Custom Rigs

Checking in with ChampTruck competitor Allen Boles on his small fleet’s prep for upcoming truck races

Jupiter Enterprises’ owner, manager and driver Allen Boles has been hard at work prepping his 15-truck fleet’s two Peterbilt entrants for the upcoming Meritor ChampTruck World Series truck races, which kick off later this month at the New Jersey Motorsports Park. I had the chance this week to talk to Susan Boles, Allen’s sister, about the coal haulers’ progress on the racers and other prep with just a week remaining until they venture from their Weaverville, ...

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25th anniversary pride: Our 25 best show truck videos

One way we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of Overdrive's Pride & Polish this year is highlighting our best custom truck videos.

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Take a 360-degree video tour through the 75 Chrome Shop

Shot with Landstar-leased owner-operator George Parker's GoPro, the video's a neat view on the location of the first-of-the-season Overdrive's Pride & Polish event, upcoming April 24-26.

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Setting the trend: Pride & Polish spurred some of the major show truck trends in the last 25 years

Overdrive’s Pride & Polish – which not only provided the opportunity for custom truck builders to show off their work, but also served as a forum for custom ideas to breed – played a big role in driving the evolution of custom truck builds from simple bolt-ons to today’s modern show-stoppers.

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PHOTOS: OMG so much chrome!

En route to Miami, George and Wendy stop off for a preview of the 75 Chrome Shop, the location of the first Pride & Polish event of the season in a week or two.

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Start the Pride & Polish season with six seconds of stars

Any of you show truck aficionados who'll be in central Florida April 24-26 can get a good fix at the 75 Chrome shop show. It's the first Overdrive's Pride & Polish event of 2015, taking place that weekend at the shop on I-75, just northwest of Orlando (map). Can't make that? Check the locations and dates for our four other competitions this year. We never know who all the entrants will be until the last ones show up, ...

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2015 Pride & Polish circuit kicks off this month in Wildwood, Fla., at 75 Chrome Shop

The 2015 Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship series continues next month in Wildwood, Fla., at the 75 Chrome Shop, where the custom truck outfitter will host its annual springtime show truck event.

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Video: Rush, Mobil Delvac saluting truckers at this weekend’s NASCAR race

Rush Truck Centers and ExxonMobil will be saluting truckers leading up to this weekend’s race at the Texas Motor Speedway. Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet SS will feature a special truck-focused paint scheme. And his hauler is featured in two separate recognition videos.

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VIDEO: Obscene Gesture cabover rescued from junkyard

Among the many cabovers at the recent Mid-America Trucking Show, one of the best-looking was Jeff Shawhan’s 1990 Kenworth K100E, which he calls Obscene Gesture.

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Truckers, start your engines: The Meritor ChampTruck World Series is bringing truck racing back to the U.S.

The new Meritor ChampTruck World Series, which will bring a true big-rig racing circuit back to the United States for the first time in nearly 30 years, will pit roughly a dozen trucks in 10 races nationwide this year.

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