2018 LA Fires Life Saving Toyota Tundra Replacement Gets A Smoky Transformation

Last year’s deadly wildfires in California killed more than 100 people and destroyed thousands of residences – but, in the midst of it all, remarkable stories of survival and heroism emerged.

None were more publicized than the heroic actions of Adventist Health nurse Allyn Pierce who drove his Toyota Tundra through the flames saving people’s lives. His pickup truck was scorched by the fire and an Instagram post showing the truck quickly gained traction, catching the eye of Toyota USA.

Eager to help out, Toyota delivered a new Tundra TRD to him towards the end of November. Now, Pierce’s new whip has undergone a series of modifications thanks to Rockstar Garage.

Also Read: Toyota USA To Replace Heroic Nurse’s Charred Tundra After He Drove Through Californian Fires

As an homage to the scorched Tundra which Pierce used during the wildfires, Rockstar Garage has sprayed the sides of the truck with a bed liner material to simulate the appearance of the vehicle’s melted paint. It’s a fitting way to make this Tundra, lovingly known as Pandra, stand out from all others while also remembering Pierce’s old ride.

The truck has also undergone a series of other modifications since being delivered last year. For example, a set of larger off-road wheels and tires have been fitted, the suspension has been raised, there is a new bumper at the front, aggressive roof racks, clear taillights, and an overhauled rear fascia which includes a CO2 tank to help inflate the tires.

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  • GS27

    Good to see the DEW’s didn’t slice it in half or fuse it to the ground like most other vehicles involved in the “wildfires”.

  • Ben

    Oh yeah! I remember this story. Real classy move on Toyota’s part and that’s an awesome paint job! Might just start a new trend among the “Survival/Expedition” orientated modded trucks and SUVs. I don’t think it’d work too well on most paint colors, but I’ll say I’m impressed. Gives it a road warrior type vibe.

  • Aeromann

    I like this a lot.

  • NorCalCJ

    This had nothing to do with the LA fires. His last truck was burned during the Paradise fire.

  • Blinka Bot

    Nice move.
    But I’m guessing now the good doctor got to pay double for the insurance..

  • schnittz

    Nothing more then just a marketing stunt by Toyota! Any similar equipped truck would have same outcome.

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