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Finding Truck Enthusiasts of All Ages

Roger & Me

Finding Truck Enthusiasts of All Ages
Posted August 24 2007 12:55 PM by Edward A. Sanchez 
Filed under: Opinions, Past Events, Trend Observations, Funny Stories, Chevy

1971 Chevy Truckin' Video Feature

A few weeks ago, I returned home from the Havoc East show in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Since most of our show coverage is regional and based around the Southern California area, it was a real treat to be able to get out of town to see a different side of the custom truck scene.

The Havoc show had a lot of super-clean custom trucks, new and vintage. Likewise, the enthusiasts that showed up with their trucks ranged from teens to seniors, with almost every age group represented. Walking around the show, I came across a very clean 1971 Chevy pickup with a tubbed bed, a polished Big Block under the hood, and a subtle but clean tweed interior.

Granted, by today's standards, it wasn't a radical custom. But what caught my eye more than anything was the subtle attention to detail. I hung around the truck for a minute or two to try to catch the owner. There I met Roger Gerald, a more seasoned gentleman, probably somewhere in his 60s. I asked him if he'd mind being on video and talking about his truck, and he seemed thrilled at the opportunity.

Although not your run-of-the-mill Truckin' reader or enthusiast, it just goes to show you that the love for the hobby and lifestyle crosses all generational lines, and that clean machinery can be appreciated by everyone, whether you're younger or older.

I hope you enjoy the video feature.


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