Blast from the past — and future — at Landmark International show
If you think this looks like a scene from a dealer catalog from the 1970s or perhaps earlier, you wouldn’t be alone in such — I can tell you for sure that it’s not, though, rather one from the Friday, Sept. 13, customer-appreciation event the folks at Landmark International put on at the Cookeville, Tenn., location, mere miles from I-40 just off U.S. 70S on Robert Matthews Highway. (The cabover is a 1970s former Walmart Transtar owner-operator Ted Bowers put his custom-restore elbow grease into over the years — you can read a little more about Bowers here.)
Sales rep Corey Price, showed me around the dealership — built on the site of a former nightclub, the flatbed mounted the old showpiece of a 1955 International show here in the main lobby of the building being the former performance stage.
Attendant to the event was also an antique-truck and other vehicle show, with among other things the 1978 International Bookmobile that also serves as a International memorabilia museum of sorts (the step van lookalike painted in classic IH colors in the picture at top), a large contingent of International Scout sport utility vehicles, which International commonly built with Nissan diesel power through the year 1980. East and Middle Tennessee Scout owners’ associations were on hand to show off their gems, among other things. Find a full gallery of photos from the day at the bottom of the post, as well as few items of note here.