Wow i remember that show Mount Airy Lodge.
Look at the brown/white wrecker,(Autocar) it has Holmes 750s reinforced booms but I swear the body is a Weld Built.
Da Wash Boss said:
Bob it does look like one of Joes trucks but never was. Kevin yes your right that is a weld built body.
East Hartford, CT
Does anybody know where the single axle from Michael Bigg, might be today?
That was a fun show. Thanks for the pics. A lot of that iron is still running today! My dad used to run the T800 with the Interstator on it. The Freightliner that you can see just the front of was just built and I brought it up to the show. It was the first time I ever drove a 13 speed.....wasn't pretty...LoL
WOW...I grew up drooling over Sanner's Western Star. Amazing thing is that just a couple years ago it was still in darn near that same condition. From what i heard it was sold to someone in the way north east. Havent seen it in a few years.
The Western Star went to the fella that used to work for them, I can't for the life of me think of his name...anyways he worked for them for a few years about 10-15 years ago. He was originally from Maine and moved down here however moved back to Maine and has his own company now. The Western Star was at the Sanner's compound up until a few months ago, it still looked mighty fine for how old it is.
the only time i ever took a truck to a show and wasnt even entered / was suprised to be scanning the site and see a pic of my first big truck the black and green autocar with 750
These are some great pictures . I would love to see some more pictures of the Mack superliner. AND ALL WHEEL DRIVE freightliner that Ed drove there also. Scary OVER twenty years ago .
Ray Rivera said:
Great Pictures I remember Franks From Amsterdam NY And Bills Towing from long island NY
thank you for posting, great looking units from back in the day......
Jimmy Morell's s/a International was literally one of the last Challengers ever built. The company went under before it was complete and Jim had to show proof of ownership to get the Sheriff to release the truck to him. They brought it home on a Landoll and finished it himself. I guess it was a little scary at first since he wasn't sure if he was going to get his chassis back!
The little Louiville/600 was owned by a local 76 Truckstop and my boss bought it just to eliminate the competition. I remember it had a Holmes LD push bumper on it and one of our guys used the truck to "push" a tractor on a trailer instead of decking it properly. As it went up the ramps....the tractor rose higher then the wrecker and the frame came back and smashed the grill shell. We refurbed the truck and put a new grill in it to the cost of like a grand....yea my boss was pissed. It came out pretty nice and we sold it to the then current owner in NJ.
The AWD Freightliner is still in service. That was an Autocar mixer chassis that came out of Florida I believe. We got a "Shaker" from a wreck that never got picked up and used the components to build the truck....cab & engine. It was a neat truck. the 1040B was purchased new for the build. The body was built wrong due to the spread on the drives so we had to modify the side panels & mounting of the unit. We put a "double over" 13 speed in it to get some highway speed out of it due to the extremely low gearing of the chassis. It can still hold it's own...
I believe the Zenier's Mack and Mike Ross's International are still both in service. I want to say that the white Pete rotator was bought by Bull's towing (Kress) in Hazelton and later went to Kramer's in Hamburg PA when Bulls was bought out by Schlier's. It was just sold at auction a few months ago for more money then it was back then. I'm not sure of it though if it is the same truck...I could be wrong.
WOW!! Never saw this post when it was originally put up...........and there's the first really nice, clean heavy I ever ran, pic #11, Ford Louisville w/600, truck #6 at Charley's Crane Service. Man I loved that truck, thanks for the memories!! I changed the grill out to the newer style, added the bumper lights, had blue lights between the body and cab, usual stuff a 25yr. old would do to a truck. lol
Larry Lange said:
That Zenier's Mack is one good looking truck.What unit is on the back.Nice body and mast.Looks like boom raises wheellift.Cool unit.
I was down at Sanners location today and happened to see an old sign that belonged to the Western Star. This sign had been used when Sanners had it at the Baltimore tow show in the early 90's. I saw at least 4 1st place trophys from Baltimore for this truck.
Also snapped a picture of this photo- Raymond, Michael and their parents standing behind the Western Star at Baltimore.