custom rigs

Art therapy: Jeff Botelho’s ‘5150’

California all-star customizer Jeff Botelho's working show truck, 5150, was inspired by the grief of his father's passing.

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Street Rod Extreme: Scott Diller’s 1981 KW W900A

To say Scott Diller will go to extremes to get the look he wants in his show truck is an understatement.

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Longhaul Survivor benefit truck raffle

A yearlong raffle of this custom 2000 Peterbilt 379 begins at the 2013 Midwest Pride in Your Ride Truck/Tractor show in Earlville, Iowa.

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Council Bluffs truck show bigger and better this year

The second annual show and shine at the Peterbilt of Council Bluffs dealership's truck show expected to beat last year's participation. The event's scheduled for May 4.

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Western Star hosting design contest

Western Star Truck Sales launched “The Design Our Star Project” to build a Western Star show truck from the ground up with features determined by popular vote through social media channels. The completed truck will be showcased at the 2014 edition of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Fans and customers cast their first vote at this year's MATS at Western Star booth (#30185) and online at www.DesignOurStar.com. Registration there is free and users can enter for chances ...

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De-Elegant Model Truck Fleet builds trucking icons with new mag

Kuenn McClinton adds publishing and legend-building to his core longtime model-truck-build business at MATS 2013.

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The wrap on Continental’s custom LoneStar

Continental Tire's new Road-Show trailer, debuting at the Mid-America Trucking Show, deserved a high-custom-class hauler, so the company took its 2010 International LoneStar to the Mafia at 4 State Trucks...

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‘Hooked!’ — more on Homer’s custom wrecker

Accolades were heaped on Milwaukee-based Homer Schultz's amazing custom 1993 Peterbilt 379 wrecker in the wake of Overdrive's story on the rig.

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Pride in your ride, Midwest-style

Meet the project 2000 Peterbilt organizers of the Midwest Pride in Your Ride event, benefiting the American Cancer Society, are raffling off beginning this year.

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Video, pics: Custom 1988 Freightliner

Davis custom-built the FLD after locating it in a salvage yard in 2000 -- today he hauls reefer freight with it primarily between Illinois, Texas, Florida and his home base in Michigan.

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