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Did you hear about the 1958 Cameo with 1 mile that sold for $140,000? 


This year’s Pate Swap Meet was held April 24-27, 2014 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.  Thanks to the following members who stopped by to say hello.

John Penner #0120, Chouteau, OK
Dan Terfehr #0391, Fairmont, MN
Palmer Welcome #0392, New Prague, MN
Bobby Patterson #0437, Wichita Falls, TX
Steve McDonald #0510, Arab, AL

Thanks also to any other members who stopped by while I was walking the swap meet.

It’s 2014!  If you would like to receive the newsletter via email instead of in hard copy format, please email us at cameo56@yahoo.com.

Thank you for visiting our Internet site. As technology changes, we want to give you the opportunity to stay in touch with our club and our members. A website will enable us to always keep you up to date.

UPDATES TO OUR TRUCKS...Be sure to check out the Our Trucks section - it includes pictures of trucks from our members.  It also includes the latest featured truck from our newsletter.

The Chevy Cameo Carrier Pickup and the cousin GMC Suburban Carrier Pickup were only built between 1955 and 1959, as a limited production of fiberglass fender sides mounted to a steel cargo box. Total production for the Cameo was around 10,000, with just 5,220 produced for 1955. There were far fewer of the GMC counterpart made, only 1000 total and 300 for 1955. Because there were so few pickups made, there are very few still around. This club and Web site are dedicated to the uniqueness (rarity) of these pickups, that are sometimes lumped in with vintage pickups, vintage hot rods, classy cars or classic cars or confused with Camaro's. For owners and admirers of these vehicles, we hope to bring about a kinship that is bound by this special interest in America motorama.


The club was formed April 30, 1988, at the Pate Swap Meet in Cresson, Texas. Ten interested people put up the membership fees to get the club started.

Goals and purpose

- Unite member/owners on common ground
- Share ideas and tech tips
- Promote reproduction of needed specialized parts
- Print a regular newsletter to aid owners in above areas
- Publish an annual roster so that member’s may contact each other
- Provide ads to help members buy and sell parts and trucks to sponsor at least one annual meet

If you are not familiar with our club and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help. Please email the webmaster at cameogirl1958@yahoo.com.