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Christopher Vallee builds a cabover

| April 12, 2014
Christopher Vallee model cabover

Vallee’s thinking of calling it “Maximum Overdrive,” after the old movie, of course.


Custom-carved trucks from Alaska seasonal hauler

Custom-carved trucks from Alaska seasonal hauler

Photos: Introducing custom-truck model builder Christopher Vallee of Anchorage, Alaska, working mostly in wood.

Regular readers will recall my post from earlier in the year about Alaska-based seasonal hauler Christopher Vallee‘s budding woodworking biz — he’s taken on several commissioned projects to sculpt model tractor-trailers and other vehicles of late almost entirely from wood. The latest project, though, he’s planning to put up for auction on eBay when it’s finished. “Never built a cabover truck before,” he says. What do you think of it so far? More pictures follow in the gallery.

You can check out a gallery of some of his other creations via this link, and follow his progress son his Facebook page

…And speaking of cabovers, Craig Kilburn sent in the following shot of 70s Overdrive magazines to the Facebook page.

Craig Kilburn 70s Overdrive collection


Downtime pursuits -- querying Overdrive back-issue rates

Downtime pursuits — querying Overdrive back-issue rates

Any collectors in the house? Some longtime catalogers have some questions for you about rates....

Nice collection, eh? Find some other cover images in the gallery that follows, part of Johnette Bowen-Worrell’s father’s collection, saved last October from the racks of an estate sale

Read more about that collection via the linked story. 

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