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Pope1970Astro

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Southern Shaker
« on: February 11, 2010, 04:00:32 PM »
Ive heard alot of talk about a trucker called southern shaker and watched a youtube video about him seamed pretty famous. Any stories on him?

joe banana

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Re: Southern Shaker
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 06:33:17 AM »
what is the link for it on utube
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Running Pete

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Re: Southern Shaker
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010, 06:48:54 AM »
Is he Nervous Wreck or that Hillbilly guy? :?
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Pope1970Astro

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Re: Southern Shaker
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2010, 07:23:14 PM »

Pope1970Astro

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Re: Southern Shaker
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2010, 07:24:52 PM »
There is a huge thread on the truckers report about him. He was the real deal ran hopped up V8 cats and KTAs would run 120 MPH plus!

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Re: Southern Shaker
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2010, 11:11:26 PM »
Ho Hum....

Back in the 60's/70's there were thousands of drivers doing just what this 'legend' did... At Peck Packing some of our teams did 8,000 miles per week...three rounds to the east coast then out to Gibbon, NE and back to Wisconsin. One team, Chet Saffel and Jim Bohte ran 50 rounds to California in 52 weeks one year.

I often did 1000 miles per day driving a White Road Boss day cab with a shiny 290....

352 pete

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Re: Southern Shaker
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2010, 11:14:11 PM »
There is a huge thread on the truckers report about him. He was the real deal ran hopped up V8 cats and KTAs would run 120 MPH plus!

I believe anyone can be "the real deal" without runnnig 120 m.p.h. in a big truck!  Looking at the pictures of this man leads one to think he was probably a responsible O/O that kept himself and his epuipment clean which was obviously noteworthy.  

Somewhat of a "Urban Legend"  More stories than anything else.
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