Custom Rigs

Pride & Polish rewind: A look back at 2014’s top trucks, show truck tour

In its fifth full season, the Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship circuit produced 20 Best of Show winners and four National Champions. Here are the photos recapping the year on the Pride & Polish circuit.

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The rigs and the rundown: ‘Threading the needle’ through 2014

The Channel 19 year in review, Part 1: Top-ranking rigs covered. And a question: How are you feeling about business prospects in 2015?

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Total rebuild: Owner-op’s ’81 Pete 359

Russell Riano says he has “totally rebuilt” this 1981 Peterbilt 359 upon his 2005 purchase of the rig. When business got slow in 2005, he says, “I found this old 359 and went to town.”

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Video: A quick run in Mike Morgan’s ChampTruck-in-progress

Take a run through some photos of the custom Mack racer and a brief bit of drifting around Morgan's circle drive to get a feel for the unit in this video.

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VIDEO: ‘Freedom Flyer’ custom Volvo HD wrecker

The latest in the "Welcome to my cab" vid series features Eugene, Oreg-based Tim Baumgartner's patriotically decorated custom Volvo VNL, a winner at a variety of beauty shows on the tow/wrecker circuit.

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Oilfield hauler’s Pete ‘in the ideal place’

Oilfield equipment hauler Jay Aid's 2010 Peterbilt 379 runs three different trailers for him, he says, including a double-drop with a detachable neck, a stretch trailer that can stretch up to 96-feet and a step-deck.

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2015 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar available for order

Shell Rotella announced today the 2015 edition of its SuperRigs calendar is available for order. The calendar features 12 working trucks and drivers.

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Peterbilt 75th anniversary party brings 351 Petes spanning 9 decades

Held at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds, Peterbilt says the party attracted 351 Peterbilts, which the truck makers bills as “the largest collection of Peterbilt trucks ever assembled.”

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Semi-retired 1990 Peterbilt 362

This now-retired 1990 Peterbilt 362 plays the role of “toy hauler,” says its owner John Sabo, who uses the rig to haul his antique tractors.

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‘Tis the season: Archived Overdrive covers show off snowy rigs, Christmas colors

Christmas is approaching quickly, and in the spirit of the season, Overdrive dug these old covers out of the filing room to show off.

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