No, there’s nothing wrong with the angle of the picture here. There’s no problem with the person holding the camera. The only “problem” is that this big rig is making so much power and it is trying so hard to pull a load it is twisting its massive frame like a Twizzler and it does not just do it in first gear but first, second, and it even seems to try in third. This weekend’s American Powertrain Parting Shift focuses on frame twisting, gear jamming, big rig torque! The video was shot in Canada at the famed Rodeo du Camion and while it was taken in 2013, there’s nothing aged about it. This event still goes strong every year and is attended by throngs of beer swilling Canadians who show up to see the gnarliest working trucks in the world have what amounts to a bare knuckled brawl.
It is rare to see in-truck videos out of these beasts because the world of the high performance big rigs on this level is very secretive. Seriously, it may sound comical to say but no one wants to give out their information or secrets, especially if they have a fast truck. If these trucks have to get the hoods raised, normally there are shields or blankets present to keep onlookers from snooping around. In-truck videos are sensitive as most do not want the gauges to be show giving away how hard they are revving the engines and where they are shifting.
Few things in motorsports match the brutality that these trucks face when pulling off the line with a loaded trailer. Watch and see what it is like to live in the spacious cab while all of that is going on.