New Image Towing & Recovery out of Georgia showcased “Atlanta’s Finest” at Mid America this year: A 2005 Model 379 Peterbilt heavy wrecker sporting a 35 ton boom crane and two 35,000-lbs. winches.
Kenny and Tish Stumpff out of Denham Springs, LA, brought their unique “Peterbilt Woody” creation to Mid America this year: a street-legal mini truck capable of attaining 40 mph. In the background is OOIDA’s “Spirit of the American Trucker” touring truck, helmed by the one and only Jon Osburn.
OOIDA’s “Spirit” mobile display trailer is pulled by a 205 Western Star 5700EX, which is powered by a Detroit DD15 505 hp engine mated to a DT12 12-speed transmission.
Now that’s what we call a “low rider.”
A truck and trailer built to highlight the struggles and successes of those afflicted with Autism gets a few last minute touches ahead of the judging process.
Built by DB Kustom Trucks, “Band of Brothers” is a 2006 Model 379 Peterbilt “flat top” created to honor American military men and women wounded and killed in combat. It’s powered by a 550 hp Caterpillar engine connected to an 18-speed manual transmission.
Careful cleaning of all the chrome accents on the show trucks aligned for viewing at Mid America is often one of the keys to victory in the big rig beauty competition.
That includes getting up on top of the cab to polish up roof lights and air horns as well.
The one and only David Foster once again brought his 2005 Kenworth W-900 tractor to Mid America to try and snag a show truck trophy; a truck that sure doesn’t look like its clocked over 1.3 million miles on America’s roadways.