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September offers truck shows across the country

As summer begins to wind down, truck shows this month continue to go strong. September shows will span from Oklahoma to New Jersey. Popular gatherings include the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show and Guilty By Association Truck Show.

Dodge County Fairgrounds in Kasson, Minn., will kick things off this month with the Big Iron Classic Sept. 9-10. According to the website, the Big Iron Classic is “the largest ‘Working Class’ truck show in the Midwest for semi-trucks and trailers and one of the largest contributors of toys to local charities.” In addition to showing off hundreds of trucks, the Big Iron Classic will also collect toys for charity, review new technology, and include a truck pull competition. For more information visit BigIronClassic.com.

Further east on Sept. 10, Denton, Md., will be hosting the Eastern Shore Large Cars show. Plenty of trucks will be on display, but truckers can also take advantage of a Department of Transportation Q&A hosted by BayCom and Wilson Transportation Services. Representatives for the two companies will answer questions regarding regulations, e-logs and other trucking-related issues. Visit Facebook.com/ESLargeCars or email eslc@comcast.net.

The following weekend will feature three truck shows. Starting in Tonkawa, Okla., at Wilkins Oklahoma Truck Supply on Sept. 16-18 is the Wilkins Busted Knuckle Classic. Friday night will get the event started with a convoy through the city followed by a light show. Saturday will be packed with events, including the truck show, prize giveaways and Chad Smith performing live music for the “Party on the Prairie.” Go to Stores.WilkinsChrome.com to find out more.

Truckers farther north can catch the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignace, Mich., on Sept. 15-18. Light shows, truck show, silent auctions, dunk tanks and more can be experienced at this year’s show. Check out live music from Brian Lorente and The Usual Suspects and attend a meet-and-greet with OOIDA Life Member Alex Debogorski of “Ice Road Truckers.” For more information, including last year’s winners, visit NastShowTrucks.org.

On the East Coast in Englishtown, N.J., the U.S. Diesel Truckin’ Nationals will take place on Sept. 17 at Raceway Park. With gates opening at 9 a.m. and the final event ending at 10 p.m., showgoers will get more than half a day’s worth of entertainment, which includes diesel pickup races, big rig races and a monster truck show. Tickets for adults are $30, and kids under 12 get in for $10. Every ticket is a pit pass. Visit USDieselNationals.com for more details.

Closing out truck shows for the month of September will be the Chrome Shop Mafia at 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Mo., on Sept. 23-24 for the annual Guilty By Association Truck Show. Ending the month with a bang, GBATS will feature fireworks, Big Rig Burnouts, Bounty Hunter Show Truck live demo, live music by Tony Justice, swap meet, Special Olympics Convoy and more. Truckers can also score deals at the on-site store. For more information, go to ChromeShopMafia.com.

In Canada:

Trucking for a Cure Convoy – September 10 at Prescott, Ontario
Trucking for a Cure Convoy – September 17 at Woodstock, Ontario

For further information see: truckingforacure.com