If you enjoy this web site, please show your support.

Truck Driving Jobs

Author Topic: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/18/18)  (Read 908 times)

Wreckerman

  • Regular Membership
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 915
  • 🇺🇸
17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/18/18)
« 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. :)
« Last Edit: September 18, 2018, 02:51:36 PM by Wreckerman »
Move Over & Slow Down for Stopped Emergency Vehicles.
This Includes Tow Trucks and Their Operators.

Hank's Truck Forum

17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/18/18)
« on: August 26, 2018, 01:41:30 PM »

partsman88

  • Regular Membership
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2031
    • My page (Flickr)
Re: 17th Annual Virginia/Carolina Southern Classic
« Reply #1 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.

Wreckerman

  • Regular Membership
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 915
  • 🇺🇸
Re: 17th Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated with photos)
« Reply #2 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. ;)


A slick Peterbilt 359 (thanks to partsman for the correction!) with an equally slick trailer.


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.


A cool Autocar from the Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department.


A nice Peterbilt 379 for BPW Transport from Taylorsville, North Carolina.


Another nice Peterbilt 379 for BPW, this one a daycab.


A cool Peterbilt from the early 300 series.


A sharp White.


An immaculate Ford L9000.


A sharp Peterbilt 352.


A cool Freightliner for the long defunct Consolidated Freightways.


A nice Peterbilt 352 that needs a new bumper.


A very nice Freightliner FLA.


A nice Freightliner FLD for Piggyback Service from Charlotte, North Carolina.


A sharp Kenworth W900L for Crowder Construction from Charlotte, North Carolina.


Stay tuned for more!
« Last Edit: September 12, 2018, 01:07:40 PM by Wreckerman »
Move Over & Slow Down for Stopped Emergency Vehicles.
This Includes Tow Trucks and Their Operators.

charlie

  • Regular Membership
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 34663
  • Wish i were built like a Mack truck
Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated with photos)
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2018, 04:19:08 PM »
The CSE Ford just looks so cool. 8)

Wreckerman

  • Regular Membership
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 915
  • 🇺🇸
Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/11/18 with photos)
« Reply #4 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.


A sharp Peterbilt 379 for K.W. Alley Transportation from Denver, North Carolina.


A very nice 1974 Peterbilt 359.


A very cool Freightliner Classic with a custom hood with Coronado headlights.


Another really cool Freightliner Classic.


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.


A nice Mack C600 for the now gone Hennis Freight Lines.


A cool Mack Superliner for Dean Jenkins Trucking from Fairview, North Carolina.


An extremely sharp 1986 Peterbilt 359.


A sharp early Peterbilt 359.


A nice Western Star 5864 for JR Enterprises from Vale, North Carolina.


A nice Mack F.


A Kenworth K100.


The "Gold Digger", a sharp 1971 Kenworth W900A.
It's a very nice rig, but the color is... different...


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)
Move Over & Slow Down for Stopped Emergency Vehicles.
This Includes Tow Trucks and Their Operators.

Douglass-2011

  • Regular Membership
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 900
Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated with photos)
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2018, 12:09:25 PM »
Love, love, love that Hennis Mack. Don`t see many of them anymore.

charlie

  • Regular Membership
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 34663
  • Wish i were built like a Mack truck
Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated with photos)
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2018, 12:35:39 PM »
I'll take the Carolina cabover thank you. :)

partsman88

  • Regular Membership
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2031
    • My page (Flickr)
Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated with photos)
« Reply #7 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.

norseman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 37817
Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated with photos)
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2018, 01:21:54 PM »
Wreckerman - Great show coverage! Looks like a great show for sure.  8)

Jan.
"Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper." - Mark Twain

Wreckerman

  • Regular Membership
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 915
  • 🇺🇸
Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated with photos)
« Reply #9 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.


A rough but cool looking Mack H-61T.


A clean Ford F-Series.


A nice Kenworth K100 that was for sale.


A very nice Ford LTL9000 for Rock Branch Transportation from Charlotte, North Carolina.


An International Transtar CO-4000.


A cool GMC F, better known as a "Crackerbox".


A nice 1961 Mack B-61.


A sharp Mack B-61.


A rough but cool looking Mack B-61.


A rough but really cool Mack H-67 wrecker.


An International Transtar II.


My absolute favorite non-truck item at the show, the famous GENERAL LEE! 8)
A 1969 Dodge Charger in beautiful condition.


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.


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. ;)


More coming up, particularly more rigs from "Hollywood Hill". :)
Move Over & Slow Down for Stopped Emergency Vehicles.
This Includes Tow Trucks and Their Operators.

partsman88

  • Regular Membership
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2031
    • My page (Flickr)
Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/13/18)
« Reply #10 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.

Wreckerman

  • Regular Membership
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 915
  • 🇺🇸
Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/13/18)
« Reply #11 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! :)
Move Over & Slow Down for Stopped Emergency Vehicles.
This Includes Tow Trucks and Their Operators.

Wreckerman

  • Regular Membership
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 915
  • 🇺🇸
Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/16/18)
« Reply #12 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.


And a Smokey and the Bandit Kenworth W900A.


A 1974 Kenworth W900A from the show "Movin' On".


A Peterbilt 281 from the movie "Duel".
Really cool rig, so tough and mean looking. 8)


"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...


A clean White Freightliner.


A sharp Mack RS700L.


A cool GMC 9500 that also served as the stage for the band. :)


A nice Peterbilt 359.


A very sharp 1983 Autocar AT64F.
These are very nice looking rigs, I wish more were on the show circuit.


A cool 1963 Kenworth W925.


A neat looking GMC General.


A sharp Peterbilt 359 with a cool Ford wrecker in tow.


A super nice Peterbilt 359.
Have to say, the colors and paint scheme on this one looks great.


A sharp Peterbilt 389 wrecker.
Move Over & Slow Down for Stopped Emergency Vehicles.
This Includes Tow Trucks and Their Operators.

JJG

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8763
Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/16/18)
« Reply #13 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.

charlie

  • Regular Membership
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 34663
  • Wish i were built like a Mack truck
Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/16/18)
« Reply #14 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. :)

Hank's Truck Forum

Re: 17th Annual Brad Wike's Southern Classic (Updated 9/16/18)
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2018, 04:25:39 PM »