Category Archives: Famous Trucks

The Dodge Power Wagon

The Dodge Power Wagon is the story about a truck “too tough to stop” in the formidable jobs of war –  and now – rugged enough, and with power to spare, for the stubborn jobs of peace. That’s a nice … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Favorite Kenworth

Sometimes when I see a classic truck with a huge power plant being trailered to and from a truck show I feel like there is something missing. It’s one thing to see a truck start up and cruise over to … Continue reading

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1972 Peterbilt 351

It’s not hard to imagine that if this truck pulled up behind you on a country road you might begin to have flashbacks of the movie Duel in which Dennis Weaver is chased through the countryside by a maniac trucker. … Continue reading

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The Real Stars of Hollywood

Many consider the Golden Age of Hollywood to have taken place near the end of the silent era of films and continuing through to the early 1960’s. During this period of time some of the greatest actors and movies of … Continue reading

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Mack B-67 with Holmes 750

I’ve often remarked on how many restored and unrestored B-Models can still be found with just a little searching. Seemingly more than other truck model from any other manufacturer there is always another B-Model lurking around the corner. Did Mack … Continue reading

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The New Brockways In Town

This weekend I spent sometime at the Brockway Truck Museum as the new exhibit truck for the year were put in place. Many hard working and talented individuals volunteer countless hours of their time to make this home for Brockway Trucks … Continue reading

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Mack DM812 Missing and Presumed Rusted

Along with the beautiful 1973 Autocar DC another classic member of the Cortese fleet was this 1980 Mack DM812SX1041. Reading the specs on this truck will make any Mack purist salivate. Hauling power was generated by a Mack 300 Plus … Continue reading

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Over The Top

I spent some time the other day watching the movie classic Over The Top staring Sylvester Stallone. To be fair calling this movie a classic is a bit of stretch and if I want to be brutally honest (which I … Continue reading

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The R-Model

Back in the mid 60’s Mack Trucks found themselves in an interesting position regarding the future. After 13 years their B-Model line of trucks was near the end of an extremely successful existence. While the B was tried and true … Continue reading

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GMC General with Set Back Axle

Ahh, auctions. It feels like I haven’t been to one in a really long time. RTI Auctions holds a two day extravaganza in conjunction with the Empire Farm Days show that usually contains a few gems worth nothing. Remember that huge … Continue reading

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