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1981 Kenworth K-100 Aerodyne


Engine Type:
Detroit Diesel 8V92 Turbocharged 500 Horsepower

Transmission Type:
Eaton-Fuller RTLO-14613 Double Overdrive

Truck Information:
This 1981 Kenworth K-100 Aerodyne – known as Hank’s Highway Hilton – is a pretty famous truck. It has traveled nearly 1.6 million miles, participated in two European Goodwill Show Truck tours, been featured in well over 200 newspaper and magazine articles, and appeared on several television shows and movies. It was owned by Hank Good, who won over 121 trophies for this truck in parades and car shows across the globe. The first truck show Hank's Highway Hilton appeared in was the Englishtown Raceway Truck Show and Drags in May of 1982. Its last show was in September of 2001 at Bristol Speedway. Hank has been fascinated with the trucking business ever since he was boy living in New York watching trucks go in and out of town all the time. He used to trick truck drivers into giving him a ride after his paper route just so he could hop in the big rig, but he would always help unload supplies after. He bought this truck on July 23, 1981 and quickly started decorating it. Hank likes lights; that's why there's 220 on his truck. He graciously donated it to the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum in November of 2014. The 1981 Kenworth boasts 500 HP, and a wheelbase that measures 170 inches. The truck itself is unique; it is an Aerodyne with the elevated cab to make it more aerodynamic. It originally had a 435 HP 2-stroke Detroit Diesel; after about a million miles that was replaced with a 475 HP 2-stroke Detroit Diesel. The transmission and rear were also replaced at the time of restoration. Hank is a very friendly guy; he loves to talk about trucking. He is a good ambassador for trucking and he is still out on the road trucking with a newer Kenworth that also includes HG on the grill. Top Speed: 100 MPH



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