- Mike Ratliff, who joined us as a driver
on tour 2 in 2011, designed and built his own completely hail-proof
vehicle. The exoskeleton has 6 steel mesh window screens that
are controlled by linear actuators so that they can be lowered
into place whenever there's large hail stones coming down. The
whole truck is also covered in a thick coat of Bullet-Liner,
a protective substance that is used on pickup truck cargo beds.