the DUEL TRUCK – an american nightmare …or dream?

the DUEL TRUCK – an american nightmare …or dream?


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THIS IS THE REAL DUEL TRUCK! Owned by self made man Brad Wike in North Carolina. This Peterbilt is the only surviving truck from Steven SPielberg’s first film. Listen to Brad tell his story of trucks and how it changed his life from a young boy looking out a window at the trucks on the freeway to looking through the windshield at the fwy. This is the true american dream.

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100 Comments on "the DUEL TRUCK – an american nightmare …or dream?"


  1. As someone who spent most of the last decade in a truck, I really appreciate this video. The Duel truck is a neat vehicle, but the story of the owner and his comments about how we need trucks, and the fact that you didnโ€™t edit them out, has earned you another subscriber. Journalistic integrity has gone the way of the Dodo, even in the automotive industry. The topic of trucking is unpopular. Trucks are big, slow and often โ€œin the wayโ€, yet they are vital to our civilization. Thank you for this video.

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  2. That thing is still scary after all these years, Duel was a great movie, a cult classic.

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  3. If you ever watch this movie if you look closely during the phone booth scene you can see Steven's reflection in the phone booth glass.

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  4. Without those big rigs, and the men and women who sacrifice their home lives, WE WOULD CEASE TO EXIST!!!!!!

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  5. Gary Ries of Hastings MN, has an incredible collection of trucks. Pull trucks, dragster trucks. Once upon a time I was employed by him. Stage Coach Express. He owns CFI Red Racer, many unique trucks. In recent years he bought the land speed record holder truck out of Oregon. There's a video of them loading it.

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  6. I absolutely LOVE the Peterbilt and especially its appearance in the film The Duel. It makes me happy to see that this piece of history is in the hands of a true enthusiast.

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  7. It's on my list of "Shittist Movies Ever". I was a kid when this came out. I thought Weaver's caricature was weak, a milktoast.

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  8. I remember the multi license plate tags on trucks back in the 1970s and the early 1980s. Those were fond memories. Some of the trucks were decorated with 10 or more license plates.

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  9. What makes me sad is too see a lot of great memories of trucks and trailers from the past just sitting there rusting away doing nothing.
    Iโ€™ve wanted to develop a park that enthusiasts could actually drive and live there dreams.

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  10. This a duplex transmission. I drove one when i was 16 working for my dad. It looked like hand to hand combat in the cab till i got figured out. These are very hard to drive until you figure it out!

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  11. Como estan amigo los saludo de argentina maxi yp trabajo con todo tipo de camiones hago radiadores nuevo reparo yo trabajo para un taller de radiadores alejandro

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  12. Is that bumper made out of sticks of railroad rail like the movie or just iron channel? It looks like channel to me.

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  13. In Australia when a truck was just going a bit to slow in order to pass me.
    I would pull into the incoming lane and slow down to let the slow semi pass me with out him having to worry about taking too long in the passing Kane side.
    They appreciated this

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  14. Don't give the Fascist mayor of NYC any more ideas! He just may be crazy enough to ban trucks or severely restrict them!

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  15. Had no idea this truck was still out there. Nice to see someone's kept it alive but in the same condition as it was in the film .

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  16. As a person who is also obsessed with semi trucks, I really appreciate what that guy is doing.

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  17. This video is awesome! I started doing body work on rigs about a year ago. Still learning so much. Took apart and out the cab back together on a long nose Pete 359. Melting lead out of a 50s auto car. Fantastic work, fantastic people you meet. The trucking world is a small world

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  18. I had chills when they did the action shot of the truck coming up on the camera blaring its horn. Imagine driving in North Carolina and that thing comes up in your rearview.

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  19. The phone box scene is terrifying. Take care on the roads out there everyone. Keep on trucking!

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  20. The sticker on the back of the truck should have said inflammable as well as the larger painted word flammable.

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  21. I first saw duel by accident when I was 8 or 9, surfing on YouTube. When I watched the movie itself I was fixated on this truck and what was the deal with it? Is it haunted, is the driver mentally insane or is the truck alive. I went running to my dad asking if heโ€™s seen or heard of the movie, and he saw it only once on tv in 71 when he was 8. Itโ€™s since then become one of our favorites.

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  22. When i first saw the movie (i was 5 years old)…every trip in the rear seats of my dad's car looking behind ๐Ÿ˜€!!! Thank you for ALL my childhood from Italy! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿคด

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  23. ๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’‘๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–โค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŠโœŒโœ‹๐Ÿ‘Šโ˜๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘‡

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  24. This is awesome. Those old trucks are so cool. Glad this guys is keeping them alive and well.

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  25. Love it.Wish you the best.Jesus bless. Please read the Gospel 1Corint 15:1-4,Rom 3:25, 10:9-10, John 3:16 & Ephes 2:8-9.Amen

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  26. My late uncle was the head of the Universal Studios sound editing dept and was given an award for his work on this production

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  27. Brad is just my life long hero. He does such cool things with trucks in general. Just because he likes trucks like I do. I could only dream of stuff like this. I didn't know he lived right down the road either!

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  28. glad to see the truck is in the hands of someone who seems to truly appreciate it, the guy seems like a gentleman

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  29. Whatโ€™s the music used when the man who owns the truck speaks about his father

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  30. awesome / amazing way back in the day I worked on over the road haulers, Autocar White Freightliners,
    Pets Mack's Kens—— International. I drove over & under / split shift high lows. kept you business.
    worked for
    Empire White Trucks, Ervin Steel owned the business. 1970-s he's gone, the business is gone like a lot of
    the old trucks. Crazy days. we had an old building / shop, I like it, it was a good place to work in
    Then the owner wanted a new shop, It was a disaster…โ€ฆ.

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  31. That Duel Truck needs a 2400 horsepower Volvo Iron Knight engine, including the racing transmission as that option so this American Nightmare speeds greater than 150 mph.

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  32. According to Wikipedia, the release date of the movie was Nov. 13, 1971 and I do remember seeing this movie as a kid in the early to mid 70's. I loved it so much I tracked it down on TV as often as I could. Than buying a VHS in later years, and finally a digital remake on DVD. To this day, I can still sit and watch over & over. Your video was well made an very real to life. Take care of that truck!

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  33. 10/10 for that bloke having a Scammell in his collection, youโ€™ll not find a better truck or engine (RR) of that time period! Bloody lovely boyo!

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  34. i like your style brother, yer its a gota have thing, ya know it when ya see it, roll with it man. enjoy

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  35. I think truck drivers are heros as the men and women that protect our nation (well, so were told of course). They make sure we get the things we need, things that many just take for granted. God bless the truck driver.

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  36. Some people are lucky, they do what they love. the rest of us feel envious! I saw the movie as a kid cult classic

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  37. One of the coolest trucks ever. It just looks so mean and scary like the truck from maximum overdrive

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  38. My first truck was a forty six Auto car and it was a short wheelbase tractor with twin sticks and fifth wheel that I drove around in the yard for about a half hour. I got out of it and into a fifty two mack with a load of logs already on it. He asked me if I knew the way to a log dump and I said yes so I released the brakes and went to the log dump, no passenger just me. I got to the dump and another driver who knew I was green said stop. I did and he said back up easy real easy. He put the compensator pin in the reach on the trailer so I didn't pull it right out of the reach on the trailer. I thanked him then followed him over to the trailer loader and he showed me how to unhook the trailer and slide the air hoses down the reach so they didn't get pinched. I could figure the rest out once I watched him. He walked me around the truck and showed me the rakes that had "camed over" and were not doing anything and were illegal and explained to me that ignorance was not a good excuse with the law so avoid them at all costs till I got a job driving a real truck. I thought I was driving a real truck and did all my own maintenance on that truck. I brought it up to safe to drive. Then one day a guy came over and said if you can drive that piece of shit, then you sure as hell can drive one of mine. ALL SPEEDING TICKETS ARE YOURS and if you get many of them your down the road. I drove for him for quite a while. Nice guy with nice trucks that didn't require you laying under them more than driving them. I found out what real power was and when you turned the wheel , you could turn it with one finger. Thats enough for one time as I have a few million miles on me now

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  39. The Duel truck. The truck the both scared me and fascinated me when I saw the movie for the first time. The truck that caused me to become a truck driver 2 years after I saw the movie. The truck that launched a career of 40 years for a person who fell in love with trucks. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. The Duel truck.

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  40. OMG i I saw this horror because they showed it on Polish television I was still a kid but this truck made a huge impression on me. I came across this channel by accident. Greetings from Poland

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  41. I would do or give literally ANYTHING to get my hands on a Duel truck. whether it's a replica or the real thing, i'd do/give anything! Can someone give me a link to Brad Wike's social media account(s)?

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  42. 3:51 It's wonderful when a child looks up to a family member.
    6:51 though I don't like this movie's anti worker sentiment. Truckers are trying to carve out a middle class living without the four years of indoctrination a college degree says you have.

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  43. At 2.30, when he hits the accelerator, the truck roars and he just starts to laugh – that did it for me. I was just smiling ear to ear!
    I'm not a trucker, but I am a huge fan of the movie Duel, and I absolutely LOVE that truck!

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  44. I was 14 when Duel was on television for the first time. That truck scared and fascinated me. It was as frightening to me as any movie monster in the 70s and 80s. I hope that someday, somehow I'll get to see the Duel truck in person. I'd love to climb up inside the cab and touch that steering wheel. As an aside, when I was a kid in Ohio big rigs used to pass our house on occasion. I'd always run like mad to the edge of the yard and make that yanking motion at them as they passed. They always obliged me by blowing the super loud horn. Ah, memories! Thanks for posting this awesome video!

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  45. Hey Guy's.. It's about theย word "Semi" A Semi isn't wasn't a Truck/Tractor. No, Semi Means "Half" A matched set of double's 1st. Trailer is called Semi. 2nd trailer is called a pull trailer because it doesn't have landing legs. Normal double trailer's each have landing legs including the Dollie/converter gear.ย For 3 months l drove a 1963 Pete with a 335 Cummins RT-12513 4:11 rears pulling a 45' possum belly wood chip trailer from Georgia Pacific plywood/particle Saw Mill out of Martell, Calif. Above (Jackson) 75 miles down to Georgia Pacific "Stinky" Pulp Wood Mill in Antioch. Really enjoyed driving that old "Dinosaur" back in the late 80's… Unfortunely l only got to drive for 20 yrs. & Approximately 1.8 Million miles. I was a Prophessional Tourist. Saw all kinds of the good old U.S.A and got paid for it too

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  46. What made this truck so special and scary is all that rust
    an old rusted out truck with seemed to be no driver or a ghost driver dead set on killing this guy with no rules or laws in the desert
    It was a good movie I got to watch it on tv Svengoolie with my parents about a year ago

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  47. it was Speilberg's first movie and he did it on 25 miles of road back and forth it took 1 or 2 days overproduction but Hollywood gave him the credit

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