If variety is the spice of life then the Big Rig show and shine in Red Deer filled our spice cupboard quite nicely. I was told that about 75 trucks showed up with their proud owners on Friday night. I took some pictures of the trucks in the evening where there wasn’t any chance of masses of people would be around. That was a tip given to me by Hank from Hanks Truck Pictures. He told me that you have to be patient and wait for folks to get out of the way to get a great shot.
I forgot my expensive camera at home, and decided to use the camera on my smartphone to get some pictures, and it worked much better than expected. I was impressed with the quality of the smartphone pictures and have heard from several expert professional photographers regarding the use of the latest smartphone camera technology and they admit some of them use it for their daily camera. Of course when they need allot more digital information in their photos, they pull out their DSLR’s.
The show was held outside, and the weather turned just a little bit nasty on Saturday and had all the owners polishing up their rigs after the rainstorm. I had an opportunity to interview several truck owners. One in particular stood out. His name is Andy and he owns a 1959 MAC truck. Andy and I sat down in front of the camera and a microphone, ate french fries drank coffee and chatted about his incredible award winning truck. Andy has lovingly restored every square inch of his working tractor and turned it into a show truck that certainly turned allot of heads during the Show and Shine.
I asked a bunch of truck owners what they thought of having the Pro-Trucker Magazine narrated so they could download it and listen to the podcast while they are driving, in their sleeper or while eating in a truck stop. Every single one of the truck drivers or owner operators said that they would listen to the show. Well, we asked and we listened, and in the next few days after I get my voice back, I will slip into my audio booth and start creating a narrated version of the magazine. Something that all of us can enjoy.