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Todd Roccapriore’s Widow Maker

A new association can join the ranks of other widow makers, albeit for another reason: It’s a custom rig with killer looks.

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Video: Low Life, Pride & Polish National Champion

John O'Keefe talks about the inspiration and execution for his 2007 Peterbilt 379 and 2011 Mac dump.

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Pride & Polish National Championship culminates this week

Dozens of trucks square off this week at the Great American Trucking Show for the Pride & Polish championship.

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Quite a stretch

Gene McKinny started work on his 379 by stretching the frame to add a detachable towing unit. From there, he says, it was all down hill.

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Two custom ’80s Petes for the cabover fanatics

These two Peterbilt 362s, owned by Dustin Kunkel and John Bradford, respectively, we caught out at the Crossville, Tenn., show of the ATHS Music City Chapter.

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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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A flamed engine makes all the difference

Ray Rodriguez' repainted engine may be what pushes his '88 Pete to a Best of Show victory.

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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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