Tag: Evel Knievel
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
Meet the driver of Evel Knievel's former haul rig
This latest in Overdrive's 60th anniversary series takes a look at one intersection of the business magazine and U.S. popular culture with the 1973 story on one of the most famous people on the planet at the time, the daredevil and sometime truck driver.
January 25, 2021
The tightening knot of ELDs, hours, parking: Channel 19 year in review, the finale
As in 2014 with the restart rollback, several issues came to a head in the last month of 2015, bring us back to where we started in this year in review: The problem with the hours of service, readers say, is a central safety issue.
December 31, 2015
Photos: Painting the Evel Knievel haul rig
A few more details here about the restoration of the 1974 Mack FS786LST cabover and chassis, Post Coach custom office and trailer I’ve written so much about since news around its restoration began to come out in July. When I was at the Great American Trucking Show in late August, I had a brief conversation […]
October 2, 2015
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
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: Sneak peek at the restored Evel Knievel Mack haul rig on the GATS show floor
Catch a few sneak-peek images of the classic 1974 Mack haul rig from the show floor before GATS opened in the gallery here. The rig is on display in the Mack Trucks booth.
August 27, 2015
Evel Knievel’s ‘Big Red’ Mack gets red-carpet treatment at Hollywood premiere of ‘Being Evel’
The legendary daredevil’s 1974 custom Mack FS786LST cabover rises again. Photos: The rig and memorabilia display was shown attendant to the premiere of the “Being Evel” documentary this week.
August 21, 2015
Restored Evel Knievel Mack haul rig to travel to GATS!
The Evel Knievel Mack’s showing at the Great American Trucking Show will come on the heels of the Aug. 21 opening of the “Being Evel” feature documentary about the daredevil’s life. Watch the trailer here.
August 14, 2015
Another Godfrey goes after semi-truck jump record — and nails it
Daredevil Gregg Godfrey nailed a world-record-worthy semi-truck jump at Evel Knievel Days July 24, landing the rig 166 feet from the launch point.
July 28, 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
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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