Convoy Big Rig Show

Convoy Truck & Custom Chrome Big Rig Truck Show

Story & photos by Cowboy

On an overcast and rainy Sunday in October, Big Rigs from all over Long Island gathered at Bald Hill for this year’s Big Rig Truck Show. Sadly, Gary Capek, owner of Convoy Truck & Custom Chrome Center, recently passed away. His loving wife, Kim, dedicated this year’s show to his memory.

I really enjoy this show because no matter what the weather is, it never seems to daunt rig owners, as well as spectators, from attending. To coin a popular phrase, “The show must go on”. When the rains finally diminished (for a while) families got into the spirit of shining up the rigs for the public to enjoy. All makes & models of these magnificent machines stood at attention as if to reveal their great power. The pride of their owners is reflected through the beautiful chrome, paint and graphics displayed on many of the rigs. As the day forged on, attendees shopped and purchased goods from vendors, enjoyed a wide variety of food and rocked to the sounds of the Sons of Skynyrd Band.

The event shirts offered this year were inscribed with these heartfelt words, “In Memory of Gary Capek”, and I made sure to get mine as they were disappearing quickly. Thank you to all the company and Independent drivers that brought out their Rigs in the rain for all to see. Thank you to the vendors for braving the weather, and to the musicians and sound crew for keeping us all grooving. Ride in peace Gary and watch over these men & women as they travel the roads ahead!