The Southern California Chapter of ATHS was organized and chartered June 5, 1982, with ATHS past president Roland Smith as one of the founders. We celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2022. It has grown from a handful of members to now over 150. Our chapter encompasses an area from Santa Barbara to San Diego and Los Angeles to the Arizona border. The majority of our members are from the greater Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside.
Our original logo (left) represents several significant aspects of Southern California's history and diversity. The truck is a Moreland, a truly Southern California, built in 1919 in Burbank. It is traveling through an orange grove bordered by palm trees, with snow-capped mountains in the background. We've updated our logo (right) to represent an ongoing history of Southern California Trucking. The "Needle Nose Peterbilt" in the new logo more closely represents the trucking memories and the tastes of our current Southern California Chapter members.
We always have something for the members to do. Our main event is our annual antique truck show held the 1st weekend in May at the Southern California Railway Museum. The 3rd weekend of the month we meet for breakfast at a local restaurant. Throughout the year we plan outings to local attractions and private collections. In 2012 we hosted the final leg of the ATHS Historical Route 66 tour that concluded in time for the “Route 66 Rendezvous”, formerly held in San Bernardino.
For more information, please visit our website or write us at:
ATHS-Southern California Chapter
P.O. Box 5084
Whittier, CA 90607
Ken Lund, Event Coordinator