Straight out of Slytherin: ’93 Pete has a sinister side

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File_002Danny Awtullo’s 1993 Peterbilt 379

Sometimes it’s tempting to just ask, “What if …” In this case, we were at the recent Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, when we asked ourselves: “What if Harry Potter bad guy Lord Voldemort drove a truck, what would it be like?”

Dante Autullo’s 1993 Peterbilt 379 “Lawless” might be the answer. If nothing else, it could be the equipment hauler for the Slytherin quidditch team.

The Illinois-based Autullo said this is his take on the rat rod trucks being seen on the West Coast these days. It has 1939 Pontiac fenders and Buick headlights. Autullo says he has campaigned it at 19 shows and works it every day.

Autullo said his company, D-A Weld, which is located in Monee, Illinois is engaged in a variety activities. They build structures for the military, food trucks for chefs as well as other trucks. He also races a late model stock car.

His affinity for trucks has a family connection. He said his father was, at one time, the largest steel hauler in Chicago with some 400 trucks on the road.

Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 'Lawless'Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 "Lawless"

Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 'Lawless'Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 "Lawless"

Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 'Lawless'Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 "Lawless"

Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 'Lawless'Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 "Lawless"

Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 'Lawless'Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 "Lawless"

Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 'Lawless'Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 "Lawless"

Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 'Lawless'Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 "Lawless"

Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 'Lawless'Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 "Lawless"

Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 'Lawless'Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 "Lawless"

Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 'Lawless'Dante Autullo's 1993 Peterbilt 379 "Lawless"

Dante & Cindy AutulloDante & Cindy Autullo