Western Star Teams Up with Outlaw Customs to Trick Out Show-Stopping Truck

Up-and-Coming Truck Customizers Build Out Western Star 4900 EX

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – March 27, 2008 – Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. has partnered with Denver-based custom truck shop Outlaw Customs to develop a tricked-out Western Star truck, now on display at the 2008 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS). Christened “Rambling Rose” – an homage to Portland, Ore., the “Rose City” and home of the Western Star manufacturing plant – the truck features a custom exhaust and paint job, chromed-out fenders and grille, updated marker lights, and more.

Rambling Rose began as a Western Star® 4900 EX with an 82-inch Stratosphere® sleeper and Detroit Diesel Series 60® engine. Outlaw Customs and its team of suppliers – including PPG, Accuride, and Michelin – have been working around the clock to get the truck ready for its Louisville debut.

“We love working on Western Star® trucks because they’re distinctive, and the trucks’ classic lines and rugged construction make it easy to mold them into show-stopping trucks,” said Alex Gobel, president, Outlaw Customs.

“Outlaw Customs is the next big thing in truck customization, so we’re thrilled to work with them on this project,” said TJ Reed, product manager for Western Star Trucks. “They had so many fresh ideas for this truck, and it’s great to see their vision realized.”

The truck is on display in the lobby of the Louisville convention center, and will eventually travel to the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) and other trade shows around the country. For more information about Outlaw Customs, visit www.OutlawCustomsHD.com or call 303-952-8109.

Visitors to the Western Star booth at MATS (#30195) also have the opportunity check out the following Western Star trucks:

- 4900 EX with a 68-inch Stratosphere sleeper, Series 60 engine and Holland fifth wheel with aluminum top plate

- 4900 EX with 82-inch Ultra High Stratosphere sleeper, Series 60 engine and Holland fifth wheel with aluminum top plate

- 4900 EX LowMax® with a 62-inch Star Light sleeper and Caterpillar C15 engine

- 4900 FA LowMax day cab with 515-hp Series 60 engine

- 4900 SA Heavy Haul day cab with 1,875-sq. in. vocational radiator and 625-hp Caterpillar C15 engine

For more information, and to find a local dealer, visit www.WesternStar.com or call 866-850-STAR (7827).

Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Redford, Mich., produces heavy-duty custom trucks for long-haul and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 3-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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