Wednesday, June 22 – Cerwin asked Ian to help him get the International Chapel ready for the Truck Rally. The first four photos are by Inge.
The chapel under construction for Texas is in the background.
When Ian was finished washing the chapel, he mowed yard at the International Office.
Friday evening, June 24, was setup for the rally. This group of people are packaging cookies for the Saturday evening meal.
We had a heavy downpour just as most of us were arriving at the Expo.
Curt Martin got caught in the rain when bringing the stage for North Hall, so he and Gene Gehman spent a lot of time cleaning the rig.
On the left: Gene Gehman and Curt Martin drying the truck. On the right Cerwin and Jere setting up tables for the Main Auction.
Saturday morning our team meets for a 6 AM breakfast at Quentin Haus Restaurant.
When I arrived at the Rally, I found Jason & Renita Shelly’s daughter polishing the wheels of her dad’s truck.
Drivers were arriving early, so Randy and Karen Sauder and their children set up the registration table.
The first 125 drivers received nice goody bags from Chrome Shop Mafia.
Barry Grim registering the antique truck he planned to drive in the parade.
It was good to see the lot filling up so quickly after having a rainy, stormy day last year when lots of drivers didn’t bring their trucks and we had to cancel the parade.
Even though there is no judging, everyone makes sure their rig looks good.
Then they relax and watch the others arrive.
The drivers have a new challenge this year as the Expo put fence posts at the entrance.
Yes, I know this is not a truck! 🙂 It’s our grandson Nathan arriving in his sharp Camaro. He was out with us for breakfast, then went to a car wash before coming to help his brother Jordan set up for the auction.
All this activity and it is only 9:00 AM.
There will be a lot more pictures tomorrow night.