When I think of Oklahoma, the first things that come to mind are deep Native American culture and history, crude oil production, Tornado Alley, and Toby Keith. I will now respectfully add truck shows to that list.
You see, we didn’t know what to expect when we signed up to sponsor and attend the inaugural Truck Gathering event in Norman, just outside Oklahoma City. But that didn’t stop us from loading up and making the 16-hour drive from Ohio to the heart of the Sooner State. Early reports from organizer, Mike Pannell, mentioned that pre-registration for the event was full at nearly 500 trucks. That’s nothing to bat an eye at for a first-time event.
The mid-April morning started off chilly and breezy, but once the trucks started rolling in, the excitement level overshadowed the brisk nip in the air. The fine folks at Landers Chevrolet provided the space for the trucks to gather (see what I did there?) and the grounds began overflowing into the spectator parking areas. Certainly a good problem to have.
It was refreshing to see some fresh faces and trucks that we’ve never crossed paths with and we tried our best to capture the action to the fullest with our coverage.
Thanks for the fantastic scenery, Okies. We’ll see you next year!