We would like to extend a local welcome to the Hudson Mohawk Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society. The Hudson Mohawk Chapter serves antique truck enthusiasts in northeastern New York. Membership in the Hudson Mohawk Chapter is just $15/year for an individual or $20/year for a family. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, usually at the Clifton Park Elks Club on McElroy Rd, just north of Route 146A in Saratoga County, beginning at 7:00 P.M. Often times we have our monthly meetings at various locations across the Capital District or have speakers related to the trucking industry come to us. Some past meetings have been held at area truck & equipment dealers, both the Albany and Schenectady Airports and other local museums and businesses.
The Chapter’s primary focus since its inception in 1990 has been preserving antique trucks and the trucking history in upstate New York. Each September, the Chapter hosts an antique truck show at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa, NY. Recent shows have attracted nearly 300 antique trucks from seven states and Canada as well as over 4000 spectators.
The club has monthly meetings and each month, the club tries to have either a speaker related to the trucking industry or go on a field trip to a local business of interest. Periodically, the club will take bus trips. The most recent was when the club chartered a bus to the Tackaberry Truck Collection in Athens Ontario, Canada. Other past trips included the Golden Age of Trucking Museum and Pfahl’s Truck Restoration Shop in Connecticut, the Mahan Truck Collection in Basking Ridge, NJ, and the Yawaorski collection in Cambridge, CT. We have awarded numerous trucking pioneers in northeastern New York with an ATHS Founders’ Award and had a number of articles about chapter events published in Wheels of Time.
Each year the club makes the holiday season a little more enjoyable for several needy families in the area.
We invite you to join us as a member of our club. For further information, please contact any of the following: Joseph Bianchi, (518) 382-8185, firstname.lastname@example.org or Herb Jackson, (518) 399-3966.
Hudson Mohawk Chapter, President