More truck shows canceled amid coronavirus outbreak

Updated Apr 3, 2020
The 2020 75 Chrome Shop Truck Show has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Shown is owner-operator Bob Harley’s 1972 Peterbilt 358, a former winner at the show.The 2020 75 Chrome Shop Truck Show has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Shown is owner-operator Bob Harley’s 1972 Peterbilt 358, a former winner at the show.

The East Coast Jamboree at the Kenly 95 Truck Stop in North Carolina and the 75 Chrome Shop Truck Show in Wildwood, Florida, have both been canceled due to uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 75 Chrome Shop show was scheduled for April 24-26. “Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 75 Chrome Shop Truck Show & Big Rig Convoy,” show organizers said in a post on their website.

Additionally, the 8th annual East Coast Truckers Jamboree held at the Kenly 95 truck stop was set for May 7-9. The next jamboree will be May 6-8, 2021. The event includes music, food, a truck show, and motorcycle and muscle car shows.

“Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and upon extension of NC Governor Roy Cooper’s mandate prohibiting mass gathering until at least May 15th, we are left with no choice other than to cancel our 2020 East Coast Truckers Jamboree,” said Ernie Brame, general manager of the event in a post on the truck stop’s website.

Earlier this month, organizers of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, announced the cancelation of MATS 2020.

For now, the American Truck Historical Society’s National Convention & Truck Show is still on for May 28-30 in Springfield, Illinois, along with the Shell Rotella SuperRigs show at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on June 4-6.

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