Upcoming Trucking Events
by Dennis "Kazoo" Shipman
THE BIG IRON CLASSIC *
September 10 & 11, Kasson, MN
Since 1999, The Big Iron Classic has attracted thousands of people every year to the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Kasson, MN to not only enjoy some of the best looking trucks in the country, but also to raise money for local area charities. The 2009 event featured about 500 trucks, a tractor pull, a light show, live music and a parade. For more information call Jim at (507) 208-0222 or visit www.bigironclassic.com.
U.S. DIESEL TRUCKIN’ NATIONALS *
September 18, Englishtown, NJ
Held at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, this annual show draws in 1,000 to 1,500 trucks every year. Presented by our friends at Elizabeth Truck Center, this 34th annual event features drag racing, vendors, food, music, a truck beauty contest, a motorsports spectacular and more. For more info call (732) 446-7800 or visit www.racewaypark.com.
GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION TRUCK SHOW *
October 1 & 2, Joplin, MO
This 2nd annual “Guilty By Association” Truck Show & Customer Expo is again being hosted by the Chrome Shop Mafia and 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Missouri. Featuring the coolest trucks, concerts, great food, vendors, raffle prizes and give-aways, shop tours and unbelievable bargains on parts and accessories, this event will be fun for the entire family. For
questions or to pre-register your truck, call (417) 624-2900 Ext. 11 or visit www.chromeshopmafia.com.
GOLDEN STATE TRUCKING EXPO *
October 16 & 17, Pomona, CA
This show, which debuted in 2005 as The Truck Show Latino & Construction Truck & Equipment Expo, is held every year at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, and is now called the Golden State Trucking Expo. Featuring vendors, exhibits and plenty of cool trucks indoors, this show targets truckers involved in over-the-road, construction, agriculture, local delivery, intermodal, warehousing and more! This event is always a fun party (at least for us). For more information, call (800) 227-5992 or visit www.goldenstatetruckingexpo.com.
TRUCKIN’ FOR KIDS SHOW & DRAGS *
October 23 & 24, Irwindale, CA
This wild and exciting event is not only a fun time but also a fund raiser for various children’s charities. Over the last 29 years, this event has raised over $575,000 for children in need. Held at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, CA, this show draws in hundreds of trucks and features fun big rig drag racing, as well as a host of other fun activities. We at 10-4 have participated in this event for over 15 years and always have a good time. For more details or updated information, call Race Director Frank Pangburn at (208) 448-2811 or visit www.truckinforkids.org.