Free Ford truck festival returns this weekend

By Jay Mejia, Special News Correspondent

Vintage Ford pickup trucks of the 1940s and ‘50s and beyond will be rolling into Branson Friday and Saturday July 10-11.


The annual Ozark Mountain Run, featuring vintage Ford pickups and panel trucks, takes place July 10 - 11. (Submitted to Branson Globe)

Ford aficionados can take a first hand feel, smell the fumes and sneak a peak under the hood of flaired, tricked out and souped up Ford trucks at the annual Ozark Mountain Run.

‘It’s fun for the whole family and a great ride through the past,” said Daryl Weather of Branson News and Weather, sponsor ot this year’s run.

This year’s two-day event will be held in and around the park between the 12 Oaks Inn and Spinning Wheel Inn, host hotel, located at 205 and 235 Scaefer St., respectively in Branson.

“You won’t want to miss this show if you’re interested in the preservation of the old Ford trucks,” Weather said. “Or just come as a spectator you’re guaranteed to have a good time.”

The registration tent will be set up in the park area. Registration will be $25. There will be shirts available at the registration booth as well. Only registered trucks will be allowed to park in the show area.

There are still a few rooms available at the hotel, Weather said.

Patrons are asked to call 417-334-7340 to book rooms today.

Vendors are always welcome whether it be truck parts or crafts, Weather said.

“We just ask that everyone respect the City of Branson rules by obtaining a temporary business license,” he added. “Anyone selling out of their trucks without a license will be asked to leave.

For information about the show, people are asked to call Jim or Margie Wagner at (918) 542-6496.

Here is the show schedule:

Friday, July 10, 2020

Meet & Greet Day

9 AM – 3 PM - Registration

Saturday, July 11, 2020

9 AM Flag/Remembrance Ceremony

Following Ceremony – Noon Registration

9 AM – 4 PM Live DJ “Wildman”

1:30 PM - Games (Weather Permitting)

4:00 PM - Trophies

“There are plenty of shade trees to sit under so bring your lawn chairs,” Weather suggested, adding “ but don’t be surprised if you don’t sit in them much. Come expecting to have lots of fun and make friends that will last a lifetime.”

Show organizers ask the public to practice Social Distancing and wear face masks if that makes them feel comfortable.

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