Monthly Archives: March 2016

Our Veterans Deserve the Best Quality Care

If you’ve followed our story, you know that Larry Gross, Owner & President of Backyard Buddy Corporation, is a Vietnam veteran and proudly served his country as a Marine.  Like so many others, he believes that all veterans deserve to have access to the best healthcare possible.

Sadly, that’s not the case.  The Veterans Administration is a terribly, fraudulent agency, riddled with reports of mismanagement, waste, and rampant cost overruns.  Our veterans are subjected to poor and extremely delayed care and are affected by a backlog of benefit claims.  Obama made lots of generous overtures to the veterans when he ran in 2007; but we’ve all seen that his idea of reform consisted of throwing more money at an already broken and corrupt system, with nothing to show for it.

The VA is in desperate of need of an overhaul. There’s only one candidate running for President with a plan to “ensure veterans have convenient access to the best quality care.”  The Trump plan “will decrease wait times, improve healthcare outcomes, and facilitate a seamless transition from service into civilian life.”  To better understand his position on Veterans Administration Reform, visit his site,

We need a strong and effective Veterans Administration to be there for our veterans and their families.  The men and women who willingly serve and defend our great nation deserve to receive superior healthcare.

Support our Veterans.  Support Trump. “Make America Great Again!”

Backyard Buddy at the Spring Carlisle

One of the surest signs of spring is the annual Carlisle spring collector and classic car swap meet, car corral, and auction. Held every spring (and fall) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, this huge event fills the 150 acres of the Carlisle Fairgrounds with cars, car parts, memorabilia, and just about anything else related to transportation.

The highlight of the weekend-as far as we’re concerned, anyway-is that Backyard Buddy will have a vendor booth where you can check out or lifts firsthand. We’ll be on the midway in booths M 106 and 107, a few rows south of the grandstands. We’ll be right in the thick of the action, so there’s no reason not to stop by and say hello!

Obviously, you’ll want our booth to be your first stop, but once you’ve seen our high-quality, American-made lifts (and maybe ordered one), you can check out more than 8,000 other booths from other manufacturers, vendors, and guys with a barn’s worth of parts for sale. Maybe you’ll even get lucky and find that OEM AMC Rambler camshaft you’ve been looking for!

If parts aren’t your style, there will be more than 2,000 vehicles for sale in the car corral. You can get behind the wheel and make a deal on everything from vintage trucks, to classic American muscle, to the latest and greatest supercars. If you’d rather try your luck against other car guys, you can check out the collector car auction on Thursday and Friday. Current consignments include a 1970 Boss 302 Mustang, a 1991 Lotus Elan, and a 1925 Lincoln limousine. On the other hand, if your budget is more like ours, or if your dream car is still in a bunch of boxes in your garage, you can get a deal in the daily driver blowout next to the car corral.

The best part about this event is that anyone can be a part of it. Vendor spaces are still available, and can be purchased for around $100. If you’ve got a garage full of old parts you want to get rid of, this is one of the best places to do it (and then re-fill your garage with new parts). We heard there’s a guy looking for an AMC Rambler camshaft, so if you’ve got one, make sure to put it up front.

If you need a little extra push to get out to the event, it’s less than an hour from Hershey, PA (Hersheypark won’t be open yet, but the zoo and chocolate attractions will be), 45 minutes from Gettysburg, and two hours from Philadelphia or Washington, DC.

The spring show runs from Wednesday, April 20th to Sunday the 24th. Admission is $10 ($7 on Sunday), or $30 for an event pass. The Carlisle Fairgrounds are about a half hour west of Harrisburg, PA, and are easy to get to off of Route 81. You can find all the details here:

We hope to see you there because there’s nothing we love more than showing off our lifts to our fellow car guys (and gals). As always, if you’d like more information about Backyard Buddy, visit us on the web at or give us a call at (800) 837-9353.