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The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum collection was started by Iowa 80 Truckstop founder, Bill Moon. Bill Moon had a passion for trucks and was always looking for a new truck or trucking artifacts to add to his collection. There are now over 100 antique trucks on display in the museum. We also have 304 original petroliana signs and 24 vintage gas pumps.

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum - Exhibit

Truck of the Month

A Bit of History: 
  • Chevrolet began installing the NAPCO Power Pak in factory in late 1956, but stopped after two years when they decided to redesign the front end of this style. 
  • About 1.1 Million Chevrolet Apache pickup trucks were produced in 1958, which was their first year of production. 
  • Based on the VIN, we estimate that this truck was manufactured in Janesville, WI, which was the oldest operating GM plant until production ceased in April of 2009. 
Fun Facts: 
  • This truck was purchased in the fall of 2020 and features a factory-installed NAPCO Power Pak 4-wheel drive.    
  • This truck style debuted a wraparound windshield, 12-volt electrical systems, and a customizable color pallet. This turquoise and ivory paint scheme is just one of the options that were offered by Chevrolet at the time.

Other Exhibits on Display

  • Cummins ISX Engine
  • NH-250 Cummins Cutaway
  • Knox 5th Wheel and Radiator
  • Bill Moon Tribute
  • Hall Scott Engine
  • Antique Gas Pumps
  • Antique Metal Signs
  • Vintage Transportation Related Toys
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