St. Louis, Missouri Mighty machines are coming to the Kemp Auto Museum for the Fifth Annual Big Truck Day. This free event begins at 10:00am on June 10, 2012 and invites families, kids and truck lovers of all ages to have their faces painted, hear live music and climb aboard the area's largest and loudest big trucks.
Big Truck Day promises to be bigger and better in 2012. The legendary Bigfoot #1, the world’s first monster truck will highlight the show.
"I am looking forward to bringing Bigfoot 1, the Original Monster Truck, to the Kemp Auto Museum event in my home town," said Bob Chandler, Bigfoot owner and creator. "It will be a 'Big' honor to be part of Big Truck Day."
Director of Events Lisa Roberts said imaginations will run wild when the inner workings of more than 40 additional trucks are revealed.
"Truck operators from area companies and collector clubs will be on hand, instructing visitors in the size and science of the road’s foremost freights, tows and emergency vehicles. The event is fully interactive and includes vehicles from returning participants such as MoDOT, Land of the Giants, Monarch Fire Department and many others."
As in previous years, families attending the show are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to Operation Food Search, a St. Louis area food bank.
Last year the Kemp Auto Museum contributed 585 pounds of non-perishable and canned food items plus a $250 in cash donations to Operation Food Search. The figure is expected to grow in June.
Y98 Radio will be on hand with games and prizes throughout the day. There will also be free snow cones for the first 100 kids.
The outdoor family event will run from 10:00am to 3:00pm and is free to the general public.
Big Truck Day is made possible through the support of Vinyl Images and Design, West County YMCA, Land of the Giants, Y98 Radio, MVPA, American Truck Historical Society, MoDOT and Gateway Fire St. Louis.