The State Fair of Texas has lately become the go-to place to debut new trucks. Just last week, the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HDs were revealed to the world, and Ford teased us with an externally little-changed 2015 Super Duty, but promised big updates to the 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel for more power and capability than ever. The big money-maker for GM is its half-ton trucks, and to keep the interest high in the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, it debuted two concepts at the fair that will be making their rounds, and will likely be at the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Black Ops Concept

Billed as a "survival kit on four wheels," the Silverado Black Ops concept is packed with all the necessary gear to survive a zombie apocalypse or an actual natural disaster. Among the items on the truck are a solar power pack, military first-aid kit, shovel, rope, and gas masks. The storage unit is designed to hold a crate stocked with delicious MREs or other emergency rations and accommodate a gas-powered generator, fuel can, and water.

The front end of the Black Ops has an LED spotlight, tow hooks, and a winch. The interior is outfitted with custom-upholstered black seats with yellow piping, and yellow accent trim.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Volunteer Firefighter Concept

The second concept, with more application to the real world, is the Silverado Volunteer Firefighter Concept. Designed with input from the National Volunteer Fire Council, the truck features an emergency light bar on the roof, emergency siren and PA system, axe, and Halligan tool. The truck is a showcase for a number of dealer-installed accessories available for the 2014 Silverado, including chrome door handles and mirror caps, an accessory tool box, front brush guard, and cab-over TracRac.

Source: General Motors