It’s hard to believe but another edition of the ATCA Northeastern PA truck show has come and gone. Yesterday as I stood outside the fair grounds watching the trucks leave I heard the announcer closing the show up for another year and almost couldn’t believe my ears. It seemed like only yesterday that it was 2013 and I was standing in the same spot watching the action. Time marches on.
Despite the poor weather more than 100 trucks made the trip to the Endless Mountains region of Pennsylvania for all to enjoy. That tells you something about the popularity of this show. A constant drizzle all morning did nothing to slow the trucks or the fans. Each year this show manages to draw a great variety of classics and working rigs. Some I have seen before. Others I have not. I think this is a big reason why so many people attend year after year. The ATCA club members that host the show are also very friendly, well organized and accommodating. Good people and good trucks appears to be the recipe to success. But enough of this blubbering. To the trucks!
This year I took more photographs than any other in recent memory. It only seemed right to expose my camera to the constant drizzle and humidity in the air. At least I didn’t have to worry about the position of the sun! Plenty of rigs caught my eye but the 1976 Mack DMM 685 set up as tractor was a special one. Can’t you just imagine it hooked to a lowboy pulling some massive dozer? This bulldog won the slow truck race with ease.
This 2015 Peterbilt provided a glimpse of what I would see if I ever attend the diesel nationals at Englishtown.
And you can’t talk about a truck show in Harford without talking about Brockways. I refer to this show as Cortland part II based on the sheer number of Huskies who make up the show field year in and year out. This old plow truck was the runner up in the slow truck race.
2014 was another fantastic show. I have plenty of video of trucks coming and going to share with you in the coming days. Until then, please enjoy footage of your slow truck champion.