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American Truck Historical Society's National Convention and Truck Show

  • Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Address: 3000 E Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317
  • May 25, 2017 - May 28, 2017
  • From: 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Price: Single day tickets $10, <12 free with accompanying adult
Overview

The largest vintage truck show in the world will be held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines Iowa from May 25 - May 27, 2017. “There will be more vintage trucks onsite here than have ever been assembled in one place in world history” said Jim Poage, Executive Director of the American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) who produces this show. “When we say ‘trucks’ we are talking about early 1900’s high wheelers, to large, vintage, 18 wheeler type trucks.” said Poage. “We will have some of the first trucks ever produced in the world and a few that just came off the assembly line a few days before.”
This is an annual event and national convention of the ATHS. The event moves to different locations each year. Over 1,000 vintage trucks are scheduled to be onsite. In addition to the trucks, there will be almost 100 different vendors showing their wares, a large variety of food vendors, a kids area, swap meet, and an adrenaline pumping, competition Truck Pull on Saturday afternoon.
“At this show you can get up close and personal with not only the owners, but the trucks themselves” said Dave Schroyer, President of the ATHS. “I will be bringing 4 of my own.” he added. Several of the trucks on display are literally one-of-a-kind in the world. Some members from across North America will bring as many as 15 trucks to the show. The majority of these trucks are fully restored and many in mint condition.
The show is a family event for young and old alike. Kids can drive a car or truck in a state of the art driving simulator while older patrons can rent a golf cart to tour the grounds. Free shuttles rotate between the parking lot and event area.

American Truck Historical Society's National Convention and Truck Show