Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum
kenb

International Lonestar, have you ever seen one?

Recommended Posts

Got to see the Lonestar today (the model). One of the fellows at the club had built it and brought it in. I asked if he had ever seen one on the road. He said never. I look for this truck everytime I go out on the road, and have never seen one. Everyone that I talk to that knows about the truck has never seen one. What's up with that? I'm sure they exist. Are they rare birds? Have you seen one?

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've only seen a few myself. I think they are just starting to show up in fleets and stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw one on I-10 a few months ago...quite an interesting front end to see in yer rear view mirror..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Out here in the sticks, I've seen maybe 15 of them since they came out. Which kind of suprises me- you don't see too many $75k + rigs out around here, but they do seem to be replacing the Freightliner Columbia as the #1 'luxury rigs' in my area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have seen about 3 of them on us 30 when I had to go to Ft.Wayne ind. I my opinon they are kinda ugly but retro is in style these days

I have seen about 3 of them on us 30 when I had to go to Ft.Wayne ind. I my opinon they are kinda ugly but retro is in style these days

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Living in Charlotte, NC and having 2 major shipping highways intersect (I85 and I77).....AND being the home of many Nascar teams....I've seen about 10 mostly in the past few months

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah I see them all the time up here in ND. But I94 is a major route to Eastern and Western Seaboard. Iagree with it looking ugly. They hit the Art Deco Grille Look but is out of place on a new rig and does not resemble the 38 IH they were trying to emulate.

Edited by ARTEMIS1759

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've seen a handful. The styling doesn't really appeal to me, but I also don't think it photographs well. I find it looks much better in person, I recently saw a red day cab pulling a fladbed and found it a rather attractive truck.

Edited by Aaronw

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got the model, but I can't imagine seeing a full size one coming down out High Street !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I live just south of Atlanta and there are quite a few industrial parks near me. I always look when passing through there. I use the interstate quite a bit as well. Still looking.

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just seen one today on the way home from work. It was silver with no sleeper pulling a 53' box.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have seen some on i-80 in illinois.Saw 1 that was jade green,and yellow with led lights.The IH dealer in peoria ill. had1 for a truck show when they frist came out.Didn't get any pics.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Living in Charlotte, NC and having 2 major shipping highways intersect (I85 and I77).....AND being the home of many Nascar teams....I've seen about 10 mostly in the past few months

Roush switched to them after Ford sold Volvo, saw them on I-80 coming from Sacramento down to Infineon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At most, 5 on the highway that appeared to be owner operated. Then 3 more at the dealer. It looks too pretty to be a truck lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've seen one on I-20 with "Mesilla Valley Transport" badges. I see their trucks all the time in central TX. They have always been International supporters but I never thought they would start buying the Lone Star that quick. They have lots and lots of Pro Stars.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ya'll remember in 85-86 when KW came out with the T-600? Everybody I knew turned their nose up at them! My Grandfather, who drove some of the first trucks, cussed about them for months!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Saw two on southbound I-75 back in Feb. It was in Georgia I believe. Very nice looking truck.Looks Art Deco-ish to me. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This past September, my wife and I went on an 7,200 mile , 28 day road trip covering 18 different states out west. During the entire trip, I saw three - one in KS on I-70, one in CA on I-5 south of LA, one on I-90 just across the MN/WI state line in WI, and one parked one a dealer's lot outside Chicago. Definitely rare.

A.J.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...