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 custom truck show guide 2014

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.

top custom show truck galleries

KW Custom

 The W900

Pete Custom

 KW Cabovers

 Ftliner Cabovers

Old Cabovers

Older Models


custom truck show schedule


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  •   Mid-West Truck & Trailer, Peoria, IL


  • MidEastern Chrome & Custom Cruise-In, Gaston, S. Carolina (March 15, 2015) - 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.


  • 75 Chrome Shop, Wildwood, FL


  • Midwest Pride In Your Ride Tr., Tri-State Raceway, Earlville, IA 2015
  • Cool Truck Show, Galt, CA,  2015
  • 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
  • Joplin 44 Petro Truckers Jamboree, Joplin, MO
  • Annual Greater Cincinnati Chapter of ATHS, Fairborn, OHIO
  • American Truck Historical Society's National Convention, Yakima, WA



  • Walcott Truckers Jamboree, July  2015, Walcott, IA
  • Kory Lafferty Memorial Tr., July 2015, Atwater, OH
  • Kosciusko Country Show & Shine, Warsaw, IN
  • All American Working Trucks, July, 2015, Wilmington, OH
  • 14th Annual Antique, West Newton, PA
  • Made in the Shade Tr. Show & Shine, David City, NE
  • Texas Trucking Show, Houston, TX - At the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de Las Americas, 1-888-255-0077, July 2015
  • Fergus Truck Show, July, 2015, Fergus, ON
  • Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals -- Mohnton, PA


  • Carlisle Truck Nationals, August Carlisle, PA
  • Rodeo Du Camion,  Notre-Dame-Du-Nord, QC
  • ATHS Iowa-Nebraska Classic Show -- Omaha, NE,
  • Waupun -- Waupun, WI
  • Color & Chrome Fantasy -- Ogallala, NE,
  • Eau Claire Big Rig S. -- Eau Claire, WI
  • GATS, Dallas, TX -- Another of the super massive truck shows.
  • Western Maryland -- Grantsville Town Park, Grantsville, MD - I68, Exit 19


  • Annual ESLC -- Caroline County 4-H Grounds, Detour Rd., Denton, MD
  • Richard Crane Memorial, St. Ignace, MI
  • U.S. Diesel Truckin Nationals -- Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ
  • Great Lakes Truck Expo -- Cleveland, OH
  • Guilt By Association, Joplin, MO
  • Big Iron Classic, Kasson, MN 


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

november, december 

No events scheduled.

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