Truck show revs up this weekend

Bill Morath and his REO Speedwagon (left) and his Chevy Tanker (right) will be on display at the fourth annual Inman Antique Truck Show at Minter’s Farm in south Fayette County this Saturday. Photo/Special.

For people who love old trucks and old cars, REO Speedwagon is much more than an iconic rock band. It’s a truck, one that actually gave the band its name back in 1967 when one of the founders, Neal Doughty, studied about REO Speedwagons during a class on transportation history.
Although the band spells out REO, truck enthusiasts pronounce the three letters as one word, even if they do represent the initials of the company’s founder Ransom E. Olds.
The band isn’t planning an appearance in Fayette County any time soon, but a REO Speedwagon truck will be on display this weekend at the fourth annual Inman Antique Truck show at Minter’s Farm in the south Fayette County community of Inman.
The historic truck belongs to Tyrone resident Bill Morath, and it will be joined by other classic trucks and cars from years gone by.
“We’re proud to have the Speedwagon on display this year,” said show organizer Rick Minter.
“Just like we do with the Inman Farm Heritage Days in September, our truck show is a way for people young and old to enjoy some of the great machines of the past.”
Like Heritage Days, the Antique Truck and Car Show is free to both exhibitors and to visitors.
“The whole idea is for everyone to have a good time,” Minter said.
Cars are a big part of the show too, as the Griffin Piedmont Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America is coming to Inman to hold its 41st annual show.
And there will be barbecue by David Adams of Fayetteville and his Big Pig BBQ Catering.
For more information on Saturday’s show, visit Mintersfarm.com or call 770-461-2840. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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