Transportation history made right here

Did you know that Cortland was home to the Brockway Motor Company?

  Brockway, makers of many fine trucks, was an integral part of the Cortland community from 1912 to their closing in 1977. Although the plant closed down 35 years ago Brockway has not been forgotten. Each year for the past 13 years, there has been a Brockway Truck Show and it gets bigger every year.

Today begins the celebration of Brockway with a Huskie Drive Road Rally. Tomorrow there’s a pork roast, auction and fireworks. On Saturday the festivities start at 8:30 am with a huge parade of trucks from the new Living History Center in Homer to downtown Cortland. You can see the trucks parked on Main Street from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm on Saturday. On Sunday there’s a pancake breakfast.

The new Central New York Living History Center will be open to showcase their Brockway exhibit. If you haven’t been there, this would be a great weekend to visit. For more information check out the Brockway Truck Show website.

Jan

 

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