Sunday, September 11, 2011
The 12th Annual Midwest All Truck Nationals brought trucks and truck fans from all over America to the Riverside Red-X
For the past few years, this event was held at the E.H. Young Riverfront Park, but that location is still suffering from the ill effects of too much water and not enough riverbed. So the festivities were moved to the grassy lot out behind the eclectic Red-X general store. I haven't been to this exact location since the old Riverside Stadium dirt track resided on this spot.
The American Truck Historical Society brought out some very cool vintage big rigs, like Diamond T's and old GMC Generals and stuff. I really enjoy looking at those, although most of them spent the weekend on flatbed trailers, and it would have been fun to see them more closely.
Of course, Tony's truck won first in it's class. But there were a lot of classes, and a lot of trophies. Luckily, since my truck isn't restored, I ended up in another class. And believe it or not, I won a first place trophy too. I'm proud of the award, although I think they just gave it to be to be nice.
I've written way too much. Let's get to the pictures already. There are 364 of them in the slideshow below. Most are from Saturday, a few from Sunday. If you were wondering why your neighbor wasn't home to help you move that big couch to the dump in his pickup this weekend, you'll probably see where he was after you look through the photos.