Category Archives: Famous Trucks

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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LeTourneau Sno-Freighter

They say necessity is the mother of all invention.¬†When the particular necessity happens to be the detection of Soviet Union bombers carrying nuclear warheads old mother invention is bound to have some outrageous children of her own. Remember those awesome … Continue reading

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Transit Mix Concrete

We all know that Hollywood likes to recycle ideas what with reboots, sequels, prequels, and shared universes. If a movie made money in the past in certainly can do it again. While that train of thought is great for studio … Continue reading

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On the Road

Hopefully by the time you read this I am well on my to York, PA for the ATHS National Meet. If you’re really late to the party I may even be back from the show! Current talk around the show … Continue reading

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Great American Truck Racing

Great American Truck Racing, the sport of kings. I joined a facebook group some time ago devoted to the history of the GATR series and while it started off slow the page is really starting to come to life with … Continue reading

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The Hess Truck

Chess. The Rubber Duck. Dominoes. Hot Wheels. All past inductees of the National Toy Hall of Fame. Nominations for the 2014 induction are now being considered and I can think of no better candidate than the Hess Truck. Unlike baseball, … Continue reading

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Mama I’m Coming Home

Read in best used cars salesman voice for maximum effect Hi there folks, Uncle Sam here with Presidents Day savings that are simply TOO good to pass up! With combat operations ending in Iraq and Afghanistan my lots are overflowing … Continue reading

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