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Marty MoneTruck And Roll

Fancy a road trip?

Then climb in to Marty Mone’s big red rig and take in the sights of the open road.

Imagine a cross between The Saw Doctors and Smokey And The Bandit (1977) and you’re nearly there.

The press blurb says:

“It’s a compelling summary of the ups-and-downs of a working-class touring musician, but also a look into the life of what happens in between — going to truck shows and exploring the countryside in his Scania R580.”

The journey in the video saw Marty – a native of Castleblayney, County Monaghan – burn 50,000 miles of rubber.

Nick says: Wheels of fortune.

Marty Mone

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  1. Slightly Bemused

    I really enjoyed that. And it looks like they had a lot of fun doing it.

    I have huge respect for truck drivers, particularly of the heavy artics and truck-trailers. I have worked with many in some very challenging environments, and learned a lot from them on how to surmount problems on the road (I did logistics).
    To this day I still apply the hill passing rule (as I call it) when on stairs: Those going downhill yield to those coming uphill, particularly on hairpin bends. Reason: Gravity will help the truck going downhill to get going again, but if a truck coming uphill has to stop it takes a lot more energy to get going agin as you are fighting gravity. Lots of little sensible ‘rules’ like that.

    That all being said, you cannot have a post like this and not reference these two:
    The REAL Bandit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJPM-M_Z65o
    And of course CW McCall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqYTX7parRw&ab_channel=CONCRETECOWBOY
    I always play the last one for my sister every year on her birthday: 6th June. She hates me :)

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