Tag: Brad Wike
Scenes from Brad Wike’s Southern Classic Truck Show
Famous movie trucks, owner-operator rigs, small fleet flagships, restored gems and more: What it’s all about at Brad Wike’s Southern Classic Truck Show in Lincolnton, N.C.
September 11, 2017
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
North Carolina enforcement: Where officer discretion can help
Professionalism at roadside can go a long way in influencing enforcement actions in North Carolina. The highway patrol there isn’t, by and large, “looking to jam up guys who are decent,” operators note. More in this CSA’s Data Trail profile of the state, by the numbers.
October 10, 2016
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
1974 ‘Low Patrol’ Ford W9000: Robb Mariani’s white whale
The long saga of Mariani’s 2014 SuperRigs best show truck is a story of making inner vision reality — and the results, a single-drive-axle cabover big-rig hot rod, are something to write home about.
June 18, 2014
New life for old classics, Love’s connect app, the Aurora Borealis and more industry news and oddities are featured.
April 1, 2012
Evel Knievel’s driver and the 1973 Overdrive interview
Unearthing the history behind Evel Knievel’s 1970s touring operation with former driver Mike Draper. Bonus: Videos of the old Mack haul rig, currently undergoing restoration.
March 12, 2012
Contest for small-biz office furniture upgrade
Small fleet owners, does your office furniture need an upgrade? Furniture maker DreamSeat just launched a contest geared specifically toward small businesses like yours. They’re looking for the best entry to award a full furniture upgrade to one of their deluxe lines of office furniture, which can be customized with your company logo or other […]
March 3, 2012
VID: Cracking Evel’s safe with Robb Mariani, Brad Wike
And, most importantly, small fleet owner Wike’s lead mechanic Frank Phipps (pictured), who did the vast majority of the heavy lifting with a blow torch and drill, Wike himself with the plasma cutter, at Wike’s place of business in Lincolnton, N.C., on Saturday. As with many such endeavors, the process of it all was much […]
February 20, 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
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