Tag: American Trucker
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.
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
VIDEO, photos: Robb Mariani’s custom ‘white whale,’ take two
A walk-and-talk around the former American Trucker host’s custom creation, the “Low Patrol” 1974 Ford he’s owned since 2003.
August 2, 2014
Cracking Evel Knievel’s forgotten safe
Host Robb Mariani got quite a surprise when he was filming an episode of “American Trucker.” See an exclusive video of what was found during restoration of a 1974 Mack FS700.
March 27, 2012
Safe-cracking time: The Evel Knievel haul rig restore-in-progress
If all goes well, says American Trucker host Robb Mariani, tomorrow he, North Carolina-based Brad Wike and the rig’s owner will at least attempt to crack a gallon-size safe found under a cabinet in the floor of the Evel Knievel haul rig Mariani located and featured on his show last year (check out the “Finding […]
February 17, 2012
Visiting with Evel Knievel in N.C.
This morning I’m headed out to Brad Wike’s “Brad’s Classic Trucks” shop and home of his BPW Transport company, both of which have gotten the feature treatment on the Speed Channel’s American Trucker show, hosted by Robb Mariani. Mariani helped engineer part of the reason I’m headed to Wike’s shop: Wike’s doing a partial restoration […]
February 17, 2012
Tonight! Chat live with Robb Mariani
“American Trucker” host Robb Mariani will be available for a live video chat as part of the Truckers News Celebrity Series.
October 14, 2011
Truck Stop Missouri redux; American Trucker GATS episode tonight
Truck Stop Missouri a ‘trucking ambassador’ in reality? After my interview posted yesterday with Joe Bechtold, General Manager of the Midway Truck Stop and Travel Plaza that is the subject of the Truck Stop Missouri TV show on the Travel Channel, a longtime commenter on the Channel 19 blog took issue with Bechtold’s characterization of […]
October 6, 2011
Phone app for getting around GATS in Dallas next week
If you’re saying “Man I sure could have used that last year,” I can assure you you’re not alone. The new Great American Trucking Show app for various smartphone platforms, put together by the show’s owners (Randall-Reilly Business Media & Information, publishers of Overdrive) with Core Apps and sponsored the Cummins Engine Corp., puts an interactive, searchable map of […]
August 18, 2011
Robb Mariani will be one of the judges in the Custom Rigs Pride & Polish competition, make exercise your new normal, flooding creates hassles for drivers, spotting severe weather a truck gallery and other trucking news items are featured.
August 7, 2011
Breaker-breaker: Thursday Channel 19 news round-up
Tonight on American Trucker on the Speed Channel: You The third episode of the second season of the American Trucker documentary show on the Speed Channel is called, simply, “Independent.” It will explore, well, guess who? The episode runs at 10p.m. eastern time, with replays throughout the week. See the full schedule. Or if you’ve […]
July 28, 2011
Tonight on American Trucker — Gully Transportation’s antique trucks
Gully Transportation will be featured on tonight’s edition of the American Trucker television show. The episode will air on the Speed Channel at 10 p.m. Eastern. The program will show the production of one of the Quincy, Ill.-based regional hauler’s newest trucks – a 2011 Freightliner Cascadia – in the manufacturer’s Cleveland, N.C., facility. “My father started […]
July 21, 2011
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