Custom Rigs

Video: Needle-nosed 1982 Peterbilt 359 with a Corvette dash

Billy Baker talks the history of his classic 1982 Peterbilt 359, which has more than 3 million miles. The Pete also has an aftermarket needle-nose and a Corvette dash.

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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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Shell’s SuperRigs show takes place this week in Charlotte, N.C.

The annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition will be held May 15-17 at the zMax Dragway adjacent to the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.

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Rod Hannifey’s Australian ‘Industry Vehicle’

Australian owner-operator Rod Hannifey and his Kenworth K200 cabover and double curtainside flats run the roads down under hauling freight and promoting share-the-road-type initiatives as well as driver-advocacy over parking and other issues there.

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Long Haul Survivor benefit rig goes to Michigan-based driver Brittany Dunigan

Twenty-one-year-old Dunigan got the call the evening of May 4 in Michigan and “her first comment was ‘are you telling me I won that Purple Peterbilt?’”

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Picture perfect: Show hauling ’99 Kenworth

Owner-operator Dale Burke of Strongsville, Ohio, snapped this picture of his rig while at a show at the Hilton at Universal Studios, Fla.

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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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A rebuilding success story that gets 8.3 mpg

If you say you’re not mechanically inclined, I’ll tell you that you’re never too old to learn, and you can save yourself thousands of dollars by doing some of your own work and repairs. Here's one such success story.

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