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VW, International, Subaru trucks
Where are the Odd Balls? Posted February 22 2011 10:14 AM by DanWard-Editor

At a recent truck show, I came across this beautiful VW truck. Deservedly so, it had a crowd around it all day. Why aren't there more odd balls out at shows?

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


Spectre's 341 Challenge
Are You a Real Racer? Posted February 18 2011 09:48 AM by DanWard-Editor

Driving fast, turning accurately, and pushing the limits like a high-wire act with no net—welcome to Spectre's 341 Challenge. This is the Nurburgring of Nevada.

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Filed under: Editorials, Opinions, Upcoming Truck Events, GMC, Blessings and Beatings  | 

How would you shape the fullsize truck market?
If you were in charge... Posted February 15 2011 02:48 PM by Brandan

OK guys, let's say you're designing and engineering the next generation fullsize truck. What feature or model would you add that's not currently available?

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Filed under: Editorials, Opinions  | 

What's the worst you've seen?
Car Accidents Posted February 15 2011 07:40 AM by Maximus Matthewson

So driving into work today, I saw one of the craziest series of events that I have seen while driving. I was on the 91-W just before the 241 splits off. The freeway was cruising pretty good at about 70...

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Filed under: Opinions, Observations, Opinions  | 

Diesel Pickup Torque Race Heats Up Again
Who Will Be First to 1,000 lb./ft? Posted February 14 2011 05:22 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

The image above is a cover mock-up created in advance of the launch of Truckin's sister publication Diesel Power . At the time the magazine launched, 700 lb./ft. from the factory seemed like a unfathomable number....

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations  | 

C10s El Caminos and Others Invade Hotchkis Performance
Hotchkis Performance Open House Posted February 14 2011 12:44 PM by Bob Ryder

Hotchkis Performance celebrated it's new facility in Santa Fe Springs, California with an open house. Since John Hotchkis began his suspension business in 1993 it has grown to become one of the leading car and truck high...

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Filed under: Editorials, Observations, Past Events, Trend Observations, Truckin' Etiquette, Truck News , Chevy, Classic Truck Trends  | 

Jamin' With My Nephew Jack
Monster Jam Posted February 11 2011 12:07 PM by Bob Ryder

I recently had the enjoyment of taking my nephew Jack to a Monster Jam event at Anaheim Stadium. It was his Christmas gift from uncle Bob.

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

Tell us what you think
Issue 4 Cover Posted February 11 2011 08:41 AM by Maximus Matthewson

Issue 4 is on stands now. This month we went with something a little different than what you usually see in Truckin'. We have seen an increase in these style trucks lately and we want to know what you think.

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Filed under: Opinions  | 

New Ram HD boasts 800 lb./ft. torque, no Exhaust Fluid
800 lb./ft., No Urea - Ram is Back Posted February 9 2011 03:10 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Ram Heavy Duty Upgrades Deliver Class-Leading Torque and Towing High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel now rated at 800 lb.-ft. of torque Ram is only heavy-duty diesel pickup that doesn’t require Diesel Exhaust Fluid...

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

Toyota on the Outside Looking In
Do You Care About Custom Tundras? Posted February 4 2011 09:43 PM by DanWard-Editor

We've shown you custom lowered and lifted Toyota Tundras, but we often wonder, does anyone care?

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

Android Powered Superchips Tablet
Coolest Thing from MPMC Posted February 3 2011 07:40 AM by Maximus Matthewson

So last week was the Annual Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council or MPMC conference. Of course it was my first one and I was actually surprised at how well it went. This is basically for company's who...

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Filed under: Opinions  | 

Alaskan Woody
Customized Chevy Suburban Woody Posted February 1 2011 02:01 PM by DanWard-Editor

I received these photos of an amazingly customized '70 Chevrolet Suburban Woody all the way from Anchorage, Alaska. Unfortunately, the images are not suitable for print, but it was too cool not to show everyone.

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

Truckin' Photos from 2005
A look back 6 years ago Posted February 1 2011 12:52 PM by DanWard-Editor

I was digging through some 2005 archives and I came across several images that instantly took me back to my Senior Editor days. Funny how a photo will take your mind back in time.

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

Pioneer Gives Us the Top 10 Cruising Songs
Favorite Road Trip Songs Posted February 1 2011 09:17 AM by DanWard-Editor

We all have that one song that comes on the radio and somehow, like we're trained to do so, the windows go down, the volume goes up, and the gas pedal is floored. Pioneer recently asked what the best road trip songs...

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Filed under: Opinions, Opinions, Opinions, GMC, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Feature and Tech Photo Travel
The best laid plans... Posted January 31 2011 05:33 PM by Brandan

After making a trek to Rancho Cucamonga this weekend to get a case for our recently-ordered camera equipment...

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Filed under: Editorials, Observations  | 

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