Roadside Attractions

Overdrive Staff | March 01, 2011

APRIL 8-10: 75 CHROME SHOP ANNUAL TRUCK SHOW, Wildwood, Fla., www.75chromeshop.com, (866) 255-6206.

APRIL 15-16: OLD TRUCK SHOW of ATHS Wheat State Chapter, Newell’s Truck Stop, Newton, Kan., (316) 283-0130.

APRIL 23: ATHS NORTHWEST ANTIQUE TRUCK SHOW, Harold E. LeMay Marymount Museum, Spanaway, Wash., (360) 866-7716.

APRIL 30: TRUCK SHOW & BBQ of ATHS Central California Chapter, Kirkland Ranch, Plymouth, Calif., (916) 381-6063.

MAY 6-7: MIDWEST PRIDE IN YOUR RIDE TRUCK/TRACTOR SHOW, Tri-State Raceway, Earlville, Iowa, (560) 580-8200.

JUNE 9-11: GREAT WEST TRUCK SHOW, Las Vegas Convention Center, (888) 349-4287, www.greatwesttruckshow.com.

JULY 14-15: WALCOTT TRUCKERS JAMBOREE, Iowa 80 Truck Stop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa, www.iowa80truckstop.com.

AUG. 25-27: GREAT AMERICAN TRUCKING SHOW, Dallas Convention Center, (888) 349-4287, www.prideandpolish.com.


TRUCK GALLERY

James Loot, an Oklahoma City, Okla., resident, owns and operates this 2008 Peterbilt 389, making weekly reefer runs between Denver and Port Allen, La. The truck is powered by a 550-hp Caterpillar and a 13-speed transmission. Loot says he’s added more than 100 LED lights, hardwood flooring and stainless and chrome accents. The truck’s name, 99 problems, springs from the sentiment common to drivers – “I’ve always got 99 problems,” he says. “I don’t need any more.”


Hit Man

Shane Wood uses his 2000 Kenworth W900L to haul sod and potatoes nationwide. The truck is equipped with a 550-hp Caterpillar and a 13-speed transmission, and Wood says he spends a good chunk of his spare change to keep the truck looking good. The name Hit Man stems from one of Wood’s beverages of choice, he says: “I got it off of a Monster energy drink can. I thought it’d be a cool name for a truck.”


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