Iowa 80 Trucking Museum will host a 100th Birthday party for two of its 1919 trucks on Friday, July 12th at 2:30 pm; a 1919 International Model F1 and a 1919 Pierce Arrow The event will coincide with this year’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree, July 11-13. The public is welcome to attend the celebration. “The 1919 International is the first truck Bill Moon ever purchased”, says Dave Meier, museum curator. “He kept the truck at his house under the car port. His kids played on it and Bill … Read More
June 12, 2019
Red Sovine released the song “Phantom 309” in 1967, almost a decade before CB truckin’ songs became super popular. It’s about a haunted 18-wheeler. The song is a first-person narrative by a hitchhiker who’s trying to return home from the West Coast. After three days, at a crossroad in the pouring rain, he flags down a tractor-trailer driven by a guy named “Big Joe.” Big Joe drives through the night and drops the narrator at a truck stop, flipping him a dime for a cup of coffee … Read More
June 10, 2019
The 16th Annual Golf Tournament will be held Monday, August 12, 2019 at Glynn's Creek Golf Course.
May 30, 2019
The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum is participating in the Quad Cities Museum Week, June 8-15. Learn more about Quad Cities Museum week and the other museum participating.
April 24, 2018
QUAD CITIES MUSEUM WEEK Explore art, history and culture June 9-17, 2018 Museums from across the Quad Cities region will come together for the fourth annual Quad Cities Museum Week. Enjoy this celebration of our region’s museums and participate in special activities, exhibits and promotions during this fun-filled week. Museum Week is the perfect opportunity for families and friends to get out and explore. Each museum features its own unique theme, history, galleries … Read More
Read the complete list here: https://bestthingsia.com/museums/
May 8, 2017
On Friday, July 14, 2017 at 2:30pm, we will be celebrating the 100th Birthday of our 1017 Velie. Please join us for cake!
May 8, 2017
On June 17 through 25, over 20 museums from across the Quad Cities region will come together for the third annual Quad Cities Museum Week. Enjoy this celebration of our region’s museums and participate in special activities, exhibits and promotions during this fun-filled week. This year’s theme will be “QC Spotlight”. Each museum will feature people, items, inventions, products, and historical events that spotlight and tell a story about the Quad Cities. Get out and learn … Read More
June 30, 2016
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum will host a 100th Birthday party for its 1916 Mack AC truck on Friday, July 15th at 2:30 pm. The event will coincide with this year’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree, July 14-16. The public is welcome to attend the celebration. “We are fortunate to have this Mack AC. It is the first one built of the 40,299 that were manufactured between 1916 -1938”, says Dave Meier, museum curator. “It was actually shown at the Boston Auto Show when it was new and then sold to … Read More
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum will host racers competing in the Hemming’s Motor News Great Race, a cross-country road rally of antique vehicles on Sunday, June 26th from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. "We know many of the competitors and staff. It will be fun to reconnect with them”, says Delia Moon Meier, Senior Vice President. One of the museum’s displays, CAT Scale’s 1938 Kenworth, will also be competing in a portion of the race; from Cheyenne, Wyoming to its finish in Moline, Illinois. It is … Read More