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The Spooner

If Route 66 is “Mother Road” – this 1961 Peterbilt can be easily called “Mother Truck” because it’s so widely known and admired. The owner, Robert Spooner from Batesville, Arkansas is driving it since… the 60’s or so I have heard on LCM forum, there is also information, that it has new motor – 2007 Cummins N14 525 which is interesting upgrade for needle-nose hood and small radiator. Reportedly, has some serious pulling power according to witness who also talked to the owner. Pictures taken this morning in Wyoming, just by Elk Mountain, I have seen it few years back too and it didn’t changed one bit. But then, few years for REAL Peterbilt is like mere few weeks on modern trucks. Time is not equal for everyone, something obvious when you see things of this magnitude

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7 Responses

  1. Coaster

    That is just the coolest old school truck!

    February 14, 2013 at 7:32 am

    • Polska Jazda

      I think it is! The look, the history, the feelings it brings in every trucker heart for all those years…

      February 14, 2013 at 7:42 am

  2. uptownkid

    Old school pride at it’s best!

    February 14, 2013 at 8:30 am

  3. family affair ohio

    Meet this ole outlaw back in 79 at mccormack hall in the windy.61 pete sitting in the marshaling yard got my attenion.wow he told me the story400 cummins then.smaller sleeper.then evolved into big cummins and big sleeper over the long years.got to see him again a year ago when him and a friend came to look at my 52 pete i had for sale.what a surprise.brought back a lot of memories…ROBERT YOUR TRUCK IS BAD TO THE BONE…KEEP ON TRUCKIN…SAFE SAILING ON THE CONCRET SEA…OLD TRUCKERS NEVER DIE THEY JUST GET ANOTHER OLD PETERBILT….GOD BLESS

    February 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    • Polska Jazda

      Thank you for nice story, thats exactly the kind I would hear about this old truck from time to time. Amazing, how getting in touch with Mr Spooner stay in everyone minds forever – only some people have ‘it’. This kind of magnetism or maybe its the faith that make others so impressed, I bet it takes whole lot o faith to drive on truck for 50 years. I wish I could met him one day to find out, thank you for your time to write this comment – and you right, old truckers never die…

      February 25, 2013 at 6:47 pm

  4. ken ambroise

    hey bob its really nice to finally get to see pictures of your Tonka truck after all the times I,ve (nicely)asked you for some personal photos for myself ok? but that,s cool I really understand your just a ignort reckneck cowboy!! yes sir gunnery sargent sir !please say hello to the family for me ok?please take care -you’ve really ruined the looks of my trck bob ! I,ll give you a call real soon yeah ? ok later concrete cowboy !later scooter !

    November 29, 2013 at 10:31 am

    • L. Vern Shore

      I’ve seen the ol’ Pete twice in the last month; parked beside it in s.e. Idaho, about a week ago. My first trk., in 1963, was. a ’55 K.W., with A NT380: a real powerhouse, back then. If this ’59 is ever for sale, I want to buy it. I bought my 2015 Pete, a month after I turned 70: I would REALLY like to go out in style.

      August 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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