Custom Rigs

History made on ‘Hollywood hill’: The day five famous trucks from 1970s trucking movies, TV shows all got together

Robb Mariani's firsthand account/short doc film of the event, bringing together trucks from movies "Duel," "Convoy", and "Smokey & the Bandit" with Paul and Craig Sagehorn's "Movin' On" and "B.J. & the Bear" TV rigs -- among hundreds of vintage trucks last September at Brad Wike's Southern Classic Truck Show.

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Chris Porricelli’s 2015 Peterbilt 389 glider

Powered by a 12.7 liter Detroit 60 Series with 500 horsepower, an Eaton-Fuller 13-speed and 3:55 rears, the truck is used to haul produce and frozen foods back and forth between Florida and New Jersey.

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Kyle Simon’s 2005 Peterbilt 379

The truck is used to haul flatbed freight locally around Denver, Colo., for S&S Trucking.

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David Gates Jr.’s 2000 Kenworth W900L

The truck has 1.8 million miles on it, and Gates has owned it for seven years. He has replaced the engine, transmission, suspension and rear ends himself over the years and added custom exhaust, a drop visor, and numerous LED lights around the truck.

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Video: Scott Lynch’s 2010 Mack CHU 613

Small fleet owner's custom working show truck

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New hub covers, more for Michael and Tammy Groom and their ‘Mothership’ 2012 KW T660

There's certainly more than just aesthetics driving the choice of the Vyper covers by American Truck Technology, Michael says. (They do look good, though.) An encounter with the head of the company led a little brand loyalty, of a sort...

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Eldon Horst’s 1990 Kenworth K100 cabover

This stretched K100 cabover is used to haul grain by a dairy and crop farmer out of Virginia.

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Video: Country’s top custom rigs parade out of GATS Pride & Polish

Dozens of custom beauties.

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Bryan Kellogg’s 2015 Peterbilt 389

Bryan Kellogg's striped Pete 389

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Reid Goodman’s 2015 Peterbilt 389

Reid Goodman hauls bulk products to nickel mines in northern Manitoba, Canada, with a gross weight of 137,800 pounds with the truck.

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