Have you ever seen the Blues Brothers? The infamous tale about how two brothers reunited from jail are tasked to provide the orphanage about $5,000 dollars? And they go on a wild hunt to earn the money by getting the band back together? But then enemies are made and the police are on their tail?
Well, that was a good movie but of course we acknowledge the much unloved sequel, Blues Brothers 2000. And how Dan Aykroyd used money from that film, to promote himself and the movie with a 2000 Kenworth W900L.
Long Story Short, Blues Brothers Star Dan Aykroyd Sold The Car Off To Wooden Shoes.
That’s not a typo, that’s for real. Billy Lee had shown his 2000 Kenworth W900L at the Guilty By Association Truck Show, all the way over there in Missouri in September 2021. As is such, the truck allows for such a rich history as it had its infamy as a “Blues Brothers” tour truck within the early 2000s. This was owned by Aykroyd at the time.
The owner, Lee, says that at first, M. C. Van Kampen trucking had owned it, and not long after, it was a “Blues Brothers” tour truck. It had been owned by Aykroyd for almost three years. Now it became the property of Jay Van Kampen. A runner of Poquoson. That is the Virginia-based Wooden Shoes Trucking center now. The entity, Wooden Shoes, took care of the truck for three years after finding the vehicle in the barn.
Lee lived in Advance, North Carolina, grew up around the trucking industry, while his step-father and mother drove trucks as he was aging, and continue to today. They tried to distance from driving early on in their career but kept returning to it.
“I’ve been in the military, tried to be a mechanic, tried to stay away from it, but I keep coming back to it. There’s no sense in running from it, I’m in it for good now.”
Lee is 14 years strong in driving trucks. He’s been with Jay Van Kampen and Wooden Shoes Trucking for nearly 10 years.