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Monica Gonderman

Editor, 8-Lug HD Truck and Work Truck Review 713 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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What It’s Like to Run Your Own Shop: Episode 138 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Truck Show Podcast: Kory Willis, owner of Power Performance Enterprises, Inc. (PPEI) Sean Ramáge, owner of Empire Fabrication  Kory Willis proves that getting knocked down doesn’t mean you are knocked out. He shares the latest news on his battle with the EPA and how the destruction caused by hurricane Laura might have
Monica GondermanSep 11, 2020
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Now Supercharged, Mil-Spec Automotive’s Ford F-150 Inches Closer to the Ram TRX
Mil-Spec Automotive, a company most known for its tactically-inspired Hummer H1 SUV builds, ventured into the truck market earlier this year with its naturally-aspirated, 500-hp 5.0-liter V-8 Ford F-150. The special edition was highlighted by aggressive suspension and a menacing, tactically-inspired design that helped set it apart from the (literally) millions of other F-150s on
Monica GondermanSep 9, 2020
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This Diesel-Powered Budget-Build Ford F-100 Race Truck Is Also a Daily Driver
Maybe it was the vibrant blue exterior or the puff of black smoke that first caught our eye about Henry Crawn’s 1968 Ford F-100, or maybe it was the competitive race truck aspect, or its daily driver qualities. No matter what, there’s just something irresistible about a classic F-100. Let’s be real, there’s not much
Monica GondermanSep 4, 2020
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Survivors and Dreamers: Episode 137 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Show About Survivors and Dreamers: Collin Coates Rob Spencer from Goose Gear You won’t want to miss this inspirational episode as we get to know entrepreneur Collin Coates, who is chasing his dream of making a name in the automotive industry by building image vehicles and creating world-class content. Then, Rob Spencer
Monica GondermanSep 3, 2020
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2020 Roush Ford Ranger: Raptor Looks Without Raptor Name (Or Power)
There might be a million ways to customize a midsize truck such as the 2020 Ford Ranger so that it stands out from its other factory-fresh mates. But not all of those endeavors will get noticed quite the same way. Sure, you could opt for Ford’s own performance upgrades. Or, with a little bit more
Monica GondermanSep 2, 2020
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Kenai Ditch the Office In this New In-Bed Truck Camper?
When you look up what Kenai means, a few different things show up, including “flat lands” and “Black bear” and “our home.” There’s the Kenai Fjords National Park on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, 126 miles south of Anchorage. Then there’s the little city of Kenai, Alaska, which is 187 miles south of Anchorage. The
Monica GondermanAug 28, 2020
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A Tale of Two Red Chevy Pickups, Tens of Tons of Hauling, and Awesome Power
We happen to have a beautiful red truck. It’s a glorious, wonderful masterpiece that just might be the burliest new truck to hit our driveway. We can feel the stares and almost hear the gasps. We can see the confusion and know what questions bystanders will ask before they can even formulate them. And while
Monica GondermanAug 28, 2020
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Hellcats and Hellephants: Episode 136 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Truck Show Podcast: Jared Petiprin and Chris Holt from America’s Most Wanted 4×4 The new horsepower king of factory trucks, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, is sporting 702 snorting stallions ready-to-rock underhood, but in case that isn’t enough, America’s Most Wanted 4×4 can give you up to 1,000 by swapping out those
Monica GondermanAug 24, 2020
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Ram 1500 TRX Unveiled! BONUS Episode 135 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Show: 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Head of Ram Trucks, Mike Koval, joins the guys to talk about the just-announced 702 horsepower Ram 1500 TRX and how much it will set you back to get the keys to one. 2021 Ram 1500 TRX: The Truck Show Podcast Presented by Nissan in association with
Monica GondermanAug 21, 2020
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Inside Successful American Truck Businesses: Episode 135 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Truck Show Podcast: Brit Mansel of American Adventure Lab ATS Diesel Performance’s Clint Cannon Nikola Trash Trucks Go inside two successful American small truck businesses, one new and one established, to learn about their trajectories, successes, challenges, and most importantly their products. Hear from American Adventure Lab’s Brit Mansel and Clint Cannon
Monica GondermanAug 21, 2020
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Ronnie Wetch from C10 Talk Returns: Episode 133 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Show: C10 Talk’s Ronnie Wetch What happens in the firehouse… Renaming Lighting’s truck Our good buddy Ronnie Wetch from C10 Talk returns to the show to offer up pearls of wisdom for Lightning’s C-20 build, while also giving the guys an inside scoop about firefighting and the trucks behind them. Holman and
Monica GondermanAug 14, 2020
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EV Maker Nikola's Garbage Truck Plans to Put Stink on Competition
Will this be the coolest—and quietest—garbage truck in the world? Perhaps—but we’ll believe it when we actually see it. Nikola, whose most notable contribution to the pickup-truck world thus far is the hydrogen fuel-cell Nikola Badger, is now dabbling in the dirty business of trash collection with its Nikola Refuse battery-electric garbage truck. Nikola, which is
Monica GondermanAug 11, 2020
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Riding Fox with Racer Jason Scherer: Episode 134 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Show: Overhaulin’s Chris Jacobs Fox Shocks and Jason Scherer Sticky steering wheels Consummate automotive host and Discovery’s resident gearhead, Overhaulin’s Chris Jacobs, joins the guys to kick off Shark Week and to talk about his illustrious career of television gigs, before revealing his new daily driver. Holman goes on a ride-along with
Monica GondermanAug 11, 2020
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2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, the 710hp Factory SUV: Episode 132 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Truck Show Podcast Show: AEM’s Lawson Mollica 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Honda CRX AEM’s Lawson Mollica discusses vehicle electronics, engine swaps, and how AEM’s solutions can make your project a little easier. The guys reveal what factory SUV will be rocking a 710hp V-8 in 2021 (hint: Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat)
Monica GondermanAug 1, 2020
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Dan Grec Spends 999 Days Living Out of a Jeep in Africa: Episode 127 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Truck Show Podcast: Dan Grec spends 999 days living out of a Jeep in Africa Know your note Follow our host builds Can you imagine quitting your day job, leaving all of your security behind, and hitting the open road to not only explore another country, but an entirely new continent? Adventurer
Monica GondermanJul 31, 2020
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