This weekend I paid my first visit to the ATCA Northern Empire State classic truck show in Madrid, NY. This show has been on my radar for awhile now but par the course other things usually prevented me from attending. This year my schedule was open so I made the trip north. Cool and windy weather conspired to keep the numbers down but a great collection of trucks still made the journey for all to enjoy.
Check out this 1987 Freightliner FLD120. You know it didn’t leave the factory looking that good.
And here is a truck I got a second chance with. I didn’t get to see much of this 1976 Brockway 761 at the National Brockway Show a few short weeks ago so I was happy to see it arriving on the backs of on the nicest Peterbilt around.
I consider myself lucky to live in the same part of the world as George Tackaberry and his wonderful collection of vehicles. Every single truck is simply top notch perfect. Right down to the smallest detail. Enjoy this video of the Cat 3408 happily idling away.
This year the show was held on the grounds of the St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum which offered plenty of interesting equipment to shake your head at in amazement contemplating how far we’ve come (or gone back) in the world of machinery.
All in all this was a great show hosted by some very nice people. I would attend again.