Note: This feature is in the June TT&C 2018 issue.
A fascination with trucks as a child and an appreciation for the highly detailed replicas he collects as an adult led Devin Culver to a new passion—re-creating highway scenes in 1/64 scale.
In his dioramas, he has replicated stretches of highway which he drove daily, capturing a moment in time along busy interstates.
Devin’s passion for trucks began at an early age, he says.
“My very first toy was a little toy tractor-trailer. I think it was something they gave me just to keep me quiet, but little did they know that was something I would be hooked on for a lifetime,” he describes.
Family members who drove trucks continued to share their interest with Devin as he grew up in North Carolina.
“They took me under their wing and shared stories with me and showed me pictures. So every time I came around, it would be truck conversation and trucking. It was love at first sight. I just fell in love with it,” he says.
While Devin eventually became a truck driver himself, he took a longer road to get there. He first enrolled in college, but by his third year, the road was calling to him.
“I wanted to be on the road. I wanted to be in a big rig. That was my calling and my passion. I left school and I never really looked back. I really don’t have any regrets making that decision and pursuing my dream,” he shares.