overdriveretro

A summer weekend read for gearheads

| June 24, 2011

The technology for air-to-air coolers and auxilliary power units was invaluable for making cleaner running engines and saving fuel.

A knight of the road recalls the royal carpet

| June 17, 2011

Owner-operator Gordon Alkire recalls an era when the knights of the road, he says, were treated like royalty.

Creating a trucking community, catching up with friends

| June 10, 2011

OverdriveRetro.com is gradually creating an online truckers' community of drivers who enjoy recalling careers they loved.

Revisiting a 12-month truck calendar

| June 02, 2011

Readers still remember Overdrive's January 1980 12-month calendar of trucks, which ranged from modern to antique, American to European.

Righting the record

| May 20, 2011

Mack truck book author Harvey Eckart and others weigh in on the correct identification of a MackR-600.

A pink tow truck gains immortality in the Hall of Eye Candy

| May 13, 2011

The pink Lincoln Toe Truck, featured in Overdrive's July 2000 Channel 19, now resides in a museum's Hall of Icons and Eye Candy.

From knee-high in a Kenworth to oversized hauls

| May 05, 2011

Oversize hauler Doug Beutler recalls how his love of trucking took off behind the steering wheel of a 1978 Kenworth.

Collector’s dream yields a ‘gold beauty’

| April 21, 2011

The Holy Grail of Dodge Bighorns, Chrysler's 1973 prototype show truck, eventually made its way to a collector long known as Mr. Bighorn.

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