The Historic Highway Convoy 2012

 

Many of you are probably familiar with the American Truck Historical Society (ATHS). Incorporated in 1971, the ATHS is a not-for-profit charitable organization formed to preserve the history of trucks, the trucking industry and its pioneers.

The American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry, has recognized the ATHS as the official repository of trucking history.

But have you heard about the Historic Highway Convoy 2012?

It was an ATHS-sponsored convoy of 30 vintage trucks that spent eight days trucking 2,000 miles, tracing the remnants of Old Route 66. The convoy, which took place in mid-September, began in Morris, IL, and ended in San Bernardino, CA.

Ronald Ahrens of The New York Times wrote a wonderful article on the event, entitled: Over 2,000 Miles, Hauling the Memory of the Mother Road.

The story can be found at: http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/17/over-2000-miles-hauling-the-memory-of-the-mother-road/.

It’s a fun read.

 

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