The World’s Largest Truckstop celebrated America’s truckers last week in a big way with the 34th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree. Held July 11-13, the event hosted nearly 40,000 drivers and their families as well as local residents. Visitors came from 19 different states and Canada to display their trucks.
During the three days, guests enjoyed over 175 exhibits; a Super Truck Beauty Contest with 58 contestants; a fantastic antique truck display with over 150 vehicles; delicious Iowa pork chop cookout; Trucker Olympics; Carnival Games; and music all three days.
The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum hosted a party of its own on July 12th to celebrate the 100th birthday of its 1913 Rambler Truck in the museum’s collection.
Next year’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 10-12, 2014 and also marks the 50th Anniversary of Iowa 80 Truckstop.