Semi Truck Woody Wagon Is 11-Foot-Tall Tribute To Hot Rodding
Are you disappointed that the Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept does not have the exterior woodwork it rightly deserves? This fully personalized International Lonestar 2021 has it by the dozen, which has earned it the nickname “Woody”. The 26-foot-long monster represents the work of Brown Truck Group, based in Ledgewood, New Jersey, a truck dealership selling Mack, Volvo and International products.
Now semi-retired, company CEO Todd E. Brown said Motor1.com that Woody started out as a personal project to use in his spare time. All of that changed hours after the reveal, as many people tipped in to view the unique truck and some expressed interest in purchasing the unique build. After receiving exceptional reviews, the International Lonestar transformed into an ode to wood panels is now up for grabs – at $ 375,000.
It’s a brand new truck with over 2000 hours of work invested to create the awe-inspiring 11-foot-tall tribute to hot rodding. Weighing in at around 20,000 pounds (9,071 kilograms), the Woody Lonestar is powered by a 15-liter Cummins diesel engine that produces 400 horsepower and 1,650 pound-feet (2,237 Newton-meters) of torque. It puts power to the wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission with hill-start assist.
Maple wood with no less than nine coats of varnish was used inside and out, complemented by orange accents on the fenders and running boards. Sound absorbing material has been added to the roof and floor to keep the cabin nice and quiet. Inside, there are varnished maple walls with built-in mounts for cups and tablets, as well as a charging socket for each seat. It also has Apple CarPlay connectivity, not to mention keyless entry and heated mirrors.
Here’s how the man behind the build describes his familiar project:
Well, we ordered one from the factory and started construction. Our workshop built the body and finished it from scratch. I am lucky to have very talented guys. We also have a very talented carpenter who did all the adjustment and finishing of the wood. We tried to keep the theme of a 1933-35 woody wagon hot rod with surfboards, like California surfers did in the 50s and 60s. Of course you can see that we added the Most of today’s modern conveniences. We have four cameras front, rear and both sides with separate screens. In addition, collision mitigation system with object alert, lane departure alert, overspeed alert, with front radar and additional camera on the driver’s screen. “