WINNIPEG, Man. — Seaton “Red” Coleman of Big Freight Systems found his 1942 Chevrolet among ads in the American Truck Historical Society’s magazine. The former fire truck had to be imported from Minnesota for a restoration, but it would serve as the perfect homage to South East Transfer – the four-truck Manitoba fleet he convinced his dad to buy in 1948, establishing the business that would eventually carry the Big Freight name.
MONTREAL, Que. — The 1954 Chevy cabover was not originally built for speed. It was a work truck. This particular model even hauled grain during its working days in Arizona. But after finding its way into Canada, it was transformed into a tube-framed dragster. That’s when the truck caught Bob Massey’s attention.