B66 Posted August 21, 2006 Share Posted August 21, 2006 A friend of mine told me this hobby is "just crazy" and I think he hit it right on the nose. Cliff Sharp, Tom Zacny and I started out at 5am to retrieve these trucks (actually Cliff started at 3:30, he had a 1 1/2 hour ride to meet us). The Blue Arrow Express is a B-70, the AAA Trucking is a B-67. They have been stored since 1990 and haven't seen daylight since. When we got the 67 to my place, we aired up the starter tank, primed the fuel, and she started on the first spin. The B-70 needed a condensor and off she went. Nothing like a Mack truck! Our plan is to leave these trucks as is to preserve the history of these companies, and also to have them at Gearhart's Mack Show in Lititz. The former owner is a very early member of the ATCA and was co-owner with his brother of Blue Arrow, which is still in business. Their story will be in a future issue of Double Clutch. He bought the AAA B-67 at the liquidation auction in 1989, just down the road from where I live. I remember the orange and black trucks running around for many years in my town and always thought they looked pretty darn good. All AAA B-67's had round fuel tanks, air start and horizontal exhaust, and they had a lot of 'em. Sorry for being long winded. Quote 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.