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The time has come for the 2013 Loaf Love Tour to begin and for the Tillatruck to make its debut in Texas! The Tillatruck (or as the license plate says Yum 6) is the newest member of the Tillamook fleet of shortened VW buses. Only Yum 6 is not a bus, it’s a 1959 single cab truck. Our VW experts out there may notice that there are some differences between the Tillatruck and a standard 1959 single cab. (Besides the obvious fact that we cut out four feet of the center of the truck!) We have made some updates for safety and aesthetics in order to match the look of the other Yums. The turn signals in the front and rear have been updated to the later larger style. The rear fold down gates were custom built in the very early “Barndoor” style in order to allow a smooth surface for the Tillatruck’s stylish graphics. Yum 6 will be about 1½” longer than its predecessors. Cameron Johnson of VolksFab in Port Orchard, Washington is the fabrication master responsible for the transformation of these once rusted out and forgotten VWs.

The very first photo of the Tillatruck!

And why do we need another bus anyway?  The Tour has always been set up to expand with its increase in popularity. Each Daddy Loaf truck and trailer is set up to carry three buses.  We wanted to make sure that as many people as possible get the chance to experience the loaf for themselves!

So why a truck? Why not? The Loafster convertible was a hugely popular addition to the fleet and we wanted the latest vehicle to be a fresh variation to keep people talking about Tillamook Cheese.

Cut it out! 4 ft. of the Tillatruck now gone!

So get ready Texas!  The Tillatruck is coming your way this March!

Meet the other buses here!

5 comments

Melinda

I'm sooooo excited! Love Tillamook ever since I went to Portland, OR for a visit! Love you guys!

February 19th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Amalya

Tillamook Team

Hi Melinda!
I'm so glad to hear that! Can't wait for you to meet the Tillatruck in person!

All the best,
Amalya, of the Tillamook Team

February 19th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Michael Schaffer

I always thought the VW Truck was really cool, especially the fold down sides. I think Yum 6 is a great addition to the family. When will Tillatruck be passing through the Phoenix area?

February 25th, 2013 at 8:09 am

Amalya

Tillamook Team

Hi Michael,
Thanks for your comment! I'm so glad to hear you think they're as cool as we do! The Loaf Love Tour will be in Phoenix this Saturday! You can see the schedule here: www.tillamook.com/community/loaflovetour/schedule.html
Unfortunately, the Tillatruck will be in Texas at this time. Have you seen the Loafster before? www.tillamook.com/community/loaflovetour/meet_the_buses.html The Loafster will be joining the team in Phoenix! Hope you'll come out to see the tour!

All the best,
Amalya, of the Tillamook Team

February 25th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Matt

Michael make sure to stop by and say hi!!. I am a new brand ambassador and it would be awesome if you swing by and pick up some tasty cheese.

February 25th, 2013 at 9:03 pm
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