Sunday, September 12, 2010
11th Annual Midwest All Truck Nationals is one of the best truck shows in the country. Learn about it and see the pictures here
I never knew what hit me, though, because I was completely distracted by the fantabulous weather and more than 200 awesome trucks at the 11th-Annual Midwest All Truck Nationals at the E.H. Young Riverfront Park in Riverside, Mo.
Then, they had Bigfoot. Not the a new Bigfoot with ugly sponsorship graphics and a boring current-model F-Series truck. This one looked just like the late-'70s version, kind of like the one the bad guys smashed up the dealership with in Roadhouse.
There was also a really slick, and pretty rare '66 Chevy half-ton four-wheel-drive that Tony Smith from 4-5-6 Chevy Truck Parts brought in from his collection. It was a very nice truck, and you could study it all day. But I also bring this truck up because it won first place in the factory original class for this generation of truck, while I came home with second place hardware for my '63. And I have to say, I can't even believe I was allowed in the same class with this baby! I almost felt like I should give him my trophy as well--Lord knows he deserved both of them with that truck!
The American Truck Historical Society had some of the most interesting trucks in their display for my money. The ATHS is big on restoring heavy trucks like semis and busses, and their lighter-duty selections are geared more toward meticulously restored, older, unusual makes.
Was the sunburn worth it? Absolutely. The Genuine Chevy/GMC Truck Club of Kansas City puts on a very nice show here, and I'm very happy that I was able to spend the weekend with such a great bunch of people. But next year, I am going to bring the sunscreen.
Would you like to see all the cool trucks from the 2010 Midwest All Truck Nationals? No problem. It just so happens that I have prepared a slideshow with nearly 300 photos of all the festivities, and you can look at it right here.