Every group of people with a shared interest has someone among them who can do anything with technology. Fortunately for us, we have a couple of them to help with this website and put together some of the fun stuff you see here on Star Nation. In this day and age, that kind of skill is a real asset and we’re glad to have them on our team.
One of our gurus was able to go to the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), and fortunately they brought their video camera along. After filming throughout the weekend, they put together this nice little video of the Western Star booth and some of the Stars we saw throughout the show exclusively for Star Nation.
We also have more pictures to share and hope you enjoy them as much as we did taking them. Here’s another view of the Western Star 4700 SB mixer that’s similar to the one featured in the movie, “The Payback”.
Here’s the movie trailer –
Now that’s really clever. Seriously, though, this truck has it all and I hope you were able to see it up close for yourself. If not, we understand it’s a body builder’s dream.
The truck we were really struck by was the green 4900 EX wrecker shown right in the middle of the booth. Western Star built this “monster”’ show truck to show off the capabilities of their chassis solutions in this heavy wrecker.
Finally, here’s one of our favorites featured in the movie “High Rollers”, a buddy film about a long-haul driving team. This 4900 SB with a 62” sleeper was so eye-catching, it was one of those trucks at the show that was hard to see for all the people standing around it. This picture was taken first thing in the morning before all the crowds arrived in full force, but after 11:00AM, forget it.
Stay tuned for more Western Star news. We’re getting more details about the new 4700 and we’ll be sharing them with you in one of our upcoming blogs. We’re also after some technical details on the Stratosphere sleeper to follow up on another one of our earlier blogs. Star Nation will have it all here for you. Feel free to tell us about your experience at MATS in the comments below. Or, tell us what you’d like to hear about in an upcoming blog.