December 2012 Editorial

The December 2012 online issue of is now available. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!

Jerrod Walter

We first saw Jarrod Walter’s 1953 Kenworth W925 needle nose on the internet and instantly wanted to see more, but more importantly wanted to get it in front of our cameras! Bryan Wright did some detective work and tracked down a name and number for Jarrod and as it turned out Jarrod lives in New Berlin Illinois, which made the Top Gun Largecar Shootout in Rantoul Illinois the perfect place to meet with Jarrod.

Riding Around Dec 2012

Rich Stark caught this very cool W900B while out checking things out in Vegas. Nice catch Rich, don’t see too many this nice anymore!

Readers Rides Dec 2012

Bill Mowatt of Spanaway Washington sent us these pics of his awesome 1997 Peterbilt 379. Although you would never guess it, this big ride has 1.7 million miles on it! Bill hauls LTL both ways between Washington state and the mid west and would like to thank Eagle Trucking for keeping him busy.

Model of the Month Dec 2012

George Fiebe sent us this issues model. Upon receiving his March 2011 issue and checking out the model in that issue (built by Jay Lockard) George immediately went to his show cabinet and pulled out this model which has many striking similarities.

Jeremy Lane

Jeremy Lane of Rensselaer Indiana is the owner of this very large 2006 Peterbilt 379 and 2012 Mac dump trailer.

Paul Riggle & Sons Show and Shine (S. Ford)

Late last winter I got a call from long time friend Chris Riggle asking our opinion on a good date for a show in Pittsburgh. Since the Pittsburgh area has been in need of a big show for quite some time, we gladly gave our opinion and the date of June 9th, 2012 was set for the Paul Riggle and Sons Show and Shine Truck show.

Flashback Dec 2012

I caught this large 359 in the early 90’s at the Petro off the 104 of I-95 in Virginia. Everything about this 359 is baaaad!

Days Gone By Dec 2012

This installment of Days Gone By begins in Chicopee Mass in the spring of 1978. The local paper announced a new truck dealership was coming to town and would be know as Consolidated Peterbilt West.