Custom Rigs

Shell’s annual SuperRigs truck show to be held in Tulsa in May

The 35th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition will be held May 18-20 in Tulsa, Okla., with a theme of "Titans of Tulsa," Shell announced this week.

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Danny King’s 2005 Peterbilt 379X

Danny King, owner of Danny King Lumber out of Oneida, Tenn., owns this 2005 Peterbilt 379X equipped with a 550-horsepower Caterpillar and an 18-speed Eaton Fuller with 3:36 rears.

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Australian hauler’s ’96 Western Star 4964

The truck is powered by a 525-horsepower Cummins N14 and an Eaton 18-speed, and it's used to haul mostly bulk food starch, timber, car tires and food products.

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Mark Books’ 2014 Kenworth T800

Books, owner of RB Express Inc., added a Roadworks drop visor, Minimizer rear fenders and a Miami Star front bumper.

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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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Mark Fields’ custom 1998 Kenworth W900

Since purchasing it, he has added a Jones Performance hood, JJ style brackets and some LED lights. Rocky Willis Powder Coat and Fab in Carthage, Mo., powder coated the wheels and stacks black. Fields also added a drop visor and air bagged the front axle.

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New Bandit big rig racing circuit hits tracks next month, offers $50k per race

A new racing series featuring Class 8 trucks in oval track races starts its first full season next month in North Carolina. The Bandit Big Rig Series, which offers a total purse of $50,000 at each event, will host 13 races this season, culminating in a finale in late October in Cordele, Ga.

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Carl Hubbard’s 1996 Western Star 4964F

Carl Hubbard's "Ol' Blackie" is a 1996 Western Star 4964F Heritage that features a 66-inch sleeper and a 260-inch wheelbase. In 2005, Hubbard says the truck was a total loss, but he rebuilt the truck from the ground up over a seven-month period.

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Rare 1921 White restored, readied to run after 55 years in the garage

Bob Burg restored the truck in his garage in December and January. While doing so, he found a manufacture number on the truck’s frame, which he used to trace the truck back to an October 1921 manufacture date via White’s online truck registry.

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Mark Franzoy’s 1992 Peterbilt 379 and matching Wilson flatbed

The truck is powered by a 450-horsepower Series 60 Detroit with an Eaton-Fuller 13-speed and 3:55 rears and is used to haul farm products in and around Deming, N.M.

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