(Words and Photos by Jim Hrody) For 2022, the American Truck Historical Society hosted its annual convention & truck show at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. Trucks of all sizes and eras were distributed throughout the grounds, roughly a thousand of them. Even a few farm tractors snuck in under the guise of flatbed cargo.
As to be expected, all current truck brands were well represented. But wasn’t expecting the relatively high count of the dead brands such as Hendrickson, Marmon, Diamond Reo, Diamond T, and even a few Studebakers. In the words of Snowman in Smokey and the Bandit II— “Well, then I must be commode-hangin’ drunk, cuz I see a ton of trucks”.