A Route 66 Convoy

Historic Trucks Roll Next Month

Larry Jewett - August 06, 2012 01:55 PM


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Beginning September 6, 2012, in Morris, Illinois, the inaugural American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) Historic Highway Convoy will begin to motor west on Route 66. In conjunction with Travel Centers of America, daily truck shows will be held at TA and Petro truck stops at 10 locations. Each show will begin at 11 a.m. with trucks from local ATHS members, an ATHS booth display, and booth displays by the Prime Movers and Heavy Hauler sponsors. The convoy will make its final stop on September 15, 2012, in San Bernardino, California.
Convoy trucks are to arrive at the show site no later than 4 p.m. each day for participant roll call to qualify for an exclusive convoy keepsake available only to those who complete the entire route. Upon arrival in San Bernardino, convoy trucks will join the ATHS Southern California Chapter’s show trucks in the Route 66 Rendezvous held each year.
The $100 per truck/driver participation price includes a Convoy hat, Convoy shirt, commemorative chock block, daily check-in card, and a route guide that includes maps and notes of the route. Each participant will make his or her own overnight accommodation arrangements, and eating arrangements.
Convoy and show requirements include proof of insurance on each participating vehicle and a working fire extinguisher on board each vehicle. It is strongly recommended that trailers not be pulled on the convoy due to tight turns and narrow roads found along several of the route options. Participants can travel individually, or in small groups as they progress from location to location, allowing everyone to choose the route of their choice at their own pace. Just remember to arrive by 4:00 p.m. at the next stop for check-in.
Information can be found at
Get your kicks on Route 66!