Generally this site stays pretty close to the muscle car topic but we stray off into other collector car corners of the world. With the acquisition of our most recent 1954 GMC fuel deliver tanker truck we have developed an even more eclectic taste for motor vehicles. On a recent trip we had time to kill in Eastern Iowa and decided to visit the World’s Largest Truck Stop located at Walcott Iowa on Interstate 80.
That was great fun and I recommend a stop there anytime you are in the vicinity. It is basically a complete town in one building devoted to truckers and travelers. Want to eat? No problem. Need shower or hair cut? Got you covered. How about birthday card, chrome bumper, TV, port-a-potty, clothes, gift, and the list goes on? They have it all.
As entertaining as that was just over the Interstate is the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum. This is for the hard core commercial truck guy or big rig driver. However, if you are the least bit into cars you will find the museum interesting and well worth the stop. The admission charge is free BUT please make a donation on your way out that is what keeps the doors open. Below are some of our favorites.
From what we could tell, it looks like this I-80 Exit at Walcott Iowa is about to become the over the road truckers Disneyland in a few years. We will be back.