On a day like this (at least like it is in Indiana), with bright sunshine and mild temperatures, the Truck Washes are buzzing, and guys are JUST AUTOMATICALLY inclined to shine a fender, or polish that grill. The same with Bikes- for everyone that’s not already rumbled by your house today, you can bet that the bike is in the driveway, getting shined up for the ride.
Truckers LOVE Truck Shows! What better way to spend some time off.
The Great American Trucking Show (GATS) is held in Dallas, TX each year. Few would argue that this and the Mid-America Truck Show (MAT)are the great big grand-daddy’s of the trucking show circuit. The Great American is coming up fast, and the MAT isn’t until March of 2018, but we are already looking forward to both, and all of the guys that come out to show off their rigs during that time.
Just so you know, early registration is now beginning for GATS, and the check out Overdrive’s Pride & Polish Roll Out at GATS!!!!
There are still other truck shows going on, and so we wen to 10-4 Magazine and put together a short list of where and when you can find these. Many are year after year.
Hope to see you out and about!
“MID-AMERICA TRUCKING SHOW – March 23-25, 2017
Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Call (502) 899-3892 or visit www.truckingshow.com.
LAS VEGAS SEMI TRUCK SHOW & RACES – April 22, 2017
Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. Call (702) 876-3652 or visit www.nostalgiastreetrods.com.
75 CHROME SHOP TRUCK SHOW – April 28-30, 2017
75 Chrome Shop in Wildwood, Florida. Call (866) 255-6206 or visit www.75chromeshop.com.
SPOOLIN’ UP SHOW & DRAGS – May 7, 2017
Island Dragway in Great Meadows, New Jersey. Call (570) 807-8671 or visit www.supershowrigs.com.
SHELL ROTELLA SUPERRIGS – May 18-20, 2017
The Exchange Center at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Call (973) 588-2000 or visit www.shell.com/rotella/superrigs.
JOPLIN TRUCKERS JAMBOREE – May 19-20, 2017
Joplin 44 Truck Stop in Joplin, Missouri. For details call (417) 624-3400 or visit www.joplin44.com.
ATHS NATIONAL CONVENTION & SHOW – May 25-27, 2017
Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Call (816) 891-9900 or visit www.aths.org.
WHEEL JAM TRUCK SHOW – June 2-4, 2017
South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron, South Dakota. Call (605) 354-2809 or visit www.wheeljamtruckshow.com.
TAKE PRIDE TRUCK SHOW – June 9-10, 2017
Midwest Truck & Equipment in Brookville, Ohio. Call (937) 833-9977 or visit www.takepridetruckshow.com.
OHIO VINTAGE TRUCK JAMBOREE – June 17-18, 2017
Ashland County Fairgrounds in Ashland, Ohio. Call Bill (330) 682-1707 or visit www.ohvintrkjam.com.
TEXAS TRUCKING SHOW – June 23-25, 2017
NRG Center in Houston, Texas. Call (832) 323-2900 or visit www.texastruckingshow.com.
FITZGERALD PETERBILT TRUCK SHOW – June 30 to July 1, 2017
Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Call (276) 429-4400 or visit www.atsc.world today.
WALCOTT TRUCKERS JAMBOREE – July 13-15, 2017
Iowa 80 Truck Stop in Walcott, Iowa. Call (563) 284-6961 or visit www.iowa80truckstop.com.
TRUCK FUNCTION IN JUNCTION – July 15, 2017
Junction City, Oregon. Get details on Facebook, call (541) 954-0762, or visit www.truckfunctioninjunction.com.
TOP GUN LARGE CAR SHOOTOUT – July 28-30, 2017
Rantoul National Aviation Center in Rantoul, Illinois. Call (217) 202-1473 or visit www.topgunlargecarshootout.com.
WAUPUN TRUCK-N-SHOW – August 11-12, 2017
Waupun Community Center in Waupun, Wisconsin. Call (920) 324-9985 or visit www.waupuntrucknshow.com.
TRUCKERS WANTED JOB FAIR & TRUCK SHOW – August 13, 2017
Whittier Narrows Park in El Monte, California. Call (323) 726-8620 or visit www.truckerswantedusa.com.
GREAT SALT LAKE TRUCK SHOW – August 18-19, 2017
Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. Call (800) 877-1320 or visit www.saltlaketruckshow.com.
EAU CLAIRE BIG RIG TRUCK SHOW – August 18-19, 2017
Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Call (715) 832-6666 or visit www.eauclairebigrigtruckshow.com.
GREAT AMERICAN TRUCKING SHOW – August 24-26, 2017
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Call (888) 349-4287 or visit www.truckshow.com.
BROOKS TRUCK SHOW – August 25-26, 2017
Pacific Northwest Truck Museum in Brooks, Oregon. Call (503) 463-8701 or visit www.pacificnwtruckmuseum.org.
CENTRAL VALLEY COMMERCIAL TRUCK SHOW – September 2-3, 2017
Fresno Fairgrounds in Fresno, California. Call (559) 684-1806 or visit www.cvcts.com.
NO COAST LARGECARS TRUCK SHOW – September 2-3, 2017
Hancock County Fairgrounds in Britt, Iowa. Call (641) 860-0867 or visit www.lifetimenutcovers.com.
THE BIG IRON CLASSIC – September 8-9, 2017
Dodge County Fairgrounds in Kasson, Minnesota. Call Jim at (507) 208-0222 or visit www.bigironclassic.com.
RICHARD CRANE MEMORIAL TRUCK SHOW – September 15-17, 2017
Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace, Michigan. Call (906) 643-6950 or visit www.nostalgia-prod.com.
BUSTED KNUCKLE TRUCK SHOW – September 15-17, 2017
Wilkins Oklahoma Truck Supply in Tonkawa, OK. Call (800) 299-5308 or visit www.wilkinstruckchrome.com.
U.S. DIESEL TRUCKIN’ NATIONALS – September 16, 2017
Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. Call (732) 446-7800 or visit www.racewaypark.com.
GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION TRUCK SHOW – September 22-23, 2017
4 State Trucks in Joplin, Missouri. Call (888) 875-7787 or visit www.chromeshopmafia.com.
TRUCKIN’ FOR KIDS SHOW & DRAGS – October 7-8, 2017
Irwindale Event Center in Irwindale, California. Call Frank at (208) 448-2811 or visit www.truckinforkids.org.
CALIFORNIA TRUCKING SHOW – October 14-15, 2017
Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California. Call (877) 281-7758 or visit www.californiatruckingshow.com.
TRUCK OR TREAT BENEFIT SHOW – October 21, 2017
Schnecksville Fire Department in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania. Call (570) 807-8671 or visit www.supershowrigs.com.
DYNAFLEX MONSTER STACK SHOOTOUT – October 21-22, 2017
Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, California. Call (323) 724-1555 or visit www.atsc.world today.”
Some Photos from the 2016 Mid-America Truck Show… ALWAYS a good time!