Radical Renderings: 1968 Ford F-100, 1975 Chevy C10
Tavis Highlander runs HCR Highlander Concept Rendering to showcase his many talents, which run the gamut from vehicle renderings of all types, industrial design, and designing marketing materials. In recent years, he has completed projects for Hot Rod Magazine, provided design renderings for TV shows, created artistic sculptures for clients, and even branched out into automotive motorsports furniture. Never quite leaving his roots, vehicle renderings are still at the heart of his business, providing renderings for Bilstein, Discount Tire, Nissan Trucks, and here in the pages of Truckin. To see more design work or to get into contact with HCR, visit http://www.tavishighlander.com and his latest work can be seen at @tavishighlander on Instagram.
Big-time TV star and expert painter K.C. Mathieu is building this ’68 Ford F100. He is adding all the style and flair he learned from being a shop owner at K.C.’s Paint Shop in Burlson, Texas, and from being the lead painter for Gas Monkey Garage on the Discovery Channel’s hit series Fast N’ Loud. No stranger to building custom trucks of his own, this F-100 will feature an engine beefed up with Roush Performance products, a Hughes Transmission, and Wilwood brakes. Because the painter is completing the build, Sata Spray guns will shoot BASF Refinish paints, while 3M Collision products will be applied anywhere that isn’t straight. Budnik wheels will be shod with Pirelli tires, putting rubber to the road.
Finish Line Speed Shop in Bremerton Washington, is building this ’75 C10 to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and will also serve as a tribute to Mark Cain of Cain Customs in the same city. Proceeds from sale of this build during the spring 2017 will go to fund research and finding a cure for this debilitating disease. That goal is reflected in the truck’s name “Strike Out ALS”. A long list of aftermarket parts will grace this build, and a lot of blood, sweat, and donated time will make it a reality. Some of the companies involved in this build include AccuAir, Black Widow Exhausts, Boom Mat, DEI Performance Products, House of Kolor, ididit columns, Kicker, QA1 Shocks, Summit Racing, and Vintage Air.