Recap of 2021 Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Recap of 2021 Walcott Truckers Jamboree

The 2021 Walcott Truckers Jamboree is in the books!

What an amazing showing in our Super Truck Beauty Contest! 87 registered contestants. 50 Tractor-Trailer entries!

Everyone was glad to be back at it!

Aaron Walters’ “Blue Moon” – 1st Place in 2021-2018 Bobtail

View all the winners in the 2021 Truck Beauty Contest that was emceed by our own Eric Harley.

1st Place in Owner Look-a-like – Wrangler – owner: Eric Goswick

View all of the 2021 Pet Contest Winners

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum hosted a 100th Birthday party for its 1921 International on Friday, July 9th at 2:30 pm. The event coincided with this year’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree, July 8-10. The celebration was open to the public.

Cake was served and Museum Curator, Dave Meier talked on the history of the 1921 International. “The 1921 International Harvester 101 model was only made for a few years; 1921-1923,” says Dave Meier, museum curator. “This truck is believed to be the only one left in existence out of the limited number produced. It would have cost $4,500 brand new, which was quite a bit of money in 1921.”

Based in Chicago, Illinois, the International Harvester company was a result of the merging of McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and Deering Harvester Company in 1902. Originally targeted to farmers, International Harvester started off solely manufacturing tractors. Then in 1909 they decided to make trucks as well. According to Meier, “This is the largest model in International Harvester’s line of trucks. The frame is eight inches high and has seven cross members. The truck weighs 6,800 pounds and has a top speed of 14 MPH.”

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum purchased this truck in November 2020 from Curt Fisher of Mankato, MN.