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Trend Observations Blog

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Scion 30MPG and a bed
Will Scion build a truck? Posted December 30 2008 09:01 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  | 


Chevy Silverado
Issue 2 Alternate Cover Shots Posted December 20 2008 02:28 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  | 

Wings Wheels and Rotors Expo
Vintage War Birds Custom Cars and Trucks Posted November 17 2008 04:29 PM by Bob Ryder

The 7th Annual Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo featured vintage war planes, along with vintage custom cars and trucks, that shared the tarmac at the Joint Forces Air Station in Los Alamitos, California.

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Filed under: Editorials, Observations, Past Events, Trend Observations, Funny Stories, Truck News , Classic Truck Trends  | 

Will Lower Fuel Prices Help Pickup Sales
Three Dollar Gas - Will It Help Trucks? Posted October 6 2008 03:48 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Unless you've been living in complete isolated oblivion the last few months, I don't need to belabor the fact that the U.S. and even the global economy is going through some rough times. If there's been any upside the the...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations  | 

So Cal Van Club Inducted into Route 66 Hall of Fame
Remembering Our Roots Posted September 18 2008 01:20 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Last year, I covered the Route 66 Rendezvous in San Bernardino, California, at the invitation of the Inland Vans Berdoo custom van club, and had a great time hanging out with those guys and talking with them about their...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations  | 

Ford F100
Does it get any more beautiful? Posted September 16 2008 12:20 PM by DanWard-Editor

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but how do you argue with a huge 24-inch wheel with 8 inches of lip wrapped in a performance low-pro tire?

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Filed under: Editorials, Upcoming Features, Upcoming Truck Events, Trend Observations, Ford, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Check out the Truckinweb.com Forums
Come on In, The Water's Fine! Posted September 10 2008 10:58 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Well, it's been quite a roller-coaster ride the past few years at Truckinweb.com. The editors will probably tell you the same, if you haven't already inferred it from their numerous blogs. Speaking of which, I want to...

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

Cadillac Escalade Lambda Platform Rumors
Next-gen Escalade Might Go Greek Posted September 10 2008 10:51 AM by Brandan

Our sister (well, more like second cousin, twice removed) publication Motor Trend has reported rumors that Cadillac might move Escalade from its current GMT-900 chassis to the Lambda platform that underpins several large...

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Filed under: Editorials, Trend Observations  | 

Yesterdays Iron Todays Rats
Oh Rats! Posted September 5 2008 02:35 PM by Bob Ryder

A few years back, I noticed a new rod scene as old rusty decayed carcasses, were being drug out of barns, sheids, discovered under decades of underbrush, and open fields. An old truck trend was born "Rat Rods".

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Filed under: Opinions, Observations, Opinions, Tech Tips, Trend Observations, Funny Stories, Classic Truck Trends  | 

The Incredible Shrinking Camera
They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To Posted August 27 2008 03:56 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

I'm sure all of us, in our younger days (and some of us still today) vowed we'd never shake our fists and grouch like old farts about "these kids today" or tell "back when I was your age" stories, or say "they don't make...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations  | 

Avoiding the Inevitable
Master Procrastinator Posted August 27 2008 02:38 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

We're all guilty of it on some level or another. Something we know we need to do, but avoid doing. Maybe it's because it's boring, uncomfortable, or simply not that high a priority.

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Funny Stories  | 

Well not really, but here's a look
Truckin's SUV is back! Posted August 26 2008 02:22 PM by DanWard-Editor

A couple of people in our forums were wondering about Truckin's SUV mag. I've got your answers.

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

CGS Motorsports Flex's Its Muscle For SEMA
New Ford Flex   Posted August 26 2008 10:21 AM by Bob Ryder

What is the new look and trend for Ford? Crossovers and downsizing with the awakening call for better mpg's gone is the therory of big is better.

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

Finding just the right spot
Photo locations disappearing Posted August 21 2008 07:19 AM by DanWard-Editor

5:30 came early this morning as I wrapped up last night's cover shoot. I got to thinking, where have all the cool photo locations gone?

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Filed under: Editorials, Observations, Past Events, Trend Observations, Chevy, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Set to cover the '08 Indy Truck Bash!
Just landed in Indianapolis Posted August 14 2008 04:28 PM by John_Mata_Jr

After hitching a ride on two planes today, I finally touched down in Colts country! I caught a glimpse of the new Lucas Oil arena on the local news broadcast and that thing is CRAZY! A 600 million pound retractable...

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Filed under: Editorials, Upcoming Features, Upcoming Truck Events, Tech Tips, Trend Observations, Truck Girls & Models  | 

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