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.
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.