July, 2021 cover.
Welcome to the July, 2021 edition of LargeCarMag Online!
This is a feature that has been in the works for quite a few years. Virgil Nolt of Ephrata Pennsylvania, owner of Dutch Country Transport, and I have been talking about doing a 359/potato trailer photo shoot for years and we finally set a date and made it happen. As you can see it turned into a 359,379, and one A model with potato trailers shoot which, in my opinion, is even cooler!
Last year in the throws of our virus invasion, the cancellation of truck shows got a group of guys talking about having a small gathering of trucks in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. Without much planning, and relying more on word of mouth advertising, the turnout more than exceeded expectations and the Semi Crazy Truck Show was born. Considering it a success, plans for having a more structured truck show for 2021 was in the works following the 2020 gathering.
The 2021 ATHS National Convention was held June 3-5th at the Rockingham County Fairground in Harrisonburg Virginia. With the 2020 convention being canceled in person (a virtual show was held instead) everyone was more than ready for a huge event and with over 800 trucks rolling through the gate they got one!
Justin’s truck is a 2014 Kenworth W900L. It is a “glider” kit, with a Cat engine, and an 18 speed transmission. Up front, Justin’s W9 has a hand rolled end bumper, 11 grille bars, a visor from RLK Services, and 6” exhaust. From there back, things take a twist. Riding on a factory 310” wheelbase, his truck wasn’t always a heavy haul truck.
I don’t remember where I took this picture but I do remember seeing these two big Peterbilts.
Rich and Brenda Rukstalis own this 2018 Kenworth T680.
This month’s Diesel Doodle comes to us from age 10 Jeb Holdeman.