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Plan your weekend now! #repost @optimus_is_here with @get_repost ・・・ Looking for something to do this week? How about visiting Team Prime at the Pennsylvania Auto Show! Because these 2 bots along with Bumblebee will be onsite ALL 4 days raising funds for the Children's Miracle Network Hershey! And if you're not into these guys, that's OK. Because the show will have tons of other automotive eye candy to gawk at! :) Details for the appearance are on the Facebook events tab. I am also happy to answer any questions. We'll see you soon Pennsylvania! #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise @barricadeishere #barricade #bumblebee #paautoshow #optimusandbumblebee #optimusandbarricade #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans

Plan your weekend now! #repost @optimus_is_here with @get_repost ・・・ Looking for something to do this week? How about visiting Team Prime at the Pennsylvania Auto Show! Because these 2 bots along with Bumblebee will be onsite ALL 4 days raising funds for the Children's Miracle Network Hershey! And if you're not into these guys, that's OK. Because the show will have tons of other automotive eye candy to gawk at! :) Details for the appearance are on the Facebook events tab. I am also happy to answer any questions. We'll see you soon Pennsylvania! #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise @barricadeishere #barricade #bumblebee #paautoshow #optimusandbumblebee #optimusandbarricade #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans

Plan your weekend now! #repost @optimus_is_here with @get_repost ・・・ Looking for something to do this week? How about visiting Team Prime at the Pennsylvania Auto Show! Because these 2 bots along with Bumblebee will be onsite ALL 4 days raising funds for the Children's Miracle Network Hershey! And if you're not into these guys, that's OK. Because the show will have tons of other automotive eye candy to gawk at! :) Details for the appearance are on the Facebook events tab. I am also happy to answer any questions. We'll see you soon Pennsylvania! #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise @barricadeishere #barricade #bumblebee #paautoshow #optimusandbumblebee #optimusandbarricade #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans

Posted @withrepost • @optimus_is_here Looking for something to do this week? How about visiting Team Prime at the Pennsylvania Auto Show! Because these 2 bots along with Bumblebee will be onsite ALL 4 days raising funds for the Children's Miracle Network Hershey! And if you're not into these guys, that's OK. Because the show will have tons of other automotive eye candy to gawk at! :) Details for the appearance are on the events tab. I am also happy to answer any questions. We'll see you soon Pennsylvania! #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise @barricadeishere #barricade #bumblebee #paautoshow #optimusandbumblebee #optimusandbarricade #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans

That moment when you realize Optimus Prime was impounded 😱😱🤣😁😄👍 He escaped without injury or harm. But Geoff and the team at Roadrunner Towing Service, Inc. are on the hunt to bring him back in 2019. Stay tuned! 😊 #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #roadrunnertowing #towers4tots

The winter storm is coming Pennsylvania! To my fellow drivers...both 4 wheeled and 18 wheeled...make smart choices on the roads this weekend. It's much better arriving late to your destination vs. not arriving at all. Even Optimus knows when to put his battles with the Decepticons on hold and to respect mother nature from the safety of a garage. :) #arrivealive #optimusishere

Holy Shit G1 Re-Issue "Optimus Prime" $49.97 plus your State Tax @ your Local Wal-Mart. Probably, $80-$85 with the Trailer Hasbro digging deep in our pockets. #holyshit #digdeep #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetruck #g1 #reissue #transformers #morethanmeetstheeye #autobot #leader #freightliner #hasbro #walmart #2019

Chad's work on stabilizing the rear taillight housing and the rear supports for the running boards hasn't budged an inch. And while I continue to monitor these areas closely, simply because of the numerous issues I've had in the past, it's soooooo nice not to have to worry about them failing in the near future. Thanks again for the added peace of mind Chad! #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans @snyderstrailsidedesign #snyderstrailsidedesign #optimusmaintenance

My buddy Steve beefing up the brackets supporting the artwork plate. Bobtailing certainly won't shake these things loose! #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #optimusmaintenance #jpcfabrication

A tribute to the history of Optimus Prime for our Peterbuilt T1-T3 fans, and to ALL of the men and women in uniform. Because without them, none of us would have the freedoms we take for granted today. Optimus Prime will always have your back America...even when you may question his loyalty to the human race. Thank you to Mike from THE Original KILLER PAINT INC. for taking on such an intense project under a very tight timeline, and to Paul N Vicki Comeau for the referral and recommendation. I couldn't be happier with the outcome! Curious what the other side looks like? Interested in why I decided to do this, even though the artwork never appeared on the originals? Want to learn more about the role Mike played in these designs? Check out the live Facebook video I did from the World of Wheels auto show last weekend. Scroll to the 18:30 mark...and enjoy! #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #worldofwheels World of Wheels Auto Show #killerpaint #mikelavalle #honortiltheend

I've met tens of thousands of people from all different walks of life who have been extremely supportive and appreciative of our replica truck and what we do with it. But as it is in life I suppose, there are always some out there who feel the need to remind me that the Decepticons are still alive and well. During most indoor events, I set up a table with a few trinkets, artwork, and memorabilia of our journey for folks to enjoy. Unfortunately, last weekend at the World of Wheels, some of those items were stolen within hours of the doors opening. And I have to admit, even amidst the joy of the kids and adults lining up nonstop for photos with OP, this theft really knocked the wind out of my sails for most of the day. I realize there are several reasons why someone may choose to steal property that doesn't belong to them. It could be peer pressure, the "thrill" of it, jealousy, a psychological disorder, economic hardship, or plenty of others reasons. But whatever the cause, thieves somehow convince themselves they have a right to these items. When in fact, they don't. At the end of the day, will it stop me from continuing our journey? No. Am I disappointed? Yes. Do I believe it's a reflection of the people in that region? Absolutely not. Will it cause me to be even more vigilant than I already am? Yes. I'm not losing sleep over this. Because I rest easy with a clear conscious knowing everything we've done in our lifetime was accomplished with high morals, respect, and integrity. And my hope is that my son will learn from all of these experiences (both good and bad), so that he can live the ultimate life story of his own. So to whomever committed this theft at last weekend's show - thank you for giving me another way to be a dad...and to share the ups and downs of life's experience's with my little man. :) #optimusishere #theftisnotok #thinktwice #earnyourway #leavealegacy #americasfootprints

Posted @withrepost • @optimus_is_here Did you hear the news!? Next week these two bots, along with their Decpticon foe-turned-ally (Barricade), will be spending some time in Harrisburg, PA for the PA Auto Show! That's FOUR days of Team Prime awesomeness for you to enjoy. AND, we will be permitting photos with your favorite bot in exchange for a minimum donation to the Children's Miracle Network Hershey. It's cold. It's snowy. It's that time of year when you're looking for something to do. The Pennsylvania Auto Show is the place to be...just 9 days from now! :) #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #optimusandbee #bumblebee #barricade #optimusandbarricade @barricadeishere #paautoshow

Brightest 5th wheel you'll ever see...even at night after driving through snow and salt! :) #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #falconeye FalconEye Dash Cam

This is going to be an awesome show! #repost @optimus_is_here with @get_repost ・・・ Did you hear the news!? Next week these two bots, along with their Decpticon foe-turned-ally (Barricade), will be spending some time in Harrisburg, PA for the PA Auto Show! That's FOUR days of Team Prime awesomeness for you to enjoy. AND, we will be permitting photos with your favorite bot in exchange for a minimum donation to the Children's Miracle Network Hershey. It's cold. It's snowy. It's that time of year when you're looking for something to do. The Pennsylvania Auto Show is the place to be...just 9 days from now! :) #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #optimusandbee #bumblebee #barricade #optimusandbarricade @barricadeishere #paautoshow

This is going to be an awesome show! #repost @optimus_is_here with @get_repost ・・・ Did you hear the news!? Next week these two bots, along with their Decpticon foe-turned-ally (Barricade), will be spending some time in Harrisburg, PA for the PA Auto Show! That's FOUR days of Team Prime awesomeness for you to enjoy. AND, we will be permitting photos with your favorite bot in exchange for a minimum donation to the Children's Miracle Network Hershey. It's cold. It's snowy. It's that time of year when you're looking for something to do. The Pennsylvania Auto Show is the place to be...just 9 days from now! :) #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #optimusandbee #bumblebee #barricade #optimusandbarricade @barricadeishere #paautoshow

This is going to be an awesome show! #repost @optimus_is_here with @get_repost ・・・ Did you hear the news!? Next week these two bots, along with their Decpticon foe-turned-ally (Barricade), will be spending some time in Harrisburg, PA for the PA Auto Show! That's FOUR days of Team Prime awesomeness for you to enjoy. AND, we will be permitting photos with your favorite bot in exchange for a minimum donation to the Children's Miracle Network Hershey. It's cold. It's snowy. It's that time of year when you're looking for something to do. The Pennsylvania Auto Show is the place to be...just 9 days from now! :) #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #optimusandbee #bumblebee #barricade #optimusandbarricade @barricadeishere #paautoshow

Did you hear the news!? Next week these two bots, along with their Decpticon foe-turned-ally (Barricade), will be spending some time in Harrisburg, PA for the PA Auto Show! That's FOUR days of Team Prime awesomeness for you to enjoy. AND, we will be permitting photos with your favorite bot in exchange for a minimum donation to the Children's Miracle Network Hershey. It's cold. It's snowy. It's that time of year when you're looking for something to do. The Pennsylvania Auto Show is the place to be...just 9 days from now! :) #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #optimusandbee #bumblebee #barricade #optimusandbarricade @barricadeishere #paautoshow

On the way home from Chattanooga, I hit the tail end of a winter storm. Constant mist, rain, snow, and salt all played a role in reminding Optimus who's boss when it comes to the weather. You all know how much time I put into keeping OP clean. And I accept the fact that it's an ongoing process. This time of the year though, it's especially difficult because of the cold. While my friends at Krown Rust Control keep OP protected underneath, I don't have a warm indoor facility to wash him down, nor do I have the power or water pressure for a quick and unexpected cleaning like this. That is why I wish to thank my friend Shane (who you also know as @nemesisbeeishere) for hooking us up. I contacted him on our way home Monday morning, and within a matter of hours, his Service Manager and the GM at Hunter Truck in Breinigsville PA were ready and waiting to assist me in bringing the shine back to Optimus Prime. He's not spotless, but he is generally salt-free. And that's all I needed before OP returned home for a quick rest. Couldn't have done it with you guys. THANK YOU for the assistance! #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #huntertruck #optimusmaintenance

Once again the combined forces from MoralChaos Studios and Shine Techs have delivered for Team Prime! The door panels came out fantastic. Thank you BOTH for your continued support! #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #moralchaosstudios #shinetechs #itsupgradetime #optimusupgrades @shinetechs @moralchaos

Prime and I spending some cold "quality time" cleaning for the World of Wheels on Thursday. Photo captured from a "long distance" fan who didn't want to get too close for fear I'd ask them to help 😉🤔🤣😁👍 #optimusishere #thestruggleisreal #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #optimusmaintenance

5:30 pm - conversation between 2 men walking by - “ why the [heck] would you paint the truck like that? Trucks are meant to work. Not look ridiculous." 9:00 pm - a message I just received from a lovely woman named Charlotte...(below) So in answer to your question gentlemen..."I guess whatever I'm doing is 'working' after all!" 😁 #optimusishere #teamprime

Mandy and her family drove over 4.5 hours just to spend time with Optimus at the World of Wheels this weekend. Without even asking, they graciously donated their time both Saturday and Sunday to help in the booth, and asked for nothing in return. It's people like them who make me proud to lead the TEAM PRIME cause! Always great to catch up with you guys, and can't wait to see you again. Thank you!!!!! #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #worldofwheels

Day 3 now underway at the World of Wheels in Chattanooga Tennessee! Last chance to see your favorite Autobot in person anywhere near this region for the foreseeable future!! #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #worldofwheels

My Nephew, Bailey with the "Transformers: Age of Extinction" Replica Optimus Prime at the 2019 Chattanooga World of Wheels Auto Show 2017 Western Star 5700 @optimus_is_here @worldofwheelsautoshow @oreillyautoparts #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #robotsindisguise #transformers #autobots #worldofwheels #chattanooga #red #blue #chrome #oreillyautoparts #westernstar #stacks #heavymetal

My Son, Dalton with the "Transformers: Age of Extinction" Replica Optimus Prime at the 2019 Chattanooga World of Wheels Auto Show 2017 Western Star 5700 @optimus_is_here @worldofwheelsautoshow @oreillyautoparts #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #robotsindisguise #transformers #autobots #worldofwheels #chattanooga #red #blue #chrome #oreillyautoparts #westernstar #stacks #heavymetal

Autobots were in full force at the World of Wheels today! Decepticons don't stand a chance! #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers

Bo Duke stopping by to check out his new ride here at the World of Wheels Auto Show! YEEEEHAWW!! #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #worldofwheels #dukesofhazzard #boduke

This guy is the real deal. We stood around and watched the kids faces light up as they took turns climbing up into there movie hero. Well done man. #optimusishere #gobuildit #worldofwheels #worldofwheelschattanooga #worldofwheels2019 #photooftheday #optimusprime #optimusfreakingprime #forthefans #forthekids

Yes! Will you be watching? #repost @optimus_is_here with @get_repost ・・・ Don't forget I will be broadcasting live in just a few hours from the World of Wheels auto show on Facebook only!! You will get to see some of the magnificent rigs & rides on the show floor, ending with a tour of the recent upgrades on Optimus Prime himself. Hope you'll be able to join me then! #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #worldofwheels World of Wheels Auto Show

Yes! Will you be watching? #repost @optimus_is_here with @get_repost ・・・ Don't forget I will be broadcasting live in just a few hours from the World of Wheels auto show on Facebook only!! You will get to see some of the magnificent rigs & rides on the show floor, ending with a tour of the recent upgrades on Optimus Prime himself. Hope you'll be able to join me then! #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #worldofwheels World of Wheels Auto Show

Yes! Will you be watching? #repost @optimus_is_here with @get_repost ・・・ Don't forget I will be broadcasting live in just a few hours from the World of Wheels auto show on Facebook only!! You will get to see some of the magnificent rigs & rides on the show floor, ending with a tour of the recent upgrades on Optimus Prime himself. Hope you'll be able to join me then! #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #worldofwheels World of Wheels Auto Show

Don't forget I will be broadcasting live in just a few hours from the World of Wheels auto show on Facebook only!! You will get to see some of the magnificent rigs & rides on the show floor, ending with a tour of the recent upgrades on Optimus Prime himself. Hope you'll be able to join me then! #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #worldofwheels World of Wheels Auto Show

I guess I should have posted this one first but.... Optimus is There! #repost @optimus_is_here with @get_repost ・・・ Good afternoon Tennessee! Fine day for a visit from Optimus Prime, isn't it!? So good news and bad news. The bad news...a little bit of snow was all it took to cover Optimus in salt and keep me busy for the next 4 hours. The good news...my Chattanooga friends...Optimus is HERE!!!!!!!! 😁 #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #worldofwheels

I guess I should have posted this one first but.... Optimus is There! #repost @optimus_is_here with @get_repost ・・・ Good afternoon Tennessee! Fine day for a visit from Optimus Prime, isn't it!? So good news and bad news. The bad news...a little bit of snow was all it took to cover Optimus in salt and keep me busy for the next 4 hours. The good news...my Chattanooga friends...Optimus is HERE!!!!!!!! 😁 #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #worldofwheels

I guess I should have posted this one first but.... Optimus is There! #repost @optimus_is_here with @get_repost ・・・ Good afternoon Tennessee! Fine day for a visit from Optimus Prime, isn't it!? So good news and bad news. The bad news...a little bit of snow was all it took to cover Optimus in salt and keep me busy for the next 4 hours. The good news...my Chattanooga friends...Optimus is HERE!!!!!!!! 😁 #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #worldofwheels

Can you see him? #repost @optimus_is_here with @get_repost ・・・ Our Scout does a great job keeping a watchful eye on his mentor. Can you see him off in the distance there? #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #bumblebee #optimusandbee #worldofwheels

Optimus Is Here
(@optimus_is_here)

10 Days 16 Hours Ago

You would never know that just 8 hours ago he was covered in road salts. Job well done Joe [pats self on the back as he collapses from exhaustion] 😁🤣 We'll see you tomorrow Chattanooga!! #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #worldofwheels

Optimus Is Here
(@optimus_is_here)

10 Days 18 Hours Ago

Our Scout does a great job keeping a watchful eye on his mentor. Can you see him off in the distance there? #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #bumblebee #optimusandbee #worldofwheels

Optimus Is Here
(@optimus_is_here)

10 Days 23 Hours Ago

Good afternoon Tennessee! Fine day for a visit from Optimus Prime, isn't it!? So good news and bad news. The bad news...a little bit of snow was all it took to cover Optimus in salt and keep me busy for the next 4 hours. The good news...my Chattanooga friends...Optimus is HERE!!!!!!!! 😁 #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #worldofwheels

Last night while fueling up I met a gentleman named Kiko. He passed by and caught Optimus from the corner of his eye. A big fan of Transformers, he instantly turned around to get a closer look. And one of the first questions he asked me: "is this the replica? I saw you on TV! Incredible job on the detail!" 😁 Thanks for stopping by bud. It was great to meet you Kiko! #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers

Ashley Moore
(@direct_moore)

11 Days 14 Hours Ago

Back at it! Working on an extended cut of Heroes In Disguise - @optimus_is_here 🎬 #adobepremierepro #extendedcut #optimusishere

Just so you don’t miss this! #repost @optimus_is_here with @get_repost ・・・ It's our first LIVE Facebook video of 2019...coming this Friday! I'm very excited to share some of the newest upgrades on Optimus with all of you. A few you may already know about if you've been following closely. But several others no one has seen yet. And one in particular might just bring a few people to tears. This Friday is the time I will reveal them all to you. Live on Facebook from the Chattanooga World of Wheels! I hope you'll all be able to join us! #optimusishere #optimuslive #optimusprime #optimusprietrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #worldofwheels

Just so you don’t miss this! #repost @optimus_is_here with @get_repost ・・・ It's our first LIVE Facebook video of 2019...coming this Friday! I'm very excited to share some of the newest upgrades on Optimus with all of you. A few you may already know about if you've been following closely. But several others no one has seen yet. And one in particular might just bring a few people to tears. This Friday is the time I will reveal them all to you. Live on Facebook from the Chattanooga World of Wheels! I hope you'll all be able to join us! #optimusishere #optimuslive #optimusprime #optimusprietrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #worldofwheels

Just so you don’t miss this! #repost @optimus_is_here with @get_repost ・・・ It's our first LIVE Facebook video of 2019...coming this Friday! I'm very excited to share some of the newest upgrades on Optimus with all of you. A few you may already know about if you've been following closely. But several others no one has seen yet. And one in particular might just bring a few people to tears. This Friday is the time I will reveal them all to you. Live on Facebook from the Chattanooga World of Wheels! I hope you'll all be able to join us! #optimusishere #optimuslive #optimusprime #optimusprietrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #worldofwheels

Jessica
(@addison102photography)

11 Days 17 Hours Ago

Wheel Wednesday with @optimus_is_here at the @wishesonwheels. 👌 If ya'll ever get the chance to see this amazing build in person, please do! I got a huge kick out of it, and yes I grabbed the chance to jump inside!! #optimusishere #optimusprime #transformers #wheelwednesday #kenworthtrucks #chrome #wishesonwheels #makeawish #truckconvoy #truckshow #charity #sundaymorning #trucksofinstagram #addison102photography #automotivephotographer #automotivephotography #canon7d

Optimus Is Here
(@optimus_is_here)

11 Days 20 Hours Ago

Hello my friends! You miss us??? 😁😉😍👋 (though the burning question on your mind is most likely: "has Joe gone to the dark side?" Nah... just trying to flush Megatron out of hiding with a disguise of my own 😅😏) #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #worldofwheels World of Wheels Auto Show #nextstoptennessee

Ian was surprised with several Transformers-themed gifts from his family on Christmas. As you can see, it appears we had a positive influence on them :-) Thanks for sharing buddy. I look forward to hopefully meeting you again one day soon! #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers @traffic_controller

I'm trying to figure out why this one in particular keeps gaining momentum. But regardless, I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us. And I hope you have enjoyed our videos...because we've got many more highlights still to come! :) Here's the link on YouTube if you're one of the few who have yet to see this video, taken at the 2017 Scranton Santa Parade. :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy33FG6HcQU #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans @barricadeishere @lycan919 #optimusandbee #optimusandbarricade #barricade #bumblebee #optimusandbarricade #santaparade #scrantonsantaparade The Santa Parade

Optimus Is Here
(@optimus_is_here)

12 Days 14 Hours Ago

It's our first LIVE Facebook video of 2019...coming this Friday! I'm very excited to share some of the newest upgrades on Optimus with all of you. A few you may already know about if you've been following closely. But several others no one has seen yet. And one in particular might just bring a few people to tears. This Friday is the time I will reveal them all to you. Live on Facebook from the Chattanooga World of Wheels! I hope you'll all be able to join us! #optimusishere #optimuslive #optimusprime #optimusprietrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #worldofwheels

Soon I'll be putting together a top 10 video of highlights from our adventures in 2018! And I'd love your input! If you had to pick your favorite moments, either in person with us or from what you've seen online, which ones do you think qualify for the top 10 reel? #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #top102018

Optimus Is Here
(@optimus_is_here)

13 Days 20 Hours Ago

You all may remember back in November I mentioned these pieces from the front bumper were about to change in a dramatic way. Well the good news is that change has now occurred. The bad news...you won't know about it until Friday :-) Stay tuned, as I plan to announce the time of the live reveal from the World of Wheels in Chattanooga Tennessee 4 days from now! 😁 #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #honorkyle #honortiltheend #honorourveterans #militaryheroes

Optimus Is Here
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13 Days 22 Hours Ago

Out with the old and in with the new. Time to finally install the new bulbs from Firewire! Not more burnt out bulbs for this Autobot 😁 #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #firewireleds @firewireleds

This week, the big guy will finally stretch his legs after 2 months in stasis. Because our friends and fans in Tennessee have waited long enough! T-minus 4 days before we make our way south for the Chattanooga World of Wheels!! #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #worldofwheels

Deciphering some cybertronian code while explaining some of the detail behind OP's new artwork from MoralChaos Studios. It was a good day last November for these two young and impressionable minds! :) Shared by @optimus_is_here 8 minutes ago #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #moralchaosstudios #optimusartwork #optimusmakesanothervisit

Deciphering some cybertronian code while explaining some of the detail behind OP's new artwork from MoralChaos Studios. It was a good day last November for these two young and impressionable minds! :) #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #moralchaosstudios #optimusartwork #optimusmakesanothervisit @moralchaos

Optimus Is Here
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15 Days 15 Hours Ago

That moment when a fan sports her pride through a collection of the pieces we've personally given her, using it for daily inspiration as she prepares for college. And that's why our Optimus truck and everything we do has so much more meaning than many people realize :) Love the setup Ashley! #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #makingadifference @no_ordinary_director

Well that didn't take long at all! Less than a few hours after posting the original artwork with the cab over prime earlier today, my good friend Amanda put her artistic skills to work (without me even asking) and came through with a surprise of her own! Look...LOOK!! It's our version of Optimus! She even added the JARs logo to it! 😱😁👌😄 WOW!!! I would love to put this on some shirts or vinyl and offer it for sale. But technically it's someone else's artwork. So I won't be doing that. This one is just for me. But now I feel the pressure and obligation to meet the expectation I set forth in the original post - figuring out a way to get one made to hang in our garage. 😂😉 Thanks for the surprise Amanda! You can check out her skills and maybe request a rendering of your own at "Goose Graphix Designs & Photography" on Facebook! #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #optimusprimeart #goosegraphixdesigns @goose_graphix

Optimus Is Here
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16 Days 19 Hours Ago

One of the fan-made tribute vehicles I had the pleasure of meeting last summer during the Westfield PBA car show. Justin's modified GTO was decked out from front to back. He also sported a plethora of merchandise and trinkets alongside his car that credited Optimus all the way back to the G1 days. I will say I was very impressed with the detail he had put into it. It certainly does justice alongside the big guy! #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #westfieldcarshow #optimusprimetribute

The countdown continues! One week from today Optimus will make his first ever public appearance in the state of Tennessee. And he WILL undoubtedly be the only "10 you'll see". 😂😅🤣🤣👍 #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #worldofwheels World of Wheels Auto Show

Young Gavin sent a letter to his childhood hero using our Optimus Prime fan mail option. We sent a response back to him, and this was his live reaction! To learn more about how you can surprise your little ones with a personal greeting from Optimus, please visit: https://www.optimusishere.com/lettersToOptimus Hope to meet you one day soon Gavin! Welcome to Team Prime! #optimusishere #letterstooptimus #optimusfanmail #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans

Optimus Is Here
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19 Days 16 Hours Ago

Curious what modifications and upgrades Optimus and I have been working on these past few weeks? You'll have to come to Chattanooga to see for yourself! :) Details for the first 2019 appearance with Optimus are now available on the FB events tab. See you soon Tennessee!! #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #worldofwheels @worldofwheelsautoshow

It's been one heck of a ride this year. 2018 started with uncertainty, and ended with one of the most memorable experiences ever. 2018 opened new doors of opportunity we never even dreamed of, it has shown us who our true friends are, it has introduced us to so many of YOU...my awesome fans and friends...and it has reminded me personally what it means to keep the faith. Though the future is always uncertain, I am very excited to see what's in store for 2019. And I remain "optimistic" that our journey around the country...and perhaps around the world...with Optimus has only just begun. ☺️ It is time for us to say goodnight to 2018 my friends. You won't be seeing much of us over the next few weeks. Consider this our downtime after a very busy year. But don't be afraid...we are still hiding in plain sight. And with the support of Team Prime, Earth is well protected as we enter the New Year. I am only a message or mailing away as we close out the year, and remain available anytime you need our help. Until January 2019 my friends. We'll see you again real soon! #happynewyear #thankyouforthememories #tilallareone #honortiltheend #optimusishere #cheersto2019 photo credit @therealmrsjeffy

Fall 2017 exiting DBQ Con - wow does that doorway look tiny? Yeah, that's because it is! Is a 10 ft door big enough for a truck that (with the mirrors and stacks) is slightly below 12 ft wide? It was time to find out! We did some measuring and decided to fold in the mirrors (might as well be driving blind; I did not have the cameras at this point). But we were also dealing with a slight incline. So when I pulled in, the spinning wheels would shake the cab just as the stacks were passing through. And there was literally only inches to spare. Ultimately I made the decision to put my old school college valet parking skills to work and just back it in (as crazy as it may sound, I've learned I do much better backing up in these situations). We got OP just high enough over that incline and then used the forklift to pull me in the rest of the way. Over a dozen people were videoing the entire thing, and I can't help but feel some were waiting for the 'viral video' moment. 😱 But we got OP inside safely. And everyone eventually clapped when we were through the door. I even gave everyone from the venue a high-five for staying calm in a tense situation (thus keeping me calm).👍 To-date, this remains the tightest head-on doorway we've ever been through with Optimus. #optimusishere #2017memories #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans

From the Spring of 2017. Her reaction just about sums up everyone'e reaction when they find themselves in the same spot. Though I will say some do a pretty good job at curbing their enthusiasm and keeping a "stoic" look. That's when I tell them to just let their inner child come out! Eventually, it does. For most people anyway. :) #optimusishere #2017memories #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans

That look of shock when Optimus unexpectedly turns the corner to surprise a superfan! It was great spending some time with you Max! ROLLLLL OUT!! #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans

A before and after, from start to finish. It was almost 3 years ago we obtained legal permission from Hasbro to build our replica. That is why I would again like to say THANK YOU for their willingness to give us a shot when the cards were stacked against us. From dream...to paper...to reality. It may sound easy, but it's been the most difficult challenge of our lifetime. And yet here we are, still standing...still rolling. 😃😠 #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #hasbro #thankyouhasbro

Some of the personal touches that make our replica stand out from the 2 originals. Most love it. Many compliment our efforts, stating they like ours better than the originals. And they encourage us to keep doing more. Some say our additions are excessive or overboard. Others say we need to remain true to the original. I even read a comment from someone recently who said they were "appalled" at what we've done. And plenty still think the truck in general is ugly regardless of what anyone does. But the beauty of all this is the simple fact that this is OUR journey. No one else's. And that is why I showcase our replica with pride. I love the support most of you have shown us, and absolutely love sharing Optimus with all of of you. But underneath it all, this is our truck. Our 'creation'. And our story. We all walk our own path in life. We all write our own story. Not everyone will agree with your choices. Plenty of people will challenge you, and many others will constantly find fault or the need to throw in their own 2 cents on what you should do differently. But that's OK. Because whenever people question your motives or judge your work, simply remind yourself why you're doing this in first place. And then none of it will matter. This is YOUR dream, YOUR life path, YOUR journey, and YOUR story. Live it up while you still can. Good luck everyone! :) #optimusishere #liveyourlife #pursueyourdreams #americasfootprints #whatsyourstory #leavealegacy #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans

Spring 2017 - back in 2015, the General Lee and our K.I.T.T. visited a local Children's Home in Easton, PA on Thanksgiving weekend. Simply to give the kids with no families a reason to smile and a cool story to share with their friends who had left for the weekend. Fast-forward 2 years later, and we returned to the same Children's Home. But this time, with something much bigger! The Children’s Home of Easton is a private, nonprofit organization that "supports and encourages [under-privileged] children to believe in their own self-worth and reach their full potential." A.K.A. it is the perfect place to spread some inspiration with Optimus Prime. I spoke with my contact at the home and offered to stop by with Optimus since we were already going to be in town for something else. Needless to say, he did not turn down my generous offer. :) I spent almost 2 hours with the kids that day. I gave them a tour of Optimus and the history behind the build, we snapped lots of pictures, Optimus spoke a few words, and I shared my story of perseverance in the hopes it might inspire them as well. Though it was a hot day, I believe they were all grateful for the time and the experience. I do not know where some of these kids have ended up since our last visit. But wherever it is, I know they'll never forget the day Optimus rolled into their lives. #optimusishere #2017memories The Children's Home of Easton #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans

Spring 2017 - a local ice cream place called "Hilltop Drive In" typically holds a cruise night on Wednesdays. We had been there a handful of times with K.I.T.T. years ago, but never with Optimus. On this particular evening, we happened to be coming home from a relative's and decided to check it out. The parking lot immediately dwarfed in size when Optimus pulled in. While some of the people at the show either knew us personally or knew of the truck, most had never seen it yet. And as you can tell, Optimus was definitely a show stopper! People passing by on the local road were literally stopping short and parking on the grass shoulder just to get a closer look. We enjoyed some ice cream and conversation with the locals.. But a few families were getting too excited and tried climbing up into the truck without asking. So we made the decision to leave, as we didn't want anyone getting hurt...including OP. Since that night we have not yet returned with Optimus to Hilltop. But K.I.T.T. did make a special appearance earlier this year, and he definitely won over some new fans as well! Bonus content...you'll notice my old friend Bumblebee even joined in on the fun :) #optimusishere #2017memories #kitt #knightrider #notchbackkitt #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #optimusandbee #bumblebee

Winter 2017 - meet Jeremiah. This young boy received a surprise visit and pickup from his hero after school one day, coordinated by his dad Semir as a special gift. He was the VIP for almost 90 minutes alongside our replica of Optimus Prime. This photo was taken by Semir later that night...long after we had left. Jeremiah is seen here adding the pictures he took with Optimus to his personal photo album. No doubt memorializing an experience he will never, ever forget. Hope to see you guys again soon Jeremiah!! #optimusishere #2017memories #optimusmakesanothervisit #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans

In case you're wondering what our very first letter to Optimus said. 😉 Let's just say it impacted me personally in many ways. And I've already placed something special in the mail for young Gavin so he never feels alone again. It should arrive just in time for Christmas :) Welcome to the team Gavin!! #optimusishere #optimusprime #teamprime #optimusprimetruck #optimusprimesightings #optimusprimetrucktour #weloveourfans #robotsindisguise #transformers #letterstooptimus

Spring 2018 - earlier in the year I'm sure many of you will remember the unfortunate incident of vandalism against Optimus as we were rolling through a local town. Though the individual involved was never located, I chose to move on with life...chalking it up to another brainwashed Decepticon who has yet to realize what it means to walk a higher path in life and to lead our youth by example. However, as a result of that incident, I implemented new protective measures almost immediately. The security and surveillance at our storage location for OP has been beefed up considerably. And I was able to secure a great deal with the folks at FalconEye Dash Cam. Optimus is now covered with a very good quality surveillance system on all four sides. And though I tend to share the entertaining fan reactions "caught on tape" with all of you, this camera system is primarily installed for everyone's safety while driving and while parked. It runs 24 / 7 from the moment Optimus leaves the garage. I am not naive to the potential vandalism dangers of rolling in Optimus, and have plans to enhance his security even more in 2019. #optimusishere #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans #falconeyedashcam #falconeyesurveillance @falconeyedashcam

Optimus has enough "Autobot pride" on the outside. It's time to begin focusing more on the interior. I've been inside one of the original screen-used trucks, but honestly there wasn't much done to it from a Transformers standpoint. So everything I do will ultimately be unique to our truck. I've tested the waters with little things like the headliner and the fire extinguisher. Next up I'll try and tackle the door panels. So it's out with the old and in with the new. Though what could that 'new' thing be? If you've been following us closely enough, you may already know the answer. :) No promises how any of this will turn out. All I have is a vision and the will to try. The end result is anyone's guess. #optimusishere #optimusprime #interiorupgradetime #optimusmaintenance #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans @shinetechs @moralchaos

Summer 2017 - so do you remember the wedding experience I shared on here last night? Well it turns out that on the same day we were also able to surprise young Cailah for her sweet 16! Her dad James really wanted to do something special for Cailah. She is a huge fan of Transformers, in particular Optimus Prime. I believe she knew of our existence after passing us on the highway (when OP was getting towed for that regen issue I shared with all of you last week). But Cailah had not yet met us in person. So her dad felt a surprise from Optimus would be the perfect gift for his daughter! I surprised Cailah at her home shortly before they were to leave for the party. Even Bumblebee rolled up. And you can see (top left photo) how quickly we got the attention of her family and neighbors. 😁 We did the normal VIP stuff with Cailah, and even drove her to the party...where everyone was outside waiting for us to pull up. We then spent a good 70 minutes in the parking lot of the restaurant. With the red carpet out, Cailah was the star of the show, taking photos with all of her friends one at a time alongside Optimus. Quite honestly, no one wanted it to end. They were content just hanging out in the parking lot with Optimus. 🤣 But food was waiting, and dark skies were falling. So it finally came time for us to say our goodbyes. Her dad has really set the bar pretty high. I have no idea how he will top this for her 18th bday celebration in 2019! Good luck with that James! 🤣😱👍 #optimusishere #2017memories #optimusprime #optimusprimetrucktour #optimusprimetruck #teamprime #robotsindisguise #transformers #ageofextinction #weloveourfans