Custom Rigs

River States Customz winners: Diorio continues streak, 2 others added to championship

Two more competitors have punched their tickets for the 2014 Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship series, earning Best of Show victories at the River States Customz Pride & Polish event held June 27-28. They are joined by two seasoned veterans as the show's top rigs.

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1977 TranStar 4200: Old-school ‘patina’ at Pride & Polish

High Gear Photography proprietor and Precision of New Hampton hauler Kenny Hubka's Transtar harks the first rig he ever steered, his father's 1972 model.

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1974 ‘Low Patrol’ Ford W9000: Robb Mariani’s white whale

The long saga of Mariani's 2014 SuperRigs best show truck is a story of making inner vision reality -- and the results, a single-drive-axle cabover big-rig hot rod, are something to write home about.

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Oldest known complete Peterbilt ever built restored, on display

The oldest known complete and operable Peterbilt, a 1939 Model 260 — just one of 15 built by the truck maker that year — is currently on display at Peterbilt’s facility in Denton, Texas.

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Pride & Polish circuit continues this month at River States Customz in Wisconsin

The year's second Overdrive's Pride & Polish truck beauty competition and the fourth stop in the Pride & Polish National Championship season takes place June 27-28 at River States Customz in La Crosse, Wis.

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Construction zone: Rock-hauling ’07 Freightliner classic

Owner-operator Dave Maley of Verona, N.D., owns Maley Construction and primarily hauls washed sand and rock for a Ready Mix plant with his 2007 Freightliner Classic XL and 2010 R Way trailer.

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The Mistress: David McDaniel’s ’02 Pete 379

David McDaniel's '02 Peterbilt 379, deemed The Mistress by his wife, is powered by a C15 Caterpillar engine and an 18-speed transmission, and the owner-operator uses the rig to haul glass.

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Video: Paul Rissler’s Custom ’96 Peterbilt 379, ‘The Risslerbilt’

Paul Risslers 1996 Peterbilt 379 and matching Great Dane reefer won Best of Show - Third Runner-Up at the 2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition last month. See photos of the truck and hear him talk about its features and the build process.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Video log: A day at the tracks on the European truck racing circuit

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts attended a race in the European truck racing circuit last week in Misano, Italy. While there, he caught up with some of the participants in the race and captured some other sights and sounds at the event.

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Podcast: Off to the races!

With the date getting closer (late June) for Mike Ryan's annual Pike's Peak hill climb in his modified Cascadia, revisit with him and Chumpcar's John Condren talking details about the 2015 debut of the ChampTruck race series, aiming to bring Class 8 racing to the states.

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