

3. Whatever you brung with you, needs to leave with you or someone else at the end of the event unless specific arrangements are made in advance with the host. That way, your "stuff" doesn't become the host's responsibility. If your better half gets unhappy with your "stuff", be mindful of the host's desire to please his/her better half as well.

4. Be nice. No one likes a jerk. :D

Corky

Re: What is a CubFest????

Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:28 am

Corky:

Great story, and I do mean a really great story - one that encompasses what we as a community have evolved into over the last 10 years and what I hope we remain as. I also like the 4 additonal rules from your Jeep Club. They make sense and apply to just about any group. :!: Thank you for your insight :D

Re: What is a CubFest????

Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:04 pm

Well said Charles!! One of the many reasons I'm proud to call you my friend.. :||):

Re: What is a CubFest????

Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:40 am

:oops: Gee...thanks! :wink:

Re: What is a CubFest????

Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:34 am

Corky, you have it all covered very well, nicely done ,thanks

Re: What is a CubFest????

Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:40 pm

WERE IS CUBFEST THIS YEAR

Re: What is a CubFest????

Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:45 pm

perry cub loboy wrote:WERE IS CUBFEST THIS YEAR

Perry, CubFest will be merged with the Buckeye Cub Tug in Stoutsville Ohio this year. That will be in July. The Barnyard Bash, another Cubfest, will be in the Cincinnati area in May. Both are fairly close to you.

Here is a link to the schedule for the year. http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=47817

Re: What is a CubFest????

Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:50 pm

HI CUBBERS; THOMAS PETERSON DOWN ON THE FANTASY FARM IN NAPPANEE, ind. i attended barnyard and cub tug last year. HAD A BLAST, MET NICE PEOPLE, AND HAD MY TRACTOR WORKED ON BY TOP NOTCH MECHANICS. THESE HOSTS ARE A RARE BREED, THEY GIVE EVERYTHING THEY HAVE TO MAKE OUR TRIPS WORTH WHILE AND THEN SOME. THE ONLY SUGGESTION I CAN ADD IS TO HELP OUT WITH THE FOOD SECTION. NOT THAT ITS BAD BUT THERES QUITE AN EXPENSE TO PREPARE. YOU WOULD HAVE TO SPEND ALOT TO EAT OUT WHILE VISITING, SO, WHY NOT PUT IT INTRO THE HOSTS POCKET AS A SHOW OF OUR APPRECIATION. LOOKING FORWARD TO MAKING THE FESTS ONCE AGAIN. I ALSO THINK IF THESE 'PROFITEERS' ARE WORKING THE SYSTEM THE HOSTS SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO CALL THEM OUT. THANKS AND SEE YA SOON. THOMAS AND KATHLEEN PETERSON