4 State Trucks, home of the Chrome Shop Mafia, hosted their 8th annual Guilty By Association Truck Show and customer expo September 23-24, 2016 at their headquarters just off I-44 at exit 4 in Joplin, Missouri.
This year’s two-day family-friendly action-packed event was record breaking for GBATS as there were 403 trucks in the Special Olympics convoy, 518 trucks on display & thousands of attendees! What’s the best part of the show you might ask? There’s a lot to choose from, but the best part was the Special Olympics of Southwest Missouri convoy fundraiser, and these truckers really stepped up in a big way! Tens of thousands was raised for the non-profit going towards programs and financial support they wouldn’t otherwise receive. We couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the trucking industry that has a big heart to give to a great cause making a different in the four state area. In addition to the convoy, the GBATS schedule was packed with events & activities: concerts by South of Vertical and Tony Justice, a kid’s zone, food vendors, contests, swap meet, a world-class truck and tractor pull, fireworks, Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show, big rig burnouts, as well as discounted sale pricing on parts and merchandise.
The show was a great success, and on behalf of the 4 State Trucks gang - THANK YOU for spending the weekend with us! “A weekend for the record books! Hot sunny weather …. over 500 trucks …. 1000s of customers and friends gathered here at Exit 4 – all made for a TON of fun!” says Bryan Martin, owner of 4 State Trucks. “Not only did all attendees and participants have a great show, but by working together we were able to raise over $102,000 for the Special Olympics! It really shows the “good heartedness” these truckers have for the community.” Martin also commented, “Joplin truly is a trucking town, and you could see it in a huge crowd of attendees Friday and Saturday. We want to thank each and every one who set foot on the show grounds -- all participants, attendees, vendors & staff! The laid back vibe and sense of camaraderie was incredible! Great job to all!”
About 4 State Trucks, Inc.: 4 State Trucks, started in 1979, is a family owned and operated heavy-duty truck parts and accessory dealer in Joplin, Missouri. They have over 30 years experience in providing customers with the parts and service they need at prices they can afford. Chrome Shop Mafia was introduced in 2003 as a truckers’ club for our customers. CSM is famous for their cutting edge customization & fabrication when it comes to big rig trucks. They set the trend for excitement in the trucking industry.