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ATHS Truck Show set for Des Moines

When: May 25-27, 2017

Where: Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa

By: Presented by American Truck Historical Society

The 37th Annual ATHS National Convention & Truck Show, the largest annual vintage truck show in the world, will be held May 25-27, 2017 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.

They anticipate 1,000 vintage trucks, 5,000 spectators, and 1,500 convention registrants, 10 percent of which are from outside of the U.S.


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Old/New, Large/Small, Working/Retired, Tattered/Tricked-Out

Come to the fairgrounds for the Saturday afternoon truck pull, swap meet, food vendors, vendor exhibits and annual awards dinner. Also, seven tour options will include such locations as the Iowa 80 Truck Stop, Vermeer Plant, Knoxville Sprint Car Racing, Living History Farms, Kinze Manufacturing, Winterset Covered Bridges, Amana Colonies and the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum.

Speaker sessions will feature Steve “Doc” Wilson on Cummins engines, Cam Lavin on Peterbilt’s 359 Model, and Robert Ward on Harlan’s Triangle Truck Port and Legendary B.C. Fry.

The fairground camping area offers 1,600 spaces for RV, tent and in-truck camping.


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Pre-registration (all 3 show days): $25
Single-Day Admission: $10
Truck/Trailer Registration (per unit): $15
(Kids 15 & younger are always free!)

To register or for more information go to or call (816) 891-9900.

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