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Monica Gonderman

Editor, 8-Lug HD Truck and Work Truck Review 665 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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Ford F-150 Raptor: What Are the Differences Between the First- and Second-Generation Trucks?
The Ford F-150 Raptor pickup feels like a long-running staple, but there have only been two of them. The original was introduced for 2010, and lasted through 2014 before being replaced by the second-generation model in 2017. Both are hugely upgraded F-150s with awesome suspension modifications, muscular flared fenders, and big-horsepower engines for bashing around
Monica GondermanApr 9, 2020
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Bored? Watch Two Hours of Mini Truckin' Mayhem
Any mini truckin’ fans in the house? As there are countless mini truckers literally in their houses worldwide right now practicing the art of social distancing, Inspired Existence Australia, which produces online video content about the Australian mini truckin’ scene, has come out with a cool video on its YouTube channel. “Welcome to the COVID-19
Monica GondermanApr 1, 2020
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Casey Currie: Episode 114 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Truck Show: Currie Enterprises’ Bad Ass Casey Currie Casey Currie, winner of just about everything, including the only American to win Dakar, hops on to talk about racing, business, family, and overall fun-having in the world of off-road and trucks. Find out which of his wins was the sweetest and what his
Monica GondermanMar 30, 2020
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Van-oonigan! Hoonigan’s LS-Powered 1969 Chevy P10 Step Van Is Awesome
Don’t be fooled by the fact that it’s not, say, racing up the most dangerous road in China like the Hoonitruck. The Van-oonigan (that’s what we’re calling it), Hoonigan’s 1969 Chevy P10 Step Van, holds its own among the plethora of nasty, beefy builds among the team’s vehicles. Its existence as a hot-rodded, tire-roasting Hoonigan
Monica GondermanMar 30, 2020
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Overland Expo 2020 West RESCHEDULED: New Dates - July 24-26, 2020
When times get tough, the overlanding community perseveres. Helping, supporting, and strengthening each other unifies the community, and it is in this spirit that organizers have rescheduled Overland Expo 2020 West to July 24-26, 2020. Directors are confident that this tremendous annual gathering of the overland community at Fort Tuthill in Flagstaff, Arizona will be
Monica GondermanMar 23, 2020
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Four Wheeler Adventure Expoisode: Episode 113 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Show: Four Wheeler Adventure Expo If you missed the inaugural Four Wheeler Adventure Expo, don’t worry! Lightning and Holman have you covered with interviews that run the gamut between listeners, industry celebrities, and great companies, including Dirt Every Day’s Fred Williams and Dave Chappell, Ian Johnson, Camburg’s Jerry Zaiden, Listener Marshall Montano,
Monica GondermanMar 19, 2020
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Tattooed Lexus UX: The Artwork Alone Is Worth $140K!
To emphasize the high levels of craftsmanship Lexus claims for its vehicles, the Japanese luxury company’s marketing arm worked with London tattoo artists Claudia De Sabe and her husband Yutaro to design and create a one-of-a-kind custom tattooed Lexus UX luxury compact SUV. This was the first time the duo, who both work at Pentonville-based
Monica GondermanMar 19, 2020
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2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Southwest Edition Comes to Select Regions
Ram once again has its eyes on Texas, this time courting the largest truck-buying region in the world with a companion truck to its Texas top-seller, the regular-production Lone Star trim. The new rig is called the 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Southwest Edition, and it will be exclusively offered in Texas and other “neighboring” truck-centric states. While
Monica GondermanMar 18, 2020
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Finnegan’s Six-Door Fummins Truck: Episode 112 of The Truck Show Podcast
Check out episode 111 for more Fummins truck fun!  On This Week’s Show: Mike Finnegan’s six-door Fummins Truck Mark Hanchett of Atlis Motor Vehicles Gas Light Driving Mike Finnegan shares the misadventures from picking up his Cummins-powered Ford six-door medium-duty Fummins truck, the guys find out way more than you might expect about electric truck
Monica GondermanMar 16, 2020
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2021 Ram ProMaster Van First FCA Product With New Digital Rearview Mirror
Ram Commercial introduced its 2021 Ram ProMaster Class 2 full-size work van at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. Of the new safety options available for the 2021 model year ProMaster, the class-exclusive Digital Rearview Mirror—optional on all 18 ProMaster configurations and available for the first time ever on a Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) vehicle—has
Monica GondermanMar 14, 2020
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Trucktastic Music Video for Breland's "My Truck" Explodes Internet
There’s a new viral song in town that’s blowing up the charts thanks to its official music video, and guess what—it’s dominated by an eclectic collection of trucks. It’s called “My Truck” by Breland, and once you hear it, you’ll never un-hear the catchy, bass-laden melody and edgy lyrics of the country-trap artist’s hit song:
Monica GondermanMar 10, 2020
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Cummins-Powered 1,468HP 1949 Ford F-1: Episode 111 of The Truck Show Podcast
Missed the last episode? Check out episode 110 to learn about EcoBoost tuning and more! On This Week’s Show: Brian Lohnes Garrett’s Tim Colty Scott Birdsall of Chuckles Garage talks Ford F-1 In this episode, get to know the truck-loving side of NHRA on FOX announcer and MotorTrend host, Brian Lohnes, before settling into a
Monica GondermanMar 6, 2020
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The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 110: 200hp Roxor!
Looking for more? Check out episode 109 of The Truck Show Podcast, where the guys interview Heavy D!  On This Week’s Show: Nick Priegnitz of Calibrated Power Solutions WatchJRGo Steve Smart From Billet Badges Have you ever had that moment where the minute you sell your truck, you know you’ve made a mistake? John Ross
Monica GondermanFeb 25, 2020
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Gateway Bronco: World’s First Roush-Powered Ford Bronco with a 10-Speed
In the tiny town of Hamel, Illinois, Seth Burgett’s 60,000-square-foot one-stop-shop called Gateway Bronco has been busily pumping world-class reimagined classic Ford Broncos through its production process. Now, in a quest to push the proverbial envelope, Gateway Bronco has collaborated with Roush Performance to integrate the latest Roush supercharged Gen-3 Ford 5.0L V-8 crate engine
Monica GondermanFeb 21, 2020
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Hennessey Announces Supercharged 800-HP Goliath Upgrade for Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra
Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE), creators of the 6×6 Goliath, 6×6 VelociRaptor, VelociRaptor, and Maximus Gladiator, revealed its 700-hp Goliath upgrade for the 2019 and 2020 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra  at the NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s called the Hennessey Goliath 700 with that fat three-digit power number coming thanks
Monica GondermanFeb 21, 2020
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