Mike Lemley’s 2000 Peterbilt 379, “Cathouse,” won the Truckers’ Choice Pride & Polish National Championship.
Pride & Polish has a lot of category’s for winners, but “Truckers’ Choice” is the people’s choice. This 2000 custom Peterbilt 379 got decided by Overdrive magazine’s readers casting votes online.
It’s owned by Mike Lemley. The truck also won First Place in the Custom Paint and Working Bobtail (2000 and older).
This custom semi has a 48″ Unibilt Bunk, 300″ Wheelbase, C-15 CAT, 18 speed transmision.
Lights is one area where a truck can really stand out, even to people who don’t know what to look for in custom semis. This Pete 379 has an LED light kit, which can switch through 27 different colors.
Lemley’s rig has a mix of painted parts – the fenders, drop visor and grille – while still sporting a little chrome on the stacks and front bumper. The colors are “Viper red” and “Bone leather.”
“Oklahoma City has done all my custom red painting and Jerry’s Interior out of Minkle, Oklahoma, has done all the custom leatherwork for me.
“And the Cathouse, that was given to me by my father 20 years ago, and we’ve just carried on. It’s the Cathouse Mouse and we’ve named the truck Cathouse. It’s my CB handle.”