ATHS convention opens today in York, Pa.

Truck experts, collectors and enthusiasts gather this week in York, Pa. for the American Truck Historical Society’s 2015 National Convention and Truck Show. The three-day show/conference opens Thursday at the York Expo Center.

ATHSTrucks of all vintage and models will be on display at the ATHS convention in York, Pa. this weekend.

The show is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., today (Thursday) and Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $10 per day for ages 16 and older; admission is free for youth 15 and younger who accompany a paying adult.

Convention activities include:

  • As many as 1,000 trucks of all vintages and makes will be on display
  • A speaker’s program will include presentations on Mack, International, the evolution of American fire apparatus and the History of the American Diesel Truck.
  • Alex Debogorski, the star of the History Channel’s “Ice Road Truckers,” will meet showgoers autographs and photos.
  • Trucker Buddy International will offer merit badge instruction for the Boy Scouts of America. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn their Truck Transportation and Traffic Safety merit badges.
  • Truck-related vendors also will sell memorabilia, books/manuals, photos, model truck and parts.

The ATHS was founded in 1971 to preserve the history of trucks, the trucking industry, and its pioneers. The non-profit group is based in Kansas City, Mo., and has over 20,000 members worldwide.

The York Expo Center is located at 334 Carlisle Ave. in York.

Trucks on display at ATHS conventionTrucks on display at ATHS convention

Some 1,000 trucks will be on display at the ATHS Convention.Some 1,000 trucks will be on display at the ATHS Convention.

The ATHS convention opens Thursday.The ATHS convention opens Thursday.

Convention-goers will see a variety of vintage trucks.Convention-goers will see a variety of vintage trucks.