National convention

National Convention and ATHS Truck Show features celebrity meet-and-greets, silent auctions and learn-to-know sessions

Truck registration 2021. ATHS can’t wait to see all the many shapes, sizes and models of trucks in 2022!

Thelma & Louise in a golf cart

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American Truck Historical Society

— More than just a truck show —

KANSAS CITY, MO, USA, May 26, 2022 / — The American Truck Historical Society is hosting the National Convention & Truck Show in Springfield, Illinois at the State Fairgrounds in a few weeks — June 9-11. For more information, visit

Thousands of spectators are expected to attend and enjoy the hundreds of historic trucks on display. But what some may not know is that the event is much more than a truck show, not only for ATHS members, but also for guests. A get-together and a silent auction are part of the mix this year. Guests can meet Stormy Wylie, Editor-in-Chief of Wheels of Time. The magazine was first published in October 1980 and has always been a staple of the American Truck Historical Society. Stormy has been an editor since 2002. During her 20 year career, she has interviewed many truck enthusiasts and written countless articles. Guests can also meet artist and social media influencer, “Miss Flatbed Red” (aka Ashley Donaldson, Finlay, Ohio) who is known for her truck art. Additionally, Cummins is holding a silent auction for a 1950s International Harvester truck that once had a 1939 H-Series Cummins engine. The engine is older than any H-Series production engine found in the Cummins Archive. The H-Series engine is the ancestor of all Cummins engines, helping to launch the company as a manufacturer of truck engines. The 1939 engine is being rebuilt for future display, but the truck is for sale. All proceeds benefit the ATHS.

There will be multiple learning sessions each day from experts in the insurance industry of a collectible vehicle, four-wheel drive automobile company history, history and innovation Cummins, Oshkosh Truck history, and more.

The ATHS National Convention and Truck Show is open to the public at the Illinois State Fairgrounds at 801 E. Sangamon Ave, Springfield, Illinois June 9-11, 2022.

The Truck Show, Meet and Greet, Silent Auction and Vendor Showcase are open to the public at the following times:
• Thursday, June 9: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Friday, June 10: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Saturday June 11: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Entrance at the gate is $15/adult and under 12s are free. Presales can be purchased online ( or at the door.

The ATHS Awards Banquet is a highlight for members and features individual and corporate winners for 50, 75 and 100 years of service to the industry. The 2022 American Trucking Hall of Fame and Industry Leaders inductees are announced at the banquet. The banquet will take place on Friday, June 10. Tickets can be purchased separately.

Those interested in bringing a truck to the live event in Springfield can still register online at or contact ATHS at 816-891-9900 or email [email protected] .org

There is a virtual option for truck enthusiasts who cannot attend the live event. Customers can enjoy all on-site activities from the comfort of their homes by attending the 2022 National Virtual Convention and Truck Show. The deadline for virtual truck entries is Friday, May 27. The virtual truck registration fee is $5/truck and virtual attendee registration is $10/person. Virtual attendees can watch the virtual event for one year. Virtual admission for attendees is included with full in-person Convention registration. More information at

About the ATH
The American Truck Historical Society was established in 1971 to preserve the history of trucks, the trucking industry and its pioneers. ATHS is international in scope, with approximately 17,000 members and 100 chapters covering 23 countries and all 50 states of the United States. The Zoe James Memorial Library houses a collection of over 500,000 digitized and original photographs and documents; 35,000 business records and over 45,000 books and periodicals, plus an extensive collection of model trucks. The American Trucking and Industry Leaders Hall of Fame, ATHS Visitor Center and Library are housed in the corporate headquarters, located in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. More information about ATHS, including hours of operation, is available at

Dates of the future national convention and truck show
Springfield, IL – June 9-11, 2022
Reno, Nevada – June 8-10, 2023
York, Pennsylvania – June 6-8, 2024
Madison, WI – June 5-7, 2025*
TBD – June 4-6, 2026
Reno, Nevada – June 10-12, 2027*
York, Pennsylvania – June 8-10, 2028
Madison, WI – June 7-9, 2029*

Marina Spexarth
American Truck Historical Society
+1 816-891-9900
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