Highway Mirage is one of the most commonly-seen optical illusions in which shimmering pools of water seem to cover the roadway ahead. The effect is caused by a thin layer of hot air just above the ground. The “water” is actually a reflection of the blue sky, but a close look at this image also shows reflections of trucks, mile-markers and roadside grass – and a 1960 Kenworth that was never produced, with fenders flowing smoothly into square fuel tanks. That’s when it’s time to grab the CB and ask the driver, “Are you real?” Those questions can be heard at night, as well, when long-haul truckers see rigs like this in their mirrors passing them by. And, surprisingly, there are more than a few of these old needle-noses still out there working hard. Amazing stuff – and this ain’t no mirage!!