When we think of celebrities, very few of us would imagine them in a pickup truck. While it might not be the case for country stars, we just can’t imagine Blake Lively riding down Sunset Boulevard in a Dodge Bronco. But many celebrities are well known for their love of pickup trucks and swear by them. Here are a few examples.
George W Bush
Well, this isn’t necessarily a surprise. We all know George loves his ranch and country lifestyle, even though he was raised in New England. But he does love his trucks. George likes to throw down every now and then in an F-150. After all, nothing would fit an ex-Red state governor more than this bad boy.
Amber’s character in Heartland isn’t that far removed from fiction. When she isn’t filming on set, she retreats to her farm in Calgary, where she works as a volunteer at a pet clinic. She’s also the owner of two Ram 3500s, which she works to the bone. In addition to towing a horse trailer, she also uses them to carry her two dogs and a variety of other animals.
Shia LaBeouf is another F-150 fan, who can be seen rolling down the Beverly Hills strip in this behemoth. No wonder it is one of the highest selling trucks in its category and has been for years. Angelina Jolie is also known to own one, and who can blame her? This is one fine piece of machinery, very reliable and very iconic, which in many ways makes it the perfect “Hollywood” truck. In addition to the F-150, it has been rumored that Shia may have his eyes on a souped-up Ford Ranger Cummins.
Ok, this one threw us for a loop. Simon Cowell would be the last person we’d expect riding around in a pickup. But surprisingly, Simon is the proud owner of a Dodge Bronco and likes to flaunt it. As a matter of fact, it is the car he has been spotted driving the most. However, this is not your regular run-of-the-mill Bronco. Cowell had his Bronco transformed into a convertible, which gives it a jeep-like look.
Now, this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. The Governator has been a fan of big trucks for years and has been attributed by many for the rise of the Hummer in the mid 90’s through to the early 2000s. He can be spotted in a few military-style vehicles rolling around and has many exclusive trucks as well. While he’s often spotted in hulkish rides, he is also known to have a more delicate, refined side. As a matter of fact, he’s a huge Italian sports car fanatic and owns some of the most exclusive sports cars in the world.
Pickup trucks are fast gaining in popularity and these celebrities illustrate why trucks are cool. And who can blame them? Nothing can get the job done like a nice 4X4.