A couple months ago, there was a thread about famous CARS in the movies, and the subject of trucks was brought up as well. In one of my postings I mentioned the Green Goblin “Happy-Toyz” truck from “Maximum Overdrive”, which I thought was a circa-1977 Kenworth W-900; sure looked like a KW to me. Someone else thought it was an Autocar. Still others think it was a 1977 White Western Star. Whatever it was, it sounded like it had an 8V-92 Detroit Diesel under its hood. Anyone know for sure what kind of truck this was? Year, make, model?
My second question is about a very old truck from a very old black-and-white Warner Bros. movie, “They Drive By Night”, from 1940. The movie, which starred George Raft and Humphrey Bogart, was about two independent truck-driving brothers, Joe and Paul Fabrini (Raft and Bogey). In the first part of the movie the two brothers take turns driving what looks to be an old Federal from the mid-to late 1920s. This truck had a rather unusual wheel layout compared to modern trucks: it was a single-unit “straight” truck, but instead of having 6 tires or 10 tires, it had 8. The front axle had 2 tires, the 2nd (drive) axle had 2 sets of duallies, and the 3rd axle appeared to be just a weight-bearing “tag” axle, with just 2 tires. I’d just like to know, does anyone know what make, model, and year that truck was? Was it a Federal from the 1920s? I’d be interested in knowing the answer.