OOIDA tour trailer stops in Morris, Ill., fresh from a vintage truck show
May 23, 2022
Marty Ellis has hauled the OOIDA tour trailer to Morris, Ill., and he’s looking forward to a good meal there.
However, he got to see some great vintage trucks over the weekend at the American Truck Historical Society Greater Cincinnati Chapter Truck Show in Honor of Jerry Howard. He sent some photos you will want to look at
The Spirit of the American Trucker is scheduled Monday and Tuesday, May 23-24, to be at the TA Travel Center in Morris. It is at the junction of I-80 and Route 47, Exit 112B from the interstate highway.
Greater Cincinnati show
Mark Schroyer, president of the American Truck Historical Society, is played host to the Greater Cincinnati show at his business. The show used to be presented in Fairborn, Ohio, at Jerry Howard’s place. However, Jerry died last year. He was a big supporter of the American Truck Historical Society.
There were about 75 trucks at the show, Ellis said. OOIDA Board Member Mark Elrod of Peru, Ind., was there too. It was nice to see some OOIDA life members at the show, Ellis said.
“It really turned out to be a nice show, and best of all the storm waited until the show was almost over with,” Ellis said.
The Greater Cincinnati show was a warm-up for the ATHS National Convention and Truck Show on June 9-11 in Springfield, Ill.
Ellis plans to have the OOIDA tour trailer there. Also, Lewie Pugh, executive vice president of OOIDA, plans to make an appearance and so does Ryan Witkowski, Land Line staff writer.
Here are some shots Ellis snapped at the Greater Cincinnati show
Midwest Pride in Your Ride
On May 6-7, Ellis attended the Midwest Pride in Your Ride in Earlville, Iowa. It raised funds for the American Cancer Society.
Organizer Eldon Jaeger presented a check for $112,578, which was raised at the event. Jaeger started the show in 2011 after a daughter passed away following a 14-year battle with cancer.
There were 252 trucks and 39 tractors at the Midwest Pride in Your Ride. Last year, the show raised $103,790 for the American Cancer Society, according to the website.
Stop by when you see The Spirit
If you see the OOIDA tour trailer, stop by and say hello. Ellis looks forward to visiting about the Association’s activities and current issues. There are copies of Land Line Magazine to pick up there. You can join or renew your membership for $10 off the regular price at The Spirit. Face masks are available at The Spirit for anyone with a commercial driver’s license.
Ellis regularly discusses what he sees on the road and hears from drivers on Friday Land Line Now broadcasts.
Here is the schedule for The Spirit. LL