Following find a video window into the rig, in which Mariani explains several aspects of the design choices he made relative to the truck’s vintage, and likewise its genesis as a Tennessee Highway Patrol mobile command unit, essentially, hence the very low mileage that kept it preserved long enough for Mariani to have picked it up via a second owner in 2003. (Among its jobs over the years: law enforcement staging at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta.)
In the vid at a point fairly early on, Mariani references an expected appearance “tomorrow,” i.e. Saturday, July 18, of representatives of the Tennessee Highway Patrol to check out their old unit. Though I wasn’t able to be there for it, those reps, namely Ned Martin, who well remembers the truck, were able to attend:
— Cobra Electronics (@CobraElectronic) July 21, 2014
Here are several more photos of the truck from the Crossville show:
Catch more via Mariani’s Facebook page. And enjoy the video below:
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