Vol. 2 2016

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2 | BULLDOG | 2 0 1 6 V 2 HEADLIGHTS Bragging Rights T he 2017 Mack Calendar is going to be full of some seriously hard-working Mack ® trucks and Mack customers. From the cities of New England to the forests of northern Alberta, a group of pas- sionate Mack owners and drivers spent three months convincing, cajol- ing and caucusing other Mack fans to vote via the Mack Facebook page for their trucks in the second annual Mack Calendar Contest. The overwhelming response included nearly 80,000 votes for the 335 entries, and six lucky Mack trucks were chosen to represent their cate- gory and their owners for a month each in the 2017 Mack Calendar. An entire month of bragging rights for each winner, along with kudos and the envy of their peers, definitely made this a prize worth winning. Here are this year's winners by category: 2017 Mack Calendars will be available for purchase through the Mack Shop later this year (mack-shop.com). Vintage (9,387 votes), 1999 Mack CH, John Lamothe, driver for Keohan Fuels & Transportation, Melrose, Massachusetts Keohan hauls aggregates, debris, soil and other heavy bulk loads. As driver John Lamothe says, it looks pretty good for a 17-year-old truck that works hard every day. John is a big Mack fan in a fleet full of Mack fans. And he's driven a variety of classic Macks in his career, including U Models and R Models. But the CH is his favorite. "I like the way it looks, I like the style and I know my boss (Steven Keohan) has put a lot of pride into the truck." Steven likes his Macks so much, in fact, that he has an R Model tattoo on his arm. The vintage category has become a hotly contested battle, since there are so many deserving old Macks and so many different eligible models. John leveraged his membership in a large Facebook com- munity into votes for his truck. His passion for his Mack was rewarded. "I love driving the truck every day, and every day I can't wait to get back into the truck." 2017 Mack Calendar features six working trucks By Jim McNamara

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