All in the family: Joel Dawes’ ’88 Pete represents three generations

| May 29, 2014
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The Dawes family chose white as the base color to represent honesty and purity, making it a model for their small fleet.

 

‘Everybody has the reds and blacks and blues,’ Dawes says of the other trucks on the show circuit. ‘We wanted to stand out.’
‘Everybody has the reds and blacks and blues,’ Dawes says of the other trucks on the show circuit. ‘We wanted to stand out.’

Owner-operator Joel Dawes says the creation of his 1988 Peterbilt 379 was a family affair. Dawes came up with the green and white paint scheme with the help of his son and father.

The generational trio chose white as the base color to represent honesty and purity, making it a model for their small fleet. The green stripes represent Dawes’ son and his dad, standing for the color of two of the family’s Camaros: One a 2011 that his son hopes to drive when he turns 16, and the other a classic ’68 owned by the older Dawes that was gifted to him by his stepfather.

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“Everybody has the reds and blacks and blues,” Dawes says of the other trucks on the show circuit. “We wanted to stand out.”

In April at the 75 Chrome Shop Show in Wildwood, Fla., the truck picked up its second Overdrive’s Pride & Polish Best of Show win in the Working Bobtail category, following up a Best of Show win from the Fitzgerald Truck Show last fall.

With the win, the truck now will compete in the Pride & Polish National Championship in August at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

Dawes’ small fleet hauls meat and cheese from Michigan and Wisconsin to Florida, returning to the northern states with cheese and produce. 

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  • BobBoBobson

    oh

  • Aad

    It’ a hell of a job to clean this beast But omg what a machine. Awesome. Even in Holland we like trucks like this. Drive save! Greetings from Holland. (Sorry for my poor English).

  • jackie

    Actually the truckvlooks like crap.. you buy a truck for work not to try and look pretty in

  • Deez Nuts

    Actually some people do both. I like my trucks custom and so do others. I don’t haul cheap freight so I can afford to put money into my truck.

  • Blu

    I bet Jackie drives a chevette. That Pete is nice. I own my own buisness too. If I choose to spend my money on my truck, it’s my truck, I bought it. I got four of them that I’m working on. Everybody got a damn opinion on somebody else’s shit. Do you, should be talking about better rates.