Popular Post vision386 Posted May 19, 2010 Popular Post Share Posted May 19, 2010 This is a picture of the first truck i ever drove,it was a 1963 B-61T,END 673 thermodyne,backed by a triplex. My grandfather ran a small truck farm in south jersey and we used our trucks to haul produce from farm to market (apples,peaches).Pop being a product of the depression,never bought anything new,so when we needed a truck for me,we went to an auction in north jersey,this had been an old hess oil truck.At the time i believe this truck was puchased for right around $800.00! in running and driving condition.We spent about 3 months going over it,both mechanically and cosmetically. I was taking auto shop classes in school at the time,and i did all the bodywork and paint,we thought it came out pretty well for an "amature" job. I got the standard tutorial in the triplex from both pop and my dad,i spent that summer spotting trailers and getting to know "my" truck.Some of the best memories i have were spent in this truck.It was here that my life-long facsination with mack trucks began.My dad and grandfather taught me all i know about trucks and trucking,which was about half of what they knew! both are gone now,and there is'nt a day that goes by that i don't miss them. Between the 2 of them and me,there is almost a hundred years experience behind the wheel.Pop retired in the late 80's and all the farm equipment was sold at auction,i was un-able to buy the truck,but it is still in existance and NOT for sale! maybe someday?...........mark 1 3 Quote Mack Truck literate. Computer illiterate. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.