custom rigs

Photo gallery: Trucks under the sun on day 2 of SuperRigs

It's early yet on the second day of Shell Rotella's SuperRigs competition, but trucks are rolling through the judging line and lots of others are staging themselves on the lot at the zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C. Here's a quick peak at some of the trucks on hand this morning.

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Video: Custom ’95 Pete 379 showing at SuperRigs

Brian Babcock, owner of Automotive Additions, brought his '95 Pete to Shell Rotella's SuperRigs show at the zMax Dragway May 15, 2014. In this interview, he talks about some of the truck's features and why he enjoys showing it.

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Photo gallery: SuperRigs competitors brave the rain on Day 1

Shell Rotella's annual SuperRigs show began this morning at the zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C., to an uncooperative line of thunderstorms. Competitors, however, haven't been bashful, showing up to brave the conditions.

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Video: Award-winning ’88 Pete sports racing green stripes, chrome, 312-in. wheelbase

Joel Dawes, owner and operator of the small reefer fleet Dawes Contractor Carriers out of Waterford, Wis., has been toting this 1988 Peterbilt 379 around the show circuit the last two seasons.

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Passion for purple: Dispatcher Megan Folkes models with dad’s ’03 379

Megan Folkes, dispatcher at Gulf Logistics and Parish Transport in Ellisville, Miss., poses in this photo gallery with a 2003 Peterbilt 379 owned by her dad, Alton Folkes. Megan urged her owner-operator father to fix up a purple Pete, as that’s their favorite color.

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Revisiting a long career — and two spectacular trucks

Wendy Parker with the "rest of the story" on Thomas Paul Kraak and his 1960 Autocar -- and his son's efforts to return his 1952 LT Mack to him before the elder Kraak passed away after cancer's return.

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Purple logging beauty: Brent Pecarski’s ’09 Pete 388

Logging trucks usually are sturdy work trucks that go about their job in anonymity — Not Blaskie Trucking’s 2009 Peterbilt 388, which turns heads and draws camera-toting gawkers throughout Blaskie’s territory in Ontario, Canada.

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No Excuses: Texas owner-op turns beat up Freightliner into rolling art

After 35 years running long-haul, Napoleon Leiva started driving locally in Texas. So four years ago, he picked up what was at the time a beat-up ’99 Freightliner Century with 1.5 million miles to make runs in the Dallas area.

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Jerry Beaudoin’s Triple One: 2007 Peterbilt 379

Jerry Beaudoin says he started his SRS National 10-truck fleet to back up his 'disease for chrome.'

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Ol’ Red’s glory days: Restoration of an ’86 Kenworth W900

Gailand “G-Man” Johnston’s decision to do a full custom restoration of this 1986 Kenworth W900 was like paying respect to an old friend.

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