BangShift.com American Truck Historical Society Show Coverage: Heavy Duty, Hot Rods, And All Kinds Of Oddities!
American Truck Historical Society Show Coverage: Heavy Duty, Hot Rods, And All Kinds Of Oddities!
We’ve got another great gallery of photos from the ATHS convention and truck show. This is one incredibly unique event as it features restored classics of all kinds, plus hot rod and show trucks. The restored classics are incredible, as the diversity of this show has commercial trucks of all kinds on display. Once we’ve cut one up or lowered it on the ground or built a ramp truck out of them, we sometimes forget just how big and awesome some of these commercial trucks were in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.
(Words and Photos by Jim Hrody) For 2022, the American Truck Historical Society hosted its annual convention & truck show at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. Trucks of all sizes and eras were distributed throughout the grounds, roughly a thousand of them. Even a few farm tractors snuck in under the guise of flatbed cargo.
As to be expected, all current truck brands were well represented. But wasn’t expecting the relatively high count of the dead brands such as Hendrickson, Marmon, Diamond Reo, Diamond T, and even a few Studebakers. In the words of Snowman in Smokey and the Bandit II— “Well, then I must be commode-hangin’ drunk, cuz I see a ton of trucks”.
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