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Alternate issue 3 cover Posted January 21 2010 10:22 PM by DanWard-Editor

Check out this original version of the issue 3 cover. What do you think?

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Filed under: Editorials, About Features/Should-Be Features, Opinions, Trend Observations, Funny Stories, Ford, Blessings and Beatings  | 


Ford SYNC's newest feature MyFord Touch
Ford MyTouch SYNC's latest upgrade still not perfect. Posted January 7 2010 02:04 PM by Brandan

Ford's latest addition to its great SYNC interface is MyFord Touch, which will use more voice activation than before and touch sensitive buttons, reducing the number of knobs from the dash for a cleaner and less cluttered...

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Filed under: Editorials, Trend Observations, Truck News , Ford  | 

2009 Los Angeles Auto Show
The Non-Show Posted December 4 2009 11:48 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Being a 10-year veteran of this industry, I've been to plenty of car and trade shows. I've been to the Los Angeles Auto Show many times. I have to say, this year was one of the most non-eventful in memory. Especially in...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News  | 

Kolor Me Kustom
'09 Dodge Gets Kolor Posted November 2 2009 03:15 PM by Bob Ryder

We have been in the process of creating a project vehicle for this year's "09 SEMA Show an '09 Dodge Ram Crew Cab Hemi. The entire staff has been taking part covering separate tech articles contributing to its...

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Filed under: Editorials, Observations, Opinions, Tech Tips, Trend Observations, Truckin' Etiquette, Dodge, Classic Truck Trends  | 

Barnes and Noble Nook Step in Right Direction
Getting There Posted October 20 2009 05:08 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

A few months ago, I wrote a blog about Amazon's Kindle DX large-format eBook reader device. Long story short, my reaction was lukewarm. It had limited functionality, and only a monochrome (black & white) display.

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations  | 

Dodge Shows Ram Bianco Concept at SEMA
Dodge Ram Bianco Posted October 15 2009 10:21 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Mopar Dodge Ram Bianco Image Vehicle: A Stylish, Luxury Pickup Truck The Dodge Ram Bianco started life as a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8. The Dodge Ram is modified to reflect an upscale feel and...

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Filed under: Opinions, Upcoming Truck Events, Trend Observations, Truck News , Dodge  | 

Chrysler Making Ram a Stand-Alone Brand
Ram Brand: Fail or Win? Posted October 5 2009 11:00 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Although rumored for several weeks, today Chrysler came out officially in saying that in the future, Dodge trucks would be re-branded RAM trucks. Some see this change as largely symbolic, as they would still be sold...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , Dodge  | 

2011 Ford Super Duty Revealed
Texas-Sized Debut Posted September 24 2009 10:22 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Ford unveiled its significantly-updated 2011 Super Duty truck today at the Texas State Fair in Dallas. Coincidentally, this is also the location where Ford decided to unveil the 2008 Super Duty as well. By far the biggest...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , Ford  | 

Chrysler Air Raid Siren
That Thing Got a Hemi? Posted September 10 2009 04:55 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Those that know me know my interests are sometimes varied and obscure. One of my recent subjects of interest is air raid sirens. Seems kind of random. Until you've heard one of these Cold War relics at full wail. The sound...

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Filed under: Opinions, Observations, Trend Observations, Funny Stories, Dodge  | 

Proposal for F-150-based Police Interceptor
Interceptor: What's Next? Posted August 31 2009 10:05 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Its basic platform has been around since before Reagan was in the White House, and yet the old soldier still trods on nearly three decades later. Yes, I'm talking about the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. Long a...

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Filed under: Opinions, Opinions, Trend Observations, Ford  | 

Ford Discontinuing Explorer Sport Trac after 2010
Sport Trac: RIP. Do You Care? Posted July 28 2009 11:10 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Pickuptrucks.com is reporting that Ford plans to discontinue its Explorer Sport Trac model after the 2010 model year. My first reaction was, "Ford was still making it?" Although I was aware of the vehicle's...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , Ford  | 

Ideas to Make GMC Stand Out
GMC - True Professional Grade Ideas Posted July 10 2009 10:36 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

My fellow co-worker and Truckin' magazine feature editor Brandan Gillogly showed a thoughtfully and tastefully modified GMC Sierra HD in a blog post with a few strategic tweaks to make it more appealing to the heavy-duty...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, GMC  | 

What Will Come From the New GM
The New GM - Now What? Posted July 10 2009 09:57 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Today, General Motors has officially emerged from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy as General Motors Company, with the "old" GM re-named "Motors Liquidation Company which essentially consists of some of the old liabilities, including...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , GMC  | 

Ford Reports Interest in Crew Cab F-150 Raptor
Raptor SuperCrew? Posted June 24 2009 02:34 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Pickuptrucks.com is reporting that at the release of Ford's self-promotional film, Raptor - Born in Baja , many of the attendees inquired about the possibility of a crew cab version of the high-speed off-road oriented truck.

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , Ford  | 

Engine Guarantee Cuts Through Technical Claims
Valvoline Launches 300,000 Mile Engine Guarantee Posted June 22 2009 01:12 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

With the economy what it is, and people looking to keep their vehicles running longer, motor oil producer Valvoline is introducing its 300,000 mile engine guarantee.

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News  | 

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