Evel Knievel

The tightening knot of ELDs, hours, parking: Channel 19 year in review, the finale

As in 2014 with the restart rollback, several issues came to a head in the last month of 2015, bring us back to where we started in this year in review: The problem with the hours of service, readers say, is a central safety issue.

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Photos: Painting the Evel Knievel haul rig

A few more details here about the restoration of the 1974 Mack FS786LST cabover and chassis, Post Coach custom office and trailer I've written so much about since news around its restoration began to come out in July. When I was at the Great American Trucking Show in late August, I had a brief conversation with current owner Lathan McKay about his decisions surrounding just how to paint the truck, given Knievel himself commonly repainted it ...

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A special Mack is back: Evel Knievel combo moves closer to its final home

Evel Knievel’s 1974 cabover-trailer combo completes its journey from junk to museum showpiece -- its next stop on tour: Oct. 15 in Kansas City. The road away from ruin shown here with new views, reporting.

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Video: Robb Mariani on his favorite two subjects: Evel Knievel and, you guessed it, trucks

"I caught up with former American Trucker host and certified 'truck nut' Robb Mariani at GATS, where Mariani is one of the many people involved in the long restoration of the Evel Knievel haul rig on hand to greet GATS visitors at the Mack Trucks booth."

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PHOTOS: Sneak peek at the restored Evel Knievel Mack haul rig on the GATS show floor

Catch a few sneak-peek images of the classic 1974 Mack haul rig from the show floor before GATS opened in the gallery here. The rig is on display in the Mack Trucks booth.

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Evel Knievel’s ‘Big Red’ Mack gets red-carpet treatment at Hollywood premiere of ‘Being Evel’

The legendary daredevil's 1974 custom Mack FS786LST cabover rises again. Photos: The rig and memorabilia display was shown attendant to the premiere of the "Being Evel" documentary this week.

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Restored Evel Knievel Mack haul rig to travel to GATS!

The Evel Knievel Mack's showing at the Great American Trucking Show will come on the heels of the Aug. 21 opening of the "Being Evel" feature documentary about the daredevil's life. Watch the trailer here.

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Video: Another Godfrey goes after semi-truck jump record — and nails it

Daredevil Gregg Godfrey nailed a world-record-worthy semi-truck jump at Evel Knievel Days July 24, landing the rig 166 feet from the launch point.

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Photos: The Evel Knievel haul rig, finished!

Photos of the finished rig! The 1974 Mack FS cabover haul rig of legendary the daredevil will be staged as a traveling exhibition beginning July 23 at the Evel Knievel Days festival in Butte, Mont.

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The resurrection of Evel Knievel’s 1970s Mack haul rig

In this podcast with Robb Mariani, the onetime host and producer of the American Trucker show marks the beginning of the end of the story of the Evel Knievel Mack haul rig he located several years ago. The restoration is almost done.

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