NAST will memorialize members at fall events

| 8/4/2009

Chuck Kemner of the National Association of Show Trucks, announced this week that NAST will dedicate two of its upcoming shows to the memory of NAST members and supporters who passed away in the past year. Kemner, who is an OOIDA Life Member, said the St. Ignace show and the new Cabela’s show in Fort Worth will both serve as memorial events.

The 14th Annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show Sept. 18-20 St. Ignace, MI, will be dedicated to four members. Gina Kemner Clarke, a founding member of NAST, died on Feb. 26, 2009, just four days after her 60th birthday. Gina was formerly a member of OOIDA.

Bette Garber, truck photographer extraordinaire, died Nov. 13, 2008, of complications from pneumonia. She was an OOIDA member.

Bobby Lindamood, owner of Lindamood Demolition in Dallas, TX, was killed in an ATV accident on June 22.

Bill Morgan, Willis, MI, passed away June 24.

Registration will start on Thursday, Sept. 17, with judging beginning Saturday morning. The Parade of Lights across the Mackinac Straits Bridge will take place Saturday starting at dusk. The Memorial at the Richard Crane Show will continue throughout the weekend with the tribute at the awards ceremony on Sunday.

Lindamood will also be remembered at the first Bobby Lindamood Memorial Truck Show, Oct. 2-4, in Ft. Worth, TX. The show will be held at Cabela’s, located at 12901 Cabela Drive in Ft. Worth, TX.

Registration will begin on Thursday, Oct. 1, at noon and run to 6 p.m. It will resume on Friday, Oct. 2, at noon and end at 8 p.m. Judging will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 and lights will be judged at dusk. Awards will be given out on Sunday at noon.

The Cabela’s event is a new show, replacing a show that had been held for several years at Billy Bob’s Texas in Ft. Worth. The Billy Bob’s show scheduled for September is now canceled.

For more information about these events and about The National Association of Show Trucks, please contact Bo Trout at 734-604-3242 or Chuck Kemner at 863-605-1608, or visit the Web site at

Established as a corporation in 1996, The National Association of Show Trucks is dedicated to encourage, support, and promote activities related to the trucking industry by showing pride in trucks and truck operations, and to ensure uniformity, commonality, and fairness in all competitive truck events. OOIDA is a longtime sponsor of NAST and its events.