100th Birthday Party Set for First 1916 Mack AC
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 an ice delivery company. We purchased it from Harrah’s Casino in 1981 and had it professionally restored in 2002.”
Mack Trucks was founded in 1900 by John and Gus Mack in Brooklyn, New York. The company was originally called the Mack Brothers Company. Over 6,000 of the Mack AC models were used by the United States and Great Britain in World War I, where the truck was dubbed a “Mack Bulldog.”