REDFORD, MICH. – Western Star Trucks today announced that longtime owner Les Sullivan has been chosen to have his truck featured in the 2008 Shell Rotella SuperRigs™ calendar for the second year in a row. This prestigious honor is bestowed on only 13 show trucks annually, and Sullivan is the first in the calendar’s 25-year history to have been selected two years in a row.
The ivory and orange 2007 Western Star® 4900 EX is Sullivan’s eighth Western Star, and is tricked out with flame graphics and chrome by Roadworks Manufacturing in Lafayette, Ind. Since going into service in March 2007 as an LTL reefer, the truck has already participated in several truck beauty contests, placing in one.
“It is an honor to have my truck included among such impressive company. It’s truly a dream come true,” Sullivan said.
Sullivan’s previous truck – also a 4900 EX – was featured in the 2007 Shell Rotella Super Rigs Calendar. After ordering his new Western Star when he decided to retire that truck last year, Sullivan was invited to the Western Star plant in Portland, Ore. to see his truck being built.
“That was the first time I’ve visited the plant in Portland, and I really enjoyed watching my truck being built by hand. You can actually see the craftsmanship that goes into each truck,” said Sullivan. “The people at the plant were so hospitable. It was a great experience.”
The 2008 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Calendar will be available in November through installers nationwide and is free with a Shell Rotella T oil change. It can also be purchased online at www.ROTELLA.com.
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Western Star Trucks, headquartered in Redford, Mich., produces heavy-duty custom trucks for long-haul and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Freightliner LLC. Freightliner LLC produces and markets Class 3-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.