Since the very day I met her at what was known as Sambo’s Café here in Twin Falls to this very day, she has been a part of and the center of my life. I’m not talking of any human, but LexiBelle. since then my life has never been the same. The company progressed and begat several subsidiaries , but its always Highway Hooker Toewing at the center of it all. Now that said, in 1979 one month and two days from the premier of the Dukes-of-Hazzard, which that will enter here in a few, but I thought why is there no younger owner operators of towing? Sure there was TRAA, and a germinating Idaho Towing & Recovery Association, but these were as it seemed to be more for very large fleets, not for us smaller Mountain West rural towing owner operators. So we started once the old General Lee was in Hagerman(aka Hazzard) Idaho, that we started the Hazzard County Toewing Association. Which today is known as the Iron Knytes Association. In our creation there became what I came to understand, was no radio shows like those that were on the air for over the road truckers. As such we fired up a radio station, KTOW. or Kay—Tow. The life of someone like me who tow is not for everyone, more over not many would do this profession and it is a profession, not just a job. I take pride in what I do. I thirst for the challenges of this gig, and I love the excitement. Sure I love flying, and being on the radio, but I’m at my most peaceful in the cab of LexiBelle, with a paying tow on the sling, open highway, and stereo, giving it her all.
Okay then; there are people who ask why I am up at night rather than during the day. Of course that started when I started going towing as back then just about all real recovery runs happened at night. But even as a kid, I never could sleep well before 04:00 hours(4am) at the shop, more could be done at night, because we weren’t running for parts, or the phone, or having to deal with customers. It was just me, my tools and tuning engines. That was my main stock in trade, Jimmy did all the paint and body work, although I did do a bunch of sanding, and molding. Then came the radio show overnight, but here lately its more to do with night time fewer people are online in this complex that I live in and the bandwidth is much better. So that’s the answer to that question. Yes I’m proud of what I do, and I’m even more proud of the Knytes, and KTOW.