American Truck Historical Society – Historic Highway Convoy – scheduled for September 6-15, 2012 on Route 66 from Illinois to California

July 27, 2012

WHAT: Beginning September 6, 2012, in Morris, IL, the American Truck Historical Society will hold its first Historic Highway Convoy. The convoy will follow Route 66, the famous “Mother Road,” from Illinois to California. In conjunction with Travel Centers of America, celebrating its 40th Anniversary, daily truck shows will be held at T/A or Petro truck stops at each of the nine locations (Morris, IL; Troy, IL; Joplin, MO; Oklahoma City, OK; Amarillo, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Gallup, NM; Kingman, AZ; and Barstow, CA). Each show will take place from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The convoy vehicles will arrive around 4 p.m. to conclude with an expanded truck show. The convoy will make its final stop on September 15 in conjunction with the Route 66 Rendezvous, the annual automotive event held in San Bernardino, CA.

WHO: American Truck Historical Society (ATHS), publisher of Wheels of Time magazine and the largest antique truck club in the United States.

WHY: We invite you to stop at any of the locations on the days listed and enjoy the ATHS Historic Highway Convoy as we “Get our Kicks on Route 66″. Trucks from local ATHS members, an ATHS booth display and booth displays by the Prime Movers and Heavy Hauler sponsors will be present at each location.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Truck enthusiasts willing to register and drive a historic truck along the entire route or a portion of the route, local truck owners who want to register and show their truck at one or more locations, and anyone wanting to view the trucks at one of the daily shows.

WHEN: September 6-15, 2012. Each truck show will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. at each of the nine locations. The convoy vehicles will arrive each day around 4 p.m. to conclude with an expanded truck show.

WHERE: Travel Centers of America (T/A) and Petro Travel Centers

More info on the Historic Highway Convoy here: http://www.aths.org