For all the Peterbilt truckers out there, I think you’ll like this one. For a special segment in October, Clint Bowyer gave NASCAR on Fox an inside look at one of his favorite trucks out of his collection, and it’s an absolute showstopper. This pickup truck was modeled after a ’79 Peterbilt, only you’ll find it’s a little smaller than your standard tractor trailer.
The cool part about this truck is that it still sports the original Peterbilt cab, and the rest of the body panels have been made to look the same, with a much smaller overall size. This work of art was custom built by Bud Vernon, who Clint knew quite well when he was younger. He claims Bud was “king of the toys,” and with this truck as proof, I can certainly believe that statement. He also tells Fox’s Matt Yocum that he was allowed to drive a variety of Bud’s other toys to high school. What a lucky dude!
It’s definitely got a unique look to it. The hood, fender, bumper, air cleaners, gas tanks, you name it, it’s all been shrunk down in size and custom made. What’s even cooler is that it features some big stacks, custom circular headlights, and lots of chrome to set this thing off. It honestly looks like it could be a show truck, and with something as rare as this, you know you’ll have a crowd surrounding it at all times. It’s got a big truck diesel engine in it, so it doesn’t just look good, it works well, too.
Clint loves to take this thing out for a spin whenever he can, especially when he’s got his polished cattle trailer behind it. There’s pretty much no cooler way to show up to a cow auction. He also states that his son Cash gets a big kick out of it. This is definitely a sweet ride, and I can only imagine the amount of heads it turns on the road.