Tag: Robb Mariani
Evel Knievel's Mack haul rig, restored
For Overdrive's 60th anniversary, take a run back through the half-decade-long journey of a famous Mack from weeds in a Florida yard to a fully custom-restored museum showpiece in Topeka, Kan., as covered in Overdrive.
February 1, 2021
Roundup: ‘Santa’s Secret Helpers’ uncovered, ‘Night before Christmas’ two days late, and extended drains: Who do you use for oil analysis?
Trucking’s biggest media fan, Robb Mariani, confirms the ‘Secret Santa Force’ rolls on 18, Sierra Sugar’s contribution to the truck-stop ‘Night Before Christmas’ canon, and a reader asks: Who do you use for oil analysis? And why?
December 26, 2018
16th-annual Southern Classic Truck Show Sept. 8-9
Dates are set for the 16th annual edition of small fleet and Brad’s Classic Trucks owner Brad Wike’s Southern Classic Truck Show on his sizable property in Lincolnton, N.C.
August 23, 2017
The day five famous 70s/80s rigs made history on 'Hollywood Hill'
A firsthand account of the event, bringing together restored trucks from movies “Duel,” “Convoy," and “Smokey & the Bandit” with “Movin’ On” and “B.J. & the Bear” TV rigs — among others at the Southern Classic Truck Show in 2016.
December 21, 2016
Former ‘American trucker’ host Robb Mariani hit with a ‘sick’ meme, hits back
Robb Mariani is challenging Facebook to institute better piracy/defamation controls in the wake of his image being used in a meme equating being a “real trucker” with hitting hitchhikers with urine bottles thrown out the window at highway speeds.
May 4, 2016
A special Mack is back: Evel Knievel combo moves closer to its final home
Evel Knievel’s 1974 cabover-trailer combo completes its journey from junk to museum showpiece — its next stop on tour: Oct. 15 in Kansas City. The road away from ruin shown here with new views, reporting.
September 30, 2015
Two shows to keep on the radar in N.C., Texas
Brad Wike’s Southern Classic in Lincolnton, N.C., kicks off Friday, September 11, and the East Texas Truckers Showdown in Nacogdoches September 26.
September 5, 2015
Robb Mariani on his favorite two subjects: Evel Knievel and, you guessed it, trucks
“I caught up with former American Trucker host and certified ‘truck nut’ Robb Mariani at GATS, where Mariani is one of the many people involved in the long restoration of the Evel Knievel haul rig on hand to greet GATS visitors at the Mack Trucks booth.”
August 29, 2015
Photos: The Evel Knievel haul rig, finished!
Photos of the finished rig! The 1974 Mack FS cabover haul rig of legendary the daredevil will be staged as a traveling exhibition beginning July 23 at the Evel Knievel Days festival in Butte, Mont.
July 22, 2015
Photos: As the rigs roll in to Fitzgerald, a look back on last year’s Tenn. Pride & Polish
No doubt the rigs have already started rolling in today for the big Pride & Polish show tomorrow — catch photos, videos and more from stand-out rigs and owner-operators at last year’s event, all in one place.
July 16, 2015
Pride & Polish
25 videos for 25 years: Robb Mariani’s ‘Low Patrol’ ‘1974 Ford
After purchasing the truck in 2003, former American Trucker host Robb Mariani rebuilt this classic cabover and turned it into an ode to its roots — a highway patrol rig.
July 9, 2015
The resurrection of Evel Knievel’s 1970s Mack haul rig
In this podcast with Robb Mariani, the onetime host and producer of the American Trucker show marks the beginning of the end of the story of the Evel Knievel Mack haul rig he located several years ago. The restoration is almost done.
July 7, 2015
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