Overdrive Extra

Jack Roberts

My MATS Mash-up

| March 30, 2013

I got the chance to take Kenworth’s truck, the T800 for a spin in the hills outside Louisville and I can report that it is a very nice truck. Kenworth has “vocationalized” the front end a bit. But I think these refinements – particularly the sculpted fender lines and headlights – give the truck a really sharp, aggressive appearance.

Star Power
Finally, I want to give a nod to Volvo Trucks for giving me an exclusive ride/interview with Ice Road Trucker star Lisa Kelly on the last morning of the show. Lisa is one of the most popular drivers on the show for some pretty obvious reasons. And, as it turns out, she’s really cool and down-to-earth. And those whispers you hear that the producers just ran out, grabbed the first pretty girl they found and rushed her through driving school? Well, you can forget them. Turns out she’s a damn good driver who knows her stuff. She told me she’d like to get into truck racing soon, if she can. And I think she’s got the chops to pull it off. Could she trucking’s version of Danica Patrick? I’d argue she already is.

  • mike p

    Well written – thanks for your professional insights.

  • Bob

    “Turns out she’s a damn good driver who knows her stuff. She told me she’d like to get into truck racing soon, if she can. And I think she’s got the chops to pull it off. Could she trucking’s version of Danica Patrick? I’d argue she already is.” – Question – did you have to use profanity? And second question, who is your proofreader/editor. The second to last sentence is missing a word! Where’s the “be”????

  • Brian Otto

    Are you sure it wasn’t Harrison?

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