Folks in Joplin, Mo. are not ones to let grass grow under their feet.
Four State Trucks, organizers of the recent Guilty By Association Truck Show (lovingly known as GBATS) has announced the dates for next year’s gathering.
Marketing Director Jessica Martin said drivers who want to show off their trucks at GBATS in 2016 and be part of the annual convoy for Special Olympics ought to keep Sept. 23 and 24 open.
Jeremy and Samantha James with their children Cabella and Bristol
Haleigh Slayden and Logan Winters
Geri Watson and Sweat Pea
Young truck/tractor pull fan
Laura Burch with Bristol Burch. Their husband and dad is Cody Burch, the man who runs the fabrication and body shop at 4 States.
Mack meets Baby Girl at GBATS
Bryan and Brice Martin
Mason Martin and Jocelyn Moses atop Brian Martin's 2003 Kenworth
Old Glory over GBATS
Eric Landry readies his 2008 Kenworth for the show
GBATS guests rode in style
One of the many trucks at GBATS
Zach Wolf's 1999 Peterbilt 379 from Deerfield, Mo.
Alfred Spino from Texas adds a few final touches to the tires of his 2001 Peterblit 379
Al Mecey's 1995 Peterbilt 379
Some of the more than 400 trucks at GBATS
FMX Motorcross riders Friday night
Bryan and Brice Martin, owners of 4 State Trucks
The Larry H. Miller Award that was presented Friday night