Vintage convoy rolling into Columbiana
COLUMBIANA — It’s not often one passes a vintage semi truck on the highway, let alone sees a swarm of them lined along one road, but that is exactly what will happen next month in the city.
Brayden Tucker, a vintage semi truck enthusiast and founder and president of Dying Breed Diesels, recently received permission from city council to host a vintage truck show Oct. 20 along South Main Street.
“I love the history of this town. I am just trying to bring something good into an environment that I know will be good for both entities,” Tucker told council.
Dying Breed Diesels is a registered name through the United States Patent and Trademark Office, but is not a chartered group or club, he explained, although he does hold a vendor’s license to sell Dying Breed Diesels merchandise.
Instead, it is more of a “big family of vintage truck enthusiasts,” he explained, adding that there are close to 78,000 members worldwide on the Dying Breed Diesel’s Facebook page, he added.
Tucker also owns his own business, Tucker Equipment Company Inc. in Lisbon, where he sells vintage truck inventory to places across the globe — even as far as Barcelona, Spain.
He said vintage truck group hosts an event each year in the month of October, and he wanted to bring this year’s event to Columbiana.
The show is family friendly and will not be limited to vintage semis only, but is open to trucks, cars, motorcycles and more. There is no charge to enter, but a donation is requested.
He said all money raised will go back to an organization and asked council for input on any they knew of that could benefit.
“We are not in this for the money. We just want to get together, show our trucks, introduce people to the hobby and shine a different light on trucking,” he said.
As of now, there are about 30 people interested in participating in the show.
“It’s becoming more popular of a hobby,” he said.
Council approved the request for 3-7 p.m. Oct. 20, pending insurance.
Council members Ted Souder and Skip Liston said they were looking forward to seeing the new event of that kind.
“It will bring a whole different group of people in town,” Liston said.