Although you probably rarely see them,
there are still a large amount of antique trucks around. You may
think that these vehicles are only good for looking nice and starting
up a conversation, but the values they hold may really surprise you.
First of all to become and antique truck,
the truck has to be at least 25 years old. After this point is
when the fun begins! Once a truck reaches antique status, the value
can shoot up to unbelievable prices. If properly restored and taken
care of, these antique trucks can be listed to prices anywhere above
Classic Car Values
Classic Car Shows
Any automobile that can last to the age
of 25 is rare, and its value will only increase more and more with each
passing year. For those willing to invest both time and money; collecting,
trading, buying and selling antique cars or trucks can be a profitable
hobby. Antique cars and truck's
actually have their own market which, like any other market, fluctuates
and selling antique trucks can turn out to be very profitable, if
you know what you're doing.
Antique trucks have their own niche in
the world of classic and antique vehicles. In fact, there is actually
the 29th annual antique truck show this summer. The
show is located in Macungie, PA on June 13 and 14. The show brings
in a surprising amount of antique trucks and is expecting over 500 antique
trucks this year. Also, tThe
Antique Truck Club of America is growing and has chapters all over
the country. The club has 30 chapters which even include one in Canada.
There are three chapters in New Jersey, six in Pennsylvania, two in
Massachusetts, five in New York, and two in Delaware.
The Antique Truck Club of America was founded
in 1971 in Boyer town PA. Their shows include three in March,
two in April, two in May, six in June, and one in July. These
shows emphasize the dedication of the club to not only maintain and
restore these vehicles, but express the history and uses of the antique
trucks. Although the Antique Truck
Club of America is one of the most popular venues for antique truck
collectors, it is not the only way to see these beautiful trucks.
Truck Historical Society in Winchester VA, also hosts annual tri
state antique truck shows. These shows generally bring in around
250 antique trucks every year, and their website provides pictures from
every show they've had for the last four years. The Antique Truck
Historical Society has three chapters of its own which are located in
Shenandoah Valley, Mason Dickson, and Susquehanna Valley.
Among other things, antique trucks help
us maintain memories and images of the past. These antique trucks
are being bought and sold all over! So, if you're interested in
finding a show near you, there should be no problem finding one. Between
the many clubs you can find chapters near you or even visit the shows
a few times a month. So, next time you here about an antique truck
show in your area, don't be afraid to head down and learn some new facts
about these beautiful and rare antiques.