Archive for the ‘Special Features’ Category

Draggin’ the Alley

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Club vs. Club Bowling in South Florida

At most truck shows clubs tend to gather by themselves, parked in large groups with EZ-Ups stationed behind their trucks almost like a barrier, warding off outsiders. You can check out the trucks, but don’t get too close. In an effort to bring Florida clubs and local chapters together, Seth “Sandler” Greenberg of Boca Raton used the lull in the show season to put together an event that would bring clubs and friends together for some good old-fashioned fun at the bowling alley. (more…)

Global Phenomenon

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Australia

Custom Trucks From Around the World

What started in sunny Southern California and other states as a younger extension of the van, hot rod and lowrider scenes has not only become a huge, countrywide phenomenon, but a worldwide culture and scene as well. It’s no secret that countries other than the U.S., such as Canada and Japan, have flourishing truck scenes. You might be surprised to know that people from several other countries are working on custom trucks right now. Take a look at some of these creations from around the globe. (more…)

Parking Lot Pimp

Friday, November 18th, 2011

If you’re in the market for some cheap transportation with some style, or maybe your first project, something like this ’93 Blazer was a steal at $1,000.

Getting lots of Respect on a Small Budget

We’ve all heard the phrase more bang for your buck. When I think about this in terms of trucks, I usually flashback to my first project when staying on a budget directed which modifications I’d make more so than what I necessarily dreamed of doing. Every first timer wants to build a show-winning custom even if they’re working with cash from a gig as a fry cook at the local drive through. (more…)

Rolling Art

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Designing a Modern Mini Interpretation of the C-10

Planning a complete truck build is no simple task. Aside from selecting various parts from dozens of companies and making sure they all work together, selecting a theme and following it through to the end is a must. When looking to create a plethora of one-off components and parts on a radically redesigned truck, design and planning are of the utmost importance, especially when a few specialized shops will have their hands in different areas of the build. Enlisting the talents of an automotive design artist to sketch renderings is not only the best way to get your ideas onto paper, but also to show the shops and companies involved the game plan. Details are also important and can make or break a design. (more…)

Shop Trucks in the Spotlight

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Affordable, Fun to Drive and Packed With Character

If you have built custom trucks or hot rods for any length of time, you are undoubtedly beginning to realize that those that are the most fun to own are also those that you can drive, hard. A truck you can lean against, scratches and nicks, and toss stuff in the bed without a blanket have proven to be those where you can find maximum enjoyment behind the wheel. (more…)

SEMA Crunch

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Ah, SEMA that four letter word that we love and hate at the same time. It is the motivation to finish our project trucks each year, and for some strange reason, decide to start new builds merely weeks before the deadline. The highs and lows of emotions felt throughout the build process culminates in the proud moment when one rolls into the Las Vegas convention center and begins wiping down the fresh paint as camera flashes pop. (more…)

430 Horsepower and SMOG Legal? GMPP E-ROD

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

The Lowdown on GM Performance Part’s E-ROD LS3 – Finding a Solution to SMOG Problems

For those of us that are looking to accomplish a complete motor swap in our trucks or a brand new build with the goal of more power and reliability, modern LS-based motors are currently the best ticket. They offer great control over power and reliability and are considered to be our generations SBC. The Small Block Chevrolet (SBC) engine has long been a staple of the customizing community. The engine has remained relatively unchanged for decades and thousands of parts are available for the SBC in case you want some added power. If you are looking to get past the 300 or 400 horsepower range however you would have to build up the engine greatly. This usually consists of a new performance parts including a hot camshaft, forged pistons, ported heads, etc.. The list goes on and the dent in the wallet deepens. But no matter how you cut it, once a emissions control referee pops the hood and sees a different motor that has been built up, red flags go off at the inspection and your truck will most likely only see the streets while sitting atop a trailer. A solution is needed that offers the best of both worlds, power and emissions compliance.

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Street Trucks 10th Anniversary Awards

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Photos From the ST Archives

Over the last 10 years, many of the most iconic and still-talked-about custom trucks have found their way onto the covers and pages of Street Trucks. We started out this issue with the intention of picking the top 10 trucks from the past decade. Soon, we found ourselves overwhelmed with all of the insane, full-blown custom trucks across the issues. After much debating, arguing and a pile of blow-in cards, we wound up with the top 20 trucks, as well as a few honorable mentions and special awards. Whittling the batch down even further would not do justice to the history of the past 10 years of Street Trucks.

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Top Trucks of 2009

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Every year the staff of Street Trucks sits in the office conference room with a whole year’s worth of magazines and we deliberate. We look at the best custom trucks we either featured or put on the cover and try to narrow down an incredibly impressive field down to the Top 10.

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Dually Wheel Fitment

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

0809_st_fit_front_thumbMore and more, dually trucks are being used not only as tow pigs but insane show vehicles as well. The quest to stuff the largest wheels possible under the fenders has also been growing, and custom dually wheel companies have stepped up to meet customer demand.

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