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2015 State Fair of Texas

THE Truck Show

Sep 25, 2015
Photographers: Jason Gonderman
Held each fall in Dallas, the State Fair of Texas is about much more than fried Twinkies, carnie rides, livestock auctions, and half-price hot tubs. Now in its 129th year, the fair has become home to one of the most important auto shows for pickup manufacturers. Texans purchase more trucks than any other state, making this the prime location to show off each brand's latest and greatest. With the immense foot traffic generated by the fair, it is a prime location to interact with the greatest number of potential customers, unlike the traditional auto show where attendance is much lower and far more diverse in their interests.
Photo 2/48   |   2015 State Fair Of Texas Toyota
The year's event saw large displays from all six pickup manufacturers. The biggest news was Ford's introduction of the all-new 2017 Super Duty. Chevrolet showed off the redesigned 2016 Silverado 1500, 2016 Colorado diesel, and 2016 Silverado HD Midnight edition. GMC trotted out the redesigned 2016 Sierra 1500 and Elevation special edition. For Ram the Rebel and Laramie Limited took center stage. Over at Toyota everyone was abuzz about the all-new Tacoma and the company's impending move to Plano, Texas. Nissan had a larger presence at the show than before in anticipation of the company's new Titan XD hitting dealers by the end of 2015.
Photo 3/48   |   Everything is bigger in...well, you know. Ford had the largest display by square footage, and the giant oil derrick out front guides guests in.
The State Fair of Texas is a must for anyone who loves good BBQ and pickups. It has a much livelier feel than the traditional stuffy auto show and is a fun day for the whole family.
Photo 10/48   |   2015 State Fair Of Texas Ford F750
Photo 11/48   |   2015 State Fair Of Texas Ford F750 Super Duty
Photo 12/48   |   Light-duty trucks aren't the only ones on display. Ford was showing off their new F-650 and F-750 medium duty trucks as well.
Photo 19/48   |   2015 State Fair Of Texas Truck Zone Banner
Photo 23/48   |   2015 State Fair Of Texas Chevy Silverado
Photo 27/48   |   Chevrolet pulled the wraps off of their redesigned 2016 Silverado 1500, showing both a base WT trim model and high-end LTZ Z71.
Photo 31/48   |   Chevy also had on display a 2016 Low Cab Forward (LCF) chassis cab. This new line of commercial vehicles will be available later this year.
Photo 38/48   |   Also redesigned for 2016 is the GMC Sierra 1500. Seen here is the new Elevation special edition.
Photo 45/48   |   2015 State Fair Of Texas Aev Ram 2500