Time: October 12, 2013 all day
Location: Acquoni Expo Center
Street: 1501 Acquoni Rd.
City/Town: Cherokee, NC
Website or Map: http://visitcherokeenc.com/ev…
Phone: (828) 497-8122
Event Type: fall, rod, run, vendors, ford, family, entertainment, culture, mountains, demonstrations, prizes, late, model, pre-'72, classics
Organized By: Cherokee
Latest Activity: Oct 9, 2013
Big Wheels Roll into Cherokee at the Big Rigs Show
This Annual Big Rigs Antique Truck Show Raises Money for Cancer Research; Womanless Beauty Pageant
Big rigs and antique trucks rumble into Cherokee October 12-13 for the 7th Annual Big Rigs and Antique Trucks Show, where truck enthusiasts of all types gather to show off their custom and original truck resotrations, trade stories and ideas, compete for prizes and raise money for The Hope Chest for Women, which provides educational resources and limited financial assistance to women in Western North Carolina with breast and gynecologic cancer.
This family-friendly event takes place at the peak of the colorful fall leaf season on the Qualla Boundary at the Acquoni Expo Center, which is the old Cherokee High School located at 1501 Acquoni Rd. Last year more than 2,200 spectators and participants showed up, and this year organizers expect more than 150 trucks to be on display. Models range from the antique to the working class, including pickup trucks, semis, dump trucks, and more.
Anyone with a real working or antique truck may register. Parts and swap meet vendors and food displays will also be available at the show. For all trucks approved for display, the registrant and a guest will receive free admission. Gates open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. General admission is $5; children twelve and under admitted free of charge. For additional show information, contact Bill Ashe at (828) 421-9399.
The event is sponsored by the Western NC Truck Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society. Incorporated in 1971, the American Truck Historical Society is a nonprofit organization formed to preserve the history of trucks, the trucking industry, and its pioneers. The ATHS is an international organization with more than 23,000 members in the United States, Canada, Australia, and 20 other countries worldwide. For more information about ATHS, go to www.aths.org.