Final 12 months, a lot of Northern California was decimated by probably the most harmful wildfire within the state’s historical past, destroying over 153,000 acres and roughly 19,000 constructions, and claiming 85 human lives. The “Camp Hearth” may’ve made headlines for its tragedy and destruction, however it additionally gave approach to a humble hero and his Toyota Tundra pickup truck from Paradise, California.
Allyn Pierce, a nurse in an Intensive Care Unit on the native hospital risked his life and his Tundra (nicknamed “the Pandra”) not as soon as, however twice, to avoid wasting others by transporting them to security on the expense of his truck. Initially, Pierce’s hospital arrange a short lived emergency triage within the facility’s car parking zone, however the fireplace unfold so quickly that Pierce’s workforce was compelled to relocate the triage. It was in these efforts that Pierce went forwards and backwards in his truck to move sufferers away from hazard.
Pierce even took to social media throughout his efforts to get his probably final phrases out since he was not sure as as to whether or not he’d make it after getting caught in gridlock from evacuated automobiles. That’s when and the place Pierce’s Tundra sustained warmth harm. Fortunately, a bulldozer got here to the rescue and cleared a path for Pierce and others to proceed driving. It was then that he posted about his truck saving his life and others.
Due to his heroic efforts, Toyota USA gifted Pierce a very new Tundra, albeit in upgraded TRD Professional specification, to switch the broken one. However Pierce didn’t finish his saga there. As an alternative of taking the brand new Tundra and shifting on, Pierce went on to present his new Tundra pretend “burns” to pay tribute to his authentic truck.
For this, Pierce teamed up with Rockstar Storage to take his new Tundra TRD Professional to Workforce + Bullet Liner in Murrieta, California. There, the customized store flew a paint specialist in from Delaware to finish the duty. After sanding down the brand new truck’s exterior, they overlaid it with pickup bedliner materials to imitate the look of the outdated truck’s boiled paint. It was then completed by airbrush with a pair shades of brown, precisely finishing the look of the burns sustained by his outdated truck, though with out the broken lights and mirrors.
The brand new truck, nicknamed “the Pandra Professional,” additionally took on another modifications for a extra badass look. The checklist of upgrades contains beefier all-terrain tires, a raise package, new bumpers to accommodate the bigger tires, a heavy-duty roof rack, lighting upgrades, and an onboard CO2 tank for reinflating the tires.