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.
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.
So get ready Texas! The Tillatruck is coming your way this March!
Meet the other buses here!