Truckers will be gathering for Guilty By Association, known as GBATS, this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26, at 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Mo. Promoted as “a cross between a truck show, a customer expo and an open house,” the event has become a huge trucker fall favorite.
This year, more than 10,000 attendees and at least 330 show trucks are expected to appear at the two-day, family friendly event. In addition to the show trucks and various events, discounted sale pricing on parts and merchandise will be available.
Expect to see trucks with a motorcycle stunt rider demo, FMX High-Flyin’ motocross show, and a kids’ pedal tractor pull among the many attractions.
Saturday night will feature the infamous truck convoy, which departs at 6 p.m. and culminates in downtown Joplin where concerts by Tony Justice and Livewire will take place. More than $73,000 was raised for Special Olympics of Missouri last year.
The number of events at GBATS is too many to list here, so check out the full schedule at chromeshopmafia.com. Admission is free, and registration closes at noon on Sept. 25.
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