Major antique truck convention held in Springfield,Mo., this month
The American Truck Historical Society’s 2014 National Convention and Antique Truck Show will take place May 29-31 in Springfield, Mo., at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
Tickets are $10 per day for ages 16 and older; admission is free for ages 15 and younger accompanying a paying adult. The show is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Trucks of nearly every vintage and make will be represented at the show, from the high spoke-wheel trucks of the early 1900s to the 18-wheeler rigs seen today on America’s highways. To be considered an antique, a truck must be at least 25 years old. Truck-related vendors will be onsite selling items such as memorabilia, books/manuals, photos, model trucks and parts.
The American Truck Historical Society was founded in 1971 with a mission to preserve the history of trucks, the trucking industry and its pioneers. The non-profit group is based in Kansas City, Mo., and has over 20,000 members worldwide.
The National Association of Show Trucks (NAST) will meet in conjunctionwith the ATHS national convention. The ATHS Ozarks/4 State Chapter is supporting the 2014 convention. Members from other nearby Missouri and Kansas ATHS chapters will also provide support to the show.
In addition to the Antique Truck Show, the convention will include a speaker’s program with topics on C.W. McCall, Missouri Route 66, Campbell, 66 Express and the history of Peterbilt.
The Ozark Empire Fairgrounds is located at 3001 N. Grant, Springfield,Mo. 65803.
To register online or learn more about ATHS, go to www.aths.org. For more information about the 2014 show in Springfield, call (816) 891-9900.