Friday, March 27, 2015

Straight Up Show Truck

These are two cab-over trucks I saw at the PKY Truck Beauty Championship area of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.
I kinda like this style of truck, it's a bit retro to me.  I know a lot of old-timers used to drive these and every once in a while you'll see one on the road, but they're just not as common here as they are in other countries.

If you're a fan of this kind of rig, you're just going to have to hit a truck show.  The "Pride and Polish" events always have their fair share of COEs.

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2014: One Line Sums Up The Entire Show

2013: Howz About Them Howitzers?
2012: I’ll Hobble On My Walker To Visit
2011: In The Still Of The Night
2010: The Final Count
2009: Eddie My Little Ex-Marine Friday
2008: Delayed By Lipgloss During A Period Of Elevated Security: A Travel Debacle Ensues
2007: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
2006: Your Cat Is In My Garden
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!


Gil said...

I always thought that cab over trucks offered less protection to the driver and occupant of the other front seat. Also, have had a gut feeling that there is extra wind resistance which in turn reduces fuel mileage. Might be okay for city use, like a bus or firetruck. But not for over the road. I'm probably all wet because I'm a bean counter and not in the trucking industry. As usual, nice pictures.

Unknown said...

These trucks are splendid. I will find a way to get to this truck show once. I just searched google and saw the 2017 show was great. ~ Billy.