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Monica Gonderman

Editor, 8-Lug HD Truck and Work Truck Review 734 Articles

Monica resides in Southern California with her husband and partner in crime, Jason. Together, they have an off-road Ford Ranger, diesel Ford Ranger, airbagged Chevy S10, and a four-wheel-drive Ford F-150. The custom truck bug bit Monica hard in high school and has continued to grow over the years. She enjoys anything outdoors, from dirt biking to off-roading to running. Originally starting as an assistant web producer in 2006 after graduating from the University of California, Irvine, Monica was an associate online editor for several different truck magazines before taking the reins of both 8-LUG HD TRUCK and WORK TRUCK REVIEW in 2014.

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Most Popular Pickup Trucks of 2020: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 156
On This Week’s Show: Desert Explorer Billy Creech Toyota Land Cruiser is Dead Top Selling Trucks of 2020     Welcome back! The guys are excited to release their first episode of 2021 and welcome explorer Billy Creech to the podcast to talk about the Eastern Mojave Heritage Trail and exploring the Mojave in his modified
Monica GondermanJan 14, 2021
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Favorite Shows of 2020: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 155
On This Week’s Podcast: 2020’s Parting Gift Enjoy 50 minutes of TSP mediocrity that you’ll never get back! The guys sneak in one last episode for the year to go over forgotten messages and talk about their favorite shows of 2020. Check Out Your Favorite Shows of 2020: How Cummins Engines Are Made: Episode 102
Monica GondermanJan 13, 2021
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Qruisin PCH Quarantine Cruise 2021 Dates: Mark Your Calendar
It started as a small, somewhat underground gathering of rebellious truck and car enthusiasts during the height of the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders in 2020. The Quarantine Cruise, organized and clandestinely communicated through the Instagram page Qruisinpch, has captivated the SoCal custom car and truck scene. It’s secretive, with cruise-route beginning and ending locations revealed via
Monica GondermanJan 8, 2021
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Resurrecting Toyota Land Cruisers and Remembering the Mega Cruiser: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 154
On This Week’s Show: Jeremiah Proffitt’s Resurrection Land Cruisers 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid truck review with Truck Trend’s Jason Gonderman Know Your Note Come along for the ride with Jeremiah Proffitt of Proffitt’s Resurrection Land Cruisers and hear all about Toyota Land Cruisers and Mega Cruisers from one of the premier restorers in the country.
Monica GondermanJan 5, 2021
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The Toyota Land Cruiser Is Dead, Long Live the Toyota Land Cruiser
When was the last time you saw a Toyota Land Cruiser? You can’t go a block without seeing multiple 4Runners, Highlanders, Tacomas, and RAV4s—or even the occasional Sequoia—but spotting any generation of a Land Cruiser is a rarity. For all its name recognition and iconic history, there just aren’t that many running around the U.S.
Monica GondermanJan 5, 2021
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Have Your Land Rover Defender … and Your Airplane, Too
Decisions, decisions. Do you take to the air or stick to the tarmac? It’s a knee-slapper of a joke to most auto enthusiasts, but just like some have matching boats and tow rigs, the possibility exists for matching airplanes and automobiles. For example, a partnership between Himalaya and Kodiak bundles a Himalaya Land Rover Defender
Monica GondermanDec 25, 2020
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Custom Land Rover 'Beach Cruiser' Started Life as a War Gun Transporter
Osprey Custom Cars has busted out some awesome restomod classic Defenders, Broncos, and old FJ builds over the years, seamlessly integrating modern power and technology into these classic SUVs. Although all of its builds are rare to some degree, one of its recent creations—a 1975 Land Rover Forward Control (FC)—may be the scarcest of all. Osprey
Monica GondermanDec 24, 2020
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Lessons in Welding: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 153
On This Week’s Show: Lessons in Welding 2021 Nissan Armada Merry Christmas! Curious about welding, or what equipment you might need to start? Learn the basics and hear some tips from master welder Rick Wright of Wright Designs, LLC. Brent Hagan from Nissan returns to talk about the redesigned 2021 Nissan Armada, and the guys
Monica GondermanDec 23, 2020
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Who Will Own the First 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition?
Ram has started production of its highly anticipated 2021 Ram 1500 TRX half-ton pickup truck at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) in Sterling Heights, Michigan. This plant was originally built for making jet engines and ballistic missiles by the military in 1953. Most recently, nearly $1.5 billion was invested in SHAP to get it
Monica GondermanDec 17, 2020
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Piloting Blackbirds and Gladiators: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 152
On This Week’s Show: Retired Air Force Pilot Bert Garrison Jr. Ram TRX Warm Dr. Pepper For those gearheads who love to fly, this episode will be a pretty special one, as the guys become fast friends with retired Air Force pilot Major Bert G. Garrison, Jr. What started as a campfire conversation about overlanding
Monica GondermanDec 17, 2020
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Towing 46K With a GM Dually: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 151
On This Week’s Show: Commercial Trucker René Garza Nikola Badger Update Holman’s Trails and Tribulations While it isn’t quite the Towisode, the guys have a lively discussion with commercial driver René Garza who has over 2 million miles logged hauling freight from the ice roads of Alaska to the turnpikes of Florida. Apportioned at 46,000
Monica GondermanDec 10, 2020
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2021 Ram 3500 Cummins Diesel Out-Tows and Out-Torques Ford F-450
Here we go, again! The horsepower, torque, and towing wars continue between General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles 1-ton pickup trucks powered by each manufacturers’ turbo-diesel engine option: Duramax, Power Stroke, and Cummins, respectively. The Big 3 have proverbially gone at it for years now, flipping positions faster than horses on the final straightaway
Monica GondermanDec 2, 2020
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Bye-Bye Badger: GM and Nikola Scrap Plans to Build Badger Electric Truck
It’s over. The Nikola Badger electric pickup truck is a no-go. What could have been a bold addition to the smorgasbord of forthcoming electric pickup trucks has instead been stuffed underground for good. Call it what you may: another tragedy of 2020; a smoke and mirrors dream that never really had hope; a stroke of
Monica GondermanDec 1, 2020
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A Different Kind of DEF: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 150
On This Week’s Show: A Different Kind of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), BlueDEF Solar Tonneaus for Pickups This Guy Really Knows His Notes Learn the BlueDEF Platinum difference with Old World Industry’s Jay Gagnon, and hear about Worksport’s innovative new solar tonneau cover, the Terravis, from CEO Steve Rossi. The guys also bring you Matthew
Monica GondermanNov 30, 2020
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In-Depth With Carli Suspension: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 149
On This Week’s Show: Carli Suspension’s Dan Tourino Sick Chevy Dually Walkaround Don’t Use The 5-Star Hotline for Evil The guys go deep with Dan Tourino from Carli Suspension and talk about everything from how to properly set up your full-size truck suspension to the legendary Carli Pintop. Lightning does a walkaround on one incredible
Monica GondermanNov 25, 2020
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