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Trucks on Display

 

Below is a sampling of many of the trucks on display in our Trucking Hall of Fame® Exhibit Hall. Check out our app for more information, photos, and an audio recording for each truck.  Click here to download.

1944 White WA-114


Engine Type:
6-Cylinder White

Transmission Type:
4-Speed with 2-Speed Rear

Truck Information:
This Coca-Cola truck has quite a story to tell. We bought it from a junkyard in Dixon, Illinois in 1994. It had been there for 43 years. After we bought it, it sat at the back of our property for another 20 years. Finally, our founder Carolyn Moon said, “I want this truck restored before I’m gone.” And so, restoration of the truck began. The four-year process was finally complete in 2016. We put the body from a 1937 International truck – the design was widely used by Coca-Cola from 1937 to 1951 – on a 1944 White WA-114 chassis. The White truck was built for the General Tire & Rubber Company and delivered to the Cleveland, OH White Truck Sales Branch. See that fender skirt on the tires? A lot of cars in the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s had fender skirts. It made the vehicle a little more stylish. Look in the back and you’ll see 4,800 small bottles full of refreshing Coca-Cola. We had all the bottle crates made and painted using an antique stencil machine; it’s on display in the museum next to the truck. Top Speed: 45 MPH



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