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Meet Anthony Fox, owner-caretaker of this original Rubber Duck 1970 Mack RS700 ‘Convoy’ movie combo

| November 16, 2017

Take a gander at the video above, the product of my talk and photo shoot with 20-truck tanker fleet owner Anthony Fox of Rome, Ga., proud owner and caretaker of the piece of history that is one of the original 1970 Macks used in the classic “Convoy” trucking film of the 1970s. What’s better, the rig is attached to a likewise original trailer used in the film — a 1960s 5,800-gal. Trailmobile tank trailer with the battle scars to prove it.

Here’s Fox indicating where two explosives charges were set off in the iconic bridge scene in Convoy when troopers shot at the back of the truck, before the final confrontation.

I met Fox upon arrival early at the Southern Classic Truck Show back in September, where the rig was set to reprise the “Hollywood Hill” Robb Mariani memorably wrote about last year in these digital pages. It was just about set to get a wash at the shop on the site of the show of host Brad Wike, who owns and operates the BPW (“Best Possible Way”) Transport small fleet headquartered there. So .. apologies for the pressure-washer noise in the background through some of the vid.

It still makes for a good tour through how Fox came to own the rig — he also runs through its many unique features tied to particular moments from the film. Catch some further pictures of the unit in the gallery below.

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 ...

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