2020 Joplin Truckers Jamboree Cancelled
We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Joplin 44 Truckers Jamboree for this year. We truly hope you will join us next year on June 4-5, 2021 to help Celebrate America's Truckers with...
Iowa 80’s New Super Truck Showroom Is Larger Than Most Truckstops!
WALCOTT, IOWA — The World’s Largest Truckstop has widened the gap with an addition that is larger than most truckstops. The new multi-million dollar Super Truck Showroom at Oakgrove 70 Petro is now open and gives drivers more than 67,000 square feet of chrome, stainless, lights and other trucking accessories to browse! The Super Truck Showroom also includes three big rigs on display that sport the latest accessories. “So many drivers want to know what a particular item will look like installed,” says Delia Moon Meier “We decided that the best way to help them visualize how it would look on their truck was to bring in some trucks and deck them out.”
Iowa 80’s show trucks are main attractions in the showroom. You’ll find a yellow Peterbilt 379 named “Cornpatch Cadillac” that has a retro look about it and is displayed on a turntable; and an electric blue Kenworth W900 named “The Blue Ox” and outfitted as a heavy hauler. From the top of the showroom steps drivers are greeted by a red Freightliner Classic tractor-trailer, “America The Beautiful”. This truck is currently being adorned with a breath-taking mural that starts at the sleeper and covers the entire trailer. It depicts a landscape of Interstate 80 from coast to coast with the major landmarks along with way. “Building these trucks has been the most fun and a real team effort at Iowa 80,” says Meier “Now we know what all of our show truck friends go through when trying to decide on a theme for their truck. What a blast!”
The visit to Iowa 80 on June 23 will include a reception from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Iowa 80’s Trucking Hall of Fame Museum. The museum features antique trucks, old signs, gas pumps, engines, and other trucking memorabilia.
The Super Truck Showroom also features a wall of lights allowing drivers to see what every single type of available light looks like when it’s illuminated. The vinyl graphics, custom t-shirts, embroidery center and laser engraving are all housed in a one-stop Custom Shop where drivers can see their designs come to life.
An elevator from the Super Truck Showroom can take drivers to the third floor and one if its 23 private showers, Library, Drivers Den, Movie Theater, Barber Shop, Dentist, Laundry Facilities and a balcony where drivers can overlook the Super Truck Showroom and bask in the glory of all that is chrome and lights.
The World’s Largest Truckstop is also constructing an expanded Food Court that will feature Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut Express and Dairy Queen. The convenience and gift stores are also undergoing remodeling and expansion. “We are always striving to offer our customers more and better options,” says Meier. “We want our customers to have a fantastic experience.”