Anyone interested in trucks should plan to attend unique event

by: BARBARA SHERMAN - LABOR OF LOVE - Terry Dovre, president of the Pacific Northwest Truck Museum, and Ken Self, former Freightliner president and chairman, restored this 1914 White Motor Co. truck on display at the musuem.The annual Brooks Truck Show is coming to Antique Powerland in Brooks on Saturday, Aug. 24, with hundreds of trucks on display and dozens of truck-related and other activities on site.

According to organizers, trucks from Canada and states across the U.S. will be on display, and in previous years, trucks from as far away as New Zealand, Australia and England have participated.

The show is sponsored by the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society and the Pacific Northwest Truck Museum, of which King City resident Joyce Saari is a member.

All antique, restored and un-restored, and working trucks are welcome, and truck registration begins Friday, Aug. 23, at noon and goes until 5 p.m.

One of the event’s “brightest” features is the truck light-up Night Glow on Friday, Aug. 23, at 9 p.m.

In addition to the exhibits on display, there will be an operating steam-powered sawmill, rides on antique trolleys and a miniature railroad.

On Saturday, there will be trucks for sale and a swap meet going on all day along with food concession sales and a non-competitive truck show.

Admission is $10 per person, with children under the age of 12 admitted for free.

Event sponsors include Esley Truck Accessories, Cummins Northwest, All American Toy Company and Wilson’s NAPA heavy Duty Truck Parts.

To reach Antique Powerland, take Exit 263 north of Salem and drive one-quarter mile west.

For more information, visit, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-463-8701 or 503-312-0039.

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