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The photo album is in PDF format and Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 5 or newer is required (Acrobat Reader is a free download from Adobe). The CD will run on operating systems as old as Windows 95, but will not read on earlier versions of Acrobat Reader.


A Truck Photographer’s Diary, Vol. 65–World of Large Cars 2008 Truck Show, is a CD photo album featuring photos of the First Annual World of LargeCars Truck Show held in Carlinville, Illinois.

The 253 photos were taken by author David A. Bontrager and Anna Bontrager.

The show was small but some of the coolest trucks were present. This was indeed an elite truck show. Instead of judging each entrant was given a nice plaque, which gave everyone time to socialize, which is what truck shows are all about. It should be noted that with the exception of Mickey Gwillim’s Peterbilt and Kenworth all of the trucks present are working trucks.

The show was hosted by Mickey and Scott Gwillim of Gwillim Trucking in Carlinville. The album begins with photos of Mickey Gwillim’s 359 Peterbilt and W900A Kenworth, and then the other trucks follow. The album finishes with several miscellaneous photos of Gwillim Trucking.

The images are in pristine condition and will view excellently on screen. A few may be slightly less than perfect, but I feel the historic value of the trucks shown out weighs the technical aspects of the photo.

Pages may be printed for personal non-commercial use only – not for public distribution by any manual, mechanical or electronic means.

Acrobat Reader 5.0 or newer is required for reading the photo album. Acrobat Reader is installed on most new computers, or you can download it free at: www.adobe.com

The photo album is an automated slideshow and can also be viewed manually. Instructions are included.

No part of this CD photo album, in whole or in part, or the photos contained herein, in whole or in part, may be reproduced, transmitted, scanned or distributed by any manual, mechanical or electronic means or devices without express written permission from the author and publisher.

Neither the CD nor the contents are public shareware. Copyright laws apply.

Custom enlargements and posters are available directly from the author. All custom enlargements and posters are professionally printed. Not all photos may be available as individual prints, but most are. Contact the author for details.