Rare Brockway seen at the Big Rig Show in Springfield, IL | cars

This boss-looking Brockway E-361T caught my eye as I walked by the ATHS National Convention, held June 9-11 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. I chose it for today’s story because it was an excellent restoration, in an attractive color scheme of a rarely seen make.

EVENT TRACKING: The American Truck Historical Society’s National Convention & Truck Show held June 9-11, 2022 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds was quite the show, as I suspected! There were over 700 trucks on display, from Chevy Corvair tow trucks as small as this (yes, a tow truck) to a bright yellow tractor for oversized loads with an oversized sleeper that I swear was as big as my first apartment.

The truck featured today is a 1970 Brockway E-31T owned by Tom Millard IV of Covington Township, Pennsylvania. The restoration from the ground up was a father and son project that took seven years to complete. The original engine was a Detroit Diesel 671, but the Millards replaced it with a later turbocharged Model 671 TAB engine. The truck has a RT-910 Fuller transmission and an Eaton rear axle.


All Ford Show: If you are a Ford fan this is for you! Sunday, August 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fords Unlimited Club presents its annual “All Ford Show” at James McDonnell County Park, 2961 Adie Rd in St. Ann, Mo. Everything from Fords to Mercurys, Lincolns and even Edsels is welcome. I plan to be there with my TKCS-STL booth, so come and see me.

Cobblestone Nationals Auto Show: It’s back! But this time it’s Labor Day instead of Memorial Day. It’s the Cobblestone Nationals Car Show at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, Missouri. Monday, December 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fast Lane Classic Cars is located at 427 Little Hills Industrial Blvd in St. Charles, MO. This is a spectacular event not to be missed! I intend to be there, so look at me.

I hope you go to HCCM’s Father’s Day Car Show now in the National Museum of Transportation. Take your significant other, a friend and if you have some kids, take them too! Stay safe and healthy and remember “Keep on Cruisin”!

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