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Dad bought this 1959 Mack “H” Model with sleeper new. This photo captured with a Kodak Instamatic around 1963…scanned and polished in Elements 7. (hey, it’s an old print!)

As a kid, some of my fondest memories are riding all over the country and Canada in this rig…

The truck cost $17,000 brand new back then and came with a big chrome ashtray with the Bulldog hoodie prominantly featured in the center. Dad used to say “That ashtray cost 17 thousand, but you get a free Mack truck with it!” I still have the ashtray…

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“Old” Photographer with a hot rod heart and photomanipulation passion. Preserving Classic and Hot Rod history making art that I hope you will enjoy. Thanks for looking!

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  • Aggpup
    Aggpupabout 4 years ago

    Great memories and it’s easy to see where your love of trucks originates :)
    It doesn’t look that dissimilar to an English artic (semi) of the same period.
    David

  • Thanks very much David! I do have a passion for trucks and truckers…you just have to respect them!

    – WildBillPho

  • Stuart Row
    Stuart Rowabout 4 years ago

    Cool truck, but that ash tray is simply awesome!

  • Hi Stuart! Thank you! I dug the ashtray out after I edited the truck shot…did you ever try to light chrome?

    – WildBillPho

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 4 years ago

    Great looking truck and fond memories for you Bill, lucky you grabbed that ash tray what an awesome looking piece and collectable as well.

  • Hi Steven, Thanks very much! This truck brings back some of my best memories…I actually learned how a clutch works one winter when dad had to push this with another truck to get it started! I was piloting this rig…good thing we had a long driveway! I think I was 13 or 14 then.

    – WildBillPho

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 4 years ago

    Well done! Don’t lose the ashtray…. may be as good as a 401K! – John

  • LOL! Thanks John! The ashtray has a prominent placement in my garage…right next to the tool box!

    – WildBillPho

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