C BAR C RANCH
Ken & Sue Cunningham - Hartley, Texas – Ranch Wagon
The C Bar C Ranch is located in the northwest corner of the Texas Panhandle near the town of Hartley, Texas. The C Bar C Chuck Wagon is a Peter Schuttler wagon from the early 1900s. This wagon is used on the C Bar C Ranch for spring/fall roundups and brandings.
Randall Whipple - Amarillo, Texas – Ranch Wagon
Gordon Whipple purchased this early 1920s Weber wagon in the early 1980s. It had been used on his ranch for cattle, brandings, caterings and just about anything. After his passing, Randy rebuilt the wagon and chuck boxes. The wagon reveals the original paint details found on the Weber Southern States Wide Track Wagon as well as the custom chuck boxes designed by Charles Goodnight. The C$B has competed in chuck wagon cook-offs as well as barbeque cook- offs and cooks extensively for Budweiser of Amarillo. In fact, this is where the C$B name originated – “Cooks for Budweiser.”
BLACK IRON WAGON
Walter Lowe & Bob Wooley - Roswell, New Mexico – Ranch Wagon
This chuck wagon was made by John Deere Company sometime around 1904 in Moline, Illinois. We like to think it made its way to New Mexico to nd work on cattle drives. When that work played out, the wagon remained in northern New Mexico and perhaps provided transportation and chuck wagon meals on some large ranch. Oh, if it could only talk, the tales it would tell. We purchased it in January 2014 and started to work on it to make it as original as possible. It is a work in progress.
Steve Gibson - Germantown, Tennessee – Ranch Wagon
This 48” Peter Schuttler wagon was manufactured in Chicago, Illinois and sold to a dealer in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1916. The Schrock family of Yoder, Kansas purchased it for use in their harness, farming and ranching businesses. It is a unique, heavy duty ranch wagon with factory bolster springs.
Sam Howell - Odessa, Texas – Ranch Wagon
The Cocklebur Camp Wagon is a “STANDARD” with F.W.W. Flint Michigan on the hubs. The Flint Wagons Works in Flint, Michigan started in 1882. It was purchased by Mr. Charles Crapser and was Flint’s rst incorporated company in 1884. Here they built wagons for all purposes such as travel, hauling and for family use. This wagon started its life as a farm and grain wagon before it was converted to a chuck wagon. The Cocklebur Camp is headquartered in Skeen, Texas, once a community on the now abandoned Santa Fe Railroad running from Slaton, Texas to Lamesa, Texas.
Ricky Kinsey - Vega, Texas – Trail Wagon
Cross Wagon is operated by the Kinsey family from Vega, Texas. The wagon is a late 1880s Studebaker that has been completely restored. We’ve been cooking on the wagon since 1999. We are involved in several competitions and caterings throughout the year. We enjoy many aspects of working together as a family on the wagon.
DOUBLE T CHUCKWAGON
Gary Phillips - Roswell, New Mexico – Trail Wagon Chuck Wagons
Dale Grubelnik - Lubbock, Texas – Trail Wagon
Grubelnik Ranch is located in Raton, New Mexico on Berla Mesa. The wagon is a 1905 Weber with original paint.
HONEY DO SPOILER
Kevin Romines - Pampa, Texas – Trail Wagon
This wagon is an early 1900s Rock Island. The stenciling of who sold and warranted the wagon is still readable on the sideboards. The crew has cooked for cowboys at roundups, receptions, weddings and cook-offs.
JACKSON RANCH WAGON
Thomas Jackson, Jr. - Grants, New Mexico – Ranch Wagon
The Jackson Ranch, located on Highway 605 N near San Mateo, New Mexico, is a working cattle and horse ranch run by Tom Jackson
Sr. and Tom Jackson Jr. The Jacksons raise registered Longhorn cattle and registered Appaloosas horses. The Jackson Ranch Wagon is a working chuck wagon in use on the ranch regularly during branding season and for annual 4th of July cookouts held every year for family and friends at the ranch. The Jacksons have attended the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium and Chuck Wagon Cook-off for several years. “We want to have a good time and want to teach others about our way of life and learn from other competitors.”
LONELY GOAT RANCH
John & Sharon Drusedum - Roswell, New Mexico – Trail Wagon
The Lonely Goat Ranch Wagon was purchased from David Harkness by John and Sharon Drusedum in June 2014. It has been in use on the Lonely Goat Ranch and for local events since then. This “Indiana” wagon was manufactured in LaFayette, Indiana in the late 1800s. It came with a chuck box of questionable condition which was replicated to its original design, material and dimensions. A recent restoration involved a thorough cleaning, replacement of unsound wooden components and repainting. During the restoration, many original markings and paint details were discovered and incorporated into the nal product. This wagon was used in interpretative programs at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces and then later at Fort Selden State Monument in Radium Springs. It has traveled throughout the state entertaining and educating people across New Mexico.
MORELAND WAGON SHOP
Glenn Moreland – Fort Davis, Texas – Trail Wagon
This Moreland Wagon is owned and operated by award winning cook, Glenn Moreland of Fort Davis, Texas. It is an Owensboro wagon originally used as a cotton wagon by German farmers in the costal farmlands of Texas. Glenn purchased the wagon in 1970 and later restored and converted it to a chuck wagon. The past 40 years it has been used on roundups in West Texas, competed in
chuck wagon cook-offs, catered to events from weddings to county fairs to cooking demonstrations, from Las Angeles, California to Dayton, Ohio and many places in between. This is my personal wagon but one of the rstI restored or built from my Moreland Wagon Shop in Fort Davis, Texas. Since 1996 my small shop has produced dozens of wagons and buggies and even an oxcart and half a stagecoach for museum exhibits. My work can be found on display at the Fort Davies National Historic Site, the Museum of Big Bend, as well as the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum.
Scott & Alicia Tibbets – Glen Rose, Texas – Trail Wagon
Shadow Peak is all original except for the chuck box. It has never been painted and is exactly how it rolled off the factory floor. Shadow Peak is a family team and has competed for 12 years all over Texas and the
Homer Robertson – Granbury, Texas – Trail Wagon
The Robertson Wagon Slash/R is a Newton wagon produced around 1900. It was rst sold from a hardware and farm implement store in Iowa. Homer purchased the wagon from Jerry Miller of Decatur, Texas in 1998. The chuck box and boot were then built. The wagon features original paint and lettering on its box as well as original series numbers from Newton on the running gear.
ROCKING RR CHUCKWAGON
Russ & Susan Richins – Phoenix, Arizona – Trail Wagon
The Rocking RR Chuck Wagon was originally a farm and grain wagon built around 1900. A plate on the running gear identi es it as being built by Pekin Wagon Works, Pekin, Illinois. It was restored and converted to a chuck wagon by Glen Moreland of Moreland Wagon Works, Fort Davies, Texas. The wagon has been used for cook-offs in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. It is also used for demonstrations at various Old West Days and Outdoor Expos to promote the heritage of chuck wagon cooking. It is occasionally used for catering as well.
ROCKING T CHUCK WAGON
Lonnie Tegeler – Chappell Hill, Texas – Ranch Wagon
The Rocking T Chuck Wagon has been in the Tegeler family for almost 100 years and is now enjoyed by the fith generation of the family. Originally purchased by Herman Tegeler in the early 1900s, the wagon remained in continuous use on the family farm and ranch near the small community of Sempronus in Austin County, Texas until the retirement of Herman Tegeler in the late 1950s. Raymond Tegeler inherited the wagon from his father. The wagon has been of specially registered by the American Chuck Wagon Association as a historical wagon and was presented the number plaque (#23) that is proudly displayed on the wagon.
Brian & Susan Frankum – Axtell, Texas – Trail Wagon
The Wish Bone Wagon is a circa 1800s Peter Schuttler that came from Iowa. It was purchased in Llano, Texas. All that was there was the wagon box and bows. After searching through books, internet sites and my mentor (Butch Dohmann) I decided what I wanted the chuck box to be like. Patterning off the Matador Ranch chuck wagon we went with the peaked roof. We have had a lot of fun rebuilding the wagon and have tried to get it as period correct as possible. Climbing up through the ranks at competitions from placing 13th out of 13 wagons at our first compete to hitting the highlight of our competitions by winning the 2012 Cheyenne Frontier Days Cook-off. We could not have had this success without the help of a lot of people and I will not name any for fear of leaving someone out. You know who you are and we thank you.