Jump Something in Your Truck to Celebrate!
An extremely abridged peek at women and trucks.
Just wanted to take a few moments to show love for my fellow female motoring enthusiasts and highlight the truck-loving ones this IWD.
I was a car enthusiast at an early age, something that has to do with the suburban setting I grew up in. A little while later I began to see trucks as something beyond the construction worker's utility vehicle. Although I have driven many cars, I have only owned trucks, so you can see where my enthusiasm comes from with Truck Night in America premiering tonight.
I've learned the hard way not to drive cars the way I like to drive my trucks - like the time I completely split my boyfriend's exhaust in two. Oopsie. One episode will feature at least one female contestant, Teresa Lummus - its sure to be a cathartic experience! And I will be jealous of her Scout.
I think I created a mud puddle just by drooling at that thing! Photo from mantripping.com
In fact, I learned from James Hills' interview with Teresa for ManTripping.com that she owns 3 Scouts and 4 Jeeps, and keeps very busy "fixing the stuff [she] breaks". (Very jealous.)
Full interview with show preview video here: www.mantripping.com/stuff/interview-with-teresa-lummus-competitor-on-truck-night-in-america.html
In his final question for Teresa, James asks: "Off roading and trucks in general seems to be sterotypically, a "guy thing". However, the more I experience the community, the more I find there are some incredible women drivers and that women love trucks as much as guys. What's your advice for women that want to get more involved in trucks and off roading?" Teresa's response: "I agree, when I first started there weren't as many women into the sport. My advice is if you love it, go for it! Don't let anyone hold you back. It is the best thing I have ever done."
Congratulations Teresa on not only living what you love but also for being given the spotlight to inspire others. Looking forward to the show. Keep getting dirty!
HRM, Truck Mechanic
Mashable.com - "1945: Elizabeth in the Army"
That's right Queen Elizabeth enjoyed maintaining trucks for the armed forces in her Princess years. Awesome photographs in this article: mashable.com/2015/04/22/queen-elizabeth-army/#Y5wz78cdesq7
Grease and wrenches by day, Windsor Castle by night! #GOALS