ATHS members are part of the largest group of antique truck enthusiasts in the world. Whether you collect and restore antique trucks, accumulate trucking memorabilia or models, or just enjoy old trucks, ATHS membership gives you access to historical information about the trucking industry and puts you in touch with others who share your enthusiasm for vintage trucks.


The Central California Chapter ATHS is a part of the national ATHS and chapter membership requires national membership. The chapter membership has an annual meeting and puts on an annual truck show. Chapter members also receive a quarterly newsletter.

Upcoming EVENTS

July 11, 2021 10AM – 4PM @ McCaffery Ranch in friendly Fernley! ATHS Sierra-Nevada Chapter’s Second Annual “Jim Dobbas Day” Event. This year Jim wants to honor Marvin Reed with a Birthday Party for his 90th. Come one and come all. Spread the word to all interested parties. Bring your trucks, bring your stories, bring… Continue reading 2nd Annual “Jim Dobbas Day!” July 11, 2021 10AM – 4PM

2nd Annual “Jim Dobbas Day!” July 11, 2021 10AM – 4PM

Central Coast Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society Nipmo High School, All Trucks Welcome 525 North Thompson RoadNipomo, California 93444United States

Central Coast Cooler – Antique Truck Show Sat Jul 17, 2021

Dennis Chan President


Our Presidents Over the Years

  • Bert Prouty 1982 – 1986
  • Walt Simons 1986 – 1988
  • Howard Kirkland 1988 – 1990
  • Bev Davis 1990 – 1994
  • Al Garcia 1994 – 1998
  • Terry Fortier 1998 – 2000
  • Archie Crippen 2000 – 2002
  • Dennis Chan 2002 – current

The American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) logo was designed to bring together elements of the trucking industry. The shield represents the shape of Federal Highway Markers; the wheel symbolizes the momentum of a great industry; the bold stripes signify the open road; and the colors red, white and blue are the colors of America.