Dying Breed Diesels vintage truck show returning in fall

Brayden Tucker of Lisbon, founder and president of Dying Breed Diesels, is shown during last summer's gathering in Columbiana. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

COLUMBIANA — Known for its history, special events, and craft beer, the city of Columbiana could very well also be known for a new, unique vintage truck show.

The Dying Breed Diesels vintage truck show that came to town last year was such a success the event will be back for a second time this fall.

Brayden Tucker, vintage semi truck enthusiast and founder and president of Dying Breed Diesels, has received permission from city council to host this year’s truck show on one of two proposed dates this fall.

The first show was held in late October last year with 57 registered trucks and raised $1,000 that was in turn given back to the city.

Tucker said the group was able to contribute $200 to the Columbiana Police Department, $200 to Columbiana Cub Scout Pack no. 16, and $600 to the Columbiana Nazarene Church food relief program.

One of the trucks on display in last year’s show came from as far away as Texas, he said.

“I am very proud,” Tucker said of the comments he heard from event participants about their time in the city. “It is a beautiful city and we really appreciated the hospitality. They would love to come back.”

Tucker is looking at holding this year’s event on Sept. 28 or Oct. 5, with the date to be determined later.

He said he wanted to have the event a little earlier this year since the weather gets colder and the evenings get darker later in October.

The show would be held on Main Street from 4-8 p.m. and will not interfere with the annual Shaker Woods Festival.

Tucker thanked everyone involved in last year’s event, which were the police department, Generations Cafe, Cub Scout Pack 16, PNC Bank, Brian McLaughlin of the county’s Drug Task Force, the county sheriff’s department, Columbiana Schools Superintendent Don Mook for providing a school bus to put on display, and Pastor Wendell of the Nazarene Church.

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