custom rigs

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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Terry Belbeck’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

Terry Belbeck's "Dark Side of the Moon" is a 2007 Peterbilt 379.

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Back in Time Tour 2016

Ever wish you could go back to the good ol' days, when truckers were the Knights of the Road and a sweet COE was the epitome of cool? Todd Campbell and Kevin Young not only wished it – they're making it happen. ...

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Hank O’Neill’s 2000 Kenworth W900

The truck features an extended hood and studio sleeper. The only custom work on the truck is the 7-inch dual straight stacks.

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Signing off after a long day with Michael and Julie Neece

A tribute of sorts from Julie Neece to her owner-operator husband, Michael Dean Neece of Pep, N.M. Neece's 379 has 1.5 million miles on its Detroit engine, and he hauls milk. "He loves what he does," she says. "I couldn't picture him doing anything else."

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