antique trucks

1977 TranStar 4200: Old-school ‘patina’ at Pride & Polish

High Gear Photography proprietor and Precision of New Hampton hauler Kenny Hubka's Transtar harks the first rig he ever steered, his father's 1972 model.

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Retirement rewards: Tobby Donalson’s 1959 Peterbilt 351

Two years after saying goodbye to the highway, independent owner-operator Tobby Donalson finished a rig he waited nearly 30 years for the time to rebuild just right

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When trucks were trucks: Familiar faces at Fitzgerald’s

Bill Blankenship of McMinnville, Tenn., showed off a classic find of a 1953 GMC 630, powered by a 134-hp Detroit diesel, at the Pride & Polish at Fitzgerald's.

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PHOTOS: Nice day for a truck show

Bill Bradford's immaculately restored 1973 Kenworth K100 and 1977 Great Dane reefer -- and more scenes from the Cookeville, TN, truck show of ATHS' Music City Chapter.

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Vegas trucking tweets and Music City peeps

The Great West Truck Show gets going today out in Las Vegas, running through Saturday with vendor exhibits, the Custom Rigs Pride & Polish competition, CCJ's Fleet Executive Conference (under way as of yesterday -- some news here from the first panel on challenges and opportunities trucking the rarefied California environment of late) and more. Follow Overdrive's Twitter feed @OverdriveUpdate -- and our Facebook page -- for views from the show. Associate Editor James Jaillet, among others, is on the scene and has shared ...

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Meet Leon ‘Butch’ Mueller and his 1971 Pete 358

Yesterday at Roehl Transport, after a day of talking with TCA/Truckers News Company Driver of the Year John Moeller (pictured here behind me in one of his Roehl Freightliner Coronado's drives' hubs), Roehl President and COO Rick Roehl and I were talking about owner-operator Bryan Dax as I prepared to head off to Two Rivers, Wis., this morning to visit with him. Dax is owner of the 1990 Diamond Reo “Red Giant” truck I saw ...

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VID: Cracking Evel’s safe with Robb Mariani, Brad Wike

And, most importantly, small fleet owner Wike's lead mechanic Frank Phipps (pictured), who did the vast majority of the heavy lifting with a blow torch and drill, Wike himself with the plasma cutter, at Wike's place of business in Lincolnton, N.C., on Saturday. As with many such endeavors, the process of it all was much more adventurous and interesting than the end result. That's right, in spite of the lore I mentioned in my post from ...

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Workhorse antiques to get ‘a little pampering’

OverdriveRetro's mission expands into trucking history at the end of Overdrive's 50th anniversary celebration.

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New book explores first cross-continent truck trip

Many of you will be familiar with the 1919 military truck convoy that traversed the United States in an effort to test the efficacy of cargo trucks on the roads, or lack thereof, of the day. A Young Dwight Eisenhower was part of the convoy, and his experience of it is oft-cited as having a great deal to do with his support of the Interstate Highway Program as President later. A new book, however, tells the ...

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ATHS Northwest Chapter Antique Truck Show

NOV. 12: ATHS Northwest Chapter Antique Truck Show, Walrath Trucking, Tacoma, Wash., (360) 866-7716.

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