ATHS Antique Truck Show
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. The event will host a wide variety of antique trucks. To be considered “antique,” your truck must be 18 years or older. Children 15 and younger get in free with a paying adult. Tickets for those of you that are 16 and older is only $10 a ticket.
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 ATHS has did some great things over the past few decades and they put on a heck of a show. If you’ve never been, you have to pre-plan for this baby. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a haul going through Springfield.
The National Association of Show Trucks (NAST) will meet in conjunction with 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. If you’re around the Springfield area or within a few hundred miles, I would suggest attending the event. I’ve only been once and it was well worth the drive truckers. They will also be a program on the history of Peterbilt for those of you that may find interest in that.