Gearheads - Blessings And Beatings
Eat, Breathe, and Love Trucks
On a recent trip to GM's Tech Center, in Warren, Michigan, I was reminded how truly blessed I am to work at Truckin magazine. I had an opportunity to interview several high-level engineers for an upcoming story on the 2014 GMC Sierra, and I was amazed to hear their passion brightly shining through their answers. When gearheads design and engineer something they're passionate about, that enthusiasm is hard to contain. Being surrounded by people who eat, breathe, and love trucks like I do, I couldn't help it when my own enthusiasm was reinvigorated. One thing was blatantly evident from all of the engineers I interviewed—trucks are unique and truck people are equally unique.
It's not our fault that we want our cake complete with ice cream, brownies, and matching cookies—really, it's not our fault. As a truck aficionado, I have no reservations telling a GM engineer that I want more power, better fuel economy, more interior refinement, more user connectivity, and a fresh, bold design. That's not asking too much, is it? For someone who only owns trucks, I think it's completely normal to work out of your truck all day, tow a trailer, haul a load, and then with a quick wash, take my wife out to dinner on Friday night (all while being comfortable doing it). For a team of engineers, their goal is to make all of that possible with the latest and greatest technology available while still making the truck profitable. Don't miss next month's behind-the-scenes look at GMC's newest Sierra and be prepared to get the inside scoop straight from the engineers' mouths. Inside this month's issue, we have a variety of truck builds, including a real-life Tonka truck, the ultimate F-150 work truck, an over-the-top '88-'98 C/K, and several tech articles that will help you get the most out of your daily driver. If you want to see more or less of something in the mag, don't hesitate to let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org