Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Truck Hunting

THE HUNTED - 1941 Chevy 1 1/2 ton

It was a good day for truck hunting, I had the day off and it was threatening to snow. I had an errand to run for Jan, so I took her camera along with the intent to head over to an old truck I spot every day on my bus route.

Well, I took a detour, and it as worth the time. I started my hunt at Sullivan's Fire Apparatus and found this Mack COE:

I drove out back to find this old Dodge waiting for some care.

Then I was off to my quest - to re-shoot a 1941 Chevy 1 1/2 ton. I found it like you see it in this picture.

Whoa, wait a minute, where's the hood? I found it. Half setting on one side, almost buried, the other half hidden in some brush.

I love the lines of this old truck. All together I took ten pictures - a beautiful late fall day!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

"North by Northwest" - 1950's White Freightliner

Alfred Hitchcoks' movie about a middle-aged Madison Avenue advertising executive Roger O. Thornhill (played by Carey Grant) is mistaken for a government agent by a gang of spies. He gets involved in a series of misadventures and is pursued across the States by both the spies and the government whilst being helped by a beautiful blonde (Eva Marie Saint).

Also appearing: 1950's White Freightliner

Thursday, October 16, 2008

AMT Mack Cruise-Liner - Re-Issue by Steven's Hobby

I'm sorry to say that the truck kits I built way back when are getting harder and harder to find. This build is not one I have done before, as I missed the original issue of the AMT Mack Cruise- Liner.

Once again, Steven's Hobby has come through with the re-issue of this kit. All in all it was a good build - even if in the instructions you had to refer to a parts list to get the correct number for the part shown in a particular step.

I miss those old AMT truck models, and hope that Steven's Hobby will continue to re-issue the AMT line of truck models.

The sign in the passenger window says " FOR SALE 1975 MACK CRUISE - LINER $ 25, 000 FIRM"

Any takers?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

1956 Mack B-61 - Astoria, New York

I have been spending the weekend in Astoria, Queens, New York. Last night we took a walk down by the East River and spotted this Mack truck sitting in a Toyota / Mitsubishi truck dealership at 14 Vernon Blvd. It was in mint condition - wish I could drive it back home.

This truck can also be seen at Google Maps.