KANSAS CITY, MO – Beginning September 6, 2012, in Morris, Ill, the American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) will hold its first Historic Highway Convoy. The convoy will follow Route 66, the famous "Mother Road," from Illinois to California. In conjunction with TravelCenters of America, celebrating its 40th Anniversary, daily truck shows will be held at T/A or Petro Stopping Centers  at each of the nine locations (Morris, IL; Troy, IL; Joplin, MO; Oklahoma City, OK; Amarillo, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Gallup, NM; Kingman, AZ; and Barstow, CA). Each show will take place from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The convoy vehicles will arrive around 4 p.m. and conclude the day’s events with an expanded truck show. The convoy will make its final stop on September 15 in conjunction with the Route 66 Rendezvous, the annual automotive event held in San Bernardino, CA.

Trucks from local ATHS members, an ATHS booth display and booth displays by the Prime Movers and Heavy Hauler sponsors will be present at each location.

Truck enthusiasts willing to register and drive a historic truck along the entire route or a portion of the route, local truck owners who want to register and show their truck at one or more locations, and anyone wanting to view the trucks at one of the daily shows. For more information go to the ATHS website at www.aths.org.