Sunday, September 9, 2012
2012 Midwest All-Truck Nationals is the place where truck owners come together
www.stovebolt.com). Website owners John and Peggy Milliman bring an army of old truck disciples from all over the country, and they always have a great time. I definitely don’t know as much about trucks as these people do, but many of them still use their rigs to actually do work, so they don’t seem to mind my crusty ride. They’re definitely a fun bunch, and have dinners, tours, and pool parties throughout the week.
www.67-72chevytrucks.com, van clubs, mini truck folks, 4X4 gurus, rat rod owners, and people that lavish enormous attention to later-model trucks. There are even several heavy-duty trucks that show up at this event from the American Truck Historical Society. Wherever your taste in trucks falls, you’ll satisfy your cravings here. This silver '67 stepside, by the way, took home "Best of Show."
Among the heavy trucks, I was really drawn to this smooth-as-glass black GMC. It was hooked up to its own flatbed trailer, and then the whole rig was loaded on to another late-model Alderson Excavating flatbed trailer. I’m actually not sure even what year this was, but I’m guessing it’s about a 1950 model. My homeowner’s association would kick us out if I bought something this big and parked it in my driveway, but I think they’re fascinating to look at all the same.
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