The Stories of
Legendary Awesomeness

The story of Western Star is the story of everyone around us. We’ve asked a number of
employees and industry pros to share their Western Star stories, which we’ve collected
right here. And soon, we hope to have many of yours to share, too.

Have you done something totally awesome?
We want to hear it. Just tell us your story of how your
Western Star helped you do the impossible, the very,
very challenging, or just get your job done.
The Guide to
Legendary Awesomeness

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Wait. We know what you’re thinking. If only there was a handbook to help
me on my way to legendary awesomeness.
It just so happens there is.
And you can download it right here.

The modern take on our classic wings paint is pretty sweet. And it’s available for your new Star. Just ask you dealer about the 50th Anniversary graphics package.
Western Star 50th Anniversary
Ask your dealer about the
50th Anniversary graphics package.
The Timeline
of Legendary Awesomeness

Western Star didn’t invent legendary awesomeness. It’s always been around. We’ve just
taken it to the next level. Here’s a timeline of the history of legendary awesomeness.
Spoiler warning: Things get really interesting starting in 1967.

2000BC - Chariot Racing! 1989 - American Gladiators Debut 1991 - Terry Peabody buys Western Star 1989 - American Gladiators Debut 1989 - Robosauras 1990 - Western Star gets its first automated transmission 1991 - Grunge makes US mainstream 1989 - 5900 aero tractor introduced 1998 - Western Star 3700 solar introduced 1987 - Production reaches 2,000 per year 1984 - 6900 begins production 1997 - 4900 EX and 5900 Aero Tractor Introduced 1993 - Western Star LSVW enters service in the Candian military 2003 - Arnold Schwarzenegger named Governor of California 2002 - Production begins in Portland, Oregon 1994 - Production reaches 4,500 per year 2002 - Daimler Chrysler buys Western Star 1998 - Starlight sleepers introduced 1999 - iMAC introduced. Leads to everything 1996 - Clones are real 2007 - Limited 1967 Edition Launched for 40th Anniversary 2002 - Low Max 4900 EX introduced 2003 - 82 inch stratosphere sleeper introduced 2010 - Detroit DD16 makes its debut 2003 - 100,000th truck built 2006 - Stratosphere sleeper expands to five sizes 2011 - 4700 introduced 2008 - Blu-Ray wins the HD video wars 2005 - Youtube founded 2014 - Optimus Prime is a star 2015 - Demand for our trucks meant expanding outside of Portland 2015 - 5700 XE introduced 2015 - Production reaches 5,000 per year 2017 - Western Start celebrates 50 years 2011 - Atlantis flies last space shuttle mission 2013 - PS4 is released
2000BC - Chariot Racing!