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In the performance automotive world, the saying “built not bought” carries a lot of weight, especially when inexperienced people with deep pockets come into the scene with a truck they obviously know nothing about. Johnny Gilbert and his team at Stainless Diesel have built many trucks over the years, including his ’19 Outlaw Diesel Super
Nerd. Alert. Of all the pristine classics, collectors, and simply gorgeous vehicles that went to auction during Barrett-Jackson’s 12th Annual Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort on October 3-5, 2019, the one that captivated our curiosity the most probably comes as a surprise. No, it wasn’t the 1950 GMC “Chuck Wagon”
We live in weird times. If you don’t believe us, just ask Tony Neumann of Franklin, Indiana. If we told you that a traumatic event could spark a form of creativity that embodied Tony that would be an understatement. Tony first got bit by the bug when he was just a sixteen-year-old kid in Indiana.
Editor’s Note: For this year’s Pickup Truck of the Year testing, we decided to contract the services of Chad Kirchner, one of the industry’s eminent automotive writers. Chad was generous enough to take a week of his time to fly to our global headquarters in Southern California to serve as one of #PTOTY20’s expert judges,
Truck Trend’s Pickup Truck of the Year testing is an extensive, week-long evaluation of all the new models of trucks on sale. Everything from midsized trucks, like the Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator, to heavy duty trucks, like the GMC Sierra HD and Ford F-Series Super Duty, are represented. The first day is spent at
When aftermarket manufacturers want to show off their newest and hottest products, they build a vehicle that allows potential buyers to see them installed on a flashy vehicle. In the case of Mike Hallmark from Hellwig Products and this Ford F-350, he says the whole point is for the truck to perform as it should
Every single half-ton, full-size pickup truck participating in this year’s Pickup Truck of the Year testing is powered by a 3.0-liter turbodiesel. Not only is that a first time for our testing, but it’s also the first time that every single truck manufacturer offers a diesel in its half-ton truck. Participating this year is the
“I got a letter from the government the other day. I opened and read it. It said…” While Chuck D, lead MC of old-school rap group Public Enemy, is actually referring to a draft notice in the group’s 1988 hit, “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos,” that opening line really resonates with me now.
One of the main characters on the TV program Sesame Street was a trash-loving green puppet named Oscar the Grouch. Fun fact, the first season he appeared in was 1969 and Oscar was actually an orange color. In the second season, he was changed to green. This color was explained when he visited a location
As a regular reader of this magazine, you know all about cool custom trucks but very few can say they have been enjoying one for the better part of a lifetime. Even fewer can say they have a truck that’s been in the family for 50 years. Jack Sorich’s connection to the hobby is clearly
The Truck Show Podcast Presented by Nissan in association with DECKED… …is a fun, irreverent, and edgy look at today’s world of custom and factory trucks, hosted by automotive journalist Sean Holman and veteran Los Angeles radio personality Jay “Lightning” Tilles. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the latest episode of The Truck Show Podcast.
We all have that moment of epiphany or focused clarity. That one moment when you feel something and it guides you to happiness. It’s possible to go through half of your life before hitting that moment when everything makes sense and you’re brought back to your course. Warren Stiehler was a muscle car enthusiast but
Truck Guru, a company known for truck renderings and project management, has no shortage of vehicles slated to rock its logo at the SEMA 2019 show. Although we’ve been given access to 32 renderings, the company has created upwards of 40 renderings of builds to look for at the massive industry-only trade show. The name
If you’re into seeing the latest lifted truck builds or building a project for the annual SEMA Show, you’ve likely heard of KEG Media. Every year, they render all kinds of rides for owners across the country, but one thing that is unlike any of the other artists we feature here, they are directly involved
“Hardbody” refers to the Nissan truck’s double-wall bed and overall styling of the ’86-and-later models. Brent Kelly’s father, Dennis, was infatuated with the Nissan Hardbody in his younger years. And even though Brent was separated from his father at an early age, Brent began to incorporate his father’s passion for the Hardbody design. In 2014,
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will make its racing debut in the Best In The Desert racing series. Following the success of the ZR2 racing program with Hall Racing, the Silverado will be used as a development truck. Engineers will then take the racing data back to their home offices to design parts based on
As stated by a recent press release, the Ram Rebel TRX has been approved for production, possibly in time for the 2021 model year. The Rebel TRX will be the highest-performance version of the Ram 1500 family, almost certainly powered by a 575hp version of the 6.2L supercharged Hemi V-8 found under the hood of
Attempting to cross the high seas in a large luxury yacht requires a significant amount of power. The elaborately decadent vessels displace a tremendous amount of water, so a couple of simple outboard engines definitely aren’t the type of powerplants that can get the big boats moving. Large, high-output diesel engines like the MAN V-12
In what could be the world’s most skin-deep midcycle update, Chevrolet will give the 2021 Colorado ZR2 small facelift. The public will get its first look at the newish Colorado this weekend, when the ZR2 race truck campaigned by Hall Racing makes its debut at the 2019 Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic on October
The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has officially been rated by the EPA, and the news is good. EcoDiesel fuel economy goes all the way up to 32 mpg on the highway for 4×2 models, with 4x4s not far behind at 29 mpg. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 4×2 also gets 22 city and 26 combined mpg,
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