He’s not naked; he’s my codriver

| December 12, 2008

Comedians David “Gruber” Allen (the naked one) and Dave Koechner.

Comedians David “Gruber” Allen (the naked one) and Dave Koechner bring their hit Los Angeles nightclub act to Comedy Central in “The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show,” premiering at 10:30 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 17. The show promises “censor-defying” roadhouse music, Los Angeles nightclub act to Comedy Central in “The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show,” premiering at 10:30 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 17. The show promises “censor-defying” roadhouse music, celebrity “hitchhikers of the week” and cross-country hauls “in search of good times, friendly faces and questionable cargo.”


90-HP TRUCKING WITH HANDMADE PARTS
In his fine memoir Gentlemen of the Highway ($15 from this site), Dutch trucking executive Frans Rynart calls himself “a retired old fool that still knows his way around the world.” From 1954 to 1968, he drove his dad’s trucks, some with 90-hp engines, on hauls as distant as Pakistan. He learned six languages by flirting with local girls, and whenever he needed a new part on the road, he found a village blacksmith to make one. He even lived to write about his haul through Sweden on Sept. 3, 1967, when Swedes officially switched to driving on the right

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