Custom Rigs

Shiny dreams require being #alwaysonthegrind

New franchise locations in Kansas and Nebraska for Evan Steger's detailing/polishing business, plus another big success for his charity gold outing benefiting specific veterans around the Father's Day holiday.

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Troy May’s 2007 Peterbilt 379 Legacy Edition

Troy May owns this 2007 Peterbilt 379 Legacy Edition, which is powered by a Cat C15 and an 18-speed with 3:70 rears.

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Video: Bandit Big Rig Series revives action-packed truck racing

See big rig racers roaring around the Montgomery Motor Speedway.

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Doug Wolff’s 1999 Kenworth W900L

Dan Krassow has driven the truck for Wolff and has put 1.6 million miles on it hauling oversize equipment on step decks and double drops. The company operates within a 1,500 mile radius of Bowling Green.

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Steve Ditzfeld’s 2011 Peterbilt 389

The truck is equipped with a Cat motor that Ditzfeld says was "tweaked and tuned" at Pittsburgh Power to 700 horsepower at the wheels.

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’88 Mike’ Morgan earns first Bandit Series win

For his win, Mike Morgan earned a $10,000 check. Finishing behind Morgan were Tommy Boileau, Ricky “Rude” Proffitt, Allen Boles and Chris Kikelhan. Through five races, Proffitt holds the lead in the overall series points, followed by Morgan and Justin Ball.

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Doug McClung’s 2005 Peterbilt 379

McClung's truck is equipped with a 425-horsepower Cat C15 and an Eaton-Fuller 18-speed with 3:36 rears.

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Saturday round-up: Put a diaper on your dump; Video — Black Out military tribute rig at Rolling Thunder

The "Dumpster Diaper" company's product prevents leakage from some dump bodies/trailers, and video of Chuck Timbrook and military veterans' presentation of the colors ahead of the Rolling Thunder rally and ride two weekends back.

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Ray Maier’s 2017 Kenworth W900

Aside from the University of Alabama sticker on the sleeper, no custom work has been done to the truck yet. Maier, of Sylvester, Ga., hauls produce from the East Coast to the West Coast.

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Photos: Paul Rissler’s 1996 Peterbilt 379 ‘RisslerBilt’ a home-built beauty

"The pride and accomplishment you’ve got in it, when you pull into a fuel island and everybody comes over and starts taking pictures, it makes you feel good that you did something with your bare hands to make it look like this," Rissler said.

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