Trucks of all types, sizes in Lima this weekend


By Merri Hanjora - mhanjora@civitasmedia.com



Larry Swim, of St. Louis, Missouri, competes in a past year’s event at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima.


The Lima News file

A yellow Ford F150 driver attempts to qualify in the Tough Truck Challenge last year.


The Lima News file

Adrian Heil plows through the finish Saturday with his 1997 Ford Ranger in the Mud Bogs event during last year’s event.


The Lima News file

Kaydence Clonch (center), 3, sits with her cousins Cody Cox (left), 6, and Carson Cox, 4, all of Gallipolis, while they watch the monster trucks last year.


The Lima News file

IF YOU GO

WHAT: 32nd O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals

WHEN: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Allen County Fairgrounds, 2750 Harding Highway, Lima

ADMISSION: $20 adults, $10 children ages 12 and younger. Advance tickets at O’Reilly Auto Parts ($18 adults, $10 children). Two-day pass: $36 adult/$20 child. Three-day pass: $54 adult/$30 child.

BECOME A PARTICIPANT: Bring in your 4x4 for $90, which includes admission for the entire event for two adults and any number of children younger than age 15. Register at the fairgrounds.

LIMA — The 32nd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals rumble into the Allen County Fairgrounds this weekend.

“It’s a huge event in Lima, and we’re definitely proud to be there,” said Emily Boden, event organizer. “We like to dub it the state fair for gearheads. If you’re into trucks and motors, then this is for you. It’s really cool because the kids can come out, and the pits for the monster trucks are open so they can meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at any time during the day before the competition starts. We have autograph sessions after every show.”

The show draws a lot of people to the fairgrounds.

“Over the three days it is about 35,000 people and about 2,000 pickup trucks,” Boden said.

The jamboree fills up the entire fairgrounds.

Events include truck racing and other contests, a vendor show, monster truck rides ($10), Specialty Equipment Market Association’s Young Guns competition and more.

Larry Swim, of St. Louis, Missouri, competes in a past year’s event at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima.
http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/05/web1_4x4Jamboree01cardinal.jpgLarry Swim, of St. Louis, Missouri, competes in a past year’s event at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima. The Lima News file
A yellow Ford F150 driver attempts to qualify in the Tough Truck Challenge last year.
http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/05/web1_4x4Jamboree03cardinal.jpgA yellow Ford F150 driver attempts to qualify in the Tough Truck Challenge last year. The Lima News file
Adrian Heil plows through the finish Saturday with his 1997 Ford Ranger in the Mud Bogs event during last year’s event.
http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/05/web1_4x4JamboreeDay2cardinal02.jpgAdrian Heil plows through the finish Saturday with his 1997 Ford Ranger in the Mud Bogs event during last year’s event. The Lima News file
Kaydence Clonch (center), 3, sits with her cousins Cody Cox (left), 6, and Carson Cox, 4, all of Gallipolis, while they watch the monster trucks last year.
http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/05/web1_4x4Jamboree02cardinal.jpgKaydence Clonch (center), 3, sits with her cousins Cody Cox (left), 6, and Carson Cox, 4, all of Gallipolis, while they watch the monster trucks last year. The Lima News file

By Merri Hanjora

mhanjora@civitasmedia.com

IF YOU GO

WHAT: 32nd O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals

WHEN: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Allen County Fairgrounds, 2750 Harding Highway, Lima

ADMISSION: $20 adults, $10 children ages 12 and younger. Advance tickets at O’Reilly Auto Parts ($18 adults, $10 children). Two-day pass: $36 adult/$20 child. Three-day pass: $54 adult/$30 child.

BECOME A PARTICIPANT: Bring in your 4x4 for $90, which includes admission for the entire event for two adults and any number of children younger than age 15. Register at the fairgrounds.

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511