Truck Trend's 2007 Reader's Rides
Now It's Your Turn To Show Off
From the January, 2007 issue of Truck Trend
By Scott Mortara
1953 Dodge M-37 Steven...
1953 Dodge M-37Steven BrandLos Angeles, California
This is a perfect example of a trucker's love for his ride. This rig has been beautifully restored to almost (if not better than) new, with 22,000 original miles. The only duty this military machine sees now is trips to the store and, of course, parades.
Ford F-350Walter and Joan ShemlySurrey, B.C., Canada
The cab is a 1969 Kenworth that's been modified using fiberglass; in fact, the entire body is fiberglass. Powered by a turbocharged 1998 Cummins intercooled engine mated to an Eaton FSO six-speed with overdrive. This truck pulls a 34-foot fifth-wheel RV trailer and a 20,000-pound excavator and trailer. One word: fantastic. (at least that's what it started life as)
1993 GMC Sierra GT 1500 4x4...
1993 GMC Sierra GT 1500 4x4Dan LammersAppleton, Wisconsin
This go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle has American Racing rims, hardtop bed cover with spoiler, front spoiler, cool-air induction hood, and a Racer Back dual exhaust as well as numerous chrome accessories hiding inside.
1976 Dodge Warlock Power Wagon...
1976 Dodge Warlock Power Wagon W100Rocky HanesPortland, Oregon
A cousin to the more familiar Li'l Red Express Truck, the Warlock came with gold wheels, gold pinstripes inside and out, black vinyl bucket seats, chrome mini runningboard, wood bed, and real oak side racks. This rig has been restored to factory specs.
2000 Chevrolet Tracker ...
2000 Chevrolet TrackerPhil SmithMidland, Michigan
This is what we like: an off-road vehicle actually being used off-road. It's bone stock, other than the BFG A/Ts. And after the jump, it only cost $150 to repair the modifications made to the exhaust.
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LT3...
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LT3 4x4Gary PettitWilson, New York
Coming from the factory fully loaded, nothing needs to be done to this rig. This is another everyday vehicle used for light hauling and some off-roading, but mostly just for cruising.
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Paul...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500Paul LaMonteHicksville, New York
Outfitted with aftermarket upgrades that include Rancho shocks, Borla headers, Flowmaster exhaust, rear airbags, air compressor, cooler rack, and rear deck, this rig is more at home on fishing trips to the south shore of Long Island than anywhere else.
2002 Land Rover Discovery...
2002 Land Rover DiscoveryChris HowellShreveport, Louisiana
An Old Man Emu steering stabilizer, custom-painted grille, 18-inch Quantum Tek alloys with five Pirelli Scorpion AT 235/60R18 tires (including the spare), Disc Brakes Australia rotors, Hawk brake pads, and a K&N air filter finish off this clean rig.
2002 Freightliner FL-60 Crew...
2002 Freightliner FL-60 Crew CabSue and Ronnie BroussardBasile, Louisiana
This is one serious heavy hauler. Everything on this rig has air: the brakes, suspension, seats, horn, cab, and even the hitch, while a Herrin Hauler bed holds the massive trailer in place as the Broussards roll on down the road.
2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon...
2004 Jeep Wrangler RubiconBrenda YatesRaleigh, North Carolina
Starting with an already awesome off-roader, no modifications are necessary. This daily driver enjoys spending its free time combing the beaches at Fort Fisher, North Carolina, with the doors off and the top down, of course. Is there any other way?