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To me, one of the best parts about visiting the Mid America Trucking Show every year is getting the chance to see more custom trucks up close than you can shake a stick at.

This year provide no exception as all sorts of highly stylized highway iron took center stage at the annual Mid America extravaganza – everything from antiques, such as the old school “Munchy Trucking” Mack out of Montpelier, Va. (at left), to all sorts of sleek low-rider configured tractors.

[To view a collection of just some of the show trucks parked for display at Mid America, click here.] 

Now while a lot the dollars folks shell out to turn their rigs into such artistic displays may seem extreme, many say they see returns on such big-ticket investments – especially when it comes to winning and keeping business from shippers.

[Indeed, I discussed this very benefit last year in the October issue of American Trucker magazine.]

Suffice to say, though, whatever the reason truck owners decide upon for customizing their rigs, the results are invariably spectacular to the eye. You can see what I mean in the video below:

I’ll tell one thing: this is a facet of the trucking industry that’s never going to go out of style! 

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