Saturday I went to Trucktoberfest held at the Mack Museum and Customer Center in Allentown, PA. The event was hosted by Mack Trucks in conjunction with the ATHS, ATCA and SPAAMFAA. While not exclusively for the Mack brand I would say 98% of the trucks in attendance wore a bulldog on the hood. There were some other makes in attendance by a brand with deep roots to Pennsylvania, that’s right, Autocar.
We’ve seen this truck a few times before with the most recent sighting being at the ATHS National Convention in York, PA. The owner of this 1976 Autocar S64TF is Denver Sharp. Under the hood you’ll find a Cummins 290 small cam formula. Gearing is provided courtesy of a RoadRanger RTO 12513 (13 speed?) transmission. Rear axles are Eaton 402’s with a 4:33 ratio. All this equipment hangs on a Freightliner air ride setup.
Seeing as everything took place at the former Mack Truck tech center there was a banked road track complete with steep inclines and other challenges. Toward the end of the day participating trucks were able to step out and stretch their legs a bit.
That is just a small taste of things to come. Check back tomorrow for complete coverage of the day’s events.