A “Western Star Museum” section has been added to the Star Nation site. It’s an exciting development for anyone who is a Western Star junkie like me. The site is filled with Western Star history and tons of pictures of great Western Star trucks. The history of Western Star trucks stretches all the way back to the 1960’s, so it’s going to be fun checking out all of the pictures posted on there from the old timers that have been using Western Stars for decades and from those that are new to the Western Star brand.
I’m excited to see the way Western Stars have developed over the years. There was the “White” Western Star made in the ’60s, which started everything off. Then in the ’70s, the next line of trucks, the 4800 series, was released. During the ’80s, the company actually became known by its current name of Western Star and began distributing trucks all over the world, in places like Latin America and Australia. The line was also expanded from two models to five, so I’m hoping to see pictures from this era with all kinds of Western Stars in all sorts of different places.
The move to the ’90s brought even more innovation with the creation of the Starlight Sleepers and the Constellation series. Even today, Western Star continues to be a leader in the industry, so there won’t be any shortage of great photos on the site.
With that said, I’d like to invite you all to let us know if you have some old photos you’d like to have us put on the site. If you read this post up to this point, you’re probably a Western Star fanatic and have a couple photos of your truck floating around somewhere. It can be exterior or interior, driving or stationery, they’re all welcome.
Every Western Star truck has its own story, maybe it’s been places no truck has gone before, or maybe it’s been going strong for over 20 years. Each truck is a piece of Western Star history, so feel free to comment if you have a photo you’d like to share and we’ll make it happen.