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National Convention and Truck Show in Springfield
June 9 @ 8:00 am - June 11 @ 4:00 pm
The American Truck Historical Society kicks off its National Convention & Truck Show, on June 9-11 in Springfield, Illinois.
ATHS reports that the 2022 registration numbers look good. “We are tracking ahead of 2021 numbers for both truck and attendee registrations. We are optimistic that truck registrations will be a great turnout with participation from across the United States. Hundreds of ATHS dedicated members will make the long road trip, despite any obstacle in their path. Some may have to adjust to demanding time, but most important is their presence,” said Executive Director Laurence Gration. “Our event is ‘more than just a truck show’ – it’s a Convention; a celebration and gathering of members and truck lovers whether they be lifelong or brand-new friends. ATHS is very proud of the educational aspect of the convention, presented by members for members, allowing all to share the experience.”
The ATHS National Convention and Truck Show is open to the public at the Illinois State Fairgrounds located at 801 E. Sangamon Ave, Springfield, Illinois, from June 9 – 11, 2022.
The live truck show and vendor expo are open to the public during the following times:
• Thursday, June 9: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Friday, June 10: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Saturday, June 11: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gate admittance is $15/adult and 12 under are free. Pre-sales can be purchased online (ATHS.org/convention).
The live Convention & Truck Show averages over 1,000 trucks of all shapes and sizes on display with around 10,000 spectators. The event offers historic trucks to view, a vendor expo, and learning sessions with admittance. For more information visit ATHS.org/convention/.
For truck enthusiasts unable to attend the live event, there is a virtual option. Guests can enjoy all on-site activities from the comfort of their homes by attending the 2022 National Virtual Truck Show, June 17-18. Virtual truck and attendee registration is at ATHS.org/convention/virtual/
The American Truck Historical Society was formed in 1971 to preserve the history of trucks, the trucking industry, and its pioneers. ATHS is international in scope, with around 17,000 members and 100 chapters spanning 23 countries and all 50 United States. The Zoe James Memorial Library hosts a collection of over 500,000 digitized and original photographs and documents; 35,000 pieces of sales literature, and more than 45,000 books and periodicals, along with an extensive collection of scale model trucks. The American Trucking and Industry Leader Hall of Fame, ATHS Visitor Center, and Library are housed within the home office, located in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A. More information about ATHS, including hours of operation, can be found at ATHS.org.