As the first International Lonestar Harley-Davidson Special Edition was presented to its owner, it began a drive for a greater cause. The special edition International truck was presented to owner-operator Chris Hawker last week at the Harley-Davidson headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The truck’s first haul is to Jacksonville, Florida, and it will raise thousands of dollars for charity en route. Contributions received along the way will be given to Drive for Jobs. The charity was set up by International’s parent company Navistar to train returning veterans for the trucking industry. Navistar will donate a set amount for every mile completed on the trek. An all-points bulletin has been distributed to encourage anyone who sees the Harley-Davidson truck to sign up to win prizes and to make monetary donations. Navistar has been a long-time supporter of the initiative and donated $15,000 earlier this year from DVD proceeds.
The special edition International is powered by a Cummins diesel producing up to 600 hp. Unique wheels and Harley headlamps, which are motorcycle-inspired, are part of the special edition. Interior features include Harley-inspired gauges while logos decorate the interior. Maple wood accents and flooring put the finishing touches on the inside along with an attached sleeper cab. The special edition International starts at $155,000.