Cortland, New York, a small community of less than 20,000, is unique in that it is the only place in the world where Brockway trucks were manufactured. For over half a century, 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.
We were fortunate enough to be in Cortland the week of the 4 day 13th Annual National Brockway Truck Show. This was also the 100 year celebration, in that Brockways were manufactured from 1912 – 1956.
Refurbished Brockways from all over the world returned to Cortland for the event. After a parade, the trucks parked on both sides of Main Street. We thoroughly enjoyed strolling the street looking at the beautiful restorations.
One truck was on display to show the condition many of the trucks are discovered in; this one was found in a field ditch. It’s amazing how they can be brought back to mint condition.
If you would like to see more of the vehicles, click on the collage below.