custom rigs

2016 Pride & Polish National Champion, Working Combo: Joe Regalado’s 2000 Pete doubles up

Regalado has only entered two shows -- last year’s GATS and this year’s. “I showed it last year for the first time, and we won Best of Show. I go back this year to the nationals and win. I’m spoiled now,” he says. Profiling the winners of 2016's Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish...

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Ruling the roost: ‘Chicken Thang’ and its one-off yellow paint make for a stand-out rig

Eye-catching working show truck

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Melvin Adams’ 2015 Peterbilt 389 Pride & Class

Melvin Adams purchased this 2015 Peterbilt 389 Pride & Class Edition to celebrate 50 years of his family's company being in business.

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David Fulks’ 2016 International Lonestar

David Fulks, who's leased to Celadon's flatbed division, owns this 2016 International Lonestar powered by a Cummins ISX15 with an Eaton-Fuller 13-speed and 3:55 rears.

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One legend to another

Final touches on the truck under way: "I feel like we may tear a hole in the space-time continuum of truck awesomeness if Evan Steger and Greg Stahl ever get together in the same room."

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Owner-operator J.D. Terry and the ‘Driveway Dream’ 1995 KW — The Rolling CB Interview

Video: Run through Big Rig Videos' Chris Fiffie's Rolling CB Interview with independent owner-operator J.D. "Birdman" Terry and his 1995 KW, likewise Overdrive's own talk with Terry about the rig two months back.

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Von Harris’ 1990 Peterbilt 379

The truck is powered by a 1,000-horsepower Cat C15 with a 13-speed main transmission, 4-speed auxiliary transmission and 4:63 rears.

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Erick Engbarth’s 2009 Kenworth W900L

This 2009 Kenworth W900L is owned by Erick Engbarth and has more than 1 million miles.

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360-degree views of custom truck interiors from GATS Pride & Polish

Interactive videos showing 360-degree views of some of the most unique and customized truck interiors shown at the Great American Trucking Show last month.

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Rearview: Covering custom

Workhorses increasingly became show horses in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with style-minded owner-operators turning to aftermarket lights, chrome, graphics, paint and more to convert their rigs into things of beauty. Overdrive began covering the trend and started the first major truck beauty show, Overdrive’s Pride & Polish, in 1991.

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