Introducing the 2000 Kenworth W900L formerly owned by Dan Aykroyd

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Updated Jan 15, 2022

Wooden Shoes Trucking driver Billy Lee showed this 2000 Kenworth W900L at the Guilty By Association Truck Show in Joplin, Missouri, in September 2021. The truck has a unique history, as it was a "Blues Brothers" tour truck in the early 2000s and owned by actor Dan Aykroyd during that time.

Lee explains that the truck was originally owned by M.C. Van Kampen Trucking out of Michigan and at some point not long after, it became a "Blues Brothers" tour truck and was owned by Aykroyd for about three years. It's now owned by Jay Van Kampen, who runs Poquoson, Virginia-based Wooden Shoes Trucking and is the nephew of M.C. Van Kampen. At the time of GBATS in September, Lee said Wooden Shoes had owned the truck for about three years after they found it in a barn. 

Billy Lee's 2000 Kenworth W900LBilly Lee hauls primarily dry van freight running mostly east of I-35 with this 2000 Kenworth W900L. It's powered by a 12.7-liter Detroit Series 60 with 500-hp, with a 10-speed.Lee, who lives in Advance, North Carolina, was raised around the trucking industry, as his step-father and mother drove trucks as he was growing up and still do today. He says he tried to get away from driving in the early part of his career but kept coming back to it.

"I've been in the military, tried to be a mechanic, tried to stay away from it, but I keep coming back to it," he says about driving. "There's no sense in running from it, I'm in it for good now."

Lee has been driving a truck for about 14 years and has been with Jay Van Kampen and Wooden Shoes Trucking for about 10 years.

Paint job on Billy Lee's 2000 Kenworth W900LThe paint scheme features black with gold flakes as the primary color, coupled with gold, silver and purple stripes. Lee explains that the silver on the stripes used to be a luminescent paint matching the fenders, but it was hard to find when repainting, so now it's just a normal silver.

Fenders on Billy Lee's 2000 Kenworth W900LThe front fenders feature a chrome luminescent paint scheme that changes color with the sunlight.

Wooden Shoes Trucking logo on Kenworth W900LThe side of the sleeper features a nod to the truck's "Blues Brothers" history (right) that has unfortunately faded over time.

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