custom truck show guide 2016 

2012 Kenworth W900L Show Truck

A custom truck show is THE place to see those custom big rigs you've been dreaming of. The shiny, sleek and tricked out 18 wheelers you'll see at these trucking events, will make your heart pound.

They’re long, lean, low and way cool. Many shows for big trucks often have a specific focus......old school vintage models, antique and classic semi truck models are most popular.

We like the low key events that focus on the fun of getting together with other truck owners, to  give their rigs a good old fashioned clean up and ‘spit and polish', and show their rides for others to see.... no competition involved.

The shows and events for trucks, are not just about custom trucks. They are also for educating the public, and giving them a better, more in-depth understanding about the trucking industry. A custom truck show will highlight the best of the industry, so in a way, it helps the public see there are good things about trucking.

These shows are just plain loads of fun too.  There's the opportunity to meet other truckers, make new friends  and get a chance for a little socializing with old friends, too. It doesn't matter if you love Peterbilts, Western Stars, Macks, or if a Kenworth turns your crank, there's lots of these cool trucks to see at a truck show.

Below, you'll find just some of the fantastic events held around the country, along with the dates of upcoming shows.

If you have TRUCK SHOW info, send us a note....we'll add your show and details.


Custom Truck Show Schedule


January

No events scheduled.


February

  •   Mid-West Truck & Trailer, Peoria, IL Feb 2017

March

  • MidEastern Chrome & Custom Cruise-In, Gaston, S. Carolina (March  2016) - In 2014, 59 big rigs in attendance, 30 hot roads, muscle cars. No registration fee... free event, 8 am-5pm. Draws, giveaways, entertainment and lots of fun. Great for families. Contact Danny 803-737-3381 for more info.
  • M.A.T.S., Louisville, KY - One of THE biggest and most popular of the shows. March 2017 
  • Gulf Coast Big Rig Show - 3rd annual, Biloxi, MS March 31- April 2, 2017: a big rig convoy on Friday night, on the beach road. 

April

  • 75 Chrome Shop, Wildwood, FL April 2017 
  • Gulf Coast Big Rig Show, Biloxi, MI April 2017 

May

  • Midwest Pride In Your Ride Tr., Tri-State Raceway, Earlville, IA 1st Weekend in May 2017 
  • Cool Truck Show, Galt, CA,  2017
  • Annual Peterbilt of Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, IA
  • Rollin-Coal Draygs & Tr. Show, Petersburg, VA
  • Antrim Diesel Dyno Day, Greencastle, PA
  • Annual Mother's Day Convoy, Lancaster, PA
  • Annual Greater Cincinnati Chapter of ATHS, Fairborn, OHIO
  • American Truck Historical Society's National Convention, Yakima, WA

June

  • Downhome Truck Show, Humboldt, NE  June 2017 
  • Western PA Pride & Shine, New Castle, PA  June 2017
  • Wheel Jam, Huron, South Dakota June 2017 
  • Ohio Transport for Christ T.S., Mt. Hope, OH
  • Great West Truck Show., Las Vegas, NV
  • East Coast Large Car, June, 2016 Augusta, NJ
  • Shell Rotella Super Rigs, Joplin, MO, June 2017 
  • Hookstown Big Rig Extravaganza, Hookstown, PA
  • Texas Trucking Show, Houston, TX - At the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de Las Americas, 1-888-255-0077, June 24-26, 2016 
  • Kory Lafferty Memorial Truck Show, Joplin, MO June 25, 2016
  • Class 8 On the Lake, June 2016, Geneva on the Lake, Ohio
  • Canadian Truck Driving Championships -- Event

July

  • Clifford Antique Truck Show, July 1-2, 2016, Clifford, ON, (2013 show) 
  • Color & Chrome Fantasy Truck Show July 1-3, 2016
  • Walcott Truckers Jamboree,  Walcott, IA, July  14-16, 2016
  • Kory Lafferty Memorial Tr., July 2016, Atwater, OH
  • Kosciusko Country Show & Shine, Warsaw, IN
  • All American Working Trucks, July 15-16, 2016, Wilmington, OH
  • 14th Annual Antique, West Newton, PA
  • Made in the Shade Tr. Show & Shine, Elizabeth, NC, July 23, 2016
  • Fergus Truck Show, July 22-24, 2016, Fergus, ON
  • Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals -- Mohnton, PA July 23, 2016
  • Top Gun Large Car Shootout, Rantoul, IL, July 29-31, 2016

August

  • Joplin 44 Petro Truckers Jamboree, Joplin, MO, August 5-6, 2016 (Show Website)
  • Carlisle Truck Nationals, August Carlisle, PA August 5-7, 2016
  • Rodeo Du Camion,  Notre-Dame-Du-Nord, QC 
  • ATHS Iowa-Nebraska Classic Show -- Omaha, NE 
  • Great Salt Lake Truck Show, Lehi, UT August 12-13, 2016
  • Waupun Truck Show-- Waupun, WI, August 12-13, 2016
  • Tower Tree Trucking Classics, Greensburg, IN, August 12-13, 2016
  • Eau Claire Big Rig S. -- Eau Claire, WI August 19-21, 2016
  • GATS, Dallas, TX -- Another of the super massive truck shows, August 25-27, 2016
  • Western Maryland -- Grantsville Town Park, Grantsville, MD - I68, Exit 19
  • Blue Ridge Diesel Truck Show, Salem, VA August 27, 2016

September

  • Annual ESLC -- Caroline County 4-H Grounds, Detour Rd., Denton, MD
  • East Coast Large Car Truck Show, Augusta, NJ September 10, 2016 
  • Richard Crane Memorial, St. Ignace, MI September 15-18, 2016
  • U.S. Diesel Truckin' Nationals -- Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ Sept 17, 2016
  • Great Lakes Truck Expo -- Cleveland, OH
  • Guilt By Association, Joplin, MO September 23-24, 2016
  • Big Iron Classic, Kasson, MN  September 9-10, 2016

October

  • Annual All Mack -- Gerharts, Litz, PA
  • Charlotte Diesel Super S., Charlotte, NC
  • Truxpro, Abbotsford, B.C., (every 2 years, October, 2016)
  • Annual Antique  -- Redmens Lodge, Fruitland, MD 
  • LCM Southern Classic, LeeHi Travel Plaza, Lexington, VA  
  • Chrome and Class, 900 Expo Dr., Smyra, TN
  • American Truck Fest -- Scottsdale, AZ October 21-23
  • California Trucking Show -- October 22-23

November, December

No events scheduled.


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