custom rigs

First-time show is big success in a teeny town

From Wendy: "Somewhere around 30 trucks registered for the shine and show working truck competition, a huge number for a first-time show in a place like little Brookville, Ohio. One of the coolest things was the judging panel: No one over the age of 14 was allowed to cast votes. The kids picked winners based on sheer awesomeness."

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Mike Verbeek’s 2003 Freightliner Classic XL

This 2003 Freightliner Classic XL is used to haul grain.

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Specialized machinery hauler’s 2013 Peterbilt 389

The truck, named "Daisy," is used to haul oversize/overweight specialized machinery.

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Photos: Top working show trucks on display in Joplin at Shell Rotella SuperRigs

A sampling of the working show trucks on display at this year's Shell Rotella SuperRigs event, where owner-operators and small fleet owners are vying for the contest's $10,000 top prize and spots in next year's SuperRigs calendar.

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Photos/video: SuperRigs takes over downtown Joplin with truck parade, Tony Justice concert, fireworks show

Dozens of custom Class 8 working combos and bobtails convoyed through Joplin, Mo., Friday night, eventually taking over the city's downtown streets with a four-hour block party that featured live music from trucker/singer-songwriter Tony Justice, an hours-long truck lights contest and fireworks show. Shell Rotella hosted the event, as part of its annual SuperRigs truck beauty contest

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Dave Triepke’s 2003 Kenworth W900

Dave Triepke and his girlfriend Karen Lacour pull a drop deck coast to coast with this 2003 Kenworth W900.

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Mike O’Neill’s 2006 Kenworth W900

Mike O’Neill uses his 2006 Kenworth W900 to mostly haul auto parts from Kentucky to Arizona and back.

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Video slide show through ATHS’ national convention

The vid shows scenes from the Antique Truck Historical Society's national convention this past week in Salem, Ore., the biggest ATHS show of the year. And plenty of Class 8s at this one. ...

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Steven Loheac’s 1999 Kenworth W900

Steven Loheac hauls show horses along the East Coast with this 1999 Kenworth W900.

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Brian Weaver’s 2005 Peterbilt 379

Brian Weaver uses this 2005 Peterbilt 379 to haul tree-length logs.

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