custom rigs

Meet the expanded Overdrive

Overdrive now incorporates its sister publication, Truckers News, and Overdrive spinoff Custom Rigs.

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Big D blowout: John Anderson highlights Dallas show

Country star John Anderson, national championship truck competition and more distinguish event-packed 2012 GATS

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Court rejects EPA’s Navistar exemption, expanded Overdrive coming in August, EOBRs among hot topics for agency, OOIDA challenging Minn. out of service criteria and more industry news items are featured.

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Cabover fanatics, this one’s for you: 1973 K100 vid

Bill Bradford's video of the restoration of his antique Kenworth COE.

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Have you seen this custom truck lately?

A look back here a few years to the Custom Rigs magazine vid of Doug Fisher's The Gambler 2007 Peterbilt 379 Legacy edition, which among other features sports of an actual shotgun as the shifter and a signature by none other than the original Gambler himself, Kenny Rogers. A commenter on the vid at our YouTube channel recalled seeing the truck up in Manitoba some time back, and dropped this interesting tidbit: "It was being sold ...

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Stroup, First Class Services going for a sweep?

Randy Stroup has had no mercy on his fellow Pride & Polish competitors the last two seasons.

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Farm to market in style — Bill Blankenship’s 1978 W900A

Bill Blankenship, who with his son, Jerry, runs the McMinnville-based Blankenship Farms & Nursery business, found this member of the 1978 class of Kenworth's long-running W900 model eight years ago, buying it to haul the products of his business. Today, after a long restore-and-rebuild process, he hauls trees to customers week-in, week-out -- "32 trips this year," he says. It's something of a miracle that had the truck sitting pretty out among the show and antique ...

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Bragging rights on the line today

The Great West Truck Show Pride & Polish awards ceremony starts today at 11 a.m. PDT.

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Photos and video: Ray Rodriguez’ flamed ’88 Peterbilt 379

Ray Rodriguez discusses some of the details of his 1988 Peterbilt 379.

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Photos: Custom 1968 Peterbilt 358

Leroy and Joanie Bracelin dropped off their beloved 1968 Peterbilt 358 to Brent McGrath of Brent's Custom Trucks 12 years ago to do with it what he could in the way of a custom rebuild. It was originally a dump truck, spec'd new by Leroy himself in the 1967, and "he wanted red and chrome, and he let me do with it what I wanted," McGrath says, who admits he just finished the rebuild project — ...

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