Monster truck visits Coshocton Tire

| July 25, 2019

COSHOCTON – Brendan Bice’s favorite part of the General Tire monster truck was its tires.

The truck, known as The General, has tires so big that Bice could sit comfortably in the middle of one. It was a tighter squeeze for his brother Gabriel Ferrell, but he could still do it.

Heidi Ferrell brought her boys to see the truck that was parked at Coshocton Tire on July 24 as part of a promotion for General Tire. Kurt Kraehmer, who is one of three active race drivers on the team, gave autographed pictures to the boys.

“It’s different being up there (in the driver’s seat),” he said. “It’s kind of like a business office. Everything has its purpose and I have to make sure it’s working right and we are being safe.”

Kraehmer said the company has a fleet of seven trucks and The General is one of four that are race trucks. He recently took it to 4 Wheel Jamborees in Lima, Ohio, and Bloomsburg, Pa. and will be in Indiana in September.

“General Tire brought it (the truck) to help bring awareness to their brand,” said John Miller Jr. from Coshocton Tire. “It’s the first time the truck has been at an independent tire dealer. Coshocton and Coshocton County could be a test for other businesses.”

Miller worked with the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office to arrange an escort for the truck to take a short drive up Second Street to let more people know that it was at Coshocton Tire.

“People have come in and said they were going to go back home to get their kids so they could see it,” Miller said. “The kids are what this is really all about.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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