This was just the 26 Street portion of the GBATS. There were a variety of activities going on in south Joplin at 4 State Trucks all day Friday and Saturday (prior to the convoy) including an open house, a swap meet, big rig burnouts, a motorcycle stunt rider show, and semi truck and trailer pulls.
Keeping with the family-friendly theme, there were also food vendors and children’s activities, plus a fireworks display to end the Friday night festivities.
There’s a lot to see and do during the GBATS two-day event. I now understand why I heard so many people talking about it.
It is a big deal.
For more information on GBATS, click here.