Category Archives: Autocar Trucks

Autocar Mondays – Looking For A Deal

The common path for many looking to make their own way in the trucking industry is to purchase an old truck and put it to use. Usually the pickings are slim and whatever is found requires costly repairs. But if … Continue reading

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Autocar Mondays – Level Best

I know there a few of you out there that don’t look too fondly on the Autocar ACL line of trucks. You have to admit that the DC/DK line of trucks was a tough act to follow but with each … Continue reading

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Autocar Mondays – Retirement Home

Ed recently visited the Autocar retirement home at the William M. Larned quarry near Rotterdam, NY. In this photo four Autocars can be seen with at least one of them in still running order. Ed tells us that as recently … Continue reading

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Autocar Mondays – Old 97

I can only imagine the look on the eyes of a tire dealer when one of these “Michigan Specials” rolls into the shop. I’ve often wondered how this unique trucking combination came to be and why some many axles are … Continue reading

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Autocar Mondays – Running in a Pack

Well it ain’t Monday but one thing is for sure this beauty is an Autocar! This 1951 DC100 powered by a Cummins NHRS diesel was just one of many spectacular rigs of the Autocar nameplate found at the ATHS National … Continue reading

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Autocar Mondays – The Goose

There is just something about an Autocar with floats and a 6×6 configuration that looks natural. Here we see “The Goose”, a 1978 DC that has been repowered with a B-Series Cat and a 13 speed trans. Originally this truck left … Continue reading

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Autocar Mondays – DC-87T

So, do you think there will be many Autocars at the ATHS National show kicking off this week in Des Moines, Iowa? I think it’s a safe bet that at least one or two…or a dozen will be on hand. … Continue reading

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Autocar Mondays – Native Sons

Here is a fine looking single axle Autocar dump truck from the 2006 National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. This truck happens to be equipped with a Thiele dump body which similar to Autocar was long established Pennsylvania manufacturer. However, this particular … Continue reading

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Autocar Mondays – Springfield Surplus

It just a little over two weeks the ATHS National Show will take place in Des Moines, Iowa. Hundreds upon of hundreds of classic trucks will be on display and I plan to be on hand to see each and … Continue reading

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Autocar Mondays – The Barn

The scenic byways of America have much to offer. Before the interstates they were the main routes of travel across this great country. These roads cut through small towns that haven’t changed much over the years. Instead of chain restaurants … Continue reading

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