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First Look – 2020 Land Rover Defender
Let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room and be honest about what the 2020 Land Rover Defender is and what it isn’t. It isn’t an evolutionary step in the Defender lineage, it isn’t retro, and it isn’t an agricultural and military implement updated enough to achieve cult status within the consumer market. What
Sean P. HolmanSep 10, 2019

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Northern Showdown 2019
For the past six years, our friends north of the border have put together a show that you simply can’t miss. Northern Showdown started in 2013 and began as a small parking lot show. Through three different location changes, show promoter William Salazar found the perfect location at County Heritage Park in Milton, Ontario. With
Phil GordonAug 28, 2019
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Texas Heatwave 2019
Not many shows can boast about holding their 30th anniversary but Texas Heatwave can. Back in 1989, David MacDonald and his truck club Friends-N-Motion, got tired of being run off mall parking lots and other locations they all gathered at. They put together Texas Heatwave which got its name from how hot Texas is in
Phil GordonAug 27, 2019
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Relaxin’ in the Northwest 2019
Relaxin’ in the Northwest “The Awakening” was held at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, Oregon. Hosted by Relaxed Atmosphere and sponsored by Monster Energy Drinks on the weekend of July 26-28, 2019, this year was the biggest turnout to date. It was also the one with the most anticipation shown by the participants on
Juan TrevinoAug 27, 2019
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Slamboree 2019
Located about 30 miles east of Oklahoma City on HWY 40, the Grand Hotel and Resort proved again to be a perfect spot to showcase everyone’s custom ride. With well over 600 cars, trucks, and motorcycles giving it their all to try to take home just one of the numerous trophies to be handed out
Grant CoxAug 20, 2019
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Camp N Drag 2019
Camp N Drag began in 2007 when Bill Baltikas and his Balistik truck club organized a show in the Midwest. For the past twelve years it’s continually grown making it one of the very few shows you never want to miss. Held at Lake Waveland Park in Waveland, Indiana, it’s secluded enough and large enough
Phil GordonAug 16, 2019
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First Annual Outlaw Diesel Revenge by Firepunk Diesel
Less than a week after an EF4 tornado (the Enhanced Fujita scale rates a tornado’s intensity based on the damage it causes) struck the Dayton, Ohio, area, Firepunk Diesel was scheduled to hold its inaugural Outlaw Diesel Revenge race event (the second stop on the 2019 Outlaw Diesel Super Series tour) at Kil-Kare Dragway in
Chris TobinAug 7, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Billy Hartzell - #DPC2019
Although Billy Hartzell of Moon Township, Pennsylvania, was born into a motorsports family, he is something of a rebel in that his passion lies in oil-burning monsters—not high-performance gassers like the rest of his kin. Still, the 24-year-old backs up his mutiny with a very well prepared ’08 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, selected to compete in
Brett T. EvansJul 25, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Andrew McCane - #DPC2019
Andrew McCane’s interest in diesels dates back to the summer of 2015. “I met some guys who owned modified trucks and they became my friends,” he explains. The following summer, he purchased an ’06 Dodge Ram 2500 with a few modifications already in place (a small set of compound turbochargers, 100hp injectors, and a Firepunk
John LehenbauerJul 24, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Matt Maier - #DPC2019
Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Presented by XDP marks the second time Readyville, Tennessee’s Matt Maier has entered his uber-popular ’97 Ford F-250 in the contest. Matt, the sales and technical expert at Irate Diesel, says he is “super excited to go compete” with his rig, a daily driver he actually uses as a tow vehicle
K.J. JonesJul 23, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Kody Pulliam - #DPC2019
Having reigned supreme in Diesel Power Challenge 2018 Presented by XDP, Kody Pulliam obviously has some pressure on his shoulders, but he’s handling it all like the true champion he is. “I am excited to go back to DPC this year to defend my title against the new competition,” Kody says. “This year will be
Brett T. EvansJul 22, 2019
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25th Annual Southeastern Mini Truckin’ Nationals: The Legendary Show Turns 25
750 of the baddest rides from all over the USA and Canada as well as vendors from all the way across the U.S. all recently converged in one field in Maggie Valley, NC. As if that wasn’t cool enough, we also captured all those rides out cruising the same street! It was an action-packed weekend
Jeremy CookJul 19, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Alternate Chris Patterson - #DPC2019
Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Presented by XDP’s Official Alternate, Chris Patterson, says that because his family has been involved with drag racing for three generations, having a strong interest in all things automotive just comes naturally. With a degree in automotive applied science (from Texas State Technical College), Chris spent 12 years working as a
K.J. JonesJul 17, 2019
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United Pacific Industries C10 Open House
Even though they’ve been around for 30 years, United Pacific Industries has come on strong in recent years in the hot rod, classic truck, and muscle car industry. They made a big mark with their all-steel ’32 Ford and custom LED lighting for all types of vehicles. At this point, they carry over 20,000 products.
Jeremy CookJul 16, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Brad Sankey - #DPC2019
At age 25, Brad Sankey is one of our younger competitors at Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Presented by XDP, and, like others in the hobby, he acquired much of his love of mechanics and performance from his dad Dave. “When I was a child, we worked on his truck, a ’79 Chevrolet Silverado K10 that
Brett T. EvansJul 15, 2019
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Brothers Show & Shine 2019
We can’t even remember a time when there wasn’t a Brothers Show & Shine to go to every year in the middle of the summer in SoCal. We remember the big move from a school parking lot to the park on the edge of Orange County many years ago, and remember when just a couple
Jeremy CookJul 15, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Darrin Dutton - #DPC2019
Darin Dutton is a 29-year-old journeyman lineman from Severance, Colorado, who was bitten by the diesel-performance bug in 2012, when he bought and started modifying his beautiful ’09 Ford F-350. “I have not stopped messing with it since I put the first few upgrades on it, and it has only experienced a few shortcomings since
K.J. JonesJul 12, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Cody Lambert - #DPC2019
“I’ve always had a passion for cars and trucks, or anything fast since I was young,” says 28-year-old Cody Lambert. The Wapakoneta, Ohio, resident followed his passion and works full time at Tater Built Turbo Chargers & Machining. Cody has built several trucks, but his favorite, by far, is the ’07 Dodge Ram 2500 he
John LehenbauerJul 11, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Richard Coker - #DPC2019
The third time is the charm for Richard Coker of Midland, Texas. Having entered DPC twice previously, Richard’s ’06 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD was selected to compete at Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Presented by XDP—and not a moment too soon, as he plans to take the truck in a different direction after the competiton. Richard owns
Brett T. EvansJul 10, 2019
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Dropt ‘N Destroyed 2019- 16 Years Strong & a New Venue
For the past 16 years, Dropt-N-Destroyed has etched its way into truck history in Ohio. Until this year, the event was held at the world-famous Shawshank Redemption prison, known as the Mansfield Reformatory. Show promoter Aaron Combs decided to relocate to the Portage County Regional Airport just outside of Cleveland, Ohio, for more room. The
Phil GordonJul 10, 2019
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Outbreak 2019
Starting a new truck show can be very difficult, but when you’re Ben Miller and you’ve successfully hosted Turkey Drag for 15 years, you develop a following. When Ben created a new show called Outbreak in 34-square-mile Lufkin, Texas, in 2018, he chose the Angelina Expo Center to hold it. Now in its sophomore year,
Phil GordonJul 9, 2019
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