Tennessee Truck Trash

The state of Tennessee (along with Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi) is often referred to as “The Armpit of America,” and when I first relocated to the greenest state in the land of the free it took all of three seconds to understand the moniker.

It seems that white trash folks live above the Mason-Dixon Line, where as red necks (who are really proud to boast about being one) generally reside in the South. And to be a proper red neck, you need a truck because they come in handy for attaching larger than life tires, they are used for muddin’ (yes it’s a sport down here) and with a truck, you don’t care if your window falls out or if you need a ladder to climb into the cab.


My buddy Chris (complete in camo) caught in mud after a day of turkey hunting. Looks devastated (more like delighted), huh?

This proud truck owner apparently needs a ladder to climb up to the driver’s seat with the oversized tires in which he opted to attach to his ride. It makes so much sense for driving around Nashville, right?

Up the ladder to the truck, where you can see heaven much better!

Up the ladder to the truck, where you can see heaven much better!

Due to the photo quality you can’t quite see the beauty in this truck’s license plate….

Sound it out...

PRKRIND. Sound it out…

On the same Nashville interstate, I found this clever driver who decided glass was too fancy for his rear window.  He opted for plastic and duct tape (my favorite), which really classes the vehicle up – don’t you agree?

Duct tape to the rescue!

Duct tape to the rescue!

This lovely SUV owner obviously takes Tennessee trash quite literally.

Taking pride in their SUV

Taking pride in garbage.

Trashed dash

Trashed dash.

Of course after seeing my fellow statesmen class up our city, I had to get in on the trashy Tennessee shenanigans.  Since my dream car is a Range Rover, I thought I’d just go ahead and own one – all it took was  a marker, packing tape and cardboard. A true dream come true – for free!

Dream come true...

Think my new vehicle can handle the car wash?

Just keepin’ it ultra classy with my fellow Tennesseeans (does this mean I’m now a red neck?!)…



18 thoughts on “Tennessee Truck Trash

  1. oNanvbb says:

    Not a redneck withHawkeye plate. IC still north of Mason Dixon line last time I looked.

  2. Too funny … and familiar! Since I’ve lived in just about every state you mentioned (and several more south of you) it looked like a daily stroll through town. As a teenager I moved from Chicago to small-town Kentucky, where I was told, “When it comes to cars, there’s nothin’ that Bondo and bailin’ wire can’t fix!) They obviously hadn’t heard of duct tape. 🙂 Great post! ~Terri

    • Thanks Terri! What a funny story from when you moved from Chicago to Kentucky (which was quite a culture shift for you, I’m sure!). It never ceases to amaze me what I see on the roads here!

  3. Phil Lanoue says:

    We are required by state law here in SC to own a PU truck and a (or several) dog(s). Although I do indeed have a rusty pu truck I somehow ended up with a cat. Don’t let that get around though cause I don’t want to get kicked out of the state. All my alligator pals would miss me so much.
    Ten bucks says that crapped up SUV belongs to a hoarder.

    • My lips are sealed on your choice of a cat over a dog (but a good choice, indeed). And your inclination is correct on the SUV. There was only room in the car for a driver to sit. The rest of the vehicle was nothing but garbage. I have video to prove!

  4. FreeUrCloset says:

    WOW being in your ‘red neck of the woods’ is so entertaining! As soon as camo comes back in style, I just might roll in and check out all the junk action lol. PS: Awesome Range Rover, girrrlllll! You and Ted are are always styling 😉

    XOXO Nensi

  5. AGIE says:

    Lol! Just left Tennessee, and it is certainly a beautiful place! lol to all the junky rides i missed.

  6. I’m thinking that when you throw a party for a pussy that you do get claimed by the rednecks. Just my initial thinking.

  7. mmm must remember to tidy up my car this weekend!

  8. When I lived there, I always enjoyed all the douchebags in Dallas who drove giant trucks and four wheel drives. Hey soccer mom and business guy, there isn’t hill to be found in this city and it NEVER snows! What do you need that giant vehicle…oh, I see, you have a small pecker. Lol. You should put some of those testicle things on your car to rally class it up.

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