Truck Thursday: From Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach


So this olelongrooffan has been the lucky recipient of many things during my over 1/2 century of occupying a place on this planet Earth. One of the coolest I have received in recent memory was a full truckload pass to all things that are Barrett-Jackson down in the Sunshine State for their 11th annual Palm Beach festivities. 

As always, the boys that are that famous auction house allow some pretty cool stuff to be available for purchase should any of my fellow Hoons so desire. As it is Truck Thursday here in all things Hoon, I thought I might pop in some of the cool ass trucks this olelongrooffan spotted while wandering around, nearly unchecked, during the opening gala on Wednesday evening. Yeah, nearly.

One of the first trucks I spotted was the above imaged “long car” so christened, at least to this olelongrooffan, by my brother Bus-Plunge. Back when he and I were paying alot more attention to our personal blogs, we each posted images of similar trucks to our blogs on the same day. We had seen them nearly a half a continent away but each thought it was worthy of sharing, as I do this one.

Jump over to see a few more.


Now I don’t know if many of my fellow Hoons read much of the stuff I post up here and I hope every one who reads it does enjoy it, but if you do read my ramblings, you will probably remember, as I mentioned on Wednesday about that helicopter, I seem to see a bunch of the same vehicles in short periods of time. Yeah, Imperials, wooden body pickups, LaSalles, helicopters on trailers and now Fleetsides.


Yeah, just like that one I spotted the day I was leaving the World Center of Racing to move onto a new life, I spotted one in thebondodudes parking lot. This one, while similar in color is a bit different as this one is four wheel drive. I doubt it is a NAPCO as the front hubs looked way to late model.


But at least they wrapped the stand up chains for that tailgate to protect that pristine paint job. My apologies to my fellow Hoons for not spotting where the safety bumper out back was from. But, hey, tomorrow is another day.


And what Hoon worth his or her Hooniworthiness would pass up a shot of a pre front porch bumper Ranchero?


After I left that tent and was heading towards another, this olelongrooffan recognized a long time no smelt scent in the air and looked over and saw this jet powered semi truck. Seems I have seen this thing around on the tubes somewhere going like hell out there on the Salt Flats and just had to check it out.


As much as this olelongrooffan bitched about my elcheapoebayacquired image taker, the new SLR I have been bestowed is a whole helluva lot of work and will take some getting used to. You know the ole saying, “Be careful what you wish for.” Now in order to earn any image taking cred from my fellow Hoons, this olelongrooffan is gonna have to figure that damn thing out in order not to get half a vehicle in the flash and the other 1/2 in the dark.

Alas, I digress.


Out back this thing was pretty unique looking. Those single rear tires under that huge ass jet engine just look odd but I am sure they serve their purpose or they wouldn’t be there. While gathering these images, I realized the familiar scent I had earlier smelled was not jet fuel. I was unable to ascertain what it was but then I checked my watch and realized it was 4:20. That explains that.


The entire evening I spent hanging with the cool kids at that gala event, I kept experimenting with my new image taker. First with a flash, such as this one of this pristine 46 Chevrolet pick up truck.


Then I flipped the flash off and captured this image. Both images have their own unique characteristics and also many similarities; much like the first post World War II Chevy pick up, this one, and the last pre WWII Chevy pickup, the 1941, with the same body panels and controls.


And some dealer had brought out this super nice 69 Land Cruiser. If there is one vehicle every Hoon would vote as the vehicle we would like to own, this one has to be near the absolute top of that list.


And my fellow Hoons may remember a few weeks ago this olelongrooffan Hooned on about a very similar truck I had seen over at


But to this olelongrooffan, this was the coolest line up of trucks I saw that evening. There were five in total. A trio of Stovebolts like Bus-Plunge’s old shorty bus, a 55 ford and a late forties F1 like our old farm truck. 


I had to capture a close up of this one just to make sure I knew how the zoom worked as well as to share the detail of that paint job. Yeah, looks as nice as Bus’s robin’s egg blue “B’s Nest” stovebolt.


Quite a damn impressive lineup of some old Detroit iron, if I do say so myself.


And the ass end of those trucks looked pretty damn good for being over 60 years old.


In the opposite corner of the tent from that white Land Cruiser I just spotted was this cherry red one in equally as nice of shape. I suspect there will be few bucks spent on these trucks this weekend and I look forward to checking out all the action live and in person.


But the one I am nearly the most interested in seeing is this pair. A modified to get out Comanche and a civilian J20 with a military paint job and a series of movies history.

Yeah, should be fun. Look for some skinny ass white guy in a Hooniverse t-shirt on Speed this weekend and be sure to have rotten tomatoes on hand to hurl at the screen when you spot him.

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9 responses to “Truck Thursday: From Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach”

  1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    I love the Pratt & Whitney Kenworth, but I'd want an asbestos semi-trailer to go with it.

  2. Batshitbox Avatar

    Found a better look at that Peterbilt
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    1. njhoon Avatar

      That thing is pretty cool. I just don't get why they are so long, are they stretched? Maybe I'm missing something but wouldn't it be a PIA to attache a 53' trailer to something that is already 30'? Aesthetics I guess?

      1. HycoSpeed Avatar

        So I have heard long wheelbase trucks ride smoother, and I have seen some trucks where the trailer/equipment being used necessitates the long wheelbase (such as a winch truck with a boom), but I decided to take to the interwebs to see what sort of semi-factual semi truck knowledge I could find.  In that vein, I recommend this site for the Martin Phippard Collection. The writer outlines the history of the 'dromedary' trucks, long wheelbase tractors that took advantage of max length rules to maximum cargo capacity and create long haul sleepers.
        "The American Federal Highway Safety Administration (FHSA) meanwhile defines a drom as 'box, deck or plate mounted behind the cab and forward of the fifth wheel on the (chassis) frame of the power unit of a tractor/semi-trailer combination.'"
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  3. calzonegolem Avatar

    I am into that Gulf colored Chevy

  4. MVEilenstein Avatar

    Great stuff. You're putting your new camera to good use.

  5. lilred Avatar

    I don't know about the other hoons, but i read everything you send our way. Thanks for showing us interesting things we would probably never see if you weren't out there clicking the ole imagetaker. Glad you are finding some things of interest in your new surroundings.

  6. nutzforautos Avatar

    The Fleetside is nice but I barely saw it because of the '69 Camaro and late 50"s Isetta it was parked between. Two of my absolute favorite vehicles (and on my list to own, again, before I shuffle off this mortal coil).

  7. pwned88 Avatar

    I want that comanche with every fiber of my being. I'm almost ready to start crying knowing I can't get itttt

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