Blue Beauty With a Punch
Year/Make/Model: ’01 Dodge Ram 2500 Sport
Owner: Martin James
Hometown: Weatherford, Texas
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Transmission: Mike’s Trick Shift 47RE four-speed automatic with custom valvebody and converter
Odometer: 145,399 miles
Fuel Economy: 15 to 17 mpg
Mods: Industrial Injection Super PhatShaft 62/71/14 turbo; Mishimoto intercooler piping and 3-inch intake manifold; 4-inch turbo-back exhaust from American Muffler in Fort Worth, Texas; Smarty tuner with CaTCHER and custom tunes; Thoroughbred Diesel VP44 injection pump; Shell Rotella synthetic diesel oil, Cummins DCA red coolant, and Amsoil gear oils; 2.5-inch front leveling kit with Monroe Reflex shocks; GlowShift gauges; uncracked factory dashboard; gloss-black-painted frame and axles; and chrome Moto Metal 962 wheels with Mud Claws tires
Owner says: “I bought this truck from the original owner in 2014, all the way in Tupelo, Mississippi. It was in like-new shape. The old gentleman had taken such good care of it that it didn't look like it had ever been driven. It’s won Best of Show a few times, but the biggest victory was the show ’n’ shine competition at the NHRDA world finals in Ennis, Texas, in October 2015. I drive this truck almost every day to work, showing people that with time and effort old trucks can look showroom fresh. Thanks to Mike’s Trick Shift, Off Duty Powder Works, American Muffler, and all who have helped me along the way; big shout-out to all my friends and family!”