Tag: 60th anniversary
Generations of owners' family legacy in Overdrive
How a trucking culture was built and maintained through the years with family, past and present. Meet Eddie Karwaski of Pennsylvania, Carl Nyhof of Wisconsin, Carl Rhodes of West Virginia, and others who learned from family, hereditary or not.
May 10, 2021
Hey, mate, this classic American trucking song isn’t exactly American ... or much about trucking
"I've Been Everywhere," one of trucking's classic American road songs, has roots in another continent. Decades before Johnny Cash's popular rendition, it was recorded by Hank Snow and others.
March 29, 2021
The 'Mother Road' heyday of independent truck stops and diners
Take a tour down old Route 66 through the highway postcard collection of Joe Sonderman, which began early on for him on family stops at Gaspar’s Truck Stop in Kingdom City, Mo., where he saw a postcard showing its prior incarnation... The rest is history.
March 15, 2021
Video captures spirit of 1970s trucking at convention
A brief video from a 1974 truck show in San Francisco features interviews with exhibitors and attendees, including comments about Overdrive and a trucking shutdown.
February 8, 2021
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
Regulated rates, wildcatting, deregulation: A brief history of U.S. trucking
A special tour through the rise of the owner-operator in exempt agricultural markets from the 1930s, to wildcatting later, deregulation later still -- and this cabover monument to one owner's heritage.
January 22, 2021
Fatal wreck remembered in first recorded trucking song
No. 1 in Overdrive Radio's new 'Songs of the Highway' podcast series looks at a 1928 song believed to be the first recorded trucking tune.
January 18, 2021
Look back at Junior Elmore's classic 1970s rigs
Another blast from the past for Overdrive's 60th anniversary -- trucker-photographer Don Christner's discovery of the boneyard of retired small fleet owner Junior Elmore contains plenty diamonds in the rough.
January 11, 2021
Buckle up for a year of trucking time-travel
Throughout this year, Overdrive will take a look back at early trucking to celebrate its 60 years of being "The Voice of the American Trucker."
January 4, 2021
Race-winning V12 KW still in action after four decades
As seen in the short film from Overdrive’s late-1970s N.J. diesel drag races, the winning rig alive and kicking four decades later -- and one race attendee's reflections on trucking enthusiasm through the decades.
May 24, 2016
A '70s film at Overdrive's diesel drag races, and a 'Back in Time' tour
In 2016, a late-1970s short film on U.S. trucking, via Overdrive’s Englishtown, New Jersey, truck drag racing event, provided a clear window back in time, including a glimpse of Overdrive’s founder. This 60th-anniversary special takes you there ...
May 19, 2016
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