OOIDA’s two-day 40th birthday blowout set for Oct. 18-19 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., promises to be an extraordinary event. Recently, Lucas Oil and OOIDA announced that the main event concert on Friday night, Oct.18, will feature the legendary American progressive rock band “Kansas.”
The Topeka band gained worldwide popularity in the 1970s with their albums and later with hit singles such as “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind.” Coincidentally, this year marks the band’s 40th anniversary, too.
In addition, the show will feature country western singer Leland Martin and Nashville songbird Lindsay (Highway Angel) Lawler. Rock and blues music will fill the air from local premiere talent, including the top Beatles tribute band, “Liverpool,” “Rock Paper Scissors,” “Dog House Daddies” and Eagles tribute band “Seven Bridges Road.”
The October event will also feature a great schedule of activities, truck beauty contest, great food, kids’ area, awards and attendee competitions. There’ll be a beer garden and plenty of exhibitors representing truck, trailer, engine, component and parts manufacturers, as well as services catering to the heavy-duty truck industry.
Some of the events and happenings held in conjunction with the show include educational seminars sponsored by OOIDA and other seminars from select vendors, as well as the St. Christopher Fund and the Missing Truck Driver Alert Network.
To promote healthy living habits, the Trucking Solutions Group will host a 1.5 mile walk during the show on Saturday.
A highway safety demonstration area will be hosted by the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas Motor Carriers Association. Attendees will be able to experience blind zones, inspections, touch-a-truck, driver training and a rollover simulator.
How much does it cost to attend? All attendees must register for the event, but registration is free if done online by Sept. 30. After that the tickets are 10 bucks online or at the gate. You can register at ooidatruckshow.com.