All posts tagged "Mar-2009"

  • RoadKing Mag
    Zoom Zoom

    Zero to 62 miles per hour in four seconds? Not in a truck. Well…David Vrsecky, a champion truck racer in Europe recently set the world speed record for a big truck. Driving one kilometer (0.62 miles), he...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Pages of Petes

    Seventy years ago, a logger named T.A. Peterman, in need of a way of transporting logs and wood products, turned to military vehicles, rebuilding them to handle the tough job of hauling timber out of the woods....

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Yabba Dabba Huh?

    Horsepower can be so overrated. At least that’s what the developers from HumanCar, an industrial design firm, are betting on with the Imagine_PS, or Power Station, vehicle. The vehicle uses electric motors and regenerative braking along with...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Good Vibrations

    Electric football, that classic sports simulation game from a generation ago, is making a comeback. Originally relegated to attics and basements after their “coaches” grew up, those same coaches are bringing the game back, participating in national...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Audiobooks

    In the beautifully detailed opening chapter, a young Babe Ruth happens on a pickup baseball game played by a group of black men. Just beginning to make a name for himself with the Boston Red Sox and...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    The Soda Experiment

    I spotted it in the corner of a maintenance shop. Something I hadn’t seen in a good many years — one of those soda machines that drops a paper cup, then crushed ice, then six ounces of...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    The Great Divide

    When a four-wheeler sits in the driver’s seat and turns the key, you just know there could be trouble.” So says Detroit-based driver James Tremblay, tapping into a mindset that is extremely common among truckers. If only...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Show Biz

    I love attending truck shows. I get to see all the latest in equipment and services, and meet some of the greatest people in the world — truckers. That’s not just hype, it’s fact. When I used...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Tears for a Bulldog

    They sit parked along two sides of River Street in Hillsborough, New Hampshire — dozens of vintage Macks and International Harvesters and Sterlings and Caterpillars, holding their own against the harsh winter Nor’easters that can rip a...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Building Better Highways

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) is among the top leaders on Capitol Hill working on legislation that will determine the future of highway funding, transportation projects and interstate commerce. She shared her top priorities and forecast for...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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