Peterbilt 75th anniversary celebration concludes

Spanning eight months, nearly 100 events and attracting almost 20,000 attendees, Peterbilt’s 75th anniversary truck and trailer has concluded its tour around the country.

The centerpiece of the tour was a custom-built, double-expandable, 53-foot trailer with Peterbilt memorabilia, interactive displays, a history wall display, a Paccar MX-13 Engine and cab and sleeper cutaways of Peterbilt’s new Models 579 and 567. The trailer was transported by the Model 579 Anniversary Edition.

PeterbiltIn addition to 80 Peterbilt dealership visits, the truck and tractor also went to major trucking industry events, including a 75th anniversary celebration in Stockton, Calif., which drew thousands of attendees and 351 Peterbilt trucks and tractors.

It was the largest collection of Peterbilt trucks ever assembled and likely the largest collection of a single brand of vehicle ever gathered in place. Nearly every model of Peterbilt was represented, including the first-ever chassis produced.

Our colleagues over at Successful Dealer put together this slide show of some of the Peterbilts that were part of the tour.

Peterbilt Anniversary

Peterbilt Anniversary

Peterbilt Anniversary

Peterbilt Anniversary

Peterbilt Anniversary

Peterbilt Anniversary

Peterbilt Anniversary

Peterbilt Anniversary

Peterbilt Anniversary

Peterbilt Anniversary

Peterbilt Anniversary