People young and old seem to have a fascination with old trucks.
For some it’s the workhorses, the trucks that hauled freight or produce to market or fuel to the local filling station.
Others have special places in their hearts for a plain old pick-up.
Alan Jackson, the singer/song writer from Newnan captured that sentiment in his song “Drive” where he sings of learning to drive in an old half-ton short-bed Ford that his uncle bought new in ‘64.
According to Jackson’s lyrics “It was just an old hand-me-down Ford, three-speed on the column and a dent in the door.”
It’s that kind of love of trucks that’s behind the third-annual Inman Antique Truck Show that will be held this Saturday, June 2, at Minter’s Farm in the south Fayette community of Inman, on the same grounds where Inman Farm Heritage Days is held the third weekend every September.
Show organizer Rick Minter is following the format that has been used with Heritage Days for the past 16 years in that the event is free to both exhibitors and to visitors.
“The whole idea is for everyone to have a good time and celebrate some of the great machines of the past,” Minter said. The show features trucks of all shapes and sizes that are 25 years or older.
Cars are a big part of the show too. The Griffin Piedmont Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America is holding its 40th annual show in conjunction with the Inman Truck Show.
Among the trucks expected to be on display are a Ford AA fuel truck owned by Phil Mitchell of Moreland, two 1950 Ford farm trucks owned by Jerry Lynch of Brooks, and a 1971 C30 race car hauler owned by Johnny Brown of Fayetteville. Brown’s truck was purchased new from Nalley Chevrolet by the late Hank Grilliot, a long-time race driver who holds the distinction of being the last driver to race a Studebaker in the series now known as Sprint Cup. He raced one at Nashville in 1962. The 1964 Malibu dirt track car riding on the truck is Grilliot’s last racer and is regarded as one of the most period-correct cars from that era.
For more information on Saturday’s show, visit Mintersfarm.com or call 770-461-2840.