Jerry Briley of Nebraska City, Nebraska has owned this 1960 International 190 since 1962, acquiring it shortly after the original owner died. Over the years, Jerry hauled everything from gasoline to grain with this truck, which was retired just a few years ago. The truck, which still runs, has a 549 V8 engine with a 10-speed transmission. When Jerry drove the IHC full time, he always carried two sets of new points and a match book to use for a gap gauge. The truck is equipped with a Delco ignition system, and excessive heat often caused the points to stick. When the points broke loose, the engine would backfire. When Jerry heard this familiar loud bang from under his hood, he knew what to do – pull over and replace the points. Today, the rig sits hooked to a rusty 40-foot Wilson cattle trailer owned by Corky and Max Peeler of Rockport, Missouri near Exit 210 off I-29 in Rockport, advertising a cafe located nearby. Jerry says they are thinking about restoring the entire rig for parades and shows, but for now it just sits and helps people find a good place to eat. We hope Jerry restores this neat old rig, as it deserves a fitting retirement.
John & Shirley Sponholtz have been involved with old trucks for over 20 years. Shirley was editor at Wheels of Time for 12 years before going out on her own and starting Old Time Trucks magazine in 2004. John is an avid photographer who enjoys taking pictures of odd and/or rare trucks (he provides most of the pictures for this article and their magazine). John & Shirley, who are from Richmond, Indiana, have been regular contributors to 10-4 Magazine since 2006.