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Dying Breed Diesels to hold truck show October 2

COLUMBIANA–Brayden Tucker, owner of Dying Breed Diesels, has turned his passion into a platform for drivers to build each other up and connect with the community.

“Truck drivers have a rough edge but the biggest hearts you will ever see,” Tucker said.

Dying Breed Diesels will hold a Family Reunion Truck Show from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, on South Main Street.

The show thrives from the shops and restaurants along South Main Street. Tucker invites businesses to stay open during the show.

“We rely on the brick and mortar that’s here, this place has always been instrumental,” Tucker said.

Carla’s Corner Cafe will remain open until 7 p.m. the day of the truck show.

“Her food is amazing,” Tucker remarked. “It’s affordable and, honestly, it’s gourmet food.”

Tucker explained the difference between a car and a truck for him is sentimental. He connects to the stories trucks tell.

Tucker recalls trucks traveling to and from New York City while the World Trade Center was smoking. He mentioned the landmarks and scenery a truck has traveled past.

“If a truck talked about the miles they have traveled, the stories a truck could tell,” Tucker remarked.

Tucker pays homage to his childhood memories watching semitractor-trailers from the stoop of his father’s business on the state line is East Liverpool.

“I was hooked. It became my life’s work,” Tucker said.

In true fashion Tucker is collecting donations to benefit the community. Funds collected will benefit the Firestone Dog Park.

“I see a lot of benefit having the dog park here in a safe environment. It’s top notch,” he said.

Tucker ensures Dying Breed Diesels gives back to others by providing financial help to those in domestic abuse situations, involvement with the American Cancer Society, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and other acts of kindness donations.

Tucker looks forward to bringing back a sense of pride to truck driving.

“I want them to have the feeling that America is still alive and strong and my hope is that they get an appreciation,” he said.

Dying Breed Diesels looks forward to coming home.

“Everybody wants to be on a winning team. Columbiana is a winning team,” Tucker stated.

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