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Wreckerman

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Piedmont Carolina ATHS 2018 Show Photos. Update 3 of 3.
« on: October 28, 2018, 10:29:47 PM »
Well folks, here's my shots (and some stories) from the show.

First, my stories.

When we first got to the show we were standing in front of my Mack and a fellow walked up and said " that's my favorite so far!". Come to find out, he was on the design team at Mack when the Ultraliner was being designed, and he specifically was involved in the interior design. He had some fascinating info about how this and that was built and how they wanted to make sure it was a really modern rig.
A specific bit of knowledge this dude had was how he wanted to make sure the Ultraliner's steering wheel was centered in front of the driver's seat, because in Mack's predecessor cabover (the F I believe) the steering wheel was offset to one side.

Second story: I finally met US MAIL GUY (Gary), and chatted with him for a bit, and also added a model Sheetz tanker to my collection. Gotta say, the model selection and quality at his booth was A+.
Nice meeting you Gary!

Third story: I met the guy that originally ordered our 1984 Pete 359 and talked with him for a few minutes.

Fourth and final story: I'll set the scene first; unknown to me at the time, the ATHS Chapter folks running the show give out 4 $25 Sheetz gift cards per show, and I just happened to win one!
It was pretty funny, we were hanging out behind my Mack and the guy walks up asking where I was and before I could say anything everybody pointed at me and said that's him. Well the man bringing the card was an older fella, and he certainly looked surprised when he looked over at me, I assume because I was far younger than he was expecting. :)

Anyway, that's all my stories, now I'll get with the pictures!
This will be batch 1 of 3. ;)

First up, my rig, a 1988 Mack Ultraliner.


A very nice Peterbilt 379.


A neat little Corbitt tractor.


A big GMC flatbed.


A cool Mack F.
This is a neat rig, I assume it's very close to original in its appearance.


A nice Peterbilt 359.


A cool International.


A cool little International Harvester.


A somewhat rough but still cool looking International Transtar.


A nice and very bright Kenworth W900L.


And rounding out batch 1, five shots from "Dealer Row", where the local dealers put their stuff on display.

First, a nice new Mack Anthem.


A cool looking new Volvo VNX.
The VNX is nice and all, but really, Mack should be the name that sells specialized heavy haul rigs, because, quite honestly, when I think heavy haul Volvo is definitely at the bottom of the list.
I'm not saying the VNX is a bad truck, it's just not what Volvo is known for and Mack is.


A very nice Mack Granite dump.


And a couple very sharp Kenworth W900Ls.


And.


Stay tuned for batches 2 and 3, which I should have up in the next day or two. ;)
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Piedmont Carolina ATHS 2018 Show Photos. Update 3 of 3.
« on: October 28, 2018, 10:29:47 PM »

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Re: Piedmont Carolina ATHS 2018 Show Photos.
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 11:58:33 AM »
Great shots Wreckerman, the Ultraliner has come a long way since the time we first saw it. The Mack F is another neat one. I'm pleasantly surprised to see the COE turnout there.

I also agree with you on the Mack/Volvo thing, Volvo should focus on aero/OTR rigs and let Mack focus on the specialized/heavy duty market. That would mean less profits for them though, so here we are. The next heavy haul Volvo I see will be one of the first.

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Re: Piedmont Carolina ATHS 2018 Show Photos.
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 06:13:06 PM »
Wreckerman,
     Nice to finally meet you also. Enjoying your photos.
                                                     Gary

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Re: Piedmont Carolina ATHS 2018 Show Photos.
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2018, 06:47:22 PM »
I'm enjoying all the photos..........looks like it was a very good show. :) Your Mack looks great!!! 8)

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Re: Piedmont Carolina ATHS 2018 Show Photos. Update 2 of 3.
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 09:28:29 AM »
Thanks guys, and especially thanks for the kind words about the Ultraliner! ;D

Alright, here's batch 2 of 3.

First up, a classy Mack F.


A very nice International Transtar II.


A really cool 1965 International Emeryville.


A cool Peterbilt 362 with one of its past jobs pretty obvious.


A sharp International 9800.
I was glad to see this relatively obscure model at the show, cool truck that looks well cared for,


An awesome Autocar.
This one has been at numerous shows and I've posted it a few times before but, really, can we ever have enough Autocar shots?


A cool 1974 International Transtar 4200.
Having the Transtar name on cabovers and conventionals is kinda strange, does anyone know why IH might've done that?


A sharp Diamond Reo.
I hope my Diamond Reo can look as good some day. ;)


A nice Kenworth T600.


A very cool Kenworth W900A that appears to be a work in progress.


A few shots I got from up on the hill.






And ending batch 2, a couple shots of an amazingly cool Kenworth Needlenose.
Up on the hill:


And a ground level shot:


Stay tuned to this channel for update 3!
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Re: Piedmont Carolina ATHS 2018 Show Photos. Update 2 of 3.
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 10:20:55 AM »
Lots of good shots, takes me back to happier days.

I used to get nervous every time I pulled out to pass F model Macks  that looked like the original one in your pics.
 Kept my eyes open to see if it had V8 badges on it, in which case I would follow them up the hills because I knew I couldn't keep up to them.

That 65 Emery has a soft spot in my heart as my first semi job was driving one in 1974 at Hill Security/Motorways, but with no chrome whatsoever.

I wouldn't drive another one ever again, but I still loved it! ;D
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Re: Piedmont Carolina ATHS 2018 Show Photos. Update 2 of 3.
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 02:13:51 PM »
Thanks for posting!
 I was hoping the turn out would have been better. Last year there were a lot more trucks. I guess it was the weather Saturday morning that kept some folks in. By the time that I got there the sun was shining though.

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Re: Piedmont Carolina ATHS 2018 Show Photos. Update 3 of 3.
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2018, 01:08:50 AM »
Thanks Wee Willy, glad I brought up some good memories. :)

Yeah Driptroit, the turnout wasn't what we've had previously, but it was decent.
I agree about the weather being a factor, I hadn't decided until early Saturday morning whether to go or not, but I'm glad I did! :D


Well, here's the last pictures of the last show I plan on attending this year (particularly considering there's not going to be any more this year).

Enjoy!

First, a Freightshaker with a clean Great Dane trailer.


A late arrival to the show, a sharp Kenworth K100.


A sharp Kenworth W900A with a custom hood.
As a side note, the chairs right in front of the truck were mildly irritating, would've looked and photographed better if they would've been behind the truck. But oh well, I'm glad the KW was there. :)


A nice Freightliner M2 bus from Thomas Built Busses lettered up for Hurricane Florence Relief.
Nice of Thomas to do that, thumbs up to them!


A cool Brown with an equally cool trailer.


A very cool Corbitt fire truck.
I'm no expert, but it probably wasn't to enjoyable driving this one when it was in service, considering it's lack of seatbelt, windshield, and probable lack of power steering. But it sure looks cool!


And now, a few shots of trucks leaving show.

The previously posted Transtar II heading home.


A cool Peterbilt 379 rumbling past on its way home.


A nice Corbitt sending out smoke signals announcing its departure.


A slick Kenworth W900A growls out to head home.
As a side note, this was the truck featured on this years plaque.


A sharp Peterbilt 389 heading back to the dealer from whence it came.


A nice White heading back to the big rig retirement home.


A cool GMC Crackerbox and company slipping by on its way home.


A nice previously posted IH rollin' out to head back to its home.


And the top of a smoking GMC General burbling by on its way home.
Bye bye!


Well folks, that's all for this truck show season, now I'm looking forward to next year's season! ;D
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Re: Piedmont Carolina ATHS 2018 Show Photos. Update 3 of 3.
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2018, 04:00:30 AM »
The 2 axle sleepers are cool......brings me back to the old days when North Carolina furniture haulers ran fleets of them. 8) I agree with you on the annoying chairs in front of that KW.....nothing ruins a shot more at a show. >:(

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Re: Piedmont Carolina ATHS 2018 Show Photos. Update 3 of 3.
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2018, 05:01:48 AM »
It is like seeing a bunch of old friends
I wish they had a roped off area for old drivers to sit and be displayed - LOL
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Re: Piedmont Carolina ATHS 2018 Show Photos. Update 3 of 3.
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2018, 12:44:28 PM »
Great shots Wreckerman, esp. the ones leaving the show. I find that shots of trucks leaving and entering are more fun than your standard show shots, but that's just my opinion.

I'm really digging the old Brown, the Corbitt, the White, and the Sun Delivery Crackerbox. I see Sun Delivery up here fairly often, they have a unique fleet. Glad to see they have a show truck too.

I also agree about the chairs, I have found the best practice for those is asking the nearest people hanging out if you can move them. More often than not they'll point you in the direction of the people using them who typically don't mind if you move them for a clean shot.

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Re: Piedmont Carolina ATHS 2018 Show Photos. Update 3 of 3.
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2018, 04:02:29 PM »
I assume since Thurston is now defunct ( as is Brown) that that Thurston rig is not owned by them? What are the legalities of lettering a truck up like a defunct carrier?

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Re: Piedmont Carolina ATHS 2018 Show Photos. Update 3 of 3.
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2018, 05:25:07 PM »
Thanks guys, glad you liked the pics, I certainly enjoyed taking them! :)

Heatnbeat, that's a good question.
My guess would be there's something like a "Thurston Historical/Preservation Society", that owns or has permission to use the name and logos.
Same with the Carolina Freight and Consolidated Freightways rigs I've seen and posted previously.
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