Antique Trucks To Gather in Missouri

National convention and show in May

Eric Kaminsky - March 28, 2014 01:15 PM


Trucks of all sizes will be on display at the ATHS convention.

Photo courtesy of the American Truck Historical Society

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Trucks of all sizes – from pickups to big rigs – will gather May 29-31 for the American Truck Historical Society’s 2014 national convention in Springfield, Missouri. 

Nearly every vintage and make will be on display, ranging from high-spoke trucks from the early 1900s to the 18-wheel tractor-trailer rigs seen on highways today. The event will be held at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

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 presentations on C.W. McCall, Missouri Route 66, Campbell 66 Express, and the history of Peterbilt. Many truck-related vendors will be on site, selling items such as memorabilia, books and manuals, photos, model trucks, parts, etc.

In conjunction with the ATHS convention, the National Association of Show Trucks (NAST) will meet and display vehicles. This will add to the variety of trucks, because NAST trucks are generally newer, working show trucks.

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, Missouri, and has over 20,000 members worldwide.


For more information and to register for the convention online, go to