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Ever seen a backwards scoop?
Trick Engine Scoop Setup Posted February 25 2009 08:34 PM by DanWard-Editor

I had never seen a scoop mounted backwards on an engine besides on a four letter curse word that rhymes with goat. Check out this unique way for tricked-out induction.

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Filed under: Opinions, About Features/Should-Be Features, Opinions, Cadillac, Blessings and Beatings  | 


New Trend this Show Season?
Are Vans Coming Back? Posted February 25 2009 08:22 PM by DanWard-Editor

At a recent truck show in Arizona, I came across this cool van that was 'bagged, flamed, and ready to cruise. It made me wonder... are vans coming back?

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Filed under: Editorials, About Features/Should-Be Features, Past Events, Opinions, Chevy, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Truckin' career highlight
Driving Around Fuji Speedway Posted February 24 2009 03:16 PM by DanWard-Editor

On a recent trip to Japan, I had the awesome opportunity to drive three laps around Fuji MotorSpeedway. Resting just below gorgeous Mt. Fuji, the track was as much challenging as it was fun.

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Filed under: Editorials, Observations, Past Events, Funny Stories, Toyota, Blessings and Beatings  | 

What we really do at SEMA
Funny stories from SEMA Posted December 30 2008 10:40 AM by DanWard-Editor

Walking all over the SEMA show can be tiring, so we always find ways to make each other laugh. Here are some classic moments behind the scenes.

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Filed under: Editorials, Opinions, Past Events, Funny Stories, Truck Girls & Models, Cadillac, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Which Ford should I choose?
I need an engine! Posted December 30 2008 10:31 AM by DanWard-Editor

I'm getting close to starting the frame on my '63 F-100 Unibody and I need an engine. Whereas a Chevy LS would be cheaper, I refuse to do it and I'm holding fast to putting a Ford in a Ford. But I need some help.

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Filed under: Editorials, Opinions, Opinions, Ford, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Scion 30MPG and a bed
Will Scion build a truck? Posted December 30 2008 10:01 AM by DanWard-Editor

Debuted at SEMA this year, Scion unveiled a customized xP truck concept. The tiny utility bed would add some versatility to the small unibody truck and high-mileage would still be the name of the game. But would anyone care?

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Filed under: Editorials, Observations, Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , Toyota, Blessings and Beatings  | 

'09 Dodge Ram headlights (in black)
Black Headlights for a new '09 Ram? Posted December 30 2008 09:52 AM by DanWard-Editor

Does anyone know of a company making black headlights for the new '09 Dodge Ram. We're building one and we need help.

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Filed under: Editorials, About Features/Should-Be Features, Past Events, Truck News , Dodge, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Corvair Van
Awesome '65 Corvair Van Posted December 30 2008 09:41 AM by DanWard-Editor

Walking the aisles of shows, we get used to seeing the same 'ol thing, but when I locked eyes on this cool '65 Chevy Corvair 95 Greenbrier van, I started drooling.

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Filed under: Editorials, About Features/Should-Be Features, Past Events, Chevy, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Rare Hudson with a bed
A Hudson truck? Posted December 30 2008 09:32 AM by DanWard-Editor

You've seen the Hudson Terraplane trucks we've featured in the past from the '37-era but did you know Hudson made around 6,000 trucks in the late '40s-to mid '50s? Here is a cool example I tracked down up in Santa Cruz.

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Filed under: Editorials, About Features/Should-Be Features, Past Events, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Old School Dodge
Cool Dodge COE Posted December 30 2008 09:26 AM by DanWard-Editor

At a recent show I came across this awesome, fully restored, and heavily modified Dodge COE (cab over engine). Have you ever seen one?

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Filed under: Editorials, About Features/Should-Be Features, Opinions, Dodge, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Truckin magazine
Merry Christmas from our family to yours Posted December 24 2008 10:39 AM by DanWard-Editor

We wish you and yours Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas

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Filed under: Editorials, Opinions, Dodge, Blessings and Beatings  | 

What to do when you get pulled over
BEST COP PHOTO EVER Posted December 20 2008 03:45 PM by DanWard-Editor

I heard a rumor that if a cop had their photo published or printed they had to buy the entire police squad donuts...so here is their 15 seconds of fame.

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Filed under: Editorials, Dodge, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Suzuki Equator Build-Up
Project World Wide Posted December 20 2008 03:40 PM by DanWard-Editor

Project World Wide is underway and we wanted to give you a sneak peek at its progress. Check out the pics.....

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Filed under: Editorials, About Features/Should-Be Features, Upcoming Truck Events, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Chevy Silverado
Issue 2 Alternate Cover Shots Posted December 20 2008 03:28 PM by DanWard-Editor

When we have to pick a cover shot, there are always outtakes that end up on the cutting room floor. Take a minute to pick your favorite.

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Filed under: Editorials, About Features/Should-Be Features, Trend Observations, Chevy, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Ford F150
On the back of a flatbead Posted October 7 2008 03:48 PM by DanWard-Editor

On our way to a softball game, my girlfriend and I experienced a truck problem we'll never forget. Ever tried to stop a truck with no brakes?

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Filed under: Editorials, Observations, Past Events, Funny Stories, Ford, Blessings and Beatings  | 

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