I’ve know for awhile now(Autocar Mondays – So Close) that just down the street there was a regular user of Autocar trucks but I had no idea they ran not just one…but three!
Just a few weeks ago I noticed the green one kicking around the L.B.D. lot but now that seems to be joined by an orange DK. On the bumper you can read the script of Medway Block, a company that recently closed in Massachusetts so it appears the fleet is actively under expansion!
Check out this beautiful 1973 Oshkosh P2323 snow plow recently shared by Jim.
The truck is powered by a Cummins 855 producing 250 HP which was probably considered big power back in the day. As with any good plow truck it comes equipped with full time 4×4 and a selection of gearing from the 5 speed main and 3 speed auxiliary. Both front and rear axles are rated at 23,000. This rig is tipping the scales at nearly 23k without its 12ft plow.
As each winter begins to fade away and the annual truck show calendar begins to take shape I wistfully fill my calendar with dates and locations for shows that I will most likely never attend. While many shows never work out for me…I was able to attend the classics that always provide more than enough bang for the buck.
Truck shows are great but it’s always a little more enjoyable when the trucks and drivers get to stretch their legs. The Annual Brockway Truck Show has long hosted The Huskie Drive as a part of their annual festivities. The 2023 edition was one of the best attended with over 40 trucks traveling the beautiful country side of CNY.
Along the lines the CNY ATHS show, the Empire State Antique Truck Association annual show, formerly know as the ATHS Western NY chapter, has long been a stable contributor of summer time truck show goodness.
I passed by the former NEMF terminal for the Syracuse the other day and noticed a nice collection of older trucks hanging about. Like many other old industrial properties it has become home to a hodgepodge of smaller business looking for cheap rent. I suppose with the recent demise of Yellow I should stop by their shops in a few months to see what old iron it has collected.
Trucks coming. Trucks going. What more could you ask for. Years ago I remember having the exit to Macungie Memorial Park all to myself as the show would wind down on Saturday afternoon. With each passing year more and more folks grew wise and began setting up chairs to enjoy the show after the show. I welcome the company!