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A pickup truck bed is the last place many people expect to find cool engineering and high-tech hardware. Hey, it’s rectangular and you toss all sorts of tools and gear inside it, case closed. Except GMC is throwing a wrench in the works and attempting to change truck buyers’ perceptions when it comes to truck
We expected the Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle (ROAV) concept to shake, fold and reform its red and black panels into a human-shaped robot then stomp off to fight crime. It would be a good guy, we think. After all, it’s Honda, known for safety and radio commercials about community service. While it turns out
There’s a lot happening right now! Busy times, for sure. I’m running the road like a mad man (i.e. traveling and pursuing all things diesel, of course), and, as I write this, I’m coming down from an awesome experience I had that until one week before Ultimate Callout Challenge 2019 wasn’t anywhere close to being
The early 20th century brought us many things that boomed around the same time. Though automobiles and planes were around decades before, it took time for these engineering marvels to gain popularity. Henry Ford’s production line lowered the cost of his cars, which made them more affordable for the general population. On the aviation side,
It reminded us of a schoolyard fight—the two biggest kids on the playground stubbornly standing toe-to-toe, wildly pummeling each other with haymakers, neither willing to concede defeat. That was our second long-term report on our 2018 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury. A slew of mechanical and electrical problems left us bleeding from the proverbial nose,
Right now, you might be wondering why a classic European car is gracing the pages of this truck-focused magazine and who would even build a car that’s as obscure as Marc Terrien’s ’64 Volvo Amazon. Well, first, it is diesel-powered, which makes it unique. Second, Marc’s company, Heritage Driven, actually specializes in projects like this.
We’ve all been there at some point. Waiting at the side of the road, probably in the rain, in the dark, and it’s cold. Then the lights of the tow truck come into view and it feels like the nightmare will soon be over. The American Automobile Association (AAA, pronounced Triple-A) is so much a
The Nissan Pathfinder is a midsize crossover with three rows of seating. That puts it in competition with such daunting rivals as the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, and Toyota Highlander. Finding the path to an ideal pre-owned Pathfinder takes some careful navigation. Before getting into that, though, let’s see what it has to offer. We’re
As I stroll the streets of Moab, Utah, during the annual Easter Jeep Safari, I can’t help being in awe of the surrounding landscape. The pronounced ancient rock formations, mesas, waterways, and snowcapped mountains that serve as a backdrop truly make this place a beautiful destination. Being in Moab makes me think about the different
We’ve all looked back at an important moment in life when a freshly built truck captured our attention. For Ryan Kidd, it was five years ago, when he saw a ’14 Chevy Silverado named Blood Lust built by Jake McKiddie. This truck was the first ’14 to be bagged and body dropped for a coveted
A time warp, by definition, is a hypothetical discontinuity in the flow of time that would move events from one time period to another. In theory, this could lead to items from the past, or the future, appearing right here in the present day. Like time travel, many people believe creating something that wasn’t originally
The van lifestyle is nothing new to Bobby Reynolds of Kirbyville, Texas. His entire family was involved in it. His father Bill owned custom Chevy vans during his entire childhood, his uncle had a classic van he brought to shows, and his younger brother is currently touring the show circuit in his custom van. Bobby’s
Growing up in the Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights, Michigan, Pete Milosavlevski loved cars and trucks, and he owned a couple of quick Camaros and Mustangs before growing career and family responsibilities “evolved” him into loving trucks. “I wanted to get an old Jeep but never pulled the trigger on that,” he says. Instead, he
Many of the artists we spotlight in this column get their start in hand-drawn artwork or computer-based design. Chad Canning falls into the latter category—but not using one of the various design programs most artists traditionally use. His art background started in 2001 with 3D modeling for video games. He then began to work on
The 6.0L Ford Power Stroke engine has been maligned throughout much of its existence due to various shortcomings inherent in the original design. However, in some circles, the 6.0L is a revered powerplant that ranks up there with the best diesel offerings. Consider Cody Hamm from Wilmington, Ohio. His grandfather introduced him to diesel trucks
When Samantha Reid was 10 years old, her older sister was in a horrific car accident and because of that, Samantha chose not to even apply for her driver’s license until after she turned 18. Despite of that, the automotive world had an exciting future for her.
If you were told that you could have your dream truck completely designed to your liking what would you do to it? If you could have any truck of your choice, just redesigned to your personal specifications fit just for you to enjoy, how would you design it?
With a story as unique as Justin’s we wanted to bring it to you in a little different manner, so we sat down with Justin at LST in Texas and interviewed him to get some first-hand insight into exactly what it took to bring this creation to life.
They say everything is bigger in Texas, which meant in order to stand out Carlos Zapata needed to go bigger than anything he had ever done. Born and raised in Dallas, Carlos was part of a migrant worker family that did a lot of traveling. From picking oranges in Florida to working sugar beets in