Mother's Day Truck Convoy Sets Sights on World Record

What started as a simple wish has turned into a Guinness Book of World Records event.

📅   Thu March 24, 2016 - Northeast Edition


Some 300 Trucks are participating in the 27th Annual Mother's Day Truck Convoy, which departs from Lancaster, PA on Sunday May 8th.
Some 300 Trucks are participating in the 27th Annual Mother's Day Truck Convoy, which departs from Lancaster, PA on Sunday May 8th.

Some 300 Trucks are participating in the 27th Annual Mother's Day Truck Convoy, which departs from Lancaster, PA on Sunday May 8th.

What started as a simple wish has turned into a Guinness Book of World Records event.

In 1990, a young man named Matt (right) requested a wish to ride in an 18 wheeler and speak to his sister on a CB radio. Over forty trucks and drivers showed up to grant the wish and the Mother's Day Truck Convoy was conceived. For the past 26 years, the event has been held on Mother's Day in Lancaster, PA. Over the years the number of trucks has grown to almost 400 with over 100 wish children as passengers riding each year. The event draws approximately 5,000 people that come to see the trucks, attend an auction, play games and enjoy delicious local food.

In 2003 & 2004 the Convoy set the Guinness World Record for "The World's Longest Truck Convoy" with 391 trucks participating. Then in November of 2004 our record was beat by a trucking company in the Netherlands, with 416 trucks. This year we are aiming to take the world record back to America by getting more than 417 trucks to roll for the Mother's Day Convoy on May 8, 2016. Participation in every convoy raises money to grant wishes, with millions of dollars raised so far. Attendees can raise money as a driver, event sponsor, or show up the day of the convoy and enjoy the festivities.

EVENT:

27th Annual Mother's Day Truck Convoy

DATE:

Sunday, May 8, 2016 Mother's Day

TIME:

8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Breakfast starts at 6 am and food sales end at 3:30 (although drinks will be available until 4 pm)!

Games open at 9 am!

(trucks depart at 1:30 pm SHARP!)

LOCATION:

Burle Business Center parking lot

1054 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster PA 17601

DETAILS:

Free admission

300+ trucks participating

Great food & Chicken BBQ

Live music

"Obie" and the Make-A-Wish Clowns

Famous Auction

Games & Fun for all ages!

For more information call the Lancaster office at 717-283-487