East Texas family-owned enterprise unveils distinctive automotive for TV present

Luke Whitney and Tori Bean

APPLEBY, Texas (KETK) – A customized automotive store in East Texas that’s the star of a brand new TV present revealed a giant challenge that they are saying has by no means been accomplished earlier than.

A giant unveiling occurred on TV Wednesday evening, the place the crew of 1 Means Diesel Efficiency in Appleby confirmed off their one-of-a-kind diesel Lamborghini.

It’s a household enterprise for Tommy Wells and his sons, Clay and Chase.

“I can’t imagine it occurred truthfully,” mentioned Clay Wells, who’s the Supervisor for 1 Means Diesel Efficiency.

The automotive began off in dangerous form, however the crew at 1 Means Diesel Efficiency kicked into gear to revive it and make it higher than ever.

“We put a Cummins diesel engine in a 2004 Lamborghini,” mentioned proprietor Chase Wells. “On prime of that, what we began with was nothing, I imply this automotive was simply in items.”

Chase, Clay and Tommy are at the moment staring on “Texas Loud and Lifted,” a Motor Development TV present, which is airing its first season. For the fifth and sixth episode, Chase needed to do an sudden construct, although his dad wasn’t absolutely on board at first.

“You already know, I believed he was slightly loopy,” mentioned CEO Tommy Wells.

Tommy mentioned his sons give you revolutionary concepts on a regular basis, and thought he ought to give this one an opportunity.

“Effectively I don’t learn about as loopy– however now we have had some loopy stuff earlier than, and we all the time pulled it off, so I mentioned let’s do it,” Tommy mentioned.

They mentioned the problem for them was that it had by no means been accomplished earlier than.

“That is the primary functioning, working twin turbo Cummins on the earth, that I do know of,” Chase mentioned.

Now after weeks of looking for hard-to-find elements, getting assist from pals and filming the TV present, the automotive has been completed and revealed.

“Holy cow, we did it,” Clay mentioned. “This factor runs and performs very well. It nonetheless looks like a lightweight nimble automotive even with the heavy diesel engine in it.”

Although the group can now rejoice their success, it wasn’t a straightforward few weeks.

“I’m glad we get to lastly share it with individuals, as a result of that has been the toughest half,” Clay mentioned. “It’s been accomplished for a short time and never having the ability to present anybody and having the ability to drive it round, that’s the toughest half.”

The Wells household says it took a village to make it occur. Now, it’s able to hit the highway.

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