It's Official!!!

If you have ever had a chance to walk through the museum over the past year, you would notice there was a small poster hanging up that had a list of items required to finish the construction of the museum. Next to each item was a dollar amount associated with it. Although a number of grants had been obtained for such things as lighting improvements, etc., additional funding was still required to make the dream a reality. Well as of this week, it's official... 

Rescued - 30 Tons In One Haul

We'd like to share this newspaper article that was sent to us by Ed Eminson.  

 
FROM THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD THURSDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 1927
 
In a predicament complete…..8½ tons on his 5 ton lorry, sunk almost to differential in soft earth, front axle resting on ground …this driver scarce could have been more hopelessly placed on the 1 in 4 grade between Leura and Katoomba. (100 miles west of Sydney)
 
A steam roller failed to help. Then another heavy lorry and the roller combined were unsuccessful.
 
Finally, a Brockway 4 tonner carrying 7½ tons, effected unaided rescue on first attempt. In reverse, at the lowest of it’s nine speeds, it lifted out the lorry with ease – actually ploughing a foot deep furrow for a space of 20 feet with the latter’s near side, locked front wheel. 

A total pull of 30 tons agreed the transport men standing by. (reliable witnesses confirm the report)

This Brockway is owned by Mr. Wright of Enmore. Recognised by regular drivers as the most powerful truck on the mountain run, it covered a distance of 30,000 miles in the first nine months – the only replacement expenses amounting to 5/- repairs to 10/-. It habitually carries 7 ton loads.
 

3rd Annual Brockway Spring Fling

Jun 9th, 2012 at 9:00am

The 3rd annual Brockway Spring Fling will take place on June 9th, 2012 at the Brockway museum site on Route 11 in Cortland starting at 9:00 am. The annual Spring Fling event gives owners and enthusiasts a chance to socialize and talk about their favorite subject, Brockway trucks! Remember to bring your extra Brockway related parts and offer them for sale in the swap meet/flea market area. There is no charge for vendor space. Food will be available, or there is a great deli just down the street.

Sponsors, Sponsors, Sponsors

For the past 12 years the Annual Brockway Truck Show has continually grown and has become a huge success. There are a number of factors that contribute to this success, including people that bring their trucks to the show, the volunteers that assist at the museum, the board members who make sure things happen as well as the various individuals and business that contribute to the effort by way of being ‘sponsors’.

As the 100 year anniversary of Brockway Trucks is approaching along with our 13th Annual show this August, we are once again asking for everyone’s support. Sponsors are recognized with various ads being placed in the annual program book that is printed. Each participant in the show receives a program book in their goody bag and additional copies are available along Main Street during the day of the show. This year’s show will be unique with special events planned to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Brockway Trucks so we are asking for everyone’s help.

To download a copy of the sponsorship letter below, click here.

Cortland, New York is unique in that it is the only place in the world where Brockway trucks were manufactured. For over half a centure, the influence of the Brockway truck had a major affect on the economy of this community and they were distributed worldwide. Now they are all antiques and are being lovingly restored by loyal Brockway enthusiasts and driven to shows all over the country and abroad.

Ours is the only all-Brockway truck show in existence, and the enthusiasm for "bringing the Brockways home" is overwhelming. Over the past twelve years we have seen trucks from sixteen (16) states, two countries and 45 zip codes outside the Cortland-Homer area. Thousands of spectators come to Main Street, Cortland for one day to reunite with fellow workers and view these classic, spectacular pieces of equipment. This event has grown into multiple days Show with a pre-show barbeque held on Friday evening at the museum. The popular "reunion meal" will once again be held for former Brockway employees and their families. Again this year the parade of Brockway trucks will start from our BROCKWAY MUSEUM site. And once again at this year's Show will be a pancake breakfast on Sunday, August 12, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the museum. More information about the museum and the Truck Show may be found on our website at www.brockwaytrucks.org.

 

We invite you to become part of this unique event by becoming a sponsor of the 13th Annual National Brockway Truck Show being planned for Thursday thru Sunday, August 9 - 12, 2012. 

 

$1,000 Sponsor

Receives their Company name on the 6000 advertising fliers which are distributed at Truck Stops along Interstate Highways and many other locations throughtout the State; Company name on the banner across Main Street; full page ad in the program book and recognition in all upcoming print and radio advertising.

$500 Sponsor

Receives 1/2 page ad in the book and rcognition in all upcoming print and radio advertising.

$250 Fireworks Sponsor 

NEW THIS YEAR - these sponsors will be listed on a special page in the 2012 Program Book and have the privilege of bringing the spectacular entertainment to the Friday night event.

 

Shirley Randolph, Pres.
Brockway Truck Preservation Assoc.
(607) 423-6885

 

This event is now a part of the Brockway Truck Preservation Association Federal I.D. No. 26-1329102 - 501(C)3 not-for-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible.

 

P.O. Box 333 Cortland, New York 13045 Website: www.brockwaytrucks.org

12th Annual National Brockway Truck Show

12th Annual National Brockway Truck Show

Aug 13th, 2011 at 9:00am -
Aug 13th, 2011 at 9:00pm

With 11 successful shows under our belt we are anxiously getting ready for our 12th show.  Every year the show gets bigger and better and this year is no exception.  This year the show will be held August 11th through the 14th and will also include a handful of new activities.  This year the show will get kicked off one day earlier, Thursday, with a truck cruise to the Bass Pro Shop in Auburn, NY.  This "Huskie Drive" will start at 10:00 at the Museum with a planned arrival at Bass Pro at noon.  Then on Friday a BBQ dinner will be held at the Museum under the pavilion from 5 to 8.  Reservations are required.  The annual auction will start right at 8:00 followed by fireworks at 9:30.  

The 'big day' is on Saturday with a parade from the Museum to Downtown Cortland.  The parade starts at 8:30 with trucks lining up in front of the Museum up to an hour earlier.   Two blocks of Main Street are sectioned off from regular traffic and trucks are parked from one end to the other.  As with years in the past, a Brockway Exhibit will be provided by the Cortland Historical starting at 9:00 followed by the SUNY Iron Pour at 10:00, the Diamond Someday Bluegrass band at 11:00 and awards at 3:00.  A chicken BBQ dinner will be held at the Museum starting at 5:00 which includes Former Brockway Employee Recognition as well.  As with the other dinner, reservations are required and can be made in advance via the contact form posted below. 

2nd Annual Brockway Spring Fling

May 21st, 2011 at 10:00am

Although everyone looks forward to the yearly show in August, it always felt like something was 'missing.' The 12 months between the annual shows almost seems like an eternity, and before you know it the show has come and gone. So last year the Museum decided to test the waters and hold another event earlier in the year and call it the 'Spring Fling'. This one day event would be a time for everyone to get together, visit, catch up, sell, buy or trade parts, and check out the progress on the Museum. Well the event was so successful that they decided to turn it into an annual event!

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