1978 GMC Astro For Sale
This is a quick video/overview of my 1978 GMC Astro I have for sale.
This truck has been sold as on June 2014 and can be seen at many local
truck shows throughout the Massachusetts area.
A ride in a 1980 International 4070B Transtar Eagle
The truck is a 1980 International Transtar Eagle, 400 big cam cummins, 13
speed, jake, spring suspension, p/s. The engine has had the pump,
injectors, and turbo built and the will
Boost will peak at 38lb. The ole
truck pulls like todays truck out on the interstates. In this video, we are
grossing approx 75,000lb and are getting on the WK parkway to head down to
western Ky. The quality is not that great b/c it is made from a small
Cannonball TV Series 1958 Full Episode Part 1
A full episode of the 1958 TV series known as "CANNONBALL". There were 39
episodes in this series about two truckers, Mike Malone and Jerry Austin.
This episode is in two parts, part two includes "Small Cargo".
Cannonball was created by Robert Maxwell, one of the producers of The
Adventures of Superman and the man responsible for Lassie. The New York
Times reported on July 8th, 1958 that the series would be produced by
Normandie Productions, Ltd. (the Canadian arm of Television Programs of
America) with production set to begin in Toronto on July 14th .
Television Programs of America was responsible for filmed programs like
Private Secretary, Fury, Halls of Ivy and Last of the Mohicans, among
In September of 1958, Television Programs of America and Normandie
Productions were sold to the Independent Television Corporation .
On December 3rd, a full-page advertisement in The New York Times for
Independent Television Corporation called Cannonball a "stirring
human-interest series about truckers on the highway to high adventure" .
It was one of four shows the company had in production for "national sale"
(the others were The Four Just Men, The Adventures of Tom Swift and
Paul Birch and William Campbell starred in Cannonball as Mike Malone,
nicknamed Cannonball, and Jerry Austin, truckers working for C & A
Transport who spent their days driving a big rig across Canada and the
United States. Howard Milsom played Harry Butler, their dispatcher.
Rounding out the cast were Beth Lockerbie, Beth Morris and Steve Barringer
as Mike's wife Mary and his children Ginny and Butch.
The series premiered in Canada on Monday, October 6th, 1958, broadcast by
CBC. Because it was syndicated locally in the United States there was no
nation-wide premiere date. But it appears the show wasn't seen until 1959.
Cannonball premiered in Los Angeles, for example, on Monday, May 18th, 1959
airing on KHJ from 8:30-9PM. In New York City, the series was seen on
Fridays from 7:30-8PM beginning October 16th, 1959. And it aired on WGN-TV
in Chicago from 8:30-9PM (7:30-8PM local time) starting on October 30th,
A total of 39 episodes of Cannonball were produced. In addition to Canada
and the United States, the series was also seen in the United Kingdom. I'm
afraid I don't know who sang the theme song.
1 Shepard, Richard F. "Networks Widen Recording Use." New York Times. 8
Jul. 1958: 55.
2 "12 TV Shows Sold in $13,500,000 Deal." New York Times. 16 Sep. 1958: 55.
3 [Advertisement]. New York Times. 3 Dec. 1958: 74.
Great Cabovers of the Past
This is something I put together in honor of the classic "cabover", or
"COE" style trucks of the past. You don't see these trucks much anymore
but these trucks paved the way for American trucking and it is truly sad to
see them being faded out. All of the different models of trucks shown are
listed at the end in the credits. Enjoy