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Title: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/18/18)
Post by: Wreckerman on August 26, 2018, 01:41:30 PM
September 7-8.
At 2763 Blackburn Bridge Road in Lincolnton, North Carolina.
They'll have "Hollywood Hill" with the "Duel" Peterbilt, the Convoy Mack, Movin On Kenworth, the BJ & the Bear Kenworth, and the Smokey and the Bandit Kenworth. 8)
I've never been, but it's supposed to be a really big show with lots of cool rigs.
We're planning on taking my Mack and our 359 wrecker. :)
Title: Re: 17th Annual Virginia/Carolina Southern Classic
Post by: partsman88 on August 26, 2018, 02:03:25 PM
Nice, have fun! Hope to see some good shots, the BJ and the Bear truck is always neat as is the Movin' On and the Smokey KW.
Title: Re: 17th Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated with photos)
Post by: Wreckerman on September 10, 2018, 01:40:21 PM
First, let me suggest that if any fellow Hanksters are ever able to attend this show, do it!
Such great rigs and the location is absolutely beautiful, truly a top notch experience.
I'm definitely looking forward to the next one! ;D

*I apologize in advance for not knowing what model some rigs are, but I should be correct on most of the makes.
Here's the first batch of shots from the show:

First, a sign of things to come. LOL. ;)
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/46402806-27E3-4FF7-8877-EA29F1559989_zpsgkxssiww.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/46402806-27E3-4FF7-8877-EA29F1559989_zpsgkxssiww.jpg.html)

A slick Peterbilt 359 (thanks to partsman for the correction!) with an equally slick trailer.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/C7C18CFC-64A5-4D4B-BFC6-6CC8613673C5_zpszwb1xrp6.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/C7C18CFC-64A5-4D4B-BFC6-6CC8613673C5_zpszwb1xrp6.jpg.html)

A Freightliner Cascadia for Wal-Mart pulling a "Blind Spots" trailer.
A cool addition to the show, and a cool trailer to help spread blind spot awareness, thanks Wal-Mart.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/DA3ED862-8E1C-41A3-9304-577151609358_zpsagsriay6.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/DA3ED862-8E1C-41A3-9304-577151609358_zpsagsriay6.jpg.html)

A cool Autocar from the Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/EAA719E7-F3C4-4FC2-96CC-E9285D5EFE9B_zpsbzl1rljf.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/EAA719E7-F3C4-4FC2-96CC-E9285D5EFE9B_zpsbzl1rljf.jpg.html)

A nice Peterbilt 379 for BPW Transport from Taylorsville, North Carolina.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/0B6E9A8F-830D-4478-AF56-62946CE80253_zpsiqofsneq.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/0B6E9A8F-830D-4478-AF56-62946CE80253_zpsiqofsneq.jpg.html)

Another nice Peterbilt 379 for BPW, this one a daycab.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/ECA50C7E-9724-4402-9B1E-5B51CFB31ECF_zpsi5q6dswk.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/ECA50C7E-9724-4402-9B1E-5B51CFB31ECF_zpsi5q6dswk.jpg.html)

A cool Peterbilt from the early 300 series.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/A0F72832-13BC-427E-BA46-3A24C231B192_zpstdodyx1i.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/A0F72832-13BC-427E-BA46-3A24C231B192_zpstdodyx1i.jpg.html)

A sharp White.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/DA54121E-7321-4046-9F34-97CA1B52793A_zpscwsovdsz.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/DA54121E-7321-4046-9F34-97CA1B52793A_zpscwsovdsz.jpg.html)

An immaculate Ford L9000.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/6960BAA2-DAC9-45F9-B055-160C839C3CD9_zpsvxwwdunp.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/6960BAA2-DAC9-45F9-B055-160C839C3CD9_zpsvxwwdunp.jpg.html)

A sharp Peterbilt 352.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/5EB52478-FC8E-478D-AEB6-AACDC224CD08_zpsqv7ugget.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/5EB52478-FC8E-478D-AEB6-AACDC224CD08_zpsqv7ugget.jpg.html)

A cool Freightliner for the long defunct Consolidated Freightways.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/3F8F1947-D2F2-400D-9C59-908FC187C573_zpsxucwb6wa.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/3F8F1947-D2F2-400D-9C59-908FC187C573_zpsxucwb6wa.jpg.html)

A nice Peterbilt 352 that needs a new bumper.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/D27DEAF4-64A7-440C-8CB3-1E6FAC26CEA4_zpsiwuobogc.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/D27DEAF4-64A7-440C-8CB3-1E6FAC26CEA4_zpsiwuobogc.jpg.html)

A very nice Freightliner FLA.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/CF634ECA-8FF0-4F11-B587-0FD636C545ED_zpsu142ovm5.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/CF634ECA-8FF0-4F11-B587-0FD636C545ED_zpsu142ovm5.jpg.html)

A nice Freightliner FLD for Piggyback Service from Charlotte, North Carolina.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/B8211212-8BD4-47A2-883C-2829ACE9B21D_zpsajwdqoxj.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/B8211212-8BD4-47A2-883C-2829ACE9B21D_zpsajwdqoxj.jpg.html)

A sharp Kenworth W900L for Crowder Construction from Charlotte, North Carolina.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/368FC283-F2EE-4A1F-8611-8F216E84123B_zpsd3rhr41u.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/368FC283-F2EE-4A1F-8611-8F216E84123B_zpsd3rhr41u.jpg.html)

Stay tuned for more!
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated with photos)
Post by: charlie on September 10, 2018, 04:19:08 PM
The CSE Ford just looks so cool. 8)
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/11/18 with photos)
Post by: Wreckerman on September 11, 2018, 12:19:44 PM
Charlie, I totally agree, I'm a Ford guy all the way and that's definitely a cool rig. :)

Here's another batch.

First, an awesome White Freightliner for the long defunct Carolina Freight Carriers.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/33465600-CD61-4C2A-A41A-D13F9BA53BE8_zpsuwfrsumc.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/33465600-CD61-4C2A-A41A-D13F9BA53BE8_zpsuwfrsumc.jpg.html)

A sharp Peterbilt 379 for K.W. Alley Transportation from Denver, North Carolina.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/D6066379-E0DB-4674-B155-597E952BA1B4_zpseq4t9fjm.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/D6066379-E0DB-4674-B155-597E952BA1B4_zpseq4t9fjm.jpg.html)

A very nice 1974 Peterbilt 359.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/4CDEC580-55F3-4417-8C8D-B77AE1FD553C_zpsc0eseuvw.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/4CDEC580-55F3-4417-8C8D-B77AE1FD553C_zpsc0eseuvw.jpg.html)

A very cool Freightliner Classic with a custom hood with Coronado headlights.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/3E03D7D0-0C0E-42EA-B62B-667F9E58928E_zpsyjubpdck.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/3E03D7D0-0C0E-42EA-B62B-667F9E58928E_zpsyjubpdck.jpg.html)

Another really cool Freightliner Classic.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/913816C1-F61D-40E2-AF9C-0813B0A59316_zpstblnxddg.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/913816C1-F61D-40E2-AF9C-0813B0A59316_zpstblnxddg.jpg.html)

A cool Peterbilt 359 that looks kinda rough while a work in progress now, but definitely has the bones of what can be a super nice rig.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/F96DEE71-ED2C-4393-80CF-E0E978FFB5F6_zps1bfpa7qn.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/F96DEE71-ED2C-4393-80CF-E0E978FFB5F6_zps1bfpa7qn.jpg.html)

A nice Mack C600 for the now gone Hennis Freight Lines.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/3F9B116B-5895-4865-B3DB-AA8BC2C7B738_zpsnuubjkgt.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/3F9B116B-5895-4865-B3DB-AA8BC2C7B738_zpsnuubjkgt.jpg.html)

A cool Mack Superliner for Dean Jenkins Trucking from Fairview, North Carolina.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/0664DC14-6B49-496B-8F6C-02AE263448E5_zpsevtckrj8.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/0664DC14-6B49-496B-8F6C-02AE263448E5_zpsevtckrj8.jpg.html)

An extremely sharp 1986 Peterbilt 359.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/C6A0DA37-AD76-4A7B-91C2-0B3A6C943BFE_zpsgjrduggw.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/C6A0DA37-AD76-4A7B-91C2-0B3A6C943BFE_zpsgjrduggw.jpg.html)

A sharp early Peterbilt 359.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/909C500D-0841-490D-8D38-A9B7D23B7F36_zpsztnsh9je.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/909C500D-0841-490D-8D38-A9B7D23B7F36_zpsztnsh9je.jpg.html)

A nice Western Star 5864 for JR Enterprises from Vale, North Carolina.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/2EC5004A-5AB2-49EA-906E-6A8C93B00F35_zpstfjec3rs.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/2EC5004A-5AB2-49EA-906E-6A8C93B00F35_zpstfjec3rs.jpg.html)

A nice Mack F.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/99B21226-3F21-41DF-80E6-12AB9AFD9C29_zps9v1kt5p4.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/99B21226-3F21-41DF-80E6-12AB9AFD9C29_zps9v1kt5p4.jpg.html)

A Kenworth K100.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/2D3616A8-8147-4B8B-BAE3-E0A57B7F2F7D_zps2cit4tim.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/2D3616A8-8147-4B8B-BAE3-E0A57B7F2F7D_zps2cit4tim.jpg.html)

The "Gold Digger", a sharp 1971 Kenworth W900A.
It's a very nice rig, but the color is... different...
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/56998805-CCDA-4535-A9FE-C49B2B54DC97_zpssdksdry3.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/56998805-CCDA-4535-A9FE-C49B2B54DC97_zpssdksdry3.jpg.html)

An extremely sharp 1982 Freightliner FLA for Cadle Trucking from Augusta, Georgia that's leased to Bennett Motor Express from McDonough, Georgia.
This was one of my favorite rigs at the show, it's just super nice. 8)
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/D093D147-C6B4-4B77-B70D-373C9F4B48C8_zpshluzuxnj.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/D093D147-C6B4-4B77-B70D-373C9F4B48C8_zpshluzuxnj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated with photos)
Post by: Douglass-2011 on September 12, 2018, 12:09:25 PM
Love, love, love that Hennis Mack. Don`t see many of them anymore.
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated with photos)
Post by: charlie on September 12, 2018, 12:35:39 PM
I'll take the Carolina cabover thank you. :)
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated with photos)
Post by: partsman88 on September 12, 2018, 01:02:54 PM
Great stuff Wreckerman, I'll have to make it down there someday. Would love to see the FLC for CF and the White-Freightliner Carolina COE someday, both are really cool. The FLA working for Bennett Motor Express is super sharp too.

Also the Pete at the top in the first set is a 359. Easy tell is the wipers, on the 379 the wipers are offset.
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated with photos)
Post by: norseman on September 13, 2018, 01:21:54 PM
Wreckerman - Great show coverage! Looks like a great show for sure.  8)

Jan.
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated with photos)
Post by: Wreckerman on September 13, 2018, 01:46:17 PM
Thank y'all very much!

Here's another batch, with quite a few more to go. :)

First, a cool Mack Cruiseliner.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/BC1D1ABC-69D9-4E44-9CB9-8E93CFBCA69B_zpsf4nmaxdh.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/BC1D1ABC-69D9-4E44-9CB9-8E93CFBCA69B_zpsf4nmaxdh.jpg.html)

A rough but cool looking Mack H-61T.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/71F777D9-5615-4D97-8AE8-14003989CC8D_zpsuuqqlwfy.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/71F777D9-5615-4D97-8AE8-14003989CC8D_zpsuuqqlwfy.jpg.html)

A clean Ford F-Series.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/73AAC8C2-4D23-41BE-98FB-A59F1B785DF2_zps0v7zqeem.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/73AAC8C2-4D23-41BE-98FB-A59F1B785DF2_zps0v7zqeem.jpg.html)

A nice Kenworth K100 that was for sale.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/D467B698-E6EE-42A0-820B-D6BD78D8E46D_zps8d5ujxhl.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/D467B698-E6EE-42A0-820B-D6BD78D8E46D_zps8d5ujxhl.jpg.html)

A very nice Ford LTL9000 for Rock Branch Transportation from Charlotte, North Carolina.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/EE1B05AA-2660-4101-9A8A-256ADD1B6EFB_zpsy0pvncek.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/EE1B05AA-2660-4101-9A8A-256ADD1B6EFB_zpsy0pvncek.jpg.html)

An International Transtar CO-4000.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/CE5963D9-2E68-48F4-902D-BBDEA5E52B0A_zpsvqdjhllz.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/CE5963D9-2E68-48F4-902D-BBDEA5E52B0A_zpsvqdjhllz.jpg.html)

A cool GMC F, better known as a "Crackerbox".
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/AFC91F1C-978D-44E1-954B-C5C8E0D69864_zpsjnpamgv5.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/AFC91F1C-978D-44E1-954B-C5C8E0D69864_zpsjnpamgv5.jpg.html)

A nice 1961 Mack B-61.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/9DA8BE32-DEE2-41A8-BACE-95751A383055_zpsdsmopv95.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/9DA8BE32-DEE2-41A8-BACE-95751A383055_zpsdsmopv95.jpg.html)

A sharp Mack B-61.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/D0C5E453-45CD-474E-884E-A8D0B0ACE834_zpsdnn5xivp.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/D0C5E453-45CD-474E-884E-A8D0B0ACE834_zpsdnn5xivp.jpg.html)

A rough but cool looking Mack B-61.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/8623F09D-5D8F-4FE1-A237-74216C66F3FC_zpscbytbfai.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/8623F09D-5D8F-4FE1-A237-74216C66F3FC_zpscbytbfai.jpg.html)

A rough but really cool Mack H-67 wrecker.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/A063D85B-124D-4444-97C1-8240E3DF3AEE_zpsykhg6dhg.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/A063D85B-124D-4444-97C1-8240E3DF3AEE_zpsykhg6dhg.jpg.html)

An International Transtar II.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/54D9D9BA-D364-4C3A-BB7F-2F7EF0868B0B_zpscceohev8.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/54D9D9BA-D364-4C3A-BB7F-2F7EF0868B0B_zpscceohev8.jpg.html)

My absolute favorite non-truck item at the show, the famous GENERAL LEE! 8)
A 1969 Dodge Charger in beautiful condition.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/310723E1-6C39-4D60-BC2D-D79ABEA63FD5_zpsz0blfgpk.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/310723E1-6C39-4D60-BC2D-D79ABEA63FD5_zpsz0blfgpk.jpg.html)

In the words of C.W. McCall, "It looks we got ourselves a CONVOY".
The Rubber Duck's ride, a super cool 1970 Mack RS700.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/2496AE44-7D47-4A1A-9917-39093003130E_zpsaotb9ub9.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/2496AE44-7D47-4A1A-9917-39093003130E_zpsaotb9ub9.jpg.html)

A replica B.J. & the Bear Kenworth K100 for On the Run Transportation from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Personally, I think a K100 with an Aerodyne sleeper is the best looking cabover out there. ;)
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/F90C8404-DCA3-46F7-B0EC-1A3D0A7855A3_zpsj7qzwm2t.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/F90C8404-DCA3-46F7-B0EC-1A3D0A7855A3_zpsj7qzwm2t.jpg.html)

More coming up, particularly more rigs from "Hollywood Hill". :)
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/13/18)
Post by: partsman88 on September 13, 2018, 07:17:39 PM
Another nice set Wreckerman, the fave for me was the RS700 though. The replica BJ & the Bear K100 was neat too though.

Also I'd be remiss if I didn't point out the 359 at the top (and the unique cream colored diesel RV behind it) were both at the Kenly 95 show I went to earlier this year. Did you look in the back of the reefer that 359 was pulling? The owner customized it, the front half of the trailer is personal quarters and at the back end he keeps a golf cart/ramps to pull it out with. It was really unique but at the same time I can see it being a hassle to put up with.
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/13/18)
Post by: Wreckerman on September 13, 2018, 07:46:19 PM
The RS700 was really cool, it was almost surreal seeing all the movie and tv show vehicles there together like that.

I heard from someone else at the Show about that trailer, but unfortunately I never made it over to check it or the RV out.
Oh well, maybe next time! :)
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/16/18)
Post by: Wreckerman on September 16, 2018, 02:09:14 PM
Here's another round.

First, a Smokey and the Bandit 1977 Pontiac Trans Am.
A really beautiful car.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/A80E3720-1C53-4D41-B895-A3A100D03CEA_zpsuykupelo.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/A80E3720-1C53-4D41-B895-A3A100D03CEA_zpsuykupelo.jpg.html)

And a Smokey and the Bandit Kenworth W900A.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/511B515B-F22D-4173-9C00-F80F55DB006F_zpsc4qununu.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/511B515B-F22D-4173-9C00-F80F55DB006F_zpsc4qununu.jpg.html)

A 1974 Kenworth W900A from the show "Movin' On".
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/1FD18C87-EE32-49D6-80DA-85D28E7C7ABE_zpsozmf43v6.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/1FD18C87-EE32-49D6-80DA-85D28E7C7ABE_zpsozmf43v6.jpg.html)

A Peterbilt 281 from the movie "Duel".
Really cool rig, so tough and mean looking. 8)
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/21BB976D-A84E-475E-A8A5-36EF7118581B_zpsuvugjoib.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/21BB976D-A84E-475E-A8A5-36EF7118581B_zpsuvugjoib.jpg.html)

"Low Patrol", a 1974 Ford W9000.
I'm glad the truck was saved, but it's not really to my taste in this particular configuration...
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/AA2BE410-7FE2-49AF-9C26-A54DA786BF45_zpswh9zopvh.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/AA2BE410-7FE2-49AF-9C26-A54DA786BF45_zpswh9zopvh.jpg.html)

A clean White Freightliner.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/0BD2EA17-9DD1-4BE7-AFEE-98BAE63CCD28_zps4de6zvsc.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/0BD2EA17-9DD1-4BE7-AFEE-98BAE63CCD28_zps4de6zvsc.jpg.html)

A sharp Mack RS700L.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/175D6129-797A-4AB8-AC09-A2B0BF270B51_zpsos8brnxa.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/175D6129-797A-4AB8-AC09-A2B0BF270B51_zpsos8brnxa.jpg.html)

A cool GMC 9500 that also served as the stage for the band. :)
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/917B7703-807D-4FC0-A289-575528A18DDC_zpsw8z4s1r7.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/917B7703-807D-4FC0-A289-575528A18DDC_zpsw8z4s1r7.jpg.html)

A nice Peterbilt 359.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/D669A404-4B57-48EF-8270-9F335CBE0466_zpswvjhlmdv.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/D669A404-4B57-48EF-8270-9F335CBE0466_zpswvjhlmdv.jpg.html)

A very sharp 1983 Autocar AT64F.
These are very nice looking rigs, I wish more were on the show circuit.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/CF22B4C7-4700-41D8-B17D-F15FAD65BE49_zpspbzdvum1.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/CF22B4C7-4700-41D8-B17D-F15FAD65BE49_zpspbzdvum1.jpg.html)

A cool 1963 Kenworth W925.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/ACA1CBED-1DAC-4C0A-ABB6-1FEE0103A1EB_zpsx2uwwb9v.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/ACA1CBED-1DAC-4C0A-ABB6-1FEE0103A1EB_zpsx2uwwb9v.jpg.html)

A neat looking GMC General.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/5C1ED17F-809D-4AA6-956F-C0438DABE89B_zpsijmak9as.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/5C1ED17F-809D-4AA6-956F-C0438DABE89B_zpsijmak9as.jpg.html)

A sharp Peterbilt 359 with a cool Ford wrecker in tow.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/7BF11114-BFCD-4987-972B-1BC7C6D7DA42_zpsqi4r39um.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/7BF11114-BFCD-4987-972B-1BC7C6D7DA42_zpsqi4r39um.jpg.html)

A super nice Peterbilt 359.
Have to say, the colors and paint scheme on this one looks great.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/02F9EE6D-344F-44D8-B091-A885D83C6009_zpscx4z9iow.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/02F9EE6D-344F-44D8-B091-A885D83C6009_zpscx4z9iow.jpg.html)

A sharp Peterbilt 389 wrecker.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/ED191EB6-5815-4F66-97F3-A0483C2AE9D0_zpsbdcwoxhk.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/ED191EB6-5815-4F66-97F3-A0483C2AE9D0_zpsbdcwoxhk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/16/18)
Post by: JJG on September 16, 2018, 04:05:32 PM
So far, so good, looks like it is a worthy show to take in! I really like the defunct trucks all done up so well, great way to keep those years alive!! The Hollywood hill series are another cool feature, and then all those other awesome vintage rides, you're right, some very interesting trucks to see!

Jim.
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/16/18)
Post by: charlie on September 16, 2018, 04:25:39 PM
Some cool looking trucks at this show. 8) I like all the movie trucks, could do without the Ford but the star here is the sharp GMC General. :)
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/18/18)
Post by: Wreckerman on September 18, 2018, 02:51:16 PM
Thank you folks!

Alright, this here's the final round from the show.

First, a sharp Peterbilt 389 for Marlowe Grading from Leicester, North Carolina.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/FDA1DFE8-908A-4E36-806C-EAEAD6311066_zpspyplrgzp.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/FDA1DFE8-908A-4E36-806C-EAEAD6311066_zpspyplrgzp.jpg.html)

A sharp Peterbilt 379, this one for J.D. Looper Bulk Transportation from Bowman, South Carolina.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/16BD0031-859E-4379-B15E-6CB61D43FB29_zpskfjvy7mn.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/16BD0031-859E-4379-B15E-6CB61D43FB29_zpskfjvy7mn.jpg.html)

An extremely sharp Peterbilt 379 for MAG Enterprises from Blacksburg, South Carolina.
An absolutely gorgeous rig, great paint and the accessories are just right. 8)
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/90980287-4516-4294-9799-7F7FC5885B71_zpsvmqbke1n.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/90980287-4516-4294-9799-7F7FC5885B71_zpsvmqbke1n.jpg.html)

A sharp Peterbilt 379X for New Image Towing & Recovery from Forest Park, Georgia.
I purposely skipped the other trucks with the hood up, but I couldn't resist such a sweet looking wrecker. :)
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/3E043CD8-172F-4B5F-9CFC-520D847C221C_zpsn5pv52rf.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/3E043CD8-172F-4B5F-9CFC-520D847C221C_zpsn5pv52rf.jpg.html)

A nice Ford C-Series for the Champion Volunteer Fire Department from Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
I've always liked these medium duty Ford cabovers, really cool trucks.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/660B363E-B068-42E7-9CFB-03CB330D0A23_zpsb9cpnduq.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/660B363E-B068-42E7-9CFB-03CB330D0A23_zpsb9cpnduq.jpg.html)

A very nice Kenworth W900A for the City of Conover, North Carolina.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/BED9C4CA-C61D-4A3F-9B6D-A9BA6815B3AC_zpsu223dcwl.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/BED9C4CA-C61D-4A3F-9B6D-A9BA6815B3AC_zpsu223dcwl.jpg.html)

A very sharp 1968 Peterbilt 351-ST.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/9895E04A-B709-4211-BB9A-43C4A6FA16A7_zpsu6i0i6ow.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/9895E04A-B709-4211-BB9A-43C4A6FA16A7_zpsu6i0i6ow.jpg.html)

A sharp 1988 Freightliner cabover for Carter Trucking from Ninety Six, South Carolina.
I have to say, Ninety Six sure is a cool name for a town.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/A00F682B-3786-4946-8993-B9C9530C0A25_zpsezzwu3j8.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/A00F682B-3786-4946-8993-B9C9530C0A25_zpsezzwu3j8.jpg.html)

One of ours.
W-44, a 1984 Peterbilt 359 for Kirk's Sineath Towing from Greensboro, North Carolina.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/65970486-CD45-4E07-9792-5364A3B85F34_zpsxzc0qotn.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/65970486-CD45-4E07-9792-5364A3B85F34_zpsxzc0qotn.jpg.html)

And W-44 won an award!
This honestly was unexpected, I had no idea there was going to be awards, but I'm definitely happy! ;D
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/83940FD8-1480-4D7C-985F-B60ECF14C6EF_zpsjmvvq9qs.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/83940FD8-1480-4D7C-985F-B60ECF14C6EF_zpsjmvvq9qs.jpg.html)

An amazingly cool Peterbilt 359 with a Kenworth Aerodyne sleeper.
This thing is just so awesome, the sleeper fits great, and the paint is A+.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/2939C9A2-4514-43FB-BABA-B1BCC8FD52DD_zpszrvmcxov.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/2939C9A2-4514-43FB-BABA-B1BCC8FD52DD_zpszrvmcxov.jpg.html)

A cool International RD "Highbinder".
With a snazzy classic paint job, this rig would be really neat looking.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/82EB9BEA-5825-444E-9F44-6EB4F4313DB4_zpsrfvt5kya.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/82EB9BEA-5825-444E-9F44-6EB4F4313DB4_zpsrfvt5kya.jpg.html)

My rig. ;)
A 1988 Mack Ultraliner.
Luckily my dad and I were able to get all the new LED clearance lights put on before the show.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/6AC89B17-4D46-4D1F-B757-13E9081935B5_zpsa4nlgsdn.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/6AC89B17-4D46-4D1F-B757-13E9081935B5_zpsa4nlgsdn.jpg.html)

A really cool Kenworth W900B for Kepley Rigging & Towing from Salisbury, North Carolina.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/9F016B0A-959C-4A8B-9E94-2D9DEA50FA1C_zpsdhq3rt46.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/9F016B0A-959C-4A8B-9E94-2D9DEA50FA1C_zpsdhq3rt46.jpg.html)

A very nice GMC F, better known as a "Crackerbox".
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/B457F649-9231-4B19-B57B-96E7300716B9_zpsru29wjva.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/B457F649-9231-4B19-B57B-96E7300716B9_zpsru29wjva.jpg.html)

And the last truck shot, a very sharp Kenworth K100.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/08179036-3375-42DC-A5C5-BA75FF6886DC_zpsgvnfdx9a.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/08179036-3375-42DC-A5C5-BA75FF6886DC_zpsgvnfdx9a.jpg.html)

And a bonus shot, the steam tractor they had running at the show.
It had a really cool whistle! :)
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/Wreckerman1928/0B540898-2F61-4096-8442-B9A536069CE7_zpsaomibz63.jpg) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Wreckerman1928/media/0B540898-2F61-4096-8442-B9A536069CE7_zpsaomibz63.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/18/18)
Post by: JJG on September 18, 2018, 09:59:18 PM
Fantastic!! What a finish....and you're wrecker looks very nice....worthy of the award indeed! Love that Crackerbox too, looks good with Alcoas on it and your big Mack looks proud to be there too! The KW fire trucks is sharp and the K100 to finish with, brilliant!

Jim.
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/18/18)
Post by: Douglass-2011 on September 19, 2018, 08:59:27 AM
Spent a good many hours in one of those old " Cracker Boxes" back in the northeast.   :P :P :P
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/18/18)
Post by: Paul Kane on September 19, 2018, 07:23:21 PM
The Ford COE, "Low Patrol" was customized by Robb Mariani, the enthusiastic guy that hosted the cable TV show "American Trucker" a few years ago.  Don't know if he still owns it.

Man, that KW COE with the stainless reefer would look right at home in a '76 Truckstop.
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/18/18)
Post by: The Fugitive on September 23, 2018, 05:52:05 AM
Wow what a great start to my Sunday Morning . Drooling at all the cab overs on show with your Ultraliner and the F700 Standing
out. Then the Mack H 61T looking good is that what they call the Patina look I was going to go for the Freightliner FLB but that would not
be fair to all the other entrants in the show.    Bob.
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/18/18)
Post by: charlie on September 23, 2018, 06:05:56 AM
Your wrecker & Mack look really good here..........worthy entrants in a great show. 8)
Title: Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/18/18)
Post by: partsman88 on September 23, 2018, 07:06:34 AM
Talk about a strong finish Wreckerman, where to begin! The Ford C-Series engine is really neat, as is the KW ladder truck. The FL COE, your 359 and the 359 with the KW sleeper are all nice rigs too. And I love how your Ultraliner turned out, talk about a nice restoration! The beefy tires on the front give it a tough look too, which every Mack should look like imo. And the K100 cabover with the slick reefer at the bottom is a beauty too.