RESTORED TRUCKS COLLECTION

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1955 Kenworth, restored and owned by Dale Jessup, Camby, Indiana. The truck was originally restored as a working truck, but now is semi-retired.

Dale restored the truck from the ground up, including new frame rails.
David A. Bontrager has written an article in the American Truck Historical Society's magazine, the May/June 2000 issue of "Wheels of Time," about the work that went into this Bullnose Kenworth.

(Right Photo) Attention to detail was a key word when the truck was restored.
Another restored working truck owned by Dale Jessup is this immaculate 1977 Autocar. The Autocar was restored using many Kenworth components. Another immaculate Bullnose Kenworth is this one owned by Norman Pick of Cimarron, New Mexico. David believes the truck is now owned by Randy Pick.
Gary Johnsonís restored International and Aeroliner reefer steal the show anywhere that Gary puts them on display. Gary knew the original owner and restored the truck as a tribute him.
1963 B-61 Mack owned by Mike Leith, Wandell, NC.
1957 B-61 Mack, owned by Mike Leith, Wandell, NC. 1965 B-61 Mack owned by Douglas W. Fetterly, Harrisville, NY. A Mack owned by Leonard Bogart Jr. of Dumont, NJ.

A Mack owned by Matt Pfahl of Georgetown, CT.

Mack is owned by E & G Braach of Port Richey, FL.
(Right Photo)1960 B-75 Mack, owned by Mert Hulbert, Oak Hill, NY.
1951 LJ Mack, owned by Gid Gibson, Jr., Cowpens, SC Mack owned by Roy Moxley of Street, MD. 1952 LTL Mack, owned by Gary A. Mahan, Basking Ridge, NJ
1960 H-67 Mack, owned by Harry Muhischlegel, Tabernacle, NJ.
1962 H-67 Mack, owned by Loye Mason, Chapel Hill, NC. Kenworth tractor owned by Lionel Gumm of Lexington, KY.

Brockway and Diamond Reo, owners unknown.

1956 B-61 Mack, owned by James West, Elroy, WI.
(Left Photo) Close view of front wheel and side of this Brockway, owner unknown.
A Diamond T Model 921C with a very small sleeper. Owned by Iowa 80 Group. Peterbilt conventional, owner unknown. White model 3000 with integral sleeper, owned by Leland R. Hawthorne of Somers, CT.
1966 White 940TD, owned by Lester J. Brown, Salisbury, NC. An elaborate paint job on this Autocar owned by Crispell's Truck Supply of Ithaca, NY. Peterbilt cabover owned by John Besignano of Howell, NJ.
1958 GC-925 Kenworth, owned by Bill Kirby, Asheboro, NC 1949 Kenworth owned by J & B Gallandt of Glendale, AZ. 1953 Mack owned by Dr. Bill Comcowich of Aspen, CO.
1941 Diamond T, owner unknown. 1954 GMC "Cannonball" model 950, owned by Don Rogers of Whiley, Ontario. 1954 RDC-40 International, owned by Harry Muhlshlegel.
Meet "Henry." A restored and still working 1969 Hendrickson owned by Miller's Garage in Middlebury, Indiana. Photo taken in the summer of 1999.
This immaculate Autocar is one of many restored trucks owned by the Iowa 80 Group. Photo taken at the 2000 Walcott Truckers Jamboree.
It's not too often that one finds a B-67 Mack. This immaculately restored Mack is owned by Beer & Slabaugh Construction of Nappanee, Indiana. The only items not original are the sunvisor, exhaust and full fenders, and of course the chromed Dayton wheels. The B-67 was a short-hood B Model with a concave rear wall. The B-67 was originally designed for the freight companies who liked to couple their trailers close to the cab, but this truck was originally owned Wilbur Bailey Excavating of Goshen, Indiana. I personally remember Wilbur and the old Mack as I lived only several blocks from him
There are seveal unique things about this 1958 Bullnose Kenworth owned by Ray S. O'Hanesian of Bettendorf, Iowa, but its claim to fame is that it was the last Bullnose built in Seattle. When Ray ordered the truck the Bullnose was actually already out of production, but the dies hadn't been destroyed yet. Kenworth tried to talk Ray into ordering one of the new flat-front cabovers, but he wouldn't have anything to do that idea. Little did Ray realize at the time that he would literally spend the rest of life with this truck! Ray bought the 1967 stainless steel Fruehauf trailer to have something to pull around with the Kenworth after he and the truck retired.
(Right Photo) Ray and his 1958 Bullnose have a perfect attendance record at the Walcott Jamboree...not missing as much as one show! Photo taken at the 2000 Walcott Truckers Jamboree.
Now THIS is my idea of a neat pickup truck! Notice the Chevy pickup bed behind the sleeper. Photo was taken at the 2002 Elnora (Indiana) Antique Equipment & Truck Show. Owner and year of the B-61 were not recorded.


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