This past Saturday, I decided to attend the American Truck Historical Society Antique Truck Show that was held at the Easters States Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield, MA. The show was held between May 31st and June 2nd, with viewing hours between 9AM and 5PM, which meant the only time I could view the show was on Saturday. Typical of New England weather, the show days on Thursday and Friday were gorgeous, while Saturday was almost a wash out.
The American Truck Historical Society was Incorporated in 1971, and was formed to preserve the history of trucks, the trucking industry, and its pioneers. Currently headquartered in Kansas City Missouri, its current membership is nearing 21,000 members, with members located in 23 countries. For 2012, the ATHS decided on West Springfield for their annual National Convention and Antique Truck Show, which routinely attracts well over 1,000 show trucks from all over the country.
During the time I was there on Saturday, the rain didn’t let up for most of the day, and the shots I did get gives you a flavor of the types of trucks that were in attendance. I actually quit after about two hours of non-stop rain, with the camera giving me fits because of the moisture. Take a stroll through the gallery, and let me know what you think. More information about the ATHS found here.
All images: Copyright 2012 Hooniverse/Jim Brennan