custom rigs

Ruling the roost: ‘Chicken Thang’ and its one-off yellow paint make for a stand-out rig

Some unique features on the truck include the stainless steel panel with “Chicken Thang” written in it below the doors, a flaming rooster that lights up in a stainless steel panel on the bottom of the sleeper, as well as the oval window on the back of the cab with “God is Awesome” written across it.

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Best of Show: Jake Lindamood’s ’88 Pete wins top honors at the 2016 Shell Rotella SuperRigs

Jake Lindamood of Irving, Texas, is back, and his hard-hitting heavy haulers are more beautiful than ever. Lindamood, vice president of Lindamood Demolition, captured the Best of Show trophy at the 34th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck competition, held June 9-11, 2016, in Joplin, Missouri.

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Photos: Owner-operators out in force at Tenn. Pride & Polish

Four Best of Show winners from this event at Fitzgerald Glider Kits sales and service location will join those already qualified for the championships for the final stand in Dallas next month.

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Video: Owner-op Rod Miller brings new aero Pete 386 to custom truck circuit

Video of Chance 2 Transport owner Rod Miller's new highly customized Peterbilt 386 glider. Miller's one of few operators to bring a tricked out aero Pete to the truck beauty show circuit.

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Video: Sights and sounds from Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck parade, lights show and Tony Justice concert

Highlights from Shell Rotella SuperRigs' annual truck parade, which featured downtown staging of dozens of the country's top show trucks, along with a truck lights competition, fireworks show and concert by trucerk/singer-songwriter Tony Justice.

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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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Video: Ted Bowers’ 2005 Peterbilt 379 — stretched and refined behind the cab

Ted Bowers' rig, facing down an engine rebuild for the C15 that powers the unit, has in recent times gotten new headlights, stacks and, perhaps most significantly a three-foot frame stretch to a 276-inch wheelbase, complete with a unique deckplate treatment.

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Video: Phil Miller’s award-winning custom cow hauling 2015 Pete 389

Owner-operator Phil Miller discusses the finer points of the centerpiece to his cattle hauling operation: His 2015 Peterbilt 389 and matching Wilson livestock trailer.

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‘After Midnight’ custom Pete 389 glider comes by way of power pair of truck builders

Fitzgerald Glider Kits brought the ideas and the plan, and Rabbit River Transport’s Eric Hassevoort brought the truck, the will to show it and years of experience to the custom build of “After Midnight,” a 2015 Peterbilt 389 working show truck.

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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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