An unmodified Dodge Ram bus, apparently retired from service taking Amish women to the Wal-Mart, was another crowd pleaser at the this year’s Coshocton County Fair Tough Truck Competition.
Spewing parts across the first set of bumps, it managed to tip over onto 2 wheels without actually rolling over.
The short ground clearance, the long wheelbase, and especially the extended rear chassis, put Amish Ambush at a severe disadvantage against the modified pickups.
Everyone was rooting for these guys, but nobody was really surprised when the rear-wheel drive vehicle got hung up on top of a bump and couldn’t move forward or backward.
Sometimes called ‘Yoder Toters’, small busses, often a bit on the rusty side, full of bearded and bonneted passengers, are a common site in central Ohio. They start work before 5am, taking the men to jobs at the door factory, lumber mill, or furniture shop, and during the day, they take the women shopping. On the weekends or evening, the whole family might get bussed to Wal-Mart for bulk food and hunting supplies.