Keep On Truckin’: 50 Years of Classic Haulers Is Officially In The Books!
By Rob Fortier – Photography by the Author
So, we made it through this weekend’s Grand National Roadster Show and, most importantly, our collaboration with LMC Truck: the Keep On Truckin’: 50 Years of Classic Haulers once-in-a-lifetime exhibit.
With over 100 classic trucks, vans, and mini-trucks crammed in the spacious Building 9 at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA, you’d think that’d be enough to see … but no. This year’s GNRS featured more trucks outside and within the adjacent buildings than we’d ever seen to date. Not only did Relaxed Atmosphere do a great job of wrangling up some club members to park outside the Keep On Truckin’ exhibit, but the GNRS traditional Granddaddy Drive-In also managed to reel in a ton of trucks Friday through Sunday. Just goes to show how strong and thriving this portion of the hobby is—and a great segue way into the upcoming Grand National Truck Show!
Be sure and mark your calendars for September 16-17, two weekends following Labor Day. Rod Shows is proud to announce the inaugural Grand National Truck Show here at the Fairplex—a gathering of “all things with a bed” as they put it Thursday when the show was first announced. From street rods to late-models, turn-of-the-century restorations to full-blown customs, if it was meant to haul, it’s meant to show at the GNTS!
Once again, thanks to all the owners/builders who graciously took the time and effort to be a part of the historic Keep On Truckin’ exhibit this past weekend. We hope to see as many of you return in September.
For more on the 2023 GNRS or the upcoming GNTS, visit www.rodshows.com.