Motorcycle Enthusiast, Truck Driver Takes Delivery Of First International Lonestar Harley-Davidson Special Edition

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November 11, 2009 by traderonlineblogs

The International Trucks homepage reports on Chris Hawker, an owner-operator truck driver and Harley-Davidson motorcycle owner, who received the first production unit of the International LoneStar Harley-Davidson Special Edition truck.

Photo Credit: International Trucks

“The International LoneStar Harley-Davidson Special Edition is one of the coolest-looking trucks I’ve ever seen,” said Chris. “When I first caught wind of this truck, I knew I had to have one.”

Photo Credit: International Trucks

With deep black paint and contrasting silver and orange striping, the attention-grabbing, chrome-laden big rig truck is one-of-a-kind. Unveiled to the public for the first time at the Mid-America Trucking Show earlier in the year, the Harley-Davidson Special Edition takes the International LoneStar to the next level through a combination of LoneStar originality and Harley-Davidson authenticity.

Photo Credit: International Trucks

Hawker has been a truck driver for more than 20 years and typically hauls food products from New York to Florida, having logged more than two million accident-free miles.

Earlier this year, Hawker entered his local International truck dealership in Erie, Pennsylvania, seeking information on a new International LoneStar. “Chris came in and expressed interest in a LoneStar before the Harley-Davidson Special Edition was even announced,” said Randy Leighton, sales manager, Five Star International. “As a fellow motorcycle guy and Harley owner myself, we got to talking about motorcycles. Once I heard about the Harley edition, I called him and told him we have a ‘dream truck’ coming out – he couldn’t get to the dealership fast enough!”

Photo Credit: International Trucks

Design teams from International and Harley-Davidson collaborated to create a heavy-duty on-highway tractor with distinct design elements directly from Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

”Custom has always been an important word in Harley-Davidson’s brand language,” said Willie G. Davidson, senior vice president & chief styling officer, Harley-Davidson. “We wanted the design impact of this new LoneStar Harley-Davidson to have a ‘wow’ factor equal to our motorcycles.”

“Knowing the passion that customers have for both brands, we’re proud to get this vehicle out in the hands of enthusiastic customers like Chris,” said Jim Hebe, Navistar senior vice president, North American sales operations. “Combining the bold look of the International LoneStar with the attitude of Harley-Davidson delivers a winning product for our customers.”

Source: International Trucks

One thought on “Motorcycle Enthusiast, Truck Driver Takes Delivery Of First International Lonestar Harley-Davidson Special Edition

  1. A stock Diesel pull around with it there would be no more talk about whose is better, Chevy has the room, the power and better built engine, the best power train warranty, and the longest last ability in gas and diesel trucks .

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