Kelly Foster of Harrison, Arkansas, is setting goals high for herself and other women in and out of the diesel industry. Foster is a wife, a mom, a business owner and a diesel truck enthusiast. Foster fell into the diesel industry when she fell in love with her now husband, about three years ago. Her current build, which is also her first, originally belonged to her husband. She fell in love with it and wanted to make it hers, so he gifted it to her! Together, they have worked to get the truck to where it is now.
Prior to Meeting Her Husband
Foster had been a single mom of two, doing what she could do to make ends meet, often feeling as though she was "robbing Peter to pay Paul". For years, in previous relationships, she had been cheated on, used and abused, and taken for granted by partners she should have been able to trust.
Foster tells me, meeting the man that would turn into her husband, took her back to her roots! It brought her back. He helped Kelly become herself again. Their first date was in the truck they are currently building, together. Foster fell in love with a diesel guy, a diesel truck, but most importantly, fell in love with herself, again.
Foster THANKS her husband for believing in her, helping, being patient, and for doing all he has for her and their family. Aside from her father, her husband has given and been more for than any other man has. Her husband is proof that her standards were very high, all along, as she knew settling wasn't an option and that she deserved more- so. much. more.
High Standards the Mindset
Foster admits, through all of her life's experiences, she has learned, often the difficult way, to set her standards high. Expecting anything less of herself or anyone else, is not acceptable. She's also made being the "bigger person" while being tough, a way of life.
High Standards the Build
As the once orange truck was a big part of a new, better outlook on life and life, the truck was named, High Standards!
High Standards, the truck, is built representing Kelly's mind set- TOUGH! The truck is built big and tall, sturdy and tough, representing Kelly's life in a way. High Standards is her hope for women everywhere, to not settle with what they want and deserve! She hopes to encourage other women to do great, excel in love and life, find themselves, be confident in setting standards higher, and to find their happy!
The build is a 1999 Ford 250, 7.3 motor. High Standards has a touch of Riff Raff Diesel, a Garrett turbo with upgraded injectors, and it is tuned by Tyrant. Cosmetically, Foster fully wrapped the truck, herself. High Standards is sitting on Fuel 24x14s, which Kelly also wrapped keeping in theme with the truck's wrap. The Fuel wheels are wrapped in 40" Nitto Trail Grapplers, with a twelve inch lift, and a Redhead stearing gear box!
High Standards is currently sponsored by Kastle Graphics,
Foster tells me, the truck will soon need track bars, and she hopes to upgrade bumpers. Maybe, continue "dolling" her up on the underside and under the hood, and more!
Foster's Message to Us
Written by: Amy Kent
Pictures courtesy of Kelly Foster