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Ayrshire trucker turns heads with superhero inspired motor after splashing out £300,000 on extravagant comic book designs for vehicle

TRUCKFEST

Local celeb John Templeton is expecting more attention than ever at Edinburgh’s TruckFest on August 5 and 6 when the mammoth truck is displayed

FORGET chasing comic baddies in the Batmobile or Batplane – a Scottish trucker has created a crime-fighting vehicle Bruce Wayne would be proud of. John Templeton, 52, has spent around ?300,000 on extravagant comic book designs for his superhero inspired haul truck.

Every inch of the truck is covered in superhero designs

Every inch of the truck is covered in superhero designs

The truck – which features caped crusaders like Superman and Batman as well as villains like The Joker – is in working order and moves concrete around for Ve-tech Concrete in his Ayrshire home of Mauchline. He customised two previous trucks with James Bond and Avatar designs which won awards and this latest effort has picked up countless prizes.

But the local celeb is expecting to turn more heads than ever at Edinburgh’s TruckFest on August 5 and 6 when the mammoth motor is displayed.

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He says: “There’s 60 superheroes on the outside, 40 inside and even more on the trailer. “But I work it every day hauling cement and spend the whole time on the weekend cleaning it and showing it all over the country.

“At TruckFest last year I won the prize for best truck in the whole show. “A lot of people are looking at you, but it’s nice to see child smile when they see the superheroes.”

John shows off the interior and it's impressive art work

John shows off the interior and it’s impressive art work

The truck – which is usually sitting at 44 tonne – was bought in a boring white colour a few years ago. John then quickly found a talented artist from Bristol who painted everything freehand to his specifications.

Since then, it’s been used to get bride and grooms to their wedding destinations and for all kinds of different showpiece events. Such demand means John spends all his time keeping the truck in pristine condition.

The face of Batman villain The Joker is displayed on the front of the truck

The face of Batman villain The Joker is displayed on the front of the truck

He adds: “I’ve got a local painter who is good at repairing all the chips and scratches. “And everything comes out of my own pocket.

“But it is a pleasure to drive. “It has 750 horsepower and is 15 times more powerful than any other car – and at 44 tonnes, it needs all the horsepower.” Although he plans on keeping the truck for a while yet, John admits any comic book geeks could get their hands on the superhero truck.

Superman can be seen on the back of the truck

The Avengers characters can be seen on the back of the truck

He admits: “If somebody came with the right money they’d get it, I’d want as much as I’ve put in.”

TruckFest takes place on August 5 and 6 at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh where there will be monster trucks, stunt riders and guest appearances from Ice Road Trucker stars Lisa Kelly and Todd Dewey as well as Jesse McClure of Storage Hunters.


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