GBATS: The show goes on-line

November 2020

Land Line Staff

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The in-person Guilty By Association Truck Show this year, like many things, had to be postponed until 2021 because of COVID-19 concerns. But that didn’t prevent the 2020 show from happening. It just went online.

The Sept. 25 four-hour live streaming event featured all kinds of things, like show truck walk arounds, shop tours and the legendary GBATS burnouts.

OOIDA partnered with 4 State Trucks in a $30,000 “Pile-O-Parts” giveaway to one lucky trucker. OOIDA member Branden Rhodes from Sterling, Colo., entered the contest after not one but two trucks sidelined the trucker over the past couple of years. He didn’t know what to say when he heard his name announced as the winner.

“I was kinda speechless. I didn’t really know what to think. I couldn’t believe it,” Rhodes told Land Line Now. He’s looking forward to getting his 2000 W900 Kenworth back up and running and “like new.” LL