It takes a special breed to be a trucker, but an even more special breed of fan to open the world’s only official museum dedicated to the trucking-themed TV show “Movin’ On.”
That’s exactly what Bill Bazen did in his Wake Forest home near Falls Lake State Park. Bazen’s tribute to the show, which starred veteran character actor Claude Akins as independent trucker Sonny Pruitt, and Frank Converse as his college-boy co-driver, Will Chandler, received a write-up in a recent edition of The Charlotte Observer.
Bazen, 52, was obsessed with the show as a boy, because his dad was also a long-haul trucker who ran up and down the East Coast. He told the newspaper the museum is a tribute to his father and to truckers.
Among the items on display are a line of trucker hats with the tag line “Do It… Like Pruitt” autographs from every guest star, original scripts, series props, and even a four-finger cigar case that Chandler’s character wore during the show.