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Iowa I-80 Trucking Museum

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.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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  1. FYI, The 1974 Ryder Paymaster Truck was built by my brother, DEAN Hobbensiefken from Lyons, OR.

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