This grunge-chic, styled shoot was inspired by Luella Bates. Miss Luella Bates is believed to be the first licensed women’s truck driver. Bates was the first of six female employees of the Four Wheel Drive Auto Co. During World War I, she was a test driver traveling throughout the state of Wisconsin in a Model B truck. After the war, when the majority of the women working at Four Wheel Drive were let go, she remained as a demonstrator and driver. Both an expert driver and a mechanic, Bates was more than capable of completing all maintenance on her truck.