Thousands of Peterbilt owners, enthusiasts, and current and former employees gathered in Stockton, California on the 25th of October to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Peterbilt Motors Company. This event attracted over 300 unique Peterbilt trucks, which is the largest collection ever assembled. All of the trucks ranged in age, including an original 1939 model that is owned by the Fremont (Calif.) Fire Department to the latest Model 579. The trucks that came to the event were entered into the peoples’ choice truck beauty contest that will be judged from the event attendees.
At this event, more than $42,000 was raised for charities, including Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. On display was a Peterbilt’s anniversary tour trailer, which has visited more than 100 Peterbilt dealerships in North America this year. This custom built trailer is double expandable 53-foot trailer with Peterbilt memorabilia collected over the 75 years of production. The trailer includes interactive displays and a wall of history display. This trailer is hulled by no other than a custom Peterbilt that features cutaways of Peterbilt’s new Models 579 and 567.
Rick McClerking, the creator and organizer of the event, did this for his love of Peterbilt trucks. He said, “It was impressive beyond words. The turnout exceeded even my high expectations.” Rick also stated that out of all of the models that were built, only two or three of the models were not present.
More events like these will be held over the years, but if you’re wanting to see an event like this one, you’ll have to wait for their wopping 100th year mark!