2014 ATCA National Meet

Can you believe the ATCA national meet at Macungie has come and gone? The promise of this weekend was a bright sliver of warmth that I held onto during the course of one long a$@ winter. Sad as it may seem there is no need need to mourn as we can relive the day again and again in our minds and through photos…and of course video! As usual the turnout was massive with Mack trucks being the dominate nameplate. I’ve decided to kick things off by just show casing the Macks that caught my eye. Like I said, there were more than enough to go around with Superliners seeming to be the flavor of the year. Browsing through my photos I kept seeing trucks in the background that I missed entirely. That’s how many rigs were on hand. You can walk by a spectacular unit and not even realize what you did until it was too late. Thankfully this show is well attended so there a variety of other sources to help fill in the blanks.

George Tackaberry brought a Mack Superliner that in my opinion blew the doors off any other Superliner there. I tried to capture its greatness in photo form but I just couldn’t do it. That’s how awesome it was. I reminded me very much of a Mack you would see pulling road trains in Australia. Dual air cleaners win the day.

This 1970 Mack R-Model was one of my favorite survivor trucks of the show although the 1955 LJSW dump truck (see gallery) comes really close along with the truck at the top of the post.

The infamous Macungie mud made a return this year with trucks slipping, sliding and sinking through the show field. Come back tomorrow and throughout the week for continuing coverage of trucks arriving, leaving and mud fighting.

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